Vicki Gunvalson

Shannon argues with LYdia over Vicki

Lydia McLaughlin came boomeranging back into The Real Housewives Of Orange County’s desert of lies, ready to strike! Lunching with Vicki Gunvalson, calling out Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge on their hypocrisy, and throwing glitter on everyone in her wake, Lydia is kind of like a superhero villain – on helium.

Tamra claims she thought Lydia and Shannon would get along great, though. That is, before Lydia mentioned Shannon had some similarities in the pettiness department with Vicki. Before she breaks down the drama that happened at her granddaughter, Ava’s, first birthday party, Tamra previews that “I officially meet Peggy [Sulahain] next Monday. You DO NOT want to miss it!”

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Two years later, Vicki Gunvalson is still answering questions about her ex-boyfriend, Brooks Ayers. His fake cancer scandal is something that she will never be able to disassociate herself with even though she is in a serious relationship with Steve Lodge these days.

She probably thought that the focus would shift away from Brooks, but it seems like he is asked about in pretty much every interview.

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It really seems like Lydia McLaughlin is in over head with this whole “Friendship Whisperer” shtick. She does not have the ability or the knowledge to reunite Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador with Vicki Gunvalson. She wasn’t in touch with anyone when she initially left the show and she didn’t even watch Real Housewives of Orange County when she wasn’t a part of the cast, so she just doesn’t know what she’s talking about- even if her heart really is in the right place.

Lydia is a bench player on the Real Housewives JV team while (most of) the other women in this cast are varsity starters. When Lydia and Vicki appeared on Watch What Happens Live, Lydia stuck to her guns as the self-proclaimed “Friendship Whisperer” and did what she could to be sassy, but it just fell flat. In more surprising news, Vicki actually admitted that she wants to be friends with Tamra again.

Shannon & Tamra fight with Lydia

Shannon Beador is on a rampage and she is savagely ripping the meat from the bones of Real Housewives Of Orange County. Any housewife who dares try to get in Shannon’s way better come prepared with white gloves to treat her fragile ego, and proper cutlery to carve though the drama. Shannon has bared her soul, her heart, and now her midriff on this show and she has worked too hard recapturing David to watch it all get flushed down the toilet sitting in her relationship corner, dammit!

And yes, there’s a toilet in Shannon’s relationship corner according to her Feng Shui expert! I think that’s Vicki Gunvalson‘s fault though. After all, Vicki put Shannon’s relationship in the crapper with her lies about David. Now all Shannon’s relationships are draining away (even the relationships she hasn’t formed yet). Shannon’s relationship with vodka seems in tact, though.

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There are so many reasons for the Real Housewives of Orange County cast members to be mad at Vicki Gunvalson, but using her as a scapegoat for weight gain is pretty ridiculous- cough, cough Shannon Beador. If that’s not projection, then I don’t know what it is. It’s pretty off base that Shannon actually said, “I’ve gained forty pounds. This is stress and that is Vicki Gunvalson.”

Even so, Vicki actually apologized to Shannon for this which is a nice thing to do, but it did come along with a bit of shade- of course.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Kim Kardashian seen out and about in Manhattan on July 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)

We have a hot new photo roundup of the reality stars out and about this past week. Kim Kardashian had to up her attention game last week as Rob was stealing her spotlight with his Blac Chyna drama. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star stepped out in NYC exposing her skimpy see-through bra and nearly everything else it was attempting to “cover” up.

NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Gizelle Bryant and others had some fun at the EveryHue Pop-Up Shop at Swagg Boutique event.

Real Housewives of Orange County stars Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd attended the premiere of Descendants 2 with their daughters. Former OC star Heather Dubrow was there with her four kids, too.

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A new roundup of reality TV stars social media pics to kick off your weekend!

Above: Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor celebrated his birthday this week. Tom Schwartz shared, “You may of thought male romper’s 15 minutes were up.. and you may have been right. But tonight, tonight they have been resuscitated. @mrjaxtaylor has given them new life thanks to @tomsandoval1’s gift. Happy 183-145 birthday ahole!”

Below you will find pictures of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice enjoying the summer at the shore, Farrah Abraham filming Single AF in Paris, Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley indulging in McDonald’s, Southern Charm‘s Cameran Eubanks showing off her belly bump, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna taking yet another bikini selfie, and more.

Lydia McLaughlin

Out of all of the alums to ask back to Real Housewives of Orange County, Lydia McLaughlin was the most random choice. She was only on for one season, had zero story line, and did not have any genuine friendships with anyone else in the cast. Sure, she has great hair and a hilarious mom, but what is Lydia really bringing to the table other than attributes already exemplified by other cast members? Seriously though, let me know.

Tamra Judge is now all about her newfound Christianity, Meghan Edmonds is the nice one caught in the middle of the cliques, and now we have Lydia to contribute things that we already have? That makes no sense. Yes, Lydia is obviously a sweet person, but she just isn’t the best person for this show full of women who love arguing and gossiping.