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It's Official: Bethenny Frankel Is Returning to Real Housewives of New York City

Bethenny Frankel Is Returning to Real Housewives of New York City

Originally posted 10/20/2014 10:30AM

Bethenny Frankel fans, rejoice!

The straight-talking, business-savvy brunette audiences grew to know and love – and some castmates learned to loathe – on the first three seasons of The Real Housewives of New York City is officially back for the show's seventh season, PEOPLE has confirmed.

"I'm excited," Frankel, 43, tells PEOPLE of her decision to return to reality TV, which she denied earlier this month. "It feels like the first season when it was fresh and new and unknown."

Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan will be back, too, a rep for the show tells PEOPLE.

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Ginger vs. Jenna: The Celebrity Wife Swap Showdown

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Ginger Zarin vs. Jenna von Oy: The Celebrity Wife Swap Showdown

Originally posted 07/24/2014 03:00PM

Jenna von Oy is a celebrity blogger for PEOPLE's Babies section. During her recent experience switching lives with Jill Zarin on Celebrity Wife Swap, the actress made the acquaintance of the former Real Housewife's puppy princess, Ginger – and it wasn't easy! von Oy shares her story with PEOPLE Pets below.

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Bethenny Frankel's Talk Show Axed: What Should She Do Next? | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel's Talk Show Axed: What Should She Do Next?

Originally posted 02/15/2014 10:20AM

Bethenny Frankel has played her hand well ... just about as well as anyone who found fame with a reality show called The Real Housewives of New York City could.

No, she played it better – she has been disciplined and smart. Look at IMDb.com: Bethenny has 41 credits as herself. Jill Zarin has only 25.

And, yes, LuAnn de Lesseps acted on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and released a single called "Chic, C'est La Vie." However, the ultimate reality star is she who builds the strongest career for herself as herself.

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Ramona Singer Catches Her Husband Cheating: Source

Ramona Singer Catches Her Husband Cheating: Source

Originally posted 01/29/2014 12:20PM

Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer is confronting marriage troubles with her husband of 22 years, Mario Singer.

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Teresa Giudice's Indictment: Fellow Housewives Worry About Her Kids

Originally posted 08/04/2013 03:00PM



As Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice and husband Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice deal with a 39-count fraud indictment, concern now turns to the four innocent victims in the case.

"She may need some help raising those children," Real Housewives of Miami's Lea Black tells PEOPLE. "The consequences may be bigger than anyone would think."

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How Did Patti Stanger Find Love? By Taking Jill Zarin's Advice

How Patti Stanger Found Love – and Where She Is with David Krause Now

Originally posted 07/16/2013 09:30AM

Finding your soul mate has never been easier, says matchmaker Patti Stanger.

She should know.

The star of Bravo's hit reality series, Millionaire Matchmaker, said she met her soul mate, handsome former baseball player David Krause, when she finally figured out what was preventing her from finding love.

"Two years ago, I was depressed because I hadn't found the true love of my life," Stanger, 52, told PEOPLE Saturday at the Ladies Luxury Luncheon that her close friend, former Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin, hosted in Southampton.

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Jill Zarin Confronts Andy Cohen About Getting Fired from Real Housewives

Originally posted 10/16/2012 12:05PM



Monday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live took a turn for the awkward when host Andy Cohen sat down with former Real Housewives of New York City star Jill Zarin to talk about her dismissal from the show.

The first season of the show without Zarin and former cast mates Alex McCord and Kelly Bensimon wrapped on Monday, but Zarin did not want to let season 5 end without getting an answer to her uncomfortable question: Why was she fired?

Cohen claimed that the show needed a fresh cast, especially in light of the explosive season 4 reunion featuring the original Housewives.

"We were looking to shake the show up," Cohen told Zarin. "The last reunion, I think you would agree, was incredibly toxic for everyone involved."

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Bravo to Jill Zarin: We're Not Hiring You Back on Housewives | Jill Zarin

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Jill Zarin Is Not Returning to Real Housewives, Says Bravo

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."

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Are These Women the New Stars of Real Housewives of NYC?

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Real Housewives of New York City: Are These Women the New Stars?

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.

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It's Official: Jill, Kelly, Alex & Cindy Not Returning to Real Housewives | Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon

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UpdatePosted 09/17/2011 11:00PM

Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon & Alex McCord Will Not Return to Real Housewives

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."

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