Not so ‘ever after’: Bethenny Frankel’s marriage in trouble
BY BILL ZWECKER March 29, 2012 8:08PM
A source says Bethenny Frankel is on her own after husband Jason Hoppy (left) moved out of their condo, but only “temporarily.”
Updated: May 1, 2012 8:21AM
Without question, reality shows need family drama to keep viewers — and Bethenny Frankel has provided that in spades.
While the TV personality and SkinnyGirl diet food mogul’s rep firmly denies the claims of Frankel’s estranged mom that she and husband Jason Hoppy are headed for divorce court, the couple clearly have issues beyond those aired on “Bethenny Ever After.” According to one of my sources close to the couple, Hoppy has “temporarily” (his term) moved out of the duo’s New York condo and apparently is very tired of his wife’s diva ways, self-absorption and frequent tantrums. Beyond that, the source claims Hoppy had hoped his marriage to Frankel would lead to more financial gain for him personally. Apparently, that hasn’t happened.
According to one of my sources close to the couple, Hoppy has “temporarily” (his term) moved out of the duo’s New York condo and apparently is very tired of his wife’s diva ways, self-absorption and frequent tantrums.
Beyond that, the source claims Hoppy had hoped his marriage to Frankel would lead to more financial gain for him personally. Apparently, that hasn’t happened.
† The long-anticipated sequel to “Anchorman” is happening. Will Ferrell made the announcement Wednesday on “Conan” and is expected to re-team with director and co-writer Adam McKay, plus co-stars Steve Carell, David Koechner and Paul Rudd, for another outing as clueless ’70s San Diego TV news anchor Ron Burgundy.
† It’s a temporary return to the morning gig for Katie Couric. Now a member of the ABC team (with her own daytime talk show set to launch this fall), Couric will sub for vacationing Robin Roberts next week on “Good Morning America.” That show was Couric’s big competitor back when she co-anchored “Today” on NBC.
† Looking to the future — one possibly without budding movie star Kristen Wiig — “Saturday Night Live” honcho Lorne Michaels supposedly is testing out a group of female comics — including Lauren Lapkus and Jessica Joy, who both trained here at iO Theater and Second City. Deadline.com also reports Kate McKinnon will make her “SNL” debut on the April 7 episode hosted by Sofia Vergara.
GETTING HELP? This probably doesn’t come as a big surprise, but in the wake of his recent DUI arrest, Bobby Brown reportedly is heading back to another stint in rehab. The singer has been seen seemingly intoxicated on numerous occasions in the past few months — well before noon.
† While daughter Bobbi Kristina has a number of issues with her dad, she is said to have been very compassionate toward him the past few days — urging him to seek professional help.
RUSH NOT ROUTED:
Despite all the hoopla about Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers abandoning him — and stations dropping his widely syndicated radio talk show — things are not all that dire for the controversial darling of the political right. In the face of the big furor over Limbaugh’s “slut” comments about college student
Sandra Fluke — for which he did apologize — Rush’s show has lost only two affiliates and approximately 6 percent of advertising revenue.