Bethenny Frankel Knocked Off Her High Horse In Tipsy Girl Battle With Sonja Morgan #RHONY

Posted on May 13 2016 - 2:06am by BeachSpin

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Bethenny Frankel is fighting mad, but is losing the boozy label battle, squaring off with her Real Housewives of New York co-star, Sonja Morgan.

Morgan announced her new Prosecco product on the last episode of the show, under a brand dubbed “Tipsy Girl.” Viewers know that Frankel’s claws are out over the soundalike moniker, but many don’t know that the 45-year-old mogul made a move to snatch it, filing to trademark the catchy name. Frankel was stopped in her tracks, and the roadblock had nothing to do with her Bravo cast-mate.

Frankel’s sneaky move to trademark “TipsyGirl” was suspended on April 11, 2016 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, because it was already trademarked in June 2015, by Tipsy Girl’s CEO, Peter Guimaraes.

Sonja came into the picture long after Guimaraes solidified the moniker. Peter spoke to OK magazine last month, about the contention that triggered the reality catfight. Morgan’s business partner states that he didn’t bring in the reality star until November of 2015, adding,

 Sonja Morgan did not come up with the concept Tipsy Girl.”

Peter explains that Tipsy Girl was never meant to compete with Frankel’s low calorie spirits concept.   

“They are in no way similar,” he said. “Tipsy Girl is all about high quality, well-priced alcohol and restaurants with a fun atmosphere, and high quality food.”

Guimaraes continues.

“I’ve been in the business far longer than Bethenny and been using the name Tipsy Girl back in my 20’s when girls would come to my bar. I never even heard of her or the brand until I met Ramona [Singer] and Sonja. No one is trying to copycat her.”

Peter had Frankel served with a cease and desist, in January. He also said that Tipsy Girl alcohol will be available in stores in early May along with “the first of many Tipsy Girl restaurants.” The first location is expected to open on West 8th Street, in NYC.

It’s relevant to note Bethenny’s snapping defensive reaction to an aired nod to the similarity between the brand names “Skinnygirl” and “Skinny Cow.” A preview clip of the upcoming episode shows Bethenny blasting Sonja, citing her label as a “cheater brand,” when referencing her connection with “Tipsy Girl.” Colorful vocabulary maybe—but a quick search turns up no such industry term.

Bethenny appears to be bullying Morgan with self-righteous and imaginary accusations, in her obsessive need to conquer and possess the whole darned intoxicated universe. Give it a rest, Skinnygirl. 

 

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  • Ronnie

    Bethany is as warm and cuddly as a porcupine.

    • Mimi2Many

      You got that right

    • Why is this happening to us?

      I call her the grinch (she looks like the grinch to me)..she’s as cuddly as a cactus…lol

      • Ronnie

        I agree. Lol

    • lloleary

      Or a hedgehog!

      • Ronnie

        Right

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Tipsy Girl is such a horrible name. HWs are stupid to get involved in products with “Girl” in the name now because they will always be seen as piggybacking on Bethenny and if I was one of them I would want to give that to her. She really does think she is the queen of business and they are all copying her.
    The only HW that had a legit alcohol business before HWs was LVP – she’s been branding VB wine for years hasn’t she? Funny Bethenny never mentioned her when reeling off the list of HW businesses.

    • Jennymckitty

      Didn’t Lisa get into wine season one? I remember when she, Ken visited the vineyard. It was so long ago. Were they already in partnership? It was a smart move for someone in their position that sell wine at their three establishments.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        I recall the visit to the vineyard but I think she was already selling a VB labelled wine in the restaurant. She has a VB vodka too I think.

        • Mimi2Many

          She was already into it all. She mentions on that vineyard trip that they went every year to pick what theyd be selling

        • Jennymckitty

          Thanks. I really couldn’t remember the details.

        • SMDRN66

          It was in season 2(or was it 3?) that LVP was branching out with her VB wine to sell to other restaurants and had asked Adrienne about selling it in her casino. Adrienne kept blowing her off saying LVP needed to contact the casino’s manager or something. Adrienne was furious at LVP because a family friend offered to host Pandora’s bachelorette party at his casino. Adrienne threw a hissy fit when she found out that LVP was going along with the camera crew. She didn’t like a rival casino being featured on ‘her’ show.

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            Oh yes! I think that was S2 when that came up – how rude of Adrienne to brush LVP off like that. So obnoxious and yet she expected everyone to promote her businesses constantly and seemed to have no concept of a family friend hosting because of the relationship rather than for an advertising opportunity. And then it turned out she only ones 6% of it anyway.

      • Elizabeth Fisher

        I honestly don’t remember them getting into the wine business, but she sells a shit-load of LVP Sangria.

        • Just a jersey girl

          VP wines is very good and reasonably priced, you can get it online or starting to grow across the county, west coast, Texas, and now Northeast.

      • penny 2

        Yes they did.

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    Glad her servers that loudmouth with a cease and desist. Not that it will stop her. She so awful.

    I tried Skinny Girl Margarita. It was awful Tasted like a wrung out bar rag, at 2am when the bar closes. It was terrible, dumped it out, never again.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Is that why Bones goes out to bars so often? Respectable popular bars don’t serve SG products, so Bones goes out to have a decent drink. lol

    • Mimi2Many

      I remember Jason being the one to work with other company to get BF that muti-million dollar deal and he was so proud of her. She gave him zero credit and started talking down to him right after. Witch!

    • Indy Cat

      What a creative description! I could almost taste the nastiness.

    • SMDRN66

      Skinnygirl crap is for like Target and Walmart stores. I have to be honest, I don’t even hear about or think about any Skinnygirl stuff until we see Barfany talking about it or showing her products in every scene that she’s in. There was a taste test with Teresa’s Fabalini vs SKinnygirl. Fabalini won. Teresa said that Skinnygirl tasted ‘diety’, and Barfany ripped her a new asshole for it.

      I think Sonja hitched herself to a good wagon this time. Tipsy Girl has potential. This is why Barfany is worried. If she really believed Sonja wasn’t competition, with all her imaginary companies, she wouldn’t have attacked her with low blows and tried to steal the trademark out from under her. It’s time this bitch is knocked down with a huge reality check.

  • wellWellwell

    BF has problems with everyone she meets in life and truly unaware she is the common denominator. Must be a miserable lonely life.

    • MidwestMiddie

      So true. Poor Bryn ……….

      • Mimi2Many

        I sure hope she gets good time with her daddy. Hopefully she takes after him and his parents.
        Her grandparents are the real deal. imo

        • penny 2

          Not Grandma. Shady. Notarizing documents in a state she isn’t qualified to.

          • sideof Sour Cream

            & Jason was no prize imo, a pouting dullard/mama’s boy. Never could figure out what she saw in him.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            What she saw in him was someone who actually wanted to marry her and have his baby! Remember how she was so desperate to marry the other Jason? I think she knew her clock was ticking and was ready to settle down with whoever.

      • Perturbed

        I almost choked when she said “Bryn is just like me!” to her assistant who was packing Bryn’s clothes. And then when the girl had iPhone pix of her little outfits & tells B “she APPROVED all of these”, I realized B is trying to create a little monster mini-me! Hopefully, for Bryn’s sake, her father & grandparents have a more positive influence!

        • wiserperson8710

          Pray little Bryn will have a healthy frame of mind. IMHO, I believe Bethenny thinks everyone is out to get her. I really liked her when she had no money. She was a real person. With millions, Bethenny is pompous, all knowing and so damn caustic, in her speech to other people.

          • DEXTER

            She really has not changed at all. The only difference now is Andy kisses her ass and she thinks that allows her to bully She was a bully before but with no muscle. Having Andy as her bitch is her muscle now

    • LuvsSnark

      She’s only got herself to blame. Such a shame that she’s spent all that $$$ on therapy and hasn’t seen herself for what she is.

      • wellWellwell

        I definitely see a pattern with her. Think back to everyone, family, friends that have come and gone.. She is exaggerating this story to her favor and I suspect she has done that with all her woe is me stories.

      • Blackheath

        That is the narcissism in her!

    • wiserperson8710

      I wish Bethenny Frankel was a softer, kinder lady. You can be a “hell on wheels” in business, but don’t bulldoze your friends, every chance you can.

  • MidwestMiddie

    Thanks, Beach!
    Bones is not much of a business woman if she filed a claim to trademark a name which
    was already trademarked. LOL
    Is Bones going after the Weight Watchers Corporation next? The company is promoting
    2 Low Calorie Cocktail Mixes. Oh, NO!!!!
    Perhaps WW should go after Bones because WW has had snack bars, chocolates and popcorn for several years. Did Bones steal their ideas?
    ROFL

    • Perturbed

      In one of the first episodes this year, Barfenny was telling her employees to brainstorm marketing ideas because they couldn’t compete with Budweiser, etc. Then I noticed all of the Bud “Lime-a-rita” commercials on during RHONY! Guess she can’t sue THEM haha!

      • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

        Those poor girls that work for Bethenny looked so miserable & exhausted on the last episode when they were working the food truck event.

        I’m sure they all wanted to spell out… H-E-L-P M-E signs with protein bars & chocolate doo dads.

        • MidwestMiddie

          The scene you described almost makes me sorry I missed the show
          but …….not really. LOL Much more fun here at AATT. : )

          • wellWellwell

            Snarky described it perfectly! When I think back that’s exactly what their poor faces were screaming..HELP ME! Haha.

        • wellWellwell

          LMAO!

        • ohjeez

          that was weird cuz beth got all choked up at that “pep” talk telling them they have what it takes to be just like her but when the psychic told jules she would be an inspiration to women and had been in many past lives beth looked like she just smelled a fart …

      • MidwestMiddie

        How funny!!!!
        I love it. : )

      • Why is this happening to us?

        She could never go up against a behemoth like Budweiser…they will crush her like the cockroach she is!

    • lloleary

      Evidently she doesn’t keep up. There were several articles posted all over internet how he had patented the name in 2015. Guess her interns didn’t do social media research. AND, I owned a business and the first thing I did was to do a search to see if the name was trade marked, under consideration or available. One stop website check. Just like doing a domain name research. What a sniveling idiot. Business woman??? Basic Business 101. Glad it cost her out of pocket and dented her “Biz Savvy” reputation. LOL!!

