Hello my little Hotties in Cleveland (and really anywhere). Are you praying to God that a Rolls Royce drives your way? Or are you just hoping God curtails your mother's pot-smoking ways? Let's recap all those issues here shall we.
We open with Terry starting his Dr. Mom duties. First of all I love that one of the members of Dubrow brood is up and dressed waiting on his dad. That kid is a go-getter. So far so good. If only all the tots were this easy, Terry wouldn't have put up a fuss in the first place. Thankfully for Heather, the job is a cinch. I mean the woman is a professional. If she's half as funny as she is in real life, she is born to nail this guest role. And no surprise: she kills it at the table read and has plenty of new friends to talk to at lunch. (Aww, sweet Heather, who wouldn't want to talk to you?)
Meanwhile, as Heather has Terry, Tamra has wrangled some assistance of her own -- Lauri. Yes, that Lauri. She's looking at rings for she and Eddie and decided to call in some reinforcements from the way back machine. Coincidentally, both ladies are on their third marriage. Three seems to be doing well for Lauri, so here's hoping it's the same for Tamra. Things are great for Lauri, which is so delightful to hear. Also Josh is married! Crazy sauce!). But not delightful for Lauri to hear about is anything Vicki-related. Lauri's years with Vicki lead her to believe that Vicki tried to sabotage things with George and that Vicki's misery loves company. But what about Vicki's happiness? Is it also a fan of piling on?
Watching the season reruns and I now have confirmed what I felt when I watched them the first time Heather, Gretchen and TAMARA are the worst ill mannered childish women I am embarrassed for all 3 .
Is writing a blog part of the housewives job -or is it just a suggestion? If it's their job and they don't do it, they should be replaced. The end.
From what I read Gretchen designed the RR. And Slade didn't trade in anything. You people are off the hook.
The RHOC has become boring! Same old people fighting...same old arguments...and the blonde hair extensions have got to go! (Alexis finally got that clue!)
There is just NOTHING interesting about this season.
I think it's a complete contradiction that Gretchen is leasing a new RR. Isn't that her just pretending to have more money than she does, therefore taking a page from the Alexis book? To me that shows how vain you are. My husband would never rise the cost of the car we are leasing just for status. Although he would never leave the side of his sick child to be with me or, if we weren't together, a girlfriend. This further proves how Slimy Slade is & how vain Gretchen is. You can't blame the purchase solely on Slade he "knows" what his woman likes. I thought Vicki was a little cruel in calling her stupid, but she wasn't trying to be cruel. She was stating a fact & purely logical reasoning as to why Gretchen is not someone to listen to.
Do the husbands or "significant others" get paid to be on the show? When they first started Andy said no but as the seasons continued, the men play bigger and bigger parts so I wondered if they are now included in receiving a salary.
OMGOSH ~ What a Hoot ~ It turns out Gretchen has designed a line of RR cars that ROLL out this Summer so it a FREE commercial 4 "RR" & a free gift/ride 4 our Sweet Gretchen, Think they would give ALL the proceeds 2 the Medical Bills 4 Slades poor Son ~ Come On People when are we going 2 wake-up & take this 4 the BRAVO Brain Candy It is ~ Just Sayin Thoughts?
Perhaps you could share in your next blog why Tamra Barney is getting a spinoff, when so many of the viewers are tired of her antics and grandstanding? Not only is Bravo ignoring the viewers' sentiment of Tamra, it is now giving her a spinoff. Of course Bravo can do whatever it wants, and it will, but I for one am done with the housewives of the OC. The only spinoff I would maybe tune into would be Vicki's, a woman who reflects on her actions, treats others with kindness and respect, and gives women a good name.
I hear Tamra is getting her own show....We'll it's time to say goodbye Bravo. For you to give Tamra,, someone who is so vile, her own show...is promoting that it's ok to be cruel to women, ok to not put the interests of your kids first and ok to just be a mean person. This is saying A LOT about Andy and BRAVO. It's a shame, I watched RHOC from the beginning and I like other shows like Top Chef. But I will no longer support anyone being rich for such bad behavior, especially BRAVO. I'm a SoCal Native and we do not act like this.
