The Real Housewives franchise doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Bravo has picked up a third season for the Real housewives of New York City reality show. The show will premiere in 2010 although production will begin in the fall. Bravo is also casting for additional housewives to join the likes of Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer and Alex McCord.
The Real Housewives of New York’s popularity continues to grow from one season to another. The season finale and reunion special averaged over two million viewers.
And if you can’t get enough of the “Real Housewives” shows then stay tuned for Real Housewives of Atlanta season 2 which will premiere on July 30th.
Below are some of their teasers on what is to come this season -
Kandi Burruss – DeShawn Snow’s replacement is identified as a friend of Lisa Wu Hartwell. Kandi, who is working on a solo album in her home studio, has a six year old daughter and a fiance — with six kids. It’s too soon to say how her arrival will change the dynamics among the other four, but the producers obviously hope she engages them more than DeShawn did.
Kim Zolciak – during this episode says she’s single and no longer with Big Poppa (the still unnamed married man Lee Najjar.) She again seeks advice from her psychic.
Lisa Wu Hartwell – The 38 year old mother of three is thinking about a fourth. Tension remains between her and Kim over the reunion episode where Lisa accused Kim of spreading false rumors about her e.g. she lost custody of her kids with hubby No. 1 Keith Sweat because she took drugs.
Sheree Whitfield – clashes with a party planner for her “post divorce “independence party.” It’s certainly a highlight of hour one. “Whatever happened to customer service?” Sheree said. She also talks about being booted from her $2 million home that her ex husband Bob stopped paying for and had to move into a more modest home.
NeNe Leakes – is also in a new (presumably rental) home and there are some amusing scenes between her and gay hairdresser buddy Dwight Eubanks. She and Kim are still estranged after NeNe last year mocked Kim’s country music ambitions behind her back, but both are making attempts to reconcile.
The NYPost is reporting that Countess LuAnn de Lesseps might be reuniting with her estranged husband, Count Alex. In case you forgot, this is the same husband that ended their marriage by emailing her to let her know he had fallen for another women while in Ethopia.
The NYPost article is below -
“COUNTESS LuAnn de Lesseps — who split from husband Count Alex after the second season of “Real Housewives of New York City” — might be reconciling soon. The count, who is not swimming in money, rented a St. Tropez villa for 100,000 euros for the summer to impress his girlfriend, Ethiopian Princess Kemeria Abajobir Abajifar, who brought her two kids to play with the Lesseps’ spawn, Victoria, 14, and Noel, 12. “Things did not work out,” reports our Riviera spy, who said the princess’ behavior seemed less than noble, “her manners leaving a lot to be desired. After one week Count Lesseps ordered everyone out of the house and is now trying to reconcile with, you guessed it, good old LuAnn from the good old US of A.” LuAnn’s rep confirmed, “It’s true Alex got rid of the girlfriend,” but added that LuAnn was in the South of France separately and not cohabiting with her husband.“
Danielle Staub’s past unraveling in front of the public eye apparently means big business for her ex husband, Kevin Maher. The book he helped write about his and Danielle’s past, Cop Without A Badge, has now gone back into print. It is due out July 10th for all those wishing to their hands on this very significant piece of history.
Below are some more interesting excerpts from the book about Danielle/Beverly Merrill courtesy of Starcasm -
The book’s description of Beverly / Danielle’s involvement with the kidnapping:
”Some rich kids kept saying he didn’t have the money. But the DD knew the father was some rick old f**k, so the DD [dealer] grabbed the kid. Beat the s**t out of him for three days. Didn’t feed him. Kept telling the kid that if his father didn’t send money, he was going to kill them . . .
‘She was there man’, Uribe said with a sigh. ‘She was there through the whole f**king thing. She was partying with the DD for a month straight.”
What Kevin Maher thinks after meeting the pantiless Beverly/Danielle in Miami:
“She’s beautiful. I hope she’s not just another coke whore.”
After a couple lines of coke and romp in the sack Kevin has a startling revelation about Beverly/Danielle:
“She has no morals, but she’s a good person.”
Coke-fuelled insights don’t lie and within hours Maher is “in love,” forgetting completely that at that time he is still married to a woman named Beth. How Maher got Beverly / Danielle off with probation instead of prison for her kidnapping charges:
“Maher . . . bent the truth about one of the dealers.”
Danielle Staub’s ex and author of “Cop Without A Badge,” Kevin Maher continues to speak out about his ex wife. Kevin gave another interview to Star, stating her life is in danger.
The reason being? “She helped put a couple of big-time Colombian coke dealers in jail,” says Kevin. “These are dangerous men who never forget…and they could be back out on the street now. It’s mind-boggling to me that she’d put herself at risk!”
Kevin continues “I can’t believe Danielle would have allowed herself to go on TV — on a series that basically shows where she lives! — given what she has done in the past.” How sweet of Kevin for caring so much for Danielle’s safety.
In other NJ Housewives’s news, Jacqueline Laurita gave a new interview to Life & Style magazine and spoke out against Danielle once again -
“I don’t think it was something as simple as giving a phone number out, but leave it to Danielle to try to downplay her whole dirty deed. She’s an angry, bitter person. She felt Dina rejected her, so she went out to destroy her!
All of the housewives excluding Danielle also appeared this morning on the Regis and Kelly show. Danielle was not with them because the housewives felt it would be uncomfortable. Also when pressed about what Danielle did to Dina, they all refused to say exactly what it was. Below is a picture of them leaving the studio -
It is now being speculated that the exact thing Danielle Staub did to Dina Mano was try to help her ex husband get her daughter, Lexi, taken away from her. Keyword here is speculation. Allegedly, wanting to hold on to custody of her daughter might have been the main reason Dina decided to quit her job to become a full stay at home mom.
No word on if the information Danielle gave to Dina’s husband is true or false, nor do we know what information this might have been. This theory does make a lot of sense considering what Danielle wrote in her blog last week regarding Caroline’s outburst -
“I simply gave a phone number to her ex brother-in-law to contact proper people with questions that he had concerning something that was absolutely none of my business. I was asked to give this information to him. If I had to do it again, I would have declined and preferred not to get involved.”
All interesting stuff. Moving on from that, is a clip of Danielle’s appearance on the soap – All My Children in 2001. This seems to be one of the few truths to come out of her mouth, as it was revealed she was never a Ford model even though she claimed she was.
The Real Housewives of New York and New Jersey were in attendance for the taping of Bravo’sFashion Show season finale. As you can see from the above photo, the other New Jersey housewives were sure to keep their distance from Danielle.
More photos of the housewives are below courtesy of GettyImages. The NYPostwrote a blub about this the other day saying -
“At this morning’s taping for the “Fashion Show” finale at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC, “The Real Housewives” of both New York and New Jersey sat together in the audience while Danielle was seated apart from the group. When asked to get together for a picture, Danielle’s inclusion was “very awkward,” according to a source in the audience.”
According to the story, filming is set to begin next month. An insider revealed, “They’re doing a second season, and it’s going to be crazier than the first. It’s going to explode.”
Can the 2nd season top the table flipping 1st season? We shall see. It will also be interesting to see what Bravo does, as all four of the ladies want absolutely nothing to do with Danielle. Jacqueline has even gone on record saying she never wants Danielle to see her new born son. Not that we can blame any of them.