Oh Vicki Gunvalson – after eight or so seasons of Vicki annoying the piss out of us (see what I did there – cause Vicki peed her pants), she's getting counseling and emerged a wiser, more self-confident, and self-aware woman. And she's spreading her messages to the masses.
On last night's episode of Real Housewives of Orange County we entered an alternate universe of housewifery where Vicki was preaching about learning from mistakes, taking ownership, and in general being a happier person less concerned with what others think. Either Brooks' falsie-affirmations are working (the power of believing, yo!) or counseling is, but whatever – we'll take it. And I'll also take a Vicki G spinoff called The Love Tank Whisperer.
Vicki took her love tank restructuring seminar to Puerto Vallarta and invited Shannon Beador and her imploding marriage along. It takes a brave woman to take a disaster on vacation and still focus on the fun! Shannon and David are in a tailspin of dysfunction with Shannon digging in and clinging tightly to an evaporating David who is floating farther and farther out in the metaphorical sea.
On last week's episode of Real Housewives of Orange County an organic vodka courageous Shannon Beador took matters into her own hands to get to the bottom of some rumors concerning her marriage. Of course that meant barging into Heather Dubrow's house to demand answers and getting thrown out, but hey – a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
As most of Shannon's co-stars are sympathetic to reasons for needed answers, Lizzie Rovsek, who was mainly Team Heather during the episode suddenly understands Shannon's motives.
"For me, watching the episode brought me more clarity to Shannon’s situation regarding the email from her husband, David. During the time all this drama was going down I heard everyone’s side of the story, but was still confused as to what was really happening. I didn’t know exactly what went down," Lizzie admits.
Producers are reportedly trying to entice the ladies to appear as 'friends of the housewives' this season in hopes to return the show to its former glory. Despite producers claiming that Adrienne's extreme diva behavior during season 2 – including that she threatened legal action against the network and Brandi Glanville – only to ditch the reunion for fear of secrets being leaked, desperate times call for desperate measures!
Bravo has been having trouble with Real Housewives of New York for quite some time. They fired four ladies, hired three new ones and then waited over a year to air the sixth season. In between there was a slew of hiring and casting drama that included the Housewives going on strike!
Now ratings are low as viewers have seemingly lost interest in the Pinot and Commado show – or they forgot the show existed during the long hiatus. With that comes a rumor that Bravo is looking to do another sweeping recast and basically clear the deck once more.
Sexy chef Ben Robinson, drunki-fabulous Kat Heldand Eddie Lucas will all return, as we knew from the Summer By Bravo ads featuring Kat and Ben. At the helm of, Ohana, a new $10 million dollar private yacht is Captain Lee. Surprisingly Adrienne Gang, who butted heads with several crewmembers last season will not return. Rumor has it Adrienne, who helped create the show and cast the original season, was holding out for more money and Bravo wasn't willing to bite.
It's no surprise, however, that Sam Orme, who was dating one of the cameramen and seemed to detest the yachting life will not be returning for a sophomore voyage. Of course in their place will be all-new ready and willing crewmembers! Kate Chastain, brother-sister duo Kelley and AmyJohnson, Jennice Ontiveros, and Andrew Sturby will all be setting sail. It was reportedly Bravo's plan all along to mix new crew members in with the original bunch to keep the show from getting stale.
This season the crew will be running mega-buck private charters through Virgin Islands.
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With co-stars turning on each other left and right, and friends quickly becoming enemies, Vicki has stayed above the fray and for the most part out of the drama! After learning of Shannon Beador's marital issues, and that an extremely personal email between Shannon and her husband David became the subject of gossip, Vicki shares that her heart goes to Shannon – and that she is disappointed in both Heather Dubrow and Tamra Barney. Vicki, are you feeling OK?
"It was sad for me to see Shannon, who I care about so much, be in such a vulnerable and sad place in her life this episode," Vicki writes in her Bravo blog. "Shannon learned the hard way — that by sharing that intimate email with Tamra she had no idea what would happen from there."