Last night’s season finale episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills brought us back to the show we know and love with an over-the-top wedding featuring all the trimmings those of us in the real world could never afford. It was beautiful, it was captivating, it was pink, and most importantly, it was drama free! I think it was a perfect season finale — until the last fifteen minutes, which I’ll pretend never happened.
It’s the day before Pandora’s pinksplosion fantasy wedding. As planned, the Vanderfabulous-Todds have converted part of their tennis court into the wedding site complete with a massive white tent that ensconces every surface in dangling crystals. While everything is carrying on as scheduled, Kevin Lee is apparently out of town! Kevin’s assistant is there in his absence and while she lacks Kevin’s bling, bling, she seems far more efficient.
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO READ THE REST!
With season two of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills coming to an end tonight, the ladies are dishing left and right about the past season as well as airing their feelings on some of the drama.
Kyle Richards has had quite the dramatic year, from her sisterKim Richards‘ public battle with addiction to her friend Taylor Armstrong claims of domestic abuse, and now the Housewife is speaking out about the dramatic moments from the past season.
“Season two has been very emotional to live through, and to watch it is difficult at times,” Kyle reveals to Celebuzz. “Honestly we did have a lot fun — like Hawaii, we all laughed! Although my sister and I had our moments we did have a lot of fun.”
Kyle explains that certain scenes involving her sister are difficult for her to watch, particularly the discussion they had at last week’s SUR party. “Oh my gosh, it’s so hard for me to watch that. That and the scene where I bumped into my sister at the store. In the reality world it’s rare to have that real moment where you bump in unexpectedly, and we did. [Kim] was there looking for a dress for the opening credits of the show and I happened to bump into her there.”
Kyle goes on to add that Kim hasn’t seen the last few episodes. “The last few episodes my sister isn’t watching. I want her to move forward, not look back. She’s not watching,” Kyle described. Although Kim did watch the episode from Kathy Hilton‘s consignment shop. “She did see that episode, and we both cried. It’s sad.”
Despite all the ups and downs, Kyle is more than willing to sign on for another season. “If it gets picked up, or when, assuming it does, I love these women. We have our moments but I care about all of them.”
And both confirming and disputing certain rumors out there about which ladies are returning for season 3, Kyle claims “As far as I know [the main] women are back. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!” Well, see the problem is that the show is broken and needs to be fixed, so hopefully the fans will get their wish and some changes will be made!
Moving right along, Lisa Vanderpump had an expected, unexpected guest for the launch of SUR when Cedric Martinez arrived supposedly uninvited. After the episode aired Cedric spoke out claiming Bravo had arranged the party “crash” and Lisa was well-aware he would be making an appearance. Cedric provided emails proving producers were involved in the plotting and released them to the media.
Whether Lisa knew or not (or didn’t have an option to contest, given her contract), she is speaking out calling Cedric’s media blitz “disgusting.” Lisa is appalled by Cedric’s repeated pleas for attention via tabloids and interviews; wondering how a person who lived in her home and was like a son to her “keeps going and going — there’s something new every week … ”
“I don’t understand it. It sickens me that he sinks to that level,” Lisa tells RumorFix. Lisa also adamantly denies Cedric’s assertions of her husband Ken Todd‘s affairs and a secret love child. “I’ve been married for 30 years and we’re really, really happy. I love my husband and I’m just sick of these continual attacks.”
And of Cedric’s rumored tell-all book, which is said to contain salacious details about the Vanderpump-Todd family, Lisa claims she has no interest interest in insulting Cedric back. “I never hit back — I never said anything negative. It is what it is and I’ve moved on.”
Following last week’s episode, which featured an ill-advised therapy session, Adrienne Maloof, the level-headed, crazy-haired Housewife is discussing Taylor and the Sisters Richards bizarre dynamic, via her Bravo blog.
“Having brothers, it’s very interesting for me to see the dynamic between Kyle and Kim. With my brothers and I there is more light-hearted teasing, and we’re competitive when it comes to business or sports. The one thing that is absolutely the same though is the love,” Adrienne describes.
