Bethenny is Back and the RHONY are Happy! by NMD
Life is full of lollipops and unicorns – Bethenny Frankel is returning to Bravo as a Real Housewife of New York! It probably took a boatload of cash or perhaps an unhealthy dose of narcissism. Whatever the case, Bravo seems to think we want to see more of her, and she seems to think we want to see more of her. Even her castmates seem to think we want to see more of her. I’m not sure if I do. Her exit from RHONY was perfect timing after Season Three – when she was generally liked by viewers. After a few seasons on her own show – much of the time spent emasculating Jason Hoppy – a disastrous turn on Stars on Ice, a messy divorce, and a failed talk show, she may just be overexposed enough to be uninteresting. We’ll see. I’m ambivalent, or perhaps cautiously optimistic. The franchise needs something. Maybe this is it.
I will say, I’ve never seen such fanfare for someone joining the franchise. She’s got a spread in People, wrote her own blog, Bravo has an article, Sudsy Sonja gave an interview to some Magazine I can’t read without getting a virus, and everyone and their dog is tweeting up a storm:
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 20, 2014
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) October 20, 2014
— Lindsey DiMattina (@LDimat) October 20, 2014
And from the Red Head
Is Orange the New Black for Teresa Giudice?
Breaking news! Teresa Giudice has been fired by her crisis manager Wendy Feldman. Feldman,who must never want to work for anyone famous again, aired their dirty laundry in US Magazine. Apparently she was miffed that Teresa ignored her advice (has she met Teresa?) and requested to be housed in the Danbury Facility. Our own T-Rex has done a lot of research on this, and assures us that Danbury is no longer accepting inmates, so it is unlikely Teresa’s request will be successful. T-Rex’s best guess (and no one can really know at this point) is that Teresa will be assigned to the facility in West Virginia where Martha Steward spent her time.
This is the sort of thing that really pisses me off. Wendy claims that you cannot request a facility, and in doing so Teresa has damaged all the careful work Wendy has done behind the scenes to get her into a particular facility. Say What? Does the Federal Government give preferential treatment to people with a crisis manager? Someone should really look into this Wendy Feldman’s contacts to see what is going on here. This country prides itself on Justice for All. It seems to me that whatever process is in place for assigning facilities should be followed for everyone, not everyone without a crisis manager.
Let’s dissect what Wendy said to US Weekly.
“Sadly, my time with Teresa and has come to an end. My client relationships are very important to me, however today’s filing regarding Teresa’s Bureau of Prisons designation request was not done with my knowledge or input. I am not the consultant referred to in filing.”
So who really did the firing?
“This is clearly not the first time my advice has not been followed, but this is the time where the stakes are the highest. Both for my clients and myself, I work hard to maintain a strong relationship with the Bureau of Prisons. As I’ve tried to instruct Teresa, this is a process that must be respected. A designation to a camp is a gift, not a requirement from the BOP and the judge.”
A gift? Who is giving this gift? Can you gift federal resources? That all sounds fishy to me. And quite frankly, a designation to a camp is a requirement if a prisoner is going to spend time in a camp. Doesn’t she mean a designation to a particular camp? Is Teresa going camping? Is that the new word for prison?
“By making this request, Teresa has jeopardized months of work, months of preparation and in fact may jeopardize where she is ultimately designated or sent to.”
Months of preparation. Is Wendy saying she knew Teresa was going to get camp time? And wouldn’t some of that time be better spent helping Teresa fill out her paperwork properly?
“My ultimate responsibility is to all of my clients, not just to Teresa.”
Again, what exactly does this woman do to get her clients special consideration. Someone really does need to look into this. And why is she airing this all out in public?
“I’m hopeful that, at some point, a change occurs and rehabilitation begins. My thought and wishes will always be with her children.”
How gracious of you to hope that Teresa changes and gets rehabilitated. Isn’t that the point of going to camp?
“I’m well-known for investing my heart and soul into my clients and today’s decision didn’t come lightly or without prior events leading up to this.”
You sound a little bit self serving. Is this all about you?
I hope Teresa’s new advisers really do help her through this difficult time. It seems to me that she’s better off without this shady Wendy Feldman who threw her under the bus at the first opportunity!