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Sonja Morgan & Bethenny Frankel argue

There’s a lot of confusion over what exactly is going on between Bethenny Frankel and Sonja Morgan. Bethenny, and her “Zero F–ks,” ripped Sonja a new one for promoting a new prosecco called Tipsy Girl, which Bethenny called a “Cheater Brand” because it was too closely related to Skinnygirl. I co-sign that the name is absolutely a calculated play off of Skinnygirl, and I agree with Bethenny that, on a personal level, she has every right to be angry at her so-called ‘friend,’ but on a business level – is Sonja really stepping on Bethenny’s turf

In light of all the confusion about what’s legal, and how exactly Sonja’s brand could possibly be a threat to Skinnygirl, the Real Housewives Of New York star explained about trademarks on Twitter, and Bethenny announced plans to produce her own business show! 

Bethenny Frankel radio show

Bethenny Frankel really can do it all. It seems like there is no limit to what Bethenny will add to her personal brand. Now, she can add radio host to her resume. Bethenny will soon host her own radio show on Andy Cohen‘s Sirius XM station Radio Andy.  Bethenny‘s show has the perfect name too: B Real with Bethenny.

B Real with Bethenny will be a two-hour show that airs once a week starting on May 2, so her fans won’t have to wait too long to hear Bethenny‘s opinions on the radio. This seems like the perfect fit for Bethenny since she already has hosting experience with her now-defunct talk show Bethenny

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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… 

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Sonja Morgan Vs. Bethenny Frankel over Tipsy Girl

Last month Sonja Morgan unveiled Tipsy Girl, a new prosecco she is promoting. It was widely predicted that Bethenny Frankel wouldn’t be too happy about the name given that Tipsy Girl sounds remarkably similar to Bethenny’s infamous Skinnygirl line. Now the two former frienemies are locked in a trademark dispute via their business entities. 

Sonja’s business partner, Peter Guimares, dismissed the name similarities and argued that he had trademarked “Tipsy Girl” (two words) months earlier. At the time, Bethenny had no comment on her Real Housewives Of New York co-star’s tipsy business venture, but instead made a move to trademark the name “Tipsygirl” (one word!). 

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Cyber Monday Gift Guide - Reality TV Stars Edition

Cyber Monday is the day to shop online, so we decided to help you knock a few things off your holiday gift list and show a little love to the people who bring us all together every day, the reality TV stars. Goodness knows that there is NO shortage of stuff from which to choose, but here’s our pick for the best of 2015.

Above: Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian at the launch of Kardashian Beauty, geared towards women who covet the “dead woman walking” and the “plumped to the nines” look. Take a look below for gift suggestions courtesy of Lisa Vanderpump, Farrah Abraham, Luann de Lesseps, Shep Rose, Peta Murgatroyd, Kristen Taekman, Meghan King Edmonds, and many more.

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Sonja Morgan debuts Tipsy Girl liquor

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I’m not sure that holds true where business ventures are concerned! Especially when it comes to Bethenny Frankel and her booze! Did Sonja Morgan just step on some Skinnygirl toes? 

Sonja, who has dabbled in a zillion or two businesses from Nigerian football teams to French floral arrangements, is now joining the ranks of Real Housewives hawking liquor. Sonja and a business partner just announced their new liquor brand, Tipsy Girl, but she is facing major backlash for choosing a name that sounds eerily similar to Bethenny’s Skinnygirl. 

Oh this will be quite the story on Real Housewives Of New York!

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Bethenny Frankel with coffee

Bethenny Frankel is on a Skinnygirl warpath (Battle accessories coming soon to the Bravo Home Shopping Network!) and taking a tea company to court for knocking off her brand! 

The Real Housewives Of New York star may be vacillating about whether or not she’ll continue on Housewives, but Bethenny is not vacillating about protecting her Skinnygirl business endeavors!

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bethenny frankel on the view october 2014

Bethenny Frankel is returning to Real Housewives Of New York for the now filming 7th season, but the veteran Housewife promises she’ll be doing things differently this time!

Bethenny is back to hawking her Skinnygirl wares as if this was 2010 and the last four years of spinoffs, big business breaks, marriages, pending divorces, babies, failed talk shows and failed Skinnygirl products never happened. Bethenny is currently promoting a Skinnygirl cocktail book because um… you need that if you’re fancier than buying her bottled mixed drinks. 

This week Bethenny appeared on The View where she seemed nervous, tongue-tied, and a bit jittery over being confronted about her major lifestyle change (i.e. how the mighty has fallen). She also promoted her new book Skinnygirl Cocktails. “It’s a great little guide,” she quipped. “All the drinks are under 150 calories.” 

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