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]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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