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The Real Housewives are about to get real ugly.
Real Housewives of New York City star Alex McCord says this season viewers will see some extreme craziness go down—even with Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin's fighting done—because all is not rosy between the seasoned Housewives and new castmember Cindy Barshop.
"Oh, it's not one epic fight, it is 100 fights," McCord told us. "We're comfortable enough with each other now that it's no holds barred. I did not know Cindy before. You'll have to see what happens with her and everyone."
And where does her husband, Simon, fit in to all of this?
Simon says he's still pressing buttons, annoying the other wives—including Barshop—and, as usual, tagging along with his wife for this season.
"On Cindy all I can say it's really hard to come into a mature cast that has been around each other for four years," he told us today at the Cynthia Steffe show at Lincoln Center. "It takes a while to work out how to avoid the drama."
Alex says one incident reaches such madness that "you can't make up what happens."
"People go all the way to the brink of insanity and back and there and back again," she told us.
Bravo honcho and Watch What Happens host Andy Cohen also weighed in on the Housewives rumors from the front row at the Diane Von Fürstenberg show today. He assures us rumors of the show being pushed back because of problems with a boring plot are not true.
"It's great, it's an amazing season, we just wrapped three weeks ago, we really wanted to get it perfect and we had Miami sitting on the shelf," he told E! News. "It's great, we all love it. Bethenny and Jill had their own drama. What's interesting about the premiere is the dust is still settling on that feud so it's interesting to see how these women are picking it back up."
Cohen promised we'll be seeing it all "very soon" and as for him refereeing the post season chats, he tells us the theme of any future reunion shows.
"The buzz word for 2011 is keep your hands off Andy," he laughed.
"I loved it," she told us. "The greens, the aquamarines, it was insane."
The Black Eyes Peas frontwoman wasn't the only performer missing tonights Grammys—Kanye West was in New York for the Tory Burch presentation at the tents this morning. The rapper caused such a stir strolling into the tent that staffers had to be instructed to stop taking his picture.
"So many people were just running right up to him and snapping away," said an eyewitness. "He got bum rushed, but got out of there just fine."
Meanwhile, last night saw the afterparty for the Charlotte Ronson show and a bash at the Standard Hotel's Boom Boom room, where Chloë Sevigny and Michelle Trachtenberg danced until the wee hours while DJ Leigh Lezark (of the Misshapes) kept the tunes spinning.