      • MidwestMiddie

        Well Said!

  • MidwestMiddie

    SkinnyGirl Cocktail Sales were down 23/% in 2013. I couldn’t locate the 2015 figure. Have sales continued on a downward movement? Is Bones nasty personality helping to increase sales. LOL, I doubt it.

  • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

    Excellent…excellent.

    I hope Tipsy Girl creates a food truck that can be parked in from of Bethenny’s apartment & blasts a jingle on repeat…like Mr. Softee.

    *Mr. Softee is a beloved ice cream truck & logo/character in the NYC area that has been around forever. I bet Bethenny would try to trademark “Mr. Softey” & try to take him to court as well.

    Heartless bitch.

    ❤️🍦

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Lmao….I can hear that damn jingle in my head now…
      They are already out and about….just heard one go by my house the other day! They are the bane of my existence! Lol. I’m sure every parent hates them too because they always come around at dinner time or bedtime!

      • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

        😄😄😄

        Yes!!! So funny! The sounds of Mr. Softee…a love/hate relationship.

        I can hear my Mom say…oh shit here comes Mr. Softee…AGAIN. 🙄

        He always came around about 5pm &,9pm I did believe I deserved ice cream…every single time….& still believe it. 🍦😇

        • Why is this happening to us?

          Lol…it really is a love/hate relationship. My mom hated him too! Lol. They used to come and park in front of our house when they stopped on our block and it was always around bedtime. She would get mad because he would play the music and keep it going right in front of the house.
          We had another Mr. Softee years ago after we moved who was the neighborhood drug dealer…lol…you could get an extra surprise inside your cone if you wanted it! Smh. Ah..the good old days… lol. I wasn’t one of “those” customers…

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            God forgive me but I love the shady Mr. Softee story. 😄

            We had one Mr. Softee that was 19 when I was 15 & he wanted to give me a tour of the truck. I didn’t take the tour tho. My friends were like…you’re crazy! I wasn’t messin’ around with Mr. Softee…

            I wish there was documentary about all the Mr. Softee stories…

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Haha…we had some shady characters around here back in the day. When you’re a kid, you don’t think much of it, but now that I’m older, I realize just how F’ed up my childhood was! Lol. Not in the family sense, but the things I was exposed to on the streets, etc. It’s a miracle I wasn’t arrested or killed for half the crap we did. I have some crazy stories- definitely hung out with the wrong crowd when I was younger.
            It’s so funny how kids today are so naive and immature compared to years ago. I feel like we grew up really fast and were exposed to things many adults aren’t exposed to in their entire lives! I’m thankful that we have street smarts…it’s hard to come by nowadays. Lol
            Good thing you didn’t go in the truck! lol. God knows what he really wanted you to take a “tour” of! You could have been Mrs. Softee! Lol
            I used to get vanilla with rainbow sprinkles too or sometimes chocolate sprinkles- depended on my mood…or sometimes I would get an Italian ice. They still sell the Marino’s Italian ices in the supermarket here (the yellow cup with green writing)…and they still taste the same! I love the watermelon ice or the rainbow!
            I’m sure Mr. Softee stories could make a pretty interesting documentary. Lol. We also had the Good Humor truck come around- but their music wasn’t anything like Mr Softee’s and neither was the ice cream!

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            I understand exactly what you mean. I grew up with a lovely family but I’ve seen some stuff on the streets & am so fortunate not to have had anything tragic happen while running around. The guardian angels must have been working overtime back in the day with us street wise “kids”

            Mr. Snarky always laughs when the jingle starts to play outside. Like “too late Softee…she’s all mine now”

            I still want ice cream tho 😄

          • Why is this happening to us?

            From all the good things I’ve heard about Mr. Snarky, I don’t think Mr. Softee would be any competition for him! Just think- you could have been a Mrs. Softee…lol…Mrs. Snarky sounds way better! 😉
            Did Mr. Snarky know what Mr. Softee was? I don’t know if they had those or not down south.
            All this talk of Mr. Softee is making me want some too! I could go for a cone right about now! The trucks are still around, but not as much in my neighborhood as they used to be. You will always see them parked at the local parks and beaches, but they don’t drive around the residential areas as much as they used to. I remember they would come by like 2 or 3 times a day! Maybe I’m not as attuned to it as I used to be. Lol.

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            Mr. Snarky had no personal experience with Mr. Softee previously but said something like “word on the street” gets around. Our shady ice cream dealers must be known throughout the country. 😄

            I wouldn’t trade being Mrs. Snarky for anything in the world

            However…I’m also dying for some ice cream as well now.

            I know people in Manhattan that seriously want to melt Mr. Softee. They’re haunted by the jingle. They must live near where one of the trucks park & sit these days.😄

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I think they passed a law recently about the music playing for over a certain length of time, because some of them would park the truck and leave it playing the entire time they were selling ice cream. They are also not allowed to play it before or after certain hours- it’s considered noise pollution. Lol
            Mr. Snarky is special! You don’t need your own Mr. Softee, you could always go to Carvel! Lol. Haven’t had a cone from any of them in years! I did have a flying saucer last summer though! ☺️

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            I haven’t had a cone from Carvel in so long.

            Pistachio in a sugar come with rainbow sprinkles.

            One year Carvel packed the wrong bag & the Father’s Day tie cake was my Birthday cake. I thought that was cool. 👔

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Ooh…I love pistachio! Don’t really see it much anymore.
            My mom used to make a pistachio bundt cake using the Jello pistachio pudding…it was sooo good! And sooo green! Lmao. There is one of those 70’s recipes! I haven’t had that in eons!
            That’s a cool cake to have for your birthday! Lol. I’m sure it tasted delicious! Love those Carvel crunchies in their cakes!

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            I ❤️ Pistachio pudding . That cake musta been good!

            We gotta do a vintage recipe night! The good the bad & the ugly…

          • Why is this happening to us?

            That cake is delicious! If I remember correctly, you use jello pistachio pudding mix, boxed yellow cake mix and I think there is seltzer in the recipe? I made it once a really long time ago. I’m sure you can look the recipe up online- I know it definitely had the seltzer in it and the pudding mix, so you could probably find it. I’ll see if I find it. Then you just make it in any kind of pan- my mom used a bundt pan and just sprinkled powdered sugar on top. Oh yeah, you add walnuts to it too. It’s like a green coffee cake…lol.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I found the recipe online! It has club soda, not seltzer (I was close). Lol
            I’ll send it to you on the open thread.

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            Thank you! Yay!

            I always say seltzer.

            When I order seltzer in California they usually have no clue what I’m saying or meaning. Ya know seltzah! Seltzah! 😄

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Lol…me too! Aren’t club soda and seltzer the same thing? One might have sodium and one doesn’t. Not sure.

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            Some club soda brands have a hint of sodium. Thats because back in the day club soda was mostly used as cocktail mixers.

            These days many are sodium free & the same as seltzer.

            I was in a beautiful restaurant in SF once…ordered a seltzer & got tonic water. Oh my God…I almost died. Like poison when ya don’t expect it.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Oh that makes sense. I always buy the ones without the sodium. I don’t think it would matter for the recipe- probably better off using it without.
            Yikes! 😝 Tonic water is yucky! I opened it and drank it once as a kid because I thought it was a bottle of soda! Never did that again! Lol
            I’ll be back in a bit- just doing some things around the house and then I’ll come on a little later to hang out and send you the recipe on the open forum 🙂
            Have to make it look like I’ve been a busy little beaver while Mr. Why is at work…lol. Just vacuumed and doing some laundry now.
            I’ve been looking through my clothes all day because I have 2 weddings coming up and going away soon and was trying to see what kind of clothes I need to buy for the summer. Ugh…ill never finish tonight. I was going to try to put all my winter stuff away today, but it will take me a few days organize everything the way I want it. I found some old dresses I want to see if I can donate to HS kids for their prom…hope it’s not too late!

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            The weather has been so strange it’s difficult to decide on what should be in the closet at any given time. My closets are small because the Brownstone was built when people didn’t shop for clothes like me. 😄

            Getting donations ready is a great feeling. Loading the wash or dishwasher is the best way to make it look like it’s been such a busy day. 😄

          • Why is this happening to us?

            That’s true about the weather! I don’t know what to wear anymore! Lol. I have all kinds of jackets and coats out and short sleeves, long sleeves, etc. It’s pretty crazy!
            I live in a small apartment, so I don’t have the room in my closet or my dressers to keep all my clothes out, so I have to change them over too. Luckily, I have an attic that is the entire size of my apartment, so I have some garment racks up there with my extra clothes and shoes that are off season. I’m trying to clean the attic out and make some room for a craft room/sewing room up there. There is a workbench and some built in cabinets from the previous owner. I just have to get rid of some junk and I’ll have a nice space for crafting, gift wrapping, etc. I hope to get it done this year. I keep saying I am going to do it, but since it’s not a priority, it slips my mind.
            I did some laundry, went through some clothes and I cooked. I had enough for today. Lol

          • wiserperson8710

            You are killing me with laughter! 😂😆

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Hehe 😹

        • Perturbed

          Haha, I remember it coming around my block after lunch & my Mom dreaded that jingle too – because I had such a sweet tooth! Incidentally, it was just on the news recently that the man who wrote that jingle just died (may he R.I.P.). It always gives me fond childhood memories to this day! 🙂

          • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

            R.I.P. Indeed! 🙏

            That jingle was more powerful than Pavlov’s bell.

            I grew up across the street from a schoolyard so the truck came around early & often.

            My Mother would be like it’s 10pm & I know where Mr. Softee is…😄

    • wiserperson8710

      I am falling on the floor from these comments. I haven’t laughed so much in weeks. Keep it up ladies! 👍👍👏👏👏👏

  • Dottie WhiteTrashGal

    Well said, Beach. And might I add, wasn’t there a newspaper columnist or a popular writer who used the name “Skinny Girl” in New York before Bethenny even showed up on TV? Maybe it was something else, but I remember reading that the name “Skinny Girl” had also been used by someone in a business sense before Bethenny trademarked it, didn’t I? Bethenny got it, though, because she trademarked it first. Which is just to say, Beth has a lot of nerve jumping Sonja for doing the same thing she did. (I’m in a rush this morning and can’t read comments until tonight, so if I’m repeating, sorry.)

