"Real Housewives of Orange County" cast member Tamra Barney struggled a bit with the live format of "Watch What Happens: Live" (Weeknights, 11 p.m. EST on Bravo). While playing "Plead the Fifth," she clearly wanted more time to think about her answers, but Andy Cohen simply didn't have the time to give her. It's not like this could be edited down later. So he pressed her to give answers quickly.
She used her "Plead" rather quickly, balking when Cohen asked her to choose between Vicki or Gretchen. Vicki has been her long-time best friend on the show, but in this week's episode Vicki grew jealous at how close Tamra had gotten with Gretchen. Her inability to choose one over the other here will likely only fuel that jealousy.
She was then forced to answer the question as to which Housewife's significant other she would choose: Alexis' husband Jim or Gretchen's boyfriend Slade. Slade won that one. But much more problematic for Tamra was when Andy Cohen asked her to tell him three positive things about Alexis Bellino.
"She's a Katie Couric, so she's a newscaster," Tamra said. And then she started pausing and stammering and searching for an answer. This lasted up until Andy had to throw to a break. So she basically was able to come up with one nice thing to say about her. It's only too bad that the fallout from these kinds of interviews on "WWHL" can't be seen on the next installment of the various "Real Housewives" shows.
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on Bravo, while "Watch What Happens: Live" is on weeknights at 11 p.m. EST on the same network.
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