Bethenny Frankel NY

Bethenny talks buinsess ventures and shares her six dating tips!

on Apr 13, 20090

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.

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.

 

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.

167 comments
Lakeya
Lakeya

I'm a tell it like it is lady also Bethenny. I hate to go on hearsay honey, but what's this crap I hear about you being racist against the Atlanta Housewives? Or anyone for that matter? I'm not sying you were, but please clear it up for me! Cause racism is unacceptable! I hope you're truly not racist because there's nothing more idiotic in my opinion than a person from muliticultural New York(The world's largest melting pot!) being a biggot! It's 2009! Pople are people! So what's up with that?!

lazara gonzalez
lazara gonzalez

Hats off to you girl i will love for my only daughter to grow up in your foot steps i can only wish to get half of your strength, you are the best roll model a women in this day and time should look up too!! Please don't ever think that you are not beautiful!! Kelly only wishes to be at your level and this message is for Kelly she is not a real person no one but god is above anyone and only he can judge us!! Thanks for being who you are and love but love your book. Oh one more thing please write another book this time all about you. My grandmother use to say its best to be alone then to be in bad company!!!

hey Jude
hey Jude

Dear Bethany, I think you have many talents. I beleive you and I have much in common in that I too have many talkers around me and at times, they really do beleive they have influenced me in one way or another; sometimes yes, others, no. I have a new cookbook out called, "In Greener Pastures, Recipies for a Healthy Planet." I am all about greening America through better eating! Yep, that's right, and I think between the two of us, we will do very well in the next round of books out about doing good things for your body and in turn, doing good things for others. Good fortune to you and remember, no matter how talented all the other girls are, you are the only entreepreneur in the group and because of this, you will go far. best wishes, Chef/Owner Judith Henderson, WildBerries Whole Foods Cafe a Vin & Catering!

Maria
Maria

Hi Bettheny! Just wan to to say tht you are my fave I love your wit and drive. I like to see people who acheiieve after worked hard. I have a question for you, I have just wrote a fun book that I think would sell well, what are the first steps on trying to get it published with very liitle funds?

Thank you for your time and input.

Sherri
Sherri

B: Finally u stepped it up and showed that damn Kelly Binsomeone or another who really was up and who was down. I love your energy and I have your book, the only thing that would have made the Season any better would have been if u had knocked her on her ass at the Brass Monkey.....LMAO

Arkay
Arkay

Hey Bethenny,

God bless and all the best. I love to see enterprising women doing their thang. The show is great. Alex is a geek but way cool so lets cut her some slack. Ramona "crazy eyes" and Kelly "the stoner" need to seriously adjust their "meds". Jill is the bomb. Needy, but who isn't? She rocks. Let's not kick Luanne to hard while she's down - I bet there's a pretty cool chick in there somewhere that she just forgot how to be.

And as for you? Do your THANG, sister! It's your time to shine, and I'm next!

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny, I really give you lots of kuddos for working and hard and following your dreams! You will find love, you give so much out, it will come to you when the time is right. xoxoxoxoxo

MELISSA LONGORIA
MELISSA LONGORIA

Bethany, your Awesome! keep doind what your doing. Hey! can you keep pissing Ramona off so I can see her Crazy eye s spin.

LOL Melissa

Claude
Claude

Bethany: Guess who?? Yes, I am Rosie's boyfriend! And I just want to say how nice it was of you to share your evening cooking with my Rosie...she loved that so much! Although the scene was edited for time constraints, I'm sure the two of you talked of dating in more depth and I'll bet you were surprised at some of her insights! Sometimes it's the people who say very little that know the most. I will tell you that this scene was for her, one of the highlights of her entire season on the show. And I thank you and LuAnn for giving her some real time exposure and a chance to share her feelings about something other than housekeeping. I am hoping one day to meet you, and all the Housewives of NYC, and I wish you success in everything you do. You are a breath of fresh air on the show and most kind to have offered my beautiful Rosie her chance to shine!!

Friendly
Friendly

Hey Bethany!!

Your dating tips is perfect. Ramona need to be told to trash her outdate dating tips somewhere! Take your time to find a perfect mate for life. Some people had a short courtship before marriage like my parent. My parent meet through both their elder sisters. Four month later, they became husband and wife and they had 41 years of marriage and four children to show for. So it really depend on each person's personally so once again take your time.

