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Jill Zarin

Jill Zarin was one of the OG’s on Real Housewives of New York when it debuted in 2008.  She appeared with Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps, and Alex McCord.  Then Jill was fired after season 4 along with Alex and Kelly Bensimon.

Unlike some former Real Housewives who fade away like Jules Wainstein and Kristen Taekman, Jill has tried to regain her apple ever since.  Her role model may be former BFF Bethenny who left and came back. Jill has tried to stay relevant with press interviews and cameo appearances on the show. That included filming at the funeral of husband Bobby Zarin, who died from cancer.    

Dorinda Medley Says She Is “Too Old To Marry” & Hurts John Mahdessian’s Feelings

Dorinda Medley seems to be starting a new chapter on the Real Housewives of New York.  First, she managed to make peace with Luann de Lesseps, which is difficult, since neither of them knows her way around an apology. Then, like Luann, she decided it was time to move. Even though Dorinda’s embracing a new neighborhood in Manhattan rather than a round house, she adores it just as much.

By the standards of the Big Apple, Dorinda’s new pad is huge. That doesn’t mean there’s room for her boyfriend John Mahdessian. Despite his eagerness to move in, Dorinda made it clear that she wasn’t looking for a roommate….or a husband.  “Past a certain age, people should not be allowed to be married,” Dorinda, said in a Real Housewives confessional. She also remarked, “It’s for the young! They have tolerance, they have dreams, they want babies. You get to my age and it’s just the opposite. I don’t even want a plant in my house!” 

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives of New York has never shied from conflict. So she’s still fighting her ex-husband Jason Hoppy over custody of their 8-year-old daughter Bryn Hoppy.  Bethenny divorced Jason in 2016. However, their battle over Bryn rages on.

The conflict is so toxic that it made an expert parent coordinator quit in 2015 when the couple still lived together. Not surprisingly, he singled out their lack of willingness to compromise. Well, matters have not improved since Bethenny has returned to court to seek full custody. 

Kyle Richards

A puppy managed to undo one of the most solid friendships on the Real Housewives of Beverly HillsKyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump’s friendship imploded after an infamous showdown over planted tabloid stories. An explosive episode followed by one where Camille Grammer, a former dental hygienist, made fun of LVP’s teeth and breath with fellow cast members.

It’s hardly a surprise that Lisa ditched filming with the cast after that.  Although LVP did break her silence on social media to say that she’d rather work with pigs than her fellow Housewives. Time will tell if the rest of the season is watchable without LVP.  

Real Housewives Of Miami Star Mama Elsa Dies At 84 After “Long Illness”


The Real Housewives of Miami franchise never caught fire. So the show only lasted three seasons before Bravo gave it the ax.  The breakout star of all three was arguably Elsa Patton aka Mama Elsa. Mama Elsa, 84, was the psychic, delightfully wacky and surgically manhandled mother of cast member Marysol Patton.

Mama Elsa was so compelling on Real Housewives of Miami that it was rumored that she was getting her own spin-off. There was hope because Andy Cohen made it no secret how much he loved her. It never came to pass and now it never will.  

Tax Taylor & Brittany Cartwright

Feathers were ruffled at part 1 of Vanderpump Rules reunion. I am not referring to Raquel Leviss’s dress, however. That looked like it was designed by Bed, Bath and Beyond. Instead, I’m talking about Raquel’s boyfriend James Kennedy, who nearly faced off with everyone in the cast.

At one point, James and his arch nemesis Jax Taylor almost come to blows over some allegations made on Twitter. Their exchange got so heated that Andy Cohen had to separate the pair.  Ariana Madix had a front row seat to the exchange. 

Southern Charm’s Thomas Ravenel Wants Patricia Altschul To Be Forced To Testify In Custody Battle With Kathryn Dennis

The only bridge Thomas Ravenel has not burned in Charleston is the Ravenel Bridge. The disgraced  Southern Charm alum says being on the show was the worst mistake of his life. This seems surprising given how many mistakes there are to choose from.

Thomas’s “mistakes” include a sexual assault case. He also sued Bravoto stop them from broadcasting unaired footage. There is also his long term custody battle with Kathryn DennisThomas tried to drag Patricia Altschul into court to question her. However, Patricia legally declined the subpoena invitation.

Kyle Richards

“Puppy gate” has cast a dark shadow on this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It has dominated the storylines and fractured Lisa Vanderpump’s relationships with most of her cast members. Most notably Lisa’s friendship with former bestie Kyle Richards. Lisa famously declared, “I think I’ve taken enough crap from Kyle Richards,” before throwing her out of Villa Rosa.

Understandably, this has taken a toll on Lisa. She recently admitted that she started taking anti-depressants in order to cope with the fallout.  That included, of course, the death of Lisa’s only sibling last year from a drug overdose. It has been unclear all season why the other cast members have ganged up on Lisa.  Lisa will have any interest in returning next season?