The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice covers the latest issue of Us Weekly with husband, Joe, 44, and daughters Milania, 9, and Audriana, 5. (Daughters Gia, 14, and Gabriella, 10, were cropped from the magazine’s cover).
The family picture was taken inside Danbury Federal Prison Mar. 15. The mom-of-four, 42, has been incarcerated since Jan. 5 for fraud.
The reality star begins each day with a 6 a.m. wakeup call and then puts on her khaki uniform. Next, Teresa reports to the cafeteria for breakfast and then hits the gym for the first of three workouts.
“She exercises after every meal. It’s like a low-budget spa. They do spin classes, ab classes. She’s getting pretty ripped up,” Joe says, adding that other inmates “give her space.”
And when family comes to visit, Teresa puts on a smiling face. “She comes out with her smile, with a little wave,” Joe shares.
Teresa’s daughters make nightly phone calls to their mom and drive 80 miles a week to visit her in Connecticut.
“I cry more than the girls,” Joe says. “I pretty much cry every time I leave. Like a little baby.”
During their six-hour reunions, the reality star mom helps her daughters with their homework while the younger ones take turns sitting on her lap.
“It’s not horrible place,” Joe explains. “She never says anything bad.”
For the most part, Teresa is staying strong for her family. She emails with her daughters regularly, though her youngest, Audriana, “thinks she’s working,” Joe shares.
“I miss Joe and my girls terribly,” adds Teresa (through her lawyer).
“Can’t believe Coco Seymour-Mallon is 3 weeks old! Clark & I are madly in love with her and we’ve all been happily hibernating together. Thank you to everyone for your kind words and best wishes! xx,” she captioned the wooden letters spelling Coco.
The TV personality, 40, and British model Clark Mallon, 24, welcomed their daughter on Monday, March 9, in Los Angeles.
In February, the Extra correspondent opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about the best baby advice she had received.
“Make the most of it, because it goes by so quickly,” she shared. “That’s been really good advice. It goes by so fast, so enjoy every second. Try to get as much rest as I can now, because obviously I’m not going to get as much sleep when the baby comes along.”
Furious 7, which opens in theaters this weekend, is a slam-bang, non-stop action flick with outrageous stunts, crowd-pleasing one-liners, and some deliriously over-the-top scenarios (a car drives through not one, but three buildings at one point). But don’t be surprised if you leave the car caper a little misty-eyed. Honestly, don’t be surprised if you leave in a full stream of tears. That’s because the film pays a touching, heartfelt tribute to one of the saga’s original family members, Paul Walker.
Walker — who tragically passed away at the all-too-young age of 40 in a car accident in 2013 — gets the send-off he so richly deserves in what marks his final film. Not only does Walker’s character Brian O’Connor get the full action hero treatment (he has more than a few jaw-dropping sequences that will bring fans to their feet), but the film is dedicated to the memory of the actor.
There’s no question that it’s hard to adjust to Walker’s presence at first. Walker’s stunning blue eyes and captivating smile light up the screen in Furious 7 and it’s still hard to believe he’s actually gone. Even in the midst of watching a silly, hyper-violent popcorn flick, you can’t help but feel the sting of his death. It’s particularly difficult watching Walker in the film’s many car crashes, but even more tough to watch him play a loving, doting father. Some of it just feels a little too close for comfort.
Still, Walker’s memory and legacy in the Fast and Furious franchise is, undoubtedly, in the right hands. The movie’s finale gives his Furious family the chance to say goodbye to him and pay their respects, but it’s one that allows fans of the popular series to say goodbye to the actor and the character alike. Walker’s on-screen departure — which features a montage of his work in the previous Furious films and an instantly classic exchange with co-star Vin Diesel (who named his newborn daughter after his late friend and co-star) — is handled in a lovely, appropriate manner. You’re pretty much made of stone if you don’t get even a little choked up at the moment.
While the actor’s brothers Cody Walker and Caleb Walker — who stepped in to film some of his remaining scenes — are undeniable to spot, it’s as bittersweet as it is fitting. After all, the Furious films have always been about family, both on and off screen.
The Gossip Table has more on Diesel’s tribute to Walker.
Hilary Duff and Sutton Foster’s new show Younger premiered tonight on TVLand with back-to-back episodes, and millennials need to rejoice. Duff’s first big television return since her glorious Lizzie McGuire days isn’t just good: it’s absolutely delightful. If the show’s 20-minute pilot is any indication, Younger is a brisk, bubbly, and snappy dramedy filled with solid acting, glitzy story lines, and one very hot man. While it’s not innovative or groundbreaking by any means, Younger is positioning itself to be the perfect Tuesday night guilty pleasure. And with Pretty Little Liars getting ridiculous AF, we’re in desperate need of a new show. (Warning: spoilers ahead!)
