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Jill Zarin On Being Fired From 'Real Housewives' and Her Reality TV Future (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 21st 2011 3:30PM
Jill Zarin may have been booted off the 'The Real Housewives of New York,' but from the sound of her interview on 'The Wendy Williams Show,' (weekdays, syndicated on Fox) she won't be off the reality TV circuit for long. Zarin talked with Williams about the experience of being fired from Bravo's 'Housewives' franchise and hinted at her next TV move.

Zarin had a hunch she might not be asked to return to the show, so she didn't allow herself to get emotional when she got the bad news. "I knew that this was coming. This was not a surprise. All the ladies got a phone call that other week that 3 were coming back and the other four weren't decided ... And then Saturday night I got a phone call from the producer saying the decision was final and they'd be putting out a press release in 5 minutes," she said, sounding emotional.

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'Real Housewives' Jill Zarin and Alex McCord Deny They've Been Fired

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 16th 2011 7:30AM
Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord, Jill ZarinIt's been a drama-filled year off-screen for the various branches of the 'Real Housewives' franchise and now the focus has shifted to the New York cast.

Yesterday we heard of a casting bloodbath, with 'Housewives' Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord and Cindy Barshop all being pink-slipped.

Now Zarin and McCord have come forward to deny that they've been axed.

McCord told 'The Hollywood Reporter' that "At this stage, I have not been fired. My casting is still in limbo and I expect to hear within the next week."

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'Real Housewives' Zarin and Singer Spar Over Alcohol Accusations on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 1st 2011 2:15PM
Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin spar on 'Today' with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda KotbThere was talk of excessive drinking on the fourth hour of 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), and for once, it wasn't centered on Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Jill Zarin and Ramona Singer of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' appeared on the show, each upset with the other for allegations of alcoholism, in what quickly turned into an uncomfortable segment.

"She keeps inferring that I have a drinking problem," said Singer of Zarin. "You girls like to have a drink now and then, so do I." She then lobbed the same charge right back at Zarin, saying she had heard Zarin was the one with a drinking problem. Zarin denied she did, but said it would be wrong for Singer to talk about it on TV even if it were true.

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'Real Housewife' Jill Zarin to Get Her Own Spin-Off Show?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 11th 2011 6:15AM
Jill Zarin'The Real Housewives of London,' anyone?

'Real Housewives of New York City' stalwart Jill Zarin's been hanging out in London recently with actress Ayda Field and her high profile husband, British rocker Robbie Williams, sparking rumors that Field and Zarin are mulling offers for a 'Real Housewives' spin-off show.

'The Daily Mail' reports that Zarin and husband Bobby are in town to visit the Williamses -- a.k.a. their new BFFs -- and that Zarin would be totally open to starring in a London spin-off of her hit TV show.

A source told 'The Daily Mail' that the Zarins love London so much that they're looking at homes in the $10-15 million range in tony neighborhoods like Knightsbridge and Belgravia.

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'Real Housewife' Jill Zarin Is Bidding for a Bachelor on 'White Collar' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 6th 2011 9:55AM
Jill Zarin ('The Real Housewives of New York City'), 'White Collar'The men of 'White Collar' (Tue, 9PM ET on USA) went undercover as wealthy bachelors at a dating auction to try and lure out a mysterious black widow. While she's wedded and "deaded" four husbands, she didn't take any of their money.

Jones does well pretending to be a pastry chef, while Peter comes across as more genuine and winds up the "winner." Neal, on the other hand, was so good at playing utterly despicable, Diane had to bid on him or watch the auction derail as no one was interested.

In a fun cameo, Jill Zarin of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' was on-hand as another woman in the speed-dating format. We particularly enjoyed her disgust at Neal talking about how he hunts fawns and then takes a phone call during their very short date.

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Jill Zarin Tells Leah Remini She'd Make a Great 'Real Housewife' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 15th 2011 5:10PM
Leah Remini on 'The Real Housewives of New York City' on 'The Talk''The Real Housewives of New York City' is missing its most recognizable face this season without Bethenny Frankel. But that hasn't hurt the show, said Jill Zarin on Wednesday's 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). Zarin said she was happy for Frankel and all of her post-show success, and then got into the details that make the show popular, the interpersonal friction between the different housewives.

At the insistence of Leah Remini, Zarin addressed her troubles with fellow housewife Ramona Singer. "Have you sat her down, seriously, off camera and said, 'Ramona, come and watch the show and look how you look," said Remini. Zarin said she was having problems with Singer lying about small details, like whether Zarin owned the Ferrari she drove in season one.

Remini was so passionate about the feud that Holly Robinson Peete asked Zarin if she thought Remini would make a good addition to the cast. Zarin said she would, and Remini seemed open to the idea, saying she loves the show.

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A Friendship Is Over on 'Real Housewives of NYC' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 23rd 2010 7:25AM
Bethenny Frankel on 'Real Housewives'Any bond between Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin is "over, there's nothing left," said Frankel on last night's 'The Real Housewives of New York City' (Thu., 10PM ET on BRAVO). Upon hearing of Frankel's engagement, Zarin tried to wish her well, but she played the Ice Queen card.

