Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel's take on the outrageous Reunion.

on Nov 26, 20080

OK, so some of you were a little disappointed that I was a little bit soft on the girls last week. Maybe I was tired, maybe I was having a compassionate moment, or maybe it was the meds. Regardless, I'm ready to roll because this five-car pileup was one for the books.

Before I rail into them, I'd like to clarify something that is my bad - hair extensions (worn by several Caucasian women) is the same thing as "weave." I didn't realize it was the same. I suppose white broads just use different words. Now on to that ridiculous hour of a reunion. Hot-lanta will never be the same. I will start by saying one nice thing about Sheree. Her dress was great, and it something I would wear, and her face was pretty. That hair though looked like the tail of a Kentucky derby horse (while we're on the topic of a weave). The bangs or that wave of a swoop in front was a little much. She was consistent in having that arrogant, better-than-everyone way about her. I believe Kim is 30 if she tells me so. I feel like I look old. She mentioned the makeup and hair that she WAS sporting when she looked exactly the same as she always does sitting on that couch.

The question about these women "representing" African American women annoyed me. For the record, no one is looking to these women to educate the world on black women, just as my cast doesn't give a necessarily true representation of women. These ladies represent a wealthy group of entertaining women who make good television. I don't think it should be taken seriously. Rosa Parks, Queen Latifah and Janet Jackson are also black women and they're all different. Furthermore, I'm not into the black vs. white thing. We're all women and we're all different. I loved NeNe's answer to the stripper question, when she said that she strips for her husband. Whether it's a diversion or not, who cares about her past?

56 comments
Trinity101
Trinity101

Bethenny honey you and Jason need to work it out sweetheart dont split its not the best thing for you guys I love you both please don't split with Jason stay together

JEBFP6969
JEBFP6969

So sorry to hear about your split with Jason.  You two made a fantastic couple, I'm guessing only the part we get to see on tv. Best of luck to you both & I know that you two will have Bryn's best at heart. God bless you & family!

weezie3197@yahoo.com
weezie3197@yahoo.com

Bethany you are an Amazing person.  You are intelligent, funny, and compasinate.  A woman of her word.  I wish you nothing but great success and happiness.  You are woman to reckon with and woman to be heard.  Stay true to yourself.  If you ever need an assistant I am your girl.  I am from Texas and find myself somewhat like you.  You are a blessing with a gun so to speak.

India K
India K

Bethanny: I used to really love your show; now what we see its kind of desperate flicks for your coming back show and its not appealing for he image we have of you, please just be you...

Inji
Inji

Yay for lkiinng up! :) I am now on the hunt for some of that yellow nail polish. I, too, love Real Housewives of Orange County and Bethenny Ever after!!

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Jessica3
Jessica3

Love you Bethany your so funny i really wish you would stay on the show.

poole26473@msn.com
poole26473@msn.com

Love you and your sweet family, cant wait to see you in Delaware

prolane
prolane

dont leave....continue the shows

Katie K
Katie K

Bethenny--

Will you please take some time out of your busy life and come to MINNESOTA?!?! It would be great for you to come do a book signing... or even come to a local liquor store (Twin Cities) for the SkinnyGirl Margartia!! Last week I noticed my liquor store stocked up on your SkinnyGirl Margarita, nice work Bethenny! Your every woman's idol! :)

Becca12
Becca12

FIRST TIME QUESTION

Bethenny....what's the brand of your jumbo hot rollers??

Thanks!

rchl
rchl

Love you Bethenny, Your my favorite out of all the shows!!! Nothing fake there!! My 9 year old even loves watching you, she now wants to be a cook!!! Good Luck with everything Rchl way down in MS

mona
mona

Bethenny,

I think you are so awesome. You are so independent, absolutely gorgeous, and have such a sense of humor. You are so real and nothing about your personality is fake. You certainly could teach so many of the other houseswives how to be a real person. You go girl!

Kirstie
Kirstie

I'm with you, Diva.

