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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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Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon Officially Axed From 'Real Housewives'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 18th 2011 5:03AM
Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord, Jill ZarinReports last week of a casting bloodbath at 'The Real Housewives of New York City' have been confirmed.

A Bravo source told 'People' that Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord and Cindy Barshop have all been axed: "Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn DeLesseps will be returning for season 5 of 'The Real Housewives of New York City.'"

The source added, "We've had a fabulous run with all the ladies and appreciate them sharing their lives with our viewers. It is a friendly departure among the other ladies and we continue to have on-going discussions with them."

Zarin and McCord initially denied the rumors that they hadn't been asked back for Season 5, but now McCord has told 'People' that "Simon and I are sad not to continue with RHONY but it's a friendly decision and discussions with Bravo are ongoing for other projects."

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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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Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Cindy Barshop & Alex McCord Axed From 'Real Housewives of New York City'?

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 15th 2011 3:10PM
The Real Housewives of NYCBravo's 'Real Housewives' franchise always manages to make headlines, even when the drama is unfolding off-camera.

HuffPost Celebrity's Rob Shuter is reporting that Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Alex McCord were all let go from 'The Real Housewives of New York City' on Thursday, and that three new ladies will be added to the cast for its new season. Us Weekly claims Cindy Barshop is also off the show.

The 'Housewives' housecleaning leaves Ramona Singer and former Countess LuAnn de Lesseps as the only original cast members remaining. Sonja Morgan will also be staying with the show. No word yet on last season's new addition Cindy Barshop, although it's been widely reported that she will also not be returning.

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'Real Housewives' Live Tour: Yes, It's Real

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 15th 2011 11:00AM
Nene, Caroline, JillNot a dream! Not a hoax! The star's of Bravo's 'Real Housewives' franchise are going on the road for a live show. Yes, a live show.

According to Bravo, the live tour will give fans "the chance to get up-close and personal with their favorite cast members." Look for the ladies to discuss their biggest televised moments and fights, reveal cast secrets and interact with the audience in a question and answer format." The live tour, like many fan conventions, will feature various packages to give fans access to the Bravolebrities. The Red Carpet Package will give fans access to a pre-show cocktail party, hosed by 'The Real Housewives,' walk a red carpet, receive a tour laminate and premium seating.

Cast members from 'New York,' 'New Jersey,' 'Orange County,' 'Atlanta' and even 'Miami' are scheduled to appear. Good news for 'Real Housewives of Miami' fans. See a full list of scheduled attendees below.

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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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'Housewife' Jill Zarin Addresses Plastic Surgery Rumors on 'Wendy Williams' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 19th 2011 3:45PM
Jill Zarin on 'The Wendy Williams Show'Jill Zarin from 'The Real Housewives Of New York City' said today on 'The Wendy Williams Show' (weekdays, syndicated) that she has had no plastic surgery, but she has had other kinds of procedures done. She has had some Botox for the past 10 years and had what she called a "liquid face-lift."

Zarin said the procedure includes pulling up the side of the face and using Botox on the neck to tighten the skin. "It's all about pulling and tightening," said Zarin. She also uses Botox for her forehead.

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'Real Housewives of New York': 'Nice and Kind' Jill Zarin Gets Mean at a Wedding (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 8th 2011 10:20AM
Jill Zarin, 'The Real Housewives of New York City'Jill Zarin of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' (Thu., 10PM ET on Bravo) has turned over a new leaf. "They said I couldn't change and I have changed," she declared, "No matter what anyone does, I will always be nice and kind." Or maybe she just left out the additional clause, "starting sometime in the future."

We would love to know how long after that confessional she was sitting at a wedding with two friends bitching about the bride wearing white, along with another woman who also chose to wear a cream color.

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Joy Behar Asks 'The Real Housewives of New York' How Real The Show Is (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 6th 2011 12:23AM
Jill Zarin, 'The View'The debate on how real reality television is, may never be fully resolved, but the women of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' kept the discussion alive and well on 'The View' (Weekdays, syndicated on ABC). First, Jill Zarin said she thought what happened between her and Bethenny Frankel was "sort of drama for the show" and that they would then make up.

Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Actually, for Bravo it may have worked out for the best as Frankel is now off and running with her own successful show.

"So you're saying that things are faked?" Joy Behar asked, but the women evaded and moved on.

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11 Biggest 'Real Housewives' Feuds of 2010

by Amy Kuperinsky, posted Dec 13th 2010 3:30PM
Jill and Bethenny, former friends on 'The Real Housewives of New York City'Countdown to Festivus on Dec. 23: On the eleventh day of Festivus, TV gave us to ... 11 'Real Housewives' feuding.

They're "done" with each other. Headed towards divorce. Foaming with passive aggression. Pulling weaves. Hitting poles. They are the beloved stars of Bravo's 'Real Housewives' franchise.

These ladies love to fight, whether woman vs. woman, group of women vs. woman, woman vs. man or man vs. inanimate object.

Here are our top 'Housewives' feuds of 2010.

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'Real Housewives': Bethenny Doesn't Want to Film 'NYC,' Ramona Gets Own Wine Line and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 14th 2010 2:10PM
Bethenny FrankelBethenny Frankel is not afraid to speak her mind. The star of Bravo's 'Bethenny Getting Married?' had a famous falling out with her then-'Real Housewives of New York City' co-star Jill Zarin last season, and now Frankel says she does not want to go back to 'Housewives.'

"I do not want to do any housewife episodes [this season]," Frankel told HollywoodLife.com. "Let's just leave it at that."

Despite hugging on camera during 'The Real Housewives of New York City' reunion this summer, Frankel's relationship with Zarin did not get any further repair.

"I'm not friends with Jill and we don't speak to each other," Frankel said. "I'm so happy right now in my life that I could never ever wish anyone any ill will anyway. That is so 2009 -- the show and the argument!"

More 'Real Housewives' news after the jump!

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Inside a 'Double Exposure' Photo Shoot: Marcus and Indrani Talk Lindsay Lohan, Brooklyn Decker, Favorite Celebs and More

by Kelly Woo, posted Jul 6th 2010 5:40PM
Double ExposureCelebrity photographers Marcus Klinko and Indrani usually sit behind the lens, but their new Bravo reality show 'Double Exposure' has turned the camera around to document their world-trotting photo shoots and once-romantic, sometimes-contentious relationship.

The former couple, now just business partners, were thrust into the limelight last week thanks to an episode about a photo shoot with Lindsay Lohan, who was shown to arrive 11 hours late. The actress fired back on Twitter by saying she was "set up" and that it "sucks when friends use you in this case for ratings even if they're lying."

At today's photo shoot for 'Real Housewives of New York' star Jill Zarin, Klinko and Indrani addressed Lohan's remarks, plus gave me a preview of tonight's episode featuring Brooklyn Decker (11PM ET, Bravo).

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