Shelley
Shelley

Hi Bethany. First...I just wanted to say I admire you for your "Umph and get up and go" I too am a business woman and own two very successful Neighborhood pubs. I think the "riff" between you and Kelly is quite funny and no doubt adds some great story lines to the show...I think you handle yourself pretty darn good when it comes to her and to be honest, I don't know if I would have your patience. It would of taken every ounce of energy to not punch her in those huge horse teeth she has. ;-) Oh and hey...the next time Ramona mouths off about something she knows absolutely nothing about....PLEASE TELL HER TO GO STRAIGHT TO HELL!!! My goodness that woman really has to go. She's not funny, she's not pretty, she's got no personality...I just don't understand why she is on that show at all??!! Can somebody explain that to me? And her husband...what a GOOF. Anyway, good luck with your book...take it easy and just enjoy! Shell

Veronica
Veronica

Bethany its so refreshing to see someone in my age range to be so confident and strong. YOu are great I love your comapny logo and I am looking into purchasing the active wear. You seem a person who knows what she wants. I watch the show and I also DVR it so keep on doing positive things in your life.

Simpson
Simpson

Bethany, I really like you alot and wouldn't mind having a skinny drink and i think you did theright thing at the charity but you dont need to be on the show until you get married because the name of the show is called the Real HouseWives and youre not one.

Jenn
Jenn

Bethany, I first want to say that if I could have one I best girl friend it would be you & if I could have 2 the other would be Jill.

I hope that you are floating on cloud nine right now bc you deserve it.You are not only a gorgeous woman with the best demeanor, u have awesome taste.Congrats on your successful endeavors and I wish you nothing but the best of everything. We are very similar from what I have read through your blogs, the show & from the way you achieve your successes & fullfilling your dreams. . Bethany, you took the words out of my mouth about the supermarket promo...I would have been a carbon copy of you, your actions & one liners;Fabulous.

Ramona's Dating tips, I agree with you! It really burns my ass how Ramona handled your feelings regarding her tips...everyone is entitled to their own feelings and I think that you translated your thoughts about them nicer than anyone else would.As you already know, she fired back the way she did not bc she's "sensitive" but bc in Ramona's eyes Ramona can do no wrong & anyone who doesn't see through her eyes...WATCH OUT NOW! Bethany, I think we're in trouble. HAHA

If everyone would just respect others for who they are and love them for the things that make them different...

Bethany, I hope one day to come into contact with you some how bc I'm just starting out on the road you are on and would love to get your opinions.

Jenn

Viewer
Viewer

I know my opinion is worth about 2 cents, not even enough for a cup of coffee but I really loved the logo Alex did for you, so classy and adorable. The new one just seems generic somehow and doesn't do you any justice. You know more than me about that stuff but Alex's logo of you was hot, sexy, retro, etc. Anyway, I hope you consider reimbursing her for her time. Thanks for reading my opinion. Nicole Davis

Lindsey
Lindsey

Hello from Pittsburgh PA! Bethanny I just wanted to say I really do have so much respect for you. There are not enough people in the world like you! I have the same type of humor you do so you always keep me laughing. You are a genuine and honest person and I think so many fans appreciate that.

Viewer
Viewer

Stop trash talking people Bethenny. You really are very wrong to do this. Alex has been nothing but nice to you, and you proceed to trash her and others constantly behind their backs. It is just wrong.

alex
alex

Bethenny you rock!!! I think you're probably the only "real" person on that show. Keep telling it as it is, its the best way to live life.... Never sugar coat things or lie (like kelly).

We love you!

Debe
Debe

I watched the Housewives of O.C.,caught an epsiode of N.J., and watched the N.Y. housewives. my first question is,why is it called "Housewives when a few of you are not married? Anyway, Bethanny, I'm a Housewife from Jersey who thinks you are the best. Your honest, to the point and sincere. Unlike Ramona and maybe one or two of the others. As far as finding some, oh you will. I did and I'm not on TV.Your a beautiful woman. Sat honest.

Marsi
Marsi

What to expect when you are expecting is the worst book ever. When you are there, read Vicki Iovine's "Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy." It's hysterical and full of info that no one else will ever tell you. What to Expect is alarmist.

LOVE YOUR BOOK! Thank you for writing it! You are amazingly funny and real.

