LuAnn is Bethenny’s Plus One for her Divorce? / Real Housewives of Orange County

Bethenny Frankel Heads to Divorce Court with Jason Hoppy, and you Won’t Believe who her Plus One is plus Khardashian Finally Divorced and Rosie Pierri stiffed for drinks – gossip by NoMoreDrama

LuannHoly Crapballs, it’s being reported that Bethenny’s plus one for her divorce was LuAnn DeLessups.  The tabloids are  buzzing with news that Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy and their lawyers and apparently their plus ones met with a judge to hammer out the divorce details.  This article says absolutely nothing that we haven’t read before except that the Countess was Bethenny’s plus one to the divorce event.  That’s right, the woman Bethenny called a snake on national TV was her support structure.

Was she really?

Look at the photo they have of LuAnn DeLesseps.  Now look at the photo of LuAnn on the set of TheCouch as she talked about her new “plate’ line.  I’m not saying it’s impossible that she did both things in one day, or that it is impossible that she was Bethenny’s plus one, but it does make me go hmmmm.

luanne the couch

This article has a little more information on what went on behind the scenes at the divorce proceedings.  I have to wonder how people find out this stuff.  Was there someone lurking in the hallway?

According to the article Bethenny and Jason didn’t talk much; their lawyers did a lot of running back and forth.  Then the judge called them into her chambers.  Bethenny reportedly came out of that meeting shaken, and finally conferred directly with Jason (and was seen shedding a few tears).

Someone overheard the lawyers talking about, “the logistics of a trip for Bryn to visit Hoppy’s parents who live in Florida and the circumstances under which Hoppy can stay in the couple’s Tribeca apartment: no visitors without Frankel’s approval.”

So they are both living in that apartment still.  It must be very tense.  I’m sure they can’t wait to get it settled and finished.

Jason bethenny


In other divorce news, a very pregnant Kim Khardashian may actually be single before she gives birth.  Phew.  How awkward would it be to give birth to your lover’s baby when you were still married.  According to this article, Kim didn’t have to give Kris a penny, but who really knows.  It seems strange that Kris would want to drag it out unless he gained something.  I suppose the family can chalk it up to one PR move gone bad.  Ugh.  Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh.


rosie pierriAnd my favorite New Jersey housewife(ish) Rosie Pierri got stiffed for drinks in the airport.  Rosie’s flight was cancelled yesterday, and she tweeted that she shared a table with a couple, and the thanks she got was that they left her with the drink tab.  The thanks they got was a tweet from Rosie telling the world what they did.

Rosemarie Pierri

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I was nice enough to share a table these two people and then the stiff me for their drink check! #bringmebacktoJersey


Real Housewives of Orange County by Stars99

Remember last week… Heather and Terry hosted a clam bake that did not include steak or onion rings but did include a nice variety of Costco desserts masquerading as upscale catered petit fours. Vicky’s face was puffy from her plastic surgery and she was locked in the wine cellar with Tamra to work things out… Vicki may or may not have broken up with Brooks…And shockingly, Slade is still a slimeball…

The episode opens with Alexis visiting new baby Troy, Briana and Vicki while bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh – well, maybe just gold… Before she arrives, Vicki is being all mentascental because if Troy had been born this same time last year, Tamra would have been the very first person to visit Troy.  Evidently, there is a heated competition going on about which friend is the first to see a newborn baby here in the OC.  It’s pretty sad for Alexis that Vicki can’t just be happy that Alexis thought enough to make a special trip to see baby Troy – Nope, our Vicki has to long for Tamra – which is just so wonky to me.  While waiting for Alexis’ arrival, Briana is holding Troy up in her lap and is aiming him towards his mirrored reflection in the closet doors.  Troy was really not interested in seeing himself in the mirror (can they even focus on any image from that far away at that age?  Isn’t everything kind of blurry?)  He is just the cutest little boy (aside from her son, James) that Alexis has ever seen in her whole life… Briana is encouraged to open the present… ahh.. it’s a cute black or dark blue “Gucci” onesie… I mean the word “Gucci” is written across the chest in a font that you could read from a mile away. Gotta love how Alexis is trying to teach a baby about designer labels at such a tender age.  For kicks I looked for the outfit on the Gucci website ( and it costs a mere $195 for one…count it – ONE onesie!  Are you freakin’ kidding me?  Do they know what babies do in their onesies?  They mostly urp and poop (number onsies and twosies) all over them… (a complimentary shout out to NYC Mama)!  They all ooo and ahh about motherhood…. Briana says she just sits around and stares at Troy all day.  Vicki, Briana and Alexis sit down to lunch.  Briana contributes to the household by paying rent and utilities and by her husband doing handyman kinda things around the house.  Alexis wants to know how Brooks is doing.  Vicki says he hasn’t seen him in about 6 weeks – but that they talk every now and then.  Briana almost chokes on her salad and says, “Hmmm.”  In her talking head, Briana says, “As long as I’m paying rent here and as long as my son is here, I don’t want Brooks in this house.” Wow.  Yeah… as if anyone can dictate what friends a roommate has or who they can date – much less being able to tell your mom what to do. Vicki finds it difficult to actually explain her issues about Brooks to Alexis or anyone else for that matter because she’s so confused herself.  Vicki says that she is the most confused – in love – dating person she’s ever met.  She tells Alexis that she appreciates how supportive she and Jim and Terry and Heather have been.  Wait…. What?  Did we see the same finale last year?  Now I’m confused… I’ve got to say I thought it was odd how Vicki and Terry were talking last episode and the referencing that Brooks and Terry had drinks together a couple weeks earlier… I guess they’ve made up?  Briana takes a sip of her iced beverage… but can barely hold it in.  Briana wants Vicki to find a good guy – which of course, implies that Brooks isn’t a good guy.  She thinks Brooks is taking advantage of Vicki.  Alexis wants to make sure Vicki isn’t making a decision based on what everyone else wants.  Vicki confirmed that she is putting her daughter first before her relationship or lack thereof – with Brooks.

