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Bethenny Frankel's Talk Show Had Ellen DeGeneres FORCE NeNe Leakes To Appear On It For A Ratings Boost?!

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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 godfathermother to get it done!

It's good to have friends bosses in high places!

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7 comments to “Bethenny Frankel's Talk Show Had Ellen DeGeneres FORCE NeNe Leakes To Appear On It For A Ratings Boost?!”

  1. 1

    not surprised at all.

  2. Lisa S says – reply to this


    Since when is NeNe Leaks a ratings booster?

  3. 3

    Bethenny sucks, maybe Ellen should watch the show and pull the plug, Bethenny works in very small doses…give Nene the show.

  4. syd3 says – reply to this


    Am a Bethanny fan (and still admire/respect Jason Hoppy); however, her show format appears to be …. just … 'wrong' … for her personality. The show appears to be a hodgepodge of styles from other talk shows. Bethanny would do better with a show which either focuses intensely on one guest (and that guest's close associates/SOs) … or one more like Martha Stewart's Apprentice — in which she would be the MC/emcee.

    Addendum: I miss Judge Alex!!!! What happened to his show?

  5. syd3 says – reply to this


    Re: lacroix – Actually, am agreeing with you. Bethanny would work better as a permanent member of a show such as The View (would still like to see her as MC of a 'Martha Stewart type Apprentice seasonal show).

  6. gmahelen says – reply to this


    Going D-O-W-N. She couldn't do one on one guests b/c no celebs want to talk to Bethenny. Just remember..she's paying it forward. lol

  7. Agnes Gooch says – reply to this


    I have in the past enjoyed Bethenny Frankel,but now…..her grating voice is like a
    fingernail on a blackboard.She doesn't talk-she shouts.I accept Bethenny is a hard
    boiled egg,but please have some consideration for the viewing public.
    Time to change the channel!