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With Real Housewives of Orange County filming for its 7th and hopefully final season, the housewives and house losers partners are out in full-force to promote their claim to fame! In a new interview with OC Weekly, notorious duo, Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley talk their newest ventures, where Slade is getting money to pay for child support, and what you might catch a glimpse of in the upcoming season!

The anything for a buck couple’s newest project is the comedy show Keeping It Reality at the Irvine Improv. Slade describes the show as a “variety show.” “We have some very funny and successful comedians attached to the show,” Slade details. As for their role in making the audience laugh, “it’s really a little bit of Gretchen hosting and me doing some storytelling and poking fun at what our reality has become because of our association with the Housewives.”

Slade also reveals that his son, Grayson was recently on an episode of Glee! “He was on the episode when they went to the children’s hospital and played songs for the cancer kids. My son was the one who walked up and high-fived Matt Morrison!” And now Gretchen is jelly cause she wants to be on Glee, too!

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The classy duo also take some time to slam their costar Tamra Barney by insinuating her beau is — coughs — batting for the other team, while also taking some shots at Slade’s ex Jo De La Rosa! Below are excerpts from their interview:

We love to see drama stirred and you just started filming so, how is the new season going so far?

Gretchen: It’s going good so far! We’ve got a lot to tell this season and I’ve got a lot on my plate. But, I’m really excited and I think the audience is really going to enjoy my stories and watching me continuously grow my brand Gretchen Christine. I’m also doing some stuff for the Pussycat Dolls and of course, the Irvine Improv which we are very excited about.

Any chance of a spin off show?

Gretchen: Yeah we keep trying to get fired but it doesn’t work! Here’s the thing, we are so grateful that Bravo has given this opportunity because it’s been so great and so fun to be able to accomplish everything we have. Sometimes though, I sit and cry at the editing. On another side, it would be awesome and an honor if they wanted to do a spin-off with Slade and I because I agree with you, we have a lot going on and we have a lot of stories to tell! However in the same breath, it’s very difficult to carry your own show and it’s not something I’m holding my breath for. But if it’s right, I think the audience will really be the ones who decide that for the network.

Slade: You know how that happened? I was offered the Bachelor, and after I ended my relationship with Jo I was still under contract. Bravo said they were going to pen a show for me sort of like a “real bachelorette of Los Angeles” with me helping her. It didn’t really blow people out of the water here but the show was such a huge hit in Europe! They are still so fanatical about that show, I just don’t get it. It’s like me and David Hasselhoff.

Any chance of a Gretchen/Jo collaboration?

Gretchen: [Laughs.] Yeah, that would be a big no.

Slade: You know Jo [De La Rosa] is very happy now bartending and singing karaoke. You know, Jo has a great voice but you have to be willing to do the work. I mean there are plenty of amazing artists who are not really good (Rihanna) I am not mentioning any names, but they have great fans and they can’t sing in public (Taylor Swift). I’m not saying that they haven’t gotten better but sometimes, they are horrific (Britney Spears). You can’t rely on being cute and being able to shake your ass, you’ve gotta put in work!

I was so repulsed with the Tamra [Barney] bathtub scene last season, did you guys almost throw-up as well?

Gretchen: Oh gosh that was bad.

Slade: You know why it’s so difficult for Eddie [Judge] is because he had to go to the heterosexual side of the fence. It was just really weird.

Classy. You know, I’m beginning to think Tamra’s claims that Gretchen is obsessed with her hold some water…

In addition to all the other exciting projects Gretchen has in the works, she is also also working on a new single, “Revelation” which was inspired by Grayson’s health struggles. As for an album… she’s not sure if “that’s the direction that I am necessarily shooting for right now.”

And she sure is desperately trying to push this comedy thing! While appearing The Playboy Morning Show with Slade; Gretchen gave us a sample of what an album might include – an ode to Slade’s magic penis. Yes – the folks that just made fun of Tamra’s bathtub scene, just debuted a little tune where they evoke people to “get your hands” on a magic schlong. Vomit, much?

Gretchen claims she wrote this gem while “sleeping on Ambien.” If you dare, a little sampling of the Grammy contender is below! But seriously – don’t dare.

Photo credit: WENN

Thoughts on Gretchen and Slade’s Interview? And their latest comedy show? Would you watch a Gretchen and Slade Spin-Off? Are you excited about the new season of RHOC?

Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson is dealing with the end of her 17-year-marriage in a very unique way!

The 49-year-old mom of two reveals to In Touch Weekly magazine that she spent over $7,500 to get herself a divorce plastic surgery makeover! Who knew there was such a thing?

