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RHOC's Newbie Lydia McLaughlin: 'You Can't Really Win in This Type of Show'

UpdatePosted 05/20/2013 12:45PM

Lydia McLaughlin on Real Housewives of Orange County Costars: 'Those Women are Intense'

Originally posted 05/20/2013 12:00PM

When Lydia McLaughlin was offered the chance to join the eighth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County she leapt at the chance.

But now, just halfway through her maiden season, she admits that she may have been a bit naïve when she climbed aboard the reality TV ranks.

"It is more difficult than I thought it would be!" she told PEOPLE while attending Corolle's Adopt-a-Doll event in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley Are Engaged After She Proposes

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Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley Are Engaged After She Proposes

Originally posted 04/24/2013 07:00PM

He said yes!

Slade Smiley is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and Real Housewives of Orange County costar, Gretchen Rossi, 34, after she recently proposed, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The popping of the question will be televised on Bravo's hit show.

"They're really happy about getting married," a source tells PEOPLE of the pair. "Gretchen always does everything out of the box, so no one is too surprised she was the one who proposed. She really wants kids with Slade, so that was a big motivator."

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Real Housewives' Vicki Gunvalson's Own Mom Didn't Know She Had Plastic Surgery

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Real Housewives' Vicki Gunvalson's Own Mom Didn't Know She Had Plastic Surgery

Originally posted 04/04/2013 11:25AM

Get new nose. Check. Get new cheeks. Check. Tell Mom. Oops.

Vicki Gunvalson's own mother didn't even know her Real Housewives of Orange County star daughter had gone under the knife until she saw the new look on the show.

"And she saw me right after surgery," Gunvalson told PEOPLE Wednesday at the Bravo upfronts for TV writers in New York City.

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See Real Housewife Vicki Gunvalson's New Face

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Real Housewives of Orange County: Vicki Gunvalson Reveals Post-Plastic Surgery Face

Originally posted 04/02/2013 04:30PM

It's a whole new Vicki Gunvalson!

Bravo's original Housewife returned to the airwaves Monday night on the season 8 premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County. And she looks a little different.

"I'm all about renovating everything right now, whether it's my body or my home," she said on the show. "And I decided, what can I do to build my self-esteem?"

So, she revealed, she got a nip and a tuck from costar Alexis Bellino's plastic surgeon.

"I did some cartilage reconstruction on my nose," she said. "I had some fat injected in the upper part of my cheeks so I don't have any more wrinkles. And I did a little chin implant."

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Real Housewives of Orange County Cast Heats Up Hot in Cleveland Set!

Real Housewives of Orange County Cast Heats Up Hot in Cleveland Set!

Originally posted 11/13/2012 06:00AM

Hot in Orange County!

Real Housewives of Orange County Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi visited the set of Hot in Cleveland on Friday in support of castmate Heather Dubrow's guest role.

Joined by fiancé Eddie Judge, Barney arrived at 5 p.m. with Gunvalson but Rossi and boyfriend Slade Smiley were an hour late.

"The ladies seemed to be having a good time in the audience greeting fans," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Tamra even got up to dance with a fellow audience member between takes."

And although they may feud on the Bravo reality show, the women couldn't have been more supportive of Dubrow.

"All the girls cheered and clapped for Heather every time she was on set," the source says.

When the taping ended, the Housewives came down to the stage to greet the cast and pose for pictures on set.

"They were overheard saying they were all going to dinner to celebrate Heather's guest role," the source adds.




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Alexis Bellino: I'm Leaving The Real Housewives of O.C.

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Alexis Bellino Says She's Leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County

Originally posted 09/24/2012 03:15PM

The Real Housewives of Orange County will be down a wife when it comes back for season 8.

Cast member Alexis Bellino tells PEOPLE in a statement that she will no longer be a part of the Bravo show.

"After three seasons of appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County, I have made the difficult decision not to return for season 8," she says.

"Although Bravo made me a very generous offer and I'm thankful to have had this experience, I will be leaving the show behind to focus on my family and other opportunities."

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Sneak Peek: Highlights of Real Housewives of O.C.'s Explosive Reunion

Real Housewives of Orange County: Get a Sneak Peek at the Season 7 Reunion

Originally posted 07/09/2012 09:00AM

The Real Housewives of Orange County ended on an explosive note with former friends Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson erupting into a screaming match in the season 7 finale.

Well, the end was just the beginning.

In an exclusive first look at the upcoming two-part reunion special, which airs July 10 (9 p.m. ET) and July 16 (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo, the ladies appear to be at each other's throats – again.

And besides getting attacked by a bird, host Andy Cohen will be asking questions of all five women on the following topics:

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Real Housewives of O.C.: Will Tamra & Vicki Be Friends Again?

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Real Housewives of Orange County: Will Tamra Barney & Vicki Gunvalson Be Friends Again?

Originally posted 06/27/2012 10:10AM

There's one thing that always stays the same on The Real Housewives of Orange County: change.

On Tuesday's season finale, former "friends, soul mates, sisters" Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson had a heated screaming-match at Heather Dubrow's name-changing party that seems to have ruptured their friendship for good.

Of course, that could change. After all, last season Tamra and Gretchen Rossi were at each other's throats, and this season they're pals who can't stop exchanging gifts.

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Tamra Barney Reveals She Had Cervical Cancer

Originally posted 04/09/2012 12:55PM



The stars of Bravo's Real Housewives franchises are no strangers to plastic surgery. Whether they're getting their lips plumped, faces lifted or breasts done, there have been women on the shows willing to go under the knife on camera.

But on this season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, veteran Housewife Tamra Barney had her breast implants removed. And now she's appearing on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss why.

"I have a long list of reasons why I had them removed," Barney says in a clip of the episode airing Thursday. "Starting with they always felt too big for my body."

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Real Housewife Tamra Barney Is Engaged

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Tamra Barney Is Engaged to Eddie Judge

Originally posted 03/06/2012 11:15PM

There is another Real Housewives wedding in the works!

Orange County star Tamra Barney is engaged, a source tells PEOPLE.

The reality star, 43, and her boyfriend of two years, Eddie Judge, 38, "are so excited right now and can't wait to be married," says the source.

The ups and downs of her previous marriage to Simon Barney, which were well documented on the Bravo series, ended in divorce in 2010.

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