On last night’s episode of Bethenny Ever After, Bethenny and Jason found themselves at an all-time low, as their fighting turned venomous and anguished. Interestingly, we also saw Jason put his foot down, refusing to let Bethenny sell out their marital woes on television. I love integrity in a man. Bethenny also learned that Julie may be thinking of moving on, and her apartment renovations got horribly off track due to miscommunication.
Bethenny is doing a shoot for People Magazine. She has invited some friends/employees to hangout/counsel her. Her poor hair dresser had a yoga top boob-malfunction, which was a super funny story and as a yoga zealot, I’ve often worried about the astray boob. Aaaahhh… namaste – not for the faint of heart!
Bethenny regales them with tales of Mr. Perfect Behaving Badly. Apparently, the Frankel-Hoppys don’t have much luck with 40th birthdays. Bethenny planned a special birthday weekend for Jason and all went divine until Jason expressed disappointment that his parents weren’t included. Which caused massive fighting. Bethenny feels she included them by setting aside a day on the weekend for him to visit with them. I feel for Bethenny – my feelings would be hurt, but I also understand Jason’s perspective.
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Apparently,Bethenny Frankel‘s marriage is in even more trouble than we see on TV. The candid and inappropriate humor loving star can allegedly add “diva from hell” to her vast resume because that’s exactly what she’s turned into according to reports! Bethenny never denied being difficult but her demands have reached the intolerable level and she is now pushing husband Jason Hoppy over the edge!
Bethenny has always been a bit of a famewhore – like her or not, one doesn’t do a string of reality shows if there isn’t some level of fameitis in your bloodstream. Recently, her obsession with fame is escalating; causing some serious rifts in her marriage, as Jason would like to settle down, live the family life, and leave television behind. Bethenny has other ideas!
Bethenny’s success has definitely gone to her head and it’s affecting her marriage – which is closer to divorce than ever! “They had dinner with Ellen DeGeneres when they were in LA a few months ago, and Bethenny didn’t shut up. She treats Jason badly in front of her famous friends,” an insider Julierecounts to In Touch Weekly (via their print edition). “Now that she has the baby she wanted, she doesn’t need a reality TV husband.”
Many have suspected while watching this season of Bethenny Ever After that Bethenny has almost no time in her life for Jason, as she often complains about him and pushes him aside. Apparently, that’s closer to reality than fiction. In fact, Bethenny’s rising star is forcing her family to give up more and more family time for her career.
“I love Montauk so much. Having the freedom to run around with Bryn in the beautiful sun is something I cherish. We’re building memories to last a lifetime,” Bethenny writes in her Bravo blog. “Family summer days are our favorite.”
Sadly, for the Frankel-Hoppy fam, things won’t be as leisurely this summer as Bethenny, yet again, as an agenda to put their life on television! “This summer we’ll be in LA filming my talk show and we’ll miss it,” she reveals.
Calling allegations of marital strife and famegrubbing nonsense, an insider disputes that Bethenny and Jason are unhappy! “This is absolutely ridiculous! Bethenny and the word DIVA should never be in the same sentence,” Bethenny the source tells RumorFix.
“She works her rear end off, every day and all the time. She and Jason are extremely happy.” Interesting, because Bethenny herself has admitted both on television and in interviews that her marriage has been a challenge and they are working on things!
Moving on, tonight marks a new episode of Bethenny Ever After. Bethenny confesses that she and Jason are fighting, but have decided to go on the couple’s boating trip. Sadly, they get into an explosive argument while leaving for the boat and Jason storms off leaving Bethenny and Bryn behind! And again the question: Why do you want your marital implosion on TV?
Bethenny Ever After airs tonight on Bravo at 8/9c. A preview of the new episode is below!
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TELL US – IS BETHENNY’S DIVA BEHAVIOR RUINING HER MARRIAGE? HAS SHE LET THE FAME GO TO HER HEAD OR IS THIS JUST MORE RIDICULOUS GOSSIP?
