August 17, 2015 |
When Bethenny Frankel speaks, she's direct and unblinking. Honesty is very much a part of her brand - and her fans love her for it. More than 200 of them lined the VIP Shopper's Lounge for Frankel's appearance Saturday as part of the four-day grand-opening celebration at the Gloucester Premium Outlets in Blackwood. Fans cradled bottles of Skinnygirl alcoholic drinks or Frankel's books, ready for her signature. "She's real," Heather Blum, 40, said. "I never met a celebrity like that.
August 12, 2015 |
How does one spot Bethenny Frankel fans? Answer: "They look like they take care of themselves; they're not into labels; smart, attractive, and slightly aspirational. A together woman. " That comes from the mouth of the Real Housewives of New York City cast member and founder of Skinnygirl herself. Frankel will get to meet these women Saturday when she helps open the Gloucester Premium Outlets. Before that, though, those fans will see Frankel on the Season 7 finale of Real Housewives of New York City at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Bravo.
April 4, 2015 |
To honor Walker's memory Cody and Caleb Walker , who acted as stand-ins for their late brother , Paul Walker , in the blockbuster actioner Furious 7 , want the film to be worthy of Paul's legacy. The latest entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, which opens Friday, was still in production when Paul died in a car crash. "I haven't seen the film in full. I've seen bits and pieces," Cody tells E! News. "To be honest, I'm a little nervous to see the completed project from an emotional standpoint.
January 16, 2015
OSCAR nominations arrived with a hashtag yesterday. #OscarsSoWhite spent the day circling the Twitterverse, inciting snarky-to- angry commentary from media socialites both small and large over the dearth of African-American nominees, particularly in the director and actor categories. No surprise, though, that Hollywood itself stayed silent. Silent, save cinematographer Dick Pope . At the very least, he was on hand to respond to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone 's unfortunate mispronunciation of his name.
November 20, 2014
HANG on to your Hermès. Bravo won't be filming a local version of its wildly successful "Real Housewives" franchise any time soon. Andy Cohen, the shows' executive producer and host of "Watch What Happens Live," has nixed the idea - at least for now. "I love Philly," he told me, during a phone conversation recently. "Never say never. " When I pressed as to why he wasn't hyped to do a show on all the crazy antics going on in the City of Brotherly Love, Cohen pointed out, "Look, you've got Jersey so close to you. You're close to New York.
January 6, 2014
EVEN CELEBRITIES take a breather around the holidays - OMG, they're just like us! - but some juicy tidbits still emerged this week. Friday Demi Moore rocked an itsy bitsy black bikini on a beach in Mexico, looking muy buena - at age 51, but who's counting? Other celebrated rockers of bikinis this holiday season include Katie Holmes (Miami, halter bikini top with Daisy Dukes), New York "Real Housewife" Bethenny Frankel (Miami, seriously teensy red bikini) and "90210"-er AnnaLynne McCord (Sydney, Australia, weird strappy black bikini)
November 1, 2013 |
What does Kelly Clarkson want for Christmas? "I want to be pregnant," the warbler said Wednesday on Valentine in the Morning , a show on Los Angeles' 104.3 MYfm (KBIG). "I want babies!" She's not wasting any time! She's only been married - to talent manager Brandon Blackstock - since Oct. 20! Kelly said Brandon is "excited about all the [baby-making] practice. " As for parenting, Kelly gets to practice on Brandon's two kids from a previous marriage.
September 29, 2013 |
"I think weed is the best drug on earth," says American teens' most respected role model, Miley Cyrus , in a chat with Rolling Stone. "One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon. " Adds Miley, "And molly [ecstasy], too. Those are happy drugs - social drugs. " Miley's not down with the Bolivian marching powder. "I really don't like coke. It's so gross and so dark. " Think of him as dirt Martha Stewart , 72, gives Bethenny Frankel choice advice on how to deal with her nasty divorce from Jason Hoppy . "The best thing to do is think of your partner as a piece of you-know-what," says Martha in a segment on Bethenny's show set to air Monday.
December 25, 2012 |
New York Housewives star Bethenny Frankel , 42, and husband Jason Hoppy are separating; they married in 2010 and had a daughter the same year (see Bethenny Getting Married and Bethenny Ever After ). The chef/author/entrepreneur said that she was sad but that it was "the best choice for our family. " Since gaining notability on Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City , Frankel has produced four books and a fitness video, founded Skinnygirl cocktail, shapewear, and nutritional-supplement lines, and launched a talk show, Bethenny . She'll be fine.
November 6, 2012 |
ALTHOUGH IT'S UNCLEAR whether Britney Spears has ever read a novel, the Hollywood Reporter says she's in discussions to write one. Following many Americans' obsession with celebrity, the publishing industry has essentially given up on actual writers in favor of "names" - thus have come novels by Lauren Conrad , Bethenny Frankel , Snooki and more. Britney's book would reportedly be a fictionalized account of portions of her own life, from child star to jailbait to bald umbrella-wielding hot mess to judge.