Real Housewives of Orange County – 100th Episode

Real Housewives of Orange County – 100th Episode

by Stars99

Photo MontageNote:  The two-hour 100th Episode of RHOC was mildly entertaining to me.  It was mostly a montage of several video clips with very short talking head interviews spliced in between.  There didn’t seem to be a lot of rhyme or reason to the questions that were asked, to whom they were asked, or why they only aired the responses they did.  It was kind of odd how they aired some responses to a question early in the episode… then other responses to the same question were aired much later on in the episode… I just felt a need to try to organize them in some way.  Not sure that I succeeded – Since this type of show is hard to adequately capture in a blog… but hopefully you’ll find something that will be of some interest to you.  I’ve sprinkled some snark around where appropriate.  And sometimes where it’s not…  At the end, there is also a list of “Quotes”… along with some snide remarks.  See how many quotes that you can recall the circumstance in which it was said… If you can’t remember – Just make one up!  It will probably be a lot funnier than the real story…  lol

How Did It All Begin?

Once upon a time in a far and distant land, some pretty, pretty princesses lived in dreamy houses behind extravagant gates in small, exclusive gated communities.  These princesses were housewives who believed the world somehow revolved around them and that everyone else merely existed just to do their bidding.  They looked down with pity and disdain on the peasants who didn’t enjoy their same luxurious lifestyle.  When they got what they wanted there was peace in the land, but when they were disappointed in any way they would throw tantrums and scream until they were appeased like the perpetual children they are.   Everything in their land was perfect; their weather was perfect, their McMansions were perfect, their bank accounts were perfectly stocked, their faces were perfectly Botoxed, their bodies were perfectly tan, and their boobies were fake, large and perfectly perky.  Most of the housewives were walking, breathing life-sized Stepford Barbie dolls.  One day, a television show creator who lived in this community decided the world deserved a glimpse into this alternate reality and thus, the “Real Housewives” franchise was born.

The ironic part of this whole concept is that while this show was originally designed to be a “reality” show, it has digressed into fake storylines and manufactured drama.  However, in the beginning, the show’s creator(s) identified that while there had been several scripted shows depicting this type of affluent lifestyle, there had never been a reality show that brought the viewers, “Behind the Gates,” which was the original working title of the show.  This idea propelled producers to set out to identify potential participants in this new reality show genre via several different methods.

Andy Cohen was asked, “What do you look for when casting a “real housewife?”  Andy responded, “A good real housewife is pretty, outspoken, opinionated… Strong feelings about the way she lives her life and how others should live their lives.”


The cast that we see at least in part, is thanks to Vicki’s teenaged son, Michael.  He responded to an ad that was printed in their little “Coto de Caza” community newspaper, which read:  “CASTING CALL – New Reality Television Series to be filmed in Coto de Caza  – A unique opportunity for Coto residents… Casting for new reality show that’s more entertaining than “The OC”, “Laguna Beach” and “Desperate Housewives.”  Searching for great characters with fascinating lives who want to become the hottest new reality show.  Producers are seeking both families and individuals.  Email or Fax personal details/stories/photos with contact info by January 14 to:  (blanked out)… Open auditions to be held January 21 & 22 with call backs on January 24.”

Michael originally thought that this would be a great opportunity for him and his friends.  Alas, the producers were more interested in talking to Michael’s mom.  One day, while Lauri and Vicki were busy working (back when Vicki ran her insurance agency out of her home, when Lauri relied on Vicki for her sustenance, and when she actually respected and needed Vicki) Michael came into the room and told them about this show opportunity and the discussion he had with the producers. Michael says to Lauri, “You were a playmate, right? I think I mentioned that.”  Vicki said she originally told the producers to count her out because she was way too busy to participate and so she just hung up the phone.  The producers called back and said, “Don’t hang up on me… Can we just come over?” Vicki finally conceded, “Oh, okay… but I’m not TV material.”   The rest, as they say, is history.

This 100th Show didn’t clearly show how every housewife came onto the show, but it was pretty evident that most of them either auditioned or were identified as potential participants by word of mouth.  Here are some of the other original housewives’ casting stories:  Jeana lived across the street from Vicki and said there was no actual audition process for her (also a former playmate) but that it was more like, “Will you do me a favor and film this trailer.”   Jo and Slade were at a charity event at one of the creator’s homes who was a neighbor and a friend.  Slade said, “I bid $2,500 in order to participate in the ‘Real Housewives’.”  One would surmise that it was some sort of a charity auction item or something – but isn’t it just hysterical that Slade actually PAID to be on RHOC?  Jo said that it was something Slade really wanted to do and since they were engaged, “As corny as it sounds, I did it for love.”  Even though this show was supposed to be about “housewives” Jo soon found she had to fight Slade for camera time.  It wasn’t clear exactly how Kim came to be on the show, but we know from the premiere episode that Bravo filmed a fake staged meeting between Kim and Jo that introduced them to each other and Kim to the franchise.  The original cast thought they would film for 6-8 weeks, it would air and then it would be done.  Little did they know a franchise was born.

Original Cast

As the seasons wore on, housewives either left voluntarily or had to be replaced. The process became more competitive as the show’s popularity increased, but in the first couple of seasons – it seemed like they were desperate to get people on the show.  Tammy Knickerbocker happened to be a good friend of Jeana’s  – and so Jeana talked her into participating in the 2nd Season.  Jeana said, “Oh come on, come on, it will be fun – we’ll do lunch.”  Tammy responded that she doesn’t do “lunch” or “tennis” because she’s not “that” girl. Tammy said that Jeana was very persuasive and soon she agreed to participate.  In fact, the gate they use during the opening pictorial sequence of the show was actually from Tammy’s house… that is before she went through her horrible divorce wherein she lost everything.

Tamra seemed to have to audition – and it came down between her and someone else.  Tamra said, “Game on, who is this bitch?  I’ll take her down right now – I’m going to go slice her tires on the way to her interview.”  Cue Tamra’s interview tape – Producer:  “Tell me about the competition with Jeana:  Tamra:  Jeana tried to steal my listing.  I mean I wasn’t that impressed with her – I mean, you know, she was an overweight, middle aged woman, I don’t know… I didn’t think that much about her. As soon as she finds out that I not only stole her listing, but I’m stealing her show, too – She’s really going to be pissed.”  (Wow, you can really see that Tamra has been a lovely gem of a human being from the very beginning…)

Gretchen’s story was that she was at a dinner party and she sat across the table from Jo and Slade.  They looked at other and said, “She’d be perfect for the show.’”  Jo confirms they thought that Gretchen was outgoing and beautiful, had a dynamic personality, was a “drinker” and had a really hot body.  (Gag)  On a side note, just a couple of nights ago on, “Watch What Happens Live” – Jo was on and divulged that she thought there had always been chemistry between Slade and Gretchen and that even if Gretchen wasn’t cast to be on the show, she thought Gretchen and Slade would have eventually gotten together anyway. By the way, we can thank Jo for starting the insipid trend of housewives thinking they could actually sing and thus recording songs for our listening pleasure.  Thanks a lot, Jo… I know who to blame for not being able to get, “Don’t Be Tardy for the Party” out of my brain for weeks and weeks.  For kicks and giggles, here is a list I found online of Real Housewife related songs recorded thus far.  The following link also contains the actual YouTube links to each song:

  • Countess Luann (Real Housewives of NYC) – “Money Can’t Buy You Class” (2010)
  • Countess Luann (Real Housewives of NYC) – “Chic, C’est La Vie” (2011)
  • Kim Zolciak (Real Housewives of Atlanta) – “Tardy for the Party” (2009)
  • Kim Zolciak (Real Housewives of Atlanta) – “Google Me” (2010)
  • Kim Zolciak (Real Housewives of Atlanta) – “Love Me First” (2012)
  • Miss Lawrence (Real Housewives of Atlanta) – “Closet Freak” (2011)
  • Kenya Moore (Real Housewives of Atlanta) – “Gone With the Wind Fabulous” (2013)
  • Melissa Gorga (Real Housewives of New Jersey) – “On Display” (2011)
  • Melissa Gorga (Real Housewives of New Jersey) – “Rockstar” (2012)
  • Melissa Gorga (Real Housewives of New Jersey) – “How Many Times (Dear Joe)” (2012)
  • Melissa Gorga (Real Housewives of New Jersey) – “I Just Wanna” (2012)
  • Michaele Salahi (Real Housewives of DC) – “Bump It” (2011)
  • Simon Van Kempen (Real Housewives of New York) – “I Am Real” (2011)
  • Danielle Staub (Real Housewives of New Jersey) – “Real Close” (2010)
  • Gretchen Rossi (Real Housewives of Orange County) – “Nothing Without You” (2010)
  • BONUS TRACK: Kim Zolciak – “Ring Didn’t Mean a Thing (Demo)” (2011)

First Day of Filming:

Vicki and Lauri were working at Vicki’s office in her home. Vicki had been showing Lauri the ropes of selling life insurance but said that Lauri sucked at it.  When Vicki first saw herself on the show, she was not very pleased with herself.  She thought, “Holy flipping balls!”  Vicki decided she was going to start working out more often.  She also noticed that her skin looked like crap and she that didn’t like the color of her hair.  Her fashion choices were hysterical, too… The pants and top combo she has on in the opening of Season 1 just makes ya wince.


