Skinnygirl Advice Guru, Bethenny Frankel is giving a sneak peek of things to come on hernew talk show in an interview with More, where she dishes about the keys to a good marriage and finding the right Mr. Frankel.
Bethenny has admitted she picked Mr. Wrong a couple of times (including Jason 1.0 during RHoNYC) which led to a failed marriage and being the single woman, aka punching bag on Housewives. Describing what went wrong in her first marriage, Bethenny clarifies: “I was simply too young. It taught me not to try to fit everything into a perfect Tiffany box.” Instead go for a custom ring from a boutique jeweler (I love Bethenny’s ring set, I must admit).
She also explains trying to date a good on paper guy never works out – instead look for someone who can deal with you: “You can’t sleep next to an 8 x 10 piece of paper. Choose someone who takes care of you, who cares for their family and who will be a good partner and parent, and someone who you actually like, respect and laugh with.”
Bethenny encourages those who are in a relationship due to a fear of being alone (and being eaten by an Alsatian) to recognize they need to move on: “You know you’re holding on to a relationship because of fear when you think no one else will want you or love you, or you worry you will never find someone as good. You shouldn’t try to negotiate and rationalize; you should just feel.”
Mrs. Hoppy, who we all know likes her c*ck comments, is never one to shy away from difficult topics, as she confronts the sticky issue of sex in a relationship and opines: “It’s awkward, but sex must be discussed. It constantly changes: honeymoon stage, while pregnant, after baby, with children, in your 50s, etc. Communicate.”
As for what led to her finding Jason 2.0, aka her hubby, Bethenny believes being happy with who you are instead of being a desperate loser is the key to finding love: “Being ok with who you are and where you are in your life, whether alone or with someone, is the secret to finding what you want and need. Desperation and fear will take you to the wrong places and the wrong relationships.”
When asked what advice she has for daughter Bryn on finding the right guy, Bethenny replies: “I would advise her that getting men to respect you and want to marry you — as much if not more than they want to get physical with you — is an art form.”
In other Bethenny news, the diet drink mixologist just released Skinnygirl Sangria and here’s hoping it’s as, uhhhh… good(?) as Skinnygirl Margarita!
Even if it’s not, no worries, as Bethenny has some friends in high places; Bethenny tells Celebuzz: “Lea Michele is a big fan of Skinnygirl Margarita, so I sent her the Sangria before the launch, and she loves it!” And just who else is a Skinnygirl aficionado? Apparently: Kate Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Anne Hathaway, and Hoda Kotb! Wow – Bethenny really gets around!
Bethenny is pictured above on Aug. 3 during the launch party for her new Skinnygirl drink!
Will you be trying Skinnygirl Sangria? What do you think of Bethenny’s advice on love and marriage? Are you excited to watch her new talkshow?
The E! network has officially announced it will air Kim Kardashian’s wedding as a two-part special!
Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event will air in two parts on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 8/7c and Monday, Oct. 10 at 9/8c though the actual wedding will take place on Aug. 20 in Montecito, Calif.
E! promises the exclusive two-part television event that goes inside the glitz, glamour and romance of Kimmie and Kris Humphries’ wedding extravaganza.
The special will also follow the bride, groom and entire Kardashian clan every step of the way, from the lavish wedding planning to the fabulous parties to the highly anticipated big day when Kim and Kris say “I do.” Each special will run for 2 hours.
In other Keeping Up With The Kardashian news, 55-year-old pimp-momager Kris Jenner is revealing she wants more grand kids, like asap! In fact Kris admits to putting pressure on her daughters (fingers crossed this doesn’t include teens Kylie and Kendall) to give her grand babies!
“I would love more grandchildren,” Kris tells Us Weekly. “[Kourtney Kardashian's son] Mason is the love of our lives, and he is so much fun, but there’s only one Mason to go around. It would be nice if we had some more.”
“I would love all of my children to experience having children on their own,” says Kris. “I think going through that process of being pregnant and giving birth, everybody should, if you can and you’re blessed…” Kris adds that her dream come true would be “to just grow old and enjoy my grandchildren as much as I did my children when they were little.”
