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2013 MTV Video Music Awards

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Oh Jill Zarin – lady loves a spotlight, right! Just on the heels of word that Bethenny Frankel was trying to stage a Real Housewives of New York reunion on her talk show complete with Jill – an offer Jill turned down – Jill is speaking out! 

"I flat out said 'no' when they asked me to go on her show," Jill tells Life & Style. "Does she think I'm just going to show up and she's going to come out and do her fake show and then run away?"

At the root of Jill's refusal is that Bethenny didn't personally reach out to ask her. "She couldn't pick up the phone and call me herself. I was shocked. She should've called."

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Our favorite (and not so favorite) reality TV stars were hitting up events this week and we've got the pictures to prove it! 

Above: Jennifer Williams attends the 2013 kick-off event for Songs for a Healthier America at Symphony Space in New York City. 

Below in our gallery you'll find Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen in some must-see red carpet attire.  Also spotted out and about this week: Aviva Drescher, Gordon Ramsay, Courtney Stodden, Heather Dubrow and her adorable family, Kylie Jenner getting her retail therapy on, Bethenny Frankel picking up Bryn from school, Rachel Zoe, Melissa Gorga signing more copies of her controversial book, Tamar Braxton, and oodles more!

 

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Bethenny Frankel has been desperately trying to get her talk show off the ground by dipping into the Housewives pool. Gotta work with what the TV gods gave you, right?!

One show Bethenny has been avoiding is her former television home, Real Housewives of New York. But not for lack of trying! According to "sources" Bethenny reached out to former BFF-turned nemesis Jill Zarin to beg her to appear as a guest. She also approached reportedly broke former housewife Alex McCord and dangled a financial incentive in front of her nose. 

So did the ladies take her up on it? Not. A. Chance! “The show called Alex’s publicist and told them about their grand plan, but said that all they could offer her was $400 — which is less than the SAG minimum,” a source informed Radar Online. Bethenny is a girl who loves a bargain! 

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Kate Gosselin appeared on Bethenny Frankel's talk show today. Bethenny asked Kate point blank how she spent her Jon & Kate Plus 8 earnings. Kate turned the conversation around – poor little divorced me – and said a few things about co-parenting that Bethenny really needs to apply to her own life.

First – the money! Where did it all go? Bethenny pointed out that Kate made a ton of money during Jon & Kate Plus 8's wildly successful run. Typical Kate hemmed and hawed a bit but ultimately agreed and said it was a blessing. 

Bethenny continued, "You said publicly you kind of need to support your kids. You need money to support your kids. So I think people want to know where the money went, where the money is."

Kate answered, "The majority of what we made, I personally took and put into a college fund for the kids because they will go to college. So I use coupons and we don't wear top brands.  Those things, to me, really aren't overly important, but college, school, and the house where they live is important.

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It's been rumored that Caroline Manzo's 29-year-marriage to Albert Manzo has seen some serious ups and downs, most notably because of Al's alleged affairs. And of course his insane work schedule at The Brownstone! 

It's also been rumored that the reason Caroline went off on Kim D during the Real Housewives of New Jersey finale is because Johnny Karagiorgis (or Penny!) brought up Al's reported mistress on film, which Bravo cut from the final airing! 

Caroline has made no secret that she wishes Al were more present in their marriage and would consider retiring. But now sources tell Perez Hilton that their marriage is majorly on the rocks and Caroline is forcing Al to spend time with her! They do seem really disconnected, I mean he seems like he never wants to be around. Sad. 

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Real Househusbands of the Operating Room? 

According to RumorFix Terry Dubrow is joining his pal Paul Nassif in a new reality show about reconstructive plastic surgery.

Terry, whose reality TV career kicked off before Real Housewives of Orange County with shows like Bridalplasty and The Swan, will be joining the show to help regular people fix previously botched procedures. I wonder if any of Heather Dubrow's Housewife friends will be making an appearance? Ahem… Vicki!

The show will be featured on E! and is yet untitled. Terry is currently embroiled in a lawsuit from a former patient alleging that he botched a procedure he performed on her. 

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The Real Housewives of Miami - Season 3

For every bout of bad behavior, every Bravo star has a sob story and tiny violin to play to explain it away.  Real Housewives of Miami's Adriana de Moura is no exception.  Listen, I'm not discounting a troubled youth or a sad home life or awful relationships which lead to low self-esteem, but don't we all have these same issues on some level or another?

Where else should these "explanations" be aired but on their Bravo blog?  Adriana uses hers this week to share why she has such trust issues and why meeting with the minister was so important to her and her husband fiance Frederic.  

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