Bethenny writing a book about Being a Single Mom? / Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap

Bethenny writing a book about being a single mom – Lisa Hochstein sues over a blog comment – Jill Zarin slams the Kardashian girls – Gossip by NoMoreDrama

Bethenny writing a Book on Being a Single Mom

This is unexpected.  RadarOnline is reporting that Bethenny is planning on writing a book about her experiences going through a divorce and being a single mom.  “Bethenny has been writing and documenting her feelings in the beginning stages of the divorce.  The book will explore the struggles and compromises all single mom face. It will deal with the delicate balancing act that is being a single mom, and the guilt she feels because her daughter Bryn will now come from a broken home, something she never wanted for her little girl.”  Has Bethenny forgotten she’s a millionaire with billionaire friends?  Bethenny has done lost her mind.  Oh wait, that’s Kenya Moore and we’ll get to her later.  Of course that’s assuming that the source is even telling the truth.

Please use the word Allegedly when Discussing Lisa Hochstein

I’m only half joking.  WTF is wrong with Lisa (allegedly).  According to TMZ she’s suing a person who left nasty lies (alleged I suppose since I have no way of knowing if they were lies or not) in the comments section of a news story.  What’s next, twitter, facebook comments?   Everyone knows that people rant and rave and there are even trolls out there that just put crap in the comments just to cause a reaction.  There has to be more to this story than Lisa wasting her time on a lawsuit over one malicious comment, because quite frankly I’d never heard any rumors about her before the TMZ story broke.

Finally Jill Zarin Makes Sense

Jill tweeted this old picture of herself yesterday - saying she used to be skinny and needs to lose weight.

Jill tweeted this old picture of herself yesterday – saying she used to be skinny and needs to lose weight.

Jill Zarin tweeted this last night while watching Shahs of Sunset:  “Who goes into therapy on TV if they honestly want help? What kind of REAL therapist would do it for a TV show and have a practice left?”  She was talking about MJ going into therapy, but it’s a good point, especially with Bravo debuting a new show about therapists next month.  Of course, someone had to ask if the tweet was a slam against Bethenny- which Jill denied.  And then Simon van Kempen jumped in with: “Me & it helped!”  Ah – it feels like old times.

Oh – you were probably thinking I was going to recap the BIG Jill Zarin story.  Seems she’s in the news AGAIN, this time for slamming the Kardashians.  In a video, Jill is getting her makeup done in prep for going out on the town and starts getting filmed by OK Magazine.  The news had just broken about Kim being pregnant and they ask her opinion.  Jill says she thinks people are supposed to be married when they have children.  She then goes on to say that she’s met the Kardashian girls,  likes them, but thinks they set a bad example by having their kids out of wedlock.  That it makes it harder for parents to set a good role model when kids idolize these girls and can say – well Kim or Kourtney did it …  .  She wishes they set a better example.  What do you think?

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The lawyer and Apollo do a photo shoot (photo from bravotv.com)

The lawyer and Apollo do a photo shoot (photo from bravotv.com)

We are back to the competing bootie video storylines.  The lawyer is doing her photo shoot for her donkey bootie video while Kenya is working out with her trainer.  Kenya told her trainer that the lawyer didn’t want to pay her and her trainer agrees that no one wants to have a donkey bootie. The lawyer mentions with all the workout videos competing in the marketplace her video cover needs to pop so she is working with a top photographer.  I wonder if he is doing this for free.  Apollo is also posing in front of the camera.  From their poses, I think some people are going to mistake it for a how-to donkey sex video.  Kenya wants to focus on the routine and wants to keep working out in the gym until the video is shot so people can see that she is doing it for real.

Cynthia Bailey is at her agency to meet with a pageant planner, Cy.  Cynthia got her first break while she was in the pageant world.  She didn’t win but she was discovered by one of the judges who was a model scout.  Cynthia is looking for talent for her agency.  Cy is talking prices – entry fees, photogenic pictures, talent, etc.  Cynthia is seeing dollar signs.  There’s lots of money to be made doing pageants.  Does Honey Boo Boo have an agent yet?

Kenya and Porsha at lunch (photo from bravotv.com)

Kenya and Porsha at lunch (photo from bravotv.com)

Surprisingly, Kenya invited Porsha to lunch.  Kenya is trying to explain her side of the story with the lawyer and addressing what the lawyer has been implying about her.  Porsha states the lawyer has nothing to do with the relationship between Kenya and her.  Kenya tells her she thinks she’s being the lawyer’s pawn.  Porsha doesn’t care and they start arguing.  Everyone is looking and getting annoyed.   Porsha doesn’t want to indulge in Kenya’s viewpoint.  Kenya thinks the lawyer is a liar and Porsha is dumb as rock and they should be best friends.  Porsha tells her to not contact her with her ashy shoes. Then she yells “bye ashy, bye ashy.”  This meeting turned so quickly into an argument, I don’t think the waiter had time to take their drink orders.

NeNe and Gregg home shopping (photo from bravotv.com)

NeNe and Gregg home shopping (photo from bravotv.com)

Nene and Gregg are looking for accessories for their home in a really cool home store in Los Angeles.  Nene says when Gregg started doing things that Nene didn’t like she divorced him.  Now she might marry him again and if he does stuff she doesn’t like, she’ll divorce him again.  Nene is interested for the store to redecorate her home.  Gregg says bring two pepperoni pizzas tomorrow so they can work with a budget of $300 and says to make it happen. For a second, the sales guy thought he was serious but then started laughing.

Cynthia, Porshe and Ty talk pageants (photo from bravotv.com)

Cynthia, Porshe and Ty talk pageants (photo from bravotv.com)

Cymthia is meeting with Cy at a space and invited Porsha to help with her pageant.  Porsha’s non profit will sponsor the pageant.  Cynthia has not lined up any contestants yet for her pageant which is a few weeks away.  She has named her pageant Miss Renaissance 2012.   Porsha is already making a mistake saying the proceeds are going to the charity.  Cynthia states the portion of the proceeds because Cynthia needs to make money too.  Porsha loves the crown and the sash.  Porsha is the checklist girl and doing most of the work while Porsha would rather just be the assistant.  They are all getting overwhelmed and asking if there is a pageant home depot, one stop shopping place.

Lunch (photo from bravotv.com)

Lunch (photo from bravotv.com)

Kandi is at a Moroccan restaurant with Porsha, Cynthia and Porsha’s girlfriend from high school and some bellydancers.  The lawyer arrives late and talks about the donkey bootie video going well.  The lawyer tells everyone that she already had other things in the works with the video and she only gave Kenya an opportunity.  Poor Kenya doing all that work getting a distribution deal to drop in her lap.  Porsha then tells her about the lunch with Kenya and how Kenya wanted to tell her about what was being said about her.  Then she tells them how she noticed how ashy Kenya’s feet was.  Everyone thinks she’s not taking the high road.  Kandi doesn’t get why Porsha keeps going to lunch with the same person she is always arguing with.  Porsha is singing at the pageant. She describes her singing voice as a “congloberation” of Mary J Blige, Beyonce and a little bit of Rihanna.  After much clearing of the throat and swallowing every drink in sight, she sings one note when the belly dancer makes her entrance.  Saved by the bellydancer.  All we need is another Kim.

