Bethenny Frankel’s drink tossing incident cost her a job at Sirius XM

Over the summer we heard that Bethenny Frankel had behaved extremely badly at a private Coldplay concert in the Hamptons. Bethenny wanted a closer and/or unobstructed view of the stage at a close, tightly packed show so she asked the women in front of her to move out of the way. When they refused, she threw her drink at them. Page Six reported the news and they even had a snotty insider quote from a source close to Bethenny defending her behavior. Now Page Six has a follow up. That incident allegedly cost Bethenny a potential job as a Siruis radio talk show host. The gig was hosted by Sirius and they were not pleased with a future employee behaving so badly, particularly at an event full of VIPs. They were about to offer Bethenny a job but when they realized what a liability she was it fell through.

SiriusXM axed Bethenny Frankel’s radio show, “B Real with Bethenny,” after she threw a diva fit at a VIP Coldplay concert in the Hamptons that was sponsored by the radio giant and chucked a drink on other guests.

“They were prepared to give Bethenny her own show, but they ripped up the contract after that night,” a source said. Frankel was one of the 150 important guests, which included Jay Z and ­Beyoncé, at Coldplay’s Aug. 7 gig at the intimate Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. Despite the VIP crowd, she deemed herself the most important guest there and threw a sticky drink over three women who were blocking her view.

A witness told us: “Bethenny started poking and pushing them. Then, when they didn’t move, she went to the bar and got a mixed drink and threw it over them.”

A source close to Frankel told us at the time, “It was a crush . . . and very hot. 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.”

We’re told one woman, whose white dress was drenched, left in disgust and later complained to Sirius bosses. Sources told Page Six another woman who was rudely splashed was Lisa ­Pevaroff-Cohn, the wife of Goldman bigwig Gary Cohn.

Frankel announced three days later, on Aug. 10, that her weekly show, which started in May on Andy Cohen’s channel, was taking a summer break and she’d be back in full force in September. Except she didn’t come back at all.

[From Page Six]

Is Bethenny just used to behaving badly as part of her RHONY persona or is she just an a-hole? Maybe it’s a little of both. She fought with producers on her talkshow and bad mouthed it when it got canceled so the Sirius people probably dodged a bullet by not hiring her. Sirius issued a statement to Page Six denying that this incident led them to not hire Bethenny and stating that “Bethenny is busy with Bravo and other projects, and we were unsure whether, in the long run, we could get enough of her time for a five-day-a-week show.” Also, I’m sure they questioned whether they wanted to actually work with her on anything considering that she regularly behaves like an entitled jerk.

Bethenny snapchatted herself this weekend baking cookies and not wearing makeup. She even posted a closeup photo of her makeup-free face which was… brave.

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  1. JudyK says:

    Only one comment. She has no business questioning and criticizing Jules and her eating disorder, because she’s now thinner than Jules.

    • NYer says:

      Amen to that.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I always thought that the reason B and Carole were so nasty to benign Jules was that she “out-skinnied” them. B is one nasty piece of work.

    • my3cents says:

      When I see her the age old saying comes to mind: At a certain age a woman has to choose its either her face or her ass.
      Sadly all those fillers and whatever she’s doing are not looking too good.

  2. lassie says:

    So who would be the ‘fans’ of this show, or her in general? Is her appeal that she’s an asshole who “tells it like it is”? Because I know enough of those, and really don’t want to hear that whilst sitting in traffic.

    Also, her knees look horrific.

    • Harryg says:

      People like her always say “I’m just honest” and so on. But being honest or telling “like it is” doesn’t mean you have to say everything. She ruined the show for me. And I knew she would ruin her business by acting like she does.

      • naomipaige says:

        I agree. She ruined the show for me as well. I have no idea why she’s even on the show. She’s no longer a housewife. Time for her to go

  3. Kate says:

    Eek. I think she looks better without all the make up. But she could really benefit from a little extra weight. NOT body shaming her just saying that as we age, women look better with a fuller face.

  4. Michelina says:

    Bethenny is one of the rare people who is actually a horrible human being, like deep down in her very soul. The way she treats basically every person she comes into contact with is appalling. I can’t wait for her to officially fade back into obscurity. We don’t need any professional bullies or mean people, there is already enough f*cked up shit occurring in this world without TV producers thinking we need to be entertained by the likes of Bethenny and anyone like her.

    • tealily says:

      I whole-heartedly concur. What kind of gall it must take to think that if someone is standing where you would like to be standing it is appropriate to pour a drink on them. What the actual f.

      • Harryg says:

        And why is it that loud a-holes always get rewarded with their own shows? I can’t watch anything where the “star” is a self-centered dumbo. 90% of reality shows have intolerable cast.

  5. Onerous says:

    Bethanny had that show on Radio Andy… she really showed herself to be a real pill on it. And was fairly un-pc… and not in a good or “funny” way, either. The drink was probably just the last straw for Sirius.

  6. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I don’t think I have ever been exposed to a more thoroughly unlikeable celebrity ( ok, The Rump & Leann Rimes notwithstanding), and her constant unsubtle self- promotion is nauseating.

    • Harryg says:

      The internet really created the perfect platform for the loudest and most obnoxious. It’s impossible to avoid their selfies and crap and Insta ads.

  7. Moose says:

    Good. I hope the Wall Street wife ruins Bethenny’s already pathetic social life as well.

  8. Bridget says:

    What an idiot. You go a VIP event (in the Hamptons, no less) for a new/future employer, and you behave like this? What a jerk.

  9. OSTONE says:

    Why is this woman famous?

  10. DIRTNAP says:

    DJs on a Dallas radio station were covering this bit of news this morning, and they talked about when Bethenny appeared on their program and how rude she was and how she was constantly texting on her phone during the visit. Sad to think she has a child that is exposed to her behavior.

  11. Kori says:

    She’s photobombing Jimmy Buffett in the header pic. He’s probably like ‘who is this chick?’.

  12. redd says:

    ’bout TIME this obnoxious, big mouthed, just-plain-mean BITCH started paying some consequence. GOOD RIDDANCE!

  13. Rae says:

    She is an arsehole but she looks fine without makeup.