BETHENNY Frankel is saying bye-bye to “Real Housewives of New York City” and hello to her own reality show. PageSix is reporting that the quick, outspoken and hilarious Frankel will star in her own Bravo reality show this fall called “Skinny & The City.” Reports said, “The show will follow her planning her wedding to [fiancé] Jason Hoppy.” Also, Frankel is said to be penning a second book about “romance, money and friends” inspired by her feud with co-star Kelly Killoren Bensimon. Bravo had “no comment.”
While I am thrilled for Bethenny’s success, I am worried that her absence on the “Housewives of NYC” will affect the show. Frankel is a key member of the cast who is known for her wise cracking sense of humor as much as her friendship with Jill and feud with Kelly Killoren Bensimon. Bravo is currently casting for a new character, so you’d have to assume that this woman will replace Bethenny.
The Daily News is reporting that “Real Housewives” contemporaries Jill Zarin of New York and Danielle Staub of New Jersey nearly threw down at the Three Olives Bubble launch at Greenhouse. An eyewitness said, “Danielle literally pushed Jill out of the way to nab a prime spot next to [host] Kim Kardashian, and the ladies started arguing, with Danielle eventually walking away after a heated argument. You could have cut the tension with a knife!”
Jill spoke out about the near catfight saying the story is MOSTLY true: “She climbed over Ally and me while talking to Kim on a bench at party to get photographer to take their picture. We did not fight though. She realized what she did and apologized saying the photographer made her do it. I said no problem.”