Wow, some of you are mad at me from last week, and I apologize. I'm a "tell it like it is" person, and there are 8 months of the year that we aren't shooting together, and some things do happen behind the scenes.
Alex and Simon have done some upsetting things to divide the cast, and I really should have left my blog to what happened on the episode. My bad.
A lot of you have asked about my clothing on the show. At least 75 percent of what I wear is by Ginny H (Tommy Hilfiger's sister.) Visit her website: www.ginnyh.com. If you mention the show, she might give you a discount.
As for the logo, I used Alex to help me and to help her. The show hadn't really highlighted her as a graphic designer and I wanted to help her get some airtime for her business. As you can see, many of the cast didn't shoot with them that much because of their antics last season, so I wanted to help weave her into the show.
Where can I purchase your skinny girl brand products? Are they sold somewhere on the internet? You are also my favorite on the show. You are a classy lady and will go a long ways. Viewer from Wisconsin. Oh are your skinny girl T-shirts for sale. Want to also purchase one of those too.
Dearest Bethenny, I enjoy all the housewives and the show Kelly's comment was a silly immature and laughable for obvious reasons. Wishing you well in all you do!
Bethenny, You are awesome!!!! Down to earth, go-getter, spirited, funny and genuine. You can tell that you and Jill have a real friendship off the show. The two of you are hilarious! My favs for sure. I admire your business sense, determination and fiestiness. I will be purchasing your book this weekend. Best to you in all that you do!
Bethenny, i love watching the real housewives of ny. All of you guys are awesome, but for one. I cant stand Kelly. I wish you would have let her have it!She is nothing like the rest of the other housewives. I say she gets kicked off the show. Go team Bethenny!!
You are a breath of fresh air on the show! You are so real and funny. You are definitely my favorite housewife and I love your friendship with Jill (she is my other favorite). I thought you handled Kelly's stupidity SO well and make sure you stay just the way you are. You Rock!
Bethany, you are my favorite person on the show. The others make me want to reach through the t.v. and slap them silly, especially "the countess". She really needs to get over herself. Ramona needs to learn some manners, maybe "the countess" could teach her some. haha. I think it is great that you stay true to yourself and don't buy into the others ridiculous b.s.
Please explain more about Silex. The viewers are dying to know!! With all these blanks needing to be filled in, you are looking very hypocritical. Alex and Simon use the show to promote themselves, and the people on it as connections.....isn't this what you do? In every blog, you start out by plugging your book's progress, and I've heard about SkinnyGirl margaritas and BethennyBakes I don't know how many times. Silex may be a little pathetic and dorky with their attempts to look wealthy and fabulous, but they seem to be good-hearted people on the show. They are nice and courteous to everyone. They don't seem to start any drama, but rather respond to people attacking them. You call yourself a "tell it like it is" girl, but you have been sounding just ugly and rude lately. There is a difference. Either quit throwing darts at Silex, or be a REAL "tell it like it is" girl and fill us in on the off camera drama!!
With Love, A from Tn
ps. Don't even get me started on ridiculous Kelly..... she is a total innapropriate foil!! haha
YOUR MY favorite girl on the show, YOU looked Beautiful on the A-list awards!!! Keep up the great work!!
The supermarket scene was (dare i say it???)... cute. I actually loved it, though it was probably hard for you to watch. But it brought home to me how much of a real and hard-working person you are. You have and do go into the trenches to earn your keep. So kudos to you. So maybe THAT DAY wasn't as fruitful as you'd hoped. So what? You've had some great victories in your life too, that scene simply illustrates, that in the real world, one must take a few lumps along the road to success. I'm glad you addressed the mean Simon remarks from last week. Also, I want to compliment you because you (unlike a certain OC blogger) are so witty without being vulgar. It takes real brains and a gift for forming cohesive thoughts and meaningful connections to do that. I hope you continue to keep the vulgarity to a minimum simply because with your natural wit and extensive vocabulary,... you don't need to stoop to that level.
You and Jill are truly my favorites! I think you are an amazing person that has overcome adversity. I appreciate watching what a genuine person you are and what a great friendship you and Jill have. It really makes me laugh watching everyone try to give you dating advice! So Funny! I also get a real kick out of your imitations! What a gifted comedian you are! Keep it up and keep it real! Lilia
hey bethany you are amazing so amazing that you are my favorite out of all the others you keep on rockin!
