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Real Housewives of New York City: What Did You Think of the New Ladies?

Real Housewives of New York

As Sonja would say, fresh season, fresh guests, fresh everything!

Following last year's massive house-cleaning, which saw the exits of Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop, the Season 5 premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City welcomed three new ladies into the lion's den. But how did the newbies fit in with veterans Sonja Morgan, LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer? And was the show hurting without its former first ladies of drama ready to stir things up? We offer our instant evaluations of the new ladies... read more

Jill Zarin May Move West for Fox, The Beverly Jillbillies

Jill Zarin

Jill Zarin may have been fired after starring in four seasons of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she could be setting her sights on another reality show on the West Coast.

The sometimes-redhead is reportedly in talks with Fox to star in... read more

Bravo Axes Four Housewives of New York City Cast Members

Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord, Jill Zarin

Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop will not be returning for the next season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City, the network confirmed — in a roundabout way.

"Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn DeLesseps will be returning for season five of The Real Housewives of New York City. We've had a fabulous run with all the ladies and appreciate them sharing their lives with our viewers," Bravo said in statement Saturday, adding, without naming the departed: "It is a friendly departure among the other ladies and we continue to... read more

Watercooler: Jill Zarin Reports Back on the Real Housewives Moroccan Rumble

Jill Zarin

Midnight at the oasis? More like welcome to Thunderdome.

The Real Housewives of New York City's Moroccan holiday continued to go south last night when the bad blood between Jill Zarin and Ramona Singer — which hit its boiling point at the end of last week's episode — threatened to splash all over the rest of the posse. And we weren't the only ones talking about it...
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10 Things We Learned From The Real Housewives of New York City's Morocco Trilogy

Real Housewives of New York City

Las Vegas, Texas, Miami, Mexico, Italy. Yes, the Real Housewives love to travel almost as much as they like a good glass of wine. Almost. Not to be outdone, the New York City cast took the term exotic getaway to a whole new level with a Morocco trip spanning three episodes. Part Sex and the City 2 come to life and part sequel to last year's Scary Island excursion (neither of which we knew we wanted), the Real Housewives of New York City's time abroad was hilarious, dramatic, mildly offensive and — believe it or not — educational! Here are the top 10 things we learned from their trip of a lifetime:

10. Blondes don't always have more fun: This entire season has been Team Brunette (aka Jill, LuAnn, Kelly and Cindy) vs. Team Blonde (Alex, Ramona and Sonja). However, Alex showed her sharp tongue is color-blind when she called-out her teammates for their ignorance throughout the trip. "I love Ramona and Sonja but sometimes they do make me cringe," Alex said within hours of their landing in Morocco. "They didn't care whom they offended." Later, she admitted she was "mortified" when Ramona told... read more

Alex McCord Sounds Off on The Real Housewives of New York City

LuAnn de Lesseps, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Alex McCord

Whether she's calling Sonja Morgan a "thug in a cocktail dress" or dressing down Jill Zarin for being a phony, the usually reserved Alex McCord has been killing us with her newfound chutzpah on The Real Housewives of New York City. And she's no less cheeky when it comes to fielding our questions about life as a Housewife.

TV Guide Magazine: Gotta say, you are sassy this season!
McCord:
[Laughs] I've always... read more

VIDEO: Real Housewives' Jill Declares She's Team Brunette

The Real Housewives of New York City

The Real Housewives of New York City has returned and it wouldn't feel right without castmate Jill Zarin declaring who's she's siding with this season.

"I'm Team Brunette," she told TVGuide.com.

So where does that leave the newly platinum blonde Alex McCord?

"I hate the word 'team,'" she says and reminds us that her closest ally on the show in not a castmember, but inseparable husband Simon.

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Watch What Happens: Live's Greatest Hits: Lord Voldemort's Mazel, Danielle's Table Dance

Andy Cohen

It's hard to believe, but Watch What Happens: Live is turning 100! The Bravo late-night series — which was recently renewed for a fifth season — will celebrate 100 episodes of mazels, martinis and musical performances Thursday. Thanks to spirited creator and host Andy Cohen, this isn't your average late-night talk show: The guests are loud, the questions are saucy and the bar is always open. In celebration, we look back at... read more

Meet the Newest New York Housewife: Wax Queen Cindy Barshop

Cindy Barshop

There's a new housewife in town: Self-proclaimed wax queen Cindy Barshop will join The Real Housewives of New York City next season, Bravo announced.

Christian Barcellos, programming VP for the network, told the New York Post that Barshop, the owner of the Completely Bare salon chain, has an "organic connection to the cast" and is already friends with cast member Ramona Singer.

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"She's a very successful, entrepreneurial, self-made woman. She's the epitome of the go-go New Yorker," Barcello says.

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Report: Bethenny Frankel Exiting Real Housewives of New York City

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel is leaving The Real Housewives of New York City after three seasons, US reports.

"Last season was scary and painful," she told US about why she turned down Bravo's offers to return for Season 4. "It took all of the... read more

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