While we ponder the answer to that, a new episode of BGM is set to air tonight. Now that the wedding is over, Bethenny and hubby Jason Hoppy finally get a chance to relax on their honeymoon, well that is until Bethenny’s hormones decide to rear their ugly head.
Bethenny’s hormones get the best of her during the trip, but a very understanding and sweet Jason is thankfully there to calm her nerves about the new family they are forming.
Will Bethenny be able to really let go and enjoy her honeymoon or will her emotions get the best of her? Find out this tonight at 10/9c on BRAVO.
Just a week after her PEOPLE magazine cover story came out detailing her volatile childhood, Bethenny Frankel’s mother, Bernadette Birk, is now telling her side of the story to Star magazine.
“I love my daughter but what she’s saying is killing me,” Bernadette reveals in a new interview in this week’s issue of Star. Bernadette denies Bethenny’s assertion that she was a bulimic who was always drinking.
Bethenny told PEOPLE Bernadette was “never a mother to me” and calls her childhood “toxic.” Bernadette, an interior design professor, admits there was discord in the family but insists Bethenny was “the most important person in my world.”
Bernadette says she and Bethenny have only spoken twice in the last 10 years, also adding that she only knows what is going on in Bethenny’s world by watching her on television.
Bernadette’s ex-husband and Bethenny’s former stepdad John Parisella did however corroborate Bethenny’s story in PEOPLE.
TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY AND THE NEW EPISODE OF BGM?
Judging from last night’s episode, it seems Annie will be the first house guest to leave. The other HGs have revealed they simply deem her a bigger threat than Rachel. Also not shown on TV, Annie has been wrecking major havoc in the house since being on the block, and it seems the other HGs are simply tired of her.
Also tonight, the ‘Saboteur‘ will finally be unveiled! It’s anyone’s guess who it is. The HGs seem to suspect Andrew.
Another twist revealed this week was that two of the HGs are lifelong friends. Britney suspected Brendon and Kristen because she didn’t buy their reactions, while Kristen suspected Matt and Annie because they hadn’t interacted but had more in common than any of the other house guests.
The only thing that’s clear is that this season of Big Brother is one to watch! The new episode airs tonight at 8:00 pm Eastern on CBS.
My Thoughts So Far: Big Brother is indeed my favorite reality show and I must say this season has been great thus far. I wasn’t that impressed with the Saboteur twist, but this lifelong friends twist however has me very intrigued. Now that’s the kinda twist I like!
Saboteur – I really have no clue on who the Saboteur is though I highly doubt it’s Andrew, that would simply be too obvious right? He is too reminiscent of former America’s player Eric. I truly believe (and hope) it is a woman this time around. I suspect Kathy, Annie or Monet. Plus if you notice, the physical stature of the Saboteur seems to be of a smaller stature, similar to that of a woman. But then again, perhaps Big Brother is just screwing with us and has altered the size of the Saboteur. Must say I can’t wait to find out who it actually is tonight.
Lifelong Friends – This is such a great twist, similar to the Twins twist they had in the past. There are a lot of theories as to who these could be. The biggest one is that it is Kathy and Britney, and that they are mother and daughter. Remember during the message to the HGs, the Saboteur said: “And if you think about it, it’s actually quite easy to figure out.” Well Kathy and Britney are both from Arkansas, plus the Saboteur did put Xs on both of their names earlier on, perhaps as a clue to the HGs. Another theory is that if they are not mother and daughter, they are at least related. Another theory is that Matt & Ragan might be brothers.
Brigade Alliance – The Brigade, yikes! This could possibly be the dumbest alliance in BB history. Enzo nicknaming himself Meow Meow? Priceless. There are so many flaws with this alliance. For starters, they will be discovered by the other HGs any minute now. Two, one thing I’ve learned from watching BB is that joining an alliance too quickly is always a bad idea, plus the number of people in the alliance, four, is one too many for the time being. And finally, there are simply one too many idiots in the alliance aka Enzo, Hayden. I am really hoping someone not it the alliance wins HOH tonight and hopefully puts up two people from the alliance.
Showmance – How hot is Brendon by the way? But in all seriousness, it seems Brendon and Rachel are getting way too caught up in their showmance and it is without a doubt affecting their game play. Rachel saying she would have saved Brendon had she won POV was very adorable, but really, has she forgotten her reason for moving into the BB house? These two being so open with their showmance, so soon, is also a bad idea. People are not going to want to go into an alliance with them because they know Brendon and Rachel will always be loyal to each other and put the other first. With that said, I really do like Brendon and am rooting for him.
TELL US: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BB SO FAR? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SABOTEUR? NEW TWIST, BRIGADE & THE SHOWMANCE?
