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‘RHONJ’ Reunion Delayed Because Of Teresa Giudice’s Fraud Sentencing

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Sep. 19 2014, Published 3:51 p.m. ET

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Teresa Giudice’s delayed October court date — when she could be sentenced to a max of 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of fraud — is not just affecting her and her husband, Joe Giudice. RadarOnline.com can exclusively report that all of the Giudice’s Real Housewives of New Jersey costars are experiencing repercussions from her legal troubles too, because it has resulted in Bravo producers pushing back the filming date of the Season 6 reunion.

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“They keep delaying it,” a source close to production tells Radar. “They want to get her sentencing in.”

Producers want to capture the drama that will surround the Giudices’ darkest day.

“They will continue to delay until she is sentenced,” the source says. “It was going to be filmed in September because that’s when her sentencing was. They can use any excuse they want. But it’s because they want the sentencing first.”

According to another insider, the reunion is now scheduled to be filmed on Oct. 5, just days following the Giudice’s Oct. 2 sentencing hearing.

Fortunately, the other RHONJ stars — Dina Manzo, Jacqueline Laurita, Melissa Gorga, Amber Marchese, Teresa Napolitano Aprea and Nicole Mauriello — haven’t been upset by the delays.

“The other cast members don’t care,” the first source said.

And as for the producers intentions of creating drama by capturing the hearing, it may not be a success, since Giudice’s storyline hasn’t drummed up as much interest as anticipated.

“At the end, I think they want closure,” the source said. “They figure people will watch, but everyone will know anyway.”

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