The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Shannon Beador vs. The World

Shannon Beador is not a fan of Gina Kirschenheiter or Emily Simpson.

Ever since the two new housewives debuted on this Bravo hit, they’ve tried to get through the wall Shannon has up. 

On Monday’s episode, the heat was turned up when the women made their way to Jamaica. 

The ladies were given two penthouses, meaning they would have to split up. 

“Shannon’s [rooming] with those two,” Kelly Dodd said with a grin, looking at Gina and Emily. 

“No. The tres amigas,” Shannon countered, referring to Dodd and Vicki Gunvalson. 

Who would have thought these three would ever be this close?

In any case, Gina wanted to try and stop all of the drama, but it fell on deaf ears. 

“Are you sure? It’s not too late!” she said to Shannon about rooming with her. 

“Sorry,” Shannon said with the least apologetic look on her face.

“We’ll be in the sorority house. You guys will be in the old folks home,” Emily said, chiming in with a huge grin.

Gina added, “The retirement villa!”

It was like Shannon just wanted the two women to disappear because she fails to acknowledge their existence at the best of times. 

This trip is going to be fun!

“Shannon’s so rude! It’s ballsy, you know? I commend her rude balls,” Gina said in a confessional. 

“Of all the people on this trip, I know Gina and Emily the least, and I wanna enjoy myself,” Shannon countered in a confessional of her own, adding:

“Who I do know quite well are the tres amigas!”

But Shannon was not done yet. When they were in their separate penthouses, she continued to make horrid comments about the two newcomers. 

Tamra Judge, Shannon’s BFF, picked up on the way she was acting and told her to “pull out” whatever was in her butt. 

The tension continued to mount at dinner when Tamra noticed the way Shannon checked out of all conversations that related to Gina or Emily. 

“Everybody listens when Shannon is venting, but when other people are, it’s like she’s checked out,” Tamra said to viewers. 

After another awkward night, Emily and Gina thought it was time to get some intel on Shannon because they felt like they made every effort to be friends. 

“She’ll warm up, it just takes her a little time,” Tamra said the next morning to the women.

“The funny thing is, though, I understand it takes time,” Gina said. “But it’s like, she will tell us everything about her, but it takes her time to give a shit about us.”

“Eddie tells me I’m an enabler when it comes to her,” Tamra said in response, and it’s easy to get on board with that. 

But what followed was an epic rant about her supposed BFF. 

“I feel sorry for her! I feel bad for her! Every day, she wakes up with a negative comment,” Tamra complained.

“Every single day. Every day, I’ll get a text, and it’s like, ‘Last night was horrible!’ As soon as she gets here, ‘I’m gonna get Zika!’ That’s just her personality, and I think I’ve just adapted to her personality.”

Emily wondered whether Shannon’s much-publicized divorce to David was to blame for the way she was acting. 

“She’s been sad since I’ve known her,” said Tamra in response to that. 

Okay then. 

Could this be the end of the line for Shannon and Tamra, or could they patch things up?

It’s not looking good. 

What are your thoughts on the episode?

Hit the comments below. 

The Real Housewives of Orange County continues Mondays on Bravo. 


Joe Giudice Deportation Evokes Empathy, Tears from Real Housewives

The Real Housewives of New Jersey fans received grim news about the Giudice family this week. Joe Giudice will be deported after he leaves prison.

Though he has a chance to appeal, many are already fearing for how this will impact his family — especially his children.

A number of Housewives are weighing in on this looming reality.

E! spoke to multiple Housewives to get their take on Joe’s imminent ejection from America.

Caroline Manzo starred on The Real Housewives of New Jersey from Season 1 through Season 5.

“Wow, this makes me sad,” Manzo reflects.

She openly acknowledges: “Joe has made mistakes.”

But Manzo also notes that he has, importantly, “taken responsibility for his actions and has served his time.”

Like everyone, her biggest concern is the four Giudice daughters.

“He has four beautiful girls that need their father in their lives,” Manzo says. “And my heart hurts for them.”

Manzo points out that letting him remain with his family would be harmless, because: “He’s not a violent person, or a threat to society.”

“He has a good heart,” she notes, and has “lived his entire life in this country.”

Joe came to the United States when he was one year old. He is Italian by birth and ancestry, but he is absolutely an American.

“I’m not quite sure how his mistakes warrant such harsh punishment,” Manzo concludes.

Amber Marchese was only on The Real Housewives of New Jersey for a short time, but she definitely knows enough to weigh in.

“I think everyone feels for the kids,” Marchese says.

She’s right. No matter what you think of Joe, Teresa, or their alleged fraud, their children are innocents and do not deserve to have their worlds rocked like this.

As Marchese says, “they are far too young to live such instability.”

