The Real Housewives of Orange County: Preview of Episode 5.6 "All Girls Weekend"

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. If you've been following The Real Housewives of Orange County, then you're well aware that Alexis and Tamra aren't allowed to travel without their husbands. And so the inevitable happens: Tamra's husband Simon arrives and Gretchen's boyfriend, Slade, tags along as well. Alexs, on the other hand, arrives a day late, and divisions begin to form. Vicki is certainly not pleased with how the events turned out. She's expecting an all-girls weekend which turns out to be couples' retreat. Still, we get to see the girls enjoy a helicopter ride and take a tour through an animal reservation, with lots of annoying squeals in the background. Other things I'm looking forward to see in tonight's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County includes a possible Tamra-Simon-Vicki squabble, the Gretchen-Tamra tension and Lynne's new face. Source & Preview

The Real Housewives of Orange County: Preview of Episode 5.5 "Friends, Facelifts and Florida"

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. Meanwhile, it's plastic surgery day for the Curtins when Lynne undergoes a face-lift, while her oldest daughter Raquel has a bump removed from her nose. In the world of The Real Housewives, going under the knife is pretty common so this doesn't really come as a surprise. What's disturbing though is how Alexis Bellino is raising her twin, 20-month old girls. In attempt to teach them the importance of keeping up their good looks, she decides they are old enough to have their first manicure and pedicure at a nail salon. Tamra Barney, on the other hand, is ready to jump back into the real estate game, showing her first house in several years. And when Vicki travels to Florida for an insurance convention and invites all the Housewives to join her for a ladies-only getaway, Gretchen begins to wonder about everyone's confining relationships since Alexis can't go unless Jim accompanies her. Source Here

The Real Housewives of Orange County: Preview of Episode 5.4 "It's All About Choices"

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. Vicki decides to throw a typical Southern California barbecue at her house, and invites some of her friends, including Tamra's family. It doesn't exactly go as planned since Ryan, Tamra's 21-year-old son from her first marriage, and Simon, Tamra's second husband, are not on friendly terms. Evidently, they haven't spoken to each other in six months and now, they're just trying to avoid each other in every way possible. To Read More Here .

The Real Housewives of Orange County: Jeana Keough Might Do Another Show

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. "I'm working on a book and working on possibly doing another show because I'm kind of missing it a little bit but I don't miss the drama at all," The Real Housewives of Orange County star told TV Guide in an interview. As of this moment, there is no word yet as to what kind of show Jeana Keough might venture into or if her new TV project will be shown on Bravo, the network that airs The Real Housewives of Orange County. However, jumping from one network to another isn't that farfetched based on what she told The Daily Beast earlier this month. "I just didn't feel appreciated by the girls or the network," Jeana told The Daily Beast in a Thursday report. "There's a lot of work that is involved -- it's an all-year-round thing with all of the shooting and the press, and it wasn't enough." For now, Jeana is concentrating on a several things, including her real estate work, her kids and her love life. "I'm dating! I'm dating a coach and he is super cute... This boyfriend helped me to realize that I don't have to be everything to everybody. I should be divorced in the next few months," she told Source Here

The Real Housewives of Orange County: Gretchen Rossi Wants to Sing Too

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. "I'm actually getting involved in the music industry," said Gretchen Rossi, who was spotted at the American Music Awards with fellow reality star and boyfriend Slade Smiley. "We're going to work together on some music stuff," said Todd, who was also with Rossi at the music event. Gretchen Rossi venturing into music isn't really that surprising since a lot of reality TV stars these days are trying to extend their 15 minutes of fame by coming up with an album. However, it makes me wonder what type of music Gretchen will be tapping on. Is she going country or pop? Perhaps another tragic tune similar to Kim's "Tardy for the Party" song? "Maybe," Rossi said. "You'll have to wait and see. There may be some competition for Kim." Will this little singing competition put tension between Kim Zolciak and Gretchen Rossi? Well, not exactly. So far, Kim has described Gretchen as "cute and happy" on her Bravo blog, and hasn't really said anything offensive that might stir up some drama. Source Here

VIDEO: Real Housewives of O.C. Jeana Explains Departure; Current Relationship with Vicki

