March 21st, 2011
07:31 PM ET

Bethenny Frankel sells 'Skinnygirl' brand

Thanks to "Skinnygirl" margaritas, Bethenny Frankel's wallet is now a little bit fatter.

The reality star/author/chef  has sold her "Skinnygirl" spirits brand to Fortune Brand's Beam Global Spirits & Wine unit for an undisclosed amount, her rep confirmed to CNN.

The 100 calories-per-serving, ready-to-drink margaritas were developed by Frankel, a natural foods chef who got her start in television as runner-up on "Martha Stewart's Apprentice" and later appeared as an original cast member of  "The Real Housewives of New York City."

“Partnering with Fortune Brands and Beam Global was the right move at this time," said Frankel in a statement to CNN. "I created a new category that needs their muscle and distribution to take this concept worldwide in the immediate future.”

Frankel currently stars in the Bravo reality show "Bethenny Ever After," and her new book, "A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life" debuts in stores on Tuesday.

Fortune Brands is the world's fourth largest premium spirits company, and includes brands like Jim Beam, Courvoisier and Maker's Mark.


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  3. CPA

    The buyer (Fortune Brands) is a public company. Go to the SEC web site and figure it out. It’s no secret. If you look at the cash flow statement you can infer that she got $40 million in cash possibly upfront (assuming no other acquisitions by FB in Q1 2011) plus if you read Q3 2011 they also accrued an addional $25 million in contingent consideration likely to protect Fortune from any downside. The disclosures are pretty weak, but enough to know she’s done very well but clearly not $120 million. She’s also likely an employee of Fortune given that she’s still marketing skinny girl so she's receiving a nice salary (although it’s in her best interest to do so given the contingency is likely tied to sales so the better the product does, the more $$ she’ll get).

    February 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SuzQ

    Wish I had thought of it, and given opportunity to be in a reality show. Bethenny you go girl! Congratulations on all your success, and don't listen to all the haters in the world. They are just jealous! You thought of something no one else did and made a fortune, good for you. By the way, your baby is darling :) .

    May 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Alexa

    I was watching her show last night and saw something curious. They were showing clips from former shows and in one of them Bethanny was ordering a margarita and she was telling the waitress how she wanted it. A couple of other housewives said they'd like the same drink and that's when Countess LuAnn came out and said the name Skinnygirl Margarita. Anyone catch the show and see that? My point is that I thought this was a name Bethany came up with. Anyone know the story behind this?

    May 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. renee andrews

    God Bless you Bethanny. Congrats!! My daughter, my sisters and I love your show. My daughter just gave us some Skinny Girl. Now we love that too!!! We are celebrating my son's 31'st B-day. GOTTA GO :) GOOD LUCK!!!

    May 5, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Laurie

    Way to go! Maybe now she can relax and buy a dream home in Malibu without Jasons balls sweating (you have to watch the show to get that reference). Many congratulations... get some well deserved rest...

    April 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. happygirl

    When will this crazy woman go away?!!!! She is a manipulative bitter neurotic who has weaseled her way to this momentary fame...with no substance. Cannot stand her trash mouth, dark heart, snarky remarks, screechy nasal voice, lies about her childhood just to add to the drama(and ratings), and most of all her exagerated jawes and her BIG (rhetorical) head. Can you tell how much I detest this extremely fake and rude woman who is pretending to be "honest" just to fool the stupid masses of young women who are "inspired" by her. Are you kidding me?!!!! Her "tell it like it is" facade is just an excuse for being rude and bitter...something that ultimately pushes everyone away, including her poor husband, pretty soon. I feel sorry for her darling baby girl; hopefully the sane father will pick up the slack!

    Bethenny, just go and be the businesswoman that you always schemed to be but couldn't succeed at until Bravo and Jill Zarin had mercy on you. Just spare the rest of us from having to see your ugly face and hearing your ugly remarks!

    April 15, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. happygirl

    When will this crazy woman go away?!!!! She is a manipulative bitter neurotic who has weaseled her way to this momentary fame...with no substance. Cannot stand her trash mouth, dark heart, snarky remarks, screechy nasal voice, lies about her childhood just to add to the drama(and ratings), and most of all her exagerated jawes and her BIG (rhetorical) head. Can you tell how much I detest this extremely fake and rude woman who is pretending to be "honest" just to fool the stupid masses of young women who are "inspired" by her. Are you kidding me?!!!! Her "tell it like it is" facade is just an excuse for being rude and bitter...something that ultimately pushes everyone away, including her poor husband, pretty soon. I feel sorry for her darling baby girl; hopefully the sane father will pick up the slack!

