Last night on Real Housewives of Orange County a certain Heather Dubrow got a taste of her own medicine. No, I don't mean she was forced to wear Target clothing, I mean Tamra Barney shanked her with some petty, made up reasons to hate while at a party and Heather became the new Gretchen is the new Alexis. Stage an intervention to call someone fake, wind up in an intervention being told you're fake (and condescending!).
See, it's a dog eat dog world that Andy Cohen created and you have stab someone with storyline drama before they can stab you. Alas Heather considered Tamra her a 'real' friend. Boy was she wrong, because you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But at least Vicki Gunvalson behaved decently… for a change!
Vicki Gunvalson is in love y'all, and she'd really rather you not bash her about it on social media. I'm inclined to agree. If she wants to screw up her life by dating a grifter, so be it! It's the whole, "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" mentality that Vicki simply doesn't seem to have when it comes to Brooks Ayers.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star hung out with on-again-off-again love Brooks at a Toby Keith concert. She then posted the above picture on her Instagram with the caption, "Friday night Toby Keith concert. Friends for over 20 years are the best ones. Love country music and laughing." Of course, she wasn't laughing when people started commenting on it.
So yes, Shannon Beador and Heather think their holiday cards are on par with the White House's in terms of preeminent importance. Shannon tells us that people look forward to her card every year and Heather gives a gushing speech about what it represents to her family (Time immemorial? Neil deGrasse Tyson joke!). They both hire full glam crews and professional photography teams to make these visions come to life. I think I saw Anna Wintour scuttling around behind the ladder in Heather's shoot.
It's nice to know that I have some things in common with these two wealthy beacons of the upper echelons – because even though I take my holiday photo with an iPhone, my kids misbehave just as much as Heather and Shannon's do! Anyway, Heather is taking her card in what looks like the parking lot of a storage facility. Maybe since they're between mega mansions she's going for homeless chic?
Last week viewers witnessed Heather Dubrow's version of a hoedown as she had a lot warming party for her new massive abode. During the course of the party America's oldest sorority girl Tamra Barney flew off the mechanical bull after Heather instructed the operator to turn it up.
Talk about going from a love tank that's running on empty to one that may actually be overflowing! It seems that after a tumultuous relationship with winner Brooks Ayers, Vicki Gunvalson is finally playing the field!
Don't get too excited. No need to start thinking now that Vicki is making better decisions in the relationship department. The Real Housewives of Orange County OG still has Brooks in her dating rotation, but thankfully she's added others to the roster. In fact, sources are claiming that the Bravolebrity is dating both Brooks and attorney John Pulanski on whom we reported on back in April.
This week's reality TV viewer numbers report is nothing but bad news. As I predicted, Married to Medicine lost a ton of viewers without Real Housewives of Atlanta's lead-in. Only 921,000 watched Dr. Heavenly's shady dinner party this week. That's down 642,000 since last week and almost 1.5 million since the season two premiere.