Bethenny-please don't pay attention to the negativity on this blog. I am amazed at how many people let their inner bitterness shine through when they open their miserable pie hole. Unless you are a Madoff and living the good life off stolen money, I don't see why what you and the other real housewives purchase is anyone's business! Why not work hard to become the independant female that can buy her own Birkin bag instead of hating on her?! On a happier note, I am slowly learning to "taste everything and eat nothing" and I totally see what you are talking about now. All it takes is a few bites to satisfy the junk food craving. Keep being real, keep working hard, keep being gorgeously thin and keep not taking yourself too seriously. You are obviously doing something right for so many envious old hags to get their panties in such a bunch over a person they don't even know! I really hope you, the Countess and Jill get your own spinoff show- the 3 of you make this show what it is!! And of course Bobby, he's great. He's so smooth, it reminds me of a white version of Barry White lol
I love you! I so respect the way you conduct yourself with others and you do not come off as fake! I really believe that Jill is a real friend of yours. I do not get the relationship you seem to have Ramona well so much for her we all make bad decisions from time to time when it comes to the people we deal with for one reason or the other. I would really like to see you be interviewed by someone like Oprah. I think you have a lot offer to women who are wanting to into business for themselves. I interested in what motivates you and where you get your ideas to add to your books and product lines. Way to go you are one hot and smart chick!
I just finsished reading your book last week. Amazing! It's already changed my life. Thank you so much for thinking to share your secrets with the rest of us. I've finally found a sane way of relating to food that I can live with! I've already gotten 3 of my girlfriends and my mother to buy your book. I hop it makes it into the hands of every woman who is tired of dieting. Please don't let the assinine remarks of the other "housewives" (who among you is actually a housewife anyway?) or viewers get to you. You are a young, smart, successful woman who is brave enough to make the most of a life lived without a husband. You are an inspiration to working single women everywhere. You are a real live Carrie Bradshaw and you are the person on the show that represents modern women the best. Never stop being you, because you are truly fabulous! Your prince will come when it's time.
Girl you so rocked that fashion show! The Cat Walk belongs to you! Yes I am a Gretchen fan however you stole the show! I am tell you are the real deal. All the men who were watching you go down the Cat Walk were certainly wanting to get with you. You are the cat's Meow!!!!
Bethenny, be careful, act-don't react. You've been thrown some sucker punches, don't sink to their level. Do you have a facebook fan page? Can I start one? Good luck in all of your endeavours. You have IT!
I m so glad that u r on the show I luv u.I like how u tell it like it is thats the way to be don t change for anyone and u r better then her anyway. Kelly is a very cattie person I can t stand her at all I can t even watch when she is on she gets on my nerves.
Bethenny, I have a lot of respect for you. You have shown nothing but class when dealing with Ramona and Kelly. I think it's great that you're not a gossip and you've worked hard to get where you are. You and Jill are the reasons why I watch this show. Best of luck to you in your business and your book!
Congradultaions on your success of your book.I will let all my friends know about the Skinnygirl book. Hope all is well and again keep up the good work on the show and hope won day I get to meet you.
Ms B. You're a good person. Which makes it frustrating to watch you sometimes when you just can't let go. You grab every off hand comment and bite into it and beat it to death. Ramona with "underdog"; She had to say something to justify her cattiness. It really has nothing to do with you. But because you wouldn't just let it slide, it became about you and it was uncomfortable. The same with LuAnn and her "airbrushing" comment. We all hope that someone airbrushes out pictures and makes us look good. Come on. Let go. Take a breath. You would be so much happier & more fun to be with. Good luck.
It always amazes me how some of the comments on these blogs put down the people on the show and claim that they "don't rate a second of their time", yet they seem to know enough about the show to make a comment. If it offends you that much, why bother to watch or comment? Furthermore, if one has enough guts to comment on the intelligence and class of others, one should have the guts to put their name on the comment.
As for you Bethenny, I love your spunk! It is an inspiration to me that you have worked your way to where you are and it pushes me to work for where I want to be! You show all women that any goal can be reached through hard work and perseverance! Good luck to you in all you do and keep being real!
