One of the things I love about our site and writers is that we never all agree on the reality shows and stars all of the time (but we still ‘get’ each others’ arguments for our favorites). Case in point: Bethenny Frankel. She’s a polarizing character on The Real Housewives of New York – you love her or you can’t take her. I fall into the former category. I love Bethenny’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude, her sarcasm, her over the top dramatic yelling, her inappropriate humor, all of it. I can’t help it. It puts me in the minority sometimes, but I’m okay with that. After last night’s episode Mary and I were emailing and it was funny how when it came to analyzing Bethenny’s actions of the night, we were at opposite ends of the spectrum, but we still had fun bantering about the episode anyway. And we agreed on one thing for sure: that we’d both take that birthday cake and go hide someplace quiet with a fork (or maybe just bare hands). At the end of the day, it’s just a reality show and it’s just fun to watch the insanity, especially on RHONY because these ladies get over their issues faster than any other Housewives franchise and get back to having fun. (As we Tweeted last night, “You’re a slut! No, You’re a slut! <ten minutes later>…Let’s go open presents).
Anywho. Love her (me and other writers who shall remain anonymous) or hate her (Mary and other writers who shall remain anonymous), Bethenny shared her side of the Berkshires drama in her blog today. “I remember being very tired and stressed from work, and it seemed that I had a zero tolerance policy for bullsh–. I walked in and it was game on. I still had my coat on, and I was in the ring. The hair comments were just bizarre. Let’s just say that I copied Luann strand for strand. Now what? Compare our beavers? I was just confused. I mean she has had that hair since the dawn of man. I suppose it took me eight years to muster up the courage to attempt to look like the woman that I admire and respect so much. I mean…”
Last night’sReal Housewives Of New York left me feeling like Dorinda Medley! I watch this show! It’s supposed to be fun! None of you can “betave!” (And yes – I was swinging a vodka bottle as I ranted at the TV – ironically the TV, which can’t hear me, provided the same non-reaction as the Housewives who were physically standing right in front of Dorinda!)
Also, I’m just gonna say it – I’m tired of Bethenny Frankel. This is not HER show. That spinoff was CANCELLED. Time for Bethenny to recognize where she stands; maybe Bravo gives her special snowflake treatment, but she’s rolling in the same muck as all the other harridans she pretends to be above, and her despot tyrannical behavior is just annoying.
We know that Bethenny Frankel finally has enough and goes off on Luann de Lesseps over her love life, accusing her of sleeping with everyone. Ramona Singergoes off on Luann for breaking girl code when it comes to Tom because Ramona was dating him, too.
It’s Friday and that means another round of Fresh Photos Friday! This week The Real Housewives of Dallasdescended on NYC to film their reunion. It’s been almost a year since they’ve wrapped, so I’m sure it was a little weird to revisit the drama from so long ago. In our gallery we have Tiffany Hendra and her husband Aaron, along with co-star LeeAnne Locken.
Well that was some kinda bah-humbug holiday spirit on Real Housewives Of New York, but at least we finally met Luann de Lesseps‘ new man. Despite the free love, sexual adventuress vibe Luann has been rocking as of late, she and Tom D’Agostino Jr. seem genuinely happy in a way that radiated through the TV. I’m into it. Has love finally tamed The Countess?
I so wish the same would happen for Bethenny Frankel, because for all her loud (TOO LOUD) protestations that she “gives no f–ks” we see right through her. She is giving so many f–ks, (none of to men) that her emotional bankruptcy is exploding in a visceral and frankly unhinged way, giving her Bitch Tourrettes. I hope Luann gets a trademark on her hair then sues Bethenny for copyright violation. Just for fun!
I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed Dorinda Medley on Brandi Glanville‘s podcast. I mean, I could have done without Brandi’s voice, Brandi’s immaturity, and Brandi’s constant interruptions, but the rest was great. Dorinda was great.
Brandi gushes over Dorinda when she calls in and says she doesn’t like how much the Real Housewives of New York have come after her so far this season. Dorinda likens Real Housewives to a sorority: “At first, they kind of take you in, rush you, invite you to the great cocktail parties, then the hazing starts. First season, they get you all in there and let you get your feet wet. Second season is when everyone really tests your strength. A second season can be a make it or break it, personally and professionally.”
Brandi also takes issue with Dorinda‘s RHONY co-stars coming after John Mahdessian, “I think it’s really messed up, especially these women that don’t have men themselves. I feel like they’re just jealous that you’re actually happy.”
In light of all the confusion about what’s legal, and how exactly Sonja’s brand could possibly be a threat to Skinnygirl, the Real Housewives Of New York star explained about trademarks on Twitter, and Bethenny announced plans to produce her own business show!
Two things I never thought I’d say: First, I am totally digging the insanity occurring on this season’s Real Housewives of New York. Second, Jules Wainstein is growing on me, and dare I say, she makes a lot of sense?!? Crazy, I know. The ladies of Manhattan have always been entertaining to me in a boring sort of way, but the drama Dorinda Medley and her oily beau John are facing with friends Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer is making it some must-watch television.
To me, Jules is like a younger, skinnier (who knew that was possible?) Carole Radziwill. While she may be a bit flighty and clearly lacks a tad bit of self-awareness, Jules is trying to stay above the fray while voicing her opinions. After this week’s episode, Jules is dishing on that terribly awkward dry cleaning soiree, the painfully uncomfortable nanny interview, and Sonja Morgan’s tipsy attempts to pay the bills which caused Bethenny to unleash a ruthless smack down.