Lo and behold, Naturally Thin soared to number 3 on the New York Times Bestseller List which is astounding, incredible and a dream come true. Thank you all so much. You have been so supportive, and it means the world to me.
Kelly realized how absurd and self-involved she appeared, so her attempt to save face was to donate a portrait with her ex-husband. The charity was back in October. Jill and the charity are still trying to chase Kelly and her ex down to fulfill the promise to no avail. Ironically, I offered up my ex-boyfriend Kevin (the one Kelly and I referenced in the "smackdown" scene) to fill in and do the shoot.
I thought it was very nice that Alex made an effort to re-create my logo. Skinnygirl margaritas will be in stores in June (www.skinnygirlcocktails.com) and I didn't use the logo Alex designed. I went with a much sleeker, more chic, upscale logo. Check it out at the Skinnygirl website. The final cocktail is phenomenal, all natural and has 96 calories a serving (less than a glass of white wine!)
Bethenny, YOU ARE A GENIUS for suggesting Simon play tennis with Jill!!!! You have the best sense of humor and you're my favorite "housewife." I'm looking forward to trying some of your skinny girl cocktails once they're in stores.
Bethenny - the only reality show person that I would proud to have as a friend. True blue. The only reason I can get through having to watch Ramona and the rest the narcissistic gang, is to see what Bethenny is up to.
Confusion! You seemed to be getting along with Silex on this week's episode even going so far as to say that you don't judge them for their social climbing. In fact, Alex came off fairly cool in this episode and yucky Simon gamely played along with the tennis gag. Admittedly that was months ago but still, you slam them pretty hard in this blog entry. Spill it! What happened in the interim?
Bethenny, I absolutly adore and admire you!! You are a very strong independant woman. I, a single woman at 30, can really relate and look to you as true inspiration. I grew up always hatin on all the rich snotty woman but you really change that!! You are VERY real and it's hard to find that. I wish you all the best as is is the true and real people as yourself who deserve it all. I can only hope I can be half as great as you!
You are just awesome. I hope you get everything your looking for in life. I can't wait for the Skinny Girl Margarita! I love Margarita's! Show was a little boring tonight. We needed more Bethenny!
Thank you for choosing Simon to be Jill's tennis partner. I know that you did not get the reaction you were hoping for, but it was still a genious move! Nice work!
I Think you are amazing. Don't let anyone squash your independence and your spunk! The people that don't get along with you (The Haters) are just jealous! Strong women who have themselves together and know what they want are always feared by other women. I wish you the best in your career and life.
Bethenny, I am writing to inquire about your thoughts on "the countess's" comments to the ten year old girl who expressed an interest in modeling (to which she commented that "there is still time to lose weight"). In my opinion the countess exemplifies a life of great "wealth" and little intelligence. I see you as the level-headed woman on the show and I have to admit... while I watch the show for the mindless escape of my own life as a busy law student, I was enraged at what she said to that impressionable ten year old. She should be ashamed of herself. Your thoughts?
B- you're by far my favorite on the show. You're intelligent, hard working, really funny with your dry humor, but most importantly you're honest! You're not stuck in a bubble world and I love seeing you try to pop the bubbles around you. You're very talented, and I love the new logo.
Huge fan of yours!! Will your shirts come out in Black with Red lettering? Or is red your signature color?
I picked up your book at Barnes and Noble this past Saturday.
Just love your honestly!!!
I LOVE you! You are not only an example of everything that a single, driven women would want to be, but you're funny and smart and cunning in a way that makes anyone want to watch this show. I'm so sick of shows like these that make you hate all the women illustrated, because they're dumb, immature, stuck-up, or whatever. I LOVE you! More power to the beautiful, single, hard-working, and amazing women out there!
I thought the tennis thing was funny.
