TheReal Housewives of New York City’sstarBethenny Frankel has gotten nude for PETA’s latest ad campaign. Bethenny, 39, was actually pregnant when the picture was taken, “It’s so tasteful and beautifully done,” she told The New York Post. “I am especially pleased because it doesn’t look like there’s been any airbrushing and I was already pregnant when I shot it.”
Evidently Bethenny, who is now three months pregnant and happily engaged to Jason Hoppy, used to be a fur wearer. She explains why she had a change of heart, “I used to wear fur. I went to a cocktail party, walked outside on Fifth Avenue, and a PETA protestor was holding up a skinned animal. I looked at it, and it made me sick. I felt disgusting. That day was a huge change, and since then I’ve really been against fur. I’m cleaning out my closets–trim, everything. I don’t see any reason for cruelty,” says Bethenny.
NYC locals might be able to catch a glimpse of Bethenny’s new billboard, as it was unveiled at noon today at 1674 Broadway (near the southeast corner of 53rd street) in Times Square.
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Kelly also decided to show off her gymnastic skills as she proceeded to do some cartwheels on the beach shore.
As we reported earlier, the 44-year-old former model will be stripping down for Playboy magazine. “It’s the ultimate compliment and every woman’s dream. You get to be a sex symbol and work with top people in the business. It’s such an honor,” says Kelly on posing for Playboy.
Currently, the NYC Housewives’ are busy filming and gearing up for their third season which will air 2010. During the last season, Kelly got some bad press for allegedly beating her ex-fiancé. In the 3rd season, Kelly is looking forward to showing viewers who she really is, “a very enthusiastic person about a lot of things.” I guess we will be the judge of that.
However, Kelly isn’t enthusiastic about discussing cast mate and rival Bethenny Frankel, who recently announced she was expecting her first child. According to FOX411, Kelly didn’t want to comment on Bethenny’s pregnancy but she “hopes that every woman has a baby if they can.” Following her divorce, Kelly would like to be married again and have more kids in the future depending on her future husband which she is yet to meet.
In other news, there has been several reports on Kelly posing for the December Playboy edition however, Kelly said she could not “confirm or deny” the shoot. That is funny considering she said in other interviews that she barred her bod for the mag and that is “the ultimate compliment and every woman’s dream.”
So when asked, “hypothetically, whose nude shoot would be sexier, 41 year-old Kelly’s or 19 year-old Levi Johnston’s recent ‘Playgirl’ pictorial? Kelly’s response was, “If I did pose for ‘Playboy,’ I can’t compete with anyone else. I’m just swimming my own race.”
My favorite franchise would have to be the Real Housewives of New York City. No, it does not have any table flipping, wig yanking drama, but it does have a cast filled with interesting characters. Where else can you find the crazy eyes of Ramona, Bethenny’s great one liners, the Countess’s delusion of grandeur, Kelly’s air headness, mixed with the desperate social climbing ambition of Alex and Simon.
The NYC franchise comprises of what the Housewives series was originally about — focusing on great characters rather than grande drama. I actually find myself looking forward to February, when the 3rd season will be back on the air.
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It seems hell might have frozen over as the NYDailyNews is reporting that Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon have become fast BFFs.
The stars of the Real Housewives of New York City have reportedly gotten closer especially since Jill’s falling out with Bethenny Frankel over the summer. “Now that Bethenny is out of the picture, Jill is definitely on team Kelly,” one source insists.
The NYDailyNews also states that Kelly is determined to change her image, as she was not happy with her portrayal on the show’s previous season. “She was mortified when that show aired last year,” a source close to the former model dishes. “She is really trying to look better in front of the cameras this season.”
So what is Kelly doing to improve her image? Well for starters, she showed on time to the Halloween bash she hosted in N.Y.C. on Saturday night. She even gave up her VIP table to hang out in the crowd. “She was dancing and saying hi to everyone,” another partygoer said. “A lot of people were kind of shocked at how nice she was being.”
Also in attendance of her Halloween bash was Jill. It is also said that Bethenny has become close friends with Ramona Singer, and Alex McCord. This should all make for a very interesting third season.
Dancing with the Stars contestant, Joanna Krupa will appear on the cover of playboy for the December issue which hits the stands Nov. 13, according to People. Joanna is no stranger to the pages of playboy as this is her second time stripping for the magazine.
“I can confirm that Joanna Krupa will be featured on the cover of the December issue of Playboy,” a publicist for the magazine confirms to the Daily News. Her December cover, recently unveiled is pictured above.
After being crowned the sexiest swimsuit model in the world, the 30-year old model posed for Hugh Hefner’s infamous publication back in 2005.
In the same issue, talk show host Chelsea Handler will be a doing a holiday guide for the magazine. While Chelsea will be keeping her clothes on, Joanna will be featured in an 8-page nude pictorial shot. .
Though she and the other NY housewives found out about Bethenny’s pregnancy through the press, she says she wishes Bethenny nothing but good wishes.
“She’ll be a good mom,” Ramona, 52, told US at the Animal Fair magazine Halloween Pet Costume party in New York City. ” I think it will teach her about being more giving, more loving, and about opening up her heart.” Leave it to Ramona to give someone a nice backhanded well wish.
Ramona believes Bethenny and her fiance, Jason Hoppy, who works in real estate, will make great parents and have a lasting marriage.
“[Bethenny and Jason] remind me a little bit of my husband, Mario, and I because I’m very independent, I speak my mind, I have my good sides and bad sides,” Ramona says. “My husband just loves me for me and gets amused by everything about me. I think the same thing [is true] with Jason and Bethenny. Jason’s lovely.”
Star: Will you and Bethenny Frankel be friends when Housewives returns? Kelly: I just want to be a good role model for my girls. Seeing me fight with Bethenny was good for my children because they need to learn about conflict and resolution, which is why I went to Bethenny’s event. I wanted to be the bigger person.
Star: So what qualities does Mr. Right need to have? Kelly: He has to be like James Bond, full of adventure. I want someone who is going to explore and be athletic or just go to a dive bar, drink beer and eat chicken wings.
Star: Why did you pose for Playboy? Kelly: It’s the ultimate compliment and every woman’s dream. You get to be a sex symbol and work with top people in the business. It’s such an honor.