Bethenny Frankel, the former New York housewife turned talk show host, is failing and flailing in her new line of work. The socialite blames none other than Ellen Degeneres, who in the beginning promised Frankel help in getting big name stars. Turns out, big name stars don't want to sit and chat on T.V. with a snotty housewife. Here's a sample of Bethenny keepin' it classy:
The stigma is so bad, according to Radaronline.com, that Ellen asked to remove her name from the credits. These hardships are reportedly causing issues backstage at the show. DeGeneres produces Frankel’s freshman talk show, "Bethenny", and the first time host “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,” according to a source close to the show. They continued,
“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.”
If you're thinking that it's just because Bethenny is new to the scene, here's something that may change your mind. The Queen Latifah Show, also being new this season, is KILLING in the ratings. According to the LA Times, Latifah averaged 1.8 million viewers per episode in her first week. Advertisers also want to be associated with Queen Latifah, as she is one of the most admired celebrities in daytime.
During her first week, Queen Latifah interviewed John Travolta, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Jake Gyllenhaal. It's good to be Queen.
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