Was Snooki drunk when she “wrote” her books? Will my butt look like Kim‘s in the Kardashian Kollection? Will Skinny Girl help us shred a few? They may have gotten into a few bar fights, pulled each other’s hair, or cursed America out on national TV, but these stars sure did take advantage of their broadcast leverage and turned their 15 minutes of reality fame into multimillion dollar fortunes. While we once may have mercilessly laughed at them, these numbers are no joke.
East Coast peeps, we hope you’re safe, stocked up and dry. Hurricane Sandy’s been causing all kinds of a mess but we’re staying put and waiting for it to … blow over. This too shall pass, right? So, to keep you distracted and entertained at the same time, through the Frankenstorm, we thought we’d take a gander over at celebrityville and see what the word on Twitter is. Worked for us, because we found at least 10 H’wood tweets that made us crack up in different ways. For instance, while Ricky Gervais‘ tweet made us crack up laughing, Lindsay Lohan‘s made us crack out heads against a wall. And since we can’t banter with them in person, we still got some repartee to dish out. So, we’ll just do it the best way we can — right here!
1. Ricky Gervais: Now we’re calling Sandy “Kandy” now, thanks to you, Ricky. Repping the “K”!
2. Lindsay Lohan: Right, because it’s really not that serious, L.L? World, do not take disaster advice from L.L. EVER.
So Bethenny Frankel likes her clothes, you guys. A lot. When we interviewed her at New York Fashion Week, the Real Housewives star spoke about her wardrobe in the same awestruck tone that people speak about their children, significant other, or God. According to her, it’s been her primary motivator in life, and is the reason she’s done pretty much everything done, ever.
“My closet is a shrine to be prayed to,” she says. “I waited 40 and a half years for that closet. Everything I’ve ever done, ever cocktail I’ve ever swilled and hawked. Every piece of shape-wear I’ve ever sewn was all to get to the point where I have the closet that I now have.” Wow. What else can you say to that, really? But the outspoken Skinnygirl spokes-lady wasn’t done. “People are coming out of the closet? I want to go back in the closet!”
So there you have it: this lady devoted her life to clothes. But even more importantly, what couture would she rather die than wear? “I wouldn’t be caught dead in Aladdin pants, those Sinbad pants. I wouldn’t be caught dead in acid wash.” She also admits a weakness for a certain fashion no-no. “I am often caught dead in a camel toe. As much as I try to avoid it, and as much as I love a jumpsuit, camel toe is my best friend.” We’re going to take some time come to terms with the fact that we just typed that. In the meantime, you should head down to the gallery below and see more familiar faces who hit up New York Fashion Week!
Coco has proved time and time again that she is the best sport when it comes to the world’s fascination with her assets. We kind of find it amusing that, in a clip from her appearance on Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show, she is surprised to learn that she has the most Googled butt on the planet. She’s modest that way. We also love that her next response is to empower all the other ladies out there. “It’s OK to have a little dimples, girls! I’ve got them.”
After being felt up by the host, Coco defends herself against doubters who think there’s no way that rear is real. “I’m 33 years old — of course, it was smaller when I was in my teenage years,” she says. So everybody looks at pictures and is like, ‘It’s not as big as it is now.’ But I’m 33 and a woman! I gained weight!”
When reality-TV star/SkinnyGirl maven/proud mamma Bethenny Frankel stopped by VH1 to appear on Big Morning Buzz Live, she revealed something shocking: “I’m just one who goes for looks; I don’t care about brands.” OK, maybe not that shocking, but pretty interesting coming from a former Real Housewife of New York. Still, she was able to tell us who was behind the casual-chic look she wore on the unusually warm, official last day of winter. All except the jeans, which she bought for $30 on South Beverly Drive. Check out the outfit and we’ll share the other details.
