I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny Ever After The Season Finale
I’m really bummed that Bethenny Ever After is finished for the season. This is the one show that never fails to put a smile on my face and make me laugh. Sure I giggle at those crazy housewives when they act like complete fools but Bethenny’s show is very different from anything else on television, and it’s really a great show!
Bethenny’s speaking tour started with a sold out house in Red Bank, New Jersey with her name on the theatre marquee, Bethenny tells us that it is fulfilling talking to women, inspiring women and the first thing she does as she walks out on stage as the flash bulbs are popping is take a photo of the crowd. Every stage is the same, a tall bar stool with a tall but small round cocktail table, red roses and a Skinnygirl Margarita. Her notes on red cards sit on the table ready for our girl to talk to the crowd.
Bethenny’s show is inspiring, it’s informative but most of all it’s fun. She is exactly the same as you see her on television, particularly what we’ve watched on Bethenny Getting Married and Bethenny Ever After. Her life was definitely not “normal” by any stretch of the imagination but she’s really down to earth and when the audience asks questions, Bethenny doesn’t spit out pre-arranged responses, she is not robot-like at all, it’s from her heart and she cares about these people who buy her books and drink her cocktails.
I thought it was great to see Jason’s parents join the tour and watch Bethenny’s show in Pennsylvania. They were a great audience but afterward backstage Jason’s parents were so sweet and told Bethenny what she has probably longed to hear from her own parents her whole life, they told her that they were so proud of her. Bethenny has worked so hard and really deserves to have everything in life and since her own parents never supported her, she’s got the next best thing. Jason’s parents are loving and caring and exactly what Bethenny needed in her life.
Bethenny has also brought so much happiness to the Hoppy’s, a couple who have had the devastating loss of a child are brought back to life by this amazing women who gave them a beautiful granddaughter. Watching Carol Hoppy play with Bryn in the restaurant was so adorable, Bryn laughed and brightened up the whole room. Sometimes the perfect storm does happen. Jason and Bethenny meeting and falling in love has also enriched the lives of Jason’s parents.
Julie and Jackie, Bethenny’s two assistants got a bit of face time tonight, Julie admitted that it isn’t always sunshine and flowers working for Bethenny Frankel in fact apparently Bethenny’s first trimester of her pregnancy was extremely difficult for Julie. Julie understands what it means to be a good assistant, the way that she explained her need to be on an even keel regardless of whether Bethenny’s mood is up or down. Bethenny recently gave Julie a raise and a new title chosen by her fans on Facebook and Twitter, COC or Coordinator of Chaos.
The discussion of the move to California was addressed while Bethenny was Andy Cohen’s guest on Watch What Happens Live, she knows that her life and her business is in New York and will be staying there but did say it was possible she may have a small home in Los Angeles as they do spend a lot of time there. Funny, Bethenny can now afford that house that she and Jason admired while climbing the six foot high fence while visiting California and looking at homes, in fact, she can now probably buy three or four of those homes.
Bethenny had the final session with her therapist of the season, she talked about her amazing success and how she’d love to be able to see how her father would react to see the daughter that he always said wouldn’t amount to anything become even more successful than he had ever dreamed of being. Yes, Bobby Frankel was successful at what he did but in his personal life, there was a lot left to be desired and he never cared for his only daughter. His success was built over a lifetime and he was a well-respected race horse trainer but he never made $120 million in one fell swoop.
Bethenny also talked about having another baby, hopefully this time she’ll be able to announce it to her fans in her own way on her own terms rather than the termite Perez Hilton announcing it for her. Hopefully this time she won’t have Jill Zarin telling her how, when and where to announce her pregnancy and giving her tips on how to handle the press. This time we’ll all learn about the birth from Bethenny rather than Jill Tweeting nonsense she heard second hand. Best of luck to Jason and Bethenny in their quest to grow their family.
