In all honesty, that Tipsy Girl vs. Skinnygirl fight was painful to witness during the last Real Housewives of New York season. It was just a way bigger deal than I ever expected it to be and I still find it a little weird that Bethenny Frankel somehow felt threatened by Sonja Morgan’s business attempt. There is room for all of the Real Housewives to market their own liquor brands, so I don’t get how Bethenny could be upset with Sonja for trying to do the same. Sonja is trying to open a Tipsy Girl restaurant, which obviously did not work out, and now Bethenny is getting blamed?
That makes no sense to me. Yes, Bethenny is a super successful liquor mogul, but there is no way that she has that much power. Come on. As much as I love and root for Sonja, we all know that restaurant was never ever going to come to fruition. It just seems like Bethenny is a scapegoat to me.
Happy Tuesday. Only three and half more days til the weekend. In the meantime, let’s see what our reality stars are up to this week. Above, Lisa Rinna attended a special “Watch What Happens-Live on Stage” afterparty at Revolver Video Bar.
A new week means a new gallery of the reality TV stars showing off, throwing shade, or sharing snapshots on social media. Filed under the “showing off” category: Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore shared the photo above on Instagram, jokingly adding, “Hello girls!”
It’s not too surprising that Bethenny Frankel’s daughter Bryn Hoppy is not on Real Housewives of New York. Aside from arguing with other Housewives about their personal lives and promoting her brand, most of Bethenny’s life is shielded from the reality show cameras.
I can’t say that I blame Bethenny after she took the exact opposite route with her exposure and had a spin-off show devoted to her short-lived marriage with Jason Hoppy. I mean she took a pregnancy test on camera. She shared an awful lot back in the day and things did not work out the way that she imagined, so I kind of get why she’s trying to be a little more private these days.
In a recent interview, she attributes her success, in part, to the sage advice of wildly popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Some might recall that Bethenny visited Ellen on her talk show back in the day when Bethenny Ever After was filming and then helped Bethenny get her own talk show off the ground. At the time, Bethenny’s own (now failed) talk show was poised to go live, and the advice Ellen gave her then was, as I recall, to “just be herself.” Unfortunately, this advice didn’t work out so well for Bethenny in the end.
See which of your favorite reality TV stars stepped out this weekend to attend events and grab lunch with co-stars. In the photo above, Real Housewives of New Yorkstar Sonja Morgan hit the red carpet with David Svanda (a blast from the past! Sonja had been seen around town with him back in 2014).
Also spotted: Kyle Richards running errands and having lunch (with Eden Sassoon?) in Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, Bethenny Frankel was over in Pennsylvania for the 2016 Evening of Giving Event.
Above: Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds shared this behind the scenes picture of herself and her new puppy Girly Girl, joking, “Does this make me a stage mom?? Is Girly Girl destined for Toddlers and Tiaras?? #fourmonths #sixpounds #goldendoodle #rhoc”