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According to a new report, the Bravo network is actively casting for the Real Housewives of New York.

With the fourth season currently on the air, the NY Post reports the producers of the show are desperately trying to recruit a new cast of “beautiful, well-connected and wealthy women for the next season.”

This comes weeks after sources revealed the network was seriously considering replacing the entire cast which includes Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and others. The execs are reportedly trying to find women with more wealth and glamour a la the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

In fact the show producers reportedly asked two NY women, p.r. mavens Alison Brod and Di Petroff, to join the cast though they have both declined.

Bravo casting for the upcoming season of the NY housewives is not out of the norm as next season will begin filming towards the end of the summer. It is however unlikely that the network will replace the entire cast as we reported 2 weeks ago that the ratings for this season have been pretty good, even showing a slight increase from last year with Bethenny frankel on the cast.

My bet is on Bravo replacing one or two of the cast members, more than likely Cindy Barshop and Kelly Bensimon. The reasons? Well Cindy is self-explanatory and Kelly has been sorta sane thus boring this season.

In other NY news, a judge ruled against Sonja Morgan once again in her bankruptcy legal drama. After filing bankruptcy last year following a $7 million judgement against her, the NY Post is reporting Sonja lost a court battle in her bid to get her former lawyers to pay her millions for alleged malpractice.

Hannibal Pictures won the $7 mil judgement against Sonja last year after she failed to fund a John Travolta film, as she originally agreed. Sonja in return sued the lawyers who represented her in the case citing malpractice. However last Thursday, an arbitrator denied Sonja any payout.

“I don’t agree with the judgment. I’m shocked,” said Sonja to the Post. When asked how she will pay off the $7 mil debt, Sonja responded, “I don’t know. I’m a hard worker. I’ll survive. I’ve got to meet with my advisers.” In court docs, Sonja listed herself as a “television personality” with an income of $26,000 a month.

And following Jill Zarin’s big revelation yesterday that Mario Singer shoved her during a confrontation, Ramona has come out denying Jill’s version of events. Ramona admits Mario confronted Jill about “making up stories,” about her but denies it ever got physical. And a look at the comments posted on the E! and PEOPLE.com stories show majority of fans do not believe Jill.

And finally RadarOnline uncovered some before photos of the Countess herself aka LuAnn including an old modeling pic, and those photos are below!

TELL US – WHO SHOULD BRAVO AXE ON THE RHONY CAST?

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Well that was quick! Just days after being dumped by runaway bride Crystal Harris, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is moving on… with Crystal’s BFF.

According to a TMZ report, Hef, 85, has been getting cozy with Anna Sophia Berglund (pictured top left), who just happens to be a Playboy Playmate. Anna, 25, was Miss January 2011.

Sources reveal things have gotten serious between Hef and Anna, who has now moved into his room. In fact, Hef and Anna have taken to calling each other “babe” around other people, and during a recent movie night at the Playboy Mansion, the two were seen cuddling and kissing during the entire movie.

A source states, “It’s clear Hef has moved on to Anna.” Even worse, Anna is said to have been Crystal’s BFF in the Playboy Mansion.

And speaking of Crystal, she visited the Playboy Mansion on Sunday to return her $90,000 engagement ring. But to Crystal’s surprise, Hef actually decided to let her keep the 3 carat diamond sparkler.

“It was the right thing to do,” said Crystal to RadarOnline about her decision to return the ring. As for Hef, he seems to be doing better as he recently tweeted, “After all is said & done, staying single is probably the best. I think I just missed a bullet.” Ouch.

Meanwhile, it appears the Lifetime network is moving forward with their 2-hour special on Crystal and Hef. As we reported, the network was scheduled to air a special about the wedding titled Marrying Hef. However since the cancellation of the wedding, the show will likely move in a different direction.

RadarOnline is stating both Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson filmed scenes last week during their visit to the mansion, and it’s safe to assume Crystal’s Sunday visit was also filmed. No word yet on when the show will air.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON HEF’S QUICK REBOUND? SHOULD HE HAVE TAKEN BACK CRYSTAL’S RING? WILL YOU WATCH THE LIFETIME SPECIAL?

Basketball Wives LA

Following the mega success of Basketball Wives, VH1 is now planning to expand the series with a new spinoff!