    • RubyT

      yes, i think i remember, very early on in her “skinny girl” development, a guy she knew, or worked with, saying that the skinny girl idea, or recipe, was his….or the concept, anyway. now she wants to own every idea.

    • ohjeez

      there is a “skinny bitch” out there not sure who came first

  • MsM

    I like this Peter person, he just might take her majesty down a few notches. In the mean time, Bethany needs to sniff another almond and shut up.

    • sideof Sour Cream

      I want Peter to be on the show!

      • MsM

        Excellent idea Sour Cream!!! I think it would be fun to watch him wipe the floor with Bethanny!

  • penny 2

    I wonder what happened to Ramona and his business ventures?

    • MidwestMiddie

      Her new business is selling straggly real hair clip ons, which she wears.
      UGLY!!!

  • LuvsSnark

    About time! That skinny hag needs to have some of the arrogance and smugness slapped out of her. She may have come up with an original concept and made a success out of it, but she needs to learn that she’s “not all that.” She doesn’t have ownership of the word “Girl,” and the new product apparently is real booze and not the flavored water that she sells. Never tried any of her products because I can’t stand her and will not put a penny of my $$$ in her pocket.

    • lloleary

      My Mom, who I’m sure has no idea who, what SG products are, gave me a “bath” box of SG products, pump soap, etc. I put it in my guest bath on the counter and no one has bothered to open the package… in 3 years!! LOL!

      • wiserperson8710

        This is not a plug, just good advice. The best soap product I have ever used is Beekman 1802. It is made of goats milk. All my dry skin is gone it is so rich. You can google their list of products, but it is cheaper on shopping channel Evine.

        • lloleary

          I love goat’s milk soap!

  • anonymous

    Actually LVP is the most successful of all the housewives. Restaurants, sangria, vodka, dinnerware, two tv shows. Kandi is pretty successful too.

    • ohjeez

      i do wonder tho if beth really did get the rumored 75 mill then she is for sure the most “successful”…..i just don’t think , at least as of yet, that lisa or kandi have made that much from their HW career….beth has more sm followers as well…..also i am not at all a beth fan i think she’s just awful but i also think she is miserable so she’s getting her karma everyday

      • MidwestMiddie

        According to Forbes = Bones got $8 Million and not a penny more.

        • ohjeez

          hmmm wow very interesting i wonder how it got so inflated…….that is very little esp when looking at the mortgages she is currently carrying and the lawyer bills……..she seems to have a very high personal overhead i wonder how much she earns per yer….

          • MidwestMiddie

            Actually — Bones got $8,1 Million selling her SG Ready To Drink
            Cocktails and not the rumored and accepted as fact, $120 Million.
            Bones never confirmed nor denied the rumor. LOL
            Forbes printed the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s
            quarterly report from the original Sale.

            The one smart thing Bones did and probably on Jason’s advice was
            to keep her SG Trademark which is why she is hawking her line
            of goods 24/7……popcorn, snack bars, etc.. I believe she does
            get more $$$$$ from Beam if SG liquor sales are good but lately
            the records show only decreases….. at least a huge drop happened in 2013.

          • ohjeez

            from a quick google

            “Turns out Skinnygirl is worth a lot. In 2011, Bethenny reportedly sold Skinnygirl cocktails to Beam Global for around $49 million dollars. But she still owns the name, which can be used for shapewear, snacks, appliances and more.
            Skinnygirl isn’t the only source of Bethenny’s $25 million net worth. Bethenny makes $40 thousand per RHONY episode. Bethenny millions also comes from her numerous books and DVDs.”

          • MidwestMiddie

            I believe the SEC’s Report printed in Forbes on the Sale — $8.1 Million. Period.
            Also, I believe she had at least one or two partners in that deal.
            Yes….she kept the SG trademark and I’m not saying she is
            living off of pennies but I doubt she is worth what Google has printed.
            The Failed Talk Show Host needed to be on Bravo for the paycheck
            and the SG exposure. The show is nothing more than an informercial.

          • ohjeez

            i just posted about this…i def believe she is on the show to help her brand and for the paycheck…no question

          • ohjeez

            and from huff post 2011
            “CORRECTION: Our reporter misread the $8.1 million figure in the financial documents. As Forbes points out, the number refers to the amount of Skinnygirl attributed to goodwill, not the total purchase price. We regret the error.”
            anyhow who the hell knows about the finances of any of these broads except for maybe sonja because of her bankruptcy….the bottom line is that are all “rich” in comparison to most people

          • MidwestMiddie

            That article then goes on to the SEC Report which states the sale was for $8.1 Million.

          • ohjeez

            ok…i am not good with finances and numbers…

          • MidwestMiddie

            Same here …….but the SEC Report is pretty much the bottom line.
            No doubt, Bones is a wealthy weasel of a woman. Personally I hope she loses a great deal of her money and has to “make do” on $2 Million. LOL

          • ohjeez

            lol

        • lloleary

          And I’d be interested in knowing how the (current) SG liquor sales revenues are versus when it first came out as a novelty.

          • MidwestMiddie

            I would like to know too. My guess is Beam is sorry they kept
            Bones Frankel as the image of SG. After the sale she became
            a Failed Talk Show Host even though she had the backing of Ellen DeGeneres, no less and then returned to Bravo as a bitter, nasty, horrible woman.

          • lloleary

            Very interesting observation. Basically, she is ruining her own brand. And from what I have read everywhere, SG Liquor is on the lower bargain shelves and in discount/clearance bins. YES!!!!! “Beam” must be “beaming!” LOL!!

        • lloleary

          Far cry from the $125 Mil reported… she let us believe…

          • MidwestMiddie

            Yeah…..Bones was sneaky by never confirming or denying the rumor.
            I’ll bet she started that rumor too. lol

          • lloleary

            You know… I bet she did!!!

          • MidwestMiddie

            : )

          • lloleary

            Spot on! Who would expose their brand to abundant criticism by being on a Reality Show if you had that kind of money? I think she has severely dented her brand beyond belief by going back to RHONY. Love KARMA when it applies to this “Skinny Bitc-!”

          • MidwestMiddie

            X2

  • anonymous

    My friends and I tried her skinny girl crap, all we got was a cheap buzz

    • Blackheath

      I have never tried it but I wonder do you get a lighter buzz? Is it less alcohol too?

      • Perturbed

        Yes! Snarky said it’s only 12.5% alcohol, so only 25Proof! Complete ripoff!

    • Why is this happening to us?

      I tried the piña colada and it was horrid! 😝 It was like a cloudy liquid and tasted terrible. I’ll stick with my regular full fat delicious pina colada…lol

  • jean brayton

    obviously beach hates bethany. i like her. i get that she doesn’t have the the right to own everything with skinny or girl. she did take great offense to john’s accusation. but, skinny cow i thought was ice cream. very different. tipsy girl is alcohol which was what bethany started out with. i think that guy peter took advantage of sonja to launch this trademark brand. he only trademarked this name last year. then brought sonja aboard, a very needy women that will put her name on anything.(though i do love sonja, but she does have a drinking problem) plus, anyone can say they used a name for years.

    • Blackheath

      I don’t get the feeling that Beach hates Bethenny as the article is based on facts about Bethenny’s actions and behavior. I used to LOVE Bethenny when she was on the Housewives the first time around, but not so much this time around. It seems that whenever Bethenny is engaged in any conversation with anyone, it is defensive, combative, aggressive, etc. gone are the days of her quick funny wit. Not sure if she is now operating in self protect mode due to past history. I guess I liked Bethenny 1.0 versus 2.0. I applaud her success for bringing Skinny Girl to where it is today, I really do! She can’t go after Skinny Cow as they have been around since 1994 and yes, you are correct, they are ice cream (they also make a nice truffle and chocolate candy – gotta try it!) I whole heartedly agree with you on the Sonya point, one has to wonder if Peter was planning to cozy up to any housewife to get the brand out there and saw desperate Sonja. I like Sonja a lot too, I do feel bad for her as she is trying to get something/anything going and it is slow to materialize.

      • dj j

        Then they should go after bethenny for making protein bars and all the other non alcohol items

        • MidwestMiddie

          Numerous outstanding and reputable companies beat SG years ago
          on those items……protein bars, candies, popcorn, etc..

          • Blackheath

            Exactly!!!!!!

        • Blackheath

          ITA!!!!!!!!

      • Andersson

        The difference what money can do.

  • Just a jersey girl

    Great work Beach as usual,
    So if Bethenny was so concerned about copycat brands, cheaters brands, piggyback brands, she should have patented every name she could think of under the sun. Skinny Bitch, skinny mean girl,……. so Sonja had nothing to do with this.
    I like B, but she is not the only business women on the planet. Leave Sonja alone, she is sweet funny and one of the kindest housewives

    • Blackheath

      Sonja is harmless and is sweet as they come ( once in a while she gets annoying with her nose up in the air nonsense). The only one Sonja is ever capable of hurting is herself.

      • Just a jersey girl

        Well said

    • Marcy Scrot

      Sonja is far from sweet and unless you find a grown woman drunk and falling over young men funny, she is not that. She’s a trashy New York woman

    • Andersson

      True, I like Sonja. She might be wild on the side but she always have a good heart. She is funny and really, she is just trying to make it too. Bethany could have been supportive of her. But of course, as greedy and rude and obnoxious and bully and “know it all” and and and… STFU Bethany! No one died and made you the “savvy” business woman you think you are. Your products are tanking! And just to pissed you off, I will buy Sonja’s drink!

  • Addie2U

    Just as Bethenny laid into John re Skinny Cow saying “they’re 2 separate things, you’re a cow, I’m a girl” – Tipsy & Skinny are different . Unless she’s trying to monopolize the word “girl”, both fat & skinny girls can get “tipsy”. 😉

  • JustSayin

    My local liquor store has a Skinny Girl display stand, but it’s full of some other brand’s product. I don’t think Skinny Girl sold well enough because they don’t seem to carry it.

    And on the subject of the Skinny Girl/Tipsy Girl, I will add….I’ve noticed a brand at the liquor store called CountryGirl. I wonder if Bethenny has gone after them yet for using the phrase “something Girl”

    • MidwestMiddie

      Bone’s Court Cast against Country GIRL is in the Court Case Files right
      after she takes on the GIRL Scouts.