Nene is meeting with her acting coach, Lee.  Nene credits Lee with helping her with her character in Glee and The New Normal.  Lee has worked with Jennifer Aniston and Diane Lane.  Nene felt reading the script that it was written for a white woman. Lee wants to pull out the white woman within her.  Her character Rockie is outspoken, smart, sensitive about her gays and fabulous.  Lee explains it is important to understand relationships with other characters as a first step.  Lee is asking her what Nene’s new normal is. Nene says her new normal is moving out to LA with her divorced husband and being an actress making out with people and getting paid for it.

Cynthia snitches (photo from bravotv.com)

Cynthia snitches (photo from bravotv.com)

Cynthia and Kenya are playing at the driving range and their outfits are cute for golf.  Cynthia felt it would have been a great situation if the lawyer and Kenya were working together and the lawyer made it seem like she was doing Kenya a favor. Kenya says “like working for free?”  Cynthia brings up the talk about Kenya being an alcoholic and having a chemical imbalance. Kenya feels everything is going to a nasty place and her character is being defamed.

Kenya is meeting Miss Lawrence for lunch to talk.  She is running out of people to have lunch with.  Kenya is making a joke about being an alcoholic and how the lawyer is losing her mind saying crazy stuff about her.  Kenya shared the information about her family with the lawyer and now she feels like a jerk.  Miss Lawrence shares that he heard the lawyer doesn’t like gays in heels.  Kenya states she is a role model and she is going to nip all of it in the bud.

NeNe isn't sure what she's seeing (photo from bravotv.com)

NeNe isn’t sure what she’s seeing: “Bi$ch has done lost her mind” (photo from bravotv.com)

Nene is back in Atlanta at the launch of a shoe for Shoedazzle.  Nene decided to give the money the shoes make to charity.  It’s nice of her to give back.  Cynthia is there to support her.   Kandi comments that it is good to get past all of the pettiness. No more Team Talls and Team Smalls.  Derek J is there and Porsha.  Miss Lawrence and Kenya is on the way to give them a surprise.  Kenya shoes up in a big southern hat and a see through black dress with ass cheek pads pretending to be the southern belle Miss Parks.  They all are shocked and saying this event is for charity.  Like they behave like prim proper ladies all the time (cough).

And the biggest laugh of the series goes to Miss Kenya Moore and her Stallion Booty (photo from bravotv.com)

And the biggest laugh of the series goes to Miss Kenya Moore and her Stallion Booty (photo from bravotv.com)

Nene starts asking what has been going on that she has been missing since she has been in Los Angeles.  Kenya then tells her the lawyer has been saying she is bipolar, has a drinking problem and needs some meds.  Kenya starts yelling at the lawyer when she states she does have a problem.  Porsha and Kandi are laughing and everyone else is looking on.  Kandi brings up the stallion bootie video and how it seemed like Kenya was coming for her. It was business and she had a distribution deal in her lap with no video. Kenya then tells her that she shouldn’t do a workout video because her body isn’t all that but she wouldn’t dare say it out loud.  She is doing a Miss Parks again.  Bravo must love Kenya and the drama she brings.

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Monday Night Lineup, January 28th by BB

8PM – The Biggest Loser (NBC); The Bachelor (ABC); Bones (Fox); The Carrie Diaries (CW); Antiques Roadshow (PBS); WWE Monday Night RAW (USA); Switched at Birth (Family); Extreme Smuggling (Disc); Continuum (SyFy); Studio E! (E!); Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence (Anpl); Love and Hip Hop (VH1); Jerseylicious (Style)

9PM – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo); The Following (Fox); Dallas (TNT); 90210 (CW); Bunheads (Family); Love It or List It (HGTV); Hoarders (A&E); Cake Boss: Next Great Baker (TLC); Shipwreck Men (Disc); Being Human (SyFy); Fashion Police (E!); American Pickers (History); Layover with Anthony Bourdain (Trvl); Black Ink Crew (VH1); Alaska State Troopers (NatGeo); Disappeared (ID); RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo); The Food Hospital (Cook); Built (Style)

10PM – Vanderpump Rules (Bravo); Dallas (TNT); Deception (NBC); Independent Lens (PBS); Teen Mom 2 (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); Intervention (A&E); Cake Boss (TLC); Lost Girl (SyFy); Lizard Lick Towing/Swamp Hunters (truTV); Pawn Stars (History); Hotel Impossible (Trvl); How the Universe Works (Science); True Crime with Aphrodite Jones (ID); Kitchen Crashers (DIY)

11PM – WWHL: Yolanda Foster and Callie Thorne (Bravo)

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204 Responses to Bethenny writing a book about Being a Single Mom? / Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap

  1. LaineyLainey says:

    “A little blue flower went out one day, Good morning, Good morning, the trees heard her say!!! ” did ya’ll sing that as kids in music class?

  2. Sus says:

    Alrighty then. I felt guilty about all the nasty stuff I said about Bethenny in connection with the divorce and custody of Bryn. My guilt is now dissolved. Bethenny is a disgusting person. Single mom? Oh please! Give all your money away and get rid of the nannies and start working at Burger King for minimum wage. Then you’ll have something in common with single mothers.

    This woman is the most selfish person I’ve ever seen on TV.

    Lisa Hochstein – I wrote her a very respectful (I swear, I know I don’t have respectful credibility, but I promise I was) about why a lingerie party for breast cancer might make breast cancer survivors and people dying of breast cancer feel shitty about themselves because their boobs probably don’t look that great in lingerie and heard nothing back from her. She’s a jerk.

    • Powell says:

      B is a newly single mom & has it way better than most, however she has the same feelings of failure just as any other single mother does. Not that she or any single mom is a failure. Just that they feel they could have done whatever better for their child.

      • BB says:

        Then she needs to keep a PRIVATE journal and talk to her therapist about it, not ELLEN.

      • PJ says:

        I agree with you completely being a single mom and feeling guilty is not the exclusive property of low income or average families.

        I think Bethenny should handle this situation in whatever way she needs to handle it private or not private..

    • melthehound says:

      What would she know about being a single mom?

      • lizzle says:

        LOL… that is the first thing that I thought when I read the part about B. Maybe she is just keeping a journal of her experience and in the back of her mind, she knows she could parlay it into a book. Also, if she loses custody of Bryn… then the single mom part would have to change into a single part-time mom… or actually a single quarter-time mom.

        But if any of this stuff about B is true… she really needs to be a little more secretive about her life and plans because her life is all over the internet. I just don’t get it. Who is leaking or putting this stuff out there?

      • Sus says:

        Well, it has been a hot minute. Housewives’ minutes are longer than us mere mortals.

        • BB says:

          When I saw that she was “allegedly” going to write a book about her divorce, Taylor Armstrong popped into my head. That can’t be a good thing.

        • Amber...Real Wife says:

          It’s been a half minute if you count correctly. I think a SingleMother who’s writing of her experiences should be a single mother for more than a few weeks before penning a book. I was a huge Bethenny fan, the kind that bought her three books ( 2 paper, 1 CD) and by the time she had the baby and was wacked out in S2 of BEA I was OUT! No BEA S3, SGMargarita, SGunderwear, SGcleanse etc. for me. If this is true she needs to stop, take a beat and sit her skinny ass down somewhere.

