October 02, 2013 03:00 PM by Suzy Kerr
These Housewives just can’t seem to stay away from the drama, and for The Real Housewives of New York City former star Bethenny Frankel, the feud is still on with ex-bestie Jill Zarin. Even though Bethenny and Jill are both off the show, the catfights continue between the two. Their latest clash occurred last week when Jill refused an invitation to appear on Bethenny’s new talk show. Uh oh, looks like the claws are out again.
This obviously isn’t the first battle between the two former Housewives. The ladies have notoriously sparred in the past, with a big blow up occurring last December when Jill lashed out at Bethenny, Andy Cohen and the Bravo network on Watch What Happens Live. Some of her claims included favoritism among the Housewives from Cohen and the network,that her friendship with Bethenny was never really a friendship and that – gasp! – she has more followers on Twitter than all the cast members of RHONY combined. Oh no she didn’t.
When Bethenny appeared on Cohen’s show later on, she called Jill out on her “bag of bullsh*t” and said that everything Jill said was “a travesty of a mockery of a sham.” That one makes ya think, huh? Anyway, Bethenny’s whole attitude at the time was along the lines of ‘whatever, Jill needs a reality check, I’m moving on and so should she.’ And, for the record, Bethenny has almost double the number of Twitter followers as compared to Jill, so maybe Jill does need a bit of a reality check.
So fast forward to now, whereThe Real Housewives of New York City is a distant memory for Bethenny Frankel. She’s had a couple of spin-offs on Bravo and even has her own talk show now. The ratings aren’t so hot, though, and network execs haven’t been shy about letting her know that numbers better improve. Well, what better way than to invite Jill Zarin on the show to drum up a little intrigue? Great idea, Bethenny, except Jill isn’t having any of it. Even with show bookers personally inviting Jill to appear on the show, she’s not caving. Jill may have been wrong with her Twitter numbers, but it looks like she was right when she said her and Bethenny were never really friends.Ouch.
So what will Bethenny do now? Is her show doomed? What do you think is next in the Bethenny vs. Jill feud? Tell us in the comments!
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