The Real Housewives of New Jersey is on hiatus, but Teresa Giudice is still stirring up drama with her co-stars off-screen. RadarOnline.com has learned that she is secretly blaming her co-stars — and Internet “haters” — for the lackluster response to fundraising efforts for her daughter’s girl band.
As Radar reported, Teresa’s daughter, Gia, 13, started an online fundraiser to raise money for a holiday video by her band, 3KT. So far, it has raised only $901, of a $7,500 goal.
"Teresa believes there are negative forces, including co-stars from RHONJ, that are the reason why Gia's music video fundraising efforts have been a failure so far. Teresa says there are haters that are determined to make sure Gia's music career goes down in flames," a source told Radar.
Gia's girl band, 3KT, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign and said, " “3KT loves our fans! We want to give you an awesome original Christmas music video in time for the holiday! Join us!
“WE LOVE OUR FANS! We are still so overwhelmed by the buzz and support over our first music video cover ‘Circus’ (originally by Britney Spears WHO WE ADORE!). So many of you had amazing words of support for us on our new journey. We were born to perform and entertain, and we are so lucky to be able to do this in such a big way. We want to empower and inspire other young performers to FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND NEVER GIVE UP!”
Despite drowning in $13.5 million in debt before filing for bankruptcy, and thousands in restitution for her fraud case looming, Teresa recently forked out $10,000 for her daughter, Gia‘s music video — against her husband Joe‘s orders.
Gia recently shot the video covering Britney Spears’ song “Circus” with her fellow band members Alex Maetta, 16, and Cristianna Cardinale, 14.
The aspiring singers’ first music video premiered on Halloween. Wearing very heavy eye makeup and risqué clothing, the girls looked “as though they are in their early twenties!” a source previously told Radar.
“Teenagers, especially, a 13-year-old should never be wearing a leather bustier,” the source previously said. “What kind of message does this send to other girls their age?”
Now, the source hinted, "Expect Teresa to fork over the money if the Kickstarter campaign fails."