Heather visits her husband at his office and fortuitously, the cameraperson was able to capture the sign “Newport Heights Medical Center” clearly so we have yet another gratuitous promotional opportunity.  As Heather walks in Terry says she looks cute but asks “where are the onion rings?”  No he doesn’t – but it would have been funny if he had… Terry said he just finished work – and it was a long day since he started at 7:00 AM.  Heather plays with the silicon boob implants that were sitting on display and decides she just wants her breasts back cuz having those 4 children sucked the life out of her.  Yeah, well you suck the life out of this show at times.  Heather’s good friend Casey has a friend who owns a magazine called “Beverly Hills Lifestyle.”  Evidently, she wants to meet with her to discuss a potential inside feature of their home.  Heather and Terry discuss it back and forth and decide if it’s not a cover article, then what’s in it for them?  Heather encourages Terry to Google the magazine right then and there so he knows what she’s talking about – and Terry is impressed with the high end advertisers.  He continues to look through the online magazine and Heather gets miffed when he stops listening to her.

Gretchen and Tamra shoppingOh good… another gratuitous advertisement as Tamra and Gretchen (aka:  Heckle and Jeckle) meet to shop for Troy’s baby gift at “The Shops at Mission Viejo.”  Yawn.  I actually Googled how many malls there are in Orange County – and for inquiring minds – there are at least 16 major malls here…one of which is South Coast Plaza, the largest mall in California/4th in the U.S. and it generates revenues of over $1.5 billion per year which is the highest in the country. Yes folks, that is “billion” with a “b.”  Awww, how cute, Heckle and Jeckle evidently coordinated their hairstyles because they’re both sporting the ever cutsie single ponytail.  At first it looked like they both were wearing a green shirt – but then in the picture they look sufficiently different in color – so I’ll back down from twinsie jokes this week.  They want to buy something “special” for Briana even though they are not necessarily on the best terms with Vicki.  Gretchen holds up a pregnant mannequin against her body to see what it would be like to be pregnant. Potential Baby CarrierTamra makes Gretchen try on a baby carrier with the appropriate…ummm…with a baby stuffed in the carrier – Gretchen wants to make sure she gets the doll of the right gender, with the right hair color and oh, yes… the right ethnicity… Holy racism, Batman! Gretchen wants us to know that she and Slade are both doing well financially – and they’re doing well in their relationship – so of course, that means they should have a baby now… I mean, why not?  Umm…. You’re not married. Umm… Slade is slime.  Do you want a slimy baby?  She demonstrates her readiness for motherhood by running around the store pushing a stroller with the baby clutching at her chest – Careful baby, those aren’t real – you’ll chip a tooth!  Tamra says in her talking head that she thinks that Gretchen’s life revolves around Gretchen – Tamra’s not sure if there’s room in Gretchen’s life for a baby – cuz after all, they do take up a lot of time.  Right – because “time” is all a baby needs, right?  Heck with a stable home, loving parents, etc.  Tamra and Gretchen decide to get matching gift wrap for the baby gifts because they know it will freak out Vicki.  How so very adult of you.

Vicki is in her office putting together marketing materials in presentation folders and for some reason she has issues sticking the business cards into the pre-perforated designated spot on the inside left of the folder.  Surprise – Briana and Troy visit!  Vicki asks Briana how things are going back at the house?  Briana says it’s a mess and starts bellyaching about how Ryan goes to work all day… and Vicki’s at work all day and all she gets to do is sit there with the baby.  Wow… this baby is only a couple of weeks old (it seems) and she’s already bored?  Briana is home all alone.  Poor, poor Briana.  Boo freakin’ hoo.  I know moms who would have killed to be able to be at home with their baby.  Briana says it’s a weird time because Briana and Ryan moved in with Vicki right away with the baby because Ryan was supposed to deploy a couple of weeks after the baby was due.  However, now they don’t know when he’s going to be deployed.  Briana abruptly says, “I don’t want to hold you back from bringing whoever you’re dating over – but it’s just weird for me.”  Vicki says, “Well, that’s why I’ve respected your wishes and I haven’t brought anybody over.  It’s hard, I don’t deserve to not date or not be happy, either… I think you’ve kind of been hard and opinionated – on Brooks specifically, he is the only person I’ve dated since I got divorced… and I think a little of it was unjustified.”  Briana disagrees.  Briana clarifies that it wasn’t just an opinion on how he dresses – but that she had specific concerns about him. Vicki says fair enough… In Briana’s talking head she says she doesn’t like how Brooks interacts with her and she doesn’t like how he talks about her mom behind her back.  He’s just not someone Briana wants in her life because “he’s got poor character.”  They agree to disagree… but if Vicki decides to be with him, Briana says that she doesn’t have the time or patience or anything to get to know him more – it’s just not the right time.  Vicki says, “That’s fine” and confirms that Brooks doesn’t want that conflict either. “That’s why we’ve kind of taken a break,” Vicky says.  In her talking head, Briana explains that every single day her mom says she’s not dating Brooks – but then she’ll go hide in the bathroom and be on the phone with him like “a little teenager.”  Evidently, Vicki and Brooks talk all day every day and all night – it’s so weird.  Vicki doesn’t want Briana to tell her who she can bring around the house.  Briana says she’s probably never going to want to be around him.  Vicki wonders how Briana would take it if she said that she didn’t want Briana to bring Ryan around the house – it would be awful.  Briana thinks it’s different because she’s the daughter of two divorces.  Briana actually says that it would be different if Vicki went and bought a condo or a different house or something… where Briana wasn’t living… Wait, what?  Your mom wants to date who she wants to date and your solution is that she buys another house so you don’t have to deal with it? Huh?  Briana doesn’t want to deal with a new man coming in and being around the baby – it’s just too much.  Vicki just doesn’t want to fight.  Briana insists they’re not – they’re having an honest conversation wherein Briana gets to dictate her mother’s actions.  Briana says, “If you want to start bringing whoever you’re dating over to the house I can’t be around that right now – emotionally I’m not ready for it.”  Oh, so it’s not just Brooks – it’s ANYONE Vicki wants to date.  Vicki thinks that perhaps it would work if they were upstairs – but she would be wrong because Briana wants nothing to do with it – especially if it involves Brooks.  “If you want to start having Brooks over to the house then we’ll leave.”  Great – There’s just nothing like giving your mom a good ultimatum to make living with her in her own house easy for everyone – that is as long as Briana gets her way!  Gotta give it to Briana for already using her newborn son as a tool for manipulating her mom!  Gosh, aren’t we all so danged proud of this new Briana!  And I really used to like her so much…

