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Is Kelly Bensimon having regrets about doing the Real Housewives of New York? Well according to a new report, she is.

According to the Post, the 41 year old model, has been telling her friends she regrets she signed aboard in the first place. “She realizes it was a mistake,” a friend of Bensimon says. “It has ruined her socially. She knows how bad she came off.” This sounds about right as the show did not show Kelly is a positive light at all. She definitely came off as being shallow, delusion, self absorbed, and perhaps a little “crazy,” I mean really, who runs in the traffic?

Another insider claims, “They’re definitely going to need some new blood for the next season because these women are all starting to hate another.”

The other housewives have also been very vocal in regards to Kelly’s part of the show. Jill Zarin feels she should quit the show as it as ruined her, while Ramona states she did not enjoy filming with her, “there’s something missing. You know what I’m saying? I’d rather film with Alex and Simon. I get more spice out of Simon and Alex.”

Kelly is however denying these claims through her spokesperson saying, “I think that’s laughable. I had a fabulous experience on the show. My friends love me and had a ball watching me.”

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Part 2 of the Reunion of The Real Housewives of New York aired last night, and Ramona seemed to be on the end of a lot of the insults being leveled by the other housewives. Along with Kelly who refuses to step of out of Kelly planet ofcourse.  Ramona talked to People about the reunion show, and her feelings on being attacked by her castmates. -

How do you feel the reunion special went?
I really felt that I was attacked. On the opposite couch you had Jill [Zarin], Bethenny and LuAnn. I sat down and go, ‘This setup isn’t good,’ because with every question that was asked of me, the three of them were pouncing on me. They were attacking me. Why am I being attacked for being myself? I don’t try to be someone I’m not, like some of the other people. I am who I am and I tell the truth. Maybe sometimes I’m a little unedited. I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings. I don’t do anything with malicious intent.

You and LuAnn rehashed your spat this season. Why do you think she was so upset about what you said? And do you regret it?
Maybe she’s upset she married an older man. Maybe at that point her marriage wasn’t going well and she wanted a younger man. The point is she attacked me for all the wrong reasons. We all knew when we were filming the second season — and we even knew the first season — her marriage had problems and she was living a double life and so was her husband. And then to sit there and tell me she married her soul mate? She didn’t marry her soul mate otherwise they’d still be married.

Can you explain what you wrote about Bethenny on your blog?
I happen to like Bethenny, okay? [But] the truth is she is still single at 37 and there’s a reason she’s still single: She doesn’t know how to date men who are proper marriage material. She doesn’t date for marriage.

Kelly also took a lot of heat this season. What were your impressions about her joining the cast?
In all sincerity, I didn’t enjoy filming with Kelly. There’s just nothing there. There’s something missing. You know what I’m saying? I’d rather film with Alex and Simon. I get more spice out of Simon and Alex.

After all the drama on Tuesday, are you still on speaking terms with your castmates?
I saw Jill a couple of times since then and that’s okay. I saw LuAnn and that’s okay. Bethenny, I haven’t seen since. Alex, I don’t really have a relationship with nor do I have [one with] Kelly. It was definitely an intense day. It was very heated. And you know what? It is what it is.

What were your thoughts on the Reunion Special?

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Part 1 of the Real Housewives of NYC’s reunion show aired last night with some major cattiness amongst the ladies. Part 2 will be airing on Thursday, and below is recap of my thoughts on the show.

My favorite part of the Reunion showAlex rightfully calling Bethenny out on some of her mean comments. I like Bethenny but she seems to have gotten a rather enlarged head lately. Not sure why she felt the need to “flatter” Alex by asking her for a favor in designing her logo. Alex is a professional who was getting paid good money by Victoria’s Secret to work for them.

Least favorite part of the showJill’s extreme cattiness. Love Jill as well but she seemed to find an interesting way to insert herself into every question/argument that took place on the reunion. She seemed to have been in some kind of running for the meanest housewife. Come to think of it, most of these women are just downright mean to each other. Not sure how they can consider each other “friends.”

