Jill’s new pal and host of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger, took to her twitter page to bash Bethenny on behalf of Jill (Are these ladies in elementary high school?).
“My BFF Jill Zarin is getting the shaft on NYC Housewives bc of a dark haired loser! Why is everyone on Team Bethany (sic)? Any cow can give birth,” Stanger recently posted.
The question is why the hatred for Bethenny? Well, the NYDailyNews believes that Patti’s hostility stems from when Bethenny allegedly snubbed her at the season two premiere party of “Real Housewives” last year. Apparently Patti is still holding a grudge.
“Bethenny was seen as the most popular of the housewives then, and apparently she didn’t feel like she needed to give Patti the time of day,” a source close to the show says. On the other hand, Patti and Jill have become good friends in the recent years.
Bravo held their 2010 Upfront Party at theSkylight Studio this week in NYC, and all of our favorite Housewives as well as other Bravolebrities were sure to be in attendance.
The upfront party is when Bravo announces what is to come during their next season of television.
OK magazine was there and was able to report some behind the scenes moments. Representing the Real Housewives of Orange County were Alexis Bellino, Lynne Curtin and Gretchen Rossi, who did not seem phased by their new competition – the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The OC ladies joked that they did hear the Beverly Hills Housewives all have their own private jets.
The Real Housewives of NYC’s Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer and Alex McCord hit the red carpet together during which Jill would not reveal whether or not she and Bethenny will reconcile, simply saying “watch the show.”
Kelly Bensimon also hit the red carpet with LuAnn De Lesseps, and when asked how she thinks Bethenny will be as a mom, she replied, “I can’t really speak to that. I’m sorry.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta were the only housewives franchise to all walk the red carpet together. The Atlanta ladies are reportedly getting along better these days.
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.
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 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.
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!
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Bethenny 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 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.
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.
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.
Ready or not, here they come! Some of our favorite and not so favorite Bravo Housewives are set to bring their drama onto the popular game show – “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.“
Eighteen of the Housewives are set to appear on the show February 22 – 26 as they team up with real-life housewives for a special presentation of “The Real Housewives of Millionaire.” Housewives from all four casts – New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and Orange County – will participate.
Andy Cohen, Executive Producer of the Housewives’ franchise will sit in via Skype as the expert for the “Ask The Expert” lifeline all week. Not to worry though as the Bravo housewives will not be without any help. They will actually be paired in the hot seat with the contestant housewives to help them answer the trivia questions.
The Housewives that will be teaming up with contestants include New Jersey cast members Caroline, Dina, Jaqueline and Teresa; New York cast members Kelly, LuAnn, Ramona, Alex and Jill; and Atlanta housewife, Kandi. Celebrity questions will then be presented to the contestants by Orange County Housewives Vicki, Lynne, Jeana, Gretchen and Tamra, as well as Danielle from the New Jersey cast and Lisa and Sheree from Atlanta.
Jill Zarin of the NY Housewives talked about her excitement in doing the show – “I’m really excited to be here. I bet I’m the only one who really watches the show on a regular basis. I watch it every day. I TiVo it and watch it at night. I do. And then when I got asked to be on the show, I died. It was like dying and going to heaven.”
Dina Manzo of NJ was nervous and hoped to get a lot of pop culture questions. “I’ve been too busy to get ready, that’s why I’m so afraid. I could redecorate the whole set with my eyes shut, but I’m scared to answer these questions. I just hope she has a good sense of humor, my partner,” said Dina.
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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.
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