The network announced this week that Basketball Wives L.A. will debut in August! The new series is descried as “explosive” and will follow the lives of the wives and girlfriends of players on both the Lakers and their cross-town rivals, the Clippers.

The Basketball Wives LA cast includes: Kimsha Artest (wife of Ron Artest, Los Angeles Lakers), Gloria Govan (fiancée of Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Lakers), Laura Govan (sister of Gloria Govan and former fiance of NBA player Gilbert Arenas whom she has three kids by), Jackie Christie (wife of Doug Christie, former player for the Los Angeles Clippers) and Imani Showalter (fiancée of Stephen Jackson, Charlotte Bobcats) as well as others.

Shaunie O’Neal will also serve as the executive producer of this 10 episode, hour-long series. The press release promises “cameras will follow these women as they attempt to juggle their relationships, infidelity issues, children and friendships while trying to find the perfect balance between supporting their families and realizing their own career ambitions.”

“Basketball Wives LA” is coming to VH1 Monday, August 29 at 8 PM ET/PT.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SERIES & CAST? ARE YOU EXCITED?

The never ending feud between frenemies Jill Zarin and Ramona Singer just got even uglier with Jill now going on the record accusing Ramona’s husband of physical violence.

A week after her rep confirmed to E! News that a shouting match took place between the two, the Real Housewives of New York star is now claiming Mario Singer shoved her. Wowzers.

The drama took place on Friday, June 10 when Mario decided to confront Jill at a party in the Hamptons about the comments she had been making about his wife Ramona. Jill claims Mario shoved her during the confrontation, citing her assistant/rep Darren Bettencourt witnessed the incident.

“He definitely scared me,” said Jill to E!. “He was belligerently screaming at me in front of friends. I was shocked. He shoved me. Darren [her assistant/rep] was my witness and he had to get in the middle and tell him to get off of me.” In addition to Darren, the only other person who would attest to Jill’s version is a man named Trevor Cork, who is coincidentally a close friend of Darren’s.

Following the first report last week, Ramona came out stating camp Jill was exaggerating the events that happened while also accusing Jill of leaking negative stories to the press about her. “So not true,” said Ramona last week. “Did they talk? Yes. Then she, Jill, walked away.” Ramona also added, “Jill has her reps make up exaggerated stories about me as this is the only way she can get press.”

And following Jill’s statements last night, Alex McCord also expressed her skepticism. “I wouldn’t put much stock in what you are reading in the gossip column,” she said. “Sometimes the things that get leaked out are truthful and sometimes the things that get leaked out are not and sometimes they are malicious. Sometimes that fight is on our show and sometimes that fight is in the press.”

So a man allegedly shoved Jill in front of others and instead of calling the cops or filing a report, she calls up E! News? And no one else around called the cops? If this allegation by Jill is made up, then it must mark a new low for her as it’s a pretty serious allegation. And if it is true, she should have pressed charges as violence against anyone is never okay. Another reason why this story seems a bit hard to believe is because the original story leaked to the press made zero mention of any physical attack. As for Ramona, she has yet to respond to Jill’s latest allegations.

Meanwhile this latest drama is right on schedule as the RHONY reunion is scheduled to film tomorrow.

TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE JILL? SHOULD THIS MARK THE ENDING OF JILL AND RAMONA’S FRENEMISHIP FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL?

UPDATE – Jill’s rep Darren is denying he leaked the original story to E!, citing he was contacted by E! to comment on the story.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stepped out yesterday as all of the cast members were in attendance for the 2011 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Pictured above are Camille Grammer, Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof and Lisa VanderPump, while other cast members Kim Richards and Taylor Armstrong (pictured below) walked the red carpet separately.

The RHOBH won an award in the Best Reality Series category in a tie with A and E’s “Hoarders.” The Beverly Hills housewives were nominated in that category alongside Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Hoarders, Sister Wives, and Undercover Boss. Photos of the housewives below!

“Mazel to The Real Housewives of Bev Hills – the TV Critic’s Assn “Best Reality Show” winner!!” tweeted Andy Cohen yesterday.

In other BH news, Taylor hosted a pool birthday party over the weekend at the Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Taylor, who turned 40, celebrated her birthday by showing off her skin & bones bod in a bikini! Photos from that below as well!