      • Why is this happening to us?

        Lmao MM! That’s a good one! 😹😹

        • MidwestMiddie

          : )

      • Whatevah8

        And Cover Girl

        • MidwestMiddie

          HA!
          I’m sure it is on her list. LOL

    • Andersson

      Bethany has become too greedy. Her product isn’t even good.

      • Kitty Kat Meow

        All of the Skinny Girl stuff tastes like crap!

        • IamPERFECTinSOmanyWAYS

          So THAT’s what you’ve been eating! Figures!!

  • Bryan

    Ooopsy Doopsy TBF LOL!!!!!!

  • Blackheath

    Think one of the reasons Bethenny is going after Tipsy girl is because it is another housewife (on the same show as Bethenny) trying to take some of the Skinny Girl space and air time. I am sure she is feeling that Sonja/Peter are riding Skinny Girl coat tails and that is what has her in a twist. Someone else has honed in on what Bethenny perceives to be her territory.
    Without a doubt it was very shady of Bethenny to try and patent Tipsy girl. Could you imagine the shit storm if Bethenny beat Peter to the punch in regards to patenting Tipsy Girl!? Guaranteed Bethenny is probably trying to patent every type of “skinny” or “girl” related item available.

    • Just a jersey girl

      Agree I guess she should star at the a’s and patent every combination with “skinny” and “girl”

    • Why is this happening to us?

      I just saw a website where it lists all the trademarks she has for Skinny girl….you should see how many she has! It’s pages and pages worth…she doesn’t want anyone creating anything that could compete with her. Scared much?

      • Dottie WhiteTrashGal

        Oh, fun! Drinking game!

        Every time we guess one of her patents, DRINK!

        SkinGirl?

        ThinGirl?

        SkinThinGirl?

        X-rayGirl? (An actual reference to what skeletal thin, high-class women in NY were once called, mentioned in a couple of literary tomes I read: X-rays.)

        SkeenyGurl?

        Any of these close? (Got my drinky ready.)

        Oh! Oh!

        DrinkyGirl?

        • Why is this happening to us?

          That’s actually a great idea for a drinking game! I’d better run out to the liquor store because I don’t think I’ll have enough to play with here! Lol. (I have a fully stocked liquor cabinet btw- but not a SG bottle in sight!) 😉

          • Dottie WhiteTrashGal

            I bought maybe three bottles when it first came out. Not being much of a drinker, I’d never even had a margarita. I liked “the buzz,” but thought it was a bit pricey. So I found out I could buy my own “light” margarita mix, some really GOOOOD tequila, and make my own, voila! Much cheaper and much better.

            So…

            WhingerGirl? (Which really SHOULD be her brand….)

            WhineyGirl?

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I never had the SG margarita, but I have had the piña colada and it was terrible.
            You can make a much better “light” margarita yourself with good tequila, lime juice, etc.

      • wiserperson8710

        She can trademark the whole world of “skinny.” I would never buy anything, if Bethenny is involved

        • Why is this happening to us?

          I agree.

  • Donna Lee King

    It really does not take slot of intelligence to figure out the reason Bethenny is back on RHONY is because her Brand is going no where. Lol. I have yet to see it anywhere in the Philly area I live in. She is afraid Sonja will do better.

    • Why is this happening to us?

      I live in NYC and I can assure you the brand is not that popular here either. Most people who live in NYC don’t even know who Bethenny is unless they watch Bravo HW’s. Her SG products are found in stores here, but you will find them on the bottom shelves or in clearance bins. Her products are just not good and there is way too much competition from other brands for an inferior product like hers to survive. It’s just a matter of time before Skinnygirl is Goodbye Girl…

    • MidwestMiddie

      I think 75% of her advertising is done on Bravo…..so it is free. No worries about
      seeing her brand at any important venues. No TV Super Bowl Ads. She is too cheap.

  • CeeJay

    As they say, “Pride goeth before the fall”. Seeya Beth!

  • anonymous

    Bethany go some where and sit down!

  • Karma

    I’ve tried skinny girl cosmo tastes like crap. Bethany is one to crack the shits her “skinny Girl” is much more similar to Skinny Cow.

    By the way im starting ny own line of alcohol its called skinny tipsy girls😉😉😂😂

    • justanothermary

      I’m thinking of patenting FatAssedDrunkBroad. The name may not be catchy, but the booze will be tasty!

      • Why is this happening to us?

        I’d buy it! Lol…that’s who I would rather hang out with anyway!

      • Karma

        LMFAO I’ll definitely be buying that & lm loving the name😉😂😂😂

      • wiserperson8710

        Works for me! 😂

      • Karma

        LMFAO😂😂😂 i love it & it hasn’t got the work girl or skinny. That bitch will hunt you down coz as we all know she invented and patent both words skinny & girl.

        By the way skinny girl really sucks I’ve has it a couple of times it tastes like crap.😝😝

      • Karma

        Lol I love it😂😂😂😂

    • lili22

      too funny!

      • Karma

        😉😂

    • wiserperson8710

      Love your new product name! 😉

      • Karma

        Aww thank you. I’ll send you a bottle of every flavour😉😂😂

        I’m also thinking of starting a tequila line called drunken bitch you can’t copy the name it’s already been patent souds good?😜😜😜😂😂😂

    • stacmo

      Good one!!! lol

      • Karma

        Lol😉😂

    • Pamela

      she TRIED to patent the “tipsy girl” name, but Sonia’s partner beat her to it!! Which I love

      • Karma

        Hi Pamela yeah i heard gee she’s a effing snake I’m so glad sonja’ partner beat her to it she makes out that she invented the words skinny & girl i honestly didnt imagine she could get any nastier or bitchy boy did she prove me wrong lol.

        I love honesty but she’s brutal there’s always a nice way to give your opinion she now speaks down to anybody & everybody i can’t believe she told Erica her video was crap WTH

  • Sara

    I hope Peter and Sonja don’t copycat Bethenny. Who wants more watered-down overpriced liquor? How Skinnygirl alcohol was ever successful I’ll never know

    • RunningWithWine

      Lol I have this coupon app and skinny girl stuff is always the highest coupon off!

    • Why is this happening to us?

      It was successful because people bought it, tried it and then never bought it again. It was like a one hit wonder. Once the word got around that it tasted bad, people stopped buying it. I also think the fact that her products were pulled from Whole Foods a while back because she lied about their nutrition value was a big thing too. You can’t survive in the food & beverage industry with an inferior product. There is way too much competition in the space. People want to spend their money on something that tastes good. If they really want a good, low calorie margarita, they could easily make it themselves at home using simpler, healthier ingredients instead of drinking her pre made chemical laden crap.

  • Why is this happening to us?

    Are we allowed to post links here? I found a really good article about Bethenny that Peter posted on the Tipsy Girl Facebook page… Not sure if I can put it here or not. Let me know if I can and I will share it with you!

    • MidwestMiddie

      Oh, I’d love to read it. If AATT can print it up…..I’m sure it will be here soon. : )

      • Why is this happening to us?

        I don’t think I’m allowed to post links to another site, but the article is about how Bethenny is a perpetual victim and a liar. Lol. It had some really good arguments.

        • MidwestMiddie

          True ……but I’m hoping your comment will get AATT to print Peter’s
          Facebook article about Bones. : )

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I hope so! 🙂

    • RunningWithWine

      Oh must go look for that!

      • Why is this happening to us?

        Let me know what you think!

        • RunningWithWine

          Was a good read and I agree with it! While the names are similar she’s over reacting I’ve the whole ordeal and I think she is a professional victim. I am in the minority I’ve always thought she was deplorable to Jason and his family, I always felt she used and abused him. She’s always badmouthing him and works dogs in every episode of RH, and says he’s always running to the media! Yet we never see Jason say anything unless it’s a court transcript! Her daughter won’t thank her when she grows up and sees what her mother said about her father!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            I agree with you. I never thought Jason was a bad guy- it seems like she was definitely the difficult one in that relationship. I also thought he and his family brought a sense of normalcy to her life and I’m really surprised she gave them such a hard time for wanting to see and spend time with their granddaughter and be involved in her life. The Hoppy’s seem like good people who only want the best for their son and their granddaughter. They tried to make her feel included and like part of the family, but it seems like she was trying to keep a distance between them.
            I never realized she was a professional victim until I read that article. Lol. It seems to be true! I think she likes to be the martyr. She wants to do everything herself and take credit for it and doesn’t want to allow anyone to help her with anything- then she can brag about how tough her life is and how she did everything on her own with no help from anyone. I hate people like that! Lol

          • RunningWithWine

            Right and I am beginning to belive her mother! And think Beth did steal the skinny girl margarita from her mother!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Wouldn’t that be something if she did steal the recipe from her mother? Lol.

  • SharmagneW

    Bethenny is very defensive about her brand because it’s tanking. The downward spiral of SkinnyGirl began after she played hardball with Jason and demanded sole custody. She should have thought about her business when she started her divorce. If she would have conducted herself privately and was fair, no one would have held the divorce against her. However, just like we saw on their reality show, Bethenny was a psychotic beast with Jason and very public about it because she thought all she had to do was obtain the same divorce attorney as Katie Holmes then she would walk away with sole custody of Bryn. I’m proud that Jason fought for his child. I can’t get it out of my head the birthday party Jason threw for Bethenny…that fool crying in the closet because as a child her birthdays were painful. At that moment, I felt so much empathy and sympathy for Jason to have to deal with that mess on a daily basis. SkinnyGirl will not recover because her brand was born to the public under the storyline that she was in a happy family life. Bethenny, Jason and Bryn were the package that sold her positive persona for that company and without that, the business will not thrive but will continue to spiral downward. As a result, Bethenny did something she said she would never do…she returned to the RHONY and her unhappiness about it is obvious.

    • Gingertee

      Bethanny has already been paid by Seagrams for the alcohol, it is no longer hers, it is theirs basically but the Skinny Girl brand is hers and she should always be concerned.

      • SharmagneW

        Actually, her payment from Seagrams for the alcoholic line was a lump sum plus future payments based on performance.

        • Gingertee

          Okay, I just said she was paid, I didn’t say how or when, but I’m not disagreeing with you

    • Aleggra

      Great insight! Her brand is also tanking because it tastes horrible plus no one likes her. Even if no one likes her, tho…if her food didn’t taste like chalk, it might sell. It’s god-awful. My daughter threw out her margarita drink & said “Never again. Tastes like crushed aspirin.”