    Bethenny, just go and be the businesswoman that you always schemed to be but couldn't succeed at until Bravo and Jill Zarin had mercy on you. Just spare the rest of us from having to see your ugly face and hearing your ugly remarks!

    April 15, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Sassygirl

      I think the name happygirl really does not suit you from the looks of these comments.....more like sadgirl. Just be happy for people that are able to become successful especially in this economy. I am sure this did not miraculously come to her....she had to work at it. I feel this gal is the only one from RHONY that never changed. She stayed the same all the way through. She did say what she meant and meant what she said even if people did not like it. This could have backfired and ruined her career, but she held fast. The other gals changed from season to season. They started acting instead of being real. Even Jill said she tried to be more like Bethenny "funny", but it backfired....it just wasn't her and people did not take to it. So, I applaud any of these women that allow us to come into their lives ....their actual lives, no BS, no putting on for the camera and Bethenney is one of them. This is one of the main reasons the other gals did not want her around. She called people out all the time. And as for Jill, she was the queen bee...seemed like a very lovely, caring, nurturing person. That was until the limelight got to her. So sad, her and Bethenney reminded me of Lucy and Ethel. They were so funny together and played off each other perfectly. I mean, they really could have had a spin off show with just them. Their bantering and antics were just so entertaining....I miss that.

      May 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Emily

    The husband is gay and the only thing she's been eating is laxatives. When are people going to wake up to this brash, selfish brat? Sheeple!!

    March 29, 2011 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lilymoo

    Seems like she must be getting broke to sell

    March 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Katie

    I personally know Bethenny and she is amaZing! She's self made and tenacious as all get out! She's quick witted and her mind never stops! She has a big heart which sometimes gets hidden with her hard shell. These comments are so mean and hateful and really boil down to jealousy! I knew she would go far from the time I met her 1989. She started by selling pashminas before people could pronounce pashmina. I am soooo happy for Bethenny, she had a tough childhood and she deserves to be happy and showered with love right now! Xo Katie

    March 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Manda

      I think Bethenny pretty amazing, and I would love to bottle up her drive and ambition and use it for my business. I have seen so much personal growth in her on this season of Bethenny Ever After...So happy for her success personally and professionally!

      March 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Julia

    What's up with the eye brows? How does she keep her eyebrows up so high like that....like she is in a perpetual state of surprise. Seriously??? Botox?

    March 23, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. the_dude

    When party girls want to get blitzed they dont want to get fat also. Seems logical to me. If some woman came out with a product that boosts a womans self-esteem she would probably go out of busimness. This chick comes up with low-cal booz drinks and she is a millionare. You deserve what you get. We'll have a bunch of skinny drunks.

    March 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alexandra

      I don't know, the_DUDE!!! But it sure looks like you've maybe put back a few too many today! Nice spelling there, DUDE!!!

      April 13, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. dee

    I dunno about ready-made margaritas.. i like fresh limes squeezed in mine– luv the pulp, not the fiction.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sassygirl

      They are delish! And you can add the fresh lime. They are great in a pinch when you don't have the time or ingredients to put a fresh one together. Also great when company drops by. My company the other weekend thought I made them myself. I put the chilled Skinny Girl drink in the margarita glasses, rimmed them with salt, added fresh lime wedges and they looked and tasted amazing. Great if you like frozen ones too! Just add ice, lime juice, and blend. You can even add a little more tequila to taste.

      May 9, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Carree

    Why is it, that the first thing people respond to a woman's photo in a business report...is how she looks? It seems to me that this person is trying to run a business. I don't recall accounting rules having "attractive depreciation" on the balance sheet.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Michael

    Isn't her 15 mins up yet?

    March 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  18. lane

    Did her husband come out of the closet yet ?

    March 23, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  19. Mike

    I guess the company that purchased Skinny Girl didn't try the product. It tastes like lemon dish soap was left in your glass. Maybe that's why her face looks like that; too tart!!!!!