Hasta lavista Baby!
A leased vehicle is not a gift, at the end you have NOTHING when the lease is up. All for show just like the shallow people Slade and Gretchen are. Beauty does not last forever and you get getting older..............what then????????
So far I like Lydia; she's a little ditsy, but she's not stupid. I totally get where she is coming from with her Mom. Having come from an alcoholic home myself (addiction is addiction no matter what the substance is) I totally identify with her feelings with her Mom. She has come closer to having her Mom give up her habit then I would have thought possible; but her Mom still does not see her smoking as a problem and until she does, Lydia will have to stay strong about her kids spending time with Grandma Fairy Bunny. Believe me, Lydia has a lot more going on inside her heart and mind then she is showing in front of the camera's.
Personally I think Tamara is making excuses for why she is so nasty. If you say nasty things to people and then feel bad afterwards then "think before you speak". I guess Slade wants to keep up with Jim & Alexis regarding the RR.
Does anyone notice how much Lydia really is the one who enjoys starting trouble? Like at the wine tasting, she just tells everyone she could "tamra called vicki a "B", then at the dinner, everything is going okay, then with this evil smile on her face she says "the last time I saw the two of you, you were calling her a "B". And has this look like, she is enjoying it, and smiles waiting for the fight. I do not trust this girl and all her goodie talk. She tosses a bomb, smiles and stands there enjoying what she did. Like a little kid.
Tamra with her fake tears is going to talk about her hard life. Boohoo. Still does not excuse your vile and nasty behaviour. To be so jealous and nasty to people then expect people to feel sorry for you are you serious. And now Tamra getting a spin off about her fake wedding. You can't be serious bravo. Haven't you read the blogs and see how many people do not like her. Tamra has done nothing but be nasty and put people down for years and you give her, her own show why? Do you think all the fans are stupid and will actually believe all the fake stuff she is going to say. So we will feel sorry for her and forgive everything she has done. Sorry I am not stupid and will not be watching her new show.
REALLY, REALLY , BRAVO,, SO TAMRA GETS A SPIN OFF ??!! So Bravo supports and even rewards behavior that was as extreme as Tamra's at the now infamous "CUT" party? UNBELIEVABLE !! I certainly would of thought in this time that if anything she would of been let go or at the very least not offered another contract/season. That's it for me and I would hope that many others will follow in NOT showing Tamra or the spin off any support. Sooo, disappointed !!
I think they are all hysterical...I find it all funny and Not Real. Lot's of negative remarks about Lydia's comment at "QUEEN WANNA BE HEATHERS TABLE " about Tamra's BEYOTCH comment at the winery ..but people it actually worked. Tamra and vickie were "muy simpatico" get ready gang - it's going to a circus...ANd Pllleease can we get a NORMAL person to come on this show...what is up? We do not want Laurie back on this show.....She is Boring! And C'mon Bravo - there's enough wacky blondes on this show...bring on another brunette..... except let her not have a stick up her ...! Let's shake this up a bit.. where's the parties....this show is definitely second to Beverly Hills......going down the drain,,,,swoosh!!!
I just don't see Gretchen in a Rolls. She's more of a sporty kind of gal...like one of those sporty convertable Bentlys. But it really sucks as a gift if she's going to have to make the payments. Way to go, Slade!
Lydia found the perfect moment to bring up the B comment...and it worked. She is hilarious. Co-dependent, but hilarious.
The uglier these housewives behave, the more they seem to gain prominence in the Bravo land. Look at Tamra, Nene, Bethany, Ramona. Eventhough Tamra is wrathful, she seems a notch better than Ramona of New York Housewives. That woman behaved much much worse than any of the OC gals. It would be interesting to put the nastiest of each Housewive franchise into a show of their own. Want to see the encounter between , say, Tamra and Nene, or Ramona vs Nene and Tamra. See how fast Betheny can talk if Nene starts touching her hair.
