It’s a big week, all! First, Hulu dropped The Housewife and The Hustler, which gave us more on Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi than Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this week. Then, the news dropped that Heather “Fancy Pants” Dubrow will be back on Real Housewives of Orange County. I seriously cannot wait to see her crazy, expensive home. Speaking of which, do you remember why we never got to see it completed? It’s because they fired her season 11 and decided to keep Kelly Dodd instead. Never forget.
I did a full RHOC re-watch months ago and can literally pinpoint the downfall of OC to the moment they chose Kelly over Heather. The good news, however, is that none of it matters anymore because Kelly is gone!! Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas (who?) followed her out the exit too. The news couldn’t be better. Needless to say, Kelly’s been having a week. She’s been fighting with Braunwyn online about who sucks more (spoiler: it’s a tie!), and it looks like it’s only getting worse for Kelly.
Page Six reports that Kelly’s husband, Rick Leventhal has parted ways with Fox News. A rep from Fox told Page Six that Rick’s “work as a senior correspondent for Fox News Channel has been remarkable… We wish him much luck and happiness in all of his future endeavors and thank him for his incredible contributions to Fox News Media over the last 24 years.”
Another source added that Rick, “no longer wanted to report on breaking news and preferred to remain in California instead of traveling across the country — while still commanding his high salary — which didn’t jibe with his job description.” So, yeah, he’s gone.
Rick confirmed the news on Instagram, and posted a picture of him and Kelly with a headline that said, “Kelly Dodd’s husband, Rick Leventhal, is leaving Fox News.” In the caption, he wrote, “the news is true. I’m so grateful to Fox for the incredible journey of the past 24 years & so thankful for the support from viewers! Stay tuned…”
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Kelly commented, “Rick always told me what an excellent company Fox was to work for…treats their employees with consideration & respect. Now it’s time for us to do OUR thing. So proud of you honey.” Interestingly, Kelly didn’t mention respect and Bravo when she announced her departure from RHOC.
This “OUR thing” though. What could that be? Kelly is one of few Housewives that didn’t really bother to hustle outside the show. Oh wait, I forgot she’s a self-proclaimed business woman! So, I’m sure they’ll be fine having no TV shows and less attention than before.
TELL US-WHAT DO YOU THINK RICK AND KELLY WILL DO NOW WITH THEIR FREE TIME? WILL WE EVER SEE KELLY AGAIN IN THE OC? WHO’S UPSET KELLY GOT FIRED? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR HEATHER TO RETURN? WHO ELSE DO YOU WANT TO SEE BACK ON RHOC?
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