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Bethenny Frankel's return to The Real Housewives of New York City is a done deal, but ex-husband Jason Hoppy will do anything to keep their daughter off it.

Hoppy is expected to formally ask the judge handling their bitter divorce to prevent 4-year-old daughter Bryn Hoppy from ever appearing on the Bravo show.

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Frankel's return to RHONYC was confirmed this week, and “Jason isn’t thrilled because he knows Bethenny is going to get in numerous jabs" about their split.

While anything you see when you watch The Real Housewives of New York City online is out of his control, Hoppy hopes to control one critical aspect.

“It’s just unhealthy for Bryn to be on TV at a time when her parents are getting divorced,” explains the source. “Bethenny signed up for the show, [Bryn] didn’t.”

Bethenny may point to Hoppy’s double standard, says a source: “Jason had no problem with Bryn being on Bethenny’s [shows] when they were happily married."

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Bethenny Frankel's rumored return to The Real Housewives of New York City has been confirmed, with the star saying she's both excited and nervous for it.

Bethenny Frankel Waves

The straight-talking, business-savvy brunette is returning to The Real Housewives of New York City for the show's seventh season, to air early next year.

"I'm excited," Frankel, 43, says, apparently over her Vietnam-style flashbacks. "It feels like the first season when it was fresh and new and unknown."

Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan will be back, too, a rep for the show says.

After leaving the Housewives in 2010, Frankel initially stayed in reality TV, starring in Bravo's Bethenny Getting Married followed by Bethenny Ever After.

Both reality ventures chronicled her marriage to and increasingly rocky relationship with Jason Hoppy, with whom she later warred over child custody.

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We think it's safe to say Bethenny Frankel and her mother do not get along. They haven't spoken face-to-face in years and they've communicated solely through taking shots at one another in the press.

Bethenny Frankel on Watch What Happens Live

Bernadette Frankel kept the tradition alive today by granting an interview to Radar Online and  -  as expected - doling out some seriously unkind word about her famous daughter.

"The things she does and says on camera is not who she is," Bernadette says when asked about Bethenny. "She started changing at age 16. She became very snobby and arrogant, especially toward me."

"She had sex with her first serious boyfriend while still in high school at 16 years old, and she cheated on him about a year later. That's just how she is. She jumps from man to man."

Naturally, Bernadette also sounded off about Bethenny's divorce from Jason Hoppy:

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Apparently Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin’s long-simmering feud is ... still simmering. If one returns to Bravo next year, the other will not be joining her.

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Insiders at Bravo report that Frankel’s return to the Real Housewives of New York next season has hit a major snag, and that snag is named Zarin.

“Bethenny hasn’t signed a deal with Bravo or the production company yet because she is refusing to come back if arch-enemy Jill Zarin returns,” a source dished.

“For Bethenny to return to the show, she wants to move forward. Having Jill come back would just create more false drama in an attempt to recreate the past.”

Isn't paying Bethenny $1 million to return for a season of reduced filming doing exactly that for a show that has tanked in the ratings in the last few seasons?

“It’s not that Bethenny has any hatred towards Jill, it’s simply she has moved on from all of that,” the source explained, adding that the two are civil nowadays.

They've even run into each other, and when they do, "exchanged pleasantries.”

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Bethenny Frankel and her daughter's clothing have reportedly been offered a king's ransom for her return to The Real Housewives of New York City in 2015.

How much will she making? Not as much as NeNe Leakes' salary for next season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but not too far off of that sum either ...

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Frankel has been offered "well over $1 million" by Bravo to return to The Real Housewives of New York City, which made her a star in her own right.

Leakes' meanwhile, will reportedly earn $1.5 million next season, a staggering amount but one she was willing to command for the highly-rated RHOA.

RHONYC, in recent years, has trended in the wrong direction.

The former talk show host and Skinnygirl mogul, 43, is still in negotiations with the purportedly-desperate network, possibly for this AND a separate program.

Famously sparring with then-cast mate Kelly Bensimon, Frankel helped may the reality show a ratings juggernaut for three seasons before moving on.

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Aviva Drescher, formerly of The Real Housewives of New York City cast, says reality TV ruined her marriage ... on the upcoming season of Marriage Boot Camp!

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The 44-year-old mother of four will seek counseling with her banker husband Reid on next year’s highly-anticipated Reality Stars edition of the WE tv series.

Bravo reportedly fired Aviva Drescher from The Real Housewives of NYC this summer, and her marriage has been on the rocks due to her self-induced crises.

Whether going on another reality show is really a smart remedy if TV "ruined" your union in the first place is an ironic question she has not addressed.

“Her affinity for being famous, her cruel new TV friends and destructive self internet searches are driving a wedge between them,” a press release states.

“Aviva cannot ready a single thing without taking it to heart," the teaser for the new season hilariously goes on, "and Reid is tired of living in her drama.”

That last part we can believe.

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In a story that sounds like it's from The Onion but is actually true, a judge has ordered Bethenny Frankel to stop wearing her four-year-old daughter's pajamas.

Yes, this actually occurred.

Bethenny Frankel in Daughter's Pajamas

The reality star, who is returning to The Real Housewives of New York City next season, appeared on court Thursday in her ongoing battle with Jason Hoppy.

The purpose of the court date was to determine the value of assets she and her former husband must divide to enable them to officially divorce.

She was told, over the course of the proceedings, by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer that exhibiting certain behavior is not advisable.

Gesmer had one direct message for Frankel's lawyer Allan Mayefsky, in reference to Bethenny wearing her daughter's clothes on Instagram:

“No more pajamas!”

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In a surprising casting development, alleged celebrity and former Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel is returning to The Real Housewives of New York City!

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Four years after she quit the show that launched her career, Bethenny is returning to her roots and rejoining the long-running Bravo series next year.

The former natural foods chef and talk show host, whose self-titled program was canceled in February, will be on the show's upcoming Season 7.

Producers hope her return will help boost ratings for the maligned program, which fell to 1 million viewers (from a record 2.6 million) during Season 6.

"Bringing her back is a last-ditch effort," one source says.

Frankel will benefit, too, from promoting her Skinnygirl empire, which includes a cocktail line, shapewear, and several books, including a new children's book.

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Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are both coming to Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker ... if the show's mostly ineffectual host, Patti Stanger, has her way.

Bethenny Frankel in Bed

Stanger, the Millionaire Matchmaker herself, is a believer in second chances at love. One would think, since actual matches on her show are rare.

What she's an even bigger believer in is ratings, and as a result, she's looking to sign up the divorced duo for her upcoming celebrity-only season!

According to a source close to both stars, Frankel's beau has reason to worry:

“Patti is a big fan of Bethenny’s and even though Bethenny currently has a boyfriend, Patti thinks she could tremendously benefit from coming on the show."

“Patti would find the most eligible bachelors, and carefully screen each one.”

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We recently learned that Sonja Morgan made over $400,000 for the most recent season of The Real Housewives of New York City. That may sound like a lot of money, but based on the video below, it's not hard to see why Morgan is broke.

Her booze budget must be through the roof!

That's Sonja outside of a club in Manhattan, and we think it's safe to say she's had a few.

The clip really has to be seen to be believed, as Sonja exhibits classic "white girl wasted" behavior including declaring one dude is her boyfriend seconds before making out with another guy.

But we guess that's okay, because as Sonja tells the camera repeatedly, she loves "everybody!" It would be even funnier if Sonja wasn't bankrupt 50-year-old with a kid at home, but hey - everybody's got a cut loose some time, right?

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