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More legal drama for Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi as she is now being sued by her former business partner & make-up artist RonAnn Meyers.

The DBKP blog reports both Gretchen and boyfriend/rumored fiance Slade Smiley are being sued by RonAnn to the tune of over $100,000 in damages. The reason? RonAnn is accusing the twosome of defrauding her and cutting her out of the Gretchen Christine Beaute makeup line.

In the 37-page lawsuit filed on April 13, 2011, RonAnn accuses Gretchen, 33, and Slade, 42, of ‘breach of oral contract’, ‘fraud/deceit’, ‘fraudulent conspiracy’ amongst other wrong doings.

RonAnn, who appeared on season five of the OC Housewives as Gretchen’s makeup artist and business partner, reveals she had been both Gretchen’s friend and personal makeup artist for seven years.

According to RonAnn, she came up with the idea of starting a makeup line in February 2009 and Gretchen “expressed an immediate interest” in becoming her business partner. Both ladies agreed to a partnership that was a 50/50 deal in ownership, control, and profits.

If you recall, it came out last year that Gretchen Christine Beaute was simply the resale of wholesale makeup ordered from Lady Burd, a private label manufacturer. RonAnn also claims she was the one who had a long established relationship with Lady Burd.

Ultimately, RonAnn alleges Gretchen and Slade cut her out of the loop, and negotiated a deal with Lady Burd Cosmetic’s New York office. Gretchen and Slade also allegedly omitted RonAnn’s name from certain business filings and financial documents. RonAnn states in the lawsuit that she and Gretchen each deposited $5,000 into a joint business account but at a later date, Gretchen cleared out the remaining $2100 in the account without informing her.

We reported back in March of 2010 about the drama involving Gretchen Christine Beaute after it was first discovered the makeup was simply relabeled wholesale makeup from Lady Burd, and that Slade’s name was on the company’s paypal account being used for website sales. Not only was Gretchen reselling wholesale make-up but she neglected to change the names of the shades, using the same exact photos and names for her eyeshadow collection.

And on tonight’s all new episode of the OC Housewives titled “Riches to Rags,” Vicki visits Tamra at her new house to gossip about the rumors surrounding the Bellino’s possible home foreclosure. Gretchen is upset that all the men in her life are fat, both the dogs and Slade. Vicki and Donn try to spend some quality time together by going to the spa, but things get uncomfortable when the conversation turns awkward at dinner.

The episode airs at 10/9c. A preview clip is below.

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight will be Tamra Barney and beau Eddie Judge.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LAWSUIT AGAINST GRETCHEN & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

More legal problems for Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi as it seems she lost her appeal over a ruling requiring her to pay her ex $40,799.38.

According to TMZ, Orange County Superior Court documents show a judge ordered Gretchen to pay the amount in attorney’s fees for ex boyfriend Jay Photoglou right away after several of the claims she made in her lawsuit against him were dismissed.

If you recall, Gretchen also had to fork over $22,000 last year to Jay and his attorney following a similar ruling by a judge. This all stems from Gretchen’s lawsuit against Jay accusing him of defamation. It continues to backfire on Gretchen as the judge continues to rule in Jay’s favor, forcing her to pay his legal fees.

And despite the extremely strong photographic evidence which show Gretchen and Jay were in fact a couple, Gretchen continues to deny the obvious.

She tweeted on Tuesday, “That’s a lie regarding the 40 grand, and he was not my boyfriend as he claims.” Apparently, people who are not dating take multiple photos together in multiple romantic embraces and tattoo the name of their non-boyfriend on their ring finger as Gretchen did in the photo below while still wearing her engagement ring from her now deceased fiance Jeff Beitzel.

The Rumorfix website also backs up TMZ with the court documents dated March 29 showing that not only does Gretchen have to pay the 40 grand, but she has to pay up within 14 days or incur a 10 percent interest rate.

In other OC news, we reported a while back that Vicki Gunvalson has put up her home with soon to be ex-husband Donn Gunvalson up for sale, and now we have the home photos!

According to the listing, the 5-bedroom, 5.25-bath, 5,400 square feet home is listed for sale at $2,695,000. The Coto de Caza house boasts high ceilings, new wood floors, a wet bar, a pool area that has a fire-pit with seating, an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue, and a grotto with a TV and bath.

The home, originally built in 1995, has had a ton of upgrades states the listing agent Laura Simmons of Weichert Realtors. The home photos are below! Pretty nice home.

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Real Housewives of OC Season 6

The Real Housewives of Orange County return tonight with an all new episode on Bravo at 10/9c.

On the 5th episode this season titled “No Hate,” Peggy consults a nip-tuck surgeon. Meanwhile, Vicki has trouble balancing her workload demands with family time. And Fernanda throws a party to celebrate her citizenship, but tensions run high when Alexis can’t attend. A preview clip is below.

