In “Bethenny Getting Married?,” we finally get a look behind the headlines of Bethenny Frankel’s engagement, pregnancy and work life.
In the premiere, we watched Bethenny and her then fianc�, Jason Hoppy, get into a spat and then squash it before picking their wedding bands. We also saw Bethenny go to her first of what we hear are several therapy sessions in order to deal with her issues surrounding her parents and commitment. But, the storyline that sparked the most conversation in the Zap2it offices was Bethenny’s new assistant, Max.
Oh, sure, he’s not hard to look at (oh, and he interviewed well, too), but should Bethenny have hired him against Jason’s wishes?
Bethenny’s side: She interviewed everyone from “Napoleon Dynamite” to a young woman who seemed more interested in styling than assisting, so Max stood out. Of course, Jason acted like he was cool with it later, but there’s a chance he was faking as if he was OK with it. At any rate, shouldn’t she be able to hire who she believed was the most qualified?
Jason’s side: He expressed his desire not to have some young, straight guy working around his sometimes scantily clad fianc� in their home. And if the tables were turned, would Bethenny appreciate it if he hired some young gorgeous co-ed to assist him? Sure, issues of discrimination against straight guys could be brought up here, but it’s also about placing the right person in the job and in her life. So, shouldn’t she have considered Jason’s feelings and continued interviewing?
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