After the emotional hot-n-cold ride Bethenny Frankel’semotions took on last night’s Real Housewives of New York, she feels she has some ‘splainin to do. So, here it is, in the form of this week’s Bravo blog! Bethenny starts by explaining why she felt Carole Radziwill was the – er, appropriate? – audience she needed for an emotional meltdown over her custody and divorce troubles. “You know how sometimes you can confide in a stranger more easily than someone you’re close with? Well, there is a lot that people don’t know about my personal life, and let’s just say that emotions creep out in unexpected ways,” she says. “I have had a rough time, and I was particularly raw. I broke down in CB2, which I’ve renamed ‘Cry Baby 2.’ Carole was perfect in that situation. I am not a huge hugger, either, and I just needed to let it out.”
As for Heather Thomson’sattempts to plumb Bethenny’s emotional depths over 3-year old de-thawed cocktail wieners at Carole’s election party, Bethenny wants none of it. No thanks, mama. “Heather is very inquisitive and likes to get deep quickly,” says Bethenny. “She is just curious, concerned, and a little touchy feely at times. I believe it comes from a good place. I am just guarded and not always trusting. As Dorindasays, I’m a squirrel, so really fast moves make me run. Custody conversation is very personal, and I was just not there, nor will I probably ever be.” Does Heather not know you can’t “Holla!” at a squirrel?
Well, apparently the hemisphere doesn’t make a difference when it comes to Abby Lee Miller’s hateful ways, but the mothers on last night’s Dance Moms may have annoyed me even more than the tyrannical teacher. At least we got to see some precious animals and some great performances. The girls are spending their down time feeding kangaroos and koalas, and even though Holly, Nia, Jessalyn, and JoJo are in attendance, the girls won’t be performing in the upcoming expo with their ALDC teammates. Kira and Kalani are touring Sydney on their own, and Holly finds it odd that Nia attends everything and isn’t included, but the opposite is true for Kira and Kalani.
The group number is a Mad Max theme, and Holly interrupts to share that Nia will be giving a concert in Melbourne the same day the group will perform. She’d love to have all of her friends and Nia’s teammates to come show their support. Jill doesn’t see how they’ll be able to do both their performance and Nia’s show in one day–sorry! Abby doesn’t even pretend to hide her disgust, rolling her eyes and making faces. Jessalyn then scolds the team for making fun of JoJo after a video was leaked online. The girls offer up their apologies, and JoJo handles herself more maturely than any of the mothers. Holly and Jessalyn complain that their daughters are being excluded, but Jill believes this is Holly’s punishment for not allowing Abby to manage Nia’s music career. Jessalyn confronts Abby about why some dancers are constantly criticized, yet others can make big mistakes that are never addressed. To whom could she be referring? Abby shares that she tends to humiliate those who repeat mistakes in hopes of making them realize their issues. Jill breaks it down in simpler terms…Maddie is protected from criticism.
Fredrik Eklund is not a man who skimps on the details – especially when it comes to his appearance. The Million Dollar Listing New York star works in an image-conscious industry and wants to look the part of the NYC’s most successful real estate agent – at any cost!
“Selling is universal,” explains the best-selling author. “We are all selling. When you go on a date, you are selling,” continues Fredrik. “When you go on a job interview, you are selling.” And that justifies a premium price in his mind.
Jenelle Evans racks up another police charge – call Dustin Sullivan! With her volatile, on-again-off-again relationship with Nathan Griffith spent more often in the police station, than out of it, Jenelle was again accused of assaulting her former fiancé. However, Jenelle claims it was the opposite way around, and Nathan actually assaulted her! I guess he got to the police first…
Jenelle and Nathan called off their engagement after previous domestic violence incidents (and cheating allegations), however the Teen Mom 2 star recently suggested they were headed down the path of reconciliation. Guess not! Oh, what am I saying – with these two assault is like foreplay. In this latest incident, Myrtle Beach Police have sought arrest warrants for Jenelle based on a claim from Nathan, who says Jenelle came over to his house Tuesday night and assaulted him while drunk.
The most shocking part of the story is that Kaiser was in Nathan’s custody at the time, and their one-year-old son was apparently left inside the apartment – alone – while Jenelle and Nathan were squalling and brawling outside. #CPS
I couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off this hump day than listening to Brandi Glanville‘s latest podcast, appropriately titled, Pimps, Prostitutes, and Ron Jeremy! Oh My!
But before we crack open that nut… so many puns, so little time… I have to say that I find it hilarious that Brandi just lectured bloggers about the fact that her 12-year-old son is “dabbling” in social media, and all the negative stories about Brandi’s relationship issues with Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes are just one search away from his innocent eyes. But, you know, an hour long discussion about prostitution, penises, and said 12 year old’s dad’s cheating ways is okay.
Brandi‘s latest guests were Dennis Hof, owner of the Bunny Ranch and star of HBO’s Cathouse, his girlfriend/bunny Krissy Summers, and his friend/porn star Ron Jeremy. Dennis was there to promote his book, The Art of Pimp, and I have to admit that it sounds like an interesting read. It would have been really nice to hear more about the book, but Brandican’t keep her mouth shut. Ever.
Things begin with another birthday – this time the birthday belongs to Dorinda Medley, who is turning 50. She wants to celebrate by returning Ramona to a place of torment and doom: The BERKSHIRES. Ramona gets the sniffles and can’t breathe. She fans herself. Her thumbs twitch as she texts her friend with the private plane to be on retainer. Just kidding – Ramona actually has a cold, but that’s not gonna stop her from going on a date. Ramona’s tissues bring all the boys to the yard! And they’re like her germs are better than mine!
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BethennyFrankel turned the tables on Andy Cohen for a special segment of Watch What Happens Live. He dished on casting mistakes he’s made, which franchise has the most behind-the-scenes drama, whose fans he worries about burning down his house, and more.
Bethenny asked Andy, thinking back to the first season of Real Housewives of Orange County, did he think it would be as big as it is today. He said the possibility hit him in season two when Matt and Jeana Keough‘s marriage fell apart. “I was like, this is like a soap opera. Like, I care about Jeana, and things are not going well for her.”
On reality TV being blamed for the demise of so many marriages, Andy shared, “I think it has accelerated marriages that weren’t working. I’ve talked to Tamra [Judge] about this. I’ve talked to Vicki [Gunvalson] about this. They were in a relationship that wasn’t working. They saw it replayed on TV, and were like, ‘Wow, this is really bad.’ They had a chorus of people saying ‘dump him, dump him’ and they actually had the balls to do it.”