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All is well with the world today and everybody’s happy. An indicator of the world’s righteousness, is that Lindsay Lohan is once again a red-head, which I am taking as a sign that her boozing and breaking the law days are behind her. Now, if only Bethenny Frankel would get the memo to put on a happy face!
Bethenny has become as known for her woe is me attitude, as she has for her svelte physique. In the latest news, the skinnygirl is, again, talking about what’s wrong with her life and now she’s complaining about being rich! Good lord!
That’s right, after earning an estimated $120 M on her bottled cocktails, Bethenny now says, no one is nice to her because she can pay her bills without hawking handbags. Right.
In a new Forbes interview, the Bethenny Ever After star bemoans the “despicable” treatment she receives because she has made the big bucks. “The most difficult thing in my journey is the way that people have reacted to my making money,” she tellsForbes Woman. “Money brings out a really vicious side in other people. It surprises me because you always think about people making money and it changing them, you never think about it changing everything else. Fame isn’t the thing that changed the people around me, but money is.”
Interesting Bethenny says these things, because I certainly think fame has changed her. She used to be likeable and funny, and now she is, well… just keep reading! “People look at you differently. People make up stories about you,” Bethenny laments. “People speculate about what you’ve had and what you’ve done and really try and tear you down and I had no idea that would be the case. And I think it’s really despicable.” I guess that’s the cost of putting your life on a reality TV show. Everybody knows your business.
Bethenny concedes that she has given up a lot to make it in business, particularly that she wants a second child and may not be able to conceive because of her age. Bethenny suffered a miscarriage last month. “I’m faced with the fact that I’m 41 and I may not be able to have more children and that feels like a sacrifice.” Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy have revealed they are open to adoption.
Despite the awful treatment she receives as a poor skinny rich girl, Bethenny still feels life is pretty good. Well, kinda. “Generally I am happy,” she says. “With a side of unhappy.” That’s our Bethenny!
Moving on, Martha Stewart, one of my favorite people ever, was on Watch What Happens LiveWednesday night and Andy Cohen could barely contain his glee. It was a great show! We saw some vintage Martha clips, she taught us how to fold a t-shirt, and she made a lot of funnies. Oh, and she did a shot! Of course, since this is Bravo and she is Martha; Bethenny’s appearance on her first foray into reality television came up! Yep, Bethenny was once the second runner-up on Martha Stewart’s The Apprentice spin-off.
When a caller asked if she regretted not choosing Bethenny as the winner, Martha admitted (with a tone of sarcasm), “I made a big mistake.” Despite some comments Bethenny has made, putting down Martha for not choosing her, Martha says the two are amicable. “She still says hi to me.”
Well, Martha is the goddess of all things domestic – who wouldn’t say hello!? I bet Martha’s not complaining about how people treat her now that she’s loaded. See a clip of Martha on WWHL discussing Bethenny below!
DOES BETHENNY NEED TO GET OVER HERSELF? DOES BETHENNY HAVE A POINT ABOUT HOW SHE IS TREATED NOW THAT SHE IS RICH? DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR HER? DID MARTHA MAKE A MISTAKE NOT AWARDING BETH THE WIN?
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On last night’s episode of Bethenny Ever After the crew continued their vacation in Montauk, where Jason and Bethenny continued their passive aggressive marital meltdown. There were some cute parts (Cookie) but it was a lot of raw sadness in the form of a couple who seems genuinely at odds, but still love each other.
Things start out with Dwayne. Bethenny has a driver now – who also seems to double as a bodyguard. Is she afraid of Jill, now that she has been cast aside from reality TV? Why Bethenny can’t drive herself to Montauk is interesting to me… she did so last week. I guess she’s big league now, or a “baller” as Bethenny likes to say. Also on the trip is Bethenny’s Glammy. Does she own this Mercedes?
