Bethenny Ever After May 2, 2011
Only one episode left, just like the first season of Bethenny’s Getting Married? I’m really going to miss this show. Bethenny’s show has been really fun to watch, like an hour long sit-com with real people. It never fails to put a smile on my face. For those of you who are sickened by me enjoying the show, get ready to vomit!
The Hoppy family is having a Merry Christmas in 75 degree weather in Malibu California. Not only that but they’re staying at an amazingly beautiful home right on the ocean. I can certainly see why Bethenny really wants to move to California. Jason arrives a few days later and finds another man in his house. Ethan, Bethenny’s Skating With The Stars partner spent the night on the couch in front of the fireplace.
Bethenny and Ethan did well on Skating With The Stars and I think that they made it to the finals due to a number of different factors. It was like the perfect storm of Bethenny having the perfect partner who brought out the best in her, the fans rallied behind her because she was really thrown under the bus by the judges, in particular Johnny Weir and the fact that she really did improve from week to week until her confidence showed through. Bethenny acknowledged on the show that it was her fans that got her through to the end. She didn’t win the trophy but she certainly did what she set out to do.
I thought it was really sweet that they went as a family to the Christmas Tree farm and cut down their own tree, Jason tells us that his family started that tradition when he was a kid and that is a tradition that Bryn is going to cherish forever. Jason thought the trees were expensive, he said this tradition is cheaper to carry out in Pennsylvania. I thought the prices were pretty reasonable.
Jason and Bethenny took Cookie with them for a ride in the back of the big truck driven by the Tree Farm owner, who looked like Santa minus the red suit. It was a bumpy ride but during the trip Jason and Bethenny had a very sweet exchange. Jason told Bethenny that his family hasn’t had a lot to be happy about, after losing his brother I imagine every holiday had a dark cloud over the celebration. Jason told Bethenny that she and Bryn have brought joy back into the Hoppy family’s lives and Bethenny was really touched. Bethenny felt the same way about the Hoppy family bringing joy into her life. It was very touching and real as they both were very emotional.
They all seemed to really have a great time decorating, and wearing ugly Christmas sweaters, having cookies and milk on the Christmas train and Cookie enjoyed helping herself to some of the Christmas food. Bad Cookie!
We were told that the Hoppy’s went and spent Christmas with Jason’s parents in Pennsylvania when they left Malibu but we didn’t get to see it, maybe this was their private Christmas time or possibly it was cut out due to lack of time.
Back in New York we see ugly dirty snow and dirty streets and Bethenny tells us that now that Skating With The Stars is over it is business as usual. Bethenny’s foodie friend Nick wrote his first food blog and Bethenny reads the entire blog out loud, she’s very impressed with Nick’s writing but also with the way that he turned it into a story including his impressions of Bethenny, he really understands what will work well on the web site. Bethenny calls Nick and invites him out to a nice dinner to offer him a part time job to help writing and editing her web site. Nick looks good with his new haircut but tells Bethenny that his girlfriend of 18 months just recently broke up with him. Bethenny does her best to build his confidence, she seemed to know exactly how the relationship broke down and Nick seemed surprised at how well Bethenny understood what happened. She’s an expert in the dating department, she’s done it for a really long time.
Nick impresses Bethenny once again with his knowledge of the different styles of Chinese food, he really does know his stuff. With the exception of Max, Bethenny does a great job of knowing good people to hire, in her defense, Max said all the right things, he just wasn’t able to execute the job well. I have to give Bethenny credit for taking the time to know Nick, recognizing his talents and bringing him on board to work with her, Nick is very lucky to have met Bethenny, he’s an interesting, smart and deserves this exposure, it’s the perfect working relationship.
The Skinnygirl bus is ready, Bethenny brings aboard a new assistant, who used to work for her and recently graduated from college. Jackie is the assistant who was so kind to us when we went to see Bethenny when she came to Chicago, she also told me that she reads this blog…Hi Jackie! Thanks again for everything, we really enjoyed meeting you and Bethenny while you were in Chicago!
The press is there as they board the bus, photos are taken and as they drive away, Bethenny reminds the team, including her very tall agent, Brian that they don’t poop on the bus. Number one rule, no number two on the bus! Bethenny is excited but a bit nervous, she’s spoken in front of hundreds of women but this will be thousands of fans in a large theatre. When she arrives at the venue in New Jersey her name in lights on the marquee and the theatre manager tells her the theatre is sold out, Bethenny is clearly thrilled.
As the theatre fills with fans, they’re drinking Skinnygirl margaritas and dancing in the aisles, the atmosphere is fun and exciting for fans as they wait for Bethenny to take the stage. This being her first appearance may have been a bit different than what I saw but she was very laid back, relaxed and confident as she spoke to the audience, took questions and told some great stories. As her tour continues, Jason at times has to stay back on the weekend and fly in to join the tour so that he can work as well.
Only 1 more episode, which is very sad but it looks like we’ll see the inside, real story of the sale of her Skinnygirl Margarita label and she certainly seems overwhelmed by the life changing amount of money she’s being offered.
From this morning’s Twitter pages, Bethenny was asked:
that skating judge refused to allow bravo to use the footage with him in it.
I love that Bethenny chose THAT tweet to respond to, she was asked several different ways why Weir didn’t appear on the show but she carefully chose the one that called him “needle dick”. I think she’s brilliant! In the end we got the answer to the question we’ve all been asking for weeks and she got a dig in to Weir.
Why do you all think that Johnny Weir refused to allow his ugly mug on screen? He didn’t want to be involved with Bethenny in any way? He was afraid they were going to make him look worse than he already looked? It was kind of silly since most of Bethenny’s viewers did watch her and already saw him act like an ass on the show, besides all of his nasty comments are available on the internet to view anytime. Whatever his reasons, he really only looks like a spoiled child and he may have just pissed off the wrong people at Bravo (NBC) by being stubborn.
Is that it or does Radar Online have the whole story? They’re reporting that Bethenny had an outburst on the set:
“She angrily yelled at Johnny that she was a grown woman on ice wearing pigtails and sparkles and that she doesn’t take the whole thing too seriously. Johnny was backstage just talking to his friends, stylist Avo Yermagyan and designer Traver Rains, and you could tell by the look on their faces that they were stunned by her outburst.
“It was embarrassing to watch because the skaters are supposed to be respectful and maybe even woo the judges, but that didn’t seem like Bethenny’s agenda. “She said some nasty things that weren’t funny and then kept screeching louder and louder, over and over again, ‘you can’t take a joke!’
“Someone asked her what she was drinking and she stopped and responded a Skinny Girl Margarita, almost as if she took a moment to plug her drink she promoted”
Read the entire story here:
Tonight on Bravo, Top Chef Masters is growing on me, I like the challenges and the chefs are accomplished but we still see some conflict as their styles clash and while they seem to respect each other, everything isn’t always sunshine and roses. The food always looks really good!
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Until Next Time….