    March 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  20. pete D

    jews are so full on themselves...so pathetic...especially when the have done more damage to the U.S. then all muslim terrorists combined

    March 23, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Alexandra

      Hey, Ignoramus ANTI-SEMITE!
      Bethenny's mother CONVERTED to Judaism , so that does NOT technically make her Jewish by birth. She went to Catholic school, but SO WHAT?! She's successful and relevant...and YOU'RE NOT.

      April 13, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  21. SpiderMan

    this is one UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY lady..........

    she looks like a skeleton with skin.....

    look at how sunk in her eyes are and how boney her cheeks and face are.....eeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww that's nasty!!!!!

    March 23, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Alexandra

      And you're Brad Pitt....

      Where do you get your information that she is sick because she is slim?!!
      Oh, and by the way, get out of mommy's basement, put the donut down and get a life!!

      April 13, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  22. J

    OMG. These rants are pathetic. Your people really need to get lives.

    You can say all the mean comments in the world – she's still taking her FAT paycheck to the BANK !

    Can you say "Cha-Ching"?

    Buh-Bye.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • SpiderMan

      HUGE LOLs....

      only a lemming follower idiot would be more concerned about 'cha-ching' at the expense of heath issues.....what a typical loser......LOL....a dime a dozen for you types of people.

      you are a very weak link and i'm sure have no more intelligence than the skeleton with skin this story is about.

      March 23, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  23. ELLIE

    So easy for you people to make nasty comments about someone you only know through television, all the while hiding behind a faceless comment. I don't know Bethenny personally, but from what I've seen of her (NYC Housewives, Bethenny shows) she seems like a REAL and hardworking woman, and for that I commend her. Unless you're a flawless human being (clearly you're not, if you have all this negativity!), think twice before criticizing so harshly.

    March 23, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  24. In The Dark

    Who is she and why is she famous? She was on DWTS, but that's about it, correct? Why do we make celebs out of nobodys, like the buffoons on The Jersey Shore?

    March 23, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  25. Adolf

    Just another ugly jew girl.

    March 23, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Alexandra

      Hey! ANTI-SEMITE PIG!?
      FYI? Bethenny was raised a Catholic, you moron.

      April 13, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  26. rmr new jersey

    Good for you Bethenny. it is nice to see someone make a good living . People are very jealous. Bet the other real housewives of new york are kicking . too bad for jill.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  27. Paul NYC

    At least now people can fool themselves that they are not shoving empty calories into their bodies. Plus, it makes them easily duped sloppy drunks - win/win.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  28. rick

    I Dont like or dislike her. i do have to say when i first saw her i thought she was really pretty but when she became pregnant her face seemed to have ballooned literally twice its normal size. i chalked it up to her pregnancy. but now that she had her kid she didnt go back to her pretty self. i see what others mean by saying she looks leatherly and skeletal and ill. sure she just had a kid but thats the first time i've seen that.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  29. Kath

    I don't trust anyone who's thighs don't touch.

    March 23, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • D

      You must prefer thick girls.

      March 23, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
    • SpiderMan

      and i certainly wouldn't trust anything that bleeds for a week and doesn't die.

      March 23, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Sassygirl

      Does anyone watch this show before making comments? This gal had been on Skating with the Stars and lost a tremendous amount of weight from training. She even commented sarcastically that she lost about 65 pounds and aged ten years from the training. So, it is not for lack of eating. Pro skaters have coaches and support systems like nutritionists to keep their weight up. Unfortunately, she did not have this and this is the result. It will take time, but she will eventually get back to a more healthy weight.

      May 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  30. dancingmachine

    Wow she's making magaritas and you guys care about is her body? I do not care at all what she looks like, I just need a magarita!

    March 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  31. @N

    Shut up Elizabetian.One day skinnygirl will be fat and bald and will only be remembered as an ugly chimp.If u saw our photos u would be cryin about how retarted u look compared to us.No i am not a fat lamo who eats all day doin nothing. U are.so shut up ur big fat mouth that needs plastic surgury.

    March 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      I'm not so sure about her getting fat...she's in her 40's now and still has a better body than the majority of 20-something year olds-seems like with her genes she will continue to keep a healthy weight even as she ages to 50, 60, and 70. And she does eat healthy, that's what her profession was for years was to make healthy food that has nutritional value-so she does eat. Most people cant keep that kind of diet/lifestyle she has that's probably why people cut her down for being thin. And she's a mom of a girl not even a year old-of course she's going to look tired.

