Kelly Bensimon slams Bethenny and calls RHONY Fake by NMD
Kelly Bensimon is the former model who joined the Real Housewives of New York in Season Two. Kelly had an epic breakdown / breakthrough on the show on Season 3 – on a place we all refer to as Scary Island after she felt attacked by castmate Bethenny Frankel. What we saw onscreen was bad enough, but cast mates said that behind the scenes it was far worse than what aired. Kelly was escorted “off the island” after short circuiting – but returned to finish the season, presumably on new medications that kept her subdued and compliant – but somehow altered her memory to a point where she could deny her own behavior even with evidence on film.
That was then and this is now, and as I type this, I have to wonder – was it just editing that put the scary into Scary Island? I’m going to hold that thought, eat a few jelly beans and carry on after saying Al Shapton Al Sharpton a few times to clear the air of all thoughts.
After Kelly was fired from RHONY – along with her puppet master Jill Zarin, wife of mortal enemy Simon Van Kempen – Alex McCord, and some other person – she impressed me by disappearing. She didn’t make a peep in the press or on twitter. The polar opposite of Jill and Alex, who both seemed determined to wheedle their way back on the show.
Irony of ironies – it is KKB that has now resurfaced and may light up the little screen in Season 6. According to Page 6 and now Wetpaint – she’s baaaack as a guest of the unflappable Countess LuAnn. Our dear Countess has remained friends with both Jill Z and KKB – much to my astonishment. I always felt that these on screen friendships were as fake as their purses.
Not only is she back, but she’s taking on nemesis Bethenny Frankel. Since Bethenny annihilated Jill and Kelly in Season 3, her star has fallen, and Kelly seems to have risen up to kick her when she’s down. It started with B’s appearance on WWHL to promote her new talk show. Apparently she must have mentioned something about RHONY, because Kelly tweeted this:
When someone responded with: “Kelly needs to get in touch with reality !!!!!”
Kelly promised “Just wait. I’m done being above it, the truth is coming out #rhony.”
But wait – it gets better. After Page 6 picked up that she had filmed a few scenes for Real Housewives (at LuAnn’s place), she gave an interview to Wetpaint. It was priceless. Asked about whether she’d get a one-on-one with Andy on WWHL she said:
“You know, I’ve done WWHL, I was there for my fifth book that came out about the Hamptons. But a one-on-one show I don’t think is an opportunity for me.
I mean, I wasn’t even a real Housewife. I was just supposed to be on a couple of episodes, and I ended up staying on for three years. Yes, I was on the show, but no one really saw my personal life. You didn’t see me at home or with my family. I mean, I have a twin brother and no one who watched the show even knew that. I kept my personal life personal.”
Is she delusional? She wasn’t even a housewife because no one saw her personal life??? Does she not remember filming in her home???
Asked if she’ll watch RHONY this season – Kelly says “I’m on it! I’m in a couple of scenes with LuAnn. And I love Carole Radziwell. She’s so smart. I like Heather too — she’s a great woman.” Oooh – that’s got to burn Jillzy since she thinks of Heather as HER replacement for some unfathomable reason.
Asked how filming went. “It was fun. It was a nice opportunity to hang out with Luann and Carole. It was real life. It wasn’t fabricated stuff. No enemies and no kooky craziness. It was great!” This from a woman who brought a fake boyfriend on the show to film with her, and just seconds ago claimed that we never saw the real Kelly. Oh my – she does amuse me.
So Kelly is back and as kookoo as ever. Maybe she’ll be a guest on Bethenny’s new show. That should bring the ratings!
And now a timeout from the housewives for a little science – here’s a fun video called “Where’s the Octopus”
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