Bethenny Frankel is the holy grail of what other “Real Housewives” aspire to be. When she made her first appearance on “The Real Housewives of New York“, she was by far the least wealthy, wasn’t married and without children. My, oh my how things can change in just a few years. Not only is Frankel probably the wealthiest of the NYC ladies, but she’s happily married and has a daughter. And it’s all because she knew how to pimp her brand while creating great television on Bravo’s hit show.
On the heels of selling her Skinnygirl Margarita brand for a reported $120 million, Frankel is looking for a new venture to increase her brand. The very talkative former Housewife is looking to front her own talk show. If you caught “Bethenny Ever After” this season, she held a Q&A portion during her bus tour. Watch out Rachel Ray, you’ve got another chef turned talk show host giving you some serious competition soon.
I guess we should’ve seen this coming since Frankel’s latest book “A Place of Yes” was more of an advice piece than a culinary one. PS. I wonder if Kelly Bensimon is pissed their their infamous RHONY Season 2 fight argument inspired the title of the book. I LOVE IT. Team Bethenny all the way.
The aforementioned Ray was helped with her daytime talk show by Oprah Winfrey. Bethenny, too, is getting help from a daytime talk titan. Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly involved with the project. Telepictures, the production company behind her daytime talk show host, is also producing Bethenny’s pilot and Anderson Cooper’s upcoming daytime series as well.
With Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper and Bethenny Frankel all throwing their hats in the daytime talk show ring, only one can realistically flourish. Who would you bet all your chips on?