With the premier of RHONY coming June 4th, I got curious who was replacing Alex McCord and Jill Zarin. I didn’t realize until I did the Google search that Cindy Barshop and Kelly Bensimon were also fired. Can I get a Halleluiah that Kelly is not coming back?!! For some reason I could always handle Alex’s crazy but not Kelly’s. She drove me insane. So who’s replacing these women and crazy enough to join Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Ramona Singer?
Here are their bios as listed on Bravotv.com:
A savvy and highly successful businesswoman, Heather Thomson is the creator of “Yummie by Heather Thomson,” a popular and innovative shapewear line. Fifteen years as a successful designer and stylist, she’s worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Tina Knowles and Sean “Diddy” Combs. She was the founding Design Director for his Sean John line, and is credited as a major force behind multiple CFDA award nominations. A married mother of two, Jax, 6, and Ella Rae, 4, the idea for Yummie by Heather Thomson was born shortly after having her children. Disappointed by existing shapewear, she set out to create something sexier, comfier, and “yummier.” She came up with the patented 3-panel system that is now Yummie Tummie’s signature. Since the launch of the original tank, Yummie by Heather Thomson has expanded into ready-to-wear and denim. In addition to her professional work, Heather supports several charitable initiatives including Kelllner Family Pediatric Liver Disease Foundation and City of Hope.
Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Carole Radziwill grew up in upstate New York. She moved to New York City at age 18 to attend college, earning a Bachelor of Arts at Hunter College and a Masters degree at New York University. In 1988 she landed a life-changing internship at ABC News. It was the start of a long and rewarding career. Carole’s work with Peter Jennings’ documentary unit and the news magazine shows PrimeTime Live and 20/20 garnered her three EMMYs, a Robert F. Kennedy Humanitarian award, and a GLADD award. Carole has traveled all over the world for her work, reporting on hard-hitting stories from places like Cambodia, India, and the Middle East. She was stationed in Israel in 1991, to cover the first Gulf War. And in 2001, during the Afghanistan War, she spent a month documenting the 101st Airborne Division in Khandahar for the ABC docu-series Profiles From the Front Line. In 2003 Carole left ABC News to write her first book, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love. It is a moving account of her life, her marriage to fellow ABC News producer Anthony Radziwill, and their heartbreaking battle with cancer. What Remains spent over 12 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List and was nominated for the “Books for a Better Life” award. Carole is a frequent contributor to Glamour magazine and her first novel, The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating, will be published in summer 2012.