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.”
We have another roundup of reality star sightings to kick off your holiday weekend. Kyle Richards, Kris Jenner and Faye Resnick enjoyed a couples night out together, grabbing dinner at Craig’s in West Hollywood with their significant others. Is it just me that saw that floor and wanted to play some old school Q-Bert?
Even though Bethenny Frankel basically told Sonja Morgan her life is a disastrous mess and she’s living in a delusional fantasy world, Bethenny insists the two are in a “good spot” and still friends.
“I think I was being supportive,” the Real Housewives Of New York star says,of her sit-down with Sonja in Atlantic City – which is the first of many! “It’s compassion,” Bethenny elaborated. “There’s a whole trajectory with Sonja and I this season,” said Bethenny.
As for the dramatic, heartbreaking episode, Bethenny feels it was a great example of RHONY at its finest.”I thought the show, overall, was really funny. People thought it was one of the best episodes,” she quipped. I kinda agree.
First of all Andy says he “loved” that all the ladies decided together to wear white to the reunion. “It was not my decision but I loved it,” he declared.
What he does not love is learning that Kenya called him “Mandy” and an “ass” in a recent tweet. In Andy’s visibly shocked reaction he exclaims, “Did Kenya call me ‘Mandy’ on Twitter?!?!” Yes, she did. “Well… on the one hand it’s offensive, but on the other hand it is ‘MAN-dy.’”
Nearly every reality star who will have a job next season showed up yesterday for the E! and Bravo Upfronts in NYC. The Kardashians, the Real Housewives and so many more showed up to give advertisers a glimpse of what’s to come on the networks over the next few months.
Kenya Moore was on hand (and even posed with Patti Stanger, so clearly things are fine between them after the marriage debacle of this week) and so was NeNe Leakes – wearing the same top as Giuliana Rancic! Kim Zolciak was there but we didn’t get any red carpet shots of her and daughter Brielle, but hopefully some of those will be up later this morning!
Look! It’s an all new hot mess photo roundup to get you through this Friday afternoon! Brandi Glanville was honored with the Woman of Achievement award this week at a Mother’s Day luncheon thrown by the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies. Also in attendance at the event: Carlton Gebbia and her mother-in-law Gloria, and Nicole Murphy.
Tonight’s the night! The MET gala is taking NYC by storm and Kim Kardashian’s MET gala gown didn’t disappoint! I must say that this might be my favorite Met gala dress of Mrs. West’s thus far. Our previous two choices were this and this.
The season three cast will include Lisa Nicole Cloud, Dr. Simone Whitmore, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Jackie Walters, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, and Toya Bush-Harris. “Jackie’s passion for health leads her to start a fitness program but heartbreak hits home when she must deal with a family member’s illness,” shares Bravo. “Simone’s practice is booming, but her personal life is about to implode when she dives into her past and figures out the root of her anger issues. Heavenly may bite off more than she can chew as an entrepreneur, relationship expert, dentist, and mother, but faces a daunting dilemma when her husband pressures her to spend more time at home. Toya is on a mission to prove that she is not just a doctor’s wife and helps Eugene take his medical concierge business to the next level. When Quad and Lisa run background checks on each other, the results reveal shocking transgressions that leave the two at odds.”
Notice who’s missing from the cast photo: Mariah Huq. Find out why below.