Saturday, January 19, 2013

Blind Items Revealed

January 6, 2013

This former reality star and now B list celebrity is moving on really quickly from her husband. Why so fast? She has a new guy locked and loaded that she started seeing while married and he wants to get married and so does she. Did I mention that he is extremely wealthy and is bailing her out of a little situation that has not come to light yet.

Bethenny Frankel & Warren Lichtenstein

55 comments:

rejectedcarebear said...

Haha..I thought she was loaded? Guess not!

Sarah said...

Shocker

VIPblonde said...

Do yourselves a favor and look up this guy on google images. You're welcome

jennybct said...

Just saw on radar that she moved in with him and thought back to this blind.

MISCH said...

Lord, he's a fool..

cdanluva said...

Enty, you are so impressive! How do you always know this stuff before anyone else??

nolachickee said...

Thanks for the heads up VIPblonde! He looks like he's 12. What's the little situation - more fallout from her Skinny Girl situation? I smelled gold digger on her way back when - super business woman my ass.

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timebob said...

Her Skinny Margarita sale was bloated to the press she didn't make nearly as much as the 20-30 million as was written she did. I think she made a couple of million.

But a couple of million in the bank is nothing compared to a Billonaire.

He her whole life's ambition is just going up the class ladder with whomever she can latch onto. She lives and breathes ambition. I don't think it must be a very fun way to live.

daqueenbee said...

Huh... Either she's bankrupt or pregnant???

urban chaos said...

Wow she really is all about chasing something- whether it's the $$, a fairy tale (that's not reality in an adult relationship) or a bit of both. I hope B stays firmly planted in therapy!

audrey said...

This woman drives me freaking insane. She talks so fast all the time...like she is on speed...and most likely is. Isn't she being sued by a bunch of people over that whole Skinny Girl fraud thing?

G said...

What I am surprised about is that her show is supposedly produced by Ellen. I wouldn't think that Ellen Degeneres would support a golddigger like this.

LottaColada said...

I saw the report allover the blogs last night and I thought of you Enty! Well this blind to be specific. Always giving us the inside scoop :)

PuggleWug said...

I'm in the minority, but I kind of liked Bethenny. Reading this kind of stuff about people you liked, sucks!

Blogger101 said...

@VIPBlonde - thanks for the visual images. Where is his neck?

nancer said...

i like her too. and she works like a demon so i never saw her as the type who was after a rich husband. jason sure wasn't.
i read these 2 have known each other for a long time. i'm withholding judgment until i know more.

Sherry said...

Oh shit. Now I just HAVE to look this guy up. Bethany hit the gold digger lottery on bagging a billionaire!

Renoblondee said...

My sister in law brought some Skinny Girl Cosmo to our vacation last June and we all HATED it. It literally tasted like watered down juice with a heavy Aspartame aftertaste. It was awful. And I'm really used to sugar free, low calorie stuff too. Ugh. She threw it away.

greenmountaingal said...

I kind of like her, too, but I feel bad for Jason. He seemed like a nice guy.

Warren Lichtenstein looks like a dork. I wonder if Padma will go after him.

car54 said...

She has never confirmed her pay-out from Skinnygirl--but I believe whatever she got was to be paid over 8 yrs in return for her continued involvement in promoting and developing the brand--which she still does--but last year Beam removed her from the ads--and now they have a generic "The Lady drinks" commercials.

Something must be up--for once Bravo is on time --this morning they showed the Watch What Happens Live from weeks ago where she said she and Jason were "fine" and within days it was announced that she filed for divorce...then a replay of some Bethenny Ever After.

Now I want to know what the undisclosed financial issue is...that would explain her asking for so much more than expected from Jason in the divorce.

VIPblonde said...

@Puggle I still heart Bethenny. Loved her since Martha Stewart Apprentice. She's a bit of a mess, and she knows it! I buy all of her books/videos so that she will keep making more of them (same with Katie Price. She has a new autobiography coming out later this year. Can't wait!!!!)

ethorne said...

Hahah that sketched pic of him is hilarious!

Meagan said...

Isn't Warren married? That is what wiki says.....

Anna Nonymous said...

