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Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel, star of the Real Housewives of New York City continues to emerge as one of the more popular and successful “housewives” when it comes to the Bravo franchise.

The 39 year-old mom to be recently dished on her upcoming wedding to fiance Jason Hoppy.  “I find that just looking at dresses, I have Bridezilla moments,” says Bethenny who is currently filming her new reality show – Bethenny’s Getting Married? “You feel like an 8-year-old, trying on things and getting stuck in a dress, and I’m like, ‘Get me the hell out of here!’”

In true Bethenny fashion, she makes it clear she isn’t going to be the typical bride.  “I don’t care about stuff -– the dresses and all that. It’s not me,” she says. ”I’m not the shopper, and everyone knows that I don’t like to transact. I don’t like the stores and registering and all that stuff. So I’ve been sort of doing it, but I don’t love that.”

And when it comes to her baby’s sex, Bethenny reveals she is still in the dark about that. “I want to know what I’m having, but my fiancé won’t let me find out. My fans think it is a boy. They say a girl steals your beauty and I don’t look deformed yet,” she says.

When asked what it was like to film while pregnant, she shares, “It was a really crazy season. I don’t know how they could top it. It was like a full moon everyday. Being pregnant and emotional, it was impossible. There are a lot of things turned upside down. Alliances have changed and friendships have had some tests.”

Since posing nude for PETA went rather well, can we be expecting Bethenny in Playboy anytime soon ala costar Kelly Bensimon? “Maybe I’d take pictures with my baby but Playboy, that’s not where I am. I’m 39, it’s like ‘Enough already.’ Playboy would be a terrible decision for me. It has nothing to do with what I’m doing [or] the brand I’m building,” reveals Bethenny.

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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.

You Can Read More About Bethenny & Jill’s Feud Here!

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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The third season of the Real Housewives of New York City finished taping late last year, but yet the feud rages on for most of the NYC housewives.

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.

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We are just a week away from what is being described as one of the most explosives seasons of Bravo’s Housewives’ franchise. The Real Housewives of New York City is set to premier March 4th, 10:oo pm, and we already brought you a video preview which shows a lot of drama amongst the ladies.

Below are very airbrushed new photos of each of the ladies courtesy of Bravo, and also a brief bio and preview of what is to come from each of them. In a first ever move, 2 new ladies were also added to this cast bringing the number of housewives of this season to an astonishing 8!

You can see the new photos and what is to come from each Housewife this season -

The Real Housewives of New York City 3 Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel, 39, – Bethenny has had quite the busy summer from launching her successful Skinnygirl Margaritas to releasing her second New York Times Best Selling book, The Skinnygirl Dish. This season, Bethenny will be showing getting engaged, finding out about her pregnancy, moving into a new apartment, and oh yeah, she will also be fighting with pretty much all the other housewives.

 

Jill ZarinJill Zarin, 46, – Jill has remained one of the busiest Housewives around, juggling a jam packed social calendar, preparing daughter Allyson for college, and helping her husband Bobby run their fast-growing business Zarin Fabrics. This season, Jill be have to deal with the demise of her friendship with Bethenny, as well as her husband’s cancer diagnosis.

 

CLICK THE READ MORE BUTTON TO SEE THE REST –

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It’s about that time! That is time for a new set of Bravo housewives to share their drama lives with us. The Real Housewives of New York City is set to premier it’s highly anticipated third season March 4th on Bravo.

Returning will be Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Kelly Bensimon and joining them is newest addition Sonja Morgan.

You can read more about Sonja Morgan here!

So what can be expect this third season? Well for one, Bethenny discovers she’s pregnant and gets engaged, LuAnn goes through her divorce and tries her hand at singing, Ramona renews her wedding vows, Alex gets catty and fiesty, and the ladies actually start to like Kelly. However, the main focus this season will be Jill vs Bethenny, as it has been widely reported the former BFFs are no longer friends.

Below is a video preview -

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Bethenny Frankel is enjoying being pregnant as the Real Housewives of New York City star showed off her baby bump at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Red Dress Collection during New York fashion week.

Bethenny, 39, who is six months pregnant, was one of the celebrities to walk the runway at the Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show. “I had the best time,” said Bethenny after walking the runway. And as for her pregnancy, “I love it. I love pregnancy and the bump and the whole thing.”

So what about the question on everyone’s mind, which is what is the sex of her baby? Bethenny explained, “My fiancé (Jason Hoppy) doesn’t want to find out.” Not to worry as Bethenny’s whole pregnancy ordeal will be chronicled on her soon to come reality show – Bethenny’s Getting Married?

As for her volatile relationship with former BFF Jill Zarin, Bethenny doesn’t rule out a reconciliation saying: “I just don’t know what will happen between Jill and I.”

The 3rd season of The Real Housewives of NYC is set to premier March 4th.