The more I watch, the more I think Kelly is a sociopath. I'm serious. She is truly delusional and a whackadoo.

jfh
jfh

Bethany you are too good to spend any more time attempting to get Kelly to be civil and honest with you. She is the problem not you. She always twists the conversation around to make the other person the bad guy especially when she's the problem. Being late for her Halloween party was a good example. Kelly was full of all her excuses why she was hours late and short on the apology she owes every person. What a rude, dishonest, classless B...... Kelly is too immature to own up to her lousy behavior. She drags the show down and makes the NY Housewives look bad as a group. Just stay far away from Kelly so her low life behavior does not taint you.

chrissy
chrissy

I am confused, why would you tell ramona she needs to market one brand when you are branding bethany bakes and skinnygirl? and how is a skinny girl 100 cal drink so skinny - i prefer my vodka sodas, those are about 60 cals.. or even one could drink an amstel light for 70 calories.. i don't get it.

Elise
Elise

Bethenny,

Please consider a talk show or magazine column! People are going to miss you! You are very refreshing and down to earth. If the Hills can be on TV, Bethenny "Bakes" or "Lives" deserves a spot somewhere.

Viewer
Viewer

To answer the viewer who wonders how alcoholic beverages fit into a natural foods/healthy lifestyle? WEEKENDS! Chris (again)

Viewer
Viewer

Bethenny,

You are hot and successful but you need to lighten up. The chip on your shoulder is larger than you. I know you had it rough but so have a lot of women. You appear on the defensive all of the time and it's a real shame. Telling men you are a "ball buster" as if it's some proud badge, is pretty sad. I know you are insecure, as we all are to some degree, but you come on so aggressive and hostile, like you're always looking for a fight. You have too much going to have such an enormous chip on your shoulder. I hope you are getting professional ( as in a therapist) help so that you can find that special guy and be the total women you want to be. You have a great sense of humor. Use it more and nix the hostile, looking for a fight, attitude.

Michele
Michele

BETHANY - VERY IMPORTANT. I posted this on another blog and then came across this one. There is a movie company, New Line Cinema, that already has a girl sitting in a martini glass as their logo. I don't know if it is copyrighted or not. You should check on this before you use this logo. I love the show and I adnire you. You are a real New Yorker who tells it like it is. Bravo!

Monique
Monique

Hi Bethany

First of all...LOVE YOU!

Secondly, you are NOT an underdog and don't let any of those other women make you feelotherwise.

You are fly and I look forward to seeing more from you.

Glenda
Glenda

Bethany, Where can I buy your book ? I live in Oklahoma.

Lauren
Lauren

Just wanted to let you know that I think you are great. The most real one on the show. Keep being you.

Annie
Annie

I like your personality! You are real and down to earth! Everyone will love to have a friend like you! Kelly is crazy jealous about you! You are so right " She is not speak the same language with you! She is crazy!

Viewer
Viewer

I prefer the new logo, but can't help but wonder how alcoholic beverages fit into a natural foods/healthy lifestyle.

Viewer
Viewer

Bethany, I think you should produce 'Bethanys' Best' organically grown products at my historic (150 yr. old) farm house. The soil is the best in the world. The property has history and wonderful visuals for write ups, etc. If you want to see pictures send me an email. Chris p.s. Kelly's wrong you are funny...

Patt Huff
Patt Huff

I know that doing the show is alot of work but I can hardly wait for the new season! I'm not fond of Kelly and not really sure she was a good addition to the show however, I wasn't real crazy about Simon and Alex last season but due to Kelly they are looking better all the time! I love the show please, don't stop doing it! You and Jill are my favs and I think it's bcause I can identify with the 2 of you. I'm going to go now so I can see if I can find your book. so far I haven't been able too so wish me luck!

NYC gal
NYC gal

you are the goddess to all single NYC gals just trying to live life, and we worship you!! xoxo

Walker
Walker

Once again I am watching the show a little bit tipsy on DVR and thinking how much I just love you. You make the show relatable and real Bethenny. Showing the truth between love an career just makes me relate to you even more! It is so hard to balance the two for me, who has no real career and an awful love life, I can only imagine how challenging it is for you! I will bet you every cent that I have you will find an amazing man who appreciates you for who you are! Please hold out for that because as a strong independent woman you are an example for the rest of the single women and gay men, like me, around the world. You are an inspiration! ps i was looking for the book at Barnes and Noble the other day and then realized it still isent out. I havent bought a cooking book in years but I will be in line got yours! Love from Atlanta!!! You are thousands of times better than the girls they show down here!!! Keep truckin and if you ever have doubts just look on this website and see how much love you have here! You are an amazing human being and I consider myself lucky to be able to share a little bit of your life no matter how edited it may be!

lisa
lisa

Bethany i think you rock!!! U keep telling it like it is girl...I'm on your side and can't for your book and try one of those skinny girl drinks...luv ya and much luck with your career.

