Simon van Kempen is a reality TV star. He's married to Alex McCord, one of the Real Housewives of New York City. Throughout the series,...

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Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen are about to enter Couples Therapy. Not for real, of course. For VH1.

Sources confirm to The Huffington Post that these former Real Housewives of New York City stars will soon embark on another reality TV project with that network. Filming is already underway, with crews following Alex and Simon around the streets of The Big Apple.

Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen Photo

McCord, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop all got the axe from Bravo last year, with Alex the first to re-enter the world of television.

She and Simon are expected to dish on their time as cast members during this new series, while also sharing details of their lives post-Housewives. We just REALLY hope we don't hear any more about Van Kempen climaxing during child birth.

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There are times when we love our job. Hot case in point: when Heidi Klum nude photos hit the Internet.

There are also times when we'd prefer to be an airport baggage handler. Disgusting case in point: when we learn that Simon van Kempen had an orgasm while his wife gave birth.

Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen Book

This nugget came to our nauseating attention today, as an except from "Little Kids, Big City: Tales from a Real House in New York City" is making its way around the Internet.

The memoir, penned by Simon and Alex McCord in 2010, details the lives of the former Real Housewives of New York City cast members. In it, McCord writes of welcoming her first child into the world:

Once he was finally out of my body, I experienced a tsunami of endorphins that was almost orgasmic, and I understand completely the stories of women who have written about ecstatic birth. Simon was sitting behind me at the point of birth, and later, when we untangled ourselves, he discovered he’d actually ejaculated though hadn’t felt any of the normal lead-up to that.

Yes, this was published two years ago. But we first heard about it today and - we're very sorry - but we saw it as our mission to pass it along. You may now go deposit your lunch in the nearest toilet.

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It's part two of The Real Housewives of New York City reunion and for the last time this season, The Hollywood Gossip is ready to recap the insults, the backstabbing and the bickering in our +/- review. Here goes:

The never-ending bickering continued last night. We started off at a Minus 5 because these women couldn't seem to stop talking over one another.

After Part 1 of the reunion, Andy even mentioned that three people don't have to talk at once to get a point across. The ladies weren't listening.

Tears Flowin'

Ramona tried to explain that the reason she didn't want to be in Luann's music video was because it was so public it would embarrass Avery. I didn't begrudge Ramona the decision not to be in the video but that explanation seemed pretty lame when she's on a reality show. Minus 3. The entire season was public fodder and embarrassing Avery rarely seemed a huge concern.

It was hard to figure out if Alex jumped into every conversation or if everyone wanted to beat up on Alex. She was certainly asking for a smack down when she told the brunettes that associating with them was a liability to her social standing.

Overall I would have been happiest if someone could have made Alex shut up. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. Minus 5.

At least Luann admitted that she insults people. Plus 7. Although she said she does it in the nicest way possible. I'm not sure how nice Alex felt Luann was when she told her she had Herman Munster shoes.

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The Real Housewives sat down to dish about the season and poor Andy was exhausted before it was over. Get ready to relive it with our +/- review!

The name calling didn't stop as the ladies rehashed our favorite fights. It seemed to be blondes versus brunettes ... and Alex against everyone.

In fact, Alex seemed to try and insert herself into everyone else's drama, even when it had nothing to do with her. I know all of these woman are in it for the attention but Minus 7 to Alex for being so obvious about it.

Bedlam

Sonja blamed someone else for the Marriage Equality debacle. Of course Bravo didn't air the person's name but some anonymous person wouldn't let Simon speak, not Sonja. And Alex was looking to make nice and brush it all under the rug. 

Plus 5 to Kelly for calling them on their bullshit and revisionist history. Speaking of Kelly, Cosmopolitan just rated her one of their nicest celebrities and she seemed to believe her own press. Minus 3 because that's always dangerous.

Viewer question: Why did Kelly call Alex weird? Well, all of these women are weird and Alex does always turn red when she speaks. Yeah. It's a little weird. Plus 2.

We had a look back at Kelly dissing Sonja's house, cleanliness, and finances. Are those the type of comments that get you on Cosmo's nice list? Minus 5.

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As Season Four of The Real Housewives of New York City draws to a close with one last party, let's recap it all in THG's +/- review ...

The best thing about the Housewives season finale is knowing that I won't have to listen to Luann try and sing for several months. Plus 10.

Her inability to carry a tune is only highlighted when she attempts to sing a duet with Natalie Cole. No, money certainly can't buy you class ... or a voice.

Countess LuAnn and Natalie Cole

Luann thinks she's a singer. Alex thinks she's a model. At this rate Ramona should try out for the WNBA.

Why can't Simon ever leave his wife alone? If the magazine photo shoot is a real, paying job then Simon needs to go home and let her work. Talk about being clingy. And then he let's everyone know Alex made US Weekly's worst dressed list. Gee, thanks honey. Minus 7.

Cindy really was incredibly rude to Sonja last week but do we have to keep hearing about it. Cindy is boring. Rehashing the same fight doesn't make her any less so. Minus 5.

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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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Adam Lambert is gay, out of the closet with Drake LaBry and proud of it.

Conversely, Simon van Kempen wants to set the record straight... literally!

The husband of Alex McCord, a cast member on The Real Housewives of New York City, is sick of people thinking he's homosexual.

"If I was gay, I would be gay, but I'm not!" he told Us Weekly yesterday. "I don't want to have sex with men!"

Simon van Kempen loves his wife, not sexual intercourse with men. He wants to make that clear.

Well, that should clear rumors up.

Then again, van Kempen does love to shop and to be pampered, as McCord's co-stars often point out. How do you defend yourself against these accusations, Simon?

"If other manifestations of gay means that I like to wear nice clothes and go shopping, then I guess that's fine!" he said. "I love fashion, but I love my beautiful wife. That makes me gay?"

In closing, van Kempen makes a profound point: "I am Simon, I am not anything more than that. I'm just a loving husband."

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