When I first started blogging I was an idiot. I knew that the tabloids in the grocery store aisles were made up bullshit 90% of the time. But there were plenty of outlets that I blindly believed. They were actual journalists, weren’t they? I’ve since learned that even CNN and other major news media outlets need to be fact checked.
Today I was sent this piece from Page Six. I love Page Six. The Real Housewives of New York seem to live and breathe for a mention on Page Six. Sonja Morgan wakes up to the New York Daily Post every morning! (<<< Blind Item Reveal!) Sonja also loves to call up Page Six almost as much as Luann De Lesseps does! And apparently that happened last night. Because just before midnight the following story went up. I generally don’t purple pen other writers work. My purple pens of housewives blogs are because I find their blogs to be ridiculous. I have a different opinion than they do. But in this case, I have to purple pen Page Six because they have so very many facts wrong. So here goes…
Sonja Morgan has seemingly won the latest round in the battle of the “Real Housewives” booze brands with reigning queen Bethenny Frankel.
This is their headline. Gee I wonder where that information came from. It is completely false.
An awning has gone up at 45 W. Eighth St. for Morgan’s Tipsy Girl restaurant and bar…
THIS IS THE ENTIRE STORY. This is a fact. Well sort of. It is not Sonja Morgan’s restaurant. It is Peter Guimaraes and his partner who tries very hard to stay out of all the drama’s restaurant. Peter put an awing up at Tipsy Girl. After close to two years of “opening this restaurant” an awning has appeared. I do not see how this is news. This has nothing to do with the trademark battle. He is free to open a bar named Tipsy Girl. That has never been an issue
And once more with feeling, Sonja is not a “business partner” of Peter’s. She is a paid spokesperson. She’s like that trustworthy looking old man who does all the lawyer commercials. He’s an actor. He is not a partner in a law firm. He is a conduit for publicity, so is Sonja. Many of the RHONY have taken kickbacks to display their product on the show. Remember when Heather and the ladies bedazzled her jeans for charity? All of those little bedazzlements resulted in a paycheck (alledgedly $25,000 to Heather who may have contributed that to her charity). These situations happen all the time and in fact Ramona has done the same thing with the same Peter when she pretended to be a partner of that Sports Bar.
after Skinnygirl liquor mogul Frankel lost a recent bid to block the upstart brand through the US Patent and Trademark Office.
This is a false statement. The USPTO has not ruled on who owns TipsyGirl or Tipsy Girl regarding the beverage trademark.
In April, Frankel’s team filed to trademark the name “Tipsygirl,” presumably because they viewed it as too close to her $100 million Skinnygirl brand.
This is not true. Bethenny filed to trademark TipsyGirl as an alcoholic beverage on November 24, 2015. Peter filed for the trademark on the restaurant last April. Bethenny is not contesting the restaurant name. However if she wins the liquor trademarks, the name might be seen as an infringement.
Morgan’s plans for Tipsy Girl — spearheaded by her business partner Peter Guimaraes — include a line of prosecco, with an eye to expand to other booze, along with a chain of lounge-type restaurants.
The fact that they keep calling this Sonja’s grand plan is hysterical. See above.
The Eighth Street Tipsy Girl restaurant is 2,000 square feet, Page Six can reveal, and scheduled to potentially open by mid-July. Guimaraes, of now-shuttered eatery Bice, is doing the décor, and has yet to bring a chef onboard. Morgan did not comment, but we hear she may do some cabaret performances at the new space.
ROFLMAO that Sonja didn’t comment. That rumor about her performing at the bar just magically happened. This is all a big farce. Will the bar open? Probably. I believe this is one of a string of attempts by Peter to maintain a successful bar and restaurant in NYC. I certainly don’t fault him for propping a RHONY in front of it. Plenty of people go to Lisa Vanderpump’s businesses just to see Lisa, Ken and Giggy. But Peter is no Lisa Vanderpump when it comes to running a restaurant. And Sonja is no Lisa Vanderpump when it comes to a huge loyal following. If Bethenny’s mission to push Sonja off of RHONY completely works, then Sonja will most likely end up back where she started, hostessing at a bar.
Now let’s talk about that awning. WHO IN THE HELL MAKES A “TIPSY GIRL” awning blue?
Am I the only one who thinks that Sonja was “Tipsy” last night and called her friend at Page Six ? Also, one other outlet I used to thinks of at The Bible of Entertainment News was People. Not so much anymore. They ran with the Page Six story as if I were fact.