We are as thick as THIEVES!!  Check out this story:

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars JOE GORGA and JACQUELINE and CHRISTOPHER LAURITA have been charged with beating a guy up . . . after he allegedly showed up at an event they were attending and made fun of the Lauritas' autistic son.  The three of them will face charges, but they filed a report against the instigator, too.  There's no word yet if he'll be charged.  Bravo's cameras were rolling the entire time, of course.

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But guess who WASN'T in the middle of the drama (for once).