Surprise surprise. Poor guy isn't blessed in the looks department, but makes up for it in the wallet I suppose, as far as Betheny is concerned. The daily mail article about them is so cute, it says they're not dating, but she is staying at his house, while Hoppy is living in their old apartment, and Bethenny spend the Holidays in aspen with this lichtenstein guy. Let's see if money makes her any happier.

Alicia said...

I've never seen a real housewives episode but I know exactly who this lady is, and that she has business savy.. Much more than I can say for any other housewife I've seen in the media. She seems like an ambitious go getter. I can't hate on that. Fake lost at sea and suspect profits aside, I can see this lady being successful. Good for her.

hunter said...

He's not old or hideous, I was surprised. Not bad looking, very average. I'm disappointed.

cincinnatikate said...

Bethanny is far from a gold digger, she doesn't play that role at all. She is a nut, sure-- but is always doing "business" not shopping, not doing beach photo ops. I like her. She has issues, and has specific opinions on what is masculine--and Hoppy is so far removed from being masculine, she settled for an effeminate man so she could be a mother, now I think she found someone with a bit of power-- and he comes with money. Usually how it works. Haters.

cincinnatikate said...

the blind doesnt say she had a "money problem" just a problem.

Mango said...

Wow, I was one of those who did NOT think this was Bethenny.

@ timebob, IIRC, the Skinny Girl deal was estimated in the press to be $80-120 million, but people were saying that it was (and it was, of course) much less than that.

Yeesh, Lichtenstein is not at all attractive at first glance, but I think smart is very sexy so who knows, maybe he improves with time.

As far as Bethenny's demands, I think they are over the top so she can settle for something approaching reasonable.

I still like her but not enough to watch her upcoming talk show. while I liked her Bravo reality shows, I think her talk show is going to fail big time. Bethenny in her own little world is one thing, a brash Bethenny unleashed on the public is another.




nudibelle said...

i think he looks like your run the mill rich nyc dude. just her type. BUT boy is she a pain in the ass

Jazzy said...

Wow, Bethenny hit the jackpot. A billionaire, huh? Good thing, because she has killed her brand with her shady behavior. I use to be a fan when she was on RHONY and the first season of her show, but couldn't stand her by season two. I guess her mother did know best, Bethenny is a selfish, narcisistic b*tch. Hope Jason and his family get to spend a lot of time with Bryn and Bethenny doesn't continue the cycle with her.

Stacey Charter said...

oooooo Snap! Nice reveal Enty!

trudi said...

I'm hoping for 50/50 joint custody because that will drive her up the wall.

At least the ex in-laws will get to see the baby for a change.

Jolene Jolene said...

The Skinny Girl drinks SUCK. The margaritas are too sweet and taste like a bunch of fake shit mixed together and the sangria is equally bad and tastes NOTHING like sangia. Making yummy lower calorie margaritas is possible, but those are NOT IT. Don't waste your money.

ethorne said...

@Jazzy you reminded me of an article in I think Star, where her mother said she was using Jason to have children & would leave him after she popped a couple out.

All about Eve said...

I think we all guessed this one right.

gr8p said...

UPGRADE!

Unknown said...

Wow okay fail on all accounts - jesus Enty why do you hate her so much. Bethenny has known Warren for 20 + years. She did not move in to his mansion she stayed one night with Brynn while Warren was not even in town. They are not dating..or getting married.

figgy said...

Okay I just looked him up on google and actually think he's cute! Not the old troll you'd expect for someone so rich.

CDAN Reader said...

I know I talk a lot of shit but I actually liked Bethenny in the beginning, too. I’ve only seen the 1st season of RHONY and I guess I took the title literally. I didn’t understand why Bethenny was on there because she worked at a million jobs/businesses and she wasn’t even married. After watching a few episodes I figured-out that she was there to stir the pot and add drama while promoting her catering business, etc. After she blew-up with her own show, got a handsome man that was age appropriate (not a young cougar chaser or old fart) and her business exploded I was like “You GO girl! Stick it to those snooty train wrecks and tell them to eat your dust!”

