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Are y’all ready?! Real Housewives of Orange County premieres next week and the four blondes and one poor brunette are about to start arguing – Coto-style!

Tamra Barney, a four season veteran of the reality show, is talking about what viewers can expect besides plastic surgery, bickering, and tanning!

Discussing her newly repaired relationship with former nemesis Gretchen Rossi, Tamra admits the show encouraged them to keep the drama high! “Well, as you know, there was a lot of outside input that led to our bad relationship. Then it just escalated,” Tamra explains to The B Plot.”It got to the point where we were verbally attacking each other for the sake of the show.”

“It just felt time to build a bridge and get over it. In the process of doing that, we’ve realized that we really like each other and we get along really well. We’ve become extremely close through this adventure.”

Surprisingly boyfriends Slade Smiley and Eddie Judge have also buddied up and have bonded over bicycles! “They’ve become pretty close. They both cycle, so they ride on the weekends. The four of us go out on weekends, so it’s nice.”

Tamra has also connected with new Housewife Heather Dubrow, whom she describes as “too nice.” “I liked Heather the minute I met her,” Tamra shares. “I worried, however, that she wasn’t going to fit in with the group. I mean, she’s so nice, classy and elegant. We don’t run like that on the show we don’t run like that. Haha. I honestly thought she would run from us. ”

Tamra is excited about what viewers will see of her life this season and she promises no more porno-moments! “Eddie got very camera shy after that,” she says referring to the infamous bathtub bare-all. “There will be no more steamy scenes.” #thankyoulord.

“You see a lot of me finalizing my divorce and figuring out how to put my life back in order. Even though I don’t film with my kids, I talk about them also so people will see me try to raise three kids who have a difficult time with the divorce,” Tamra reveals. “I also start several new business, which includes a fitness studio and a wine of the month club.”

When asked about the stress of embarrassing herself on a reality show, Tamra confessed she turns to alcohol to cope. Oh, dear… “I drink a lot. Haha,” she jokes. “I think for me, I just try not to take it too seriously. I know that I say things that piss the girls off and they say things that piss me off, so I’ll be mad for an hour and then I’m over it. You have to be that way, or you’d go crazy.”

Viewers will also see Vicki Gunvalson going through her divorce from Donn Gunvalson, whom she was married to for close to twenty years! Speaking to the Chicago Sun Times, Vicki talks about her history with Donn and her experiences this season! “I never would have guessed it — that our marriage wouldn’t make it — when we started this seven years ago,” Vicki confesses.

Vicki and Donn met when they were both working at a hardware store, of all places. “He got a job with Home Depot, and they moved us out here [to California],” she describes. “We had no intentions of being on a TV show. It just sort of happened.” Surprisingly, Vicki admits the show contributed to her marital issues, blaming the time commitments and pressure for driving the couple apart. Vicki did not mention Donn’s recent cancer diagnosis though she tweeted about it days ago.

Vicki also claims this season has been a positive one for her and she is excited to have people meet her new deadbeat man Brooks Ayers. “This season, I’m in a much better place,” she says. “I’m becoming the person I feel like I was always meant to be.”

Regardless of their issues, all the ladies promise the drama is still at a maximum. “No matter where you put cameras, there’s going to be drama,” Vicki assures us. “It doesn’t really matter what state you’re in. I think we’ve proven it with this franchise.”

Surprisingly, Jeana Keough and Peggy Tanous will also be back for a couple episodes. “Jeana does come back, we pick up where we left off,” Tamra hints.

Vicki also posted a picture of herself with Jerry Springer on Facebook. I wonder if he will be hosting the next reunion! We could only hope…

Real Housewives Of Orange County premieres February 7th at 9/10c on Bravo.

ARE YOU BUYING THIS FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN GRETCHEN AND TAMRA? SHOULD GRETCHEN TRUST HER? DO YOU THINK VICKI AND TAMRA ARE STILL FRIENDS?

