After initial responses the syndicated talk show she's shopping around weren't great, Real Housewives of New York's Bethenny Frankel hired a "behavior coach" to make her seem more "nice."
Yes. Someone's job is to teach people how to be nice. They get paid for it.
Anyway, according to the New York Post, apparently Frankel came off as too "aggressive" for all-American audiences, so a coach had to teach her things like "'speaking more slowly' and 'being nicer'." Which is weird, because it's never the nice ones who go far in television...reality television, anyway.
The show that she's doing all this for - with Oprah gone, someone has to fill the inspirational female talk show host void in programming! - was produced by the same company that is behind The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Anderson Cooper's new talk show where he went tanning with Snooki that one time.
[Via NY Post]