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3 hours ago, divsc said:

In the Variety article, she says her brand is bigger than Donald Trump's was during the Apprentice. All current politics, personal feelings on this presidency, and anything political about him these days, aside -- he clearly had a "brand" during those carefree Apprentice days. But Bethenny Frankel and Skinnygirl is bigger than the "Trump" brand was at the time - she's crazy.

from the Variety article:

Those weren’t Trump’s businesses. Trump at that time, I think, had a vodka, maybe a water and suits at Macy’s, if I’m correct. And that can show you that even the president can have brands that don’t succeed. But I’m going into the show with over 10 brands that are succeeding, from apparel, to popcorn, to salad dressing, to supplements — these are all real. So that’s why I think it’s a more authentic version of “The Apprentice,” because it’s really my business. And all these things are legitimate businesses being sold in Walmart and Walgreens and HSN. Real names, like Orville Redenbacher and Conagra. I’m putting my money where my mouth is. I mean, it literally is my real business. So I don’t need to bring in a random partner to make up a task. The tasks are in my life every day. So I think that’s a great distinction and also a little bit of a — you know, a little pinch. Which you guys would probably enjoy. I’m sure he won’t.

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I mean, not against? Because I’d like him to say something, and he probably will. Everyone thinks he’s going to mention it, because he was part of Mark Burnett too, and all that. But you know, it’s not the same. His brand at that time was not where my brand is. Aside from real estate.

Donald walked so that Bethenny could run trip over her own big head and fall flat on her face.

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I guess she wanted to make a comparison to someone everyone knows -- but it's a big stretch, Bethenny.  Not buying it, hun.  Once again, she shows how crazy her ego has gotten.  Or maybe she figures that (like Trump) if she talks big & bullshits her head off, it'll get her somewhere.  Her comparison to Trump makes no sense.  She wants to make the comparison & set aside his involvement in real estate.  That's ridiculous.

OK. so she can shoot her mouth off & say how successful she is, but what about these other businesses she mentions?  Supplements & jeans?  How are they doing?  I certainly don't expect to get any truth on that from Ms Brutally Honest.

OK, so this is yet another place that she's unloading-

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8040099/Bethenny-Frankels-controversial-4-200-square-foot-Hamptons-home-sells-2-28million.html

She probably spent a pretty penny on renovating, so maybe she made a little or just about broke even.  My question is still the same as it was before -- why the heck is she so suddenly dumping all of this real estate?

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2 hours ago, ScoobieDoobs said:

I guess she wanted to make a comparison to someone everyone knows -- but it's a big stretch, Bethenny.  Not buying it, hun.  Once again, she shows how crazy her ego has gotten.  Or maybe she figures that (like Trump) if she talks big & bullshits her head off, it'll get her somewhere.  Her comparison to Trump makes no sense.  She wants to make the comparison & set aside his involvement in real estate.  That's ridiculous.

OK. so she can shoot her mouth off & say how successful she is, but what about these other businesses she mentions?  Supplements & jeans?  How are they doing?  I certainly don't expect to get any truth on that from Ms Brutally Honest.

OK, so this is yet another place that she's unloading-

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8040099/Bethenny-Frankels-controversial-4-200-square-foot-Hamptons-home-sells-2-28million.html

She probably spent a pretty penny on renovating, so maybe she made a little or just about broke even.  My question is still the same as it was before -- why the heck is she so suddenly dumping all of this real estate?

I notice she doesn't have the guts to give her opinion on Trump, though, Ms. MENTION IT ALL.  

And she doesn't mention real estate as her "side gig," which she's mentioned before, now that two of her investments tanked big time.

She isn't suddenly dumping the real estate.  She moved from Mercer Street three years ago.  She put that property on the market right away.  She and Fredrik had a discussion about the price.   She "won" and priced it way too high.  Since then the high end market has tanked because of changes in taxes and countries like China restricting how much money could be moved out of the country.  So she kept reducing and reducing the price until someone finally bought it this year at a  big loss for B who has been paying taxes, maintenance, etc for all this time.  As for the "south of the highway" property,  it seems Ramona was right.  B thought her Midas touch with renovation and marketing would enhance the property's value and she could flip and pocket a million or so.  Other theory was she could rent it over the summer and rental would pay all her expenses.   Alas, no,it didn't happen.   She's been trying to dump that for two years unsuccessfully.   Her ego had gotten so high she thought she could turn around anything she bought with her brilliant eye and make a big killing.  DIdn't happen.  Epic fail, but she will NEVER mention it. 

