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Vicki Gunvalson Shares Some Off-Season Tea

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Vicki Gunvalson is the last remaining original housewife and she has no plans to leave the Real Housewives of Orange County. Vicki gave an exclusive interview to US Weekly and caught us up on what is going on in her life.

The most shocking news from the interview is that Bravo threatened to demote her if she refused to continue filming with Brooks Ayers. Vicki and Brooks are back together and she has been supporting him through his fight with cancer. The Real Housewives of Orange County, perhaps more than any other franchise love a controversial partner. In fact, Shannon Beador’s husband is pretty much the most laid back male on the show. All of the others are pretty polarizing. Frankly, I’ve always liked Brooks. He’s a good ole Mississippi boy that I think is often misunderstood by the Orange Country crowd. Continue reading

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The Dubrows Are Reeling After Realizing Viewers Don’t Like Them

The 3 musketeers. Heather needs a better bra.

The 3 musketeers. Heather needs a better bra.

One of the only few new scenes on that abysmal Secrets Revealed episode was a date between Heather and Terry.  Terry seemed to have forgotten the fake anniversary that Heather had informed him, of leaving him to joke and be silly rather than romantic, as the occasion, fake or not, seemed to call for.  The scene became more odd when Heather presented Terry with a gift.  It was so beautifully packaged.  The exterior was so lovely and formal that Terry asked if the box itself was the gift. Considering that the gift was given between two people who are consumed with being pretty on the outside, it was quite the unintended metaphor of their life. What lied within the box continued to speak to the nature of their relationship. It was a photo album. Was is the traditional housewives gift of sexy photos meant to entice? A family album of how their family has grown since the days they met? Nope. It was photos of the old house. It was their first house in Orange County. Heather pointed out in the letter at the front of the album, that what lies within was not about personal relationships. It was about “securing their rightful place” in Orange County. It was emblematic of their social-climbing and financial status. It was a business portfolio.  It was a reflection of their business partnership.

When the Dubrows graced Andy with their presence on Watch What Happens Live, they were mortified that they lost the poll question and that the viewers overwhelmingly sided with the Beadors. It was almost as if they thought they had brought the Beadors down! Terry continued to sing the praises of Tamra, calling her a “straight shooter.” Heather continued to blame editing for her treatment of Shannon. It wasn’t until the poll results in the final minute of the show that they realized that the majority of viewers had stopped being supportive of them. When the previous season ended, we still found Terry’s bad jokes endearing, we were angry that Heather had deprived him of onion rings. Terry was riding a wave of viewer support even when Heather’s was beginning to ebb. But on that WWHL show, filmed after the reunion, the waves crashed around them and the ride was over. Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Orange County: Number of Secrets Revealed? ZERO.

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Let’s be honest. Bravo does this to us every season. We are done. We are so done. But there are some things left unresolved. Surely, the will resolve them. We have hope. Yet resolution never comes. So here we go again. All we really care about seeing at this point is footage of the Marry, Shag Kill game at Heather’s Valentine’s Day party. We would be thrilled to just see one hour of that party completely unedited.

But that will never happen. We’re going to see Tamra insults that landed on the cutting room floor because there were so many. Probably more instances where Vicki and Tamra were uncouth in Bali. Likely, a few pretentious thoughts of Heathers. If we are lucky perhaps a loving scene between Christian and Lizzie.  But we will not be satisfied at the end of an hour. 70% will be recycled crap we have covered a thousand times. But there is always that shred of naïve hope that production will surprise us this one time… Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion Part 2: Bitter? Party of One?

RHOOC Reunion

 

It’s now or never for the RHOOC to get everything all wrapped up for the season. Let’s see if Andy asks any hard-hitting questions.

A viewer essentially asks Shannon if Dr. Moon is fleecing her. Shannon says no, that he has healed her kids by his touch of many things. Um, the way I said that seems wrong. Andy asks her if she is so zen and holistic, why does she seem like a complete stress ball all the time? Shannon says since she came back from Bali she has been much more at peace, and that it is something she continues to work on. She does look happier on the reunion. Vicki is asked if Shannon’s suggestion to feng shui  her office has helped her business. Vicki said yes! She says it went off the charts and continues to go off the charts. Vicki says she just had Elaine come to her home to feng shui it because she believes in it now.  See Vicki? It does work for white people!

Vicki is asked why she was so open to Shannon and so rude to Lizzie, was it because Lizzie is younger? Vicki says she is not threatened by age. There are people older than her and younger than her. She says she connected to Shannon right away and things were a bit awkward with Lizzie. Vicki definitely had a boob job.  The tops of her boobs are nearly to her collarbone. A bra doesn’t do that.

