On previews for next week’s Real Housewives of New Jersey episode last night, we saw Danielle Staub giving a pole dancing class. She seems like a woman who’s done a lot — from exotic dancing to allegedly prostitution. So it comes as no surprise that Hustler claims to have a sex tape of Danielle and a “mystery man.” Could this be the same tape Blowjob Steve was peddling around after last season of Housewives?
“While this is a personal matter, I realize that certain aspects of my private life will always be subject to scrutiny and distortion,” Teresa reportedly said. “What is true is that due to the economy, most of my husband’s real estate ventures failed despite his hard work and effort. As a result, we looked to the Bankruptcy Court for a ‘fresh start.’ When people fall, the way to success is to get up and learn from our mistakes. We are in that process.”
But how can Teresa and Joe earn so much when she seems to be raking in money from the show? Turns out the housewives only make $3,333 per episode, which means Teresa is only earning just over $53,000 for Season 2, with no chance to renegotiate for more until her three-year contract is up. And even once it runs out, she probably can’t hope for more than $10,000 an ep, like the New York Housewives, which may help pay the bills but won’t take that large of a chunk out of the debt she’s racked up.
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