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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 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 09/21/2011 01:15PM
Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop are out – but who are the brave new stars of The Real Housewives of New York City that will join Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn DeLesseps in upcoming seasons of Bravo's hit show?
A source close to the show tells PEOPLE that New York City is in need of "new energy," and heard that the new cast will include a woman in the fashion business, a philanthropist with three children and a writer.
Well, a report in New York's Daily News names three women who fit that bill.
Best-selling author and former ABC News producer Carole Radziwill, whose late husband's aunt was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is joining the reality show, according to the report. Radziwill was friends with Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, who died alongside her husband John F. Kennedy Jr., when his plane crashed in 1999.
Originally posted 09/17/2011 09:05PM
The Real Housewives of New York City is officially down four familiar faces.
Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop, the newest addition to the popular Bravo show, were not asked back for season 5.
"Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn DeLesseps will be returning for season 5 of The Real Housewives of New York City," a network spokesperson tells PEOPLE. "We've had a fabulous run with all the ladies and appreciate them sharing their lives with our viewers. It is a friendly departure among the other ladies and we continue to have on-going discussions with them."
Originally posted 09/16/2011 10:00AM
Bravo is remaining mum on the reports that three of the Real Housewives of New York City are set to be fired, but a source tells PEOPLE that only Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan are close to signing their 5th season contracts.
Alleged pink-slip recipients Jill Zarin, Alex McCord and Kelly Bensimon, meanwhile, are chiming in on social media.
Zarin – who told PEOPLE last month, "I don't know if I can film with these girls," after feuding with fellow cast member Ramona Singer – Tweeted Friday: "I plan on discussing my future in my next newsletter. Sign up jillzarin.com. I love you for caring so much."
McCord, who was involved in a public dust-up with costar Sonja Morgan at a Marriage Equality event last season, addressed rumors of her departure on her Facebook and Twitter pages, saying "Nothing's finalized, though I'd like to do another year."
Originally posted 09/15/2011 03:45PM
Is The Real Housewives of New York City going to be down three familiar faces when it returns for season 5 on Bravo?
According to a new Huffington Post report, which cites sources inside Bravo, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord have been fired from the show, and were given the news on Thursday morning.
Originally posted 09/05/2011 05:30PM
Just ahead of the season 2 premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Monday, the stars of The Real Housewives of New York City are opening up about the suicide of Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell.
"That made me cry," Ramona Singer told PEOPLE before heading off to spend the Labor Day weekend aboard a 150-ft. yacht in Newport, R.I., and Nantucket, Mass. "[Taylor is] lovely and it's hitting her hard. The night before the memorial service, I had dinner with [Taylor's costars] Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards and we talked about it. And they've been so supportive."
Originally posted 07/26/2011 11:40AM
The women of The Real Housewives of New York City met up to discuss their fourth season of the hit reality show recently – and the fireworks aired Monday night. Here are the most dramatic moments:
1. Sonja's Meltdown: When host Andy Cohen asked Sonja Morgan about her tough year, which included filing for bankruptcy, she broke down in tears. "The $7 million, that wasn't what really killed me," she said of money she was ordered to pay in a lawsuit against her. "What was very upsetting to me was that my marriage fell apart ... I didn't care about the trial. I didn't care about the money. I was focused on the past, my husband and what we had together."
2. Jill Insults Alex: When Andy asked Jill Zarin about criticizing Alex McCord and Ramona Singer for wearing white to a wedding, Alex fired back, saying, "It's a lot ruder to call someone a 'f–– bitch' at the wedding than it is to wear cream."
"By the way, " Jill said in response, "you are an effing bitch."
Originally posted 07/20/2011 02:45PM
Put seven Housewives in a room, ask a heated question about etiquette and you'll get 37 different opinions – plus raised voices, pointed fingers and general exasperation.
With The Real Housewives of New York City wrapping up a lively season this Thursday, the ladies – Jill, Kelly, Alex, Sonja, Ramona, LuAnn and Cindy – reunited to rehash all their personal drama in a two-part reunion special, and PEOPLE.com has an exclusive first look at the action.
With blondes and brunettes separated on different couches, the ladies begin to address Cindy's possible etiquette breach – taking a business phone call during a breakfast at Sonja's home. As Cindy explains herself – even rising from the couch for extra emphasis – Kelly defends her castmate, telling Sonja, "She's a working woman with two kids. ... If I came to your house and I had a call, I would take it. Sorry."
Originally posted 04/21/2011 02:45PM
A Real Housewives star has released a new song but it might not be the Housewife you'd expect. In fact, it's not a Housewife at all.
Alex McCord's husband Simon van Kempen's "I Am Real" hit the Web and iTunes Thursday, and it's a dance track that he says he's been working on for seven weeks and he says he's "very proud" of the result.
The song, which he recorded without the use of Autotune, has a message that Simon says is summed up in these lyrics: "I am real / I ain't gonna change / I am real / I am who I am / And that's the deal / I say what I feel / Love me or hate me / I don't give a damn / And that's my appeal."
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