As the Hoppy family walks through the snowy streets of New York and discuss taking their staff out for a nice Italian Dinner, Jason checks his email on his cell phone. There it is, the “Final Offer” for Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Cocktails. While they aren’t allowed to discuss final figures, they always seem to slip out and $120 million dollars later, Jason keeps telling Bethenny how proud he is and she keeps including Jason as part of her success. Sickeningly sweet and I loved every minute.
Bethenny explained that after all these men run liquor companies turned her down when she tried to get them to produce Skinnygirl Margaritas, they all turned her down but now that she is a huge success they all want to buy her Skinnygirl Cocktails. This put Bethenny in an excellent bargaining position and she allowed the audience to see the final culmination of that negotiation as she and Jason sat quietly at their dining room table and just talked about it, cried and enjoyed the moment.
Flashbacks to scenes from The Real Housewives of New York that show Bethenny with some of her cast mates and introducing Skinnygirl Margaritas to Luann, discussing everything that Bethenny wants in her life with Jill and revealing her first logo with Alex. Bethenny got everything she wanted in life and more, she found not only the love and the success but a whole family she adores and a beautiful baby girl.
Bethenny compares it to winning the lottery but buying a ticket in the corner store is a whole lot different than what Bethenny has created. She has truly created an empire and her deal with Jim Beam allows her to continue to be the driving force behind Skinnygirl Cocktails.
The season ends as Jason presents Bethenny with their Wedding album and as they pour over the pages of photographs, Bethenny admits that marriage is hard and they’ve worked really hard to make it this far but after their first year, they’re really happy!
Season Three of the show will not be Bethenny moving to California as many predicted but it should be interesting as Bethenny who is frugal and conservative with her money along with her husband Jason who she describes as cheap begin to live their lives with $120 million dollars in the bank. I’m looking forward to seeing little Bryn in her second year growing and beginning to walk and talk, she is so adorable and will probably steal the show during season three. Bethenny has hinted that Season Three will be the last season of the show, most likely she’s so disappointed that Jill’s not watching so she’s just going to wrap it up and be done with it.
Watch What Happens Live Andy Cohen welcomed Bethenny Frankel to the clubhouse on Sunday. She has to be one of the most frequent guests and always seems to appear alone while most Housewives appear alongside another housewife or other celebrity.
Bethenny gave us a few revelations, she does sympathize with Slade Smiley, Gretchen’s boyfriend on The Real Housewives of Orange County. The popular thing to do seems to be bashing Slade Bethenny never lets popular opinion sway her own opinion.
The interesting part of the show actually came a day later. Andy’s poll for the evening asked viewers to choose their favorite mother. Seven choices were given including the winner Lisa Vanderpump and second place winner, Caroline Manzo. Bethenny came in third ahead of Andy’s mother and NeNe Leakes.
Apparently Jill Zarin was upset that she wasn’t included in the choices, for the record, Jill’s mommy wasn’t on the list either. Jill instructed her teenage trained thugs to tweet nasty things to Andy for not including Jill. Jill must have felt that she would have gotten a respectable number of votes but personally I think Andy Cohen did her a big favor. I think he was trying to save her the embarrassment of being on the bottom of the poll. Does anyone else believe that Jill watches Bravo all day and night waiting to hear if her name is mentioned?
I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Bethenny requested that Jill’s name not be mentioned on the show. She’s gotten the same questions over and over about Jill and it really is time to move on. Jill can’t seem to figure out how to move on but Bethenny clearly has moved on.
Jill watches Bethenny on Watch What Happens Live hoping beyond hope that her ex-bestie will utter her name just once. She’s on the edge of her seat, she shutters to hear them talking about how very rich Bethenny is now. According to Jill Zarin law you don’t talk about money but worse than their lapse of judgment, Jill doesn’t want to hear how rich Bethenny is particularly because it surpasses her husband’s net worth.