You could see Ramona fuming on the inside. It's fun to get a rise out of people sometimes. ;)
Oh wow Bethenny... you know I didn't much care for Simon and Alex at first, but in the end they seem very polite and in some way more real than the rest of you. The whole "Simon is incredibly revolting" statement is just soooo I don't know; Kellyish? Liked you all last season - have totally changed my view of you based on how tasteless your remarks about good sport Simon. Shame on you, thought you had more class -
I usually don't comment, but I have to say that Betheny you are way over your head to say that the fans only like simon beacause you and Jill are nicer to them who do you think you are Madona. I used to like you last season but this season you ara not funny anymore, you are mean and excuse by thinking that you are funny
I live in Austin,TX. How can I get an autographed copy of your book?
I just picked it up at Barnes and Noble. Is there a fan club address to send it and request it to be signed? Is there a website to request an autographed Photograph perhaps to place inside the book??
My sister lives in Long Island, NY and is also an absolute fan of yours!! WE are originally Texas gals!!
I thought using Simon in the tennis match was sheer genius. Bethenny had me laughing out loud during most of the show. She and Jill are great.
YOUR SO AWSOME! we all love how real and straight forward you are! "you tell it how you see it!" dont ever change, you are the only reason I watch the show, Congrats on your book!
I must say, out of all the housewives, I most enjoy you! Your commentaries are hilarious and spot on! You call it like you see it and I love it! You go girl!
You and Jill seem to be the most genuine of friends on the show. Ramona (I can't decide who I like less..her or Kelly) loves to dig at Jill behind her back and I appreciate how you refuse to take a turn with the shovel. Though I would have gladly handed you a shovel after Kelly's immature, self indulging, up here - down here, smack attack. You handled that with grace. She, however, let her ghetto show...shame, shame!
Your sincere devotion to friendship is refreshing considering that the show tends to lend towards a friendly, or not so friendly, competition among the group. It certainly makes me want to read your book and I do believe that you truly want to help others be their best. I, personally, hate the word "diet", so I'll try anything that doesn't mean I have to eat lettuce and celery 24/7. I'm not fat...just have a few curves I could do without.
I recently became hooked on the show after watching a Saturday Bravo Marathon of Real Housewives. I really do have a life. I'm a business owner in a suburb of Nashville, TN. I own a day spa, Diane Edmondson Aesthetics, located within The Cosmetic Market in Franklin, TN. I have about 400 clients and since I've been watching the show I've asked many clients if they, too, watch it. Most do and if they don't...they will after I've chatted you guys up during a wax! I don't have a lot of free time so knowing I can sit down, put my feet up, have a glass of wine, husband out of the way watching another TV, Shih-Tzu's (2) next to me (they know I mean business so they're sweet for an hour) so I can watch you girls "duke it out" for an hour on Tuesday is oddly relaxing. So, Bethenny, keep your boxing gloves handy and keep those zingy comebacks and tough gal attitude sharp because this gal loves it!
See you on Tuesday!
Diane Edmondson firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. Have you tried Ramona's Tru Renewal line of skin care? I'm not impressed with the ingredients and I'm curious to know what you think. Her website is jewelry, jeweled tees, and skincare....hello! Does she sell it on QVC yet? Come on! Is the jewelry made of dried moisturizer? Okay....I'm done already!
First, respect where it's due. Bethenny, you are nothing short of my idol. Witty, smart, REAL, beauty and health all in one. Everytime I see you on TV i want to get up and go work out. Seriously, you're like the picture of health & effortless beauty.
Your sick sense of humor, sarcasm, and wit, i can relate to.... and nothing peeves me off more than UNreal people, i.e. the Groupie, Kellamity (who is so fake, she should have a giant Looney Tunes' 'ACME' stamped across her forhead, with room to spare!). And my heart goes out to you anytime you have to bear the brunt of THAT hot mess.
Anyhow, its clear to those who know you well, and millions of viewers, you have a heart of gold and everything in life is for a reason. When you least expect it, love will find You. Your're already up there with a successful career, and are an inspiration to many, myself included: http://diorela.tumblr.com/post/87765745/addicted-to-the-real-housewives-of-new-york-and
Stay real, do YOU! The utmost respect for that.
