Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps

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Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps had it all out on The Real Housewives of New York City. Well, maybe not all of it. Dorinda Medley's Christmas slumber party took a disastrous turn when Bethenny verbally lashed Luann, calling her a liar and a hypocrite while critiquing her dating life. Luann, well, she couldn't stop talking about how much she thinks Bethenny's hair looks like hers.

"I remember being very tired and stressed from work, and it seemed that I had a zero tolerance policy for bulls—t," Bethenny wrote in her Bravo blog. "I walked in and it was game on. I still had my coat on, and I was in the ring. The hair comments were just bizarre. Let's just say that I copied Luann strand for strand. Now what? Compare our beavers? I was just confused. I mean she has had that hair since the dawn of man. I suppose it took me eight years to muster up the courage to attempt to look like the woman that I admire and respect so much. I mean..."

"Let's talk about Bethenny's hair. Come on! Really? It looks exactly like mine. I'm flattered that she likes my style," Luann wrote in her blog.


Bethenny explained that after Sonja Morgan's Tipsy Girl conversation and John Mahdessian accusing her of stealing the Skinny Cow name, Luann's comments about helping her create Skinnygirl just struck a particular cord.

"Then the Skinnygirl convo. Well, we know how that worked out with John and Sonja, so three was definitely not a charm. Luann never lets the truth get in the way of a bad story, and I was just set off," Bethenny wrote. "It was like I drank truth serum and just decided to rail into her and honestly tell her exactly what I and everyone says about her behind her back. And I mean every Housewife, new and old, who possessed the ability to speak and express themselves."

Luann apologized to both Bethenny and Carole Radziwill (she said sorry for calling her a "pedophile" at a charity event—was this the first time Luann has actually apologized to Carole for the whole Adam situation?) via text during the episode, but things ended with Bethenny catching Luann talking about her once again.

"I let it all hang out and genuinely give zero f---s. It felt good. I speak the truth," Bethenny wrote. "The good news is that Luann is resilient, and I don't think it hurts. Luann is a survivor. Ain't nothin' knocking her down. Not with this group… This was a perfectly idiotic Housewives episode, so I'm happy, and I reckon Andy Cohen is too."

So are the viewers.

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Wednesdays, 9 p.m. on Bravo.

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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