Last night was a big celebration of ten years of the Real Housewives of Orange County and the media photos released today are very interesting. The event took place as popular club, Boulevard3 in LA and fourteen housewives were in attendance : Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, Meghan King Edmonds and newest housewife Kelly Dodd; along with housewives from past seasons: Jeana Keough, Lauri Peterson, Jo De La Rosa, Tammy Knickerbocker, Lynne Curtin, Alexis Bellino, Peggy Tanous, Lydia McLaughlin and Lizzie Rovsek. Glaringingly absent? Gretchen Rossi. This seems interesting to me because she would walk ten miles across glass to be there. But if she was, she was not acknowledged in the press for the event and no photos of her at the press site.
Vicki Gulvason, it seems, wants you to know that you can’t have her Orange unless you pry it out of her cold, dead hands. The only other photo posted with an orange was one of Vicki, Jeanna Keough, Lauri Peterson and JoDe La Rosa, as a tribute to RHOOC season one. Vicki was by far the most photographed and has several photos with producers.
I barely remember Lynne Curtain, and that was mosty because of her daughters, and I am not sure I even watched Peggy Tanous and Tammy Knickerbocker’s season(s?), they are an interesting trio of women aging without a lot of physician interaction and dressing without stylists. Lauri Peterson was still wearing her wedding band. #OldSchoolRHOOC
Lizzie Rovsek, whom I love, seems to have over done her face, I barely recognize her. It could be that she has lost too much weight. Lydia McLaughlin, Alexis Bellino, and Jo De la Rosa all looked amazing.
I forgot to mention Tamra and Eddie were not there because they were off somewhere celebrating their 3rd anniversary. Oh and she hates Vicki again. That didn’t last long.
All of the current RHOOC cast was spackled and Spanxed and looked great. There was an odd sequence of photos that began with Kelly, Vicki, Meghan and Shannon, followed by on with the same group with a stern-faced Heather next to Shannon, followed by one with all of them smiling. It was as if Heather didn’t want to do it, or perhaps was late to the step and repeat because of something that irked her just before being photographed.
Speaking of Heather, it appears the first episode is hosted by Heather and Terry. Since they cannot film in their neighborhood, at least not the old one, anymore, the party is hosted on a large yacht. It is a very fancy sit down dinner on a boat. Vicki arrives with Jeana Keough who also looked great at the party. I’m sure she needed a tried and true friend to be her wing man for the first filming.
It seems clear why Vicki and Kelly glommed on to each other for season 11. From the looks of the stills I have seen, it seems like Kelly has a bit of a rocky entry. I think Heather, Tamra and Shannon are in charge of beating her in. While Meghan is firmly in that alliance, I think Kelly was brought on as “Meghan’s friend.” Things look very explosive in the opening episode entitled, When The Ship Hits The Fan.
It seems as though there may be a bit of a disagreement here and there with Vicki on the first episode Shannon is resolute in her Vicki hatred and Meghan will back her up. Heather and Tamra know better.
Heather has a one on one sit down scene with Vicki on the boat, an I imagine she smooths the waters for herself right away. Tamra, Heather and Vicki are seen chatting and smiling in what I presume is a later still from the scene.
RHOOC Season 11 premieres this Monday at 9pm