Her relationship with that bald 26 year old who looks 50 is beyond bizarre, but here’s the thing: How can we get mad when someone is honest? This is what good reality television is all about. She likes phone sex and bathroom interludes. She’s demented and sad in many ways, but she is entertaining. Her tragic story is compelling.
Her pathetic and desperate attempt to be friends with and accepted by Dina is sad, but it seems like she is needy for love from a man and/or friends. Listen, it is obvious that she is in serious trouble, but there is more texture than we got last week. I’m drooling over the dirt she says she has on Dina. Something must have triggered her to grow the nerve she got to fight this fight. Game on.
The situation with her husband is probably 50 percent true. Was she engaged 20 times? Did I hear that right? I’m one to talk but that is deranged and something is very wrong here. I appreciate her honesty about her financial situation. Again, many of the wives in the franchise can’t stop perpetrating the image that they are rolling in dough. This is oddly refreshing. What is none of her business is to discipline Jacqueline’s daughter. In the same breath, Jacqueline’s daughter seems utterly spoiled and Danielle intentionally or unintentionally did something right.
Dina: I love this tough and pretty lady. I love her new assistant, her cute talk of payment in hugs and kisses and her “last year's Versace” line. I love that she busts her ass at work, and that it’s for charity, but she can't just assume that everyone is her employee. Her husband isn’t on this show for a very good reason, and it’s not because he works all the time. He wants no part of this, which we see because he isn’t even in her opening vignette. Take it from someone who knows. We may never see him except in a group. Where the husbands are absent, the children are present. Family is the theme here and I love it.
I always love what you have to say. I love girls like you- smart, funny and pretty. You make women everywhere proud. On a sidenote, I love your pearl earring and ring set. Where did you get them?
Hi Bethenny, You are so funny and right on with all of your comments with the NJ show. I look forward every week to reading them. I am going to buy your book and can't wait to read it. You are definitely my favorite from the NY show. I can't stand Kelly for the way she treated and talked to you. Who does she think she is. She is a legend in her own mind!! You are beautiful and so above her.
You make it sound so exciting. I unfortunately fell asleep during last night's episode.
The blogs are getting more focused the first from this group seemed to be talking about things (arguments) we haven't even been shown yet. But I guess that is because they are new to housewives and blogging.
NJ so far is a big meh!
Do you even know that you do not have to be nasty for everyone to like you! Bethenny you are the fan favorite for New York! You've done enough. Everyone loves you! Do me the favor... Take breaks from being so hard. You write very well. You do not have to be mean and nasty just informative. We will love you the same. I just can't get myself around you being nasty. It's not nice and you do not have to be that way to have an interesting blog!
Bethenny, I love you, you crack me up, and I totally agree with all of your comments. You just explained to me why I love NJ housewives!! xoxo
Wow Betheeny.. what is up with the ass kissing? are you scared to really say what you feel? which would be a nice change..
I love you and your blogs! It seems that cooking isn't your only specialty. Maybe helping Silex with their book could make it as great as yours. Hint, Hint!
From a true fan!
I agree ! I was ready to HATE these women, but they all seem to be so hard working, kind, warm women. I think the "dirty money" insinuation can be put to bed. These people really work! I love the son parking the cars at the catering hall! I'll bet their Grandma was in the coat check! Very refreshing.
As usual spot on the blog. No one gets it better!
By the way, heard your live blog... Some digs at Ramona, not so nice, you are better than that, the show is over with, let it go.. Also, you like LuLu? Are you kidding me? I thought were a better judge of people, someone who never thinks she is wrong,and can never apologize, laughes at peoples questions, is not a nice person. Keep that one at a distance she is not a friend. Jill on the other hand is your friend, she will always be there for you. this comes from an italian broad that knows people.
I agree about your assessment of Danielle. She does have that patina of desperation around her -- searching for love & "rescue" by a man and in her search for acceptance by the other's on the show...particularly Dina. But, in constrast, there was sort of fresh-scrubbed innocence about her two daughters that seems sadly missing in Jacqueline's daughter.
