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!
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.
Lizzie is a former model who has two children with her husband who works in real estate. She is quick to admit that the veteran "wives" didn't welcome the new faces with open arms. In fact she likens her co-stars cattiness to hazing. Lizzie reveals that she did not expect their behavior at all, yet she also watched the show before appearing on it, so…
Tamra Judge — formerly Barney — has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. Whether it is the status of her up-and-down relationship with bestie Vicki Gunvalson (above on their way to Hawaii), opening her new gym, C.U.T. Fitness, or her recent custody issues with her ex-husband, Tamra has always been an open book.
The newbie begins her Bravo blog, "I have to say that when I started filming RHOC I knew it was not going to be 'the Shannon Beador show' — that I was going to be shown in both positive and negative lights. I also understood that despite multiple hours of filming, there would only be a few moments shown on the screen. Everyone in our family tends to joke with each other, but often times on film it doesn't appear very funny. And now for week two, I find that some of my not-so-proudest moments have been chosen to air."
Gretchen took to Facebook to blast Tamra for the lies she's supposedly spreading – including the claim that Gretchen and Slade Smiley were fired. Gretchen says it's completely false.
She shared, "Once again having to take time out of my day to address & deal with this persons lies and BS. As your daughter said in her tweet to you "it's getting old"." Ouch. Gretchen didn't get the memo that bringing the kids into it is never cool.
"Fancy Pants" seems to be stepping on some toes this season on the Real Housewives of Orange County, but our girl Heather Dubrow will just let all the drama pass on by while she drinks her "champs" and continues to tell the girls exactly what she thinks.
After the drama unfolded last night — from Hawaii to a dinner party back in the OC — Heather took to her Bravo blog to tell her readers what is really going down.
So! Shannon Beador. Oh my. On one note she's sort of quirky weird, she's also sort of crazy insane, but at the very least she's very real. She just puts it alllll out there. Whew.
Last night on Real Housewives of Orange County, Shannon's marital implosion continued. This lady's love tank is filled with cruelty-free diamonds, and non-toxic particalizied air mixed with lavender scented essential oils but not love.
Things begin in Hawaii where Tamra Barney is trying to be a good friend to Vicki Gunvalson. You can see Tamra struggling, reading the cliffnotes she wrote on her hand about how to be empathetic and encouraging. These human emotion thingies are foreign concepts. Heather Dubrow is nodding and smiling, shooting Tamra reassuring looks that she's being OK. Remember it's like acting, you have to get into character she had coached her before this dinner while Vicki was examining seashells up the beach.