Well isn't this a fun twist? But aren't all the twists tongue in cheek fun when discussing reality star Bethenny Frankel?
If you recall, before she and Jason Hoppy filed for divorce, Bethenny was all about racing out to L.A. to set down roots for her new daytime talk show. It seems that Bethenny has recently had a change of heart, and she wants to film Bethenny in the city that made her a household name in the first place, thanks to Bravo. A woman's allowed to change her mind, right?
Just because Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show is ending doesn't mean that the show's executive producer will be out of a job. That's good news, right? Really though, the million dollar question is: who would you rather work for–Anderson or Bethenny Frankel? Hmmm. Tough call!
As the old saying goes, when one door closes, another door opens, and such is the case for Anderson Live producer Terrance Noonan. As Anderson's two season stint draws to a close, the Bethenny Ever After star is poised to take his fans…and his producer! At least Telepictures is keeping it in the production family, so to speak!
Say it ain't so! I was upset enough to hear that my Silver Fox's daytime talk show has not been renewed, but now there are rumors swirling that Anderson Live may be replaced with Bethenny Frankel's show. Now, I don't have anything against Bethenny (that said, I have nothing for her either), but I do adore Anderson Cooper. Plus, having seen Bethenny's show, it's not something I would watch on a regular basis. Anderson, however, is a daily staple.
While I feel slightly placated due to the fact that Anderson's show will stick around until summer of next year, there is another show already circling his time slot. Before Bethenny fans remind me that she isn't personally responsible for Anderson's cancelation and she likely has little to do with her show taking its place, I totally realize that. It's really not so much that I'm opposed to Bethenny's show becoming syndicated, I just really enjoy Anderson's show.
We all know that Bethenny Frankel is anything but shy and demure, but she’s certainly ramping up her game on her new talk show. Calling herself the “R-rated Oprah,” Bethenny is dishing on topics that would make Christian Grey blush…well maybe that’s a bit of a stretch. But guess what? Bethenny isn’t blushing either. On her web site Bethenny.com, she explains why her racy topics aren’t worthy of embarrassment.
Bethenny says, “I’ll make the occasional…more than the occasional inappropriate joke, but when we are really talking about something, whether it’s sex toys, or bras, or butts, we are being serious because women really want to know about this.”
The talk show host hopes to make her show a forum for what everyday women want to discuss…and as we all know, women like the down and dirty details when it comes to the bedroom.
“The reason the topics don’t make me blush is because we aren’t making a joke out of it,” continues Bethenny. To that I say, bring it on! The raunchier the better, right?
Watch the video clip below of Bethenny further dishing on her new show.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF BETHENNY’S SHOW? TOO RACY OR JUST RIGHT?
We give Bethenny Frankel a lot of crap for a multitude of things, but we give credit where credit is due = the woman is fearless and she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Bethenny’snew talk show has been making a few headlines over it’s saucy topics – mostly sex – and she’s making no excuses for it. The former Housewife says she’s like Oprah, only dirtier. She tells In Touch magazine, “I’m the R-rated Oprah!”
Bethennysays she is just like every other woman out there and wants to keep the conversation real. “I’m talking about what my friends are talking about every day. We aren’t talking about politics — we’re talking about dating, marriage and what men think.”
She shares why she’s been focusing on sex as the topic of many of the first episodes of her show, which is finishing it’s third week on the air. “Someone says they don’t have enough of it, and someone else says it’s boring. But the bottom line is, I’m just like many of the married women in America who watch my show. Sometimes we just want to spice it up a little bit.”
Bethenny Frankel is eager to make the transition from reality star to talk show host. Sadly, that trasnistion has been rocky at best. Since the first twinkling rumor that the Bethenny Ever After star was hoping to move to primetime and score a new gig, she has been plagued by bad news.
First she was too abrasive and no networks wanted her, so she was forced to work with a “nice coach” (a rumor Bethenny denied), then no networks picked up the show and she got dropped – and finally Fox bit after Ellen Degeneres got involved in the production of the show.
Well, following Bethenny’s first week as a talk show host, the limited released show has been plagued by topsy turvy ratings – that according to some are getting lower by the day. Day one of ‘bethenny’ got pretty decent numbers about 1.5 million viewers on average. Which is pretty solid.
Bethenny has addressed the miscarriage before, but, understandably, only in small doses. We have a few excerpts from the interview below.
On finding out she was pregnant again at forty-one: “Because my first pregnancy had been complicated, and because I was over 40, the doctor told me that I was “high risk” and needed to take it easy. So I took it so easy. I had to. I was still bleeding, and I was nauseated and uncomfortable—‘way worse than last time,’ I said to Jason. I felt seven months pregnant even though I was six weeks along. And because we hadn’t planned this, I felt unprepared, like we had so much to do to get ready for this baby. Still, I was excited, if cautiously so, with the words high risk ringing in my ears.”
Yesterday was a big day for Bethenny Frankel as her new talk show, ‘bethenny’, debuted in several markets across the country (but not ours!).
We scoured the web yesterday trying to find the full episode – with no luck. We DID find several clips from the show and they’re pretty hilarious and totally Bethenny. She’s not dialing it back or changing her personality and you have to respect her for that!
We also stumbled on some pictures of Bethenny from a meet and greet event in Philadelphia yesterday. Those are below, along with the video clips from her debut episode of ‘bethenny’.
Did any of you have a chance to see the show in full yesterday? What’d you think? I thought it was great that Jason Hoppy is hanging out in the audience and the “Sex Q&A” clip is hysterical!
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