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Get ready for new catfights and plenty of drama with the announcement that two new ladies will be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City. Sonja Morgan, a socialite, and Jennifer Gilbert, an entrepreneur, will appear as recurring characters in the third season of Bravo's hit show.
Sonja, a single mom of a 9-year-old daughter, was once a model in Paris and Milan (watch out, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, you've got competition!). When she wasn’t rubbing elbows with some of the biggest socialites in New York City and Europe, she was the executive producer of the 2006 flick The Marsh, starring Forest Whitaker and Gabrielle Anwar. Her ex-husband is John Adams Morgan, who is the great-grandson of banker J.P. Morgan. Sonja is a friend of Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, one of the original Real Housewives of New York City, who reportedly brought her on board.
After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jennifer was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young at the age of 29. She's the mother of twin boys and a baby girl and has been married for seven years to her husband, Bennett. She owns Save The Date, an event planning company and is co-owner of Portamee, a baby carrier company.
But don’t worry, Bethenny Frankel fans, neither lady is replacing her on the third season, but a spinoff is in the works for the natural-foods chef and founder of Skinnygirl Margarita. Also returning are Bensimon, de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin.
Season three is currently in production but fans of the show will have to wait until 2010 before the Hampton parties and Upper East Side antics resume.
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