Funniest part of the showKelly who claims to be a Columbia graduate, strange use of the English language, “I’ve built this name since I’m a kid.” The second funniest part of the show also goes to Kelly for her condescending remarks to Bethenny, you know the “you look adorable,” or the “you’re awesome!,” as if to say Bethenny needs those comments to build up her self esteem or something.

A summary of what happened on the show is below -

1) Jill talks about her boob reduction, she went from being a 32G to a 32DD.

2) Bethenny denies she is currently dating A-rod, admits to having a special man in her life.

3) Bethenny also denies having a boob job, instead admitting to having a breast lift. (Really? I always thought she had a boob job.)

4) LuAnn confirms the stories that her husband of 16 years, the Count did dump her by email for an Ethiopian woman, who is allegedly a princess according to stories leaked by the Count.

5) Kelly talked in circles about her alleged assault incident, never answering Bethenny’s question of why we never saw this guy on the show.

6) Ramona was busted by Jill about lying about her skin care line. Ramona claims she’s been working on it for 1.5 years, Jill felt the overwhelming need to accuse her of lying.

7) Alex rightfully calls out Bethenny on her snarky/catty remarks she makes behind the backs of her castmates.

8) Kelly doesn’t believe in crying ever.

Looking forward to Part 2 of the Reunion!

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The Real Housewives of NY’s Jill Zarin continues to speak out against the other housewives/husbands of the show. Jill previously suggested Kelly Bensimon leave the show to save her repuation, she is now speaking out about Kelly’s donation to her charity, and what she thinks of Ramona’s husband, Mario.

On what to expect from the reunion special:
“I picked a fight with everybody. I called everyone out. There were definitely things that I challenged people on to be honest about. The only one who I didn’t really [challenge] is Bethenny because Bethenny and I sort of see things the same way. And Bethenny has a very sharp memory. I would never go up against Bethenny’s memory. And anytime anyone does, they’ve very sorry they did.”

On LuAnn being separated from her husband before publicly announcing it:
“I think she needed to come clean about [her] marriage [problems]. That was one of the reasons why Ramona was particularly upset with LuAnn because she was kind of living this lie and making Ramona feel like, ‘I’m better than you.’ It’s like, listen, we all know what’s going on here. Don’t be a hypocrite, and that’s where a lot of the [hard] feelings came from.”

On Kelly’s donation to her charity auction:
“She did something nice by getting her ex-husband Gilles [Bensimon] to donate a photo shoot — but he hasn’t done it. It’s a problem. He says he’s going to do it now. We had to return the money, and if he does do it, obviously we’ll get the money back. But I had to return the money to the family because I’m not going to hold someone’s money. It’s been very difficult. Her heart was in the right place, so I don’t want to beat her up.”

On her feud with Mario:
“Mario and his big mouth — he wouldn’t leave me alone. Mario can’t have it both ways: You can’t be a classy guy like my husband and then throw darts at somebody else’s wife. And also I felt like he was hitting me outside the ring. I feel like the show’s the ring, like a boxing match, and I feel like he’s been hitting me after the bell rings. And half of [what he says] is lies. Are we going to have a street fight now? It’s obvious Mario is jealous of all the attention Ramona’s getting. You don’t have to be a therapist to see that.”

The NY Housewives finale is also tonight! Bravo is also having a virtual viewing party for tonight’s finale. You will be able to  follow Bethenny Frankel, Tamra Barney and other housewives on Twitter and Facebook and chat live with them.

More Information can be found here – Bravo Virtual Party.

Us Magazine challenged The Real Housewives of New York to each spend $100 on an entire outfit. The housewives were each taken to different stores. A clip of their shopping adventures is below -



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The Real Housewives of New York’s Alex McCord is still in the process of trying to bounce back since being laid off from her visual merchandising job at Victoria’s Secret last month.

She tells OkMagazine, “I’m doing a lot of things that everybody else is doing.  Updating my resume, having lunch with contacts – both people who have been either laid off from their jobs as well and people who work for companies. Getting in touch with people whom I haven’t had a chance to get in touch with for a long time. It’s been very interesting to see what comes out of the woodwork in terms of talking to recruiters, and I’m working with a career transition service that’s great. And investigating opportunities from the show as well. It’s kind of all of the above.”

