Saturday, May 18, 2013
Here's one goal Bethenny Frankel won't be able to cross off on her bucket list. Despite desperately trying to position herself as the next Oprah, the Bravo reality star didn't make the cut. The 41-year-old mom had been in the running for a syndicated talk show in 2012. However, it appears there weren't any takers for a talk show with the author, Skinnygirl creator and television star. Can you say overexposed? Frankel's failure to capture a network and an audience comes as a surprise, considering she had the backing of daytime queen Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres actually featured Frankel on her own show regularly. In Frankel's defense, she was up against some stiff competition including Katie Couric, Steve Harvey and Jeff Probst, all of whom landed talk shows in the upcoming year. Of course, it's no secret that the Bethenny Ever After has been on the receiving end of some bad press over the last couple of months. Her Skinnygirl line has been accused of not using all-natural ingredients as stated on the label. In addition, she received flack after Forbes reported that her brand was worth a whopping $100 million while the Huffington Post claims it was bought for a measly $8 million. Just when she wanted to sail away from all of her problems, Frankel became "lost at sea" with husband Jason Hoppy and her therapist while out in the ocean. She was accused of faking the drama, although Bravo backed Frankel's claims. Given her recent track record, Frankel seems perfectly suited for daytime television... if soap operas were still a commodity.