It was a relief when it was announced that Real Housewives of Orange County alum Heather Dubrow was returning to the franchise. You know that Heather will make the series classy and extravagant once again. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas and Kelly Dodd were fired from the show.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke was also axed after two chaotic RHOC seasons. And make no mistake, she was not happy about it. The woman loves a camera! “I’m incredibly sad to not be able to come back to The Real Housewives of Orange County next year,” Braunwyn said. “I loved every moment of being a Housewife and am so proud of my time on the show–the good, the bad, and the in-between.”
Here we go again — Kelly Dodd, a recently (and finally) fired cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County, is at it again. This woman truly can’t stop herself from shutting up and not saying and doing the most offensive things she can possibly think of. I guess that’s what happens when you find yourself with a massive following and wayyy too much time on your hands.
Kelly’s fall from grace from RHOC has been anything but graceful. But what did you expect from a woman who seemingly is incapable of feeling empathy for other people or taking accountability for her actions? Thankfully, Heather Dubrow is coming back to save the sinking ship of a show, that people boycotted because of Kelly’s vile actions. And thankfully, Bravo fully attempted to fix its mistakes by firing Braunwyn Windham-Burke too.
The Real Housewives of Orange County is back to filming Season 16 with a totally revamped cast. Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas got pink-slipped after the blunder that was last season. Most fans, myself included, were overjoyed that toxic Kelly and Fraudwyn were fired, because they were truly both insufferable. Now we’re left with Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and Shannon Beador with a TRIUMPHANT return from Heather Dubrow. Let’s go girls.
To no surprise, Braunwyn and Kelly have not been happy about getting the boot from RHOC. While Kelly is basking in her delusions, Braunwyn is pointing the finger at everybody. She’s mad Andy Cohen didn’t personally call her to tell her she wouldn’t be offered a contract. She believes it was messed up to fire her during Pride month. And, for some reason, thinks she’s the epitome of what makes good TV.
The Real Housewives of Orange County are finally filming Season 16 and rumor has it the drama has already started. Kelly Dodd and Branwyn Windham-Burke are OUT and Heather Dubrow is coming back to save the sinking ship of a show. Even Tamra Judge is hinting at a surprise appearance, bringing it back to the good old days.
And if Fancy Pants and Tammy Sue make an RHOC return, Shannon Beador is DEFINITELY not going to be happy. Shannon and Heather have a lot of history — Shannon’s probably still not over HD banishing her from her home. Or the rumors that the Dubrows were trying to “take the Beadors down,” whatever that was all about. And according to Vicki Gunvalson, Shannon discards her friends like a bowl of rotten lemons once they leave the show. And because of that, her once-close friendship with Tamra has turned super sour.
Real Housewives of Orange County is currently filming its 16thseason. Sixteen years! Wow, who would have thought? RHOC has been through some major changes over the last few years, but it seems like it’s getting a major shake-up this season.
So far, producers are making the right calls for season 16. They’ve sent Kelly Dodd, Braunwyn Windham-Burke, and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas off in a family van and they’re bringing back fancy pants Heather Dubrow. I believe Heather will bring true opulence back to show. But, let’s not get too ahead of things here. The premise of Housewives may revolve around women of means, but it’s littered with women bordering on financial ruin. Take for instance, Noella Bergener, a former friend of Braunwyn and reported season 16 cast member. She’s apparently comin’ in hot with major debt.
I still can’t believe that Heather Dubrow will be back for Season 16 of Real Housewives of Orange County. My biggest Bravo wish came true! I can’t wait to see “Fancy Pants” and her $21 million dollar mansion. I’ll bet it has a champagne fountain.
Of course, three RHOC stars were let go from the franchise. Braunwyn Windham-Burke was handed her walking papers after two tumultuous seasons. Elizabeth Lyn Vargas was also fired. Kelly Dodd’s ouster wasn’t really a shock.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke isn’t coming back to Real Housewives of Orange County, but that doesn’t mean we are rid of her just yet.
I would count Braunwyn as one of those housewives who flamed out pretty fast. Much faster than she expected, I’m sure. As a newbie, she was the constant underdog being kicked by a threatened Vicki Gunvalson. But when she came back for her second season, she was guns blazing with a whole new attitude. Which including throwing drinks in pools when she got really heated. Off camera she was quite the showman as well, being accused of regularly calling the press on herself. She tried hard to work that 15 minutes and when they were up, all that was left was an eviction notice. No amount of press could bring her back for another season and it doesn’t seem like any fans were really upset about it either.
Everyone who watched last season of the Real Housewives of Orange County knew it was the disappointment of all disappointments. We lost OGs Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson, and it was glaringly obvious the show couldn’t go on without them. Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s outrageous antics only alienated fans more. And Shannon Beador showed she’s not the best leader, or friend, for that matter.
So RHOC had to do a huge shake-up before Season 16. And that included bringing back Heather Dubrow (Hallejuah). Braunwyn and Kelly both got the boot, to no surprise, and have not been handling the news well at all. And Elizabeth Lyn Vargas was taken down with them after just one season.
But Elizabeth’s cut wasn’t a total shocker. She spent most of the season being vague and acting a little bizarre. And even though she told the women not to ask about it, she brought up her divorce at every turn. Her biggest moment was when she unveiled a truth about her childhood, which included growing up in a religious cult, but that was about it. But unlike her fellow fired co-stars, Elizabeth is actually being diplomatic about her exit. Kelly and Boringwyn could learn a thing or two.