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Bethenny Frankel Skinnygirl Night Out Rolls into Philadelphia

Monday’s Celebrity ChitChatter:

On Friday Bethenny Frankel’s one women show rolled into town.Before the sold out show at the Merriam she had lunch at Farmicia around 1:30 with her husband, Jason Hoppy, baby Bryn, his parents Robert and Carol Hoppy of Hazleton, Pa, and a nanny. Bravo was filming it for her show. Also at Farmicia was the Cheap Chica’s and NBC 10 reporter Lilliana Vazquez () who tweeted that she was having lunch with Bethenny as well as taking the great picture above. Thanks.

For $25 fans of the The Real Housewives of New York City, and then her own solo show enjoyed 90 minutes of Bethenny on Bethenny as she sipped her cocktails, gave them guidance on life, tips on the “Skinny World” and then participated in a 45 minute Q&A where some of her fans asked really thought provoking questions a friend told me. But things weren’t always so rosy in the audience made up of housewives, gay men, (thanks to my friend @61OH Brian for the pix above) and a smattering of husbands and boyfriends as one of my friends said it was a little like being at a Jerry Springer show in the hustling lobby as the crowd swarmed into the place. There was pushing and shoving, then as she waited in line at the bar a few ladies cut in front of her; my friend didn’t say anything to her, but the lady behind her sure did and she pulled out her lipstick and wrote on the line cutters back “bitch”. ATTENTION BRAVO, sign her up for the The Real Housewives of Philadelphia

NYC Housewife Bethenny Frankel stayed at the Le Méridien Hotel, signed for the fans who were waiting outside and made the above video with bartender Eric on a favorite drink to serve at a Super Bowl Party. (Thanks to a PhillyChitChat reader who invited me to lunch on Friday to hang with Bethenny & family but I had a previous appointment and couldn’t make it. I did get the scoop from them & others to piece this together.)