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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.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on Bravo
12 Seasons, 196 Episodes - Currently Airing
March 21, 2006
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The Real Housewives of Orange County Full Episode Guide

  • A bus ride from hell draws to a close as the ladies' Ireland vacation concludes. A return to the O.C. finds the ladies dealing with fallout from their outing, and Tamra gets ready for her long-awaited fitness contest.

  • An Ireland vacation carries on with the women taking separate adventures. Meghan attempts to locate distant relations with Kelly, while the others go to a milk farm. Later, Kelly attempts to make amends with Tamra, but ire rises, leaving the crew in disarray.

  • The gals fly to Ireland to explore Meghan's heritage. They enter on a pub crawl, which leads to a sobering exchange between Tamra and Kelly, shoving Tamra over the edge. The ladies then attempt to recover with a traditional Irish "hooley" night.

  • Meghan honors the opening of her candle shop with a bash. Also, Vicki warns she will reveal a secret about Shannon; Meghan copes with the highs and lows of pregnancy; Heather hosts a posh book-release party; and Meghan suggests a vacation to Ireland.

The Real Housewives of Orange County News

Jim Bellino: Wife Alexis May Not Continue With 'Real Housewives Of OC'

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.

'Real Housewives of Orange County': Gretchen Rossi Rips on Tamra's 'Camera Balls'

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.

Another Awkward Real Housewives Moment (VIDEO). Is Tamra the next Sting?

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.

Over It: Is Bravo Finished With Housewives Spinoffs? Andy Cohen Says 'Yeah'

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.

Orange County Housewives Roofied in New York

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.

'Real Housewives of Orange County' Are Back Sans One Brunette. Where is Lynne?

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.

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