AceShowbiz - A Boston radio personality slammed Teresa Giudice following a live interview on Monday, November 28. Billy Costa dubbed "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star an "idiot" and the "rudest person ever" after their interview went south.
"She was easily, hands down, the rudest person I've ever interviewed," Billy said on his "Billy & Lisa in the Morning" show after the interview ended. Teresa appeared via phone on the show to promote an event she's co-hosting in Lynn, Mass.
Things apparently took a turn after Billy asked the Bravo star about writing her book "Turning the Tables" following her 11-month stint in prison in 2015. "Teresa, we know you spent some time in prison, but you came out of prison and wrote a book - a bestseller - about your time in prison, and did it focus a lot on the food in prison?" Billy asked.
To that, Teresa responded by saying that she really didn't "want to talk about that." The 50-year-old reality TV star went on to say, "I don't know if you know this, but I'm a four-time New York Times bestselling author." When the host tried to move on and changed the topic to the event she's promoting, Teresa didn't let it go.
She said, "[We're going to] have a good time, and it's all about being positive, right? And not negative? You should learn some of that." In response, the host said that he'd "work on that," while co-host Justin Aguirre argued that they weren't being "negative" as her book is "part of [her] bio" and was given to them by the "RHONJ" star's publicist.
Teresa didn't back down though as she continued, "I have a podcast called 'Namaste B***hes', [and] you should listen to it and learn how to be a little more namaste." Her rep later cut her off and encouraged the hosts to come to her client's event.
After Teresa hung up, the hosts immediately slammed the former contestant of "Dancing with the Stars". "I did time in prison, too, and you said, 'Yeah you did time in prison, but you got out, you wrote a successful book,' which it was - it was a huge book," Justin said.
He also claimed that they "stayed away" from all of the topics they were told not to ask about. It included her strained relationship with brother Joe Gorga as well as the criticism that she got on social media for wearing Balenciaga amid their controversy. When asked if he still wanted to go to her event, Billy, who also called Teresa "nothing" and a "monster," said, "I don't even want a coffee with Teresa Giudice."
Meanwhile, Teresa's publicist and attorney James J. Leonard Jr. defended his client in a statement to Page Six. "I think Mr. Costa needs to work on being a bit more namaste like Teresa is - he seemed like he was looking for a confrontation or to have his moment," the attorney said. "I would recommend he listen to Teresa's podcast, 'Namaste B***hes', so he can work on himself and learn how to properly treat guests on his show."