“And most importantly,” Marchese says, they are far too young to live “without a father.”

The youngest of the Giudice girls is only 9.

Marchese does then pivot to look on the bright side — as she hopes that the Giudice family will be able to do.

“Listen, it might not be ideal,” Marchese says, noting that it will be “totally life altering, and it will definitely be a major adjustment.”

“But,” she notes. “In the whole grande scheme of ‘sucky news’ that someone can receive, this is not all that bad!”

That can be difficult to hear, but sometimes people benefit from a little perspective.

“He isn’t banished to the pits of hell,” Marchese points out. “This is beautiful Italy we are talking about here.”

Marchese then attempts to diffuse the situation with humor.

“The question is, is Italy ready to take on one of our own crazy ‘Jersey house husbands’ full time?” she jokes.

She then returns to giving the subject of deporting a man from the only country he’s ever known the gravity it deserves.

“In all seriousness,” Marchese acknowledges. “They have been through hard times.”

“I know they will turn this around,” she expresses. “And make these sour grapes into amazing Italian wine.”

Siggy Flicker, who starred in Season 7 and Season 8 of RHONJ, told Us Weekly that she did not see this deportation coming.

“I never thought in a million years that this was going to happen,” Flicker admits.

She then shares that she is grief-stricken.

“I am so soggy right now,” Flicker adds. “Crying for those precious girls and that entire family.”

“It’s just not right to take a father away from his family,” Flicker laments.

A prison sentence is one thing. Banishing a man from where his children live over fraud seems like a big much.

(Though we all know that countless innocents have been deported for less, leaving behind children in far worse circumstances)

“I wish we could have done more than what we have done so far,” Flicker shares.

She concludes: “which was let the judge know how important it was that Joe Guidice stay here with his entire family.”

We somehow doubt that the judge who ordered his deportation would have been swayed.


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The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: The Shade Queen

Monday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County was light on the nice, and heavy on the mean. 

It picked up in the immediate aftermath of Shannon Beador’s QVC debut, and she was on a high. 

She invited all of the ladies over to her house for a celebratory dinner. 

Gina Kirschenheiter was in attendance, and as you know if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, she has butted heads with some of the ladies over her looming divorce. 

The 34-year-old admitted that she was scared at the thought of “being a grown-up” when the divorce gets finalized. 

“I’ve never been alone…I’m scared,” cried Gina as she continued to speak to the ladies about it. 

Gina immediately took issue with the fact that Shannon did not ask her how things were. 

“Just ask me how my f***ing day was,” Gina yelled as she cried.

“‘I’m glad I’m out of this one,” complained Shannon as Gina continued to sob.

“I am noticing a pattern in Shannon’s behavior, of her really not caring about me at all…Shannon does have this way of just looking through you,” said Gina.

“It shouldn’t take this much time for her to acknowledge my existence, it shouldn’t take this much time for her to not be an a**hole,” she continued.

But Shannon was quick to tell Kelly Dodd the real reason why she did not care for Gina. 

“She’s 20 years younger than me… and she stirred the pot a few times with me,” Shannon said to her friend. 

It makes sense that Shannon would want to keep the new additions away from her because she wants to maintain some sort of storyline to have her contract picked up for another year. 

If these new women have a more significant presence, she runs the risk of being demoted to the dreaded “friend” status. 

What’s more, the new housewives come at a lower price tag because they haven’t been part of the show for as long. 

Elsewhere, Emily questioned whether it would be a wise decision to attempt to have another baby with one of the embryos she had left from her fertility treatments. 

Emily was open about her almost dying after suffering six miscarriages on a recent episode of the Bravo hit, so it’s fully understandable that her husband would be apprehensive about trying to conceive again. 

“I don’t think it’s right that you keep pushing me in that direction,” Shane said, but Emily wasn’t ready to back down.

“But I’ve always wanted more than one girl,” she said.

Emily was told that carrying another child could kill her following what happened the last time, so it’s a difficult situation for anyone to be in. 

It remains to be seen whether Shane will change his stance on the matter, but we’re inclined to believe he won’t. 

What are your thoughts on all the latest action?

Hit the comments below. 

RHOC continues Mondays on Bravo. 


The Real Housewives of Atlanta: How Much Are the Stars Paid?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns in early November, and there have been some casting shake-ups.

After a year of suspense, Kenya Moore is off the show.

It doesn't pay to hide your wedding from the cameras, folks. Not when you're a Real Housewife.

But Kenya's vacancy doesn't just make room for new faces — it also frees up some cash.

Season 10 had some incredible ratings, so a lot of these Housewives got raises for Season 11.

How much are the stars raking in?

