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 star, Alex McCord has decided to weigh in and adviceJon and Kate Gosselin after a recently publicized divorce filing.
Alex McCord, 35, and husband of nearly 10 years, Simon van Kempen, say that the key to staying together as a family while starring on TV show is to ensure your relationship is top priority.
“Remember that you [and your husband] were there first,” McCord told PEOPLE at the I Heart Gen Art 15th Anniversary benefit in New York City on Wednesday. “Remember that part of what makes raising your children a successful operation is having a successful relationship. And if you are not happy, I … guarantee you will foist that off on your kids and they will pick up on it.”
McCord and van Kempen, who have two young boys Johan and Francois, aged 5 and 3 respectively also offered some words of advice for other reality TV couples.
“Obsessively communicate,” McCord says. “Tell each other everything — the good, the bad and the ugly. Today, even I [thought to myself], ‘You can either just tell him, or you can sit and let it fester’ — and that’s when you get into trouble. So just come out with it, whatever it is.”
In a final advice, “Look out for your marriage as much as you look out for your kids,” adds van Kempen.
TMZ reports Kelly has been ordered to two days of community service. If you recall, Kelly was arrested in March after allegedly giving her boyfriend, Nicholas Stefanov, a black eye and slicing his cheek in an argument at her Manhattan apartment.
Kelly said outside of the courtroom today that she believed “justice was served.”
I’m guessing that in Kelly world, being sentenced for assaulting someone means justice for her – the assaulter.
In what is a slow news day, The Real Housewives of New York’s Simon van Kempen is once again denying that he is gay.
Simon spoke to USMagazine at an event yesterday saying, “If I was gay, I would be gay, but I’m not!” he said. “I don’t want to have sex with men!” Well alrighty then Simon, thanks for sharing that with us.
This sudden declaration might have come from the fact that he has been accused of being “gay” due to the way he dresses by other cast mates of the show. During the recent reunion show, Jill Zarin even told Simon’s wife Alex McCord that Simon is gay – but just doesn’t know it yet. Not quite sure who made Jill authority over who is gay and who isn’t.
Simon continued, “If other manifestations of gay means that I like to wear nice clothes and go shopping, then I guess that’s fine!” he told Us. “I love fashion, but I love my beautiful wife. That makes me gay?”
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.
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.
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?