Bethenny Frankel Leaving Real Housewives!

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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy. Or, as we will henceforth call them, "Jafroppany."
Photo: Patrick McMullan

Our favorite cast member from The Real Housewives of New York City (not in the sense that she is our favorite to watch, because she doesn't hold a candle to some of the speeding train wrecks on that show, but favorite as in the one we most want to be friends with) is jumping ship. Bethenny Frankel is leaving the show to star in her own reality series, Skinny & the City, which will follow her preparations to marry her fiancé, Jason Hoppy. Bethenny is not engaged quite yet, but she's been on enough reality shows to know that she should save that for the first episode. While we are happy for Bethenny, we're afraid her absence will really affect the show. What are they going to do without a self-deprecating, wisecracking single gal? We know they're casting now for a new character, but we have to make sure they're on the right track!

Here are a few ideas of New York princesses we think would be perfect — just lonely, funny, and slightly desperate enough to replace Bethenny:

• Anne Hathaway
• Madonna
• Kate Hudson
• Katie Couric
• Natalie Portman
• "PC" Peterson

Honestly, this should be very easy for Bravo. Put your suggestions in the comments!

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