Cast Blog: #RHOC

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Gavin Smiley: Rockstar

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

Gavin Smiley: Rockstar

Gavin Smiley gives an update on his music.


After a few attempts at getting in touch with Gavin Smiley (he has a hilarious voicemail message involving Christopher Walken), we finally got him on the phone and asked him a few questions. We're pretty impressed with Gavin. He plays a ton of instruments, learned everything by ear, and is an all-around nice guy. We haven't seen a whole lot of you this season, Gavin. What have you been up to?
Gavin: I know. I've been writing a lot of music. I've been working with Jo a little bit. Not as much as before, but she's still bugging me to write her a song. Won G and Bob call you out in the living room as talented. What was that like?
Gavin: It was kind of unreal, actually. It was very sudden. I didn't know who they were. I was just told that Bob was coming over, and my dad dropped some names about who he's produced in the past. But I knew they were going to be focused on what Jo was doing. But it was really cool. It was the first time it ever happened to me. We've been hearing a lot about your MySpace page, actually.
Gavin: Oh yeah. All I have on there right now is a live recording from a solo concert I had here at my school, last week. But I'm in the process of recording a couple of covers of songs. And as soon as I finish those, they'll go right up there. It's a good way for people to hear things. We hear a lot of "those kids in Orange County are awfully spoiled..." What's your take on that?
Gavin: Well, it kinda depends. In my case, I would say — I'm not going to say I'm not spoiled. My dad hooked me up with the whole mirophone and recording software. For the most part, I try to buy everythiung with my own money. My dad doesn't lend me a whole lot. At the same time, I'm not going to say that about the rest of Coto. There are, yeah, a few spoiled ones. And maybe the majority. But I wouldn't say that they're spoiled "brats." Kara Keough said that, actually, "I know I'm spoiled, but I'm not rotten."
Gavin: Exactly. And she's not at all. She gets perceived that way, but when you know her, you know she's actually really great. Do you all go to the same high school?
Gavin: Mostly. Kara goes here. Colton now goes here. Josh used to. Lindsey used to, but I think she's home-schooled. Are you dating anyone?
Gavin: I am, yes. Her name is Taylor. Gavin, please keep us posted as to what you're doing. We're big fans of yours.
Gavin: Well, thanks. Thanks for calling.

Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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