Articles for The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 7

Tonight is the premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Woohoo!While we‘re looking forward, Vicki Gunvalson is looking back -- dealing with the fall-out her marriage, which happened on camera last season.  Read more »
The Real Housewives of Orange County are back yet again. How are they still alive? Orange County MAGIC. Even the Desperate Housewives, the show that originally inspired this series, is calling it quits. Anyway, there‘s another new one and she‘s a brunette named Heather. Oh, and Peggy is not an official Housewife this season.Slade is still in the picture. Gretchen‘s picture. And Gretchen and Tamra are trying to bury the hatchet at lunch. Gretchen is trying to remove the negativity from her life. Can two people who take such pleasure in trashing one another bury the hatchet, though? Gretchen is dressed like a slutty school girl. Like, the porno kind that is obviously not in school. Read more »
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 7 premiered last night, and cast member Alexis Bellino is hoping for a fresh start. She opened up about her journey this season in an interview with Celebuzz.  Read more »
Vicki‘s party is on. Peggy, though no longer an official Real Housewife, shows up to have it out with Alexis. Anyone else besides Peggy see that this is totally a Jim issue? And you never know what‘s really going on, as parts 1-3 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 2 reunion proved.Alexis and Peggy made nice, or as nice as Alexis can be while still being shady. Alexis met Heather while Peggy and her friend annoyed the chefs in the kitchen. Meanwhile, much to Vicki‘s horror, Tamra and Gretchen are FRIENDS NOW. Read more »
Yesterday we celebrated our favorite Real Housewives couples, but not all is warm and fuzzy in these ladies‘ land of luxury. Let‘s get to the dirt on the latest Housewives gossip: Read more »
Gretchen Rossi of Real Housewives of Orange County has spent the last three seasons feuding with co-star Tamra Barney. Even though the two met in the first episode to bury the hatchet, many fans are wary to accept the new friendship. Now Gretchen‘s taking to her Bravo blog to silence the doubters.  Read more »
Peggy Tanous may seem like just another name on the Real Housewives of Orange County‘s one-and-done list. Tanous only made it through RHOC season six -- but the former model and mother of two says that she has personal reasons for taking an early exit.  Read more »
Last time on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra, Eddie, Vicki, and this Brooks character all got schwasted on a boat. And, as has been known to happen under the influence of tequila shots, they acted stupid and got into a fight. Tamra and Eddie exited the boat and sat on a bench before joining Vicki and Brooks (Vooks? Bricki?) for some dinner.Tamra admitted that it was a stupid ploy for attention, and Eddie slurred that there was nothing between him and Vicki, and affirmed that Tamra did, in fact, put "another man‘s hand on your boob." This is the first time that I‘m like, not cool, Eddie. You are not right in this instance, buddy. Read more »
We love the Real Housewives gossip almost as much as we love the shows themselves! Here‘s a look at what‘s been going on in the lives of our favorite fabulous first ladies of Bravo. Read more »
These crazy housewives are always up to something crazy. Good thing we‘re here to keep track of all their shenanigans for you!  Read more »
So we‘ve been led to believe that this episode will be about the growing tension as Tamra and Gretchen become friends, but let‘s be serious. It is all about Slade and his impending terrible comedy routine! I‘ve been talking about it all week. But first, some business. Vicki didn‘t say goodbye to Tamra on her way out of the painting party and the world is over.Vicki is thrilled, supposedly, that Tamra and Gretchen are friends, but she is obviously pissed off. Vicki is SKEPTICAL. Tamra bought Vicki some freaky sex stuff and she is not having THAT, either. It‘s not for people who really care about each other.  Read more »
On last night‘s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Slade Smiley, boyfriend of star Gretchen Rossi, tried his hand at comedy with a stand-up routine at the Improv Theater. Now, we use the term "comedy" loosely because it was more like a cringe-worthy set that included air-thrusting.  Read more »