Lydia McLaughlin, owner, Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine is at Heather’s front door – and omg… she’s a hugger!  Heather is so not pleased.  Well, at least you don’t live an hour away in Beverly Hills where it’s mandated that every time you enter a room, you kiss each other on both sides of your cheek.  Lydia compliments Heather on their beautiful house. That’s a great newbie strategy – to compliment a housewife on her house. We learn that Heather and Terry bought the lot, had the house built and have lived there for about 3 years.  Lydia gives Heather 3 previous issues of the magazine and explains it is supposed to represent that Beverly Hills type of lifestyle that everyone wants.  Really? I don’t want that type of lifestyle – except I do want a lemon orchard and an infinity pool – but that doesn’t count, because technically, Yolanda doesn’t live in Beverly Hills.  Sorry, evidently I’m still not over RHOBH.

Heather flexes her muscle in front of the new girl by implying it would be beneath she and Terry for them just to do an inside story for the magazine – that it would only “help them” if they’re on the cover.  Right… because there aren’t a thousand other amazing homes in the area.  Lydia deftly punts and says that her husband handles all the decisions about what goes on the cover… Lydia’s tells Heather that her mom goes to Terry for her “work”…  Heather immediately says she’s sure Lydia’s mother is stunning – which of course is not a compliment towards Lydia’s mom for her innate beauty but for her husband’s plastic surgery prowess.  Heather explains that plastic surgery is the common denominator of many people. Lydia and her husband just moved to Dana Point – but that they used to be neighbors with Alexis.  This makes Heather nervous because she thinks you’re known by the company you keep. Yet on the other hand, Lydia is also friends with her good friend Casey who is fabulous – so this potential friendship could go either way.  Heather comments on Lydia’s ring – she says, “Oh, my real one is at the jeweler’s.” Heather’s mouth drops open and she’s aghast… omg… she IS friends with Alexis – alluding of course to the fact that last season Alexis confirms that she doesn’t wear her “real” rings – that they’re in a safe somewhere or something like that.  Lydia quickly explains that the ring she’s wearing is actually real and that she is friends with the jeweler so this is a loaner until she gets her ring back.  Heather quickly clues in Lydia about the fact that Alexis doesn’t wear a real ring.  Lydia doesn’t understand why she would do that. Heather says she doesn’t know either, but when Heather brought it up to Alexis she got upset so Heather let it go.  Right – Yeah, that’s what I remember happening last year. It’s not like you didn’t talk about it with the other housewives and gossip about it at every opportunity.  Lydia insists she’s authentic and doesn’t like to pretend to be something she’s not.


Tamra and Eddie’s new venture of  “C.U.T. Fitness (Cardio Unique Training) is located right in the middle of a bunch of office buildings. I checked out their website (   and their Facebook page ( and I just have to get something off my chest… Okay, while I understand we all make mistakes and I surely make more than my share of them – it just really irritates me when stupid mistakes are made on professional websites especially when the entire purpose of the website is to market a business. It seems especially troublesome when it’s a new business and provides people’s first impression of your new business.  In the 5 minutes I took to look at the website, I saw an alarming number of errors.  Yes, I know I can be hypercritical and I’m far from perfect, but… Tamra, hon – you’ve GOT to address the following things on your website: 1) “Every-day” is not supposed to be hyphenated and since it’s the very first line on your webpage, you might want to look at that;  2) You’ve got to decide to either use periods “C.U.T.” (as used on your Facebook page) vs. “CUT” (as used on your webpage) Just pick a style for goodness’ sake; 3) You probably shouldn’t list the price for this Sunday’s class as $8.00?… I mean, if you don’t know the cost, who does?; 4) There is usually a space after “&” – it’s not &Flexibility; 5) You confuse me about the prices of the personal training – you say it’s “10 sessions – $500” and “20 sessions – $1,000 – (2 free)” – Ummm… I don’t know if it’s new math or not… but there’s no price break on the 20 sessions – unless you meant to say “22 sessions – $1,000)… Duh; 6) Your costs for “Group Fitness” are listed as “10 classes (2 Free) for $150.00 and then two rows down you post “Unlimited – $99”… Ummm… do you think we’re idiots?  Why on earth would someone choose the “$150 for 10 classes” option when they can go unlimited for $99??  Seriously, this crap makes me go crazy; and 7) Don’t even get me talking about how poorly written the “About Studio” page is… I just can’t go there right now… I just can’t…[deep sigh… I’m okay now…]

CUT Prices

Sorry, meanwhile back to our regularly scheduled programming…Vicki is stopping by CUT Fitness or C.U.T. Fitness or CUT Fitness Studio or whatever the heck it is to check it out.    Tamra calls Eddie while she’s waiting and he doesn’t understand why Vicki’s coming over to the studio. Eddie doesn’t think that Tamra and Vicki’s talk had resolved anything, Me thinks Tamra didn’t tell Eddie the whole story, because she knows Eddie doesn’t want her to be friends with Vicki. Tamra’s sure Vicki will try to tell her how to run her business and what to do next… Yadda yadda yadda… Eddie tells her not to get into a fight.  Isn’t it kind of a bad sign when your significant other tells you not to get into a fight?  Vicki pulls up in her car and Tamra immediately starts to belittle her for driving over since Vicki’s office at “Coto Insurance” is actually a whole 100 yards away. I gotta admit it strikes me as hysterically funny to drive 100 yards to a “fitness studio” – but then again, this is “The O.C.”  Tamra says Vicki is lazy. Well, there are many terms I would use to describe Vicki – but “lazy” isn’t really one of them.  Controlling, bitchy, irritating, ambitious, and manipulative – Yes; but I don’t think she’s generally lazy. I mean really, don’t we know people in Beverly Hills who drive across the street to their neighbor’s house?