Vicki, who reveals she “spent many nights crying” after filing for divorce from Donn Gunvalson, is now at peace with her decision especially after falling for her new younger beau, Brooks Ayers.

Vicki tells the mag she now has a new lease on life. “I want to have it all!” she states. And what better way to have it all than with a full body makeover. Vicki turned to plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Pozner who performed a “Divorce Do-over” on her. “She just wanted a little pick-me-up,” says the Boca Raton, Fla. based doctor.

So what exactly did Vicki do to her body? For starters, she spent $5,700 to get Botox, lasers and fillers on her face. Dr. Pozner rejuvenated Vicki’s face with lasers, injected Botox between her brows, and added fillers to her cheeks, jawline and lips to add volume.

“It hurt, but facials didn’t work and this did,” says Vicki who struggled with painful cystic acne for years. She confesses she was “insecure” about her skin.

As for her body, which she admits has caused her many years of insecurity, Vicki who states she fluctuates between a size 6 and a size 8 confesses: “I feel like I look big compared to everyone else on the show.”

So right before taping began on the seventh season of the RHOC, Dr. Pozner slimmed Vicki’s thighs using a body sculpting technique which freezes fat cells, and treated the cellulite in her mid-section with a contour machine.

Vicki reveals she is more than pleased with the results! “Some doctors do too much and you look like a dead Barbie doll. I didn’t want to look plastic.” She adds: “There’s life after divorce. I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time!”

Does Vicki look better with her face and body overhaul? We’ll let you be the judge! More after photos of Vicki below!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON VICKI’S DIVORCE PLASTIC SURGERY MAKEOVER? DOES SHE LOOK BETTER? DID SHE NEED IT?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE MORE AFTER PHOTOS OF VICKI!

Peggy Tanous will not appear on the upcoming season of the Real Housewives of Orange County.

Vicki Gunvalson revealed the surprising news over the weekend during the Bravo Housewives tour in Atlantic City as she confirmed filming had indeed began on the seventh season of the Bravo hit show.

When asked if there were any changes with the cast, Vicki stated: “Peggy’s (Tanous) not going to be joining us this year so we have a new cast member–you have to watch what happens with her. I just met her a couple of times so I think it’s going to be ok.”

Wowzers! This also confirms what we’d been hearing which is that Alexis Bellino will be returning for the new season.

The news of Peggy’s departure is a bit shocking as she confirmed her return on her twitter page almost a month ago. After a fan asked her if she was kicked off the show in early September, Peggy replied, “Of course not. Start filming next week!!! Thanks for your support!”

Apparently Bravo had a change of heart.

Peggy has yet to comment on her likely firing though she did post this interesting quote on her facebook page days ago: “Good thought for a Sunday! “Rejection is God’s protection!” Love this quote thanks to my beautiful friend Annette years ago!”

Photo by: Casey Rodgers/Bravo

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON PEGGY’S DEPARTURE? WILL YOU MISS HER ON THE SHOW?

UPDATE – Peggy has confirmed her departure. She claims she decided to leave the show on her own after doing some “soul searching”. Below is her statement via her facebook page -

“Hello Everyone, Many of you have been asking about season 7 and if I am returning. After months of negotiation and soul searching, I have declined their offer to return to the show. I just felt in my heart that being around the negative energy of certain cast members, being forced to have “dramatic” confrontations and the time it would take me away from my family was just not a healthy path for me. I loved being a part of the Bravo family and do look forward to any new endeavors this may bring. I already have several opportunities to host upcoming TV shows that will empower woman, as well as my husband and I are about to launch our own wine. Who knows, perhaps if many of you want to continue to follow me and my family’s lives, then a new show can be created! One of “real” family fun, natural life drama, holistic living, life lessons and experiences. thank you all so much for your love and support!”

After a couple of boob jobs, Real Housewives of Orange County‘s self-proclaimed hottest housewife, Tamra Barney is now complaining that her boobs are too big! Um… seriously? This is news?

Tamra, 43, gave an exclusive interview to Star, in which she told the mag she is getting her implants removed! “Big boobs make you look so much heavier when you’re a small girl. I’m 112 lbs., and I have these D boobs popping out. It’s a stripper look, and I don’t want that!”

Wait – did I read that correctly? She no longer wants the stripper look? Well, any possible way Tamra is wiling to class it up, I support! Although, I think she’s going to have to change her behavior as well…

“I’ve already had one reduction,” Tamra continues. “I’m actually planning on having my implants removed.” Of course this is all ex? estranged? husband, Simon Barney’s fault, because he wanted her to have the implants! “His comment was: ‘I don’t want mosquito bites!’ “ she reveals.