Jo said she was really nervous on the first day.  Unfortunately, as the days progressed she kind of forgot the cameras were still there and so she did some things on camera that caused her mom to call yell at her after they aired.  Her mom asked her what she was thinking when she took a shower and when she tried on suggestive clothing while on camera.  Jo says, “It’s like watching a home video of myself making really poor decisions.”  Slade remembers, “I shaved, moisturized, avocado peeled, and I worked out in my underwear – and I looked like a major douchebag.  Thanks for asking…”  (Oh Slade, so what you’re saying is that they perfectly captured your personality! Awesome!) Gretchen said that she knew Slade at the time (a couple of seasons before she was ever cast) and that she remembers thinking that he looked like a total idiot on this show.  Alexis says she didn’t eat anything for the first 3 months of filming.  Jeana said that during Season 1 she used to host castmate “viewing” parties at her house.  However, about halfway through Season 1 everybody started getting mad at each other.  This was because as they viewed the episode together, it was the first time they saw each other’s talking head interviews.  People would say, “I can’t believe you said that about me,” etc… etc…

Andy describes this issue, “When you see how your friends are talking about you when you’re not around, it questions their loyalty to you and it questions your loyalty to them.”  Lauri says, “Allegiances have to change all the time because everyone keeps stabbing each other in the back.  You know usually once you get stabbed, you hafta find a new friend.”  Tamra says, “It’s hard to be true friends with people because you have to speak your mind about them and inevitably it gets you into fights.”  (Well, unless of course you never said things behind their backs that you didn’t already constructively say to their face.)

Vicki was asked, “What’s the downside of being famous?”  Vicki responded, “Judging myself and having other people judge me without really knowing me.”  She went on to say that it’s also really difficult to hold onto any piece of privacy. It seemed like Vicki’s brain almost exploded when Briana announced on camera that she had eloped.   Vicki had a lot of different feelings rushing through her but since they were on camera she just didn’t know how to appropriately respond.  I think Vicki was really, really cranky… Briana was smart to do it in a restaurant and on camera where there would be lots of witnesses and footage to show during a future murder trial.  I would have killed her.

Favorite Moments:

Tamra:  Her engagement to Eddie.  She is pleased that it was captured on camera and recognizes that not many other people have that privilege.  Tamra said, “It took me a while to find my prince charming… but it happened.”  (For the record, I would have bet the farm that the wedding would never have happened.  It’s a good thing I don’t own a farm…lol)

Vicki:  The time when she and Donn were taking the kids and their friends on a European vacation.  She had gone to great lengths to order a limo bus that was supposed to be stocked with mimosas, bagels, and fruit cups.  Imagine her surprise when a 1992 cargo minivan shows up.  Vicki went completely batcrapcrazy and had a slow speed come apart while screaming at the limo company, “We have 6 people and 12 bags of luggage.”  Vicki actually thought she was being punked.  However, she did also think that stuff like this was what the show was supposed to be about – the real, organic issues that come up during normal life. (Getting to the airport is so stressful – I can’t imagine how much more stressful it is during filming and when you and your luggage have to squeeze into a small van like you were sardines… Well, come to think of it – something did smell awfully fishy to me about the whole thing…. Can you say, “Bravo set-up?”  Why yes, yes, I KNEW you could…)

Jeana:  When they filmed at a salon and Vicki’s assistant was getting waxed for the first time in her life. (OMG… this was horrible… this poor girl was so not okay with getting waxed at all… and probably didn’t know they could hear what she was saying throughout the entire process through the closed door.  Vicki and Jeana were laughing so hard at her… When I first saw this scene I was so aghast that they aired it on TV… In light of the severity of the other garbage this franchise has thrown at us over the years… it actually seems quite tame by today’s standards.  Pretty sad… )  Kara (Jeana’s daughter):  She thinks it was probably the scene when she was on her way to college at Berkley, and her mom and her mom’s friend were in the car at the time.  Kara and Jeana fought the whole way there – because Kara was driving way too fast for Jeana’s liking and then she was trying to find something in her purse while Jeana was yelling at her for going 90 mph.  Colton (Jeana’s son):  When I beat Shane in the dune buggy race. I was young – I didn’t beat him at many things so it was kind of nice.

Lauri:  Of course, Lauri said it was her fairytale wedding.  (Insert gratuitous eye roll here… I’m surprised she didn’t say, “Oh, it’s when I got sweet revenge on Vicki when I threw her under the bus by revealing some very nasty things about her on camera – Even though I owed my family’s livelihood to her for over 2 years during a very dark season of life.)

Epic Battles:

First on camera fight ever:  The altercation occurred when Tammy’s daughters, her husband, and some other housewife kids got involved in a water distribution company named, “The OC Angels.” (The kids actually started to grab and slap at each other… It wasn’t pretty.)

Tamra vs. Gretchen:  Tamra pointed finger right at Gretchen and accused her of going to Bass Lake with a guy who they had seen Gretchen with all around town.  This is of course, was during the time when Gretchen was engaged to someone else.  Tamra maintains, “If my fiancé was in the hospital – I would be off the show so fast.”  Gretchen said she wasn’t dating him – that he was a previous boyfriend but that they were now “just friends.”  (Cough, cough…)

Naked wastedTamra and the “Naked Wasted Dinner Party”:  Tamra attempts to rationalize her actions by saying that she had run into Gretchen so many times off camera and she saw Gretchen being drunk and doing crazy things.  Yet, when Gretchen was on camera she was a whole different person.  So when this opportunity came along, she said to Vicki, “Let’s get her naked wasted.” This way she figured that viewers would see Gretchen acting more like she normally acts around town. Tamra expressed that she had no idea it was going to sink to the level that it did. Gretchen was obviously plastered beyond belief.  Lynne had tried to get her to stop drinking, but Tamra and her son kept egging her on.  At one point they were all standing around in the kitchen talking and the next moment Ryan (Tamra’s son) and Gretchen disappeared into a back room.  Gretchen says, “That was the first realization on this show that, wow, we’re not in Kansas anymore – We’re like dealing with some hard core vicious people.”  Andy muses, “That was one of those dinners when you realized that truth is way stranger than fiction.”  (This was one of the vilest things I have ever seen on television, ever.  The fact that they continued to film was bad enough…. But then to actually air the footage just shows how debased Bravo was even back then.  Every fiber of my body reacted – and I got physically ill watching it.)

Vicki vs. Tamra:  Vicki accused Tamra of never sticking up for her in front of Tamra’s then husband, Simon.  Simon didn’t particularly like what Vicki was telling Tamra… and Vicki didn’t like the way Simon was treating Tamra. (Vicki and Simon were convinced they were always right… except they were often saying exactly opposite things.  It was quite entertaining in a weird way to me… because Tamra was stuck in the middle.  The entire situation was Tamra’s kryptonite.)

Vicki vs. Tamra:  Brooks and Vicki dating. Tamra wanted Vicki to stop letting Brooks tell her what to think.  (The irony of this was that we lived through episode after episode of Vicki telling Tamra the same thing about Simon… The unfair part is that everyone has ganged up on Vicki and Brooks… and the fair part of this is that everyone has ganged up on Vicki and Brooks… lol)

Alexis vs. the World:  In Costa Rica, Alexis was confronted about being pretentious.  She was told by Tamra that none of them care about her money and that they just want her to be a true person.  Alexis told her that Tamra’s the one who came to the jungle with a Louis Vuitton handbag and that she needs to look in the mirror. Oh, and by the way, that Tamra she doesn’t need to be mean and hateful all the time. (Oh, snap!  This was a horrible exchange – especially because it was preplanned between Tamra, Heather and Gretchen… and the subject was “pretentiousness.”  While arguably, Alexis did name drop quite a bit and brag about her material wealth… they are ALL pretentious little pains in the dupa.)

Gretchen vs. Tamra:  Gretchen accused Tamra of talking s*** about her.  Gretchen then told Tamra to, “Shut the F*** up.”  (The truth was that Tamra was talking all kinds of crap about her.  But that’s what happens whenever Tamra opens her mouth – Crap can’t help but spew out.)

Vicki vs. Gretchen:  Vicki arguing with Gretchen at the 80s Bunko party about Slade being a deadbeat dad – and about him not working.  (This was kind of a fun one to watch for some reason, because we knew by this time that Slade was having issues with being a deadbeat dad… and it seemed like he was purposefully not working so none of any money he earned would be garnished… allegedly. It was entertaining to see him called out on it.)

