Bethenny Frankel’s Divorce Tour continues to rage on at any venue with a camera. The most recent stop on the sanctimonious advice train was Tuesday night at an anniversary event for Stanton Social, a restaurant on the lower east side of NYC.
In case you have forgotten, Tuesday was when the earth briefly paused rotation and Mercury fell a bit deeper into retrograde over the news that Brad and Angelina had split up. So many actual celebrities and some housewives were asked their thoughts on the split.
Apparently, E! News an affiliate of NBCu which also owns Bravo was instructed by someone to go to the restaurant party and ask Bethenny and Jules Wainstein, who was also in attendance, their thoughts on the demise of Brangelina.
For whatever reason, Bethenny is really pushing her divorce story. I can only suppose that we will be seeing another book coming from her where she condescendingly counsels women everywhere on how to navigate divorce. What is it with this vile woman who sucks at relationships with her parents, her husband, her cast mates, and seemingly has no actual friends that are not paid employees writing a book on relationships? What idiot buys these books? It appears there are people willing to do it so the “How Not To Guide To Divorce” has got to be coming soon.
I have been waiting for this Bethenny Frankel interview since we found out she was coming on last week. Not because I care about any of the shit coming out of Bethenny’s mouth but because there has been a deep rift between Wendy and Bethenny ever since Bethenny stole a few key members from Wendy’s staff when she got ready to start her own show. This also is the reason she stopped covering the housewives and had a falling out with Andy Cohen. You really do need to read that link to understand this post.
So Wendy comes out right away mentioning that Bethenny is going to be on the show. She says ” So Bethenny Frankel is here today. (Big applause from audience. HUGE. Like Bethenny bought the tickets and hired the audience loud.) So I must say I was out of watching the OC housewives and I was also out of watching the New York housewives because there was nothing that was really exciting to me. And then all the sudden the OC became exciting because you know, some of those casts of characters went off the rails (it’s obvious she has no idea who is even on the show) which is always fun to watch and then in New York, Bethenny is back and she made for good TV! So I can’t wait to talk to her about the housewives, her divorce…he’s finally signed the papers!…and her new life with her new man, Dennis.”
Okay that is some happy horseshit right there. These two women hate each other. And the audience is really odd today. We can see the clapping every time she says “Bethenny” and they sound super loud, but when they show the audience their faces don’t match the enthusiasm of the large crowd. This is all so suspicious to me already. What is going on?
I am so weary.
So very weary.
Is this over yet? I just want it to be over. I don’t think I will ever watch this franchise again.
It’s time to talk about the Amish shunning that Bethenny orchestrated against Sonja this season. I never had a problem with Bethenny bitching out Sonja for her stupid business deal with the housewife clinging idiot. She knew exactly what she was doing and Bethenny was right to ream her out for it. What she did wrong was to threaten all the other castmates into excluding her from filming. Sonja needs the paycheck and she has a kid. That was a bitch move by Bethenny. Before you put this season behind you, you really need to read this tutorial on SkinnyGirl v Tipsy Girl. Everyone applauds Sonja for quitting drinking. Ramona hasn’t been asked about anything I can remember in a single segment. So she keeps trying to pipe in about issues that don’t concern her. Apparently, Ramona was in on the deal with Peter at first but for some reason backed out. Dorinda says that Bethenny did call and say she was coming whoever she decides to invite. Everyone said they excluded her because of her drinking. Even Dorinda and Ramona who both drink like fishes.
Sonja has a crying meltdown because she wasn’t invited to the Berkshires. She blames Dorinda. Sonja tries to do a dramatic walkout but the cameras are not following so she doesn’t make it off the stage.
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This is going to be a long, long post because there are two Bravolebs tonight. So forgive me if I try to make it as short as possible and don’t feed you every detail. Please fill in any interesting things I leave out in comments for those who can’t watch the show.
Andy is dying to know if Kate is still a lesbian. She says “I’m single right now. And I’m not really preferential right now, it’s just about the person” The good news is she got some gay moves down pat before she goes to prison, should it come to that.
I can answer all the dumb wedding questions that Andy is asking Lu about the wedding. The Count and Jacques are both invited. They have met each other. Randy Raum will be doing her three wedding dresses. She is not going to register because they have everything they need. Donations to charities and American Cancer Society instead. She will be on a yacht for her honeymoon.
Luann’s dress needed a bold steam and looks a bit matronly, I think it might be the necklace. She needed to bust out one of her fabulous statement necklaces. I blame Amy Phillips for the lack of statement necklace tonight. Damn you Amy Phillips! I actually have a peridot and amethyst one I could have loaned her to compliment that burnt orange.
Luann hopes that she and Bethenny will be friends again. WHY? Luann, why???? Luann’s sister Renee is in the audience. She is wearing a statement necklace.
TMZ is reporting Jules Wainstein had a decent day in court this week when a judge granted her $10,000 a month in spousal and child support. While it is less than half of the 25K she has requested from the court, it is a temporary amount to keep her and the children afloat until the divorce is finalized. At that point, a higher or lower amount will be awarded after all of his financial records have been reviewed by both sides and the judge.
Jules husband Michael has been accused of a very public affair during their marriage that appears to have begun while filming the current season of RHONY. It was touched on briefly during last night’s episode of the RHONY reunion.
Jules has had to call the police on Michael as they continue to “technically co-habitate” in their Manhattan townhouse despite him allegedly spending the majority of his time with the mistress in their nearly rented brownstone. Michael’s attorney continues to deny Michael’s affair and claims that his “diminutive client” has been the victim of physical attacks by the slender Jules.
When Andy Cohen is the kindest, most respectable person on the WWHL stage, you know he has two truly loathsome guests. I’m going to focus on Bethenny because I refuse to acknowledge the existence of the other guest. Should I need to refer to him, I’ll call him Cowpie. I can’t believe I am going to endure another half an hour with Bethenny, but let’s get this over with quickly.
Captain Obvious is the bartender. I am sure Minky will have a clever comment about this, but my mind has melted.
Bethenny loves Cowpie. He has her phone number. Then Cowpie and Andy both picked Jules as best dressed at the reunion. I wonder if Andy will address the rumor that E! started today that Jules has decided not to return. I hope that is not true, I will miss her.
Andy asks Bethenny, now that she has has time to collect her thoughts, is there anything she would like to say that she didn’t get a chance to at the reunion about Luann. This is an opportunity to make amends of sorts it would seem. Bethenny has claimed she was very sick at the reunion and given other excuses for her behavior. She has seen the backlash for two episodes. And by the way I checked her Twitter before starting this and she was retweeting people who were praising her behavior. It’s clearly mental illness and I am not saying that lightly but with all seriousness.
Bethenny responds, “I think Luann’s despicable and tragic behavior speaks for itself. I think that coming in to sort of get the stench off of you and on to someone else was just a complete falsehood. I was sick that day, I had strep and a 102 degree fever and I felt like I was hit with a two by four, like I was crawling out of a hole that I don’t know why someone dumped me in. It was crazy. That was really crazy and you and I talked later and you said ‘we would have liked to have seen more of the fun and light Bethenny,’ and I said ‘That I’m cheating…or that I’m with someone who is cheating and it could affect their entire family and flush through an entire press cycle? Yeah, No, I’m not in that much of a good mood, I’m gonna SHUT IT DOWN. I needed, I mean I was going to ask you for a lie detector test at that point.”