"It was a freak thing and I still don’t understand why I was picked. I jokingly filled out an online application that my friend sent to me, not thinking for one second they would call me. I was totally obnoxious (mocking the show) we were both were laughing at my answers, I didn’t send any pictures and didn’t show up to the casting call in Newport," Tamra reveals.
Now, there are so many different tabloid rumors swirling about the uber-wealthy housewife, from her crumbling friendships to her faltering empire to her headline-making divorce. Are things ever going to go back to normal for the woman I once considered to be too down-to-earth for the over-the-top franchise?
Slade has been yapping all over his "radio show" (I know it's an actual show, but the quotes seem appropriate given it's Slade's "radio show") that Vicki has been cheating on the person who has filled her love tank with Creole and daily affirmations…the fur renting Brooks Ayers. I happen to know that Slade is just blowing smoke. I mean, are there men in the O.C. and/or the world of insurance retreats who are lining up for a shot at Vicki?
I can't. I just can't. The Real Housewives of Orange County may be the original housewives (although most aren't, in fact, wives), but sometimes they are also the most ridiculous. Let's take Gretchen Rossi, for example. She's not a wife–and with Slade Smiley as her beau she may never be one–but, like her counterparts, she loves to talk about whatever it takes to keep her in the spotlight.
For example, last week, Gretchen was yapping about how former best friend/current nemesis Alexis Bellinocopied her hairstyle…because that's news. This week, Gretchen is sharing with us her workout routine while applauding herself for overcoming bulimia. Wait…didn't Alexis say she struggled with bulimia growing up when the ladies took a quick trip to Texas during season six? Who is the copycat now, Gretch?
It's been a rough couple of days for Real Houswives of Orange County'sTamra Barney. The outspoken Bravolebrity is in the hospital recovering from emergency surgery. Very scary! What she suspected was ulcer pain turned out to be a very problematic hernia.
Before calling 9-1-1, Tamra took to Twitter to share her pain, tweeting, "Sh*t here we go again, think its time to see a doctor? Severe pain in upper stomach after drinking coffee. Ulcer maybe?" Thankfully the ambulance came before she could fire off any more tweets.