          • PJ says:

            I don’t know if Bethenny is writing a book, I doubt it, but she is a child of a broken family and being one myself I can tell you that gives you a lot of knowledge of the situation!

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          LOL- you summed it up nicely.

      • Beckygrey says:

        Was she raised by her mom?

      • VV says:

        Jeff,
        She’s an expert. A full month experience.

        • I Need A Life! says:

          Anyone can write a book. Only an idiot would actually pay for it. I assume her apartment was designed for free since it was part of a Bravo series on decorating. At the very least it was a write off.

        • melthehound says:

          I know she is. Just ask her 😉

          I should probably stay out of this. I haven’t liked her in at least a year.

    • T-Rex says:

      Personally I don’t buy the fact that Bethenny is writing a book, just yet. Knowing Bethenny she probably made a sarcastic comment to someone who asked her a question about the divorce, like “wait for the book”, but I seriously don’t think that this item is true.
      Regarding MsHochstein, uhm you CHOSE to become a public figure, you no longer get the same “pass” when it comes to criticism and those that make up stories(allegedly), the rules for slander and such, are VERY different when you sell your soul(allgededly) to become famous(allgededly) or infamous(allgededly). Welcome to BravoHell(allegedly)

      • Sus says:

        Opps, I forgot to say that allegedly Lisa Hochstein didn’t answer my email

        I believe Bethenny is writing a book. She can’t help herself. I read her diet book. I wasn’t impressed. It was extremely unhealthy. She walks around hungry all the time. When reading the book, it felt very rushed. It didn’t seem like she did any research with a nutritionist or medical doctor.

      • L.A. Chica says:

        Imho public figures in general are still entitled to a private life; reality stars — not so much, as their fame is a result of opening up their private lives for all the world to see in the first place.

        Slander is another question. Anyone who is a lawyer here (or simply more knowledgable) can correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the only public figures who can’t sue for slander are politicians. At least I know it’s not illegal to lie about a candidate in a campaign, which I think is SO wrong and why our political discourse has sunk to the level that it has.

        ANYway, non-political public figures have sued for slander and won. I think one of the more famous cases was way back when Carol Burnette sued the National Enquirer and won. I can’t remember what they said about her, which is just as well since it wasn’t true.

        But in these days of bloggers and public comments, I don’t know what the law says. People are allowed to express their opinion, but I think there’s a difference between saying someone is a poopyhead vs. saying they’re a philandering wife-beater.

        • T-Rex says:

          You can sue if what has been printed is a lie and this lie is SO determental that it could hinder your ability to work, i.e. the Carol Burnett story, the Enquirer posted an article about her being Drunk in public, and it was REALLY bad. However Ms. Burnett being the child of alcoholics doesn’t drink, well for sure she doesn’t in Public, so the statement was defamatory, which is why she won. Now, the case that really this applies to is the Jerry Falwell vs Hustler Magazine, wherein Hustler alleged some pretty heinous actions one Mr. Falwell committed, and Mr. Falwell sued for defamation and won, up until the Supreme Court that is, which clearly stated that Mr. Falwell was a well known public figure, he had his own TV show, his own Network, he is own publishing house, etc. therefore under the laws he could not sue for defamation, as the heinous and tasteless article was satirical and not alleged as the truth. It’s complicated and my cousin, the lawyer, explained it to me when the movie came out in the theaters as I asked her to sort of explain it in non-lawyer terms.

          • L.A. Chica says:

            Thank you, T-Rex. The difference in Fallwell’s case and Burnett’s is one of satire. If the National Enquirer were making satirical fun of Ms. Burnett instead of alleging it were true, then she probably would have lost.

        • jezzibel says:

          The national Enquirer claimed(without proof or anything to back it up) that Carol Burnette was a raging alcoholic, when in fact she didn’t drink (period) due to some crippling family drama/trauma that invovled booze, so she sued the crap out of them, won, and they have been very careful about not making baseless accusations ever since without proof or evidence

      • L.A. Chica says:

        What was said about Lisa Hochstein, anyway? And who is she? 😳

    • Cartwheels says:

      I see that Jason’s camp is at it again, as usual Radar online cites “inside sources” and every body takes it for granted that it must be truth.

  3. Powell says:

    Good morning. Snow, sleet, & freezing rain in our area. Yucky day out.

    LA Chica you were up early on last night’s blog. When do you sleep?

    Have a great day.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      When do I sleep? I’d like to know that, too. LOL
      Seriously, though, I suffer from insomnia and it’s horrible. When I’m desperate enough I’ll take a sleeping pill, but only occasionally. 😦

    • Powell where do you live? I swear we keep having the same weather. I’m in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

  4. Obsessed w RH says:

    Bethenny is making it SO difficult for me to continue to like her. She really needed to just stay out of the spotlight while this divorce/etc was going down. Has she learned nothing from the Kardashians? She has $100 million+ dollars…she won’t go broke if she takes a step back from the spotlight……Her businesses will continue to function and she can continue to promote them but when asked about her personal life simply say “no comment.” Is it really that hard? This is going to be one long, nasty drawn out battle if she doesn’t plug the leaks in her mouth and the mouth of those around her…..

    • Sus says:

      If she does say no comment, then there is no attention.

      • melthehound says:

        Can’t have that now, can we? I suspect she’s priming the world for another shitty reality show.

      • Obsessed w RH says:

        What’s so funny to me though is that if she is doing this for attention doesn’t she see what NEGATIVE attention she’s getting? She is singlehandedly going to run her empire into the ground unless she shuts her mouth about her personal life….for someone so business savvy she’s really lacking in the common sense department

        • PJ says:

          But realistically what is she doing? Nothing. Someone read some unconfirmed speculation and everyone is now jumping all over it.

          • shamrockblonde says:

            for me the jury is still out – I don’t trust the source of this story – at all – it could be the result of any number of things – as mentioned above, someone asks her how she is coping and she sarcasticly responds wait for the book, or perhpas it is Jason’s camp planting stories – although I don’t like thinking that – so for now, I will wait – I have to say though, that like grief, everyone handles their troubles differently – there is no one way to deal with something that hurts your heart, and I do believe that all of this is hurting her – so for now, she gets a pass – as far as I can tell , she loves that little girl and takes good care of her – in the end, that is what matters most –

            • iceNfire says:

              ROL writes something about B and every has an opinion about it whether it is true or not. I tend to believe ROL is one of the least credible sites out there.

            • PJ says:

              I agree. I take everything on ROL with a grain of salt. It seems harsh to me to jump all over someone over an unsubstantiated rumor.

      • BB says:

        Exactly. What a huge disappointment she has turned out to be.

    • Powell says:

      Obsessed I agree w/you that she just needs to not talk during the divorce. Just lay low, work and take care of Bryn.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        What has she done really? I know she was on Ellen-but really-what else has she done? Who knows where ROL got this story from? Just b/c she is on the cover of some mag doesnt mean she gave them a story. I haven’t seen her tweet much about anything and I wouldn’t be surprised if this story is just rumor. And even if she is writing a book about divorce-so what? I mean-Brandi wrote a book about drinking and tweeting right? do we really need a book about drunk tweeting? Is it more annoying coming from Bethenny b/c she doesnt “need” the money?

