The RHOOC blogs are up. Lizzie’s blog was basically a recap with nothing particularly enlightening. She’s in a good place with Vicki now, and very leery of Tamra. Here are the highlights about the dynamics between the ladies as of now. Both Heather and Tamra are still refusing to accept responsibility for their behavior and deflect blame to others. Shannon seems to be continuously willing to try and move on. Heather and Tamra are somehow blaming Vicki for al of their troubles. Lizzie is still assessing from the sidelines but it appears she may pounce in Bali.
I have a true friend in Vicki Gunvalson. She understands me and is willing to go above and beyond to defend me. I truly appreciate that she sticks up for me again in her conversation with Tamra. I am not misplacing any emotions about my marriage onto her — I am justifiably upset with her for not being truthful again and again.
I can’t stand to argue, so when I am asked to Bali I am willing to try to once again move forward. I have been incredibly hurt, but am open to see if Tamra, Heather, and I can move past things. I have never been away on a girls’ trip, so it will be quite an adventure for me. Stay tuned next week as we go to Bali!
Vicki and Tamra go for a walk so that Tamra can bitch about Ryan getting married. Tamra is right though, everything that happens to Vicki happens to her, divorce, kid with a health scare, wedding, and soon baby. Tamra and Vicki talk about Shannon. Vicki tries to explain to Tamra that she needs to apologize. Vicki wants Heather to apologize too. Fat chance.
Lizzie is having a birthday party. She’s turning 34 and has life all figured out. Must be nice. Heather is going to Vegas, so it is safe for Shannon to come. Heather wants to have a Valentine’s Day party. Vicki and Shannon have already declined. Is that some sort of Quiet Riot tribute on the wall with all the records and the guitar? How does Shannon allow that?
At Lizzie’s birthday no one is showing up. Lizzie’s boobs are oddly smashed into her dress. Shannon’s sick. Tamra’s kid is sick. Heather is in Vegas. That leaves Vicki and that one brunette girl, Pam or whatever. It seems I am not the only one who did not believe Tamra’s excuse. Lizzie and Vicki talk in the limo and it becomes obvious to Lizzie that Tamra is a shit stirring liar. She’s starting to pick up on the lay of the land. I feel sorry for Lizzie sitting at a restaurant table for 12 with just her husband and Vicki and Brooks. What a sad birthday.
The evil step sisters Heather and Tamra plan a trip to Bali. Vicki is their first call. Vicki is in charge of making the girls aware that Bravo has made this trip as an all in, housewives brawl in foreign lands trip. Christ Bali is far. I guess it is five hours closer if you live on the west coast? Nope, it’s a 15 hour flight from ATL and 19.5 from LAX. UGH. This is a miserable trip with miserable travel companions. I can’t imagine the hell this will be. Continue reading
It’s time for the weekly blog round up for the Real Housewives of Orange County! A line has been drawn between Shannon and Tamra & Heather. Let’s see makes up the current alliances. I ‘m starting with Lizzie, who was on WWHL this week, (sorry for not recapping Monday was a busy night with the finale of Ladies of London) and she made it clear that she and Tamra are not speaking and that the reunion will be a doozy. One of the reasons the finale generally does not film until almost all of the shows have aired is so that the housewives can see all the talking heads and scenes they were not involved with. I imagine they also get copies of the shows that have not aired yet. I have a feeling this reunion did not go well for Tamra, at all. I can’t wait to see it!
I’ve selected the important parts from everyone’s blog so you don’t have to sort through it all. You’re welcome in advance. :) Continue reading
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We begin tonight with a double date with Vicki, Brooks, Heather and Terry. It doesn’t take long for Terry to ask about their trip with Shannon and David. Terry says, “I’m sure you heard what happened with Shannon at our house. ” Vicki gives a brief run-down of Shannon’s side. Heather immediately comes for Vicki about talking about her behind her back! Are you kidding me? Heather thinks Vicki is taking Shannon’s side. Vicki suggests that Heather be nicer to Shannon. Heather is pissed.
Shannon and David are doing better since their trip to Mexico. Sophia is taking a trip to Italy with her Latin class and David has volunteered to chaperone the trip.
