Well, we made it through the first episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County. It was great catching up with all the ladies. Many of the cast members have had significant life changes since last season. Kelly Dodd has a new plastic surgeon boyfriend Brian Reagan–and some recent cosmetic enhancements. Tamra Judge has a new house. Gina Kirschenheiter also has a new house–and unfortunately, a new DUI. Is a bail bond an appropriate housewarming gift? Just asking!
Shannon Beador–well, she has a whole new attitude. After several seasons of divorce drama with ex David Beador, formerly bitter Shannon seems lighter–both in the weight she has worked hard to lose–and in spirit. From the looks of the season trailer, Fun Shannon has officially landed in Orange County. Shannon might be up for all sorts of merriment these days, but she thinks one of her co-stars is a bit of a downer.
On last night’s Real Housewives of Orange County premiere, Kelly Dodd and Tamra Judge were on good terms. Tamra supported Kelly while her plastic surgeon boyfriend Brian Reagan gave her injections. Tamra was even considerate enough to give Kelly a heads up about inviting Vicki Gunvalson to her non-housewarming party (after Vicki accused Kelly of doing cocaine on the reg and neglecting her daughter). Am I the only one who does not care that Tamra moved AGAIN? She said she won’t have the party if it rains and I’m just hoping for downpour during next week’s episode.
Well, Tamra being considerate and Kelly being civil was short-lived. Now, they’re beefing on social media. And, no, it’s surprisingly not Vicki-related. It’s all about the Benjamins.
Last night was the premiere of Real Housewives Of Orange County Season 14, aka a year without Vicki Gunvalson; a year of living OG-less. We know Vicki will show up eventually, but it’s almost like a mirage that we got through an entire episode with nary a “Whoop It Up!” or a “Woo Hoo!” I sort of have the vapors and need to lie down … in a blissful sleep of fulfilled dreams.
I’ve been saying for years that Real Housewives Of Orange County needs to do a casting shake-up, and break the stranglehold of Vicki and Tamra Judge, whose dysfunctional frienemyship has dominated in a really detrimental way. Personally, I think Tamra would’ve been the one to fire since she is always playing producer and a large part of her antics are purely ‘for the show.’ Vicki is too clueless and lacking in self-awareness to self-produce, which makes for more authentic everything. I mean, this is a woman who gave us Brooks Ayers faking cancer on national television whereas Tamra has given us… facelifts and Ryan Vieth? Maybe next season they should rotate in Vicki full-time, but drop Tamra? Gotta test all the variables of your experiment, right?!
For now, see you on the flip side, Vicks!
It’s do or die for the Real Housewives of Orange County ladies this season. The past couple seasons have been major snoozefests. Now, they really need to come through. Tonight, RHOC is back for Season 14.
As we’ve all heard, this is the first season Vicki Gunvalson will not be a full-time cast member. This means that the other ladies have to bring it.
The premiere of Real Housewives of Orange County is right here and viewers can expect to see a lot of changes in Season 14. Some of us, only me are still reeling from the fact that Vicki Gunvalson – OG of the OC – is featured as a friend of the housewives. Along with that, there’s the addition of Braunwyn Windham-Burke – a name so long and luxurious she sounds like a character in a Jackie Collins novel. At least we’ll get to watch Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd on the prowl. We will, however, have to put up with Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson again.
This IS MY OPINION! (trademark Tamra Judge) but I really could have done without Emily and Gina. I feel like they were asked back because Evolution (the production company) wants to prove they made a solid casting decision. Either way, wimp Shane Simpson will, unfortunately, be gracing our screens with his presence again. His wife Emily has been on the interview round to promote RHOC and she’s not holding back.
It’s tough to be the new girl on a Real Housewives show. All of the
older more seasoned cast members are scared of losing the spotlight, and ultimately, their full-time status on the show. Braunwyn Windham-Burke will make her Real Housewives of Orange County debut on tonight’s Season 14 premiere.
Notably, the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, has been demoted to part-time status. So, those are some
obnoxious big shoes for Braunwyn to fill. Does she have what it takes to last on RHOC? Or will she be a “one and done” like Peggy Sulahian or Peggy Tanous? Well, at least her name isn’t Peggy, so she doesn’t have to deal with that one-season curse. Then again, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson each got a second season after contributing zero during their rookie years. RHOC is struggling to say the least. Does Braunwyn have what it takes to resuscitate the original Real Housewives show!? Let’s hope so. There’s a lot riding on this, Braunwyn.
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.
It is hard to believe, but it is almost time for the Real Housewives of Orange County to return! Of course, the big casting news this year was that OC OG Vicki Gunvalson had been demoted to Friend of status. Everyone from last season is returning and one new cast member has been added.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke is the newest lady to receive an orange, which probably had to be pried out of Vicki’s clutching hand! So far, we know Braunwyn is married, a mother of seven and a mommy blogger. She recently shared more about herself and her role in the upcoming season. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the new addition and what she will add to RHOC.