      March 23, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Alexandra

      "RETARTED"??!!
      Um, I bet YOU can relate.

      April 13, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Alexandra

      Sorry "D", I meant to leave this for the brain surgeon above you:
      "@N"

      "RETARTED"??!!
      Um, I bet YOU can relate

      April 13, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  32. Pam

    Love Bethenny but Skinnygirl margaritas are terrible...very bitter and sour. Tastes nothing like a margarita.

    March 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  33. TK

    Does she suffer an eating disorder? Most likely. I think she's admitted to one once upon a time. Will she and her husband last? Under the scrutiny of the TV microscope, they may not. Does her brand have longevity? Not so much as she approaches 50. At 40 she's just on the outer edges of a youth driven market. But you have to give her this: she owns who she is; she has taken advantage of every opportunity to succeed; she's a marketing genius; she's making a fortune, which if managed correctly will carry her through the rest of her life; and she's found happiness. So what's wrong with that? I'll take too skinny and rich over fat and in debt any day of the week. For now I 'll settle for skinny and broke.

    March 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Elizabethian

    All the haters on here should post photographs of themselves so we can see what they are using as a beauty barometer. I think Bethenny is cute, spunky, smart and witty...apparently her awesome husband saw the same thing. She is also very encouraging to women on eating heathier. I think the critical comments from some of the people here are coming from their own insecurities. Jealous anyone?

    March 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  35. anitavt

    Oh good – does this mean she will finally just go away? I have never understood why people like her. She is an attractive and energetic person (at least on TV) but she has the most negative, nasty, sarcastic mouth and tries to explain it as her "wit." Sorry – wit involves more subtlety and some humanity. I have not liked her since she told a dinner companion that if she (the guest) said one more word about Bethenny's relationship she was going to stick a skewer in her eye. Who says these kinds of things.

    March 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Keeba

    Have a Skinnygirl Margarita and Toss it up to all the Haters.

    March 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Pete

    Regardless. Her show is so stupid. I have no idea how her husband puts up with that whiny jew..on and on..complains about this complains about that

    March 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alexandra

      "Whiny JEW"?????!!!! REALLY?!
      How about, PETE=ANTI-SEMITE PIG"????!!!!!!!!

      April 13, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  38. Keeba

    BETHANY if your reading I'm from the Bx. And I enjoy watching any show that u r on. U r very entertaining. Keep doin U girl n F the Haters, But u gotta luv em too cuzz they keep ur name poppin. I go through the same thing n the Hood.

    March 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  39. PoodleSweat

    If you are counting calories in your margaritas...you have bigger problems than your weight.

    March 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Victoria

    I am very happy for her and what she has become.You are truly a blessing keep your head up. Love your family

    March 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Kathy from Colorado

    Love Bethenny – self made woman, successful, great husband – beautiful baby -feel others are jealous! Want to know when I can sip a Skinny Girl Margarita here in Colorado and enjoy in my hot tub? Can't find it on the shelves!

    March 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  42. SophyB

    I caught her show for a few minutes the other night and she is way beyond "trim". She is way too thin (her arms were sticks) and looked exhausted. I really hope she gets rested up and on a healthy eating plan. More protein and veggies, girl, and less artificial sweetener!!

    And, before you go off on me, NO I am not a jealous fatty eating Cheezy Poufs at my computer! I wish her all the best – she just doesn't look good. Thin doesn't automatically mean healthy.

    March 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jonathan T.

    CONGRATS to Bethanny! She deserves all of her success!!! She's a beautiful, smart woman who has made a great career for herself. Negative commentors should spend more of their energy bettering themselves rather than insulting someone who is likely more successful and visually appealing than they are.

    March 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Eldon

    Wow, some of you guys are really nasty to each other. Can't we all get along. The only thing that struck me about this story is that it says she got her start on Martha Stewart's Apprentice. It was actually, Donald Trump's Apprentice.

    March 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  45. bacl

    Wow what horrid and mean spirited comments coming from people. Better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you a fool than to open it and leave no doubt. Lets get some pictures of all of you up and we can judge your looks. Clearly they cannot be less attractive then your words. How old are all of you out there? By the way for those who have not met her – her skin is beautiful, her heart is beautiful and if you had ever read a word from her you would know how smart she is and how true she it – you all could learn something.

