Tonight is the long awaited and highly anticipated premier night of the Real Housewives of New York City, and the claws are set to come out in this third season opener.
Tonight’s episode will show most of the Housewives ganging up on the newly pregnant Bethenny Frankel. We will also see the widely reported rift between former BFFs, Bethenny, 39, and Jill Zarin. Apparently, things took a turn for the worse between the two when Bethenny told Jill she needed to find a new hobby and stop meddling in her life.
Then it’s Kelly Bensimon’s turn, and she has a big bone to pick with Bethenny after their very volatile relationship last season.
“She’s scary,” snaps Kelly. “I would never cross me because she’d attack me or say something bad. I was like, ‘that does not a friend make.’ It’s weird. That’s not a friend, that’s a foe. She’s got issues. I mean, come on, she ‘invented the margarita,’ says Kelly, taking a dig at Bethenny’s SkinnyGirl margarita franchise.
As we reported yesterday, it seems as the season moves along, it will become a Bethenny, Alex & Ramona team vs the Jill, LuAnn & Kelly team.
The third season premiers tonight at 10 p.m.ET on Bravo.
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So what can we expect tonight? Well, all of the housewives will get together for a little end of the summer party. We will also see Tamra Barneyand husband Simon Barney get into a rather big blowup, during which Tamra threatens divorce. As widely reported, the couple is now separated as Simon filed for divorce in December. Tamra is now dating Eddie Judge, a friend of Simon.
On the other side of town, Vicki appears to be in a much better place with her husband Donn. The gruesome twosome known as Lynne Curtin’s daughters show up drunk to the party, and Gretchen and Slade show up in coordinating outfits, cause their peers to speculate on whether or not they are getting married. A video preview is below.
Coming soon is also the two part reunion special set to air on Wednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
The upcoming reunion will of-course feature new interviews with all the Housewives, but what is new this year will be the appearance of the significant others including Jim Bellino, Frank Curtin, Donn Gunvalson andSlade Smiley.
According to Gretchen, the men end up ganging up on Slade. Former housewife Jeana Keough will also appear on the reunion show.
The reunion will update us on the pending divorce of Tamra and Simon Barney. According to the press release, Tamra will boldly address the situation with raw honesty and emotion. Lynne will answer questions regarding the challenges she has faced with her teenage daughters throughout the season. The men also make an appearance and Slade uses the opportunity to give Vicki a piece of his mind. The two go at it in a verbal battle that has been brewing for years.
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And so it begins, or so it continues in this case. The drama surrounding Jake Pavelka and his fiance Vienna Girardi isn’t dying down anytime soon.
The latest is a new RadarOnline report that alleges the Bachelorstar himself cheated on Vienna after proposing to her last November. According to Radar, Jake cheated with one of his ex-girlfriends.
A source reveals that Jake contacted his ex-girlfriend the day after he proposed to Vienna. During the next few weeks, he allegedly tried to convince his ex that he still loved her and the women on the show – including new fiance Vienna – meant nothing to him.
The source also reveals that Jake left his relationship with his girlfriend on hold when he left to tape The Bachelor. She thought they were still “on” and he was just trying to forward his acting career. But then taping ended and Jake was engaged, his ex was shocked when he started calling her again.
Radar also reveals the ex is choosing to stay anonymous for now, but she did talk to a radio station yesterday about the scandal. According to the radio station, the ex will be selling telling her story in the next week or so. She has been getting offers from major publications. This is sounding a lot like the Bachelorette Ed Swiderski cheating scandal from last year.
In other news, TMZ has uncovered more classy photos of Vienna in what appears to be some kind of booze cruise.
When TMZ caught up with Vienna and asked her about the drunken photos, she said, “It’s Spring Break and I was in college.” TMZ however reveals the pics were taken just last year. Good to see Vienna has come a long way from last year. The images are below.
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The NYDailyNews reports Ramona Singer threw a premier party for the upcoming new season last week, but only 3 out of her 7 fellow housewives bothered to show up. Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and LuAnn de Lesseps were nowhere to be seen while Bethenny Frankel, Alex McCord and Sonja Morgan were in attendance.
According to sources, there is good reason for this. Apparently, “there’s a clear split between the cast, and you can definitely see it by who decided to attend Ramona’s party,” says the source. The insider also added that since LuAnna was planning to throw her very own premier party, she felt she had no reason to attend Ramona’s party.
Despite that, those in attendance still found it a bit “surprising, considering Andy Cohen and a number of other Bravo honchos were all at Ramona’s party. Everyone was expecting her[LuAnn], Jill and Kelly to at least stop by.”
And don’t expect a truce between Bethenny and Kelly anytime soon. In a new interview with LaTimes, Bethenny had the following to say when asked about her infamous altercation with Kelly from last season – “I always thought she was missing a significant portion of her brain. I grew up in a dysfunctional household, and I’m really attuned to crazy people. I think she just triggered me and I went, “Wow, this is what crazy looks like really upfront.” Yikes.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. The new season is set to premier tomorrow night on Bravo at 11:00 pm.
Though admitting she really “can’t dance,” Kate remained optimistic during her Monday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I am gonna win,” predicted the Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom.
Kate admitted to being competitive and named Pamela Anderson and Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger as her biggest competitors. Kate showed her sense of humor when she jokingly said her advantage will be having her eight children vote for her.
“[Daughter] Mady asked if she can vote for me? I said, ‘Yes, please do,’” Gosselin told Kimmmel, adding that she told “the little kids” to vote too.
However, the question most people seem to be asking is how can Kate manage doing the show in LA and taking care of her eight children? Well Kate revealed she and her dancing partner Tony Dovlani, will travel back to her Wernersville, Pa., hometown where they will be practicing in her basement when the children are at school or asleep.
Kate will then travel to Los Angles two days a week to do the actual taping of the show.
While the newest Bachelor couple on the block continue to bask in their new lovefest, Jake Pavelka continues to defend his decision to pick Vienna Girardi to be his fiance.
During his recent appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America, Jake, 32, revealed he was “sure” he would still have picked Vienna had Ali Fedotowsky decided not to leave the show prematurely. Vienna, 23, who was also present during the interview admitted “it was difficult to see him with Ali” on the show. “He had a connection with Ali,” she said.
As for their future plans, the couple plans to move to LA for the next couple of months as Jake will be appearing on Dancing With The Stars. Once that is all done and over with, they revealed their plan to settle down together in Jake’s homestate of Texas.
Vienna’s best friend, Miss Florida Rachael Toddrevealed to RadarOnline that Vienna is already making wedding plans.“I’m just so excited for her, she called me right after the engagement
on the show to ask me if I’d be her maid of honor,” Todd said. She however confirms that there is no wedding date set yet for the newly engaged couple.