BETHENNY- i love you on the show and you and jill are my favorite housewives of nyc! vagina is a vase- AMAZING. love you!!! and looking forward to your great happenings!
I was sadly disappointed when the comment expressed was depreciating ugly, fat and 1 legged women re: your response to Jill taking you on as a so called 'project' via Ramona's stank opinion.
As a one legged woman I found it offensive. Walk a mile in my shoe before you throw it around.
Way too much self-promotion coming from the Real Housewives this year. I understand wanting to take advantage of opportunity and all, but I feel like it has become one long infomerical. zzzzzzzzz
I think Bravo should change the cast every season because what makes you all likable the first season then changes the next season because you all start playing to the cameras. It's great to have self-confidence, but don't let fame go to your head. It is reality tv after all!
Kelly is crazy, you ARE funny. You even crack my husband up and these shows (Real Housewife's of ******) drive him crazy.
I wanted to ask you where do you sell your cupcakes and cookies? the episode shows that they are on all of the A&P supermarkets and I went to one on the weekend and did not seen them. Do you still have your products on all or some of the A&P's? Thanks!!!!
Bethenny- i just wanted to say u make me laugh so hard! i have to admit that last season i was like who the heck are these people with ridiculous accents.. but when u did the whole jill zarin accent thing i almost peed myself! i now cannot wait until tuesday to be able to watch the housewives of NYC! You and only you have recruited me as a loyal viewer. YOU NEED YOUR OWN SHOW GIRL! keep on keeping on.
You were my favorite on the show until stumbling across last weeks blog. Your comments about Alex and Simon were uncalled for. To tear Simon's physical appearance down the way you did completely changes how I think of you. Who are you to speak so horribly of other human beings? That is not "telling it like it is" so spare me that justification. Have they hurt you personally? You need to check yourself.
Bethanny is not your friend. Excessive fawning and posting inspirational messages along the lines of "You go girl" and "Stay real" will not make her your friend
Step away from the keyboard and develop relationships with real people-not someone on a reality show.
Furthermore, I highly doubt Bethanny will ever contact you to buy whatever it is you're pushing at her, or to form a friendship that would enable you to "Hang out" with her
You are a real inspiration as a businesswoman. I admire you and just ordered your book. I am too in the food industry so I can relate to what you are going through. I am in sales and you have to be twice as good as the men to get any respect. It seems unfair but it makes you a stronger person in the long run. You are my favorite character. Good Luck to you!!!
I really want to continue to like you, so please don't become egocentric and begin to believe that you and Jill are in control. People are starting to like Simon and Alex because they have maintained some courtesy. Jill has promoted herself WAY too much.
I like you because you say what the heck is on your mind. You don't do it to be hurtful and you don't say something and later say you didn't. I love that about you and I want to try out your cookbook. You seem to be comfortable in your skin no matter what other problems you may be having. You and Jill are real friends and she doesn't seem like she thinks of you as a charity case. How dare Ramona? I'm glad you always stick up for yourself but ignore the truly useless comments that are sometimes passed you way. You are my inspiration to be tough but sweet. Everyone else can stick it.
I admire you in many ways. I do not think you are the underdog. I do however believe that some of the wives are threatened by you and also a little jealous that you have done so well on your own. You have shown that a woman can be strong and successful without the need of a man. I believe you are still single because you have chosen to wait for the right man to come along not settle for the first guy who proposes. I am sure that as beautiful as you are you have no problem in the men being interested department. I love you sense of humor and wish you the best with all your business ventures.
I am sorry but your comments about Kelly's friend's accent are rude and ignorant. Maybe you should just get over Kelly and her positive attitude, and concentrate in developing stronger self esteem. Hey, you can write a book about it. And to be called a chef really requires more than a couple home cooked recipies and a diet book. PS Sorry all the grammar mistakes from a person with an accent.
Bethenny you really need to grow up. You keep complaining about Kelly but it actually sounds more like jealousy. First you say you met her 43 times, then 100 times then 12 times. Which is it? And this boyfriend of yours that she was flirting with........where is he now?? If you don't like her, stay away from her. Why did you accept her invitation to the fashion show and then not even look at her? Just so you can BE SEEN???? All these other comments about how great you....BLAH BLAH BLAH. You are using this show to promote your business and that is just what you accuse others of doing. Hello...Pot to Kettle, you're black!!! And I think your book should be titled "Naturally Undernourished" cause that is what you look like with your sunken cheeks!! Please, stay away from Jill. She is the only one on the show worth watching and I would hate for you to rub off on her.
