Well, this is kind of totally, super duper awkward!
We knew Bethenny Frankel's talk show ratings weren't hitting sky high, but now she's having Ellen DeGeneres strong arm celebs into appearing on it???
Apparently her Botox busting bits aren't enough to score viewers as it seems it took something more to bring in the big dogs. We hear NeNe Leakes was told she needed to bring her fab self onto Bethenny's show if she ever wanted to appear on Ellen again!
An insider revealed:
"If NeNe wanted to go on Ellen [in the future,] she had to agree to appear on Bethenny’s talk show. NeNe wasn’t happy that she was being forced to go on Bethenny’s talk show. The booker for Bethenny’s show used to work for Ellen, and this was made clear to NeNe that this order was coming directly from Ellen. NeNe didn’t want to ruffle any feathers, so she did it."
NeNe did appear on Ellen's September 16th episode and then Bethenny's September 19th episode.
Perhaps since she couldn't get her other Real Housewives frenemies on the show, Bethenny called in the god
fathermother to get it done!
It's good to have
friends bosses in high places!
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