Reality star Bethenny Frankel said on the “Today” show Monday she had recently suffered a miscarriage.
When asked about her and husband Jason Hoppy’s plans to expand their family (the pair are already parents to Bryn, 21 months), the “Bethenny Ever After” star responded, choking back tear, “We were pregnant with a second baby. and at eight weeks, I miscarried.”
The 41-year-old TV star said she has been struggling to make sense of the tragedy. “There are so many … things that come with (miscarrying),” Frankel said. “You go through a roller coaster of emotions. … About your age, about being a woman, about, can you have another baby, are you a failure to your partner? You go through a million different things.”
The Bravo star says she’s trying to keep things in perspective by taking the time to appreciate Bryn. “I do have an incredible daughter,” she said. “I have the most beautiful daughter in the world. and I’m grateful for her.” she added, “I honestly, truthfully, have thought about other woman more than myself … the first thing I thought about was, ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe what people must go through if they can’t even have the one.’ I’m really lucky.”
ADELE’S MAD AT DAD: Adele has vowed to spit in her estranged father Mark Evans’ face if she ever sees him again. she says she’s furious with him for selling an interview to a British tabloid in which he discussed his split from her mother.
In an interview with Vogue, Adele fumes, “I was actually ready to start trying to have a relationship with him. He’s (expletive) blown it. He will never hear from me again. because there is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press. It’s like, ‘Just let them run it, then. Don’t you give them ammunition.’”
THE 1 PERCENTERS ALWAYS WIN: during her birthday weekend in Las Vegas, Paris Hilton won $30,000 while playing blackjack at Wynn Las Vegas.
Hilton tweeted about the big win, writing” “#BirthdayGirlsLuck. I love gambling.”
That would apparently explain most of the men she’s dated.
On Saturday Hilton, who turned 31 on Friday, continued the birthday celebration at XS Nightclub with sister Nicky Hilton and her parents.
Also along for the party: Hilton’s rumored boyfriend, Afrojack, who played deejay at the bash. Donning a silver cocktail dress, Hilton partied at her table inside the club, but continually went to the outdoor deejay booth where Afrojack was spinning.
COLBERT BACK ON THE AIR: Stephen Colbert is returning to TV, reports said Monday.
After new episodes of Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” were suspended last week, reportedly because of a his 91-year-old mother’s failing health, the Comedy Central late-night show is returning to TV starting Monday, with a guest lineup that includes Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the House of Representatives.
“My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers,” Colbert, 47, tweeted. “We are grateful and touched by your concern.”
A rep for Comedy Central told E! Online that production was suspended “due to unforeseen circumstances,” but reports have suggested that Colbert took a break from filming because his 91-year-old mother Lorna is “seriously ill.”
New episodes of the show are scheduled to air all week.
WHITNEY HOUSTON FAMILY WANTS HER DAUGHTER IN REHAB: Bobbi Kristina Houston caused a stir when she allegedly slipped away after her mother Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday, and now, reports say, her family wants her in rehab.
Reports said Bobbi Kristina became upset when the presence of her father Bobby Brown caused a stir at the funeral.
A family spokesman denied the teen was found using drugs and told the Daily Beast website she “needed some time alone.” but the Daily Beast reported that friends said they expected Bobbi Kristina to fly to a California rehab facility after memorial services for her mother ended.
It was not clear Monday whether Bobbi Kristina had yet gone to the rehab center.
The family friend said loved ones “have been trying to keep her straight even before Whitney passed. but losing your mother and the life you’re accustomed to all in one day is enough to send anybody off the deep end.”
Bobbi Kristina entered rehab for a drug problem early last year, The Daily Beast reported.
Meanwhile, Aretha Franklin is denying reports she skipped Whitney Houston’s funeral because of a falling out with the singer’s mother.
The Queen of Soul, who was Whitney Houston’s godmother, said she missed the service after suffering leg spasms.
Franklin’s spokeswoman denied Franklin missed Whitney Houston’s funeral on Saturday because she angered the late R&B legend’s mother, Cissy Houston, with comments she made during a “Today” show interview on Friday.
Franklin said in the “Today” interview she had seen a recent video of Houston, “and she looked fresh, she looked healthy and she looked gorgeous. and I thought, ‘Yes, she has conquered her challenges and she’s on the way.’” she also said she expected Bobby Brown to “step up” and assume responsibility for the care of Bobbi Kristina.
The New York Daily News said Franklin seemed physically fine when she performed the second of two sold out concerts at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday. The newspaper said that Franklin, who paid tribute to Houston during her concert, was also feeling well enough to entertain 40 of her friends at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Manhattan after Saturday’s show.
JUDI DENCH — I’M NOT GOING BLIND: You can count us as among the people who does not want Judi Dench angry with us. So we will dutifully report that Dench came out swinging Monday against Internet reports that said she’s going blind. The reports emanated from a newspaper interview and went viral on the Internet over the weekend.
“In response to the numerous articles in the media concerning my eye condition — macular degeneration — I do not wish for this to be overblown,” the actress told Reuters in a statement.
“This condition is something that thousands and thousands of people all over the world are having to contend with,” she said. “It’s something that I have learned to cope with and adapt to — and it will not lead to blindness.”
Dench, 77, told Britain’s Daily Mirror in an interview that macular degeneration causes her central vision to become blurry, though her peripheral sight is unaffected.
But — and this hardly ever happens on the Internet — websites transformed the comments into stories that claimed the famed actress’ career was jeopardized by impending blindness.
In the interview, the Oscar winner spoke of not being able to properly read scripts or see the faces of people she was dining with, citing her failing eyesight.
