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    NYC Housewives' Bethenny: Give Me Alex Rodriguez!

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    Bethenny Frankel really doesn't mind the false rumors that she has hooked up with Madonna's former baseball boy-toy Alex Rodriguez. She's actually been hoping he'd try to connect with her.

    "I kept thinking he was going to call," Bethenny told us this weekend during an appearance at Fred Segal Fun in Santa Monica for her new book, Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting. "And now I feel like a jilted lover…He won't even make the rumor true."

    And yes, the Real Housewives of New York City star thinks she can compete with Madonna. "I'm not as famous as Madonna, but I can do the same yoga poses as she can."

    That's not all Bethenny dished on. Keep reading to learn about the must-see fight she has coming up on Real Housewives, her take on Kelly Killoren Bensimon's recent run-in with the law and which Hollywood starlet she trashes for being too thin.

    • Bethenny promises a nasty catfight with another Housewife. She declined to say who with, but we're going to assume it's Kelly, who's already gone public about a spat she had with Bethenny. "I get low-down and dirty on someone's ass on the show," Bethenny said. "And I don't really get that crazy with people, but I got a little crazy."

    • Does she believe reports that Kelly may have planned her recent arrest for assaulting her boyfriend just to create some publicity? "She likes to be liked, so I can't imagine it," Bethenny said. "But I want them doing my next book tour if they planned that, because that was good. I need to hire them. But I don't think it was staged."

    • Fellow Housewife Alex McCord shouldn't expect any sympathy for losing her job. "We're not crying for her," Bethenny said. "We're crying for people who can't feed their kids that are on food stamps."

    • She thinks Tori Spelling should read her book. "Tori Spelling looks like there's something wrong with her," Bethenny hissed. "The coloring is off. The wrinkling is off. She looks like a 100-year-old woman in a 30-year-old's body. It's a problem. Be healthy! Men like Rihanna, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. They're juicy."

    —Additional reporting by Dahvi Shira