'Real Housewives' Roundup: Gretchen Begs for Attention and a Ring, Marlo Blames Sheree for Her Lies
'Real Housewives' Roundup: Gretchen Begs for Attention and a Ring, Marlo Blames Sheree for Her Lies
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Still dragging from Daylight Savings Time this weekend? Here's some Real Housewives gossip to pick you up.

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Greedy Gretchen
Apparently, after hearing of her Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Tamra Barney's engagement, Gretchen Rossi approached network executives to ask them to pay for an engagement ring for her boyfriend Slade Smiley to give for her. In addition, according the New York Post, she also wanted Bravo to pay for a lavish trip where he would propose to her. How romantic. To no one's surprise, network execs have reportedly turned down Gretchen's request. Nice try though, Gretch.

Plastic Brandi
In other completely non-shocking news, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville has admitted to having plastic surgery. In addition to Botox and fillers, the 39 year-old mom says she's had a boob job. Brandi was also spotted out and about smooching a younger guy this week. Maybe we'll see more of him on season three of RHOBH?

Real Housewives of Facebook
Good news for Facebook gamers: Bravo is launching an interactive Facebook game alongside season five of Real Housewives of New York City. In the game, fans will be able to "build their own virtual environment, take part in recreated scenes from the show, and win categories such as 'hottest wardrobe' and 'highest social standing.'" Enjoy a glass of Ramona Pinot while playing to make the experience even more authentic!

Marlo's Musings
After using a gay slur on the ladies' trip to Africa, then issuing a "heartfelt" apology on her blog, and then completely denying using the slur on this week's episode, Marlo Hampton of Real Housewives of Atlanta wants a chance to explain herself once and for all. And her explanation is that co-star Sheree Whitfield set her up:

"I did not want to lie. I wanted the opportunity to explain and to say sorry," Marlo wrote on her Bravo blog about why she didn't cop to using a gay slur when Lawrence confronted her. "But I couldn't because she was there, gloating so eager to bring my mistakes to light. I felt ambushed, backed into a corner. Her smiling face was so hateful, so cunning. What strikes me is that her friend is not even her concern. In her enthusiasm to set me up, she actually delighted in causing him pain, by stating it was him I had directly talked about, when it was not. And as I watched her eyes sparing with the taste of revenge, I chose to taker her sense of schadenfreude away a little bit by denying what happened. I could not, in front of her, so thirsty to embarrass me, admit to my mistake."

It's almost hard to believe that Marlo has had all of these thoughts in the span of her entire life, let alone the two minutes that this conversation actually took place.

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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