Filming is on hold for the 11 women who make up the casts of The Real Housewives of New York City and The Real Housewives of New Jersey — but the drama is wilder than ever anyway. Behind the scenes, the New Yorkers haven’t missed a chance to take a potshot at their New Jersey rivals, whose table-flipping finale drew a record 4.6 million viewers to the Bravo network. Not that the New York City housewives are jealous. “I think it was just a lot of theatrics,” Countess LuAnn de Lesseps sniffed when Life & Style asked for her opinion of New Jersey’s first season. “They created quite a spectacle.” The two casts, she adds, can hardly be compared. “We’re completely different,” she tells Life & Style. “We live in two completely different worlds.”
Those worlds are set to collide off camera this fall. New Yorkers Jill Zarin and Alex McCord will cross the Hudson River to confront Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice on their New Jersey home turf during a no-holds-barred debate at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J. But who would win if it came to a real fight?
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