Hey, you know what I've been thinking? That The Real Housewives of New York should replace Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, and Cindy Barshop with three uptight white women in their 40s. Doesn't that sound good? It's like, why fill the slots left by the onslaught of firings with exciting new peeps when you can just hire the same exact type of women to fill the openings! Who needs a fresh start? Not us. We want the same old same old, and Bravo's serving it up cold. The New York Daily News reports that Heather Thomson, Carole Radziwill, and Aviva Drescher will be the new cast members. Yawn.
It doesn't sound like we have a lot to cheer about. If this report turns out to be true, Bravo missed their chance to breathe new, young-ish life into the show. Bethenny ruled the show when she was on it as a woman struggling to figure out life in her 30s ... but I guess Bravo just can't say no to a wrinkly neck and smooth forehead.
Here's what we know so far about these alleged new cast members. Carole Radziwill is a best-selling author -- she penned What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love in 2005 after husband Anthony Radziwll died of cancer. His aunt was Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Carole's good friend was Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. She seems like a smart woman, but clearly she's a little bit nuts for going on the show. I already get the sense that she'll be boring, kinda like an Alex.
Then there's shape-wear designer Heather Thomson. Yep! That's right, take that Jill Zarin and your Skweez Couture. Thomson is the brains behind Yummie Tummie and has two kids. She'll be the Cindy of the group -- a working mom with a business to run. Lucky us, because Cindy was so compelling to watch, right? Not.
The third possible new Housewife is Aviva Drescher, a Wall Street wife with three kids. She'll clash with wild-child Ramona the most, and maybe be friends with LuAnn. I can't tell. Either they'll bond over trying to project perfect images or hate each other. It's a toss-up.
I'm really hoping these rumors aren't true ... it's not what we RHONY fans need! We want something new, not something old with lipstick on it.
If these women turn out to be the new Housewives, would you be happy?
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