Lizzie and her husband are renovating the family beach house. Lizzie is thinking of having a dinner party at the beach house, I assume after renovations are done. But it’s going to happen on this episode, so. Well, it may not be finished but it looks beautiful for the party. It’s dinner for 12 with an ocean view. On the way to the party in the limo, David and Shannon talk about the fact that several times previously, Tamra has told them that Terry said that he wants to take the Beadors down. Continue reading
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We begin with the Real Members of the AARP dancing on the bar in Mexico. Seriously, they are about 35 years to old for that nonsense. The next day, Vicki takes the Beadors horse back riding. Shannon complains. She goes out of her way to make a nice romantic lunch for just the Beadors. Shannon complains. Oh Shannon! Lighten up Francis you are on vacation! At lunch, Shannon can’t be in the moment and enjoy the beautiful setting on the river. Shannon cries and unloads on David. She says they don’t do anything together. They are spending time together NOW! And they are not enjoying the moment! It’s so sad. Shannon thinks that David wants a divorce.
At Cut Fitness, Eddie spent $30,000 on the studio floor which was a disaster. Tamra and Ryan think the floors need to be redone immediately. Eddie is being confrontational about it.
Heather and the kids got out to dinner and for once, Heather’s kids were kind of bratty. So the nanny showed up and took them out for frozen yogurt. Heather wants to get a dog so she can train it while they are living in a rental. She claims that she has to get a dog with a pedigree due to everyone’s allergies. I see a dog nanny being hired within the week. Continue reading
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FULL DISCLAIMER: I have been drinking Champs as Heather would say for a bit now, but I am here to solider on with you. And by the way, thanks for being her with me the past year. xoxo
Anyway, moving on. This one is sure to be full of typos. I hope I don’t have to spell sequins on the fly…
Oh wait I am so not in the mood for this. I’m celebrating! And Shannon is still crying with Tamra. Shannon gets a text from David. It says that Heather was sitting at a table with a bunch of women discussing the separation email. How would David know that? Where the hell is David? This is contrived drama.
Oh speaking of contrived, it’s Vicki talking on the phone to Brooks. Brooks is really, really busy and “working” and shit. Vicki and Brooks are going to Mexico with Shannon and David. Because, that is what the script says. Speaking of Mexico, did you see that match today! Amazeballs! Shout out to #4 Little Bit and #14 Chicaritos! Meanwhile, lots of passive aggressive bullshit between David and Shannon in front of the girls. Production then sends the girls to play “Skunk in the Barnyard.” I dunno it’s some sort of elimination game…#foreshadowing. Shannnon says there are rumors in Newport Beach that David is leaving her. #Bullshit #Storyline Oh and she now has to confront Heather over this.
This show is harshing my mellow. I didn’t buy champagne for it to be a downer. I’ve been contemplating ending the recap for awhile now. #negativity.
Shannon asks Heather who told her about the email. Was this on TMZ or something? I don’t think so. Shannon Beador was an unknown at the time. Heather evades the question and tries to flip things back on Shannon. Heather is on the attack. Shannon just wants to know if she was told about the email. Heather says, you are talking about Tamra. Heather says that Tamra says she is drinking too much and has marital problems. Heather says she doesn’t owe her any sort of explanation. Heather says they are not friends. Really Heather, I thought y’all hugged it out? Anyway, Shannon is losing it an d says what she is doing is hurtful to her children. Heather will not admit Tamra told her about the email. BTW Terry is looking on creepily in the background. Heather throws Shannon out. Terry comes into the room. Terry says “That doesn’t feel good” Heather claims it is all misplaced aggression. Continue reading
I’ve been avoiding doing this post for quite some time. The screener has been mixed in with the gobbledygook that is my office desk (*cough* coffee table *cough*)waiting for me to have a laptop that I can watch the screener on while typing on another. The time has come and there is still this inexplicable resistance. But the time has come to pop the CD in and get on with Season Nine (9!!!!) of the original show that got us all addicted to this mess in the first place.
Vicki, Tamra and Heather are the sole survivors from last season. They will be joined by Shannon Beador, who Bravo PR describes as “quirky” which is nice speak for “batshit crazy” and “the opinionated former beauty queen,” Lizzie Rovsek. There is also a new FOTH, Danielle Gregario who we won’t see until episode three.
Hmm…they are not showing us the new taglines in the screener. Wonder why not? Heather and Terry are building their new house while living like mere mortals on a cul-de-sac of all places! Terry is the biggest divo in the world and simply can’t bear living like commoners. Shannon is introduced to Heather first when Heather goes to look at her home for building ideas. Shannon has three girls, including a set of twins. Shannon did not feel her twins were bonding so she had a DNA test done, to prove they were HERS! I’m not sure Heather and Shannon will get along. Shannon is out there. But I do agree with her cell phone stance. Continue reading