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Fans of Real Housewives of Orange County always sympathized with OG housewife Vicki Gunvalson‘s long-suffering husband, Donn Gunvalson, whom she filed for divorce from in October 2010. Here’s another reason to feel bad for the former househusband, according to his stepson Michael Wolfsmith, he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

In a print-only interview with the National Enquirer, Michael, 26, says this is another in a series of “weird” events that hit the Gunvalson household: “It has sort of been weird around here for the past year or so. Donn has been very sick, Briana eloped to Las Vegas last fall, and my mom is dealing with a lot of different emotions. It’s a very stressful time right now in the Gunvalson household.”

Vicki was the one to break the news. Michael says, “My mom was upset when she told us. Since they are divorcing, we don’t see Donn as much as we used to. But we still care about him and are pulling for him.”

Vicki, 49, filed for divorce from Donn, 58, back in 2010 after 16 years of marriage. Vicki has since moved on and has been dating Brooks Ayers, a fellow who also happens to have child support issues, much like the ones she reamed Slade Smiley on about last season, for almost a year.

Her divorce is not yet finalized, and per the Enquirer report, things are getting down and dirty in their divorce proceedings. “Donn even hired a forensic accountant to determine the value of Vicki’s company, Coto Insuraance & Financial Services,” said a source.

But not to worry, another Enquirer source says, “Even though they are no longer together, Vicki is Donn’s biggest supporter. She’s praying for his complete recovery.”

Well wishes to Donn.

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UPDATE – Vicki just tweeted: Thank you everyone for your well wishes for Donn. He is doing very good considering his diagnosis. PSA levels have dropped to almost normal.” Great to know Donn is doing better!

After six seasons (and one on the way) of seeing their enhanced, tanned, Botoxed faces you would think we know all there is to know about the Real Housewives of Orange County. Apparently not! I guess they have gotten a newbie or two…

E! News recently did a little sit down with the first ladies of Bravo to dish about the show as the gals gear up for the new season, and they are giving us some new dirt on what’s to come.

First up, the ladies talk new arrival Heather Dubrow. They weren’t readily accepting of her entry into the club! “When I first met her I actually thought she was a little pretentious. I actually used the exact words that ‘I think she had a stick up her ass,’” Gretchen Rossi confesses.

“I was a little bit worried that she wasn’t going to fit in with the group, because she was so nice, so classy and yet so elegant. And with the girls on the show, we don’t always roll like that,” Tamra Barney laughs. Can I just say that is the most obvious statement that has ever come out of Bathtub Porn Tamra’s mouth!

PHOTOS – VICKI GUNVALSON GETS PLASTIC SURGERY DIVORCE MAKEOVER!

Heather admits things got off to a rocky start with some of the ladies, “I would say out of everyone Alexis [Bellino] and I have had some friction, [but] I was pleasantly surprised how well we all got along.”

Gretchen also warns us that some serious tension arrives between her and matriarch Vicki Gunvalson over their mens’ respective child support issues. If you recall, it came out last year that Vicki’s new beau, Brooks Ayers, also had his own child support issues. In fact, he was once arrested for failure to pay over $40,000 in child support.

“Vicki had a lot to say about Slade [Smiley] and about his child support issues… I just feel like she was being a hypocrite — [her new boyfriend] had a similar situation as Slade yet she was still very judgmental towards Slade.” Yes, this show has TWO men with child support drama.

Speaking of Vicki’s man dramas, this season will tackle Vicki and Donn Gunvalson‘s impending divorce. “I don’t know if the show had anything to do with the collapse of [Vicki's] marriage,” Tamra reveals, “I know that it puts strain on your relationship, no doubt.”

“If the relationship is struggling, I think that the cameras might hone in on issues that you already have. The cameras don’t lie,” Gretchen added.

Oh, in case you hadn’t noticed, Tamra and Gretchen are doing this interview together, and there have been no reported screaming matches. The two have officially patched things up and now consider each other friends. Finally — after three seasons of petulance. “I knew that the only way to move forward was just to forgive and ask for forgiveness. It has become a very true and authentic friendship,” Gretchen shares.

