Catch our video interview with Frankel online at PhillyGossip.com.
Frankel, who parlayed her "Real Housewives" popularity into two Bravo reality shows — "Bethenny Getting Married" and "Bethenny Ever After" — says she's not sure if those shows will continue since her primary focus now is on the talk show.
Strangely, Frankel claims that she never watched "Oprah" or any other female-hosted daytime talk shows. For someone who hasn't been inspired by any other hosts, however, she seems to just know what she wants. "This show is uniquely me. I wouldn't know what any other show hasdone, 'cause I haven't watched them," Frankel said.
Known for her Skinnygirl cocktails and wines and cookbooks, Frankel says she plans to incorporate cooking into her talk show but not to rely on those segments. Meanwhile, the former personal chef says Philadelphia is a great food town. On Monday, she dined at Talula's Garden on Washington Square and fondly recalled a meal at Route 6 her last time in town.
NBC 10 chief meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz says he should be back at work part time starting Monday. Schwartz has been off since April 25, when he had double-bypass surgery, telling his Twitter followers that "99% of major artery blocked. Will be out a long time but will tweet some."
Still on the mend is 94 WIP's Angelo Cataldi, who had bowel surgery Thursday for diverticulitis. We asked Cataldi's wife Gail when he may be back on the air and she said, "It's too early to say. He's got a long road ahead of him." Angelo, on behalf of all strippers, um, we mean Wingettes, we wish you a speedy recovery.
Uma's great adventure
Yes, that was Uma Thurman with her kids at Six Flags Great Adventure over the weekend. The "Kill Bill" and "Pulp Fiction" star is expecting a baby with her London-based businessman boyfriend, Arpad Busson, so she refrained from riding roller coasters (or any other scary rides), but son Levon, 10, and daughter Maya, 14 — her children with actor-ex Ethan Hawke — seemed to have a great time.
Big gig for Kevin Hart
North Philly native comedian Kevin Hart recently attended a Celtics-Sixers game at the Wells Fargo Center — a place where he'll soon return as a performer. Hart's Let Me Explain tour stops at the South Philly venue on Dec. 20. Tickets are on sale Friday through ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or at the Wells Fargo Center box office. Seen recently in "Think Like a Man" and "The Five-Year Engagement," Hart's credits also include "Little Fockers."
GTPMC wins web award
Congratulations to Caroline Bean, social-media director for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp., and GPTMC writer and pressroom manager Linda Huss, who were in New York the other night to collect a Travel & Leisure SMITTY Award (Social Media in Travel) which the GPTMC's online arm, VisitPhilly, won for its promotion of culinary tourism through the FoodSpotting online site/mobile app. Other winners included Expedia and Disney.
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