So what is it like to join one of the most successful of the Housewives franchises? Radar Online sat down with Shannon Beador to find out about her eccentric beliefs and the ups and downs of filming with veteran Vicki Gunvalson, Heather "Fancy Pants" Dubrow and feisty Tamra Barney.
TamraBarney Judge and Eddie are working hard at CUT Fitness and after 8 months in business are breaking even. Good for them! She compares the venture to having a newborn and then mentions that Eddie is five-years-younger than her and the deep sexy voice (debatable) he uses to teach classes gets all the ladies' revved up. It makes Tamra jealous – and insecure about her age. Tamra says she's doing everything she can to look younger. We can tell….
With the premiere literally right around the corner, Tamra has been doing press for the show and sharing her opinions on co-stars past and present. Shocking, I know. Apparently her story line is going to revolve around opening CUT Fitness and talks of a baby with new husband Eddie Judge. I guess that's better than strip clubs, right?
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week! Enjoy!
The OGs of the Real Housewives line-up are back next week. The Real Housewives of Orange County has had many ups and downs, but last season the ladies thusly represented on the drama front and brought in big ratings!
Everyone's relationships were thrown in a blender as friendships fractured and reconnected. Tamretchen fell apart (like no one saw that coming) and Tamricki was restored to their rightful order as queen bitches. Businesses were opened, weddings were planned, the Dubrow marriage was strained, and Lauri Peterson staged a dramatic comeback!
The topsy-turvy season began with a brought back from the dead Alexis Bellino who had to go on Xanax to deal with Tamra Barney. Yes, she was so desperate to famewhore she needed psych drugs. While Alexis focused on relevance and opening a tramboppily boob-bouncing for Jesus trampoline park, Tamra opened C.U.T Fitness.
Part of last season's Real Housewives of Orange County storyline for Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson revolved around their wine club "Wines by Wives". Bravo is playing a marathon of reruns today and it must have sparked some conversation about the company because Vicki shared this afternoon that she's no longer a part of it. And was shocked to find her photos on the site.
If you'll recall, Vicki and Tamraargued last season about who wasn't pulling their weight with the company (which launched in May 2012). Vicki posted to Facebook this afternoon, "Wines by Wives customers: Some time ago Vicki ended her affiliation with WbW — and was surprised her image/presence was still on their site. Vicki was shocked/dismayed to hear followers were having trouble with their orders. Vicki reached out directly to the owner of WbW and asked for immediate resolution. Thanks to all of you who brought this to our attention. -The Vicki Team-"
If you go to the WbW site, they have several photos of Vicki, but they have removed her from the "who do you want to drink with" page. Still featured? Kathy Wakile, Tamra Barney, Adriana de Moura and others.
No, this isn't an April Fool's Day joke! We freely admit that we giveTamra Barney (aka Tamra Judge) a lot of crap on a daily basis throughout every season on Real Housewives of Orange County. She may be one of our snark targets, but we have to give credit when credit is due.
A few of us first noticed it when the new cast photos came out – Tamra, now 46, was looking youthful and glowy – and not just airbrush/Photoshop glowy. The feisty RHOC star is looking fit and fantastic. We don't know if the transformation is since she opened up C.U.T. Fitness or if marriage is just looking this good on her or what..but she has never looked better. (And kudos to Tamra for not hacking up her face or pumping it full of Botox right before the season starts.)
Raise your hand if you want to see more of Tamra Barney Judge! Anyone? Anyone at all? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Real Housewives of Orange County is planning an infiltration of your televisions, and she's not even keeping her take-over to the realm of reality television!
Tamra is going to be guest starring on USA's Royal Pains which returns this summer. No word on whether she'll be playing herself getting a little extra work done…but my guess is yes! The unfiltered Bravolebrity is also teasing about a potential spin-off of her CUT gym with husband Eddie Judge. Of course, this is speculation on my part, but isn't that the fun part?