The "airbrush scandal"?! The first thing out of my mouth to Bethenny when she told me about the magazine was "Fantastic." When I asked her about retouching (every magazine is retouched) I was trying to help her, as I've had bad experiences with pictures that get retouched and you might not like the way they look. It had nothing to do with the way she looked, as we all know she's beautiful. It was about the process of making a good cover for a magazine. I was surprised she took it the way she did. I didn't think she was that sensitive. When I realized I hurt her feelings, I told her I was sorry. I really didn't mean to offend her.
I was inspired to write my book Class with the Countess because people are always asking my advice on everything from what to wear to knowing what to say, from table manners to how to radiate self confidence. It became obvious to me that people are confused about what is appropriate in a world in where anything goes. I think people are tired of being treated badly and seeing people behave badly.
I didn't disagree about women hitting the town; I disagreed about taking a business card from every man in town and calling him! I'm old fashioned when it comes to dating and think the boys should do the calling.
I was really angry at Ramona, because her comment was not a nice thing to say in front of my daughter and I'm very protective of my family.
Hope Lodge is a home for people affected by cancer who have to stay in NY for treatment. It's a place where they can get support and it's free. I'm close to the cause as I lost my Dad from cancer and during my years as a nurse cared for many affected by cancer.