CLICK THE READ MORE BUTTON TO SEE PHOTOS OF BETHENNY WALKING THE RUNWAY –

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The New York Post is reporting that the biggest posers to ever hit reality television, Alex McCord and hubby Simon Van Kempen, might be getting the boot from their Bravo show – The Real Housewives of New York City.

According to the Post, the wife & hubby duo are not going to be asked back for a season four. Season Three, which is set to premier March 4, just wrapped up filming. They will be appearing on the 3rd season.

So why are Simon & Alex not being asked back? According to a source, “There are a ton of reasons they aren’t being asked back.”

The first being, “Viewers don’t have a positive reaction to them, so they’re easily replaceable at this point,” says the source. However, a Bravo rep insists that “no details have been released about next season” and Simon himself insists, “We have not had any discussions regarding a fourth season.”

“Also, they don’t really fit in with the other wives,” continues the source. “All of the other women’s story lines have interwoven, yet Alex and Simon have kept theirs separate. It isn’t nearly as interesting as the other Housewives’.”

And it doesn’t end there. According to the insider, there are even more reasons. Apparently Simon threw a “hissy fit” because he’s not being paid as much as the other cast members. “Simon wants to be an equal on the show, but that doesn’t really make any sense to Bravo,” the source says. “After all, he’s not a ‘Real Housewife,’ now is he?”

The Post also says the other ladies on the show including Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer, and Kelly Bensimon would like to see them go. “In the upcoming season, Alex picks a lot of fights, and it looks like it’s an attempt to keep her story line relevant,” the insider says. “But it ended up seeming inauthentic.”

So far no word yet on who will replace Alex & Simon, if they do end up leaving the show.

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New Yorkers may finally get a break from the city’s most overexposed “House” husband: We hear that Simon van Kempen and his missus, Alex McCord, aren’t being asked back for Season Four of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

Rumors of an impending exit for the Brooklynites began swirling just as filming wrapped on Season Three, which begins March 4. Says an insider, “There are a ton of reasons they aren’t being asked back.”

So where do we begin?

“Viewers don’t have a positive reaction to them, so they’re easily replaceable at this point,” the source dishes, although a rep for Bravo insists that “no details have been released about next season” and van Kempen himself says, “We have not had any discussions regarding a fourth season.”

“Also, they don’t really fit in with the other wives,” continues the insider. “All of the other women’s story lines have interwoven, yet Alex and Simon have kept theirs separate. It isn’t nearly as interesting as the other Housewives’.”

Our well-placed snitch says that’s not all: Simon apparently threw a “hissy fit” when he wasn’t paid as well as the other cast members.

“Simon wants to be an equal on the show, but that doesn’t really make any sense to Bravo,” the source says. “After all, he’s not a ‘Real Housewife,’ now is he?”

He’s most certainly not, but his better half is – even though she’s not exactly a popular presence. In fact, our source says the other ladies on the show – Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Kelly Bensimon – would be more than happy to see Alex go.

“In the upcoming season, Alex picks a lot of fights, and it looks like it’s an attempt to keep her story line relevant,” the insider says. “But it ended up seeming inauthentic.”

So who could replace the husband-and-wife duo? Event planner Jennifer Gilbert and ex-wife of a JP Morgan heir Sonja Morgan, who were announced last fall as the newest Housewives.

“It’s been known that one was meant to replace Bethenny, who’s getting her own show, but until now no one knew who the other housewife to go would be,” says our insider. “Now it looks like it’s Alex.”

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Everyone seems to be a fan of MTV’s Jersey Shore these days, including Jill Zarin of the Real Housewives of NYC. By the way, the 3rd season is set to premier March 4th on Bravo.

“I’m addicted,” Zarin told E! News last night at the Human Rights Campaign’s Sundance Film Festival party. Jill goes on to state the obvious by saying, “If there wasn’t all that press about how we shouldn’t watch it, I probably wouldn’t have.”

Jill has also found her favorite cast member in Mike The Situation, and her reason for liking Mike is a bit humorous. “The Situation reminds of Bethenny [Frankel] with the one-liners. It’s amazing; he comes up with these one-liners and sayings just like Bethenny.”

And speaking of Bethenny, what does Jill have to say about those pesky rumors and reports that the two have become fast enemies…

“It was a really rough four months for me, probably the roughest four months of my life emotionally,” Jill says about the time she spent filming the new season of the Real Housewives.

You can read more about Bethenny and Jill’s drama here!

Jill doesn’t get any more specific about her beef with Bethenny as the housewives aren’t allowed to get into specifics about any of the drama (or anything else about the show) until the season premiere, but Jill did say, “I’m scared. The drama, the meanness and the cattiness…There were a lot of ups and downs.”

According to reports, things have gotten bad to the point that Jill might not be attending Bethenny’s upcoming wedding.

From what I’ve heard and read, things are were very ugly between Jill and Bethenny. Definitely can’t wait for the 3rd season to premier!

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