Last night on Real Housewives of Orange County we met newbie Lizzie Rovsek, who definitely proved she's no trophy wife! Other newbie Danielle Gregorio hosted an Ugly Sweater Christmas party, which college kids have been doing since the dawn of Greek civilization. Instead of cranberry Jello shots, Danielle is serving cranberry champagne punch with very expensive 'champs', something that really chaps Heather Dubrow's notion of propriety. She's going to have to send Danielle an instructional guide to Champs, complete with illustrations.
Tamra Barney is pretty bent out of shape about having to participate in an ugly sweater affair – this coming from the woman who hosted an 80's themed Bunko party. "I'm not really into ugly," Tamra complains. I guess Tamra only supports ugly when it comes to her own ugly personality!
Lizzie makes quite a first impression with the ladies as she attends Danielle's Ugly Sweater Christmas party.
And Lizzie wants to make an impression with the viewers as well. The Sun Kitten swimwear designer and former Miss Kentucky shared 13 facts about herself with Bravo's The Dish! Including that she's not your average beauty queen – she's actually very smart – and she's a marathon runner.
Shannon Beador – your reality TV career has just began and already you're crying foul editing? Girl – you need to find a different line of work.
After week three of Real Housewives of Orange County has shown Shannon bickering with and sniping at her husband David, she insists her marriage really is happy and loving but viewers aren't getting the full picture.
"I am having a difficult time with the fact that you are only seeing a small snip of my life! I talked a little bit last week about the sarcastic banter that my husband and I have with each other, and you all were fortunate enough to be able to witness more of it this week! (That was sarcastic, by the way…)," Shannon complains in her Bravo blog.
This week's reality TV viewer numbers are in – and an impressive 2.206 million watched the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion, bringing its season average to 2.055 million. Sadly, only 861,000 fans bothered with the Southern Charmreunion, but we hope the season finale's 1.21 million and the season average of 943,000 is enough to get it renewed.
Y'all know I'm always the first person to snark onAlexis Bellino. Those outfits! That husband! The whole "not knowing what regular words mean"! However, I must begrudgingly admit that, no matter what the situation, Alexis' heart always seems to be in the right place.
The former Real Housewives of Orange County star just returned from a vacation where she spent her time giving back to those less fortunate. As much as Alexis annoyed me on RHOC, I do feel like she's one of the few who have left the franchise and continued doing what she would have been doing had she never been a Bravolebrity. Whether that's cutting sleeves off a dress recently sewn by seamstress or giving her time and energy to those who need it, I believe that Alexis, as shallow as she comes across, does have a heart of gold. And yes, it did pain me to type that…but I do think it's true.
We're still at Shannon's dinner party and tensions are running high. I blame Shannon and her non-organic vodka and her totally toxic marriage, despite the efforts of radiation detectors. Where's the detector that detects the bad vibes Shannon radiates?! She's got everyone gripping their knives for protection and wondering when the next onslaught is going to come. At least the food was good – everyone talks about the food – and the house.
Heather is most on edge of all. Fancy Pants doesn't like the new girl with her shi-shi-shi house giving her a run for her fancy pants money. To assert her crown Heather starts taking it out on the little people. She tells Vicki to hush (which finally, somebody did!) and stop interrupting while Shannon tells her Unhappily Married Support Group opener about how she was the girl who could never be alone and then she married David because well, he said hey!
Vicki Gunvalson has been making decisions with her empty love tank. And unfortunately her mid-life crisis love tank is leading her to Brooks Ayers!
Despite everyone in her life seriously questioning her decisions in the romance department leading to family and friends ostracizing her and beau Brooks (is he not sending them enough affirming Hallmark cards?) the Real Housewives of Orange County star insists she has no regrets when it comes to the choices she's made!
"I can't tell you how difficult this has been having my daughter and myself continue to not see eye-to-eye on some very important issues," Vickiadmits in her Bravo blog.
It is so bizarre to me that people would put their entire lives on display for our entertainment (I'm not complaining though!), but I find it terribly disturbing that even with cameras in their faces 24/7, so much more drama goes on behind the scenes. More than one housewife in the Bravo franchise has claimed to be the victim of domestic abuse while on the show, and now Tamra Judge's son is calling out his former step-father's violent behavior.