Heather vs. Sarah:  “Bowgate” happened when famished housewife wannabe Sarah grabbed an icing bow off of Her Royal Heatherness’ anniversary cake and ate it.  We all thought the ground was actually going to open up and swallow her up whole.  Her Royal Heatherness stopped just short of saying, “Off with her head!”  Instead, Heather had to settle that Sarah was, “Off of the show.”

Vicki vs. Briana:  Briana fighting with her mom over dating Brooks.  For once in Vicki’s life she says she’s happy.  This does nothing but piss off Briana because it means all those years she was growing up that Vicki was never happy.  She also doesn’t like Brooks for a lot of really good reasons… plus he’s just creepy, no? I do have to cry “foul” on Brianna during the Reunion, because she sided with Tamra – and I just don’t think you ever side against your mom in that situation.  You just politely refrain from commenting. Leave what Tamra thinks out of the picture.  Heck, just leave Tamra out of the picture all together… that would be nice…

JeanaVicki vs. Jeana:  Vicki says she has 2 golden rules: “You don’t mess with my family and you don’t mess with my money and Jeana forgot those rules.”  Jeana maintains that Vicki can’t blame her for how the economy crashed. (They both could have handled the situation differently.  Jeana’s friend was supposed to do some work on the house that didn’t get done in a timely manner in exchange for some free rent, IIRC.  Vicki could have kicked him out at any time… Unfortunately, the economy tanked… and the value of the home dropped… but it’s just ridiculous to blame your real estate agent for the economy. No one could have predicted just how far property values would fall.)

Gretchen and Lynne:  Gretchen, “Just because you pop a child out between your legs it doesn’t give you God’s right to know how to parent.”  Lynne:  “Bulls***.”  Hardee, har har… This was so funny… Lynne had teenaged girls who were unmanageable spoiled brats and Gretchen of all people tried to give parental advice.  I think Gretchen was probably well intentioned… but poor Lynne who was clearly hippy dippy and didn’t have the good sense God gave a goose just stammered, “Bulls***.”  Her kids were really going down a very dangerous alcohol (perhaps drug) road… but Gretchen clearly isn’t someone who can give advice on raising teenagers since she doesn’t function beyond a 13 year old herself.

Tamra vs. Jeana:  During the finale, Tamra started yelling at Jeana because she made statements to a reporter who called her and asked her to comment about Tamra and Simon’s divorce.  Tamra started arguing with Jeana on camera while knowing she had a “Cease and Desist” letter (She actually said, ‘Cyst and Decease’) in her pocket that she was going to give to her.  Tamra wanted her to get Jeana out of her life and out of her business. Jeana was no longer on the show but because she remained friends with Simon she was a thorn in Tamra’s side.  Tamra then dramatically threw wine on Jeana.  Tamra divulged that earlier in the day she had a conversation with a girlfriend and said that if Jeana pissed her off that she would just throw wine in her face.  After the scene, Tamra remembers thinking, “Am I going to get arrested?” So when Tamra went to bed that night, she made sure her hair was laying nice and flat and that she kept her eyelashes on so that if she got arrested in the middle of the night that at least she would have a nice mug shot.  (She should have been arrested for what she was wearing… but I digress…)

Tamra vs. Alexis:  Dinner from hell at C.U.T. Salon – Get the f*** out.  (You all remember this one… I cannot talk any more about it without exploding.)

Tamra vs. Simon:  Tamra and Simon had the most horrible fight going home in a limo.  Tamra told Simon she wanted a divorce.  (This was a horribly raw scene to witness.  Bravo was salivating all the way…)


The housewives may not agree on much, but when it comes to “Reunion” filming day – they all agree that it’s horrible.  They never know in advance where they’re going to sit on the couch – and can only guess which team is which.  Alexis says that she gets chills when she hears the word, “Reunion.”  Tamra thinks of two words:  “Kill me.”  Vicki calls it, “A day from hell” because you don’t know who is going to be targeted but that likely everyone will be targeted.  Gretchen calls it, “A full out war.”  Jeana hated them because she says she’s a nice person and she hated all the fighting.  Tamra tells us that they all have their cell phones under their hip so people can send messages to them about what to say. Since these are not live “Reunions” I can only guess that she’s referring to people who are there on the set doing the messaging – or else they’re responding to their cries for help during breaks or something.  You never know what’s going to happen at the reunion.  One year they even had dive bombing birds that scared the stuffin’ out of Andy.  The women know that Andy can be unpredictable and they just never know if he is going to be in a good mood or if he’s, “going to be pissy.”  Since they have introduced “viewer” questions into the Reunion shows you never know what is going to be asked.  A couple of the notable questions included:  To Lauri – “What’s it like to be called a ‘transvestite’?”  To Gretchen, “Is it weird to get sloppy thirds?”

Vicki was asked what makes her go back each year?  Vicki responded, “I birthed this child…and your children are going to make you mad sometimes, but they’re also going to give you great joy and happiness.  This is my baby…  And without me being successful and biting the bullet and taking this on my own and doing Season 1… there wouldn’t be a real housewife franchise.” Well, Humble Harriet, there would be a housewife franchise… You just wouldn’t be on it.  It wasn’t your idea.  It wasn’t your money behind it.  You are a participant… an important participant… but not the creator.  Sit down and check yourself before you wreck yourself.  Wait, perhaps it’s too late.

Lauri and George


Why watch?  It seems these housewives are under the delusion that we watch their show because we want to be like them.  Right, most of us want to become pretentious, pompous pretenders who take great delight in tearing apart their “friends.”  Vicki says they live a privileged life and at the end of the day, people like looking at pretty things. Lynne says, “Once the cameras go on – People like to show off their s***.  She continues, “I think that Orange County is totally portrayed exactly the way it is… There’s a lot of pretentiousness, I must say… A lot of braggadociosness going on there.” Lauri describes Orange County as, “Status symbols on steroids.” While some of these statements may have some degree of truth to them… the concept that I found completely laughable and sad at the same time was when they started talking about how through the show that they’ve “touched people’s lives.” Gag…  Are you kidding?  Just what have you done that would touch someone’s life? Other than coming through a couple of health scares… No one has done anything that has “touched” my life. Vicki is a hard worker… but so many of the rest of them, aren’t. You’ve amused me… You’ve caused me to have some emotional reactions – but usually it is frustration or anger at how embarrassing it is for you to pretend to represent “Orange County.”  The thing is that you are an endless source of ammunition that I cheerfully use to snark at you. Thank you.  In addition, without the “Real Housewives” franchise, I would have never have had the privilege of being part of this blogging community.  For that, I’m forever grateful… And that, my friends… is worth millions!


Alexis:  “This is not ‘glamping’ — This is full-on camping. There’s no ice, there’s no counter space for your makeup.” (Yeah, and I seem to remember Heather being cranky that there were only glasses for red wine and not for white wine… Now that’s roughing it!)

Alexis:  “I’m not going to apologize for liking nice things.  That doesn’t make me good or bad… Either way – that’s just who I am.”  (Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21.)

Andy Cohen:  “It was like an altered state of reality. Where was this place where there was a grotto and moms in bikinis? It was a place I wanted to go.”

Andy Cohen:  “You didn’t know if Tamra was a vixen or victim.”  (Neither… She’s vicious.)

Gretchen:  “These are not fake.” (If that’s true.. they’re the only two things on your body that aren’t.)

Gretchen:  “Heather was embraced, like very quickly – and I think cuz they were scared of her.” (You’re jealous that they gave her less of a hard time than they gave to you… and let’s face it… if you all got into a battle of wits, Heather would win – although sadly, she’s not witty.)

Gretchen:  “I really think my fashion has been pretty fabulous on this show.” (There are photos that prove otherwise… You may want to rethink that statement.)

Heather to Alexis:  “If everyone says you’re dead, it’s time to lie down.”  (Heather, you need to sit yourself down and be quiet.)

Heather:  “I just think that what happens in married people’s bedrooms is not that interesting and doesn’t need to go outside.” (Well, perhaps that’s true of YOUR bedroom…)

Heather:  “You are held accountable for everything that comes out of your mouth.”  (Yep… and the footage is there for posterity so you will continue to be accountable for the foreseeable future.  Better quit now…)

Holy Fashion

Jeana:  “As the production became bigger, our fashion got better, our makeup got better.” (Ummm…. No it didn’t…lol.)

Jeana:  “If you weren’t doing a short sale, you couldn’t sell your house. I went from six cars to one car. Why did I need six cars?” (When needing to downsize… most of us say something like, “Why do I need 6 pairs of sneakers”…. Not 6 cars… Get a freakin’ grip!)

Jeana:  “Rolexes are special – They mean you’ve made it in life. I have the same one in a different color … I just don’t wear it.” (That’s funny, my cell phone does the same exact thing… Who is the fool?)

