Of course, Vicki’s tragic news was preceded by petty dramas with clueless Meghan Edmonds, and interspersed with scenes of whooping it up over Bunco at Shannon Beador‘s house. It seems inappropriate to write a recap that encompasses both the tragic passing of a parent and nonsense over whether or not a party invite was shady. But alas, the powers that be over at Bravo have given me this incredible opportunity. (Sarcasm).
At Meghan’s house, that’s not really Meghan’s house because Jimmy bought it and decorated it with one of his exes, they’re packing in preparation for a move. Apparently Meghan and Jimmy have moved 65 times in the last 6 minutes so I presume they’re high-class squatters and this is going to be a really interesting HGTV cross-over. Also, if you don’t really live anywhere – how have you amassed enough stuff for several junk drawers? Jimmy blames Meghan for the stuff. Because of course.
Beginning by reliving “Phone-Gate,” Meghan reflects that it was “so stupid and petty for Shannon to storm off on me like she did and make a scene in the Bello’s home. If Shannon reacted like an adult she would’ve swallowed her pride, apologized for unintentionally offending me, and explain she was caught off guard, the issue would have been laid to rest.” Yes, but then where would Meghan be? Left with no storyline? Meghan also rebuffs the idea that Bravo producers egged her on to start the drama. “There was no ambush as she described it unless she was recreating history in her own mind. What the cameras show was what happened. There was no prodding from production for me to talk to Shannon about this or to make the phone call in the first place, it was all my idea,” claims Meghan.
Not having blogged since the first episode, Tamra Judge takes a long, meandering tour through the last two weeks – not to mention the last year! – of the Real Housewives of Orange County to bring us up to speed on where her head’s at these days. She begins with an explanation of why last year was tough for her personally, and on camera, and assures viewers that the “New Tamra” is legit. She’s turning over a new leaf, yo! And anyone who thinks otherwise can “SUCK IT!” (yes, real quote).
Tamra begins by sharing, “The last year had been a long painful journey for me and coming back to the show and filming scared me. I really did feel like I had been hit by a truck and I was learning to function again.” She says she couldn’t talk about most of her issues on camera last season due to legal reasons, but does reveal, “My ex-husband put me and the children thorough a painful custody battle that lasted a year. A year of court dates, attorney fees, sleepless nights, scared children, therapy appointments, false media stories, lies, embarrassment, but most of all the worst pain I had ever felt. These are memories that me and my children will never forget.” The court battle ended in Tamra’s two youngest children being closer “than ever” to her, while her eldest daughter has chosen to live with Tamra’s ex. Tamra admits, “every day without her is painful for me.”
The OG of the OC has spoken, and she is no fan of Real Housewives of Orange County’s newbie, Meghan Edmonds. In her blog, Vicki Gunvalson defends her decision to stick by fellow housewife Shannon Beador after Meghan excluded Shannon from her charity event. “This week’s episode shows that it is evident Meghan is definitely trying to be relevant amongst these women,” snarks Vicki. “For her to feel compelled to exclude Shannon out of her party I don’t think was right.”
“When I decided not to go to the charity event and instead be with Shannon, it’s because I didn’t want Shannon to feel all alone that night. Knowing that all the girls would be together and Shannon not being invited would have been very hurtful to her. I would have expected one of them to do the same for me,” explains Vicki. Uh, if Vicki is expecting these “girls” to stick by her in times of trouble, she might want to take a life insurance policy out on hell freezing over. She maintains, though, that “True friends are there for you when ‘life happens’, whether it be a sickness, loss of a job, death of a loved one, relationship struggles or anything else. This is when you see the true colors of a friend, it’s how they act when difficult situations occur.”
Last night on Real Housewives Of Orange County the ladies put aside their differences, pettiness, and spite in the name of philanthropy. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
In Napa, at the Bello’s fabulous mansion, celebrating COLLETTE, the fabulous non-champagne occupying the niche market of Methode Champenoise, aka sparkling wine coolers, drama is ensuing. When in fabulous surroundings, act not fabulous! Shannon Beador and Meghan KING Edmonds are arguing over being non-charitable regarding Meghan’s wine fundraiser for juvenile diabetes (because nothing says diabetic and kids like wine!).
Meghan doesn’t understand why Shannon doesn’t want to help her host this event, because although Meghan is tall enough to reach the sky, she has difficulty understanding that the world doesn’t revolve around her. I mean, OF COURSE Shannon would want to help some young upstart third wife of a has-been athlete, because charity starts at home among your RHOC kin. DUH!
“What do you think of my blog post? Spot on or way off?” tweeted Meghan King Edmonds yesterday. The new girl in town has already begun stirring up trouble on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Although she doesn’t see it that way! In her blog, Meghan explains (and explains…and explains) why she was “floored” by Shannon Beador’s reaction to her in this week’s trip to Napa. Meghan also reiterates her mad love for Tamra Judge, and confesses that watching Shannon and David’s marriage issues play out on TV makes her “squirm.”
After praising Wheels Up, the private jet company that flew the ladies out to Heather Dubrow’s Collette party in Napa (hubby Jim is an investor), Meghan gushes about the janky homemade craft projects she foisted upon the women. “It’s true, I really do love to put my own personal touch on parties and special occasions so it will come as no surprise to those who know me that I hand-painted wine glasses. Hayley and her mom, LeAnn, helped me paint and it was so funny because we couldn’t really figure out what we were doing and made several duds before perfecting the process!” Aww, did Jimmy take Meghan to “Color Me Mine” for a playdate?
Shannon Beador has placed her marriage under a microscope this season of the Real Housewives of Orange County, and in her blog this week, she confesses she’s not too happy with the response she’s been getting to this grand experiment. In fact, she takes a few paragraphs to defend her behavior – and her choice to air her dirty laundry on TV – before launching into her take on this week’s episode.
“I am going to have to start before the episode even began. I noticed the title was ‘Whine Country’. Really?” Shannon begins, “I want to be very clear. I am not happy or excited about talking about my husband’s infidelity or the painful year plus that my family and I went through. But I happen to be on a reality show, I am honest, and we thought that sharing our story may help other couples in a similar situation.”