        • BB says:

          Yes, I’ll admit it’s a little more annoying coming from Bethenny because I thought she was smarter than that and I admired her a little more than the others. Now I see she’s not that much different. And it’s not just the alleged book, either. She’s a fameho, just like the others. She’s just been a little smarter and better at it than the others until recently. JMO

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            I get that…but we still dont know if it is true or not. I think she is smarter than that so Im going to think it is just rumor…but I wont be surprised if she does write a book about it down the line.

          • plainviewsue says:

            BB, you hit it on the head. I couldn’t figure out why I felt so disappointed with Bethenny. You summed it up perfectly.

        • Cartwheels says:

          She hasn’t say one word about Jason, and the more time goes by, the more I realize that Radar Online is in bed with whoever if not Jason himself is giving them all this crap.
          On the other hand I want to give Jason the benefit of the doubt and think that one of their bloggers just woke up and said “I bet Bethenny is going to write about her divorce and life as a single mother” and decided to put it in an article as if “inside sources” have told them.
          Bethenny has a diary and she is probably documenting all this and no doubt will use some of her experiences of going though divorce on her talk show, she probably add some of this experience to her fiction book sequel of Skinnydipping, but to presume that she is getting divorce just so she can write a book is proposterous.

        • L.A. Chica says:

          I hope you’re right, Jill, and it’s just a rumor. Otherwise it just reeks of over-the-top opportunism.

          I think the difference between Bethenny and Brandi writing books about their divorces are two-fold:

          1) Brandi waited 2 or 3 years (I forget which) after her divorce; Bethenny’s isn’t even finalized yet.

          2) Bethenny already has a ton of money while Brandi needs the income and hasn’t already exploited her private life to the hilt as Bethenny has

          • jezzibel says:

            when Brandi’s boys are old enough to read and comprehend what she’s talking about in her bok, she’ll only have embarassed herself. If this rumor is true about Bethenny’s opus, then all she will wind up doing is hurting her daughter, by publishing a book about her divorce, and single-motherhood(whether she does it intentionally or not she will wind up not putting Jason(the father of her daughter) in the most flattering light). JMO

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              Oh Im sure Brandi is going to have a few words to say about her ex husband and his wife-she is going to do more than embarrass herself. Any time a “celeb” writes a book-it has potential to cause some sort of harm to their children. If Bethenny writes a book about divorce I think it would be less painful for Brynn than Brandi’s book will be for her kids. There are lots of ways for single Mom’s to make a living-as we all know-every single mother does not write a book about being drunk and tweeting. As far as Brandi waiting 2 or 3 years- according to her she is still in the mist of ironing out things with her ex. She saw an opportunity to cash in and she is. I think she has exploited herself plenty thus far-she is on a reality show!! If its good enough for her-it should be good enough for the rest of them.

    • plainviewsue says:

      I hear you. Radar on line isn’t the most reliable source of information, but this would not surprise me.

      She had a talk show coming up in the Fall. I liked her summer run, but I am also getting to a point where it’s getting really hard to be a fan.

      I hated watching seas 3, but stayed with it, cos of my love for Bethenny. If I hear one more time how she couldn’t pay her rent, her terrible parents, I will scream.

      If she does write this book, wait a couple of years. To me a single parent is someone who has little to no support from the other parent. Jason seems to be a wonderful father & wants to be a huge part of Bryn’s life.

      She is just such an unhappy person.

  5. Sus says:

    It’s too bad she met Jason. It would have been so much better on everyone if she had just gotten a sperm donor. Jason could have met a woman who doesn’t have family phobia and gone on to have a normal life. Bethenny would have the baby all to herself like she wanted.

    Instead, there is going to be an ugly divorce and custody battle.

    • Powell says:

      Yeah. Remember her hairstylist? They had that deal.

    • Cartwheels says:

      An sperm donor would had been so much cheaper, a spern donor would not be requesting to keep the apartment that she bough, or primary custody of her child. Looking at all this mess, I wonder if Bethenny regrets not following her original plan and sticking to just be with her haidresser, she would have saved herself so many headaches.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      But wasn’t she also looking and hoping for true love and someone to have a family with?

      • Sus says:

        I don’t know. It seems like if she was looking for love and a family, she would have given her marriage a chance instead of ending it in a hot minute.

        • jezzibel says:

          could be the problem with wanting it all, and not being willing to compromise on somethings.

        • L.A. Chica says:

          True, but it seemed to me that she changed in the course of her marriage and her newfound success. Where is the Bethenny that bristled when Jill Zarin asked to see her engagement ring? I can’t recall if it was on the reunion show but I do have some memory of Bethenny implying she thought it was an example of just how shallow and materialistic Jill is to immediate ask about the ring and not about the more emotional aspects of their engagement.

          • Sus says:

            I remember Bethenny talking about that but not where. I’m contrary on the JZ and Bethenny issue. I felt like Bethenny used JZ until her career took off and then she dumped Jill.

            • L.A. Chica says:

              She dumped Jill? That’s not at all the way we saw things unfold on the show. Bethenny repeatedly attempted to apologize and reconcile with Jill, but Jill wouldn’t hear her out or speak with her. She couldn’t even find it in her cold heartless chest to reach out to Bethenny in sympathy when Alex told her Bethenny’s father was dying.

              It wasn’t until Bethenny refound her self respect and stopped begging Jill to speak with her that Jill was suddenly “ready” to forgive. What changed? Only that now it was Bethenny making the choice, Jill lost her position of power. I don’t blame Bethenny in the least, at that point I’d have told Jill to go to hell. With friends like Jill who needs enemies?

              • Sus says:

                I know, I told you I was contrary on this issue.

              • Powell says:

                But LAChica remember Andy’s special WWHL w/JZ. JZ was acting all of that out & B had no knowlede of the Lucy & Ethel routine. What a piece of work. B isn’t hardly perfect but JZ is down right cruel.

              • Powell says:

                LA Chica so sorry you suffer from insomnia. I’m sure that drives you crazy. On occasion as I’m sure a lot of us have trouble sleeping every now and then but nothing like you experience. Hopefully you’ll get much needed sleep tonight.

                • L.A. Chica says:

                  Thank you, Powell. The worst sleepless nights make it really hard to function the next day. I wouldn’t wish insomnia on anyone, not even Jill Zarin!

                  • chismosa says:

                    LA Chica, I have tried melatonin but there is just SO much out there about how people abuse that. My mother and I both have the insomnia thing. She liked ambien/zolpidem until it came out that it literally takes years off your life. Scared me right off. Right now I am loving the zzzzquil that came from the NyQuil people. Good luck.

  6. Good Morning Darlings!

    NMD – thanks for the blog and the dish. And, ummmm, B a single mom? For like, a hot minute? I don’t see this idea turning out well with people or her fan base. Take it from a single mom, B has no clue. While I am sure she has feelings and emotions and worries about Bryn, and I have empathy for all that, her practical situation does, in fact, make it incredibly easier on her than most single moms out there. Not sure how much sympathy she is going to get for this. I agree, she needs to keep quiet for awhile. This is classic obsessive narcissism and it is not a good look.

