EntertainmentCelebrities Bethenny not 'approached' to co-host 'The View': exec Bethenny Frankel attends the New York premiere of "The Normal Heart" at Ziegfeld Theater on May 12, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ben Gabbe By JULIE GORDON email@example.com @jbgordon June 25, 2014 2:22 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Nope! Bethenny Frankel is not a frontrunner to replace Barbara Walters on "The View," despite recent reports to the contrary. On Tuesday's episode of the talk show, executive producer Bill Geddie shot down the rumors, saying: "As far as Bethenny, we have not approached her nor have we offered her anything." Walters retired last month at the age of 84, leaving an opening alongside co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. Frankel's talk show "Bethenny" got the boot this year after only one season on the air. At the time, the former "Real Housewives of New York City" star said she was "relieved" that it was canned. "Unlike my time on Bravo, I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted," Frankel, 43, wrote in an open letter on her website. "I am a free spirit." By JULIE GORDON firstname.lastname@example.org @jbgordon Julie Gordon is the entertainment and style editor at amNewYork, specializing in all things pop culture, celebrity news and fashion. Her work has also appeared in publications including BusinessWeek, Newsday and USA Today. She is a proud alum of The George Washington University. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.