I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny Ever After / Watch What Happens Live / Inside The Actors Studio
Bethenny Ever After
There is a baby crying in Tribeca New York but not for very long. Bethenny rushes into the baby’s nursery where her baby nurse, Gina still fast asleep in the bed next to little Bryn’s crib doesn’t move. Bethenny picks up her baby and prepares her for a nice walk with mommy and their dog Cookie. Gina sleeps on.
Men with super high tech cameras follow Bethenny as she’s trying to have a nice quiet time with her baby walking the streets of New York, many tell Bethenny that is the price that she pays for fame and fortune but she hides behind a rather large man who is happy to assist the lady in distress. Bethenny simply doesn’t want her daughter’s photo splashed across the tabloid magazines.
Bethenny returns home to find Gina still snoozing away, as Bryn goes down for a nap next to her baby nurse.
Last week’s show focused a bit on Bethenny’s assistant Julie, tonight we learned quite a bit more about Gina, the baby nurse. Bethenny admits that Gina has been with them longer than probably necessary but also admits that Gina has become part of the family and they all love Gina!
When Gina arrives at Bethenny’s Redbook photo shoot with baby Bryn, Bethenny can immediately tell that there is something wrong. Bethenny notes that “Gina looks like she was punched in the gut”. It turns out Gina’s estranged husband has ceased all of her assets in Trinidad including a piece of property that Gina valued at $100k. Clearly Bethenny is torn between wanting to help and knowing that she can’t make any promises as she has no pull in Trinidad. Bethenny does the next best thing, she gets Gina a red velvet birthday cake and they all celebrate Gina’s birthday.
Bethenny confronts her intern/assistant Max who was a focus last season but is apparently ineffective and while Bethenny was tough on him, it was unclear at the end of the conversation whether or not he was actually fired. Bethenny told him he was late, lazy and a complainer yet said, “see you later” as he walked out the door. I think that’s the last we’ll see of Max.
The good news is Bethenny has teamed up with her foodie friend Nick who knows New York food like the back of his hand. They meet and discuss him writing a blog for her web site. The blog title, “Nick’s Creepy Crawl” seemed to hurt his feelings so Bethenny quickly changed it to “Nick’s Culinary Crawl”.
Bethenny admitted to having limitations when it comes to business and while she can market her products, when the product isn’t available, her efforts are worthless. She needs her husband Jason to help her in certain aspects of her business.
Talking to her therapist, Bethenny recognizes that there could be negatives to asking Jason to become part of her empire, if she begins to treat him like an employee, it could be a disaster.
Jason is willing to help but wants to immediately set boundries and manage Bethenny’s expectations. The couple agree to give it a try and plan to visit the bottling plant where Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Margaritas are produced and bottled. Jason tells Bethenny that forecast numbers put her Skinnygirl Margarita sales at one million in 2011. Bethenny smiles.
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
Guests: Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley
Andy begins by asking Gretchen about any plastic surgery or injectibles Gretchen may have had, she jokes that she’s had it all, her forehead, eyes, cheek implants, chin implant and even teeth. Andy doesn’t get the joke right away as he’s already searching through his little blue cards for the next question. He actually has to stop and ask, “Really? Have you had your teeth done?” Sigh…comeon Andy get it together!
The couple both agree that they adore Vicki’s daughter Briana, Gretchen says she likes Vicki too and then adds a “but” as she explains Vicki’s constant criticism of Gretchen’s business and continues to say she’s the only one who works.
Gretchen cleared up a few things, Tamra’s complaint that Alexis showed up for their work out in complete make up was ridiculous as Gretchen pointed out that Tamra also had a face full of makeup including false eyelashes. Andy didn’t care.
Gretchen also pointed out that as Tamra tried to convince Alexis that her husband Jim was very much like Simon Barney, Alexis never agreed with that at all. Andy seemed to think Alexis agreed with that a bit.
Tonight’s poll question asked viewers to choose Orange County’s hottest housewife, let’s see if Tamra’s statement holds true for viewers.
Andy’s three obsessions tonight:
1. Alexis and new housewife Peggy had a Play date The competition was obvious as each mother rattled off their young children’s accomplishments. From potty training to how well they articulate, these two women obviously each think they have the smartest children. Nothing unusual there but Andy did point out the unusual names – Milania/MacKenna/Capri/London poor James.
2. Andy next pointed out the obvious, Vicki is extremely unprofessional and inappropriate with her employees. In hotel rooms in their underwear and drinking excessively, touching and flirting. Andy joked that he would send Vicki a memo telling her she was inappropriate as soon as his assistant was finished alphabetizing his Spanks Magazines. Andy needs a new writer.
3. Finally Andy played last week‘s video of Tamra‘s view on her feud with Gretchen. Tamra feels that Gretchen owes her an apology, after all she only told the truth. According to Gretchen, Tamra doesn’t kow anything that is going on, Tamra doesn’t know the truth, its laughable. Gretchen doesn’t want to talk about it anymore. That’s great because we don’t want to hear about it anymore either!
Dozens of tweets were represented by a drunk caller who asked Slade about his child support woes. Slade explained that he does pay child support, he has one child who is extremely ill and in fact will be going in for surgery later this month. Slade said that he petitioned the court to reduce his child support so that he could focus his financial support on his ill child. People have been asking this question for months and it seems as though Slade has been rehearsing his response for just as long.
Slade did have a point, he would be in jail if he failed to pay his child support, however, if Slade was paying only a portion of his child support and owed a substantial amount of back support, I’m not sure that they would put him in jail, making it impossible for him to earn money to pay the balance. It wouldn’t make a lot of sense to cut him off from his income and ability to pay, would it?