Debi
Debi

Bethany.............I watch "The Real Housewives of New York City," each week and wouldn't miss it ever. As a loyal viewer, I thoroughly enjoy you on the show. I feel that you are real and straight forward. You are person that stands on your own two feet, with your shoulders squared and hold your head high along with being honest holding nothing back, you said it as you mean it and as it is. I admire that person. You make it real. I will continue to follow your career and the show. Best to you always.

aggie06
aggie06

Bethenny!!! You are so great!! Is Kelley like really crazy!?!? That is how she is predicted on the show. I am totally team Bethenny! You remind me of myself. I am very outspoken and tell it like it is. I am very into my career and can't wait until it really takes off. Love you, love the show! I really need to know how to make a skinny girl cocktail!!! I'm going to buy the book tomorrow!!

Viewer
Viewer

Bethany, you are such a role model for independent women, you are a self sufficient strong woman. You don't rely on a man to give you money, you go out and make it on your own...which I really commend you for. As for kelly, I don't think she came from this planet she is the biggest air head...and she acts like a 5 year old when it comes to you sitting down and talking to her...All she cares about is herself, getting attention, and having people photograph her...she thinks she's some big shot..hate to break the news to her but she acts like an idiot

liza
liza

bethenny, you are my fave on the show. i like your humor and straight-shooter style. you are also the nicest and most down-to-earth. after seeing that sit-down with kelley, i wonder if she's a big pot-smoker. keep being yourself, b, and flash that smile more--it's great! liza.

Erron
Erron

Bethany, Let me first start by saying I am a huge fan of yours, OMG! Your beautiful smart and the tell it like it is attitude is GREAT!!!!!! You need your own show....aww a show without Kelly the world would be a better place!!!! LOL!! LOVE YOU!

Jackie
Jackie

Bethenny, you are HILARIOUS!! you should have your own show! I loved how you handled yourself with Kelly. You were calm and collect while she made absolutely NO sense and she seemed scattered brained. I even made my boyfriend watch both clips where you two confronted each other & he agreed that you definitely we're clear on your points. I love just how you are!

Chyanne
Chyanne

Love you Bethany! Your humor is absolutely tops. But your Skinny Girl logo...you respect honesty...it looks like a cute body with a big black duck head. Extremely distracting and unappealing. Sorry, but I just can't get past that big duck head. I haven't seen the logo that Alex did for you, but felt a logo with the Skinny-Girl in the margarita glass was spot-on.(Not the one on the sign in the show, that dipicion of you was way, way off) It goes right to the complete concept, bam!, there it was...Skinny Girl Margarita. Please, drop the big black duck head, a big turn-off. Love ya girlie and just want to see you succeed.

jennifer
jennifer

Bethenny, my apologies for misspelling you name!!

jennifer
jennifer

Bethany, I love your genuineness and the fact that you stand behind what you say and that even though you are being filmed you seem to be yourself completely. Best of luck with the business and I will continue to watch the show because of you and your ability to bring the rest of the gals down to earth.

OK, like Kelly must be seriously insecure if she cannot as an adult professional accept the fact that someone does not like her. Kelly's behavior at the charity luncheon was horrendous and she comes accross as though she thinks she's the most important person in any room and very immature.

Robin
Robin

I dislike Kelly's behavior enormously. If she had an actual personality, I'm sure I would hate it. Ramona is completely unaware of how nuts she is, but she's very good at the shoulder-shrug back-pedal. The Countess, well - you know. And Jill is starting to annoy me. You're still doing fine - but you made a mistake with the new logo. It's awful.

Steph
Steph

I think you're ready for a stand-up routine Bethany! I TH9NK YOU'RE GREAT AND DON'T LET ANYONE SAY OTHERWISE1 I look forward each week to hear what you have to say and I wait each week for the new "bethanyism"......you're so naturally funny....keep on keepin' on girl

Kathleen in Vermont
Kathleen in Vermont

Bethenny...you definately appear to have become the strong, independent woman you are because of what you have lived through. Keep going. You're great.

samantha
samantha

Bethany....i LOVE you. clearly you are the best on the show by far.

Calgal
Calgal

Bethany, Is Kelly slow? Hey I'm from california and even she seems lame. You composed yourself well during her freakish rant. She wanted to bring all the other women in on it a ended up looking like an ass. As you have already been told your'e the only cool,normal one. Best of luck to you.