“I’ve known Kyle and Kim for quite some time, and I’ve seen them in their moments of joy as well as those moments we saw in Hawaii. I understood Kyle’s frustration with Kim missing so many events — when you love someone you want to share the great moments. There is a sense of regret in not sharing those moments and I know Kyle didn’t want her sister to miss out on the fun.”
Describing the opening of SUR as “very stressful” because of the many “heart-to-hearts,” Adrienne wonders if that was really the appropriate time or place. “I don’t think you ever get dressed up and go to an event expecting it to turn into a therapy session in a back room!,” she exclaims.
Also, revealing her reason for insisting Taylor apologize to Camille Grammer, Adrienne stands by her decision to call Taylor out. “I thought Taylor needed to be accountable for the position she put her friends in. You want to support your girlfriends, but it’s difficult when you’re being threatened with litigation as a result,” Adrienne explained.
“However she did admit that and I admire her being candid and forthright about her role. It was an emotional rollercoaster for all involved. Ultimately she has my support as she gets back on her feet, and I wish her much happiness in her life moving forward.”
Finally, as I am sure you are all aware tonight is the season finale! Though according to whispers, last week’s episode was originally supposed to be the finale. Bravo, however, decided to add one more episode following Russell‘s passing.
Tonight’s finale means we only have the reunion to dread look forward to before putting the most depressing, unenjoyable season in Housewives history behind us. On tonight’s episode Pandora ties the knot and the ladies visit with Taylor collectively for the first timeRussell Armstrong‘s suicide.
You can watch a preview for tonight’s episode below!
The season finale of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs tonight on Bravo at 9/10c.
DO YOU BELIEVE KYLE IS REMORSEFUL FOR THE WAY THIS SEASON PLAYED OUT CONCERNING KIM? DOES LISA HAVE A RIGHT TO BE DISGUSTED BY CEDRIC, OR IS SHE JUST UPSET HE INFORMED THE MEDIA ABOUT BRAVO’S INTENT FOR LAST WEEK’S EPISODE? WAS ADRIENNE RIGHT TO DEMAND AN APOLOGY FROM TAYLOR?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR A PREVIEW OF TONIGHT’S EPISODE!
Season two of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has certainly brought the drama this go-round. The first season’s viewership was high, but the new drama has increased by 12 percent since last season, averaging about 2.2 million viewers. Last week’s episode was ratings gold when Taylor Armstrong finally discussed on camera her abusive relationship with now deceased husband Russell Armstrong.
According to a new report by Radar Online, Bravo is looking to shake things up… just a tad for season 3. The shocker? The network is expected to ask Taylor to return, while likely firing Camille Grammer. The reason? Camille was not a bitch too reserved this season!
“Producers are asking Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof and Kyle Richardsif any of their wealthy female friends would be interested in appearing on the show,” a Bravo network insider tells RadarOnline. “It’s an open secret that Camille most likely won’t be back for a third season. She came off as such a bitch during season one, whereas this season she has been very reserved,” continues the source.
The source goes on to add that Camille “isn’t exactly eager to return. Camille has some other projects in the works, but she needs to get released from her Bravo contract before she can pursue those.” You have to wonder if Camille really wants to exit the show, or if this is just a way to save face in case Bravo decides to fire her a la Jill Zarin.
America watched as Camille endured a very nasty and public divorce from actor Kelsey Grammer prior to this season. Kelsey, who appeared on a handful of episodes last season, famously told CNN presenter Piers Morgan that securing a spot for Camille on RHOBH was a “parting gift” to his then-wife. He stated, “Whether or not it worked well for her doesn’t matter — it was my way of saying, ‘Look, you always wanted to be famous. Here you go.”
With Camille likely absent from a third season, the source dishes on some other changes that viewers could potentially see, sharing, “Expect Taylor and Brandi [Glanville] to come back. Kim Richards doesn’t want to, but she needs the money, so her role might not be as prominent. Producers will focus more on Brandi because she is so polarizing and she loves playing the villain.”
