The Real Housewives of Orange County attended TV GUIDE Magazine’s Hot List Party at SLS Hotel on November 10, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. Jeana Keough, who will be leaving the show after 2 more episodes, was not in attendance. Neither was Alexis Bellino, the newest housewife.
Also in attendance wasSlade Smiley, honorable 6th housewife boyfriend of Gretchen Rossi. You can see more photos of the ladies below. Yikes at Tamra‘s hair, and Lynne‘s plastic surgeon should have his scalpel donated to some sort of plastic surgery hall of fame.
In other news, Vicki Gunvalson will be appearing on the Dr. Phil show on November 12th. No word yet on the reason for her appearance.
They’re back! The original housewives of bravo are returning for their 5th season tonight.
The Real Housewives of Orange County have pretty much been in the headlines for the past few months. Whether it be Gretchen Rossi’s leaked photos, Lynne Curtin’seviction saga, or Vicki Gunvalson’strashy bar behavior, It’s safe to say these six women will be keeping us entertained for weeks to come.
The DailyBeast caught up with the OC Housewives to discuss their new season, and changes in their lives. Vicki claims the show has negatively affected her insurance business, leading her to almost not return for the 5th season. “I almost lost a very large client of mine—a $2 million client—because he Googled me and said he didn’t like what he was seeing on the TV show,” Gunvalson, 47, told The Daily Beast.
Bravo promises the upcoming season will address the financial woes of some of the ladies, including that of Jeana Keough, who’s divorce and a down real-estate market prompted her to quit the show to focus on work full-time. She will be leaving the show after 3 episodes. Jeana however reveals other reasons for leaving the show, “I just didn’t feel appreciated by the girls or the network,” she said.
Tamra Barney, 42, will be one of the housewives dealing with financial woes. Her home is currently listed as a short sale, and she has had to let both a nanny and a maid go to save cash. This season will also deal with Tamra doing a lot of arguing with her husband Simon Barney. “He did not want to come back this season, and I did,” she said. “He’s very private and conservative. We’re having a lot of financial problems, and he just didn’t want to expose that.”
Tonight’s episode will show Gretchen reflecting on the death of her deceased fiance, and confronting Tamra about the things Tamra said about her last season. It will also feature Vicki skydiving, and Lynn contemplating having a facelift.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
It’s obvious to see some of the ladies have spent their summers with their plastic surgeons. Housewife Lynne Curtin is barely recognizable. Based on the bio information, it seems Jeana Keough will be leaving the season early, similar to what Lauri Waring did last season.
Below are the photos and a brief bio of what is to come this season of each housewife -
Gretchen Rossi – In Season 5 Gretchen copes with the death of her finance Jeff, and learns how to move on both professionally and personally. Gretch’s social life heats up when she finds a surprising new love interest (who OC fans may or may not recognize … )
Alexis Bellino – Alexis is the new Housewife on the block. Will former new girls Gretchen and Tamra give Alexis a chance, or combine their forces for peroxide-bleached evil?
The video preview below also shows us the ladies will definitely be bringing back the drama!
The shocking preview highlights the following about each housewife -
Tamra Barney – Struggles in her marriage to husband, Simon Barney, and even mentions the ‘D’ word – Divorce. She will also be dealing with financial problems as she attempts to sell her house, which is now up for short sale and might be foreclosed on soon.
Lynne Curtin – Will be shown getting a face lift, while dealing with financial difficulties with her husband. Her eviction was made very public in recent weeks.
Gretchen Rossi - Is shown struggling with losing deceased fiance Jeff Beitzel, though she had already moved on with new boyfriend Slade Smiley before this season’s filming started. She is also shown confronting Tamra about the nasty things she said about her.
Vicki Gunvalson – Is shown attempting to mend her marriage after spending all of last season putting down her husband, and continued to do so by being photographed in public giving lap dances to random men, and baring her bottom in a public bar to get a tattoo.
Jeana Keough – Is shown having some difficulty with her real estate dealings.
Alexis Bellino – The newest housewife and a friend of Gretchen’s will be attempting to fit in with the other housewives.
Tell Us – Are You Excited For The New Season of The OC Housewives?
We see Gretchen Rossi,Lynne Curtin, and newest housewife, Alexis Bellino enjoying their time in Fort Lauderdale.
I’m guessing this might be a preview of what is to come on the show. These three will be a close unit while 40 year old mean girl Tamra Barney and the always classy Vicki Gunvalson will continue to be miserable together. Jeana Keough, who has been confirmed to be returning to the show, will likely continue to be a neutral party as always.
Alexis who is from Newport Coast is described as a stay-at-home mother of three. There are conflicting stories on wether or not Alexis is replacing OC veteran, Jeana Keough. The OC Register is reporting Jeana will not be back, while other reports have stated Jeana will be returning.
The one thing we are certain of is that Alexis will be on the show. Alexis’s husband is Jim Bellino, 47. Jim is described as an entrepreneur who use to own a pool table business that was an $8 million-a-year-profit company.
In a new interview with the OC register, Alexis describes filming with the other women – “It has been amazing. I already knew Gretchen. Lynne (Curtin)’s a sweetheart. She doesn’t have a mean bone in body. Vicki (Gunvalson) and I joked and laughed and had a good time. But there’s drama anytime you get five women together.”
Unlike Kelly Bensimon of the NY Housewives, Alexis describes herself as an addict of the show and has seen every single episode.
This should make for an interesting new season. I love the fact that she just happens to be a friend of Gretchen. Alexis is obviously easy on the eyes as is Gretchen. So it might be safe to say Tamra Barney will spend the entire season on trying to “out” her on something, or accuse Alexis of trying to be like her.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ALEXIS JOINING THE CAST?
No they are not married, at least that’s what we think. Gretchen Rossi and boyfriend, Slade Smiley, however seem to have taken some wedding pictures for a professional photographer known as Tracie Taylor.
We hope they’re modeling shots. They look like modeling shots. The 5th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County is currently being filmed. Between their cast mate Vicki Gunvalson being photographed getting her ass tattoed, and sitting on random guy’s’ lap, we think this upcoming season is bound to be a good one.
We also reported last week that Jeana Keough will be returning for the 5th season.
We reported last month that Jeana was not coming back. She later confirmed this news in a local interview. We are not sure what changed between then and now, but she is back on for the 5th season. Her interior decorator, Kelli Ellis, who was featured on the show last season, confirmed this news on her facebook saying -
“Kelli Ellis – Yes, it’s true our beloved Jeana Keough is back for Season 5 of Housewives!! Now we have a reason to watch Bravo!! 14 hours ago”
Good to have Jeana back on board. Now if only Tamra could be eliminated from the show altogether.. They were rumors swirling back then that she quit the show because her family didn’t like being filmed, or that Bravo did not invite her back.
There are now rumors that she might be back on the show because she needs the money, which we highly doubt. She however just listed her home for sale for the amount of $5.5 Mil.