“It was time to build a bridge and get over it. In the process of doing that we realized we really like each other,” Tamra readily admits. Good for you girls, bring the fun back!

The ladies also talked their best beauty tips and sum it up thusly as — GTD. Gym, Tan, Doctor. Speaking of doctor, Tamra discussed her recent downsizing. The mama of four, who will be shown getting the procedure done during the season finally wanted a classier look. Hopefully her behavior will follow suit!

“It’s been one of the best things I have ever done in my life,” Tamra gushes. “I feel a lot more confident without my implants. [With my implants] I felt like [my chest] was the first thing everybody looked at.” Tamra, who is 5’4, was previously sporting 34 DD’s. Eeks.

ARE YOU SURPRISED OR RELIEVED TAMRA AND GRETCHEN ARE FINALLY FRIENDS? DO YOU THINK IT WILL LAST? DO YOU THINK HEATHER WILL BE A GOOD ADDITION TO THE CAST?

With just a little over two weeks away from the Real Housewives of Orange County season 7 premiere, Bravo has released the official cast photos!

As for what is to come this season, the press release reads: “Reeling from the repercussions of last season’s drama, the series once again ventures behind the gates for a salacious look at the love and lives unfolding inside one of Southern California’s wealthiest communities. This season Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino welcome brunette bombshell Heather Dubrow.”

Andy Cohen also assures us this season will be one to watch! Andy tweeted yesterday, “Just watched two episodes of new season #RHOC – omg might be best season yet!!!”

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OC HOUSEWIVES SEASON 7 TRAILER!

In addition to newbie Heather, Bravo has also announced another new addition to the show — Sarah Winchester, who is being described as a “friend of the housewives” a la Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey of the RHOBH. A photo of Sarah is also below as well as her bio!

The new season premieres Tuesday, February 7 at 9pm ET/PT on Bravo.

Below are the cast photos!

TELL US – EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SEASON? THOUGHTS ON THE CAST PHOTOS?

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Tamra Barney is gearing up for the new season of Real Housewives of Orange County by removing her infamous DD breast implants! The self-proclaimed “hottest Housewife” has decided she can still be hot and a little more au naturale if you can imagine such a thing.

Now that she is no longer the trophy wife type — swapping that moniker for “free bitch” — Tamra decided to lighten her load, apparently. Taking to her Facebook page the saucy Housewife explained why she is implanted no more!

“Lots of people have been asking me WHY I had my breast implants removed and here is my answer: I had them removed for several reasons, 1. I live a more active lifestyle now (working out and running) and they really got in the way. 2. I feel at 44 I am finally comfortable in my own skin and I don’t need big ta-ta’s to make me look better. 3. one of the biggest reasons, I had a scare with breast cancer and I thought it would be better to just have them removed,” Tamra explained.

I must say looking at a photo of Tamra from last year, all her hard work is paying off —  she is looking great! She’s definitely lost weight, toned up and looks much healthier. Additionally, removing the implants has given her a much classier look. Now if only she could do something about that hair…

“I am so happy I did it and will share more about my journey on season 7 that airs Feb 7,” she added. No word on when she had them removed. Tamra also took to her Facebook to defend new BFFL Gretchen Rossi!” I know this comment is going to shock the shit out of you….. However, there was some Gretchen bashing on my page and I won’t have it. The video of her naked is NOT to sell purses its for breast cancer awareness,” Tamra seethed referring to some topless shots of Gretchie Poo that can be seen in the new OC trailer.

“I think she was very brave and looks amazing in the video. I think a lot of people will be surprised to see how things have changed between us… HELL WE EVEN ARE!” Ok, then…

In other RHOC news, Bravo released a new trailer for the upcoming season and Vicki Gunvalson is coming unhinged! Get it together girl! You can view the video below.

Real Housewives of Orange County premieres on Bravo February 7th (9/10c).

[Photos Credit: SPLASH, Facebook]

THOUGHTS ON TAMRA’S NEW BUSTLINE? CLASSIER OR STILL THE SAME OLD TAMMIE SUE? ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SEASON OF RHOC?