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On 2/25/2020 at 11:13 PM, ScoobieDoobs said:

She probably spent a pretty penny on renovating, so maybe she made a little or just about broke even.  My question is still the same as it was before -- why the heck is she so suddenly dumping all of this real estate?

According to the listing it was purchased fully furnished which she bragged about doing all herself so between actual renovations and selling it fully furnished I imagine she took a loss.

To the poster that asked upthread both of these places were “extra”, the NYC place was the apartment she purchased and renovated when she was “homeless” because Jason was still in the first apartment and this Hamptons house was supposed to be a flip and than when it didn’t sell after the Reno she said it was just going to be a Summer rental.

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She is 50% volatile DNA of her mother and 50% hustler and worker DNA  of her father. Except raised with privilege,  unchecked, spoiled, unrestrained and moneyed. Petulant damages spoiled  tantruming wolf child.  She is Icarus and she is in danger of flying too close to the sun! 

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Do you suppose the successor to B on the new show will be subject to the sexual harassment she dishes out to her driver and other assistants on a regular basis?     

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From CDAN:

FRIDAY, MARCH 06, 2020

Blind Items Revealed #2

February 24, 2020

This former East Coast Housewife has been crashing and burning and torching through money. Don't be surprised to see her back on the show getting some of that easy money.

Bethenny Frankel/RHONY

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I saw B selling her pants on HSN.  I was a little surprised. They didn't look like something I would imagine her wearing.  It was a jogging pant that works as a casual pant you can wear out to dinner with heels.  They were very full looking.  

Here you go:  

https://www.hsn.com/shop/skinnygirl-jogger-womens-pants/fa0114-17897-19246

I guess that she's so skinny, and that's why they looked so baggy on her.  Not so much on these models. lol

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She looks good in that blue dress. I am so glad she isn't on the show now and is focusing on her charity stuff. If she can continue to do that and people can tolerate her in small doses while she helps get things done I can live with that. 

 

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How supposeth the shit show goeth of Bryn going back and forth from Hazelton, Dad, on airplanes etc between her parents w/the coronavirus isolations? Court's off- so unresolved custody.

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40 minutes ago, Alonzo Mosely FBI said:

How supposeth the shit show goeth of Bryn going back and forth from Hazelton, Dad, on airplanes etc between her parents w/the coronavirus isolations? Court's off- so unresolved custody.

Ideally, one of them would be an adult, with their kid's best interest in mind, and say "just keep her there until this is over".  Not certain if either of them has that capacity, pretty sure B does not.  Plus, she'll need to be off saving the world with cash cards, so...

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11 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Ideally, one of them would be an adult, with their kid's best interest in mind, and say "just keep her there until this is over".  Not certain if either of them has that capacity, pretty sure B does not.  Plus, she'll need to be off saving the world with cash cards, so...

Seriously, it took me longer to get divorced from my first marriage (filed for divorce less than a year later - because, well his new habit was beating me)

10 months later I filed for divorce, took me 9 months after I filed for divorce -getting on the docket because he contested the divorce (because he could - no kids, not a lot of shared assets) and that fact that he wanted to take it to court to ensure the restraining order I asked for was mutual - what a jack hole). And 1.5 years to get my annulment from the Catholic Church after I filed because they let him get away with crap. So long in the past - my amazing Jewish husband and myself have been married almost 25 years. All that to say, when I filed for divorce and when it happened in a court of law (and then the Catholic Church) was 3 times longer than the actual marriage, makes my whole experience seem really, really short.

All this to say, this is the longest divorce I’ve ever heard of - poor Bryn- what a tell all book she will write. And really - WTF

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@Stats Queen  I admire any woman who is able to just cut the bait and get out quickly. Sincere props to you and for you having the where with all to do it and move on in your life with all the road blocks put in your way during that time!

 

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8 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

Anything good is good, clearly.  Thank heavens she was able to get the word out to TMZ.

bethenny-frankel-coronavirus

I appreciate all her efforts and money that have helped people who need it in previous situations. This one I have a problem with - where is she getting these masks from? Who are the medical professionals she’s been talking to?

