The ladies are in Bali and things were supposed to be rejuvenating. They were if you consider that coconut water is practically on tap there, but the company was just as negative as always! We witnessed a two-pronged dinner fight, that went into several acts last night. Shakespeare would be so proud of our Bravo editors! Dinner Act 1 featured Tamra squaring off against Lizzie Rovsek over fashion backstabbing and birthday ditching. Tamra fled the table, which is a serious sign of weakness in the Housewives kingdom and it let Lizzie know that Tamra is vulnerable so she fortified her mutiny.
The next day there is a clear divide between the Old Guard (Tamra, Heather, and Vicki) and the New Gals (Lizzie, Shannon Beador and that silent one – Mute Wide-Eyed McPout Dumberson). The agenda is playing with monkeys, touring a temple, and shopping in the market. Old Guard is dressed to the tropical nines. Heather’s dress was fabulous; humidity does not exist in the carefully calibrated perfectly controlled world of Heather – is she some sort of Housewives superhero? The New Gals were in workout gear – Lizzie practically wore a bikini as Tamra sneered that booty shorts aren’t appropriate for a temple. Ironic considering Tamra was also wearing booty shorts. Luckily the temple was booty short prepared and forced them to put sarongs over their clothes.
Bali – a place of reincarnation, peace, zen, and reconnection. WRONG! Bali – a place of bitches, shrieking fits, drunken antics, and whining – if you’re a member of Real Housewives of Orange County, that is!
This week the ladies remain in Bali where the drama becomes off the chain. At the center of it all is Tamra Barney! Unfortunately Tamra even managed to get in a spat with bestie Heather Dubrow when Heather called her out for making fun of Lizzie Rovsek‘s dress.
Tamra and Eddie Judge headed off on vacation last week just as some drama with Lizzie Rosvek was going down. Tamra put her Facebook on hold and took off to enjoy some quiet time (after she dropped a few rants, of course).
Tamra says that she’s tired of the rehash over Lizzie’s birthday. “and here we go again talking about how NO ONE SHOWED UP TO LIZZIE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY. How many times do I have to say I am sorry I did not show up to her birthday? My daughter was sick and there was NO WAY I would leave her.”
Tamra thinks Lizzie is out for blood, “I am starting to see that Lizzie is very self-centered and if things don’t go her way then she’s out for blood. ”
This week on Real Housewives of Orange County, the ladies, plus Tamra, kicked off their big trip to Bali. Call me crazy, but if I’m going to invest 25 hours of my time to travel somewhere, it wouldn’t be with people I don’t get along with, people I merely tolerate, and/or people I flat out do not like. Gotta love Bravo.
Shannon Beador blogged her take on the first full day in Bali. She, too, can’t believe she traveled 25 hours to get there, but she was genuinely excited about the trip. “I never thought I would ever travel 25 hours to get to any destination,” she shared. “Life is full of surprises… welcome to Bali!”
Vicki Gunvalson is all about the work, work, work! but the hard work is paying off!
Vicki just released a new book ‘Let’s Talk Money‘ which is a guide to women’s financial health and it’s already climbed to the top of the Amazon charts!
Woo Hoo!!! We just hit #1 on Amazon!! SUPER thanks to all of our friends and supporters for helping us make this happen. We’re also #1 on “hot new releases” and #1 on “most wished for” in our categories. I’m truly overjoyed and this wouldn’t have been possible without your support and the great team we have, who tirelessly helped push this book to the top. #WooHoo,” Vickigushed on Facebook.
Well, well – Heather Dubrow isn’t the only reality TV star in her family! Her husband Terry Dubrow‘s plastic surgery reality show Botched has been renewed for a second season!
Terry and partner (and fellow Mr. Real Housewife) Paul Nassif help patients repaid problematic plastic surgery and the show, which follows Keeping Up With The Kardashians on E!’s sunday night lineup, has been a hit!
In a new interview, Shannon opens up about the past year, the good the bad and the ugly of joining one of the most successful Housewives franchises and the status of her friendships with Tamra and Heather.