I also think that each group is just a reflection upon themselves and doesn't represent a gender, a race or even an income bracket. No matter how much or how little money you make, we all still deal with similar day-to-day problems--work, kids, doctor's appointments, what are we having for dinner, etc. More money, more problems. I think people take things too seriously. You could take a different group of women in each of these cities and they'd be totally different. However, the differences they have for each other are what makes the show. It all boils down to entertainment.

I know about hair
I know about hair

I love you Bethany but u gotta learn something about hair!

Hair extensions are NOT the same thing as a weave!

Hair extensions (the most popular kind) are strands of human hair that are "glued" onto your real hair. With a weave, they braid your real hair against you head and then sow a long strip of (usually fake) hair onto your real hair with a needle and thread. Average weave cost is around $100-$200 while the average hair extension set plus installation can run up to $2,000 and take more than 5 hours to put in.

THAT is the difference.

(if you need a reference - Victoria Gotti has a weave. Paris Hilton has hair extensions. See the difference?)

DIVA212
DIVA212

Let me start by saying that I love the HW series and have watched all of them, starting with the OC when it started years ago. Each offers its own distinct style, but the common thread is that the women put too much focus on material things! I also question why there are no women of color on the OC?...NY?....NJ? It does appear that TV has become quite segregated! Being an ivy league educated attorney who is Black and has friends in all races and parts of the country, I can tell you that there are wealthy women of color, whether they be Black, Asian or Spanish, that live in the OC, NY and NJ! Anyway, I love the series & I find it entertaining. One last point, having attended private schools & ivy league schools with some of the wealthiest people in the US, people with money rarely talk about how much they have (with the exception of the Trumps) One thing I hope people realize is that all women are different and that we are not a monolithic group. OC does not represent all OC housewives, just as ATL does not represent all Black women with money!

InaSimmone314
InaSimmone314

Hey Bethany,yes the cameras have stopped rolling in front of you but you are a very big star for me.I have been using your e-how tips and recipes they are great...keep being you and don't EVER change.I found myself relating to you most in the group of elite....

deena
deena

i love atlanta but when are you guys coming back

Viewer
Viewer

Love you! You are my favorite of all the three Housewives shows. Kudos to you for dealing with Kelly so well all season long (she's a weird one, that Kelly!)I do not admire many people but you got it goin' on. You say what you think without causing too much damage, you are career driven and very focused. I hope you find the joy of a good man soon because you deserve to have the family life you desire.

S.R
S.R

Hi Bethenny , I am writing from Sweden, I've been checking out the series and I think you're a strong woman and beautiful, you do not need a man who support you, so you deserve a man who gives you love and children and move together to form family with you. The man who does not want to start a family with a woman ,he does not deserve her love,I think . It is visible that you are an honest woman of your relationship with Jason. So think again on your future.

Sincerely S.

Samantha Miller
Samantha Miller

Bethenny, I hear that you will no longer be of HWNY; is that true?!! I hope not as you are my favorite on the show; please say it isn't so.

BP
BP

Bethenny,

YOU are spot on!!! Love your wit and sarcasm. You often say just what I want to say. Keep up the commentary, its refreshing to have someone in your position (peers of HW's) say what they feel and not scirt around the issues. Your adorable!

mm
mm

You are so Great! Please don't ever change for anyone! I love your honesty, your wit, and your intelligence! It is so refreshing to see other women so outspoken, independent and driven as most of the housewives are. The old stereotypes of women and how they should just sit pretty and not speak and just let the man take care of them is so tiring. Thank you for being real women and making us laugh.

Karmon
Karmon

LOVE ME SUM BETHENNY-----2 keep it simple---U MAKE SENSE!!!!

Kimberly
Kimberly

Bethenny,

You ROCK.... your blog was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.... you should do stand up.... I can only say, I adore your humor.... These shows are Jerry on ICE... the bling these women wear, and the handbags.... I tune in, it's the destressor I need from working with the defense dept in the DC area. I have to say, between NY, NJ and HOTlanta, I don't know which show is better.... but you are my favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take care and good luck on your endeavors!

