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Catfight to Lion's War

Kelly discusses the soap opera turn of Season 4 and Alex's "liability" comment.

By Kelly Killoren Bensimon

This reunion was so special, they added another 90 minutes because of all the drama!

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What started as an intersection between different women who live in New York City has evolved into the biggest soap opera fest on television. "You can't write this stuff," say most writers in Hollywood who hold reality stars in disdain -- because we literally took bread off their table.

And, the writers have every reason to be mad. Who on earth "outs" or speculates if someone has gone to AA? Is this information that the world needs to know? And does this help whoever is calling the other person out look like a more respectable business woman? And, then there is the speculation of intervention. . .I am definitely not a good enough friend to Ramona to ever to ever suggest an intervention.

But, I have to giggle when we get to the liability issue. I've spent the last three years protecting Alex. Finally, I forewarned Alex that her actions would eventually get her iced out. Alex quite nicely did it herself, by telling us we are all a liability.

As for Sonja and her vulva (as it is technically referred to), I was offended. It's disheartening that at 47, Sonja doesn't have the confidence in her ability to write a book, without sharing her body parts for the camera. Sensationalism isn't always the key -- Lindsay Lohan would like that page from her playbook back. I did grace the March 2010 cover of Playboy, but flashing your "..." on cable TV is a whole different can of worms. (If you're laughing, stop. LOL.)

In the RHONY reunion "Part Deux," it is obvious that the blondes fight to fight, and have no solutions to the problems they love to create. I remember at this point of the reunion, I was so exited that the fighting was going to come to a close. In just a few hours, I could leave the conflict, get on a plane, and help a well-deserving school in Costa Rica.

We all work hard, and this is my office. The dynamics might not be the same in your office. The hair may be a little longer, the eyelashes thicker, the masks harder to break, but we all endure our co-workers story lines. Word of advice, never lie because you have to remember what you said. Honesty is the best policy. And when filming reality, stay real and leave the acting to real actors on scripted shows.

#kkbstyle tip: when dressing for Fall 2012: keep the waists low, the jewelry sparkled, and the attitude demure. Your biggest trends are '20s style and rocker. Have fun with both -- but not too much fun.

Always check my offerings out on OpenSky and tweet me on @kellybensimon or KellyKillorenBensimon on Facebook to see what I'm up to.

I'm going to miss you guys. Thanks for sharing another season with us!

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