Showing posts with label BETHANY FRANKEL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BETHANY FRANKEL. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Kim Kardashian's US Weekly Cover

In the new issue of Us Weekly are photos of Kim Kardashian flaunting her pregnancy curves in revealing bikinis during her family vacation to Greece. After suffering through months of fat-shaming and criticism over her ever-evolving pregnant body, Kim Kardashian decided not just to embrace her curves but also to show them off. Proudly baring her seven-month bump in a series of trendy two-pieces, the 32-year-old reality star soaked up the sun on the island of Mykonos, where she and her famous family spent several days at the end of April. (Also along for the Grecian getaway: mom Kris Jenner; sisters Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, and Kylie; Kourtney's love Scott Disick; and their two kids, Mason and Penelope.)

Rocking a bikini is a big step for Kardashian, who has been bullied for her weight ever since announcing in December that she and boyfriend Kanye West would welcome their first child in July. "I struggle finding things that don't make me look heavy," she blogged earlier this year of the challenges she's faced in dressing her new curves. No longer. "She's loving the seventh month," a source tells Us of the pregnant designer. "And she thinks pregnancy is so cute."

Also included below are this week’s Hot Stuff items which include the scoop on Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy’s icy reunion, Liam Hemsworth’s brothers staging an intervention to have him end his relationship with Miley Cyrus, Cory Monteith’s homecoming after rehab, and Amy Poehler’s new funny guy.


BETHENNY & JASON: Their Frosty Get-together

Little Bryn Hoppy celebrated her third birthday at NYC’s Dylan’s Candy Bar — but the scene was bittersweet. The toddler’s estranged parents, Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy, “stood on different sides of the room the entire time,” a witness tells Hot Stuff of the May 4 gathering. While Frankel mingled with her friends, Hoppy hung with his folks, Bob and Carol, “and Bryn went nuts when she saw her grandparents,” adds the witness. Frankel, 42, and her ex, 41, have more tense days coming up. A judge has given the two until May 24 to agree on a parenting plan for Bryn, which would include custody matters, child support and spousal support. Plus, the exes (who were wed for nearly three years) still need to hammer out who gets the $5 million loft in the Tribeca neighborhood, where they both still live more than four months after separating. Says a Frankel friend, “She’s stressed, but holding her head high.”

MILEY & LIAM: His Family Is Over Her

Oh, brother! Liam Hemsworth’s actor siblings, Chris and Luke, were so fired up about the relationship between their little brother and fiancĂ©e Miley Cyrus, they staged an intervention with him in April. “They want him to end the romance for good,” a source tells Hot Stuff. And apparently their words have made an impact. The couple of nearly four years — who got engaged last June — recently stopped making wedding plans and have been spending plenty of time apart. Take May 1: While the singer, 20, partied at Beacher’s Madhouse in L.A., the Hunger Games star, 23, hung out at Chateau Marmont. Though one source maintains the duo aren’t done, another insider adds, “Liam’s pulling away.”

Cory’s Homecoming

A three-week rehab stay for substance addiction in April did wonders for Cory Monteith. “He’s never felt this good,” says a pal. “He’s glad he did it.” Shortly after his release, the actor, 30, traveled home to his native Vancouver with Glee love Lea Michele for hockey games — and a coffee date with his mom. “Such a beautiful time,” Michele, 26, tweeted May 4, before the two jetted off for a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Amy’s Witty New Dude

Amy Poehler has another funnyman in her life: Comedy Central star Nick Kroll. “She was looking for a guy like him,” says a source of Poehler who split with her husband of nine years, Arnett, last September. “She wanted a comedian who ‘gets’ her.” Though the romance is new — he attended her Worldwide Orphans charity event April 30 — Poehler, 41, and the Kroll Show creator, 34, have a history. He has had a recurring role (“The Douche”) on Parks and Recreation since 2011!

Saturday, March 23, 2013



Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel was snapped attending Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival at The Theater at Madison Square Garden today in New York City.

Thursday, January 10, 2013



US Weekly

The cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly is all about Bethenny Frankel filing for divorce from Jason Hoppy. No turning back as Frankel rules out reconciliation, and Hoppy begrudgingly prepares for battle!

Since announcing the end of her nearly three-year marriage to Jason Hoppy December 23, the Bravo star turned Skinnygirl magnate has been pushing their split along with the same tenacity that made her a multimillion-dollar businesswoman. Days before her glum brunch, the former Real Housewives of New York City star, 42, filed a summons for divorce, asking for primary custody of their daughter, Bryn, 2, as well as child support. “She doesn’t want to drag it out,” explains a Frankel friend. In turn, the typically passive Hoppy knows it’s time to join the fight. “He feels used — like she just wanted him for a baby,” says a pal of the pharmaceutical sales exec, 41. “He plans to ask her for a big payout.” Up until Frankel filed, Hoppy still believed they could repair their broken union. “He was hoping she was just going through a phase,” says a source. Though the pair inked a prenup days before their March 2010 wedding, Hoppy believes he still deserves a large payout, says a Hoppy friend. “He feels like he gave up his career for her. He basically stopped working to support her and wants to be compensated for it.”

