Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel thinks the ATL Housewives are just a tad bit over the top.

on Oct 29, 2008

Last week was hard to top, so parts of this week's episode were a bit of a snooze.

We launched with DeShawn, her unrealistic goal of a million dollars raised in a night and Rita, her event planner. For the record, even during a financial boom, millions in a night is beyond a realistic goal. Big charities like the Robin Hood Foundatioin make a few million in a night, and they pull out all the stops to do so.

In a perfect world, people would just write checks to every charity without needing to be entertained. The reality is that there is a different event every night, people go to the best ones, and once there, if entertained, buzzed, and feeling good and special, the checks start flying.

Please can we discuss Kim's hot pink shiny lips. Honestly. I just can't get over her. i'll excuse her for that because of the utterly classy way in which she ordered "Dom" with her friend at lunch talking about how she didn't want to "use" cheap champagne. New money doesn't even start this conversation, and if you've seen my show, then you know that i'm not exactly hanging out with Whitneys and Vanderbilts. This new money, however, takes the term to a new level. Money really doesn't buy you class. It does buy you a lot less.