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Monday 3rd August 2020

Was Bethenny Frankel’s radio show ‘canned’ because she threw a ‘diva fit’?

Real Housewives of New York star allegedly ‘chucked a drink’ on three guests at a VIP Coldplay gig.

Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel’s radio show has been nixed because she had a tantrum at a Coldplay concert, according to the New York Post.

The paper’s Page Six column alleged on Sunday that the Real Housewives of New York cast member angered SiriusXM bosses by throwing a cocktail at three women when the British band played in the Hamptons in August.

The company was set to give the 45-year-old her own show after she spent the summer hosting B Real With Bethenny on Andy Cohen’s Radio Andy. But a source told the newspaper that the bosses have changed their minds.

“They were prepared to give Bethenny her own show but they ripped up the contract after that night,” the insider told Page Six.

Bethenny’s alleged bad behavior happened at the exclusive August 7 gig at the Stephen Talkhouse.

The small venue was jam-packed with A-list celebs including Jay Z and Beyoncé.

But the mom-of-one was allegedly irritated that three women in particular were blocking her view.

“Bethenny started poking and pushing them,” an eyewitness told Page Six.

“Then, when they didn’t move, she went to the bar and got a mixed drink and threw it over them.”

Another source claimed that Bethenny – who launched her own Skinnygirl cocktail empire in 2009 – supposedly drenched the fellow guests with water, not booze.

They were prepared to give Bethenny her own show but they ripped up the contract after that night.

“It was a crush…and very hot,” the insider said. “People were jockeying for a view.

“It looked like this woman, who vehemently refused to move, needed some cooling off…so Bethenny tossed some water on her.”

Whether the drink was water or a cocktail the incident obviously caused offence.

According to Page Six, one woman whose white dress was drenched “left in disgust” and complained to Sirius execs, which supposedly sealed the RHONY star’s fate.

Three days later, on August 10, Bethenny promised fans her radio show would be back after a short hiatus. It is now October and B Real with Bethenny has yet to return.

Indeed, six weeks ago she posted a photo of herself hosting the show on Instagram with the caption: "Can't wait to get back at it on #BReal with Bethenny. Happy #NationalRadioDay!"

But a Sirius spokesperson painted a different picture, telling the Post: “When we announced B Real with Bethenny…back in April, it was a limited-run weekly series.

“We often work with hosts [on] limited-run series to develop…with the hope they can lead a daily show.”

The rep went on to say that because “Bethenny is busy with Bravo [which airs RHONY] and other projects” they “were unsure whether, in the long run, we could get enough of her time for a five-day-a-week show.”

It’s not the first time the reality star has failed at hosting a talk show. Two years ago her self-titled series Bethenny was ditched after just one season.

At the time she said on her blog that she was “relieved.”

She added: “Unlike my time on Bravo, I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted. I am a free spirit.”