Rachel Leviss Finally Speaks — to Bethenny Frankel

Rachel Leviss has finally spoken out post Scandoval, and she chose reality television’s queen of revisionist history — Bethenny Frankel — as her “safe space.” Here is a rundown of Rachel’s very underwhelming revelations:

  • She never really loved Tom Sandoval. She just “got caught up.”
  • Rachel is “remorseful,” though she has yet to expand on that with any depth beyond just using the word remorseful.
  • She was never “best friends” with Ariana. In fact, she only hung out with Ariana to be closer to Tom, and the two ladies never had any one-on-one interactions.
  • She isn’t surprised Ariana and Tom still share the same abode, given that even at the height of Tom and Ariana’s romantic relationship, they were always just roommates who ignored one another.
  • She would never have become romantically involved with Tom had she believed that Tom and Ariana would go the distance.
  • Tom insists that he and Ariana were simply “a brand” not a relationship.
  • The Vanderpump Rules producers attempted to secure Rachel’s return to the show by luring her with the idea that she should return to “tell her own story” rather than “letting someone tell her story for her.” Rachel instead chose to tell her story to Bethenny because Bethenny “is a force.”
  • She never properly healed from her breakup with James Kennedy.
  • She entered treatment to learn why she has always been attracted to unavailable men.

There’s one concerning demon in this interview, and it’s not Raquel/Rachel Leviss. Rachel is not the first, nor will she be the last mistress, and she’s also not the first 28-year-old to make a terrible mistake. As for Bethenny, she’s a middle-aged hypocrite who spent an entire reunion on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills eviscerating her co-star Carole Radziwill to only now proclaim that Rachel Leviss’ castmates “went too far” at their own reunion. Perhaps it takes one to know one? Bethenny has also drastically changed her tune about her reality television reign after years of singing its praises. If it suits Bethenny, she’ll sing for her supper.

As for Rachel, I found her post-mental-health-camp personality to be disappointing. I hoped she’d have found her voice, but that voice is just as shaky (literally) as it was prior to her personal work. She still seems extremely fragile, and I’d tell her to leave this business and never look back. The last thing Rachel wants is to be a faux-influencer recording poor-quality videos about dollar-store blush on her YouTube channel.

Celebrity News: Your Weekend Rundown


Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds had baby #2. E! Online

Nicole Kidman thinks she was too young to marry Tom Cruise. Yahoo

Blac Chyna tweeted Rob Kardashian’s phone number. HipHollywood

Marion Cotillard has a bun in the oven. People

Benedict Cumberbatch won’t ask Tom Hiddleston about Taylor Swift. Mtv

Kim Kardashian was assaulted. WGO

Mandy Moore supports ex Wilmer Valderrama dating her friend Minka Kelly. RTVW

Hilary Duff is dating the guy who founded Rise Nation. Style Caster

Taye Diggs ex and Broadway powerhouse Idina Menzel is engaged. Bossip

Charlotte McKinney has very beautiful boobs. Egotastic

AnnaLynne McCord got real about her ex Kellan Lutz. Too Fab

Jana Kramer’s ex-husband is in rehab for sex addiction. Radar Online

Lindsay Lohan lost part of her finger. TMZ

Bethenny Frankel lost her radio show over her poor behavior. Wonderwall

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are back in business. Just Jared

Did Angelina Jolie just hire Olivia Pope to “fix” her divorce? Pop Sugar



RHONY Finale — Luann Confronts Tom Over Cheating

Aside from the actual betrayal, one of the worst part of infidelity is the embarrassment. If your partner’s betrayal is public and you choose to forgive their indiscretion, then you’re double plagued — because your friends are aware of it. And for Luann de Lesseps of The Real Housewives of New York City, now her entire fan base knows about it. Her fiance was caught on camera kissing another woman, and Bethenny Frankel broke the news with a series of flip-o-gram photos. Apparently, his kiss-capade went on for over an hour, and he “doesn’t remember” any of it. Watch the clip below, and take a moment to ask yourself if what on earth would motivate anyone to put themselves in the boxing ring for this public torture. Oh right . . . money.

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of Links

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Image via @jennacantlose

Is Bethenny Frankel engaged? Wonderwall

Jenna Jameson is pregnant. E! News

Drew Barrymore is officially divorced. RTW

Calvin Harris has a harem of girls. People

Cristiano Ronaldo has a spicy hot senorita. Just Jared

Michael Douglas’ son was released from jail. Contact Music

Supermodel Bar Rafaeli gave birth. Brides

A Dancing With the Stars couple tied the knot. MSN

Mary J. Blige is ending her marriage. Dlisted

Kendall Jenner has a new love interest. Pop Crush

Kim Kardashian has a very cute kid. Mtv

Thomas Gibson was fired from Criminal Minds. E! Online

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill split up. Hollywood Life

Lisa Marie Presley is getting help for her addiction. Wet Paint

R. Kelly, 49, is dating a 19 year old. In Touch

Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp broke up. ET

Former playmate Holly Madison had baby #2. MSN


How Did Hollywood Celebrate the 4th? See Pics Now

Just how did your favorite celebrities celebrate the 4th of July? In case you missed your own festive fireworks, feel free to live vicariously through the Hollywood elite, who basked in pools, visited beautiful beaches, or simply posted a selfie donning some traditional red, white, and blue. Enjoy some images below.

