Only in Jersey: 2/1/12

Welcome to the second edition of Only in Jersey!

If it’s filming in Jersey, takes place in Jersey, or is about celebs from Jersey, you will find it here.

Teresa and Joe Giudice

Montville’s Giuseppe aka “Juicy Joe” Giudice of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” pleaded not guilty Monday to using his brother’s documentation to obtain a driver’s license. His attorney, Miles Feinstein, told The Record that the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office offer to cap any prison sentence at 5 years in exchange for a guilty plea was “totally unfair.”  “I believe that because of Joe’s celebrity he is being treated differently,” Feinstein added. Joe is the entrepreneur husband of Teresa Giudice, who will appear on the upcoming season of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” beginning Sunday, Feb. 19.

Stephen Colbert: Follow the money./Photo credit The Associated Press

Stephen Colbert’s super Political Action Committee has raised a whopping $1 million+ as of Tuesday, reports Headline News Network. In a shout-out to the Federal Election Commission, the Montclair resident and founder of Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow said, “’Yeah!  How you like me now, F.E.C? I’m rolling seven digits deep!” “The Colbert Report” airs at 11:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays on Comedy Central.

Avery Brooks

“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s” Captain Sisko was adept at handling a space station, but his alter ego, former Somerset resident Avery Brooks, may not be so handy with a car. According to E! Online, the actor was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Wilton, Connecticut, Monday night. Avery was booked and released. A court date is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9.

Can you fill the Pie Man's shoes?/Photo credit ABC

Somerset’s own resident TV celebrity, Mr. Tod’s Pie Factory owner Tod Wilson, is looking for a good man – or woman – to fill his Pie Man’s shoes. Tod’s mascot will be responsible for traveling to all events with him and helping him pitch a new reality show to network execs. If you’re interested in becoming Tod’s mascot, you  may enter the contest by submitting a video via his website. Tod achieved notoriety by striking a business deal in the premiere episode of the ABC reality series “Shark Tank.”

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1 Comment

  1. March 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    […] – and this time it has nothing to do with him using his brother’s ID to get himself a driver’s license. New York’s WABC-TV reported last night that Montville’s own “Juicy Joe,” […]

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