Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Andy Cohen: Bethenny Frankel Has 'No Say' in Editing RHONY


People.com:
Bethenny Frankel may have returned to spice up The Real Housewives of New York City this season, but that doesn't mean she gets a say in how she's portrayed.

Although some of Frankel's cast mates have stated that she gets editorial approval over her scenes before episodes air, Andy Cohen said Sunday that she has "no warning" over the content, even when she acts "like a beast."

"She gets the episode when everyone else does," Cohen told Page Six. "We send the Housewives the episodes the week before. She has absolutely no say."

Continued Cohen, who said the show plays no favorites: "I've said to [Bethenny] this season, 'Oh, you're not going to like X, Y or Z. You look like a beast!' But she has nothing to do with editing, she has no knowledge of what's going to be in the episodes, she has no warning." 


It has been an emotional and dramatic season thus far for Frankel, 44, who has lamented being homeless, had a dramatic reunion with her stepfather, cracked discussing her abusive childhood and battled with cast mates.

"Trust me, there are times, not from [Bethenny] but from certain Housewives saying, 'Please can you change this?' " stated Cohen, 47. "And they know we never change the episodes. They are as they are."  
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