People who are buying their items i.e. Alexis Couture, Gretchen bags, Vicki and Tamra's wines etc. are the idiots who are making these superficial women richer. I watch housewives of New Jersey and B.H. as well and will NEVER buy a cookbook, go to their restaurant etc. If you don't buy it, they will eventually go away people. Vicki never had time for Don because her business took over her life, yet she has time for the wine and vodka business??? LOL! Come on people, wake up!
I have been watching since the beginning, however, I can no longer watch Jersey because everyone is just evil and pushing their own brands, New York is close behind...seeing LuAnn on QVC about clinched it for me....and OC has just become a bitchfest. I actually fell asleep this episode becasue I find nothing in Heather that I like or admire, Tamra is just plain ugly (inside and out if she doesn't watch the fillers), Gretchen really is 'stupid' and Alexis...I got nothing. The only one I can relate too is Vicki-same age and divorced...but I already dated the loosers and learned my lessons. Hope she really can find happiness with herself first, then a partner (just not Brooks).
Please Bravo/Andy, bring the franhise back to where it started....I miss my housewives!!!
i'm really confused about the lease...so he traded in her car and leased a rolls royce without asking her? Um, i would be mad about that!! Does she have to make the payments? I normally like Gretchen and Slade, but I was embarrassed for them last night.. A Rolls Royce...really??
I don't know why everyone hates Tamra so much? I love her!!! Don't get rid of her!!!
@Barbarabvs The storyline was that Slade's bday present to Gretchen was an upgrade from the leased Mercedes to the leased RR. Viewers didn't make it up.
They both talked about the lease on the Mercedes coming to an end and slade made reference about it costing only a couple of hundred dollars more so I don't know how the viewers are off the hook ??
@momincolo Ummm......no. Something very
interesting showed up this season. - Lydia -
Lydia is the uniter.
She brought peace between Tamra - Alexis.
Finally, Alexis is on the right path for growth.
@OhBlondie66 As I have stated elsewhere across these blogs - Bravo and the RH franchise have become one long marathon of infomercials.
@ByebyeBravo Tamra is strong, confident and independent
businesswoman. Why not give her a show of her own???
She has grown the most of all of the housewives.
Hint: I'm guessing she has a really good psychiatrist
helping her out.
Be happy for Tamra. I am!
@guiltypleasureviewer I agree. She even had more normal problems to deal with. It made for better entertainment with her family dynamics.
@rbaro I doubt it is about Tamra feeling bad afterwards. It is probably more about Tamra and Bravo attempting to redeem her in the eyes of viewers to protect ratings for the upcoming spin-off show of her wedding. They're likely responding to viewer backlash. I think because Alexis and Vicki had become so unpopular Bravo and Tamra never saw it coming when viewers found the behavior of Tamra, Heather and Gretchen malicious, repulsive and socially unacceptable. Many who were previously fans of the terrible trio completely jumped ship. Not because viewers are suddenly Team Alexis or Team Vicki, but because Tamra, Gretchen and Heather's behavior is so egregious and deplorable that it made Alexis and Vicki look like the bigger, better and suddenly, more likable persons.
@rbaro So true. She does nothing to alter her lousy behavior. Does she really believe that her on-air diagnosis gives her a hall-pass to continue to act like a freak? It reminds me of a NY episode years ago when Bethanny said about Ramona, "diarrhea of the mouth isn't an actual disease," or something to that effect. This is kind of the same thing.
@EastofHeden The best way to get a loud and clear message to Bravo is to NOT watch the spin-off. I think the network is already in damage control mode trying to salvage ratings after all the harsh viewer backlash. It won't work for me.
@EastofHeden we dont have to watch it..if the ratings arent good then she wont get any more shows!
