I don't even know WHAT to say or WHERE to begin about my night at Skating with the Stars cheering on Bethenny. I landed in L.A. in the afternoon and Bruce and I hustled to CBS TV City (my old stomping grounds) on Beverly and Fairfax for the 5 p.m. live show. The directions said not to wear jeans and to dress warmly. I wore jeans and dressed warmly.
As we walked up to the soundstage we ran into Bethenny, who was done up like a skating Minnie Mouse in harajuku pigtails and skate-y makeup and a polka dotted miniskirty thing with a red sequined belt and a Skating with the Stars robe. And skates -- she was wearing skates. And she was with her hot skating partner who is straight but in a red sequined bow tie. The whole look was so absurd; I busted a gut.
We ran into Jason as we were going in, and also spotted Robin Leach (with either an honest to goodness prostitute, or just a prostitution whore-type), David Chokachi (who I have had a crush on since Baywatch and is aging perfectly), a bunch of All My Children cast members supporting Rebecca Budig, and I don't know who else.
Despite the chill in the studio, it was fun being in the audience of the show, and we were right on the ice. The line-up of stars, with the exception of Bethenny, is somewhat pathetic. I don't particularly care about any of them. Sean Young fell two times and I hate to say that I haven't laughed that hard in a long time, but it was really funny. I don't know why someone falling is always a hoot to me, but it is. Sorry, but it just tickles me. She's doing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and just hits the ice; I dunno sometimes you gotta find entertainment where you can get it. (She got eliminated at the end of the show.)
I thought Bethenny did a great job, but the judges seem to hate her, or else they're scoring her really low to get more people to vote. I think it's the latter (I'm a conspiracy theorist), but I couldn't tell one way or another because their scores were pretty inconsistent. I have always really liked Johnny Weir but I didn't get his scores at all. He gave Sean Young and her two falls higher scores than Bethenny. And Rebecca Budig, who may or may not be a pro figure skater (she's great) got low scores from him. If I cared more maybe I would picket or think about it some more or write a letter or something.
After the show, we drank Skinnygirl Margaritas in Bethenny's trailer and laughed at the absurdity of the whole thing. She is hilarious, and has the funniest take on the whole experience. I hope she's keeping notes.
Gotta go do my thing in L.A.; 24 hours til the premiere of Top Chef All-Stars!!!!!!!
Loved you with Bethany!! Now let's get to business, Wendy Williams hosting what we could call a reunion show with The New York-A List!! Love this show, I'm straight but I still love this show. You have to watch, on logo!! Bravo is #1 but just take a peek-see of this station. Besides NY-A-list, 1 girl-5 gays love it!!
Hi I thought Bethenny did a fantastic job both weeks. I dont get the judges at all. She has a really great attitude and a great fan base so hopefully she will go all the way in the competition. I am Definitely TEAM BETHENNY!!!
Had the same reaction to poor Sean Young falling .... hysteria !!! Anyway I was glad to see Bethany had you & Jason cheering her on .... the judges are LAME !!
I jumped up and said OMG! LOOK! It's Andy and Jason! The judges seem to have some inconsitent issues~lol! Bethenny has a great attitude and it shows!
Seems like Bethenny is skating high on her Housewife fame. Good for her. She is a comedienne at heart and it makes sense she would put on such a silly, silly outfit and skate in a desperately trying-hard way. Deep down I think she is working on one-upping Jill Zarin and her skate party on last season's RHONY
I TOTALLY agree that the judges have something against our Bethenny. It seems like it is REALLY hard for Laurieann to say anythinkg nice to her but she GUSHES over Vince Neil like he's the hottest thing on the ice. I think they might be jealous of her fame or something. Personally I think she's "above" this show but I'll still support her.
Oh Andy...you've got to be kidding me with not getting Johnny Weir's scores at all! Johnny is very good friends with Jill Zaaaarrrriin & Rachel Zoe - both of Bethenny's enemies. Didn't you think his comment last week that Bethenny shouldn't be involved in so many things & should concentrate on her skating was a zing to B telling Jill to get a hobby?
I love her! I wish she would win! Great you were their for this! She is sooooo funny/"nice"! Compare her to that coyote Kim Z! She acted so snotty on WWHL - I am still pissed!
I saw you on Skating with the Stars last night and was so happy to see you supporting Bethenney. I thought they were incredibly mean to her on the show. It is like the African American judge has a personal problem with her. The show is pretty lame compared to Dancing with the Stars but being mean to a contestant who is putting forward their best effort is just downright wrong!
I was so happy to see you in the audience during the show. Poor Bethanny is not getting much support from those terrible judges. I totally agree with your Weir comment. I think the black nail polish is going to his head! Gibson has always seemed a little loco, and I am not sure where Mr. Button thinks he is most of the time (poor thing). The show would be unwatchable without Bethanny, I hope she hangs in there and keeps fighting!
Saw you in the audience, Andy, and you genuinely looked like you were having a good ole time! This show on the heels of DWTS is just plain silly. C'mon ... I've seen Bethany dance ... she is good! Why didn't/doesn't she do DWTS?? I reeeeally hope Jill Zarin's ice skating, um, attempts, have nothing to do with this?? Realistically, Bethany was not that good ... her expression was painted on and her skating was cautious and a bit awkward ... right?? I am an enthusiastic fan of hers but signing on for this show might have been a big blunder. Having said all of that, it is great that you support your friend - I would probably do the same! Meanwhile, you continue to be adorable - we have friends in common, so some day I feel our paths may cross!