October 09, 2013 06:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Bethenny Frankel hoped to distance herself from her Real Housewives of New York City legacy by hosting a talk show, but so far, the plan just isn’t working out. With ratings sinking lower and lower, Bethenny’s placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of Ellen DeGeneres. What gives?
Is Ellen DeGeneres to blame for the poor ratings plaguing Bethenny Frankel’s talk show? Bethenny certainly appears to think so! A source tells Radar Online that the former Real Housewives star hoped that Ellen would be able to snag some big names for her show. Unfortunately, efforts to book Miley Cyrus, Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow have all fallen through, leaving Bethenny “absolutely peeved that she has been unable to get a big name celebrity to come on.”
That’s not to say that Ellen — Bethenny’s producer — is slacking on the effort. The problem has less to do with Ellen’s inability to attract big names and more to do with Hollywood’s huge aversion to anything related to the Real Housewives. As Radar Online’s source explains, “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.”
And a lack of big name celebs is certainly not the only cause of low ratings. She might not be quite as obnoxious as she was during her days on the Real Housewives of New York City, but Bethenny Frankel remains a decidedly grating alternative to her main newbie talk show competitor: Queen Latifah.
Have you tuned in for Bethenny Frankel’s talk show? What did you think? Leave a comment and let us know!
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