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Bethenny Frankel Officially Returns to 'Real Housewives of New York', Co-Stars React

October 21, 2014 11:10:56

It's official; is the Real Housewife again. Bravo announced on Monday, October 20 that the mother of one would join Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan in the seventh season of "". Rumors of her return had emerged a few weeks ago, but she denied it earlier this month.

Now, she opens up about her feelings to be back on the show. "I'm genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to 'The Real Housewives of New York City'," Bethenny says in a statement. "Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning. I can't wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!"


Bethenny Frankel Denies Return to 'Real Housewives of New York'

October 02, 2014 09:10:27

Fans of can hold their excitement about her alleged return to "". After rumors spread that she would rejoin the Bravo show, the reality TV star cleared things up in an interview with SiriusXM Radio host Jenny Hut.

"I haven't singed or decided to do anything. But it's not what everyone thinks it is," she responded when asked if the rumors were true. "I have a great relationship with Andy and the housewives and they‚��ve asked me to come back for years."


Aviva Drescher Cut From 'Real Housewives of NYC', Ramona Singer Downgraded

September 06, 2014 08:09:49

"" undergoes a cast shakeup entering its seventh season. Various sites report that Aviva Drescher has been axed from the Bravo reality series, while Ramona Singer is downgraded to a recurring role.

Drescher had been on the show for two seasons. She made headlines when the season 6 finale aired as she threw her prosthetic leg during an argument with her co-stars, after she was accused of lying about her asthma to avoid going to Montana with her cast mates.


'Real Housewives of NYC' Star Aviva Drescher Defends Herself for Tossing Fake Leg in Season Finale

July 24, 2014 12:07:27

Aviva Drescher has explained why she tossed her prosthetic leg in the season 6 finale of "". "There were three shrews attacking me, and I really just wanted them to zip it," she tells PEOPLE.

Comparing her dramatic act to people throwing water when they're angry, she says, "Some people throw down their glasses when they get angry and I just threw down my prosthesis. And you know what? It worked. They fled."


'The Real Housewives of NYC' Reveals the New Cast

April 06, 2012 01:04:56

The replacements for Cindy Barshop, Alex McCord, Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon have been found. Bravo announced on Wednesday, April 4 that they have officially recruited Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson to join "" which is in its fifth season.

These three newbies will star on the reality show with veterans LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer. A promotional photo and a teaser of how the new mix will go along have been released at the same time. But the main conflict as seen in the video was still surrounding Ramona and almost everybody.


Rep: No Decisions Are Made to Cut Some Stars of 'Real Housewives of N.Y.'

September 16, 2011 08:09:21

Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord are in limbo with their gigs on "". Sources say Bravo does not want the three stars in the next season of the show, but a representative for the network says, "No decisions have been made yet."

Zarin's representative, Darren Bettencourt Jill, also denies the report, stating that the 47-year-old lady "is still in discussions with Bravo for season five and no final decisions have been made." In a similar move, Bensimon's representative says, "Nothing has been confirmed either way."


Ramona of 'Real Housewives of NYC' Slaps Producer

October 05, 2010 04:10:28

Drama unfolds on "" weeks before the show is reaching the screen. Cast member Ramona Singer reportedly threw tantrum behind the scene and slapped one of the producers.

Life and Style's source said, "During filming, Ramona [Singer] slapped one of the producers from Shed Media, the company that produces the reality show. It got very out of hand. What a way to start off the season, huh!"


'Real Housewives of NYC' Equipments Stolen From Set

October 05, 2010 10:10:45

A film crew working on American TV show "" was targeted by thieves during a shoot in Manhattan last week. The show was being filmed at the Pierre Hotel, where several of the stars, including Alex McCord, Simon van Kempen and Kelly Bensimon, were enjoying a party.

But while the Bravo TV crew was out shooting the show, thieves targeted their van, which was parked nearby, stealing $30,000 worth of equipment, according to New York Post gossip column PageSix. A source tells the newspaper, "The van was parked right outside the Pierre near the ballroom entrance. Thieves broke the lock and stole a bunch of camera equipment and crew wallets."


New 'Real Housewives of NYC' Star Revealed

September 20, 2010 04:09:55

Spa owner Cindy Barshop reportedly has been recruited to replace on "". A source told Us magazine that the casting is "confirmed" and that the new addition is "funny and very nice".

Barshop is known to be the founder of Completely Bare, a successful chain of day spas specializing in hair removals. She is a single mom to twin girls, Zoe and Jesse, who were born last year. Her Facebook page showed a picture of her close encounter with reality TV. She welcomed and of "" to have a tan at her salon.


Report: Simon and Alex Kicked Out of 'Real Housewives of NYC'

February 05, 2010 11:02:21

Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord may be seen in the upcoming season of "" but that may be as far as they go. The married couple reportedly is not returning for a fourth season because the executives feel they do not appeal as much as the other housewives. In other words, they are not asked back.

"There are a ton of reasons they aren't being asked back," N.Y. Daily News quoted an insider as saying. "Viewers don't have a positive reaction to them, so they're easily replaceable at this point. Also, they don't really fit in with the other wives. All of the other women's story lines have interwoven, yet Alex and Simon have kept theirs separate. It isn't nearly as interesting as the other Housewives'."


'Real Housewives of NYC' Adds Members, Bethenny Speaks

October 16, 2009 02:10:34

"" Bethenny, Jill, Ramona, LuAnn, Kelly, and Alex have to make room for another two wives in the third season. Sonja Morgan, a former model, and Jennifer Gilbert, an event organizer, will be the new faces whose daily life is captured on cameras, Bravo TV has confirmed.