    RamonaCoaster – love your recap!! I caught just the last 15 mins of Atl last night and wowzer…..Kendra is something else. For her to do what she did at a charity event? That was just terrible. Who wants to hire someone like that? Oh yeah, Bravo!

    Wishing everyone a good Monday, as good as Monday’s can be! 😛

    New post, “Managing Anxiety”, is up at my place + all the goodies. Enjoy!
    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

    • So, I have been thinking (scary!) and I want to amend my comment here about B. and her “potential” book about single motherhood.

      I will admit, I had a knee jerk reaction to the news. I was a single mom for a long time and struggled early on before my career took off and I could live more comfortably and without fear. I did not have the help and resources that B. has and is able to rely on. So, my knee jerk reaction was…B. never had to worry (as a mother) whether she could buy toilet paper or not, so what pressure could she really be under.

      Then my Wiser Voice started talking to me and I listened….and realized that, no matter who we are or what we “sign up for” in life….everyone’s misery or heartache or difficulty is all relative….to their own circumstances. So, it was wrong of me to judge B. because she has it better as a single mom than most women. Her misery, unhappiness and feelings of failure are as much real to her as they were to me when I could not afford McDonalds. Unhappiness is not based on an economic factor, though having money and help certainly makes life a great deal easier practically, and she should be incredibly grateful for that.

      Having said that, B. does not seem to be happy with anything in her life. She does not seem to derive any lasting joy from her accomplishments and relationships. If she comes from a place of Yes….that includes embracing all the wonderful things in your life and living off of those things, while juggling the painful ones and working them out. I wish she would get some real therapy, so she could change her focus from “what I haven’t had/don’t have” to “all the blessed things I do have”. And I would wish for her to go inward, find her quiet place, and work on herself.

      Anyway….long post over! LOL! I just have to be true to my feelings and words….and I needed to amend my original comment. 😉

      • L.A. Chica says:

        You’re a wise woman, MarDrag. 🙂

        My own knee jerk reaction to this rumor had more to do with just feeling that Bethenny needs to keep some things private for a while, at least for her daughter’s sake if not for her own well-being. Maybe if she were to come out with such a book in a couple of years, but in the meantime all the exposure is starting to feel like a sickness to me. I wish her well.

  7. OT – tears in my eyes and goosebumps watching a montage of Whitney Houston and her greatest hits on Today show. That women was incredible and so much of her music was a part of my life. Almost a year since she passed. “Find your strength in looooove….” Sniff. 😦

  8. LuvMyGals says:

    Bethenny is becoming a such a caricature – right up there with Honey Boo Boo now. She made her bed, made her mistakes, made her millions. I wish her well, but have absolutely no interest in her tortured drama any longer.

    Thank you all for the news, recaps, and keeping the REAL in it. Warm wishes to you all for a quick end to winter.

    • Sus says:

      Luke Perry was on WWHL last week. Someone asked who he would sleep with, marry and kill out of Shannon Doughtry, Jenni Garth or Tori Spelling. He said he’s kill Shannon Doughtry but only because she’d want him to. It was funny. I thought of Bethenny when he said that.

      I wonder if she’s capable of anything other than tortured drama.

      • LuvMyGals says:

        I’m thinking not – it’s probably part of her chemistry now. I do wish she would just go away, be quiet, and give her daughter a quietly nurturing place to grow… into her FATHER’S temperment!

        • Laineylainey says:

          don Rickles has a shtick, Chevy Chase has a shtick, Steve Martin has a shtick, and so it goes..Bethenny has her shtick. I can’t stop saying shtick.

      • chismosa says:

        that’s what i said a few weeks ago, she LUXURIATES, loves soaking in her tub of torturous past/ whoa is me. I believe you are all right, she can’t seem to enjoy anything. God only can help Bryn hopefully take on her father’s temperament.

  9. Pghemtchick says:

    Bethenny is really bothering me lately. I still like her and her skin care line (which I no longer see at my local Walmart). I was so excited when I finally got “A place of Yes” but it’s in the list of my never finished books. I tried to finish it, but it became all too preachy for me. No offense, but I don’t want advice from a still hurting person. That’s kinda how I feel about this new book of legit. Readers want inspiration and hope that they can be all of it too. Yes, empathizing is great, but as Sus and others pointed out she’s not a BK single mom trying to keep her water and electric on so her baby is warm. I can’t feel bad on her money woes, just like I couldn’t when she was single living w/ a $3000+ rent. That’s a few months of renting (hell, I have a second house 2 bedroom I was renting out for $350 last time it was available) that money would have given her a regular life. Not a NY minute life; however, I do admire her perseverance to make herself. (a bit conflicting in my mind, but meh, honest thought). I guess that’s the long way of me saying, why the freak are you going to publish a divorce book your daughter will one day read? Congrats, if true Bethenny has hit a Taylips low on that front for me. Is Bryn gonna put lil pink hearts in it at the signings too? Ugh.

    Exit, I’m so so sorry for your loss. When I had to make the call for my Peanut, I felt like I was dying inside. After spending out over $1000 on e vet, oxygen tent, & meds to find out in under 12 hours she had an inoperable cancer that was pressing on her trachea and no hope, I was selfish in denial and brought he home for a night. I tried giving her the meds, and she just grinded her lil bunny teeth at me, and I lost it. First thing in the morning we visited her regular vet and she hopped over the rainbow bridge from my arms. She went peacefully with dreams of all you can eat hay and yogurt treats. They are so loving and loyal. I hope you are doing okay today as I know that void in your heart from your furbaby aches. ((((((exit))))))

    I didn’t watch the shows last night I’m still recovering from this upper reap infection and allergies. So I can’t comment yet (maybe later), once I get to the bottom of this FB post about a bus accident w/FB. Supposedly minor no injuries, but they lied last year about his brother hitting his head and so I’m all paranoid Auntybear right now, trying to force myself not to call the bus depot for a report since his mom hasn’t. Ugh. One day she’ll do it right? Le sigh.

    Have a great day all! Try to anyways, and if easy coasters (and anywhere w/bad weather) be safe. I know that sleet/ice that hit us made our roads crap today. Heck school was 2 hour delayed and yeah. So watch out for idiots ❤

    • Powell says:

      Pchick you sure went through it w/your pet. I’m sorry for your loss. It’s so sad.
      I’m glad you are slowly recovering. It sounds like you’ve had a tough time.

  10. T-Rex says:

    Until Bethenney herself Tweets she is writing a book, I for one am not buying the RadaronLiar(allegedly) story, as we have noted a large majority of their stories turn out to be FALSE(allegedly). They take disinformation(allegedly) from numerous sources and just throw it out there and hope that some of this is true(allegedly). Look we all know Bethenny does a LOT of self-promotion on Twitter, and if this story were true, she probably would have tweeted it. Here is my take, someone asked her some random question about the divorce, or being a single mom and she shot back with “it will all be in the book”, as a sarcastic answer. Let’s all take a few steps back, IMO and wait to see if this information is even true, which again I for one am not buying. I see someone, say a fired HW as maybe the SOURCE(allegedly) of this lie, just sayin we have a couple of them that seem to have a speed dial to RadarOnLiar(allegedly)

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bethenny likes to write! It is not like she hasn’t written before on a variety of subjects and even a work of fiction loosely based upon her life. Some people like to write out their thoughts and feelings – no big deal. Her every move is being watched and reported on and I could see her being sarcastic as she is bombarded with stupid questions.