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Bravo recently announced that the seventh season of Real Housewives of Orange County will be premiering next month and OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson is giving her opinion on what’s to come and it sounds just as crazy as ever!

In a new TalkFusion video Vicki talks insurance and Housewives; warning fans this season is not for the faint of heart! “Just want to give you a little insight. February 7th our show is going to launch. And holy balls is all I have to say! I thought it was going to be a pretty quiet season for me, I thought I was going to slide in and slide out. No.”

“I guess that’s why I’m on a reality show for seven years. You never know what is going to happen,” Vicki continues. “I have to say it’s going there, there is going to be a lot of things that you learn that happens in my life, personally, this season.”

Don’t forget to watch the finale,” Vicki encourages. “That was a pretty emotional finale for me as well.” Vicki has been tweeting a lot lately about how things are going and recently presented fans insight into the crazy filming schedule that is required to produce a small amount of usable footage.

In her tweets Vicki seemed to take issue with fans questioning her choices and being “fake” nice on camera. Vicki also reminded fans to remember that editing really shapes the story. “30 hours of filming per week for 7 minutes of air time per episode. You do the math. #havenoclue,” Vicki tweeted to fans bashing her on-screen behavior.

When those same detractors called Vicki out for choosing to appear on a reality show, Vicki reminded them she signed her life away is under contract!

Vicki also responded to questions about her ex-husband, Donn Gunvalson, and Vicki seemed to imply infidelity took place! “Yes, he was family. Too bad he didn’t value family as much as I did. #2sidestoeverystory,” Vicki wrote about Donn. “Donn is up for dating many women at once. Give him a try. #beentheredonethat,” she added. Yikes!

Luckily, Vicki is still happily together with Donn lookalike, Brooks Ayers. She tweeted a photo of them celebrating New Years together. The photos are below.

Tamra Barney has also been promoting the new season on the Twitters and seems to be very excited about the changes to come. Tamra Tweeted: “Boy have things changed since season 6!”

She definitely seems to have made amends with Gretchen Rossi because Tamra defended the lease of Slade Smiley on the Tweets! Telling a fan: then call her a fool! Cuz we are BFF’s now and you better get use to it!” I wonder if things are still rosy between Vicki and Tamra?

Tamra also posted a vintage HW photo on Facebook. This one features the now-fired Lynne Curtin. The ladies are dressed up in traditional 50′s housewife garb and look fantastic! That photo is below!

And since we just celebrated New Years Eve, below are some photos of the OC ladies celebrating in style! Including Tamra making out with Andy Cohen last year! Oh dear.

Tamra rang in the New Year at the Circo Vodka Party in LA with Alexis Bellino. PopstopTV posted a video of the bash, which you can view below! Meanwhile, Gretchen and Slade celebrated at the Ciroc party in Houston, Texas! Photos are below!

Real Housewives of Orange County premieres February 7th at 9/10c on Bravo.

THOUGHTS ON VICKI’S INTERVIEW? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE NEW SEASON? DO YOU THINK DONN CHEATED ON VICKI? ARE TAMRA AND VICKI STILL BFFLS?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE VICKI & GRETCHEN CELEBRATING NEW YEARS EVE!

Real Housewives of Orange County hasn’t even aired yet, but newest Housewife Heather Dubrow is about to get a taste of the unfortunate side effects of fame — even of the C-List variety!

RadarOnline has just uncovered that Heather’s husband, Terry Dubrow, a renowned plastic surgeon who is no stranger to reality TV in his own right has been sued at least twice by two different patients! See, you go on a reality show and ALLLL your skeletons come dancing out of the closet!

One former patient, Leah Goodman, filed a personal injury lawsuit against Terry and the Newport Heights Medical Center where she was treated. Documents obtained pertaining to the suit, which was filed in March 2011, show Leah claiming she has suffered from “wage loss” along with “loss of earning capacity,” among other financial set-backs because of the injuries she suffered at the hands of Dr. Dubrow’s medical negligence and malpractice!

