Cast Blog: #RHOC

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Jo: The After School Special

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"

Jo: The After School Special

Jo De La Rosa talks about recording her first demo!


There I am, running late to the recording session, trying to put on make-up in the car. It happens too often. I know. It's dangerous. I've stopped. It was seriously, like brushing my teeth in the morning for a while. I'm late to a lot of things. I have a hard time with time. I'm constantly setting clocks ahead by ten to fifteen minutes to fool myself into thinking that I'm on time. I know it's a bad habit, and one I've worked hard to break since the show. At some point, I realized I definitely didn't want to be an after-school special. I'm not the best role model when it comes to driving with my hands at ten and two. But I'm getting a lot better.


This is a nerve-wracking episode for me. I didn't expect to have to sing on command, right there in the living room, but as a performer, you have to do it. You have to be able to drop what you're doing, and so I gave it my all. And it's awesome to play with Gavin. He can play anything. The kid is a natural. And he's never been trained.


Everything he does is by ear, and he should go to Juilliard. He taught himself the piano, the guitar, the drums, everything on his own. He's a sophomore in high school. He joined the choir last year, and it's something we really bonded with — I was in the choir in high school, as well. I go to his solo performances now. His vibrato is amazing. Very John Mayer-ish. He loves girls. And MySpace. He's awesome.


As for recording the demo — it's really intimidating being in that recording studio. First of all, it was my first time. Second — I didn't get to go to Starbucks that morning. Which is a travesty. I don't function without Starbucks. And the third thing is that when I walked into the studio, I thought it would be me, Bob, Won-G, and Slade. And oh no. There are engineers, there are people — a lot of people. I was very thrown. I had to suck it up. I was really nervous, but I figured it out. Come on, the Beach Boys recorded in that room, and once I got my feet planted in that room, I felt like it was second nature. I took a couple beatings first. And it slips out that I was a cheerleader. For nine years. I got a scholarship for it. I cheered for a pro team after college. I was a Long Beach Jam Girl. But I finally hung up the pom-poms. They're in a box far away now. Well, until next week, that's all for now.