Supply is the actual issue - what is she accomplishing that the CDC, hospitals, and governments of several counties can’t accomplish?

What is she actually doing to increase the supply? Well, she’s on TMZ, so that should do it.

I saw a number of things that people have done to make masks at home (granted, they are not the ideal situation or the best masks and better than nothing) and starting tomorrow JoAnn’s will provide kits to anyone who goes to pick them up to make masks for hospital workers. I have a very compromised immune system so I am stuck at home so hubby is going to pick up a kit for me and I will learn to use the sewing machine I bought several years ago and I will make masks. 
Two of my best friends: one works for the CDC and her life is crazy and another works for a hospital so her life is nuts. They are the people who make a difference. I feel very useless stuck at home.

I will try to bloom where I am planted, but telling my hard working friends the silly thing I am doing trying to make a difference- I won’t do that - I’ll just be there when they need a friend.

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Custody exchanges are considered essential. I live in California and am under a shelter in place order and have been for some time (I live in one of the first counties to enact it) and you're still allowed to go out to the pharmacy or for groceries and things like that. You can go out for walks even. You can go out for a custody exchange as well (my friend shares custody with her ex and their custody agreement still stands). Even in Italy, where they are under a full lockdown (one step above shelter in place) people are still allowed to go out for groceries and to the pharmacy, etc. so I'm sure custody exchanges happen there too. I don't know what parents with joint custody are doing in China, where people are literally unable to leave the house (or were). 

ETA: Bryn should not be visiting with the grandparents. That would not be considered essential and for their safety, as I am sure they are in the high risk group, she should not have physical contact with them. Hopefully they are doing regular video chats.

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10 hours ago, Stats Queen said:

I appreciate all her efforts and money that have helped people who need it in previous situations. This one I have a problem with - where is she getting these masks from? Who are the medical professionals she’s been talking to?

Supply is the actual issue - what is she accomplishing that the CDC, hospitals, and governments of several counties can’t accomplish?

What is she actually doing to increase the supply? Well, she’s on TMZ, so that should do it.

I saw a number of things that people have done to make masks at home (granted, they are not the ideal situation or the best masks and better than nothing) and starting tomorrow JoAnn’s will provide kits to anyone who goes to pick them up to make masks for hospital workers. I have a very compromised immune system so I am stuck at home so hubby is going to pick up a kit for me and I will learn to use the sewing machine I bought several years ago and I will make masks. 
Two of my best friends: one works for the CDC and her life is crazy and another works for a hospital so her life is nuts. They are the people who make a difference. I feel very useless stuck at home.

I will try to bloom where I am planted, but telling my hard working friends the silly thing I am doing trying to make a difference- I won’t do that - I’ll just be there when they need a friend.

THANK YOU !!!!!!!! I have been ROASTED in a group on facebook for saying that. I feel less alone now.

Stay safe ❤️

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Did she turn her Skinny Gurl jeans factory into a mask producing factory?  Skinny Girl masks coming to your local hospital soon!  They’ll all be red and bedazzled.

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17 minutes ago, geauxaway said:

Did she turn her Skinny Gurl jeans factory into a mask producing factory?  Skinny Girl masks coming to your local hospital soon!  They’ll all be red and bedazzled.

It would solve the issue of what to do with unsold merchandise*. Repurpose them into masks.

Don't the masks need to meet certain criteria to be effective? Viruses are tiny, and I remember them saying, at the beginning, that not all masks would stop transmission. Maybe it's so bad at this point, they'll take any protection they can get.

 

I, honestly, have no idea how well her jeggings are selling. I know I would never pay those prices for clothes with unfinished or ripped hems, and I really don't understand the ankle length trend, but that's just me, and I'm old and bitter, so get off my lawn!

 

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When my family member, a PA, heard about Bethanny buying up a lot of masks, she was livid. Bethanny bought up supplies that hospitals are desperately trying to get. Whether we like it or not, there has to be priority distribution when there aren't enough supplies to go around.

Once again, it's all about Bethanny's craving for approval and attention. Asshole.

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1 hour ago, pasdetrois said:

When my family member, a PA, heard about Bethanny buying up a lot of masks, she was livid. Bethanny bought up supplies that hospitals are desperately trying to get. Whether we like it or not, there has to be priority distribution when there aren't enough supplies to go around.