Last time, in the most anticipated episode for me, personally, Slade did a terrible stand-up routine. It was based largely on the assumptions that everyone in the audience 1) knew all about The Real Housewives of Orange County, and 2) cared. Gretchen told him to re-think some of the jabs at her friends, but he didn‘t. And for what? What did he stand to gain? This is not a career for him, and yet he jeopardized his relationship with the woman who is supporting him. But hey, Alexis thought it was funny."For me, for the first time, I felt like this is what I‘m supposed to do," Slade tells Gretchen about stand-up comedy. That might be the douchiest thing he has ever said? I don‘t know, I haven‘t been keeping track. Are we witnessing the beginning of the end? Read more »
It seems congratulations are in order for Real Housewives of Orange County couple Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge. According to a source at Life & Style, the two are engaged, but trying to keep it secret until the filming of RHOC season seven ends.  Read more »
Still dragging from Daylight Savings Time this weekend? Here‘s some Real Housewives gossip to pick you up.  Read more »
Last time we left the Real Housewives of Orange County, they were hanging out at Tamra‘s 80s Bunco night and the guys crashed the party in full 1980s regalia. Was it a bad decision to invite Slade after he slandered half of them in the name of "comedy"? Probably. But Vicki looks absolutely livid. The night was already going poorly because whoever‘s gay friend was starting fires in that room!His name is Ricky, apparently, and Slade asks him, "you didn‘t like that Ricky? You didn‘t like iiiiit?" in a patronizing tone. "It‘s comedy," Slade states like a total dickbag, "if you don‘t like it, don‘t go to the show!" As though the entire night was about him! What about someone who hated Slade‘s terrible set but liked some of the other stuff? Whatever, the sh*t hasn‘t even hit the fan yet. Read more »
On last night‘s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, things went from bad to worse after Gretchen Rossi and Vicki Gunvalson engaged in a screaming match about their significant others‘ status as deadbeat dads. And as usual, Vicki had plenty left to say on the matter.  Read more »
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.  Read more »
Big changes (or rather, small changes) are coming to The Real Housewives of Orange County this week. For starters. Tamra is getting her implants removed. She doesn‘t need big boobs for her power anymore. Alexis is getting her nose fixed in more ways than one. It‘s not just to have the bump taken out, GAWD.Oh my god, watching it is absolutely stomach-turning, though. Did you see how easy it was for them to break her nose? Oh god. In a third hospital, Vicki meets her son to tell him about Brianna‘s condition. They removed a lot of tumors and nodules from her thyroid and it doesn‘t look good.  Read more »
So many housewives, so little time! We know you‘re busy, so we‘ve been keeping tabs on all the gals for you. Read more »
Heather has taken Terry to a high-end clothier to get a "wardrobe makeover." He‘s getting a bunch of suits, and it will cost about $50,000. He could have gone to Men‘s Wearhouse and gotten a real good deal. You can basically buy one suit and get another one free there. They should have gone to Men‘s Wearhouse.Tamra is "getting back into fitness" and planning to lose weight in the chest area. She loves working out so she wants to open up a fitness studio. Sure, why not.  Read more »
Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow submitted a post to regretting her comment about the lack of quality restaurants in the OC area. And now she‘s even asking fans to prove her wrong.  Read more »
It seems like there may be something in the water in Orange County. First Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson‘s daughter had a brush with cancer and now her co-star Tamra Barney told Dr. Oz on his show that she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.  Read more »
Proving that last week‘s episode was entirely inconsequential, none of the "previously on" clips were from the most recent episode leading into this one. Well, I guess there was a mud run Starting out, Heather and Tamra meet for wine to remind us there was a mud run, and to announce Heather‘s "Bowling and Champs" party. Champs with a soft "ch," as in champagne. Tamra can‘t go because she‘ll be recovering from her breast reduction, and Heather is worried about having to referee Gretchen and Vicki. Tamra also mentions that she doesn‘t trust Brooks. There‘s something off about him, he‘s just too ... nice. Speaking of Brooks, Vicki is meeting with him for lunch. It‘s a short lunch, and a relatively rude one. But Brooks got Vicki another card! He loves getting her those cards. I suppose that‘s OK. But I don‘t trust it, right Tamra? Continuing the romance, they talk real estate. I sense that something bad is on the way, though, as Vicki says "he‘s given me no reason not to trust him." Read more »