    • Pamela

      she went on and on about how she would never return… I wish she had kept that promise… she basically said she was too good for the reality world (said the girl who was on 3 bravo reality shows)…

  • justanothermary

    I talked with my SIL who is a patent attorney and she explained that the term “cheater brand” is used all the time and that Tipsy Girl would be considered a cheater brand IF it came after the fame of Skinnygirl (which it did). Tipsy Girl may have been used prior to Skinnygirl but it was not trademarked or used in such a public forum until AFTER Skinnygirl became famous.

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Then wouldn’t Skinny Girl be a cheater brand for Skinny Cow since Skinny Cow has been around since 1994? Seems like a double standard to me…but then again, Bethenny is all about double standards.
      If you do a google search of “cheater brand” there is nothing to indicate that it is even a term and the only thing that comes up are articles about Bethenny & Sonja’s feud. I’m not doubting that your SIL is correct, I just find it odd that Bethenny’s & Sonja’s are the only examples on the google search.

      • Annielee

        Look up Skinny Bitch and you will find that it came out before Skinny Girl so did Beth copy off of that/rip them off? Its an interesting artical on google 🙂

        • Why is this happening to us?

          That’s a book, right?
          So no one can copy off her, but she can copy off of other people….got it! lol

          • Annielee

            Yes, its a book and also a website…and of course no one can copy off her but she can! lol

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Lol…of course!
            I’m pretty sure the words “skinny” and “girl” have been around since the dawn of time. She acts like she invented them!

          • Annielee

            I know, right! She thinks ‘she knows it all’ and acts batchit crazy if anyone mentions Skinny or Girl….All this time spent with her TV doctor didnt seem to have helped her.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            You’re right! Lol

          • Annielee

            It was so nice talking with you Why ITHTU….I have to eat dinner now so be good and have a great night 🙂

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Take care Annie! Enjoy your dinner and have a great night too! 🙂

          • Gingertee

            We can all use the word Skinny and we can get a legal trademark as long as the US Patent office doesn’t think they are too closely related. You don’t have to show a logo when applying for a trademark, you do have explain the use of the product. The problem with Sonja’s alcohol that I can see is that the names and the logos are very similar. They are similar to the point where it looks as if the Tipsy Girl cocktail glass is the same one from the Skinny Girl Martini. This is the real problem that I see.

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Anyone who uses a martini glass in their logo will have a logo that looks similar. I don’t think there is really a way to differentiate them and I’m not sure what the rules are regarding that. It’s kind of hard to make it look different IMO.

          • Gingertee

            We can agree to disagree

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Sounds good to me! 🍸 Cheers! Lol

      • Gingertee

        Skinny Cow is not an alcohol

        • Why is this happening to us?

          But Bethenny also has bars, snacks, etc. which Skinny Cow (owned by Nestle) already has. If she wants to make a case for Tipsy Girl, I’m sure the same could be said about her brand riding on other brand’s coat tails. She can’t have it both ways.
          In another article I read, her mother states Bethenny stole the low calorie margarita recipe from her! Lol

          • Crudeview Crumbs

            Totally agree with you. Skinny cow has candy bars as well and you don’t see nestle going after her. She needs to shut her big trap up before nestle wakes up and does!

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Exactly! Her company won’t make it through a lawsuit like that with Nestle…they will take her to the cleaners! (Madame Paulette’s lmao)

          • Aleggra

            LOL

          • Gingertee

            When Bethenny started her brand it was alcohol and that was no relation to the Skinny Cow products, the Skinny Cow brand was not as broad as it was then and at that time, Skinny Cow did not belong to Nestle. There is nothing wrong with this guy & Sonja starting an alcohol line but the names and logo are close enough for people to think the two are related and Bethenny has the right to be concerned about that. It makes sense

          • Aleggra

            Peter will also be using the Tipsy Girl name for his bar & restaurant. How can this be confused with low cal foods & low calorie shakes? I bet B is spitting mad she lost. But she lost to Peter, not Sonja. Sonja had no input in naming the brand. Should she have said no to Peter’s partnership? Is that what Bethenny would’ve done?

          • Aleggra

            I read that, too. The mother should sue her🍾 and get back at Bethenny for defamation of character. According to Mommie, B was a wild child that always wanted fame. She slept around with anyone that could help her. Plus, she was a habitual liar. Mommy doesn’t like her own daughter. They’re probably very much alike 🎭

          • Why is this happening to us?

            Hmm…that’s really interesting! I didn’t know anything about B’s mother until I read that article. I could totally see what she says about B being true. Bethenny is the type that will step on/over anyone to get what she wants and to get ahead. We know there are always 3 sides to every story- B’s, her mother’s and the truth is probably somewhere in between…lol.
            Earlier today, Bravo had on the episode from 2010 where it was Ramona’s vow renewal with Mario, Bethenny was pregnant and moving in with Jason, Jill and Bethenny were fighting and coming to a meeting, and LuAnn was debuting her hit single “Money Can’t Buy You class” while introducing Jacques to the group. Wow….have times changed since then! It’s like it’s not even the same show anymore….there is such a difference in Bethenny- it’s like night and day. In the episode, she was bickering with Jason over packing for her move into his apartment downtown. She was complaining about his “stuff” and he was complaining about hers. It’s funny how it looks now that we know their marriage didn’t survive. Same with Ramona & Mario. I think all these HW’s are so full of it! Lol

        • Crudeview Crumbs

          Yes but that really doesn’t matter to me. I enjoy skinny cow products. They are delicious and low calorie. If I was in the store and saw skinny girl wine (and didnt know or watch housewives) I could easily assume it’s a product from Nestle……and be extremely disappointed in its quality. Sorry I think Nestle should go after HER.

          • Gingertee

            Nestle didn’t own Skinny Cow when she started her company so they can’t have a problem with the name of her product. They purchased Skinny Cow after the fact. They can’t go after her for what she sells just like they can’t after Hershey for the Krunch Bar.

          • Crudeview Crumbs

            Wasn’t aware of that. Thank you. But I still feel there isn’t an argument here between the wines IMO. One is a low calorie alcoholic beverage and the other is not.

          • dd1976

            Actually she told John that the creator sold the company and name to Nestle and that she too works with Nestle. So apparently Nestle doesn’t see it that way.

          • Crudeview Crumbs

            And that’s what Bethany says….

          • Aleggra

            She lies. All of the time. Ask her mother lol

        • Violet~Princess Pumpernickel

          But Bethenny sells food items also.

      • gloria_gloria

        Basic google tip!: If you do a targeted date search w/ dates prior to this year, you’ll see plenty of mentions to the term “cheater brand” which I know I’ve seen many times — in Consumer Reports or discussion of knockoffs, for example.

        • Why is this happening to us?

          Ah ok! Thank you! 🙂

    • SharmagneW

      IKR

  • Whatevah8

    I bet Bethenny thought she was the smartest person in the room when she tried to patent that name! No wonder she’s mad at Sonja. I guess this will be the last season Sonja is on the show.

  • Andersson

    God, so sick of Bethany. Who died and made her the queen of business? Never like her rudeness, loud, obnoxious in your face style. And she is proud of it. The way she treated Sonja in the last part of the episode is so bad. I say, boycott this Skinny Girl and I’ll go for Tipsy Girl. Maybe Bethany is scared that Tipsy Girl taste better than her brand.

    • RunningWithWine

      Lol everyone must be clearvoient cos people stopped buying skinny girl a long time ago! I keep getting $5 off coupons for it and it’s on clearance at my grocery store for $8 and I still won’t buy it!

    • wiserperson8710

      I’ll drink Tipsy girl in a heartbeat.

  • Pandora403

    I don’t think the two names are that similar that a person would confuse one product for the other. When I hear the word “tipsy” it doesn’t make me think of the word “skinny” and vice versa. With that said, I almost wish Peter had called the product Tipsy Lady and avoided all this nonsense with Bethenny. Then again, I suppose this feud will get them all a lot of publicity. Whether it helps or hurts sales is yet to be determined.

    • Crudeview Crumbs

      I agree. Skinny infers a dietetic drink. And the word girl is not owned by Bethany. Lame argument in my book…go bark up another tree Beth

    • Violet~Princess Pumpernickel

      I think he should’ve just left it at “Tipsy”. Bethenny needs to get a grip though.

  • Gingertee

    The names are similar and so is the logo on the bottle. His logo looks just like the one Bethanny started out with but it looks like someone photoshopped the girl off the glass . He may have been in the alcohol business longer but he was not getting this free publicity and Seagrams wasn’t interested in anything he was doing. He tried linking to Ramona but she was not impressed so he went to the most desperate one who would sign up without questions. He knew exactly what he was doing

    • aemish

      I agree but business is business. She’s only using Sonja as a scapegoat over being bested by a man playing her own game.

  • Beth Snyder

    I wonder what Lisa Lillian who created the “Hungry Girl” cooking empire has to say about “SkinnyGirl”. To hear Bethenny speak you think she invented electricity…oh maybe she created “Fat Head”.

    • Addie2U

      My comment is still pending but I wrote earlier that Bethenny’s logo & (snarky) style are very similar to Kim Barnouin & Rory Freedman’s “Skinny Bitch” (circa 2005). There’s “Skinny Bitch Everyday Cookbook” / “Bitch in the Kitch” / “Skinny Bitch Bakery” / “Skinny Bitch in a Box” / “Skinny Bitch Home, Beauty, & Style”, + more.

      Their “skinny” girl logos aren’t identical twins, but they certainly could be sisters (or 1st cousins). 😉

      And there’s also Gina Homolka who started “Skinnytaste” back in 2008. ( I just purchased one of her books after it was recommended by my sister.)

      • Aleggra

        So who’s the real fraud here? I’d say BF (or BS) Biechinny Skeletor

      • Bronwyn1

        Yes, mine too on a newer thread, before I saw your (this) post. I pointed out much the same things the similarities of the girl logos and many of Bethenny’s slogans were nearly plagiarized from the Skinny Bitch empire. Remember before her Skinny Girl Martinis, Bethenny came out with the Skinny Girl Cookbook several years after the popular Skinny Bitch Cookbook had been around, and her slogans were nearly plagiarized from The Skinny Bitch Cookbook.