Once again, it's all about Bethanny's craving for approval and attention. Asshole.

THIS. If she's been able to purchase half a million of masks, that's half a million lacking somewhere else !

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On 3/22/2020 at 12:26 PM, SuprSuprElevated said:

Anything good is good, clearly.  Thank heavens she was able to get the word out to TMZ.

bethenny-frankel-coronavirus

That’s awesome! And I read that Christian Siriano and all his employees are making masks. It’s great that people like them have stepped up when official/federal channels are lacking.

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I think it's odd that over a month ago and maybe, before Jan. 21, long before the warnings about Covid-19, I took my 82 year-old father to his primary doctor's office for non flu issue.  It's a very large primary practice that treats adults, children, seniors, OB, etc. AND even then, they said they were short on masks and could only offer us child size  masks for our protection, if we wanted to get one to protect us from others there who had the flu. (We took them.)  I thought it was odd, even then, that they would be low on masks during flu season. Now, I'm wondering if they really were low or knew something back then about Covid-19  and were conserving them.  Maybe, I'm too suspicious. 

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6 minutes ago, SunnyBeBe said:

I think it's odd that over a month ago and maybe, before Jan. 21, long before the warnings about Covid-19, I took my 82 year-old father to his primary doctor's office for non flu issue.  It's a very large primary practice that treats adults, children, seniors, OB, etc. AND even then, they said they were short on masks and could only offer us child size  masks for our protection, if we wanted to get one to protect us from others there who had the flu. (We took them.)  I thought it was odd, even then, that they would be low on masks during flu season. Now, I'm wondering if they really were low or knew something back then about Covid-19  and were conserving them.  Maybe, I'm too suspicious. 

Also possible that the suppliers were selling their inventory to those in need (China for example) and sold to the highest bidder.  As we know, this strain was becoming a problem in the far east as far back as November/December, and likely before.  There are reports (I have not substantiated) that China nationalized an American-owned mask supplier located in their country, as they were unable to produce enough to meet their own demand.

Lessons to be learned that will hopefully not be soon forgotten.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8144419/Bethenny-Frankel-donate-ONE-MILLION-masks-medical-staff-desperate-need-amid-COVID-19.html

I have read through the above twice and I am still confused. Can someone else read it and explain to me how it works:

1. Headline/story screams million masks ready for donation

2. Within the article it says money has been raised through her B charity along with that stalker scam artist charity and goes on to

3. list several places the masks will go and also

4. advises that hospitals have been now allowed to search for their own masks so she 

5. tells them to actively reach out to her for said masks and then

6. tells them to then bill FEMA to be reimbursed for those masks

7. which were screamed from the rooftops as being DONATED!! and she was

8. using donated funds to purchase the masks

How is this not a scam? Am I reading it wrong?

eta Because I said from the get go when she hooked up with that stalker charity that there was some serious money laundering going on. 

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2 hours ago, SunnyBeBe said:

I think it's odd that over a month ago and maybe, before Jan. 21, long before the warnings about Covid-19, I took my 82 year-old father to his primary doctor's office for non flu issue.  It's a very large primary practice that treats adults, children, seniors, OB, etc. AND even then, they said they were short on masks and could only offer us child size  masks for our protection, if we wanted to get one to protect us from others there who had the flu. (We took them.)  I thought it was odd, even then, that they would be low on masks during flu season. Now, I'm wondering if they really were low or knew something back then about Covid-19  and were conserving them.  Maybe, I'm too suspicious. 

Most of our masks in the US are manufactured in China and I believe China was restricting the supply to us.

And I can’t believe the red tape involved in hospitals not being allowed to work directly with manufacturers. Geez, that seem like a lot of unnecessary and stupid government bureaucracy.

 

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19 minutes ago, LucindaWalsh said:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8144419/Bethenny-Frankel-donate-ONE-MILLION-masks-medical-staff-desperate-need-amid-COVID-19.html

I have read through the above twice and I am still confused. Can someone else read it and explain to me how it works:

1. Headline/story screams million masks ready for donation

2. Within the article it says money has been raised through her B charity along with that stalker scam artist charity and goes on to

3. list several places the masks will go and also

4. advises that hospitals have been now allowed to search for their own masks so she 

5. tells them to actively reach out to her for said masks and then

6. tells them to then bill FEMA to be reimbursed for those masks

7. which were screamed from the rooftops as being DONATED!! and she was

8. using donated funds to purchase the masks

How is this not a scam? Am I reading it wrong?

eta Because I said from the get go when she hooked up with that stalker charity that there was some serious money laundering going on. 

