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Jill Zarin is back and thank goodness. I have to admit, I actually missed her.

She says her time away gave her a chance to reevaluate her priorities and she plans to stay out of the gossip and the drama. Right. That lasts all of five minutes.

I almost can't blame Jill for that though. These ladies breathe drama and they can't open their mouths without gossiping. 

Jill Zarin Returns

Ramona not joining the group for lunch makes her the instant topic of conversation. Kelly laments having to confront Ramona about her threatening text message.

The drunken text wasn't nice but I wouldn't call it threatening. As Sonja put it, "a threat is a horsehead in your bed."

But the group decides that Kelly needs some help and Sonja role-plays giving the funniest most spot on Ramona impression to date. How much time do these ladies spend together anyway?

Since Luann calls Ramona a "nasty little fighter" Kelly brings Sonja along for backup. 

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How can you not love the Hamptons? It's so beautiful, so peaceful. 

That is until the housewives arrive, drink all the Pinot and steal the dip.

I used to think Kelly was the crazy one of the group but lately I've begun to realize that that title is up for grabs. Ramona scares me. I think it's the crazy eyes. She makes Kelly look sane. The fact that Ramona has no filter between her brain and her mouth is highly entertaining to watch but must be hell to live with.

Gettin' Ramona'd

I lost track of the number of people Ramona offended in this episode.

First she calls out Luann's mothering abilities at a party. Granted, I question the idea of leaving two teenagers virtually unattended for a couple of days.

Who is this "mother's helper" Luann speaks of? Luann's kids come across as intelligent and well behaved but even the best teenagers find trouble.

That being said, Ramona still had no business questioning Luann's parenting and certainly not in public.

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The Real Housewives of New York City were back again last night with speed dating, runway walks, and hair removal, and the results are simply ridiculous.

Ramona is asked to take another run at the catwalk. Given the fiasco her walk created last year I can only imagine that she's invited back as a publicity stunt.

It's hard to say which is funnier, Ramona's zombie eyed expression or the height difference between her and all of the other models.

One by one these tall, slender, professional models hit the runway and then there's Ramona and you have to look two feet lower.

Ramona on The Real Housewives of New York

As one of the ladies quipped, it's like Ramona is the mascot.

Alex gives modeling a go as well with a campy photo shoot. OK, I guess it's trying to be high fashion but the entire picture was absurd. I'm not sure what was worse, the hair teased to look like a brillo pad, the overly dramatic eye makeup, or Alex's strange expressions.

Then Alex shows up to Ramona's event wearing the get up she was photographed in.

I know she says she had to run straight from the photo shoot, but showing up with that hair took guts. The ladies comments range from asking if she wore a wig, wondering if she'd had an electrical shock, and thinking she was a koochi girl. 

I will say I enjoyed parts of Ramona's speech.

Her father refused to pay for her education because he thought it would be a waste of money since she'd just get married and have babies. Coming from that sort of environment to running her own businesses, Ramona is an inspiration.

Unfortunately, that only applies to business, not necessarily friendship.

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You know you were hoping for this when you got up today.

Simon van Kempen just joined an exclusive club - Countess LuAnn, Danielle Staub and Kim Zolciak are members - of Bravo cast members who put out music.

We'd say sing, but he doesn't really do that (nor do they). At least in Simon's case, The Real Housewives of New York City star seems to be going for humor.

At least we hope. "I Am Real" is a bass-thumping, synth-heavy dance track filled with defiant lyrics aimed at "cheeky tongue waggers." You gotta hear it:

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It's all about ME.

That's the theme as Sonja takes center stage. So, the Marriage Equality of New York (MENY) march asks Sonja to be the Grand Marshall? Is she really that big of a draw?

I mean I know I'm not their target audience but still, Sonja's a gay icon?

Oh, and in case you missed it, it's Sonja Morgan's special day. 

Alex Glares at Sonja

It's a scary, scary world when Kelly Bensimon is the voice of reason.

The ladies (and Simon) make fools of themselves. The wedding gowns look ridiculous as Luann's keeps popping open, Sonja wears a toga inspired number (perhaps this was her goddess impression) and Alex looks absurd as she bickers with everyone in her veil.

How could Sonja not let Simon speak? It's about gay marriage. Poor Simon wore his sequin rainbow tux. He took the jacket out of the closet. He'd like his opportunity now. "I like my men," says Simon. Yes, Simon. We never really questioned it.

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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.

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What can viewers expect when The Real Housewives of New York City returns with season four on April 7? This preview offers an overall tease.

But let's get more specific: over at least the first two episodes, we'll meet Brian Farrell, a 42-year old artist who grew up in Long Island and is dating cast member Sonja Morgan.

Spencer Grammer and James Hesketh Photo

According to his Facebook page, Farrell grew up with an alcoholic and physically abusive father. He subsequently battled depression and even attempted suicide on more than one occasion.

"Today, I am no longer drinking or take any medications," he writes on that social networking page. "I enjoy a healthy life of yoga, surfing, sleep and diet."

No word on whether or not Farrell is still dating Morgan, but she gushes about him on the premiere:

"We have all these hedge-fund banker friends together. I get my financing from them and they buy his paintings... He comes in these tight white T-shirts with the jeans hanging low."

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They've lost Bethenny Frankel and they’ve added Cindy Barshop. What will this mean for The Real Housewives of New York City what they return on April 7?

Based on the following promo, it will mean man-hunting for The Countess and Sonja are man-hunting... a possible pregnancy for Ramona... a changed Jill... and a frolicking Kelly. What else can fans expect from the fourth season of this franchise?

Get an idea now:

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Bravo viewers might not have seen the last of Camille Grammer after all.

Despite strong rumors that this attention-starved nut job will exit The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Radar Online now quotes a source that says she may simply move east and appear on The Real Housewives of New York City.

During the Reunion

"She would consider making a guest appearance or several appearances on the New York franchise, but it would have to be done in a way that wouldn't disrupt Camille's schedule with the children," the insider says.

Of course - as she continues to prove by publicly bashing their father - Camille can't make any decisions right now because she's too focused on her children, who the friend describes as Grammer's "number-one priority."

Also of importance to this self-centered irritant? Not being painted as a villain if she does switch franchises. Says the source:

"It bothers Camille that the producers and execs at Bravo want to bring her on the show to stir up the pot. Camille doesn't want to be known as that 'mean' girl anymore."

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From her role as a cast member on The Real Housewives of New York, we know LuAnn de Lessep can follow a script. Now, the Countess will get a chance to do it on a show that actually admits it's fiction!

De Lesseps will make her non-Bravo debut on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU, portraying "an eccentric art patron who poses semi-nude for a painter," according to The New York Post.

The installment will air on February 23 and TV viewers will gather in a pray circle tonight in the hope that LuAnn isn't asked to sing on it.

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