I enjoyed Bethenny while she was a part of the Real Housewives of New York. However, could not follow her into a show that was all about her, but couldn’t really figure out why… until I read this piece written by Ilana Angel for the JewishJournal.com about Bethenny Frankel Hoppy’s new show, Bethenny Ever After. IMO, Bethenny seemed very self-centered and I thought that would change after she and Jason married and changed more after having little Bryn, but nothing seems to have changed ‘it’s all about me’ Bethenny:
“Bethenny starts off this week with a girl’s night out in anticipation of her 40th birthday. She has her “friends” over and you can’t help but wonder who these women are. She slams them, saying they look like hookers, and strippers. They are now watching back asking why the hell they even went.
Bethenny says that if she were to die now there would be no regrets. It’s sad. She would not see her daughter grow up, or get married and have her own kids, but no regrets. Good for her. They are drunk, dancing and making fools of themselves while Bethenny does a mean spirited recap about all of them.
20 years from now: Jason is happily re-married with two kids. Bethenny is estranged from Bryn and was the first cast-off on ‘Dancing With the Stars: Senior Edition’…
Bethenny gets the offer to do Skating With the Stars. Well we all know how that turned out. She is foaming at the mouth at the thought of doing it. She panics for a second wondering how she will do it, but you know that regardless of what Jason thinks about it, she is going to skate. Jason of course thinks it’s silly. He asks her why she does not hold out for Dancing With the Stars and she shoots down that stupid show. She does not want to do the 12th edition of anything, but rather the 1st edition of this. Nobody wants her to do it, but surprise, she is doing it.
She goes out for lunch with Shawn the party planner to discuss her birthday party. She keeps talking about how everyone is harping on her to have a party, yet we have not heard anyone mention it but her. Yet another story Bethenny has written in her head and adopted as real.
Sidebar: Bethenny says that turning 40 is not a hard thing to do and can be achieved by sitting in the corner. As my friend Matt fights cancer, and may not experience his 40’s, I want to tell her that it is hard actually. Count your blessing you selfish, self-centered, ridiculous woman.
Bryn is a really adorable baby and I wonder what her life will be like when everything will revolve around her mother. The way Bethenny describes her own mother, the one she does not talk to, is very similar to Bethenny’s own behavior. Interesting how karma works.
20 years from now: Bryn is the product of divorced parents who lavish her with the best of everything… but Bryn hates her mother. Yeah, karma…
Bethenny goes to a GLAAD event with her friend Jake and attempts to set him up. She throws out lame gay jokes, and in a matter if minutes, makes me want to poke my eyes out. She is back to party planning, the one she does not want, and is so full of crap that watching is painful.
She is talking about how at this stage of her life she wants something classy, yet she is saying sexually inappropriate things, to complete strangers, and acting like a child. She contradicts herself non-stop and if it was not so gross, it would be funny but the thing is, she’s not funny.