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?
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.
Despite promoting Marriage Bootcamp, it seems Gretchen and sycophant fiancé Slade Smiley can't let go of some of their RHOC dramas – and lucky for them neither can their former co-star Tamra Judge! Good ol' Tam-Tam… never one to take the highroad.
Now that Tamra is having custody issues of her own with ex-husband Simon Barney, a fan lashed out on twitter calling Tamra's situation karma after how she treated Slade. Tamra didn't like that and reacted writing, “Oh plz. That f**ker is a deadbeat with a sick son. Keep supporting him, it makes you look Real good!” Tamra has since deleted the tweet, but Slade wasn't going to let that PR opportunity go to waste.
SinceTamra Judgeand Vicki are all about a 'Housewives Hazing' the two are speaking out about Lizzie (with Vicki apologizing for her behavior) and they're also speaking out about "chairgate" and Tamra's comments about Vicki's on-again/off-again boyfriend Brooks Ayers.
"Watching this week's episode made me very upset on how I treated Lizzie when we first met," Vicki writes on her Bravo blog entitled 'I'm Not Proud of How I Treated Lizzie.'
"All I can say is that is not the person who I want to be, nor am I proud of how I talked to her when we were in the limo," Vicki continues. "There was a lot more to that limo ride which you didn't get to see, but either way, it was wrong of me and I have since apologized."
All of the Real Housewives of Orange County got to meet Lizzie Rovsek on Monday night's episode, and I don't think anyone was surprised at how she was welcomed into the group by Vicki Gunvalson, were they? There's nothing more attractive than a super catty, middle-aged loudmouth acting like the mean head cheerleader in an 80's romcom, is there? Of course, Vicki was just marking her territory as far as Tamra Judge is concerned, and something tells me (duh, the previews!) that Lizzie won't be too sad to cut ties with her new neighbor.
Admitting she doesn't have much to say in her Bravo blog, Lizzie begins, "I started writing this blog several different ways until I realized that I don't really have much to say or know what to say regarding this episode. Honestly, I didn't even know what to think after I watched it. I really didn't think Vicki would insult almost everything about me as she did. There are so many things to say and nothing to say at the same time," adding, "I don't pick people apart for the way they look or put down things that people have worked for in their life. Vicki says that it takes 'no skill' to be in a beauty pageant…Well, I tell you one thing it gives young women and that is confidence. And thank goodness I have some so I could handle the barrage of insults that came my way tonight."
Sure, she wastes gems by having them put in her teeth, she comes off as the world's biggest nag, and I am not NOT worried about the state of her marriage, but by God, I love Shannon Beador, and last night's Real Housewives of Orange County only affirmed my affections. Not only did she stay true to herself (I like that even though she enjoys spending time with Vicki Gunvalson, she wasn't shy about calling out her mean girl behavior to new girl Lizzie Rovsek), but she managed to make Heather Dubrow look like the ultimate twit (although given how the season has been going thus far, I'm not sure that's quite a feat).
In her Bravo blog highlighting last night's episode, Shannon begins, "I consider Dr. Moon a part of the family so I was really excited when Vicki agreed to see him with me. I love Vicki's spirit — she is open to anything, especially holistic and alternative therapies. Dr. Moon has a theory that when a person is "jammed," energy cannot properly flow through the body for optimum health. He will go through a process to 'de-jam' a patient and one of those areas to 'de-jam' is the tailbone. I know Vicki was joking around, but I want to be clear he does not put his finger in your rear end."