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.
When Real Housewives Of New York City first began, it was douse in heaps of “Who da fuq these people think they are?” On the one hand, you had this humble, obvi-less-rich-than-the-rest aspiring baker with a penchant for sarcasm named Bethenny Frankel (*cue* “The Way We Were”)…but then you had odd ducks like then-still-a Countess Luann De Lesseps barking out etiquette orders at her kids and ginger terror Jill Zarin. Then there was/is Ramona and Mario Singer. Ramona and Mario spent half the time promoting their Jesus jewelry and the other half convincing everyone the only thing they did more than cardio and strength training was each other. In case you didn’t read the writing on the wall, they eventually divorced becase Mario had a wandering peen. Ramona has been thirsty for middle-aged D the last few RHONY seasons, but according to a recent report, she’s now back on Mario’s.
Andy Cohen is letting his coven of Real Housewives know that he doesn’t play around when it comes to biting the hand that feeds you, and former Housewife Carole Radziwill is bearing the brunt of it.
People is reporting that things are amping up in the drama department after Carole said that Andy was “full of shit” on the reunion episode of Real Housewives Of New York City. No one calls Andy Cohen full of shit. This is as shocking as that time Anderson Cooper called Andy Cohen a Top. Andy didn’t really react on the reunion, and filed the memory away and labeled it: “Bring this up later for maximum attention.” Well, bitch: it’s later.
For those of us emotional masochists who have lasted every season of Real Housewives Of New York City, something has just seemed a little off with the recent batch. Sure, we have Bethenny Frankel back and hawking SkinnyGirl everything like in the wee days of the show, but there’s something wrong in the world when Ex-Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is trying to post bail and Tinsley Mortimer is trying to marry a coupon mogul (I think that’s what she’s trying to do). Anyway, Bethenny traded in Jill Zarin in later seasons for an alliance, er, friendship with Carole Radziwill, the widow of Jackie O’s nephew and close friend to Caroline Kennedy. Rather than namedrop her ties to Camelot, Carole spent most of her time on-air blabbing about how we should respect her as a journalist. I guess she’s decided to put her money where her mouth is because she’s quitting that bitch known as Bravo to return to the newsroom! Continue reading
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
I guess my copy of Class With The Countess is missing the chapter saying it’s okay to bump uparts with a dude before his divorce is finalized. Ex-Countess LuAnn de Lesseps has bounced from Count Chocula (isn’t that how she got her title?) to a series of fellas, including one she was married to for just enough time to give her a central plotline on this season’s Real Housewives Of New York City. Now she’s rubbing up on a new fella, but – shocking – he isn’t exactly done with his marriage. Continue reading