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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is having second thoughts about her guilty plea now that she's facing prison time.

It seems strange, but several months after Teresa and Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud, Teresa is ready for a do-over. According to E! News, the reality show mother and wife told Bravo's Andy Cohen that she "didn't understand" the part of her plea agreement where she'd be sent to prison.

What exactly didn't Teresa understand?

Joe and Teresa Giudice, stars of the reality TV series "Real Housewives of New Jersey," were both sentenced to federal prison Thursday, though they won't be imprisoned at the same time.

Joe Giudice was sentenced to 41 months behind bars and ordered to pay $414,000 in restitution, reports New York's WCBS-TV. Giudice may also face deportation at the end of his prison term; although Giudice has lived in the United States since he was a child, he was born in Italy and was never granted U.S. citizenship.

What earned Giudice a trip to the penitentiary, and how much time is his real housewife facing for her role in the couple's crimes?

Apollo Nida, husband of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks, has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

Nida's sentence will also include restitution to the victims of the $2 million bank, mail, and wire fraud scheme Nida was convicted of perpetrating, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

What was Nida's scheme, and how did the judge calculate the eight-year sentence?

A former Las Vegas school teacher was sentenced to 90 days behind bars and five years of probation for a 2011 incident in which he fired a handgun at crewmembers of the reality TV show "Repo Games."

Carlos Enrique Barron, 43, was fired from his teaching job after the incident, Reuters reports. Barron was facing charges of attempted murder and battery, but was convicted on a number of lesser charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, and discharging a weapon.

What led up to this bizarre incident, and where is Barron headed to serve out his sentence?

As frontman for acclaimed metal band As I Lay Dying, Tim Lambesis was known for his brutal vocal delivery and imposing stage presence.

Now, he's perhaps even more well known for a more dubious distinction: convicted felon. Lambesis was sentenced to six years in prison Friday in a San Diego courtroom after pleading guilty to felony solicitation of murder.

'Hardcore Pawn' Stars Arrested Over Repawned Stolen Goods

While pawn shop employees are known to think twice before accepting stolen goods, two stars of "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" were arrested for re-pawning stolen goods from their own store.

Cast members Jeremy Jackson and Karl Bell were arrested by Chicago police after the owners of Royal Pawn Shop became suspicious when merchandise went missing, according to TMZ.

Jackson and Bell were charged with felony theft.

'Maury' Guests Can't Wait for Taping, Get Arrested in Hotel Fight

While most guests on the "Maury Show" save the drama for when the cameras are rolling, a Chicago couple was arrested at their hotel for fighting before taping even began.

John Coley, 46, and Shantae McGhee-Brown, 25, were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, though Coley's mischief charge has since been dropped. McGhee-Brown is also charged with interfering with an officer, according to The Hour.

The couple was slated to appear on "Maury" because Coley allegedly slept with McGhee-Brown's mother. That sounds like quite a domestic predicament, but now the couple will have some legal affairs to deal with as well.

Former TV Judge Joe Brown spent a brief stint in jail for contempt of court after becoming "pretty raucous" in a Tennessee courtroom.

Brown may be too used to sitting behind the bench, but the chief magistrate for Shelby County's Juvenile Court said judges and staff alike were "floored" at the way Brown challenged the authority of Magistrate Harold Horne, reports Memphis' WMC-TV.

What did Brown say to get him slapped with contempt of court?

'Party Down South's' Lyle Boudreaux Arrested After Car Burglary

Lyle Boudreaux, star of CMT's reality series "Party Down South," may have been partying a bit too hard since becoming famous. He was arrested for burglary over the weekend, after allegedly swiping a credit card and wallet from a parked car.

Police arrested Boudreaux, 28, of Lafayette, Louisiana, after he allegedly tried to use the stolen credit card to open a bar tab, according to The Advertiser.

It's been said that Louisiana knows how to celebrate Mardi Gras, but now that the party is over, the reality star faces burglary charges.

Justin Bieber Faces Drugged Driving, Canadian Assault Charges

Justin Bieber can't seem to catch a break. From police investigating his involvement in an egging incident in Los Angeles to getting arrested for drunken driving in Miami, it's like his legal troubles are part of some sad cross-country road trip set to "Party in the U.S.A."

Well, his legal troubles have officially gone global. Bieber's latest legal trouble entails an arrest for assault in Canada.

Here's an update on his reckless road trip: