Just Jared ran into The Real Housewives of New York City stars Ramona Singer (green dress) and Bethenny Frankel at the Grand Opening Party for the the Empire Hotel Rooftop on Wednesday in New York City. (Excuse Just Jared‘s sleepy eyes!! P.S. Ramona was nicer and, and if you can believe it, skinnier in person!)
Here’s some background if you’re not familiar with The Real Housewives of New York City. It’s the reality TV program on Bravo about the lavish livestyles of five “housewives”. It is the spin-off series from The Real Housewives of Orange County. And yes, Bethenny was also the natural foods chef who made it to the finals in The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
And as for the party, Jeffrey Chodorow, restaurateur and creator of such glamorous establishments as Kobe Club and Asia de Cuba, was the one who unveiled The Empire Hotel Rooftop (44 West 63rd street). This 8,000-square-foot rooftop lounge on the 12th Floor offers its guests priceless views of Manhattan’s Upper West Side skyline, Central Park and Lincoln Center.
Pictured in the middle below: Just Jared with one of the other housewives, Jill Zarin. We ran into each other backstage at Z100′s Zootopia concert last month. She was so sweet!! And yes, in the background with the short hair is grandma Lynne Spears (Britney and Jamie Lynn‘s mom).