Last week on The View, Whoopi Goldberg played a clip from a recent episode of The Real Housewives of New York in which Bethenny Frankel confronts Luanne De Lesseps, accusing Luanne of not supporting her after her boyfriend Dennis Shields died of a drug overdose last year. Bethenny was pissed, because she thought Luanne would return the favor after Bethenny gave her support while Luanne was in rehab. Bethenny was all kinds of wound-up, which could have been the grief or the alcohol or both. Whoopi asked if Bethenny was overdoing it when she flew off the handle on Luanne. Meghan McCain defended Bethenny, saying that grief can do that to a person. Sunny Hostin wasn’t so sympathetic.
Us Weekly is saying that things got real over in family court yesterday in NYC as Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City and her ex-husband Jason Hoppy met in a courtroom to fight about child custody. They currently have a joint custody agreement, but Bethenny–once again–wants to take a lighter to that piece of paper and get a new one drafted where she has sole custody of 8-year-old daughter Bryn. Why should Bethenny get custody? Because Jason is a mean, derogatory, rough asshole who locks dogs in closets! I can excuse being an asshole father, but dog abuse? YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR!
Bethenny Frankel has had yet another terrifying fish related near-death experience. Last month she almost died when she ate some soup that triggered a fish allergy, and had to be revived at the hands of a handsome man with an epipen. Now, according to Bethenny, neither water nor air are safe spaces anymore. This week, Bethenny boarded an airplane and was dismayed to find out that they were serving fish even though she had called ahead multiple times to make sure they wouldn’t be. Sadly, the flight had already taken off by the time her objections were registered with the crew, and the pilot decided to turn the plane around. Apparently, this was very embarrassing for Bethenny. So embarrassing she had to tell everybody about it on Twitter!
Bethenny Frankel found a rather unconventional way to say she has a new boyfriend. The Real Housewives Of New York City OG has been spotted around Boston lately locking lips with Paul Bernon, this daddy of a real estate developer who also is a film producer. Those two have kept quiet on what it is they’re doing together, but Bethenny had a scary-sounding health scare involving a deadly fish allergy. Paul saved her, and Bethenny casually let slip that he’s her boyfriend.
Ramona Singer of Real Housewives of New York City thought that Bethenny Frankel was being “opportunistic” when she showed up to Bobby Zarin’s funeral and had a moment with Jill Zarin in front of Bravo’s cameras. Well, it seems like Bethenny’s ex-husband Jason Hoppy is trying to show that moment up. Because he is using the overdose death of her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields as reason to revisit their custody agreement.
As those of you who cared enough to read this about last week know, Luann de Lesseps will serve absolutely no jail time for her messy arrest back in January. Because she is high-class royalty with connections in every industry in the world (AKA: a mildly well-known celebrity-type from Bravo), she was only sentenced to probation, rehab and a few measly community service hours.
Well now PageSix is telling us that Luann will be free to leave rehab and get back to the stage. After only three weeks, Luann is getting out. Andy Cohen is going to have to cancel that order of ‘Free Luann’ t-shirts. The Real Housewife took to Instagram to let all of her peasant followers know that New York’s minstrel of class and abundance would be once again taking the stage in her #CountessAndFriends cabaret show.