Teresa Giudice may soon acquire an unexpected new addition to her already vast wardrobe ... an orange jumpsuit. (Hey -- can she get one in leopard print?) Turns out that she and her husband Joe are being accused of fraud for um, "forgetting" to disclose about a quarter of a million dollars in assets during their bankruptcy proceedings.
According to her pals, Giudice is frightened that she may say the wrong thing in front of the Bravo cameras while filming the third season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She's worried that even one careless remark caught on tape could be used against the couple and send them to jail.
The table-toppling housewife can take solace, though. It seems to me that when celebrities have to do time, that time is often shortened. Some don't have to serve at all.
Paris Hilton After violating probation for a DUI by driving with a suspended license not once but twice, the professional celebrity was sentenced to 45 days in county jail. After a mere five days, the heiress was "reassigned" to her Hollywood mansion.
Lindsay Lohan Lohan was let off the hook in two ways. She was released from her cell after serving 14 days of a 90-day sentenced for violating her probation in a previous drug case. Soon after -- lucky girl -- she was sprung from rehab after completing a mere 22 days of the court-ordered 90 day program.
But hey, these women never did anything violent, right? Surely celebrities who inflicted bodily harm would be punished accordingly? Right?
Charlie Sheen The Two And A Half Men star was issued a measly 30 days of probation, 36 hours of anger management classes and 30 days of rehab. For assaulting his wife.
Mel Gibson Yeah, as much as I'd like it to be, spouting racist comments is not a crime. But the man was caught on tape admitting that he hit his girlfriend, while she was holding the baby. Charges so far? Nada.
What do you think? Do celebrities have a criminal EZ-pass?
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