The Real Housewives of New York Get in the Holiday Spirit

Just because Real Housewives of New York is currently off-air, doesn't mean the ladies can't get into the holiday spirit. Check out this gallery to see what LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Kelly Bensimon have done to spread some holiday cheer!

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps Dishes on Her Holiday Plans and Missing Her Old Real Housewives of New York Co-Stars - Exclusive

We caught up with Real Housewives of New York star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps at the Life & Style 2011 Holiday Party hosted by the Countess at STK Midtown on December 13, and she told us all about her holiday plans and even opened up about missing her old co-stars.Check out the Countess’ exclusive interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, below!Wetpaint Entertainment: What's on your holiday wish list this year?Countess LuAnn: I just hope that life keeps going this direction, which is...

Real Housewives of New York Get a Massive Pay Raise

The only remaining original cast members of Real Housewives of New York are LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer, but we're pretty sure the former enemies will find a way to get along this season, considering the impressive pay raise both of them scored to stay on.Their paychecks will double from Season 4 (for which they earned $275,000 for 18 episodes), to a whopping $500,000 for 18 episodes.Allow us to do the math for you: that's $28,000 an episode! Paltry in comparison to the Jersey Shore kids,...

Are These the New 'Real Housewives of New York City'?

Goodbye Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop! Hello Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson and Aviva Drescher? According to People , Carole, Heather and Aviva are joining the cast of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of New York City,' which as of now only consists of Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and LuAnn de Lesseps. Carole Radziwill, daughter-in-law to Lee Radziwill, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' sister, is an author and former producer for ABC News. A widow, Carole will fill the role of the single girl in the cast, the New York Daily News reports.

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

Bravo'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. 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.

Sonja Morgan to Sell French House to Pay Off $7 Million Debt?

Oh, the plights of the rich. As you may remember, Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan is in some serious financial trouble. She had to file for bankruptcy after a failed investment in the never-made John Travolta film Fast Flash to Bang Time (we have no idea what that title means), and she still owes a producer from the film, Richard Rionda Del Castro, a whopping $7 Million. What's a housewife to do?Well, sell her extra house in France for a start. This week, a judge ruled that Sonja...

Bethenny Frankel Says Blaming Bravo for Russell Armstrong’s Suicide Is 'Preposterous'

Former Real Housewives of New York star and current millionaire Bethenny Frankel knows a thing or two about the fame and criticism that come along with reality TV. But in her opinion, Bravo is not at fault for the death of Russell Armstrong, the husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Taylor Armstrong. Russell was found dead on August 15 after he committed suicide."It's preposterous to blame a TV show for someone's suicide,” Frankel told USA Today. Although she was not friends...

Real Housewives of New York Still in the Dark About New Season

The waiting game continues for the Real Housewives of New York cast. There have been rumors that some of the cast might not make the cut when filming starts again in the Big Apple, and apparently all of New York's finest rich and catty ladies are still in the dark about their fates. A Bravo rep told the New York Post, "production for Real Housewives of New York was pushed as we are finalizing some details for the new season. The cast will be notified once shooting is about to commence.”We...

Kelly Bensimon Is Not Ready To Leave 'Real Housewives of New York City' (VIDEO)

Kelly Bensimon sounds like she wants to continue with 'Real Housewives of New York City,' despite any rumors to the contrary. When the good folks at 'Good Day New York' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox) posited that she seemed ready to leave the arguing and fighting behind and become her own breakout star, Bensimon said she's finally enjoying herself. "No, I actually had a really good time with it this year," she said. "I mean, this was my opportunity to really, really show who I am and not be in a combative situation. It was two seasons of just constantly being berated all the time." She may have more friends on the show if she signs up for another season. She said she had been suggesting people to the producers, and that it has gotten a little out of hand. "Every cocktail party that I go to people are like, 'I'm on the show,'" she said. "'I'm going to be on the show with you.'" More people to be crazy with.

Bravo Postpones Filming of Real Housewives of New York

In the wake of Russell Armstrong’s shocking suicide last week, Bravo has decided to push back filming for Season 5 of Real Housewives of New York. An unnamed New York housewife told the Huffington Post, “We were originally meant to start filming on Labor Day. Then we all received an email saying we would start filming September 8, when Fashion Week started in the city. Now we have all been notified that it has been pushed back another three weeks at least.”Looks like Bravo execs...