Bethenny Frankel is surely trying to draw attention to her new talk show “bethenny” as she gets down and DIRTY with guest Holly Robinson Peete. Peete opens up about her unexpected departure from “The Talk” and explains why she is obsessed with the pop culture phenomenon “50 Shades of Grey,” spanking and all.
ON LEAVING THE TALK:
Bethenny: So, I’m watching “The Talk” and you were one of the most interesting people on there. You’re saying what’s on your mind and you’re going there. The next day you’re not there anymore. What happened?….Welcome.
Holly: Well, welcome to the “bethenny” show. That’s why we love you, because you do keep it real. This is what I will say, here is the bottom line. Every opportunity in life is a chance to learn. I was thrilled to get this gig on paper. It was the dream job. I have four kids I can get out of here… go to car pool, pick up the kids. I delivered. I did everything they needed me to do. But, in the end there are certain things that you have no control over. I ain’t the first girl to lose a job. I mean in this country, everyone is losing jobs.
Bethenny: How difficult and how catty is it to be with a group of women at a table in the morning gossiping? I’m here alone and I have other people coming on, but how difficult is that, seriously?
Holly: I firmly believe that women can get along. I really do.
Bethenny: Well then again, I came from the “Housewives” so…
Holly: That’s right.
Holly: Here’s the deal when you get a job like this and you are sort of erased from the table. That was the hard part. Losing a job, like I said, the country is in an unemployment spiral. So, I’m not the only one to do that, it’s how it happened. Leah Remini and I just sort of evaporated from the table. That was the weird part. Then the viewers were like wait, what happened? This is a show about keeping it real and honest moments and now it’s the ‘elephant in the room’ show. That was the weird part, but you know what? Here is the bottom line — every wall is a door.
Bethenny: I like that.
Holly: Every time you get knocked down, it opens you up to all other opportunities.
ON 50 SHADES OF GREY:
Bethenny: Let me spank you… get into character.
Bethenny: I’m the kind of girl that likes it hard. You tell me when you’re ready.
Holly: Ok, go ahead.
Bethenny spanks Holly
Bethenny: It feels good…I hope Ellen left. You know what I mean. It’s a good thing I saved…
Holly: Seriously, this really brought it back for you in the bedroom because I’ve been married 17 years. We just celebrated our 17th anniversary a couple days ago. And I will say we do need a little spark, so I’m hoarding this book to myself right now and pretending it’s fifty beautiful ways to make love to your wife.
Bethenny: You’re preparing. You’re getting ready. You don’t bring it out until you know the whole scope.
Holly: Right, but I have to say I am scared. I am scared that he is going to spank me too hard and I might punch him in the face…
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