1. Which Housewives are making bank?

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And which Housewives are just getting by? (Just kidding, even the ones making the least are still raking in the dough)

2. Kandi Burruss

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Kandi has gotten a raise thanks to some savvy dramatics last season. Her $ 2 million salary has gone up to $ 2.2 million.

3. Cynthia Bailey

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Cynthia is raking in $ 1.75 million, which is a six-figure raise from her previous salary of $ 1.6 million.

4. Porsha Williams

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Porsha Williams got a massive bonus to go with her baby bump. Her salary went from $ 800,000 to $ 1.25 million. That is a raise of nearly half a million, folks.

5. Marlo Hampton

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Marlo is technically just a “friend” of the Housewives, but few people’s friendships turn out to be so lucrative. Marlo is drawing in $ 275,000 for her recurring role.

6. NeNe Leakes

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NeNe has been raking in the biggest paycheck of any of the Housewives, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon. She was making $ 2.5 million last season. Now, she’s making $ 2.75 million. Being a living meme pays off.

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Real Housewives of Dallas Guest Star Found Beaten to Death

Donna Alexander, a Texas native and entrepreneur who appeared on an episode of The Real Housewives of Dallas, died last month after police say she was brutally assaulted by her estranged boyfriend.

She was 34 years old.

Alexander founded and helped run The Anger Room, a facility that permits people to break things as a way to relieve stress.

She was very well known in the Dallas area and was featured just recently on the September 19 episode of this Bravo series when cast member LeeAnne Locken invited the women to The Anger Room to release tension and stress.

Said D’Andra Simmons, one of these Real Housewives, to a local news outlet in response to Alexander’s death:

She was “such a good soul and a nice person… You remember people like that in your life. When I found out what happened to her I had no idea, which is quite often the story.”

What allegedly happened to her in simply horrible.

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The 34-year old mother of two, who spent much of her life advocating against domestic violence, was allegedly beaten to death by Nathaniel Mitchell, according to Fox 4.

She was attacked at her home in Grand Prairie on September 21 and rushed to Baylor University Medical Center with severe head injuries, police told The Dallas News.

She died three days later.

As for Mitchell?

He actually accompanied Alexander to the hospital and then was arrested and initially charged with aggravated assault.

However, after Alexander passed away, he was charged with murder and is currently being held in prison without bond.

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Alexander is survived by her son and daughter.

She created Anger Room in 2008 in hopes of “providing an alternative to seeing a ‘head doctor’ or talking it out when you’re having a bad day,” she has explained in the past.

Reads the official corporate website:

“The Anger Room facility is a place where you can let your hair down, gear up and destroy real-life mocked rooms that simulate an actual workplace, living area or kitchen – complete with glass, mannequins, TVs, tables and many, many more breakable items.”

It concludes:

“It might sound crazy at first, but we assure you once you’ve tried this method of stress relief, nothing else will compare!”

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Alexander’s sister told Fox 4 that Mitchell attacked Alexander after she had kicked him out of her house.

“He ran around the back to my sister’s room and broke in the window,” she said.

“They got into an argument and he attacked her. The children reported they heard arguing and screaming until they got quiet.”

A pair of vigils were held for Alexander in Grand Prairie on Monday night, which marked the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

“I’m happy and I’m sad at the same time. I’m happy that she touched so many people’s lives. I’m sad that she is gone so early. That somebody took her away fro me,” Alexander’s father, Donald, told Fox 4.


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The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Italian Fight Night

Gina Kirschenheiter may be one of the newest housewives on the block, but she has quickly solidified herself as one of the best. 

The reason?

She speaks her mind without caring what the others think of her. That’s a good trait to have being part of a reality TV show. 

On Monday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, her character was called into question thanks to her pending divorce to Matt Kirschenheiter. 

While on a dinner date with Vicki Gunvalson, Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge, and Kelly Dodd, she was asked about whether there was hope for them to reconcile. 

“We truly are best friends, but we aren’t in love,” Gina said, revealing that her divorce would be amicable. “What’s wrong with just saying, ‘Our marriage didn’t fail, it’s just ending?’”

Given that Gina has three children to Matt, it’s great for the kids that they are ending their union without drama. 

“I’m not in pain,” Gina revealed to the others.

“I don’t think I’m going to experience the pain because even though Matt and I aren’t right for each other, I know who I married and I know who he is. … I will be fine. … [Matt] actually really is a good man.”

Shannon went on to bring up money being a factor, but Gina immediately shut her down. 

“We are not about money,” Gina said, adding:

“I would give up my alimony to save my family dynamic. Matt would pay me double to save my family dynamic.

“That’s who we are and who we will always be,” she continued.

“This will never be an issue of money. I don’t have assets. I have one humble home. And I get that, and I respect [what’s going on with you], but I’m not in that situation.”  

