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.
Shannon Beador truly isn't your typical Bravolebrity it seems. Not only does the Real Housewives of Orange County feng shui her mouth, she also isn't following the normal reality star protocol which usually involves moving into a much bigger home after a small taste of fame regardless of whether they can afford it.
In fact, as we reported earlier in the week, Shannon and family are actually downsizing (gasp! Is that even a thing if you're an OC housewife??), and selling their current digs for the low, low price of $13,498,000. That seems to be the going rate for multiple kitchens, secret rooms, seven bedrooms, more than a dozen bathrooms, and a regulation size basketball court, right? Of course, because no housewife in the history of the franchise has voluntarily left a ginormous mansion for more modest living, rumors of marital discord began running rampant.
We all saw them face foreclosure and were even booted from a rental on the show. But in the past few years, they have also been faced with a tax lien and a $1 million dollar judgment, which may have been one of the contributing factors in the couple's divorce.
In October, we even reported that Lynne claimed to only have $100 to her name. And now the hits just keep on coming, as Lynne recently opened up to the National Enquirer about finding out that her youngest daughter, Alexa, starred in several pornographic films.
Last night Heather Dubrow was in full manners crusader role as she hosted a hoedown ground breaking party for her new mansion in the sky. In case you didn't know, Heather is above everyone else – literally.
Before all that, the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County continued to bicker and give their varying accounts of "chairgate". When will Bravo stop trying to make "…gate" happen? They should re-title the franchise Real Housewives Gate. Anyway, back to chairgate. UGH.
Heather complains to Terry that Shannon Beadorturned into the Incredible Hulk (it must be all the supplements!), wrenched the chair out from under her and bellowed SHANNON SMASH SOCIALITE! It was frankly alarming to Miss Dubrow – positively frightening. She's really considering therapy for the horrifying injustice she endured. True confession: I tuned out. I think Terry did too. Heather's complaints went on for a while.
For eight (or is it nine?) years, Vicki has been 'on the fence' about whether or not she'll stick around for another season but the original Housewife and Bravo institution won't go anywhere until they drag her out kicking and screaming. Talking to E! News from the Bravo Upfront presentation, about her future with the show, what's to come this season – Vicki also shares that her friendship with Shannon Beador lasts the season and is legit! Has Shannon replaced Tamra Judge? …The horror!
Oh yeah, and Shannon had some things to say about being a first-time Housewife.
Well lookee here another Housewife is moving up and out!
Shannon Beador's non-toxic palace by-ish the sea just hit the market for a paltry $13,498,000 million.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star's 13,306 square feet mansion contains 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 5 half bathrooms, multiple kitchens, a craft room, plus a secret tea room. Oh – and a regulation-sized basketball court! All that plus sustainable living can be yours – if you're rich enough to buy and sell Vicki Gunvalson 10 times over. Heather… are you out there?
The reality (current and former) stars flocked to Hollywood last night for OK! Magazine's So Sexy party.
Alexis Bellino ventured out with hubby Jim, as did her fellow ex-costar of RHOC, Gretchen Rossi. At the event Gretchen was seen cozied up to current OC Housewife Lizzie Rovsek and her husband Christian. Gretchen must've wanted to compare notes on swimsuit empires with Lizzie.
My, oh my! I dare you not to look at the above-picture and not get a little nauseous. Reality stars certainly love garnering attention while in various stages of undress, don't they? Geez. I'm always surprised at how I'm equal parts shocked that Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley have stayed together this long and convinced that they are will be together for eternity because, really, how perfect are they for one another? It's quite a conundrum.
Since quitting being asked to leave Real Housewives of Orange County, Gretchen does what every good cast off does…she builds her "brand" by putting her name on anything that will take it while shopping around a wedding spin-off series and promoting said "brand" at a slew of D-list parties where formal attire is akin to some lyrca triangles and floss. It's hard life, people. A hard life.