Now that Bravo has officially given the axe to Real Housewives of New York Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, and Cindy Barshop , the rumor treadmill is already up and burning its morning calories over who the new school of classy ladies will be. New York Daily News has already fingered Kennedy-by-association Carole Radziwill, along with Yummie Tummie designer Heather Thomson and philanthropist Aviva Drescher.
Stop the presses! Four of the ladies from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City have been cut from the new season, so Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin, and Cindy Barshop will no longer be around to air all their crazy drama and terrible brand image over the airwaves (unless they, like Bethenny Frankel, get a spin-off show). That leaves only two of the original NYC‘ers in the cast, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer. Also avoiding the chopping block is Sonja Morgan who is bankrupt, which is a known requirement for being on a Housewives show.
But the real tragedy will not be losing these four women — who we’re sure will be replaced by equally entertainingly desperate social-climbers — but the lack of Simon van Kempen, who has been the best part of the show since its inception.
Thirsty Thursday created its fair share of thrilling tweets. Now we shall enjoy them on this Summer Friday. Here we go:
- The always promotional Andy Cohen shills for his Real Housewives of D.C. series. It’s deeper than you think? Right.
- Fellow Bravo spokeswoman Alex McCord was awake till 3am Read More
On the evening of Monday, Nov. 9, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, who reportedly learned of lead singer Steven Tyler’s leaving the band in the press, tweeted that he was positively looking for a new lead singer.
Meanwhile, Mr. Tyler was dropping by Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year awards at Carnegie Hall to cheer Read More
By 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, a Divas Shop for Opera Shopping and Cocktails benefit for the New York City Opera, held at a “pop-up” shop on Madison Avenue, had turned into a fashion frenzy. Ravenous shoppers sprawled two floors, prowling the racks and grabbing Manolos, Louboutins, Dior frocks, and more. A Read More
Country singer Kellie Pickler is a bit of a skirt chaser.
“I think it’s sexy,” the platinum blond 22-year-old former American Idol contestant told the Daily Transom. “I think it’s great. Real men wear kilts!”
Ladies, not so much! Ms. Pickler wore a non-plaid Gwen Russell-designed red gown to the Read More
On Saturday, March 7, a beaded vintage evening jacket belonging to Real Housewives of New York cast-member Alex McCord will be auctioned off at the Tribeca Spring Preview Housing Works sale.
“It’s a kind of bolero jacket with beads all over it,” Ms. McCord told the Daily Transom about the jacket that she bought at Read More
Wednesday night, at the second season premiere of the Real Housewives of New York City at Gilt at the Palace Hotel, Housewife Alex McCord insisted that her feud with co-star Jill Zarin was over. "Jill and I are fine," said Ms. McCord. The new season’s preview shows her and Ms. Zarin entangled in a bitter Read More
For someone who recently had to endure a very public, and very embarrassing, breakup from her felonious ex-boyfriend (Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri), the actress Anne Hathaway has been starring in an unfortunate number of films about marriage lately–the dark comedy Rachel Getting Married and Bride Wars, which premiered Monday evening at the Lincoln Read More
It seems that Kelly Killoren Bensimon, the newest addition to Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City cast (the second season, which is now filming, will air sometime in 2009), is at once the most and least qualified woman to be on the show. A longtime fixture on the Manhattan and Hamptons social scenes, the Read More