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Bethenny Frankel Concerned with Her Aging Dog's Health | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel Anxious Over Dog Cookie's Limp

Originally posted 02/06/2013 01:00PM

All's not well at home for Bethenny Frankel, who, after splitting with husband Jason Hoppy, is now dealing with her beloved dog Cookie's ailing health.

"My first baby [Cookie] is limping," the star shared with her Twitter followers Wednesday. "She's 12 & it makes me sad & gives me anxiety."

Often seen on Bethenny Ever After, Cookie has been by Frankel's side for most of her reality TV career, but her most recent health woe is the latest in a series of complications for the canine.

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Beyoncé's Lip-Synching Makes Readers Angry, But Shakira's Baby Gets Smiles | Beyonce Knowles

Beyoncé's Lip-Synching Makes Readers Angry, But Shakira's Baby Gets Smiles

Originally posted 01/27/2013 12:30PM

What's on the minds of PEOPLE readers this week? We love getting your feedback, and as always, you weighed in with plenty of strong reactions.

From your anger over Beyoncé's apparent lip-synching of the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the presidential inauguration to your happiness over the birth of Shakira's son readers responded to what made them mad, sad and also what kept them laughing out loud.

Check out the articles with the top reactions on the site this week, and keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think!

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Bethenny Frankel's Ex Wants Primary Custody of Their Daughter: Report

Bethenny Frankel's Ex Wants Primary Custody of Their Daughter: Report

Originally posted 01/24/2013 11:45AM

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are not seeing eye to eye as they begin divorce proceedings – most notably because both sides reportedly want primary custody of daughter Bryn.

Hoppy has responded to Frankel's divorce petition by demanding from the reality-TV star almost exactly the same things she is demanding from him, TMZ.com reports.

Both are seeking primary custody of Bryn, who will be 3 in May, as well as child support from their ex, along with money for other expenses, including insurance.

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Bethenny Frankel Dating a New Man? | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel & Warren Lichtenstein Are Just 'Great Friends': Report

Originally posted 01/20/2013 01:45PM

As Bethenny Frankel focuses on healing after filing for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy, she seems to have a very special supporter by her side: hedge fund mogul Warren Lichtenstein, who's reportedly been helping her move past her split.

But is she moving on with Lichtenstein, the chairman and CEO of Steel Partners Holdings L.P.?

"Bethenny and Warren have been great friends for more than 20 years, and he has really been a support system during this sad time," a source tells the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

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Bethenny Frankel Enjoys Tequila and Fans in Beverly Hills | Bethenny Frankel

UpdatePosted 01/17/2013 06:00AM

Bethenny Frankel Enjoys Tequila and Fans in Beverly Hills

Originally posted 01/17/2013 06:00AM

As she works through divorce proceedings, Bethenny Frankel was spotted at Spago in Beverly Hills on Monday night.

The Skinnygirl mogul "sipped Patrón at a cocktail table in the bar area with a gentleman that looked to be in his mid-50s," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

But it was only "tequila and conversation" for the duo, who didn't order anything off the dinner menu.

Despite her very public split from husband Jason Hoppy, Frankel's spirits seemed high. "She was laughing and smiling and even took pictures with guests at the bar," the source adds.
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Bethenny Frankel: I Feel Like a Failure After Divorce

Bethenny Frankel: I Feel Like a Failure After Divorce

Originally posted 01/09/2013 10:55AM

Bethenny Frankel documented her marriage to Jason Hoppy on television – and now she's opening up about her divorce on television, too.

"I can't just only be on reality TV and show everything when it's fairy princess, fairytale, and then not take my hits when I have to," she says on Wednesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "Just going through something personal you have so many different emotions, and I feel like a bit of a disappointment to all of you. And, I feel like a failure."

"You are not a disappointment. You are not a failure," DeGeneres says.

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Bethenny Frankel Walks Her Dog After Filing for Divorce | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel Steps Out After Filing For Divorce

Originally posted 01/07/2013 10:50AM

It's business as usual for Bethenny Frankel.

After filing for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy a few days earlier, the Skinnygirl mogul took her beloved dog, Cookie, for a walk in New York's Tribeca neighborhood on Sunday.

Bundled up in a down jacket and boots, Frankel, 42, shielded her face with sunglasses as she strolled down the street with her pup trailing behind her.

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Bethenny Frankel Files for Divorce | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel Divorcing Jason Hoppy

Originally posted 01/05/2013 05:00PM

It's official – Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy's marriage is over.

Having announced a separation over the holidays, the reality star began the divorce process by filing earlier this week in New York, TMZ reports.

"It brings me great sadness to say that Jason and I are separating," Frankel, 42, had said in a statement Dec. 23. "This was an extremely difficult decision that as a woman and a mother, I have to accept as the best choice for our family."

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Bethenny Frankel Helps Food Blogger Pal Lose 66 Lbs. | Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel Helps Food Blogger Pal Lose 66 Lbs.

Originally posted 01/04/2013 09:40AM

Bethenny Frankel may be "devastated" over the failure of her marriage, but in the latest issue of PEOPLE she celebrates a great success – a friend's weight loss.

Thanks to Frankel, 42, New York City writer Nick Feitel, 25, has had what the Bravo reality star calls "a manformation."

Feitel, who weighed 225 lbs., joined Frankel's website as a culinary columnist (and appeared on her show Bethenny Ever After) last year, though his confidence was at low ebb.

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Bethenny & Jason's Split: What Went Wrong?

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Bethenny Frankel Is 'Devastated' Over End of Marriage, Says Source

Originally posted 01/03/2013 12:00PM

Fans of their Bravo reality shows watched Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy work through tough times in their marriage. So when the couple announced their split on Dec. 23, many were left wondering, what was the final straw?

"There was no one turning point that caused this," a friend tells PEOPLE, adding that the stress of the cameras was not a factor for the couple, who wed in 2010 and are parents of daughter Bryn, 2½.

The couple had argued over the years about everything from the frequency of their visits to his parents' home to birthday plans, but "they tried to make it work," says the friend. "It just got too hard to be husband and wife."

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