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Real Housewives of New York

Casting Rumors: Three Women Set to Join The Real Housewives of New York City?

So soon, Bravo?

Mere days after the Real Housewives network confirmed the firing of NYC divas Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Cindy Barshop, and Kelly Bensimon, New York Daily News is reporting that three Big Apple socialites — Carole Radziwill, Heather Thompson, and Aviva Drescher — have already been tapped to enter the ring.

Carole Radziwill, a writer and former ABC News producer (with three Emmys and a Peabody to her name), is the best-known of the ladies. She was married to Prince Anthony Radziwill, son of Lee Radziwill, Jackie O’s younger sis. Anthony, who was also an ABC News producer, died from cancer in 1999, one month after his cousin John F. Kennedy Jr. and cousin-in-law Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy perished in a small-plane crash. Carole was close friends with Carolyn. In the wake of these tragedies, Carole penned the New York Times Bestseller What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love. She’s currently working on her first novel and hopes to one day retire to a farm with her Boxer named Margaret. How quaint... and completely un-Housewife-like.

Now for something a little more familiar: Aviva Drescher promises to add a dash of Wall Street to RHoNY. Very philanthropic and very blond, Aviva is married to Reid Drescher, founder of Spencer Clarke Securities & Investment Banking. Together, they have three perfectly preppy children. Hopefully none of them is named François.

Last but not least, Heather Thompson is a fashion designer who’s collaborated with Sean Combs, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez. Her line of shapewear, Yummie Tummie, is sold in over 2,000 stores and has been featured as one of Oprah Winfrey's "Favorite Things." Heather is married with two children.

Separately they all sound like well-rounded, successful women. Together? Well, that’s sure to be another story. Let the claws come out and extensions fly!

Source: New York Daily News

09.21.2011 / 11:07 PM EDT by Laura Case
Related: Real Housewives of New York, Gossip

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