Bethenny Frankel 'Peeved' Ellen DeGeneres Hasn't Helped Boost Show

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Wednesday, 09 Oct 2013 11:32 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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Bethenny Frankel, the former "Real Housewives of New York City" star turned author and businesswoman, is blaming her new talk show's terrible ratings on Ellen DeGeneres.

DeGeneres helped launch Frankel's show, "Bethenny," last year and serves as a co-executive producer, but sources told RadarOnline.com this week that Frankel feels the comedienne hasn’t fulfilled her promises.

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"[Bethenny] is absolutely peeved that she has been unable to get a big name celebrity to come on," the source told the online gossip magazine. "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."

"Bethenny" enjoyed success with its test run in 2012, but when it premiered nationwide last month, the ratings were disappointing.

Queen Latifah's freshman talk show reportedly "throttled" Frankel's, scoring an average of 1.8 million viewers per episode during its opening week, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Queen Latifah's first week guests included John Travolta, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, and Jake Gyllenhaal, while Frankel interviewed Nick Cannon, Flo Rida, and Kelly Osbourne.

"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," RadarOnline.com's source said. "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."

DeGeneres has been promoting Frankel's show though. On Tuesday, she tweeted some words of encouragement.



"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," the Radar source said.

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