A viewer asks Lizzie when the last time was that Christian threw her over the countertop? Lizzie says that they have a lot of sex now.  Lizzie is going to start trying for a third child in the beginning of next year.  We rehash #birthdaygate .  Tamra’s story for not calling earlier in this iteration is that she was trying to get in touch with her mother to babysit. That’s a new one I think. Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion Part 1 Beadors Win!

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The ladies all arrive to the reunion in sweats without a drop of makeup on. They are filmed getting ready for the day. Heather Dubrow gets a haircut with a completely new style while she is preparing to go on national TV. It’s a good thing it came out all right.  Vicki seems confident going in this season, which is a new feeling for her, but Andy will trip her up and let herself paint herself into a corner over a airheaded gay stereotype from the show.  Heather is there for answers. Shannon’s plan is to stay Zen.  Tamra says she never has a problem owning up to what she has done. I can’t decide if I think she believes herself or not.

Vicki’s boobs are ginormous! Are they new? Vicki says she is trying to buy Andales. I just found out that Vicki’s Mexican apartment is a time share.  They actually had three time shares. In the divorce, the each took one and sold the other. Those have to be new boobs. They are way up high.

Lizzie dated Nick Lachey both before and after Jessica Simpson.

Andy asks Shannon about her saving a nation in a past life. She said that her holistic dentist consulted a panel of psychics and that’s what they said. That’s why he put the jewels in her teeth for free. He’s dead now.  Shannon seems happy and at peace. At least for now. Continue reading

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Predictions For Tonight’s Orange County Reunion

RHOOC ReunionObserver2 has asked for a spot to discuss what we expect to happen on tonight’s reunion show. Will anyone walk of the set in dramatic fashion only to be hauled back out for the next scene? Will Heather stick up for Tamra or will the entire mob unite against her?  How many times will we hear the word “Brooks” brought up? If we exclude all of the housewives names as possible choices, what should be our drinking word? Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Orange County Blog Round Up!

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The ladies of Orange County share their final thoughts on each other in their last blogs of the season.

Vicki on her feelings about her cast mates at the end of the season:

Let’s put it this way, although I don’t agree with everything Tamra does, I want the best for her and don’t want us to be fighting. But the truth of the matter is I don’t agree with what she has done. I personally think Tamra steps way too much into people’s business and I’m hopeful that she has learned a lesson. You can’t go around talking crap on people and expect them not to compare notes. As I said — I don’t really care if Tamra likes Brooks or supports our relationship — but I do ask that she keep the bad mouthing to herself.

It was really great getting to know Shannon this year and despite all the drama in her life, it was good to spend time with her one-on-one in Bali. Despite all the issues with her, Tamra, and Heather, I am hopeful that we all can remain friends and “move on” as they say. I think Shannon is a great person, she knows how to have fun, makes her family her top priority, and does whatever she can to make the necessary changes to keep her marriage intact. I’m proud of her.

Looking back this season, I felt bad about how I treated Heather at times. I am proud to call her my friend, and hate that I was part of any of her hurt. Heather definitely seems to manage her career and her four kids without looking too stressed out, which I really admire. She definitely seems to “have it all.”  

Lastly Lizzie — although we started of on a rough note I really have come to like her a lot. She has a spitfire personality and I love a woman to can stand up to Tamra. (Or for that matter even me!) Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Orange County Finale: All Apologies…

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Wow, Eddie’s acting is improving. See that Hollywood? He is the next Neil Patrick Harris! He can play a believable straight man even though we all know.. that acting is hard.  Tamra’s talking head victim, really? I can’t. Can I just zip through to the end when everything happens? OMG Tamra did fly home by herself, according to her, which no one can believe and there is no evidence of.

Shannon has decided to start going to bed with her husband and it has been a great thing for their relationship. Shannon’s husband David is pretty hot. And rich. He tells Shannon  he will apologize to Heather and Terry.

Heather is conspiring with Tamra against Shannon on the phone.  Tamra is a cunt satchel and Heather just undid everything I started to like about her again in Bali in one bitchy phone conversation.

I really don’t understand guys obsessing over their inch hair. Men with practically shaved heads will obsess. Men with nearly two inches will spend three hours making the bed head look appear just right.   Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Everyone is Over Tamra

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Shannon is done with Tamra, but holds out hope for a friendship with Heather:

I am not happy that I haven’t had time alone with Tamra. Her bike ride ran long and she was even late for the Balinese dancers. I did my best to initiate a conversation one-on-one with her at the dinner table, but, of course, that didn’t work. Tamra was upset that Lizzie told me things that were said behind my back and questions why Lizzie told me. Tamra never denies saying any of those cruel statements. She doesn’t apologize for them. And I never got an explanation before she stormed away from the table. Clearly I never will. Time to move on and know that Tamra is not my friend. Friends don’t talk behind each other’s backs like that.