In the lawsuit filed directly against Dr. Dubrow, Leah is seeking $25,000 in damages as well as unspecified damages for the medical malpractice and general negligence she is alleging took place. Copies of the court documents are below.

Sadly this is not an isolated incident for Dr. Dubrow! Last year, former patient June Hofherr filed a suit against the doctor and the Newport Bluffs Surgery Center claiming that she suffered from complications related to a procedure Dr. Dubrow performed on her.

According to the court documents, “Defendants failed to disclose material risks of the procedure to the plaintiff and thereby failed to fully describe the procedures that were proposed and/or exceeded the scope of the disclosure and thereby failed to obtain informed consent from the plaintiff for said course of care, treatment and/or surgery. Had plaintiff been adequately informed of all the risks of the procedure, plaintiff would not have consented to said procedure.”

Mark Hofherr, who is also filing suit, claims June has been ” unable to perform the duties of a spouse and the work and services usually performed in the care, maintenance and management of the family home,” following the surgeries, adding that she “will be unable to perform such work, services and duties in the future.”

Pretty serious stuff for Dr. Dubrow who I am sure will be performing many day of beauty events on the ladies of RHOC. That’s probably the real reason Alexis Bellino isn’t a fan — she likes to pimp her plastic surgeon on the show!

THOUGHTS ON THE LAWSUITS AGAINST DR. DUBROW?

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With the Real Housewives of Orange County premiering in a few short weeks the first ladies of Bravo are out in full force promoting the new season. Bravo recently confirmed new Housewife Heather Dubrow and they have also released a preview clip of the upcoming season!

Season 7 is promising lots of drama (as well as some bad eighties costumes) and despite Vicki Gunvalson‘s insistence that everyone is getting along it seems like Gretchen Rossi is having some issues with both Vicki and Heather! Oh, yeah and we finally meet the other OC child support challenged boyfriend: Brooks Ayers!

Frankly, I’m surprised Vicki and Gretchen haven’t bonded over their woes. Apparently, Vicki’s children are less than thrilled with her new beau and some of the other women are concerned about how fast the relationship is moving hot on the heals of her split from Donn Gunvalson!

Tamra Barney and her soulmate/bathtub porno partner Eddie Judge are still together but there are some hurdles as “free bitch” Tamra has difficulty settling down and apparently lets another man touch her boob! Hey, she is the hottest Housewife! And taking a cue from the totally believable and awesome Real Housewives of New York storyline, there appears to be some sort of Tamra-related pregnancy scare. Oh, please…

Finally it seems that Gretchen and Tamra are able to put the past behind them and mend fences as we see Tamra apologize to her former nemesis, but will Gretchen and Tamra’s new-found closeness interfere in her relationship with Vicki?  The brief preview clip is below!

In other RHOC news, the new girl in the gated community recently introduced herself with a “Five Things You Don’t Know…” segment in Us Weekly! Heather, a former beauty queen, is originally from NYC and majored in Theater at Syracuse University where she aspired to be a Broadway actress! When an audition sent her to LA she “never looked back.”

She has since appeared in several TV roles on shows such as Married With Children! And despite being a full-time mom, she tries to fit in acting, joking that she “still [does] a pilot every year that doesn’t get picked up.”

Heather met her husband Terry Dubrow, a plastic surgeon, on a blind date. Terry is also a Reality TV veteran that appeared on such gems as The Swan and Bridalplasty. Of her family life Heather says, “My husband and I are very down to earth people. We’re not defined by where we live or what we have. We’re just normal people and we’re incredibly grateful for what we have and each other.” We’ll see about that! A photo of Heather, Terry and their four children, below.

Finally, it seems that Vicki and Jesus Barbie, original flavor, Alexis Bellino have made up! Alexis recently posted a photo of Vicki, Brooks, herself, and her king husband, Jim Bellino on her Facebook page under the caption: “It’s gonna be a great season!” The photo is below.

Real Housewives of Orange County Season 7 premiers on Bravo, February 7th at 9/8c.

THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW CLIP? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THE NEW SEASON? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF NEW HOUSEWIFE HEATHER?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS!

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