Another popular question, does Slade have a job? Gretchen stupidly says once again that his job is to service her in the bedroom. OMG Gretchen, Stop! Slade talks about helping Gretchen with her business’s as well as claiming to have a consulting company and rattling off a few companies that he’s been working with. I don’t believe a word of it.
A viewer asked if the couple had any plans to marry, they simply said, “Watch what happens” but as we all know through rumors, Slade will propose to Gretchen on the final episode of the show at the season end party.
Andy then threatened viewers with Gretchen’s new song, Revelation. Playing about 15 seconds of the song it is very different from her first ballad that she released at the end of last season.
Then Andy threw out the ultimate insult, saying that the song was prepared using “Autotune” to which Gretchen and Slade both violently denied. In Gretchen’s defense, her song last year did prove she has a nice voice. I think the sound Andy was hearing was the disco type effects added to the song to give it a dance sound. Autotune corrects pitch and tune in a song and sounds very similar to what they’ve done to Gretchen’s new song.
Andy reads a few tweets that were sent to him during the live show, Tamra wants to know why Slade is in New York while his son is having surgery in a week. Good question Tamra, those flights from New York to Los Angeles are taking almost a week these days. What? Of course Slade and Gretchen interject that Slade will be back home well before the child has surgery. Is that the best you’ve got Tamra?
Jill Zarin tweeted several times to Andy Cohen, once threatening to call into the show but noted that the last time she called, they didn’t put her through on the air. As many people tweeted to Jill how ridiculous she was trying to get on the air, she tweeted to viewers not to be angry with Andy for not putting her call through, as it wasn’t Andy who did that. Hysterically funny Jill Zarin, of course it was Andy’s decision, you don’t think he decides who is put on the air? Think again!
Jill then tweeted that Gretchen looked lovely and she wanted to know where to get Gretchen’s make up. Jill knew that Andy would allow that innocent tweet to get on the air and it also allows his guest to plug her cosmetics. Five tweets later, I’m sure Jill was happy that her name got on air.
A few other topics covered, Gretchen did not have a boob job, she claims that Kelly Ripa turned her on to the $50 Victoria Secret boob job (bra). The couple ran into Slade’s ex and first housewife Jo at a LA Laker’s game recently and described how Jo walked past them several times. The couple noted that they didn’t know if they would sign a pre-nuptial agreement but Gretchen says they most likely would as her parents want her to sign one.
Another lame game that only included Slade responding to nasty comments from women of Orange County. Slade didn’t take it seriously, he was annoyingly condescending, and laughed off every comment. “Why do you keep banging housewives?” Slade responds, “they’re good in bed”. “Slade thrives on drama”, Slade says, “yes, I am very dramatic”. “Slade is an opportunist, he doesn’t work, doesn’t pay child support, he’s a bad dad and he whores out Gretchen”. Slade, “yes, yes its all true”. sigh…stupid game! Did the WWHL crew really think that Slade would respond seriously to each of these accusations?
Andy’s 3 Wishes:
1. Help Japan victims through the American Red Cross
2. Just when we thought it was over…Ben Weiner is 14 Happy Birthday
3. Hitler’s girlfriend Ava Brawn dressed as Al Jolson? Random!
Poll Results – Orange County’s Hottest Housewife Gretchen wins with 40% Tamra comes in second with 30% Alexis is third with 21%
Coming up on Watch What Happens Live:
Tuesday – Kathy Griffin
Sunday – Alexis Bellino
Inside the Actor’s Studio by Quincy IL
This week the honored actor was a graduate of the Master’s Class in Acting at Pace University. His name is Bradley Cooper and he graduated in 2000. He is of Irish and Italian heritage. His parents and several friends are in the audience. James Lipton was the moderator and the producer of this show/class.
Bradley’s first experience with acting was in the 4th grade. He went on the graduate from Georgetown University with honors in English. James Lipton gave him the audition for the school himself. They discussed the experience that every member of that audience had had in order to be admitted.
Teachers from the grad school were introduced and honored by the audience and by Bradley Cooper. He interacts with several of them routinely in preparation for his work in major movies.
James Lipton and Bradley introduce Renee Zellweger (also his girlfriend) who also has been on the stage of this grad school class.
Bradley Cooper was in “Sex and the City” playing the role of Jake, the downtown smoker. Instead of attending his graduation he was filming “One Hot American Summer.” He played, Will Tipton in Alias with Jennifer Garner as his costar. He acted with Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd in “Three Days of Rain.” They described Bradley role in “Hangover” which won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy. In that role, he also won the MTV award for best comedy performance. He was in a movie called, “Limitless.” In this movie, he takes a drug that enhances his mental abilities. He worked with Robert DeNiro, his idol. He is currently working on “Hangover 2.”
When discussing his acting he discussed his desire to find inspiration through research and authenticity. He tries to keep sharp and sometimes he feels scared that he will fail. He discussed the process of learning to memorize dialogue and acting as an art. He has a desire to get better and to learn. His joy is as real as it was when he was in school. The class gave him a standing ovation for his accomplishment and what he has done for the school in return.
Mary Amons of The Real Housewives of DC will be in Chicago tomorrow to promote her charity Labels Of Love, she’ll be at Christofle Boutique, 900 N Michigan Shops.
Wednesday, March 16th
Chicago Boutique—900 North Michigan Ave
Looking forward 2 a fun trip 2 Chicago 2 promote the @labels_for_love cross at the Christofle boutique! Wed 3/16. Can’t wait!
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