Carole Radziwill to Bethenny Frankel: If You Come For Me, Don’t Miss!!

This week on The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 Episode 7, Bethenny Frankel and Dorinda Medley were helping the Americans in Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery efforts.

Bethenny gossiped about Carole’s boyfriend, and the feud between the erstwhile friends continued to intensify.

Now, Carole has taken to her blog to write about Bethenny. And she gets pretty vicious.

If you watch The Real Housewives of New York City online, you know that Bethenny was appalled at the slow recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

While she didn’t toss a paper towel roll into the crowd and declare “mission accomplished,” she did hand out $ 125,000 in gift cards in addition to toys for children and other basic necessities.

In her blog post, Carole praises her … after a fashion.

“I’m glad to see my friend Bethenny step outside her affluent bubble, with her stream of rich boyfriends, rich friends with private planes, million dollar homes, and five-star resort vacations.”

That, folks, is shade. And it absolutely sets the tone for the rest of her post.

“One gets the impression this is the first time she’s witnessed real poverty. It can be life-changing. I know it was for me, many years ago when I first covered tragedies as a journalist.”

You have to love when people talk about someone else’s actions while reminding you of their own.

“The shock of having, then losing, one’s home and all its possessions (and having the guts and dignity to soldier on) is awe-inspiring.”

Yeah, but not in a good way. There’s a fine line between admiring someone’s perseverance and what people call “poverty porn.”

“It is partly why I quietly give money to charities and political campaigns I believe will make a difference in the world. And why, years ago, I created my own charitable foundation.”

And why she “quietly” blogs about it, right?

Carole hopes that Bethenny’s work in Puerto Rico will change her, as well.

“It is a good use of celebrity, and I hope this journey will make Bethenny a wiser and kinder person closer to home too.”

Then she gets more direct.

“From the looks of it she’s got a ways to go.”

Still, Carole expresses optimism for her former friend.

“But I’m not counting her out yet!”

At least there’s that.

“We are now in Episode 7, and as I continue to say how proud I am of her, and ask her about Puerto Rico, she continues to be out-of-control aggressive, parrot back anything Sonja tells her, berate Tinsley (a woman who wrote her a $ 10k check) and insult me behind my back.”

Politely insulting someone instead of directly insulting someone might be better … but not by much, right?

“And that’s just over drinks at Megu. Lol.”

Carole then makes a cringeworthy comparison.

“At lunch Dorinda is being verbally water-boarded, (that’s what we all call it).”

She’s about to explain her analogy, and we get it, but it’s not the most sensitive word to use. Domestic abusers have been known to use this torture method on their victims. Find a new metaphor.

“Bethenny does this often, you’ve all seen it:  her uninterruptable talk pattern that leaves her victims helplessly nodding in agreement.”

Bethenny Frankel has a forceful personality. She is charismatic. That is part of why she is so successful and why she makes for such good television.

“Sonja does this too which may be why these two are attached at the hip now.”

Notably, Bethenny believes that Sonja deserves more respect because she opened her home to Tinsley in her time of need.

“Dorinda is being used as a pawn to further Bethenny’s agenda and she doesn’t quite know it — yet.”

Right now, that agenda is just … helping people in Puerto Rico.

But Carole objects to how Bethenny characterizes her and to how her boyfriend, Adam, is characterized.

“Not only am I a high maintenance, eyelash-wearing, fashion-obsessed, childless friend who doesn’t have a job and isn’t interested in what’s going on in the world, but guess what, Adam is too (minus the lashes)!”

Bethenny did not appreciate that Adam refuses to do charity work without compensation. And she said as much on this week’s episode.

“As a woman, it makes me sad to watch another [woman], who I thought was my friend, talk behind my back with such cattiness and disrespect.”

Some may question whether speaking in front of a camera in footage that will certainly be aired qualifies as “behind someone’s back.”

“But it makes good television and in the end that is Bethenny’s one true friend. Pass the popcorn.”

Carole gets very defensive over her career.

“All I’ll say about the latest bunch of insults, including the bizarre claim that I don’t have a career, is this: I will put my resume up against Bethenny Frankel’s any day of the week.”

She’s happy to compare work histories.

“When Bethenny was auditioning for B movies, I was travelling for ABC News to places similar to what you saw in Puerto Rico.”

We do think that Bethenny was referring to her current work situation. Not that it matters, because it doesn’t.

“After that I worked in publishing and wrote for national magazines, and now yes, I am on Reality TV.”

She then suggests that she has better priorities.

