Real Housewives of Orange County

Heather Dubrow, Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge

As we previously reported, Heather Durbow‘s new podcast, Heather Dubrow’s World, debuted yesterday. Heather and her first two guests, Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge, spent A LOT of time talking about Brooks Ayers and Vicki Gunvalson, but they somehow managed to fit in a few other subjects as well.

Heather kicks off her podcast with Five Minutes of Heather, a look back at how she came to live in California. “I do come from New York,” she says. “I was actually a theater major in college, and I thought I was going to go to Broadway. But we had a friend of the family who was producing Divorce Court in Florida – Yes, I know you may think Divorce Court was real. I think it was based on actual cases, but… – I had two episodes. In one, I played an agoraphobic ex-ballerina lesbian. It was a script. It was an acting gig.” Ha! Ha! I think this is way more entertaining than rehashing the Vicki and Brooks drama for the millionth time!

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Heather Dubrow's World podcast

Heather Dubrow‘s new podcast, Heather Dubrow’s World, went live today. Seeing as how her first two guests were Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge, it should not come as a surprise that the drama surrounding Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers, which dominated this season of the Real Housewives of Orange County, was a hot topic.

“I have always been a really big supporter of Vicki and BrooksTerry and I both have been,” says Heather. “I’ve been getting a few comments about why am I betraying her or ganging up on her, and I don’t feel that’s so. I feel like I’ve tried to give her every opportunity to be a supportive person for her. This all started because Vicki went on Watch What Happens Live a few weeks ago and said to Andy that none of the cast has reached out to her since she broke up with Brooks. I know she’s spoken to Tamra. For me, I texted her that day and I said, ‘Have fun in New York. Break a leg tonight.’ Even though I’m not happy with what the situation is, we’re cast members, I have feelings for her, we have a relationship, and I just wanted to reach out. She wrote me back a really nice text. I thought we were good. Then she said no one‘s reached out to her.”

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brooks-ayers-cancer

Brooks Ayers is making the rounds to dish on this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and attempting to defend himself and his cancer diagnosis.  Not only did Brooks do an exclusive sit-down with Andy Cohen (which won’t be aired until November 12th), but also gave a several-part interview to E! News.  He is attempting to provide “proof” of his diagnosis via a chemotherapy bill – but is it a fake bill he grabbed from Google Images?!

E! has been airing snippets of Brooks’ interview on their site and dropping bits of it during evening airings of their news show.  Yesterday Brooks shared “proof” with them about his cancer in the form of a supposed chemotherapy bill, and verbally confirmed that he has Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and says his lesions are gone.  He won’t say he’s in remission, but things are “normalized.” 

Andy Cohen talks about Brooks Ayers' cancer

Does Brooks Ayers have cancer or not? That has been the most controversial storyline this season on The Real Housewives Of Orange County, and yet, it seems that we still have no answers. And the topic became even more heated when Vicki Gunvalson revealed during the recent reunion special, that she felt she was duped, even admitting, “My gut tells me that he doesn’t have it.”

And while Gunvalson also admitted to “covering” for Ayers because she did believe him, no one else seems to believe that he has cancer either. But what about the show’s head honcho, Andy Cohen? Well, now that the reunion specials have wrapped up and aired, Cohen is opening up with his thoughts. Hmm, this should be interesting…

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RHOC Reunion Part 3 Recap

The Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion has left a bad taste in my mouth. Right after I wrote this I ate like 16 pieces of Halloween candy. It’s my version of cleansing.

The highlight from Part 3, if you could call it that, was Vicki Gunvalson finally admitting she doesn’t believe Brooks Ayers has cancer. She “covered” for him all season because she did believe him until very recently. The other highlight was that no one screamed in decibels so shrill Andy’s dog howled backstage. Briana describes Vicki’s uncannily calm demeanor as being “in a state of shock” over how much of her life Vicki has messed up over Brooks. Or the five half a Xanax she took. 

The low points: Everything else. Including Meghan King Edmonds‘ hair – why must it look like a Kim Z Generation 1 wig? The more I look at it, the more I see bad imitation senator’s wife. 

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Lizzie Rovsek of RHOC

Lizzie Rovsek didn’t attend the Real Housewives Of Orange County reunion and has been on the sidelines this season, keeping herself removed from the drama and the accusations, but that doesn’t mean Lizzie lacks an opinion on the happenings. 

Discussing her perception of the reunion and the highs (and very, very lows) of this season, Lizzie has one major takeaway observation: “It seems like all season everyone can say whatever they want, no matter how hurtful or inappropriate it may seem; but as soon as Vicki opens her mouth everyone is so quick to be appalled and shocked.” 

Gretchen Rossi - Flashback Friday

Gretchen Rossi is celebrating her 37th birthday today.

Last year, Slade Smiley threw Gretchen a surprise birthday party, earning himself the title of “the most amazing fiance ever.” While we wait to find out what Slade has planned for the birthday girl this year, we decided to take a look back at the former Real Housewives of Orange County star through the years. 

Gretchen joined The Real Housewives of Orange County in 2008, and while she’s been off the show for two years now, she’s still around. Gretchen is very much around – she can sniff out a room full of d-listers like no other – so there’s no shortage of photo ops. Take a walk down memory lane with us below.

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meghan-jim

This season of Real Housewives of Orange County may be basically over, but Meghan King Edmonds still has a lot to say – mostly about Vicki Gunvalson.

Meghan shared in her Bravo blog that she’s happy for viewers to see her and Jim they way they really are for once.  “Part One of the reunion was pretty low-key, but now Part Two has started to dive into some more of the drama! Yikes! The best part about this week was that Jimmy joined me on the couch and I’m really glad the audience got to see a more relaxed and engaging side of my husband and our marriage. It’s kind of crazy to see us portrayed the way we actually are every day for the first time on TV!”

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