I hate to see the show end.
I hate to see the show end.
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Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy Divorce 2014: Custody Case Damaging Her SkinnyGirl Brand? [Video] : Celebrities : ENSTARZ
It seems as though Frankel's latest book, Cookie Meets Peanut is already being called a failure after very few fans turned up to her book signing event in New York City last week. Reports indicate that Frankel was so upset over the poor turnout that she left her stand at the BookExpo America event after signing only a few books for her fans.
A witness told Page Six: "There were four people in line for Bethenny. Representatives for her publisher were sent out around the expo to recruit people to come to her stand. Through sheer hard work they managed to get some people over. After blaming others for the poor turnout, Bethenny left the show early."
I think there's a bigger factor with this book. The books she's done in the past have been more of the self improvement genre. Whether it's dieting and fitness or positive thinking, she's made money encouraging people. This is a children's book. It's a self indulgent children's book at that. I think that Bethenny as a "everyone adores me and is cheering for me" brand is tarnished. But I'm not sure that if she did another "be a better you" book that it wouldn't do well.
Bethenny might be a very good mommy, but she might lack a selling role model factor.
Her show was pretty good. I hope she controls her finances.....because another big gold mine might not pop up. She was practically 40 when her brand was purchased...and not rich before that.
But she is funny and smart.....so that is always an attraction.
You can do it!
I hope I'm wrong, but I tend to think she's probably not a great mom, primarily because she's never had anyone to teach her what a great mom is. She didn't have it from her own mom ... as she reminds us every chance she gets. Many women have that experience, but learn motherhood from friends, moms of friends or a mother-in-law. But Bethenny is so self-involved that i don't think she's put a lot of time into observing what effective moms do to learn from them. I think that in her mind, showering her daughter with love is all that is necessary. That's great for an aunt or a grandmother. But I think a great mother also has to be focused on what lessons to teach, and have an eye on the prize of the adult she wants to produce. I don't think that element of motherhood has occurred to Bethenny.
I read last night that they settled their custody suit. They will share joint custody. The good part is she will still have her paternal grandparents in her life.
I was reading over the weekend wher Bethenny was claiming Jason was emotinally abusing her & Bryn during hand-overs & abused her dog. Okay I thought they were still sharing their apartment but who knows. I haven't been keeping up with it. She will now have her assistant pick-up Bryn. I can totally see Bethenny spinning on how/what Jason said to uit her needs. As for the dog abuse, seems Jason took her dog to a doggie hotel without telling Bethenny. I can see how going out of town & having your ex-wife's dog in the apartment and not wanting or being able to take her with him. So he did the responsible thing and boarded the dog. He could have been flying & not able to answer a phone/text message about her dog. She knew by midnight where the dog was and got her back the next morning safe & sound. Why did she feel the need to bring that up in court?
If Skinng Girl is failing it is not due to her divorce. It is because it was a 'FAD" product & over-expanded& diversified was too soon. It was popular because you were liked & now well you're not. It doesn't really taste that good and is way too expensive. That is not Jason's fault; that is yours & Jim Beams.
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I could never stand an entire hour of Bethenny "anything". I never watched her spin-off show and once I watched about 15 mins. of her talk show before I had to change the channel. However, I always liked Bethenny in small, short doses (i.e. - when she was part of the RHONYC cast). I kind of wish Bravo would bring Bethenny back as a part-time "friend" of the NY Housewives now that she doesn't have much going for her on TV these days.
Andy has already offered Bethenny to come back and she has said NO so I doubt she will do it. As far as another show I thought she was good on her talk show and even better after the announcement of the cancellation came out. I really liked her show and with everything that was going on behind doors with Jason, I can see how all that took a toll on her.
I never liked Jason and I do believe that he showed a perfect face for the cameras but deep down inside he is a passive-aggresive and resentful guy.