Lydia McLaughlin

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY -- Season:12 -- Pictured: Vicki Gunvalson -- (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/Bravo)

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 premiere reminded us all that it’s Vicki Gunvalson’s world and we’re all just living in it. Everything on this show revolves around Vicki. Shannon Beador even had the nerve to blame Vicki for her weight gain, which is absurd. Needless to say, it looks like this season will be a battle of Vicki and Kelly Dodd vs. Shannon and Tamra Judge.

The first episode was full of shit talking, and of course everyone is trying to get the fandom on their side with their Bravo blog posts.

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Last night was a big night for Bravo viewers. Real Housewives of Orange County returned for its twelfth season and part one of the Southern Charm reunion aired. That’s why it made so much sense for Tamra Judge and Shep Rose to stop by the Watch What Happens Live clubhouse to talk with Andy Cohen.

Of course that included Tamra throwing shade at Vicki Gunvalson and Shep showcasing his extensive vocabulary.

The Real Housewives of Orange County - Season 12

Washing up on the shores of the California beaches, amid the shells and driftwood, is the rubble of last season’s Real Housewives Of Orange County. Littering the sands with shards of shattered friendships, filthy accusations, and broken down dignities; a bent halo, some empty vodka and champs bottles, and Shannon Beador‘s former self, now soaked and waterlogged by the hours of tears she’s spilled over the terrible lies Vicki Gunvalson told. The fate of the world, and the Orange County coastline — along with the safety and health of Briana’s children – all rests in Vicki’s handbag! Thankfully she’s not crazy or anything…

So the taglines: let’s start there. What makes Tamra Judge “highly prized”? Or was she just proud of herself for coming up with a rhyme. Hook’d on Phonics worked for her! Vicki’s tagline informs us that she’s not going home, but what she means is that this show is her home, and you are not going to drop any interloping houses on her head! She clicked her ruby slippers together three times and dragged Briana from the land of tornadoes to get here. 

The Real Housewives of Orange County - Season 12

WOO HOO! Real Housewives Of Orange County returns next week and I am peeing my pants Vicki Gunvalson-style with excitement. And as a little sneak peak of what’s to come, Bravo revealed the season 12 taglines for the enormous cast of ladies!

Tamra Judge, who as you know has snatched Alexis Bellino‘s fake halo crown to re-brand herself as Jesus Barbie, of course makes reference to how blessed she is, and Shannon Beador continues to spew some some lemon-filled karma tidbits. You can read the taglines below.

Lisa Rinna bikini

It’s National Bikini Day – a holiday you have never heard of, but it’s the perfect opportunity for a photo roundup of our favorite reality stars wearing bikinis.

Above, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna combined her two loves – baring everything and her lips. “HH brought me back a Lips Bikini. Yes my hair is different in this shot. And Yes I’m 53. And yes I f–king own it.”

Below you’ll find bikini photos of NeNe Leakes, who said she was being brave by baring all, Bethenny Frankel, Southern Charm star Landon Clements, Farrah Abraham, and many more rocking their next-to-nothing best.

Reality TV Stars Celebrate July 4th

Our favorite reality TV stars, like Jenni Pulos, Ramona Singer, and Chelsea Houska, took to social media to share how they celebrated July 4th.

Above: former The Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino shared, “Feeling very patriotic today. I love America. I love our freedom. I love our military who protect us every day. I love red, white, and blue! (I I luv this $60 swimsuit!) Happy 4th everyone! Be safe! #godblessAmerica #happy4thofjuly”

Below you will find photos from Ladies of London star Marissa Hermer, Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps, Million Dollar Listing: New York star Fredrik Eklund, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards, Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute, and more.

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The Real Housewives Of Orange County is returning to our TV screens on July 10th, and Tamra Judge says it’s a very different season than we’ve ever witnessed before. Unsurprisingly, the drama between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra continues, with Tamra indicating that there’s not a lot of resolution in sight. But boomerang cast member Lydia McLaughlin lands back on the scene to try to broker peace among the fractured group (HA! She’ll need extra glitter for that trick.)

In a recent interview, Tamra admits that she’s still not on good terms with Vicki and Kelly Dodd, and she didn’t really get to know newcomer Peggy Sulahian as well as she could have. She shares that “it’s such a different season this year. The cast was a little bit split almost three quarters of the way through filming. I don’t know what Kelly and Vicki did most of the time because I was filming much more with Meghan [Edmonds] and Shannon [Beador]. Peggy is the new girl and I didn’t film with her all that much either.”

Dorinda Medley

To kick off this week’s roundup of the reality TV stars’ Instagram pics, we have Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley doing what she does best: making us laugh. “I told you I never waste food,” she joked, “#summerfun #lettucesee.”

Look below for more selfies and snapshots, including Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby looking absolutely beautiful in Bermuda, Eddie Cibrian and Brandi Glanville celebrating Mason’s birthday (separately, of course), Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Gorga flashing back to his Speedo days (consider yourself warned), Bethenny Frankel showing off her amazing yoga skills, Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador working out, and more.