The week in Tattling

ASSOCIATED PRESS Bravo to Teresa Giudice, shown with husband Joe outside a Newark, N.J., courtroom: She won't let federal charges get in the way of her TV talents.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Bravo to Teresa Giudice, shown with husband Joe outside a Newark, N.J., courtroom: She won't let federal charges get in the way of her TV talents.
Posted: August 05, 2013

Friday

In Touch reports that Teresa Giudice, one of Bravo's "Real (Indicted) Housewives of New Jersey," plans to continue to shoot the show - she just can't talk about her case. Boy, is Melissa going to love visiting her in the pen.

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Thursday

Porn studio Caballero Video has settled with ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's and agreed to stop marketing XXX movies loosely based on the porn-ified titles of the company's ice-cream flavors. Goodbye, "Hubby's Chubby."

Wednesday

Jay Leno, Gloria Steinem, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and others condemned the isolation of California prison inmates.

Oprah Winfrey came to Jersey City to host a fundraiser for Cory Booker and somehow ended up hugging Chris Christie. After all that yo-yo dieting she finally found the secret to looking thin.

Tuesday

CBS big cheese Les Moonves told TV critics that the network threw money at Cote de Pablo to try to get her to stay on "NCIS." Network suits were stunned to learn that money isn't everything.

Monday

ReelzChannel announced a reelzality show mixing "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." It's called "Hollywood Hillbillies" and not - shockingly - "Gag Tattle with a Spoon."

Wrapped up

The filming on Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy. When one of the characters takes a picture of himself, is it an "elfie"?

Teamed up

Three songs recorded by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson 30 years ago are being readied for a fall release by Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen.

Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll will star on Broadway in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun."

Knocked up

Contrary to the original stories, Simon Cowell's buddy Andrew Silverman is not too pleased Simon used his judge's gavel on his wife, soon-to-be ex-wife, Lauren. Simon. Semen. Let's call the whole thing off.

Evan Rachel Wood gave birth to a baby boy. The daddy is her husband, Jamie Bell.

Packing up

Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones will depart "Parks & Recreation" after the upcoming season's 13th episode.

Joy Behar's last day on "The View" will be Aug. 9.

Not giving up

Valerie Harper is shooting "The Town That Came A-Courtin' " in Canada. The movie should air in early 2014 on the UP network.

Messed up

Justin Bieber's "Baby" is the best-selling digital song ever . . . or at least until a crappier song comes along.

- Daily News wire services contributed to this report.


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