“The irony isn’t lost on me that while Bethenny is gossiping about me over pizza with Dorinda, I’m working. “

At the end come Carole Radziwill’s most explosive words.

“Get off my jock and if you’re going to come for me — you better not miss.”

Dang, girl.

“You did a great thing in Puerto Rico, then you let your ego get the best of you.”

Isn’t that all part of the job?

“I’m still rooting for you… Until next week…”

This feud continues to be a lot.


Bethenny Frankel: I Might Leave RHONY … Again

Bethenny Frankel had one hell of a year. Personal tragedies like the loss of her dog, Cookie. A falling out with Carole Radziwill. A lot of stress from a lot of sources.

A lot of fans are concerned that Bethenny will quit The Real Housewives of New York City. They might be right to worry.

Bethenny says that the show is draining. Will she leave the cast … again?

Bethenny was part of the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City as far back as 2008.

She left in 2010 … only to rejoin the Bravo series in 2014.

She is iconic and has a massive fanbase, but, as she tells The Metro UK, Bethenny still considers leaving the show.

Bethenny says that she thinks about departing “every so often.”

When asked about her future plans, Bethenny is very honest:

“I honestly don’t know.”

She says that the choice to remain part of RHONY‘s cast is a perennial consideration.

“I have to make this decision each season.”

Bethenny does discuss how exhausting reality stardom can be.

“This season was a very emotionally draining one.”

There was more than just appearing on cameras that tired her out, however.

“I took on way too much with the Puerto Rico effort.”

She did a huge amount for Puerto Rico. She’s known for her philanthropy, and she raced to fill the gap when the Trump Administration refused to provide sufficient assistance.

“Combined with motherhood, my career, three renovations, and three TV shows, I hit the wall.”

That happens to everyone. Even to someone as driven and relentless as Bethenny.

“I am very focused on philanthropy and I hit a wall and had to revisit my life, my choices, and my personal happiness.”

Self-care is important.

Bethenny also discussed some new friendships that she forged with a couple of RHONY castmates 

“Bonding happens for different reasons.”

She’s absolutely right.

“This season, Luann and Sonja (and even myself) hit rock bottom in different ways so it formed a connection between us.”

And they sort of grew closer in the process.

“We all needed to make a change in our lives.”

She was particularly impressed by Countess Luann de Lesseps taking control of her life after she was arrested for trespassing and kicking a police officer.

“To be honest, Luann handled her very negative situation in an impressive and graceful way.”

That’s certainly true.

Bethenny continues to praise Luann’s recovery.

“She faced it head on and moved forward. I felt genuine compassion for her and simply felt a connection there.”

As for how their newfound friendship has formed, Bethenny says that it was spontaneous.

“It just happened. I cannot explain it, but that was the evolution of the relationship.”

Hey, that’s how a lot of things happen.

“If you see something, you react. Luann seemed vulnerable and scared and was handling it with dignity and grace.”

That is absolutely true. 

“No matter what she does or has done, if she is honest about it, I can connect to her. Her honesty was what bonded us.”

That’s wonderful! And it would be a great reason for Bethenny to remain on the show.

That said, Bethenny’s fallen friendship with Carole Radziwill has to be weighing on her.

The two simply grew apart as they spent months on end last summer doing very different things.

Carole competed in a marathon, which is great if you like running, but sometimes people move on when they’re not side-by-side.

The fallout from that has led to some palpable tension on RHONY.

But maybe her new friendships will be enough to keep Bethenny onboard for a little while longer, at least.

Let us hope so.


Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill: Friendship Over!

Fans have finally gotten their first look at The Real Housewives of New York City, Season 10. And there’s a lot to process.

There’s a lot about Luann. After all, she got a divorce after a very short marriage and she also was arrested. But she’s not the only star, and the trailer shows Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill’s friendship on the brink.

It looks like fans’ fears are realized, because Bethenny and Carole are done with each other.

Us Weekly has learned that Bethenny and Carole ended their friendship. It’s sad, folks, but it happens.

To start, their source says that the pair naturally drifted apart last summer because they were both busy with very different activities.

Carole was training for the New York City Marathon. There’s a lot more to preparing for a marathon than choosing a cute running outfit and stretching beforehand.

Bethenny, in the mean time, was working on her B Strong charity. Bethenny is known for her altruistic work that has helped and continues to help countless people.

It wasn’t that either of them hated what the other was doing — they were just occupied with activities that did not include the other. It happens.

Later, however, accidental disinterest in each other turned into something less pleasant.

“Things turned acrimonious while filming.”

Fans and viewers of the trailer (posted above for your convenience) got a little taste of that already.