If she said she’s going to have FEMA reimburse her, then it is not a donation. I think that’s awful, she can afford to do that for her fellow citizens. Other companies are making masks and donating them. 

The world economy will struggle to recover from this and our government money needs to help employees and employers recover and to work on solutions, not reimbursing SkinnyGirl.

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Yeah this makes no sense. She said she raised a million dollars for masks and is committed to donating to certain hospitals...so A she doesn’t actually have them just some money people donated to her to buy them, and B does she know the difference between supply and demand? 

Just today at 2:45 the Governor of Illinois said the state ordered 90,000 masks this week and only received half. I doubt her money is greener than an entire state. 

I work in Assisted Living and during that press conference I was in the break room and said to a care manager that announcement he was making wasn’t good because what will happen when we get low on PPE like masks and gloves? He was warning that basically the availability is low in the US despite however much you order or are willing to pay. I mean I guess we could always tweet her to send some to my nursing home (kidding). 

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17 minutes ago, Petunia13 said:

Yeah this makes no sense. She said she raised a million dollars for masks and is committed to donating to certain hospitals...so A she doesn’t actually have them just some money people donated to her to buy them, and B does she know the difference between supply and demand? 

Just today at 2:45 the Governor of Illinois said the state ordered 90,000 masks this week and only received half. I doubt her money is greener than an entire state. 

I work in Assisted Living and during that press conference I was in the break room and said to a care manager that announcement he was making wasn’t good because what will happen when we get low on PPE like masks and gloves? He was warning that basically the availability is low in the US despite however much you order or are willing to pay. I mean I guess we could always tweet her to send some to my nursing home (kidding). 

I guess the concept behind hospitals and other medical facilities not being allowed to work directly with vendors is to avoid one hospital/medical having more influence and getting more that others with influence is a nice concept in theory, but in reality it is a mess... too many people controlling the flow. 
 

That being said, it seems we have been having a shortage problem for a long time with not enough to plan for an emergency 

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Bethenny Frankel is a lot of things, some I like, some I don't, but I'm re watching season 2 right now and the way she keeps her cool dealing with the craziness that is Kelly is pretty astounding. The whole, "I'm up here, you're down here" conversation is something else.

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1 hour ago, Petunia13 said:

and B does she know the difference between supply and demand? 

Yeah at least one hospital has called out suppliers for raising the price of masks from $0.58 to $7!!! So count me in on wanting to know where and when she got these masks and if she even has them.

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Bethenny Frankel

@Bethenny

#BStrong has a network of international businesses producing masks. Hospital workers, please talk to your administrators and have them donate to #BStrong with an earmark for YOUR hospital so that you can get these masks ASAP.

So only the hospitals that donate to BStrong will be receiving masks?

Something is sketchy here. 

I also don't understand BStrong. Is it even a registered charity? I don't see any annual financial statements. It appears to me that they collect donations and turn them over directly to GEM. The GEM annual financial statement shows BStrong with the same address as GEM. In the most recent (2018) they received $76,000. from BStrong. 

It's like the Wizard of Oz. Draw back the BStrong curtain and there's Michael Capponi sitting in a warehouse filled with masks, Covid19 Test Kits, Purell and toilet paper.

 

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Is Bethanny trying to profiteer while at the same time spinning it as charity?

On a related note, there is a blind item from earlier in the year that states that Bethanny has money problems. It was blind and now it has been updated to name her.

ETA: I do not find B Strong listed in Charity Navigator.

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11 hours ago, biakbiak said:

Yeah at least one hospital has called out suppliers for raising the price of masks from $0.58 to $7!!! So count me in on wanting to know where and when she got these masks and if she even has them.

I saw Mark Cuban in an interview yesterday morning calling out (he said he had no problem calling out companies) 3M for those same numbers. He was asking them to explain. Last night AG Barr said these kinds of things are being examined and stopped now that something has been implemented (war powers or something?). On a side note when this shutdown started he started supplying some businesses with money to stay afloat, to pay employees. I am a casual viewer of Shark Tank repeats and I like him. Now someone will post that he is a sham/jerk. Such is my life...

