Teresa Giudice’s property to be auctioned, including a stroller and a suit of armor

Teresa Giudice might continue to dismiss stories about bankruptcy as “gossip” even as she defends filing for bankruptcy as an American cornerstone, but the contents of her home are scheduled to be auctioned to pay off her creditors on Oct. 3, after being postponed from its original Aug. 22 date. While a public auction may not happen, for now, you can see all of Theresa’s property that is being auctioning off. (Most recently, Teresa has been accused of “hiding major assets” from the bankruptcy court.)

The auction house’s catalog [PDF] lists everything that’s being sold, including a refrigerator, a gas range, kids’ bikes, a double stroller, sconces, and a foosball table. Also, there’s a suit of armor. Really.

You have to be committed to go to the auction: A $300 refundable deposit is required, the auction’s details point out. An auction house rep told the New-Jersey Star Ledger, “I don’t want it to be a zoo. I want it to be very orderly and professional.”

However, attorney James A. Kridel told Radar that in his conversations with the trustee attorney, “We concluded that we didn’t think that the public sale would draw any additional money. So it would be an exercise in futility.” Instead, he said, “there would be an agreed upon price and it would be sold to an individual or individuals at a set price which we believe would be more than we could get at a public sale. And then it has to go before the court and usually it would have to be approved by the court.” Such a private sale still has to be approved by a judge

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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