Bethenny Frankel blames Ellen DeGeneres for her lack of A-list guests?
A source claims that Frankel is "absolutely peeved that she has been unable to get a big name celebrity to come on. Frankel was told numerous times by DeGeneres before the show premeired that she would absolutely help her in getting all of the big names in show business.
"[But] the big name celebrities don't want to go on a talk show hosted by a former Bravo housewife," says the source, adding that DeGeneres' former booking agent is now working on "Bethenny" but he hasn't been able to book Sandra Bullock, Miley Cyrus or Gwyneth Paltrow.
"It's causing major drama behind the scenes of Frankel's show, which is struggling in the ratings," claims the source. The booking trouble has reportedly "forced [her] to focus on more lifestyle and cooking segments."
So far, Frankel's guests have included Martha Stewart, Kate Gosselin, Taye Diggs, Kelly Osbourne and Lance Bass.
Meanwhile, a source tells the New York Daily News that DeGeneres is trying to distance herself from the low-rated talk show, quietly asking that her name be removed from the credits and that she wants to "cut her losses" and move on.
That source also claims that DeGeneres has put it out there that if you do "The Queen Latifah Show," you can't do "Bethenny." "Latifah" is another freshman talk show, produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, that has so far welcomed Magic Johnson, Steve Martin, Dwyane Wade, Sofia Vergara, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Travolta, Jamie Foxx and Sharon Stone.
What do you think, readers? Do you watch either talk show?