Sources tell Radar, despite all being part of the same company, Today producers declined to book any of the ladies from the new season of Bravo's hit reality show.
NBC’s Today Show and Bravo are all part of the same company NBC Universal.
We're told the Kotb had no interest in having the cast which includes the first-ever black cast member, Eboni Williams, on the show. The other ladies who didn't receive an invite include Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Luann de Lesseps, and Leah McSweeney,
The cast was not only a little confused by the decision but felt snubbed.
To make matters worse, the producers booked former Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel on the show this week. Kotb chatted it up with the Skinnygirl business mogul about her new reality show on HBO Max.
We're told it's a full-out war within the company over the decision.
The decision to bring on Frankel hurt a little extra for the cast. The former RHONY star has trashed the show ever since leaving in 2019. Many of the current stars believe she is still obsessed with the show's happenings.
Back in March, the cast was upset with Frankel for announcing her engagement on the same day Bravo released the season 13 trailer.
A source told Page Six, the cast is "all confused why she’s still obsessed with RHONY and would orchestrate her engagement news to come out the same time as the trailer for the show."
“Bethenny is just being her petty self, but she can’t take away the cast’s happiness or how hard they worked this season during the coronavirus pandemic," they added.
A month later, Frankel dished about her decision to leave the reality show on Paris Hilton's podcast. She said, "I didn't want to be arguing about things that really don't matter to me."
"I left because it became not who I really was anymore, and you can't do something out of fear," she added.