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Teresa Giudice on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in February 2016; Fred Lee/ABC via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A federal judge in New Jersey has re-opened the bankruptcy case against Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice.

Giudice just finished serving a 15-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud and admitting that she and her husband adjusted their income on bank and tax documents to qualify for certain loans.

Earlier this week, her lawyers argued before U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stacey L. Meisel that the bankruptcy case shouldn't be re-opened because Giudice has paid off or has agreements to pay 27 of the 29 creditors listed in her 2009 bankruptcy filing, according to NJ.com.

But Meisel ruled against Guidice's team and ordered the case re-opened. Her decision could mean the reality star's unsatisfied creditors can collect from any proceeds she gains from a lawsuit she filed last year against her former bankruptcy attorney, James Kridel.

Giudice was not at the hearing.

The judge also appointed a trustee, John Sywilok, who will determine whether all of Giudice’s creditors have been satisfied.  "She has made allegations that creditors have been satisfied," Sywilok told ABC News. "I have to look into that."

Giudice has written a book and appeared on television since her December release, but any income from those activities is considered post-petition funds and not part of any bankruptcy proceeding.

The only way unsatisfied creditors could collect is if Giudice's malpractice case against her bankruptcy attorney moves forward.

"Assuming a jury determines the attorney charged with illegal malpractice that he did it then the creditors could collect," Sywilok said.

The judge will review the case again in 90 days.

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Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images(OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wis.) -- Former Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond has been arrested, according to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin, less than a month after he was released from jail.

Diamond was arrested Wednesday afternoon for an unspecified alleged probation violation, according to officials, and booked into the county jail.

The 39-year-old actor, who played Screech on the sitcom Saved by the Bell, was released from jail earlier this month after serving time for allegedly stabbing a 25-year-old man in a Port Washington, Wisconsin, bar on Christmas Day 2014, according to a police report. The scuffle was captured on video.

Diamond was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, after a three-day trial in June 2015 and sentenced to four months behind bars.

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Matt Jelonek/WireImage(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- Gawker lost its bid Wednesday to get a new trial in its legal battle with former wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Hogan had sued for invasion of privacy and won $140 million in damages from the case back in March.

During the trial, Gawker's legal team claimed publishing the Hogan video, which featured him having sex with Heather Clem, the former wife of Hogan's estranged best friend Todd Clem, was protected by the First Amendment, especially with Hogan being a celebrity. Furthermore, Gawker’s lawyer, Michael Berry, claimed Hogan filed his lawsuit just to get “lots and lots of money.”

But Hogan's legal team noted Wednesday that the court has sided with Hogan yet again in a St. Petersburg, Florida, courtroom.

"The court today denied Gawker's request for a new trial and to reduce damages. Plaintiff Bollea believes rightfully so," Hogan's legal team said in a statement after the request was denied, referring to Hogan's birth name, Terry Gene Bollea.

"Gawker has failed and continues to fail in recognizing their obligation to Bollea for their reprehensible behavior and method of doing what they call journalism. Their refusal to accept responsibility for their conduct and denial of the obvious continues to drive their litigation strategy," Hogan's legal team added.

Hogan received the $140 million verdict earlier this year, when a jury in Florida awarded $55 million in economic damages and $60 million for emotional distress. An extra $25 million was added on for punitive damages.

During the trial, Hogan said he had no knowledge that his encounter with Clem was being filmed, and thus was a protected private moment. When the tape was released and published on Gawker, Hogan told the court, "My whole world went upside down."

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Ben Rose/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- A concert by rapper T.I. in New York City got violent on Wednesday night, resulting in one person's death and injuring three others.

Four people were shot at the Manhattan venue Irving Plaza, the site of the concert, at 10:15 p.m. local time. T.I. was not performing at the time of the shooting, but was inside the venue.  The shootings took place in the venue's third-floor green room, according to NYPD Chief of Manhattan Detectives William Aubry.

One unidentified 33-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at Beth Israel hospital of a gunshot wound to the stomach, Aubry said. Two other victims, a man and a woman, who were taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the chest and leg, respectively.  The fourth victim, a man, was taken to New York University Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.  His condition was unknown as of Thursday morning.

So far, there have been no arrests in the shooting, said Aubry, who adds police are investigating, including recovering ballistic evidence at the scene.  He also said there was security at the event, including metal detectors.

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Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium(LOS ANGELES) -- Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's marriage is reportedly over.

The actress filed for divorce earlier this week, TMZ reports.

Depp, 52, and Heard, 30, first met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009 and married in February 2015. Almost immediately, the couple was dogged by tabloid rumors that their relationship was on the skids. Heard, however, shot down such reports last December.

"I try not to react to the horrible misrepresentation of our lives," she told Marie Claire, "but it is strange, and hard."

Still, there were aspects of the marriage that made her uncomfortable. Last June, Heard admitted to Elle that she was afraid that Depp's fame would make it tougher for her to lead a private life. Her independence, she said, was important to her.

"I never want for my life to lose the ability to transverse the world, with freedom and ease. The freedom and ease I have worked so hard to acquire for myself,” she said.

Depp and Heard made waves earlier this year with their now-infamous apology video regarding her causing an international incident when they sneaked her tiny Yorkshire Terriers into Australia.

This was the first marriage for both actors, though Depp was previously in a long-term relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis. They have two children together, Lily-Rose, 16, and Jack, 14.

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