I love this show because of you. Your quick wit cracks me up every week. Don't change who you are. I have read postings from other people and just laugh. Some are spot on to the person you are and can appreciate someone being real. Others... need to look past their own hangups and appreciate someone that is so refreshing and NOT full of Bull**** on this show. Keep up the great work and best of luck with everything!
Well, I'm not exactly sure what would have made other viewers react with anger to the last episode, but oh well. Everyone has their own opinion. You are always who you are: Bethenny. You are the call-it-like-you-see-it young woman who cannot be intimidated or knocked down in any way. And that is why you stand out in the show.
Bethenny... I love you! I have ssssooo much to say, but first I must ask 2 questions:
1. What brand of makeup do you use? You always look great! Your skin is fresh and you have they "dewy" look... and I LOVE the color schemes you use on your eyes and lips. There isn't anything distinct though.. it's almost like a dewy stain/smudging on your eyes and lips and I just love it. Everything blends well and I want it too!!! It's not like ok, i can see her eyeliner, concealer, and 3 different eyeshadows, you know what I mean? So spill the goods girl!!
2. What breed of dog is that you own? It looks to me like a Havanese, or maybe a mix of the maltese family.. ssoooo cute. I'm in the market for a small dog, but I have bad allergies that I have to fix first. I've been looking at Havanese, Maltese, Bichons, Yorkies, and I know there is 1 or 2 more, but I'm drawing a blank.
I hope you are able to answer these questions.. that would be super!
You were my favorite housewife on all the housewife shows (funny, ambitious, and relatable) until this season when on the show and your blog you keep harping on Alex and Simon and being so condescending. Is your attitude towards Alex and Simon mostly to create drama for the show or do you really think that negatively of them? They seem quirky and maybe sometimes annoying but also seem like good people who love each other and are comfortable in their own skin. Why are you so obsessed? If it's an insecurity thing then just get over it and stop putting so much energy into putting them down. It only makes you look pathetic and makes people think you're jealous of them because they're married and have 2 adorable kids. Maybe you're not jealous, but that's the perception.
The fact that you are the same in real life as you are in the show speaks a lot. http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-3805-Baltimore-Style-Examiner~y2009m4d20-Whats-it-like-to-meet-Bethenny-Frankel-of--Bravo-TVs-The-Real-Housewives-of-New-York-City You are awesome!
HMMMM- people are starting to like and feel sorry for the people you are so down on. Now that Simon and Aex are gaining popularity, perhaps Kelly is next!
I do agree-the show is too heavy on the infomercials. You are the LEAST offensive in that area. Jill has to stop saying "Zarin Fabrics".
She calls it how SHE sees it, which is one way and is not optimistic or open minded -- at all. She calls it how she sees it to the camera, not to someones face. Judging from this season, if you say one thing critical to B, she gets all bent out of shape, rather easily, give us a break! We all have flaws, hopefully hers can be fixed. :)
I tried to go to your website www.bethenny.com, and it froze my computer - twice. Yours is the only site this has happened to my computer with. I obviously can't write into the tech support on the website. You may want to have your web people look into this. I'm using Windows XP system and Mozilla Firefox browser.
Girl, I LOVED your previous blog entry. Don't listen to these haters who complain. You know it's probably their friends commenting in their defense. Trust me, it's what people want to read. I think you rock and Kelly is a snaggle-tooth.
I'm sure you're asked this all the time, but I also want to know what you and Jill use as your skin care regime. I mean what you REALLY use. Please don't tell me it's Ramona's tru(e)-renewal crap or a new skin care line you or jill is coming out with. I'm 35 and have noticed my skin is getting dryer no matter how much $$$$ moisturizer I pile on. Is there a particular facial treatment you get?
Thanks for keepin' it real.
Just wanted to say that I like the fact that you are real. There are alot of personalities on the show but I enjoy watching the way you handle yourself. You're strong, smart and genuine.