‘Housewives of N.J.’ castmates face charges

Three cast members of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality show will face charges following an altercation at a clothing boutique.

A Paramus man claims Jacqueline and Christopher Laurita and Giuseppe “Joe” Gorga attacked him as cameras rolled in Ridgewood on Saturday.

A judge on Thursday determined there was sufficient probable cause to charge them with assault and making terroristic threats.

John Karagiorgis filed the complaint and the reality stars responded with their own, which will be heard next week. He tells The Record newspaper he still has a mark on his forehead from a stiletto heel.

The case will be forwarded to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Comedy on Mexico income gap big hit

A construction magnate’s preppy son is forced to drive one of Mexico City’s battered green buses. His spoiled sister waits tables at a cantina. Their credit cards have been canceled, their BMWs and mansion seized.

A Mexican riches-to-rags movie titled “We Are the Nobles” has packed theaters in a country with one of the world’s widest income gaps, and a love for laughing at misfortune. More than 1 million people showed up in the first week to see the story of an impresario who fakes a government raid on his riches to teach his children the value of work.

Sandra Lee to cool it on the cookbooks

The Food Network star known for semi-homemade cooking, and more recently as the live-in girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says the release this month of her 25th cookbook marks a turning point. She wants more time to focus on her magazine.

“It’s quite a milestone,” Sandra Lee said of her new book, “Every Dish Delivers.” “Especially when you take into consideration that when I was out shopping my very first cookbook, everybody on the planet told me it wouldn’t work. I’d sit in these meetings and say to people, ‘Seriously? Have you been to Middle America? Do you know the American housewife?’ ”

Jones: Fashion criticism ‘makes me laugh’

AMC’s “Mad Men” drama may garner attention for bringing back ’60s glamour, but January Jones says she doesn’t care what critics think of her personal style.

“I think that fashion is an art,” the 35-year-old actress, who has topped many best- and worst-dressed lists, said in a recent interview. “It’s a fun way to express yourself.”

Take, for example, the Prabal Gurung gown she wore to this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Critics both praised and criticized the bold black-and-white structured ensemble.

“It makes me laugh when the ‘Fashion Police’ hate what I wear,” Jones said.

Associated Press