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Is every Real Housewives of Orange County fan just feeling lighter this week now that Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke officially got the boot? It feels like an actual weight has been lifted and the show isn’t doomed for good, mostly thanks to Heather Dubrow’s Season 16 comeback. Kelly and Braunwyn both brought RHOC down to a new level of nastiness, whether it was Covid Kelly’s insensitive comments or Boringwyn horrible actions including, but not limited to, offering drugs to Shannon Beador’s 14-year-old daughter.

Both Kelly and Braunwyn recently spoke about wanting to return next season, but it really wasn’t a surprise Bravo made a major shakeup in the cast. Many fans boycotted last season thanks to Kelly’s outrageous behavior. And the show lost its spark from the good old days of Tamra Judge and Vicki Gunvalson whooping it up at Andales. But Kelly really put the final nail in her coffin when she posted screenshots of a text exchange with Braunwyn after the casting news broke. B was seemingly reaching out to support Kelly. But Kelly lashed back at her and blamed her for them losing their oranges in the first place. Typical Kelly.

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I’m still screaming from the rooftops about Bravo righting their wrongs with the majorly necessary casting changes to the Real Housewives of Orange County. Heather Dubrow is BACK and I can’t celebrate it enough. I’ll need my own champagne room like Charrisse Jackson-Jordan to make it through Season 16. Kelly Fraud Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke are OUT and I’ve never seen so much communal rejoice from the Bravo community. They were both toxic and insufferable in their own ways, and both were begging for a return after a season full of bad behavior. Elizabeth Vargas also peaced out after one season and it’s still unclear if Tamra Judge will make a triumphant return.

Boringwyn has not been taking the news of her RHOC firing well. But is anyone surprised? No narcissist would really be happy that the cameras don’t want to follow them and their convoluted life around 24/7. It’s obvious she and Sean Burke have a lot to work out off-camera, particularly the rules around Braunwyn having girlfriends on the side. Kelly and Braunwyn truly brought RHOC down to the lowest level of inauthenticity and toxicity while claiming to be the stars of the show. But their long-awaited demise has come, and the OG Real Housewives show has prevailed (Vicki Gunvalson aside).

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The Bravo gods have answered our (my) prayers — Heather Dubrow is returning to the Real Housewives of Orange County. The news of Fancy Pant’s long-awaited return comes along with some arguably even better news — Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke are OUT for good. No more Kelly Fraud’s nasty comments and total ignorance. Or Braunwyn’s over-the-top narcissism. Both ladies were eyeing for a return, but the fans have spoken. And Boringwin really uprooted her entire life as she knew it for a TV show that doesn’t want her back. What a shame. Oh, and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is out after one season, but we hardly got to know her anyway.

The Fancy Pants news is just too much to bear. We’ll finally see the completed Dubrow family mansion. Terry Dubrow, despite duping fans about Heather’s return, will be back on our screens to provide plastic surgery advice and corny dad jokes. And this could lead to a potential Tamra Judge return, but no news has been announced yet. CHAMPS FOR EVERYONE, except maybe Shannon Beador.

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The most recent, and frankly most disappointing, season of the Real Housewives of Orange County really made me miss the good old days. I miss Vicki Gunvalson’s screaming outbursts and self-comparisons to Jesus Chris. I miss Tamra Judge stirring the pot and always finding a hot tub to get naked wasted in. I miss Heather Dubrow the most and her endless fountain of champs. And when I think back to my favorite moments of RHOC, I cannot overlook the Brooks Ayers cancer scam and expert sleuthing skills by Meghan King.

Detective Meghan has gone through a whole lot of life events since leaving RHOC. She’s a mom of three, newly divorced and has been on the dating circuit kissing a lot of frogs. But good for her — the divorce from Jim Edmonds was messy, with custody battles and cheating allegations left and right. There was a sexting scandal. A threesome scandal. A nanny scandal. It had it all, and the cameras weren’t even there to film it.

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The fate of the Real Housewives of Orange County has finally been revealed, following the  total flop of a recent years. The controversial Kelly Dodd was on another level last year, causing some fans to boycott the season. But she wasn’t the only cause for disarray — looking at you, Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Now, they’re both gone along with Elizabeth Lyn Vargas.

While Kelly herself half expected to get cut after last year. Most recently, the always outspoken Kelly teased a potential return, but the Bravo gods did not rule in her favor.

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It felt like such a pipe dream hoping for a Heather Dubrow comeback on Real Housewives of Orange County. After all, she was very adamant that she wouldn’t film with Kelly Dodd.

She was adamant that she wouldn’t film with Kelly and many viewers were very vocal about refusing to watch the show if Kelly remained a part of the cast after her many questionable remarks about the coronavirus pandemic and other topics. Well, break out the champs and the hexagonal ice cubes, Heather Dubrow is back. And there’s a major shakeup on the horizon. Kelly is out and so are Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is having one of its best seasons in recent years, mostly thanks to the addition of the lovable goofball named Kathy Hilton. Sutton Stracke and Crystal Kung Minkoff have been bringing the drama with their head-t0-head arguments. Kyle Richards and Garcelle Beauvais made up after last year’s battle. But Garcelle is still giving Lisa Rinna the runaround for how she treated her longtime friend  Denise Richards last season. And there’s enough tea involving Erika Jayne’s divorce and legal drama for the saga to have its own show. 

Rinna has been doing overtime to try to prove she’s a good friend, even though her delivery has been more than questionable at times. Outside of getting the cold shoulder with Garcelle, Rinna seems to be using her daughters yet again to give herself a storyline on RHOBH this year. This time, it has to do with her now 20-year-old daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin dating Kardashians insider (and 38-year-old man) Scott Disick. I’ve always thought Rinna wanted to follow Kris Jenner’s momager footsteps on her own family spinoff. But despite the relationship, it looks like she’ll have to keep working toward that. 

Kelly Dodd

The future of the Real Housewives of Orange County is nothing short of a mystery. Last season featured a cast that ranged from boring to downright toxic. Many fans were boycotting Season 15 mainly due to insensitive comments Kelly Dodd has made about the coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and virtually any other topic that no one asked her opinion on. Kelly has tried since Season 11 to be the no fs given funny girl, but she’s always been at another level of nasty that isn’t remotely laughable.

Bravo was taking its sweet time to decide who would appear on RHOC Season 16. There are rumors that Tamra Judge and Heather Dubrow might make a comeback, but we’ll have to see it to believe it. Vicki Gunvalson is probably dying for a return but after she burned her last bridge with the network, the odds are not in her favor. Most fans really just want Kelly and/or Braunwyn Windham-Burke to get the boot, as they both do too much and make fans cringe every time they appear on our screens.