It's always odd to refer to reality TV as too much reality but last night's episode of Real Housewives of Orange County was like watching a high-gloss, ultraglam version of Intervention.
Vicki Gunvalson needs a serious wake-up call and unfortunately being called out on national television by her daughter and close friends wasn't enough to do it.
Here let me try to help: Vicki – BROOKS AYERS is a loser. He's using you. He's gross. No one likes him for a reason. Please dump him, get a restraining order, and then get thoroughly STD tested. Hey that's just my advice, but I think you should take it! I'm starting to think Brooks has some serious mega dirt on Vicki – is this a case of blackmail gone Stockholm Syndrome?
We reported a few months back that two properties Karent owns (she said they were failed income properties) were being foreclosed upon by their lending agents. Well unfortunately Karent was unable to save one of them!
Joining him will be Briana Culberson whose hubby Ryan is behind the recordings. Vicki apparently breaks down. In the wake of all the drama there is a lot of swirling information about whether or not Vicki and Brooks have broken up?
So everyone is pretending they like each other to head out to Arizona and celebrate Melissa Gorga's birthday at some spa retreat. Melissa isn't feeling too good – I think what Melissa is coming down with is a bad feeling of impending drama…
Before everyone packs up their sequin-sucking chuckalina bathing suits, Teresa Giudice is doing a cooking demo at the mall for the 85 & Older Club. I mean seriously, yeah spinach will probably save your life but you likely have to start eating it before you're eligible for AARP.
Kathy Wakile shows up to support whatever it is Teresa is doing with olive oil, bread, and loud rambling. I remain focused on her hair. It's literally a hair helmet (hairmet?) at this point, all plasticy and just perched there. I'm perplexed. So is Wallpaper; she's confused about how all of the sudden Teresa is absolved of her sins? Kathy tells her, 'It's not like a sponge, Tre, you can't just wipe it over the mess with some kitchen cleaner and have it be gone. This is like a big mess – like you need a hazmat team, but hey – let's go heal on another Vacations By Bravo. Free shit is free shit, right?!' Cannoli and Wine for the Jersey Woman's Soul by Kathy!
Remember that childhood expression that when you point a finger you have four more pointing back at you? Newly minted delusional hair care maven Teresa Giudice recently launched Milania Hair Care (and won an award for it!) and despite her own um… helmety plasticy looking locks she's now dispensing advice along with her shampoo!
Kenya was recently being evasive about whether or not she'd return to the show that reignited her career (and made her faux-booty the subject of much discussion) because she wanted way, way more money – she all but confirms her status when discussing the new lady!
"We've met someone named Mynique, but I wouldn't say officially if they were part of the show or not," Kenya said about reported new castmate Mynique Smith.
Despite the less than inspired decor sparsely populating her own mansion, Melissa Gorga is focusing on her own "Italian Style" home decor venture!
Basing the collection, which will be featured on Joss & Main's site in a special flash sale on her Italian-Renaissance inspired home, Melissa's " Home Italian Style" collection features furniture, upholstered pieces, rugs and accessories which represent her own personal tastes! Yikes.
"I want you to walk in and feel like our home is something you haven’t seen before," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star gushed. "I always strive to find pieces that are unique. I love the wow factor."