Jeana:  “I think Vicki burned everything she wore in the first season – She hated the way she looked in her clothes.”  (Yeah, fashion choices are not your strong suit…lol… get it?  Strong suit?  Lolol…)

Jo:  “I don’t want to be a role model to anybody.  I don’t want any responsibilities.” (Spoken like a true 24 year old not wanting to be saddled with 2 kids and a control freak who is a slimeball.)

Lauri:  “Producers suggested we remain natural…no makeup, sweats and a baseball cap – And that works one time.”  (Isn’t it funny how people think they look so much better plastered with makeup and it really only makes them look phony?)

Lydia:  “The best thing about being the new girl is that I’m a clean slate… There isn’t this long history and a long laundry list of reasons why they don’t like you. I would say in Orange County because it’s been around the longest, the girls have such a rich history with each other.  And those bonds are so deep but also those wounds are so deep.  So I’m constantly having to play catch up.”  (The first cut is the deepest, Lydia.)

Lynne:  “It keeps on licking… It keeps a ticking and keeps on licking… What was that saying?” (I don’t know, but yours is better… lol)

Lynne (On their eviction):  “That was the worst day of my life. I thought we had money when we didn’t.” (It was horrible.)

Lynne:  “Words hurt.” (Tru dat.)

Tamra, Jeana, and Vicki were on the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno playing a “Jeopardy” style game wherein they had to name Christopher Columbus’ 3 ships.  Between Jeana and Vicki they came up with the Santa Maria… but then Tamra chimes in with her guess, “The Pinto.”  Vicki wonders aloud why they need to know all of this right now.  Jay Leno responded, “Well, apparently you don’t.”

President Barack Obama:  “You’re competing with people in Beijing and Bangalore, and they’re not watching the ‘Real Housewives’.”

Simon to Tamra:  “I want a respectful wife that acts like she’s married.” (Obviously, you haven’t even met Tamra… Simon, this is Tamra… Tamra, this is Simon.)

Tamra (after receiving her birthday gift from Simon):  “Rolex with diamonds. I’m 40. I deserve it!” (Where is that Rolex now, honey?)

Tamra to Jeana:  “It’s none of your effing business. Do you understand me? Stay out of my life. This is a letter from my attorney. It’s a ‘cyst and decease’!” (Nothing more needs to be said.)

Tamra:  “It’s about moral character. That’s what it’s about.” (Pigs must be flying because Tamra is lecturing about “moral character.”)

Tamra:  “One of the hardest moments was when Lynne and Frank got served an eviction notice.” (Yep.)

Tamra:  “Heather has been just a blessing, I mean she’s a true friend of me… She’ everything that Alexis wants to be and isn’t.  She’s elegant, she’s classy, she’s smart, and she has real money.” (Nice to see that while giving a compliment to Heather you felt the need to bash Alexis in the same breath. Gee, I wonder why she doesn’t like you?  I wonder why none of us like you!)

Tamra:  “Hold on to your Daddies girls, here comes Gretchen!” (I gotta admit, the way Tamra squealed this from inside the limo when Gretchen was walking down the sidewalk towards them had me laughing… I kind of felt bad afterward… but I still laughed…)

Tamra:  “Is your ass jealous of the s*** that comes out of your mouth.” (While I totally believe this was one of Tamra’s  pre-prepared statements she committed to memory that was ready to be used at the appropriate time… it was still pretty funny.)

Tamra:  “Were you calling me an evil bitch?”  Gretchen responds, “Yeah, I totally kind of was.” (Yeah, you kind of were.  Thank you.)

Tamra:  “You are psychotic, Jesus Jugs.” (Takes one to know one… Neener, neener, neener!)

Vicki says about Heather: “She brought class back to our season – Which I love, I love a lady with class.” (Wow… Why is Vicki kissin’ Heather’s dupa? She must want to sell them some life insurance or something…)

Cast pic 2

Vicki:  “I’m trying to make money here, Briana.” (Vicki, you’re always trying to make money.)

Vicki:  “My vagina is perfect.”  (Not saying a word… Nope… nope… nope.)

Vicki:  “People that think, ‘Okay, well, you’re a C or D star’ – I don’t care what number it is – I’m still a reality star.”  (Ummmm… Vicki… those are letters not numbers…lol.)

Vicki: “Anybody who knows me knows that I hate fighting.  I hate it.  I’m a butterfly and flower happy thing – but just don’t piss me off.” (Shall we heretofore refer to you as, “Madam Butterfly?” Perhaps Lydia’s mom will sprinkle you with fairy glitter…)

Vicki: “Donn says, ‘Look at all these reality TV stars that are losing their marriages over this… He goes, ‘I’ll be damned if we’re going to be one of them.’  I said, ‘Honey, we’re never going to be one of them.’ Seven years in we were one of them.” (You who stand, take heed lest you fall.)

Vicki: “I totally haze every girl that comes on and I’m trying to get better about that but I hate new girls.” (Such a nice person, that Vicki…)

Vicki:  “This is my show… To me it’s like, ‘Come in, shut-up and sit down and let us come to you.’” (Get over yourself…)

Vicki: “We’re high maintenance, just put up with us.” (You’re acting like a child… You need a time-out!)

Vicki: “You don’t need to help me, I’m good. You don’t even know me.”  (You’re not good… She’s right… At times, you say mean things to people.)

Donn to Vicki:  “You’re just a bitch. That’s rude.”  (Why yes, Donn, Vicki can be a bitch.)


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259 Responses to Real Housewives of Orange County – 100th Episode

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. It’s gonna be toasty today. I love the summer. 🙂 It’s Thursday eve. Don’t work to hard. Have a great day.

    • california35 says:

      Good morning,
      Hot over here also, 80’s.
      Dont tell me not to work hard, i got so much to do and so little time – i better work hard 🙂
      Have a good one, everyone!

    • Laineylainey says:

      The heat’s getting to you, Pooh! Thursday Eve? You scared me for a second there. I am usually off on thurs in the summer…so I read Thursday eve and thought “oh no! I’m supposed to be at work?? “. Hahahaha! Thanks for making my pulse go a little faster.

  2. Happy Birthday T-Rex – I hope you have a great day!

  3. TexasTart says:

    you know I wanted to make up a long name for ya’, but all I got is good 😉

  4. HuskerHuny says:

    All of you peeps in hot weather right now, I invite you to my neck of the woods – nothing but 80s for the foreseeable future including July 4th! Come and chill at my house. Ribs on Tuesday! Bring a lawn chair so you can view the fireworks in comfort.

    The 100th episode recap was great Stars – you nailed it. I just want Jeanna to come back.

    Hap-hap-happy birthday to T-Rex! Give them candles a big blow!

    I’m going to the dr. this morning hoping he can open my ear up so I can hear again. I feel great, but the ear is full of something that is blocking my hearing. Hope it’s just a build-up of all of the oil/drops I’ve been putting in it for the last 12 days.

    Anybody catch Big Brother last night? Not quite sure who I like/dislike right now. But the new twist they added this year is really going to shake things up.

    • not THAT Jill says:

      HH-thanks for the invite…I love ribs!!!!
      Hope the ear issue gets cleared up today!!!!

    • chismosa says:

      Husker feel better, wow it seems your ear has been a while
      like this!

      Thanks for the invite !
      Feel better, or rather for your ear: FEEL BETTER!!!!!

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks, HH… Hope you feel better! I think it would be fun to have Jeana back just because it would make so many of the others so cranky… lol

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Just got back from the dr. After pumping about 4 cups (or more) of water in my ear and only getting out a bit of wax, it turns out that my infection is waaaay deep in the ear. It’s still red and thereby, still infected. So after taking a ZPack and a weeks worth of amoxicillin, I will now be on two new meds with a follow-up visit in 10 days, If not cleared up by then, it’s off to an ear specialist. Don’t want to do that!

        • not THAT Jill says:

          HH-this is really the ear infection of the century!!! I hope the new meds work!!!

        • Powell says:

          Hopefully the new meds is all you need.

        • Laineylainey says:

          Oh wow, that’s a lot of antibiotics. Make sure you are eating yogurt everyday so you don’t mess up your natural flora (and fauna?). Or get some acidophilus tablets. Good luck, I hope your new treatment works.

          • chismosa says:

            Lainey my research has told me you’d need to eat a TON of live culture yogurt/ kefir to get good solid results. Your best bet is a good acidophollys
            that is trustworthy
            I had my father taking them 2 weeks ago while he was on amoxicillin too

            I now take a probiotic everyday in general. But I support the greek greek yogurt company and eat that as well, just for fun. Lol

        • trudie says:

          HH, the same thing happened to me a couple of years ago. At the ripe old age of 50 I ended up getting tubes in my ears. My kids bought me a Barbie doll as a consolation gift.

          • HuskerHuny says:

            Tubes!?! I went throught that with my daughter when she was 18 months old and to this day she still has ear issues and she’s 28! But if I get a Barbie doll out of the deal, might not be that bad! Did the tubes help?

            • chismosa says:

              Husker I’m sorry to hear about all that. Ear stuff just freaks me out. I heard its genetic.

