'Real Housewives of New York': Countess LuAnn de Lesseps taking a break from singing for Season 5

Countess-LuAnn-de-Lesseps-Real-Housewives-of-New-York-Season-5-singing-Bravo.jpgFans hoping that they'd get to hear more gems like "Money Can't Buy You Class" and "Chic, C'est la Vie" from resident "Real Housewives of New York City" songstress LuAnn de Lesseps during Season 5 will have to get their fix on YouTube instead.

"I've decided to take a break from singing this season with Victoria going to college," LuAnn tells Zap2it. "And I'm working on a jewelry line ... it's inspired from all the jewelry that I've collected from around the world."

You can shop Countess LuAnn Accessories on her site now, but the Countess says she'll have more plans for the line firmed up by the Season 5 reunion when she sits down to chat with Andy Cohen and rehash the season with the other ladies.

And there's sure to be plenty of drama to rehash at the season's end, especially with three new housewives on the scene. Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson and Aviva Drescher are replacing axed cast members Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Cindy Barshop and Kelly Bensimon.

"Of course I miss the girls because we were part of this 'Housewives' family," LuAnn says. "But you know we have three new girls. It's moving forward. They're all interesting in their own right. You'll see new friendships being formed [and] new drama."

Season 5 of "The Real Housewives of New York City" premieres Monday (June 4) at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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