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Bethenny Frankel taping pilot for new talk show

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tbd-bethennyfrankel062011.jpgWhile Oprah tries to get O.J. on her heavy hitting new show, something much more light is probably in store for Bethenny Frankel, who has started shooting a talk show pilot of her own. Because selling diet margaritas on Real Housewives of New York makes her qualified to do that.

"I want to be on TV in a format where I can have a longer conversation with my fans rather than 140 characters on Twitter," Frankel told the Hollywood Reporter a ways back. "It probably will be a talk show." And so it is, according to sources from production company Telepictures. There are scant details, but apparently Ellen DeGeneres is involved in the porduction.

Telepictures, which is part of the Warner Bros. family, is responsible for stuff like Ellen, The Tyra Banks Show and Lopez Tonight, so you can see how the bar is steadily lowering. Next year we're liable to see Amber Portwood from Teen Mom with a talk show, called Cussin' and Tusslin'.

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