Bethenny Frankel returning to NYC Real Housewives, which resumes filming in Sept.

Bethenny Frankel is returning to The Real Housewives of New York City. “I’m definitely going to do the Housewives this season. It’s been great … I love it. I understand we start filming [season 3] in September,” she told People.

This is yet another reason to stop paying attention to sketchy, anonymously sourced reports, since just a few weeks ago, the New York Post and New York Daily News claimed Bethenny was leaving for her own series, which would be called Skinny and the City. Even that name has generated some controversy because of its similarity to the HBO series name and a web site’s name.

Guess what? None of that is true, either. “I have never used the words ‘Skinny and the City’ and I’ve never said I had my own show. Would I love my own show? I would love my own show… I’d love my own variety every day cooking show, fashion tips…talking to guests and busting balls like I normally do,” Bethenny told Ben and Dave’s Six Pack.

Bethenny Frankel ‘Definitely’ Returning to Real Housewives [People]
Bethenny Frankel Denies ‘Skinny and the City’ Rumors [Ben and Dave's Six Pack]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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