In other Housewives news, Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey got into a Twitter feud today after Dana retweeted a not so nice tweet made about Brandi. The message retweeted by Dana stated: “Brandi has some nerve dis Kim, while she mixes xanax.alcohol. Claims only to fly. Hope Ed knows this, if flies w/kids.” Yikes.
Brandi was none too pleased about Dana retweeting that message and fired off some tweets to Dana. Below are Brandi’s tweets –
“@Danawilkey its so sad to see how desperately u want back on the show. U will throw anyone under the buss.#ursoobviousitssad.”
“@Danawilkey I’m blocking you, cuz ur so sweet via texts and horrid on twitter. Wen u figure out who u really are hit me up!”
“I’m not gonna say anything bad about @danwilky she just doesn’t know who she is.My custody and family are just off limits. Moving on.”
Following the backlash from Brandi’s fans, Dana passive aggressivelytweeted –
“Lets not get crazy people! I RT alot of good and bad things.I thought the comment was interesting thats why I retweeted it. No other reason.”
Ultimately, Dana removed the re-tweet and apologized to Brandi. “Brandi blocked me so let her know I’m sorry I didnt mean anything by the RT…and good luck with everything. I’m jumping off. #rhobh,” tweeted Dana.
The Twitter war ended well as Brandi accepted Dana’s apology. “@Danawilkey I accept ur apology, just be u, the u u are in person. Xob” tweeted Brandi. Whew!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BRAVO WANTING TO KEEP TAYLOR AND BRANDI WHILE POSSIBLY FIRING CAMILLE? THOUGHTS ON BRANDI AND DANA’S TWITTER FEUD? WAS DANA OUT OF LINE?
Last night’s episode of the Real Trainwrecks of Beverly Hills contained a whole lotta drama that belongs on a different show. Lisa opened SUR, Kim had some sort of ongoing cray-cray with Ken, whom she is now leaving, and Taylor begged the ladies to love her in what I’m sure she believes is a good rendition of Sally Fields’ ‘You really like me…’ Oscar speech.
Things start off with Kyle getting ready for the SUR launch party with her eldest daughter Farrah. After chasing Portia around, Kyle lets a bored seeming Farrah know that Taylor has left Russell and that she and Kim are still fighting. Farrah wonders why Kyle hasn’t figured out how to manage her relationship with Kim already. Why is Farrah more mature than Kyle?
Meanwhile Lisa is putting the finishing touches on SUR and running around in a panic micromanaging every detail before ditching Ken to finish the job and blowing out the door without so much as a kiss. Poor Ken will have to wait until next year for a cuddle. Lisa needs to accept her life is on camera and not be embarrassed to show affection to her husband.
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO READ THE REST!
In her latest Bravo blog, Kyle opens up about her reasons for wanting to confront Kim about her habitual tardiness and behavior as well as touches on her feelings on Kim’s boyfriendKen Blumenfeld. Below’s an excerpt from Kyle’s blog:
“The next day Kim finally arrived! At this point I was feeling that she had already missed a lot of the fun. I never saw her all day until dinner that night. When Kim and Ken showed up and acted like it was just any other day. I was beyond frustrated. I expected her to explain what happened (truthfully) and or apologize. It wasn’t like it was a secret. The entire group knew what was going on. Kim likes to brush things under the carpet. I like to put them on the table. The reason I need to do that with my sister is if we don’t address what is bothering us, it builds up and then our relationship becomes very passive aggressive — as you witnessed in Season 1. I wanted my sister to just be honest — not just about Hawaii but about everything. Mauricio has never had an argument with Kim before, but he has witnessed my hurt and frustration and felt compelled to say something.”
Kyle remarks about Ken issues:
“On our way to dinner that night we had barely spoken. She stayed near Ken and laughed with the girls but never mentioned the boat or barely seeing any of us on what was supposed to be Mauricio’s birthday party. At dinner, I could no longer pretend everything was OK. Ken wasn’t helping matters either. I didn’t trust him and felt he was not a positive influence on my sister. He knew I didn’t care for him and made sure I knew he felt the same about me. No love lost there. I was very worried about my sister and didn’t care what he thought about me.”
