Bethenny Frankel is determined to have Skinnygirl take over the world. The Real Housewives Of New York star brags that she’s a businesswoman, not a reality star, however she won’t hesitate to slavishly use reality TV to promote her never-ending barrage of products. The latest Skinnygirl offering? Candy.
We’ll talk about Skinnygirl candy a bit later – first let’s talk about Real Housewives Of New York and Bethenny’s legal wranglings with Sonja Morgan! You know – our version of candy.
As for the Bravo influence on her business success, Bethenny dismisses it. “To be honest, at this point it has not as much as you’d imagine to do with being on television.” If that is the case, then why was 3/4 of last season’s RHONY dedicated to Skinnygirl shill? Moving on…
While some of the reality TV stars in the path of Winter Storm Jonas hightailed it to Florida (We’re looking at you, Luann and Ramona!), others stayed behind to weather the storm. Then they took to Instagram to share pics. Nothing – not even a blizzard – can get between these reality TV stars and their social media.
While I personally thought Bethenny was unfathomably rude to a woman she just met, who was a guest in her home, Bethenny defends her cutting comments to Erika because she was asked to “stir it up” a bit and was simply giving the producers what they wanted. Isn’t this reality TV – shouldn’t we doing what’s real?
Andy brings up the ignorant comment David Foster made to Lisa followingYolanda Foster‘s explant surgery: “Ken has better tits than her now… bigger.” Lisa defends David, saying, “I think David tries to make light of everything and he was just kind of throwing some levity into what has been a pretty depressing situation.”
On whether or not David and Yolanda‘s split took her by surprise, Lisa says, “I didn’t see it coming. Not at all. I was absolutely blindsided by that. There was a lot of ‘my love’ and I know it’s been challenging for sure but I’m really sad to see it because I love them together as a couple.”
When Heather joined RHONY back in 2012 she already had a lengthy and quite impressive resume. She was the founding design director for the Sean “Diddy” Combs label, and had also worked as a stylist with the likes of such A-listers as Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé. After nearly 20 years in the biz, Heather decided to make some moves for herself. She had been noticing that there was a dire need for shapewear that was sexy, comfy and “yummie,” so she stepped out on a limb and launched her own line called Yummie, a brand of shape wear that has a patented three-panel system. The company has now expanded to include bras, panties, denim, leggings, active and the latest and greatest, loungewear.
The polls are closed and the votes are tallied in our Second Annual Reality Tea Readers’ Choice Awards! Today we’re unveiling the winners for each of the categories you voted in over the past two weeks. Some of the results might surprise you! Like this one!
Last year Carole Radziwill won this category, followed very closely by Heather Thomson. This year Carole came in 2nd place to returning star Bethenny. (see the rest of the runners up below!) Other notable write-ins: Dorinda Medley and Avery Singer.
Bethenny showed off her bikini body as she walked the beach and then covered it up to look for seashells with Bryn. Aside from digging in the sand, the two of them have been spending a lot of time in their hotel room watching kiddie movies and eating pizza.
Luann is currently spending the post-Christmas holiday in Palms Beach, FL with “millionaire businessman” Thomas D’Agostino Jr. Witnesses reported seeing Luann and Thomas enjoying a “romantic holiday getaway.”