Bethenny Frankel was able to get a big star for her new talk show “bethenny” but it wasn’t too hard to land her since she was the one to get her the show.
On Tuesday, June 12th, Frankel is joined by Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, June 12th as part of premiere week on “bethenny.” The fellow talk show hosts chat about recently attending an event with President Obama and Ellen gives the scoop on wife Portia de Rossi’s new haircut and new tattoo!
ON ATTENDING EVENTS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA:
Bethenny: I know you were at an event with Obama who’s supporting gay marriage.
Ellen: Yes, I got to say, I liked President Obama before and I said to him…thank you so much for what you’ re doing. He said, I’m just doing the right thing. I said, I know you are doing the right thing.
Bethenny: I went up to him (President Obama) and you get a card and you get your picture taken and I said to him, you know, just a couple of things and then I said, I’m doing a talk show with Ellen DeGeneres and he’d been at your event which 700 people and then was at my event that probably had 70 people. He spoke for like an hour and as he’s leaving. He speaks to everybody and he goes like this (points to Bethenny) Good Luck. I was like, I can’t even believe that he remembered that I said I’m doing a show with Ellen. So I had a moment with the President saying good luck on your talk show….It was the most unbelievable thing…
ON WIFE PORTIA DE ROSSI’S NEW HAIR CUT AND TATTOO:
Bethenny: The real news is that Portia cut her hair.
Ellen: She cut her hair.
Bethenny: Were you part of the decision?
Ellen: No, no, I support whatever she decides do to but it is a brand new haircut. She was so upset we got paparazzi the other day and she was like, couldn’t of been at an event when it was done and everything…
Bethenny: But that is so cute, that hair.
Ellen: It’s adorable.
Bethenny: I want to cut my hair. I feel like woman hide behind their hair. You say when I get pregnant I’m going to cut my hair. When I lose weight I’m going to cut my hair. When I get a talk show I’m going to cut my hair. I still haven’t done it.
Ellen: She wanted to do it for a long time and she grew up modeling and of course you’re supposed to have long hair…Everyone told her never to cut her hair. I think it just got to be part of her. She always had long hair. She really, really wanted to do it for a long time and decided to. She got a tattoo recently and that opened the door to everything…
Ellen: Oh, piercings (joking) no. She got a tiny little tattoo (on her wrist.) It’s a brand of her horse. It’s a Hanoverian. Not my name, it’s her horse (sarcastically.) Then she decided to get her haircut and everybody was like oh, you’re going to regret it. It’s adorable and I love it.
Bethenny: She feels liberated?
Ellen: She loves it. Everybody loves it…
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