RumorFix is reporting that Alexis Bellino has been filming for the eighth season (which other cast members have claimed is in progress) and that her husband Jim Bellino was spotted at a high-end store asking to "borrow" an expensive purse for the show!
I know most people won't agree with me, but I like Heather Dubrow. I daresay, she's my favorite of the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County. However, girlfriend needs to stop giving interviews that reference Alexis Bellino. It's unbecoming. This time around, she seems to be burying the hatchet, but still. I can't wait until I can write about one of these women in one of the many franchises and actually use the phrase "took the high road." A girl can dream, can't she?
This time around, Heather is discussing her time on the show, as well as her hesitation to join the cast. She touches on the breakdown between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney's friendship and her disdain at the term "bullying" being thrown about in situations where it may not apply. I'm not going to touch that comment with a ten-foot pole!
So, let's get this straight, shall we? Alexis Bellino has allegedly quit Real Housewives of Orange County, but yet she can't stop talking about it. And neither can her co-stars. There is so much she said/she said with these original ladies they may start being confused for their New Jersey counterparts. Totally kidding! The O.C. is too blonde.
Last season, Heather Dubrow lead the charge against Jesus Barbie in an attempt to find out why she needed to be equal parts fake and pretentious. As you recall, it didn't go well. Now Heather is back in media to dispute Alexis' multiple claims in the media that she quit the show instead of not being asked to return. Does it matter? Either way I have an Alexis-free season, and while I don't really like any of the women anymore (shocking, I know), she grated on my last nerve.
Oh Alexis Bellino… why? Why you do this to me? Who will be the burst of ridiculous in a sea of bitches who take themselves way, way too seriously? I blame Gretchen Hiss-tine Bootay for this! To commemorate one of my favorite delusional blondes with boobs as big as the Hollywood Hills I now present, Jesus Barbie: A Retrospective. Let’s recap some of Alexis’ greatest moments, shall we?
While her emerging fan base will be sad to see her go, the trampoline dynasty will surely be thrilled to hear the latest Real Housewives of Orange County news! Alexis Bellino has announced that she won't be returning next season…by her own choice.
Those last three words, for me, are hard to swallow, as I can't see Alexis, as nice and clueless as she may appear, stepping out of the limelight of her own accord. In the past season, Alexis became the brunt of most of the ladies' drama, although she did kind of shoot herself in the foot by acting so pretentious and holier than thou. But that's just me. At least she has a bounce kingdom to oversee…it's the small things, right?
I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that there will never be any love lost between Tamra Barney and Alexis Bellino from Real Housewives of Orange County. In the wake of the news that Tamra has snubbed another season of the Bravo hit to focus on her family (um, prioritize much, Alexis?), Tamra's acrylic French tip claws have come out in full force!
As we've reported, Alexis is sticking to her claims that Bravo is desperate for her to return for season 8, but she just can't continue to put herself in a situation where people question her fake engagement ring, rental home, outrageous news anchor claims, and her husband's chimplant. Er, I mean, she just doesn't want to be bullied anymore. I can't say I blame her there…Alexis certainly get the brunt of hatefulness from her cast mates for purportedly being phony. Fake or not though, no one deserves to be subjected to other's petty bad behavior.
We're not holding our breath, since she's been changing her story for months now. These "sources" tell Us Weekly, "Alexis was really tired of being bullied and chose home and family life over celebrity. She wanted to go back to her simple life in Orange County."
Now, there are so many different tabloid rumors swirling about the uber-wealthy housewife, from her crumbling friendships to her faltering empire to her headline-making divorce. Are things ever going to go back to normal for the woman I once considered to be too down-to-earth for the over-the-top franchise?