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  1. good things happening to people we like
    Bethenny’s Going to Become a Real Housewife! Probably!The reality star has been sporting a big rock from her boyfriend, Jason Hoppy.
  2. hellivision
    Bethenny Frankel Had a Wardrobe MalfunctionOr DID she?
  3. party lines
    Bethenny Frankel Has a Scandalous Past Too, You KnowUnimpressed by the Big Reveal on last night’s ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ last season’s Housewife dishes about her seamy past, dreams for the future.
  4. hellivision
    The Real Housewives of New York City Interrupt Each Other ‘Figuratively’And literally, in last night’s final-final, for-real-this-time season-two episode of the New York City series.
  5. mystery butts
    Why Is Bethenny Frankel Showing Her Bum in This Picture?A Daily Intel pop quiz.
  6. gossipmonger
    Jesus Luz Does Not Mind Being Called a ‘Boy Toy’Madonna’s boyfriend doesn’t mind his nickname. That, and the rest of today’s gossip.
  7. gossipmonger
    Jessica Szohr Reads Chick Lit Aloud to Her BoyfriendWhich is unfortunate, because we wanted that relationship to last. Plus, Jim Cramer threatens to open up a can of whoop-ass on Jon Stewart, and more in our daily gossip roundup.
  8. hellivision
    The Real Housewives Simply Cannot Leave Us, or One Another, AloneAnd we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our weekly summary of who won, and who lost, on this epic reality show.
  9. hellivision
    What Color Is Kelly Killoren Bensimon’s Skin, and Other Important Questions for the Real HousewivesWe sent our Tim Murphy to last night’s season-finale party.
  10. hellivision
    Real Housewives Steps and RepeatsIn which we declare a winner for last night’s episode, and the entire season.
  11. bons mots
    Bethenny on Kelly: ‘Have You Ever Seen a Building Implode?’“You don’t say anything, you just watch it quietly crumble.”
  12. hellivision
    Real Housewives Looks Adorable in Its Zac PosenBut who won this week’s episode?
  13. party chat
    Martha Stewart’s Blogging Dogs Got a Book DealAnd yes, we’re jealous.
  14. hellivision
    The Real Housewives Go MetaIn which we examine “the gaze” and how it affects the reality women of New York City. Also, we decide who won last night’s episode.
  15. gossipmonger
    Bethenny Frankel Not (Yet) Sleeping With A-RodBut they did spend a romantic evening together.
  16. hellivision
    Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Killoren Bensimon: Working Halfheartedly on a TruceNow someone else is “up here” versus “down there.”
  17. gossipmonger
    Bethenny Frankel and Alex Rodriguez Spotted on Another Date!This is very possibly a good or great thing for either him or her.
  18. gossipmonger
    Lindsay Lohan Has Been Dismissed and DissedFirst she was dumped by Samantha, and now she’s been dissed by her idol. The trials of Lilo, and more, in our daily gossip roundup.
  19. hellivision
    The Real Housewives Go to CourtThe tennis court, that is. Which, in this case, is worse than the alternative.
  20. hellivision
    Kelly Killoren Bensimon Loses the Real Housewives Game, for Now and Maybe Ever MoreWatching last night’s episode made our heads hurt.
  21. hellivision
    On Real Housewives, Kelly Killoren Bensimon Removes Rorschach Mask to Reveal Beast UnderneathWho won this week’s episode of the Bravo reality competition.
  22. hellivision
    Bethenny Frankel Continues to Win Real Housewives Reality CompetitionThose abs! Those jokes! That date!
  23. hellivision
    Ramona Makes a Bold Play for Top Real HousewifeWho won this week’s episode? Here’s our take.
  24. gossipmonger
    Breaking: Ivana Trump and Rossano Rubicondi May Not Have Had a Real LoveIt may have all been a sham!
  25. hellivision
    Do Jill and Bethenny Snuggle When the Cameras Are Off?Our take on last night’s episode of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City.’
  26. gossipmonger
    Kate Winslet Will Bare All No MoreAnd the world wept.
  27. the greatest depression
    The Real Housewives of New York Meet The Recession…and ignore by it like a commoner at a cocktail party.
  28. gossipmonger
    Bethenny Frankel and the Hot ‘Lipstick Jungle’ Star Went on a ‘Date’Which means either that dude has a real thing for cougars or it was a publicity stunt. That, and more wheat and chaff in our daily gossip roundup.
