The cattiness and nastiness is never ending with Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York. The latest involves Jill Zarin taking a swipe at KellyBensimon in a new interview. Evidently, Jill who is on Team Bethenny believes Kelly has no business being on the show and should take a hike!
“I don’t think it’s working for her,” says Jill. “I don’t think she should be on the show. It’s not that I think we should throw anybody off, it’s just that I think if I were her, I would not do the show again. I would go back to anonymity and spend the next year trying to repair my reputation. What’s more important to her: her reputation or fame?”
How old are these women again? Not that Jill isn’t right but is it really necessary to continue to throw Kelly under the bus? Kelly’s behavior on the show speaks for itself. Why not take the high road? Kelly had no comment but her rep says, “Jill is entitled to her opinion. Kelly had a wonderful time on the show.”
According to the same article, Bravo will be expanding this year’s reunion show to two hours over two nights after things got very heated apparently. “There were a lot of liars at the table,” Jill said. “Ramona—liar! Kelly—liar! LuAnn—baby liar.”
Despite their on-air catfights and the constant taking swipes at each other in the media, The Real Housewives of New York‘s Kelly Bensimon is now saying she has no bad feelings towards Bethenny Frankel.
“Honestly, I don’t hate her,” she told Usmagazine on Wednesday. “I actually really respect her. It’s not easy trying to start a business and be single in New York.” These days, “we can be cordial,” says Kelly. “I’m not going to go out of my way to, like, be a bitch.”
And as for their now infamous bar fight on the show, Bensimon says she “needed to clear the air.”
Kelly of course couldn’t resist taking one last swipe at Bethenny saying, “I think a lot of people are scared of her, and well, I’m not scared of her. And I refuse to put up with her s–t.”
Anyone else weirded out by Kelly running in traffic on this week’s episode? Is that a New York thing?
So much for Kelly putting an end to her feud with Bethenny as she attacks Bethenny once again in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
“Is Bethenny a socialite? No.” Bensimon, 40, says. “Will she ever sit next to [socialite] Lauren DuPont? No. Is she best friends with [Estee Lauder Senior Vice President] Aerin Lauder? No. Am I? No. Do I care? No. Does she? Oh, absolutely. She’s not authentic.”
“All she does is sit there and cry all the time,” she continues. “I’m like, You’re crying about guys? And shut up.” Evidently, this came on the heels of Bethenny accusing Kelly of having an “inauthenticity” to her in an early episode of the show.
Kelly goes on to add, “Honestly, if being inauthentic means graduating from Columbia University, writing three books, starting two magazines, bearing two children [daughters Sea, 10, and Teddy, 8], being the ambassador for wool, running a marathon for charity — if that’s inauthentic? Tell me what authentic is,” she says. Allrighty then Kelly, glad you got that off your chest.
The Real housewives attended the Bravo A list awards this weekend and below are pictures of the housewives. Very interesting seeing Gretchen with all the other OC housewives. The Real housewives of NY star Bethenny Frankel blogged about meeting all the housewives -
“This past weekend was the Bravo A-List Awards in LA, and I had the distinct pleasure of meeting all of the housewives. Yup, Atlanta and OC too.It was a weekend of a lot of wigs and a lotta weave. Here were the highlights: Kim is larger than life, off the rails, I don’t give an F, I drink, I smoke, my rack is hanging out, so stick it. Good TV for sure. Sheree was shockingly quiet, understated, nice and seemingly drama free (her flaming cling on gay glam friend notwithstanding). Lisa was tiny and peppy and sweet. Gretchen is bubbly and giggly and a stereotypically ditzy blonde, but truthfully, she seemed sweet on the surface as well. The fact that she’s dating Slade is too absurd to discuss, so I’ll let the viewers decide if he makes it next season. The blondes from OC have the most boobs and hair and lashes and Lynne made a funny comment that she could carve her initials in her face.
Where were the cameras? Truthfully, for a group of 13 women, I have to say, we played along very nicely. As for the husbands, except Simon Barney, most of them are wallflowers, and I’m not sure if George even speaks.
Freud would have a field day with this – Lauri “accidentally” sprayed Gretchen with her own personal airbrushing machine and her red carpet dress (which was half white) now had tan on it. She handled it surprisingly well.
What also made me laugh was the number of groupie entourage peeps these broads hung with. New Yorkers are independent. Ramona and I rolled solo while Atlanta and the OC had hair, makeup, friends, artists, drivers, bodyguards – you name it.The fact that my cast is way more subtle is truly astounding in and of itself.”
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.”
Kelly Bensimon is now changing her tune and publicly stating that her feud with costar Bethenny Frankel is over. When asked about the heated exchange, Kelly states, “It was just two girls having conflict. I really don’t think anything of it. It’s over.”
She also claims the two are on better terms these days: “We are friendly.” Kelly however does not hestitate to say she has no regrets with the way she acted on the show. “You have to stand up for yourself. I don’t really think anything of it.”
When asked about her recent domestic dispute charges, Kelly states “It was a really horrible situation, but I’m OK. It was just really, really horrible.”