Lea Michele on Bethenny

Posted on June 21, 2012

Now, we’ll grant you that the idea of watching Lea Michele and Bethenny Frankel have a conversation sounds like torture, but that’s the beauty of pictures. They don’t talk.


Lea Michele makes an appearance on Bethenny Frankel’s new daytime talk TV show “Bethenny” on FOX. 

Lea Michele wore an Armani dress paired with a J Brand jacket, Dolce&Gabbana shoes, and Dana Rebecca Designs jewelry.

Those shoes border on ridiculous (both of their pairs do), but we have to admit, this might be one of our favorite Lea looks ever. It’s sexy and sassy, suits her to a T, and best of all, doesn’t look like a desperate cry for attention, like so many of her outfits do. On that last point, Lea had the following to say to Bethenny, regarding her constant displaying of her assets:

“They’re all mine! I just don’t know. I think that lately, every day they’re like, ‘Please, give us a chance! Give us a shot! We’ve always been good to you!”

Discuss. Because from where we’re sitting, that sounds a little sad.


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  • Tracey Konicek

    TLo — are Bethenny’s feet extraordinarily large?  Is she a Big Foot?

    • YoungSally

      No just the rest of her is ridiculously small.

      • Tracey Konicek

        I think she must be a size 10!  No joke.  She is small, but her feet in flip flops looks like she is wearing skis! Yes, I have watched her show!  GAG!

        • OMG! A size TEN??? As in double digit feet!? The horrors!

          • LesYeuxHiboux

             I don’t know how I can bear to be seen in public with my 11s.

          • sherrietee

            I’d be jealous of size 10 feet, or size 11.  While I imagine you’d have just as much trouble finding shoes that fit that I do in a size 5 1/2, at least when you put on a 4 inch heel, it isn’t sheer torture. 

          • Louise Bryan

            Yes, it is.  And you want want trouble?  I wear a 10 1/2.

          • golspie

            You women should put a cork in it. I’m a 5′ 9″ man and my shoes are UK Size 13. It looks like I’m wearing landing craft.

          • my dad wore fourteens, and he always bought mail order.  when a pair of moccasin style slippers arrived one day, my mom took one out and pretended she didn’t no what it was, and asked me and my brother to guess.  i was sure it was a canoe.

    • Those shoes give her Olive Oyl feet.

      • Minnie Mouse feet.

        • Same idea, different cartoon character. Btw, I love your handle. Do you torment your enemies with thunderstorms, too?

  • hughman

    Thank GAWD we don’t have to bring up her hair.

    • TieDye64

      Thank gawd pictures don’t talk. For real.

  • BazoDee

    Ahm – so her body parts are begging to be displayed -I just can’t with this one.
    Cute outfit tho. 

  • Funkykatt

    If Betheny whateverhernameis can have a show, then you two should get a show too. Not that you and she are in the same league, you two have talent to boast where she does not. Get a talk show damnit, I would actually buy a TV for that. Sorry about the swearing. 

    • mrspeel2

       Well said!

    • lovelyivy

       I would watch the hell out of the T & Lo show. EVEN BETTER if there are segments that show the 7 AM editorial meetings.

      • HELL TO THE YES!!!!! I’d LOVE that!!! 

      • Two words: streaming. video.

        • Funkykatt

          oooh…good and I can spend my money on a new dishwasher instead!

      • you could get a stylist to borrow designer pajamas for you, as well as assorted at home loungewear. 

      • Airkisses

        And the cat(s?)

    • Hetha Innis

      I would buy a DVR for a T-Lo show!

    • julnyes

       I like Bethenny (I make no apologies for that – I like what I like!) but I agree I would watch the heck out of a TLo show 🙂


      • Funkykatt

        Can TLo see this…do they see how we clamor for them? Shop yourselves around to the cable stations. Stay away from Lifetime, they”ll destroy you.

    • 3boysful

       But first, TLo would have to produce a line of cocktails, a book, lingere, etc.  Does it seem a tad tacky to anyone else that Bethennnnnny has a show so she can hawk her many products?  That’s what it looks like is going on here.  Or is she doing an Oprah, and everyone in the audience is getting goody bags?

