The third season of Real Housewives of New York City started filming this week. Page Six reports that a camera crew was spotted at Zarin Fabrics; meaning Mother Hen Jill Zarin is still in the mix. The girls will film in the Hamptons starting Thursday for end-of-summer Labor Day partying. The producers insist on drawing out this idea that some of the women are leaving, claiming to have two other women “waiting in the wings” in case one of the housewives got boring.
I can already tell you who’s been hard at work cooking up a potential storyline to ensure she’s never fired: our Lady of Drunkorexia, Bethenny Frankel. In yesterday’s Gatecrasher column, she talked trash about her former-BFF Jill Zarin for hanging out with Jon Gosselin and Michael Lohan this summer, saying that the threesome resembled an episode of “The Surreal Life,” a show that would absolutely have Bethenny on if it were still filming.
An easy joke to make, but what happens in the Hamptons stays in the Hamptons. I would hang out with Michael Lohan just so I could text people about it. It doesn’t mean he got invited to crash at the Zarin’s Hamptons house, you know? If Jon Gosselin offered to buy me a Jager bomb, I would look him right in his be-dazzled shirt and say “Bring It On!” And then I would make fun of him on my blog the next day. But still: when opportunities for good cocktail party stories appear in your life, you take them. Jill just wanted to say she knew him.
When asked if she would create a special mixed drink for Jill (she’s been creating drinks for other celebs), she said no. Given, Jill doesn’t drink, but at least make up a cute mocktail for the lady. I’ve been noticing the decline in Jill/Bethenny relations since early summer: the girls have not been hanging out, and Bethenny even added a line about “real friends” in one of her recent Real Housewives of Atlanta blogs for E! Online, writing that “Friendships change like the weather on Bravo.”
Since everyone knows fighting is what keeps the housewives on the air, I’d be willing to bet a case of Patron Silver that the third season of Real Housewives of New York City will have the old BFFs having fights in 5 star restaurants. Mark my words!