Real estate gets 'NY H'wives' treatment


Dec. 7, 2010

Call them the Realty Housewives of New York. Shooting starts today on the New York spin-off of "Million Dollar Listing." But this version of the popular reality show appears to bear more resemblance to the successful "Real Housewives" series than to the original, which is a kind of office soap opera about an eccentric Beverly Hills real estate firm. The characters in the New York version include Fredrik Eklund, a Swedish, gay ex-porn star turned Manhattan real estate hottie, and his business partner John Gomes. Another Swedish bombshell, Caroline Grane, described by colleagues as "pretty and personable," a graduate of the University of Stockholm's masters of finance program, is also in the cast.