Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bethenny Frankel Refuses Offer To Return To Real Housewives of New York


ShowbizSpy.com:
BETHENNY Frankel has clearly forgotten her roots.

The Skinnygirl mogul has turned down offers to return to the ratings-challenged Real Housewives of New York — despite a personal request from Andy Cohen, according to RadarOnline.

Even though Cohen is no longer an executive at Bravo, “honchos at the network asked him to reach out to Bethenny and ask her if she would be open to making a return to RHONY,” an insider said.

“The hope was she would come back as a regular cast member, but Bethenny was also offered a guest role. Andy no longer has the power to hire or fire anyone at Bravo, since he lost his executive job, but the bosses knew how much Bethenny respects and likes him and thought he could convince her.

“Bethenny didn’t even take time to think it over [before saying] no. She has absolutely no plans at this time to return to reality television. She believes she has moved on from that.

“She would love to appear on television again in a different capacity, perhaps even as a fill-in host for Andy on Watch What Happens Live.

Producers of RHONY will “definitely be approaching her again” about returning to the show, the source reveals. “It might have been to soon after the cancellation of her talk show to make the offer. The show would tremendously benefit from having her back.”
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