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Bethenny Frankel Reveals Feeling "Filtered" on Talk Show In Open Letter to Viewers

On the heels of her talk show's cancellation, Bethenny Frankel is speaking out about the program being axed. Frankel penned an open letter on her website, voicing her opinions as to why she felt her self-titled show was doomed. Frankel wrote:
In order to have the freedom to create a talk show, there are required elements that the job entails. This is the part that I didn't enjoy so much and that wasn't authentic to me. In addition, I tend to be quite inappropriate which may not be suitable for daytime television or for the suits that run network television nationwide. READ MORE

Unlike my time on Bravo, I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted. I am a free spirit. My late father (a horse trainer) used to say "She is a mustang. You need to let her run." I am more comfortable in my natural surroundings and in a setting where I'm surrounded by crazy, where anything goes and where I can be authentically me. When interviewed about the show, I always said that it could only work if I was true to myself and only if it was genuinely a good fit and marriage which it turned out not to be.

'Bethenny' Cancelled

Another talk show bites the dust. Bethenny Frankel’s self-titled talk show is getting the axe. 

Telepictures made the decision to cancel the Bethenny Ever After star’s chatfest before it reached its second season. Frankel said in a released statement,

My entire staff worked so hard and made everyday so much fun. I am thankful for the experience and for all my fans who tuned in every day.” READ MORE

Bethenny Frankel to Ellen DeGeneres on Divorce" I Feel Like a Failure"


Fresh on the heels of her divorce announcement, Bethenny Frankel stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to open up about her personal life. The reality star/business mogul was frank with boss and friend DeGeneres about her situation:

It's difficult. Do I want to be doing this exact thing right now? No, but I can't just only be on reality TV and show everything when it's fairy princess, fairy tale and then not take my hits when I have to. I've kind of had the best worst year ever. So I have to, you know, it's the highs and the lows. ... Just going through something personal you have so many different emotions and I feel like a bit of a disappointment to all of you. And, I feel like a failure.

To find out what Frankel has to say about why she decided to end her marriage, watch the emotional interview below. READ MORE

Bethenny Frankel Talk Show Gets Full Pick Up

Bethenny Frankel apparently did a nice showing during her talk show's six-week trial run. On Monday's episode of Ellen, the former reality star announced Bethenny has been picked up. Executive Producer Ellen DeGeneres stated:

We are not going to give a lot of details, because we can’t. But, it is safe to say she will be on television soon. The television show will be back on the air.

Bethenny's trial run debuted in Fox markets in Dallas (KDWF at 1 PM), Los Angeles (KTTV 2 PM),  Minneapolis (KMSP 10 AM), New York (WNYW 11 AM), Philadelphia, (11 AM) and Phoenix (KSAZ 11 AM). According to Celebuzz, the show tested highly in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Minneapolis.   Watch Frankel and DeGeneres discuss their good news after the jump!


Former 'Real Housewives' Star Jill Zarin Becomes Good Afternoon America Correspondent

Like Gen.  Douglas MacArthur, Jill Zarin has returned..  To television that is. The ousted Real Housewives of New York star announced on her blog she has landed special correspondent position with Good Afternoon America. Zarin wrote:

I want to share some great news."Hollywood called" again. Well not was a producer from GMA. I was asked to be a special correspondent on a new afternoon show on ABC called Good AFTERNOON America, that will air live from Times Square daily. It is the afternoon version of Good Morning America (GMA) and will be co-hosted by Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott. I am doing a weekly reality show segment on Wednesdays at my opinion on reality shows. My first show will air July 11th and covers shows like America's Got Talent, The Bachelorette and maybe a housewife show?? It is part time and yet still gives me an opportunity to talk to all of you every week and keep it real. I love that I am "LIVE" never know what I will come up with right?

Please enjoy the rest of your holiday and see you next week! READ MORE

Six-Week Test Run Will See If Bethenny Frankel Can Go From Reality 'Housewife' to Daytime Queen


She's conquered Reality TV and the celebrity-backed spirits market, but can Bethenny Frankel handle Daytime? We're about to find out. On June 11, a six-week preview of Frankel's syndicated talk show Bethenny begins airing on six Fox-owned stations. READ MORE