    • Definitely.  And if you guys had a show, think of all the free and loaner clothing you could get your hands on!!

  • Abigail Speltz

    The only thing I could see in that first picture was the shoes. It looks like they’re both playing dress up in mommy’s shoes. 

    • hillmad

      Thanks! That’s just what I was thinking! What is this infantilizing that women (their stylists) are doing to themselves (their clients)? 

    • mshesterp

      Me too!  They are both absolutely ridiculous looking.  I wish the platform pump trend would die.  They just eat attention…they’re so clunky and inelegant looking.

      • Hetha Innis

        Exactly. And even a bit stripper-ish too!

        • lamamu

           I think a stripper might fall off the stage in those shoes. Those shoes need to be donated to their local Queens in need. They certainly look the right size.

      • lovelyivy

         They’re not all horrible, but 90% of them seem to go overboard into TOO DAMN MUCH SHOE.

    • and for me it included the awful sight of bethenny’s skinny white legs.  hopefully it’s just the combined effect of the clydesdale-size shoes and bad lighting/camera angle, but if i was her i wouldn’t be standing next to a winsome twenty-  something bare legged when there are cameras around. 

  • Lea looks adorbs, even with the shoes-from-hell. But the decibel level of that segment had to have created ear hematomas for anyone brave enough to stay tuned in. Bethenny–a woman who is the embodiment of what it means to live your life as one immense cry for help.

  • Andrew Schroeder

    I think I’m starting to see why she tends to irritate rather than excite people.

  • Sue_Asponte

    Wait, have I been neglecting my poor, smothered boobs? They’ve always been good to me. They fed two children. I can’t believe I’ve been neglecting them! I can’t believe they have their own thoughts and yearnings!
    Good grief.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Lea Michele’s new show: “The Boob Whisperer”

      No, you haven’t been neglecting your boobs-I’m sure they would have notified you if you had!

  • Anna Tree

    Why are Lea Michele’s shoes baby snot colored? I am so over this platform beige heel trend. Where are the metallics? The reds? The strappy sandals of summer?  

  • crash1212

    Extremely cute outfit – nice going Lea! As for her comments, I think reading something like that does make it sound sad, but perhaps when she was saying the words it was all done for humor, etc. Tone is everything and all is lost in the reading.

  • MarissaLG

    6-inch heels on a daytime talk show are NOT OKAY. They both look foolish. 

    • MilaXX

       All the celebs wear them on the talks shows. Wendy Williams even has a shoe-cam to highlight her guest shoes

      • MarissaLG

        Wendy Williams at least has a sense of humor about it though- with her wig talk and all that. I can’t imagine that Bethanny or Lea have any sense of self-awareness. Somehow that makes a difference for me. 

  • Pants_are_a_must

    So much despicable in one setting! Will you look at that. Those are all the things I never want to be.

  • charlotte

    The only thing I like here is Bethenny’s skirt.

  • Ground zero of avoid.

  • When, oh when, will the stripper shoe fashion finally go away?

  • Trisha26

    It just makes me sad that someone with Lea’s talent (singing, I’ll leave it at that) flaunts her body at every opportunity. The dress length here is ridiculous (agree about the shoes!). It’s apparent she simply sees nothing wrong with dressing like the celebrity she believes herself to be. 

  • MilaXX

    Why do their shoes look a size too big? Cannot stand Bethanny. I would rather watch my cat lick his butt than watch her show.

    • kimmeister

      The flexibility of cats is indeed quite remarkable. 😀

    • mjude

      i will admit i like bethanny, her show is not available for me.  but your comment about your cat just KILLED me. thanks for the laugh!

  • nannypoo

    These two are offering up a whole lot of obnoxiousness. They are made for each other.

  •  I’m officially calling the time of death of the ridiculously humongous and clunky platform stiletto. It’s time to lay it to rest, ladies.

  • Does Bethenny have a large display of her products featured on every show?

