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Bethenny Frankel Refuses to Go Back to RHONY Because of Jill Zarin
Apparently, hostility between Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin will not end any time soon. Radar has learned that Bravo network had made arrangements to bring back the Real Housewives of New York actress, Frankel, back to the show. According to a reliable source that did not want to be mentioned, the actress has declined to sign the contract forms because she is aware of Bravo’s plot of calling Zarin back to the cast crew.
The source explained that Frankel was determined to stay out of the show until the executives dealt with her on-screen enemy number one. According to the insider, the actress has never been at ease working alongside Zarin. The source said that Frankel was sure their differences would be a stumbling block to the progress of the series.
On the other hand, the source argued that the two ladies are not enemies behind the scenes. The source gave an example of an instance where Frankel and her husband Bobby bumped into Jill and the pair actually chatted each other up for quite some time. If there were any hard feelings between the two, none of them would have said a word to the other.
Other reliable sources were earlier quoted in August saying that the executives were interested in alternating the cast members in a bid to address the dwindling rating of the film. It is at this point that they agreed to allow Frankel to feature as an invited guest. They settled for this option because it is not too demanding in terms of having to appear for extended period of time during filming sessions.
Frankel shocked her fans in the course of this year when she compared her experience at RHONY to that of Vietnam war. The source said that Bravo was not willing to dance to the tune of Frankel. They actually want to have the pair on board because they know that is what will cause the ratings to hike.
Though Zarin has not made any statement concerning her comeback, chances are that she has already agreed to feature in the reality show. This is because the actress was a few days ago seen walking out of NBC offices that are based in New York City. Frankel has to join Zarin or simply look for another gig elsewhere because the fact that she was seen at NBC means she has accepted the offer.