This will probably be part one in a three part series because Carole, Dorinda and Tinsley are some sort of a gruesome three some lately, One might say they are joined at the hip, particularly Carole and Tinsley. It seems at some point there was a falling out between Carole and Bethenny. It most certainly occurred when Bethenny was doing her charity work. I mentioned it to you all several times and few people really believed me. But that is when it started. Bethenny and Carole had a very bad breakup with each other, all the details of which we will probably never know. But they are starting to spill out in Carole’s blog this week things come to a head in the Berzerkshires on the next couple of episodes. So let’s get through this because Carole is very, very wordy this week. She has a lot of anger to get out.
Spoiler Alert: What would you do if your friend called your boyfriend, secretly behind your back, and asked him to go to Houston with her? Yeah, that happened. Stay tuned next week for As RHONY Turns…but let’s begin with this week.
Well, it would be pretty hard to do behind my back because my boyfriend would be spending a lot of time with me and it would come up in conversation. In your case however, you don’t have a boy friend. You have a boy toy. A boy toy that supposedly is a trust fund baby who does charity work in other countries living on communes farming beans, cooking and taking photos of asparagus and such. So while he is out and about with other young women his age making artichoke hearts and being a caterer, you two are “not living together,” “not friends with benefits” and a whole lot of other “nots.” So I really don’t see what the problem is with Adam,who is at most a friend you don’t see often, taking a phone call from someone with no romantic interest in him to assist her in her urgent relief work. What would I do? I’d probably offer to go with him as well and try to help out where I could. That is what I would do. I can only imagine you had some important business meeting to attend to at the time or perhaps you were on vacation.
I haven’t blogged in several years and now I know why…unlike my fellow Housewife, it’s not sport for me to voice opinions that may be hurtful to other people, including her…but this is why these blogs exists and also to correct the lies, insinuations, and false characterizations made on the show. So…ugh.
Actually, you haven’t blogged in years because you claimed it was a conflict of interest with the book you were writing but I believe you have yet to finish. Also, as we saw on the most recent episode, as well as previous seasons you have a problem meeting deadlines. Voicing hurtful opinions on the other hand is something you seem to have no qualms about at all.
I loved this episode! It’s important to be reminded not only of the devastation from Hurricane Maria, but of the enduring nature of the human spirit.
I’m glad to see my friend Bethenny step outside her affluent bubble, with her stream of rich boyfriends, rich friends with private planes, million dollar homes, and five-star resort vacations. One gets the impression this is the first time she’s witnessed real poverty. It can be life-changing. I know it was for me, many years ago when I first covered tragedies as a journalist. The shock of having, then losing, one’s home and all its possessions (and having the guts and dignity to soldier on) is awe-inspiring. It is partly why I quietly give money to charities and political campaigns I believe will make a difference in the world. And why, years ago, I created my own charitable foundation.
I love it when women who married well are so derisive toward women who built their own empire. You must have led a very charmed life if you never witnessed poverty until you got a reporter job in a foreign country. I can assure you there is a lot of poverty within 50 miles of your golden tower in your affluent bubble. Perhaps you should go take a peek. It takes a lot of entitlement to mock someone’s charity and then claim you did it better yourself years ago when you were “quietly giving.” This is not a good look.
It is a good use of celebrity, and I hope this journey will make Bethenny a wiser and kinder person closer to home too. From the looks of it she’s got a ways to go. But I’m not counting her out yet!
Gee I sure do hope she makes the grade with you regarding wisdom and kindness. If you’d like to see Bethenny being kinder closer to home, perhaps you could ask to go to her Dress For Success events.
We are now in Episode 7, and as I continue to say how proud I am of her, and ask her about Puerto Rico, she continues to be out-of-control aggressive, parrot back anything Sonja tells her, berate Tinsley (a woman who wrote her a $10k check) and insult me behind my back. And that’s just over drinks at Megu. Lol.
This “sentence” is extremely hard to follow. It seems like you are trying to say you were saying nice things about her and her relief efforts and she was out of control ranting about Sonja. What my TV showed was you and Tinsley giggling and trashtalking Sonja the second she came on camera. We can debate whether or not Sonja deserves such treatment on another day, but since y’all started in on Sonja within ear shot of Bethenny, she took it upon herself to attempt to help Tinsley see Sonja’s side of things. She then insulted you for doing exactly what she was doing, which was hypocritical of Bethenny, but she was insulting you directly to you face.
Dorinda is being used as a pawn to further Bethenny’s agenda and she doesn’t quite know it — yet. Not only am I a high maintenance, eyelash-wearing, fashion-obsessed, childless friend who doesn’t have a job and isn’t interested in what’s going on in the world, but guess what, Adam is too (minus the lashes)! As a woman, it makes me sad to watch another women, who I thought was my friend, talk behind my back with such cattiness and disrespect. But it makes good television and in the end that is Bethenny’s one true friend. Pass the popcorn.
Feel better now? You seem very angry at Bethenny after spending every other season attached to her hip. You seemed to have no problem with her cattiness and disrespect then. Nope, back then you were slapping her on the back and encouraging it. Congratulations though, it seems Bethenny let’s you take her pawn this season since she’s not a very effective ally when she is always drunkenly slurring and needing subtitles.
