The Real Housewives of Orange County: Preview of Episode 5.8 "Let Bygones Be Bygones"

Feeling threatened by Gretchen's motherly attention to Lynne's daughter Alexa, Lynne confronts Gretchen in an all-new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. In "Let Bygones Be Bygones," Lynne and Gretchen take their dogs to the park where they talk about Alexa's alcohol issues. If you recall, Gretchen took Alexa shopping last week and was concerned with the fact that she's depressed because she is never listened to by her sister or her mom. Lynne and Gretchen's conversation, however, gets a little too awkward when Lynn starts to get defensive and bickers about Gretchen overstepping her boundaries. Meanwhile, Vicki plans an "all girls" slumber party at her house to make up for the thwarted all-girl weekend in Florida. She's super excited to host the gathering and even invites a psychic who reads the auras of the housewives, who are then caught off guard by some of his insightful readings. Check out the clip below for sneak peek of tonight's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Source & Preview

Orange County Housewife's Husband Files for Divorce, Charges Infidelity

The husband of Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney has filed for divorce, accusing his wife of infidelity. In papers filed Thursday and obtained by RadarOnline, Simon Barney claimed that his wife has been "verbally abusive and has committed acts of disloyalty and infidelity." Tamra Barney denied the accusations on her Facebook page Thursday night in a post thanking fans for their support. She said she will tell her side of the story next week on Watch What Happens. The breakup caps off a turbulent season for the Barneys, whose ongoing marital turmoil has been well-documented in recent episodes of the Bravo series. They've been shown quarreling over her troubled son, Ryan, and fellow housewife Vicki Gunvalson, and have hinted at a possible split. The couple has been married for 11 years. They have three minor children together. Source Here

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 - Featured

* Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (10/9c VH1) Watching celebrities in trouble is a guilty pleasure for many TV fans, and Dr. Drew gives those viewers their fix as he welcomes a new batch of famous faces to the drudgery of detox and the rigors of rehab. Substance abusers featured in Season 3 include former madam Heidi Fleiss, country singer Mindy McCready, pageant winner Kari Ann Peniche, actress Mackenzie Phillips, former NBA star Dennis Rodman, actor Tom Sizemore and headbanger Mike Starr. * BCS Championship Game (8:30/7:30c ABC) After preparing for a full month (enough time to stage a four-round playoff, as BCS bashers would gladly point out), Alabama (13-0) and Texas (13-0) are ready to collide in scenic Pasadena in what may not be the only meeting of undefeated teams in the Bowl Championship Series, but it is the only one that awards the winners a crystal football declaring them national champions. If defense wins championships, then Nick Saban's Crimson Tide may have the edge, as a group led by tackle Terrence Cody looks to corral Texas senior QB Colt McCoy as effectively as it shut down Florida's Tim Tebow in the SEC title game. Sophomore Mark Ingram heads Bama's ground attack while hoping to reverse the curse (1-6 record) on Heisman Trophy winners in this game. * Bear Whisperer (8/7c Animal Planet ) No good can come from unintentional interaction between humans and bears, especially in a resort town like Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Every summer black bears come out of hibernation, hungry and looking for a quick meal, and they stumble into this lakeside vacation town full with tourists. Neither party is happy about this except for, maybe, Steve Searles. In this special, viewers get to observe Searles' special gift with bears, which comes in handy as he works to protect both species from potentially tragic outcomes. * American Chopper (9/8c TLC ) It's been more than four months since Paul Jr. last stepped foot inside his father's garage. Now he finally returns to OCC, but don't expect this trip to signal the end of the long-running Teutul family feud. Tensions among the warring clan are as high as ever, and it seems that the father-son divide is only getting worse. Rather than focus on the family drama, the rest of the OCC crew stays busy building a one-of-a-kind "wheelchair chopper" for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. * The Real Housewives of Orange County (10/9c Bravo ) After taking a holiday break, the soapy reality show returns, storming into 2010 and squeezing more tart juice from Orange County. This pulp non-fiction delves into the life of Vicki, who, in the wake of a sour year, concocts a lovey-dovey surprise for her husband. Then there's Alexis, who readies her family for church. Elsewhere, Tamra and Simon's reflection on their recent Florida trip takes a stormy turn when they argue over Gretchen. Gretchen herself goes center stage when she takes Lynne's daughter shopping. Source Here

Bench Warrant Issued for 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Star

Lynne Curtin, one of the cast members of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and her husband Frank, who also appears on the Bravo docu-series, have been issued a bench warrant by a judge in Riverside County, California. According to TMZ, the couple was supposed to appear in court Monday but failed to show up. Evidently, the reality TV couple failed to shell out the $1.2 million they had previously been ordered to pay a former business partner, and the judge was seeking some answers. Lynne's rep has yet to comment on the issue. Lynne has had a rough year, proving that the bad economy has really hit The Real Housewives of Orange County. Back in August, Lynne and her family were evicted from the home they lived in on The Real Housewives of Orange County for not paying rent. Their landlord claimed they owed more than $12,000 in rent and other expenses. Source Here

'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Tries to Keep it Real with Bad Economy

The Real Housewives of Orange County may be tainted with fabricated drama but there's one thing about the show that's keeping it real and grounded: the bad economy. Quite noticeably, the third season of the Bravo docu drama has made a different turn from the lavish lifestyles of the previous seasons. No more gigantic jewels to be given away as gifts and no more yacht buying. Still, Vicki has managed to live life at large thanks to her successful insurance business. But for most of the housewives of Orange County, a little downsizing has to be made to make ends meet. Whether it's Gretchen having a garage sale or Tamra doing her own housework, "the downsizing we're seeing on camera is not just for show." And according to The Real Housewives of Orange County executive producer Douglas Ross, "All of them have been very much affected by the economic situation." If you've been following The Real Housewives franchise, you're well aware that several cast members have already been involved home eviction controversies. And the fifth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County is no different. Soon, we'll see Lynne's family get evicted from their Laguna Beach home. "We try to treat it as gently but as honestly as we can," Ross says. "We happened to have been there with our cameras ... as part of our normal schedule when they were served the eviction notice. It's one of those great reality TV moments that happened to be caught because we were in the right place at the right time." While money is a sensitive subject for most people, the cast members of The Real Housewives of Orange County don't seem to mind exposing their financial woes on national TV. "It helps people across the nation because they realize it's not just them," says Jeana, who left the series this season to focus on her family and her finances. Catch The Real Housewives of Orange County every Thursday on Bravo. Source Here

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