Hey. If any of you are looking for any last-minute Christmas ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Andy Cohen, leader of Bravo, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, so I could tell him what a mad genius he is, and how he makes my life better, and how without his show Watch What Happens Live, I'd be lost. He deserves the biggest Christmas hug ever because when I was scrolling through the channels last night and saw that Bethenny Frankel was going to be in his clubhouse to discuss the interview with Jill Zarin from October, I dare say I clapped a singular, strong clap, poured m'self some Doritos onto a paper towel, and settled in for 24 minutes of pure bliss. And Bethenny, friends, did not disappoint.
As if she ever would. If there's one thing Ms. Frankel knows how to do, it's entertain an audience of assholes like you and me.
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First off, Andy asked her about her personal life and Bethenny revealed that her talk show has been picked up (but doesn't have an air date yet), that Bryn is doing great, and that things with Jason are fine, but he's not around much because he goes on golf trips. That doesn't sound fine to me, and rumor has it their split is coming soon, but we're not going to talk about her mundane marriage when there's the Bethenny/Jill divorce to harp on.
Glorious Andy showed clips of his interview with Jill and gave Bethenny an opportunity to respond ... and it was awesome. Bethenny said that Jill's assertion that their friendship was "all business" is "a travesty of a mockery of a sham" and complete "bull shit."
And what about Jill's complaint that Andy favored Bethenny? B responded that Andy had a lot of crazy women to deal with, and Bethenny was one of the few who kept her nose clean. She became friends with Andy because, as people often do, you become friends with people you work with. She went on to say that this specific lament of Jill's is totally high school, which, like, yes. Yes it is.
Then, when Andy showed the clip of Jill proclaiming she has the most followers on social media of all the Housewives combined, Bethenny responded perfectly, saying Jill needs to get a hobby if she has time to keep track of all of that.
At the end, Bethenny put a nice little bow on everything and said that she knows Jill's just trying to stay relevant (duh), that she knows Jill regretted that interview (really!?), and that she wishes her well.
The poll question was whether or not we thought Bethenny and Jill should be friends again, and, well, the numbers don't lie. Seventy-nine percent of us said NO.
What did you think of Bethenny's interview?
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