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Khloe Kardashian celebrated her 27th birthday this weekend with family and friends at the Chateau Nightclub and Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Khloe was joined by her big sis Kim Kardashian, Kim’s fiance Kris Humphries as well as her hubby Lamar Odom. Khloe’s actual birthday is a week away on June 27.

“We kicked the night off with dinner at the delicious Sugar Factory restaurant and then moved on to Chateau Nightclub. It was a blast! They brought out the most amazing cake for me at Chateau, it was all gold! So fab!,” blogged Khloe. More photos from the birthday event below!

In other Kardashian news, it appears Kimmy is planning to slim down in preparation for her big day aka her upcoming wedding.

Yesterday, Kim revealed via her twitter page that she plans on using the Quicktrim diet supplement, which she is a spokesperson for, to lose a few pounds before saying ‘I do.’ After one of her fans tweeted to her that they were “on [their] way to GNC to buy some QuickTrim,” Kim, 30, responded: “Take some for me! I’m about to start again! #Wedding slimdown.”

Odd as Kim has stated in the past that she is proud of her curves, plus judging from her recent photos it doesn’t appear she needs to lose any weight.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE PICS? DOES KIMMY NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT?

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Skylar Berman

The video trailer for the fourth season of the Rachel Zoe Project is now here!

In the newly released one and a half minute trailer, Rachel Zoe can be seen going bananas as she tries to juggle her pregnancy, marriage, and very demanding job as a stylist to the A-listers.

With the departure of her right hand man Brad Goreski, Rachel appears to have found his replacement in a new dramatic assistant. The video also shows Rachel styling Kim Kardashian in a scene that is buttnanas, while she is also forced to deal with the reported drama with her former assistant Brad. The video trailer is below!

The show returns to Bravo on Aug 2 at 10/9c.

And above is a new photo of a very stylish 3-month-old baby Skyler with mommy and daddy taken last Thursday during a Babies R Us event in West Hollywood. You can click on the image to make it bigger.

Photo credit: Jen Lowery / Splash News.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE NEW SEASON TRAILER?

Runaway bride Crystal Harris ran off to Las Vegas this weekend on her would be wedding day to party with Heidi Montag!

Just days after Crystal, 25, called off her wedding to Playboy honcho Hugh Hefner, she decided to capitalize host a pool party at Las Vegas’s Wet Republic, much to the dismay of Holly Madison who slammed her on twitter.

“That’s a new low,” tweeted Hef’s ex Holly of Crystal’s decision to host a party on her would be wedding day. “That’s disgusting and whoever booked her is tacky,” added Holly.

When someone tweeted on whether or not a film crew would be around to film Crystal’s pool party, Holly responded with this tweet – “Trust me, NO ONE is interested in filming Crystal! She left Lifetime high and dry while filming a 2 hour special!” Holly is referring to a deal Crystal and Hef had with the Lifetime network to air a special on their wedding.

As for Crystal, she did not respond to Holly’s criticism directly, instead choosing to retweet a fan’s message to her. “Its cool that ur being WAY classier than Holly by behaving civilized & never speaking badly about her, even though u could! @CrystalHarris,” was the message retweeted by Crystal.

And in an interview with PEOPLE, Crystal attempted to shed some light on her controversial decision to party this Saturday. “I’m doing okay,” said Crystal. “I just had to get away. Today is the day and I just had to get away. I’m going back tonight so I just wanted to get away for the day.”

Crystal insists Hef is not heartbroken citing he has a lot of other women to keep him company. “It doesn’t make sense to have so many women around but still have a marriage,” she said. “It doesn’t make sense, so it was the right thing. I wasn’t the only woman in Hef’s life and it wasn’t going to stay that way after the marriage.”

When it comes to the linking up with famewhore Heidi, sources close to Crystal reveal Heidi reached out to her following the break up and invited her to co-host the party. . Meanwhile it appears Hef and Crystal remain cordial. Hef tweeted over the weekend, “Crystal came by to see how I’ve been doing. We remain close friends.”

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON HOLLY’S COMMENTS & CRYSTAL HOSTING A PARTY ON SATURDAY? WAS IT TACKY?

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