This week’s theme on Bethenny Ever After: Birthday parties. And we will talk about absolutely nothing else for a full 42 minutes. With the exception of unloving neglectful parents, who are contractually obligated to receive at least a two mentions per episode.
Bethenny is turning 40 (why did I think she was like 42?) and is having a girls night out. A friend asks how she feels about turning 40 and Bethenny goes off on a 5 minute monologue about her feelings. Save it for therapy. I’m pretty sure her friend was just asking a standard question and wasn’t really interested in hearing B’s inner most feelings on the subject.
I’m not sure if Bethenny and her friend’s behavior was appropriate or not, but after watching Vicky and Tamra’s vacation of trashiness, they all looked like perfectly classy women to me.
Bethenny and Julie are grabbing a coffee when she gets the call asking if she wants to do Skating with the Stars. See Teresa, that’s how you get on those shows. Not by starting rumors on Twitter.
Jason and Julie are concerned about Bethenny’s schedule. Julie talks about “all the things” Bethenny has to do, and Jason reminds her that she has a new husband and new baby, in addition to “all the other things” she’s doing. But no one ever says exactly what it is that she does. What are all these mysterious “things” she’s doing all the time? So far all we see her do is hang out with Jason, eat, and go to parties. What exactly is she so busy with?
Bethenny meets with Shawn the party planner to discuss her 40th birthday. But she doesn’t want to have a party. She really doesn’t. She can’t afford it anyway. So she definitely doesn’t want one. Well, unless Shawn insists. And he’s dong it for free as her birthday present? Ok, well since he’s practically twisting her arm, she supposes she’ll go along with it… since it’s what he wants. She wouldn’t want to be rude and turn down his gift.
Reminds me of a certain story about a paypal button…
WHY is this freakin HOP egg on everything I watch recently? Go away! Even if this movie had been something I was dying to see I would boycott it out of spite for annoying me.
Bethenny attends the GLAAD awards and tries to help her gay friend meet a guy. Yawn. Why does she always wear her hair in a pony tail at the fancy events? It’s really not a great look on her. But at least her hair looked brushed and not like someone raked through it with their fingers, which is a step up from last time, but she seriously needs to fire whoever she pays to do that to her.
Bethenny and Jason go for a walk with Bryn. Bethenny is yelling as usual since she isn’t capable of speaking at a normal decibel and Jason Shhh’s her. Uh oh. She was like, What?! Did you just shush ME? as though it was the most offensive thing ever. That’s it. I am totally convinced that Jill Zarin made Bobby pay off someone in the editing room. There is no way Bethenny has control over editing and allowed herself to look this hypocritical, mean, and whiney. It’s definitely all Jill Zarin’s fault.
Jason wants to invite some of his friends to his wife’s birthday party and she thinks that is just the most insane thing she has ever heard. She wants exactly 35 people at her birthday party, no more, no less. And she has exactly 35 friends that she wants to invite. Having 45 people there, or inviting 25 of her own friends and allowing Jason to invite 10 is just completely impossible. Bethenny says in her interview she doesn’t even want to have the party now that Jason actually expected people from his life to be a part of it.
You know who Bethenny should have married? Slade. He would be perfect for her. A little puppy dog to follow her around and do whatever she says and with no attachments to friends or family who will go along with every single thing she wants to do as long as he gets his face on tv.
Therapy. Ugh. Is she seeking mental help, or just looking for more excuses to talk about herself? I understand being hurt about your past, but it’s been like 20 years… and she’s still crying about it weekly. This can’t be healthy or normal. It’s a sad situation, and I used to feel bad for her, but she’s gone on about it for so long I’m just annoyed now. I think Bethenny should go volunteer at a kid’s group home and get some perspective. Despite what she thinks, she actually did not have the worlds worst childhood.
Bethenny went to get fitted for ice skates and was making sexual remarks and flirting with the shop owner. His wife didn’t seem too happy about that. I understand that Bethenny is an inappropriate person, but it’s starting to look like she’s just going out of her way to make normal people feel uncomfortable.
Bethenny goes to her first skating practice. She gives her trainer her expert opinion on why he didn’t make it to the Olympics, which I’m sure ripped open a very deep wound for him. But then to make it better, Bethenny reminded him that if he had won the Olympics he wouldn’t be there skating with her right now… which for some reason she seemed to think was a good thing.
Back at home Bethenny and Jason sit in bed and discuss her birthday, again. And she cries, again, about how sad birthday’s are for her while insisting that she really doesn’t want Jason to feel bad for her. Just ignore the tears.
As though it wasn’t enough having to hear about her birthday in every single scene this episode, we have to wait until next week to see the actual party which means they’ll be dragging this birthday bullshit our for two episodes. On the bright side, we didn’t have to see Gina this time.
Next week Bethenny cries some more, and Alex and Ramona make a guest appearance. I hope we get to see more than just a minute of them. I’m seriously in need of a RHONY fix. BEA is just not doing it for me.
Bethenny on the Gayle King Show.
She says in this video that for her, dieting was always less about the way she looked and more about control. That reminds me of some of the eating disorder comments left on last week’s recap.
Here are some video’s of Bethenny on Access Hollywood:
Bethenny talks about a Place of Yes (It’s about saying yes to everything and getting what you want – even if it takes you 40 years to do it)
Bethenny talks about when she’ll quit reality tv and how often her and Jason have sex (She wants to do reality tv for a couple more years, and her and Jason have sex twice a week)
How much nudity is too much for Bethenny? (There can never be enough nudity)
Bethenny talks about Chris Brown (He had an entourage)