Martha and Luann were socializing at a party thrown by Qatari Ambassador to the US Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari, who was engaged in a lovely chat with Luann, and even invited the ex-Countess to visit his country. Next season’s cast trip?
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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In one her most revealing/honest interviews to date, Bethenny Frankeldiscusses a number of topics including her run on Martha Stewart’sThe Apprentice (she was the runner up), but most notable are Bethenny’s comments against the show that made her a star.
Bethenny, who quit the Real Housewives of New York City last year, takes her strongest stance to date against the Bravo hit show, stating that “women should not be rewarded for bad behavior.” Bethenny also discusses Jill Zarin, and her regret in doing Skating With The Stars. Excerpts from Bethenny’s interview with TV Guide below –
TV Guide Magazine: Flashback to 2005. You were a culinary school grad with a made-for-TV personality — did you think The Apprentice would be your big break? Frankel: Oh, it was fool’s gold! I had a cookie company that was losing money and I was driving a $500 piece-of-junk car — I looked like a crack dealer — and I thought it was going to save me. I had a whole plan in my head: “Martha is getting older, and she will be smart enough to have me come on board.”
TV Guide Magazine: And…? Frankel: Meeting her was a disappointment. I thought she would be as warm and fuzzy as her brand — like she’d want to bake you cupcakes. Sometimes when you meet your idol, it doesn’t live up to your expectations.
TV Guide Magazine: Then along came Housewives. Frankel: For two months I turned it down. But I just kept thinking about it — with my business ideas, I had a tree with fruit ripe for the picking. Finally I said yes.
TV Guide Magazine: Is it a relief to be through with Housewives? Frankel: Yes. Women should not be rewarded for bad behavior. The show evolved — or devolved — into something that is not even remotely who I am. The last season was excruciating.
TV Guide Magazine: You and former BFF Jill had a major on-air falling out. Have you reconciled? Frankel: She never contacted me after the reunion show. She’d been contacting me for days upon days up until then, because I think she was nervous about how it would come off. I do not think her apology was genuine.
TV Guide Magazine: How is it having Bryn in the mix? Frankel: She’s now 9, 10 months old and she can see the boom [microphone] — and Jason and I have started to talk about how long we would do this. I don’t know that I’d want to go on forever with her.
TV Guide Magazine: This season, we’ll see you struggle with your in-laws over their complaints that you don’t spend enough time with them…. Frankel: It strikes a chord — you’re not mad at me, you’re not mad at them, they’re nice people. But watching it, you’ll see the passive-aggressive comments that made me feel crazy. In my life, in many cases I look like the bad guy. But sometimes it’s like, maybe she’s not entirely insane.
“I just think it was not a wise decision. I had a new baby, crazy career and there was just no reason to put myself through that. I just thought it was fun and it was going to be ice skating,” said Bethenny. “I was painfully thin. I was just miserable. It was the single most excruciating experience of my life. And everyone took it so seriously.”
And finally, some good news for Bethenny as the ratings of her showBethenny Ever Afterclimbed 10% from last week, with 1.66 million viewers tuning in on Monday night. However, the ratings are still a bit down from last season’s average of 1.9 million viewers.
In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel openly admits that having a baby and getting married to Jason Hoppy has been good for her brands, which now includes two Bravo reality shows, a Skinnygirl Margarita mix, endorsement deals with Bluefly and British Airways, and several best-selling books.
“I’m not stupid,” Bethenny says. “This is about the husband and the baby.” According to the WSJ article, Bethenny can also add an endorsement for Pampers to her long list of endorsements as Procter & Gamble came calling following the birth of now 6-month old baby Bryn Hoppy.
Bethenny is even gearing up to add more to her brands as she is also working on some skin care products and a shapewear line. “It’s about allowing people into my fishbowl in order to be successful,” says Bethenny of her success on and off the TV screen.
“Our clients are very taken with her right now. Bethenny has entered into the mommy world and she hasn’t posed for Playboy,” says Amia French, a talent coordinator for Platinum Rye Entertainment, which helps corporations pair with celebrities. “Motherhood has only increased her value with us,” adds Geri Allen, a spokeswoman for Campbell Soup Co.’s Pepperidge Farm unit, which also has a promotional agreement with Bethenny.
Bethenny has without a doubt come a long way since her days on Martha Stewart’s The Apprentice back in 2005. She finished runner-up by the way. Since then, she has appeared on 3 seasons of Bravo’s the Real Housewives of New York City before ultimately getting her own spin-off show Bethenny Getting Married following the announcement of her engagement and pregnancy.
The WSJ article also mentions that season 2 of BGM will be returning in February. The new title? “Bethenny Ever After.”
Despite her success and growing number of business endeavors, Bethenny makes it clear there’s still something she would like to have. Her own talk show that is. “I want to have a dialogue with my fans, and right now the only dialogue I can have is in 140-characters,” she says, referring to her Twitter feed.
While everything Bethenny touches seems to turn to gold, her decision to appear on ABC’s Skating With The Stars might turn out to be her biggest failure yet. The ratings for the show came out yesterday and it can only be described as disastrous. Despite having a lead-in from the most popular show on TV at the moment, Skating With The Stars only managed 11.3 million viewers. A drastic drop from the 23.3 million viewers that tuned in for Dancing With The Starsjust moments before.
It gets even worse as only 6.91 million viewers tuned in for the last hour of the show’s premiere. There are now rumblings that ABC is currently in panic mode.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WSJ ARTICLE & BETHENNY’S COMMENTS?
Time to recap the 3rd episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta titled ‘White Hot.’
This episode brought us fame monsters, threats to unborn babies and the magical appearance of Sheree’s eldest daughter. The episode starts out with Kim Gaga verbally abusing her assistant Sweetie, while also packing for her big live concert in front of the biggest gay dance party in the universe. Evidently, lip syncing to an auto-tuned backtrack takes a lot of preparation.
Nene takes her youngest son Brent out for a walk in the park. The two share a tender mother and son moment during which Nene brings up the topic of Bryson’s arrest. Nene states in her interview that she did not want to go into the arrest details with Brent due to his young age, but something tells me at age 11, Brent is well aware of all that is going on around him.
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