Bethenny Frankel’s no-nonsense demeanor definitely makes her the real-est of the Real Housewives of New York.Ã‚Â But now she’s trying to drop her trademark ‘tude, and even got a coach to help her! In an effort to make her syndicated “advice-based” talk show more sell-able, Bethenny has hired a mentor to essentially teach her to be nice. On air, at least.
The reality star recently shot the pilot for an “advice-based” show, but the reactions have been mostly negative so far. Producers think it’s her brash New York manner that rubbed test audiences the wrong way. Ã¢â‚¬Å“She came off as too aggressive,Ã¢â‚¬Â a source told the New York Post. So now they’re calling in outside help to smooth out the tough-talking Manhattanite’sÃ‚Â rough edges. The coach would offer her advice like “speaking more slowly,” and “being nicer,” the source continues.
We’d definitely like to watch the de-bitchification process in action. In fact, we’d like to watch that way more than we’d like to watch her talk show. First she gets lost at sea, and now she’d a modern day My Fair Lady? Once again, Bethenny Frankel’s real life proves to be much more interesting than any reality show could ever hope to be. Maybe a network could combine these two concepts and leave her and a niceness coach stranded on a deserted island. Forever.
And now for a reality show we’d REALLY like to see. Things got a little too real during Real Housewives of NYC star Bethenny Frankel’s sailing trip this weekend, as she and her husband spent over twenty-hours stranded in the North Atlantic! A GPS failure on the couple’s sailboat lead to a “scary” and “absolutely traumatic” ordeal for the reality couple. “I was on a sailboat on Saturday that was supposed to be eight hours and it ended up being twenty because were lost at sea,” she told E! News. Their ship was enroute to the island of Nantucket when it was hit by a large tidal wave that disabled their navigation device.
The group of ten passengers (presumably with a movie star, professor and someone named Mary-Anne to go with the reality millionaire and his wife) were understandably terrified, and Bethenny found her thoughts turning to her 15-month old daughter, Bryn. “I was thinking, Oh, my God, Bryn! I’m not going to be there at six o’clock in the morning when she wakes up and she’s going to wonder where Mommy is and gosh,” she said. “If something were to happen to me, what would happen to her. I was having horrendous thoughts.”
What very nearly could have been a real life Gilligan’s Island was averted by a call to the U.S. Coast Guard. “We were in the middle of the deep sea with no land or anybody near us,” she explained. “The captain had never, in 30 years, called the Coast Guard.” The captain then proceeded to berate a small man wearing a red shirt and white bucket hat (we imagine). Luckily the team is back on land. And even more luckily, a camera crew for her new reality show Bethenny Ever After was on hand. We’ll definitely be DVR-ing that one.
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In case you were wondering how something could be low-cal, alcoholic and all-natural without tasting like rubbing alcohol, the answer isÃ¢â‚¬Â¦it can’t. Real Housewives Of New York vet Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl margaritas are off the shelves in Whole Foods, allegedly after the company found out the drinks contained the preservative sodium benzoate, “This product had been offered in about a dozen of Whole Foods Market’s 310 stores. After discovering that it contains a preservative that does not meet our quality standards, we have had to stop selling it,” their spokesperson told E! Online. Frankel fired back, “With all due respect to Whole Foods, we were in a dozen of their stores and have decided not to continue in these stores. They represent an infinitesimal fraction of our business. We are, in fact, the fastest growing spirits brand in the U.S. We were bound to piss someone off and everyone loves to try to tear down a success.” Dang girl, how many of those margs did you have before releasing a statement like that?
In addition to her thin-person booze kerfuffle, Bethenny Frankel defends Bravo over allegations that the network could bear any responsibility in RHoBH‘s Russell Armstrong’s suicide. “It’s preposterous to blame a TV show for someone’s suicide. When the show started filming, I’d heard he wasn’t so kind to his wife. But I know nothing about them,” Frankel told USA Today. Hoo boy. Controversy like this makes us want to stop by Whole Foods and pop open a fewÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.oh wait a minute. Nooooooooooo!
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