I agree with everything you said about all the women. Especially how its refreshing that they all seem to really just be being themselves.
Beth, Making fun of Teresa's children is unforgiveable. Stick to making fun of people your own age. How bad is your self esteem that you have to be critical of young children.
SO, I guess this isn't your first time at the Rodeo, huh Bethenny??? Hollywood hills 90028?? GAG. You really know how to "Brand" yourself and you keep scratching and crawling your way to the--what is it?? Top?? doesn't look like it to me!!!
B- You were too easy on them this week, but as usual your on the money. Something's a brewing, not sure what but I can't wait to find out. After seeing the sneak previews for the season.......Mafia, stripper, columbian cartel.... WOW, these ladies could make hades look like a vacation spot and what about Teresa?? Um...Somebody might want to tell her that Zoloft could keep her from throwing tables around. Anyhow, always love to see your take and glad your still blogging even though your so busy. Congrats on the book still doing good.
Great Blog, didn't expect anything less!
Holy Canoli.. #2 ON THE BEST SELLER LIST, YOU ARE THE BOMB.COM!!
Okay, hate to keep jumping on the "Bethenny Bandwagon", but when the girl is right, she's right. And she is with this blog, spot on. Go, B.
Where do you get off being so rude and judgmental? You should focus on all of your own issues, because it is obvious you have a lot of them.
Hi Beth, I think you are on point with the blog but I have to agree with Rhoni making fun of Teresa's young daughters is not cool. I understand your point but they are children and have a long way to go before they develop into the grown ups they will be. So don't pass judgment on the young girls just yet, they don't know any better and they are just following the mother and her environment. Keep in mind you always talk about not having parents which is impossible you must came from someone but the point being we will not judge you because you had no parents. We judge you know as a woman in her mid to late 30's for who you are now and the actions taken by Bet the grown up not the child. Also, Kelly Bensimon is in fact a poser but you keep showing how much you are jealous of her. Let it go move on and live your life to the fullest. Have a baby or adopt a baby and your life will become even more enjoyable. Don't waste anymore time on petty things, You are the best Beth.
Interesting posts on here today? Maybe Ramona and her husband?
I watched the first episode and did not really like this cast over all. However, after reading your blog, I think I will give this show another chance.
BETHENNY, THANKS, I WENT TO TERESA'S BLOG AN WANTED TO SAY HOW MUCH IT HURT TO SEE THE WAY SHE IS TEACHING HER GIRLS TO ACT, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE THE GUTS TO DO IT. YOU CALLED IT LIKE YOU SAW IT. THERE IS SOMETHING MISSING IN HER LIFE I JUST CAN'T PUT MY FINGER ON IT. LOVE YOUR SHOW I'LL KEEP WATCHING. SHARON LEE
B- I have to say I'm a little heartbroken the show is over! I miss you guys in the NYC. I felt like Tuesday nights was "girls night" and I am finding myself wondering what to watch on Tuesdays. I know the housewives of NJ is on, but nothing beats the NYC ladies. See you next season, and good luck with your book!
Bethenny, I applaud Andy's assessment that you're the Greek chorus for RHoM - and now for RHoNJ as well. You nailed the entire cast! (Dina cracks me up, and I love her voice.) I thought the photo shoot for Gia in the first ep looked okay (amazing eyes), but I don't see acting roles in her future. It can't be easy to control kids with a camera crew following you around, but Theresa's troop of whiners drove me nuts in the shopping scene.
Back to Manhattan and Planet Kelly: apparently it was a total surprise to her that her own Halloween party was ON HALLOWEEN. Did she forget she has kids? Did she forget that kids go trick-or-treating? Has she ever heard of babysitters? Lovelovelove (not) her answer to Luanne ("Maybe I didn't want to talk to you"). And you showed miraculous restraint both at the Brass Monkey and the "clear the air" talk at Jill's.