Watch the video after the jump.

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A Bad Time for a Fight on 'Real Housewives of NYC' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 16th 2010 4:25AM
A Bad Time for a Fight on 'Real Housewives of NYC'A new cast member has arrived on 'The Real Housewives of New York City' (Thu., 10PM ET on Bravo). Divorcee Sonja Morgan has joined the show, and apparently she's a fan of sex, shopping and plastic surgery. (This is according to the description of her on the show's official website). Wow. A 'Real Housewife' likes sex, shopping and surgery. What an unexpected surprise.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jill Zarin Talks About Being the Villain on 'Real Housewives of NYC'

by Chris Jordan, posted Apr 15th 2010 12:00PM
Jill Zarin has a "hobby'' after all.

Zarin, one of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of New York City,' has just co-authored a book with her mom and sister called 'Secrets of a Jewish Mother.' Zarin takes solace from the words in 'Secrets' because she needs it at this point in her life -- she's become Public Enemy No. 1 on 'Housewives' thanks to her feud with fellow cast member and former BFF Bethenny Frankel.

Frankel famously said that Zarin needed a "hobby" during a Zarin-Frankel fight; well, now here's 'Secrets.'

There's been a lot of brush-ups on season 3 of 'Housewives' and Zarin spoke to AOL TV about the higher level of agitation on the show this year, her new life as the show's bad guy and the importance of holding an apple.

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Bethenny and Jill Fight on 'Real Housewives of NYC' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 2nd 2010 5:33AM
Bethenny and Jill Fight on 'Real Housewives of NYC' Bethenny fighting with her friends? Shocking. Apparently she and Jill were best friends who used to talk "five times a day." On last night's 'Real Housewives of New York City' (Thu., 10PM ET on BRAVO) the two argued -- over the phone -- about what ended their friendship.

"I will never forget what you said to me: 'You need to get a hobby'," says Jill. "Well guess what? My hobby was my husband got cancer... and the people who love me called my husband directly."

"I sent flowers," responds Bethenny. "I didn't realize your husband was that ill." Check out Jill's response.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'The Real Housewives of New York City' Return for Season 3

by Audrey Fine, posted Mar 5th 2010 9:45AM
Real Housewives of New York City"Ramona's way too freaking old to be wearing a bikini," declares Jill Zarin, rolling her eyes. (Truer words have never been uttered.) And so begins season three of 'The Real Housewives of New York City.'

The relatively uneventful (you might even say disappointing) premiere opened on a yacht Ramona had borrowed from a friend for a day of "girls only" fun. In true 'Housewives' fashion, the event quickly evolved into an emotional roller coaster as Ramona, who, after likening her newly shorn self to a "younger Cameron Diaz," laughed, cried, yelled and pouted while the boat putted along some Hamptons' waterway.

Noticeably absent was Bethenny, who, after a major falling out with Jill over what seems to be nothing more than a misunderstanding, was busy posing naked on a Manhattan rooftop for an "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" PETA ad. "I was BFFs with Bethenny" fumed Jill "but she didn't deserve me as a friend."

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Hallelujah, The Real Housewives of New York are all coming back!

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 18th 2009 9:03AM
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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.

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Bethenny Frankel does killer impressions (and not just of Jill Zarin)

by Eliot Glazer, posted Apr 17th 2009 9:05AM
Bethenny Frankel - Real Housewives of New York CityThe ladies of The Real Housewives of New York City are, needless to say, a colorful bunch. The Bravo franchise seems to have hit its stride, with each cast of Housewives providing their own flavor. But in comparison to Orange County and Atlanta, the ladies of New York seem especially weird. Perhaps it's apropos to their all living in a city with crazy people at every corner, but whatever the case may be, these gals are bonkers.

Sure, the show may just be a well-delivered product of sneaky producers and menacing editors, but somebody's doing something right in bringing out the bizarre nuances of Jill, LuAnn, Alex, Ramona, and Bethenny - although she, of the whipsmart one-liners and catchphrases, seems to be the crowd favorite (judging by ... conversations I've had with people).

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Real Housewives star launches healthy treats business

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 24th 2008 9:05AM
Bethenny FrankelShe doesn't exactly come off as a Martha Stewart-esque homemaker on the show but Bethenny Frankel really knows her way around the kitchen. The star of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City has launched her own line of baked goods. The NYC cougar is bringing us vegan cupcakes and other healthy desserts. The line is called Bethenny Bakes and she launched her new company at the Bridge Market Food Emporium in Manhattan on Sunday. Some of the products include lemon cupcakes, banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, fudge chocolate chip muffins, and blueberry muffins. There is no word on whether or not these will be in stores outside of New York.

I wonder if these treats actually taste good. More importantly, I wonder if Bethenny's boyfriend will help her run the business. He lost his Wall Street job as an executive at Patriarch Partners, LLC because he appeared on the show.

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