              I hope you go to a very good ENT

    • Powell says:

      Ribs and Fireworks? Hold my space. 🙂 It sounds like the Huskers are going to celebrate in style.

    • designernailsdiana says:

      I watched Big Brother from an ER room. I laughed when I saw a Railroad conductor on it. I asked my DH how he could get time off like that since no one can get 3 months off at a time unless they are OLDheads as he calls them. He just laughed.
      I’m thinking Jerry the guy who made 2 alliances will be booted quickly.

  5. TexasTart says:

    Wow Stars, you did a lot of work on that recap, take a bow!
    I’ll read it all at lunch. Just a quick Thank You and NMD for the blog. Hope you are felling much better this week! 🙂

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks, Tart One… Did you mean I should take a bow (bending at the waist)… or a bow off of a cake? lol… I’m slowly getting better… thanks!

      • TexasTart says:

        giggles….now that you mention it, take them both! 😆

      • Powell says:

        Please not bowgate again? 😀

      • Laineylainey says:

        Hi stars, great recap! I don’t work on th and fri so this time I got to read the blog before I read the comments. Loved it especially since I did not watch the show. That must have been really time consuming…thanks!

        • Stars99 says:

          Thanks Lainey Lainey So Nice We Say it Twice… Hope you have way too much fun for words on your days off! Woo hooOOOOoooo!

  6. not THAT Jill says:

    Good morning!
    🎉🎉HAPPY BIRTHDAY T-REX🎉🎉-hope you a have a great day!!

    Starzy-great recap my friend!! I find it hysterical that it was all Michael’s idea to do the show and he seemed to hate it the most. I bet he was just mad that they filmed his mother instead of him and his friends! I love to read about how people are shocked that Vicki just showed up in Michael’s college house unannounced-like the kid didnt know she was coming!! Everyone was mic’ed up and ready to film-maybe he didnt know she was gonna bust in with a case of beer-but he knew something was up!
    NAKED WASTED-still disgusting!! Tamra just loves it to this day-she had ZERO remorse for setting the whole thing up. She doesn’t find it one bit shameful that she practically set her son up to to screw around with Gretchen-I don’t like Gretchen now but I did then. I thought that was the most horrible thing ever and I still do! Tamra seems to love being in the center of all the fights and acts like she is never at fault-she is an evil bitch and just one time I would like to see her in the hot seat!! She never has to answer for her antics and they are all scared of her…I’m over it!!
    This HW phenomenon(how funny listenening to Gretchen try to say that word-dimwit!!) has really changed for the worse-but here I am watching still…100 episodes and I still haven’t come to my senses!!!!

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks – Jill, the REAL Jill… I guess my theory about Vicki visiting Michael was that the Producers told Michael that they were going to do some filming for the show but didn’t tell them that Vicki was going to show up. The shocked and incredulous look on Michael’s face was priceless when he saw her…. the beautiful mix of, “Mom, I’m gonna freakin’ kill you” and “I really can’t say what I want to say because it will be used against me in a court of law.” It really cracks me up that to this day, Vicki has no idea exactly where he lives – and he lives 10 minutes away from her. Well, of course that’s why… but it’s hysterical!

    • jules says:

      ITA JNNTJ, Naked Wasted is still the most repugnant act. Gretchen truly is as shallow as she appears if she can forgive, forget and trust Tamra after all that was done to her. I know we should forgive and forget and perhaps if it wasn’t televised it would be possible. But Tamra was so premeditated it’s too much to forget, at least in my world. I can’t watch these women anymore but I’m glad I can come here and read all about them. Thanks Starss and everyone else who blogs. This is a nice break from reality for me!

      • Powell says:

        Jules that was the most disgusting thing I have seen a woman do to another woman. Ryan could have gone much much further. Tamra purposely put Gretchen in that position. I remember from the original airing & Monday night how Lynn saw it was going to far & was trying her best to stop it. Would Tamra like it if someone did that to one of her girls? Gretchen should never have forgiven her.

        • jules says:

          Totally agree Powell. I just can’t imagine anyone in my social circle doing that to another woman, even if she’s not well liked! In my world, if there is someone I do not like, I do not socialize with the person if I can possibly help it. My best friend (for many years) has a friend who I really dislike. I find her to be pretentious and condescending. I hung out with her a few times and after she insulted me (of course she didn’t think she was being insulting) I decided that my free time is limited so I’m not going to spend it with someone I dislike. My bestie understands and even agrees with me but their hubby’s are friends so sometimes she can’t avoid it. However, I can. I guess being on the RH’s, you don’t have that luxury. I think it’s sad that Gretchen is either so desperate for the paycheck (or the publicity) that she would continue to appear on the show after she made a fool of herself. and continue to be friends with the person who put her in that position. And you’re absolutely right, Ryan could have gone much further and really damaged Gretchen. I just can’t see past that but then again, I don’t live “behind the gates”. Pathetic…

    • Powell says:

      JNNTJ you think Michael knew Vicki was coming to see him at College? The show wasn’t nearly as scripted back then. I don’t think he knew.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        He was mic’ed so he knew something was happening-maybe not that she was coming but he knew something!!

        • Becky Grey says:

          I believe Production was just going to film Michael at school. By the look on his face, he had no idea that his mother was coming. He was embarrassed and a bit upset that she would do that to him.

  7. Cathy Connor says:

    Morning, WOW Stars99 Rockstar !!!! Lots of work on that blog fantastic job..Take a bow sweetie Happy Birthday T Rex Have a great day everyone…

  8. Amalfi says:

    i am LMAO because Alexis is front and center next to Vicki and slightly ahead in that photo.

    I am for the underdog and she has shown the most growth (sad statement) from her total obnoxiousness to merely airheadedly obnoxious. The rest are all vipers who get worse with each year.

    • Stars99 says:

      I thought that was hysterical, Almalfi… It’s like the person who spliced together the picture wanted to make Vicki and the others cranky… lololol It was also interesting that Lauri was in the way back… lolol

      • Amalfi says:

        Yay – Starzy talked to me!

        ☆ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ☆ Happy birthday lovely Stars and TRex. ☆ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ✮ ☆

        • Stars99 says:

          Lol and thanks, Amalfi – I’m a lurker at heart… I try to comment when someone says something to me… but because I have a tendency to be too verbal I try to keep my comments contained in the blogs I write… = )

  9. chismosa says:

    Stars I don’t watch OC but you are such a gifted
    writer, thanks for it— too funny

    I caught the WWH with Jeanna and Jo and Jo reminded me of Melissa/NJ a little with her forehead and hair
    Jeanna makes beautiful children but they seemed like such jerks in the flashbacks. I only know Jeanna from the weight loss show with Jackie Warner— she was Laaaaaaaaaaaazy. So I’m sure she was not tough on those kids when they were growing up
    Her GORGEOUS son looked like Jim Halpert from the Office to me, just less long of a face and more handsome

    Have a great day and HAPPY BIRTHDAY T-REX!!!!!!!!

    • HuskerHuny says:

      I think Shane redeemed himself on WWHL when asked about how he treated his mother on camera. He regretted it and said how much he hated being on camera in the first place. But when he said those wonderful words about her (most of them escape me now), but he said she was the most compassionate person he knows, that one got me. He’s grown up and seems to be a very nice young man.

      • Amalfi says:

        I thought Shane seemed to imply the cameras made him look bad on the episode… he didnt seem very remorseful at all and still in douchebag mode on the 100th episode thingy.

        I am glad he did his mea culpa on WWHL (didnt see it) even thought that has a much smaller audience. His mother deserves at least that.

    • Stars99 says:

      Awww… hope you enjoyed it, Chismosa.

      • chismosa says:

        It was good! Witty (as always) and a bit comprehensive for those of us not in the know 👍👍

  10. melthehound says:

    Happy Birthday T-Rex 🙂

  11. T-Rex says:

    Thanks to everyone for the Birthday Wishes, this Rexi is celebrating the big one today, yeppers hit the half century mark today, woop woop. Although according to my co-workers they all thought I was celebrating 40! I think they are sucking up, HA. I have lucky genetics is all

    • HuskerHuny says:

      50 is the new 40!

    • Stars99 says:

      Happy Birthday, Birthday Twin! Woo hooOOOOOooooOOOOO!

      • chismosa says:

        Stars it’s your birthday too?
        Happy birthday

        • Stars99 says:

          It is… It is also my mother-in-law’s birthday, cousin-in-law’s birthday, cousin-in-law’s anniversary, a bestie from HS husband’s birthday and his half brother and sister’s birthday (none of them are twins or anything), a Super Star’s dad’s birthday, a Super Star’s wedding anniversary… and I’m sure I’m missing some… Celebrations all around! Woo hooo! (by the way, I never put my birthday on a birthday list because I’m horribly sporadic about remembering to say, “Happy Birthday” to people – and I would hate to leave anyone out throughout the year… so I operate using the, “Happy Unbirthday” philosophy of life… so…) HAPPY UNBIRTHDAY EVERYONE!