It’s tense and it’s sad.

Apparently a point of contention was that Carole began “sticking up” for Tinsley Mortimer.

And that just didn’t sit well with Bethenny.

Reportedly, Bethenny feels replaced. That’s never a good sensation.

“Bethenny’s jealous of their relationship.”

So it’s not just that Bethenny and Carole drifted apart.

Carole and Tinsley drifted closer. 

“Tinsley has replaced her as New York City Marathon Carole’s bestie.”

They bonded in Bethenny’s absence and she was not feeling it when they started filming again.

Bethenny admitted the division in the teaser clip:

“I’m not sure Carole is as excited to see me as she used to be.”

Bethenny vocally objected to being called “Honey” by her erstwhile friend.

Carole, on the other hand, accused Bethenny of being very “aggressive” around her.

(Bethenny is admittedly a very assertive woman, even by New York standards)

Their apparently quarreling seems to be be about these underlying issues. That doesn’t make it any less sad for fans and viewers to watch, however.

Bethenny and Carole haven’t always been friends. In fact, when the series first began, they hadn’t even met.

While Carole came in and joined the cast in season 5, Bethenny was an original cast member who left after three seasons.

It was only when Bethenny returned to the series in Season 7 that she and Carole met. At the time, they became fast friends.

Season 10, however, will paint a very different story for these two. And that’s definitely going to be sad — though hopefully outweighed by Luann’s drama.

We’ll all find out together when we tune in to The Real Housewives of New York City on April 4th.


Bethenny Frankel Comforts Jill Zarin After Bobby Zarin’s Death

Earlier this month, Jill Zarin lost her husband to cancer after he had struggled with his health for nearly a decade.

After Bobby Zarin had seemed so much better in 2017, this loss is hitting her hard. Of course it is.

Bethenny Frankel, who only recently mended fences with Jill, is stepping up and supporting her friend as she grapples with this terrible loss.

It was just last year that Jill Zarin returned to The Real Housewives of New York City, with husband Bobby Zarin along for the ride.

RHONY has been around for a decade, so naturally it’s had its ups and downs. Back in season three, Bethenny and Jill had a falling out.

Now, they’ve mended fences.

Though Jill Zarin and Bethanny having made up was great, it was Bobby Zarin’s health that really seemed to warrant celebration recently. 

Bobby Zarin was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009, and responded by having it removed.

In 2013, the cancer had spread to his lungs. In 2016, he had a brain tumor that required Gamma Knife treatment.

But last year, it seemed that Bobby Zarin had recovered to the point where it was hailed as a miracle.

Then, earlier this month, he tragically passed away.

A source tells Entertainment Tonight that Bethenny is going out of her way to provide comfort to her once-again friend, Jill Zarin, during her time of grief and loss.

“Bethenny has gone above and beyond in private to be there for Jill since Bobby passed.”

Bethenny has also posted in public, but it makes sense that she wouldn’t use social media to harp on everything that she’s doing for her greving friend.

And the source gets specific about the steps that Bethenny is taking.

“She visits her at her apartment, calls her daily, and sends her food.”

That is so heartwarming.

This is a collage that Jill Zarin put together of photographs of Bethenny with her various family members.

It’s good to keep busy when you’re grieving, but it’s clear that she has a lot of appreciation for what Bethenny’s been doing for her.

ET‘s source goes on about how they made nice:

“Jill has wanted to put this in the past for a while and after so many years of not talking.”

Of course.

“It’s sad that a death had to bring them together again, but if there’s anything positive from this, it was that they were able make up.”

it’s so good to look at the positives. The two had set aside their differences last year, but based on reports, they seem closer even just in the past few weeks.

“Jill apologized for her role in it and Bethenny forgave Jill.”

If you’ve never lost an immediate family member, you may not be familiar with the tradition of bringing food to loved ones.

Some families are so inundated with food that they literally cannot eat it all. But that’s better than trying to worry about food plans or, worse, going out to eat when you’re juggling self-care and a lot of planning.

(There’s more to planning a funeral than picking out a casket, and there’s more to dealing with the death of a loved one than the funeral. Sad movies seldom delve into the grim logistics that follow a sudden death)

Bethenny is doing good things for her grieving friend. That’s no surprise, but it’s still heartwarming.

Our hearts go out to Jill Zarin as she processes this sorrow.


Bethenny Frankel Shares Devastating News About Her Dog, Cookie

Today is Manafort Monday, and we're all gleefully following the news of indictments, arrests, and plea deals. But not all news today is happy news.