    March 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  46. FloridaDave

    Don't listen to these morons. You're doin just fine!

    March 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • kaiasmam

      Seriously jealous women on this board. Good for you Bethany. I love that your a mom and a real woman, not some bleach blond puffed up lipped bimbo. I am happy for you and your success.

      March 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mpls Vegan

    Not a very flattering picture of her with this article. Like many women over the age of 40, she has thinning hair. It really shows up on the front of her head. She needs a new, more flattering hairstyle. It almost looks as if she's been using the Joan Rivers spray on hair on her part.

    March 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  48. maryfromomaha

    I LOVE BETHENNY! She has sharp wit, a great sense of humor and she's a blast.. Yes, she has some emotional baggage (who doesn't?) I hope she continues to be successful and has a tremendously love filled marriage! Bethenny, put your marriage first, then Brynn.. then your career.. Jason is a keeper and you guys are great together!!

    March 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  49. loriey

    Meow meow meow...some jealous people here....

    March 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  50. DottieAnne

    I think she is one smart lady...she has a handsome husband, beautiful daughter and great career. I hope she made a bundle selling the Skinnygirl brand! I wish I'd have been half as smart her when I was her age...beauty & intelligence..very lucky lady!!! The haters on this site just can't be happy for anyone other than themselves...pity for them, but her life won't suffer for their bad vibes LOL!

    March 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • loriey

      You're so correct DottieAnne...for Bethenney who was rejected in childhood by both her father & mother she's come out on top. Sometimes she may have had to claw her way up to get there, but she got there. Kudos to her as she does had a wonderful husband who knows how to handle her properly without being a wimp, and also they have a gorgous baby girl.

      When watching the show she mentioned having issues with her supplies to get the product to market, now that she's sold to a large company in that line of business I am sure that company will be able to get the product to market more effectively...smart move on her part.

      Hope she can buy a larger condo with the money....seems like they want to have another child!

      March 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  51. TELL IT LIIKE IT IS

    HONEY SHE HAS TOOK THE VODKA MONEY...SHE KNOWS HER 15 MINUTES OF FAME IS UP. SHE KEEPS BARKING LIKE A CHIAWAWA. PLEASE UNSQUARE THAT JAW LINE

    March 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  52. J0nx

    Bethany who?

    March 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  53. cat

    I had no idea she was a chef or that this "skinnygirl" was her brand. I've never had the instant margaritas, but I had heard of them from a friend. Note, I'm thin thanks mostly to genetics and also to a healthy diet and some exercise–so don't call me a fatty who's jealous–but this woman looks like she suffers from a serious eating disorder, drug use, and myriad other unhealthful things. But...I will give her the benefit of the doubt, maybe she's a decent person and I'm sure there are people who love and care for her. And I will check out some of her recipes–it's good to know she's "famous" for being a chef and not just a reality TV "star." From television commericals regarding her shows, she seems dumb, but to be a chef, you have to have talent and intelligence.

    March 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Interested

    so many jealous people on here. I love her and her shows are fantastic to watch!!! She has come a long way as a person and you can see her grow when watching the shows...she has a strange look to her but I think she is beautiful!!!

    March 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  55. ruth

    she ugly to skinny.she look like a monkey lol..

    March 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  56. melissa

    Most celebs these days are famous for ...NOTHING....BUT IF SHE CAN MAKE A DRINK AND GET RICH OFF OF IT..MORE POWER TO HER! i wish I could do the same.

    March 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  57. The Urinator

    She is ugly inside and outside. And even I wouldnt pee pee on her if she was on fire.

    March 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  58. TamOk

    Quick question: what ever happen to the person that WON the Martha Stewart contest...WAY TO GO BETHENNY!!!

    March 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  59. ken

    Yay! Lollipop Girls with big heads and stick bodies finally have their own line of clothing! I am so happy for them I could drink a bucket of Mai Tai's.

    March 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  60. IrishGirl

    Wow, there are an inordinate amount of nasty, mean spirited people in this country. No wonder everyone is so image obsessed, god help you if you're a female in the public eye and don't look like an airbrushed supermodel – it's just pathetic that people are so shallow.

    March 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Carlita Margarita

    @Rachel1- your comment is awesome!!! You rock!! Haters never amount to anything more than old haters. I love Bethany's Margarita's. They are absolutely delicious!!!

