Bethenny Frankel refusing to film with Sonja Morgan.
Skinny mean girl Bethenny tried and failed to get fan favorite Sonja Morgan fired from this season of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES, so now she is refusing to film with her.
“Betheeny ego is so big she thinks that unless the ladies film with her, the footage will never air. She see’s herself as the star of the show and thinks that every scene needs to be about her to be interesting,” sources tell NAUGHTY GOSSIP. “She has done this before to cut ladies out, but Sonja is fearless and to be honest, she doesn’t need Bethenny to be interesting.”
Sonja Morgan last week launched a similar-sounding Tipsy Girl liquor brand at her birthday at Canoe Studios, BETHENNY refused to attend.
“Skinnygirl, Tipsy Girl? Sounds pretty similar!” said a source to PAGE 6. “Is Bethenny going to take that?” Frankel and her Skinnygirl team sold the brand for a reported $100 million in 2010 to Beam.
But Peter Guimaraes, Morgan’s partner in Tipsy Girl who’s also been linked to co-star Ramona Singer, says he’s been hatching the brand for years and the name has been trademarked.
“We got some flack that the name’s ‘promoting drunkeness,’ ” he said. “It’s not — it’s tipsy! You can be tipsy in love . . . tipsy in life.” He added of critics, “It’s hypocrisy. If you pay $18 for a cocktail in Manhattan and it’s all juice, you’re going to be unhappy.”
Sonja’s on the current cover of 25A Magazine with Dr. Christopher Calapai. Frankel’s rep had no comment.