Tonight marks the 4th season premiere of Bravo’s hit show – The Millionaire Matchmaker!

So what can we expect tonight? Well, we will get to see the matchmaker herself, Patti Stanger, as she sets up her office in New York City, following her move from Los Angeles. Also on the season opener, Patti will attempt to find perfect matches for Derek, 40, a proud “butt man,” and Bryce, 26, an uptight heiress who demands a Jewish version of George Clooney. In usual Patti fashion, she will have some harsh words for both bachelor(ettes).

When asked about the biggest difference between her LA and NYC clients, Patti states “L.A. millionaires are snotty on the looks, and New York millionaires are snotty on the intelligence.” As for her widely reported break-up with fiance Andy Friedman, it will not be featured on the show this season as taping had already ended before it happened. Excerpts from Patti’s interview with TV Squad below –

Chris Manzo, the son of Caroline Manzo from ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ is going to be on the second episode of this season. Is he actually a millionaire?
He is called the “M.I.T. Millionaire in training.”

That’s great. Is his brother Albie on the show, too?
They’re both on. They’re different in that Chris is a workaholic who has one day a week to date, and Albie only attracts the fame whores.

How about Danielle Staub from ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey?’ Would you set her up?
She’s already asked me.

Would you do it?
Well, you know, Caroline would probably have a hit out on me. I can’t go against Caroline. I’m in the Manzo family now. I’m a meek little Jew. I don’t hurt anyone. I said to Danielle, “I’m really sorry, but I’m friends with Caroline, so I can’t.” Caroline would be really mad at me.

Are Bill Brandes & Heidi Cornell, the two millionaires, still together?
They had a torrid two-year affair. They broke my club rules on the first date when they slept together.

Why isn’t Chelsea, the VP of matchmaking, on the show this season?
We no longer have her in the company. I can’t discuss it under advice from my lawyer.

And when it comes to her low success rate on the Bravo show, Patti claims her success rate in real life is 99% and that it’s lower on the show because Bravo controls the casting and not her. “My real members [Stanger runs a dating service called Millionaire’s Club] are on the Forbes List, and they would never go on camera,” adds Patti. Riight.

In other news, when the show premieres tonight, one person who will be missing is Chelsea Autumn, who had appeared on the previous 3 seasons of the show as Patti’s VP of Matchmaking.

While Patti declined to comment on Chelsea’s departure in the above interview, Chelsea’s rep confirms to the TooFab website that she left the show following 8 years of “constant abuse, hard work with little credit and enough crazy crazy Stanger stories to fill a phone book,” adding that she was was ready to leave the “claws of Stanger.”

Chelsea’s story is believable as a leaked conversation of a raving Patti was leaked by TMZ months ago during which Patti could be heard going completely ballistic on a stylist. In reply to the leaked audio of Patti, Chelsea posted the following on her facebook – “Now everyone can see why I quit..lol”

Chelsea has now launched her own competing matchmaking company called Queen of Hearts.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CHELSEA LEAVING THE SHOW? AND TONIGHT’S PREMIERE?

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Jon Gosselin and girlfriend, Hailey Glassman have broken up, according to Extra. A source close to the couple confirmed the news to Usmagazine.  Just two weeks ago, both Jon and Hailey were spotted taking a romantic, PDA-filled carriage-ride in New York’s Central Park.

In a recent interview, Hailey revealed that she felt “emotionally abused” by Jon and that he is prone to “mantrums.” “I don’t know why I love him,” she said.

“They broke up the day she did that interview,” the source tells Us. “She told me it was gonna be over. She was just waiting to let him go.”

A couple of days ago, Jon announced that he was seeking spiritual counsel from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. He admitted in a statement that he got “carried away by the challenges of fame” and yearns to “reconnect with my deeper, more spiritual, more altruistic self.”

While Jon is seeking spiritual help, we have a feeling that Kate Gosselin is having a funfilled day.

Update: According to Usmagazine.com, Rabbi Shmuley advised Jon to end his relationship with Hailey.  “I have advised him to end it with Hailey,” Shmuley tells the Post. “It is unacceptable to be in a relationship when he is still married and has to take care of kids who are hurting. It is not a healthy relationship.”

In addition, Jon plans to proclaim his severed ties with Hailey during a speech at the West Side Synagogue on Sunday. “Jon will either be remembered as a man who cheats on his wife and is intoxicated by fame, or a man who has fought to redeem himself,” Shmuley says.

Tell Us: Can Jon really redeem himself?

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa had a special Halloween episode on Friday’s Live with Regis and Kelly, during which they spoofed some stars of reality television and pop culture.

Above is a pretty hilarious video of the two spoofing the now infamous public breakup between The Bachelor’s Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft. Jason famously dumped Melissa during the After The Rose special. Both Jason and Melissa are now both happily engaged to other people.

Regis and Kelly also spoofed the Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa ganging up on Danielle with Caroline, and flipping a table.