Shannon Beador is living it up in Hawaii with her family, posting this photo on Instagram just yesterday. Before relaxing on vaycay though, Shannon took some time to reflect about this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County, particularly taking issue with those of us out here who have “criticized” her for the negativity she’s brought to TV screens across the country this season.
Beginning with her take on Heather Dubrow’s luncheon, Shannon admits, “Arguing always puts a pit in my stomach. The tail end of Vicki [Gunvalson] and Meghan [Edmonds’] argument at Heather‘s new home was very uncomfortable. I’m not sure that the luncheon table was the most appropriate place to bring up the topic of Brooks and his illness, but Meghan definitely has a pattern for saying what’s on her mind when she wants to say it.” Siding with Vicki about keeping one’s nose out of other peoples’ medical records, Shannon empathizes, “I understand why Vicki is upset because the idea is so preposterous.”
Last night on Real Housewives of Orange County there were arguments galore about, of all things, Brooks Ayers. Of course. Meghan Edmonds and Vicki Gunvalson both were out of line and Jimmy Edmonds demonstrated that he does not want to be a Real Housewife, nor does he appear to want to be married to one! Good luck with wife number 4 as somepeople say.
Meghan has decided she is the foremost authority on all cancers and all cancer treatments in all the worlds. Being that she is part of the oncology department at Johns Hopkins. Oh wait, no. She’s not. She just knows how to Google. Kind of. I mean in between doing Hayley’s homework. When Vicki doesn’t want to take her advice and sees through her fake tears about how she caaaaares so deeply, Meghan calls Vicki a “bitter old woman.” Well, Meghan, keep acting how you’re acting and this is your future!
The bottom line is this: Meghan’s concern is insincere. She clearly believed the psychic (or someone else put the idea into her head that Brooks‘ cancer diagnosis is questionable) and her true intent is to catch Vicki in a so-called lie. Vicki sees through her – it’s more transparent than Tamra Judge‘s lace catsuit (and just as classless and desperate). The bottom line is no one’s health is the same, and neither is their health treatment.
“Bring on the drama!” starts the new and not at all improved Tamra Judge in her Real Housewives of Orange County blog this week. As resident pot-stirrer, Tamra has started some serious rumors this season (with the help of a trusty psychic), but now she’s taking a moment to sit back and comment on everyone else’s reaction to the rumor. Oh, what calamity your deeds have wrought, Tammy Sue!
Tamra begins by thanking Vicki Gunvalson for offering up her home to Tamra’s son Ryan and fiance Sarah for their wedding day. “Vicki’s backyard is beautiful and a wedding will be one more amazing memory I would have in her backyard. Thank you, Vicki,” writes Tamra. Moving on to doomed marriages elsewhere, Tamra comments on Shannon Beador and hubby David’s constant tension in their scenes together. “I feel so bad for Shannon it makes me want to cry just thinking about everything she has gone through. I can’t imagine having to relive things every Monday night…it makes me angry to read some of the social media comments about her and how she deserves to be cheated on. How can people be SO hateful to someone that is hurting? Not everyone deals with pain the same way people.”
The episode started out on a light note with their trip to the NASCAR race, which Meghan says was a “blast” and “beyond amazing!” But the drama of Brooks’ cancer and the psychic incident followed them to the racetrack anyway. Meghan explains, “When I told Heather [Dubrow] at the racetrack that Shannon was ‘consistently inconsistent’, I didn’t know that she DIDN’T tell Vicki what I said, but instead Tamra told Vicki. Until I spoke to Tamra and Shannon, I was under the impression the whole time that Shannon told Vicki. I’m so glad she didn’t and that she (kind of) kept her word of not bringing up the psychic to Vicki at the birthday dinner. I felt bad when I watched myself say that about Shannon. It wasn’t nice and I regret it.”
There is so much to cover in this episode of Real Housewives Of Orange County. The drama was as fast-paced as a NASCAR race and just as laden with fiery crashes. It was hard to know where to look with all the insults speeding past. I think Heather Dubrow‘s wide-eyed, defied the effects of Botox, shocked face said it best. You know something’s big when it supersedes the glamour of a 22,000 square-foot house with its own luggage room, and a lunch menu that features “sparkle cauliflower!” (That sounds like something from the Gretchen Christine Bootay Collection).
Before all the hate comes love-ish. Vicki Gunvalson is getting into the business-side of filling love tanks and renting out her backyard for weddings, specifically the wedding of Tamra Judge‘s son Ryan. It also emerges that Vicki and Tamra attend the same church. Tamra is in chapter 2 of Bible For Dummies and is therefore ready to be baptized at the big church party. Dunking your head in a vat of wine does not count as accepting Jesus, Tamra.
“I like big butts and I cannot lie…” begins Tamra Judge in her Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo blog. Need we read more? Well, we’re going to wade right through this sludge anyway! Tamra hits us this week with her reflections on booty workouts, the psychic powers (or lack thereof) of Scott, and her total innocence <side eye> in questioning the legitimacy of Brooks Ayers’“battle” with cancer. So, all aboard the crazy train! Here. We. Go.
Tamra begins with the inspiration behind her booty class, confessing, “unlikeShannon [Beador] I like a big booty, I think it’s sexy.” And apparently, she designed a class to prove this very point, and to use her friends as guinea pigs because CUT fitness doesn’t have enough members to fill a class. She jokes, “Shannon gets an A for effort! I know she has been working hard to get into better shape and I am very proud of her. I was peeing my pants watching her..haha.” Speaking of peeing, Tamra admits, “Let’s be honest any woman who’s had three or more kids pees a little when they run and jump. However, I have found that the more you run and jump and train those muscles the tighter they get. SO RUN SHANNON RUN.”
“Well here we go – the train has left the station so to speak regarding Brooks‘ cancer,” begins Vicki. “It’s interesting that Tamra’s ‘psychic’ and his accusation that Brooks doesn’t have cancer is being taken as the truth. Don’t we wish that was the case, but unfortunately it isn’t. Remember when you watch the rest of this season, I’m often put in situations where I’m surrounded by people looking to create drama. However, I don’t think this is funny or entertaining when we are talking about someone’s health. As you all know, Leanne (Jim’s first wife) passed away a few weeks ago and I had hoped she would beat her illness and unfortunately she did not. I’m still wondering in real life situations, would anyone really question someone’s diagnosis that was made by a licensed DOCTOR? I doubt it, but it makes for good TV doesn’t it?”