It is interesting that I have had some fun moments with Heather on this Bali trip. I thought it would be a nice gesture to pull Heather aside on our last night to thank her for including me on the trip. Heather also extended an olive branch by apologizing for talking about my email to her group of friends. Maybe the tides will turn. . . Continue reading

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Heather and Terry Dubrow on WWHL

WWHL Heather and Terry

Heather looks very thin. That was my first reaction. They start off talking about Robin Williams dying.  The vault contained Terry on Bridalplasty and The Swan, he admits they were two of the cheesiest reality shows ever.

Terry says the upcoming scene where he goes off on David Beador was because he was told what happened before he saw what happened and he was amped up basically by someone *cough* production *cough*.  David’s comment was rude, but he was drunk and it wasn’t that bad and nobody really heard it. Except for production. Heather says that a lot of things were conveyed through a game of telephone. Andy looks very nervous as these two tip toe around alluding to production interference. Andy is also very tan. Like Jersey Shore tan. Just thought I would throw that out there.

During a game, Heather says that Terry obsessively watches himself on Botched!

Heather is asked if she can see now that Tamra might have manipulated her for the last three years… Heather says  that she and Tamra are friends. She thinks that things can get twisted but she doesn’t think Tamra lied to her.  I am worried we are going to be set up for a reunion where Lizzie is outed as the liar. Please don’t let that happen. Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Eat, Pray, Run.

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And I am going to need someone to tell me who won the pressure challenge on Masterchef. Because without fail something happens on Mondays during Masterchef and I have two shows that tape at 9 and I miss the ending. Please tell me it was Lesley. Thanks.

Love the lobby furniture of this Bali resort. Currently Vicki, Tamra and Heather are sitting there allegedly waiting for the other girls. Tamra is wearing her sunglasses inside. Heather asked her why she is mad at her and she says because she never made fun of Lizzie’s dress. Seriously. Why is #BirthdayGate still a thing? Most women over 25 don’t even want to acknowledge their birthdays.  Heather is dumbfounded because she said it privately to Tamra and Vicki and not in front of Lizzie. Tamra is accusing Heather of being a shit-stirrer. I am constantly amazed at how often Tamra accuses other people of things that she does ALL OF THE TIME!  Tamra is apparently hungover and more bitchy that usual so this whole hiking with monkeys thing should go well.

Shannon, Lizzie and Pam are all dressed appropriately for the outing while Heather is sticking to her chic black and white elegance wardrobe and the Vicki and Tamra are dressed for a shopping trip. Apparently, half the girls were told to dress for a hike and the other half were told to dress for a visit to a temple. Oh production, you scoundrels you. They are all hoping they don’t have to see any poverty, because poor people are so depressing and poorly dressed.

First, they arrive at a temple where they are immediately given beautiful batik fabrics to cover their asses. Vicki and Tamra proceed to denigrate the entire experience by just being themselves. I honestly can’t grasp how Tamra can’t see the beauty she was surrounded by. It’s kind of heartbreaking to think of someone going through life like that. Continue reading

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Real Housewives of Orange County Blogs: Shannon and Lizzie…

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So far this week, the only OC housewives to put up a blog are Shannon and Lizzie. Shannon seems like she really enjoyed her time with Vicki on the trip. I’m glad so far she is enjoying the trip and staying out of most of the conflicts. Lizzie on the other hand is absolutely furious with Tamra, both in real time and on the episode. Her blog was super long and sort of repetitive. But if you make it all the way to the end, there is a game for us to play!

Shannon’s blog highlights:

I never thought I would ever travel 25 hours to get to any destination! Life is full of surprises — welcome to Bali!

I always have a great time with Vicki, and the time flew by with my travel partner! When she and I saw the kayak on our first day at the beach, there was no question that we would take it out. We came across a small, unoccupied boat and I dared Vicki to climb onboard. Of course, she took the dare! As she was stepping into the boat, she lost her balance and we tipped over. My hat was drenched, the cocktails were spilled, and we couldn’t seem to climb back into the kayak. What you didn’t see was a local man swam up and helped us after 20 minutes of struggling! What a crazy fun morning!

That night, dinner was a little boring.  I was actually considering trying to push Vicki in the water to spice things up! I excused myself to use the restroom and scout out the water and when I returned, there was a lot of yelling going on between Lizzie and Tamra. For once, it was not something about me!

I told Vicki and Tamra that I would go up to their room and meet them when they left. As I was getting ready to go, Lizzie and Danielle apologized to me. I was a bit taken aback, but they said that they had misjudged me largely based on statements made by Tamra. I was floored when Lizzie told me Tamra had told everyone on the trip about the “confidential” email. After her apology, the last thing I thought she would do was betray me with others. I don’t understand why Tamra is saying such damaging and false statements about my character, and I want to get down to the bottom of it. 

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