In her bravo blog, Lisa does’t hold back when she discusses Kim’s behavior in Hawaii:
“…Things were simmering and feelings were running high with regard to Kim’s strange behavior. Her stories didn’t tally up with the exasperating tales she had relayed to us. I was beginning to lose patience. After so many months of feeble excuses, it didn’t matter to me with whom she arrived or what paltry tale or trivial excuse was made. I didn’t want it to ruin our break. And I knew my input would have been irrelevant to her anyway.
Kyle and Mauricio were not content to accept her dismissive behavior and questioned her relentlessly at the dinner table. It was an uncomfortable scenario. I tried to support Kyle and urged her not to cry, as this was the birthday dinner and I knew it had great potential for disaster if tempers were unleashed. At what point do you come to the conclusion that some things never change? We had endured six months of a plethora of excuses, of no shows, of fabricated reasons. It was becoming a joke — just not a funny one.
So we left. And then I saw the footage of how they showed no remorse at keeping us waiting. They seemed content to indulge themselves in their own company with no thought for the fact that we were here as a group and at Mauricio’s invitation.”
In other RHOBH news, the Rumor Fix blog is reporting that on December 21, 2011, four months after Russell Armstrong’stragic suicide, the IRS imposed a tax lien on his property for failure to pay $23,689.94 in back taxes.
Unfortunately for Taylor Armstrong, she will likely be responsible for this tax bill as she remains married to Russell and the lien on Russell’s property stays with his estate.
And finally,Camille Grammer’s ex-husbandKelsey Grammeris expecting twins with his former mistress new wife Kayte Walsh, 32! Kelsey, who won an award at last night’s Golden Globes Awards, reveals he is excited to be a father again.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting these new arrivals,” Kelsey, 56, told reporters last night. “Fatherhood’s always different, based upon the character that comes into your life. They arrive and tell you what you have to do.”
A new episode of the RHOBH airs tonight on Bravo! On the 19th episode this season titled ‘Night of a Thousand Surprises,’ drama flows when Lisa throws a launch party for her new lounge. Meanwhile, Kim discloses the truth about her new boyfriend.
The episode airs at 9/8c and a preview clip is below!
[Photos Credit: WENN]
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KYLE & LISA’S COMMENTS ABOUT KIM? AND THOUGHTS ON TAYLOR’S TAX ISSUES & KELSEY EXPECTING TWINS?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON BELOW TO SEE THE PREVIEW!
With the second season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills(finally) winding down, viewers still don’t know what to think about resident drama queen Taylor Armstrong. The lady who made an entire series revolve around her faux tears (are her tear ducts frozen from botox?!) is still leaving us perplexed months after filming ended and months after the unfortunate death of her estranged husband Russell Armstrong.
Taylor, who is said to be destroyed by Russell’s passing and working hard to rebuild her life as a stronger person, has been all over the place in the media giving interviews, selling books and giving a very interesting portrait of a woman in grief. In the latest, three conflicting reports give us three different versions of Taylor — really, who knows what to believe.
First up, from RadarOnline comes the story of Taylor, the abused wife, and more information about the time-frame for Monday’s episode. Next week viewers will see Lisa Vanderpump re-opening her revamped lounge SUR with a big party attended by all the ladies of the cast. Previews show Lisa questioning Taylor about a suspicious bruise near her eye and Taylor having yet another tearless, wailing breakdown over her marriage.
According to the new report, more than a month had lapsed between shooting because Taylor had been hospitalized after an alleged serious beating left her face terribly bruised. Taylor also confessed to having Lasik eye surgery in early July, while filming was still taking place. Taylor has stated Russell severely beat her following the surgery, dislocating her cornea which resulted in the hospitalization. The photos she released of the alleged beating stemmed from that incident.
“Taylor still was bruised when she was at the party. She admits on camera to the ladies that Russell had badly beaten her. This beating had taken place after she had told him their marriage was over,” an insider reveals.