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On last night’s episode of Bethenny Ever After, Bethenny had a girls weekend in Montauk where she confronted her daddy issues. She also wondered about Jason‘s vacations past as a homosexual. And we learn that Jason is finally growing part of a pair and putting his foot down about the home office situation by implementing a schedule!
Things start out with Bethenny meeting her new bestie Hoda for lunch. I do love Bethenny’s dress. The two have bonded over being very busy.
Over ordering Virginica oysters, Bethenny decides to inform both Hoda and the annoyed waiter that the menu options sound like her “wazoo” except nothing about Bethenny seems plump or balanced. Leave it to Bethenny to turn lunch porny. Good lord – she really needs to stop with the stupid, gross vag-talk. The waiter was mortified, which amused Beth.
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Oh, lawd. Get ready for some middle-aged, nudie action in the upcoming season of Real Housewives of New York! An insider reveals that the show has just finished taping its fifth season and producers are claiming this will be the best season yet, as the ladies travel the globe in high-flying adventures. Isn’t this supposed to be a show about their “real” lives? Oh, what am I saying…
Spilling the dirt to The Huffington Post, show insiders reveal that the ladies built a Survivor-style alliance and even skinny dipped on a scandalous and drunken cast trip to St. Barts! Um… say what? “Sonja [Morgan] and Ramona [Singer] have totally bonded and formed a great alliance against the new ladies,” an insider reveals. Which, means there is much more Ramonja to come. “They are so inseparable this season that they shared a bed together in St. Barts and even went skinny dipping late one night after enjoying a few glasses of Ramona’s wine.” Ack. I hope those black modesty bars are on point, editing team!
Sonja confirms the skinny dip (because Sonja loves flaunting her lady bits, as we all know), but she’s not giving away too many details! “You know me, I always skinny dip,” Sonja shares. “Why else would you rent a house? I can’t tell you if I did it on film or if I did it with Ramona because that would be a storyline and I can get in trouble for that according to my contract.”
But, even though there were some happy, touchy-feely, friendsy moments, the season was not without its drama and catfights, as it seems, class wars began among the gals! “This season you will see the ladies travel to London, where Carole [Radziwill] thinks it’s so funny that LuAnn [de Lesseps] insists everyone call her ,’The Countess,’ that she makes all the ladies refer to her as ‘The Princess’ to mock her,” one of the ladies dished. In case you didn’t know, Carole was once married to PRINCE Anthony Radziwill, son of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ sister Lee. Sucks to be LuLu, a princess title trumps that of countess!
Ramona has some serious animosity towards the new additions. Maybe she was missing Jill Zarin and wanted to relive the old times! Previous reports have claimed the new ladies were annoyed by her diva attitude and constant demands! “Ramona now thinks it’s her show for sure,” an insider spills.
“Things between Ramona and the new ones get so bad at one point they even discussed recreating the bathroom scene from the film ‘Bridesmaids’ after Ramona gives them her new red wine to taste.” Whoa! And Pinot Singer has another wine? Can I still call her Pinot? The Bravo Home Shopping Network rages on!
And speaking of the Bravo Home Shopping Network (BHSN, for short), the ratings for the season premiere of Bethenny Ever After are in and they are less than stellar!
Despite the heavy hype this season received, according to TV By The Numbers, the third season premiere brought in a shockingly low 971,000 viewers! To put it in perspective, the season premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County brought in 2.3 million viewers, which is typical for a mainstream Bravo show. It’s a good thing Bethenny has quit her day job and is moving (hopefully) into the talk show circuit!
Even more upsetting, Bethenny Frankel‘s numbers have dropped drastically, compared to past seasons. The season premiere of Bethenny Getting Married? drew an impressive 2.096 million viewers and ranked as the highest rated series premiere in the network’s history. Season two garnered a still respectable 1.5M viewers for the season premiere and ratings remained firm throughout the season.