Kim Kardashian

Also in the new issue of Us, Kim Kardashian discusses how she and baby-daddy, Kanye West, plan to handle parenthood. Kim discounts E!’s December 31 statement, in which the network president gushed, “We look forward to sharing the joy.” When asked on New Year’s Eve if she plans to put her baby on TV, she calmly told Us: “No.” Spotlight-loving Kim is even leery of a pricey “first look!” photo exclusive. “She doesn’t want the baby to be seen for the first six months,” says the Kim source. “She’s ready to dial back from being so public.” Still, the duo never thought they would start a family before Kim’s divorce from [Kris] Humphries was final. Per California law, Humphries is the presumed father since they have not yet been granted even a separation. If he were to make the claim he’s the dad, Kim would have to present convincing evidence, such as a DNA test. So marriage will have to wait, even with West “dying to propose,” says a source close to the rapper. While the thought of a Kardashian away from cameras may seem shocking, anything is possible, says Kim: “It’s a new year and a new beginning!”


Justin Bieber

Gomez ditches Bieber during a vacation after a massive fight

Selena Gomez
He can sing “baby” all he wants: SELENA Gomez is not taking Justin Bieber back this time. Although the pop star, 18, and his on and- off girlfriend, 20, journeyed to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a New Year’s trip, their happy holiday was cut short when Gomez abruptly flew home to Los Angeles on December 30. “They had another huge fight, and Selena won’t forgive him,” an insider tells Hot Stuff. Another source explains, “They had mutual trust issues.” It certainly seems final this time. Gomez spent New Year’s Eve at an L.A. house party with some pals, then ominously tweeted on January 1, “New beginnings. Fresh start.” For his part, Bieber rang in 2013 with rapper buddy Lil Twist and flirted with various girls at L.A. club Couture. Bieber’s scandal-filled antics in the first days of the year — TMZ posted pictures of him smoking what appeared to be pot on January 2, one day after a paparazzo was killed chasing his Ferrari — won’t win him points with Team Gomez, either. “Her parents think he’s a bad influence on her,” says the insider. Adds a friend: “Selena is done with him.”


Hugh Hefner

Crystal Harris
The bunny isn’t after his money! Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, 86, and the December 2009 Playmate of the Month Crystal Harris, 26, signed an “ironclad” prenup that specified their December 31 marriage won’t change anything in his will — which doesn’t include her, a source tells Hot Stuff. Hefner’s estimated $43 million fortune is promised to “his children, the University of Southern California film school and a variety of charities,” the source continues. But Harris — who unexpectedly broke things off with the twice-married father of four in June 2011, five days before their first planned wedding — has made peace with Hefner’s plan. As the lingerie store owner gushed to Us just days before the two got married, “Our relationship is better than ever. Things are perfect.” Maybe she’s a girl next door after all.


Thursday, December 27, 2012



Bethenny Frankel

The cover story from the new issue of Us Weekly has all of the details on Bethenny Frankel’s split from Jason Hoppy. After nearly three years, the outspoken reality star turned head of the Skinnygirl company, 42, and Hoppy, a pharmaceutical sales exec, 41, are calling it quits. “There was no final straw. No one cheated,” says a Frankel friend. “Their marriage just wasn’t working.” At issue: everything from her massive financial success to his close-knit family. Adds the friend, “They really tried, but they grew apart. She is very upset.”

From the start, there was tension. Soon after the wedding, they were bickering like an old married couple. He made passive aggressive comments about her wearing the pants in their relationship: “My balls [were] cut off two years ago,” he quipped in 2012. And she complained about his “nitpicking” and moodiness. “I’m walking on eggshells at home,” she once confessed on camera. Like most married couples, however, their biggest blowups were all about the Benjamins. “Gender roles are a big thing with us,” Hoppy, who also deals in real estate, admitted on Bethenny Ever After. “And as a man, I never thought I’d be in a situation where my wife, financially, was this successful.” With Frankel always footing the bill, “Jason felt emasculated,” says a source close to the couple. Laments a Frankel confidant, “He’s not particularly ambitious, and Bethenny is very driven.”

They didn’t see eye to eye on how to f ix their problems either. A devotee of therapy, Frankel complained that her husband refused to seek help as their marriage unraveled. She griped, “He thinks everybody can work it out for themselves.” But in the end, the problems were insurmountable. “Bethenny fought really hard for her family,” says the friend. However, the split may have a silver lining. “She’s very smart. She will spin this into gold,” says another Frankel pal. “Her talk show will now be of interest to single moms and single women.”


Jermaine Dupri

Janet Jackson: Springtime Wedding!

What has Janet Jackson’s boyfriend done for her lately? A source tells Hot Stuff that Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana “gave her a huge, expensive ring” earlier this year. “She’s afraid it will get lost, so she keeps it locked up!” The luxury-brand mogul, 37, will spare no expense on his nuptials to Miss Jackson, set for spring in Qatar. The affair “will cost millions,” reveals a second Jackson insider. “He is flying in all of Janet’s friends and family on private jets.” (Quick refresher: The L.A.-based singer has seven siblings and more than 20 nieces and nephews.) Adds the source, “He wants to get a top chef to create a custom menu.” The twice-wed Nutrisystem spokeswoman, 46 – who split from Jermaine Dupri in 2009 – is eager to make it official with her love of two years. “She wants kids,” says the Jackson source. “If she can’t have them, she will adopt.”

