I'm just going to put this out there – and y'all can slam me in the comments, freak out and call me biased, blow up my inbox with complaints, whatever - but taking a cue from the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County, I'm about to be a megabitch and I don't care. So here it is: I cannot stand Gretchen Rossi. Not for one. more. minute. It feels so good to get that off my chest!
I've often felt that all the Real Housewives, no matter how obnoxious and annoying have some redeeming benefits. For instance, I find Tamra Barney largely repulsive, but she's often funny and when she sets aside her jealousies, she can be a lot of fun.
Vicki Gunvalson is self-absorbed, neurotic, and annoying but she has a good heart underneath it all – we all know this – and she's never afraid to put her crazy out there to be judged and dissected, which I can respect. Alexis Bellino is dumb as a box of Dyeables shoes and equally as tacky, but she's also a nice woman who genuinely seems to care about her friends and family, plus she's always doing something goofball enough to laugh at.
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Of course, the buzz of the night was Tamra's treatment of co-star Alexis Bellino. Andy kicks off the show with a call for Tamra (also in the clubhouse tonight is Dr. V from L.A. Shrinks). The caller asks "Did you allow Alexis to come just so you could kick her out?" Tamra explains, "Absolutely not. No, [I let her come] because Vicki and I were trying to rekindle our friendship"
Tamra defends her actions at the party, "I don't feel I treated her poorly that day. I had to be honest with myself and with her. Last time I heard from her, she wanted to sue me. So, then she shows up to my party. So when I said 'I have to ask you why ARE you here?'. (Dr V interjects and says Tamra could've done that before the party) Tamra says "I didn't have that chance, I wanted to make Vicki happy."
Things have apparently worked out and Tamra recently showed off their redecorated home, which she turned from a "man cave" to a family space. A video of the tour is below!
Moving on,Alexis Bellino has definitely had some rough times on reality television. Viewers were surprised when she returned this season after initially quitting (getting fired?) due to contract issues. However she is ba-ack!
Describing this season as "Alexis with all the dead ends cut off!” in a new interview with All Things Real Housewives, Jesus Barbie dishes on where things stand with her co-stars and why she's a whole new girl this round!
In short, it's looking like we may be forced to sit through twoReal Housewives of Orange County wedding spectaculars. Unless they go the soap opera route and do a double wedding, which for my sanity I hope is the case.
Don't worry. The whole scenario was allegedly caught on film by Bravo's ever-present cameras, so you'll get to see the awkwardness and requisite emasculation in the comfort of your own living room. Before I catch any slack, I don't think that a woman proposing is emasculating…it's just so cringe-worthy to see how Gretchen usually treats Slade. Now that we've cleared up that potential miscommunication, let's get on to the good stuff!
On last night's episode of Real Housewives of Orange County we met new girl Lydia McLaughlin. Lydia's kinda like Rainbow Bright on acid, isn't she? She also sort of looks like a Bratz doll. She was bringing all my 1990's childhood cartoon flashbacks to life with her little squeakerton voice and her goofball expressions. Whatever – I fully expect her to go SheRah Princess of Power on these bitches before the season's over. Watch it blondies!
Things begin, oh where did they begin? With all the bad dye jobs and bad plastic surgery blurring together sometimes I lose track of where things even started. And speaking of plastic surgery things began with Vicki Gunvalson and Alexis Bellino. She and Vicki are BFF now since everyone hates their significant others and what better way is there to bond, I s'pose? I mean it worked for Alexis and Gretchen Rossi for two seasons, so Vicki picked up where Gretchen participated in a gang intervention. And girls who share plastic surgeons together, stay together!
"I think it is cool that Vicki [Gunvalson] went to say hello to Tamara [Barney] first, even though she sees and feels 'all this Ick' between them. I think that shows that she is, or is trying to be, the bigger person and move forward," Lydiapraises.
"I am happy that Tamra and Vicki eventually talk and move on. . .although, I’m still trying to figure out what Gretchen has to do with their friendship. What is this second grade and you can only have one best bud? Gretchen seems to be scared that there is only room for one friend in Tamara's life,and she wants it to be her." Yes, Lydia. That's exactly what it's like!