As Tamra is showing Vicki around she explains they’re opening in a couple of months.  Whoa… there’s obviously a lot of work yet to be done. Vicki quizzes Tamra about things like marketing strategies and Tamra says they’re doing ads, fliers, and they may have Eddie hold one of those flip signs on the corner.  Gotta say it would be kinda fun to see Eddie dressed as a giant hot dog holding a flip sign… Just sayin’… Then the shoe drops and I finally understand the whole purpose of Vicki’s visit when she asks, “Who is covering your insurance?”  Cha-ching… Well, Coto Insurance is conveniently located right across the street.  Gag.  Vicki asks her about her budget and if they created an LLC.  Tamra assures her they’re solid on their budget, the LLC is good to go and again reminds us that she owns 51% of the company.  In her talking head, Vicki says that it totally defeats Tamra’s desire to be completely independent from a man when he owns almost half of her company.  Vicki warns that it’s a “BIG mistake”… She’s just sayin’…

Lydia and Doug have been married for 7 years and they live in Dana Point with their children Sterling (3 ½) and Maverick (1 ½)… Sterling takes karate classes and it’s just so hard for poor Lydia to pay attention to her son during the lessons because she’s too busy gawking at the other moms as they flash their ginormous diamond rings and clutch their Gucci bags – but that’s just the playing field in OC. She explains that both she and Doug grew up with money – and lots of it.  While growing up, her very rich parents taught Lydia and her siblings that they were no different than anyone else because of their money.  She and Doug want to instill that same concept into their kids by saying, “The rest of the world isn’t as blessed as we are.” Ummm… you’re actually separating yourself from the rest of the world by your snobbish statement – instead of recognizing that you’re actually no different than anyone else – you just may have a little more money in the bank than some.  I don’t know but this all just hits me as divisively elitist.  In my opinion, it’s completely appropriate to be thankful you’re blessed – it’s a whole other Oprah to look at the rest of the world as being somehow deficient – even materialistically.  I’m not even going to go into the difference in being “rich” monetarily vs. being “rich” in a myriad of other ways and which is better.

New Girl and Wearing a Head BandSince Bravo gratuitously focused in on a wonderfully artsy cross on the wall, we know this family is faith-based.  Doug comes home while Lydia is getting ready for their date night.  Please oh please don’t wear that headband, Lydia. Within the first 10 seconds of being on camera, Doug inexplicably takes off his shirt and starts doing pull ups.  Really… really? Wow.  Never mind all the posturing for the camera, what I want to know is who wants to go on a date night with their sweaty husband?  Lydia says that she and Doug met at a volunteer meeting and he didn’t remember her name since he kept calling her “Linda.”  Lol.  Lydia explains that in the OC that everyone is just trying to “Keep up with the Jones’” – “But never fear,” she says they live within their means – as she daintily lifts her Louis Vuitton-clad foot and delicately places it in the  front seat of their Bentley.  By the way, did you get that their family is very well off?  Lydia actually says, “I am like a total princess and I expect everything basically to go my way.”  Wowza.  Lyda and Doug - Lemon DropShe seems young… perhaps it’s not as bad as it appears at this point – but unfortunately, I’m not too hopeful.  Oh goodie, they’re not actually driving all the way to a restaurant like the commoners – they’re cruising up the coast to the Balboa Bay Club in their boat. Cuz you know, docking a boat is much more fun than parking a Bentley.  And everyone boats to dinner here in the OC – I’ve done it exactly never.  Doug and Lydia talk about the magazine and Doug says that covers are just for celebrities who are household names.  Lydia wants Doug to be the bad guy and break the news to Heather cuz she doesn’t want to do it.  Lydia decides on ordering a lemon drop martini which evidently causes you to pump your arm up and down cluck like a chicken.

Tamra and Vicki are meeting at a restaurant called “Hanna’s.” After ordering wine and making the sign of a cross over her chest, Vicki disappointedly looks at Tamra.  It’s really awkward and neither really know where to begin.  Tamra tells Vicki that she was not just an “Alexis” to her… (oh, snap!) She was her sister – her partner in crime.  Vicki says they were like Thelma and Louise – that they’d drive off a cliff together… (We can only hope)… Neither really knows how they got to where they are today.  Vicki tells Tamra, “You’re hurt but I’m really hurt.” She concludes their friendship failed.  Vicki tells Tamra that she went after the man that she loved and that Gretchen somehow knew intimate stuff about Brooks and Vicki.  Vicki then makes an incredulous statement that she thinks kids and boyfriends should be off limits.  Kids yes – but boyfriends?  Are you kidding me – This is Bravo!  Tamra says Vicki hit her ten times worse during last year’s season finale.  I remember Vicki yelling at you – but umm… what else? Vicki says she’s no different than any other woman in love… Vicki doesn’t think she can be with someone when everyone is saying they can’t believe she’s still with him.  Tamra shockingly asks what can she do…  Tamra explains she just wants Vicki to be happy… even if it’s with Brooks… They agree not to say mean things to each other.  I’m guessing they’ll reserve that for when they talk about each other behind their backs.

SynagogueIt’s Yom Kippur and Heather and Terry are getting the family ready to go to temple.  Terry and the kids are playing around and joking about having “junk in the trunk” Yom Kippur is when you think about making changes and having to atone for sin.  Heather thinks that Terry should start working out in the mornings since his commitment to the family should be bigger than his commitment to the gym.  Terry’s not sure he can do that – since he starts work at 7:00 AM and that would mean he would have to hit the gym at 5:00 AM.  Heather reminds him they have a gym right there in the house.  He seems like he works a lot of long hours so they can live this hugely expensive lifestyle.  It seems like Heather neither understands nor appreciates that fact.  Instead, Terry thinks he should atone for the incredibly irritating jokes he says all the time.  I don’t know – I enjoyed feasting on onion rings this week because of one of his jokes. Terry ponders for a split second if he might be able to participate more in the everyday household duties…but then again maybe not.  Heather wonders why Terry can’t hold Collete when she needs to be changed?  Terry tells her no, “that’s a mommy job.” Seriously?  Ugh… okay, that attitude just makes me cranky. Then they take the elevator down to their car.  Whoa, did I just actually type that?  They have an elevator in their house? How did I miss knowing that? They attend University Synagogue which evidently is a hip and cool synagogue.  I’m not sure when the last time anyone who really is “hip and cool” used that 70s terminology, but okay.  Of course, they sit in the front row.  Unfortunately, little Collette is not happy and is throwing a mini tantrum.  Terry dutifully swoops her into his arms and takes her to the back of the room for all of like 10 seconds.  He puts her down on the ground and she immediately runs back down to the front of the synagogue.  Gotta love that!  Heather remembers in the past when she used to look askance at other families when their children were throwing a tantrum – and now she is that family!  Karma, baby!

