Bethenny shoots off her truth cannon in this week’s RHONY Blog.
Come on Sonja, it’s like you’re an actress now. “Bethenny didn’t RSVP, so I guess that means she’s coming.” Since when is that what that means? You know I’m not coming because Ramona told you, and because you know we haven’t spoken in months.
One of the reasons they were not talking was her agreement to with Peter to get paid for featuring the Tipsy Girl drink concept on the show. I explained all of that here. At that time I assumed that Peter had trademarked his brand. He had not. Apparently, Bethenny filed for the trademark on the brand to keep him from using it. This was a quick and easy way for her to solve the problem.
And please stop deflecting onto Ramona your substance abuse issues. That’s just cowardly. Own your own stuff.
The medium. Well, since having my own talk show and having these characters on, I have become quite skeptical. I unsuccessfully tried to not block her, but I wasn’t buying it.
Dorinda has told the loose change story before, Richard and John are very common and very googleable names, and who doesn’t have a photo of them with a parent? I don’t know. I wasn’t seeing the light.
This sounds like exactly what I said last night. Or tried to say. I was sick with something. Probably just stress.
I look nothing like my mother, and it has been widely publicized that I said I wouldn’t get married again. Google it. Also, my father would definitely ask about my insane divorce, and he would make some nasty comment about my choice in men or the success in my career. I had to get out of there. I was genuinely so happy to not be in the middle of the drama that I was more interested in just shoveling in cheese.
That Kim Fields excuse didn’t work in Atlanta but it seems to be part of Bethenny’s RHONY contract.
The Skinnygirl Protein Shake and Bar launch. I really do work like a dog, and it is so challenging running a business and a brand. Most of it isn’t glamorous but more like a grind. It is my mission to help women in business and give them inspiration and guidance but also to not fool them into thinking you go on TV and voila you have a business.
As product placement scenes go, I thought this one really did do a good job of showing that there is a lot of work involved with Bethenny’s business. I lot of people seem to think she sold it and is living off the money. She sold only the SkinnyGirl mixed liquor drinks and still owns the billions of other products that are now in every grocery store everywhere. That did not happen by magic.
Sonja has had: an event company, a jewelry line, toaster, nigerian football team, fashion line, and now a Prosecco–none of which have come to fruition. It is laughable but more sad. Women, this is not how it works. This is the problem when being a reality star is your actual job versus having a career the show follows. People create imaginary businesses to stay relevant.
A large group of people actually think Sonja has all of those companies. Delusion is contagious.
Dorinda is right that there is room for everyone. I singlehandedly cracked the code and invented a category in the spirits industry, and it was next to impossible.
There is room for everyone willing to do the work. People who allegedly take kickbacks to pretend to have a business relationship with someone on camera have a place of No.