The Real Housewives of New York City - Season 7

Like many of us, Kristen Taekman just wants to channel her inner Heather and ask Bethenny Frankel: What’s your damage? On this week’s Real Housewives of New York, Kristen summons her courage to do just that. But much to Kristen’s dismay, Bethenny’s reply is, well, not a reply at all. It is more of a walking away and dismissing her like a parking valet who just dropped off Bethenny’s newest roving “home.” And thus Kristen is systematically ignored for one more episode of RHONY. In her Bravo blog, Kristen tries valiantly to spread the goodwill around to her castmates, while still whining at full volume about the fact that Bethenny just “doesn’t like her!”

Kristen begins by rehashing the Berkshires dinner, asking, “How do we get to know Bethenny if she’s got this wall up we can’t penetrate?” Well, it certainly ain’t gonna be by accusing her of badmouthing your business. Adding some over-the-top praise (complete with six whole “!!!!!!”s) for Bethenny’s business acumen, Kristen fake-gushes, “Bethenny’s brand summit! Wow! I I would have loved to have been there. It seems like one could have learned a lot! This is a perfect opportunity for Sonja [Morgan]–it’s great for her to see what her business could aspire to be! Damn I can’t believe how big Skinnygirl has become! I can only dream that Pop of Color will grow to be that big one day!


Moving on to gushing about her own totally-legit nail polish business, Kristen explains, “I’m thrilled to announce that I started a nail polish line called POP OF COLOR! Josh recently had a meeting with Ricky’s NYC who have been selling Eboost in their stores for years. My name came up and Josh came home and asked if I wanted to do a nail polish line! It’s crazy how some things happen.” Citing the deep, soulful reasons she loved the idea, Kristen reveals, “The truth is that I love nail polish, I love the name Pop of Color,” adding, “I decided to ask Carole [Radziwill] to sit in with us as I figured she could help me name some of the polishes! Oh, and could she name them! Ha, ha! Like she says, sex does sell! So ‘Thrust’ might not actually be so bad!” Oh, ha ha! Yes, it’s bad. 

Next, reliving the confrontation that would end in one woman walking away and the other left looking like an astonished large-mouthed bass, Kristen comments on her feelings during Ramona Singer’s AOA party. She admits, “When Carole shares a small but mighty piece of information with me…I just can’t hold it in any longer. Enough with beating around the damn bush with Bethenny! Why on earth is she bad-mouthing my business?” She wants us all to know that, in no uncertain terms “The name is trademarked, thank-you-very-much!”

Kristen goes on to nurse her injured feelings: “I felt that I should just confront Bethenny myself. Seriously, what’s the deal here? You barely speak to me to my face, but yet you have plenty to say behind my back? I really just don’t get it at all. And once I do approach her, she just dismisses me rudely and walks away!” The nerve of some people! Kristen finally concludes her blog with the false-mantra of rejected women everywhere: “I have made the conscious decision that I don’t need any more friends!” I remember saying something just like that in first grade when the popular girl didn’t like me too. Hrmph! 


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