Tamra walks into her future fitness studio… it’s cavernous… nothing is in there at all (Kind of like the inside of her head… ooops, sorry…)  They are scheduled to open in only 4 weeks and they have so much to do – so little time.  They only have tiny, little details like flooring, painting, ordering and installing the equipment, etc. to get done before the Grand Opening.  Tamra is meeting with Lynn the caterer to plan a little get together she wants to have at the studio so the housewives can all see it before all the work starts.  Tamra wants the get together to be pretty and elegant – with a nice beautiful table with big candles and flowers.  Yep, cuz there’s nothing like dining in a cavernous, empty space to make an event pretty and elegant. It’s important to her that the other housewives are proud of her.  Really?

Alexis and Jim are in their back yard – and Jim is picking grapefruit from their fruit tree.  Alexis says, “Nice gardening, Martha Stewart.” Nice encouragement there, Alexis.  She explains that when Jim turned 50, instead of buying a Porsche, he got a green thumb – and that it kinda turns her on.  TMI, Alexis.

Vicki had decided she needs to start taking care of herself now.  She sets out 2 wine glasses on the table in backyard patio and chills the wine.  She calls up Tamra and asks her if it’s okay if she brings Alexis to Tamra’s party at her studio.  Tamra is shocked that Alexis would even want to come because the last she knew Alexis wanted to sue her.  Vicki thinks that since things are getting better between Vicki and Tamra that maybe the same thing can happen between Alexis and Tamra.  Fat chance!  It’s important to Tamra that it’s a good night and not a crazy night.  Yeah, cuz that is usually how these things go… The previews for next week look absolutely horrible…but… See you next time!  = )



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168 Responses to LuAnn is Bethenny’s Plus One for her Divorce? / Real Housewives of Orange County

  1. Powell says:

    Good afternoon everyone. Thks NMD!! 😀

    • LaineyLainey says:

      hi Powellypoo!! Gorgeous day in Central TX. How’s your weather?

      • Powell says:

        Hi Lainey. It’s 60 out but sunny, sunny, sunny. I went to get my hair done & then walked 3 blocks to downtown shopping. It was breezy & I wished I’d had on a heavier jacket but I walk fast so I made it. While I was out I was trying to find my moms Mother’s Day & BD Gifts but didn’t find anything.

  2. LaineyLainey says:

    Guys, Guys, Guys!!!! I posted in the last blog about my thurs night fun!!! Here is the short version….Went to daughter’s fashion show at U.T. and met Project Runway’s Daniel Esquivel!!! He said for me to fb message him so we could meet for coffee after May 11!!!!! I’m so excited!!!!

  3. Cartwheels says:

    Good morning 🙂

    I am not sure about Luann being Bethenny +1, is there any chance that she had some business of her own at the court house? The reports do not place her nowhere close to Bethenny at all.

    Is it sad, but divorce procedings continue and life goes on.

    Browing through the channels, I found a marathon of Top Chef season 1, with Harold, Tiffani, Miguel and Dave, these are the shows that made me fall in love with Bravo, could it be truth what Yolanda said and every love has a cycle?

    I think my love cycle with Bravo is coming to an end 😦

    • Powell says:

      A couple of new shows are coming on. Ser if they kick your love up a few notches. 🙂

    • BB says:

      My love cycle has ended. Proof of that is that the news NMD posted above would have interested me about 6 months or a year ago and now I could care less. Even the great recap Stars posted on OC cannot entice me to watch it. Kinda depressing.

    • Stars99 says:

      Cartwheels – Are you saying that Bravo just doesn’t fill up your “love tank” anymore? lol

  4. LaineyLainey says:

    I love the Rosie story..,she gets stiffed for drinks? and then wisely tweets the pic and her story. Good for her. Those moochers!!!! How rude!

    • Powell says:

      Lainey that’s kinda like a restaurant in LA now sends out a tweet when guests make reservations & just don’t show up or cancel their reservations. Just call the people out. I don’t blame Rosie but I don’t think I could do that.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        I can see Rosie doing it…but yeah, it’s kinda ballzy. But the restaurant, it seems like they wouldn’t want to upset their customers, but maybe they are just fed up with the no-shows and don’t think of it as a loss of future income because of these clients’ deadbeaty behavior.

  5. princesspindy says:

    Lainey so happy for you to meet Daniel, I know how much you love, love, love him. He seems like such a gentle soul!!! Very Cool!!!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Thanks Princess!! He took my hand and asked me to please pray for him because he is in talks with some manufacturers about some amazing opportunities! What a sweet man.

      • Powell says:

        That’s great. With these reality competition shows if you are truly talented you don’t have to be the winner. I.hope he gets the deal.

  6. Powell says:

    LOL NMD. 🙂 You are so right about the website. I hope Tamra sees this and fixes it because frankly errors like that turn me off to any business that is asking for people’s to have sloppy advertising. Hire a professional.

  7. Sus says:

    UGH! I’m so disappointed with Bethenny and Jason. I know, who I am I to say anything about what people do with their lives but I can’t help myself. Why why why didn’t they move to the middle of nowhere with their precious little girl and try to work things out without the tabloids, Ellen and blogs? They were married a hot minute with million dollar deals, a huge home renovation, tv shows, assistants coming and going.

    While I’m being a bitch…. I think Briana needs to shut up about her mother’s love life. She’s being a big baby about the whole thing. Brooks seems gross but she doesn’t have to sleep with him. Briana is an adult with her own family now. Let your mother make her own mistakes. Of course, Vicki is getting a big dose of her own medicine.

    • Powell says:

      Sus I agree with you on both. I wish B & J had done just that & frankly forget about working, have no nanny & just them taking care of Bryn. IDK. Maybe they would have had a fighting chance. And J’s parents moved to Florida. I know they love Penn. I never thought they would leave. That says to me that if B & J stayed together & moved to LA his parents would have moved there too.
      I understand Briana’s dislike for Brooks & I believe he is everything she says he is but to me she’s blackmailing Vicki. She will move out if Vicki is dating Brooks & brings him home. That house is huge. It’s possible for Briana to never see Brooks. If Vicki wants to date him she needs to go ahead & not listen to anyone.