All I’ll say about the latest bunch of insults, including the bizarre claim that I don’t have a career, is this: I will put my resume up against Bethenny Frankel’s any day of the week. When Bethenny was auditioning for B movies, I was travelling for ABC News to places similar to what you saw in Puerto Rico. After that I worked in publishing and wrote for national magazines, and now yes, I am on Reality TV. The irony isn’t lost on me that while Bethenny is gossiping about me over pizza with Dorinda, I’m working.
If Reality TV is your new career it is also Bethenny’s. In addition she runs several multimillionaire dollar companies and a very effect charity that contributes to her local area and many other American citizens who suffered from natural disasters.
The entirety of Bethenny’s career, other than some minor success she had as a caterer, has been in Reality TV. From Apprentice to Housewives and all that it has brought her — including launching her Skinnygirl business — Reality TV has been very good to her. She worked hard, and I’m glad to see she is giving back. I’ve been her biggest cheerleader. I show up at all her launch parties, from booze to sparklers to candy. Last year in Mexico, I wore my Skinnygirl hardhat with enormous pride.
Unlike Bethenny, I don’t need to be biting and self-righteous in order to make myself feel better, smarter, or more successful. I hardly recognize the woman on television shaming women simply for having different opinions and interests. Obnoxious lines like, Call me when you’ve had some success, set all women back. Ramona, whether you like her or not (I do) is a very successful woman. She has had success in business, gracefully navigated a nasty public divorce, and raised a thoughtful and intelligent daughter. That’s my definition of success. What’s yours?
Bethenny was referring to Ramona’s ridiculous putdowns about Bethenny’s wine business amid claims that her Pinot Grigio was selling well. Bethenny’s comment was perfectly appropriate. You’re suddenly defending Ramona now, why?
Since when is it ever okay to insult a woman’s accomplishments? Her career? Especially in 2018 when women have finally found the courage to speak their truth? It’s one of the reasons it was important for me to write about self-esteem for Cosmopolitanmagazine and its millions of young female readers. (Thank God I have a healthy amount of esteem or I wouldn’t have lasted one season with this flash mob.)
It would seem you are writing a 1500+ word essay insulting Bethenny’s accomplishments. Are you not aware of what you are writing? Your riveting article on gaining self-acceptance by not texting your ex was…uninspiring to young women of today.
Bethenny did get one thing right about Adam: He is richer, in all the ways that count in life, than Bethenny will ever be. Unlike Bethenny, Adam was 23 and dead broke when he created and ran an actual licensed charity. A not-for-profit that helped sustain a small farming community in Nicaragua. He fundraised and took money from his rent budget in order to keep the charity afloat. No five-star hotels, camera crews, or privates planes to jet in and out of disaster zones, but still he managed to do this and so much more. Two years ago, Adam was in Africa making a film for a not-for-profit children’s hospital. For free. This year he got straight off a red-eye from SanFran, ran the marathon in four hours, and raised $3,200 for North Shore Animal League.
How do flat broke people have a “rent budget” in NYC?
When Harvey hit last summer, Bethenny was partying in Ibiza, I was taking care of a friend whose husband had passed away, and Adam was working hard commuting three hours between clients each day. So, no, Adam couldn’t go to Houston at Bethenny’s whim. He is building his business, and he has to hustle — you’d think if anyone would understand that it’s Bethenny. How quickly she forgets the struggle. He suggested switching one client’s day but couldn’t afford to lose his day rate — certainly not to take pictures of Bethenny to post on her social media. So off she went to Houston with a professional paid photographer in tow to take pictures of her and the endless selfies she allegedly disdains. Yes, that makes everyone I know chuckle too.
You clearly need more friends and a therapist who will help you get over your obsession with the boy toy and try to find someone who is in the same, albeit sad, place in life that you are.
But the most priceless, pass-the-popcorn moment was the bewildered/bitchy look on Bethenny’s face when she said I was having a book party not for myself but for a friend. Rewind…wait for it. Another dig at me? [eye-roll] Yes, Bethenny, I took a short break from writing books while I am on TV.
A short break? And all she said is that the book launch was for your friend. Touchy much?
And yes, I support my friends, much like I did last season when my pal Linda Mason had an art gallery opening, and before that when my friend had a baby on her own. I celebrate my friend’s accomplishments. Because this is the way you support friends — by showing up. This concept, of celebrating others accomplishments, is a foreign one to Bethenny. In the 10 years she’s been on television has anyone seen her promoting a friend, especially one on the show? She barely shows up to support the friends on the show with her. She should consider changing her tagline from it’s more important to bStrong to it’s more important to bNice. Because if mocking, insulting, and shaming her friends is a sign of strength, she can keep it.
So get off my jock and if you’re going to come for me — you better not miss. You did a great thing in Puerto Rico, then you let your ego get the best of you. I’m still rooting for you… Until next week…
I hope this multitude of friends you claim to have are all reading this so they know that once you are unhappy with them you will mock, insult, shame and threaten them in public forums.