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The Real Housewives of Orange County

Listen Up Housewives, Cancer Can't Stop You From Feeling like a Princess

Fiona Finn | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Fiona Finn

As crazy as this sounds, watching BRAVO shows like The Real Housewives of ... got me through many long and restless nights during my battle against stage III colon cancer. Too, too many times I couldn't eat or drink, but oh, how I did love watching my favorite shows on Bravo.

The Current State of 'Real Housewife' Affairs

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Evan Ross Katz

Buckle your seat belts.

Maggie Furlong

How To Throw A 'Real Housewives' Wedding | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.29.2013 | TV

It's wedding season on Bravo! And now you too can throw a "Real Housewives"-esque wedding. With both Tamra Barney from "Orange County" and NeNe Lea...

'RHOC' Reunion: Brooks Called Out For Telling Briana's Husband To Hit Her

Posted 08.27.2013 | TV

Some shocking allegations floored everyone at "The Real Housewives of Orange County" reunion during the third and final special. Even more surprising,...


Heather Wagner | Posted 10.26.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

Alexis hugs a sobbing Vicki and the rest of the cast, one by one, in their luminously tacky evening gowns, all surround her and offer their condolences. No matter how facile a friendship, no matter how shallow a bond, when a woman sees another woman broken down because of a man there is a Darwinian instinct to hug.

'RHOC' Reunion: Gretchen Rossi Under Attack, Called Liar And Fake

Posted 08.20.2013 | TV

It was Target: Gretchen Rossi on Part 2 of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" reunion special. At the heart of the collective attack against Gretc...

The Truth Behind Gretchen And Slade's Extravagent Proposal

Heather Wagner | Posted 10.19.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

A viewer question for Tamra: "What does it sound like when a Mexican stripper bounces his junk off your ear?" Tamra explains that she couldn't hear it because she was screaming so loud. We are off to a classy start.

'RHOC' Reunion: Lauri Returns To Smear Vicki

Posted 08.13.2013 | TV

This reunion series for "The Real Housewives of Orange County" is supposed to be a good one. The first of three "epic" parts saw the return of former ...

Affairs, Threesomes And 'Aminosity'

Heather Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

Tonight the girls are all seated on a creamy white couch, clad in a palette of bold citrus and ocean blue jewel tones. Vicki announces that she and Donn are still not divorced, and Tamra interjects that "they're going to get back together."

Everyone Gangs Up On Slade And Gretchen

Posted 08.06.2013 | TV

The ladies all came together on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" season finale ... by ganging up on Slade and Gretchen. The gang was gathered at...

Vicki Puts Slade In His Place And The Ladies Hug It Out

Heather Wagner | Posted 10.05.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

Vicki's lazily themed Winter Wonderland party is in full, seasonally perplexing swing: stuffed penguins on artificial ice floes, cobalt blue Christmas trees, manufactured snow, and other weird trimmings.

Big Proposal On 'Real Housewives Of Orange County'

Posted 07.30.2013 | TV

Gretchen Rossi took control of her love life on the latest episode of "The Real Housewives of Orange County." She managed to secure infamous "housewif...

Skiing, Hot Uncles And A Threesome With A Bongo Player?!

Heather Wagner | Posted 09.07.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

Lydia is getting her makeup done by an in-house makeup artist. She proudly proclaims that she's a dual citizen -- half Canadian! -- and, as such, is taking "the girls" on a ski trip to Whistler, B.C.

'RHOC': Vicki Did What In Mexico?

Posted 06.11.2013 | TV

Things got a little too wild and a little too real during Tamra's wild bachelorette fiesta in Mexico on "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Vicki ...

A Trashy Good Time In Mexico

Heather Wagner | Posted 08.03.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

Tamra packs two identical hot pink suitcases, one for snow (Uggs, furry vest), one for sun (bikinis, white tank with "Bride" on it). Tamra explains to Gretchen that her preferred bachelorette party mode is "naked wasted."

'Hot In Orange County'

Heather Wagner | Posted 07.20.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

It's Heather's first day on set of "Hot in Cleveland." She interviews that family is her number one priority, but this year she's been trying to work on her creative side while "servicing my family."

The D Word And The B Word

Heather Wagner | Posted 07.13.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

This episode hinges upon a wine-tasting trip to Malibu, the wine capital of the world. It is of those laughably manufactured "get all the cast members in one place, sequester them from their daily routines, and force-feed them booze until a confrontation happens" good-time getaways.

Welcome To The Land Of The Bunnies

Heather Wagner | Posted 07.06.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

The ladies of Orange County have moved from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays, so we all must spring forward one hour to revel in their rarefied world of crystallized decay and disposable ennui.

Cooking The Brooks

Heather Wagner | Posted 06.08.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

Spring is here at last, and just as the heady scent of lilac and peony floats through the fading April twilight, so does the whiff of competing spray tans blanket the Dubrow lawn. It's fancy clambake night in the OC.

'RHOOC' Recap: Lord Of The Onion Rings

Heather Wagner | Posted 06.01.2013 | TV
Heather Wagner

Welcome, friends. Pour yourself a hearty goblet of nondescript white wine and recline on the nearest oversize chaise lounge as we dutifully recount the premiere of "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

'Real Housewives Of OC': Look Who's Back!

Posted 02.19.2013 | TV

The show that started it all, "Real Housewives of Orange County," is returning to Bravo with new episodes -- and a new cast member. Season 8 of "R...

Alexis Bellino Leaving 'Real Housewives'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 09.18.2012 | Celebrity

Alexis Bellino is reportedly ready to part ways with Bravo. According to Us Weekly, the Housewife is saying goodbye to "The Real Housewives of Ora...

'RHOC' Reunion: Tamra Accuses Vicki Of Drunk Hookup

Posted 07.17.2012 | TV

While it's sad to think that their friendship is in such a terrible place, it certainly made for some compelling and uncomfortable television as Tamra...

'RHOC' Reunion: Heather Says Alexis Treats Crew 'Like Trash'

Posted 07.11.2012 | TV

Andy Cohen hit Twitter to wonder how first-time castmember Heather Dubrow would do at "The Real Housewives of Orange County" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on Bravo...

'RHOC' Finale: Are Vicki And Tamra 'Done' ?

Posted 06.27.2012 | TV

Is Vicki Gunvalson's boyfriend instigating drama between Vicki and her one-time friend Tamra Barney on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" (Tue., 9...