The Bravo universe has imploded over the last couple of weeks. The network has protected certain Bravolebrities for far too long, and finally higher-ups have taken action, firing a bunch of people who shouldn’t have had access to a huge platform in the first place. Now that Bravo has made some progressive movement, fans are calling for a host of other people to get the boot.
One such person is Real Housewives of Orange County mess star Kelly Dodd. Kelly has a history of saying questionable, even scary things. Her true colors really started to show in Season 11, when she told Heather Dubrow to have a sense of humor because Heather is Jewish. When the women called her out, she rationalized that she’s Mexican, and therefore can’t be racist. Her statements have rarely been based on logic or concrete facts. The problem with this is that she has a powerful following across social media sites – and of course RHOC – to share these “alternative facts.”
My, how times have changed since the glorious days when Heather Dubrow graced our screens on The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Though it’s now been four years since the fancy brunette last held an orange, that doesn’t mean she’s without opinions about the casting
mistakes changes RHOC has subjected fans to since her exit in 2017. In a new interview, Heather offered her take on longtime pals Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge leaving behind the show they made famous ahead of the upcoming season.
Times are tough for everyone during this coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is doing what they can to be safe and secure right now. Part of that involves keeping proper hygiene, practicing social distancing, and washing those hands. And, unfortunately, it’s not always possible to get to a sink for a proper hand washing, which is where the hand sanitizer comes in. Well, in theory, anyway. Hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and household cleaning products are hard to find these days.
Luckily for you, Dr. Terry Dubrow and Heather Dubrow are selling $28.95 bottles of hand sanitizer. In case anyone missed it, that was some sarcasm because who wants to spend $28.95 on hand sanitizer? Well, a lot of people objected to the Dubrows attempt to make a buck.
How does that old adage go? “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.” What about “absence makes the heart grow fonder”? But, what about the people that never left? Tamra Judge got the boot from Real Housewives of Orange County ahead of filming for Season 15.
Instead of taking some time to regroup and figure out a new normal away from the spotlight, she’s had a lot to say, especially about RHOC. Recently, she shared some casting opinions. And, yes, of course, she thinks she was a part of the show’s “perfect cast.” No one is surprised by that, but it may be a little bit shocking to find out who else she named.
Even with the quarantine, plenty of reality TV stars celebrated Easter. Some of them even dressed up to eat dinner in the dining room, which is way more than what I did. Props to them.
Real Housewives of New York star Dorinda Medley wore bunny ears in the Berkshires. Margaret Josephs spent some quality time with her mom, Marge Senior. Terry Dubrow, Heather Dubrow, and their kids all wore matching Easter pajamas. I had no idea that was a thing. But, again, they put a lot more effort into getting dressed than I did yesterday.
Heather Dubrow has long been gone from Real Housewives of Orange County but that hasn’t slowed her down from being featured on TV and other media platforms. She has long been hawking her Consult Beaute skincare line with husband Terry Dubrow on a home shopping network. Heather also has a podcast (presumably about being a fancy rich lady) and has written two books with Terry, The Dubrow Diet and The Dubrow Keto Fusion Diet. She even appeared on an episode of Terry’s hit show Botched. If you’re on social media, you also might know that Heather has taken to YouTube to welcome us into her house, her closet and even her laundry room.
In short, what aren’t they doing? Clearly, Heather and Terry are finding a way to keep busy after RHOC. They parlayed their rich and opulent personas (Champs! The nickname Fancy Pants!) into a whole empire. I do use the term empire loosely but what else would you call all of the above? Heather and Terry are busy to say the least.
The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 14 reunion episodes were cringe-worthy, to say the least. Vicki Gunvalson yelling “this is my show,” when she wasn’t even a full-time cast member and she had nothing to do with the show’s development back in the day, was just so humiliating and embarrassing.
Vicki claimed that she would never return to RHOC unless she was a full-time cast member again. Well, it’s unclear if Vicki got another low ball offer and actually walked away or if she was just straight up fired, but she’s gone and it’s clear someone was tired of her antics. Vicki announced her departure from the show via Instagram before Season 15 filming started up. Before Vicki’s humiliating final moments on the show, she was doing what she could to restore the show to its former glory. Allegedly, she asked Heather Dubrow to return to “her” show following Season 13.
The upcoming Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County is going to be very different. Gone are two of the tres amigas. Last season, the “OG of the OC,” Vicki Gunvalson, was demoted to be a Friend of the Housewives. After having a melt-down during the reunion, she quit after she learned that she would not be getting her orange back. But don’t worry–Vicki is getting her own podcast.
Tamra Judge also walked away after she was only offered three episodes to complete her storyline. That is less than a demotion. Ouch! Now there is only one amiga left–Shannon Beador. And if Shannon returns, it looks like she will be spending a lot of time with Kelly Dodd.