Bethenny Frankel Blames Ellen DeGeneres, Weak Booking for Low Talk Show Ratings

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It may not reach level of the Miley Cyrus-Sinead O'Connor feud, but Bethenny Frank is reportedly peeved at Ellen DeGeneres.

Ratings for the former reality star's talk show are in the tank and Frankel blames DeGeneres - who serves as a producer on the program - because she believed Ellen would help her book some A-listers as guests.

"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,” an insider tells Radar.

But now? After Justin Bieber stopped by during Bethenny's trial run? The well-known well has run dry.

Bethenny's booker has "been unable to get Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow or Miley Cyrus," to appear as a guest, the source says, expounding on why:

"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."

Frankel’s premiere week guests included Nick Cannon, Flo Rida and Kelly Osbourne, while NeNe Leakes did also make an appearance… but she allegedly had no choice.

“If NeNe wanted to go on Ellen [in the future,] she had to agree to appear on Bethenny,” an insider claims of the terms offered to Leakes.

Meanwhile, Queen Latifah kicked off her talk show this month and has already featured interviews with John Travolta and Will Smith.

“DeGeneres never promised to turn over her Rolodex of celebrity friends, but it was always understood that she would give Frankel the foundation and support to get the show off the ground, the rest is on her,” concludes this Radar report.


Personally I think Bethenny's show is HORRIBLE. She has some of the worst guests. C or D list at best which goes to show they simply don't want to be on her badly written show. She looks horrible with that botox and all the embarrassingly fake hugs. Who does she think she's fooling? Even I know she's not genuinly that nice. She's not Ellen which she's trying to be. Ellen took a chance on her and I'm sure she's highly regretting it now because this show won't last another year. It sucks.. It's horrible. It's so utterly embarrassing I stopped watching months ago..


Who cares about Miley she is a pain in most people ass. Trashy as well. Ruining her career.


I love Bethanys show .why all the haters.the show is very good. The only thing I would day is Bethany needs to flow down when talking and lower her voice.but I hope the show is around. She is second in my opinion with Ellen first and queen Lat. I don't watch although I like her but not ad a talk show person. Go Bethany!""""


Ellen did make it seem as if she was going to help Bethenny. They are good friends, why wouldn't she? Not to mention, Ellen is the producer of the show, why wouldn't she want it to succeed??


ellen degenere acts & talks like some dated duster or someting!!(bring her back to life)