Bethenny Frankel is busy giving back during the COVID-19 outbreak as her BStrong initiative teams up with Global Empowerment Mission to help those in need of supplies.
“Extra’s” Renee Bargh caught up with Bethenny via Zoom to talk about friend Andy Cohen’s recovery from the virus, “The Real Housewives of New York,” her new show “The Big Shot with Bethenny,” and the latest on BStrong.
Andy is feeling better and just started hosting his show “Watch What Happens Live” from home. Bethenny gave Renee an update, saying, “He’s good, he’s okay. He’s reunited with his son and he’s always got a good attitude and he’s working and he’s happy.”
Meanwhile, “The Real Housewives of New York” just returned for the first time since Bethenny’s latest departure. Frankel reacted to the premiere, saying, “The beginning of the show was the proverbial middle finger to me… The women have definitely had some unpleasant things to say about me… I wish them well.”
She has a new show debuting soon too. “The Big Shot," a business competition series on HBO Max that helps entrepreneurs, is slated for May.
Bethenny said it teaches people how to “unconventionally become an entrepreneur.”
She added, “I think it will be so important because there’s such a massive unemployment rate right now and I want to be able to provide a place for people after this.”
Right now, she is doing her part with medical supplies. “We will have distributed over $16 million worth of aid this week and that will grow exponentially.”
She went on, “We distributed a million biohazard hazmat suits to the governor of New York, 200,000 masks to the mayor of New York… Matthew McConaughey and Camila McConaughey have committed to several hundred thousand dollars of aid in Louisiana and Texas, Billy Joel [gave] half a million dollars of aid to New York… so we’re getting a lot of good donations.”