I'm curious as to whether ladies in the housewives franchise ever just want to go back to a simpler, obscure neighborhood existence. Most of them love to complain about how poorly they are portrayed on various seasons, yet they return for more toxic drama.
Of course, I'm not complaining. Sometimes it's hilarious to watch grown women wearing skintight clothing and gaudy jewelry scream at each other and spew insults, and no one does it better than the original ladies of the O.C. Real Housewives of Orange County has just started filming its eighth season, and rumor has it that the longest running housewife Vicki Gunvalson will be back!
She is, she isn't. She quit, she got fired. Yes, no. She wants to return, she doesn't want to return. I feel like I'm pulling petals off a daisy when it comes to Real Housewives of Orange County'sAlexis Bellino. But guess what, y'all…she's ba-ack!
After promising anyone would listen that she wasn't coming back for another round (on her own accord, mind you), it's being reported that Alexis will be a full-time housewife on the upcoming season of RHOC. I really can't say I'm surprised. I'm guessing you're probably not that shocked either.
Now RadarOnline is reporting that Alexis begged Bravo for her job back! Apparently all Alexis' announcements about leaving were posturing as she attempted to wrangle more money out of the network. Alexis was making $100,000 per season but wanted a pay bump to $300,00. I guess trampolines aren't making the big bucks?
RumorFix is reporting that Alexis Bellino has been filming for the eighth season (which other cast members have claimed is in progress) and that her husband Jim Bellino was spotted at a high-end store asking to "borrow" an expensive purse for the show!
As we reported the other day, Grayson, the son of Real Housewives of Orange County'sSlade Smiley, underwent brain surgery for a tumor hes been battling for years. Many of our readers were upset that Gretchen Rossi was Facebooking the status of Grayson's surgery. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know how tense things are between Slade and Grayson's mother as he claims he can't afford to pay child support or help with their son's mounting medical bills.
While Gretchen was asking for prayers for Grayson from her fans, many wondered how Grayson's mother would feel about her updating the world on her boyfriend's son. I think she's more interested in her son's well-being and sharing how you can donate to help pay his bills than to worry about Gretchen.
I know most people won't agree with me, but I like Heather Dubrow. I daresay, she's my favorite of the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County. However, girlfriend needs to stop giving interviews that reference Alexis Bellino. It's unbecoming. This time around, she seems to be burying the hatchet, but still. I can't wait until I can write about one of these women in one of the many franchises and actually use the phrase "took the high road." A girl can dream, can't she?
This time around, Heather is discussing her time on the show, as well as her hesitation to join the cast. She touches on the breakdown between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney's friendship and her disdain at the term "bullying" being thrown about in situations where it may not apply. I'm not going to touch that comment with a ten-foot pole!
If you recall, 20/20 did a report on Brooks where they claimed that he wasn't paying anything for his son with ex-girlfriend Nicolette Catanzarite and hadn't visited his son since he was 5 or 6 months old. Furthermore, Nicolette claimed that she had no clue of Brooks' whereabouts until he showed up on RHOC! Well, now the news program is setting the record straight thanks to ol' Brooks.
So, let's get this straight, shall we? Alexis Bellino has allegedly quit Real Housewives of Orange County, but yet she can't stop talking about it. And neither can her co-stars. There is so much she said/she said with these original ladies they may start being confused for their New Jersey counterparts. Totally kidding! The O.C. is too blonde.
Last season, Heather Dubrow lead the charge against Jesus Barbie in an attempt to find out why she needed to be equal parts fake and pretentious. As you recall, it didn't go well. Now Heather is back in media to dispute Alexis' multiple claims in the media that she quit the show instead of not being asked to return. Does it matter? Either way I have an Alexis-free season, and while I don't really like any of the women anymore (shocking, I know), she grated on my last nerve.