Love her or hate her, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice plans to be on television for a long time. Having just finished taping season four of her hit Bravo reality show, Teresa will compete on Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" and hopes to launch her own cooking show.
“She managed to work her ass off and work her way out of bankruptcy," a friend of Teresa tells me. "She’s just written her third book and she’s going to be on 'Celebrity Apprentice' with many more viewers than 'Housewives' gets, [and] that premieres after the Super Bowl. Then she’s off to do her own cooking show.”
Now that both of Teresa's books have made it on The New York Times best seller list, attorneys for the reality star have said that rather than having her debts expunged in bankruptcy court, she is paying off her creditors. However details about her new cooking show are scarce, and there is a big difference between shooting a new show and having a successful program make it on TV.
“If all goes [according] to plan, Teresa will be on TV from January to May in 'The Apprentice,' May to October with 'RHONJ' season four and then with her own show focusing on real Italian food,” another insider tells me.
The only problem with this plan is that as powerful as Teresa might think she is, she is not the head of programming at any network yet. "Celebrity Apprentice" will debut in early 2012, but so far no date has been set by Bravo for the next season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." But more importantly if Teresa keeps alienating viewers and fans like she did on Sunday's reunion episode, it's hard to imagine she will have any audience left to watch her make her skinny Italian delights.
FOLLOW NAUGHTY NICE ROB ON TWITTER
HuffPost Entertainment is your one-stop shop for celebrity news, hilarious late-night bits, industry and awards coverage and more — sent right to your inbox six days a week. Learn more