      • iceNfire says:

        Bri is doing what she thinks is best for her Mother. Whether she is protecting Icky or not who knows but Bri feels Very strongly about this matter. If Bri stays or goes Icky will cry and blame everyone else for her miserable life

        • BB says:

          It’s not Bri’s place to dicate who her mother, a self-sufficient grown woman, should or should not date. Period.

          • iceNfire says:

            LoL – Does your ‘Period’ mean I can’t reply? n/m but LoL

          • djprincessc says:

            If my mother was dating a slime ball, theres no way in hell I’d keep my mouth shut (thank god my parents have been married 32 years) same with my father. I don’t give a F*ck, thats my blood and everyone else takes a back seat. PERIOD.

            Did everyone forget how Vicky meddled in Brianna’s love life ALL THE TIME when she was dating Colby was it? And when she single too? Now Vicky is getting it back. lol. And I actually like Vicky.

            • iceNfire says:

              Not to mention Bri is in ‘New Mom’ mode making her extremely protective. djp I think you are the first one I’ve seen post their liking of the Icky one. Will be interesting to read your comments 🙂

              • djprincessc says:

                You’re right about the New Mom thing!

                Hahahahhaha, when I say I like her I don’t mean she’s my favorite or anything I just mean I don’t hate or dislike her the way most do…she doesn’t bug me, I think she’s kinda funny in a koo koo way 🙂

            • Powell says:

              I would say something too, but then after she didn’t I would let her. I certainly would not give a threat that I’m outa here if you bring him to the house. Like I said that house is big enough for Briana not to see him.
              Vicki did interfere w/Briana & the previous BF because that’s Vicki & B didn’t put a stop to it.

              • iceNfire says:

                Yes the house is plenty big but still his presence is felt. What newly wed daughter with newborn stays at home anyway? Ryan was not deployed at the time of Troy’s birth so those needs (whatever they were) no longer exist

  8. Mene Seela says:

    NMD & Stars thank you for today’s blog. I’m spent from this week’s events.
    I took a break from gardening because it’s like 200 degrees outside and was so pleased to find something fun to read on the blog today.
    I seriously doubt LuAnn was Bethenny’s “plus one”, Bethenny has plenty of close friends and powerful associates that could support through this. I can’t see what LuAnn could bring to the conversation other than a perspective about children whose divorced parents and loved ones live far apart.
    I have a feeling that Jason wants to get back together. It’s just a hunch. Maybe Bethenny does too, but she is a proud & difficult woman.

    OC – I haven’t watched in a very long time. I don’t care for the women or their self created problems.

  9. Mene Seela says:

    BTW does anyone know if LuAnn is still dating the wine guy?

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Good question, Mene. He has that shag rug on his chest…wonder if she’s still cuddlin’ up to that.

      • Powell says:

        NY is filled w/some of the best hairstylist in the world & he’s wearing a shag. Makes no sense to me.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Crap, I came back, gonna have to reset my housework timer….I was talking about the shag carpet on his chest!!! Remember his super hair chest??? LOL!! I actually like his shaggy hair the hair on his head, I mean. His hair looks so healthy and bouncy and shiny. I’ve always liked long hair on guys, my men (hubs and son) keep theirs short. It looks cute too, but I’m obsessed with hair I think. My moods are def affected at least a little bit, by good hair days, bad hair days. Just ask my coworkers. No, don’t ask them.

    • Powell says:

      As far as I know she’s still dating Ross Gellar. And thinking about freezing her eggs. 🙂

      • Boobah says:

        LOL@Ross Gellar!!!

      • LaineyLainey says:

        LOL at Ross Gellar AND still “thinking about freezing the eggs.” Didn’t we decide last season that the eggs were fossilized? (mean, I know….but c’mon Lulu!!!)

  10. LaineyLainey says:

    Gonna set my timer and do 1 solid hour of housework. See y’all later. One solid hour…how dramatic…that’s a lot for me to do without interruption. The mild A.D.D. in me,…makes for very unproductive housework sessions. The timer helps!!!

    • Powell says:

      Lainey. I’m going to get the vacuum out and start washing my clothes. You’ve inspired me. 🙂

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Cool powell, but I didn’t turn off my computer and I heard incoming messages….ding, ding…and I came back. I’m gonna turn it off in a minute and re-set my timer. See you in an hour and ten minutes. I have to check out the other dings first. (no discipline!)

      • LaineyLainey says:

        In an hour and ten min, I unloaded dishwasher, filled it, two loads laundry, made a dent in the pile of clothes in my bedroom (hanging things up), decluttered and wiped down counters, made a grocery list. There’s more to do, but now I’m going out for a couple of hours.

  11. iceNfire says:

    Happy 420 Everyone – Every year I go to local cig store and ask Old Man what the 420 on his hooka pipes mean and Every year in a Very Loud voice he says ” I Only Sell Tabacco!”

  12. Kris wanted an annulment b/c his church will not Marry him again.
    Complicated in a way.

    • iceNfire says:

      I knew a girl that wanted a big fancy Catholic wedding and got it. She didn’t want to be married just wanted the wedding. About 6 months later husband filed for divorce and she wanted annulment so she could do it all again. – idk whatever happened to her

  13. lillybee says:

    Has anyone seen the show Boston’s Finest? It is a reality show on TNT about the Boston PD.

  14. AZGirl says:

    HEY just got back from my birthday weekend treats. Hiking this a.m. Then went to Tempe for Four Peak’s Brewery event at their new tasting facility. Live bands and food trucks. Then off to a new high end outlet mall by Wildhorse Pass Casino (jealous Rebecca and Contessa?). Mr. AZGirl bought me a Michael Kors handbag!!!! I was explaining how this bag does not go on the floor (remember Paul and Adrienne) he was like “what”? I am such a princess.

    • princesspindy says:

      Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like a lot of fun!!

    • BB says:

      Glad you enjoyed your BD!

