Britney Spears' Manager Takes New Client: 'Real Housewives of New York's' Kelly Bensimon (Exclusive)
What is Kelly Killoren Bensimon up to now that she's not returning to Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City? Apparently, the reality star has some big future plans and they include tapping one of the most well known managers in the entertainment business.
Bensimon's rep tells The Hollywood Reporter that Larry Rudolph and associate Rebecca Lambrecht of ReignDeer Entertainment are working with the reality star.
A former attorney, Rudolph was Britney Spears’ original manager and is credited with molding her into a star. They parted ways for a short time in 2007, but have since reunited. He has also represented a variety of other music clients and celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson, Pauly Delvecchio, and Lindsay Lohan.
Bensimon's upcoming projects include her shoe line with BBC International called "Kelly" debuting this spring; and a new healthy lifestyle book, “I Can Make You Hot!” with St. Martin’s Press, which will be available in April 2012. Also, her rep says that she has a new TV show in development, but was unable to tell THR any further details at this time.
She starred on the New York based Bravo reality series from Season 2 through Season 4. She’s best known by viewers for going toe-to-toe with Bethenny Frankel and appearing to have a nervous breakdown during a dramatic cast vacation on Season 3. This past September, Bravo decided not to renew her contract for Season 5 along with Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, and Cindy Barshop.
The former model and Elle Accessories editor was married to famous photographer, Gilles Bensimon, from 1997-2007. They have two daughters together.
THR has contacted Rudolph for comment, but he did not immediately respond to our request.
Former cast mate, Zarin, has also recently signed with new management, former The Hills cast member, Lo Bosworth, at Octagon Entertainment.
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