As any casual fan of the Real Housewives franchise can tell you, a vow renewal is the kiss of death to most marriages featured on the show. Vicki and Donn, Ramona and Mario, Peter and Cynthia, and more have all renewed their vows on air. They’ve also all gotten divorced.
We all knew Kelly Dodd was waiting to blow and blow she did (blowing’s what this conflict is about, after all) during Monday night’s Real Housewives of Orange County when, at a dinner party for Meghan’s last day as a non-pregnant person, Kelly called Shannon a cunt for not correcting a friend who says that Kelly sucks…
Congratulations to Kelly Dodd, who used Monday night’s episode of Real Housewives of Orange County to officially come out as a lunatic.
The Real Housewives opening title sequences are the stuff of folklore—especially the superfluous taglines chosen each season. Not surprisingly, a Bravo producer says cast members get particular about these details, including who gets to be in the middle of the final shot.
Humility is not a characteristic often associated with Real Housewives, so there’s no logical reason to expect it from the grand dame, the OG from the OC Vicki Gunvalson, who still won’t really admit that her boyfriend was probably definitely lying about his cancer treatments.
If they play their cards rights, the husbands of the various Real Housewives franchises can enjoy a rather sweet deal. They show up from time to time, help their spouse out with a storyline, and then sit back as she collects a check and builds a brand.
Alexa Curtin, daughter of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lynne Curtin, has accused an Orange County police officer of rape.
The Real Housewives brand was built on aspiration. In theory, many of the women are like slightly to moderately unhinged versions of us, but with mansions, diamonds and $3,000 purses.
Sweet god almighty, I know it seems impossible, but the saga of “the slimy reality star possibly lying to his girlfriend and the nation about having cancer” continues.
The tenth season of the Real Housewives of Orange County has ended and the reunion episodes are still airing, but the true culmination may be this insane interview with Brooks Ayers—original OC cast member Vicki Gunvalson’s ex-boyfriend who was accused of faking cancer all season.
The drama-packed trailer for the tenth season of the Real Housewives of Orange County has lived up to much of the side-eye inducting antics it promised. Near the eye of that storm of crazy is a chronicle of the marriage troubles between Shannon Beador and her husband David.
During last night’s episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County, we watched longtime cast member Vicki Gunvalson learn of her mother’s death. Her reaction to the news was captured by Bravo’s cameras in what was unequivocally the realest moment in the history of this show.
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Andy Cohen has blessed us with the trailer for TENTH season of the Real Housewives of Orange County. Yes, that’s TEN seasons. When this show premiered, I was just a budding high school student who had no idea that one day she would be paid to write about the train wreck lives of rich white ladies on reality television…
The dissident feminist has made no secret of her love for The Real Housewives, but now Camille Paglia has written an entire essay explaining the appeal of the franchise, how it's revived and redefined the soap genre, and why it appeals to appreciators of "grand opera."
Being part of the Real Housewives franchise gives women the opportunity to promote their various products, land book deals, and, weirdly, launch music careers. However, that doesn't mean that they can sing, as evidenced by these raw moments, captured on camera, in which they're laying down vocal tracks in the booth,…
On last night's episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, Alexis threw a lavish birthday party for her four-year-old twin daughters that included live puppies serving as both the entertainment and party favors for the guests (just like the bridal shower Rose Byrne's character threw in Bridesmaids that we all…
On last night's premiere of the seventh season of Real Housewives of Orange County, we got to see that Alexis Bellino—who believes that Jesus sanctions silicone implants but not homosexuality (because that's unnatural)—got herself another job. Adding to her responsibilities of her dress line, Alexis Couture, Alexis…
Kim Kardashian, got married to her giant boyfriend Kris Humphries yesterday in a lavish $10 bazillion glorification of all that's wrong with the world. The ceremony featured a star-studded 440 person guest list including such of-the-moment cultural forces as Lindsay Lohan, Avril Lavigne, and several members of the…