On the latest edition of Drinking and Tweeting, the former RHOBH pot-stirrer gives her characteristically unfiltered take on The Real Housewives of Orange County and breaks down why so many ‘Wives’ marriages end in divorce — all while wearing a leopard-print nighty, heavily smeared eye makeup and a positively garish trucker hat.
Well, well, what do we have here? Does Kyle Richards have competition for the title of “Queen” on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Is the monarchy about to be overthrown? Let’s face it, the HBIC role is currently held by Kyle, but it seems to be by default. After Lisa Vanderpump quit the show, Kyle was blessed with the queen moniker by Erika Jayne at the Season 9 reunion. However, not one but two new cast members joining the ladies may keep Kyle’s reign brief. Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke are locked in and about to join the wild ride of reality television. At least the newbies are coming on board at the same time, so they have that in common. Another trait they share is being friends with Lisa Rinna.
Ah Rinna, what would we do without you? We would miss your at-home spa treatments. We would suffer in the wake of losing your knee-slapping hilarity. And I would personally miss the occasional appearance of Harry Hamlin. If you recall, Lisa is also old school friends with Denise Richards. They have shared appearances on television shows and maybe a boyfriend as well. This could lead to an interesting dynamic heading into the 10th RHOBH season. Now that Lisa could have a “team”, what does that mean for Queen Kyle? Is there a new sheriff in town after all?
Gina Kirschenheiter has been having a terrible year. She went through a messy divorce from Matt Kirschenheiter. In February, Gina was arrested for a DUI, which she later pled guilty to. She has also missed some of her court dates. Matt was arrested for and later charged with domestic violence against her. It is clear on this season of the Real Housewives of Orange County that Gina is overwhelmed with her chaotic life.
OC friends like Emily Simpson have rallied around Gina. Her pain has even resulted in empathy from Shannon Beador, with whom she has had a frosty relationship. With all of Gina’s problems, she could probably use some good advice from someone who has been down a similar road. And who better–or worse–to give that advice than the messiest Housewife divorcee of all, former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville.
There was no winner in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills drama. It seems like Season 9 will haunt us forever. It is literally more frightening than Kyle Richards’ new movie. The biggest losers in this game are the fans.
At the risk of sounding theatrical (who, me?), Camille Grammer Meyer rose from the burning ashes of rubble left behind after Dorit Kemsley’s dog was unceremoniously dumped at a
kill shelter. She battled the major players, but saved a special spot in her heart for Dorit. No one was off-limits, not even LVP. When she took on Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave at the finale party it was, dare I say, almost magical. So WHY isn’t Camille a full-time cast member next season? Kyle has denied it was her call that nixed Cammy, but guess who is pulling receipts? Now Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tamra Judge speaks up (why???), and Camille lets her have a dose of the 007.
Poor Kelly Dodd–she somehow seems to be the newest target on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Last year at the reunion, soon-to-be-demoted Vicki Gunvalson more or less accused her of doing cocaine. This season, Vicki, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador are whispering about Kelly allegedly participating in a “sex train”–a term I had never heard of before. Now I will never be able to listen to the song Midnight Train to Georgia in the same way again. Thanks, ladies!
So far, no one from the cast is really defending Kelly, other than Braunwyn Windham-Burke, who let Kelly know that her castmates were gossiping about her. Fortunately for Kelly, she has an outspoken Housewife ally–former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville. Which may or may not be favorable for Kelly.
If you are a loyal viewer of Real Housewives of Orange County, you know Tamra Judge has no problems flapping her gums. Tamra never seems to have a storyline, per se, unless you count her
incredibly fake entrance into the World of Christianity or her husband’s medical issues. That means Tamra has to step it up in other departments, namely talking trash. No one would dispute Tamra’s ability to spread dirt and infringe on the lives of her co-stars, but what happens when it turns around and bites her in her very toned backside?
Just ask Jim Bellino, former husband of
Jesus Jugs Alexis Bellino and present Tamra opponent. Jim is on the long list of people Tamra has verbally spanked, and he is calling her on it. During a 2018 interview, Tamra and Shannon STORMS Beador commented on the closing of Jim’s Sky Zone trampoline parks. Jim accused both Tamra and Shannon of lying along with slandering his reputation. Wait, Jim had a reputation? Anyway, Jim lawyered up and took it to court. Now Tamra might find out her mouth has written a check her insurance company doesn’t want to cash.
I am starting to feel like Real Housewives of Orange County is steaming toward a season-long story arc. I cannot handle another long, drawn-out scandal like “puppy gate” on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
At a Housewives dinner, when Emily Simpson and Kelly Dodd were not present, the newly demoted Vicki Gunvalson told the table that she knew something very damaging about Kelly. Tamra Judge piped up and asked if she was talking about the train. All aboard this season’s salacious rumor about Kelly!
So far, Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County is off to a strong start. This is great news for viewers, since the last couple of seasons have been snooze-worthy. This season there is a lot of drama between Kelly Dodd and most of her co-stars.