Loren
Loren

As a fan of all the RH series, I wanted to say thank you to Bethenny. Each set gives a "view" of how the choices you make and the situations in your life effect you and those around you. These women do actually represent how no matter your social statu,s there are some of the same characteristics in each culture. As for being "ghetto", so what? Just as you didn't know "weave" and "extensions" were the same, "ghetto", undesirables and "trash" are interchangeable as well. Bottom line, be "Real" at all times and when the truth is revealed you won't be with it. And remember people, editors have to make money too!

Kia
Kia

Bethenny is too funny for words. She aptly summarized what everyone saw on the RHOA reunion and she said it with flair and finesse. And, thanks so much for squashing the black v. white nonsense because I'm a black woman who has watched all seasons of the RHOA franchise and I don't think any cast represents their groups-they're simply a unique group of people.

Thanks to all Real Housewives for entertaining us and allowing us to be voyeurs into the lifestyle we can't afford but wish we had.

lashawn
lashawn

bettheny, you need to stop with your comments nobody cares what you think about the other women , you know what your comments show that you have no real life and your miserable.And as far as the women of ATL, they do represent African American women because they are African American, why would that annoy you ?

Viewer
Viewer

You are awesome, your comments are so true. I could not believe the language of those women, they are so impressed by class and status yet they swear like trash.

Lila
Lila

I love Bethenny she is the realist and most honest person on the show! She is sensitive when need be and defends herself when she has to! Can't wait until your show is back!!!

shonette
shonette

well said Bethenny, u and nene are ma favourite housewifes overall.....u both speak ur mind and are badasses...keep it coming

Court
Court

Bethenny I think you are an amazing woman that always has the perfect words to express how she feels. I strongly agree with you about the Atlanta group. Please keep giving us your feedback on the up coming season. I can’t wait to read what you have to say!

Viewer
Viewer

B,

you are my absolute favorite of all the shows. ever consider doing stand-up? you always make me laugh

Shannon
Shannon

You have too many things going on in your life to always be dipping your pointed nose in someone else's business. How about being a better friend and cast mate to the women on your own show? It's no wonder why you are alone and always the third wheel.

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny, I just wanna say that you are the best. I can't tell you how many times i ran to the dictionary to look up a word that came out of your mouth. You are so articulate and forthright. I really appreciate your honesty, which is is a common thread that is lacking for a lot of the housewives on all of the shows. I live in Atlanta, but I only watched a few episodes of the Atlanta wives because they were much too pretentious and ghetto. Incidentally, I am a straight black male who just watches interesting TV, no matter what it is. Sheree, annoyed me because she was the height of phony. How do you throw a fashion design party with no fashions? And who throws a birthday party for themselves? I can't even began to talk about Nene. I would be much too embarased to bring up issues about who is my "real daddy" on the show. A systemic problem in the black community indicative of being ghetto. The show is the "real housewives," not who is the "real baby daddy". Yes, Kim was harmless, but she was outta place on the show. Just didn't fit in. The other ones I can't remember because every time I would try and watch the show I just couldn't because it was too embarassing. They are a bunch of women who have money because they have rich husbands. Money does not buy you class. You either have it or you don't. And they clearly didn't. I must say that the Housewives of New York are off the chain. All of them have dominant personalities. Each one could have their own show and I would watch it. I love Jill. She is beautiful and smart. The countess is the same and also very classy. Ramona is a lunatic who seems to be bipolar. How does your little daughter make you nervous? Kelly is delusional. She thinks she is pretty, but she is not. And she needs to retire from modeling. When the countess said you need to let your hair down and she did was classic. Total retard. and Alex and Simon are total swingers. He is probably bi-sexual and so is she. They are definately hiding something. I just watched the reunion and it was the best. I hope you guys come back for another season. One last question, As much as I love you Bethenny, how did you end up on the show for housewives when you aren't married?

Please Stop
Please Stop

Bethenny,

You have been the biggest trash talker and back stabber on your show. I didn't think a reunion show could be any worse than the Atlana show but your victim act and total lack of responsibility showed how self absorbed and mean you really are.

It seems the mean girls are the one's you praise while bashing the nice women, now we know why. You are the meanest of all.

