Articles for The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 5

Jeana Keough, Tamra Barney, Lynne Curtin, Vicki Gunvalson and Gretchen Rossi officially return to our TV screens tonight for yet another season of The Real Housewives of Orange County. In the season opener called "When Times Get Tough, The Tough Go Shopping," all of the housewives get together for the first time in Lynne‘s house for a little reunion but even if they try to get along, their previous drama keeps getting in the way. If you‘re new to The Real Housewives of Orange County, use our refresher as your guide to the new season. Read more »
The fifth season opener of The Real Housewives of Orange County abruptly ended just as Tamra and Gretchen were about to get at each other‘s throats. Tonight, the Bravo docu drama moves on to its second season, hopefully picking up right where we left off.Not much has been revealed about tonight‘s episode called "Friends, Enemies and Husbands," but Gretchen has shed some light on what happened in the premiere and her perspective leaves us with clues on what might go down after her squabble with Tamra when the rest of OC housewives are forced to pick a corner.  Read more »
Not much has changed as The Real Housewives of Orange County moves on to its second episode. Gretchen and Tamra still despise each other while the rest of the housewives are caught in between the mess.  At least, the heated exchange briefly comes to an end as Tamra leaves the dinner party and takes Vicki with her. Oh and both Tamra and Gretchen declare that they will never be friends again! Read more »
After four seasons and  a couple of season 5 appearances, Jeana Keough is bidding farewell to The Real Housewives of Orange County tonight in the episode fittingly titled "It Ends in Coto De Caza." The former Playboy Playmate, who is arguably considered the housewife with the most number of fans, has been struggling with financial woes due to the recession and market lows that have generally affected her occupation as a high-end realtor. And as a result, Jeana has decided to leave all the reality TV drama behind to focus on her family and make ends meet.  Read more »
The third episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County marks the final episode of original cast member Jeana Keough and officially welcomes newbie Alexis, who actually went with husband Jim to have dinner with Tamra and Simon in last week‘s episode.  At any rate, I‘m sure we‘ll get to know more about Alexis in the coming weeks but for now, it‘s time to say goodbye to the housewife who‘s ditching the cameras to focus on work.     Read more »
It looks like The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak will face yet another rival in the near future now that another blond housewife wants in on the music business. According to, The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi is currently collaborating with music producer Bryan Todd, who has worked with Ashley Tisdale, Jordin Sparks and former O.C. cast member Jo De La Rosa.  Read more »
Some people just can‘t stay away from reality TV. Jeana Keough may have left The Real Housewives of Orange County but that doesn‘t mean we‘ve already seen the last of the former Playboy Playmate. Just a couple of days after seeing her bid farewell on the Bravo docu-drama (and a couple of months after filming her last episode), the housewife favored by most Orange County fans hints of appearing on another TV program. Read more »
Now that Jeana‘s officially gone, we‘re down to Tamra, Vicki, Gretchen, Lynne and Alexis, who all have their fair share of crazy antics and domestic drama. This week on The Real Housewives of Orange County, however, the men take center stage. Read more »
It seemed that when Jeana left The Real Housewives of Orange County, she also sucked the life out of it. Not that she‘s full of drama. Jeana was actually more grounded compared to the other housewives, making her a favorite among fans of the Bravo docu drama. But since she‘s gone, I was hoping for the show to step it up a notch and not leave me bored and jaded.   Read more »
After a painfully dull episode, The Real Housewives of Orange County returns with more drama involving facelifts and confining relationships. "Friends, Facelifts and Florida," the fifth episode of the fifth season, finds Vicki Gunvalson trying to repair her marriage to Donn by planning a big surprise to celebrate their upcoming 15th wedding anniversary.  Read more »
It‘s time to briefly step away from Orange County and step into the crazy drama that awaits the girls in Florida. On tonight‘s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, the much awaited all-female jaunt is set to happen. Unfortunately, the bitch fest takes a different turn when the men in their lives crash the weekend.  Read more »
Things didn‘t turn out the way Vicki planned in this week‘s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. What was supposed to be an all-girls weekend turned into a retreat for couples, not to mention a backstabbing party for Vicki. Read more »
