We have an all new gallery of reality star sightings for you today! The cast of Real Housewives of New York were out and about promoting their seventh season while DWTS pro Sharna Burgess did some bendy moves for a magazine and many more!
Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel is back and she is happy to be here. In her first blog of the season, she dishes on her return to The Real Housewives of New York and her promise to stay honest and blunt and keep a sense of humor about the wild ride she’s been on.
She starts off, “I am so thrilled to be back on The Real Housewives of New York City. I never thought I would say those words, because I really was ready to leave when I did. I do believe you need to know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em, and I needed to make an exit at that time.”
Bethenny Frankel has come back home to Real Housewives Of New York, except she’s homeless. Are we even sure she lives in New York City at this point, or does she just live in the scaffolding of her own hubris? Delusionally elevating her to the heights of such paragons as Bill Gates and Oprah, whom Bethenny clarifies would not change their underwear in the back of a town car. Clearly, Bethenny doesn’t really know Oprah. Oprah so would! Martha Stewart on the other hand, she would never be so disorganized as to let the prickly fibers of a polyester seatbelt touch her vagi-steamed nether-regions.
It’s clear right from the start Bethenny has an agenda on RHONY: to hawk Bethenny products and be the living incarnate of her Skinnygirl brand, but also to regain fan support by selling her old standby woe-is-me victim yarn. This time about her divorce and the horrible being she reproduced with known as Jason Hoppy, whom if she saw on the street she would ignore as a stranger.
The book raises the question, why would anyone want relationship advice from Bethenny given her nasty divorce from Jason Hoppy and the demise of her relationship with Michael Cerussi? “I’m owning it,” she said. “I’ve learned more from my mistakes than I have my successes in everything. I was broke not so long ago. In my business, I always wanted to be successful, and I made a lot of mistakes and I really had no idea if it would ever happen for me. It’s the same with relationships. I can still give advice on something that I’ve made a lot of mistakes in. It’s about… ‘do as I say, not as I’ve done.’ I’m still on the journey in that regard.” Yeah I’m still not sold on the idea. Brandi Glanville might as well write I Suck At Social Drinking So You Don’t Have To while we’re at it.
Dorinda Medley is the newbie on Real Housewives Of New York, despite a longtime friendship with Ramona Singer, and she admits that joining the show was scary as hell because of one Bethenny Frankel, who channels her ravenous starvation into eating socialites alive with her piranha-jaw. After working out some kinks, Dorinda happily admits she’s glad she took to the plunge into the reality TV ocean – and believes she brought a peace-making energy to the motley crew of embattled socialites and social climbers!
I “acted as a bit of a mediator” Dorinda describes of her strategy with her co-stars. “I didn’t think I’d play that role, but I tried to bring the girls together.”
A widow and empty-nester whose daughter left for college recently, Dorinda says she was motivated to join RHONY on a whim. “I thought, ‘I’m turning 50, and I’ve never done anything like this.’ So I decided to give it a go.” Bolstered by a friendship with Ramona and being acquaintances with LuAnn de Lesseps, she went into it with trepidation and admits it wasn’t smooth sailing.
While some reality TV stars make a huge production out of going to church on Easter <cough-Kris-cough-Kardashian-cough> for the paparazzi, others enjoy quiet, quality time with family. Of course, they ARE still reality stars, so they post pictures. Here is a roundup of our favorite pictures from the holiday weekend.
“I’m very excited about the upcoming season and personally, I was happy Bethenny was coming back,” declares LuAnn. “We’re friends, have history together – with both good and bad moments – and that adds some depth to the season. We reminisce a lot about the past, so true fans of the show will really enjoy that, I think.”
Kristen explains that for the most part everyone got along this season, but she certainly has some friction with Bethenny and hints we should “#staytuned LOL.” Kristen explains Bethenny brings “a whole new dynamic” which is an interesting contrast.
Bethenny and Carole were spotted together on Miami beach, soaking up the rays. The co-stars stopped to chat with a shirtless guy and Bethenny greeted him with a kiss. She was also photographed sunbathing next to him on side-by-side lounge chairs beachside. Bethenny recently shared that she’s no longer with Michael Cerussi and she’s currently single, so it’s likely this is just an acquaintance or good friend – or maybe a spring break fling.
Speaking of RHONY, Bravo has been airing old episodes this week and I am having so much fun rewatching the early seasons! It’s a little sad to see Bethenny and Jason Hoppy’s scenes together, but the rest of it is a great walk down memory lane with the original cast members! Are you watching? What funny bits had you forgotten about?