Summer is coming to an end (though you wouldn’t know it with this week’s heat wave!) and for many parents and kids that means school is back in session. Back to school is this work-from-home mama’s favorite time of the year. I kid… but I do have an unhealthy obsession with school supplies and I welcome some peace and quiet after a rowdy summer.
Like most parents, the reality TV stars document their kid/s first day of school with pictures (lots and lots of pictures). Because we know y’all love pictures of the kiddos, we rounded up some of the back to school photos that have been shared thus far. The Little Couple star Jen Arnold shared the above picture of Will and Zoey, adding, “It’s that time of year! Happy Back To School!”
Shannon Beador is living it up in Hawaii with her family, posting this photo on Instagram just yesterday. Before relaxing on vaycay though, Shannon took some time to reflect about this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County, particularly taking issue with those of us out here who have “criticized” her for the negativity she’s brought to TV screens across the country this season.
Beginning with her take on Heather Dubrow’s luncheon, Shannon admits, “Arguing always puts a pit in my stomach. The tail end of Vicki [Gunvalson] and Meghan [Edmonds’] argument at Heather‘s new home was very uncomfortable. I’m not sure that the luncheon table was the most appropriate place to bring up the topic of Brooks and his illness, but Meghan definitely has a pattern for saying what’s on her mind when she wants to say it.” Siding with Vicki about keeping one’s nose out of other peoples’ medical records, Shannon empathizes, “I understand why Vicki is upset because the idea is so preposterous.”
Last night on Real Housewives of Orange County there were arguments galore about, of all things, Brooks Ayers. Of course. Meghan Edmonds and Vicki Gunvalson both were out of line and Jimmy Edmonds demonstrated that he does not want to be a Real Housewife, nor does he appear to want to be married to one! Good luck with wife number 4 as somepeople say.
Meghan has decided she is the foremost authority on all cancers and all cancer treatments in all the worlds. Being that she is part of the oncology department at Johns Hopkins. Oh wait, no. She’s not. She just knows how to Google. Kind of. I mean in between doing Hayley’s homework. When Vicki doesn’t want to take her advice and sees through her fake tears about how she caaaaares so deeply, Meghan calls Vicki a “bitter old woman.” Well, Meghan, keep acting how you’re acting and this is your future!
The bottom line is this: Meghan’s concern is insincere. She clearly believed the psychic (or someone else put the idea into her head that Brooks‘ cancer diagnosis is questionable) and her true intent is to catch Vicki in a so-called lie. Vicki sees through her – it’s more transparent than Tamra Judge‘s lace catsuit (and just as classless and desperate). The bottom line is no one’s health is the same, and neither is their health treatment.
Our favorite reality TV stars, like Eileen Davidson, Curtis Stone, and Jen Arnold, love to show off their adorable kids on social media. It’s tough to narrow down, but here’s our pick for the cutest photos from the past few weeks.
“Bring on the drama!” starts the new and not at all improved Tamra Judge in her Real Housewives of Orange County blog this week. As resident pot-stirrer, Tamra has started some serious rumors this season (with the help of a trusty psychic), but now she’s taking a moment to sit back and comment on everyone else’s reaction to the rumor. Oh, what calamity your deeds have wrought, Tammy Sue!
Tamra begins by thanking Vicki Gunvalson for offering up her home to Tamra’s son Ryan and fiance Sarah for their wedding day. “Vicki’s backyard is beautiful and a wedding will be one more amazing memory I would have in her backyard. Thank you, Vicki,” writes Tamra. Moving on to doomed marriages elsewhere, Tamra comments on Shannon Beador and hubby David’s constant tension in their scenes together. “I feel so bad for Shannon it makes me want to cry just thinking about everything she has gone through. I can’t imagine having to relive things every Monday night…it makes me angry to read some of the social media comments about her and how she deserves to be cheated on. How can people be SO hateful to someone that is hurting? Not everyone deals with pain the same way people.”
“This is a very tense episode to watch for many reasons,” starts Shannon. “Let’s begin… I am glad it is made clear that I did not tell Vicki or Brooks [Ayers] about the psychic on the night of Brooks’ birthday dinner. I was so upset the night was ruined, but I was out in a no-win situation. I believe that Vicki would have been upset if I didn’t give her some sort of heads up and we all saw what happened with my choice. I did not ‘spill the beans’ and I am not ‘consistently inconsistent’. In fact, I am quite the opposite and a very consistent and loyal friend. Bottom line, there is no good timing or method in discussing this topic.”
The episode started out on a light note with their trip to the NASCAR race, which Meghan says was a “blast” and “beyond amazing!” But the drama of Brooks’ cancer and the psychic incident followed them to the racetrack anyway. Meghan explains, “When I told Heather [Dubrow] at the racetrack that Shannon was ‘consistently inconsistent’, I didn’t know that she DIDN’T tell Vicki what I said, but instead Tamra told Vicki. Until I spoke to Tamra and Shannon, I was under the impression the whole time that Shannon told Vicki. I’m so glad she didn’t and that she (kind of) kept her word of not bringing up the psychic to Vicki at the birthday dinner. I felt bad when I watched myself say that about Shannon. It wasn’t nice and I regret it.”
There is so much to cover in this episode of Real Housewives Of Orange County. The drama was as fast-paced as a NASCAR race and just as laden with fiery crashes. It was hard to know where to look with all the insults speeding past. I think Heather Dubrow‘s wide-eyed, defied the effects of Botox, shocked face said it best. You know something’s big when it supersedes the glamour of a 22,000 square-foot house with its own luggage room, and a lunch menu that features “sparkle cauliflower!” (That sounds like something from the Gretchen Christine Bootay Collection).
Before all the hate comes love-ish. Vicki Gunvalson is getting into the business-side of filling love tanks and renting out her backyard for weddings, specifically the wedding of Tamra Judge‘s son Ryan. It also emerges that Vicki and Tamra attend the same church. Tamra is in chapter 2 of Bible For Dummies and is therefore ready to be baptized at the big church party. Dunking your head in a vat of wine does not count as accepting Jesus, Tamra.