@Happy Camper  That quote from her account is a bit more revealing (unintentionally? is she revealing more than bstrong/GEM wants her to reveal?) but in line with that UKDailyMail link I provided. Yes to your wizard behind the curtain take.  Hey @Cuban, what's up with your fellow Shark Tank shark and her scam charities? How about a call out of her? haha I might start to twitter...

 

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Bethenny Frankel

@Bethenny

I am doing an Instagram live tonight for qs

Elizabeth Stuart

@elizabethstuart

· 18h

Replying to @Bethenny and @katiecouric

Hi @Bethenny from CNN. I have a few quick q's I wanted to ask about BSTRONG's efforts. Could you follow me back so I can message you? Thanks!

This is also weird. Since when has Bethenny declined any media attention? This is CNN wanting to ask her questions and she blows them off? But she'll talk to TMZ or anyone else! Hmmmm.

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On 3/23/2020 at 6:19 PM, LucindaWalsh said:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8144419/Bethenny-Frankel-donate-ONE-MILLION-masks-medical-staff-desperate-need-amid-COVID-19.html

I have read through the above twice and I am still confused. Can someone else read it and explain to me how it works:

1. Headline/story screams million masks ready for donation

2. Within the article it says money has been raised through her B charity along with that stalker scam artist charity and goes on to

3. list several places the masks will go and also

4. advises that hospitals have been now allowed to search for their own masks so she 

5. tells them to actively reach out to her for said masks and then

6. tells them to then bill FEMA to be reimbursed for those masks

7. which were screamed from the rooftops as being DONATED!! and she was

8. using donated funds to purchase the masks

How is this not a scam? Am I reading it wrong?

eta Because I said from the get go when she hooked up with that stalker charity that there was some serious money laundering going on. 

From this "exclusive" it not only sounded convoluted but also like there were thousands of masks hoarded and now being released. She also took a shot at folks who are making homemade masks. Everything about this feels shady AF. 

 

On 3/23/2020 at 4:29 PM, SunnyBeBe said:

I think it's odd that over a month ago and maybe, before Jan. 21, long before the warnings about Covid-19, I took my 82 year-old father to his primary doctor's office for non flu issue.  It's a very large primary practice that treats adults, children, seniors, OB, etc. AND even then, they said they were short on masks and could only offer us child size  masks for our protection, if we wanted to get one to protect us from others there who had the flu. (We took them.)  I thought it was odd, even then, that they would be low on masks during flu season. Now, I'm wondering if they really were low or knew something back then about Covid-19  and were conserving them.  Maybe, I'm too suspicious. 

I can't speak to the supply, but CDC reports in January advising vulnerable groups to limit their movement (no flying, no long trips, no crowds) were dismissed. By the friend of Bethenny's current production partner. 

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5 hours ago, chick binewski said:

From this "exclusive" it not only sounded convoluted but also like there were thousands of masks hoarded and now being released. She also took a shot at folks who are making homemade masks. Everything about this feels shady AF. 

This from the exclusive article:

 
Her decision to donate to Massachusetts General Hospital comes more than a year after she went into anaphylactic shock and suffered a near-fatal allergic reaction to fish. Following the life-threatening incident, Frankel was hospitalized at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, which is part of Massachusetts General Hospital.

So of course is was all about BETHENNY- she had to remind the world that she suffered a near-fatal allergic reaction to fish. 

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On 3/18/2020 at 11:02 PM, LucindaWalsh said:

She looks good in that blue dress. I am so glad she isn't on the show now and is focusing on her charity stuff. If she can continue to do that and people can tolerate her in small doses while she helps get things done I can live with that. 

 

Blue dress is nice, but her face looks SCARY there. Yikes. I do like when she focuses on the charity stuff. She seems good at it and she's so annoyingly "transparent" about her life that I think people are more inclined to give to her charities and trust it will go to good use more than some of the other ones out there. She has a platform, this is a good use for it, unlike so much of the crap she hawks.

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On 3/23/2020 at 9:45 PM, Wicked said:

Bethenny Frankel is a lot of things, some I like, some I don't, but I'm re watching season 2 right now and the way she keeps her cool dealing with the craziness that is Kelly is pretty astounding. The whole, "I'm up here, you're down here" conversation is something else.

