Tipsy Girl

Dorinda Medley and Fredrik Eklund on WWHL

After the best season ever of Real Housewives of New York, this current one is not living up to last year’s glory – other than Dorinda Medley who comes through in every single episode. She went off on Sonja Morgan during that “gangster lunch” in the Bronx and gave this season some much needed life. I had no idea what she was talking about when she kept saying “clip” over and over again, but she clarified on Watch What Happens Live.

Fredrik Eklund was also in the club house for a perfect crossover of New York Bravo shows – especially since he and Bethenny Frankel have their own real estate show in the works.

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Tipsy Girl wines may be doing well and celebrating some success, but the same can’t be said for Tipsy Girl’s NYC restaurant/bar. It seems that the restaurant was having some trouble getting off the ground and now it’s pretty much at a stand still, if these pictures are any indication.

On Friday night our reader Jackie Danicki was strolling by the location and noticed it was closed up, lights off – and upon closer inspection, Tipsy Girl was served with an eviction notice! Sonja Morgan explains to Reality Tea that it’s all due to a whole lot of red tape!

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In all honesty, that Tipsy Girl vs. Skinnygirl fight was painful to witness during the last Real Housewives of New York season. It was just a way bigger deal than I ever expected it to be and I still find it a little weird that Bethenny Frankel somehow felt threatened by Sonja Morgan’s business attempt. There is room for all of the Real Housewives to market their own liquor brands, so I don’t get how Bethenny could be upset with Sonja for trying to do the same. Sonja is trying to open a Tipsy Girl restaurant, which obviously did not work out, and now Bethenny is getting blamed?

That makes no sense to me. Yes, Bethenny is a super successful liquor mogul, but there is no way that she has that much power. Come on. As much as I love and root for Sonja, we all know that restaurant was never ever going to come to fruition. It just seems like Bethenny is a scapegoat to me.

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Part of me understood why Bethenny Frankel got mad at Sonja Morgan for trying to launch a proseco line called Tipsy Girl. Another part of me felt like she gave it way more attention than it deserved since it could never be a legitimate competitor to Bethenny’s Skinnygirl brand.

I don’t get why Sonja trying to sell alcohol is different than any other Real Housewife who has done the same thing- and there really are a lot of them who have. Nevertheless, this whole thing has resulted in a lot of unnecessary drama that just keeps going.

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The ladies of Real Housewives Of New York are at war over getting on Tom D’Agostino‘s jock (exactly how many millions is he packing?!). Tom happens to be the current fiancé of Luann de Lesseps, once dated Ramona Singer (two or three times, or seven – depending on who you ask), and possibly spent the last decade playing undercover friends with benefits with Sonja Morgan. Disgusted Confused yet? I’m surprised these so-called classy ladies are so comfortable with hippie-hippie notions of free love!

Tom has denied having an extended history of hookups with Sonja, but she is adamant that they have gotten physical for years until SHE finally called it quits with him.

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Bethenny Frankel flipped out when Sonja Morgan decided to come out with a line of proseco called Tipsy Girl. The wording hit a little too close to home for Bethenny and on top of that Bethenny was sort of mentoring Sonja on how to succeed in business so the surprise announcement felt like a portrayal.

Everyone in the Real Housewives of New York cast has sided with Bethenny and they all tried their hardest to make Sonja abandon her entrepreneurial efforts, but Sonja won’t budge. Sonja is one of my favorite housewives, but she is really fighting an uphill battle. And as if she needed another reason to throw in the towel, it looks like Tipsy Girl has ripped off another alcohol brand!

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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! 

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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