TV Watch List: Thursday, April 7

From left: LuAnn de Lesseps, Cindy Barshop, Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer, Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Sonja Morgan are the “Real Housewives of New York City.”

‘The Real Housewives of New York City’
REALITY. Cindy Barshop, owner of the Completely Bare spa franchise, enters the crazy in the wake of Bethenny Frankel’s departure. But Jill Zarin keeps the Skinnygirl’s presence felt as she still begrudges her old frenemy.
Season premiere, 10 p.m., Bravo

‘Secret Diary of a Call Girl’ / ‘Gigolos’
COMEDY/REALITY. Belle/Hannah may be entering her fourth and final season as a “Call Girl,” but don’t fret, lovers of late-night premium programming — the new docu-reality series “Gigolos,” featuring, yes, male escorts and the women who pay for their “companionship” in Vegas, is just heating up.
“Call Girl” season premiere, 10:30 p.m.; “Gigolos” series premiere, 11 p.m., Showtime

‘The Vampire Diaries’
DRAMA. Elena finally gets the chance to sort her mommy-vampire issues when Isobel returns to Mystic Falls. Or, more likely, things will get a whole lot more complicated.
8 p.m., The CW


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A dead man was reportedly pulled from the water at Boston's Long Wharf Wednesday afternoon, according to the Boston Fire Department.

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Primark to make US debut in Boston

Dublin retailer Primark will make its U.S. debut with a store at the former Filene's site in Boston.

National

U.S. soldier convicted of WikiLeaks crimes granted name…

By Carey Gillam(Reuters) - Former U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks, can exchange…

Local

First month of MBTA late-night weekend service nets…

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Books

A debut novel about fate, love and moving…

Pia Padukone talks about her debut novel, "Where Earth Meets Water."

Movies

Five films to see at this year's IFFBoston

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Movies

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In "The Railway Man," Colin Firth plays a WWII vet suffering from massive trauma acquired from his days as a beaten POW.

Books

'#GIRLBOSS': Nasty Gal CEO shares unlikely success story

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MLB

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MLB

MLB video highlights: Yankees rout Red Sox, 9-3

Jon Lester allows eight runs in 4 2/3 innings taking loss

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: Brewers best in baseball, Dodgers,…

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Sports

American runners stand tallest in 2014 Boston Marathon

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Tech

Happy birthday, Game Boy! The handheld console turns…

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 this week. To commemorate, we look at some of its better games, like "Tetris" and "The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening."

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App Appeal: Unf— Your Habitat is a sweary…

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Wellbeing

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