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
Say what you will about these two but they look fabulous on this episode of WWHL. Gretchen’s dress is stunning and it is part of Lily formerly of Shahs of Sunset’s line. Also while Gretchen and Slade are slimey and not that popular, they are not nearly as hateable as the Marcheses.
They play a montage of Tamra insulting Gretchen. Gretchen says that Tamra has lost all credibility with everyone including the viewers because she is the most lying, manipulating, conniving, narcissistic sociopath. She says she is a sociopath because she seems to have not concept that her behavior is wrong. She says all Tamra does is blame other people.
Why aren’t you married yet, what’s the hold up? There is not hold up, they are getting married on May 23.
Was the engagement an attempt to stay on OC Housewives? No, who would even do that? Continue reading
Tamra Judge can finally breathe easier now that her custody battle is almost over. A judge ruled yesterday that there was no evidence to suggest a change is needed to the current custody agreement between Tamra and her former husband Simon. Simon has been alleging that Tamra is a neglectful parent and the children’s basic needs are not being met. The judge did leave the door open for Simon to officially be granted full custody for their oldest daughter , Sidney, age 15. Sidney has lived with Simon since late last year. Sidney has anxiety from issues with schoolmates who taunt her about her mother’s behavior on the show, according to multiple sources. Sidney and Tamra have tried counseling with little success off and on over the last year. The mother and daughter have also had spats on social media. Simon has also allegedly leaked phone calls to the press where the mother and daughter can be heard engaged in conversations. In those calls Sidney would repeatedly say that they should discuss these matters in therapy with a mediator and Tamra would seem to escalate the drama. The judge will decide the permanent custody of Sidney in a hearing set for December. Continue reading
OMG! Heather Dubrow must be suicidal ! Shannon Beador gracefully accepted the title of Best Housewife of all time from E! Entertainment this week. Beating out all of the usual suspects in an amazing upset, Shannon is still in shock. Kenya Moore also came in very close to the top! This is pretty amazing given all the “twitter followers” some of the old timers have. It’s almost like they are not real followers at all!
When asked if Shannon discussed the contest with her cast mates at all she said she did speak with Vicki but is not speaking to all of her cast mates right now. Shannon says that she sometimes runs into Heather at the hair salon and she did some promotional work with Tamra over the summer and they were fine. She just needs some time. It seems clear that Shannon is going to return next season. Continue reading
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
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
I’m going to admit upfront, I’ve forgotten everything I ever knew about Alexis Bellino except that Tamra called her Jesus Jugs. Oh thank God David’s assistant whose name escapes me is filling us all in. It’s apparently their ten-year anniversary. It has to be done in a week. David also has his daughter’s first birthday party, Cielo. I hate that name by the way. It makes me think of CeeLo. It looks pretty on paper, but doesn’t sound right.
Alexis pretends to be shocked that David Tutera is in her house, despite being wired with a mike and camera crew all over her house. Did Alexis always talk this much? Alexis has ten ideas that don’t go together. Jim and Alexis are already fighting. My head hurts already. I have a 90 minute RHONJ episode to recap in less than two hours. I may not have time for this much drama.
Alexis and David are arguing at Michael Costello’s design studio. Alexis asked for a red dress but now has decided she wants plum which is good because when she walks out in the plum dress it is full of pins and tailoring cloth and she had clearly already been fitted for the dress several times. So no shocker, that will be her dress. Yet the charade continues. I think they just like making Alexis look stupid in ugly dresses. Alexis picks a white dress that she wants in red. David leaves to go take care of his kid’s birthday party because this staged scene is ridiculous. Continue reading
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
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
Observer2 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
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
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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