    • Catseye says:

      Happy Birthday AZGirl!
      I know I am probably in the minority on this, but as far as Terry saying something about a “Mommy Job,” to his credit he does work very long days to provide ALL the extras for his family and then some. I read an interview that Heather did after the Costa Rica trip. She admitted to having 2 nannies, in her blog this week she made reference to also having a housekeeper and we all saw on one episode that she has an assistant as well. It’s not like the woman is working her fingers to the bone, plus stuck with looking after all those kids and doing all the household chores, singlehandedly. (And I still can’t stand Terry, but in this instance I’m on his side).

    • Boobah says:

      Happy Birthday AZGirl!!! Sounds like you had a great day! Hope you have a great night too!

    • Rebecca says:

      I was gonna head out there today but had to schedule a windshield replacement. They showed up with the wrong windshield so that was a bust. If I were you I’d be at Kai sucking down drinks. Did Mr. AZGirl buy you a puese hanger too? I found a gold mine at Amazon:

    • boston02127 says:

      Happy Birthday AZGirl! Sounds like you had a good time and nice gift from your hub.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Happy Birthday, Amazing AZGirl!!! Sounds like a great day, so far!!

    • Stars99 says:

      Awww…. hope you had way too much fun for words, AZ!

    • Nancy says:

      Happy Birthday AZGirl,
      You didn’t wait for me. lol I still can’t believe we were born only 24hours apart. Cool. 🙂
      I’m glad you had a great day.

    • AZGirl says:

      Well THANK YOU ALL but birthday is not until Monday THE DAY AFTER NANCY’S BIRTHDAY!! Mr. AZGirl likes to give me a birthday weekend. I am such a princess! You all have to wish me Happy Birthday again on Monday. That is your homework 🙂 Love ya!

  15. princesspindy says:

    More Facebook Draw~Ma!!! My brother’s first wife, he is on his third…., just sent a friend request…SERIOUSLY??? WTF??? I wasn’t friends with her in real life why would I want to be friends with her on facebook???? I think I need to find a hole and climb into it!!! I am private on facebook but it turns out she lives where I use to live and we know people in common. I commented on one of the ladies’ pages and WHA~LA…..friend request…..I haven’t seen this woman in 20 years, ugh. I don’t really even talk to my brother that much and if she is trying to get info from me….not gonna happen. I could tell her outlandish tales, but I could just tell her the truth and she wouldn’t believe it, LOL!!!

    I vant to be alone.

  16. princesspindy says:

    Stars, just so you know, I absolutely LOVE “Heckle and Jeckel”!!! It is so perfect!!

    • ladebra says:


    • Catseye says:

      That IS hilarious and the perfect description.
      I was wondering what the baby onesie that Alexis gave to Brianna, had on the front. I couldn’t make it out on my tiny TV screen. I read elsewhere, that Vicki had mentioned in her blog how Gretchen never gave Brianna the gift she “purchased” on the show with Tamara. I also remember reading a while back, that Gretchen was well known at a certain Nordstrom in O.C. for returning outfits she’d already worn on the show. She has a LOT of nerve calling anyone else fake or phoney.

      • princesspindy says:

        That is what Ramona said Jill did at Macy’s and that she was so surprised cuz she thought Macy’s had banned Jill, lol!!!

  17. Nancy says:

    A fitting song I think.

    • lillybee says:

      One of my favorite versions of this song.

      • lillybee says:

        A host on the Canadian NPR said that she is Canada’s greatest singer. Her voice is so expressive.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          She takes really good care of her voice. I read an article about her a long time ago, about her mom and her voice training, etc.

        • chismosa says:

          Sarah McLachlan is one of my favorite singers and is Canadian too

          Woopsie, looks like that Canadian NPR person forgot about Celine !!! All I think of is Ana Gasteyer doing her on SNL, amazing!!!!

          I love love KD though

  18. Lulu says:

    Late commenter here! Sorry busy saturday morning spent on the couch after everything was hurting me! 4 more weeks 4 more weeks!!

    I don’t think I have to establish that I don’t like Bethenny at all. In her words she’s a “snake.” She planned the divorce from the day she said I do. She used Jason for a “storyline” just to promote her nasty (has anyone tried it yuck!) “skinny girl” margarita brand. She has a pattern of what can I use you for. She did it with an unmentionable name, Alex, her business partner and now Jason. If it wasn’t for Jason/business partner the brand wouldn’t be what it is today. He was the driving force that completely launched. it. She’s is nothing but a hustler her success lies only on who she used to get ahead. I hope Jason walks away with $$$$$$$ and finds a real woman to marry that will make him happy and not humiliate him for ratings. I hope Bryn never sees the footage of Bethenny’s show. Thank God she has the Hoppy’s her only source of stability.

    • chismosa says:

      Lulu I’m with you. No doubt. 😡😡
      And what’s the big deal if the parents moved to Florida? It’s warm there and they may have been planning that otherwise we don’t know. 😑So many freakin people move there, especially from the NE, and especially when older.

      I wonder if her show producers even read the comments on the blogs like on and such? They really should

      Btw my friend pointed it out to me once but you really can tell in the photo above — she is kind of bow-legged ? I had never really realized it

      • chismosa says:

        Oh and FEEL better 💪💪

        • Lulu says:

          Good morning Chismosa, Funny I never noticed she is bowlegged. That explains her funny walk. Bryn is one lucky girl! Gets to visit the Hoppy’s in Florida!! I didn’t know that but that’s wonderful. Good for them! I hope they are enjoying themselves! In the case of producers numbers is the bottom line. They could careless about “content” because that would be responsible. I think the reasoning behind the all of a sudden not unforeseen divorce is another publicity stunt. A play on her fan’s sympathy and a few extra bucks in her already fat wallet. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s already spoken to Bravo and has another show in the works. Especially since she is now “friends” with Luann? Guarantee it’s a “divorced single mom” series that will fail. It’s one thing to be divorced and barely keep your head above water supporting children. But another thing to be “rich” and divorced I fail to see the sympathy for the later.

          • chismosa says:

            My feeling was always that she was either going to hold out a LONG time to get divorced, I.e. way after the show was on the air (to appeal to the “married gals! Spice up your marriage! Date night !” OR she would do it very early on so the public would be already ‘at peace’ with her having been divorced. She did it so soon.
            And all those articles the past days that “divorce is the most excruciating thing”. Darrrrrrling isn’t this your 2nd??? Ughhh. Vomit

            Actually my friends pointed out that she walks funny and then that she may be bow-legged so its funny you said she walks funny

            The Florida thing I got from someone posting above. If so, good for the Hoppys. They are a lovely couple and should relax and have been through a lot.

