'Real Housewives' Roundup: Engagement Drama and a 'Hunger Games' Fantasy
'Real Housewives' Roundup: Engagement Drama and a 'Hunger Games' Fantasy
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Drama, drama, drama! Do these ladies ever stop? Ain't no rest for these wicked housewives. Here's what they've been up to lately.

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A Very Odd Engagement
Last week, after Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney officially announced her engagement to her boyfriend Eddie Judge, rumors surfaced on the Internet saying that Gretchen Rossi and her boyfriend Slade were lobbying for Bravo to pay for an engagement ring and a trip for them.

Now it seems that Gretchen is turning the tables, saying that it was Bravo that came to them with the offer of a free ring and a free trip wanting to capture their engagement on film. According to TMZ.com, only after Gretchen and Slade turned down the offer of a fabricated engagement did Bravo offer the same package to Tamra and Eddie, who gladly accepted. This seems like a bump in Gretchen and Tamra's newfound relationship, and we're sure this "Engagement-Gate" is far from over.

Wrap that Reunion
It looks like the Real Housewives of Atlanta ladies are putting their season to a rest. Kim Zolciak tweeted on Saturday, "Just wrapped the reunion!!! So exhausted!!!!" YES. Everyone knows the reunion shows are what the Real Housewives are all about. And we can't wait to see Andy Cohen force Kim and NeNe Leakes to interact.

Business in Beverly Hills
According to RumorFix.com, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is showing interest in opening up her own fashion boutique just a few blocks away from co-star Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant Villa Blanca. Finally, you'll be able to look just like Kyle, glittery Grecian ponchos and all.

Kyle, along with the rest of the women of RHOBH, have been waiting to see who will get contract extensions through season three, although taping is rumored to begin within the next couple of weeks.

No Dice for Dallas
Andy Cohen made a short but sweet announcement regarding the rumored Real Housewives of Dallas: "No." But if it's a no-go, where did all that detailed information on the cast members come from? Can we still hold out hope that maybe due to Andy's lack of words on the subject, it could still possibly happen? We can still dream, right?

Real Housewives of Hunger Games
Speaking of our favorite Bravo exec, Andy Cohen wrote a letter to USA Today expressing his love for the book series The Hunger Games.

"I think the idea of The Hunger Games as a reality show is what really sucked me in," he wrote. "And I might have secretly fantasized once or twice about what a Real Housewives of The Hunger Games show would be like, and which housewife would come out the victor."

So what do you think? Which housewife would the odds favor in a fight to the death?

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

(Image courtesy of Bravo)

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