Unfortunately, it seems many audiences may have grown tired of Bethenny’s woe is me shtick, or maybe, just maybe, after the whole lost at sea debacle viewers got an inkling of the fabricated drama and shied away. Or perhaps, there was some mighty good TV on Monday night. I know I was watching Ben Flajnik have a creepy mock wedding with Courtney Robertson, who professed her love by stealing Carrie Bradshaw‘s break-up speech.
The low ratings may be a blessing in disguise (unless you’re a Frankelenzombie), because Bethenny and husband, Jason Hoppy have expressed their desire to leave reality television behind after this season.
ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON OF RHONY? DO YOU BELIEVE RAMONA IS AN OUT OF CONTROL DIVA? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY BETHENNY’S RATINGS – DID YOU WATCH MONDAY NIGHT’S EPISODE?
It’s been a big week for Bethenny Frankel, but I’ve come to learn that every week is a big week when you’re a Skinnygirl with anything and everything on your plate…and that plate is seen by a gazillion viewers, followers, haters, and fans. Oddly enough (and I didn’t think it was odd at all until my dear friend–a true Fan-kel–pointed it out to me over cocktails), I have no opinion on Bethenny. Whatsoever.
I think she’s savvy and smart. I think she’s equally annoying. I love her clothes. I hate her brashness, but I think I’m secretly jealous of it. She is the one reality star that should push my buttons–good or bad–but doesn’t. That said, I am following her current reports much more closely because I am equal parts saddened by her heartbreaking news, intrigued by her ability to garner such strong reactions, and a ridic lover of bad daytime talk shows. Quite the combo!
After the new season of Bethenny Ever Afterpremiered Monday night, the reality maven was a guest on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. In between drinking games and pleading the fifth, Bethenny spoke about her, much touted, new foray into the realm of daytime chitchat. Following this announcement on WWHL, The Hollywood Reporter expanded on Bethenny’s growing empire.
The star, known for her sharp tongue and keen business skill, revealed to Andy Cohen that her new talk show, Bethenny, will premiere June 11th on Fox. Citing the premise of her show, she opined, “Instead of watching my marriage, my sex life, my conversations about money, I want to involve you.” Hmmm, I am not sure I want to be involved in ALL that, but I’m curious nonetheless.
Bethenny continued, “It’s a girlfriends show, but it’s really honest…[j]ust what’s really going on, have an honest conversation without it being just me being in the fishbowl. I want to involve everyone in the conversation.” It sounds, well just fabulous! When she stated she planned on having celebrity guests as well, I was sold. Now if only I could quit my day job, so I can sit home to watch it…
The one-hour daily program is being produced by Telepictures Productions, with Bethenny and Ellen DeGeneres serving as executive producers. I do love some Ellen! The Frankel/Hoppy clan will be spending some time in Burbank, as that is where the show will be taped.
Additionally, it will get a special preview in test markets for six weeks. Those of you lucky enough to live in New York and Los Angeles will be among the first viewers. Wendy Williams was successful with a similar strategy. If Bethenny prevails on these selected stations, she will be in good company on the daytime talk circuit. It was reported that Jeff Probst, Katie Couric, and Steve Harvey will also be joining the increasing crowded world of sofa chats, cooking segments, and book clubs.
And speaking of book clubs, Madame Frankel has had three lifestyle and nutrition books to hit the New York Times’ bestseller list. She is now taking the plunge (get it?) into fiction as her first novel, Skinnydipping, will hit the shelves May 1.
While in the clubhouse, Bethenny also opened up about her recent miscarriage and some resulting health issues. Earlier Monday morning, she revealed her tragic ordeal on the TODAY Show when asked if she had plans for more children. A tearful Bethenny responded, “We were pregnant with a second baby, and at eight weeks, I miscarried.”
Understandably, Bethenny, who is the mother to 21-month-old Bryn with husband Jason Hoppy, has been struggling during such a difficult time. She shared, “There are so many…things that come with [miscarrying]. You go through a roller coaster of emotions…[a]bout your age, about being a woman, about, can you have another baby, are you a failure to your partner? You go through a million different things.”
