RHOC Casting Gossip: Lydia Out; Meghan Stays; Gretchen Rossi Unsealed from Her Cursed Tomb After 10,000 Years to Plague Mankind???

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The hits keep coming as Radar Online makes more grave predictions in the wake of Peggy Sulahian’s alleged firing. The latest victim? Lydia McLaughlin, who used her return to serve up a hot course of judgment, prudishness and gaslighting. Those who want to keep up with Lydia’s adventures will simply need to renew their subscription to Nobleman Magazine, the periodical for men who love getting hot shaves from dudes with hand tattoos of scissors.

Radar also insists that, contrary to previous scuttlebutt, Meghan King Edmonds will improbably return yet again. Radar claims that Meghan’s pregnancy announcement gave the producers no choice, which… I mean, I see choices there, but okay. For a frame of reference, if Meghan pulls this off, she’ll have been a Housewife longer than Brandi Glanville and tied with Yolanda Hadid. So let that sink in.

And last, and certainly least, and I hesitate to even type this because acknowledging it makes it known to the universe and as we all know, The Secret works: Radar claims that *takes two stiff shots of vodka in rapid succession* GRETCHEN is a potential returnee. For the record, I do not believe this means anything other than Gretchen was the one who sold the story to Radar Online (shades of “fan favourite Jill Zarin”). Still, we must all come to grips with the fact that Slade Smiley may yet outlive us all. Make peace with your god(s) now.

Highs and Lows: Loose Lips Sink Friendships – RHOC

This week was truly The Vicki Show. After a fairly nuanced presence throughout most of the season – primarily due to nobody wanting to film with her – Vicki was back front and centre as she celebrated her birthday. It was a great episode so let’s dive in.

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Breaking Out: The Real Housewives of Orange County – Naked Wasted

There are plenty of breakout episodes in the Real Housewives archives. More than simple classics, these are the episodes that firmly establish the cast of characters and their relationships, usually culminating in some unforgettable, infinitely-rewatchable event. In this new series, Breaking Out, we’ll be looking back at these ground-breaking episodes to analyze and appreciate their brilliance, as well as their lasting legacy.

It only makes sense, then, to start at the beginning. Bonus points for my timing of getting this post up before Gretchen’s guest return to the OC tomorrow night. Before any tables were flipped, wigs were snatched, or Kelly met Bethenny, we were hanging out in the OC. The OG franchise once again trailblazed, showing us just what happens when you combine calculated mean-girling, tequila, and sleazy young men in “Naked Wasted.”

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