    March 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  62. MeDC

    I like her. She's funny. I don't drink Tequila – but to reinvent a 1,000 year old drink and make big money doing it – nothing short of genius. But yes, just because she thinks it – she doesn't have to say it. She should consider kindness before candor.

    March 22, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Jbird

    I can't believe the mean comments. She is great role model and is healthy and fit. Just because someone is thin does not mean they are ill. If she was fat, you would be saying " she needs a skinny margarita". I'm sure most of the people writing mean comments are not healthy or fit.

    March 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Alex

    OMG! Look at her! I don't care how skinny she is, she is still UGLY and to think this woman considers herself a star! Star of what?

    March 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  65. detroitballer

    How you mfas go from commenting to arguing loosers lmao

    March 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  66. mia

    Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard. She is so annoying and her show sucks.

    March 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Rachel

    I really like her show, but she has got to eat!

    March 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  68. PHIL

    HEY i THINK SHE IS A GREAT WOMEN WHO HAS DEALT WITH ISSUE FROM HER PASS. i WISH HER THE BEST IN EVERYTHING THAT COMES HER WAY.

    March 22, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Guest

    Marine Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski, age 25 died Sunday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, the Pentagon said Monday. Need I say more about this garbage about some rich anorexic little celebrity? CNN: if you are going to do such stupid fluff pieces about celebrities, pick someone who at least is using their fame to better the world. Please Bethany, eat and shut up.

    March 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • GetReal

      What a hypocrite. You are here adding to the count (popularity) of these type of articles. Which will only create more of these articles. Is that so hard to understand?

      March 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Head Diva In Charge

    Not real sure why everyone is bashing Bethenny, that isn't exactly what the story was about.
    BUT.....good for her. She made a wise business choice and hopefully it will pay off! And they can add to the line too....

    March 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Gabe Berk (Sportswear)

    Good for her; we are a Society of Doers.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  72. YPP

    Say what you want, that chick has a legendary jaw.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  73. manda81305

    Who is this freakshow bobblehead? Eat a cheeseburger lady! Her face is super scary, i would hate to meet her in a dark alley somewhere.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Sassygirl

      A huge weight loss from the ice skating training show. She eats like a horse if you watch the show.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  74. SoulTrain1943

    She is a haunting, skeletal vision.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  75. Dave

    I'd nail her.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  76. mama

    I think Bethenny is fantastic. She makes me laugh, her husband is a catch and they have a beautiful family together. She has made a success of her career. I wish her happiness and blessings. The amount of negativity out there is really surprising. Sad that so many people feel they need to be hurtful.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  77. CML

    I cannot believe the amount of losers who spend their time commenting on someone who has CLEARLY worked hard for her career, which includes many other aspects besides an alcoholic beverage. She never claimed to be a model and I would love to see all of your pictures because you are all so 'perfect', right? Perhaps you should all spend less time commenting on these articles and more time working on improving yourselves and your careers.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  78. jennygirl

    skinny does not necessarily equal pretty

    March 22, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  79. Get your eyes checked

    Why are people ranting about her looks? One, she looks really good for a 41 year old and is in great shape for her age. Two, she is incredibly funny and makes some great looking food. Three, she made a good product that people seem to love.

    So, if you are sitting here trolling and hating on her because of how she looks, you need to get back to reality and grow up.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  80. Humble

    @Grammar Nazi..You are some fat idiot sitting in front of a computer with no life, a bag of chips, zits on your face and in the back room of some run down trailer. You are a pathetic low life with nothing more to do then to read others positive comments and spellcheck to look intelligent. Well spell this you waste of life...Get a JOB! LOL

    March 22, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  81. natoyaebony

    She looks extra skinny in that pic...haven't watched her new show and don't think i will

    http://natoyaebony.blogspot.com/

    March 22, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  82. Steve

    Sorry, but she kinds looks like a bobblehead.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  83. Deputy614

    so many haters on CNN, why hasnt her 15 minutes expired? probably because she's worked hard and earned it, and I guarantee if you send us a picture, you're probably a female who might want to consider trying a "skinnygirl" drink or two.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  84. KritterKat

    She may be a SkinnyGirl, but she looks ill to me.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  85. Mugroso

    Well...she certainly has done well for herself and her family, especially compared to this list of naysayer nabobs of negativism. What have any of you done lately by comparison...other than sit around in your underwear on the computer making snarky comments about people's success? At least she's had her 15 minutes. Good luck ga
    grabbing yours!