          • chismosa says:

            Well you are such an important ⭐⭐⭐⭐STAR of this site that you deserve a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY

            You are essential here— how can you not tell us all your birthday ??! Sneaky little thing ….

            Well I hope you have wonderful plans. All the best– health and happiness !!!

            • TexasTart says:

              Oh whoa, she is a STAR who needs a HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes regardless of who the heck she wishes happy birthday to here, put her on the list!!! Wish upon a star! 😀

            • Stars99 says:

              Thanks, Chismosa… Not sneaky… just keep things on the down low… well, maybe i am a little sneaky but that’s a whole nuther Oprah! lol

          • TexasTart says:

            How many Stars had to align to have all those special occasions on the same day?!
            Happy Birthday to the one and only, our bright and shining Stars99! 😀

            • Stars99 says:

              Thanks so much, Tart One… Starts to inexplicably sing, “When the moon is in the 7th house… and Jupitor aligns with Mars… = )

      • T-Rex says:

        Starsy!!! I knew we were sisters! HA! Happy B-Day!!!

        • Stars99 says:

          Woo hoooOOOoooOOoo… I love being related to my favorite lil Birthday Dinosaur! Although, that should scare you to death… lol…

    • JustDee says:

      Happy Birthday!

  12. plainviewsue says:

    Happy birthday T Rex!! Hope it’s a great one 🙂

  13. T-Rex says:

    REGARDING THE SHOW BELOW DECK – I am calling MAJOR BS on this show and it’s only episode one. I have a highschool friend that served a number of years on a luxury yacht working his way up to captain and now has a small fishing charter business in the Keys. So, I had him on standby as a BS meter! He watched and said the show is COMPLETELY FAKE. First off, you create drama on an expensive Chartered Yacht you are immediately dismissed, these yachts are run extremely professionally and most captains were either in the military, coast guard and have years of training. Okay so here is a link to show that this show is FAKE FAKE FAKE. Bravo chartered the Yacht for the season so the so-called “guests” are not paying for the yacht, seriously, who plants there face on camera then gets caught possible doing cocaine, an ACTOR. So the guests are Actors, or hired Bravo folks. The Captain is the REAL DEAL, they had to keep him aboard to make sure everything went okay on the ship, he was part of the deal, Bravo could not hire the boat without him. Looks like only 3 of the crew had actual experience on a yacht the others were brought in just for the show with no experience. Here is a great link on the great fake of this show.

    • Stars99 says:

      That’s interesting, my favorite lil birthday dinosaur… I’m sure if the whole drug thing had been “real” they would have had to have stopped filming the minute the situation was known – because people could get into a lot of trouble. I do hafta admit I was laffin’ at the guy wearing the bathrobe… on a yacht.. just too funny!

      • T-Rex says:

        Going to be interesting to see the “fake” customers they come up with on the show this season. Note not a single one of them are rich enough to ever afford a charter on this boat. In addition, my friend told me the scene about the girls “modeling” for these clients would NEVER happen.

    • chismosa says:

      T-Rex, happy happy — and also – I could have sworn the early commercials for this show were for 11pm??? Now it’s on at 10??

      I thought I saw it on at 11 for 1/2 an hr. I swear !

    • Orson says:

      I’m sure the Captain and Chief Engineer come with the boat and that’s not negotiable. The previews show two crew members donning firefighting gear to fight a kitchen fire. They might be real crew members also.

      • T-Rex says:

        Orson I would believe that the “fake crew” will be what we see actually getting into the gear, however the folks actually fighting the fire will be the real crew. In addition, I don’t for a minute believe this is a fire that wasn’t contained immediately and is completely staged. The Chef on board is a seasoned chef/caterer and has served on numerous high end yachts, and I watched that preview scene twice now and that was intentional not by accident, IMO

  14. Shiny says:

    Stars –
    Recap was much more fun than the show – your comments totally rock.

    Listening to Vicki talk about herself was the clearest example of self-delusion I’ve ever heard. She’d describe herself as being wonderful in six different ways and then the clips (and our memories) would reveal just the opposite. And when she did cite a negative attribute, she seemed to see it as positive. Bizarre woman with an ego that can’t be punctured….or endured.

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks so much, Shiny one… Vicki’s comments were making me crazy… I audibly said, “Huh?” on several occasions after she spoke… hysterical! = )

    • pat says:

      Vicki clearly lacks self-awareness. An affliction of soooo many people. She can dish it but can’t take it.

  15. chismosa says:

    Quickie question— I’m watching Million Dollar Listing NY now,— don’t tell me this is the finale????!!!!!!


    • Rebecca says:

      No!!! They showed more in the previews. Remember Fredrik crying at what appeared to be his wedding?

    • AZGirl says:

      I just finished reading MDL blogs and I think there may be 2 more episodes.

    • VV says:

      Bravo in their never ending non-creative way will probably have Fredrick and Fiancé wedding as the main theme on the season the finale.

      • chismosa says:

        Yes VV
        But it’s Frederik and I could watch him all day long ! Lol

        Finally looked up the rankings of the ny brokers and he and his partner are VERY up there.

        I wonder why he and the fiancé are wearing
        wedding bands already? All season long they have worn them.
        And I’m trying to decode whether his fiancé is South African or Australian/Kiwi. Hmmmmmm

  16. AZGirl says:

    Thank you Stars for the great recap! My opinion is that OC was better when Jeana and her family were on.
    Chismosa I think there is one more episode of MDL.

    • chismosa says:

      Thanks AZ, oh just realized maybe they’re not airing next week due to July 4


    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks, AZ… It would be hysterical to see Jeana come back, no? lololol… It would be fun to watch Tamra and Vicki’s heads explode!

      • seagirl45 says:

        I loved how Jeana could take on take on Tamra. She isn’t someone I would ever confide in, tho. She can’t keep a secret to save her life.

  17. AZGirl says:


  18. boston02127 says:

    Happy Birthday T-Rex —I hope you have a great day!

  19. Cathy Connor says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY *** STARS99****** shoutin it out !!!!!!

    • Stars99 says:

      lol Cathy…. thanks… Starts to inexplicably sing, “Shake it up baby, twist and shout…” = )

  20. SCGIRL says:

    Anybody watching the Travon Martin testimony this morning. They are having a heck of a time questioning that Rachel Jeantel girl. She mumbles, has a smart attitude, and keeps changing details of her story. It is literally painful watching her on the stand this morning. I cant decide if she is being difficult on purpose, or if she has a very low level of education and simply doesn’t comprehend the line of questioning being asked, or both. Actually the defense is running the girl through the ringer pretty hard, and good for them. She seems to have a smartass attitude big time, and has rolled her eyes and made faces while on the stand at the defense attorney that is questiong her. Some of the stuff this girl is saying and doing is unreal. I am amazed at what I am watching.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Low I.q. Maybe?

      • Laineylainey says:

        A bit off topic, but I recently learned that OJ Simpson has an I.Q.of 89. I always wondered why the defense never had him testify on his own behalf at the murder trial. Now i wonder if they administered an IQ test and decided it wasn’t worth the risk. I know this is random…but it’s kinda interesting.

        • Amalfi says:

          I bet you that is the post-career i.q. of most football players based on concussion induced functional brain damage.

    • jezzibel says:

      she can’t read cursive, in a letter that she had her friend write for her…..

  21. Butters'Mom says:

    Hey Rex! Have a great day. I still haven’t adjusted to the number 50. In my mind it is still the 11th anniversary of the 39th birthday. Enjoy.

    Awesome recap of the show!!!!

  22. AZGirl says:

    MDL was great last night. Ryan’s pig has gotten so big! Glad he was able to find it a home with his driver. Fredrik needs to have a pre-nup. Luiz family is cute but he needs to STOP PUTTING HIS HANDS TO HIS FACE AND RUBBING HIS PALMS TOGETHER. It is so weird.
    Off to work. BBL

    • TexasTart says:

      But don’t you know Luis is practicing his ‘look’, as he aspires to be someone’s nemesis on day! It’s so cartoonish looking!!!

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Luis irritates the heck out of me. Such a weasely, mousey little boy with a potty mouth. He does love his family though which is nice. Get the pre-nup Freddie!

        • chismosa says:


          ^^^^ Luis and his hand gyrations do get to me as well
          I’m happy that we got him vs the guy from last season though.

          It’s been such a good season I may have to buy it on DVD one day years from now when it’s cheap.
          The piggie got HUGE! I’m happy Ryan is sweet with her and doesn’t NOT worry about leaving her alone all day

          Next week- maybe we get to see Ryan’s girlfriend at that dinner with Fred and fiancé. Ryan — you are gorgeous ! She seemed quite plain looking. Maybe it’s not his gf.
          I thought the Latin realtor was gorgeous – he should hook up with her.
          How funny the man on Skype was like “tell him to take odd that awful scarf”. Lol

          • chismosa says:

            Oh and I saw on twitter that Fred tweeted Ryan “what is that on your neck” and Ryan tweeted back “your boyfriend’s bandana” or something

            Those two are crazy.

