The Real Housewives of New York City’sSonja Morgan reportedly took a powder to luxuriate at the Canyon Ranch Health Resort & Luxury Spa in Lenox, Mass. to escape the shade that was aimed at her from one pretty miffed castmate Bethenny Frankel. It seems Bethenny, who created her $100 million Skinnygirl low-calorie cocktail line will have some unwelcome competition from Sonja, who has her Tipsy Girl booze line practically ready to roll.
The caflama-filled situation involving the two women has now spilled over from real life to the small screen. It seems Bethenny has arranged a Mexico trip and the adventure will, of course, be fodder for the Bravo reality series. However, Sonja is reportedly fretting that her invite for the trip will mysteriously get lost in the mail. And the invite just might never reach Sonja’s hands.
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!).
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.
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 Frankeland 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.
To celebrate the occasion, we decided to take a look back at Sonja through the years, mostly since she joined theReal Housewives of New York in 2010.
Above: Sonja looked stunning in coral at the Future of Fashion runway show in April. I’d love to know Sonja’s secret, as I think she looks amazing. Whatever “it” is, she needs to bottle it up and sell it to the puffy and over-filled Beverly Hills and Orange County real housewives. Walk down memory lane with us below.
The cameras caught our favorite reality stars out and about on both coasts this week/weekend. Ramona Singer, Sheila Rosenblum, and Dorinda Medley attended the Sheila Rosenblum Resident Magazine Cover Party at Soho Contemporary Art Gallery. Earlier in the week, Sonja Morgan celebrated her 25A Magazine cover at Beautique in NYC.