Hallelujah, The Real Housewives of New York are all coming back!
by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 18th 2009 9:03AM
You can breath a sigh of relief now. Each and every one of The Real Housewives of New York City are coming back for Season 3. There, don't you feel better? After speculation that Bethenny was going off to do her own show and a rumor that Kelly wasn't invited back, Bravo has wrangled Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer, Alex McCord, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps for another installment of the Real Housewives.
Frankly, I'm surprised the network was able to do it. Could there be some additional inducement that got them all to sign on the dotted line? I say that because in addition to announcing that production has commenced, Bravo also revealed that there will be a line of clothing and a series of companion books for these New Yorkers. Perhaps the ladies are all getting a piece of the action?
Whatever the details, this is a group that's better left intact, especially since there's been a lot of off-season scuttlebutt about them. LuAnn's marriage fell apart, but she kept her title -- Countess. Bethenny took on Rachel Zoe. And Jill popped up on Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D List for no good reason at all.
It would be great if in the new season, the New Yorkers took a bridge or tunnel and checked out The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Wouldn't that be a metro area mudbath!
Speaking of the Garden State gals, last Monday, Teresa Giudice -- the table flipper -- had a baby. Teresa and her "juicy" hubby Joe had another girl to go with the three little princesses they're already spoiling. They named the baby Audriana.