It's a Bravo romance that's straight out of Scary Island a novel. Boy loves to groom his eyebrows. Girl loves jellybeans. Boy meets girl at a charity event, and the rest, as they say, is history. That's right, folks! Former Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon and Million Dollar Listing: New York's Ryan Serhant are apparently an item.
Like all great relationships, the pair started out as friends, but that all changed at a fundraiser for Sandy relief. It was at that point that the forty-four-year-old head case and the twenty-eight-year-old egomaniac realized that they were destined for so much more.
You know you've made it big in the reality television world when we're still talking about you long after you got the boot from your Bravo gig…or in one lady's case when her whole city's series got the ax.
There seems to be nothing Bravo loves more than a pre-season casting rumor. It sets the drama in motion before cameras even start rolling. Currently in the spotlight is Real Housewives of New York!
While last season was shaky, ratings increased each week and fans started to really relate (or hate) the new additions. And despite the success, apparently Bravo execs didn't feel the reaction was good enough and they want more than luke-warm viewing.
“It's very simple: Shows like 'Housewives' are about ratings,” a network executive reveals to The Huffington Post. RHONY is "not a high-class show like 'Mad Men' that wins awards and appeals to top-notch advertisers. That’s why such a dramatic ratings drop is so devastating.”
LuAnn stepped out last night for The Broadway Dreams Foundation's "Champagne & Caroling" Gala. When the new Housewives' BFF Tom Murro bumped into her, he tried to get her to dish a little on her co-stars. But the divine Miss Lu wasn't having any of it. Ever the epitome of class and poise, she just shared a sly little comment that we're definitely reading into.
The convo went a little like this:
Tom: "Hey Luann – So tell me, be honest, who are you really friends with off camera?"
LuAnn: ''I have a working relationship with all of the ladies".
Tom: "So are you friends with Ramona, do you like her? "
LuAnn: "Like I said, 'I have a working relationship with all of the ladies''
Tom says that LuLu did admit to liking Aviva Drescher and her hubby Reid. You have to hand it to the Countess for not being as loose-lipped as SOME Housewives, right?
TELL US – DO YOU THINK ANY OF THE HOUSEWIVES ARE REALLY FRIENDS OFF-SCREEN?!
Give me a break! I am so over fake drama in the housewives franchises! If what I'm writing is true, Pinot Singer has truly lost what tiny bit of respect I had for her. On the flip side, I think that Aviva Drescher has proven herself to be slightly cray, so she could totally be making up the secret truce that she apparently has with Ramona.
Aviva has been awfully chatty lately about her friendship with Ramona when the Bravo cameras aren't rolling for Real Housewives of New York. If you recall, the women were at an impasse at the reunion, with Ramona unable to forgive and forget being called a white trash alcoholic who enabled Sonja Morgan's bad behavior. However, if you believe what Aviva's been saying, the ladies are practically a-okay behind the scenes.
She's brash and loud and skinny and quite the alcohol mogul. Whether you're her biggest fan or she's the reality star you love to hate, everyone seems to have an opinion on Bethenny Frankel.
The former Real Housewives of New York star has made a name for herself with spin-offs, cocktails, and a daytime talk show. She has a cult like following and an equally large number of people who can't stand to hear her voice. However, you can't deny that her sharp wit and acidic tongue can be downright hilarious.