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    Bethenny Frankel Chats About Her Daytime Talk Show: "I Don't Want to Be the Next Anything"

    Bethenny Frankel's talk show may be going national next week, but the former Real Housewives of New York City star insists she's not interested in being the next Oprah Winfrey. Or anyone else for that matter.

    "I don't want to be the next anything," she told E! News. "I think this is a new conversation. I think women are totally ready to go there and be totally honest about everything they're going through, in every aspect of their lives, with the goal of improving it. I don't compare myself to anyone."

    And while she may not want to be the next, say, Ellen DeGeneres either, Frankel is certainly open to what her good friend has to say.

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    "Ellen said to me, ‘Don't focus on the little things. You will never have this moment again,'" she recalled. "And this is, and I love that because she says life won't be the same after this moment…so I'm just trying to live in this moment."

    Last month, Frankel spoke candidly to ABC's Nightline about the bitter divorce and custody battle she finds herself currently in with future ex-husband Jason Hoppy.

    "I'm going through a brutal, brutal time," the 42-year-old said. "It really, really is. I mean, there is no other way to slice it."

    Meanwhile, Bethenny premieres on Monday, Sept. 9.

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