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The Real Housewives of Orange County is a hit Bravo show that follows the lives of several wealthy women in Orange County, California. The show features five prominent, beautiful women who reside in luxury homes in Orange County. Cat fights, gossip, insults, plastic surgery and thrown drinks are common forms of footage for the reality show.
The women who have been featured on the hit show are not all housewives - some are no longer married and some have careers. Vicki Gunvalson leads the pack and is the only original cast mate left. She has been a continuous source of drama this year when she introduced her new beau to her group of housewives. Drama almost instantly flared up when Vicki's friend Gretchen Rossi accused the new guy in Vicki's life of being a "deadbeat dad" in a screaming match during a party. Gretchen Rossi later blamed the screaming fit for her loss of vocals when she debuted at a Pussycat Dolls' performance in Las Vegas. She settled back home in Orange County refusing to marry Slade, a man also accused of being a "deadbeat dad."
Tamra Barney is another current housewife whose major story line in the show this season was about her breasts. She visited a plastic surgeon and ultimately had a breast reduction. She also had a tattoo removed that was a symbol of a wedding ring for her ex-husband. Near the end of the season, Tamra became engaged to her new boyfriend, Eddie.
The cameras also follow Alexis Bellino - during and after the show. Alexis worked for a local television station for part of the season, aspiring to be a newscaster and feature story reporter. Alexis' husband did not always approve of her new found career and questioned whether Alexis should work when it was not financially necessary for the family. Heather DuBrow also criticized Alexis' talent as a feature story reporter. Heather DuBrow is the newest cast member and is married to an Orange County plastic surgeon. She has had a few acting gigs in the past.
Other members of the Orange County family are followed on this reality show, including friends, boyfriends and family members. Gossip, cat fights, plastic surgery, conversations about money and criticisms of and between cast mates continue to be the leading story lines in the continuing drama that has led to years of success and a new franchise of television series.
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Shannon's 1970s-theme party is low-lighted by a hot disagreement about a rumor-filled past. Also: Vicki shuffles work, babysitting responsibilities, helping Briana and partying; Heather approaches Terry about his parenting; and Meghan looks for encouragement during her IVF treatments.
Kelly's beach party moves inside as Vicki and Shannon have a chilling showdown. Also, Meghan gets closer to beginning a family; Briana ends up in the hospital with a medical emergency; and Shannon makes a tough choice about Vicki.
Vicki's daughter returns, but the homecoming doesn't live up to Vicki's expectations. Also, Meghan starts IVF shots and faces her anxiety of needles in the process; and Kelly throws a beach bash, where Vicki and Tamra try to resolve their problems.
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Jim Bellino admits he doesn't "wear the pants" in his relationship. Apparently, he does have his legs at least far enough into them to bid Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County" adieu. He also claims his wife, Alexis, isn't exactly far out of step, either.
If Tamra Barney wants to be the star of "Real Housewives Orange County," Gretchen Rossi is fine with taking a backseat. “That means she's a train wreck, so I'm totally OK with that,” Rossi told Naughty But Nice. Rossi says that Real Housewives co-star has a big pair of “camera balls,” which, according to Rossi, means that Barney plays to drama for ratings.
How awkward is this? Real Housewives’ Tamra Barney loves to talk about how she and new boy toy Eddie get it on – all the time. Vick Gunvalsoni, having recently filed for divorced after 17-years of marriage, is beyond uncomfortable hearing about it. And like a deer caught in gated-community headlights, we get to watch the whole round of weird confession and reaction.
With seven different versions of the show and a gazallion cities to reach, Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise could have swept the nation. Bravo’s Andy Cohen told OK! That won’t be happening. Miami might be the last stop. “I really feel like we’re done,” Andy said. “Yeah.” As recently confirmed by the network, a casting call notice on Craig's List that went out for what seemed to be a "Real Housewives of San Francisco" was a hoax.
What is more shocking? That “Real Housewives of Orange County” stars Tamra Barney and Peggy Tanous were given roofies during a night out in the Big Apple. Or… That the women took drinks from a “fan of the show” in the first place? It’s not like they were in need of a free drink, seeing that they are paid to be on a show because they are women living the glamorous lifestyles of the rich and not-so-famous.
In the explosive (and very blonde) season premiere of "Real Housewives of Orange County," a brunette was missing. Jewelry designer Lynne Curtin, who was last seen by fans being booted out of her home, will not be returning to the current season. Neither Bravo nor Lynn have revealed why she also got the boot on RHOCC. Curtin has typically been outspoken (although in a hazy sort of way) regarding her life, which included showcasing her experiences with plastic surgery, eviction, and parenting moves that included underage drinking on camera.