Bethenny you are the best. You can make me laugh even after the longest day. You are genuine, sincere, funny, smart, and beautiful and I wish you all the best. You deserve it. I will be looking for your book and products. Thanks for sharing your life with us...I can only imagine what it is like to live your life and Jill's. What good girl friends!
So you and the Van Kampens are no longer friends????? HUH? You guys seem to take a lot of digs at one another on these blogs!
No matter Love you anyway, and I hope your book makes it to number 1 before the season ends!!!!!!
Bethenny, I used to like u, but your behavior with Kelly. Please. So what, she didn't remember you? BFD sweetie. It happens and obviously you didn't make enough of an impression on her. Your ridiculous groveling, "Yes you met me 7 times" "I met her dozens of times" blah blah blah wah wah wah. C'mon, have a bit of dignity. So she flirted with your boyfriend. I mean are you totally dense? You can see she's an airhead. I seriously believe that she didn't remember you. So What? Not everyone "needs" to remember you. Maybe YOU are a bit of an egomaniac.
I just started watching the show and was able to catch up with a marathon today. I have to say Bethenney is my absolute favorite. Her style and sharp sense of humor makes for great reality TV. My two favorite comments--"if I was in Jill's apt for a wkend, it would be like I took a hit of acid" and "everything you said to Kelly at the bar smackdown." You rock!
Bethenny, you are my favorite! you have the best sense of humor and Kelli is nothing compared to you! you and jill are the best!
Where is my funny reasonable smart girl with a bit of an edge?? I don't know what is going on between you & Simon, but your blog is coming across as just plain mean, minus the funny or any fairness.
To quote a favorite line from a movie that I love.
"I'm going to the restroom, when I come back I hope you have changed"
Lady, you are getting obnoxious these days. Tone it down a couple of notches PLEASE. You're two faced and quickly turning into a mean girl.
Bethany...you are very cool! I admire you! Just keep being yourself through all this nonsense! It's what we all love about you!!!
someone needs to produce a show about the show... the drama that happens off camera or that gets 86'd
wOw! sounds like something went down recently with Simon. why the "revolting" remark? seems a bit harsh
stay fabulous. i wish i could buy your cookies somewhere here in the city. are they only available online or will you be retailing them in stores soon?
Bethenny, I love your wit but your disarming style is not-so-charming these days. I'm not a Silex fan either, but to disparage Alex's logo attempt, saying you went with something "much sleeker and more chic" was almost as cruel as your describing Simon as "incredibly revolting" and having to "endure (his) legs, outfit and horrendous athletic inability." Seems to me they both were jumping through hoops that you erected. Their motivation may have been ultimately self-serving, but you're coming off as quite the ungrateful "Bitch-enny." One more thing; your ads for your products (in the guise of blog "thank-you's") are now grating. I do love your persona, and have rooted for you since your Apprentice days; don't alientate your fan base now when things are going so well...
Okay so I totally love you, Bethenny! My friends and I have got your back when it comes to Kelly. I hope she got to see how CRAZY she looked when confronting you, when the show aired. I don't exactly get her or what she is all about. Whatever, to each his own. So keep rockin it...you got fans!
I don't understand how YOU can invite Simon to play tennis and then completely ridicule him in your blog. Seems completely uncalled for.
You slay me. My poor husband comes home from work (he's a late shift worker) to his wife laughing hysterically at the t.v. - alone! Your one liners come so fast and frequent, it is important to listen carefully whenever Bethenny's on the screen!!! Too bad the whole Simon thing didn't work out exactly as planned, but for comedic value, it was priceless. Maybe that's what you should auction at the next charity: a tennis lesson with Simon.
Carry on, Bethenny. You make Tuesday nights a real party at my house and I cannot even believe I'm writing to a blog at 11:54 p.m. I hope this season never ends.
You're a celebrity chef with a new, bestselling book.
You can afford an assistant and a housekeeper.
Will you please do yourself a favor and update your kitchen?! Please.
It's painful to see someone who has made a living out of her culinary skills living with such an old, ugly and outdated kitchen.
