Rosie O’Donnell was very vocal about the abrupt cancellation of her talk show a few months ago and now she claims that Bethenny Frankel has completely ripped off her old show. It was no secret that being fired by Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network stung like crazy and now the loud mouth comic is furious to see her idea being brought to life by Bethenny on another network. The new issue of The National Enquirer has more,
“Rosie’s got a real bee in her bonnet about Bethenny,” a source told the ENQUIRER.
“Having seen Bethenny’s new talk show, she now thinks it’s just a carbon copy of her recently canceled OWN program – and she believes Bethenny stole her idea!” the source said 50-year-old Rosie is so jealous of the former “Real Housewives of New York” spitfire, she’s telling people that the only reason Bethenny’s talk show is successful is because Ellen DeGeneres is one of the producers, NOT because the host has any talent. Rosie just doesn’t understand why people like Bethenny,” added the source.
Is Rosie’s anger justified? Aren’t all talk shows kind of similar in their approach? Do you think it’s possible that Bethenny ripped off Rosie’s idea? Does it even make sense to steal an idea that is failing on another network? Bethenny is a smart, shrewd business woman if nothing else. Wouldn’t she know better than to recreate a sinking ship? Have you tuned in to Bethenny’s show? Are you a fan of what she is doing or do you think her show will be cut as quickly as Rosie’s was? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!