Just days after Danielle Staubannounced her plans to sue all “perpetrators” involved in the fashion show fiasco, co-star Jacqueline Laurita is now slamming her lawsuit.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who is looking much slimmer nowadays, thinks the lawsuit is pathetic. “You can’t defame someone who defames herself,” Jacqueline told Zap2It. “I have not told any lies about her. I never physically touched her or threatened her, so I am not worried.”
Danielle’s attorney, Paul Giblin told the HollywoodLife on Tuesday, “We are going to use this footage and prepare a case against these women,” despite the fact that Jacqueline’s daughter, Ashely Holmes, was the only one shown physically attacking Danielle. Giblin continued, “We are seeking assault and battery charges, defamation of character and punitive damages as well.
No one was arrested as a result of the attack, but Ashley did get fined $189 by the courts for pulling Danielle’s “hair.”
As for Jacqueline, she feels this is just another way for Danielle to get publicity. “She will do anything, and I mean anything, to stay in the press,” she says. “I think she’s pathetic and desperate. Maybe she has a fear that she won’t be asked to return next year so she’s grasping at straws to keep a connection between us. I don’t know.”
In other Danielle Staub news, a new story by Star magazine asks, ‘What Happened to Danielle Staub’s Face?’
The above before and after photo is posted and some surgical experts try to determine what work the 47-year-old hasn’t has had done. The after photo was taken on July 6th.
“Is she wearing a mask?” asks Palm Beach-based dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer. “Her proportions are not correct anymore, because it appears she’s had too much filler injected into her lips and cheeks.”
Danielle is also featured in this week’s ‘What I Ate Today’ column in OK! magazine. Her diet seems slightly less restrictive than Kelly Bensimon’s700 calorie a daystarvation diet.
Below is a sample of what Danielle eats during a normal day:
Breakfast: a bagel Snack: almonds and a Venti white chocolate peppermint mocha Lunch: grilled chicken wrap Dinner: grilled chicken salad with snow peas and mandarin oranges
The Enquirer reports Countess LuAnn was at a club outside LA when she asked to borrow a cigarette from a young, tattooed, heavily pierced woman at the club. “LuAnn had a table and proceeded to feed the girl drinks, flirt and kiss for the rest of the night. She kept telling her how beautiful she was and how she reminded her of when she was younger. Her friends jokingly told LuAnn she was a lesbian cougar!”
Oddly enough, LuAnn is still dating boyfriend Jacques Azoulayand the two were just photographed at an event together on June 30th. If this story is true, LuAnn would be joining the likes of Kim Zolciak and Danielle Staub, as part of the Bravo housewives who have taken or pretended to have taken a dip or two in the lady pond.
So is Luann really bisexual? Or is this just a ploy to garner some publicity? Is the story even true, you know considering the source? So many questions, so little time.
The douchebag nutjob famewhore known as Spencer Pratt decided to don a ridiculous old man disguise and try to crash the Hills‘ finale afterparty that he and his wife Heidi Montag were not invited to on Tuesday night.
UsWeekly reports Spencer stood outside the Roosevelt hotel (where the afterparty was taped) surrounded by the show’s puzzled fans. Spencer, alongside Emilio Masella, ex-boyfriend of Jersey Shore‘s Snooki –whom he’s developing a dating reality show for– were eventually escorted from the hotel property by Security police.
“I wasn’t invited to that party, so I’m having my own party with the people on the Hollywood Walk of Stars!” Spencer 26, later told Perez Hilton. He added: “I spend a lot of time being hated and I feel like I want a little closure.”
The Roosevelt hotel insiders also tell UsMagazine that Spencer tried to buy drinks for the entire bar at the hotel that afternoon — but his card was declined. And 50 seconds remain…
In other Hills news, the show is receiving a ton of criticism over it’s final scene in the finale episode. The finale scene had Kristin Cavallari say a tearful goodbye toBrody Jenner, before it’s revealed that it was all shot on the back lot of a studio, implying that the show is indeed fake and scripted. As the camera pans away, the set comes down and Kristin jumps out of the car and rushes to hug Brody.
The hollywood ending now has some fans wondering if any part of the show was even real. Photos of the cast from the finale party below.
TELL US: WERE YOU UPSET AT THE HILL’S ENDING? DO YOU THINK THE ENTIRE SHOW WAS FAKE OR JUST PARTS OF IT?
Sometimes it seems the off screen drama that goes on amongst the Bravo housewives is even juicer than what is shown on TV.
Less than 24 hours after Bravo aired with country club fight scene on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, HollywoodLife reported Danielle Staub’sdecision to sue her co-stars Teresa, Ashley and all others she deemed responsible for the fiasco.
