It’s easy for me to say that I enjoy Bethenny Frankel‘s bluntness, because, you know, I never actually have to sit face-to-face with Bethenny Frankel. But, when it comes to Real Housewives of New York each week, she keeps me on the edge of my seat. Which is more than I can say about the past six months of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
In her blog, Bethenny defends her “at least you know where you stand with me” approach to life, but she also acknowledges that she was out of line Jules Wainstein‘s brunch.
“I am a reality star on a reality show. Bravo asked me to return because they feel that I am honest, direct, and don’t manufacture drama or edit myself. This episode is a brutally honest example of that. I always say: You may not like me, but you know you’re getting the truth. I will forever stand by my tagline,” says Bethenny. “You will also see that if I say or see something, it usually comes to fruition, often before the audience or the other Housewives see it. Please refer to my eight years on reality television.”
Bethenny told us over and over again how cool her party was supposed to be – hot dogs! s’mores! Moscow Mules! Skinnygirl coffee cups! Yet, there for the grace of ungainliness go John, Dorinda Medley‘s boyfriend, a fetid protrusion who dropped a big old stink over the party, thus ruining it for The Big B. Her poor friend Carole Radziwill was equally besieged – the ghost of Countesses Past trailing her through the party seeking absolution? Resolution? Nah – actually a casually polite conversation.
It was a crisp, cool day and that something in the air was pervasive. I don’t think it was the smell of wienies roasting, but that was happening too (metaphor alert!). Pre-party, Dorinda gave John a Cliffs Notes course on etiquette and ran through How To Apologize flashcards to prepare him for seeing Bethenny, but there is no turning back time there. Some stains just simply will not budge – John apparently being one of them!
Bethenny Frankel really can do it all. It seems like there is no limit to what Bethenny will add to her personal brand. Now, she can add radio host to her resume. Bethenny will soon host her own radio show on Andy Cohen‘s Sirius XM station Radio Andy. Bethenny‘s show has the perfect name too: B Real with Bethenny.
B Real with Bethenny will be a two-hour show that airs once a week starting on May 2, so her fans won’t have to wait too long to hear Bethenny‘s opinions on the radio. This seems like the perfect fit for Bethenny since she already has hosting experience with her now-defunct talk show Bethenny.
Dorinda admits right out of the gate that she’s struggling to explain her thoughts after this week’s episode, “I’m having a really hard time putting my feelings into words this week. I still can’t really believe what happened and have had to watch it three times just to get my head around it.”
Speaking of RHONY stars past and present – Bethenny Frankel was spotted by the paps walking in Soho and then they spotted Jill Zarin and her husband Bobby across town.
Ramona Singerhas been quite the social butterfly lately! She hit up the premiere of “Equals” during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and then attended the #ActuallySheCan Film Series event at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.
Keeping the New York Housewives theme going – Sonja Morgan stepped out for the 8th Annual Blossom Ball benefiting the Endometriosis Foundation of America.
In the gallery below you’ll find plenty of non-RHONY stars, too: Tamera Mowry, Kyle Richards, Rob Kardashian, La La Anthony, Adrienne Maloof and more!
Of course, Bethenny is the queen of “I told you so,” and she’s also still wary of new addition Jules Wainstein. Someone younger and skinnier? She must be horrendous! (At least according to the laws of Skinnygirl).
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their lives with us. And we would not have it any other way. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite snapshots and selfies from this week. Enjoy.
Except before John even arrived, the ladies were having trouble keeping their opinions to themselves.
Poor Jules got quite an initiation attending her first RHONY party. She believed Dorinda Medley invited her to shop for lingerie, but quickly learned that was merely a scantily clad covering for drama! “One minute you’re the hostess… next, you’re NOT the mostest,” muses Jules.