Happy 4th from us ❤️

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

LA FAMILIA 💙💙💙 #islabonita #paradise #foreveronvacation #endlesssummer #ibiza

A photo posted by Alessandra Ambrosio (@alessandraambrosio) on

Fun times

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Freedom to eat festive cakes! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #Liberty #Marci

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Jumping into the 4th like… 🇺🇸😀 starring: @robertearlbuckley @itsbeccatobin @z.mart & Mark and Edith Sarfati ❤️

A video posted by Lea Michele (@msleamichele) on

HAPPY fourth! ❤️🇺🇸💙

A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on

Happy 4 th of July 😻💋❤️

A photo posted by Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) on

Happy 4th of July!!

A video posted by Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) on

I mean does it get any better than this? Happy #FourthOfJuly!! xo

A photo posted by Bethenny Frankel (@bethennyfrankel) on

From my airbrushed ass to yours… Happy fourth!!! 🇺🇸😉💃😘😜👙🍑🍉🍻🎉 🇺🇸

A photo posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on

The party’s here!! 🎉 #mommy #daddy #joseys1st4th

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Are Bethenny Frankel and Eric Stonestreet Dating? Get the Answer on WWHL

If it’s true that Bethenny Frankel is dating Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, then I’ll give her credit for finally picking the nice guy. As for the idea that they’re mismatched, I’d say that their personalities are probably more aligned than some might think. Watch as the RHOBH reality star admits to the actor sleeping in her bed. Joke or not, I’m hoping there’s truth to this.

Tabloid Gossip: Divorces, Engagements, and More

Nicki Minaj discussed her abortion. Bossip

Jamie Lynn Spears had a bar fight. The Blemish

Taylor Swift won 2014. Variety

Amber Rose outed an eight year old. E! Online

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn might be engaged. The Frisky

John Mayer cracked Giada’s marriage. Jezebel

Joseph Gordon-Levitt got secretly hitched. Just Jared

Gawker can go to hell. Gawker

Teen Mom’s Maci Bookout has another bun in the oven. JSYK

Slash axed his marriage. TMZ

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin are still dating. People

Is a Sony insider responsible for the hack? Company Town

Elon Musk is ending his marriage to the same woman again. Yahoo!

Bethenny Frankel has a boy toy and a bangin’ bikini bod. Radar Online

Alec Baldwin and his wife are having their second baby. Today

Kelly Rowland shared her first wedding photo. ET Online

Sofia Vergara is engaged to Joe Manganiello. DListed

Chris Rock’s divorce might get nasty. ABC

Selena Gomez showed too much skin. Mediaite

Kate Gosselin has a new boyfriend. Wet Paint

Tabloid News Review — Get Your Dirty Dish

Bethenny Frankel really hates her husband. People

Sandra Bullock is seeing Chris Evans. Just Jared

Scott Wolf welcomed his third child. Us Magazine

Justin Bieber and Adriana Lima got cozy in Cannes. E! Online

Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell broke up. Daily Mail

Guiliana and Bill Rancic suffered a miscarriage. RumorFix

Kylie Jenner is following in the footsteps of her famous selfie family. Hollywood Life

Melissa Etheridge is married. USA Today

Levi and Bristol are still battling for their baby. WetPaint

Gwenyth Paltrow stepped into a pile of GOOP again. Vanity Fair

Kim Kardashian is fashionably challenged . . . AGAIN. People

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas had a baby. HUFF PO

Tabloid Summary — Your Week’s Worth of Dish

RHOBH alum Taylor Armstrong got hitched. Wet Paint

Snooki is pregnant again. What’s New

Haylie Duff is engaged. HUFF PO

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are engaged? Your Tango

Courtney Cox and her boyfriend are living in sin. Us Magazine

The Biggest Loser winner gained 25 pounds. NYDN

Lindsay Lohan’s on-set antics dates back to Mean Girls. Contact Music

Michael Strahan is joining GMA. E! Online

Sarah Gilbert and Linda Perry tied the knot. RumorFix

Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez are definitely “together.” TMZ

Bethenny Frankel is dating. People

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald separated. Mtv

Elton John is getting married. ICYDK

Miranda Kerr likes ladies. The Evening Standard

Naomi Campbell and Michael Fassbender are dating. Radar Online

Bethenny Frankel Tells Andy Cohen About Failed Talk Show: “Felt Shackled”

It’s interesting that ousted hosts always bash the same executives who selected them for the job. After all, if those executives don’t know enough to critique your show, perhaps they didn’t know enough to pick you in the first place. Bethenny Frankel joins the long list of less-than-stellar daytime talk show hosts that didn’t last. While it might be true that she received those infamous annoying notes from executives, the truth behind the show’s demise is that she simply couldn’t survive in that format. Short, clipped interviews are best left to comedians, especially since even the most polished of interviewers often don’t translate in that time slot (see Katie Couric). Furthermore, Frankel has no experience as an interviewer, and her history in reality television made it hard to book guests. She’s certainly entertaining as the star, but there’s a huge difference between a star and a host.