      • chismosa says:

        she wrote her main book out on her BLACKBERRY. That to me, is not someone who likes to write. This is coming from someone who has loved writing all my life.

    • Cartwheels says:

      I am not sure what purpose Radar Online has, Bethenny was watching Atlanta last night and joking about making a reindeer booty video and she was syurprised that some of her twitter followers thought she was being for real and not joking about it, she was laughing and saying how much she loved that some of her fans thought she was going to do it for real. So if she was writing a book , which BTW she does have a deal with their book company to write Skinnydipping 2 and 3, she would had mentioned it.

      I hope Radar Online is making this stuff and it is not coming from the very well crafted and oiled Jason’s machine that has released information about Bethenny eveyr other day.

      I get what you are saying about the sarcastic response about a book but I read Bethenny TL regularly and not even as a joke has she mentioned anything about a book, if anything she has been promoting her book Skinnydiping which was released last year but that was about it.

      I bet Radar Online has created more internal conflict between Jason and Bethenny that anything else during their divorce, (again giving Jason the nenefit of the doubt that he or someone from his camp is not giving away these ridiculous stories.)

    • Vegas Chick says:

      I agree, T-Rex. However, B has a show coming up and it wouldn’t surprise me if she lets it all hang out for ratings. Some things should remain private but Bethenney has not had a problem revealing her personal life if the price is right so I wouldn’t be surprised if she does write another book at some point in time.

  11. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Hello All. Beautiful warm sunny day here in Florida. Just read that a 71yr old woman was arrested for prostitution in CT. She started out broke and was found with $25.25 in her purse. A cop asked “Who payed you .25 cents?” She answered “All of them”. LOL Can you imagine that? Did she need the money or was it a way to get her rocks off and make cash. She was set up in a sting because she had a personal ad in the paper offereing her services for $500.00 Talk about high self-esteem!

    Donkey v. Stallion is quite amusing. I’m TeamPhaedra on this one. KoochieKrackKenya is a spiteful maniac. She could easily have done a fitness video, the issue was that she was going to highlight the same area as PhaePhae. Copycat indeed. I wondered why we didn’t see Kenya sporting a bikini in Anguilla and I guess we got an answer. She was covering her booty because it appears to look a little warped. Those pads were strategically covering a few stretchmarks and I guess her ScreamMachineAss can also be called a RoadMapAss. She’s fought with Cynthia, Portia and now its Phaedra’s turn. Will she mess with Kandi next or clutch the pearls… NENE aka CoachRoz / Rocky / Ms.I’veArrived?

    Everyone can’t be 5’8 or taller and augment their breasts or butts. Most women have typical bodies with typical flaws. While some may think Phaedra shouldn’t be a fitness model they’re right! She’s not a fitness model. She’s a regular woman with a big firm butt who is saying love the shape your in and make it tight. While the AngloHWs want to be a size 2-4, the AtlantaHWs are happy being a size 6-10/12. Go figure.

    • Powell says:

      Amber that’s like this kids rhyme about a witch trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents. I bet the police were cracking up once the story spread in the station. LOL.
      Kenya didn’t have a problem w/Phaedra’s shape or look or the title of her video until she found out she wasn’t getting the job.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        IKR KrazyKenya was TeamNida while she was plotting on getting paid upfront, backend and Apollo’s front jewels too! LOL BTW I wrote YOUR instead of YOU’RE and OFFEREING instead of OFFERING. The keys are going so fast it’s hard to keep up sometimes. 🙂

  12. L.A. Chica says:

    Exit, I’m so sorry about your kitty. My heart is with you. (((Exit)))

  13. Bethenny is the last person you want parenting advice from – a “single” parent at that. Funny enough, Ramona predicted all of this when they were crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in Season 3. She said she was a press monger and she would likely ruin what she had with Jason. What I find interesting is that Jill has been awfully quiet on this subject. You know she is following this story daily. Someone is keeping the lid on her…

    • chismosa says:

      i always say, Ramona KNOWS what she is talking about. It’s like my song, i sing it every year…..
      It stings, but it’s TRUE. ha ha xoxoxxoRamona

  14. rabblerouser2010R says:

    I think Keyna is nucking futs.
    Showing up to a charity event dressed like she borrowed something from a whore’s moth infested closet , then being loud and obnoxious on top of that thinking that it was calling out Phaedra is asinine. She looked like a fool.

    • Vegas Chick says:

      Uh… that’s because she is a fool. In her mind, she believes that she’s a star and/or some kind of historical icon. When she came down the elevator at Cynthia’s event smiling and waving to her imaginary fans, it cemented the fact that the woman has a few screws loose and is living in her own imaginary world. MarDrag coined it perfectly… OCD narcissism. First, it was Walter this and Walter that…blah, blah, blah and now her storyline has evolved around Phaedra. She sucks as a business woman too. Who works for 4 weeks on a project like that without a ratified agreement? She was trying to rip Phaedra off and P knew it. Like I said late last night, I believe that Andy is getting his jollies off torturing us with this nutcase. One thing, for sure, she’ll do ‘anything’ for camera time.

      • Powell says:

        And did you get Derrick asking her if it was the first time she was at Bonner’s hair show? She said she signed autographs, books a few Times. Well Derrick has done the show & judged it for so many years. I’ve seen it on HBO, BET or some channel twice years ago & Derrick was there so how come he never heard of her being there?

      • iceNfire says:

        I can’t wait to hear what Walter has to say next week. In the preview it seemed like he wasn’t aware that he and Kenya had broken up. LoL

    • jezzibel says:

      Kenya can’t just let fly with the insults or comebacks and then step back, its like she has to be centerstage when she does it so that all the attention is on her and not on the person she is attempting to insult…..everyone is looking at her and not the intended target.

    • Powell says:

      No one outside of their group knew the joke so she just made herself look like a “nucking fits”, Thks RR. I love that. 🙂 People who may recognize her as former Miss USA just thought she looked trashy.

    • T-Rex says:

      I bet the folks at the MISS USA pageant offices would like to revoke her title right about now, how did this fool ever even win, must have been a sorry “lot” of conestants that year. But hey it is the dumber, dumbed down, less talented version of the prestigious Miss American contest anyway.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Funny post…The funniest part of it was your reference to the moth infestation.

      • chismosa says:

        i don’t care i just love when she makes Efedra make that awful face. Love it when she calls Ef-fake out. Can’t WAIT for the reunion. Effie doesn’t even answer directly it will be glorious to watch all that!

  15. VV says:

    People are reacting negatively (on Blogs and Twitter) in reference to B writing a book about singles Moms but don’t read her incoming tweets to read them. She has those “Twitter Filters” are up and running and is only getting tweets about to Brussel Sprouts.

