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The Feud Must Go On! 'I Haven't Spoken To Teresa'—Andy Cohen Casting 'RHONJ' Without Jailed Diva

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Mar. 23 2015, Updated 3:28 p.m. ET

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Now that Teresa Giudice is locked up in a Connecticut prison, is The Real Housewives of New Jersey diva losing her once-solid grip on the Bravo show — and its executive producer, Andy Cohen?

"I haven't spoken to Teresa yet. Her access to the outside world is obviously limited," Cohen, 46, revealed in a new interview.

However, Cohen is "thinking about her," he insisted. "I woke up thinking about her this morning actually."

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"I'm kind of checking in through Dina Manzo to find out how she's doing," continued the Watch What Happens Live host and producer of RHONJ. "By all accounts she's hanging in there and doing okay. We'll watch what happens with that."

But the Bravo show most go on — even if it's without 42-year-old Giudice, who wont' be sprung from prison until early next year.

"It's a big franchise for Bravo, and I think whatever we do, we're going to do it the right way, so we're still figuring that out right now," he said of forging ahead with the casting process.

But could his decision to continue with the show, possibly leaving her out for good, be a result of their behind-the-scenes feuding?

As reported, Giudice and Cohen's feud has been raging since before she and her husband, Joe, were sentenced to prison.

In a September 22, 2013 entry in his diary-style read The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look At a Shallow Year, Cohen recalls interviewing the reality stars that day about their shocking indictment on 39 counts of fraud.

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"It was like pulling teeth," he noted. "They are either very un-introspective or in complete denial. Or both."

And Giudice was pushed "over the edge" and "felt so betrayed by Andy" when he joked about her sentencing on his popular show.

"She just would prefer that Andy not make any comments about the sentencing, because she doesn't want to do anything that could impact what the punishment will be," a source told Radar. "It's one thing for the legal proceedings to play out on the show, but Andy isn't a lawyer, and shouldn't discuss things he knows nothing about."

Meanwhile, check out what the rest of the Housewives are up to:

Do you think Teresa made RHONJ, or could the show be just as good without her around? Weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below.



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