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Over the past several years, reality TV star/chef/entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel met her husband, landed a Real Housewives spin-off, had a baby and hit it big with the sale of her low calorie cocktail line, Skinnygirl Margaritas. But can she conquer daytime TV?

On Monday, Frankel kicked off her Ellen Degeneres-produced talk show Bethenny, which will air in six cities on Fox-owned stations as part of a six-week trial this summer.

Those familiar with Frankel probably weren't surprised by the no-holds-barred, crass and in-your-face style of the show's debut. She asked guest D.L. Hughley if black men have larger penises than white men. She talked about masturbation with a curious audience member. She told a story about the time she went on a date with a teacher's assistant in college and he gave her test questions in advance. (They didn't sleep together, she assured the audience.)

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