And finally, pimp-momager Kris continues to put her youngest kids to work! 15-year-old Kendall Jenner is now a swimsuits model. Kendall was announced as the new face of Australian swimwear designer Leah Madden’s summer 2012 campaign, titled “Pirouette” and big sis Kimmie couldn’t be more proud!
“How stunning does she look!?!?” Kim wrote on her blog about Kendall’s new job. “I couldn’t be more proud!!!!” Kim also posted a photo of Kendall modeling one of the swimsuits. That pic is below. Kimmie also posted some more behind the scenes photos from her WMB Magazine cover shoot and those are below as well.
Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com
TELL US – WILL YOU TUNE IN TO WATCH ‘KIM’S FAIRYTALE WEDDING’? THOUGHTS ON KRIS’ COMMENTS? IS KENDALL TOO YOUNG TO BE A BIKINI MODEL?
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Nothing screams ratings more than bringing back the craziest, most controversial, and in some cases most talented, cast members from seasons past of any given show. America’s Next Top Model is jumping on that bandwagon with Cycle 17, ANTM All-Stars, premiering next month.
Fourteen of the wildest, loudest, and strongest personalities from cycles past are coming together to compete for the title that has previously eluded them. This season’s prizes include an Express modeling campaign, a fashion spread in Italian Vogue, a stint as a guest correspondent on Extra, and the staple Cover Girl contract.
Expect to see Kristin Cavallari, LaToya Jackson, Tyson Beckford, Nicki Minaj, The Game, Ashlee Simpson, and Kathy Griffin as guest judges…just to name a few. As always, the challenges are sure to be outrageous with stiff competition among the ladies.
ANTM All-Stars premieres on the CW on Wednesday, September 14th at 9pm ET, and as always, Tyra Banks will be front and center teaching these up-and-coming models how to pose and tell a story with their eyes…fierce!
Get reacquainted with the models of Cycle 17 below!
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First is a report by Star magazine which claims that Ashley slept with runner-up Ben Flajnik the night before JP’s proposal and that JP is now outraged about it.
“There have been major issues. JP can’t seem to get past Ashley’s night with Ben,” a source close to the show tellsStar magazine. “She definitely slept with him, and JP is spitting mad.”
Another source states JP and Ashley are having a hard time moving forward because Ben has been telling others about his night with Ashley. “Ben has some growing up to do,” Ashley’s pal says. “I think by talking about having sex with Ashley he is trying to appease his male ego. Ben really liked Ashley; he was completely crushed when she didn’t pick him.”
Even more shocking, former Bachelorettewinner Jesse Csincsak reveals that it’s quite common for the Bachelorette to have sex her final two contenders. “Everyone always sleeps with the finale two, and I’ve heard this season was no different,” Jesse notes. “The problem of hooking up with both finalists has been the downfall of many of the show’s engagements.” Wowzers.
Meanwhile, another report by Life & Style magazine states Ashley and JP have already experienced a break-up. The mag reports JP, who was having a hard time seeing Ashley with other guys on the show, actually ended things about a month ago.
“J.P. ended it,” a friend tells Life & Style. “It just wasn’t working out, and when JP is upset about something, he’ll just say, ‘Okay, it’s over.’” J.P. however coudn’t stay away from his fiance as “a few days later, they got back together,” says the friend.
“Since they patched things up and their engagement is out in the open now, they’ve got new hope and are looking forward to living together,” assures the source.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE ASHLEY SLEPT WITH BEN? DO ASHLEY AND JP STAND A CHANCE?
According to the HuffingtonPost, Patti’s real life dating service seems to be more about making money than helping people find love (isn’t the TV show the same?). “Patti barely does any of the matching if any at all,” a young professional who looked for love at Patti’s club reveals. “She passes it off to Destin, Rachel and other account executives. The girl who set me up, that was an account executive, was fired… and she worked for Patti but never even met her once in person!”
And it’s not just the women who barely get to see Patti. The millionaires who pay up to $40,000 a year to join her club in other to meet women reveal they hardly see Patti either.
