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Hair Color Plays a Role in Real Housewives of N.Y.C. Drama

The Real Housewives of New York City

UpdatePosted 04/08/2011 06:00AM

Hair Color Plays a Role in Real Housewives of N.Y.C. Drama

Originally posted 04/07/2011 06:00PM

The Real Housewives of New York City are no strangers to drama, catfights and taking sides, but this season the ladies have taken their differences one step further – division by hair color.

"It's just the natural divide, it's like [the San] Andreas fault," LuAnn de Lesseps, referring to California's earthquake boundary, told PEOPLE recently at Bravo's upfront presentation. "You just can't guess when it's going to split."

The Countess is joined by Jill Zarin and new housewife Cindy Barshop to make up "Team Brunette," while Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan are members of "Team Blond" – but Kelly Bensimon says her ombre highlights (dark at the roots, light at the tips) kept her firmly neutral.

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Ramona Singer: All the N.Y.C. Housewives (Plus Bethenny!) Returning Next Season

The Real Housewives of New York City

Ramona Singer: All the N.Y.C. Housewives (Plus Bethenny!) Returning Next Season

Originally posted 09/15/2010 02:00PM

Bethenny Frankel got married, had a baby and documented it on her own Bravo reality show. But the Housewife isn't forgetting about her roots: she's going to be re-joining The Real Housewives of New York City next season, according to one of her costars.

"Bethenny will come on a little bit. We need a Bethenny moment," Ramona Singer tells PEOPLE about the show's upcoming fourth season, adding that the other women – Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin, Sonja Morgan and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps – "have been renewed."

In June, Frankel said she didn't see herself returning as a Housewife unless there were a few key changes. De Lesseps at the time also said she was unsure about her future with the hit Bravo show.

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New BFF Alert: Britney Spears's Mom and NY Housewife Jill Zarin

New BFF Alert: Britney Spears's Mom and NY Housewife Jill Zarin

Originally posted 05/13/2010 01:35PM

Is a new Housewife joining the mix?

On Tuesday night, Britney Spears's mother Lynne had a girls' night out at the lower Manhattan restaurant Kenmare with her niece, a family friend and Real Housewives of New York City's Jill Zarin.

How did this seemingly unlikely pair come to be pals?

"I met Lynne a few years ago backstage with [my daughter] Ali at Britney's concert at the Meadowlands [Sports Complex in New Jersey], we just connected and we kept in touch," Zarin tells PEOPLE. "When Lynne comes to town we try to meet and catch up. She called me a couple of months ago and said she was coming to New York."

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Jon Gosselin's Double Date with New Kate – and Jill Zarin!

Jon Gosselin's Double Date with New Kate – and Jill Zarin!

Originally posted 07/23/2009 08:30AM

What does a dad of eight do when hitting the tony Hamptons? Hang out with a real housewife, of course.

Jon Gosselin and his increasingly frequent companion, tabloid reporter Kate Major, continued their high-profile visit to the Hamptons over dinner Wednesday with their host Michael Lohan and two other couples: Real Housewives of New York City's Jill Zarin and husband Bobby Zarin, as well as Southampton Mayor Mark Epley and his wife, Marianne.

Despite the heavy socializing, "I miss my kids," Gosselin told PEOPLE.

Asked if his houseguests were enjoying each other's company, Lohan told PEOPLE, "Absolutely, they're getting along very well."

Said Major, "I love the Hamptons."

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