Last time on the Real Housewives of Orange County, fans watched as original cast member Jeana Keough said goodbye. We caught up with her to find out what prompted the decision to leave the series, and what she's thinking about doing next. (Hint: it involves cameras.) Vicki Gunvalson also stopped by our studio to discuss how her friendship with Jeana is faring and what she thought about Slade's "filthy" display at the tanning party. Source & Video

The Real Housewives of Orange County: Sneak Peeks of 5.3 "It Ends in Coto De Caza"

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. Before Jeana leaves The Real Housewives of Orange County, though, we see the lighter side of things as the girls take the guys to La Perla for a lingerie party. Can Gretchen and Tamra be civil with each other or is another catfight in the cards tonight? We'll have to tune in tonight to find out. Gretchen's back and it looks like she's determined to show the world who she really is and isn't going to let anybody tell her otherwise. Source Here

The Real Housewives of Orange County: Sneak Peek of Episode 5.2 "Friends, Enemies and Husbands"

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. "Tamra and I knew we were going to have to talk at some point since we were on the show together, but we both agreed and knew we didn't want to do it there, unfortunately people were stirring the pot and wanted to see us go there," Gretchen said of Lynne's party. "My ending statement to her said it all. I'm not going to lie - it felt great to finally stand up to her and say she needs to stop making up lies about things she knows nothing about and tell her to shut the F up! With that said, it takes a lot to get me to that point and I certainly don't condone talking that way to anyone. Looking back Tamra and I know that is not what we wanted to be doing with each other and a lot has transpired since that night." Meanwhile, Gretchen also decides to throw a tanning party in her background where we see a naked Slade. We also witness Gretchen and a naked Lynne getting to second base. Source Here

Real Housewives' Gretchen: "I'm Not Taking Any More Punches"

There have been screaming matches in New York City, table-flipping in New Jersey and wig-pulling in Atlanta. Now it's time for Bravo 's Real Housewives franchise to get back to its roots for the fifth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County (premiering Thursday at 10/9c). Cast member Gretchen Rossi tells us why the first ladies of Orange County will always hold their own among the many new faces of the Housewives universe. "We are the original housewives, and ultimately people's hearts are within the story lines of the people they've seen forever," Gretchen says. "Each of us women on the show has a little bit more sophistication and class than maybe some of the other [cities] project." If the ladies are taking the sophisticated approach, does that mean viewers won't see the back-stabbing and arguing we've come to expect from the show? Not from what Gretchen tell us, especially after the death of her partner Jeff last season and her ongoing tension with castmate Tamra Barney. "There might be some resolution but ultimately, I just say what needs to be said and I finally stand up for what's right," she says. "I'm back and better this season and I'm not taking any more punches." Rossi is also back with a new man in her life, one that is a familiar face to fans of the show: Slade Smiley. "Slade is a part of my life right now and I'm so grateful to have him in my life," Rossi says. "I truly feel like Jeff sent me Slade." So how much of Gretchen's love life will viewers see on camera this time around? What's next in her battle with Tamra? Watch the video below to get the scoop from Gretchen herself on all that and more. Source & Video

The Real Housewives of Orange County: Season 5 Premiere Sneak Peek

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. It looks like distance and time apart have not healed any wounds between Tamra and Gretchen, who both left a lasting impression during last year's reunion show. Whether it's about Gretchen hooking up with Tamra's son Ryan in a bathroom or Tamra accusing Gretchen of having a bedroom relationship with a 40-year-old named Jay while she was engaged to a then leukemia suffering fiance Jeff, who was 65, the wedge between these two blonds are deeper than ever and it seems like a reconciliation is far from happening at this point. The bottom line is that they despise each other and are just trying to be "classy" and civil for Lynne's little reunion. Everyone addresses the elephant in the room and acknowledges that the housewives don't have to like each other, they just have to respect each other. Unfortunately, all the talk about friendship and respect affect Gretchen and Tamra, who eventually get into a heated argument since none of them wants to apologize for what happened in the past. And this, folks, is just the beginning of the season opener. As for the rest of the episode, we meet Alexis Bellino, a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom with a body that defies all logic that she is indeed a mother of three small children. Will the other housewives treat her well? We'll find out while Vicki works on strengthening her relationship with Donn, and Gretchen tries to move on from her fiance's death in the arms of another man. Source Here