Watch What Happens Live – The guest tonight will be Top Chef Masters host Curtis Stone and Nene Leakes.

In other OC news, it seems Tamra Barney has had a change of heart after first expressing regret over her now infamous soft-core porn bathtub scene with beau Eddie Judge. Right after the episode aired, Tamra blogged calling the scene a “big mistake” and “not one of my smartest moments on TV.”

Fast forward to today and Tamra tells Life & Style she has no regrets. “I’m a free spirit, so I’m fine with it,” she says. “It probably wasn’t one of my better on-camera choices, because one day I might have to answer to my children, but they don’t watch the show. And would they disown me because I’m happy and in love? No.” Tamra then adds, “You see more on daytime soap operas!”

And finally, Gretchen Rossi is calling out Tamra in a new interview with Popeater. According to Gretchen, Tamra is a phony who amps up the drama when cameras are turned on.

“Tamra [Barney] definitely turns it on for the cameras,” Gretchen tells the site. “She and I get along really well off camera, but when we’re on camera she’s just mean and evil. Not nice.”

Gretchen then goes on to explain why she’s okay with not being the star of the show. “I think [Tamra] wants to be the star of the show, and that’s fine with me,” she said. “Because if she wants to be the star of the show, that means she’s a train wreck, so I’m totally OK with that.”

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TAMRA & GRETCHEN’S COMMENTS & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

Months after filing for divorce from her husband of 16 years, Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson admits she is going through a midlife crisis.

In an interview with UsWeekly magazine, Vicki first discussed the future of the OC Housewives, which also happens to be the first housewives franchise from the Bravo network.

“I believe we are going to be around a long time because the viewers want to see our lives unfold,” said Vicki. “I mean my life is totally different now than it was when I started 6 years ago. I was 42, I’m 49 next month so it’s really kind of interesting. I’m hitting 50 on TV.”

Vicki then admitted she is going through a midlife crisis which would explain the above outfit. “I’m going through a midlife crisis,” she said. The reason? “I’ve got a convertible, a belly button ring, and I’m getting a divorce!” said Vicki who filed for divorce last October from hubby Donn Gunvalson. Vicki has also put her home with Donn up for sale this week.

In other news, Gretchen Rossi is moving forward with her music career as she debuted her new single ‘Revelation’ today via the Perez Hilton site.

This isn’t the first time “Gretchen Christine” has released a song as she also released a single back in January of 2010 called ‘Nothing Without You.’ While the first song was a ballad, the latest single is more of a dance track. Gretchen actually sounds decent on the song as she did on the first track. And not to start any Milli Vanilli rumors, but has anyone heard Gretch sing live? Oddly enough, unlike her fellow singing housewives aka Kim Zolciak and Countess LuAnn, Gretchen has yet to be shown recording a song or singing on the Bravo show.

The Revelation audio is below. The song is also available on iTunes today.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON VICKI’S COMMENTS AND GRETCHEN’S NEW SONG?


It was a very busy day for Bravo yesterday as the network not only announced new and returning shows, but also hosted a total of 3 different upfront parties in 3 different cities!

And of course the housewives came out to party alongside plenty of other Bravolebrities. Above is a photo of the Real Housewives of Orange County cast at the Los Angeles party. Also at the LA party was the entire cast of the Real Housewives of BH including Kim Richards.

Joining the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast at the Chicago party was none other than Bethenny Frankel, who tweeted that there was a clear division amongst the cast members but more on that below.

At the New York party were the Real Housewives of NJ and the Real Housewives of NYC. Casts of other Bravo shows such as Top Chef, Million Dollar Listing, Million Matchmaker & more were also in attendance. It is a photo overload below!

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Bravo officially announced the RHOA and the RHOBH will be returning for another season. Not exactly surprising as the first had the highest ratings in housewives history while the later has already began filming. The big surprise however was the early renewal of Bethenny Ever After as while the ratings are still good, it has declined over 20% from its debut season.

Not announced yesterday? The Real Housewives of DC which is reported to have been canceled. The only two housewives franchises missing from the Bravo parties? The RHODC and the RHMIA.

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Real Housewives of OC Season 6

Episode 3 of the Real Housewives of Orange County airs tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.

On the new episode titled “A New Lease On Life,” Alexis, Gretchen and Peggy get together for a day of shopping and socializing. The dinner conversation turns racy when the women share surprising sexual secrets. Alexis and her family head to San Diego for a family vacation; however, the trip turns out to be anything but relaxing for her.

Elsewhere, Gretchen continues to hound Slade during their trip to Palm Springs while Vicki is getting restless in Coto de Casa and wants to sell the house, though Donn is happy to stay put. Tamra wants to take steps to repair her friendship with Vicki and suggests a girls’ weekend in Cabo San Lucas.