    • iceNfire says:

      “Twitter Filters” only blocks to the intended receiver right? I mean since I follow B I can see any and all tweets made to her right? or am I wrong again?

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      If people are reacting negatively on twitter and she has “filters” on then how are you seeing the negative tweets?

      • VV says:

        Yes, she does. I learnt via Mauricio U that you can filter your twitter. One of the apps is TwitterDeck. I was puzzled why he was getting (incoming) negative tweets nomstop one day and then stopped abruptly the next (Mo is no dummy he has a mix of negatives and positive now) That prompted me to research a little.
        If you look at B twitter she hardly almost never gets any negative tweet. One might slip in due to how it was worded.

        • iceNfire says:

          I f one uses something like #Bravotv following @Bethenny does that allow me to see negative tweets in real time even tho they may be blocked to B’s account? Oh no, I’m being lazy again…I go look around 🙂

        • Er, I’m not sure how accurate that is. I’m not certain that they are filtering it themselves, I think it’s more that it’s something that Twitter has implemented to keep things a little more civil over there. You can tweet what you want, Twitter isn’t removing it – they just are choosing not to aggregate negative tweets onto a celebrity’s page. (or anyone for that matter). I like this because there are some nuts out there that can just have at you all day for no reason. Regardless if you want to see everything that has been sent to someone just use Twitter’s advanced search. It lets you filter all the @ to somebody and even search specifically for negative tweets. 🙂 https://twitter.com/search-advanced

          • VV says:

            If you have TwitterDeck Account. Go to Application Settings the Select Filters. You can type names, twitter names or ‘words’ that you want to filter out and then click on Save. The Filter hide tweets from people you don’t want on you TL as well as tweets with specific words. I

    • melthehound says:

      Brussel Sprouts? I hate Brussel Sprouts. So then there is absolutely nothing for me on her twitter line (as if there ever was)…

  16. MM in OC says:

    I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of Kenya, but that stunt was a laugh out loud riot. It’s the funniest thing to happen on a housewives show since Ramonster’s runway walk. She’s crazy and I love it.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Love your enthusiasm! I love to LOL and right now Atlanta cracks me up!!! OC disgusts me. NJ stresses me out a bit. NY cracks me up, too thanks Carole and Ramona. Miami makes my mouth hang open with how pretty everything is. BH? Makes me roll my eyes mostly, but Lisa makes me laugh. When I stop laughing…goodbye housewives! I’m on the verge w nj. If they show tre’s gam, I know I will laugh…so we’ll see.

    • chismosa says:

      i loved it too because she’s calling out Efaketra on all the $hit Fakie has been saying about her. Go Kenya. Kookoo but good tv. Crazies can be on to something you know (cough, cough, Ramona, cough)

  17. iceNfire says:

    Did anyone watch the 50 year anniversary of Doctor Who on BBC? It’s a series that will run once a month chronicling the first 11 Doctor Who’s. Last night was Ep 1 with William Hartnell ( 1964 )
    I’m not loving Ripper Street but I’ll give it some time.

    • Powell says:

      No. I used to watch the old ones on PBS. I did watch a few of the new one on BBC a couple of yrs,ago but have not watched lately.

      • iceNfire says:

        That should have said Season 1 Not epi. 1 as it will only chronicle the 1st 11 Doctor Who’s that have starred in the role over the past 50 years. It was very interesting with behind the scenes and comments from former cast members.

  18. Cartwheels says:

    For what is worth, this is Bethenny’s reponse to writing a book about being a single mother:

    Bethenny FrankelVerified ‏@Bethenny 5m As smart as you all are, you get a lot of info from gossip rags. Know your sources. Perpetuating false nonsense is how they make a living.

    3m Teresa Amici ‏@TeresaAmici
    @Bethenny So you’re not writing a book about single Motherhood?

    1m Bethenny Frankel ‏@Bethenny
    Nope. @TeresaAmici

    • iceNfire says:

      Thanks for posting that cartwheels

      • Cartwheels says:

        I am still thinking that not even Radar Online would be so stupid and blunt to go out on a limb and make up this story completely, it is not that I don’t put it past them, I just don’t think is a coincidence that for the last month they have had story after story, like clock work, at least two stories a week with something negative to say about Bethenny and they keep giving these “inside sources” so I keep coming back to the same question, who is giving ROL this information and at this particular moment who is the most interested in making Bethenny look bad?

        • jezzibel says:

          I don’t think there is any inside source(unless they are stupid enough to go to JZ) I think they take rumor & innuendo and throw it like a plate of spaghetti against a wall to see what will stick, and they go to print with that. Their inside source could be someone who saw Bethenny across the street, at a distance, on a foggy day, last week, wearing an eye patch.

        • T-Rex says:

          Cart, RadarOnLiarLiarPantsonFire(allegedly) has stated NUMEROUS items on there that are absolutey completely false, and someone there reports a lot of false items on Bethenny, I think it’s the LUNATIC-FiredOne doing the leaking to them, but they are incorrect more times than they are correct

          • Cartwheels says:

            I hope it is not Jason and if it is not him, then shame on Radar Online because I am sure that all this crap bring unnecesary tension between Bethenny and Jason and that is not good in an already tense situation like divorce.

    • VV says:

      She must be reading here Lynnfam because she just replied by tweeting 28 minutes ago…

      • Cartwheels says:

        It would be great if she read it here but I have seen it every where, other online rags have picked up the news from Radar Online like it is the bible and had run with it like wild fire.

        There is no winning for Bethenny here, if she doesn’t acknowledged the news and pretends that nothing is happening, then she is keeping quiet because she is guilty; on the other hand if she clarifies it, then she was writing the book but stopped because of the backlash. At this point Radar Online can cover theirselves under the umbrella of “inside sources” and make up any lie they want about her and it would be taken for the truth.

        There is where my suspicious come, who is giving ROL all these information? One thing is for sure is that is not Bethenny.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      Whew! That’s good to know. 🙂

    • Laineylainey says:

      She thinks we’re smart! She really, really thinks we’re smart!

  19. Pghemtchick says:

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    • VV says:

      Thanks Pchick!

    • Boobah says:

      Thank you Pchick! A friend of mine is a Vet and she once told me that, in her opinion, Hartz products are the worst. I avoid all Hartz products.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Tks

    • chismosa says:

      Thanks for this, i’ve discussed before but please everyone i hope you are smart enough to avoid anything by WAGGIN TAIL/TRAIL, whatever. They were on the news that they’ve KILLED DOGS. My own vet told me he’s treated dogs dying from these treats, and these are STILL ON THE SHELVES of all the drugstore chains by me,- Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, and supermarkets – Waldbaum’s, Pathmark, Stop & Shop, King Kullen, etc.

      My vet even tried to talk to the workers at these stores and it’s really not up to them, it comes from corporate, to keep this $HIT in stock.

      And don’t trust ‘distributed ‘ in the US, because that doesn’t mean it was MADE in the US.

  20. california35 says:

    NoMoreDrama you forgot an option on your survey …Shut Up Jill!!!

