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.
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.”
MSNBC is reporting that all of the New York housewivesincluding Kelly Bensimon will be returning for the 3rd season.
The housewives are said to have signed a new deal that will be paying each of them close to $30,000 per episode. Guess it really does pay to be an ass on national television uh? The same article goes on to say the husbands who get paid nothing, are also trying to negotiate a salary for themselves.
In other news, someone posted this genius spoof of the Reunion show. You have to see this!
The “The Real Housewives of New York City‘s”, Kelly Bensimon can’t wait to return next season especially to set the record straight. She wants people to get to know the “real her”. As you know, there were lots of drama between her and Bethenny Frankel which kept the blogs very busy.
In an interview with PEOPLE, she says it was fun being part of the show and is looking forward to next season. She is already making plans for the next season, she wants viewers to to get to see the real Kelly.
Bemison blames her nerves for getting the best of her, and not acting in an appropriate manner. According to Kelly, she agrees that the drama between she and her fellow cast mates was out of character for her.
Kelly who engaged in a continious cat fight with Bethenny says Bethenny is a “great girl”. Which is rather interesting considering they fought all season. Bensimon spent some time with two Real Housewives of Atlanta stars just last week, dining with NeNe Leakes and Lisa Wu Hartwell and she said they all had a great time.
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.”
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.
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 show – Alex 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 show – Jill’s extreme cattiness. Love Jill as well but she seemedto 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 show – Kelly 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.
The Real Housewives of NY’s Jill Zarin continues to speak out against the other housewives/husbands of the show. Jill previously suggestedKelly 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.