    March 22, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  86. derp

    If you are fat, maybe you shouldn't be drinking Margaritas.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  87. ScDiva

    Well....good for her. I wish her the best. I think her show is kinda funny.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  88. dave b

    All that mix consist of is: 12 oz. Of fresca soda(0 calories), 1 packet of crystal light lemonade(5 calories) and 1/8 cup of lime juice(5 calories) then add tequila of your choice. Don't waste your money on the pre-made stuff.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  89. Karen

    quick...call 1-800-eating disorders

    March 22, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  90. Meh

    Id say she looks like she invented a low-cal drink made from Speed to look as thin and "partied-out" as she does.
    9 minutes and 22 seconds to go hopefully

    March 22, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • The anti-moron

      She has a baby who is less than a year old, of course she looks tired you idiot.

      March 22, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Sassygirl

      I do not know if your realize this or forgot, but she participated in that ice skating show and lost a tremendous amount of weight because of the rigorous training involved. It reallly took a toll on her body and wore her out, so that is probably why she seems to look to "partied out" as you put it.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  91. tara

    That is very very true.. Bethanny has done a 360 from the first time I ever saw her on TV..Fame and Fortune has claimed another victim.. Bethanny can hopefully come out of it ok.. But sadly I predict a long drawn out fall from grace with addiction divorce and custody battles sure to follow.. Bethanny let the fame bug bite her.. In every way... You go girl..

    March 22, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Real Househusband

      She's done a 360? Doesn't that mean she's right back where she was before? lol

      March 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • happygirl

      Tara,
      A 360 turn isn't the more extreme alternative to a 180. It just means she came full circle...otherwise back to where she started. Go back to elementary school geometry!!!

      April 15, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  92. Tiffany

    Good for her. I don't understand the hate. It's just really stupid. Sure, these "reality" stars can be self-absorbed, but the chic needs to Make a living as well. And don't hate her bc she's skinny- Lose the weight yourselves and perhaps you won't be as hateful. Have you heard that expression, "If you're not going to say anything nice, don't say anything at all.". It's her life, not yours...

    March 22, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Catherine in Tulsa

      Has Bethenny heard that expression? Because her whole "I tell it like it is" is nothing more than trashing everyone around her. She is mean, snarky, with a mouth like a garbage dump.

      March 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  93. blaze

    Bethanny has surrounded herself with personal assistants on her show.. She is completely self absorbed and self obsessed. She started out seeming like an actual nice girl.. Now she pretends to hide from paparazzi on her show when you know damm well she loves that they follow her.. She is tottally obsessed with getting her name in the media

    March 22, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  94. Grammar Nazi

    @D the only child here is you. "independed" is not a typo you moron, a missed letter is a typo. Try to explain "independent" from "independed", please go back and finish grade school and learn to spell before using the word typo to explain away your lack of intelligence.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • steelergirl

      LMAO!!

      March 22, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Idiot Patrol

      @Nazi independed to independent is a 2 letter difference at the end of a word, I'm pretty sure that qualifies as a typo, but keep up on the pathetic attacks on people for typos. We will all strive to be as perfect as you seem to be (aside from the whole pathetic part you embody) .

      March 22, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Rachel1

      Get a life you lunatic. I bet you are some pathetic loser who skims through message boards looking for grammatical errors to make you feel like your life actually has meaning. Go waste away and accept the fact you have amounted to nothing but a decrepit low-life.

      March 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • mia

      Hey "Grammar Nazi". You should be using periods instead of commas. lol

      March 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • mia

      Maybe you should research the definition of a complete sentence.

      March 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cynic

      Before you attack other people's bad grammar, you had better make sure that you don't live in a glass house. Did you ever hear of the term "run-on sentence?"

      March 22, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grammar Naziess

      @Nazi,

      You inspire me to be a better troll on these boards. I want to have your love child!

      March 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • guinevere

      A real "Grammar Nazi" would know to use a semicolon instead of that badly-place comma.

      Keep trying there, sport.

      March 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Therese

    She does look very thin & her jaw line looks alot like the famous Kennedy jawlines. Hope she continues to be a success, she earned it. She is a smart business woman & her daughter is adorable. I enjoy her show.

    March 22, 2011 at 5:49 am | Report abuse |
  96. D

    It was a typo, get over it you child.