    😛

    hi everyone, i hope you are having a nice Monday, or at least its not too bad.

    thanks for the distraction 😛

    • chismosa says:

      i’m telling you it’s going to be MIGHTY CROWDED next year– Queen Latifah has a show, this idiot who kicked her daughter and is horrible may get one, Bethenny, Ricki Lake, Ellen, that british guy, Katie- the new Oprah, Steve Harvey, etc….
      too too much

  21. VV says:

    RHOBH HWs are busy Kyle, Camille and Charo are making an appearance on NBC.

    http://m.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tvguide.com%2FNews%2FBetty-White-Exposes-Real-Housewives-1059959.aspx&h=XAQE1sS1W&s=1

    Brandi
    ‘Housewife’ Brandi Glanville Drinks And Tweets – Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic myfoxla.com/story/20752659…

    Yolanda is on WWHL tonight

  22. AZGirl says:

    Good Afternoon Everyone! Cold here in AZ but warming up the rest of the week for the Phoenix Open. @Exit4: Thinking of you today. Sending hugs.
    Watching previews of BH and it is amazing when you take OUT Adrienne and Kim get together’s are fun. Dinner in Vegas looks like it was really enjoyable. Even Kyle was normal.
    I love the fact that Brandi is filming inside her home which is very modest comparatively to Lisa’s, Adrienne and Kyle’s homes. This is why I like Brandi. She does not try and BS the viewer. She is what she is. She is not putting on “airs” about her reality.
    I will check in later. BBL. Hugs.

    • Rebecca says:

      Ugh – I work on the TPC course. Traffic is about to get ludicrous around here. I scheduled two days of travel this week, but will probably have to work from home Thursday and Friday.

      One the plus side, the lake filled in and I got to watch four coyotes play in the sandtrap this morning. It’s the little things….

      • AZGirl says:

        Rebecca! Don’t you enjoy a bunch of drunk golf fans peeing in the streets and parking lots?????? I loved going when the tournament was at Phoenix CC. Now it is a nightmare. We only go if someone gives us passes.

  23. jezzibel says:

    I’d take crazy Kenya over lazy Kim Z any day. I think the ladies are getting along much better without Kim’s disruptive influence(makes me wonder how much hate and discontent she caused behind the scenes between her castmates). Lets face it they are all kinda looking at Kenya, scratching their hair and going “huh”.

    • Cartwheels says:

      Yes, yes, yes

      Kenya is all sorts of crazy but she is really putting it out there. I swear I just don;t know where does Bravo get these coo koo ladies but sure hit the nail with Kenya 🙂

    • Laineylainey says:

      I vote for Kenya, too

  24. VV says:

    My comment must be in Modration … or Blog Heaven? Where is it?

  25. VV says:

    For all of you Kyle, Camille and Charo fans:

    @AdrienneMaloof: Very excited for our appearance on the @BettyMWhite show tomorrow night! @TheRealCamilleG @KyleRichards18 @NBC http://t.co/OhKuxrYD

  26. Dwight Schrute says:

    As far as JZ’s comments about the Kardashians goes, if your claim to fame rests on a sex tape and a marriage/divorce for tv, she’s probably not too worried about having a child our of wedlock. That ship sailed looooong ago.

  27. VV says:

    For Brandi fans Tonight:

    ‘Housewife’ Brandi Glanville Drinks And Tweets – Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic http://www.myfoxla.com/story/20752659/housewife-brandi-glanville-drinks-and-tweets#.UQbPiMNgh_0.twitter

  28. designernailsdiana says:

    I LAUGHED so much at ATL last night from Greg and Nene shopping to Kenya in her bootie baring ummm dress? Swimsuit? Isn’t that what The Lawyer wore in Anguilla?
    Classic Kenya now!
    I think Cynthia is the pot stirrer now. She just had to tell Kenya what the Lawyer said. UGH come on ladies let her keep making an a$$ out of herself and entertain us on her own merit.
    I admit it’s great without Kim whining constantly on the show. Much more fun to watch.
    I won’t be watching her spin off. YUCK.
    I look forward to BH tonight. More Brandi shenanigans and Lisa being funny. Suzanne Summers with Kyle? I don’t like Kyle so I might go do sit ups while that part is showing.
    Great Blogs and Love everyone’s take on the ROL source about B.
    Happy Monday!
    Diana

  29. VV says:

    Okay, I must be on the naughty list. My stuff is not posting!

    • iceNfire says:

      here or on Bravo site? I see your Betty White post.

      • iceNfire says:

        * I see it Here

        • VV says:

          Nope… it was my Brandi post….

          • VV says:

            Here:
            For fans of “Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills”, West Hollywood is the place to be tonight. Gilt City Los Angeles will be hosting a book party for Brandi at the Palihouse and fans are welcome. They’ll meet Brandi, get a signed copy of her book, and hear her read excerpts…of course cocktails will also be served! For more information on the book party and to purchase tickets.

            ***The event is Sold Out****

    • melthehound says:

      Closet Freak’s take on Atlanta.

      • Laineylainey says:

        Thanks for posting that. Can’t wait to watch. Trying to catch up on today’s comments. They are getting stricter at work…and I need my job! Ugh! I was having withdrawal having to stay off the board.

  30. iceNfire says:

    kristen johnston ‏@kjothesmartass
    Hey GUTS fans! I’m only 5 votes away from #8! Only top 6 considered to win.It takes 2 seconds! http://shortyawards.com/kjothesmartass?category=author

  31. BB says:

    US.com has a poll going on whose talk show you’d rather watch, Kris Kardashian or Bethenny’s. Kris is winning right now. Now that surprises me.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      Maybe more people know who KK is? Otherwise, I’m baffled.

    • djprincessc says:

      That really disgusts me. What has Bethenny done thats SOOOOOO horrible?!?! She’s going through a divorce, yes its getting kinda ugly but thats what usually happens! I love how people start judging real quick, I like to see most people divorce stories! Kris Jenner is nothing but a pimp, the way she has exploited her family is disgusting, if Robert K senior could see all this he’d be turning in his grave! I hope that poll is fixed.

    • melthehound says:

      Is there a none of the above option?

    • Laineylainey says:

      Sorry my sweet dj, I would rather watch kris Jenner. Her delivery is less nervous breakdown inducing. Slow down Bethenny! B talks so fast, it stresses me out a tad.

      • djprincessc says:

        I get what you’re saying about delivery, but what could one possibly learn from Kris Jenner??!!?! What to do when your attention seeking 2nd born makes a sex tape with a R&B singer? Or how to teach your oldest daughter to keep having kids with a BF who is eternally 13?? Or how to cheat on your husband and marry an Olympic gold medalist?? Or maybe how to teach your 2 youngest daughters to act like they’re 30 yr old women when they’re really 12. lol. Its a joke!! I’m sorry, but the only thing that family could teach others about is makeup. lol. Thats it.

        • Nancy says:

          You forgot about her daughter getting pregnant while married to someone else.
          Isn’t that what mothers teach their daughters these days? (eye roll) Please.

    • BB says:

      Since I rarely watch talk shows, I don’t care. But really, do we need any more talk shows? There are enough out there already. I’d rather watch reruns of old comedy shows or old movies on TMC or the ID channel or anything except talk shows. .

  32. Boobah says:

    Thank you NMD, ramonacoaster, and BB for a great blog today!!

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