    • formerlyAnon

      PRECISELY the question I was about to post. It looks like an end cap display during a store’s Bethenny promotion.

    • Mod_girl

       Ha! I was just thinking of the one photo:”Hm….needs more SkinnyGirl products” (and more size-zero skeleton girls)

  • jw_ny

    clown shoes…not a look many women should want to go with, but oddly many do.  sheep.   smh.

  • formerlyAnon

    I agree this is a good look for Ms. Michele, especially comparatively. Still too short for a sit down talk show.

    Looks like the “approved shoes” memo went out. The factory in Sector 12 met it’s quota and they are now available in colors other than putty.

    If the visual evidence didn’t argue otherwise, I’d think her remarks, as quoted, were an attempt at amusing & dismissive irony.

  • MoHub

    Can we please ban Frankenshoes? Only Boris Karloff was able to get away with them.

  • Heather Sheridan

    When my ‘assets’ talk me they’re usually cursing me out for the whole bra thing…

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    At least she’s given her Blue Steel a rest. Not that I find her face any less smackable….

  • Judy_J

    They deserve each other.

  • AnaRoW

    Actually looking at these pictures is a form a torture. Her clothes may not be crying for attention but her body language is still sobbing. Is there anyone TPTB won’t give a talk show to?

  • shopgirl716

    Man.  I am old and cranky today.  I have no idea would watch this television show – didn’t this woman start out as a housewife or something?  Why is the world do we care what she says?  As for Lea, a sequined cocktail dress for an appearance on a talk show that won’t be around next year.  You can’t say she doesn’t work hard.  

    • Though embarassingly enough I am a watcher of almost all iterations of the Real Housewives, I think Bethenny has actually been a very savvy businesswoman over time. She had two of her own spinoffs from RHONY, and started her own cocktail and shapewear companies. So it’s not like she’s been completely useless and is resting on laurels. She actually is pretty funny and engaging (at least IMO) though I understand why people don’t like her as well. 

      • formerlyAnon

        I haven’t seen her new show, just saw her on the Real Housewives of NY. (which I mostly saw on re-runs and out of order, so, my opinions are dated as well as possibly skewed.)

        I thought she came off on t.v. as competent, needy, self-absorbed, and driven. She also seems to be aware of some of her own emotional baggage and to struggle with it, though I think it’s her baggage that winds the spring of her drive.  She can be funny, and I think she’s smarter than the average Real Housewife – and not just smarter than they look on t.v., I think the t.v. edit does no-one any favors in that department.

        I have a friend or two that might look like that if you selectively filmed them for maximum t.v. drama. I neither like nor dislike her, but I suspect if one met her in real life she’d be a lot more likable than she looks on t.v.  I think it looks more exhausting to be Bethenny Frankel than to be around her.

    • SassieCassy

      Real Housewives = my guilty pleasure. And though Bethenny is… an acquired taste, I think she’s smarter than the rest of the Housewives (not saying much).

  • I think I’m going to be sick….  Hate them both.

  • i’m pretty sure my breasts would never say that to me. i’m concerned hers are talking back. 

  • SapphoPoet

    I think that Lea looks cute here, but the shoes (on both of them) are beyond ridiculous. 

  • In the first picture, Lea’s right hand looks like an alien appendage.

    Maybe her feet are alien, too, and that’s why the shoes are so…disproportionate?

  • Vera L-

    Lea looks like “OMG Annoying internet girl” in the close up shot of her waving. 

  • marilyn

    Don’t these people ever wear shoes that fit?  Needs some kleenex stuffed in the toe.  

  • Lina_bee

    Christ on a bike. They killed soap operas for THIS??

    • “Christ on a bike” is my new favorite phrase, thanks!

  • Joyce VG

    “We’ve always been good to you!” Is she talking about her boobs? Poor kid is delusional.

  • Lea’s skirt is too short. Or maybe I’m just a prude.

  • snarkykitten

    the skirt is so short, if she were to sit any other way, we could see into her fallopian tubes

    and this is NOT desperately seeking attention…?

  • rketeckt

    Lea’s new purfume will smell like fear and desperation….and should be called such.