I wouldn’t say I identified with her, but I had some compassion because I can be loud with a smart mouth and I’m always first with a snappy response and I’ve worked at a million jobs and small business ventures in my lifetime. I was totally envious of her therapist on the show. A good therapist is so hard to find because there’s so many whack jobs out there. Then I wondered why he was willing to be on reality show if he was so terrific and I got my answer when I saw him on AC360 and a few other talk shows (not talking about Bethenny, but other subjects). He’s a famewhore, too! He wants to enter Dr. Drew territory so bad he can taste it. Ugh…

Anyway, Bethenny’s true nightmarish nature rose to the surface and I couldn’t even stand to look at her bug eyes or hear her voice anymore. Her new talk show might do okay in big cities on the coasts, but Grandmothers in Nebraska are not going to tune in to her shtick on a daily basis.

Bethenny blew her one chance to give Bryn what she never had (and what she claimed was the cause of so much discomfort) and I don’t mean possessions. She had a chance to give her a stable extended family unit and a 2 parent household. Bethenny pissed that away by chasing the spotlight. Whatever he gets, Jason earned every penny.

Oh well, at least we have a new celebrity couple name: Frankenstein!

Barton Fink said...

I never liked her (okay, I liked her for ten minutes in 2008, once) and I always mistrusted her. She was shrewish, cold, calculating, mean, hard-hearted, callous, cheap, vulgar, and cruel -- and those were her good qualities! The fact that she was also emotionally unbalanced and could burst into tears at the smallest upset to her narcissistic bubble did not make up for her personality, in my opinion. I hate to hear bad things about anyone, but ... I'm glad to see that I'm not alone in disliking this television personality, one of the most vapid reality creations ever.

warmislandsun said...

"Oh well, at least we have a new celebrity couple name: Frankenstein!"

LOL

kj said...

she always struck me as any kid who was abandoned phyically or emotionally by her parents. she was barely hanging out when she was befriended by Jill. Jill Zarin was very generous to her financially and helped her out socially. I remember watching one of the first episodes in which bethanny was freaking out about how close she was to being on the streets. the show probably saved her. since then, she has become close to andy cohen who is her new jill. i feel badly for her husband and kid. he seems to normal and decent. you could tell it was just moments from unravelling when they would go see his family and she would be freaked out by the intimacy. poor kid if she is the primary custodian. he is much more tender and aware of her needs than she is.

csproat said...

They taste like rat poison

csproat said...

Props to Lichtenstines former wife.....she sure settled for him...hope she got a big payday

Mooshki said...

Aww, I think he's kind of a cutie pie! But then, I have a thing for nerds.

JSierra said...

Yeah Skinny Girl tastes like sickly sweet plastic. I thought I would give them a try, but the flavoring combined with the rumored carcinogens turned me off permanently.

10-4 over. said...

Betthany is a brown bag special. That's all I have to say.

Sarah said...

Wow I haven't seen anyone call everyone haters here in a while. Pretty sure you're on the wrong blog.

Agent**It said...

Huff Post had to retract their analysis of her financials. They said 8m, that was just the brand recognition part. The Huff piece was written by a friend of Jill' s, caused quite a ruckus when it was released. Forbes eat 65 m.

Feed Watcher said...

Maybe Bethenny's situation has to do with more videos coming out?

When the RHOA first came out, there were softcore Showtime-type video clips out there from Bethenny's defunct movie career.

She was much younger, but they video stills I saw were pre-boob job. Or boob lift. Whatever.

I don't have a problem with any of that. But let's say that if more video footage came out it might cast a shadow on her talk show syndication deals.

If Mr. Moneybags has the juice to take care of something like that, we'll never know for sure.

I am on Team Bethenny, but it's clear she's still looking for daddy.

Lelaina Pierce said...

@Reno - Skinnygirl margarita is even more disgusting. The regular vodka is fine.The wine is so-so. The sangria recipe she has that you make from scratch is good. Just not a big fan of her bottled stuff. If you like low cal stuff try Little Black Dress brand (since you're in NC). They have yummy flavors.

Lelaina Pierce said...

I was always a Bethenny fan too because she was a hustler and so much more down to earth than the other NYC housewives. I'm actually really surprised at the friendship/business formed with Ellen, especially as of late.

Renoblondee said...

Thanks @Lelaina, will do!