One show Bethenny has been avoiding is her former television home, Real Housewives of New York. But not for lack of trying! According to "sources" Bethenny reached out to former BFF-turned nemesis Jill Zarin to beg her to appear as a guest. She also approached reportedly broke former housewife Alex McCord and dangled a financial incentive in front of her nose.
So did the ladies take her up on it? Not. A. Chance! “The show called Alex’s publicist and told them about their grand plan, but said that all they could offer her was $400 — which is less than the SAG minimum,” a source informed Radar Online. Bethenny is a girl who loves a bargain!
Y'all know ol' Jillousy Zarin is over the moon with all the Bravo firing rumors. For such a long time, Jill has been stewing over getting the ax from Real Housewives of New York, and now she may actually have some peeps with whom to commiserate even if they are all on the east coast.
You know, I am not sure I'll ever get a handle on Real Housewives of New York'sAviva Drescher. When she first joined the cast, I thought she was quiet and would likely stay in the background (a first for the Bravo franchise, I believed at the time). Then she became a ball full of phobias. Next, Aviva decided that she'd found her voice, and she promptly used it, fiercely, on anyone who would listen. And don't even get me started about her dad.
Now, Aviva is promoting her new book and the upcoming season of RHONY (I mean, is there really any point in them coming back at this point?). She's teasing that there will be craziness, and she even compares the franchise to that of Real Housewives of Atlanta and RHONJ. In the words of the great Cher Horowitz…As if!
Real Housewives of New York'sAviva Drescher certainly hopes so, and she's penning a tell-all about her life in hopes of snagging herself a spot among the ghost writers who have made so many housewives into best selling authors.
"They are at different points in their life now and have mutually agreed it's best," a rep confirms to Life & Style. "LuAnn is upset, but it's amicable and they remain friends. Jacques has been a wonderful part of her life."
The worst kept secret at NYFW was that the Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan were taping scenes for the new season, namely at the Zang Toi show at Lincoln Center. Anyone in attendance and hanging with the cast had to sign a waiver and keep things hush hush.
Oh NO! Say it isn't so?! But alas, it is… Straight from the horses mouth (and that horse is a giant white statue in someone's living room!)
Kelly describes filming as "fun" and was excited to get to know some of the new women. "It was a nice opportunity to hang out with Luann and Carole [Radziwill]. It was real life. It wasn’t fabricated stuff. No enemies and no kooky craziness. It was great!"