Season 16 of Real Housewives of Orange County is upon us and it’s going to look a lot different than last year. Not totally surprising giving how boring the last season was. While sobriety is something to be celebrated for Braunwyn Windham-Burke when it came to a story line, fans felt she got too thirsty for her own good on the show. She wasn’t asked back. And Kelly Dodd….where do we even start? Did anyone really enjoy her talking about how much sex she was having with now husband Rick Leventhal? I didn’t think so. And you would think that would have given her a better attitude but no such luck. Kelly was Kelly, on and especially off screen. Newbie Elizabeth Lyn Vargas didn’t even make it to her sophomore season and I don’t think there is any real loss there.
New additions to the cast include Jen Armstrong and Noella Bergener, who Braunwyn actually brought in. Speaking of Noella, she has plenty going on in her personal life that will keep her busy on screen. And finally, we all know that Heather Dubrow has been brought back to supposedly save the franchise. I’m pretty excited to see her house after watching her laundry room tour on YouTube. It’s a must see. Anyway, back from last season are Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and of course, Shannon Storms Beador! Who does have something to say about the cast shake up.
Shannon recently spoke with Us Weekly and told them of the changes, “Let’s just say I agreed with some of [the choices] and I didn’t with others. With one, I didn’t necessarily agree with — but it’s all good. I’m actually very happy with the cast that we have right now.”
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