Cast Blog: #BETHENNY

Jimmy Big Balls


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

A Straight Shooter

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

Jimmy Big Balls

Episode 1:'s Associate Editor heralds the return of Bethenny with "loofers," Shrek ears, and pretend cellphones.

Hello Bethenny fans! The Frankel has finally returned. And she's still the hilarious, vaguely inappropriate delight we've always loved. Let's pick our favorite moments from this episode, shall we?

Celebrity 101
We begin with a shindig for the launch of SkinnyGirl sangria, and as if the basketball team worth of women that now constantly surrounds B wasn't enough, there were loads of amazing guests. Hoda! Hoda, the wine-swilling superhero and Kathie Lee counterpart, Hoda! Can we just talk for uno momento about the fact that Bethenny found Hoda love? I don't normally take teenage girls trying to sell me on an older gentleman at their word, so it's good that B was more open to the idea. If not Lady Kotb would still be enduring the single lady slings from KL.

Also at the party; Nick the Foodie! God bless his little awkward soul. He's there drinking perhaps too much sangria, setting up sex jokes for B to make, and generally being adorable. As it turns out B will be giving him a bit of a makeover next week, so look forward to that.

But my favorite part of this shindig was B admitting that she broke all of celebrity rules. That's why we love you honey. Never let society take away your right to eat in public. You do you, girl!

A Huge Loofer
I think a lot about the fantasy dinner parties I'd like to have (as I think many of you might). If you could create the perfect guest combination, you are guaranteed a rollicking good time no matter if you're serving an elaborate meal or just tater tots (those are always a component of my imaginary perfect dinner party). But what this episode convinced me of is that there is also such a thing as a perfect lunch date -- and it's one where Lisa Lampanelli and B talk about balls.

I know Jackie might think that picking up "Jimmy Big Balls" business and working to find just the perfect angle of his Secrtarait-sized balls might be a little out of her usual job description, but hey, some days the job has perks.

Looks Like My Closet Made It After All
After several stressful phone calls (some real, some on imaginary children's phones), Bethenny and Jason finally get the keys to their brand new apartment. The apartment is pretty ridonkulous, and thank god, this will prevent Jackie and Co. from crawling through a tunnel to get to places. (She should really stop doing that. I love Cookie and all, but he is not to be trusted).

While the apartment is almost perfect, the closet still leaves a little something to be desired. Bethenny wants a closet that says "Momma has arrived," and this closet just sort of says, "We'll I've been here and it's fine." What does it take to turn it all the way over? I'm going to venture to say some sort of Ziploc bag rack, so that B can have her underwear and swimsuits at her fingertips. Personally, when I think of a closet saying that I've arrived, it's the closet from Clueless, so here's hoping B can get something like that together.

Of course all that space brings up the question of whether a Bryn 2.0 will be running amok in the apartment anytime soon. It seems like that's a question of how many clams Jason can get Bethenny to consume while they discuss excessive sex schedules. In other words, stay tuned.

What else did you adore this episode? Did you agree with the driver Dwayne that Bethenny's shoes where hot? Do you think churches have better store hours than Macy's? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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!