“Taylor wanted to face the ladies, especially Camille Grammer, because Taylor felt that Kelsey’s ex-wife had put her in danger by telling the others that Russell had been violent with her in the past,” Taylor the insider adds.
Last week, viewers saw Taylor speaking to wannabe Housewife Dana Wilkey supposedly a few days after Russell moved out and days before next week’s episode was filmed. At that time Taylor did not appear to have any visible facial injuries.
According to this report Lisa postponed the reopening of SUR to accommodate Taylor’s healing because Bravo wanted to film the event. Which would mean all the ladies are acting on next week’s episode?!
“Taylor’s hospitalization threw a monkey wrench in Lisa’s bottom line. The restaurant had been ready to open, viewers will see Lisa frantically trying to get the restaurant open, but Bravo had told her they wanted to film the grand opening party, so they had to wait until Taylor was out of the hospital,” the source describes of Bravo’s decision to fabricate scenes.
“Taylor wanted to face all of the women in one place. She wanted and needed to have them see her with the bruise on her face. Taylor was in VERY heavy make-up that night.” SUR allegedly actually re-opened in early-September, which was almost a month after Russell’s death — Perhaps this was a special event party filmed expressly for Bravo, but it’s very interesting from a timing perspective.
Last week, Bravo filmed the season two reunion. Andy Cohen stated that Taylor “didn’t shed a tear” during filming, which left many viewers alarmed given the tumultuous season and all that has been exposed in the course of filming.
“Taylor didn’t cry at the reunion because she is such a stronger person now, and she is no longer a victim,” the source clarifies. “This was a tremendous accomplishment because of everything that she has been through, with Russell’s suicide, and Taylor’s issues with Camille and the other Housewives this season.”
Now, I’m not sure what I think of Taylor’s allegations just yet, but I’ll withhold complete judgment until viewing the remainder of the season and the reunion, where Taylor has promised all the “haters” will eat “crow.”
Moving on, in report two we see Taylor, the grifter mess in danger of being exposed, also from the RadarOnline. Radar has released photos of a drunk and hysterical Taylor being hauled out Craig’s — a Beverly Hills restaurant — by a friend on Thursday night.
“Judging by the way she was staggering she was very drunk. She couldn’t stand up without help and was being held up by her friend as she walked to the car. She looked absolutely wasted,” a witness reports. “She was obviously very emotional and distraught. When she got in the back of the car — with considerable help from her friend — she broke down in floods of tears.”
This is not the first time Taylor has been photographed completely intoxicated in recent months. When she was in NYC to film WWHL Taylor appeared completely out of it and looked a wreck. “She’s a total mess,” a friend reveals. “Her world was built on a fantasy house of cards that’s crashing down.”
“Taylor’s whole persona is false and with Russell’s death friends say that she’s afraid the jig is up and people are aware of what a phony she is,” the friend adds. Indeed, Taylor has been in court battling a lawsuit filed by MyMedicalRecords.com, a company Russell and her supposedly scammed.
“Every time I’ve been around her lately she drinks excessively, we’re all worried about how badly she seems to be doing,” the friend muses. Multiple reports have come forward questioning Taylor’s drinking habits and asserting that friends and family are so concerned they have encouraged Taylor to consider rehab. Taylor’s drinking was also a concern on the show when viewers watched her become intoxicated and out of control with rage and emotions on several episodes.
Finally, Taylor is moving on as photos of Taylor on the prowl on a date are below. Girl’s got bills to pay! Photogs spotted the grieving widow with a mystery man Thursday night — guess where!? Craig’s restaurant in Beverly Hills. Headed into the restaurant Taylor was a little steadier on her feet, but judging from the above information, I’m guessing a second date isn’t happening…
Taylor is seen walking with and then hugging the unnamed man. Photos of Taylor with her date are below!