“The guy I met with, and ended up dating until it got bad, only spoke to someone on the phone,” reveals another insider. “He was never even interviewed in person. He just sent them photos of himself and says he definitely got the hard sell from them. They never even questioned his millionaire status. Her ‘Millionaires Club’ is totally bogus. As long as you can pay the steep fees you are good to go. They will set you up with as many girls as you want for that price.”
Yikes. As for Patti, she declined to comment on the report. The new season of the Millionaire Matchmaker premieres August 15 on Bravo at 9/8c.
Season four of the show has finished airing, capped off by three hours worth of hateful and hostile reunion footage. While these two ladies are schooled in the art of cat fighting, especially with each other, things got even more heated during the reunion when Ramona’s love affair with Pinot Grigio was addressed. In the aftermath of both ladies’ allegations of alcoholism, the women continue to speak about their feelings. And speak about their feelings. And speak about their feelings.
In an interview with People, Jill says she was hoping to help her friend (sure, we all buy that) by accusing Ramona of having a problem. “During the reunion, [Ramona was] hitting below the belt. I tried to be a friend to Ramona. And I thought that she was acting a little bit erratic, more so than before. I was trying to help her and point it out. A lot of times people who have problems don’t see it themselves. That’s why there are interventions … I really wanted to try to help her. And instead she tried to turn it around on me.” Cue the violins.
Jill is, of course, referring to the fact that Ramona called her out for being an alcoholic and going to AA. Jill contends, “Whether it is true or not, is irrelevant.” She reiterates that she went to the meeting with a friend to show support, but is appalled that Ramona would out anyone for attending something that is supposed to be anonymous for a reason.
Jill hopes that Ramona’s irresponsible statements won’t deter others from getting help through Alcoholics Anonymous. Ironically enough, Jill has since seen an example of her worries on the subject. A fan of Jill’s has reached out to her. Jill reveals, “The mother tells me the daughter is scared to go in the program because she’s worried that a friend of hers might out her. It’s destructive to people and the damage that [Ramona] caused is going to prevent people from getting help.”
As for Ramona, she stated in her Bravo blog that she was embarrassed by the reunion show. “To say I was embarrassed by everyone’s behavior on the reunion, including my own, would be an understatement,” wrote Ramona. “Who would ever think that we are a group of educated, sophisticated, polished, New York women? This was not evident in what I watched. The reunion was mostly negative energy. I, myself, made a few comments that I am not proud of.”
Jill however wants Ramona to make things right. Jill asserts, “She should really retract that and try to figure out how to go back out there and say, ‘I’m sorry.’ So will this deter Jill from famewhoring filming another season of the show? She admits, “The damage is done. I don’t know if I can film with these girls.”
She may not have to, if recasting reports are true (oh please let them be true!). According to the Huffington Post, season five of New York is scheduled to begin filming around Labor Day, meaning that cast members must be secured ASAP. An unidentified Bravo housewife reveals, “No one knows at the moment who is in or out, but the second the contracts go to our representatives we all email and call each other immediately. So if someone does not get a letter we know within hours. All the cast will now be glued to their iPhones as they wait for the call from Bravo on whether they are being invited back.”
Another housewife chimes in, adding, “What’s happened with other casts in the franchise is offers go out to the women they want and those [they] don’t do not hear a word. Technically no one gets fired they are just not invited back.” Sounds a lot like sorority rush…no wonder the ladies seem so catty!
If the show is recast, the bigger question is whether it will be able to hold the viewers’ attention. Former fans seem turned off by the ladies’ negativity and mean girls mentalities. Ratings for the show took a nosedive from the first half of the reunion to the second half, plummeting from 2,325,000 viewers to 1,781,000 in a mere week. Numbers don’t lie…and that can’t be good.
And finally, Bravo’s own Andy Cohen posted the following cryptic message on his facebook page yesterday morning: “Thank you for all your comments on the reunion and the future of RHNYC. Consider yourselves heard loud and clear. There is work to be done!!!” Wonder what that means?
Photo by: Brad Barket/Bravo
ARE YOU ON JILL OR RAMONA’S SIDE REGARDING THE AA DEBACLE? WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RECAST? MORE IMPORTANTLY, ARE YOU EVEN STILL WATCHING???