Bethenny Frankel has parlayed reality television stardom into genuine financial success with her Skinnygirl brand of cocktails. But it wasn't always that way, as she revealed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (Wed., 12 a.m. ET on ABC). Frankel was there to talk about her new book and her upcoming talk show, scheduled for a limited run this summer in syndication.
But she found herself talking about her inauspicious beginnings as a personal assistant. Frankel worked for Jerry Bruckheimer's wife, and had such glamorous responsiblities as buying tickets and holding seats for Mrs. Bruckheimer at the movies. Then, her boss would arrive before the movie started and it was time for Frankel to go.
When Frankel laughed that revealing this would keep her from making any guest appearances in Bruckheimer's upcoming films, Kimmel retorted that there was a silver lining, though.
"Well maybe you can go see one," he joked.
Bethenny Frankel's new talk show gets a six-week trial run in six major markets, kicking off June 11th. She'll be on Fox affiliates in Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Phoenix. If the trial run succeeds, she could be back nationally as early as Fall 2013.
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