Whether they‘re fighting on Twitter or at the reunion, these Real Housewives really know how to let a feud fester! Here‘s what these divas have been up to lately.  Read more »
In this month‘s issue of Glamour, the magazine conducted interviews with five of the daughters of the Real Housewives from their five major franchises. Here are some highlights from the interviews of what it‘s like for these girls to have their lives documented on reality TV.  Read more »
Even though she doesn‘t understand the reduction, Vicki visits Tamra post-op at her house. But the real topic at hand is bowling night. Sarah was crazy, and Vicki and Alexis are buddies now. "She‘s dumb," Tamra tells Vicki. Yeah, but that‘s OK. Alexis and Shannon, her hair and makeup person/friend, put together s‘more bags. Because the girls can‘t get their own marshmallows? Whatever, it was an excuse to talk about Alexis‘s upcoming "glamping" trip (glamorous camping) and Shannon having to make sure Alexis doesn‘t start bleeding out the nose. In addition to Alexis and her friendsistant, Vicki, Brianna, and Heather are going.  Read more »
While it‘s an exciting new time for some housewives and their new shows, it‘s the curtain call for others. Here‘s the 411 on the most recent casting news and housewife drama.  Read more »
Gretchen and Alexis meet up to talk about how their careers are on this insane upward trajectory and they can barely keep track of everything because they are SO busy. Ooh, look at Alexis‘s statement nail. Gretchen lets it slip that she was the first choice for the Fox 5 gig. That is rude, Gretchen, especially when you‘re all "oh I‘m so glad one of us was able to do this," about it.Alexis has Gretchen watch her segment on "Sex, Pop Culture, and Children." Why would you show that off as an example? It was terrible! Then Gretchen gave some constructive criticism, and it turns out Alexis just wanted her to be happy for her no matter what.  Read more »
Just because some of the cast of the Real Housewives franchises aren‘t filming right now doesn‘t mean they‘re not getting into trouble. Here‘s what‘s been going on off-camera.  Read more »
Well hello, ladies, gays, empty air, distracted husbands and whoever else watches Real Housewives of Orange County these days! Carla‘s on vacation this week, so I‘m filling in with my personal take on tonight‘s episode. Don‘t worry, I‘ve been recapping The Bachelor and America‘s Next Top Model for literally years, so I‘ve got lots of experience documenting the misadventures of vain, oblivious, Barbie-shaped narcissism-machines in their undying quests for immortality, the finer things and hollow validation.The thing is: I‘ve never SEEN the Real Housewives of Orange County. I know. I know. I‘ve read scattered RHOC news and seen those commercials where the old one opens her mouth real wide and is like "Whaaaaat?" (every commercial), but that‘s really it. Beverly Hills and New Jersey are more my jam; so sue me! (Or threaten to do so via email, Russell Armstrong style.) So this is going to be an experiment of sorts. At seven seasons (that‘s 49 seasons in reality show years), RHOC is the eldest Housewives collection in Andy Cohen‘s underwater garden of souls. What does the show look like to an absolute newcomer? Is the drama even remotely relatable or accessible if you don‘t know these women and their long, cyclical lists of betrayals, beefs, treaties and takesies-backsies? Will I even be able to tell all the blonde ones apart? Let‘s FIND OUT!  Read more »
They may lead crazy lives in front of the camera, but most of these ladies are mothers too, and that‘s a full-time job, cameras or no cameras. Here‘s what some of these mommies have been up to lately.  Read more »
Tamra and Vicki go to a bra fitting for Tamra‘s new boobs. Vicki insists she is NOT the "FF" they say she is, and Tamra can‘t believe she‘s still a D cup. Plastic surgeons and bra makers live in two different worlds. Vicki is choosing not to even talk about Brianna‘s secret wedding that was revealed last week. So there you have it, when you are uncomfortable with something, just ignore it and maybe it will go away.Vicki is personally offended that Brianna robbed her of the experience of planning a wedding. It‘s always all about her. She has cried about it four nights in a row. But Vicki has decided to suck it up and "realize that it‘s not about me." Good luck, Vick. Read more »