Bethany I do hope you find lasting love, because you are a beautiful person, and I understand you abit. You are a strong, independent woman, which makes dating difficult. But "HE" is out there dont give up. I think Jill is a good friend for you and her mom is a gem.
B, back to kelly, I love the way you make fun of her,(stop,stop and she scrunches up her nose) the woman doesn't have a thought in her brain, she's rude, No Class, and stupid.I couldn't beleave the countess was trying to be friends with that bimbo(big time).Money doesn't give you class.Bethanny keep fighting with that stupid witch,(you'll alway's win). Hey I also like alex and simon.And romona hate's when you tell her, she has crazy eyes, I thought they were going to pop right out,when she yelled at the countess.she is a little off(her nut) and Jill she's alwy's nice,honest and real,and she is a good friend to bethanny.Good friends are very hard to find.I really like the show, but really don't like KELLY.
Is there anything Bethenny doesn't think she's the queen of? I mean, her show's over, yet she's still here, shoving her know-it-all everything down viewer's throats. All the bloggers like myself who made our feelings of discontent with Bethenny known, were deleted from the messageboards as soon as they were seen by either Bethenny or Bravo. She is too egotistical for words, bullied everyone around her, badmouthed anyone who crossed her path, yet had the brass ones to cry when she felt her feelings were hurt. and, enough of her bad childhood, many of us have had them, yet we don't use that as justification for such abhorrent behavior towards others. Bethenny and Jill bullied everyone; it appears the exposure went to their heads, and then some. Now, bring on the Jersey girls, and enough of B&J.
Beth I think your great and I agree with you on all the comments that you made about the cast of New Jesey. Just want to say cant wait to try your skinny girl margarita!!!
I've got to be honest, I can't even get into Jersy yet since my head's still spinning from that whacko Kelly. Is she reallly serious, I mean for real??? I tell ya I am 220lbs crazy, Portuguese, and a Rhode Islander and before I lose weight (by reading your book) I will gladly go to NY and have a lil' "chat" with Kelly. It's women like her that make it tough to befriend other women, I just wish the other girls spoke up about it. Hey, Hi, Hiii, hey, cute, VOMIT!
You are right on the money. I liked to watch RHoNY because you can always tell it like it is. It is so refreshing to see a real honest person who is so direct. That is something I used to lack in my life until you came around. I have finally found my voice and am real. Thanks for you sense of humor and your true sense of bluntness. Keep up the good work and May God bless you and give you many blessings. Melinda from Texas!
In a sea of narcissism and selfish, immature behavior, Bethenny, you are the brightest spot of hope, sanity and common sense of all the New York housewives. I trust your reasoning and slightly irreverent opinions, because it rings true. I truly hope that your nemesis, Kelly, is not invited back next season because she is obviously in need of professional treatment, as her grandiose-delusional and rude behavior (particularly toward you) was tragically demonstrated. To me, you exemplify the best that a young female entrepreneur from New York has to offer...you are pretty and intelligent, funny and yes, you are charming, spiritual and you have a good heart. You deserve nothing less than the best, and I am astonished and very happy for your meteoric success, seeing on Good Morning America, the Kentucky Derby, et al. You are spot on regarding the New Jersey housewives, too, which also comes as no surprise. I feel that you and Laurie from the OC Housewives are the two best women in the series because you are women of substance. I like the other ladies on the show, except for Kelly (she should be kicked off), but you exemplify what a well-rounded individual should be, and you do it with such grace and honesty. Keep smiling, Bethenny!
I finally watched both parts of the reunion today. Ramona is like a shaky chihuahua. Why is she so jumpy? Simon and Alex (who's the star?) are social climbing, eccentrics. Jill cracks me up and seems to be genuine. I like Luann a little more, now that we know her life isn't the fairy tale she tried to portray. Thank you for addressing the "Countess" crap. Kelly takes the cake. She is a nut. She said all throughout the show the the two of you were different. Then at the end of the reunion she claimed that you two could have been friends because you're so similar. HUH? She walks around flirting with every man in sight and is rude to the housewives. She only went on the show to promote KELLY. It doesn't surprise me that she has so many legal issues. She always seems to avoid answering questions and wants her bfs private. What is she hiding? Why is she on the show? I wouldn't mind if she didn't come back next season. Let her go off making those hideous owls and living her amazing life. I have to say, YOUR ARE MY FAVORITE HOUSEWIFE! I love reading your blog. The reunion shows are always the best, true colors shine through every time.
