Real Housewives of New York‘s original cast members have come and gone. Some have just recently left… Then there are those who never really go away. Jill Zarin helped launch RHONY, along with Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, and Luann de Lesseps. While Beth, Ramona, and the Countess have all stayed relatively close to the fold, Jill
was fired left the series in 2011. After an explosive relationship with Bethenny that resulted in the end of their friendship, it also resulted in the end of Jill.
Jill didn’t let go easily. It’s never been a secret Jill wanted back in, but she basically blew it. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live in 2012, Jill decided to “secretly tape” her interview with Andy Cohen. Let’s just say Big Daddy wasn’t tickled with the stunt queen move. That little slip up effectively booked Jill a trip to Bravo Siberia. But times have changed! Now that Bethenny has left the building, does this mean a door is open for Jill? Will viewers receive an encore performance of Jill’s panther-like moves on the tennis court? Maybe so, if Andy is in a forgiving mood.
Bethenny Frankel announced her shocking retirement from the Real Housewives of New York. She chose to retire from the popular franchise because she wants to focus on her “upcoming projects.” She may have also dropped a hint about getting married. It’s still unclear and fans aren’t sure what to think.
Since the Skinnygirl is dipping out of the franchise, fans are wondering who could fill the void. It’s been rumored that Jill Zarin could return to the series. She has nothing else going on. And she seems thirsty enough to return to the show. Jill has made it very clear that she would return to RHONY at some point.
Well, well, look what we have here! Our favorite emotional clown, Tinsley Mortimer has been spotted with cameras following her around in New York. It either means mother Dale Mercer now has her under constant surveillance or filming is underway for Real Housewives of New York. The franchise took a heavy hit with the announcement of Bethenny Frankel’s departure. We don’t know if she’s married, moving away, or if another fish is trying to kill her, but we wish her luck. Now that Bethenny has flown from the tragedy that is Tinsley’s love life, will we be sustained with
the last 15 minutes of LuAnn de Lesseps cabaret career?
Maybe not, thanks to Leah McSweeney. There has been speculation she is ready to jump in and filled the void left by Bethenny’s exit. Those are big shoes to fill, so good luck with that. Leah isn’t exactly a headline-maker. She is a single mom and founder of street brand, Married to the Mob. No word on whether or not she has dated Harry Dubin, which seems to be a requirement of most NY housewives. While details about Leah remain scarce, allegedly she likes people who text her back. Apparently Leah and Tinsley are hanging out, which is good because Tinsley needs a partner when FaceTiming her embryos. Now we wait and see who brings what to the table, and if Leah has an apple on her plate.
Just because we’ve done this before, it doesn’t mean that it is easy. In case you missed it, Bethenny Frankel left Real Housewives of New York. Again. She announced the news yesterday and I don’t know about you, but, for me the term “blindsided” wasn’t enough to define my shock.
She just came off of a such a solid season. RHONY had such a great cast of women who party, argue, and make up, in the most perfect cycle. Where does the show go from here!? Bethenny’s absence came completely out of nowhere and I am so embarrassed to admit that I am still processing it.
Now that the Real Housewives of New York finale episode has aired, it’s time to gloss over the reunion and look ahead to casting for next season. Nothing is confirmed. Bravo is nowhere near making any decisions for Season 12. But, why not reflect on how to improve the group?
Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Bethenny Frankel are the core three that were a part of the show during Season 1. They aren’t going anywhere. Nor should they. With the addition of Sonja Morgan in Season 3, it’s been the most solid and entertaining casting. Dorinda Medley was added in Season 7. The cast getaways to Blue Stone Manor have become an institution on the show. If Bravo has to make any replacements it should be either Tinsley Mortimer or Barbara Kavovit. Even Ramona, flitting out the door from each cast event, has been more involved in the drama than Tinsley or Barbara has
The Real Housewives of New York has one of the more stable Housewife casts. These ladies just don’t give up their apples very often. Or have them taken away. Ramona Singer is at 11 seasons, Sonja Morgan at 9, Bethenny Frankel at 8, Dorinda Medley at 5 and Tinsley Mortimer at 3. Luann de Lesseps is also at 11 seasons– but was demoted to Friend Of status for Season 6. And I would still love to know the real story behind that slap in the face!
Every year, there are rumors about who might be staying, who might be going and who might be added to the cast. This year, the big talk has been that Deidre Scaramucci, wife of former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is going to be a new Housewife. And a few of the current RHONY ladies recently spoke out on the casting chatter.
Unlike some of the other Real Housewives shows with constantly changing casts, Real Housewives of New York usually retains its stars. Or at least it does longer than most reality TV shows.
Nevertheless, the right addition could really be a good thing for the show. For instance, Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley joined the show later on and completely changed the landscape when they did. Even though RHONY Season 11 is still airing, there is already gossip about the cast for next year. No, they aren’t bringing back any alums. Sorry, Jill Zarin. However, there is a familiar (last) name in the mix: Scaramucci. Former Trump staffer and Celebrity Big Brother cast member Anthony Scaramucci’s wife Deidre Scaramucci is interested in joining the show.
There’s an illness and it’s spreading. It seems several former Housewives are plagued with, “Pretty Please Notice Me!?!” We’ve seen the symptoms in Kelly Bensimon, from Real Housewives of New York. Jill Zarin may also need to seek treatment. Then there is poor, long-term sufferer, Brandi Glanville. Our Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
We’ve recently seen Brandi pop up on an episode where she shared good times with Denise Richards. I’m still trying to root for you, Denise! But Brandi’s motives are clear. She wants us to know she is great pals with newbie Denise. #cheersbitch Now we know there is a vacancy on the show. A big gap needs to be filled. So is Brandi shooting her shot while shooting her mouth off, again? Now she is revealing the “truth” about her
failures bad luck. I’ll give you one guess on who Brandi blames for her downfall…