That’s when Vicki stepped in with her thoughts about the situation. 

“You’re so nonchalant about getting divorced. It bothers me. … You’re like flippant about it,” Gunvalson said. “You’re not experiencing the pain yet. It’s not pretty.”

“You took up matrimony. You went in front of God and said, ‘I will marry you ’til death do us part,’” Vicki preached. 

“I don’t believe in God,” Gina fired back, and the whole room went silent. 

“I believe in a higher power,” she clarified.

“I believe in a god, I don’t know who he is. I’ve never met him. I believe in a god, I don’t believe in anyone’s particular god.”

“You don’t believe in God? Are you serious?” Vicki said as though she had just heard botox was being abolished.

“That might be missing,” Vicki preached to the choir.

“That’s why you’re in the place you’re in. … You don’t have a moral compass inside your soul.”

“I’ve never heard someone be so flippant about God,” Gunvalson complained in a confessional.

“She better hope she’s right that there’s no God because if she’s wrong, she’s going to pay for it for eternity. That’s a long time.”

Gina was taken aback by the whole thing but was persistent about the way she was feeling. 

“I’m not in a bad place, I’m in a good place,” she said, adding:

“That’s a ridiculous thing to say. You’re so stupid, you sound like an idiot right now. … My morals are in check and I don’t have morals because I believe in a certain god or I’m following a certain set of rules. I just have morals because I’m trying to be a good person.”

Vicki continued to drag Gina, bringing up her future without her husband. 

“Wait until you try to date someone, and you have three kids, and they don’t like your kids,” she said. “Then what? Then what are you going to do?”

While Vicki failed to recognize she had gone too far, Gina departed because she was being put on blast for something that was her decision. 

“I will literally battle this for the day I die for my children. So back off,” Gina said in a confessional.  

“Because of what they’ve gone through in their past, they think that they know more than me,” she told continued.

“Every married couple is different, every divorced couple is different, everybody going through a divorce is different. So shut up.”

In her time of need, Gina called Matt to fill him on the comments. 

“I’m so upset. I need you to talk to me right now. This is too much, and they’re so mean. I just can’t. I just get upset because we’re not right for each other and that’s just not good enough for anybody.”

But it wasn’t Matt who was able to calm her down. It was fellow new housewive, Emily Simpson. 

“Every single person at that table has been through what you’ve been through, and it conjures up a lot of emotions,” said Simpson.

“You can listen to their story and their advice, and you can say, ‘Thank you for sharing.’“

When Gina returned to the table, Gunvalson accepted her apology. 

“It’s really none of our business but we kind of feel that we want to mother you a little bit because we care for you,” Gunvalson said.

Something tells us a new feud was born Monday night, and it’s going to cause a lot of drama. 

What are your thoughts on the episode?

Hit the comments below.


The Real Housewives of New Jersey Promo: You Want Something, B-tch?


It's about to be totally on between Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga.

Yes, again.

Following a season in which these two Real Housewives of New Jersey sort of got along, our first look at upcoming episodes features the women clashing over new castmates.

Big time.

“Teresa, this one’s got you going in circles,” Gorga screams in the sneak peek featured here, pointing to new colleague Jennifer Aydin. “You don’t even know what you’re saying anymore!”

“You’re drinking the f-cking Kool-Aid with her,” Giudice fires back about the second new addition, Jackie Goldschneider. “You want something bitch?”

Ahhh, how we missed these exchanges.

Do the sisters-in-law actually come to blows?

At one point, Gorga gets right into Giudice's face and yells: “You got the wrong f-cking girl!”

Melissa, of course, is married to Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga, and she has accused her costar of not treating her like family in the past.

These two have never really gotten along, much to the delight of viewers.

“I really don’t know if you’re going to really, like, love me like a real sister,” an emotional Gorga says toward the end of the trailer.

Aydin and Margaret Josephs also get in a fight in this trailer, hurling shade at each other for the most personal of reasons.

“I can’t relate to people who have affairs with married people,” she says to Josephs, who responds: “That’s why your husband sleeps in his girlfriend’s bed.”

“Shut the f-ck up with that,” Aydin screams in return.

In March, we learned that Jacqueline Laurita would NOT be coming back to the series, with Jennifer and Jackie hired about a month later.

The former is a mother to five kds, ranging from 5 to 13-years old and is happily (perhaps?) married to a successful plastic surgeon. 

The latter, meanwhile, is a mother of two sets of twins under the age of 10 and a friend of Margaret Josephs, according to a Bravo release.

She's also a former real estate lawyer, who has recently kicked off a new career as a parent blogger.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey premieres on Bravo Wednesday, November 7, at 9/8c.

Will you be tuning in?

Get your first look at the craziness to come now!

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