Bethenny: Love your look and your sense of humor. Are you still seeing that French guy. He's perfect for you!
You should be very proud of whom you are. Know your past is a difficult one to think about but you are who you are today because of it. With technology today we can rewind our old school tape-recorders to now our television shows BUT we can NEVER rewind time. Have to look in the mirror and say I have done the best I could/can do and made the decision to the best of my ability at that moment in time. That is all we can do. It will be one of the hardest things to do and it continues to be difficult at times but the freedom and weight lifted off your shoulders is amazing. Hang in there and always be whom you are. You got it going on.
Bethenny-I think you are awesome and you and Jill are my favorites of all housewives. I do agree that you are too easy on the Jersey wives, cannot wait til next week. Tonight should be interesting.
I NEED MY RHW OF NY!! I LOVE YOU, AND OF COURSE JILL ZARIN. The reunion was friggin amazing and all i have to say is "ramona get off the crack pipe". HAHAHA halarious. you rock bethannyyy
The HWNJ have nuttin on HWNY. I miss you girls on tue nights. But I am making the skinny girl margarita every other night...ok every night but who's counting, and they are wonderful. If i can make a suggestion though to film HWNY in the winter during christmas time. I'd love to see what you guys are up to during this season and to see NY in the winter is so nice. Keep your career moving...it will all be worth it in the end.
Congratulation's Bethenny on your best selling book. You and Jill are my absolute favorites. Did I read Jill's blog correctly, that Kelly's donations never surfaced??? Again, just shows us all that Kelly is full of B/S. I sooo disagree with the viewer named Kelly, about you being jealous of Kelly, you are so not. As you said in the reunion show, when did Kelly ever give you a chance. Never. You opened the door a couple of times to clear the air. Enough of that....
You are doing great, and I'm so glad to see that you are having great success. I'm going to miss seeing you gals. Until next season......
can I just say how much I admire you? You are awesome. You have way more restrant than I would have ever had with a women like kelly. During the reunion I kept hoping you'd hit her,lol. Can't wait to see the next season of New York!
Beth, ur one of the tops. From Altanta is Nene, from OC is Gretchen, and from NY, definitely u girl. From NJ, I'm not sure yet. For me they are a little akward. About "Planet Kelly" forget about that. Maybe she's trying to hide something. Don't change B. And keep making those crazy lines of yours... AWESOME!!!
Hello Ms. Bethenny, I thinnk that you were absolutely fabulous in NYC real housewives, you were my main reason for watching. You seem like such a strong woman with many goals, I admire you! Keep up the good work and good luck with Skinnygirl!!
Has anyone else thought that LuAnne and Danielle sort of favor a little? They have the same voice and head movements and could most certainly be related! Just an observation.
I think that people need to stop taking your amazing humor so seriously and lighten up. As you know, there are only certain people that can handle your humor and you only need to listen to them.
So when are you moving to NJ to become a jersey housewife yourself? As a jersey girl myself, we really appreciate your sarcasm.
YOu know I started to Watch housewives of NY because of you I saw an episode and thought you were so real!!!
I'm sorry...is it schkeeve? I don't know and wanted to ask..
Bethenny the book is the best - thank you for your insight and just being you!
You're the greatest! Love your quick wit! Kelly (like Danielle) seems to write, produce, and star in the dramas that go on in her own head! She was completely fake! I laughed till I cried when Ramona called her the scarecrow looking for a brain....Kelly didn't even get it!! LOL. Hope the book is going well, Hope you find your Mr. Right, but he's gonna have to be able to know how to treat a gold cast rose. Cause you're strong and delicate all at the same time!! Much luv