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!
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.
You can normally time a Real Housewives Of New York City dinner party or reunion by the moments when every Duane Reade in Manhattan is out of Xanax. It’s that time of the year when all those shrieking banshees jockey to sit closest to Andy Cohen on the reunion couch and pick apart the healed scab of friendship just to hash out arguments that were settled over a year ago. This season has been kind of a snooze with the exception of Ex-Countless LuAnn de Lesseps really doing the franchise a favor by terrorizing the South Florida police AND dipping her toes in the cabaret singing circuit. Alas, because she’s focusing on her well-being (and avoiding questions about her own children are suing her ass), she checked herself into rehab again and will not be at the reunion. Continue reading
Apparently, if you spend enough time away from Pimp Mama Kris, you lose that fame whore hex! Jennifer Lawrence was on Watch What Happens Live last night, but her choice of a dinner date was not. JLaw goes gaga over Scott Disick…alas, he does not feel the same way for Jennifer. Continue reading
In case you were worried about what to do with all your free time now that it looked like Bethenny Frankel was heading to a divorce agreement with her ex-husband Jason Hoppy, fret not: this thing still rages on!
People reports Bethenny is going to send the Skinnygirl Army on Jason (aka take his ass to court) and sue him for full custody of their daughter, Bryn. In my head, a legal summons from Bethenny involves a subpoena carefully tucked away in a basket stocked with Skinnygirl Margarita bottles and those cardboard-tasting Skinnygirl granola bars that are always near the cash register at my local SmoothieKing.
This latest bit of new comes less than two months after it seemed like they had reached a deal with that minor little stalking and harassing claim she had against Jason early this year. Their divorce was finalized in July of last year, but Page Six says Bethenny reopened the case on December 6.
Their divorce first got cracking in December of 2012, and the road has been rough ever since. Bethenny brought charges against Jason in January after she said he threatened her at Bryn’s school. He agreed to a plea deal, where he basically has to steer clear of Bethenny for six months if he wants the charges dropped.
With the custody battle a-brewing, Jason and Bethenny are both due in court next month, which reaffirms Bethenny’s lead spot on the Real Housewives Of New York reunion couch. This means that Jill Zarin is probably wishing that nothing exciting or turtle time-y happens in Ramona Singer’s life so she can have a shot at a RHONY resurrection!
Shit’s just cooky these days, so it shouldn’t come as a shock that The Real Housewives are conducting disaster relief efforts better than Donald Trump. The Countess Luann de Lesseps went down to Florida with the Red Cross to help with Hurricane Irma recovery. Even before Trump was bitching about a blown budget and tossing off-brand paper towels like footballs to the crowd during his hurricane relief photo op check-in in Puerto Rico, Bethenny Frankel was there to show a ho how relief is done. Continue reading