  • kingderella

    “… but that’s the beauty of pictures. They don’t talk.”

    i dont know. just looking at the body language and facial expressions on these pictures, im starting to get very irritated. and i dont even know who bethenny frankel is.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    When Leah is on talk shows, she always wears things that require her to be a contortionist in order not to violate FCC regulations.

  • Really?  I can’t believe you let her get away with wearing something that short for a SIT DOWN conversation.  Esp after all the times you slammed her & others in the past for it.  She looks seriously uncomfortable in that pose.

    And God, both those shoes are ugly.

    • Not to single you out, but if we really paid attention to all the “Really? But you said X about Y once!” calls for consistency and structured our posts accordingly, you would be met with the same 8 to ten posts every day, saying the same things over and over.

      Remember: this isn’t a website about scoring fashion correctly. It’s a website about being entertained and going somewhere to talk about fashion.

  • Christina Brennan

    Damn those shoes are hiddy

  • PaulaBerman

    It’s one of her best looks? Is that damning with faint praise or what? Because I can literally see Lea’s ass when she’s sitting down. I call that a FAIL.

    • LittleKarnak

      Agreed, PaulaBerman, I also call FAIL on that outfit. She’s so young to be so desperate…..

  • BrooklynBomber

    Bethenny Frankel has (another) show? I guess the Mayan calendar was right.

  • Lea Michele’s tits are more polite than mine are…all they ever say to me is “Bitch, will you find a bra that fits already?  This damn wire is cutting off our circulation!” and they say it in Wanda Sykes voice.

    • Airkisses

      OMG you should’ve led with the Wanda Sykes bit and I would’ve read the whole comment in her voice from the start! TOO GOOD! 🙂

  • Both of them are wearing hiddy shoes, AND it looks like both of their shoes – especially Bethenny’s – are too big. 

  • Call me Bee

    RHWONY is the only one I watch because those women actually gave jobs and most are small business owners. Whatever you may think of Bethany, she invented something ( skinny girl margarita mix) turned it into a recognizablebrand then sold the company for a bazillion dollars. Isn’t that the American dream? She’s very smart and seems like she’d be a hoot to have as a friend.

  • PastryGoddess

    She does look good, but why oh why does she constantly wear dishtowels when she knows she has to sit down?

  • PeaceBang

    Unbelievable. The girl is 100% offensive, irritating fashion disaster.

  • GorgeousThings

    Oh please, they both look like Jersey girls who are trying to pretend they have hit the big time.
    Jersey girls, yes. But neither has hit more than mid-time, and if you argue with me, I have two words: Tilda Swinton.

  • Jessica Goldstein

    I just can’t get past the shoes. Ladies, especially slim ones with small/skinny ankles and calves, look TERRIBLE in giant platform shoes. The proportion is all wrong and makes it look as though the ankle with snap in two like a wishbone any second. I know, I look awful in shoes like this myself. 

  • angryparsnip

    It looks like  Lea is walking like they stand on the Red Carpet the “I have to pee cross leg” stand.


  • Lisa Kramp

    What is it with these stupid shoes? They do nothing to flatter or enhance the woman wearing them.

  • i don’t get why people are so down on Lea Michelle, so she likes having her picture taken and wearing extravagant gowns. She’s 24, she’s having the time of her life why shouldn’t she enjoy it? I think its a nice change from all the peopple that whine and pretend to resent the fame.

  • butterflysunita

    Lea Michele:  of course.  And who is Bethenny Frankel?  Never mind, I don’t care.  

  • Suzanne Chaplin

    you all are the ones crying for attention going off a on people all the time.  

    • tallgirl1204

      Um, isn’t that t and l’s job?  Why are you reading their blog, if that’s not what you’re looking for?  Plus, one of the things I like about Tom and Lorenzo is that although they may occasionally be bitchy, they are always specific about it, as well as giving the object of their ire (who is a public figure out in public, asking for attention) another chance to get it right.  I’m sure there is a “shiny-happy-blogger” somewhere who would make you happier. 

