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Bethenny Frankel reportedly blames Ellen DeGeneres for poor ratings, lack of celeb guests

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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Bethenny Frankel reportedly blames Ellen DeGeneres for poor ratings, lack of celeb guests

 
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Published: Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:49 AM
By KATE STANTON, UPI.com

Bethenny Frankel's talk show is a bonafide ratings failure -- especially when compared with fellow daytime newbie Queen Latifah -- and the 42-year-old television personality is reportedly blaming executive producer Ellen DeGeneres.

Sources told Radar Online this week that the former "Real Housewife of New York" is "absolutely peeved that she has been unable to get a big name celebrity to come on."

"Frankel was told numerous times by DeGeneres before the show premiered that she would absolutely help her in getting all of the big names in show business," the source said.

But unfortunately for Frankel, her reality show past is a turn off for potential A-listers.

During Bethenny’s trial run, DeGeneres pulled some strings and got Justin Bieber to come on. DeGeneres’ former booker is now working for Bethenny but he’s been unable to get Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow or Miley Cyrus. The big name celebrities don’t want to go on a talk show hosted by a former Bravo housewife. It’s causing major drama behind the scenes of Frankel’s show, which is struggling in the ratings.

DeGeneres is so "embarrassed" by Frankel's ratings, The New York Daily News reported Wednesday, that she's even asked producers to remove her name from the show's credits.

“Bethenny doesn’t appeal to station managers across the country and whoever had the fear that she was too New York was right,” a source said of the likelihood that stations would pull "Bethenny" after November sweeps. “The whole thing feels forced.”



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MrsRussell1025
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Bethenny irritates me. Ellen can do no wrong in my book, i think she's so awesome.
MommySally
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:25 PM
Might as well blame somebody, since her and her behavior had absolutely nothing to do with it.........
gmadiane
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I have no interest in watching her show

Lunarprancer
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

 I like her, but, the show is pretty lame.

Quoting gmadiane:

I have no interest in watching her show

 

Chris030406
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM
I have no clue who she is.
famiglia_bella
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Can this really be a shock to her?  I watch some of the Housewives franchises but they can't honestly believe they are celebrities, right??  It's mostly catty drama and fighting and spending money.  They are spectacles.  (Except for Kyle, I love Kyle.  LOL)

Lunarprancer
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:37 PM

 I actually never saw her on housewives.  Lol, I started watching the Bethenny gets married show.

Quoting famiglia_bella:

Can this really be a shock to her?  I watch some of the Housewives franchises but they can't honestly believe they are celebrities, right??  It's mostly catty drama and fighting and spending money.  They are spectacles.  (Except for Kyle, I love Kyle.  LOL)

 

Lunarprancer
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:38 PM

 

Quoting Chris030406:

I have no clue who she is.

 

Chris030406
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:41 PM
Nope. But I don't watch any of those Real Housewives shows either.


Quoting Lunarprancer:

 


Quoting Chris030406:

I have no clue who she is.

 


TattedReader
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM
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Don't know who she is and don't care but she sounds like a wanna be cry baby bitch. How dare she say any wrong about my Ellen! She is a goddess so she should bow down and take notes.
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