The Real Housewives of Orange County may be tainted with fabricated drama but there‘s one thing about the show that‘s keeping it real and grounded: the bad economy. Quite noticeably, the third season of the Bravo docu drama has made a different turn from the lavish lifestyles of the previous seasons. No more gigantic jewels to be given away as gifts and no more yacht buying. Still, Vicki has managed to live life at large thanks to her successful insurance business. But for most of the housewives of Orange County, a little downsizing has to be made to make ends meet. Read more »
Lynne Curtin, one of the cast members of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and her husband Frank, who also appears on the Bravo docu-series, have been issued a bench warrant by a judge in Riverside County, California. According to TMZ, the couple was supposed to appear in court Monday but failed to show up.   Read more »
After the all-girls weekend-turned couples‘ retreat in the last episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra realizes that it‘s about time she makes amends with Gretchen in an emotional all-new episode entitled "Love and War."To catch up on The Real Housewives of Orange County, check out this recap/review. Read more »
Feeling threatened by Gretchen‘s motherly attention to Lynne‘s daughter Alexa, Lynne confronts Gretchen in an all-new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. In "Let Bygones Be Bygones," Lynne and Gretchen take their dogs to the park where they talk about Alexa‘s alcohol issues. If you recall, Gretchen took Alexa shopping last week and was concerned with the fact that she‘s depressed because she is never listened to by her sister or her mom.  Read more »
If last week‘s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County was any indication, Tamra Barney and her husband Simon had bigger marital problems to chew on than just Tamra‘s relationship with frenemy and co-star Gretchen. It‘s no wonder Simon put the final nail in the coffin by filing divorce papers last Wednesday to dissolve the couple‘s 11-year marriage. Read more »
The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Lynne Curtin and her husband Frank are no strangers to court drama. In the past nine months alone, the couple has faced three lawsuits--- the latest of which has gotten them evicted from the house they currently live in.  Read more »
Though Bravo has yet to confirm the news, word on the street is that the network is adding yet another edition to the growing Real Housewives franchise. So far, they‘ve added Orange County, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. But now, they‘re planning to add The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on the list as well.  Read more »
It seems that the Tamra-Simon separation is getting a messier with all the "he-said, she said" arguments going on each week. After Simon filed for divorce and blamed The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra for the end of their 11-year marriage earlier this month, Tamra broke her silence in attempt to defend herself from his allegations.  Read more »
The Real Housewives of Orange County is kicking it old school as Gretchen throws a Tupperware party and apparently, that‘s what real housewives do for fun. Check out the preview for tonight‘s episode entitled "No Boundaries" after the jump.  Read more »
It‘s time to pump up the drama volume on The Real Housewives of Orange County and what better way to stir controversy than to gather the ladies around for a gourmet chef cooking party. Alexis is the host of tonight‘s event but it seems like Lynne is the one taking center stage as she unleashes fury with her sharp tongue.   Read more »
After Lynne‘s big melt down on last week‘s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, she calls Alexis to apologize for her recent behavior at Alexis‘ cooking party and then throws a housewarming gathering in tonight‘s episode called "Nothing Is as It Seems." Read more »
After coming from a bitter and much publicized break up less than a month ago, The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney admits that she‘s dating again. As if the reality TV starlet‘s quick jump into the dating pool didn‘t already raise a few eyebrows, she reveals that she‘s going out with a friend of her estranged husband Simon! Read more »
Tonight on The Real Housewives of Orange County, the housewives head to San Francisco for some ladies-only leisure time. But wait, haven‘t we seen something like this before? If I remember correctly, it was in episode 6 that we saw what was supposed to be an all-girl trip to Florida turn into a couple‘s retreat. And we all know that that turned out.Who knows, maybe things will be different this time in San Francisco. These girls are heading to a different location after all.  Read more »
"We‘ve been living beyond our means for awhile and, you know, spending money that we shouldn‘t be spending," says Frank to wife Lynne on tonight‘s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. I think this statement should serve as a lesson not to just to Lynne but to all the other women on the Real Housewives franchise. Needless to say, a lot of the people on this Bravo docu-series are pretty much in denial about this. Read more »
