Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County brought the unthinkable–the demotion of “OG” Vicki Gunvalson. Vicki even got engaged to her man, Steve Lodge, but it wasn’t enough to save her full-time gig. Vicki is still atoning for her creepy relationship with alleged scammer Brooks Ayers, who pretended to have cancer and made a fool of Vicki. Vicki is suing him for money that she loaned him. I wouldn’t be too optimistic about getting that back.
Another Housewife, Kelly Dodd, has been in the thick of all the drama, and she seems to have issues with almost everyone. Recently, RHOC co-stars Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge, and Vicki called Kelly “a train wreck.”
Season 11 of the Real Housewives of New York was dominated by Luann de Lesseps. If Luann wasn’t center stage, her co-stars were gossiping about her behind her back. Luann’s arrogance, cabaret obsession and sobriety were all called into question during the season. Luann was usually denying, deflecting and oblivious to the concerns of her co-stars like Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan.
Luann’s road to sobriety has been bumpy, to say the least. An embarrassing arrest in Palm Beach in late 2017, two stints in rehab and probation violations have resulted in Luann’s sobriety becoming tabloid fodder. Luann admitted earlier this year that she had fallen off the wagon and was given additional probation restrictions. Some co-stars like Ramona Singer have accused Luann of continuing to drink, which she obviously did not appreciate.
The Real Housewives of Orange County kicked off its 14th season sans one OG. In the Demotion Heard ‘Round The World, Vicki Gunvalson’s Original Gangsta status has been reduced to simply… Gangsta. Viewers never thought it would happen, and Vicki didn’t either. Fans said buh-bye to Vick and friends turned on her when she stayed with
lying, scamming ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers. But nothing seemed to dim the light of the Woo-Hoo wannabe. In fact, if you were to ask Vicki, she might tell you how the success of RHOC can be credited to her role on the show.
But is Vicki still successful? After years of the same fights with Tamra Judge, we watched. After an endless search for someone to fill her love tank, we watched. And after plastic surgery even the CIA doesn’t have access to, we watched. I’m guessing the bigwigs at Bravo were watching too, and maybe not liking what they saw. Vicki needed to pull a rabbit out of a hat, or an engagement out of a retired cop, to secure her continued spot on the show. Steve Lodge came through for Vicki and asked her to be his wife in April of this year. Unfortunately for Vicki, the ring didn’t mean a thing because, no orange. Now Vicki is opening up about being reduced to “Friend”, and she says she isn’t going anywhere.
Because, of course, she does! The Singer Stinger strikes again, y’all! Since Real Housewives of New York’s conception, Ramona has been the gift that keeps on giving. If you like your gifts wrapped in paper recycled from childhood trauma. This is a woman who has no filter and no f*cks to give, perfect for reality television. Ramona floats on a cloud of pinot grigio and muddled thoughts with a mouth that often gets her into trouble. That said, she is the OG of this particular franchise and prides herself on being
Season 11 saw Ramona with many opinions, as usual. Ramona has always been wide open, even when sharing thoughts about her co-stars. We know how she feels about LuAnn de Lesseps’ drinking. Viewers also got a little hint about Ramona’s feelings on Bethenny Frankel’s ex-boyfriend. She also blessed fans by providing her perception of Barbara Kavovit’s role on the show. To put it mildly, she might not care what you think, but Ramona definitely cares what she thinks. Since she’s not in the business of making other people happy, now Ramona wants another friend of hers to join the RHONY cast. Sit down and strap in because the Ramonacoaster is about to take another ride.
The event that Bravo fans have been waiting for is upon us. The first-ever BravoCon is going down November 15-17 in New York City. This announcement came a couple of months ago, but no other information was released until late last week.
The tickets are not on sale, yet, but they will be next week and there are options for different schedules and budgets. Although, the event isn’t cheap, by any means. Will this be the most epic event of all time? Or the reality TV equivalent of the Fyre Festival? Let’s hope for the former.
On the Real Housewives of New York reunion, Dorinda Medley compared Barbara Kavovit to a turnip in a fruit basket. Aside from the time Dorinda kicked Barbara out of their apartment, the two of them never truly went at it during the season.
At the start, Barbara disinvited Dorinda from her clambake, which was a total mistake. Barbara could have blessed us all with another epic scene of Dorinda angrily slurring. Instead, Barbara just fell flat this season. For the most part, she did nothing terribly wrong. Yes, she had another hot mic moment aimed at Luann de Lesseps, but as Luann said herself, Lu is no Adele.
Season 11 of Real Housewives of New York was all about the cabaret, I mean Luann de Lesseps. She got on every single cast member’s nerves (and a lot of the viewers’) and seemed to have no idea why. She just assumed it was “jealousy” because she is “such a big cabaret star” now. Please, girl.
She made everything about Luann and only Luann, with zero clue about how she came across. Even after watching the episodes, Luann still wondered if the other women were jealous of her. NO NO NO NO. Even, Sonja Morgan, who tries so hard to be neutral and see the good in Luann could not help being miffed by her diva antics.
It’s always magic when Real Housewives collide! Recently Melissa Gorga, Porsha Williams, and Sonja Morgan collaborated on a music video. The subject, of course, is something that the ladies know a little something about– getting work done. Melissa, Sonja, and Porsha all sing different sections of the song. And somewhere, cabaret star Luann de Lesseps is warbling a sad song next to a piano.
The video also features appearances by Dorinda Medley and Tamra Judge. The hilarious video is a commercial for a new Fiber One low-calorie snack bar. But I am here for it! I love when Dorinda says “Clip!” at the end.