Cast Blog: #BETHENNY

A Straight Shooter


Follow Your Heart


The House That Booze, Dreams, and Passion Built

Memory Lane

The Sunny Side of the Street

Play Hard



The Balloony Bin

Typical Bethenny

That's My Final Offer

Pure Bliss

The Reflecting Pool

And the Mariachi Band Played On

Left Field

Agita All Around

Something's Gotta Give

Big Shoes to Fill

The End of an Era

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Plake

The Power of the Press

Baby Fish Mouth

California Dreamin'

Buckle Up

The Dressing Suite

Like No Other

The Spy Who Skated With Me

I Fly Above

The Bond Is Strong

No More Boats

Land, Ho!

A Fever Pitch

All that Drama

Laundry Day

Sea of Love

Chock-full of Nuts

Addicted to Laughter

Stop and Realize

Fountains of Dwayne

A Straight Shooter

Bethenny wants you to know the truth about the press and about her bidet.

Hey everyone.

I hope my blog isn't too blah. My furry baby Cookie is at the hospital for bleeding. This isn't good for her because she has always suffered from a low platelet count, which means that bleeding is very bad for doggies. I dread putting her back on the strong chemo type drugs. Anyway, I'm praying.

Now on a lighter note. . .about the show.

The press: what can I say about them? In this business they are a necessary evil. Would I be even remotely close to where I am without them? Absolutely not. Did I used to dream of anyone caring enough to take a picture of me and now dread the very same thing at times? Yes! The thing is that I, perhaps like you, was very naïve. I actually thought that if it was printed, then it had to be true. The sad fact is that it isn't necessarily true at all, and you need to be educated consumers and know what sources to trust.

Even within the category of gossip magazines, very select magazines check their sources legally. The rest just quote any source they can find and say "a source" or "a friend." If they don't name a name, it probably is just hearsay. Anyway, I don't care what the press thinks about me, but I do care what you think.

If my trust comes into question by you, then I take it seriously. I went through quite an intense press storm. I know more will come, and none of it really matters. I've never said anything about how much money I have and I don't think that is important, nor will it ever be. I've worked hard to be able to not have anxiety over meals or taxis or rent, and frankly that is good enough for me.

Who would have thought about the luxury of shopping for your very own brand new toilet? I've lived in so many apartments, and I was just glad if it flushed. Who even knows if it will make a difference. I still think I'll just hope it flushes. As far as a bidet, that's a bathroom accessory of a different sort. Let's just say being oh so fresh and so clean is exciting. For the record, I went for the "up the wazoo" one that shoots up. I'm a straight shooter. Why shouldn't I expect that from my bidet?

I love Nick. His writing is so much fun, and I just love helping him to be a little bit more confident. He has unleashed his Skinnygirl, and he is very happy.

Date nights are so important. They set you back on track, they take you away from mommyhood and business and the day to day. Jason and I have a lot of fun, and we honestly need to shake things off and let loose. That's what date night is all about!

Regarding the talk show with Ellen, this is a surreal dream. She is an inspiration. She has really been so positive and supportive and there couldn't be a human being that I would rather go into business with. She is a game changer. She has been on the bottom and made it to the top. She has done courageous things that have paved the way for other people, and in business, she is paving the way for me. We have a great time together and she has accepted and supported me as me. This is a gift that I cherish. Tune in this summer on FOX: the queen of too much information is coming to daytime!

Blow-Up's Editor recaps the hair dryer-filled Season 3 finale.

Hello Bethenny fans! And now we've come to the end. Season 3 has drawn to a close but not before a few additional pitchers of margaritas were imbibed and tears were shed. Let's recap shall we.

The Designated Drinker
We open with the gang at Tortilla Flats, celebrating the holidays with copious Skinnygirls. Even Dwayne has been given the night off so that he may quench his gullet with tequila -- and thank god for that. I loved him before, and I was sure I was going to love him even more drunk. And I was right! Plus it was his idea to invite Nick -- which is always the right thing to do.

And the gang needed all the drinks and entertainment they could get because it was Julie's last shindig. More drinks. More shots. More celebrations all around. Drink until you forget what a strange crew you've surrounded yourself with.

Stop the Gossip
Next B jaunts to what will be Julie's last photoshoot. Bethenny looking slightly less than her best is having a hard time focusing. She's feeling teary through makeup but hanging in there, until Julie starts showing her photos, and that's when all is lost. . .

She begins to sob uncontrollably, to the point that she must dry her eyes with a hair dryer. . .It works. . .

Talk That Talk
After a harrowing morning of nipple control (someone call HR) and VIP Christmas cards, Bethenny sneaks away for a top secret phone call. Jason, ever the spy, attempts to intercept, and so Bethenny finally decides to reveal the news: they got the talk show! She'll be spending the summer in L.A. making it happen. She tells the team and begins the process of plotting how the six-week run will work. Everyone seems ready to make it work so cheers to even more changes!

And then it's officially goodbye JuJu (how cute!) time. As Byrn, says "Happy Birthday" the gang tries to hold it together through the tears. Julie is going to have a lovely new life in Pittsburgh. Congrats and good luck lady!

The Big Reveal
And then it's go time. After packing up the final elements (including Bethenny's sex toy box), the Hoppys prepare to start fresh.

And the place is uh-mazing! It's very Bethenny -- lots of white with accents of red (and Skinnygirl). And the bar! The Bar is exactly like Bethenny imagined it -- with a slide out bar that lets you have fancy parties with help. It has everything: an insane office, a man den, a room for Bryn, a palatial Elle Decor-feeling kitchen and a sick, sick bathroom. Oh right, and the closet! Bethenny's insane closet is all she could have dreamed. As Mariette clarifies it's a dressing room! And it all came together without anyone killing each other. Did you ever think it would happen?

But no sooner than the final baubles are hung in the dressing room, than Bethenny gets a call that the talk show is happening sooner than she thought. They have but a mere month in the apartment before it's time to be in Los Angeles. And before that can even be processed, Bryn knocks over a vase -- sending Bethenny to the blow dryer and shattering what pristine normalcy there once was. Typical.

And that's it! Thanks for reading this season. Until we meet again B fans!