  29. in other news
    Kelly Killoren Bensimon to Join ‘Real Housewives’And we predict what fireworks will ensue.
  30. in other news
    ‘Real Housewife’ Jill Zarin: Simon Van Kempen Drinks Too MuchToday we learn that the Real Housewives made only $8,000 each for their first season, and that Jill Zarin really hates Alex McCord and her husband.
  31. party lines
    Confrontation of the Coasts: ‘Real Housewives’ Encounter Results in Barbs, BloodWhen the ‘Real Housewives’ from both coasts got together last night, the claws were out — literally.
  32. early and often
    Tricia Walsh-Smith to Move to ‘Real Housewives’?It’s possible you’ll soon be seeing Tricia Walsh-Smith’s crazy-eyed stare in HD!
  33. party lines
    The ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ Weigh In on the ‘Real Armpits’ of New JerseyBethenny Frankel and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps give their two ha’pennies on the newest spinoff of their show.
  34. gossipmonger
    Lydia Hearst to Appear on ‘Gossip Girl,’ Where She’s Always BelongedAlso, Lindsay Lohan called Samantha Ronson her “girlfriend,” James Frey will appear at Sotheby’s, and Bethenny Frankel is pissing off Bravo!
  35. intel
    The ‘Real Housewives’ Likability IndexWe’re admitting whom we liked and loathed on the show. How about you?
  36. gossipmonger
    Bethenny Frankel Gets InkedThe Real Housewives star gets a book deal, Lindsay Lohan has a sex picture, Keith Olbermann may be a nepotist, and more in our daily roundup of what’s in New York’s best gossip columns.
  37. 21 questions
    Bethenny Frankel Tortures Ikea Employees Until They Give Her What She WantsName: Bethenny Frankel Age: 37 Neighborhood: Upper East Side Occupation: Health-conscious celebrity chef, star of The Real Housewives of New York City, Health-magazine columnist, Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals spokeswoman.
  38. in other news
    The Ladies of ‘Real Housewives’ Keep It ClassyLast night, Bravo launched The Real Housewives of New York City, and the world was horrified to see five faux socialites bark at the help, send their kids to fat camp, and prance around St. Barts wearing thong bathing suits. Not us! We were delighted. So were the participants. At Bravo’s premiere party Monday night, Ramona Singer, the blonde jewelry designer whose daughter called her mother “unladylike” after she made out with her friend and threatened to throw her dog in the pool, said she was pleased with how things turned out. “I was surprised at how articulate and confident I came across,” she said. “I feel that inside, that confidence, but I didn’t know that I exuded it.” Bethenny Frankel, a chef to celebs like Denis Leary and Mariska Hargitay, was similarly confident about her appearance, since she had had a good experience on Martha Stewart: The Apprentice. “I’ve never had the experience of bad editing,” she said. “If you’re authentic, it comes across.” But decorator Jill Zarin, who sends her daughter Ally to a weight-loss camp in an early episode, was steeling herself for a bumpy season. “We’ve been getting some tough reviews,” she said, then shrugged. “It’s expected with reality. If we were all perfect statues, how boring would that be? Come on, bring it on.” But, she hastened to add, “Don’t be mean.” As the episode was projected on a big screen in the middle of the room, revelers whooped and clapped. Singer stood behind her blown-up image and pointed, clearly delighted. —Maridel Reyes
  39. intel
    The ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ Don’t Exist in a VacuumAs you all know, Gossip Girl is returning to the airwaves soon, therefore saving us from having to unleash all of our obsessive glee on another unwitting subject. But if we were to do so, the victim of our endless critiques would probably have been The Real Housewives of New York City. Come on, you know you’re going to love hating yourself for loving to hate it. We got hold of the first two episodes, and they did not disappoint. The show serves to show us a whole new class of people that we haven’t really seen before. The Orange County edition was just as campy and trashy as one would expect; after all, money is what shows status out there. Here, class still matters. Real Housewives trains a telescope on the little-examined but arguably powerful firmament of wealthy adults in Manhattan, those who aggressively crowd around established society stars, hoping that some of the glitter may fall on them. They’re the people in the background of Bill Cunningham’s pictures in the “Styles” section, the donor names you don’t recognize, the bodies filling in the chairs at Da Silvano. It’s kind of uncomfortable to watch, because at the end of the day most of the women are sort of sweet, happy, and slightly flawed. You feel like you’re watching a show about your mom’s kooky friends. What saves the show, though, is the reactions of the supporting cast family members, friends, and staff around the five ladies. They make the women redeemable and real. For every nutty social climber, apparently there is a nanny, a tennis pro, one to three children who have a 50-50 chance of surviving boarding school, and a devoted husband or boyfriend. This week in New York, we profiled our five favorites. Check it out, and if anybody’s slept with the tennis pro, e-mail us at intel@nymag.com. We don’t want to publish anything; we just have some questions. Behind Every Housewife… [NYM]