“You get used to it,” she said. “I can do a crossword if it’s bright sunshine, but if a cloud comes out, the next minutes I can’t see anything.”
Dench says her comments were taken out of context and emphasized she has no plans to end her career.
The actress is in the latest James Bond film, “Skyfall,” reprising her role as spy chief M.
“As long as there is a possibility of working, I’m not going to retire,” Dench told the Mirror. “If I retire, nothing will work anymore, and it’s hard enough as it is.”
PRINCE OF MONACO HOSPITALIZED AFTER BAR FIGHT: The grandson of the late Princess Grace of Monaco was briefly hospitalized after a brawl in a New York City nightclub.
Prince Pierre Casiraghi suffered cuts to his face during Saturday’s brawl. former nightclub owner Adam Hock was arraigned Sunday on charges of assaulting the prince and three friends at the Double seven nightspot in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
Attorney Richard Golub, who represents the 24-year-old prince, told the Associated Press that Casiraghi was treated at a hospital and released after the brawl.
Golub says Casiraghi’s group did not “instigate anything” or provoke the attack.
But Hock told the New York Post that the prince and his entourage “were being completely obnoxious,” verbally abusing the women with him. Also punched in the melee was shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III.
The New York Post reported that while partying in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District on Saturday, the royal clashed with Hock, who was charged with eight counts of third-degree assault for the alleged attacks on the prince and his entourage, the New York Post reports.
“Pierre’s face looked broken, with deep cuts and blood everywhere,” a witness told the newspaper after the fight. “He looked like he needed plastic surgery.”
“I was defending myself and others,” Hock said at his arraignment Sunday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
And Hock’s attorney, Sal Strazullo, told People magazine’s website: “How could my client be accused of attacking four men? These four men attacked my client and his friends at this restaurant/lounge, and in self-defense my client defended himself and others, which under law is something he has a right to do.”
Officials in Monaco declined to discuss the alleged altercation.
Hock was released on his own recognizance but is due back in court on March 29, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and Casiraghi was released Saturday from New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2012. There are 314 days left in the year.
1862: Nathaniel Gordon, captured at sea with nearly 900 Africans aboard his ship, the Erie, became the first and only American slave-trader to be executed under the U.S. Piracy Law of 1820 as he was hanged in New York.
1885: The Washington Monument was dedicated.
1911: Composer Gustav Mahler, despite a fever, conducted the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in what turned out to be his final concert (he died the following May).
1912: A new phrase entered the American political lexicon as former President Theodore Roosevelt, traveling by train to the Ohio Constitutional Convention, told a reporter in Cleveland, “My hat is in the ring,” signaling his intent to challenge President William Howard Taft for the Republican nomination. (After losing the nomination to Taft, Roosevelt then ran as the nominee of the Progressive Party, also known as the Bull Moose Party; the resulting split among Republicans is believed to have led to Democrat Woodrow Wilson’s victory in November.)
1916: The World War I Battle of Verdun began in France as German forces attacked; the French were able to prevail after 10 months of fighting.
1925: The New Yorker magazine made its debut.
1945: during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea was sunk by kamikazes with the loss of 318 men.
1965: Black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside the Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam.
1972: President Richard M. Nixon began his historic visit to China as he and his wife, Pat, arrived in Beijing.
1973: Israeli fighter planes shot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 over the Sinai Desert, killing all but five of the 113 people on board.
1986: Larry Wu-tai Chin, the first American found guilty of spying for China, killed himself in his Virginia jail cell.
1992: Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States won the gold medal in ladies’ figure skating at the Albertville Olympics; Midori Ito of Japan won the silver, Nancy Kerrigan of the U.S. the bronze.
2002: The State Department declared that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was dead, a month after he’d been abducted by Islamic extremists in Pakistan. President George W. Bush failed to persuade China to halt sales of missile technology as he neared the end of his six-day Asia tour. In Salt Lake City, U.S. figure skater Sarah Hughes jumped from fourth to first to win the gold after a near-flawless performance, leaving teammate Michelle Kwan to settle for a bronze (Irina Slutskaya of Russia won the silver).
2007: British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced his country would withdraw around 1,600 troops from Iraq in the coming months; Denmark, meanwhile, said it would withdraw its 460 troops.
2011: Deep cracks opened in Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, with Libyan government officials at home and abroad resigning, air force pilots defecting and a major government building ablaze after clashes in the capital of Tripoli. Yemen’s embattled leader, President Ali Abdullah Saleh, rejected demands that he step down, calling demonstrations against his regime unacceptable acts of provocation and offering to begin a dialogue with protesters.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (88), movie director Bob Rafelson (79), actor Gary Lockwood (75), actor-director Richard Beymer (73), actor Peter McEnery (72), film/music company executive David Geffen (69), actor Alan Rickman (66), actress Tyne Daly (66), actor Anthony Daniels (66), Tricia Nixon Cox (66), rock musician Jerry Harrison of the Heads (63), actress Christine Ebersole (59), actor William Petersen (59), actor Kelsey Grammer (57), country singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter (54), actor Jack Coleman (54), actor Christopher Atkins (51), rock singer Ranking Roger (51), actor William Baldwin (49), rock musician Michael Ward (45), actress Aunjanue Ellis (43) blues musician Corey Harris (43), country singer Eric Heatherly (42), rock musician Eric Wilson (42), rock musician Tad Kinchla of Blues Traveler (39), actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (33), singer Charlotte Church (26), actress Ellen Page (25), actor Corbin Bleu (23).
People: Bethany Frankel opens up about recent miscarriage