        She has some nerve! She is so full of herself it’s nauseating.

        I included links in my post that is pending I wonder if that’s the problem? This site is new to me.

        • Addie2U

          I also included links in my comment but it was released / was posted soon after I wrote this one.

          • Aleggra

            I read your comment. Very insightful. Read somewhere that Bravo pretty much controls content on most mags except radar & smaller ones. But some threads don’t allow links to competitors. I’m glad they let yours go through. It’s freedom of information after all. And you were siting books not other articles. I’d like to read the other comment by Bron also.
            Also read that Bethenny sells stories & pics of herself. That’s why there are so many bikini shots of her. She calls mags & tells them where she’ll be for photos. But she demands payment for the photos. It’s funny because most celebrities avoid the paparazzi like the plague. Not Bethenny. The more publicity, the better. Her BS to Kristen about not talking about her to the mags was just that: pure BS. She lives for it. It’s her oxygen.

  • Addie2U

    A trademark search shows Bethenny (SG Marks, LLC) has been busy at work & play. Along with “Tipsy Girl” & every possible alternative spelling of “Skinny Girl”, there’s:

    ♦ Apartment Porn
    ♦ Beauty Porn
    ♦ Car Porn
    ♦ Cocktail Porn
    ♦ Food Porn
    ♦ Home Porn
    ♦ House Porn
    ♦ Jewelry Porn
    ♦ Kitchen Porn
    ♦ Real Estate Porn
    ♦ Shoe Porn
    ♦ Yacht Porn

    Then we take a (much needed) break from the porn & get into ….

    ♦ Bethenny In Your Business
    ♦ Gadget Wars
    ♦ SkinnyDips
    ♦ SkinnyGirl Smoothers N’ Shapers
    ♦ SkinnyGirl Workout
    ♦ + many others.

    I’m thinking she came up with all these names during / after a long childless weekend where there was an abundance of booze, gadgets & porn {where she sneaked a peak into his wallet (“Bethenny in Your Business) to ensure he was in fact single}. That must have been one hell of a weekend. 😉

    • aemish

      Nice catch, Addie2U!!

    • Aleggra

      Wow! What’s with the Porn? Does she own that word too? Why not just TM the whole dictionary? Then when she fails, B can blame Webster.

  • aemish

    This reminds me of how in Eddie Murphy movie Coming To America they had the fight over the McDonalds and McDowells restaurants 〷◠‿◠〷

  • Judging by the replies, I’m alone here but I agree with Bethenny on this one. Even if Bethenny was wrong to slide in and attemp to trademark that name, only to fail, I’d still be devastated if a “friend” went into a piggy back business of mine. If the company already existed and they chose someone else as the face of the brand, fine, but for Sonja to be that person, no way. Too hurtful and I’m sure the owners of the company that picked Sonja as this spokesperson did not do so accidentally. They knew this would generate enormous media buzz, which it did, only to help fuel a successful launch of the product with all eyes on them. It’s a big pond, but this hits too close for me.

    • Kissme

      Agree, this was a very calculated move!

    • wiserperson8710

      It is a free world. Sonja DOES know booze and she is “tipsy” quite often. You would think Bethenny would say “welcome to the club.” NOOOOO! Jealous Bethenny tried to undercut her “friend.”

  • Poo

    Kudos to Beach Spin. All of her blogs are well written, relevant and accurate. A real breath of fresh air in the reality blogosphere.

    • MidwestMiddie

      Beach’s article s are great reads and the same can be said of
      all of the bloggers at AATT. Top Notch Writers…….. : )

  • Poo

    Totally agree.

  • kikid26

    Clearly Bethenny was trying to TM the name so she could at least block the use of it. However, Miss “do your homework” apparently didn’t do hers if she’s trying to TM names that are already TM’ed. It makes sense that Sonja didn’t think up any of this because she is an imbecile, but she is desperate for money she will wh*re her name out for any amount of money. I’m surprised her ex doesn’t force her to change her last name back so she stops tarnishing the Morgan name!

  • Sunflower

    I rather have Sonja endorse anything that comes her way… than forge her signature on documents to defraud institutions for financial gain. We all know her financial situation is in dire straits.
    Of course we can say… she could look for a job… but she is living in New York where there are plenty of new inventions, new drinks or any other commodity ready for the market…!
    Sonja is readily available as a castmate of RHONY… to promote products… endorsed by BRAVO on the show.
    Bethenny should just relax… and clean up her dirty Glass House..!

    • Aleggra

      Ramona might have a job: ““Real Housewives of New York” star was spotted giving a lap dance to a mystery man at Sushi Roxx in Midtown. Ramona was offered a job doing striptease 👠👙LOL. A 60 yr old striptease dancer? Has she found her calling?”

      Bethenny can join her. Except not sure men want a bag of bones strutting around!

  • Thanks for the info. Bethenny needs to knock it off.

  • Orlando Chan

    Benthany is a snake.

  • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

    I’m pretty sure the trademark “Bethenny in your business” is a hold on a potential future spinoff endeavor with Bravo or FYI (the channel that shows the Diners Drive-ins & Dives knockoff program Food Porn) ..with Bethenny as Tabitha-ish business advisor rushing in to save the day of a struggling business..

    With her own run-ya-down style of you ain’t doing it right & Bethenny knows best punch ya in the face attitude.

    • Aleggra

      Bethenny couldn’t charm a horny drunk at last call.

  • Tiffany

    Honestly happy about this sonja needs a win. Off topic but still about sonja, how does she get the interns?

  • Cynthia Sweeney

    I thought skinnygirl liquor was sold to Seagrams or some other huge liquor brand.

    • Aleggra

      Jim Beam

  • Ivette

    First was skinny cow then skinny bitch and then skinny girl. So Bethenny, take it easy you wasn’t the first one and you know it.

    • Pamela

      She admitted the skinny bitch moms knew about her, but as women should be, they let it go, b/c there is room for everyone. she was a stranger, yet they still were all about empowering women. Too bad Bethenny doesn’t feel that way. She talks the talk, but with Bethenny it’s all BS

  • MeganG

    Oh stop. Sonja knew who she was getting into bed with (joke unintentional). I would never work with him. This sadly won’t last but if she listened to someone who had her best interests at heart, who wasn’t afraid to disagree with her she would have a much better chance.

    • igttabme

      She doesn’t own Skinnygirl liquor anymore she sold it to Seagrams

    • Aleggra

      I hope Sonja makes a bundle just to piss off that preening, pretentious Biatch.

  • teresa

    For God’s sake Bethenny. Get over it. Do you really think this is going to affect your billion dollar empire??? Give us all a break and shut up. #bethennywhiningagain #bethennyscared #bethennyshutupalready

    • Aleggra

      I agree. But Bethenny has lied about how much her brand sold for. It sold for $81 million. A nice junk of change but nowhere near a billion. Plus, her horrible products aren’t flying off the shelves. They’re falling off of them for lack of interest. That’s why she’s back giving away samples in the rain. Less than a dozen ppl showed up lol. And everyone loves freebies unless they taste like chalk. ☠

      • Jill

        81 Million – 1 Billion – if she ever made a statement she probably used a false number on propose.. because frankly… it’s really no ones business. Did you watch the show when she had nothing? I’m proud of all that she has accomplished! She made her money – she wasn’t raised spoiled with Family Money like some of the other witchy HouseWives…… just sayin’

        • Aleggra

          Actually, her family had money. She’s lied about that. Look it up. Boarding school isn’t free. If she were humble or nice, I’d agree that at one time she became a success. But now, she’s more of a failure because of her horrendous personality. If you like her, be my guest. I don’t.

        • Aleggra

          I made a mistake. It was 8.1 million. A far cry from 120 mil. Besides, it’s made her impossible to like. She’s a withered crone, making herself repulsive. Tell her that, please.

      • Rachel Charna Johnson

        Every time I see Skinnygirl products they are on the Clearance shelf. I LOVE seeing that.

    • Blanche Rose

      Just maybe she should start another Brand. A parade of wine called “BethannyWhines”

  • Jill

    Shame on Sonja. It’s one thing if a similar brand comes out from someone else but for her to put her name on it when she ‘pretends’ to be Bethenny’s friend. Really?? Sonja is totally hanging on coattails since everything else she’s tried has failed. Take the hint Sonja!!!!

    • Aleggra

      Did you read the article? Sonja had NOTHING to do with the name Tipsy Girl. Sonja came along a year after Peter trademarked the name & the court agrees. Peter used that name before he even knew Ramona or Sonja. Bethenny just wants free publicity on her gag-me products.

      • Jill

        Did you READ my comment? I didn’t say that Sonja had Anything to do with coming up with the name. I call BS that she is putting her name with it. She is not that dumb to not see the connection. Oh wait – maybe she is!!!

        • Aleggra

          The name isn’t that similar. And Sonja wouldn’t make the connection. Why would she? They’re nothing alike. What does “Tipsy” have in common with “Skinny”? And “Girl” is generic. Plus, there’s no weight loss implied. Bethenny just wants free publicity & is getting it. Plus, her food stuff is tanking. So is her part of the booze. Jim Beam is distancing themselves from Bethenny so she’s paranoid. But she brought this on herself.

          • Jill

            Again – I’m not focusing on the actual name – I’m focusing on her being a part of a liquor industry – when her ‘Friend’ is clearly in that business. Oh Ya – like everything Sonja touches does so well – NOT! Do you own one of her toaster ovens? LOL Maybe you buy her clothes? Her education background is in Fashion so she should stick with that. Oh wait – she’s probably associating herself with a liquor line so that she can get free booze… ya.. that’s probably it. She clearly has a problem.

          • Aleggra

            Tell your mistress, Bethenny, that she’s smelling of desperation. How much is she paying you? I hope it’s at least minimum wage. Btw: Save your money. Her employees rarely last.

          • Takiwa

            Aleggra, notice ‘Jill’ has only 6 six comment posts. All six on this subject. What do you want to bet who ‘Jill’ really is or works for? Quite obvious.