Over the weekend, Bethenny Frankel shared some very grim news about her dog, Cookie, experiencing seizures. She asked fans for help and advice, and we have some video of that, below.

Bethenny shared a tragic update this morning.

Bethenny Frankel is more than just a star of The Real Housewives of New York City.

She and her team coordinate disaster relief efforts. She's been busy this summer, visiting disaster sites in the US such as Houston and Puerto Rico.

For some wealthy celebrities, charity is a means of self-promotion or even a way to alleviate a misplaced sense of guilt.

(Or boredom!)

For Bethenny Frankel, her work in devastated areas is a passion.

As I told my roommate when she arrived in Puerto Rico with private planes loaded with relief supplies: "Bethenny Frankel is not a chillful woman."

Even after everything that she's gone through in the past few days, Bethenny was sure to tweet shortly after noon on Monday:

"PR/USVI/MEXICO I am still working for you. Still donating, planning flights & working for the cargo ship. xoxo"

Bethenny is also an avid dog-lover.

(Aren't we all?)

Her dogs have their own social media accounts.

On Saturday, Bethenny took to social media to share the very upsetting news about the health of one of her dogs, Cookie.

In a series of truly hard-to-watch videos, a tearful Bethenny Frankel on Saturday revealed that Cookie was undergoing lengthy seizures.

Separated from her assistants and staff (she was staying in the Hamptons with her daughter, as she does on weekends), Bethenny turned to social media for advice — as so many of us do.

Though Bethenny reportedly took Cookie to the veterinarian after about three minutes of Cookie's frightening seizures, she got flack from fans for reaching out to social media.

Bethenny replied: "Bc u cannot call dog 911, so I needed you. I literally didn’t know if lifting her would kill her or if she’d swallow tongue."

She took Cookie to the veterinarian, who was 40 minutes away.

In addition to the videos (below), Bethenny also shared updates in a series of tweets.

"My peanut & I experienced a 45 min dog seizure & have obvious decisions to make &” in case” goodbyes to say. @co​okiedabooboo is still alive."

Bethenny's young daughter, whom she shares with Jason Hoppy, experienced all of this, too.

"It’s clear what’ll happen, but panic/trauma w 7 yr old is a lot. Constant seizures for 45 mins in car to vet 45 mins away. #sadhelpless​"

Bethenny thanked her fans for their advice and support.

"And u are amazing. When ur alone in something terrifying, u don’t know whether to move dog,put stick in mouth or sit still. This waa rough."

She updated how she was doing throughout the weekend.

"My dog had too long a seizure & I’m pissed the closest vet is 40 mins away. I’m in a bad place. She will be put down"

And the updates got worse.

"She is not regaining consciousness. It’s to be expected but this was a horrifying experience."

Someone asked why she didn't take Cookie to the vet right away — but she did.

"We did 3 mins into foaming/seizure.Holding 30lb convulsing dog w 7 yr old&driving w bone in dying dog’s mouth is rough."

That is truly heartbreaking.

"Thanks for the love. @cookiedab​ooboo is alive but had a very high temp & 45 min seizure so she’s resting at hospital. Not time yet…."

She reported good news.

"She is 17 & did have 108 fever & 45 mins of seizures, but she licked Bryn & reacted to my belly rubs. Better today but TBD"

But Bethenny has always been a realist.

"Yes. I’m not delusional abt it, but she oddly seemed peaceful & MD said she’s in no pain & it would be a miracle"

She thanked fans again for their outpouring of love and support.

"I’m grateful. People are loving & caring. Part of me thinks the crap in the world is to bring us closer & make us better. Thank you."

And then, early Monday morning, Bethenny provided another update:

"My baby had 2 more seizures last PM. My heart is broken."

A lot of stories have happy endings.

Tragically, this one does not.

Bethenny posted this morning, on both Twitter and Instagram, a photo of her giving Cookie a kiss.

Her caption reads:

"My furry first baby, May your next life be as beautiful as this one was over the last 17 years. Thank you for all the love you gave to me and my peanut. See you on the other side my love. Xo"

This is devastating news.

Some hateful people will doubtlessly try to tell Bethenny that she's in the wrong, here.

She is not.

It's the responsibility of everyone with a pet to make medical decisions for their furry (or scaley or feathered) friend. Cookie was 17 and did not deserve to suffer.

It sounds like Bethenny did the right thing every step of the way. This is heartbreaking news, but sometimes death is the preferable option to slowly suffering.

Our thoughts should be with Bethenny Frankel and her family as their mourn losing a loved one.

Here is the video and, be warned: it can be tough to watch.

Bethenny frankel shares devastating news about her dog cookie