Bethenny begins, "Well this is an open letter, so maybe you have heard the news. "Bethenny" won't be coming back for another season. People ask me how I feel about this, so I wanted to share it with you straight up. What I love about doing my talk show is connecting to women. I love the opportunity to inspire, to be inspired and to be able to help women to be their best, succeed and feel better about themselves. I also love working with such an incredibly talented and hard working staff and crew. Unlike working with my assistant, daughter and Cookie in my apartment, I interact with hundreds of people every day. I see a unique cast of characters and those days are filled with laughter."
Shahs of Sunset's Reza Farahan taped a segment for Bethenny Frankel's talk show yesterday – and he let her shave off his beloved mustache! In return, Bethenny donated $10,000 to Reza's charity of choice, Project Angel Food.
"I was very nervous," Reza said to Us Weekly. "Bethenny is a very sweet, nice white lady who shaves her white hairs and is not used to angry Persian hairs. I don't think she realized how strong my hair is and I was worried she would take my upper lip off!"
Check out the video and the after photos below – but don't get too attached toReza's clean shaven look. The mustache is definitely coming back. "I am just more comfortable with it," shared Reza. "I feel lonely, like my wingman is gone."
Courtney Stodden appeared on Bethenny Frankel's talk show today – and she confessed, "I don't read or write." On the heels of this shocking admission, Bethenny proceeded to grill Jessica Rabbit Courtney about a future in porn.
Bethenny asked Courtney about her next step, adding, "A lot of people go from controversial to a porn career." Courtney shot down any talk about porn. "I really want to focus on me," she shared. "I've learned that I need to be 19. I need to do what regular girls do."
Bethenny quipped, "You don't look like a regular girl," to which Courtney said, "Maybe don't judge a book by its cover." Touché.
Andy Cohen better watch out because Bethenny's talk show is starting to feel like a daytime version of Watch What Happens Live! The Real Housewives have been a staple on Bethenny's special guest list lately and shows no sign of slowing down.
Kandi and Kenya have been promoting the show together lately, so Bethenny asked if they were paired together for a reason. Kandi shared, "we can be friendly together and Kenya can't be friendly with everyone on our show, so they put her with me."
Bethenny tells Kenya that she's polarizing (and that she can relate), "You're polarizing: people love you or they hate you, not unlike myself". Kenya explains, "I am extremely emotional, I'm reactionary and I'm just real. so I have natural reactions. If someone sets me off I can be a firecracker but only when I'm lit."
Another day, another diss aimed at Bethenny Frankel's talk show. Maybe it's time for Reality Tea to create a new category just for bethenny bashing!
Bethenny's talk show debuted in September and has yet to find an audience. It's falling way behind competitors like Queen Latifah, Wendy Williams, and Steve Harvey. Color me not shocked! I don't watch any of their shows, but I have a hunch their guests are a lot more interesting and likable than the likes of Farrah Abraham and Kate Gosselin.
Today's diss suggested that audience members have been complaining aboutBethenny's standoffish personality. "She's cold and only walks in when she has to tape and walks out," claimed an inside source. "We're told some guests have even emailed complaints to the producers."
As we just reported, Farrah Abrahamappeared on Bethenny Frankel's talk show today, and now the former Teen Mom star is boohoo-ing about how she was treated. Despite my brain's screams – "Too much ego and desperation on one stage!" – I watched the segment.
Those ventures includeFarrah's porn movie and upcoming line of sex toys, of course, and Bethenny was less than impressed. "If you want to be a business person, I don't think that should be your business," she said. "From what I understand, you're known as being the Teen Mom; the word mom is in your title with people. I think that we might not want to buy sex toys from the Teen Mom."
When asked why she felt the need to clean up her toddler's eyebrows, Farrah said, "After that whole situation in the media, I actually got a lot of fan mail from girls who were younger, who did have unibrows, and they only wished that their moms would have helped them."
A second audience member jumped in, saying, "My head is going to pop off, I swear!" HAHAHA! Join the club! Welcome to the perplexing – but sometimes extremely amusing – reality that is Farrah Abraham, my friend.
Bethenny's shrill scream was heard around the world, I'm sure. "Oh my god," she added. "Please kill me now. I just want to die. I really do."
On the tape, Bethenny talked baby talk to her dog, made fun of her driver, and talked up her career. "I've cooked for Mariska Hargitay, the Hiltons, Brooke Hogan, Alicia Silverstone, models," she shared. "Basically I'm a natural foods chef, and in Hollywood, health sells."
Bethenny declared the clip painful to watch, asking Andy, "That's why I made it on the show?" Andy said, despite his initial reservations about Bethenny's past experience with reality TV on Martha Stewart: The Apprentice, he thought she was really funny. And now we're stuck with her the rest is history.