Bethenny Frankel Slams Kelly Rowland for Walking Off ‘Today’ Show

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Bethenny Frankel slammed Kelly Rowland for having “diva expectations” and walking off the “Today” show in NYC on Thursday, Feb. 15.

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Kelly, 43, showed up for her 8 a.m. appearance with “Today” host Savannah Guthrie to promote her new Netflix film “Mea Culpa.”

Kelly was scheduled to co-host the 10 a.m. hour of the “Today with Hoda & Jenna” program.

However, Kelly and her team stormed out of the building during a dispute over the size of her dressing room.

Her vanishing act left host Hoda Kotb scrambling to find a guest host at the last minute.

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“Kelly and her team were not happy. They did not like the dressing room, so they decided to pull her off the show, leaving [Kotb] without a guest host for the 10 a.m. hour,” a source told Page Six.

The source said all of the dressing rooms in NBC Studios are closet-sized because the building is old.

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Kelly and her team inquired about the larger green room upstairs. Unfortunately, the upstairs green room was already taken by Jennifer Lopez, who arrived to the studio early.

Bethenny said Kelly could have handled the situation with more professionalism.

The “Real Housewives of New York City” veteran told her TikTok followers that celebrities are gracious and accept the dressing rooms they’re given.

“I’ve cohosted with Hoda, and I’ve arrived there, and the makeup area that you touch up in is often a drop cloth — like, a black drop cloth,” she said. “And then your dressing room is the size of a closet, and you’re trying to fit all your people in the clown car.”

“And you know what? You’re so excited, you’re so gracious,” she added. “You’re cohosting on The Today Show, an institution in entertainment, a news organization that is not about fancy dressing rooms.”

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Hoda managed to find a last-minute guest host — singer Rita Ora, who only had 2 minutes to prepare.

“Well, this happened! We had two minutes to prepare ahhh, thank you @hodaandjenna for asking me to co-host the show,” Rita, 33, wrote in a post on Instagram. “Everyone was so lovely and kind, I had SO much fun doing it!! Love to everyone that tuned in, maybe we should do more??!!!”

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Sources say the talk show industry is quietly blackballing Kelly behind the scenes. She will not be asked to appear on future talk shows in NYC.

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Major networks blackballed Chris Brown when he threw a chair through a window after an appearance on “Good Morning America” in 2011.

The singer is pictured with his son Aeko Brown at the Tycoon Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on Feb. 13.

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