          • Aleggra

            Wow, you’re right. A B plant. LOL. The B had one on another site where some bad writer was defending her racists remarks at her speaking event. A woman that had been at the event caught her lying about where she was sitting. How paranoid does she have to be to pay people to defend her on blogs? Too funny! Glad you told me 👏 Good eye! 👁

          • Rachel Charna Johnson

            If someone thought I was Bethenny, I would take it as a “complainant” too. Lol

          • Aleggra

            Is your name Jill? I thought it was “guest.”

      • DEXTER

        Ramona was going to market Tipsy Girl but she was afraid of Bethenny

        • Aleggra

          I know. They’re all afraid of her, even Dorinda. Only Luann & Sonja aren’t. Good for them. Someone needs to dunk Bethenny in ice water & leave her there until she stops bullying everyone.

          • as I see it

            I hope Bryn doesn’t grow up to be some kind of snobbish bully.

    • igttabme

      Frankel already lost her case this guy trademarked the name almost a whole year before she filed. She does not have the Skinny on copyright infringement lawsuits lololol BTW Bethany is an acquaintance of Sonjas her words. The names are as similar as skinny cow and skinny girl by Bs own advice skinny cow should sue her if they haven’t already!!

      • Jill

        AGAIN!!! I’m Not saying anything about the actual Name! It’s that Sonja should have known better then to put her name on it. Or to have the balls to at least come to Bethenny before the article hit the papers. If they are ‘acquaintances’ then why would Sonja feel she needed to reach out the B at all? Why go see her, why all the tears? But you know what – everything Sonja touches fails so Bethenny has nothing to worry about. MIC DROP!

        • DEXTER

          Sonja does not need bethennys permission to hawk wine. Bethenny did not invent booze. So if Bethenny was a real estate agent Sonja could not become one? Since Sonja just did an ad for a car Brthenny cannot?

        • Aleggra

          Then why is Bethenny worried and pissed off? Or is this her “I’m so happy” face because she backstabbed an old friend-acquaintance by having a year long affair with the friend’s husband? And Sonja supposedly backstabbed her? Bethenny gets the Award for Number 1 Hypocrite of Reality HW’s.

        • as I see it

          Wait. Why is it up to Sonja to discuss an upcoming business venture with Bethenny or ANYone? Do you really think that is how people do business?

      • Aleggra

        I wish someone would gag Bethenny. Honestly, her voice can crack windows 😷

        • wiserperson8710

          I liked Bethenny at the beginning. She has become a bitching, chronic complainer.

          • as I see it

            She’s loud and when her voice reaches that shrill crescendo you know there’s someone getting ready to be verbally castrated. Then later on she’ll tell Andy or one of the girls, “I’m OK its OK” Shudders…she’s psycho

    • Aleggra

      Tipsy Girl is also a restaurant. How’s that a cheater brand? Plus, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has agreed that there is no trademark infringement. Bethenny lost her goal of owning the dictionary of all thé words that she wants. Oh, wait. Don’t you work for Bethenny? LOL Tell your boss that she lost this one & is losing fans at 10 per second. That’s a mean, nasty, narcissistic boss you’ve got. Tell her I said so. Love & kisses (you’re gonna need them working for that ugly crone).

      • Aleggra

        Incredible woman? LOL
        Failed daughter
        Failed wife
        Failed Talk Show Host
        Failed friend (she alienates everyone)
        Failed liar (the lost at sea experience that never happened)
        Failed celebrity (fans hate her)
        Failed actress (her childhood dream)
        Failed, Failed, Failed

        She’s an incredible failure! 👎 This is your role model? Poor you.

        • Beyond_Fedup

          hater is going to hate

          • Aleggra

            I know. Why do you hate so much? Have you been in anger management? They might be able to help you. Air kisses 👄🗣

        • melvis

          BOOM!
          Exactly correct!! Ever since that stupid trip she set up Jill to be ostracized from the housewives & bullied “crazygirl” I can not STAND Bethany! She is a never has been trying to throw her skinny a$% around pushing people to take her side or gets them thrown off the show.
          Andy needs to grow some balls & tell her to lay off Luann & Sonja! Ramona could put her in her place but she’s become a passive twit this season.
          Unless they bring Jill back to put Bethany in her place she will take that show down with her & her crappy drink brand!
          Viva la Tipsy Girl!!

        • DEXTER

          Perfectly said.

        • Nadalotta

          BF said she was lost at sea? All by herself?? That’s new to me

          • Aleggra

            Didn’t you know? She went swimming & got lost so she called a tow truck guy on her wet cellphone. And he supposedly towed her back by the hair. That’s her lie & she’s sticking to it. That’s why she has thin, limp hair.

      • DEXTER

        Ramona had wine and it is ok. Theresa had Fabellini and it was ok. Many many other people have started beers, wines, spirits. Bethenny did not come up with the idea. Sonja said it best. Luann is doing bags (as did Gretchen and Nicky Hilton and Kate spade and others) I guess Sonja can’t do bags.

      • Pamela

        You can adore Bethenny all you want. The fact remains, she is going after Sonia for the very same thing she did. Skinny butch came before skinny girl. Yet, somehow that’s okay, yet not okay for Sonia? Bethenny is so predictable

      • Aleggra

        A compliment? News flash: knowing Bethenny is an insult 😆

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  • Aleggra

    Plus, that old show “That Girl.” That label is identical to Bethenny’s! Great detective work. You’re a natural 🎀

    • Addie2U

      Thanks Aleggra. 😉

      • Aleggra

        Welcome. But honestly, if I needed a detective, I’d hire you! Great work!

  • Isthisreality

    Who wrote this? learn about branding and how it works.. Skinny Cow is dairy products, not liquor. Tipsy Girl is Liquor. Skinny Girl originally was liquor and is now moving on to other products. Tipsy Girl is a cheater brand. If Sonja had done wallets and named it Tipsy Girl, it would be an odd name, but it would be fine. Sonja and her partner do have the right to use it, but it doesn’t mean that it’s right to use it.

    • Aleggra

      If Sonja were selling diet booze & food you’d be right. She isn’t. Tipsy Girl is also a restaurant. Look it up. Where is Bethenny’s restaurant? That rented truck she uses to drum up business is her restaurant? How sad for her except she’s too evil to like.

      • Karma

        Thai Allegra very good point

    • Rachel Charna Johnson

      Okay Bethenny…get over it. It’s Skinnygirl btw, not Skinny Girl…I’m alarmed that you STILL haven’t learned your own brand name. Skinnygirl wants to be every product in the universe and has no problem infringing on other brands like Skinny Bitch, Skinny Pop, Skinny Cow, etc. Tipsy and Skinny are very different words…Bethenny says to John, “you’re a cow, I’m a girl, that’s the difference”. Well, you’re Skinny, Sonja is Tipsy, that’s the difference. Deal with it.

      • wiserperson8710

        Great analogy!

      • Pamela

        Well put

    • Karma

      If people can’t distinguish between skinny girl or tipsy girl well then they must be stupid there’s nothing wrong in Sonia using tipsy girl but I do understand your point of view

    • DEXTER

      Skinny Girl started and continues to be a diet lifestyle brand. Lo-cal snacks, cookbooks etc. kinda like skinny bitch which came first.

      • Pamela

        Dexter, I’ve been saying this since Bethenny screamed and yelled at Sonia. She told Sonia she was “cheating”. Exactly what Bethenny did

        • as I see it

          pot meet kettle

    • Pamela

      Skinny bitch was around before skinny girl. Bethenny even admitted that. What is it okay for Bethenny to do, but not Sonia? Bethenny is a hypocrite.

      • Redhead Fan

        When did Bethenny ever mention such nonsense????

        • Pamela

          What do you mean “such nonsense”? I can’t remember exactly when she said it… I had commented on it almost immediately after she said it. I will say this.. My daughter was introduced to the skinny bitch books when she was in university. that was in 2003-2007… That was before Bethenny came up with skinny girl. She talks about people “cheating” and stealing her brand… that is the pot calling the kettle…..so again, what nonsense are you talking about?

        • Pamela

          And see below.. Dexter also commented how skinny bitch came first.

      • Redhead Fan

        She’s not being a hypocrite!! No she can’t change the name because sneaky Gu…. knew what he was doing. Sonja up and stabbed Bethenny in the back by not being honest and up front from the get-go. That’s why Bethenny was so angry with Sonja. Bethenny has tried to help Sonja a lot in the past and Sonja repays her how??? Playing dumb, and not being honest with her used to be friend!!!!

    • Nadalotta

      Bethenny sold the SG alcohol to another company but she kept the use of the SG name for herself in case she wanted to come out with SG clothing, etc.

      • Isthisreality

        Yes, I know this, she sold her company to Beam Global but she has the rights to the Skinnygirl name. This is common knowledge. This is how Bethenny became financially successful, it wasn’t being on a reality tv show.

        • suse

          She probably wasn’t just talking to you, lol.

          • Isthisreality

            Considering they replied to my comment specifically I can reply back to them specifically. If they wanted to reply to the general commenters of Realitytea then they could have just posted a random comment. Since the comment is attached to MY comment, I’ll reply as I want to. If it bothers you so much, feel free to scroll on by.

    • suse

      There was a book called Skinny Bitch before Skinny Girl. Bethanny wrote books. Skinny Cow is dairy products. Skinny Girl has branched out to just about everything and — most likely — will hit something dairy with recipes in a cook[book]. LuAnn is a [slut] and Sonya slept with LuAnn’s fiance who slept with Ramona who might have been friends with B’s boyfriend’s wife, therefore, Ramona’s Pinot Grigio also is stolen from Bethanny. In light of this situation, they are all Skinny Whores that eat Skinny Food that all belongs to one Skinny Bitch.

    • as I see it

      Did you even read the article? Peter G Has had the Tipsy Girl brand for over 20 years, knew nothing of Bethenny’s brand and it doesn’t circulate in the same marketing as Bethenny’s. There ARE people who do not know of the racetrack con artist.

      • Isthisreality

        Thank you for your helpful and thoughtful information. You are obviously an amazing person who has not written anything that no one else has written for the last two months AND who has written information that I don’t already know. But, it’s the internet, so people can vomit information, whether it’s true or not. And, your opening statement? So creative and well thought out! Well done!

        • as I see it

          love your sarcasm

  • wiserperson8710

    I think Bethenny Frankel is having a breakdown. Watching RHONY, Bethenny pounces on every little action as a “slight” towards her. Give it up, girl! Enjoy your daughter and back off a little.

