Bethenny and Kelly: The Saga Continues
That could be the name of their new reality show because so much has been made of the rift between these “Housewives of NYC”. This week we were left hanging after another round of arguing between the ladies and I am sure we can expect it to get even hotter once the reunion show rolls around in 2 weeks. I was checking out the Bravo TV website today and saw that Kelly turned her blog into a tennis match of sorts by lashing out at Bethenny over a comment she made on her own blog.
Bethenny’s blog focused mostly on her recent book, “Naturally Think”, which is currently on the New York Times bestseller list. She briefly mentioned the face-off with Kelly saying, “The reconciliation was my idea – not Jill’s. I just chose to do it at her house because of the charity meeting. That meeting showed that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results. Kelly and I don’t have much in common. We have arms and legs and are on The Real Housewives. Other than that, we’re quite different. Short of us boxing at Madison Square Garden, it can’t get much worse than it already is. Not everyone has to be friends.” Kelly fired back a response on her blog saying, “I hate confrontation, and I am annoyed by the soap opera/mafia sit-downs. I tried to be nice to Bethenny at the Jill Stuart fashion show. She chose to fight with the new girl, and was rewarded with press and airtime.” Kelly went on to say, “I don’t need to get to the bottom of why we had an argument, nor do I like to be policed on a constant basis. Bethenny and I don’t travel in the same circles, and we have some mutual friends, but I rarely see the cast outside of the show. If Bethenny wants my attention I’d rather do something with her that is fun and productive, rather than indulge her negative behavior. I just wanted the conversation to be over so we could focus on the real reason I was there. Jill invited me over to help with the charity meeting, and I wanted to get started.”
The battling duo has resulted in rating galore for Bravo TV, although both Bethenny and Kelly have hinted that we will never see another on-air argument between the two after this season is complete, hinting that someone will not be returning to the show.
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” doesn’t air until May 12, but already the ladies are the talk of the town
The premiere episode, which airs on May 12, will focus on Danielle Staub, a divorced housewife who’s on the hunt for a sugar daddy. She is seen planning a date with a man who’s she’s never met in person, but has had hot & heavy phone sex with. Two housewives follow her to the restaurant, where she ends up being stood up by the internet mystery man, but the interesting part is where she met him. Danielle found her potential boyfriend on website wealthymen.com, which caters to women seeking a higher dating experience (by higher they mean successful men who make over $100K a year). I checked out the site and it’s actually real. The site verifies income of potential suitors into different categories along with pictures and profiles.
It will certainly be interesting to see what other type of suitors she has this seaon. Until then….
Lisa Wu-Hartwell of ‘Real Housewives’ Unveil Dressy Collection
Atlanta Housewife, Lisa Wu-Hartwell, is launching another business venture in addition to her jewelry line and real estate businesses. This time she’s putting her name on a fashion line, set to debut tonight.
Lisa Wu-Hartwell has teamed up with Atlanta-based designer and American InterContinental University graduate Evelyn Lambert to launch ‘Closet Freak’, an 18-piece collection which will debut at an invite only showing in NYC tonight. The line includes skirts, tops, jumpsuits and dresses with a focus on detail. Comparing the style and price point to retailer ‘Bebe’, the line includes jersey dresses with ruffled necklines, strapless jumpsuits with blousy pant legs, bubble skirts and print blouses in sheer silk chiffon and silk charmeuse. “I wanted very classical, elegant pieces, but still a little flirtatious. I think these days a lot of women overexpose themselves to get attention,” said Wu-Hartwell. Even though her name is on the line, she is quick to point out that she is not a fashion designer saying, “I’ve always loved fashion … the ‘studying’ I have done is going to retail shops for years and knowing quality”.
Proceeds from Closet Freak will benefit the Big Hart Foundation, the Hartwells’ nonprofit organization to aid children and female victims of domestic violence.