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Originally posted 07/19/2012 12:15PM
Bethenny Frankel is known for telling it like it is – especially when it comes to her personal life.
In this week's PEOPLE, the reality star-turned-talk-show host reveals the truth about her marriage to Jason Hoppy, which recently has been rumored to be on the brink.
"We've been scared," says Frankel, 41. "The second year of marriage was not easy. We hit bottom, [but] we came out the other side."
After rising to fame on Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City, Frankel has wrapped the final season of her reality series Bethenny Ever After, which magnified the couple's troubles this past year.
Originally posted 07/17/2012 11:30AM
Here's some feud for thought: Are you on Team Heather or Team Ramona?
On Monday's The Real Housewives of New York City, original cast member Ramona Singer came face to face with newbie Heather Thomson at their costar Aviva Drescher's five-year anniversary party.
It was the first time the two women, who did not start off on the right foot, were in each other's company since Heather organized a trip to London and invited everyone but Ramona.
So when Heather tried to play nice at the party, Ramona was not interested.
Originally posted 06/25/2012 10:30AM
After a big casting shake-up this season on The Real Housewives of New York City, Jill Zarin seems to think Bravo needs her back.
But that's not going to happen.
"We wish Jill the best, but there is no consideration of her returning to the series," a network spokesperson tells PEOPLE.
The former Housewife, who was fired after the fourth season along with Alex McCord and Kelly Bensimon, has publicly criticized the newly rebooted series and recently told the New York Daily News, "You don't change what works."
Originally posted 06/17/2012 08:55PM
Bethenny Frankel is busy with her new talk show but she still finds time to catch up with The Real Housewives of New York City.
"Do I still watch it? I don't watch it religiously but I'll sometimes catch up," the Bethenny host says on Monday's episode of her Fox show. "It's not anything against them. I've been busy planning the talk show and kind of doing my own thing. It was a long time ago."
Responding to a question from a member of her audience, Frankel attributes her time on the Bravo reality show with launching her TV career.
Originally posted 06/12/2012 12:30PM
Originally posted 06/04/2012 10:45AM
Let the trash talking begin!
The fifth season of The Real Housewives of New York City premieres Monday night on Bravo. But the show's three surviving cast members – Ramona Singer, LuAnn DeLesseps and Sonja Morgan – already have some choice words for newcomers Heather Thomson, Carole Radziwill and Aviva Drescher in this interview with PEOPLE.
Singer offers the most pointed critiques, revealing that after spending time with one of the new ladies in particular, she just wants to "smack her face." Another, Singer says, seemed normal at first but then "all of a sudden she got possessed."
Originally posted 04/20/2012 02:30PM
Sad news out of New York: Former Real Housewives of New York City star Alex McCord's cat, Madge, passed away Wednesday after being hit by a car.
The reality star took to Facebook to share the news with her fans, posting a photo of the feline and writing, "Rest in peace, big beautiful kitty.....we miss you so much already."
After getting out of the house Wednesday morning, Madge was struck by a passing vehicle and discovered by McCord's neighbors, who alerted the family to her death so they could recover the body and have a proper burial.
Originally posted 04/05/2012 01:00PM
New friendships? Well, really more like new rivalries!
Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson will join the Real Housewives of New York City when the reality series returns for its fifth season (June 4, 9 p.m.) – and judging from an early preview (watch the clip below), they aren't mixing so well with veteran Housewives LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer, who have come back for even more drama this year. (The show's season premiere will be 90-minutes to accommodate it all!)
But not all feuds are new: In a three-minute teaser for the season, Countess LuAnn calls out Ramona for blackmailing her and, later, tangles even more with Sonja and Ramona on vacation.
Originally posted 01/01/2012 09:35AM
Originally posted 10/15/2011 01:50PM
Though she was let go from The Real Housewives of New York City last month, Kelly Bensimon says she harbors no hard feelings.
"I'm not angry," she told PEOPLE. "I had a great opportunity. I mean, three years! Three years I'm on television. ... The show is on all over the world and we're still going to be on for a long time. It's like the Baywatch of Housewives. For me, it's just the gift that keeps on giving."
Speaking at a QVC charity event in New York City to benefit breast cancer research, Bensimon called her stint on Real Housewives a "huge leap of faith" and said she looks forward to watching upcoming seasons of the Bravo hit.
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