On WWHL, she revealed to Andy, “As a result of [the miscarriage], I was on an antibiotic Doxycycline. I took it at night without any water, went to bed and it burned a hole in my esophagus. I have a hole in my heart and my esophagus.” She retorts, “But it’s okay — I’m feeling good. I wouldn’t be drinking a Skinnygirl Margarita if I weren’t feeling good!”
I’m glad to see she still has her signature cocktail and signature sense of humor. Our thoughts are with Bethenny and her family.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BETHENNY’S REVELATIONS? WILL YOU BE WATCHING HER NEW TALK SHOW?
Bethenny Frankel is back! Whether you love her or loathe her, the mouth from TriBeCa is returning in her wildest, loudest, and craziest season ever! To prepare us, the Bethenny Ever After star is giving us the update on what’s going on in her life and what’s next for the lady in red.
Bethenny has admitted she wants to expand her family to include another baby. “We’re trying [to have another baby],” Bethenny revealed. “I’m a little more lax than someone at 41 probably should be.”
Sadly for Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy, she disclosed that she recently suffered a miscarriage. Appearing on the Today Show this morning, the very open star, shared her tragic loss. “We were pregnant with a second baby, and at eight weeks, I miscarried.”
Clearly the situation has been devastating for Jason and Bethenny, who have opened up about considering adoption, and she isn’t ready to contemplate about trying for another child. “I’m not really thinking about it,” she admitted. “Until you become a woman you don’t know the things that come with being a woman. And I’m 41, and I don’t know. It’s not really my choice. It’s not really my option. The window’s closing.” Our thoughts and condolences to Bethenny and her family.
In the meantime she is happily focused on Bryn and where she will start nursery school. Bethenny makes it clear that despite her own prep school lineage Bryn will be a straight up public school gal! “We’re not caught up in the fancy private schools. We want to be able to walk her to school.”
Bethenny also discusses juggling mommyhood with personal time and she’s still plugging that yoga video! “Ever since having my baby, I want to be efficient with my time,” she explains to USA Weekend. “When she naps, I do 40 minutes of yoga. I wish I could just walk out of here and go to yoga for an hour and 15 minutes.” Umm… excuse me, and correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t this woman have a live-in nanny who is also a character on her show? Does she really expect us to believe she isn’t able to step out for an hour and a half to work out?
And since she’s Bethenny, she’s giving us more dieting tips. “My entire platform is about indulging,” she says of living the Skinnygirl way. “Women deprive constantly. I indulge every day. No one ever got fat off one cookie.”
Moving on, as we all know, Madame Frankel Hoppy will be gracing the small screens as the hostess of her own talk show! So what is Bethenny going to talk about? “Everything,” she says. “It’s kind of what my show does, but this could be a dialogue rather than just showing what I’m doing.”
Now that she is talking about leaving reality television behind, rumor has it that Bethenny is also thinking of leaving NYC behind! In an effort to take her business to the next level–and conquer more of the media world–Bethenny thinks there will be more opportunities for her in LA.
Unfortunately, Jason wants to remain in NYC and close to his family, which is another thing causing major tension in their marriage. “She mocks him about it and calls him a mama’s boy,” a friend tells In Touch Weekly via their print edition.
Finally, tonight marks the season three premiere of Bethenny Ever After. In tonight’s episode Bethenny is celebrating the launch of a new Skinnygirl cocktail with a blow-out bash, with both old and new friends, including Today host Hoda Kotb. While Bethenny is enjoying the ever-expanding Skinnygirl business, Jason struggles with life in the public and wishes things were a bit quieter. A preview of tonight’s episode is below!
Bethenny Ever After premieres tonight on Bravo at 9/8c!
THOUGHTS ON BETHENNY SHARING HER LOSS WITH FANS? DO YOU BELIEVE SHE WILL SHE MOVE TO LA REGARDLESS OF WHAT JASON WANTS? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT TONIGHT’S PREMIERE?
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