[Photos Credit: WENN, SPW / Splash News]
THOUGHTS ON THE SHOCKING INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILMING SCHEDULE? WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE CONCERNING THE LATEST INFORMATION ON TAYLOR?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE TAYLOR DRUNK WITH HER DATE -
The two were snapped as they dined at the popular Mr. Chows restaurant in Beverly Hills. The photo of Kim and Kathy is below. If you recall, Kim checked into rehab back in early December for what sources described as “alcohol addiction along with other substance abuse problems.” After spending about 40 days at the Betty Ford Clinic, Kim ultimately checked out early this week.
Meanwhile, Kyle Richards is making the rounds following the latest episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which featured another blow-out with her troubled sister Kim Richards. It seems these two will be going back and forth forever, long after the spotlight of Bravo cameras stops charting their every dispute.
Speaking to Extra, Kyle discussed her decision to go on RHOBH and answers what regrets she has about airing all of her sisterly grievances in the public spectrum. “It’s nothing like what I thought,” Kyle explains, “but we are having fun.”
As for those regrets, Kyle “of course” has some. “You know, last season the fight with my sister Kim, I regret that. But I don’t regret it as much as I regretted this season’s game night. I regretted that a lot more because that just wasn’t me. I wasn’t true to myself.”
“Season one, that was when I was dealing with my sister. A lot of people didn’t understand that and that is what I was feeling,” Kyle elaborates. As for why she is always in the middle of all the drama, “A lot of the Housewives will come to me when they have an issue,” Kyle claims, “so I’ve kind of been their sounding board a lot of the times.”
“Plus I’m not someone who can keep things to myself. If I’m thinking something or feeling something I have to get it off my chest. Which doesn’t always go over well,” she adds. We’ve noticed Kyle.
Giving an update on Kim’s life post-rehab, Kyle shared that Kim is doing “really well.” “She’s really strong right now, happy, she’s looking forward to moving on in her life.” Good for Kim! You can see the complete interview with Kyle in the video below!
Kyle also recently talked to Life & Style about her new house, which she calls her “dream home.” Kyle moved into the home at the beginning of this season and it was the site of the infamous White Party blockade starring Taylor Armstrong.
Located in exclusive Bel Air, the newly renovated seven-bedroom, eight-bath mansion has a screening room with personalized chairs, five fireplaces and a chandelier in every room. I guess Kyle’s hit the big leagues! “I love the sparkle in each room,” Kyle exclaims. Some photos of the new digs are below.
There’s no rest for the wicked, right Kyle? The reality star who is constantly in defense mode also appeared on Good Day LA. Kyle was asked about having the “narcissistic gall” to partake in a reality show and not expect criticism from the Internet. Kyle relented that she does “expect” to hear negative comments about her life, but it’s still “hurtful”
“I think that sometimes people see me as someone that I’m not and that’s what hurts,” Kyle clarified. Additionally, Kyle reveals that she “absolutely” regrets putting her personal life on TV for public consumption! While Kyle makes it perfectly clear she knew her privacy would be invaded when she signed up to do the show, she wasn’t prepared for constant scrutiny from fans and the media.
“Just with a reality show there’s a lot of negativity sometimes… people dissecting my relationship with my sister Kim and thinking they know exactly what’s going on between us after only two seasons, when in reality its decades in the making.” I totally agree with Kyle’s statement. Family relationships — particularly ones with addiction involved — are incredibly complex and probably not a good thing to be airing on national television.
Kyle is planning to take a break from putting her real life on screen, instead letting her faux life take center stage because she is turning her story into a sitcom!
Kyle’s new sitcom is based upon her recently published book, Life Is Not A Reality Show. Of the new sitcom, Kyle tells the Associated Press, “I just sold a pilot, a half-hour sitcom. I can’t say which network, but it’s about my life. It’s basically my life being a juggling mom, wife and being on a reality show.”
And Kyle isn’t planning to star in the show (surprisingly), but wants somebody that’s “really funny and could capture the humor of being a mom and all the humor that comes with being on a reality show,” to play her. “Maybe Jennifer Aniston or Jenny McCarthy,” she suggests. I can only imagine who will play the role of kooky Kim!
Moving on to another RHOBH star with a life that’s crazier than fiction, Camille Grammeris giving her opinion on this season’s storyline and discussing her never-ending divorce from Kelsey Grammer!