    • Aleggra

      Bethenny doesn’t know how to enjoy anything except stealing a friend’s husband and bashing co-workers. She’s not normal.

      • Nadalotta

        Did Bethenny “steal” a friend’s husband?

        • Diane Schultz

          Hell no!

    • Karma

      Thanks hun 😉😂

  • Faby Gonzalez

    I tried to like skinny girl but didn’t. And there is other brands that had the same concept for a while, hey a shot of vodka is only 60 cal. Lol anyway , I want to buy Tipsy Girl now because Frankel needs to get over herself . I heads it’s good quality too and btw I was born in Jalisco Mexico, the tequila used in Skinnygirl is bad. Tastes like perfumed alcohol.

    • Wimbledonwoman

      A very interesting comment. Thank you. So I can only assume that Bethany’s insistence on the best tequilla when ordering a margarita in a bar has not been followed through in her mass commercialised pre made alcopop drink. In uk I have to pay £20 plus for a decent bottle of tequila

      • Stardust

        One of the upscale Silvers is $37.50 USD in S. Florida. Delicious in a good margarita

        • Wimbledonwoman

          Tell me about silvers ?

          • Stardust

            Oh no, Wimbledonwoman,
            I was only referring to the middle (Silver label quality) of a brand of fine tequila. Sorry, didn’t mean to confuse anybody. It is very nice but not the highest level available. I could never afford the most expensive, especially
            for a mixed drink with limes. I hope you have the pleasure if you imbibe. I like Margarita, rocks, salted rim, lime slice garnish. They are serving watermelon with black salt garnish in some nice restaurants during the summer for a summer variation. I prefer the old school version however.

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  • Nadalotta

    I like the little put-down in the article about Tipsy Girl being nothing like SG – Tipsy Girl being “high quality, well-priced alcohol and restaurants… and high quality food”, etc. LOL

    • LadyLexa

      :p She deserved that.

  • stacmo

    I am so over Bethenny and her attitude
    And what really makes me mad is Andy let’s her get away with her chit because he likes her. Ugh. Her behavior is making me not watch the show anymore . Leave Sonja alone!!

    • LadyLexa

      Agreed, she should leave everyone alone. The previous season she claimed that all she cared about was her daughter. Honest? It appears as if that obsession was about appearances in court regarding custody. As soon as that battle passed, she returned to being a putbull. She didn’t only go after Sonja. She also went after Luann as if Bethenny was ever Mother Teresa. She’s got some nerve. Luann said the most innocent comment and Bethenny decides to make her the enemy, because it had to do with HER brand. Meanwhile, Bethenny has had no problem going after Luann’s brand. Bethenny is a real sht in my book. She’s the example of the money doesn’t buy happiness credo. She comes across as a walking billboard for in need of meds and anger management. The way she went up against Luann deserved a lawsuit except Bravo makes them sign contracts to not sue. She also went up against Jules who comes across as a dove. Watching a table of women trying to rain on Luann’s happiness in regard to being in love was exactly the kind of bitterness you hear about “whom of a certain age” who feel as if they’ve been burned in the love dept. The only reasonBethenny doesn’t go up against Carole is that she doesn’t challenge Bethenny. She is her parrot and yes, woman. I used to like Carole after seeing how she insensitively spoke to Jules at the dinner table I thought she was a piece of sht too. In previous seasons Bethenny turned on Jill someone who actually took her in when she was broke and was the Mom she never had. It appears that Bethenny expects perfection from other people, even great people, but when it comes to her, she’s allowed to have a ton of flaws and it’s self-perceived as honesty when in fact its hypocrisy. If anyone spoke to her the way she has tried to tear down Luann’s brand and character, or Jill’s character, there would be a trail of blood. She is a sick piece of sht.
      it’s sad, because I would love to be able to look up to Bethenny as a single mother who established an empire, but it’s clear to me that no matter how much therapy she gets, she is a sick, miserable puppy, and walks around with that pain every day of her life and dumps it onto anyone who is nearby and perceived as a threat. I believe she is also jealous of those who are close with their families, have a great life and are better looking than her, or who would be potential competition in the love dept. I beleive she attempted to rip up Luann, because Luann is a beautiful, worldly, charming, elegant, sophsticated, statuesque woman with legs to die for. Her sex life as a grown adult signle woman is no one’s business. I beleive Bethenny was attempting to turn the radar off of herself and her own bad behavior. She is the one who has always come across as a slut and Sonja, although a sweetheart, and it’s none of my business, also has the rep for getting around, but for some reason of all things.. deciding to rip at Luann’s character? Bethenny is a piece of sht. I can’t imagine any decent man who would want to be with her except that she is great in bed and has a ton of money, so obviously doesn’t need to be after their money if they’re rich. She’s the one who has a rep for being a slut. she’s the last one to talk. She was always taking men home when single. It’s not for a grown woman to explain her choices to anyone.The only reason she supposedly reeled in her behavior was because she had a young daughter and custody battle and divorce to contend.I also beliee that Bethenny is a fame whore, but if anyone else wants press they are!!!! Jules was right in calling her out and she made an enemy as a result. I beleive that because Carole and Bethenny are super skinny they are paranoid that they may be assoicated with an eating disorder since Jules brought the subject up. Do I believe that either of them consume the amount of calories they imply as if they east anything they want and are size 0 at 45-50 without any supplements or laxatives or something we don’t know about? Nope. It reminds me of skinny looking models and actresses when asked how they look that way, rarely mention their real diet or how hard they work out or all the surgeries or procedures they’ve had. They’re all full of sht. The only reason Carole hasn’t made an enemy of Bethenny is that Carole kisses her ass. She’s like her bitch, sub, parrot and lap dog all rolled into one. May I remind you that in the previous season she referred to Carole as “too cool for school”? Then she had something negative to say about Erika Girardi. Again, Bethenny thinks she’s sharp, because she rips into people. That’s not my idea of intelligence, it’s my definition of insecurity. It’s clear she never got the nipple. She’s still in need of it. She also needs a good pounding or set of s*x toys. I totally agree that she is wound up too tight. it’s like someone who is constipated and anytime she walks into a room she looks for someone to sht on. Come to think of it, Bethenny is the mean girl and that’s how she has kept her role on the show. Before she was the signle girl, then she was the girl getting married, then the mommy and business woman. I’m thinking she must be a bore, because it appears that she has NOTHING to talk about IF it doesn’t involve saying something vicious about other people in order to get camera time and press.

      I used to find the show entertaining.. Seeing the different personalities, clothes and style choices, the restaurants, shopping parties and businesses, I found it interesting, but now I just find it toxic. Ramona used to be solely responsible. Her trying to spread gossip at John’s event at his store was an example of the toxic, bad behavior. Then shhe making it seem that she dated Tom when then only casually joined friends at group dinners and Sonja mentioning friends with bennies after Luann announces her engagement, shows that they are caddy, toxic bitches. They’re like the “mean girls” in HS. Can you get any lower than that sht when someone mentioned their engagement?! I don’t care who it is, friend or not. That’s just as low as you can get. I hate to use the term “White trash,” but Aviva was spot-on even if it was and is a politically incorrect choice of words.

      Luann deserves a medal for how she was able to contain herself when in the face of Bethenny’s rage. Bethenny and Ramona are just disgusting to watch. If they think they’re real, I hate to break it to them that you can keep it real without needing to be insensitive and indifferent to the feelings of others. I een noticed that when Bethenny tried to compliment Luann after the tirade, Ramona interrupted her. It was like she didn’t want Luann getting any glory. I think they feel insecure around her.

      On, and then Bethenny’s ego. She actually tries to convince everyone that Tipsy Girl was a rip off of Skinny Girl when the only thing they have in common is alcohol and not even the type or the image, but do you recall how she went off on Dorinda’s man, John, when he raised the subject of Skinny Cow? The pitbull came out again. She’s not honest. She’s an arrogant, delusional, insecure, angry, hypocrite who needs to get her rocks off.

  • Susan

    Seriously, Bravo needs to do something about Betthany. I realize that bitchy “mean girl” shenanigans is the basis for the franchise and is what mesmerizes people including myself but Betthany is a whole other level. It’s disgusting and I find it hard to believe that some of those women don’t call her out.

    I, for one, would not be able to stay quiet when a mean girl insults Jules immediately after she says something supportive. How can those women live with themselves. Call that bitch out. Stop being wimps.

    Put her in her place or she needs to go because I’m finding I am becoming less and less interested in watching.

  • suse

    We have a restaurant in Houston by the same owner as a long-time popular, local chain that now has “Skinny Rita’s.” It features a Hispanic-looking lady with black hair and a red flower in her hair in between the two words . . . (anyone see where I am going here?). If ANYONE is copying B AND S/T, it’s this . . . yet she attacks Sonja. Is she going to go after the entire world or just her friends. I wonder what other “skinny” books, restaurants, drinks, etc. — or “girl” books, food, . . . are out there?

    • as I see it

      and it’s Skinny Girl Margarita’s and Skinny Rita’s?? Bethenny you faker!

      • TheKeptGrits

        Besides skinny cow, there’s also skinny bitch wine before her stuff came out.

  • Mrs. G

    I used to like Bethenny…years ago. I looked forward to her return to RHONY this year. But honestly…she has turned into a real bully and a bee-otch. I can’t stand watching her or listening to her go on and on and on. If she is not complaining or whining about something, she is bullying or bitching at someone. She say’s that “at least she is honest” but…if she was really honest, she would look at her own self in the mirror and be honest about how awful she is to be around. No wonder she is in the middle of a divorce and a 5 year one at that. I feel bad for her ex. Bethenny acts like a raving mad.. pit bull! …Take a chill pill skinny girl.

  • shortygrape

    I am going to call Drita to whop Bethenny’s a**! Bethenny was bullying Sonja and I hated watching that! Sonja is many things but a Bully she’s not. Bethenny ought to be a shamed of herself for making Sonja cry and how Bethenny dismissed her, that was mean girl at it’s finest! I used to like Carol but now I look at her and think- you sycophant or Bethenny’s girl! I said to myself, where’s Drita from Mob Wives? Bethenny needs her a** whopped!

  • Rainy Steele

    Bethany is a shrew. She is not the inventor of everything. She needs to get a grip. She’s a miserable, bitter, lonely bully.