Real Housewives of Orange County

Shannon and Heather feud over chair

This week's reality TV viewer numbers are in – Real Housewives of Orange County dropped down to 1.435 million viewers last week, but it bounced back. 1.746 million watched Heather and Shannon fight over a chair this week. Ramona's crazy antics in the Berkshires brought 1.427 million viewers back to Real Housewives of New York this week. 

Last week, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta returned with an impressive 3.761 million viewers. For reasons unknown, VH1 aired a second episode last week, which garnered only 2.642 million. This week's regularly scheduled episode attracted 3.216 million viewers. 

Only 1.791 million bothered to watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta secrets revealed special – and without RHOA's lead-in, Married to Medicine lost over a million viewers. 1.226 million tuned in to see more Mariah vs. Quad drama at the WEN conference. 16 and Pregnant lost viewers too. 1.069 million watched Summer's story this week.



Vicki Gunvalson not liking new girls is an understatement – and she launched on new Real Housewives of Orange County star Lizzie with a vengeance. Good thing Lizzie Rovsek is the type of girl that doesn't back down. 

Since Tamra Judge and Vicki are all about a 'Housewives Hazing' the two are speaking out about Lizzie (with Vicki apologizing for her behavior) and they're also speaking out about "chairgate" and Tamra's comments about Vicki's on-again/off-again boyfriend Brooks Ayers

"Watching this week's episode made me very upset on how I treated Lizzie when we first met," Vicki writes on her Bravo blog entitled 'I'm Not Proud of How I Treated Lizzie.'

"All I can say is that is not the person who I want to be, nor am I proud of how I talked to her when we were in the limo," Vicki continues. "There was a lot more to that limo ride which you didn't get to see, but either way, it was wrong of me and I have since apologized."


New girl Lizzie Rovsek

All of the Real Housewives of Orange County got to meet Lizzie Rovsek on Monday night's episode, and I don't think anyone was surprised at how she was welcomed into the group by Vicki Gunvalson, were they? There's nothing more attractive than a super catty, middle-aged loudmouth acting like the mean head cheerleader in an 80's romcom, is there? Of course, Vicki was just marking her territory as far as Tamra Judge is concerned, and something tells me (duh, the previews!) that Lizzie won't be too sad to cut ties with her new neighbor. 

Admitting she doesn't have much to say in her Bravo blog, Lizzie begins, "I started writing this blog several different ways until I realized that I don't really have much to say or know what to say regarding this episode. Honestly, I didn't even know what to think after I watched it. I really didn't think Vicki would insult almost everything about me as she did. There are so many things to say and nothing to say at the same time," adding, "I don't pick people apart for the way they look or put down things that people have worked for in their life. Vicki says that it takes 'no skill' to be in a beauty pageant…Well, I tell you one thing it gives young women and that is confidence. And thank goodness I have some so I could handle the barrage of insults that came my way tonight."


Shannon Beador

Sure, she wastes gems by having them put in her teeth, she comes off as the world's biggest nag, and I am not NOT worried about the state of her marriage, but by God, I love Shannon Beador, and last night's Real Housewives of Orange County only affirmed my affections. Not only did she stay true to herself (I like that even though she enjoys spending time with Vicki Gunvalson, she wasn't shy about calling out her mean girl behavior to new girl Lizzie Rovsek), but she managed to make Heather Dubrow look like the ultimate twit (although given how the season has been going thus far, I'm not sure that's quite a feat). 

In her Bravo blog highlighting last night's episode, Shannon begins, "I consider Dr. Moon a part of the family so I was really excited when Vicki agreed to see him with me. I love Vicki's spirit — she is open to anything, especially holistic and alternative therapies. Dr. Moon has a theory that when a person is "jammed," energy cannot properly flow through the body for optimum health. He will go through a process to 'de-jam' a patient and one of those areas to 'de-jam' is the tailbone. I know Vicki was joking around, but I want to be clear he does not put his finger in your rear end."


New girl Lizzie Rovsek

Last night the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County all swore they weren't menopausal. In an effort to prove this they all reverted to acting like 10th graders who had ditched their chaperone on the high school field trip! Woo Hoo! Let's be bitches. 

Vicki Gunvalson and Shannon Beador have connected over their mutual crazy and empty love tanks. Shannon knows just how to temporarily fill hers and she's letting Vicki in on her little secret: Dr. Moon! They pay a visit to his office where Vicki gets acupuncture and demands to check her email because "work! work! work!" and relax-schmelax! She asks Dr. Moon when he's gonna fill up her love tank and he stuck his finger up her butt. I kid you not! Shannon said Dr. Moon "de-jammed it". I think I'd rather have an empty love tank… 

Shannon and new bestie Vicki go get their nails done with Tamra Barney. "You need good nails," Vicki instructs. But apparently you don't need good plastic surgery or frizz free hair. Or good boyfriends. Tamra is still harping about this ugly sweater Christmas party and it was like so horrible having to wear a funky polyester themed sweater. My, my has she become snobby! Who does Tamra think she is – Heather Dubrow? Speaking of which, Tamra and Vicki complain about Heather's pretensions and arrogance. Shannon – so happy to have friends and so happy to feel loved and included (finally someone likes her besides vodka!) – decides she too has a problem with how condescending Heather is. I mean there was that one time Heather snickered about Shannon putting diamonds in her teeth. 


Vicki Gunvalson With Her Mom

Oh the Housewives – they certainly know how to celebrate any holiday with style. So how did our favorite Real Housewives of Orange County stars celebrate Mother's Day? With style, of course! 

Despite her custody battle, Tamra Judge spent the day with daughter Sophia working in the garden. Tamra also revealed that she got a card from son Spencer and flowers from oldest son Ryan

Above, Vicki Gunvalson and her mother! 


Love and Hip Hop Atlanta

This week's reality TV viewer numbers are in – and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta came back with a bang (no puns intended) and every show but one, Real Housewives of Orange County, logged an increase in viewership this week. 

On Sunday, part three of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion garnered 4.289 million viewers, and 2.311 million saw the cast of Married to Medicine embarrass themselves at the WEN conference

On Monday, a whopping 3.761 million viewers watched the season 3 premiere of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Also, 1.386 million sat through Arianna's nagging on 16 and Pregnant, and RHOC took a turn for the worse with only 1.435 million tuning in to meet Lizzie. Southern Charm ended its first season with a 952,600 average after 1.038 million watched the secrets revealed special.

On Tuesday, Real Housewives of New York beat out RHOC for the first time this season, with 1.479 million watching Ramona act crazy in the Berkshires


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Are any of the real housewives the first people you think about going to when you need financial advice? Probably not if we are talking about Teresa Giudice, Alexis Bellino or Lynne Curtain, whose financial pitfalls have taught us what not to do.

But if you are talking about Lisa Vanderpump, Vicki Gunvalson or Ramona Singer, you should perk up your ears and listen. These three real housewives are truly success stories, each owning their own businesses.

As we approach Mother's Day — which is this Sunday, so get planning — GoBankingRates, spoke to these successful housewives/business women about the best financial advice their mothers ever gave them.


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