          • chismosa says:

            Take OFF the scarf — that should say

  23. melthehound says:

    Happy Birthday Stars99 😀

    I’ve taken the liberty of updating the blog at the bottom to include Stars99’s birthday and a reminder about Chatzy tonight.

  24. Powell says:

    Looking at the pics, Tamra has never had a good hair day .

  25. lillybee says:

    Happy Birthday, Stars and T-Rex.

  26. princesspindy says:

    ★★★★★★★★ HAPPY BIRTHDAY STARS!!! ★★★★★★★★

    GREAT JOB!! I couldn’t finish watching it so thanks for filling in the blank spots!! I think I am so over these women…..

  27. princesspindy says:


    • TexasTart says:


      • princesspindy says:

        If his fiance doesn’t care about the money, then sign the prenup… is such manipulation, I have no doubt that there will be a prenup…..I will be SHOCKED if there isn’t….

        • chismosa says:


          Frederik is no fool. His broker partner would talk him out of saying no. They are a “team” of brokers.


        • Powell says:

          Me too. They all say they don’t care about the money until the end & then they care about the money, a la Jason.

    • AZGirl says:

      Amen. But his partner does not understand that the pre-nup works both ways in terms of protecting each partner’s assets.

  28. Laineylainey says:

    Happy Birthday, Stars!!!!! It’s your birthday and you gave US a present! Thanks for sharing your gifted writing w/us. Have a lovely day!

  29. TexasTart says:

    I’m jealous of you people with keyboards that make stars and are some of those boxes dinasours? I feel so old school 😕

  30. Orson says:

    Happy birthday, Stars and T-Rex! Red flavoured lollipops for both of youses. 😀

  31. cusi77 says:

    Thank you for the Super sized BLOG Stars99! Magnificent Job!

    Happy Birthday STARS99 AND T-REX! Enjoy your day Beautiful Ladies!!! 😀 😀

  32. shamrockblonde says:

    Happy Birthday to Starz and T-Rex!!!! *hugs starz and t-rex really hard* – may all your dreams come true – starz that blog was delicious!!! and Brianna telling Vicki about her marriage in a restaurant was indeed smart – any time I have had to tell Mr. Shamrock something that I knew would not go over well – and I mean not well at all – I took him out to dinner in a well lit quiet restaurant – like the time I had to tell him that our daughter had been suspended from school – ooohhh that was bad – but Vicki’s reaction also reminded me of “the look” – it is something my Mom is famous for – no matter how crowded the place was, be it home, or in public, if we did something out of line, or something was revealed to her about something one or all of us did, we would get “the look” – the one said that it did not matter how long she had to wait, but the second she got us alone we were gonna get it – she would never make a scene, or discuss our behaviour in front of anyone – only to us privately – this from a woman who has never once raised her voice to any of us – in fact the quieter she got the more scared we became….

    • Laineylainey says:

      My son told me that when I was upset when mine were teenagers…my voice went up a Few octaves like Jack on Will and Grace! He said you’re saying, “I’m not upset”. But he said I sounded just like Jack when he got upset. “What do you mean you’re going to prom on Saturday and this is the Thursday nite before prom??? you have no tux! What are we gonna do??” It was those sorts of little surprises that sent me into Jack mode.

    • Powell says:

      Haha. PrincessP says she does that to her kids. 🙂 The look that says “mom is not playing”.

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks, Shamrock… I’m completely laughing at your story about “the look.” OMG… One look and I knew I was in twouble… lol… So true, so true…

  33. Amber...RealWife says:

    Happy Birthday Stars and TRex. Best wishes and hope you enjoy your day. 🙂

    Great blog and great quotes. The ones that annoyed me were Trashomatic’s “… JesusJugs” and “…She’ everything that Alexis wants to be and isn’t. She’s elegant, she’s classy, she’s smart, and she has real money.” Puh-leeze you dirty bitch! TrashbucketTam is the only one who is jealous of MadameWhoville’s wealth and status. The only reason she didn’t ‘attack’ PleatherLowBrowDubrow is that she already had targeted Alexis and didn’t want to alienate the RICHAnorexicWednesdayAdams. Trampon always follows the money.

    • not THAT Jill says:

      Puh-leeze you dirty bitch….sums up my feelings for Tamra perfectly!!!

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks, Amber…RealWife… I hated that comment, too… There was no need to trash someone while complimenting Heather… it was just silly… It was interesting to me to see how trashy Tamra was even during her interview process… quite eye opening to me… Big mistake in hiring her…

  34. not THAT Jill says:


  35. BB says:

    Happy Birthday T-REX and Stars 99. Hope you both have a great day!

    Super Great Blog today Stars – You Rock.

    • lizzle says:

      Happy Birthday Stars & T-REX!!!!

      And ITA… Super great blog, Stars! Like Teresa says… love, love, love your Alexis comment on her luxury items

      Sorry BB… I liked your comment so much… I thought I’d reiterate. I hope you and lil Jack are having fun! I love babies… they are so fascinated with the world around them.

    • Stars99 says:

      Awww, thanks BB… I always appreciate your feedback!

  36. mm in oc says:


    She is a liar, was a bad wife, and a fame whore.

    One thing that really bothers me is that they make Orange County seem like this small town community. It is not! I’ve lived here my entire life. The idea that Tamra was running into Gretchen all over town – I’m not buying it! Coto de Caza has more than 10k people in that community alone. Also, south county kind of sucks. Not much to do there for a single girl (Gretchen). Coto is more of a young family environment (I have no desire to live there). I very much doubt that Gretchen was hanging out at the local family friendly restaurant (which is where Tamra should have been with all those kids).

    Also, I loved when Simon called his wife out in the limo. She asked for an example, he provided one, and she shouts that she wants a divorce. STFU Tamra. You are a lousy person.

    Sorry about my rant, but she’s horrible.

    • BB says:

      I always kind of felt sorry for Simon. I never saw him as controlling. I think he was expecting TrashBucketTam (thanks Amber) to settle down into domesticity when the kids came along and that’s not what happened. Instead, she wanted to traipse around town being the hottest housewife. I think he was trying to keep her from embarrassing herself and her kids (and him). I’m sure he’s in a much happier place now.

      • princesspindy says:

        ITA, he was trying to save her from embarrassing herself!!

      • Powell says:

        I feel he was somewhat controlling. Not that Tamra tramping it up in Cota was good. But Simon helped contribute to her trampish ways. He wanted her to have those huge implants. Remember when they were in the car and he said he didn’t want her to have mosquito size boobs? Simon loved to parade her around. I don’t think it was just that that ended their marriage. Simon was an idiot for leaving his fulltime job for his partnership in the tequila biz. He didn’t have to quit his job to do that when it was a startup company. There were lots of money pressures and Simon caused that. He wanted a HW, to continue live like he was still bringing home the same money but that didn’t work. They were both wrong in their marriage.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      In total agreement with ya mm in oc. So good to hear from someone who actually lives in the OC and know that there are normal people there.

      • iceNfire says:

        Tamra and Vicky have the fear of getting old in common. They will always be jealous of younger HW’s

        • mm in oc says:

          Tamra isn’t truly happy untill she has a nemisis to target, humiliate and torture with her nasty attitude.

          Vicki has really aged since the first season. I was shocked how much older she looks since then.
          One of my coworkers said she was on the same flight as Vicki last month (heading back to the OC). Vicki was with an unidentified man. Coworker said that she looked very thin. She approached Vicki to let her know she was a “fan”. Vicki replied that she’s trying her best. I think the stress really impacts her (for the worse).

      • mm in oc says:

        Not sure i’d call myself normal, but at least I’m not a sociopath like most of the housewives!!! haha
        I love living behind the orange curtain. Born and raised living in suburban bliss.

    • Powell says:

      mm in OC I DON’T LIKE TAMRA either. Can’t stand her. So if you don’t buy Gretchen & Tamra running into each other, how do you feel about Lauri running into Gretchen? I certainly don’t buy that.

      • mm in oc says:

        It’s all a bunch of BS. You’d pretty much have to frequent the same place (like a gym – NJ style) to “run into” folks here. If you want to party it up, you are heading to newport beach (I believe that’s where Gretchen’s first home was), huntington beach, costa mesa. This isn’t really a clubbing town, mainly restaurants with a thirsty crowd past 10pm.

        Regarding Tamra and Simon. I definintely think he saw the writing on the wall and was trying to control the situation. He’s aluded to her changing and becoming obsessed with reality. I have to say that I agree with him. Look how she trashed Jeana and she wasn’t even on the show yet. Also, I thought he basically got fired from his job at the car dealership because they didn’t want to be associated with this trainwreck of a show.??