Kell was spot on.  I'll defend her forever. Bethenny's antics ARE FOR KIDS. They are not friends and they will never be friends. Kelly's self though flawed but arent we all is up there. Beth is in the gutter. Kelly wore wellies to the Brass Monkey in the rain. That's real. Bethenny is a fraud. Kelly KNEW. 

22 hours ago, Stats Queen said:

 

So of course is was all about BETHENNY- she had to remind the world that she suffered a near-fatal allergic reaction to fish. 

As an aside as I watched S1 last nigh she was at an event w her DADS LIQUOR BUDDY (did it herself dont get me started) and he said to eat a fish meatball and she said what do you want a trip to Cedars Sinai (sp?) Hospital. Guess the fish allergy isnt new. 

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I have found that all sociopaths are able to remain calm when they are gaslighting another person. BF has lost her shit, on the show and in real life, and isn't some shrinking violet when faced with someone calling her out. It is part of the sociopath game plan, a technique that she uses in every part of her life. That's why she is able to front for GEM. 

Kelly is all kinds of whackadoo but she knew, she knew. As does Martha Stewart. 

 

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9 hours ago, LucindaWalsh said:

It is part of the sociopath game plan, a technique that she uses in every part of her life. That's why she is able to front for GEM. 

It's just a matter of time before GEM is exposed for fraud. Bethenny will throw Michael Capponi under the bus. He will join the ranks of people (Jason, Bernadette, Martha Stewart, Uber, Airlines, Boat Captains et al) that have used/hurt/victimized her. 

Her fans will feel sorry for her. But some of us won't.

Kelly is all kinds of whackadoo but she knew, she knew.

@LucindaWalsh. We knew too.

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So she donated her masks to Mass Gen?  A super rich hospital (I mean, from my Grey’s knowledge).  WOW BETHENNY WOW.  In the meantime why doesn’t she donate her shitty non perishables?   

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@geauxaway   Ha I love a good WOW BETHENNY WOW from the Ramona-ism's vault. I say a "WOW just wow", a toned down version in everyday life along with I can't, I CAN'T,  I can't!  in the original dramatic version in everyday life. 

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Mass General has been hit hard and has almost 100 health professionals who have tested positive. They need gear. I believe the masks she has collected are also going to Mt. Sinai, Cedars Sinai, and NYU, among others.

As a longtime NYC resident and someone who has 3 very close friends who work in our hospital system, 1 as an ER doc and 2 as nurses, I don't give two flying fucks who is giving them the masks or how they got the masks. The government has failed and it's every state for itself. Whoever can do it, please just do it, and thank you.

 

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I think we all want medical supplies to go to people helping our loved ones/holding the line against this virus,  but I also think anyone (Frankel or otherwise) taking medical gear away from a fragile population is a terrible idea. If a foreign version of Frankel bought up medical stock in the US &  Canada and then shipped it out of North America to China and Israel (the two foreign manufacturers she's mentioned)  I'd want the medical gear confiscated and returned.  It's like robbing Peter to infect Paul. There's also a "money trumps everything"  mindset (to me) in all of this when the medical personnel in those countries need masks just as much as we do.  Chinese nurses are still wearing toddler pull-ups (instead of masks) and they're preparing for a possible second wave of re-infection. They need that gear every bit as much as nurses do in NYC and B.C. and Austin.  It's not like we can separate any of this out. There's nowhere to hide.  They are us. We are them.  Pandemics have no borders.  The answer is not to divert needed resources elsewhere,  but to force American manufacturers to make more masks here. 

 

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I totally agree with you. That's exactly what the government should have done weeks ago, but didn't and still hasn't. In an ideal situation, we wouldn't be looking at states and cities and countries competing with one another for this equipment and it makes me sick. But, here we are. Nevermind the companies and people who are jacking up the prices as soon as a state is ready to try and buy equipment. Can you imagine?

Right now there is a person dying in NYC every 7 minutes. Our nurses are wearing garbage bags and some of our doctors are literally wearing plastic to-go containers as face masks. They need equipment desperately so that we don't lose our healthcare workers in addition to the patients. I support anyone who is willing to bust their asses to get it to them quickly in the face of this absolute mess. 

Anyway, we're probably getting off topic, but I'm sure all of us wish this situation was not what it is. It's just horrifying all around.

Looking forward to having the other loony ladies back on my screen soon as a much-needed distraction. 

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