    March 22, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • SrfrWI

      Haha, yes, clean, good response to the comment against you. You know people are digging when the only thing they can attack on are minor typos. This wall put me in a good mood today because I'm SO happy that I'm not bitter like all these people on here! To think that it makes people feel so good in life to attack someone else is beyond me. I agree, why is it so hard for some people to just be happy for someone else who has been successful? It's a sad world we live in that all people want to do is bash other people on the internet for no reason at all. It makes me sad if any of these people have children...if they're this bitter at someone they don't even know and has never affected their lives, imagine how bitter their children will be after growing up with that example. I am very greatful to have been rasied by positive people and this wall makes me so happy I'm not so angry just to be alive like so many other people seem to be! :)

      March 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  97. @D

    @D "independed" does this mean she's wearing an adult diaper?

    March 21, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  98. D

    She's awesome and I love her margaritas-she is smart, funny, independed and is very driven. Not to mention a beautiful woman and has such a great life with a great husband and beautiful child. Only the people who are jealous of her would say hurtful things against a person who is so successful.

    March 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catherine in Tulsa

      Is that why she trashes everyone around her? She is the worst type of woman – the kind that can't be happy for another who has more than she.

      March 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • C

      I love Bethenny Frankel. She tells it like it is. She's a great mom, buisness person, wife and friend. She's also a beautiful woman with feelings and compassion for others. If half the people on here we a little bit like her this world would be a much nicer place. I'm happy for her success. She works hard at everything she does. Jealousy is the only reason you people have nothing nice to say about her.

      March 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trace

      I agree with you whole heatedly. I love this women she has come hard times and made good. She is real and honest which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for a lot of people. I can only imagine that these people that are putting Bethanny down are those that wish they had the balls to do what she has done. You go girl you have certainly inspired me.

      July 9, 2011 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  99. @N

    Oh and did i mention its from a fake chimp wife

    March 21, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  100. @N

    Who needs a cheap crappy old margirita.

    March 21, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  101. cindy

    One thing's for sure she's not famous for her beauty, but she does know how to market a product, I love skinny girl ! She inspires me that's for sure!

    March 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  102. One Woman To Another

    A word to the wise: Please put down that drink and go look in the mirror. its taking its toll on you. Run, not walk to your closest make over salon.

    March 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Superhiro

    Probably some botched plastic surgery.

    March 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  104. heybaldy!

    Um... is it just me or does she look like her hair is reeeaaaallly thinning there in the front??

    March 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emmaleah

      It could be. But I know that it took more than a year for my hair to fill in after I had my baby. Women can lose a lot of hair from the hormone changes. It could just be the lighting, or it could be thinner from stress or having had a weave in for a while.

      March 22, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Manda

      I would have to say it's probably the hair loss many women (myself included) experience after they have a baby. Stress can also do weird things to your body, including loss of chunks of hair.

      March 31, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Superhiro

    She looks mighty leathery.

    March 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  106. 502

    will these ready to go margaritas fit in my cars cupholder... .?

    March 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • SARA

      yeah Im sure youre beauties mudderis and beth lol Idiots....

      March 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • loriey

      No drinking & driving...please! This woman worked her ass off to get what she has. Her father basically wanted nothing to do with her as a child or adult...seems her mother didn't want her either. How very sad for Bethenney to have to deal with all that baggage as a youngster. Sometimes when you get hurt, you hurt back to "even the score".
      Bethenney is an amazing chef & keeps herself in trim condition, which to many over weight Americans makes her look under-weight. She has a really beautiful baby girl & has met her match husband-wise...he knows how to give & take. I think it's great she's finally found happiness & I wish her well.

      March 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph

      She looks like she sells and uses crack.

      March 23, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  107. Richard

    Because Americans are star-struck losers? Get off this celebrity-worship kick, America, it is undignified.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  108. opinion

    hahaha...that's funny!!!

    March 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Alexandra

    JEALOUS much??!!

    April 13, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  110. bkBISHES

    LMAO! YOU'RE GOING TO HELL ON THE EXPRESS TRAIN, HILARIOUS!

    March 22, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  111. Shayla

    Lls!

    March 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Silverado

    Omg archer that's a pretty violent statement. How long have you been out of jail this time?

    March 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Vince

    Johnny Bench called.

    March 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |

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