Okay, here's a total honesty moment: I love blogging about reality stars because it makes me so appreciative of my wonderful family and amazing friends. I'm very thankful that I don't need a make-up line or a self-tanning package to be relevant. The truth is, I'll never be relevant like that, and I'm fine with that. However, there are some stories that make want to curl up in a ball and rock quietly in a corner. This is one of those.
I'll cut right to the chase. It's a what the bleep moment for sure. Real Housewives of Orange County'sGretchen Rossi is now designing for Rolls Royce. Now, I'm not jealous that Gretchen is teaming with the luxury car brand–I'm quite happy with my paid off Acura from another decade–but I'm really disappointed in Rolls Royce. She's getting her own Rolls Royce Edition. What is the world coming to, I implore you, what is the world coming to? Shouldn't those perks be set aside for the George Clooneys and Dame Helen Mirrens of the world? Apocalypse, I am ready for you.
The children of Real Housewives are often more interesting (and scandalous) than the Housewives themselves, unfortunately!
Remember former Real Housewives of Orange County star Tammy Knickerbocker whose husband passed away leaving her with two teenaged daughters and a bikini-promoted water business?
Well her daughter Lindsey Knickerbocker was arrested in December for a DUI that belongs on Cops! TMZ discovered that the now 23-year-old Lindsey went on a drunken rage and punched a police officer after crashing into several parked cars while attempting to drive.
Alexis, husband Jim Bellino and a group of her friends headed out for dinner at Andrea’s, the new hotspot inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. After dinner they hit up Surrender Nightclub where Alexis was surprised with a birthday cake. Alexis and company celebrated and danced to French house DJ/producer Cedric Gervais who launched his new monthly Vegas show-themed party “Le Show.” Alexis and Jim must really love it at the Wynn. It seems to be their go-to place in Vegas!
Before the festivities kicked off, Alexis shared, "Taking a bubble bath b4 a night on the town with 14 of my dearest friends! I love birthdays!!!! The only time I feel I can pamper myself…"
Jim gave Alexis some new bling for her bday. She gushed on Twitter, "Happy 36th birthday to me! A GORGEOUS eternity band from my wonderful husband! Yeeeee! Thank you jimmy!"
Casualty of wealth and privilege! While on a winter ski vacation just before New Year's,Vicki Gunvalson had one of her classic klutz moments and took a tumble. Poor Vicki ended up hurting her neck in the process.
In all seriousness the Real Housewives of Orange County star had quite the harrowing experience. TMZ reports she went barreling down a ski slope in Park City, UT after snowboarder abruptly cut her off. Vicki fell face first into the snow and got a serious case of whiplash in the process!
No! Bad, Vicki Gunvalson, bad! Time. OUT! According to twitter, facebook, and the gossiping mouth of Dr. Terry Dubrow, Vicki spent her New Year's holiday cozying up to ultimate loserBrooks Ayers. Is there a Hallmark for 'I'm so sorry I embarrassed you on TV and ruined your reputation by being a deadbeat loser, but I really, really need to borrow your car so can we get back together?' Guess so!
The Real Housewives of Orange County star who recently said she broke up with Brooks is either having second thoughts (NO!) or perhaps they're still friends – possibly friend with benefits (retch!).
“In Deer Valley for New Year’s Eve. It is going to be an amazing dinner and dancing with great people. Football with Heather [Dubrow] tomorrow. Everyone please be safe tonight and do not drink and drive! HAPPY NEW YEAR!” Vicki wrote on Facebook. Well one part of that equation was conveniently left out – the part where Brooks was included in their couples party of four!
You know you've made it big in the reality television world when we're still talking about you long after you got the boot from your Bravo gig…or in one lady's case when her whole city's series got the ax.
Tamra Barney is another Real Housewife who has made her dream a reality. Tamra shared way back that she planned to open a gym – C.U.T. Fitness OC – and I'm not so sure we all believed it was going to happen. You know how those Housewives love to dream up future projects that never come to fruition. I'm still waiting for NeNe Leakes' Miss Moscato to hit the shelves.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star is showing off the progress of her new fitness club, still called C.U.T. Fitness OC, and it's nearly ready to open! We'll most likely see the grand opening on an episode of RHOC since they're currently filming and the Bravo cameras were there for the public preview. It looks like her plan is to be open on January 3rd.
Take a look at the gallery below to see how far along Tamra's gym is coming!
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