Uh-oh. It looks like Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson is going to have another bomb dropped on her. Her daughter, Briana Wolfsmith-Culberson, is pregnant!  Read more »
Here‘s what‘s new in the Bravo merry-go-round of the Real Housewives these days: Read more »
Alexis is having an event, so for that you evidently need an Event Stylist. Oh yeah, you‘re gonna want to move the Princess Room into the Adult Room. Her daughters are having a birthday party, and the theme is "Puppy Princess Party." Princesses who are puppies! Puppies who are princesses! And everything in between. Alexis leaves her Event Stylist for a moment to get spray tanned. The event staff moves the furniture all over the place as Alexis stands in her spray tent. Slade invited Heather to help pick out Gretchen‘s engagement ring. She doesn‘t have a problem with Slade, and she‘s a nice, neutral classy lady. Gretchen wants a yellow diamond, like J. Lo. So the jeweler brings out a ring that costs $250,000. Slade says no, so the guy brings out a ring for $100,000. Ah, I see, and do you have layaway? Or do you do cubic zirconia? Slade makes a joke about burglaries, and the jeweler doesn‘t find it funny. Read more »
Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson‘s daughter Briana may have eloped with her boyfriend Ryan Culberson in October, but that didn‘t stop the happy couple from having a ceremony in front of their friends and family last weekend.  Read more »
Welcome back to the exciting world of Insurance. Vicki is faxing, making copies, doin‘ all that OFFICE stuff when Brooks stops by to be creepy with a cup of coffee. "You had a tough night, didn‘t you?" Brooks says blandly. Vicki blames her fight with Brianna on anything but Brooks. There‘s probably more to it, right?Vicki insists that sticks and stones may break her bones AND words hurt her! Something is wrong with her face. I don‘t know if it was a lift or a tuck gone wrong somewhere along the line, but there are lines that do not occur in nature on her face, and it sort of looks like when Heidi Montag got upset on The Hills but a little baggier. Read more »
In this week‘s Real Housewives roundup, Kim has a fire scare, NeNe dispels rumors, a Housewives house is for sale and Bravo has a new summer ad.  Read more »
Tamra meets with Heather and Terry for lunch to rehash her lunch with Alexis. She just doesn‘t like fake people, OK? Then she proudly tells Terry about what she told Alexis he said. "Comically, very funny line," Heather admits, "but realistically ..." Ay yi yi, Tamra needs to learn not to do that. Everybody is getting ready for this Costa Rica trip. Alexis is only going for two days, but packing for eight. Heather hopes everyone will be on their best behavior. Slade has looked up a list of what to pack online, but Gretchen doesn‘t have any of that stuff, like "quick-dry pants." They‘re on edge--Gretchen keeps saying "I don‘t have any of that," but Slade keeps reading from this list. Therapy might have made things worse.  Read more »
The last time we left the Real Housewives of Orange County, they were fighting over dinner in Costa Rica. Tamra shouted at Alexis and made her cry. Heather feels awkward. They all tell each other to look in the mirror. Heather and Tamra demand that they hug, but Alexis excuses herself to be alone and ugly-cry. The women sit back down to dinner and congratulate themselves on being honest.Gretchen goes to comfort Alexis, but she sort of backed Tamra up in the bus that ran over Alexis, so it‘s too little too late. Gretchen returns with the salad course, unsuccessful. Gretchen cries because her friend is hurting, but Heather and Tamra convince her "you are HELPING her." Vicki goes to Alexis, armed with lobster. Alexis welcomes Vicki, and Gretchen feels even worse. Read more »
The dog days of summer are just starting, and so are our hustling stars of Real Housewives. Here‘s what these busy ladies have been up to lately.  Read more »
The ladies are back from Costa Rica, and Vicki is all set to complain about her normal life again. She wonders if she should just break up with Brooks since that‘s what everyone wants and then she will be SAD, is that what she should do? Well, she‘s not going to, Orange County. She‘s getting him some new teef.Vicki asks for new teeth, whitening, lip adjustments, and gum arching. Nothing says "I love you" like a set of nicely arched gums. Eddie knows to get his gums arched, and it shows as he meets Tamra for dinner. She tells him about all the drama in Costa Rica. Eddie booked a trip for them to Tahiti, just the two of them, so that she could relax instead of listen to Vicki‘s manic spurts. Tamra is excited, but nervous that Eddie will propose.  Read more »