You don't say it like it is, you say it mean and nasty. You say it like you think you are superior and take pleasure in tearing people down.

It's a shame how you can't treat people with common decency but must pick fights and then play your little victim act when they've had enough of your loud hateful mouth. I wish you would stop and then take responsibility for your own actions.

If you stopped long enough to look at yourself you wouldn't have so much time to rip other's to shreads.

Dorrien
Dorrien

Oh my goodness, that's why Bethenny is my absoulte favorite along with NeNe. Because both women tell it like it is and don't hold back. Bethenny I love your sense of humor and how you "bust peoples' balls". So you stay just the way you are and things will work out for you!

Viewer
Viewer

I was embarassed for all the women on the Atlanta show. They are all self centered and it is true that what you talk about and what you do with what your time is what you value. No matter what you say, your actions speak louder than your words. To talk about their clothes at such lengths and money, money,money made me feel sorry for them. No depth, no values and nothing that is really important in life came accross on that show. It made me sad for all the young girls that are watching that show. They are learning to value things, and think money to make you happy. Life is not about how much your clothes are or how much money you have. It is about your family, giving to others and making this world a better place. While the show is entertaining, it is another example of peoples values in our society. I hope our young adults will grow up watching more shows that inspire them and help them to be a better person. I value success and money is not a bad thing, but it can make very self centered. Good luck to all the women...shaina

CocoNoir
CocoNoir

Bethenny you laid it all out and left nothing out!! That is why I love you. You speak your mind and its all true!!! I felt the exact same way. The thing about you which makes you a great person is that you KNOW who you are and speak up when everyone is holding back "for the sake of". If there weren't people like you and Nene on either of the shows I don't think that I could bear to watch. I know that no matter what happens you won't be in the river, on the bank like OTHERS!!!

GO B!!!

korse
korse

I would like to thank NENE for allow this show into her life. Because it may sound funny but, the show were she recieved the letter from her sister I know it hurt her but to see it really helped me. Becase my family on my father's side ( my half sisters) feels like I owe them something for doing well in life. Just think I would look down my noise at the show until I watched because my Gram Gram wanted to see it.

korse
korse

I would like to thank NENE for allow this show into her life. Because it may sound funny but, the show were she recieved the letter from her sister I know it hurt her but to see it really helped me. Becase my family on my father's side ( my half sisters) feels like I owe them something for doing well in life. Just think I would look down my noise at the show until I watched because my Gram Gram wanted to see it.

chery
chery

classy ,sexy ,secure beth some may be just jealous of you but jill really love you babe believe me .

nichy
nichy

tu es adorable et surtout te comportes extremement bien .tu as trop de class beth .

Amazed
Amazed

I think it's hilarious that any one of the women on any one of the "Housewives" shows would have the gall to comment on any of the other shows. I love to watch them. All the backstabbing, jealousy and bitterness is truly amazing. The New York women are no different than the Atlanta or California women. While these women may represent people of a certain financial bracket, none of them is a classy representation of women with money. All of the name dropping on the New York show tells me that none of them is truly connected to the high society they claim. And the African American women I know would cringe in horror if they were compared to the women in Atlanta. As for the OC ladies, they look like old, overly made up prostitutes. There is little class on any of the shows. I can't wait for the New Jersey women. I hope they can get one on the women of DC, they're crazy too.

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny,

You are by far my favorite of all the house wives on all the shows, then comes NeNe and Lisa. You keep it real and are funny as hell. Continue to do you, and I will continue to watch.

Tracy
Tracy

With the entire cast of Housewives, from California to Atlanta to New York, you are by far the most down to earth real person on the shows. You tell it how it is and that is so cool! Your blog was awesome and dead on. What everyone else was already thinking. I just kept reading and nodding my head in agreement...lol.

Mone'
Mone'

I love you!!! You keep it Guttah(real).. I think u bring a lot of realness to the New York cast... Peace & Blessings..

Lisa
Lisa

Bethany,

You are a class act and very perceptive. Thank you for being the realest housewife yet!