And when it comes to Simon? Alex believes, “It’s important to listen to each other and not to let things fester. If something bothers you, just get it out there. Be honest with yourself and with your spouse. Lay it on the line.”

She continues, “One thing that Simon and I have done as we’ve grown together is we know everything about one and other. He knows where all the bodies are buried, as do I with him. I think that’s a basic term of a relationship.”

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Bravo’s A list awards taped this weekend and invited were all the ladies from the housewives series. Ok magazine reports that all the women from the three Housewives series visited the Fred Segal Fun store in Santa Monica on Friday.

They were each given $4,000 to shop for the perfect outfit for event, which is taped April 5, and airs on April 15. NYC housewives Jill Zarin, LuAnn de Lesseps, and Alex McCord were not in attendance but Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Killoren Bensimon were, and both made no attempt to make nice. They “acted as if the other didn’t even exist. They didn’t look at each other — or even acknowledge each other — even once.” The source added that Bethenny seemed to be more bothered by the situation than Kelly.

Ramona was also in attendance and was left to pay referee amongst the two. She tells Ok, “Bethenny and Kelly don’t really like each other; just like how I don’t like Simon. Not everyone is going to like each other. We are not always going to get along.”

And where was LuAnn? “LuAnn is laying low right now,” says Ramona. “We are in the public eye, but there are some things we want to keep personal. This was not something that she wanted out in the press. She’s got children, but [LuAnn's husband] obviously had a bone to pick with her.”

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In a new interview with People,  Kelly Bensimon and Bethenny Frankel speak out on their feud and their feelings or lack their of towards each other -

Bethenny’s Take:
Her opinion of Kelly: “I have met her no less than seven to 10 times, and she’s a ‘faux-cialite’ — that’s a word that I came up with, and she defines that word,” says Bethenny. “Everybody in high school knew that girl who ignores you until you got on the cheerleading squad. She’s just that girl, and it’s resonating with a lot of people.”

On her Madonna comment: “Had she said, ‘I’m sensitive, that was kind of a rude comment,’ says Bethenny, “I would have said, ‘I’m sorry. I have a big mouth. I get it. Let’s move on.’ But that’s not what happened.

On the feud: “The really funny thing is that she thinks that I’m the one who looked like a lunatic last night!” marvels Bethenny. “She believes that [her former employer] Page Six Magazine, which doesn’t exist anymore, is the Washington Post. It’s not like we’re dealing with someone who has a full deck of cards. Ramona said it best when she said it’s like she doesn’t have a brain. She’s the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz.

Kelly’s Take:
On the backlash against her: “I’m not feeling beat up,” Kelly says of the knocks she’s taken in the blogosphere for her role on the show and in this feud. “It’s fun. It’s five different women in New York [ed note: there are six Housewives], and it gets a little hot and steamy. What’s wrong with that?”

On how the feud got started: In the middle of that charity meeting, “Bethenny attacks me, calling me ‘Madonna’ — calling me names,” says Kelly. “She put me in a very awkward position in front of five other women. I was really hurt by that. I don’t even know these people and they’re calling me names!”

On their bar fight: “I wanted to say, ‘I don’t know what the situation is, but we’re on this show together we should get along and have fun with it,’ and it became something I didn’t want it to become,” admits Kelly. “It went sour immediately. I got there, I was late, it’s the end of Fashion Week, I have two young girls. When she said ‘I’ve been waiting for 30 minutes,’ I mean, I’m doing the best that I can! I’m running all over the city with kids. I have a really hectic, crazy life.”

On Bethenny’s complaint that she acts like she doesn’t know her: “I don’t know her,” says Kelly. “It’s not a negative thing, it’s a question of reality. She adds: “If she feels badly that I’m not acknowledging her, she could say, ‘You didn’t say hi to me.’” In fact, Kelly says, “Ask any person that knows me and they’ll say, ‘Oh my God, Kelly goes out of her way to remember people.’ I’m nice to every single person all the time. I like people!”

On her feelings toward Bethenny: “I’m the most un-confrontational person you’ll ever meet,” reveals Kelly. “I was put in an awkward position, and it turned out badly, but I don’t have any ill feelings toward Bethenny.”

Source – People


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