  40. intel
    Alex Kuczynski Uses Her Socialite Magic on Our ‘Real Housewives’When grappling with how to handle the advent of the new Bravo show The Real Housewives of New York City, the Times was faced with a conundrum: Here is a show that will purportedly expose a sector of society that the newspaper, in its “Style” section and in its T magazine, regularly covers. But it’s also trashy reality television. How to cover? Thankfully, the geniuses at T came up with a solution just in time for the show’s March 2 debut. They took matters into their own hands, and, for one photograph, at least, they grabbed the cast of the show and classed them up. They put on a “lingerie party” organized by the owner of upscale boutique La Petite Coquette in the West Village. They styled the ladies, thrust Champagne glasses into their hands, and sent in Times style icon Alex Kuczynski to moderate it all for their Women’s Fashion Spring 2008 issue. Above, you’ll see the fruits of their labors, an image from their story coming out this Sunday in the paper (it’s not online yet). Don’t they look sophisticated? The T people are really geniuses. Nothing makes a person look classy like sticking them next to someone in her undies. T Magazine [NYT]
  41. party lines
    A Real Housewife of New York City Speaks!Now, just because we’ve been all excited about the return of Gossip Girl doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about another important television occurrence next month: the debut of The Real Housewives of New York City. When we ran into one of the stars of the show, Bethenny Frankel, at Gotham’s Black & White Ball, she was all too eager to talk to us about it. Frankel, you’ll recall, was on Martha Stewart’s version of The Apprentice. “We were supposed to do six episodes, and they extended it to seven, maybe eight,” the pretty health-food chef told us. Seven episodes! They’re really betting the farm on this one, people. “Most of [the other stars] are just women who are letting their lives be a fishbowl,” Frankel explains. “But I have a brand, and I wanted to be careful about that.” So before she went on the show, Frankel talked to her agents. “All my agents said, ‘Reality-TV shows are a train wreck, and they want you to come off a train wreck,’” she explained, adding that she didn’t listen. Frankel is confident that she can come off in the ways that she wants to. “I’m the Sex and the City character. I have a career. I have a life, but I want to have kids,” she says. “I’m the Carrie Bradshaw meets Martha Stewart. I cook and speak French, but I dress fashionably when I need to and run the circuit.” Oh, yes, Bethenny, you’ll come off exactly the way that you are trying to. We can’t wait. Related: The Ladies of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’: A Social Examination
  42. in other news
    The Ladies of ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’: A Social ExaminationWe’ve been hearing bits and pieces about this for a couple of months now, but the Daily News has busted the story of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City wide open. With pretty pictures of the pretty ladies, and quotes from all of them about what the show is going to be like (“We work hard and then we party hard!”), their coverage has succeeded in getting us really amped up about the new show. Since it starts out all the way in March, we plan on doing a little buildup research in the meantime. Maybe, if it turns out to be good, we can try being obsessed with it like we were with Gossip Girl. They’ll have to earn it, though, we don’t go through two bottles of wine, a box of tissues, and a Klonopin once a week for just any show. And from what we can scrounge up so far, we’re not yet sold. Below, what a quick scan of Nexis teaches us about these so-called socialites: • Fashion entrepreneur Ramona Singer has zero appearances in the gossip columns and only one appearance on Bill Cunningham’s page in the Times (though it was in the Hamptons so that surely earns her some points). But she has eight mentions or pictures on newyorksocialdiary.com, which is technically more legit. • Alex McCord, who lives in Cobble Hill and is therefore the only cast member not filming from the Upper East Side, has appeared once on Cunningham’s page (from a Metropolitan Opera opening) and only twice on NYSD.