Tamra concedes that her new boyfriend – love of her life and hot boy-toy, Eddie Judge – also likes her large bust, but he supports her decision! “I’m at the time in my life where I really don’t care what a man thinks,” Tamra clarifies. “I’m doing this for myself. And ultimately, what makes me happy makes Eddie happy too!”

Well, ummm… best of luck to Tamra and her newest surgical procedure. Here’s guessing we’ll be following the storyline in the upcoming season of RHOC!

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Thoughts on Tamra’s intentions to make herself look a little more classy? Do you care about Tamra’s cup size?

Another day, another bench arrest warrant issued for Gretchen Rossi.

For the second time in two years, a judge has ordered a bench warrant for the arrest of the Real Housewives of Orange County star. And of course, it all has to do with her ex Jay Photoglou.

Gretchen and Jay continue to be locked in a nasty legal battle over claims of libel, defamation, and slander. After Gretchen failed to make a court appearance on Thursday (she was busy hosting a promotional event in Las Vegas), a judge issued the warrant for her arrest and set her bail at $2,500, reports RadarOnline.

Luckily for Gretchen, the judge gave her until September 15 to show up to court or risk being arrested. It’s likely this latest missed court appearance has to do with the $40,000 Gretchen was ordered to fork over to Jay for his legal fees earlier this year. No word yet on whether or not Gretchen has made that payment.

Perhaps viewers will get to see Gretchen’s legal drama play out on TV as filming has officially began on the 7th season of the RHOC!

We reported last week that old-heads veterans Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson had signed on, and today we can now report Peggy Tanous will also be returning. Peggy confirmed the news via her twitter page after a fan asked her if she was kicked off. She replied, “Of course not. Start filming next week!!! Thanks for your support!”

On Tuesday, Tamra then tweeted, “First day of filming tomorrow….Let the games begin.” None of the other housewives have confirmed their return, but with Peggy’s return, it’s likely Alexis Bellino might also be returning.

And finally, despite all the controversy, it appears Vicki and her beau Brooks Ayers are still going strong. In fact Vicki tweeted days ago that she had just left Brook’s home state of Mississippi. “Heading home to southern California after having a great weekend in MS. and TN. I love my “Southern people”.” tweeted Vicki.

Brooks then tweeted to Vicki: “We both are very happy and feel like we have finally got it “right”.. Have a great day!” This led some to speculate whether the couple might have gotten engaged or tied the knot, which Vicki denied. She tweeted, “Nope.. No marriage.. Just really happy!”

Brooks also assured a fan that all is well between the two. “We have an amazing relationship! I can assure you that what we have,most people want. We both are glad that we didn’t settle!” he wrote. Safe to assume Vicki’s new romance will be part of her storyline for the new season. Below is a recent photo of the two together.

Photo credit: WENN

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST?

UPDATE – Gretchen’s publicist released the following statement which pretty much confirms what was originally reported -

“After Photoglou’s previous attorney’s dropped him last month, Jay and his new attorney set a conference date intentionally on a day they knew Gretchen would be out of town on an appearance. Gretchen’s attorneys appeared on her behalf and the judge rescheduled the conference. A bench warrant is a standard part of the paper work. It is not an active warrant and only becomes active if one of the parties fails to appear on the new date. “

Ready or not, the first ladies of Bravo are gearing up to return for an all new season! Vicki Gunvalson confirmed yesterday that the Real Housewives of Orange County season 7 will begin filming soon!

“It’s “Go Time” for season 7. Tamra and I are now locked in. Hoping to have our best season yet! Pray for us….. Woo hoo,” tweeted Vicki Sunday night.

As of the moment, none of the other housewives have yet to confirm their return though it’s safe to assume fan favorite Gretchen Rossi will be returning. Alexis Bellino’s return is however very questionable as her husband Jim Bellino has made it crystal clear he no longer wants to film, due to what he considers to be a negative portrayal by Bravo. Perhaps Alexis’ feud with newbie Peggy Tanous will be enough to keep her on.

As for what we can expect from the ladies, there seems to be never-ending drama when it comes to these women. Vicki’s drama with her new beau has been widely reported, and in fact Tamra Barney just tweeted hours ago that her estranged husband Simon Barney refuses to sign the divorce papers.

“What does it mean when your ex finds every stupid reason in the world to NOT sign the divorce papers…..so annoying!” wrote Tamra.

