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Bethenny Frankel says she's quitting 'Real Housewives of New York City'

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Bethenny Frankel is quitting Bravo’s reality show The Real Housewives of New York City, the natural foods chef told Us Weekly. Frankel said she has rejected Bravo’s offers for her to return for the series’ fourth season. “Last season was scary and painful,” said Frankel. “My gut’s saying not to be part of this cast.” However, according to Us Weekly, Frankel is contractually obligated to make a few appearances on Real Housewives, which starts shooting Sept. 20. Bravo debuted Frankel’s spinoff show, Bethenny Getting Married?, in June to more than 2 million viewers.

UPDATE: A spokesperson at Bravo said the network had no comment about Frankel’s appearance on future seasons of Real Housewives or ongoing negotiations.