Well Teresa Giudice, who lies claims she wasn’t trying to pick a fight with Danielle during her Monday appearance on Watch What Happens, is now responding to Danielle’s asinine lawsuit story.
Teresa tells Popeater, “Believe me, if we could get a restraining order against a cast member, Danielle would have had four against her already. I never threatened her. She, however, has been on camera threatening me, stalking me, and even practicing doing me harm.”
And what does Teresa think of Danielle’s accusation that she defamed her character? “Don’t make me laugh. I think she’s defamed her own reputation all by herself,” she adds.
The Popeater article reveals Danielle’s lawsuit announcement might just be a publicity stunt as Bravo “has tight contracts with the ‘Housewives,’ so the women can’t sue each other.” No word yet on if Danielle has actually filed the lawsuit.
Plus to my knowledge, if Danielle does decide to sue any of her castmates, there’s a very good chance Bravo will cut all ties with her, for very good reason. If the housewives start suing each other, it will lead to less drama on the shows as none of them will want to risk getting sued.
In other NJ news, Monday night’s episode was the highest in the show’s history. It brought in an astonishing 3.29 million viewers total. Just to show you how great those numbers are, the Kelly Benismon “breakthrough” episode on the Real Housewives of New York City brought in 2.32 million viewers in comparison. Seems violence sells over crazy.
“My mother hasn’t expressed any interest in meeting Bryn, which was shocking to my husband,” says Bethenny to Parade. “Life is hopefully long, so I don’t know what the future will bring. Right now, I would say no. I only want positive energy around her for as long as possible. Life will be difficult enough before she knows it.”
This comes just days after Bethenny’s cover story with PEOPLE magazine during which she opened up about her childhood abuse. “I never had a true childhood,” she tells People. “There was a lot of destruction: alcohol abuse, eating disorders and violent fights.”
Bethenny’s father is the now deceased highly known horse trainer Bobby Frankel. According to Bethenny, Bobby walked out on she and her mother, Bernadette Birk, when she was just 4 years old. Bethenny’s mom re-married another horse trainer named John Parisella when Bethenny was 5, which led to them moving homes seven times in over 10 years. Bethenny says her father cut her off when Bernadette accused him of keeping money from them. She also says her father seemed to resent her and punish her for the actions of her mother.
Things then got hostile with Bernadette and her new husband John. “The house would be in shambles,” Bethenny says of her mom’s vicious outbursts in which she would smash “dishes, pictures, the TV — anything she could see” and physically fight with John. Bethenny says she would either have to hide in her closet or call the police to break things up.
Bethenny also sheds light on her troubles with her weight and drugs during her teen years. She began starving herself and purging at the age of 13. “I was owned by dieting,” she says. “I hated myself.” Her situation worsened when she began clubbing in her teens, drinking heavily and even doing cocaine.
As for Bethenny’s relationship with her mother today, she says the two have barely spoken in the past 10 years. Bethenny however makes it clear she is over the past and is now in a better place with her husband and daughter. “I just want to give her the life I didn’t have,” says Bethenny of baby Bryn.
Just weeks after her co-star Roxy Olin came out slamming her, saying she is as nasty in real life as she is on tv, Olivia Palermo is now attempting to defend herself or her reputation for being difficult and arrogant rather.
The City star tells an Australian magazine, “I’d like to think that I’m the complete opposite of what you see on The City.” And when it comes to her off-screen friendship with co-star Whitney Port, she best describes it as a “working relationship”.
She adds: “We’re both incredibly busy, but we always try and take a few moments to catch up whenever we bump into each other, which is rare.”
Olivia also isn’t taking too well to being compared to Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf. “From what I heard, Blair’s not a very nice character. I’m nothing like that so I beg to differ,” she said.
In other City news, the season finale aired last night and brought us more drama than we are used to on the show. Earlier this season, we saw Whitney and Roxy fight over a celebrity styling session, leading to Roxy moving out. However last night’s finale was all about Whitney vs Kelly Cutrone.
It all starts when Whitney meets with Alison Brod, owner of Alison Brod PR, to see what they can do for her Whitney Eve line if she hires them. Alison then goes around telling people that Whitney has fired Kelly and hired her. This of course gets back to Kelly, leading to a sit down with Whitney.
“I don’t know how this can go from me helping you to me getting fired,” says Kelly. Whitney apologizes but Kelly isn’t too forgiving. Roxy then informs Whitney that her loyalty lies with Kelly, basically letting Whitney know she will go with Kelly if Whitney decides to change PR firms. And end season…
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CITY FINALE, AND HILLS FINALE? DID WHITNEY BETRAY KELLY?