In the last few episodes of Real Housewives of Orange County, Alexis Bellino‘s co-stars have staged an "intervention" for her phoniness (this not only happened, it was televised). Now Alexis is speaking out against her bullies.  Read more »
The women of The Real Housewives of Orange County know how to throw a drama filled party and the part 1 season finale this week is no exception. BuddyTV is going to ease the anticipated tension and lighten things up with a watch and win giveaway! How do you enter and what are you playing for? Keep reading to find out. Plus check out video previews and an insider tip below.  Read more »
Tamra got the ring, bitches! Now it‘s time to celebrate and share the good news with the rest of the gals, sans Vicki because of Brooks probably. And without Alexis because it‘s Alexis. Gretchen didn‘t get the ring, bitches, but she‘s OK with Tamra having one. She thinks it might be moving a bit fast, but Tamra isn‘t worried. On with the parties!Meanwhile, Alexis and her fur vest meet with that awful crazyperson, Sara. They talk about the gang violence (emotional, Housewives related) in Costa Rica. Alexis has decided that Gretchen owes her an apology and should have had her back. "Can I use one word?" Sara offers, "jealousy." Oh yeah, that‘s it. Always. Then they discuss the main event for part 1 of this finale: Heather‘s name-change party. Sara invites herself, because she wants to be a new OC Housewife.  Read more »
Only one more episode of season 7 of The Real Housewives of Orange County to go. Here are some juicy tidbits to catch up on before watching the season finale and, of course, the reunion shows.  Read more »
On the last episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, star Vicki Gunvalson spent a lot of time flaunting her new fur coat that was a gift from her BF Brooks Ayers. Now she is changing her tune about her luxurious gift after PETA sent her a strongly worded letter and video about the horrors of the fur industry.  Read more »
Remember when Drunk Sarah buh-roke the bow off Heather‘s cake and ate it? I sure do. No one seems to be able to forget it. Some gay voice of reason with his back to the camera tried to tell Sara "you have to let them cut the cake before you can eat the bow," but no one listened to HIM. All grumpy about all the serious conversations she was forced to have at a party, Tamra follows Gretchen into a side room to receive a present.Gretchen got Tamra a bracelet, just as Tamra got one for Gretchen with a key to lock up the past on it. Tamra‘s bracelet has a lock on it because they‘re friends now, a purse because they always dress the same, and a heart that says "unbreakable" on it because she just really loves that movie starring Bruce Willis. No, it‘s because Tamra is unbreakable! I want one.  Read more »
Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Orange County ended with a bang, but how about a little juicy gossip to hold us over until next week‘s reunion show? Don‘t mind if we do.  Read more »
What‘s going on in the glossy lives of the Real Housewives lately? Well, you might be surprised how unglamorous even their lives can be at times:  Read more »
Being a Real Housewife has its ups and downs. Sometimes there are family troubles with the law, but they know how to goof off sometimes, too. Plus, you can always get a cosmetic procedure to boost your mood. Here‘s what the housewives have been up to lately.  Read more »
The sunset is fake, and the hair is teased, it must be the Real Housewives of Orange County season 7 reunion! Everyone is playing nice for the first couple minutes, but only because Andy Cohen hasn‘t played any clips yet. Gretchen and Tamra are friends, switching hair-dos and dressed the same. Things are amiss!The first focus is on Alexis, who is dumb, submissive, and trying out a few new careers. People talk about how dominant and overpowering Jim is, and Heather comes out guns blazing. Alexis came to the party cool, calm, and collected, though. "We‘re still married," she says pointedly at Tamra. Read more »
There was plenty of drama on last night‘s reunion show of Real Housewives of Orange County, but in true RH fashion, the ladies made sure each of them had an opportunity to get just one more word in.  Read more »