Gretchen, do you really need a Rolls? You got it as a Bday gift, why do you have to make the payments. That was sooooooooo dumb!!!!!!
@tjjpt You left out the worst of all.....Teresa from New Jersey. That woman takes the cake on delusional and trouble making. Watching a trial on TV, I think I learned her problem.......borderline personality disorder. As a matter of fact....it must be contagious on the HW franchises.
Donn had an affair and that;s the reason they broke up
@Chicago1972 Agreed! I don't have a problem with celebrities or buying their products in general, I would never support the businesses of any of these reality tv non-celebrities. They deserve neither my respect or my money.
@ocviewer Vicki is the one that has shocked me the most and to know she has been dating this Brooks for years and snubbed Gretchen and Slade. I don't like Slade either but you can't criticize someone when you are doing almost the same. I suspect Vicki is wild and has kept that hidden. And Vicki's son does not let her know where he lives. I know Vickie is overbearing but doesn't she "get it" and think she should change--I can't imagine not knowing where my adult sons or daughter live.
As for Heather sounds like she has that "I didn't know my husband was like this" syndrome. Which really means "I had it" and that must mean she is making and bringing home the bread and he is not. Which means daddy better start being daddy and taking care of the home and children cause mommie has to work. Is her home in foreclosure too? Every show is the same ole same ole they just change the faces and in more ways than one!
outstanding, you summed up my thoughts exactly!!
@iluvcandy I kinda like Tamra too. She has been getting too angry and too loud lately and needs to back off some. But Tamra has always just been Tamra. I kinda like her cause what you see is what you get and she doesn't go around hiding things.
I think she was involved in a collaboration with Rolls Royce to do a special edition car. I wouldn't be surprised if in return she got the Rolls Royce complimentary for a year "lease".
@Motorcitywife @macnmac But Joe Guidice did sit down for interviews the last season and they just showed reruns of the show and the sit down interviews. Now Jacqueline refused one of the interviews the season before but thanks for the info cause I would think since they all play bigger parts now that they should be paid.
Tamra didn't bug me so much at first but this season and last season really turned me off...and when i go back and watch old episodes i see she's always been that way :( Even Gretchen has changed..or shown her true character...whatever lol. I think they should recast for sure.
I think it depends on the situation. If you have a career and a business before the HWs (as in Lisa V.), why not use the show to garner more publicity? But to go on the show and then try to get rich with your products because you saw Bethany do it...not buying it!
@kdm83az For advertisement purposes like on RHOA --they all drove Range Rovers this last season.
@kdm83az I read that too, where RR made a special deal with Gretchen. I sort of, find it hard to believe RR, with their elite clientele, would engage in such commercialization. I mean, when is the last time anyone saw a commercial for RR? But, you never know. There was a time Dancing With The Stars would not have "reality" stars on, yet that was proven wrong last season.
@LizzLemon @JenTeamTre @EastofHeden T-bag has always been gunning to get as much camera time as possible. Take Gretchen's first season. T hardly knew her but made a spectacle of herself on the reunion show charging G with all sorts of bombastic crap. Meanwhile you know the only reason she was mad was because Gretchen was sort of the center of attention at the finale when she got the motor cycle. Then watch how the seasons progressed. T amps up her act every year to make sure all cameras are pointing at her while her behavior becomes increasingly batty. I, for one, am particularly fond of her crying scenes -- you know, the ones where no actual tears are produced (every one). Bravo, I don't understand why you keep this bozo around, but it looks like you're going to lose me and a lot of others if you keep supporting this line of filth. Come on, you woke up about Danielle in NJ. It's time you remove the blinders where T-bag is concerned. Really. It's for the good of the group!
@macnmac @kdm83az I did notice all the Range Rovers on Atlanta HW. But that's a far cry from a Rolls Royce. I'm not saying anyone is wrong or right...it's not about that but more about did RR really strike a deal with HW's? I'm really curious, as I google the hell out of this subject. lol If I find anything, I'll post it, if Bravo allows it.