Tonight‘s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County picks up where last week‘s episode left off. The girls are now in San Francisco trying to relax and keep their mind off certain matters like getting evicted or dealing with a daughter‘s health problem or even just to prove that one can travel alone without a spouse.  Read more »
The stars of The Real Housewives franchise are briefly leaving their gated communities for a chance to compete for the big million-dollar payout. Next week, from Monday, February 22 to Friday, February 26, some of Bravo‘s controversial housewives will be participating on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the TV quiz show hosted by Meredith Viera.  Read more »
We‘ve been entertained by Tamra and Gretchen‘s seemingly never-ending feud on The Real Housewives of Orange County but every once in a while, it‘s fun to see what happens when all the housewives gang up on just one person. Tonight‘s episode, "Let‘s Bow Our Heads and Pray," puts the spotlight on Vicki‘s judgmental and hypocritical attitude. During lunch in San Francisco, everyone takes the opportunity to tell Vicki just what they think of her. Vicki gets upset as expected but she gets even more irritated when Tamra tries to explain why the ladies are ganging up on her. Vicki feels betrayed by Tamra since she‘s the one person whom she thought would have her back. And now, Vicki feels like she doesn‘t have a friend in the world.  Read more »
Alexis Bellino and Tamra Barney take center stage this week on The Real Housewives of Orange County as Tamra celebrates her birthday while Alexis shows her mother how things are done in Orange County. If you missed last week‘s Real Housewives of Orange County episode, find out what went down in our episode 14 recap "Everyone Gangs Up on Vicki." Read more »
It‘s the second to the last episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County and I feel like I‘m still waiting for something big to happen though I know in the back of my mind that this is as good as it gets. Still, I‘m hoping that next week‘s fifth season ender ironically entitled "Is This All There Is?" will up the ante. For now, here‘s a rundown of tonight‘s episode: Read more »
Now that it‘s been reported that Vicki Gunvalson is cheating on her husband Donn with a younger man, the Real Housewives of Orange County star has decided to break her silence to put an end to the rumors once and for all. Read more »
It‘s time to celebrate the end of another season on The Real Housewives of Orange County and what better way than to watch more drama unfold at a summer‘s-end party. For 14 episodes, we‘ve seen major emotional breakdowns, catfights and relationship disasters but it looks like there‘s plenty more to dish in tonight‘s episode entitled "Is This All There Is?" Read more »
The fifth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County was a season about the girls trying to improve their lives, one way or another: Vicki attempted to repair her distant relationship with Donn, Tamra tried to save her marriage to Simon, while Lynne struggled to be a parent and a loyal wife amidst issues of eviction. For Gretchen, though, it was time to move on from the passing of her fiance Jeff, straight to the arms of another man in the form of Slade. Jeana, on the other hand, left the show to focus on her family and business, leaving room for newbie Alexis to join in the Orange County drama. Read more »
The fifth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County may not be as rowdy as New Jersey‘s table-flipping drama but it did leave fans with several controversial moments to ponder on until the next season.  Read more »
The Real Housewives of Orange County may have wrapped up its fifth season but the drama is far from over. Tonight, Tamra Barney, Alexis Bellino, Lynne Curtin, Vicki Gunvalson and Gretchen Rossi, and even former O.C. favorite Jeana Keough reunite to discuss the highlights of the season with Bravo‘s Andy Cohen.Most Memorable Moments of Season 5 Read more »
Last night Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Lynne Curtin and Alexis Bellino gathered together one last time before the fifth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County officially wrapped up. It‘s the much-awaited reunion show and like past seasons, host Andy Cohen sat down with the dolled up ladies to ask questions from viewers across the county. Unfortunately, nothing explosive and mind-blowing happened, at least not in the first half of the two-part special. But the episode did treat viewers with plenty of scenes to poke fun at and here are my favorites: Read more »
After relieving some of the drama surrounding Simon and Tamra Barney‘s marriage and Alexis Bellino‘s self-righteousness, we now move on to the second part of The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s fifth season reunion special. Like the first part, nothing much happened tonight except for the multiple Slade bashing, which is always fun to watch even though it‘s not as explosive compared to what previous seasons had offered. But we‘ll get to that later.  Read more »
