‘Real Housewives’ Jaqueline and Teresa in stripper-rumor clash 

It’s a war of words between “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice! Though Teresa has long been one of the franchise’s least controversial characters, she has come out with tweets blazing against her former friend.

In the wake of rumors that Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga was once a stripper — rumors Teresa took pains to debunk on TV — Jacqueline accused via Twitter, “Teresa told me that ‘rumor’ about Melissa when she first started the show. She wanted her out then. She knew. She plotted it. She played dumb on camera and even defended Melissa.”

(Melissa, for her part, has denied the talk of stripping via her website.)

Rumored to have quit the show, Jacqueline added, “Teresa is scum!”

We’re sensing a table flip in the very near future. Here’s hoping Jacqueline hasn’t actually quit the show just when things were getting extra interesting!

Wait wedding

After a mere 28 years together, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed finally tied the knot. Don’t rush into anything, kids!

The rocker and his bride reportedly said their vows at the Beverly Hills Hotel in front of 400 guests,  including his KISS bandmates and their children Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19, who served as maid of honor.

Shannon wore a Priscilla Boston gown and, per TMZ, $2.5 million in diamonds.

The song they did their first dance to? Etta James’ “At Last” — which certainly seems appropriate.

Crash changes

Travis Barker is opening up about life after the 2008 plane crash that killed four people — and may have contributed to the depression of fellow survivor Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein, who died of a drug overdose in 2009, less than a year after the fiery disaster.

“It changed my life in a number of ways,” the Blink-182 drummer told Rolling Stone. “I looked death right in the face.

“I mean, I run every day now. I never ran before,” Travis explained. “In the hospital, I promised myself that if I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day.

“Before the plane crash, I was battling a painkiller addiction. For years,” the former reality star revealed.  “I can proudly say I didn’t even take any pain medication after I got out of the hospital. They told me I’d be on some of the medicine for the rest of my life, but I got off all of them. They made me a completely different person.”

It’s wonderful to hear that this tragic accident changed Travis’ life for the better. But how poignant it is to recall that it was a different kind of turning point in the all-too-brief life of his friend Adam.

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