Bravo's original housewives franchise is back in full force, and the women of the O.C. are going to bring the drama without question. After saying she wouldn't be returning for this season,Alexis Bellino is back with a vengeance to confront her "bullies." I was convinced that she'd actually been fired, and was just saying she'd quit to save face. Even her husband Jim "the Chin" Bellino was vocal about how much he didn't want his wife onReal Housewives of Orange County.
Now that she's back, Alexis claims she didn't want her kids to think she succumbed to bullies. While I don't agree with how the ladies ganged up on Alexis last season, she needs to quit it with the bully talk. She's a woman who gets paid to be on a show that perpetuates drama. It irks me that Alexis keeps saying she was the victim of bullying because I think it takes away from people who are actually bullied. Let's be honest, Alexis loves being on television, plain and simple.
Brandi suffered the facial burns after seeking treatment for her melasma. She admitted, "I had my face & hands burned by a laser." "Doctor said he could get rid of my melasma :/ it was too hard for my skin. Still healing, its been depressing #skinobsessed."
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Kim Richards is quite a multi-faceted lady. In one breath, she calls out her cast members for poking their noses where they don't belong–literally. Seriously, she spends a page of her Bravo blog getting on Brandi Glanville smelling her pillow and then calling out its stench during the reunion. It was a pretty random conversation/cat fight, I'll give them that!
Of course, in the next breath, Kim pick, pick, picks at Yolanda Foster's behavior throughout the season, and even wonders if her memory loss from Lyme disease is nothing more than an excuse. She also calls out Yolanda for suggesting an builder learn English (which YoFo herself had to do) and for "lying" about that whole master cleanse situation. Suzanne Somers was involved, it was clearly a filming opportunity. I don't doubt that Yolanda invited Kim—and the rest of the cast!–to partake. Geez.
In her Bravo blog, Kim addresses pillow gate, and I have to admit, she does it with a pretty keen sense of humor.
Lisa Vanderpump has had a rough go of things as the first Housewife onDancing With The Stars. She's been plagued by harsh critiques over her wooden dancing and an inability to loosen up with her partner, Gleb Savchenko. Lisa is now having trouble keeping up with the physical pace of the show!
Lisa fainted during rehearsal last week citing an exhausting week with lots of travel and press responsibilities. "By the time Thursday rehearsals rolled around – let's just say I was exhausted and everything felt off," she writes in her People blog. "Gleb and I were rehearsing our cha cha and suddenly I just blacked out."
Lisa discovered she has a viral infection, along with exhaustion. "I am still fighting the bug and feeling under the weather but I am staying in the game as long as they say I can. And I will give it my best!"
Moving on, Kyle Richards has not had an easy season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She accused former friend Lisa of organizing a smear campaign against her at the reunion. She claims off-camera arguments with Lisa are the true cause of their break-up, although she wouldn't name the subject of those disagreements. Why are all Kyle's issues "off camera"? Isn't that convenient!
Even Lisa Vanderpump was annoying me because she kept stooping to certain people's levels and getting bitchy and bickery with them. I want Lisa to be the bigger person and I'm sure this season has gotten to her and all the nonsense as taken its toll, but hopefully she hasn't gotten too big for her britches as the fan favorite. I don't want to start hating her next season. Just stay away from those Bitchards – they bring out the worst in everyone!
Things resume with the Richards sisters launching some sort of verbal bouncy-seat, finger pointing, hair swishing assault on the eternally composed Yolanda Foster. Good lord when those two start swinging their hair like Sweet Valley High rejects I secretly hope they lasso each other and end up in a spinning tornado floating off into space. I'm not sure why the powers that be at Bravo haven't made this happen. The ratings would be huge.