The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s two-part reunion special has left room for more on-screen and off-screen drama between Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Lynne Curtin, and Alexis Bellino, as well as the men in their lives. Now we know how the girls really feel about each, how much they despise Slade, and we now have reason to speculate whether or not Vicki is returning for yet another season. Read more »
The Real Housewives of Orange County just wrapped up its fifth season but for Gretchen Rossi, the drama is far from over. This week alone, she became the subject of controversy and was served with legal papers right in the middle of a fashion show at The Grove in Los Angeles. Read more »
There‘s no stopping The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney from letting the world know that she‘s found love yet again in the arms of a new man Eddie Judge, who only happens to be a friend of her estranged husband Simon.The couple was recently spotted on a three-day vacation in Panama where they appeared to be romantically frolicking in the water. Of course, this was all happening in the midst of her divorce. Radaronline obtained the pictures of the hot and heavy couple, which you can view here. Read more »
We‘ve all heard the rumors before but now Bravo has finally confirmed the news. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been officially added to the network‘s growing docu-drama franchise, following installments from New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington and the original Orange County. Read more »
Though the Bravo hasn‘t released an official list of participants, the identities of the participants of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are starting to trickle out one by one now that the network has officially picked up the latest addition to the Real Housewives franchise. E! News has revealed the names of the cast, which you can learn more about after the jump. Read more »
Much like the previous weeks, this week‘s off-cam drama surrounding the Real Housewives franchise is full of colorful revelations and controversies. Apparently, Kim Zolciak is no longer dating DJ Tracy Young and therefore no longer a bisexual, NeNe Leakes‘ son Bryson Bryant is in hot water once again, while Danielle Staub‘s ex-husband Kevin Maher was spotted with Staub‘s enemies Teresa Giudice Jacqueline Laurita.  Read more »
For three weeks in a row, Kim Zolciak has taken center stage in the news, whether it‘s about her bisexual revelation or her publicized split with DJ Tracy Young. This week, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is making waves as she takes part in Demi Moore‘s new movie, The Joneses.  Read more »
Bethenny Frankel, the no-nonsense housewife on The Real Housewives of New York City, starring on her own series? We all know that‘s bound to happen some time soon. But the fact that she‘s shining in her own spin-off hasn‘t really generated much buzz these days considering she‘s still bickering with the other housewives, specifically Jill, on the third season of the docu-drama that catapulted her to fame. But with the Bravo‘s announcement of the title and the premiere date of Bethenny‘s new gig, everything‘s pretty much official now.  Read more »
Mother‘s Day. It‘s that time of the year again, where we pay tribute to our moms--and what better way to honor motherhood than to recall TV mothers that make us realize just how blessed we are with the ones we have. We asked our readers and Facebook followers who they thought TV‘s worst mom ever wasand compiled the short list.  Read more »
There‘s always something to talk about in the social circles of the Real Housewives, whether it‘s in Atlanta, New York, New Jersey, Beverly Hills or D.C., and this week‘s round of gossip proves that the rumor mill will never stop churning as long as women like Kim Zolciak, LuAnn de Lesseps and Danielle Staub are around. Read more »
We just saw The Real Housewives of New Jersey visit Italy, but that was just for two episodes. For years now, the Real Housewives franchise has been as American as baseball, apple pie, and over-indulgence. But according to, Bravo has plans to expand the franchise overseas.Ladies and Gentlemen, brace yourselves for The Real Housewives of Athens, which is set to debut this fall. According to The New York Post, "this version will follow affluent Greek ladies as they bustle about the cradle of democracy."  Call me stupid but I‘m a little confused about how this is going to work. Granted, you can barely understand some of the Housewives when they‘re adding words to our dictionary, but will the Real Housewives of Athens be speaking Greek with subtitles? Do they even speak Greek anymore? Or are they wealthy American ladies who have moved to Greece? Read more »
How about some of today‘s TV news in 300 words?The Office May Get a HeroHeroes‘ alum Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennet on the NBC series, is in talks to guest star on an upcoming episode of The Office. If he takes the role, Coleman (who just shot an upcoming episode of The Mentalist) will play a wholesome government agent. What in the world is a government agent doing on The Office? I wonder if a government agent‘s presence has anything to do with the malfunctioning Sabre printers? Or, perhaps it has to do with Michael Scott‘s exit? The suspense is killing me! [Ausiello] Read more »