In Monday's episode we got to meet Lizzie's sister, saw her tour Shannon Beador's spectacular home before a make-up lesson and have a play date with Heather Dubrow.
During the play date — which started off kind of funny with Lizzie's son throwing a tantrum — Lizzie asked Heather for advice on what to do about Vicki Gunvalson, who if you have not been watching is kind of bullying Lizzie. Forgetting that they have met, calling her by the wrong name and making somewhat racist statements about her heritage.
So yes, Shannon Beador and Heather think their holiday cards are on par with the White House's in terms of preeminent importance. Shannon tells us that people look forward to her card every year and Heather gives a gushing speech about what it represents to her family (Time immemorial? Neil deGrasse Tyson joke!). They both hire full glam crews and professional photography teams to make these visions come to life. I think I saw Anna Wintour scuttling around behind the ladder in Heather's shoot.
It's nice to know that I have some things in common with these two wealthy beacons of the upper echelons - because even though I take my holiday photo with an iPhone, my kids misbehave just as much as Heather and Shannon's do! Anyway, Heather is taking her card in what looks like the parking lot of a storage facility. Maybe since they're between mega mansions she's going for homeless chic?
Last week viewers witnessed Heather Dubrow's version of a hoedown as she had a lot warming party for her new massive abode. During the course of the party America's oldest sorority girl Tamra Barney flew off the mechanical bull after Heather instructed the operator to turn it up.
Talk about going from a love tank that's running on empty to one that may actually be overflowing! It seems that after a tumultuous relationship with winner Brooks Ayers, Vicki Gunvalson is finally playing the field!
Don't get too excited. No need to start thinking now that Vicki is making better decisions in the relationship department. The Real Housewives of Orange County OG still has Brooks in her dating rotation, but thankfully she's added others to the roster. In fact, sources are claiming that the Bravolebrity is dating both Brooks and attorney John Pulanski on whom we reported on back in April.
This week's reality TV viewer numbers report is nothing but bad news. As I predicted, Married to Medicine lost a ton of viewers without Real Housewives of Atlanta's lead-in. Only 921,000 watched Dr. Heavenly's shady dinner party this week. That's down 642,000 since last week and almost 1.5 million since the season two premiere.
Shannon Beador truly isn't your typical Bravolebrity it seems. Not only does the Real Housewives of Orange County feng shui her mouth, she also isn't following the normal reality star protocol which usually involves moving into a much bigger home after a small taste of fame regardless of whether they can afford it.
In fact, as we reported earlier in the week, Shannon and family are actually downsizing (gasp! Is that even a thing if you're an OC housewife??), and selling their current digs for the low, low price of $13,498,000. That seems to be the going rate for multiple kitchens, secret rooms, seven bedrooms, more than a dozen bathrooms, and a regulation size basketball court, right? Of course, because no housewife in the history of the franchise has voluntarily left a ginormous mansion for more modest living, rumors of marital discord began running rampant.
We all saw them face foreclosure and were even booted from a rental on the show. But in the past few years, they have also been faced with a tax lien and a $1 million dollar judgment, which may have been one of the contributing factors in the couple's divorce.
In October, we even reported that Lynne claimed to only have $100 to her name. And now the hits just keep on coming, as Lynne recently opened up to the National Enquirer about finding out that her youngest daughter, Alexa, starred in several pornographic films.
Whether it is over a chair, or a stick up someone's rear, the girls from the Real Housewives of Orange County just can't seem to all get along this season. Leave it to Tamra Barney to tell it like it is, even if she is in the middle of all the fighting, which is exactly what she does in her latest Bravo blog.
Here is where we are at. Vicki Gunvalson is being her usual, rude, obnoxious self to the new girl, Lizzie. And Heather Dubrow is looking down on the other new girl, Shannon Beador for some reason. (Btw — this is not a good look for Heather. I have always liked her, but this year she is kind of being a stuck-up bully to Shannon.)
The girls gathered for a hoedown at the Dubrow Ranch — aka where Heather is building her new mansion — and that is where all the girls decided to air their grievances.