Meanwhile, Gretchen also tweeted that she spent part of the weekend visiting the kids of her deceased fiance Jeff Beitzel. Gretchen wrote, “Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’m in Detroit visiting Jeff’s kids! They are such strong, smart kids and I admire them so much for everything they have endured at such a young age. Missing Jeff so much today as we all sat at dinner and reminisced about him.”

With filming on the RHOC slated to begin any day now, it’s likely the new season will debut very early next year on Bravo.

TELL US – YOU EXCITED ABOUT VICKI & TAMRA’S RETURN? DO YOU WANT ALEXIS TO RETURN? THOUGHTS ON TAMRA & GRETCHEN’S TWEETS?

Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino is suing mad after In Touch Weekly magazine branded her as being broke and “bankrupt” on the cover of a recent issue (the cover is posted below). She’s not broke?

TMZ reports that inside the mag, the article read, “Bankrupt! Evicted! Foreclosed! Housewives Are Going Broke.” The article continued, “After selling off her home at a fraction of its cost to avoid foreclosure, Alexis Bellino still refuses to admit she and her husband … have money troubles.”

Well Alexis didn’t take too kindly to the cover story as she had her lawyer fire off a nasty cease and desist letter to the mag days ago, demanding In Touch retract its “patent, malicious, and libelous comments.”

The ‘sis and desis’ letter (hi Tamra!) claims Alexis is “in great financial health” and if In Touch doesn’t retract its comments, she plans to sue. TMZ adds that In Touch has yet to respond to the letter.

A bit odd that Alexis would threaten to sue when she did appear to have some financial issues last year. Her home with hubby Jim Bellino was indeed facing foreclosure until the bank decided to cancel the scheduled auction earlier this year.

And while they did not file a personal bankruptcy, Jim did file Chapter 11 bankruptcy for one of his businesses. But apparently all is well and there are no financial troubles. Must say these two are starting to remind me of another Bravo Housewives couple who shall remain nameless, from the way the husband treats his wife right down to the part about threatening to sue media outlets for reporting about their finances.

TELL US – DO YOU THINK ALEXIS IS REALLY BEHIND THIS OR JIM? DOES SHE HAVE A CASE?

Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi is opening up about her relationship with boyfriend Slade Smiley in a new interview!

Despite the very negative publicity surrounding her beau of over 2-years (rightfully so as Slade reportedly owes over $160,000 in back child support), it appears Gretchen is dickmatized still standing by her man and even thinking about having kids with him in the future.

First Gretchen, 33, praises Slade for being a good business partner and helping her with her handbag line. “I’m just so blessed to have such a great partner. He helps me with everything. He supports me with everything, so that makes a big difference,” said Gretchen to HollyScoop.

Gretch however admits like any other long-term relationship, the two do have their ups and downs. “We have our fights,” she admits. “We have our moments as we’ve all seen on TV, but overall we just love each other and we feel really blessed.”

Though the couple is yet to be engaged, despite the rumors, Gretchen reveals she still has babies on the brain… with Slade… who owes over 160K in child support. “I’m very excited to have kids one day with him. I’m looking forward to all that,” she said though adding “I’m in no hurry.”

“I’m loving life right now. I’m in a great place. I’m building my companies and my career. I’m loving every second of it,” added Gretch.

Meanwhile Bravo announced last week that it has officially renewed the Real Housewives of OC for a seventh season. No word yet on which cast members will be returning or getting the axe.

And finally Vicki Gunvalson gave a new interview during which she talked about love and her comments has us wondering if she might have ended things with her boyfriend Brooks Ayers, who was exposed as being a dead beat dad.

When asked what advice she would give to people who look up to her, Vicki answered “I believe in love, um, I’m all about love. But I believe that you have to be smart in love. If your gut tells you something, listen to your gut…”

Vicki also gave financial advice to women in regards to living the “Housewives” lifestyle. “I do believe that a lot of these girls feel entitled to their men taking care of them or feel entitled to a privileged lifestyle. And my voice to them is, “stop it!” Take control … know what’s going on in your home,” said Vicki. “I mean prior to Tamara (Barney) getting divorced, she didn’t know what Simon (Barney) made. She never had her name on an account … she was never entitled to write a check out of their joint check book. That’s wrong and she got hurt because of that,” she added.

And below is a new bikini photo of Vicki which she posted on her facebook over the weekend!

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON VICKI’S COMMENTS, & GRETCHEN WANTING TO HAVE KIDS WITH SLADE? NOT SMART OR STUPID?

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