Your kitchen is so 80's. It's 2009 already!
With an assistant and a housekeeper AND a new bestselling book, you can afford to pay a couple thousand dollars and get a new counter top, backsplash and renovated cabinets. PLEASE!
Maybe you can invite Jeff from Flipped to do over your kitchen. It'd make some interesting PR.
Just watched this weeks episode--LOVED the idea to get Jill to play tennis with Simon as her partner! It DID throw Ramona off! She couldn't even find her banana, water, and racket! HA! It actually made me LIKE Simon...Can't WAIT for next weeks episode! I call ALL my friends every week and remind them to watch! LOL!
I think you are a hoot and I enjoy your honesty. If more people would stop being "fake" and just be honest there would not be as much drama, but that is life. I like Simon he is such a publicity whore it’s not funny. But he is also not hiding it, which makes him true to himself. Everyone can see that he and his wife are all about the celebrity and if that works for them, so be it. You just do you which I must say you do very well. Keep up the good work.
Well done on your book! Love your dry wit, you give the show and the ladies what it's seriously lacking - a dose of reality! Would you give us us a sneak peek of Skinny Girl Cocktails to blog about? We would love to buzz about you!
Your quick whit and brutally honest sarcasm are so refreshing. From the first season, I remain totally entertained by your beautifully executed one-liners. You are a self made hard working women who deserves a man that is worthy of you. Please don't let any of your friends (or enemies) let you feel like you are anything less. I'll be purchasing your books very soon. Keep up the good work. Can't wait until next weeks show. By the way, I have an idea that I would love to pitch to Bravo about the show if you're interested, please let me know.
Bethenny, First let me start by telling you how fabulous I think you are. I am also an "orphan" of sorts and a self-made successful business woman and entrepeneur so I know the struggles you have and do go thru. I feel a bond with women like yourself who just KEEP GETTING BETTER. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!! Now for the real smear- I CANNOT for the life of me understand nor do I want to understand a shallow, self-centered, "celebrity groupie" like Kelly. Whenever she is on the show I change the channel until she is gone. I haven't felt like this EVER about a someone on TV. I think you handle yourself with your OWN STYLE of grace and humor and I TOTALLY APPRECIATE IT. Hope to see you in another season... Peggy Janis
I'll be honest - You're starting to sound a little full of yourself and excuse me, but the "fans" as you call them can decide for themselves if they like someone or not without the input of you and Jill. The fact that you think people like Alex and Simon because you and Jill are being 'nice' to them is ridiculous. In fact, a lot of people like Alex and Simon because unlike you, they aren't spending the majority of their time on the show putting down other people with bitter jabs and 'clever' phrases. You have said it to others and I'll say it to you "Get Over Yourself". I would hate to see you turn into a Kelly.
With friends like you who needs enemies. You act as though you were doing Alex the favor, but you ended up going with a more upscale drawing!!. Alex was gainfully employed before this show, the only reason you are so successful is because of this show. You like to appear so down to earth, but you love to stir up trouble with your little digs. One thing I have learned about women through this show is lack of loyalty between friends.
Bethenny, You are the ultimate chick on housewives. You are beautiful and have an absolutely sickening Hermes collection. All things superficial aside, you are the most REAL, funny, witty, honest, and awesome housewife there is! Like others, I watch the show because you and Jill remind me of myself, which is refreshing. Thanks for being you! Can't wait to pick up your book. Love always.
Bethenny, you are my favorite housewife by far. And that is out of all three casts. It is a little ironic since you don't exactly fit the definition of housewife. But I am glad you are on the show and I will be watching as long as you are. You seem real and honest no matter what situation you are in. I like genuine people and that is how you come across in the show. Congrats on your book. May you have continued success in your life.
I love youn Bethanny....and I think you have more clas than Kelly would evber dream of. I noticed how she turned the whole fight to make herself look good,,,can't happen. She doesn't deserve you for a friend. You are loyal and speak your mind. I love that about you. Hey us southern girls always love a true friend.