Camille appeared on the Today Show where she talked about Bravo’s decision to air Russell Armstrong‘s storyline following his tragic suicide. “[Bravo] did a responsible job, ultimately, in the end,” Camille asserted. “In the beginning, I wasn’t sure we should air season two, but that’s not my decision to make.”
“I have no say whatsoever,” Camille revealed of her input in Bravo’s reasoning behind continuing with the season. “I was against it, but then after talking with the cast and producers, if we can bring awareness to anyone who’s gone through that and help people it was important to us.”
“At the end of the day we’re all there for each other,” she said of her relationship to her castmates. While Camille was fairly tight-lipped about revealing how things are with Taylor, she says Taylor seems “happier” lately and has “put on some weight.”
[Photos Credit: WENN.com]
THOUGHTS ON KYLE’S COMMENTS ABOUT THE SHOW AND HER SISTER? WOULD YOU WATCH KYLE’S NEW SITCOM? ARE YOU SURPRISED CAMILLE ADMITTED SHE DIDN’T WANT BRAVO TO AIR FOOTAGE OF RUSSELL?
Oh Bethenny Frankel, your hour long product promotion otherwise known as Bethenny Ever After is soon to return to us and I would say I’ve missed you but you’ve hardly been out of the spotlight for a moment this year!
The most notorious Housewife to ever grace the screens of Bravo; known as much for her wit, meltdowns and domesticity as she is for her cocktails and everything else Skinnygirl — including her endlessly dwindling waistline — spoke during the Bravo press tour panel (covered by E!) about appearing on reality TV, Russell Armstrong‘s suicide and how the drama on Housewives came to a fever pitch.
When asked if the network that made her famous had crossed the line in choosing to air Russell’s storyline after his tragic passing, Bethenny did not speak about the allegations of abuse surrounding him but admits that things have definitely changed since she initially signed onto Real Housewives of New York. She believes the shows are now attracting “more dramatic women” all angling to “be more dramatic than the next.” I totally agree with Bethenny on that one and it was a thoughtful way to dodge the question on whether or not she sees Taylor Armstrong‘s storyline as credible.
“When I came on the show, it was called Manhattan Moms. Real Housewives wasn’t even a franchise. There was one city,” Bethenny says of the early days. “We were all very new to it and we didn’t even know what it was. It was very fresh.”
“Now, people who sign on to do reality shows, they have a preconceived notion. They’ve seen it already and some people probably show a more dramatic side of their lives and are more dramatic because they want to up the ante. Certainly on Bravo the shows are real. It’s really happening.”
Luckily, the drama on-screen has prepared her for the drama in her personal life as she faced a plethora of scandals and allegations in 2011, along with some incredible successes and much happiness. “I’d say I’m definitely a survivor because of [my background],” Bethenny shares.
While she concedes that the negative media attention has been “challenging,” she doesn’t feel the need to explain herself! “There was a period when I felt that I really had to react and explain and that period has passed. A lot of that gets addressed on the show.”
In season three of her semi-popular reality show, viewers will continue to see Bethenny confronting many challenging aspects of her life. “This season is about working through it, whether it’s in your relationship or in your business,” she reveals.
“The minute that I sold part of my business, it was like someone was waiting at my door to hit me with a baseball bat in the back of the head. I do tend to thrive when I need to survive, when I’m up against adversity.”
And with the new season airing next month Bravo has just released the first preview, which features a clip of lost at sea-gate as well as showcasing some of the struggles Bethenny and husband Jason Hoppy face in their second year of marriage as they juggle parenthood with finding time for each other. You can view the video below!
Season 2 of Bethenny Ever After premieres on Bravo, February 20th (9/8c).
[Photo Credit: Chris Haston/Bravo]
DO YOU AGREE WITH BETHENNY’S STATEMENTS ABOUT THE SHOWS ATTRACTING MORE DRAMATIC WOMEN WHO COME WITH AN AGENDA? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE SECOND SEASON OF BETHENNY EVER AFTER?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE THE PREVIEW!