Beyonce & Jay-Z Make Nice


Only Beyonce and Jay-Z can upstage Santa Claus. A source tells Hot Stuff the power duo, who live in NYC’s Tribeca neighborhood, “got everyone in their apartment building boxes of chocolates and a card – signed by both of them!” The insider adds the pop diva, 31, and rapper, 43, wanted to give the residents (including Bethenny Frankel!) something personal for the holidays: “They know their presence makes things a little crazy.”

Lea’s Spending Limit

Lea Michele

Lea Michele won’t be getting everything on her list this year. A source tells Hot Stuff that Cory Monteith, 30, set a spending limit for their holiday presents to each other - $2,000! – and the actress, 26, was “pouty about it at first.” But Monteith told her “the only gifts that he ever saved were the ones that had thoughts behind them,” continues a pal. And it wasn’t long before the Glee starlet changed her tune. “She told him she’d blow his mind for $2,000. She thought of it as a challenge!” 

 Photos By: RD/Orchon/Leon/Kirkland/Retna

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel Signed Copies of her New Book "A Place of Yes" at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California.

Photo By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Fran Drescher

Constantine Maroulis

Kara DioGuardi With Bethenny Frankel

Mark Indelicato

Kim Kardashian And Kelly Rowland

Kim Kardashian along with Kelly Rowland, Mark Indelicato, Kara DioGuardi, Fran Drescher and Bethenny Frankel were in the front row at the Badgley Mischka Spring 2010 during the Mercedes Benz Spring 2010 Fashion Week, Bryant Park, New York City today.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Tuesday, August 25, 2009




Russell Simmons

Real Housewives Of New York City Ramona Singer
With Blue Star Jets President Todd Rome

Joan Gruen And OPTYX By Gruen CEO And President Jon Gruen

Jean Shafiroff

Diamond Teak Partner Juan Dihigo, Real Housewives
of New York City Bethenny Frankel

The final week of the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Jets Field was a great success. Attending were CBS News reporter Serena Altschul and Real Housewives of New York City’s Ramona Singer, who was overheard saying that no one could recognize her due to the new haircut she was sporting and Bethenny Frankel, who is set star in her own reality television series. Music king Russell Simmons was also there as was our favorite socialite Jean Shafiroff. This summer’s matches have been some of the most exciting in the sport of polo, as the East End’s most high-profile and influential audience of VIPs, celebrities and media watched the sport’s greatest athletes compete for one of polo’s most treasured prizes. This season’s final match was one of the sport’s most anticipated events. The season commenced on Saturday, July 18th and continued for six consecutive Saturdays, ending over the weekend. Black Watch competed against White Birch in Saturday’s final match-up.Season partners included: Mercedes-Benz, Diamond Teak, Piaget, Blue Star Jets, Coca-Cola, Stoli Elit, Riva Yachts, illy issimo, and Rose’s Mojito Cocktail Mix.Hamptons Magazine, the Closing Day’s sponsor, is the leading publication in the Hamptons, acting as the authority for the wealthy, socially conscious and sophisticated residents of this Long Island enclave. Hamptons includes features on fashion, business, dining, and special personality profiles of the area's more unique individuals. Polo Ralph Lauren returned this summer as the exclusive apparel retailer with an onsite shop at the Bridgehampton Polo matches. Evocative of the spirit and heritage of Polo, the shop will feature Ralph Lauren’s Black Watch collection and The World of Polo Fragrance. Spectators visiting the Ralph Lauren shop had a great view of the polo matches and were able to enter to win a Polo lesson with Black Watch team member Nacho Figueras. Polo Ralph Lauren became an official sponsor of the Black Watch Polo team in 2007, providing apparel created exclusively for the polo players. A portion of proceeds from the Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge benefited the South Fork Breast Cancer Coalition. The VIP tent hosted an invitation-only cocktail reception for exclusive guests each Saturday afternoon during the tournament.

Photos By: Jerritt Clark/Wireimage And Hamptons International Media

Friday, July 17, 2009


Bethenny Frankel

Celebrity Chef and TV Personality Bethenny Frankel gave a cooking demonstration at Macy's in Herald Square New York City. She was all smiles for the cameras on this hot and humid Big Apple day.
Photo By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Bethany Frankel

Bethany Frankel had a book signing for her new tome 'Naturally Thin' at the Barnes & Noble in Tribeca, New York City. The reality star looked great. Can't wait to see her at Polo.
Photo By: RD / Leon / Retna Digital

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


Alec Baldwin

Bethenny Frankel

Candice Bergen

Actress Candice Bergen along with Alec Baldwin and Bethany Frankel attended the 2009 Guild Hall's Academy of the Arts awards held at Cipriani's on 42nd Street in New York City.
Photo By: RD/ Leon / Retna Digital