The first episode introduces us to 40-year-old Liza (Foster), who is recently divorced and struggling to find a job in publishing — an industry she dominated before leaving to raise her daughter for 15 years. After a ridiculously sexy and tattooed 26-year-old named Josh (Nico Tortorella) asks Liza out on a date — thinking she’s in her 20s — Liza’s friend Maggie (Debi Mazar) suggests that she lie about her age to get a job. And it works. Liza snags a gig assisting marketing HBIC/Dragon Lady Diana Trout (Miriam Shor) at a prestigious publishing firm and meets Kelsey Peters (Duff), a junior editor who takes Liza under her wing. Liza struggles in the beginning — she had to Bing-search how to set up a Twitter account for her first project — but she gains her footing and eventually pitches an idea that her boss steals. (It’s some serious bullshit, really.)
Meanwhile, Kelsey’s boyfriend Thad (Dan Amboyer) is a grade-A prick who makes her fetch him drinks while they’re at bars together. Kelsey gets defensive when Liza confronts her about this, explaining that she likes to “do things for her man.” GORDO WOULD NEVER DO THIS TO YOU, KELSEY.
We end the episode on a cliffhanger. Liza’s daughter Caitlin (Tessa Albertson) is studying abroad in Mumbai, but she’s ready to come home — which will certainly throw a wrench in Liza’s, “I’m 26 and know who Lena Dunham is!” shtick. Also, Liza is about to go on her date with Josh, so that’s exciting. Will they kiss? Discuss the fear of turning 30? Both? WAH!
Thankfully, all is resolved in the next episode. Caitlin has a change of heart and decides to stay in Mumbai because she meets a boy. Liza and Josh keep dating and are adorable as hell; however, when Liza runs into old friends and agrees to go on a date with a divorced 40-year-old, her cover is almost blown.
Back at work, Liza pitches an idea to get buzz around a veteran author’s latest book that her boss loves. Meanwhile, Kelsey is trying to sign a hot new writer to the agency, but isn’t having much luck. (Plus, her idiot boyfriend is mad she stayed at his place and didn’t have sex with him, as if that’s a damn requirement. Dump. Him. Please.)
We end with Liza running from her failed date with thedivorcé and into the arms of Josh for a quick, mysterious kiss. It’s very Carrie Bradshaw, which makes sense given Daren Star (who created Sex and the City) is the brains behind Younger.
While you wait for the third episode next week, check out the five main things you need to know about Younger. (The big picture? Watch it.)
1. Foster really does look 26.
What does she eat? What does she DO? Art definitely imitates life in Foster’s case because she IRL looks super young. Her skin is flawless, and she looks like she could run a marathon faster than most 21-year-olds. Foster and Jennifer Lopez must start a “How to Defy the Laws of Physics” skincare line. We need their secrets.
2. Tortorella is an angel-carved human.
Tortorella’s face alone is motivation to watch Younger. The actor (who also stars on Fox’s The Following) is so beautiful, it’s scary. That hair! Those tattooed-covered biceps! The way he just says the word “sexy” and makes us feel a little bit pregnant! Even if Younger’s plot lines start to feel recycled, we’ll return every week to watch Josh sex up the screen and our lives. Yes ma’am.
3. Kelsey is who Lizzie McGuire would be at 25.
Ever wonder what Lizzie looks like grown up? Look no further than Duff’s Younger character. Lizzie has officially grown out of her awkward stage, got over Ethan Craft, and created the glamorous life we were hoping for. Somewhere, Kate Saunders is looking at her middle school cheer outfit and crying into a bowl of ice cream. Revenge is sweet.
4. This show could start important conversations about ageism.
Younger opens with two 20-somethings blatantly rejecting Liza for a job because of her age. This causes her to to lie about her age to get work, and even then she has to endure snarky comments from Kelsey about older women. Ageism is no joke — just ask Madonna. This show has created the perfect platform to discuss when people are going to stop thinking it’s cool to discriminate or judge people for their age.
5. Are 20-somethings really this vapid?
You know those 20-somethings who rejected Liza? Yeah, they were awful. In the middle of their interview with Liza, they started gabbing about social media platforms and debating if Tinder was more superior than Bang With Friends. It’s cringe-worthy, but could it be totally on point? The relationship between newer and older generations will certainly be a focus on Younger, and it’ll be interesting to see if the “hip kids” respect the seasoned ones. Kelsey isn’t off to a good start by calling Diana “pathetic” for lying about her age, but that’s what character development is for. Right?
What did you think of Younger? Sound off in the comments below.
Watch Duff and Foster give their younger selves advice.