      • mm in oc says:

        One more note before heading out. I do have friends and coworkers that live in coto, ladera and live next to the housewives, see them somtimes at the grocery, etc. It’s not unheard of to run into someone. My problem is that Tamra made it sound like she was running into whoring Gretchen partying every weekend, which I just don’t believe at all.
        I have a friend of a friend that is friends with Tamra and they have said she’s very sweet (maybe she just thinks that because she hasn’t seen her talking behind her back??). I’ve mentioned before that Heather sang in the “big band” she’s referenced at a restaurant in South Coast Plaza. She was a cold fish back then too. That’s about the extent of my housewives interactions. Lucky me!

  37. KTinCT says:

    Happy Birthdays, Stars99 and T-Rex 🙂

  38. Shiny says:

    Happy Your Day, too, Stars! I finally got time to read more postings – usually I’m a couple days behind, so I don’t post. And Happy Unbirthday to all the lovely people I miss because of that! Great idea, Stars

    • Stars99 says:

      Smiles at Shiney…. I understand what you mean about being behind in reading posts… I’m like that too… So by the time I read sometimes it’s too late in the day or the next day or something and I figure whomever I’m responding to won’t see it… lol… so I lurk…lololol… and a very Happy Unbirthday to You, Shiney! = )

  39. lulu says:

    Hello everyone!!!!!!! Great job on the blog starsy!!!!! Happy birthday starsy an t-rex!!!!! I hope u both have a wonderful day!!!!

    Stupid people report: my landlord he thought that by firing the management company would nullify our lease. Also would entitle him to keep our deposit. Well he’s sorely mistaken that is why leases are there to protect us tenants from slimy dirtbags. 🙂 good luck cashing a check in our name.

    On a happy note both boys are doing great. Bb how’s babysitting 🙂

    • Powell says:

      Lulu I told you I didn’t think just cause he fires the mgt company he can’t tear up your lease. He doesn’t have any grounds to do so. He’s an idiot. I know you & Mr. Lulu aren’t looking forward to the packing & moving but I’m sure you will be happy to be rid of the landlord.

      I’m glad your little guys are doing great. Take care of yourself. Tell Mr. Lulu high.

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks, Lulu – Hope things work out with your landlord… So glad your boys are doing great! That’s awesome news! = )

    • AZGirl says:

      Lulu….your landlord is a moron…you go girl!

  40. Nancy says:

    Bethenny should put on a “few” lb’s before she tweets a picture of herself esp when the
    article has to do with Diet info. I pray she gets some help before it’s too late.

  41. Ladebra says:

    Happy birthday T-Rex!,

    • ladebra says:

      Happy Birthday Starzy! Great job on the recap, that was some look back … I died laughing every time Vicky called herself a star.

      Hope your birthday wish comes true!

      • Stars99 says:

        lol ladebra… Wasn’t that funny? Vicki is a legend in her own mind… thanks for your birthday greeting! = )

  42. azgirl2345 says:


    I hope today is a good day filled with love and happiness…..or maybe just cake and ice cream.
    Hugs to you Both!!

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks so much, designernailsdiana… Hubster is baking a marbled cake with strawberry filling and chocolate icing even as we speak… = )

  44. Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday Stars99 & T-Trex. I hope it was a great one. 🙂

  45. majnon says:

    Happy Birthday T-REX and STARS, also thanks for the great recaps. Really enjoy them

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks so much majnon… I really appreciate that! Have I ever told you that whenever I see your name I think of filet mignon and I get hungry? lolol… and I’m not even a steak girl… = )

  46. Orson says:

    Here’s a link to an article my friend wrote about her daughter being diagnosed with Autism at age 18 months. Some here might find it interesting or educational.

  47. LavaLady says:

    On Oct. 29, 2012 I thought I would never again be doing what I am doing now. Sitting at my desk at my beach house, reading this blog. We have spent an enormous amount of time, work, and money to get to this point, but I am so glad we did. LavaMan was so determined to be here this summer, and next week he will be here on vacation. We still have a lot of small things to take care of, but the house is up and running, and looks great. It is such a relief. Unfortunately, some of our neighbors are still in the throes of construction and repairing. The whole street looks like a construction zone. I hope everyone comes back, but it will take time. I am so thankful we were able to do this. I know many others were not so lucky.

    • BB says:

      I am truly happy for you LavaLady. I can’t imagine what you and others have had to go through and are still going through because of Sandy. I hope everyone can eventually get back to “normal” after such a devastating storm. From my beach house to yours – CHEERS!

    • T-Rex says:

      Congrats! I am so happy for you

    • AZGirl says:

      I am so happy for you and your family. What a journey you have taken.

    • Ladebra says:

      So happy for you Lavalady. I remember right after Sandy when you first saw the damage, how hard that was… Hey! Wasn’t Lavason on a wave runner? Anyway (so easily distracted), very happy all your hard work has given you back your beach home 💕

      • LavaLady says:

        Yes, I can’t believe you remember that. He was like James Bond on a wave runner flying across Barnaget Bay to check on our damaged house and a few neighbors.

        Thanks for all the well wishes. I appreciate them very much.

    • not THAT Jill says:

      Lava-so happy for you and LavaMan!!! You are #Jerseystrong!! Enjoy the summer at your shore!!!!

    • lillybee says:

      Happy for you.

      • Nancy says:

        Me too. 🙂

        • vilzvet says:

          Yay Lavalady, glad that progress is being made in Lavalette. We still talk about the week we spent there, such a pretty town.

          • LavaLady says:

            And it still is. People are working hard to bring it back. Neighboring towns of Ortley Beach and Mantaloking were very hard hit. They are having a more difficult time of it.

            • Laineylainey says:

              Hi LL, so happy for the Lava’s….feels like just yesterday…of course we are all gonna remember your son on that wave runner. I could just picture it all in my mind’s eye. I felt like I was on that wave runner with James Bond, Jr!!! How is your gallery girl doing?

  48. BB says:

    Duck Dynasty is returning in August – Yay! And they have an additional cast member.–adds-a-cast-member-—-and-he-s-beardless–164934702.html

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      It’s nice to see the oldest brother is now being included and allowed to be true to himself.

      I started watching DD after you started to blog it and really enjoyed it. Granted, I think a lot of the scenarios are set up but I can forgive that because what pulls me in is that I think Jas and Cy are hysterical I also enjoy watching families eat and pray together.

      • BB says:

        I love DD, but I never blogged it. I believe Stars blogged it for awhile. Of course it’s set up, but they don’t pretend that it’s not. And I believe they are being themselves no matter what.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Ah….I could have swore it was you. Maybe I just saw you comment on it. In any event, who ever blogged it , did a great job,

    • melthehound says:

      The first comment that shows, “The world need’s more Robertson’s and fewer Kardashian’s”

      Add most of the HW families to that ‘fewer’ list.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        Hear, Hear..

        • HuskerHuny says:

          Love, love, love the Ducks! I believe the scenes are set up, but everything else is true Robertson. There’s nothing fake about this family. So grounded, normal and kind. And funny without trying. Loved the line where Phil tells his conversation-challenged grandsons that they should go to Walmart and buy a personality. Would the HWs or Kardashians be caught dead in a Walmart or merely utter the name?

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            I too believe these folks are who they portray themselves to be .Being “kin” means something to them and unlike the Gudice/Gorga feud, I can’t see this family fracturing over petty squabbles.

  49. cusi77 says:

    Just an observation:

    I have just watched the moment when the Gorga kids meet in Gia’s Party, and all of them hug each other, even Antonia held Audriana -who plays with her curly hair, very familiar to her Cousin… Hmmm- a three year old IF she is not in contact with her cousins for a year, she wouldn’t let her held her in her arms. Gia kissing the two small boys, they kiss her back… BRAVO is playing us like a P.I.A.N.O. The adults are acting (Ya’ Know, we pay our bills!) But the kids act like kids who see each other regularly.. This is my story and I stick with it! Haa!

    • melthehound says:

      Good catch, Cusi 🙂

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      That’s a fair observation although, my niece and nephew are proudly displayed on my wall. Even though my kids haven’t seen their cousins in about 2 years (because they live in Canada)…they know who their cousins are and express love for them. Granted our kids talk on the phone (as do my sister and I). So I do think it’s possible that the kids might not have seen each other in a while but would still remember each other.

      I love seeing Antonia and Milania interact. It makes me wish my sister and I (not to mention the rest of my family) lived closer so our kids could grow up together. It kills me to have these big elaborate birthday parties for my kids but their cousins aren’t there to share it with them…and vice versa.

  50. Mene Seela says:

    Good evening everyone.
    Powell if you are here you mentioned “Simon was an idiot for leaving his fulltime job for his partnership in the tequila biz. He didn’t have to quit his job to do that when it was a startup company. ”
    IIRC Simon was fired from his job because he made inappropiate passes at customers and staff. That was after he & Tamra embarrassed the business with their insufferable on screen behavior.

  51. Nancy says:

    Night, night ladies.

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