  19. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY!!!

  20. AZGirl says:

    I confused everyone on my post upthread. My birthday is not until tomorrow (Monday) but my hubby likes to celebrate it the weekend closest to the day. So Nancy is one day OLDER than me 🙂

    • chismosa says:

      Happy Birthday Nancy and AZ Girl (early)– so are you guys Taurus’ or Aries’? You are very cusp-y.

      Have a beautiful day both today and tomorrow !

    • Powell says:

      AZGirl LOL!! I wasn’t on much yesterday & was just reading. I was like, “oh no! I missed AZGirl’s BD”. I was just about to wish you a Happy Birthday. Well Happy,Birthday eve!! 🙂 I hope you had a great pre-BD weekend.

    • Sorry but I have the list. Nancy’s is one day younger than you. April 23rd, but good try. 🙂

      • Powell says:

        LOL!! I’m cracking up. :D. Happy Birthday eve eve Nancy.

      • AZGirl says:

        Crap! I messed up again! I thought Nancy’s birthday was today. Ok so I am a day older BUT I am also a day wiser? Nah

        • Nancy says:

          You snake! What time were you born? Actually I was born 6 weeks early so you are
          MUCH older than I am.

          Thanks NMD. I owe you one. lol

          • AZGirl says:

            Listen after messing up the dates this morning you are doing MUCH BETTER than I am. I have been so “off” lately. My doctor did change up my HRT so I checked the side effects of the new meds and no it did not say taking it will make you senile.

  21. BB says:

    Ione’s birthday is TODAY
    AZ’s birthday is TOMORROW, the 22nd
    NANCY’S birtyday is TUESDAY, the 23rd

    SOOOOOOO AZ, you are one day OLDER than Nancy!

    That is, according to my list

    So HAPPY BIRTHDAY IONE! Hope it’s a greaty birthday for you!

  22. Powell says:

    Happy Birthday Nancy. I hope you have a great day. 🙂

  23. TexasTart says:

    Happy Birthday – to whomever will claim it!!!! 😆

  24. Lulu says:

    Good Job Stars 99!!! Out of curiosity I looked at C.U.T website. Did one of Tamra’s children write the about/vision page? The wording is awful I looked at other fitness studio’s websites. No where in on their websites do they talk about “obesity.” Their website is awful you would have thought they would look at their competitors to get an idea. I don’t know about you but if I’m to dump my life savings into anything I would do a bit more research and not be as sloppy.

    • Powell says:

      4 more weeks, 4 more weeks. I hope you’re feeling better today Lulu. How’s Mr. Lulu doing at work?

      I’m not even going to look at C.U.T. or CUTs website. What You & Stars described is enough for me. I just hope Tamra is reading here and other blogs to know her website sucks & she needs to hire a professional web content designer & PR. She obviously needs help stat.

      • I tweeted her and told her to come here for some advice on the website LOL. I don’t think she read it yet – her twitter handle still says:

        Proud Mother of 4, planning a wedding to @eddiejudge, A Real Housewife of OC , owner of C.U.T Fitness –
        Orange County CA. ·

        Notice no period at the end of C. U. T (plus the logo has it without periods). Ugh.

  25. butterisafruit says:

    Happy Birthday Nancy…have a wonderful Day.

    • butterisafruit says:

      o o skip that Nancy…………….IONE have a GREAT BIRTHDAY. I’m sorry I didn’t read BB’s comment till now. It’s YOUR DAY, enjoy.

  26. AZGirl says:

    Well I sure did get the blog all messed up early today. 🙂

  27. Good Morning! I am giggling at all of you this morning! And I am confused about birthdays….so Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating today!! May the day be a brilliant one!

    Just caught up on the posts….Stars99, great recap as always. You are a better woman than me sitting through that mess! But love, love, love reading your take on it! The best!

    LuLu, like Powell, not going to look at the website…you paint a better picture of it. Tamra is a few letters short of an alphabet and I am not surprised it shows up on her site. Stuff like that makes me crazy. Especially on a business level. Hope you are feeling better today too and wishes for you that these 4 weeks go swiftly!

    Everyone else….I hope your Sunday is off to a lovely start and that you find some peace and relaxation in your day. Sending hugs to all!

    New Post, “Of A Mind To Heal”, + all the goodies, is up at my place. Enjoy!

  28. Iowagirl says:

    Today is hubby’s birthday. I have a big family birthday planned, he requested spaghetti, so easy.

  29. Ione says:

    Thanks to all for the happy birthday wishes!

  30. Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday Ione and AZGirl a day early. 🙂 I can’t wait for tomorrow. lol

  31. rabblerouser2010R says:

    If I missed anyone’s birthday I apologize, AZ and Nancy of course I have birthday wishes for you so Happy Birthday now and but I do want to say it again your your special day.

  32. boston02127 says:

    Debating on calling to go see this dress. It says: Nicole Miller “Veronique Stretch Jacquard Bridal Gown” Do you think it’s stretch material? I wouldn’t like that.

    You have to get by the head they put on her and her ugly flowers.

  33. boston02127 says:

    Dresses, smesses, I think I’ll take a nap. 🙂

  34. T-Rex says:

    Watching Season 2 of Top Chef re-runs and remembered how happy I was Josie got eliminated when she did for that Pepto Bismal looking soup! Can’t believe they brought her back last season

    • AZGirl says:

      I so with you T-Rex on the WTH moment when Josie was brought back. She is just lazy and annoying.

    • Mene Seela says:

      OMG she isn’t she just awful?
      They keep bringing her back the same reason Stephen Baldwin has been CA multiple times- they are both annoying as heck AND they crap all over everyone in their interviews.

  35. AZGirl says:

    I have to give LuAnn credit for always dressing appropriately. Yes I am sick of her boots but she looks fantastic in that dress and coat. She has a fantastic figure. Both Ramona and LuAnn do dress nicely. Bethenny is going to have a battle on her hands with Jason. He was used and not happy about it.

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