The Real Housewives of NYC Season Premiere Recap: The Glitz, Glamor and Snark Return!

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The Real Housewives of New York City are back and time away has done nothing to heal old wounds. Perhaps if these ladies retracted their claws, it might slow the bloodshed. But then again, what fun would that be?

Bethenny Frankel has jumped ship to start her own reality series but Jill Zarin is still smarting from the loss of the friendship.

In true Jill fashion, she lays all of the blame at Bethenny's door, stating that her former friend is just one of the those women who no longer has a need for her girlfriends as soon as she finds a husband.

Ah, Jill. Nice way to take your share of the responsibility for the breakup.

Jill Zarin Cries

Jill's losing friends fast. Alex and Jill just can't stay away from one another and Ramona keeps fueling that fire. Seems that Jill's good friend is enjoying throwing arch nemesis Alex in her path every chance she gets. 

The new and improved Alex says her goal is to voice her opinions but it looks more like she's gunning for a fight. There's speaking your mind and then there's just being bitchy. I'm not sure Alex knows the difference yet.

Speaking of bitchy, Alex's little scene with Jill at the wedding certainly showed her spiteful side. Although Jill's explanation about being on an "honorary committee" sounded patently absurd.

Apparently it's a committee for people who care enough to lend their name but not quite enough to actually show up for the event.

How does Jill retaliate against Alex and Ramona? By dissing their wardrobe choices with other wedding guests. You've got to love pseudo high society.

The new girl, Cindy Barshop, is a successful entrepreneur and single mom to twins. Those babies were downright adorable and I love the matching Burberry outfits.

The art gallery fundraiser was just plain funny. Who decided that it was a good idea for all of the guests to take off their shoes and walk through paint. As Cindy pointed out, "There's like $100,000 in shoes here."  Her estimate probably wasn't far off.

Taking Some Shots

How nice of Jill to notice that Cindy was feeling uncomfortable by her questions. Ya think? Hi, I'm Jill. I know we've just met but let me ask you all kinds of personal questions about your love life and fertility issues, and in a public forum no less. Oye.

And what was up with Simon's outfit? A plaid jacket and striped leather pants. Honestly, I wouldn't be seen with my husband if he dressed like that. 

Does anyone else want to break it to Alex that her modeling gig is about her celebrity, not her looks? And was I the only one who found Simon leering at the pictures of Alex on the computer a little creepy? 

Sonja and LuAnn's double date was simply boring. Brian was sort of cute but I wouldn't mind if I never saw Jacques again. Then again, I'll watch Jacques every week if I can avoiding hearing LuAnn sing this season.

We barely caught a glimpse of Kelly but it looks like nothing has changed.

The problem isn't hers, it's everyone else's. I'll miss her fights with Bethenny but I'm sure she'll find another target the next time she falls off the deep end. However she did deliver one of the best lines of the night when she talked about inviting Alex and Simon to the fundraiser. "I know that they'll come to the opening of an envelope." Too true.

Here we go with season four of all the glitz, glam and snark. Are you ready?

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o m g what poor bobby must have to put up with jill wont even let him talk this woman is vile and is a bully

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My stomach turns every time Jill Zaran is on the tv. She is the biggest bitch that ever lived. I hate the way she is ... it's really frustrating to watch her. She will never change she is a real pathetic sorry excuse of a person. God get her off the show!!! It's repelling people like me.

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What was that comment Jill made on a recent episode: I was there for her because that's what friends do. Can't remember which lady it was about, but where was that same "compassion" and "friendship" when she told Bethanny "we're through". And that was at a time when Bethanny was going through her father's health issues. So Behtanny told her to get a hobby. Big deal! I think that was about Jill demanding air-time with Bethanny and Jason that they weren't willing to give her. Jill is all about the sound bytes. Speak softly, but carry a big knife so you can stab your friends in the back, eh Jill?

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I actually enjoyed these "ladies" during their first few seasons; however, Bethenny held the show together. She was both the comic relief and the voice of reason among a cast of crazies. Now it's just all crazy -- and filled with envy and bitterness. Kelly belongs in a looney bin and Jill needs a voice transplant before being shipped off to the isle of mean. Ramona is fine as long as she keeps up with her meds and I used to like Alex, but from what I'm reading, maybe not so much anymore. It doesn't matter. I can't bear to watch the show as it is now.

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I don't understand how Alex is a model? She looks like a tall, pale, oompa loompa! Crazy. I don't understand the extreme petty cattiness among these women. I don't have any friends who act like that. If I did, they wouldn't be friends.

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PLEASE GET JILL OFF TV, SHE IS TOO PHONEY AND WE ALL KNOW SHE IS ONLY OUT FOR HERSELF AND COULD CARE LESS ABOUT ANYONE WHO CAN'T MAKE HER $$$$$$$, SICK OF ALL THE LADIES BELIEVING THEY ARE BUSINESS WOMEN. HELLO!! YOU ARE "HOUSEWIVES" STOP TRYING TO
COME OFF AS PROFESSIONAL. RAMONA'S INTERVEIWING FOR AN ASSISTANT
WAS PAINFUL, SHE IS SUCH AN ASS,WHO WOULD WANT TO WORK FOR SOMEONE THAT "UNPROFESSIONAL" AND RUDE IS BEYOND ME.

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jill is the same..kelly is nuts..how cld bravo not fire her??...i still like ramona and alex the best...sonya was kind of boring...always will love bethenny..love her show..don't think i will watch rhony any more...

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First of all - Jill has not changed and I watched "Watched What Happens" and the black hair and outfil need to go. She looked like a hooker. the first two seasons i will admit I liked Jill but now especially after last season she needs to go. She is mean to Alex, Romona and tries like hell to wiggle her way into the graces of LuAnn and Sonja. Give it up Jill - the show would be better if you really changed. Alex never was given a fair chance. She has gotten some backbone over the last two seasons and needs to use this to stand up to Jill. Alex don't become another Jill. Romona is a hoot. She does like to keep Jill going. And good for her. Jill still has not learned. And LuAnn - the singing SUCKS

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I think Alex needs to take a long hard look at herself! Her attitude is just simply unpleasant! There is one thing if you want to make yourself a stronger person and then there is just a scandalous bitch - and Alex that is what you have become!
People should quit judging Jill over her saga with Bethanny - just like anyone who held a close friendship with someone, there will always be elements of sadness that reappear in your life, irregardless of who is right or wrong!
Ramona needs a long hard slapping, who the hell does she think she is? When you reach Trump or Branson status, then start dishing out commentaries on people's attitude and attire, till then work on yourself and baby there is PLENTY to work on!!!
As for the other ladies, always nice to see abit of Luanne, Kelly and Sonia :) Welcome aboard Cindy :)

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I think Ramona is very rude. Especially when she was interviewing for another assistant. She is NOT qualified to give advice and comments on people. Again she is rude and I do not like her. She should go!!