Bethenny Frankel is not happy about how her new talk show is faring in ratings and reportedly blamed Ellen DeGeneres for her lack of success.
Queen Latifah's talk show averaged a third higher than Frankel's after its premiere last week, Perez Hilton reported. As its numbers continuing to drop the Skinnygirl mogul is mad at DeGeneres, who produces Bethenny, over the lack of A-list celebrities that will come on her show as guests.
"[She] is absolutely peeved that she has been unable to get a big name celebrity to come on," a source close to the situation told Radar Online. "Frankel was told numerous times by DeGeneres before the show premiered that she would absolutely help her in getting all of the big names in show business."
During her show's trial run Frankel interviewed Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, but since its syndication she has failed to score interviews with big names stars. Her lack of celebrity guests resulted in Frankel having to focus on lifestyle and cooking segments.
The source also revealed that The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes was forced to be a guest on Bethenny after her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
During the show's premiere weeks, DeGeneres has guests including Leah Remini, a current contestant on Dancing with the Stars, X Factor's Simon Cowell and recording superstar Celine Dion. Frankel's guests included Nick Cannon, Flo Rida and Kelly Osbourne.
The source said that Frankel may have been expecting more than she was initially promised.
"DeGeneres never promised to turn over her Rolodex of celebrity friends but it was always understood that she would give Frankel the foundation and support to get the show off the ground, " the source said. "The rest is on her."
Guests slated to appear on DeGeneres's show this week include Kate Hudson, Steve Martin, Jack Black, Patrick Dempsey, Mike O'Malley, Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy, and Miley Cyrus. Frankel's show will feature Mario Lopez and John Legend.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs Monday-Friday at 4 p.m. on NBC. Bethenny airs Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on FOX.