This week was the first of the two part RHOC reunion show, and while there‘s certainly plenty of drama surrounding the ladies in the cast, star Vicki Gunvalson had even more to say about her reunion experience.  Read more »
In a surprising turn of events on season 7 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, allies were suddenly revealed as enemies. Former BFFs Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson no longer speak and friends Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino have had a falling out. Meanwhile, Tamra and Gretchen have become close, as have Alexis and Vicki. Among all this madness, Tamra offers her opinion on how and why things have changed so much.  Read more »
Oooh, the hands and the necks are getting more active and snappy on the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion! The first order of business for Part 2 is to examine the crumbling friendship of Gretchen and Alexis. Things fell apart at the Bunco party, evidently, when Alexis went nuts about her nose job. The Fox 5 thing is kind of funky, and I‘m not sure who to believe on this. For Gretchen to say that she was offered that job was bitchy, but I‘m also not sure we can believe what Alexis says.Then Gretchen busted out a PRINTED OUT email from Fox 5, and Alexis brought out her email and it wasn‘t as crystal clear as she thought. The Vicki-Alexis couch lost that battle.  Read more »
Alexis Belilno has been very vocal about her hesitation to return for another season of Real Housewives of Orange County ever since her fellow cast members staged a "phony intervention" against her on their trip to Costa Rica. Though her future on the show is uncertain, it‘s clear her husband Jim Bellino doesn‘t think it‘s the right decision for Alexis to return. And for those of us who know the Bellinos, what Jim says usually goes.  Read more »
Hiatus-shmiatus! While most other TV stars are taking the summer off, these Real Housewives keep hustling. Here‘s what they‘ve been up to lately.  Read more »
These ‘wives sure can turn the tiniest morsel of gossip into story lines for TV shows, and we love them for it! Here‘s some of that gossip that ever Housewives fan should read up on:  Read more »
Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney is currently recovering from a health scare that landed her in the hospital, according to an interview she did with the National Enquirer.  Read more »
Here‘s the latest on what our favorite housewives have been getting themselves into:  Read more »
It doesn‘t matter if a Real Housewives show is in the middle of the season or if it‘s on hiatus, who is going and who is staying for the next season always seem to be a hot topic. Here‘s some of the latest on the casting for the future of Real Housewives. Read more »
Reunions, re-casting, and setups (the RHONJ buzz-word of the moment) are what make The Real Housewives shows exciting to watch even though it‘s hard to keep up with at times. Here‘s what‘s been going on lately:  Read more »
We‘ve been pretty heavy on the Real Housewives of New Jersey coverage lately, but how about some news from the other franchises? Okay ... and a little from Jersey as well. Sorry, things are just so crazy over there, we can‘t resist!  Read more »
It‘s not all rainbows and butterflies being a Housewife. Here‘s some of the trouble our favorite cast members (and ex-cast members) have been getting into lately:  Read more »
Don‘t worry, little Housewives babies, not even Hurricane Sandy can stop these housewives from getting into trouble. Here‘s what some of the ladies have been up to lately:  Read more »
Coast to coast, The Real Housewives is the catty reality show about over-privileged middle-aged women with the most! Here‘s what they‘ve been up to lately:  Read more »
The ladies of the Real Housewives are always ready for a fight! Here are some updates on who has been fighting whom in the RH ring lately:  Read more »
No matter what, the world of the Real Housewives keeps on spinning as veteran castmates take their leave, and new wives are ready for their curtain call. Here‘s what some of the cast members (and potentially new stars) have been up to lately:  Read more »
Update: Andy Cohen, executive VP of original programming and development at Bravo, has denied the claims of a new Real Housewives franchise on Twitter. Apparently the new show is not officially confirmed, but we can still dream, right? According to a source at, Bravo is planning on an addition to the Real Housewives franchise by adding a Real Housewives of Dallas.  Read more »