Bethenney Frankel is not playing well with cast mates Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan according to many sources. She seems to be avoiding any hint of confrontational behavior in order to protect her brand. For once, a housewife actually has a brand.
There are also problems with the cast size. If Bravo would just listen to me they would not be having all of these problems. This year there are too many housewives on RHOA and that has led to very little group scenes and a whole lot of division better the women. Eight housewives is three or four too many. Imagine the RHOA with just Team Beauty or Team Beast this season. We would have a much more streamlined show. The same problem is happening now with Real Housewives of Orange County and their eight housewives. How many times do they have to make the same stupid mistake?
Anyway, Bethenny is being very standoffish, particularly with Kristen Taekman who she has rebuffed several times on and off camera when Kristen has tried to approach her and talk things out. It seems that anytime Bethenny doesn’t want to have a conversation with someone she replies with something about not being interested in any drama. Really, Bethenny? Then why sign back up for this shit show?
According to The New York Daily News, Taekman is confused by Bethenny’s behavior as well…
Mom of two Taekman says she was “ecstatic” that original cast member Frankel was returning after a three-season hiatus from the Bravo show, and was “really looking forward to getting to know her.”
“I thought that with Bethenny, it’s like you can’t judge a book by its cover. But I think my tune is changing a little bit,” she told us before hosting her recent winter white party at Shrine nightclub at Foxwoods Resort Casino. “I felt that way a minute ago and now I don’t know. I can’t read the cover of the book anymore. I guess I don’t speak that language.”
“I feel like I was looking forward to really getting to know her,” explained Taekman, “and at this point I feel like that hasn’t really happened in a way that I wanted to.”
It sounds like Bethenny will be a dud. So I’m not really expecting much from RHONY.