YAAAAAAS. Best TV news I’ve heard all day: Bethenny Frankel is coming back to Real Housewives of New York City for season 7. Of course, this isn’t great news for her – clearly she’s only coming back because all the other shit she banked on taking off hasn’t really happened. The talk show failed, her marriage is over and I don’t think those Skinnygirl margaritas ever really caught on, either, did they?
That being said, Bethenny was on the show when it was at its height, and her resting bitch face (and non-resting bitch attitude) were a definite highlight of the show. She was somewhat the glue that held it together, drama-wise, and I loved her for it, so this can only be a good thing that she’s coming back.
From US Weekly:
The former talk show host, whose self-titled daytime program was cancelled in February, will appear in the show’s upcoming seventh season, insiders tell Us. Producers hope her return will help boost ratings, which fell to 1 million (from a record 2.6 million) during season six. “Bringing her back is a last-ditch effort,” one source says.
Frankel will benefit, too, by having an outlet to promote her Skinnygirl empire, which includes a cocktail line, shapewear, and several books, including a new children’s book, Cookie Meets Peanut. (The story was inspired by her 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, and her beloved dog, Cookie.)
This seems so juicy, I love it. They’re even talking about bringing Jill and Kelly back to “rehash” the old issues, though that’s just talk. Bravo is desperate since the show ratings are tanking (and no wonder – all the good people left!) but I will DEF tune in for this shit.
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Bethenny Frankel has always been a bit insane, but she was still the sanest amongst the original Real Housewives of NYC. She’s a real businesswoman and apparently a real tiny person, too, because she managed to fit herself into her 4-year-old daughter Bryn’s pyjamas.
Here’s how she captioned the above photo:
“This is my daughter’s nightgown and PJ shorts. Think we’re ready to start sharing clothes yet?”
Uh… LOL? Obviously Bethenny is naturally somewhat petite, but I don’t necessarily think it’s something to brag about that you fit in your 4-year-old kid’s clothes. Some of her followers agreed with me, too, and urged her to show caution with shit like this since, you know, her daughter needs to have a healthy body image as she gets older and not feel like she needs to fit into clothes meant for someone to be 1/10th of her age.
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Bethenny Frankel‘s talk show was cancelled. I’m sure she’ll find a way to blame Ellen DeGeneres for this, or anyone but herself. It sounds like the show was cancelled due to low ratings, but I bet it’s also because this woman has no charisma at all. From CBS News:
The talk show, hosted by former “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel, has officially been canceled after one season on the air, according to Deadline.
The series, which tapes at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, has delivered moderate ratings since its debut in September, averaging a 0.9 in households this season.
The decision was made by Telepicture Productions, which produces “Bethenny,” after a deal with affiliates failed to be reached.
“I had a blast doing this show with Telepictures,” Frankel said. “My entire staff worked so hard and made everyday so much fun. I am thankful for the experience and for all my fans who tuned in every day.”
Apparently, Meredith Veira is going to get her timeslot. Man, that chick seems to get everyone’s leftovers, doesn’t she?
Did you watch Bethenny? How was it?
I still think this is the best thing she’s ever produced, and that’s not saying much for something that tastes like watered down Gatorade:
Screw it, let’s just make this a cocktails post. What’s YOUR favorite cocktail? I’m a martini woman.
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Bethenny Frankel‘s talk show is going about as well as Kris Jenner‘s. Each had their own big name guest that they got by pulling strings. Kris got Kanye, by begging Kim
and/or threatening her life, and Bethenny got Justin Bieber by using Ellen DeGeneres. But then things started to go downhill. Here’s apparently what’s going on with Bethenny and Ellen, via The Stir:
Apparently, Bethenny’s new daytime show is doing, in a word, dismally. Ratings are so bad that Ellen DeGeneres, the talk show queen who gave Bethenny her show, has asked to have her name as removed from the show’s credits because she’s “embarrassed.” [...]
During Bethenny’s trial run, Ellen was able to pull some strings and, by the grace of God, get Justin Bieber on the show. But since her show has been picked up, Ellen and her booking agent, who reportedly promised to hook Bethenny up, haven’t been able to get a single big-name celeb on the show. The supposed reason? No one wants to make an appearance on a show hosted by a former Housewife. Ellen’s people evidently have tried to get Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Miley Cyrus on the show, but all refused to make an appearance based on that very reason.
