Simon van Kempen

RHONY’s Simon van Kempen is a lawyer in Australia now

In one of the most fascinating Real Housewives “Where Are They Now?” posts we’ve ever done, get the latest on RHONY OGs Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen, who made the bold decision to move their family of four to Simon’s old stomping grounds in New South Wales, Australia–where he is now a lawyer!?

VIDEO PHOTOS Total tearfest highlights Couples Therapy Season 2 Supertrailer

In what looks like one glorious heaping hot mess of reality bliss, VH1 has rolled out the Supertrailer for their upcoming 2nd season of Couples Therapy. The big get for the show was Doug Hutchison and his teenage bride Courtney Stodden but most of the other participants manage to squeeze out some serious eyewater while going through the on-camera rigors of trying to straighten out their relationships. Get yo’ tissues ready for almost 4 minutes of train wreck joy and a gallery of screen grabs featuring almost everybody, including the doc, crying.

Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen to appear on Couples Therapy season 2

Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen haven’t been off TV for long, and already another network has come knocking at their door wanting them on their reality show. It was announced today that the Big Apple duo will be on VH1’s second season of Couples Therapy! This makes them the first axed Real Housewives of New York stars to make a reality TV return. (Though not on a reality show, Jill Zarin will also be returning to the small screen by joining Good Afternoon America for a weekly segment discussing reality TV. Kelly Bensimon, you’re up next!)

Real Housewives of New York firings confirmed by Bravo, the ladies respond

Real Housewives of New York City Season 5 will feature Ramona Singer Countess LuAnn Sonja Morgan and three new cast members

After days of tepid denials and “nothing’s official yet” statements, the rumors that surfaced earlier this week claiming that Bravo is cleaning house on the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City have finally been officially confirmed by the network. Keep reading for the responses from those let go, including Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Simon van Kempen and Cindy Barshop!

Jill, Kelly, Alex, Cindy fired from Real Housewives of New York City

Possible Real Housewives of New York City cast for Season 5

It’s been rumored for months that Bravo was planning on overhauling the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City and that appears to be the case as Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord (which include’s Alex’s husband, and honorary “housewife,” Simon van Kempen), and Cindy Barshop were all reportedly contacted by Bravo earlier today and told they would not be back for the fifth season of the reality series. Keep reading to see what Jill, Alex, Simon and Cindy had to say about the news!

The Real Housewives of NYC prepare for Hurricane Irene

I’m sure the first thing that popped into your head when Mayor Bloomberg announced an evacuation of much of lower lying New York City and a shut down of the public transit system was, WHAT ARE THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY GONNA DO!!!!?!?!?!? See an update from all our Big Apple girls as they keep us updated via Twitter (except for Sonja).