This week’s episode of Heather Dubrow’s World included some scoop on the new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, plus a little info on the upcoming Season 8: Uncensored special. Heather also gave a quick update on the investment-gone-scam lawsuits.
Heather says that the RHOC cast filmed a cool special for a behind the scenes look at season 8 (we’re on season 11 right now, just fyi). Season 8 was the year Lydia McLaughlin joined. “They sat us all down and did interviews with us.” She says that it was the season that Gretchen Rossiproposed to Slade Smiley. Heather says they got to talk about anything and everything and break down the fourth wall during this look back. “We talked about the producers, we talked about the other cast members, it is so cool. I’ve seen pieces of it. It’s funny, it’s sad – some of it, and it’s interesting.”
Tamra has been training for months by lifting weights, doing a ton of cardio at CUT Fitness, and eating super clean – then she grabbed her glamsquad and showed off her muscles in an itty-bitty sequined bikini. #AbsForJesus.
Below are photos from Tamra’s fitness competition and also the RHOC finale party.
If you’ll recall, earlier this year Heather Dubrow openly shared that she and Terry had been swindled out of $1.75 million dollars in a scam that involved three people – Jennifer Lindsay Bell, their “accountant” Gary Hoffman (who turned out not to be a real accountant), and attorney Steve Czick. The Dubrows are currently suing all three (last we heard Jennifer is still hiding out in the UK), but now in a bold new twist and adding insult to injury, attorney Steve Czick is suing the Dubrows for alleged extortion and harassment!
Heather and Terry went public a few months back, sharing their story of misfortune and even offering up reward money for help with the case. They had some leftover cash from the sale of their home and wanted to invest it. They were presented with a “no-brainer” investment by helping Jennifer Lindsay Bell with seed money for a rental gig for the World Cup, which Heather has said was then personally guaranteed by Gary Hoffman and attorney Steve Czick. Of course, we now know the deal went bad and Jennifer Lindsay Bell fled – and also had her Christmas ruined when they went public. The poor dear. There’s still a warrant out for her.
The last season of Real Housewives of Orange County was not a good look for Vicki Gunvalson, to say the least. She was super annoying, as per usual, hating on every one of her cast members because she doesn’t think they have the same work ethic that she does. Then Vicki took things a step further with her involvement in that whole Brooks Ayers fake cancer scandal.
No one wanted anything to do with her at the end of last season and I see why. Vicki was shitty friend to all of them and was extremely shady. Part of me wondered if she was going to come back to the show, but then I remembered that this is Vicki and she lives for the attention. I figured she would return to RHOC to an icy reception from the cast, and I have no idea if that happened, but it seems like it’s all good in the hood now. At least according to Vicki’s Instagram posts. And on top of that, Vicki has been bragging about having a new boyfriend. Well, she rebounded quickly. On many fronts.
Just because someone isn’t a Real Housewife anymore, that doesn’t mean the fans stop caring about them. If anything, I feel like that makes me want to hear more about their lives since I don’t get to see them on TV these days. Back in the day, everyone on Real Housewives of Orange County really came for Alexis Bellino whenever they could, so it is nice to see that she seems to be doing pretty well these days.
I remember Alexis trying to figure out her career while still remaining devoted to her family. People gave her a lot of shit no matter what she did from the Alexis Couture fashion line to working as a television correspondent. And I recall Vicki Gunvalson pulling her standard “you don’t work as much as I do” criticism. Well, Alexis is doing just fine for herself and just acquired her fourth Sky Zone Trampoline Park location.