I love Bethenny’s “Skinnygirl” alcohols but other than that, she does nothing for me. She’s just kind of there, hovering with her gigantic sleepy smile.
Whose show would you rather watch: Kris’ or Bethenny’s?
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Bethenny Frankel filed for divorce from Jason Hoppy in December – an experience she thinks is definitely the most difficult thing she’s ever been through or will ever go through in her entire life. But the difficulty doesn’t end there – she’s still living with him in their NYC apartment while they hash out the details in court. Awkward!
“My living situation is very, very stressful,” Frankel, 41, tells PEOPLE in the new issue, on stands Friday. “I don’t think it’s very healthy for anyone involved. It’s very upsetting. You just have to endure it.”
But because it hasn’t been decided who will get the home, they both have a right to live there and so they do.
Hoppy (who declined to comment for the story) has also continued wearing his wedding ring in public, a decision that Frankel finds both irksome and baffling. “It’s an interesting choice,” she says, diplomatically. “And I don’t understand it.”
Now, as Frankel and Hoppy continue to argue over assets, custody (they’re both asking for primary custody of Bryn) and the rights to the home, Frankel says they’re artfully avoiding each other and focusing their attention on their daughter.
“I can’t believe I don’t get to be with her every day,” Frankel says. “And yet, when we were together, all three of us, the dynamic wasn’t good. It wasn’t healthy. That energy wasn’t good for her to be around.”
Regardless of whether or not they haven’t decided who’s keeping the apartment long-term, couldn’t one or the other of them sublet a place for now? They’ve got enough money to do so, they’re both just being stubborn, so they only have themselves to blame on that one, I’d say.
As for Hoppy’s “interesting choice” to wear his wedding ring, she could just… ask him? You know, since they’re sharing the same apartment day in and day out. You might avoid each other, but chances are there’s at least one awkward run-in every couple of days.
When Bethenny and Hoppy from The Real Housewives of New York got together, everyone thought it was true love (well, you know). They were perfect together! He was successful in his own right and totally not put off by her ambitions and they just gelled well. Unfortunately that love came to an end last year and the pair decided to divorce – a decision which Bethenny has admitted was the most difficult in her life.
From Good Day New York:
“It’s rough. I have to say, divorce is the most difficult thing you could ever go through in your entire life.”
“It’s just a brutal unnatural situation and you sort of end up in a situation you thought you’d never be in.”
Well, yeah. I break down in tears over a fight about what’s for dinner, so coping with ending a relationship with the person you wanted to spend your life with would probably finish me off for good.
You can listen to Bethenny discuss her divorce below and talk in the comments about how much worse RHONY is without her (cos, come on, it so is).
I haven’t really gotten into how much I LOVE me some Bethenny Frankel on here yet, but now’s the perfect time because homegirl is getting sued for a cool $100 million.
As you’ve probably heard by now, she recently sold her company, SkinnyGirl, for $120 million dollars. That’s a lot of money for just about any self-made business woman (or anyone,) but for a Real Housewife? Good luck trying to top that, Jill Zarin of Zarin Fabrics.
Now that she’s made bank, all the sneaky little rodents who helped her out along the way are crawling back out of their gutters to try and grab a piece of her fortune, and one ex-manager is coming after her for $100 million, saying that since he was the one who introduced her to the liquor reps she grew SkinnyGirl with, he’s responsible for her success.
Bethenny released a statement today, and in true baller-ass bitch fashion, she brought it. She said, “Life is good for me with all the things that are most important, namely family. But let’s be clear, I am a strong woman, and I am not afraid and won’t back down when I’m bullied by something with zero merit. Success is earned by hard work, not taking advantage of others. Unfortunately, one of the signs of success is being the subject of frivolous lawsuits, like this one. This is simply someone with his hand out, who did nothing to earn it, and I am not going to be bullied.”
Damn. She later added, “We are exploring all of our options, including filing counterclaims against these people.”
You GO, Bethenny. I couldn’t be happier for her, her adorable husband Jason or her baby if I tried. Can’t wait to see her shut down this cretin in court.