  • Kyle Crawford

    I am only over the moon happy that this horror of a tv show is, I dont think, on in my area

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Both of their outfits are fine, but the shoes… I weep.

  • guest2visits

    The dress on Lea Michelle is ridiculously short; she just looks absurd when trying to sit. Otherwise it’s a nice, pretty style for her.

  • rainwood1

    I can tell just from the photos that Bethenny is trying too hard.  She’s a quick-witted, sharp-tongued, hard-driving New York businesswoman.  Hosting a daytime talk show is SO not playing to her strengths.

    Oh?  This is supposed to be about clothes?  Agree on the Frankenshoes.  They belong in a comedy sketch.   

  • Shameless Lea Michele fan here. She pretty much can do no wrong in my eyes. And while i run the risk of sounding pretentious, i have loved her ever since before glee when i just knew her as Wendla from spring awakening. 
    But the point of my comment is to say, i think that lea dresses the way she does because in my opinion, i think she is getting used to having confidence and acknowledging how beautiful she is. From her interviews she talks a lot about how she never thought she was good enough or pretty enough to make it hollywood. So while it does get to be a bit much, i think its just a girl feeling good about herself for a change and just taking advantage of that.

  • Another vote for the TLo show, at least you guys are witty and articulate 😉

    Hey Bethenny, you’re not trying to sell the audience product, are you?

  • Lilak

    Those shoes (both) are hilarious – so distractingly ridiculous, I can’t see anything else.
    Every time I try, They Pull Me Back In.

  • meowing

    I just had a vision of men wearing 4 inch heels.  Now why would we find that ridiculous, but attractive on women?  They’re hell to walk in, maim your feet for life, are overpriced for their lifespan.  Yeah, I know, fashion isn’t rational, but such heels are truly nutso.

  • tallgirl1204

    I just don’t get the short-short dresses, when she knows she’s going to have to sit down in public.  Wouldn’t having the upper portion of one’s thighs hidden be more flattering? 

  • TheOriginalLulu

    She’s an ass.

  • Mariah J

    God when are the clown shoes going to die in fashion hell?

  • KathKo

    Not being a prude here, but the skirt looks awfully short for an event when you spend an awful lot of time sitting (while your skirt runs right up your leg, menacing to reveal your good china any time you lack attention and composure)

  • I’m so glad I can’t hear these pictures. But my eyes, my eyes! 

  • suzq

    “Give us a shot” at what, exactly?  If you want to give your breasts “a shot,” have a baby and use them for their intended purpose. 

  • joe_tey83

    This is what a horror show looks like.

  • Is no one going to talk about Lea’s claw hand in the first and second picture? It’s all I can see.

  • OneTwoThreeFashion

    both women had AWFUL huge shoes on! 

  • OneTwoThreeFashion

    i agree with someone who posted before.. if betheny whoever can have a show, why not our beloved T&Lo!???????

  • OneTwoThreeFashion

    i just cant believe this bettheny woman has her own show,… seriously?… 

  • OneTwoThreeFashion

    so bettheny dished BRAVO. Andy Cohen built her.. he must be pretty upset… she is a loser though. 

  • “Tlo said: Those shoes border on ridiculous (both of their pairs do)”

    Thank you!


  • golspie

    So her sun is setting, is it? Good. I have no doubt she’ll bounce back though, more’s the pity,

  • so lea hears her tits and ass talking to her?  psych consult, stat!  the cooch could be speaking up next.

  • Srw27

    Shut yer gob, girl!

  • Jessica O’Connell

    I like the look but hate the shoes and hate those highlights…

  • Candigirl1968

    Hate the shoes and the skirt is too teeny for sitting on the couch.  I’ve tired of Lea as much as I have tired of Glee. 

  • Timea Everdeen

    I have now officially figured out why they’re always making her wear Mary Janes. You see, PROPER fitting Mary Janes make feet look smaller. Which would totally be good for Lea considering that her feet are way out of proportion to the rest of her freakishly small form. BUT if you look closely, you can see that NONE of her shoes fit. They’re always too big which makes her already pretty large feet seem even more awkward…