Jill learned along with the rest of us that Bethenny has decided not to move to California permanently and secretly Jill hopes this means that someday she’ll run into Bethenny in the street as she’s walking Cookie and little Bryn is in the stroller. In Jill’s fantasy the two women embrace and decide to stop for a cup of coffee. Bethenny tells Jill that she misses her and hopes that she’ll be in her life and little Bryn’s life. Bethenny agrees to leave Jason if he doesn’t agree with her decision to resurrect her friendship with Jill Zarin. Jill is lying in bed with Bobby Zarin and as Ginger lets one rip, she smiles thinking of how she would announce to her thousands of fans that Bethenny is her friend again….fade to black… Jill is shocked into reality as the commercial is over, Andy and Bethenny appear on her television screen once again…
As Jill continues to watch, Andy explains the game of the night. Andy’s mom reads Housewives quotes and it is Bethenny’s job to tell us who uttered those brilliant gems of wisdom. Jill waited as quotes came from Phaedra Parks and Tamra Barney but not one of Jill’s quotes was used and Jill makes a mental note to be more interesting in the future. Maybe she should hire a writer to feed her talking head interview quotes the way Kelly did. Maybe she’ll just steal some of Bethenny’s old funny one-liners the way Kelly did.
Jill is excited as Andy begins to ask Bethenny about The Real Housewives of New York he asked Bethenny how she felt about Alex’s modeling career and Sonja’s change this season. Bethenny doesn’t pretend that she’s not watching the Real Housewives of New York, Jill is secretly thrilled knowing the multi-millionaire is still watching the show as it could mean Bethenny is still interested in Jill Zarin. Bethenny agreed that Alex has what it takes to model, and that Sonja has become unhinged this season. Jill becomes a bit unhinged watching it, she’s wailing to Bobby, “why doesn’t Andy ask Bethenny about me?”
A viewer sends in a question, “Which NY housewife has changed the most?” Jill knows this is her moment, Bethenny is sure to agree that Jill has changed for the better but her heart sinks as Bethenny says that she thinks Alex has changed the most. Jill throws Ginger’s rubber chew toy at the television and Bobby stirs in his sleep.
Next Monday starts Real Housewives of New Jersey premier starts at 9pm /8pm Central, an hour earlier than normally with a full 90-minutes of Jersey girls. I know what you’re thinking, you’ve decided you’re done with Jersey, the show was really lousy last season and you’re not getting sucked in this time. We suffered through an entire 14-weeks of three housewives against one housewife and it got so boring and really stupid. It seemed scripted and contrived as all they did was talk about Danielle Staub and it appeared as though Danielle had done nothing to warrant all this attention. The big season end meeting between Caroline and Danielle was ridiculous and was the perfect horrible ending to a horrible season.
But before you give up on The Garden State, keep in mind that there are two new housewives and both were brought on with the sole intention of making Teresa Giudice’s life miserable. Is it bad that I am happy about that? Teresa’s brother and his wife Melissa join the cast, Teresa threatened to walk from the show if Melissa was granted a place on the show. The two women don’t get along and seem to be in a competition. Teresa tells us that Melissa copies everything from Teresa even her house décor and building materials yet best we can tell, Melissa’s home was built and decorated before Teresa’s, and best we can tell Melissa and her husband Joe Gorga actually paid the people who built their home.
Another new housewife, Kathie Wilke joins the cast, Teresa’s cousin and no surprise there, Teresa doesn’t get along with her either. Does Teresa get along with anyone? This season looks and feels very different from the past two seasons, rather than having a Manzo focus, Teresa and her family are given more air time and it isn’t pretty. How can you say no to that?
Tonight on Bravo a new Pregnant In Heels, I’m not sure how I feel about this show. It is not something that I absolutely have to see and make a point of watching each week but if it’s on and there isn’t anything else on that is better, I’ll watch. It is good for a bit of entertainment. I am going to go out on a limb and predict this is the one and only season for Rosie Pope.
Thursday night’s Watch What Happens Live Andy welcomes New York Housewives Kelly and Cindy but the reason we’ll all be tuning in, Simon Van Kempen will be singing his new song LIVE! Even Bethenny was excited!
Tomorrow Quincy will bring us her blog on Pregnant In Heels.
Until Next Time…