Sonja's profile in Bravo's press release is that she "loves art, decorating, gardening, skiing and visiting France every chance she gets - be it for her charity work or just for pleasure." She is a single mother of a 9-year-old daughter. Used to work in the fashion world, Sonja has become acquainted with European royalty and top-notch designers.


Jill Zarin: All 'Real Housewives of NYC' Coming Back

July 11, 2009 10:07:32

When the news about Bravo TV adding more castmates to "" circulated earlier this week, many speculate that some of the original cast won't be back. However, in an interview with RadarOnline, housewife Jill Zarin revealed that all of them are bound to do the third season.

Addressing the issue that only Kelly Bensimon who has already signed, Jill said she too is looking forward to rejoin the show. "I'm definitely coming back. I know Kelly's already signed her contract. She was the first one to sign on for a third season. I think she signed the thing as soon as they put it in front of her," the red-head said.


Bravo TV May Evict One of 'Real Housewives of NYC'

May 22, 2009 01:05:10

Instead of introducing the new season of "", it looks like Bravo TV is going to make some changes to the current line-up first. A casting call is issued while the negotiation with the six women in the second season is underway. This could only mean two things, either an additional cast or a replacement.

"Are you a woman living in one of the most exclusive areas of New York who has to juggle their career, home life, and a jam-packed social calendar full of charity fund-raising galas, Hampton parties and nights on the New York social scene?" the notice is read. "Casting producers are interested in meeting immediately!"


Clips From the 2nd Season Finale of 'Real Housewives of NYC'

May 05, 2009 04:05:58

The time has come to wrap up the second season of "". On Tuesday, May 5, the season of high drama comes to a close with nothing short of an explosive and thoroughly entertaining finale.

When Bethenny gives LuAnn's housekeeper Rosie a cooking lesson. Rosie ends up teaching a love-lorn Bethenny a few tips about dating in return. Jill enlists Kelly to pick out a donation for her charity event at a high-end jewlery store where the eccentric owner gushes over Kelly. And when the charity event finally approaches, Jill and Ramona are livid to see that Bethenny is promoting her own brand at the event behind their backs.


'Real Housewives of NYC' Clips: Kelly Vs. Bethenny Round 2

April 28, 2009 01:04:32

Kelly and Bethenny clearly won't be friends anytime soon, or later. Another round of fight between the two socialites will occur on "" tonight, April 28 when they both showed up for a charity meeting at Jill's place.

Also in the episode, Ramona divulges an embarrassing problem to her plastic surgeon, and looks to her for help. And when the Van Kempens bring their kids to Jill's store, Zarin Fabrics, the boys end up tearing the place apart.


'Real Housewives of NYC' Clips: Halloween Fiesta

April 21, 2009 01:04:42

Tonight, April 21, on Bravo TV, "" celebrate Halloween with costume parties. In one of the clips released for the episode, Kelly poses for a sexy photo shoot to create a Halloween invitation for the party she is planning on hosting.

Meanwhile, LuAnn's daughter Victoria finally comes home from boarding school to have LuAnn nag for details on all aspects of boarding-school life. And when the ladies have to find a costume (not only for themselves but for their dogs) for a Pedigree-sponsored event, creativity - and hilarity- ensues.


Preview of 'Real Housewives of NYC': The Drama Is Back

April 13, 2009 10:04:11

After a rather tone down episode last week, "" is up for another set of drama this Tuesday, April 14. Through a series of sneak peeks for the upcoming episode, it can be seen that the conflicts never stop in N.Y.C. and some surprises do not end up exactly like the way they are supposed to be.

This week Ramona will butt heads with Bethenny when she calls Bethenny the "underdog" to her face, claiming that her friendship with Jill is based on Jill wanting to save the "struggling" damsel in distress. Meanwhile, Jill makes Bobby promising to give her different car after she finds out that the brand new luxury car he surprises her with doesn't have an iPhone dock.


Preview of 'Real Housewives of NYC': LuAnn Boasts Her Countess Status

April 06, 2009 03:04:29

After much drama in the previous weeks, the housewives representing NYC in "" tone things down this week by packing their schedule with positive activities. In the aftermath of last week's blowouts, Jill lifts her spirits when she invites Bethenny over to see the new Casa de Zarin.

Kelly goes on another date with her sexy, younger European Max where the two share a night of classic NYC dinner and plan a trip to Vegas. And LuAnn pays a visit to the Boys and Girls club of Brooklyn and gushes about how great a role model she is because she's a Countess. The girls however, don't seem to find it the least bit interesting.


'Real Housewives of NYC' Preview: Jill Vs. Ramona's Husband

March 30, 2009 04:03:20

"" are still in the mood of the fashion week. This time, Ramona and Kelly check out the Badgely Mischka show and Ramona asks her for advice on how to deal with Russell Simon. Ramona lashed out at Simon last week and called him "shallow".

Afterwards, Kelly tells Ramona she's going to confront Bethenny, a season's worth of tension finally comes to a head during a one-on-one chat at a bar. Kelly makes it clear that she and Bethenny are not friends.


Clips: 'Real Housewives of NYC' Scuffle with Russell Simmons

March 24, 2009 04:03:20

Tonight (March 24), "" are getting busy during the fashion week. And true to their competitive nature, the claws are once again out even when a celebrity is involved. Clips from the drama and the mess are available as preview.

Jill is hosting the Zang Toi fashion show private luncheon and is light on housewife attendance since Jill says Bethenny is the only one that can afford the fashions. Unimpressed with Kelly's name-dropping, Bethenny gives Kelly the cold shoulder when the two are forced to sit next to each other at another one of the shows.


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