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‘RHOC’ Recap: Everyone Hates Gretchen

29 May

Love seems to be in full bloom for Gretchen Rossi. The star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County decided to throw caution to the wind and pop the question to her longtime love Slade Smiley. Last week, Gretchen recorded a love song, which also doubled as her proposal to Slade. After all the ups and downs the couple went through, Gretchen wanted to seize the day and become Mrs. Slade Smiley. Once Slade agreed to put a ring on Gretchen, the two made a pact to keep mum about their new status, since the OC ladies will hate on them. I wonder why?

Please note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode, “An Immodest Proposal”

While Gretchen and Slade bask in their happiness of being engaged, Gretchen’s friends Lydia McLaughlin, Alexis Bellino and Vicki Gunvalson weren’t too thrilled about her betrothed Slade’s trashtalk on his internet radio show. It seems Slade, once again, had something to say about the RHOC ladies. However, this time, his venom was directed at Vicki. The women were tired of Slade’s antics and Gretchen’s enabling, and declared enough was enough! While Vicki planned out her winter wonderland party, she opted to invite Gretchen and Slade, so she could confront Mr. Smiley about his antics.

Why even invite that crazy into your orbit Vicki? Just like a petulant child, if you ignore Slade, he’ll go away! Any RHOC viewer can tell Slade’s just creating drama, so he can stay relevant (and try to get a paycheck from Bravo). Therefore, why even feed into his nonsense?

Meanwhile, Heather Dubrow griped to her husband, Terry, she just couldn’t see herself being friends with Gretchen after the support she’s thrown her way, and the lies she’s busted her in. If that’s Heather’s barometer, I guess she won’t be friends with half the residents in Orange County. As Vicki’s party gets underway, Heather, Lydia, Alexis, and Tamra Barneyhad a bash fest about Slade, and insisted they wouldn’t put up with his foolishness. The women were going to let him know just how they felt about his behavior. Something tells me a lot of screeching and cuss words will fly once these wacky dames let the alcohol fly. Let the crazy commence!

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Gretchen calling Slade’s brother a “swamp” version of him. Really girl?

Thank you, TV gods.: Vicki not inviting troublemaker Lauri Waring Peterson to her shindig. Smart move.

Awk-ward: Tamra getting pooped on, (literally) by baby Troy.

Hotness: Gretchen’s wannabe Marilyn Monroe get up. Nice outfit considering the occasion.

Fab-u-lous: Vicki’s winter wonderland home. Amazing!

Can. Not. Wait.: For the ladies to face off with Gretchen and Slade. It is the end of the season, so chaos will ensue!

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 6.5.

Are the women being too hard on Gretchen? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe

How Rihanna Got Two Men Arrested and Other Stories You May Have Missed

7 Apr


Rihanna Aids Police in Putting Illegal Animal Dealers Behind Bars

That’s right, someone who calls herself “BadGalRiRi” is fighting the good fight. During her recent trip to Thailand, the songstress has managed to aid help local law enforcement in capturing two men peddling an endangered animal. Get the full story on Hollywood.com.

Britney Spears’ Las Vegas Show Is Already Failing

You better work, bitch. Word has it that the songstress’ new residency in Planet Hollywood is already suffering low ticket sales. See just how much her new show is flubbing on Idolator.

Tina Fey Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction at the Emmys

Blerg! The 30 Rock actress accidentally flashed the audience Sunday night when she took the stage at the Emmys to accept an award. Fox News has photos of the nip slip.

Kanye West Says He Attacked Paparazzo In Self-Defense

It’s a case of he said, he said. West is answering back to the civil suit filed by the photographer who claims West assaulted in July at LAX and caused him serious injury, stating that he believed “his safety was in immediate danger.” TMZ has the rapper’s full response.

Lena Dunham’s Boyfriend: Taylor Swift Changed Me

Jack Antonoff claims he’s a changed man after meeting the songstress. Find out how Swift got the .fun hitmaker to rethink his ways on Huffington Post.

You’ll Never Guess Who’s Leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County

Not one, but two members of the Bravo reality series will not be returning for its ninth season. TooFab has the scoop on the casting change-up.

‘RHOC’ Season Finale Recap: Vicki’s Loyalty Is Tested

6 Nov

Can the real Vicki Gunvalson please stand up? There must be a reason why this pod person has invaded Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County star this past episode. All season, we’ve seen Vicki dish out the zingers, just as she’s received them from her fellow co-stars. During the show’s finale, Vicki seemed to morph into another person, as her son-in-law Ryan Culbertson became a total tool and a half during her winter wonderland party with Lydia McLaughlin‘s mom.

During the party, Ryan had a little run in with Lydia’s pot-smoking mother, Judy Stirling, who made the cardinal mistake of asking who he was! It seems Judy kicked her heels up on Vicki’s couch, and Ryan was not amused by it. The marine was less thrilled when Judy started to grill him, resulting in Ryan hurling insults and threatening to throw her out of the party. Stand down soldier! Look, we get it wasn’t cool of Mama Judy to have her feet up on someone’s furniture, but Ryan’s acting as if he caught Judy lighting up a joint in baby Troy’s room.

As soon as Vicki heard all about the dust up, she assured Lydia and Judy she was more than welcome to stay. Vicki told them she would have a little chitchat with her daughter’s hubby about his behavior, but it appeared as though she was a bit scared to do it. When Vicki confronted Ryan about his actions, all he could say was that Judy was disrespecting the house and Vicki. He felt she needed to back him up, since he was family. Come on Vicki, you’ve gone toe-to-toe with someone for less than that. Don’t let Ryan and your daughter Briana guilt trip you!

Later, Vicki, Lydia, Alexis Bellino, Heather Dubrow, and Tamra Barney joined forces to tell Gretchen Rossi and her less than stellar fianc Slade Smiley just what they thought of his comments regarding women. Of course, the gruesome twosome maintained Slade’s comments to Vicki were in retaliation to what she’s done, while Slade was being playful about remarks he made about Lydia’s weight. The women lambasted Gretchen for going along with Slade, since she was a female herself. They’ve gotcha there Gretchen.

How can you condone a man putting a woman’s looks down? We know Slade’s your man, but come on now. You can support your man, but also put him in his place. Yes, love is blind. but it isn’t Helen Keller, Gretchen! It is time Slade takes a trip to the time out corner before he gets you both into more schoolyard showdowns.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: Ryan trashing Vicki’s man in front of her enemies Gretchen and Slade. Dude, you talk about loyalty but you aren’t doing the same consorting with Vicki’s nemisis.

Thank you, TV gods.: Vicki’s brother telling Ryan off. If she wasn’t going to, someone needed to.

Awk-ward: Tamra and Gretchen’s reunion. How strained was that?

Hotness: Vicki’s house. Her pad looked amazing.

Fab-u-lous: Lydia going head-to-head with Slade. She wasn’t taking any of his crap and let him know it. Go girl!

Can. Not. Wait.: For the reunion! There’s bound to be some catfight.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8

Was Ryan wrong for his behavior? Were the women too hard on Gretchen for Slade’s actions? Sound off below!

– Jillian Bowe






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