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight will be Alexis Bellino and Top Chef’s Carla Hall.

In other OC news, Alexis Bellino is revealing that she no longer considers Tamra Barney a true friend, after hearing Tamra’s comments on the latest episode. On last week’s show, Tamra compared Alexis’s husband Jim Bellino to her ex-husband Simon Barney, and then went on to predict Alexis’s marriage will not last. Below are excerpts from Alexis Bravo blog -

“This was so difficult for me to watch, because this is the first time it is brought to my attention that Tamra isn’t actually a friend. I was so shocked after this episode that I was speechless for probably an hour. I do not understand how someone can act like a friend, and be so friendly, do pilates with me, have a cocktail and talk about our friendship, and then say all those mean things about me right afterward. It’s completely beyond me. She compared her marriage to Simon to my marriage with Jim, which I thought was absurd. The only similarity is that Jim and Simon both like a more traditional marriage. We can see now that Tamra didn’t want that; however, I do still want that…

Furthermore, the fact that she would have the audacity to make a prediction about my marriage given that she is divorcing her husband is absolutely ridiculous… I mean, why the heck didn’t she just tell me she didn’t want to do pilates with me that night? It’s disgusting. Actually, I don’t know why I’m so shocked about this. She did the same thing to Vicki last year, acting as if Vicki was her friend to her face, she did the same thing to Gretchen two years ago, and now she is doing it to me. I see a common pattern developing.”

TELL US – DOES ALEXIS HAVE A RIGHT TO BE UPSET AT TAMRA’S COMMENTS? PLUS THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE?

Following last week’s drama filled premiere, episode two of the Real Housewives of Orange County is coming our way tonight at 10/9c on Bravo.

On the new episode titled “Shameless In Seattle,” after being with Slade for a year and half, Gretchen still doesn’t know if she is ready for marriage again. Tamra opens up about her emotional divorce to pal Fernanda, while Alexis spends the morning at the park with her close friend Peggy and their daughters. The women have been friends through their pregnancies, but now that their kids are getting older, they find themselves becoming more competitive. And Vicki heads to Seattle for her annual insurance conference, leaving Donn alone, yet again.

Meanwhile, newbie Peggy Tanous opens up about her life and discusses joining the show in a new interview with the Daily Pilot. Peggy, 42, mother to two daughters – Capri and London - is a former model and public speaker. Peggy reveals ever since she was a little girl, she told her mom she wanted to be the next Marilyn Monroe.

As for the show, Peggy says she was actually approached about joining the cast a few years back but declined as she was a newlywed and didn’t feel it was the right time. The idea however came up again when she saw pal Alexis Bellino on the show. “[Alexis] was like, ‘I think you should try out’,” said Peggy. “I was like, ‘I don’t think so. I’m a mom now. I think reality [TV] can be a little scary’.”

So what can we expect from Peggy this season? She reveals while most of her day to day is “boring,” she did share a very sensitive part of her life – - her battle with post-partum depression. The series will show her going through a healing process.

And while she has yet to see the entire season, Peggy states she “would definitely do another season.”

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight will be Gretchen Rossi and boyfriend Slade Smiley. According to Andy Cohen, previously scheduled guest Sean Avery, of the New York Rangers, had to cancel.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON PEGGY’S INTERVIEW, THE PREVIEW & TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

The first ladies of Bravo returned last night, and if there’s one thing we learned from the Real Housewives of Orange County, it is that six seasons into doing the show, the ladies have still got it! Feel free to replace “it” with drama.

The season kicked off with the new opening title sequences, and missing from Tamra‘s scene is Simon of course and their three kids together. As we reported, Simon has now refused to allow his kids to be filmed. Interesting how Jon Gosselin and Simon all of a sudden decide filming is detrimental to their kids when things are no longer going their way. The ridiculousness began right away with new housewife Peggy Tanous declaring — “Soccer moms drive mini vans but this girl drives a Bentley.” Those words are already coming back to bite Peggy in the tushy as she and her hubby have defaulted on their home loan. Eh, who needs a home when you have a shiny Bentley!

The show begins with “Free Bitch” Tamra sipping wine, going over her freedom papers, while also trying to make amends. Tamra decides to call up the girls including Vicki and Gretchen to invite them to a small get together. Vicki reveals she is still hurt over Tamra ‘stabbing her in the back’ last season, while Gretchen laughs her way through the phoniness. “You know I miss you, I do,” claims Tamra. Umm, no you don’t. Gretchen accepts the invite and Tamra blames her problems with Simon for causing the rift with her and her costars. Safe to assume Tamra’s strategy this season will be to blame all of her past behavior on Simon.

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