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Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi of The Real Housewives of Orange County are engaged in a full-scale beef. Again. But what was the catalyst this time?

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  • Gretchen Rossi Photograph

According to reports, it began with a lie that was caught on camera:

“It started when Alexis Bellino was invited to an event by Tamra. Gretchen was upset that Tamra would invite Alexis when Gretchen is no longer friends with her."

"Gretchen contacted Tamra off camera about this, and Tamra denied inviting her blaming it on producers!” an insider told celebrity gossip site Radar.

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The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 will debut April 1 on Bravo.

Yes, we are somehow on the EIGHTH season of this franchise, which will bring back cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino and Heather Dubrow, while also introducing fans to Lydia McLaughlin.

She owns/operates a high-end magazine in Southern California and she's featured in the official cast photo below:

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

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Looks like Jesus Jugs is on her way out.

Alexis Bellino is on the verge of leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County, according to a new report in Us Weekly (which cites an anonymous source).

After three seasons, "Alexis was really tired of being bullied and chose home and family life over celebrity," the insider explains of Alexis' decision to stop filming.

While she is said to have begun contract negotiations with Bravo, the former Housewife "wanted to go back to a simple life in Orange County," the source adds.

Jesus Jugs

In July, Alexis, 35, and her husband, Jim Bellino, decried the verbal bullying and attacks they say they suffered from the RHOC cast, particularly Tamra Barney.

The couple has even threatened to sue Barney for ridiculing their faith.

During Season 7, Alexis butted heads with Barney, Gretchen Rossi and Heather Dubrow. They didn't like her much. "Phony-Gate" became a major storyline.

Regarding the mother of James, 5, and 4-year-olds Melania and Mackenna, Bravo says "we have not made any decisions about a Season 8 pick up or casting."

Would you want to see Alexis Bellino back on RHOC?

 

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The epic feuds on The Real Housewives of Orange County were so hard on her, Alexis Bellino was unsure for a time if she could handle another year.

“Initially, I was leaning toward not returning after such a difficult season,” she said of participating in another season of Bravo's flagship franchise.

“But they asked me to come back," Bellino says. "I’m in the process of soul-searching to make the best decision for me and my family.”

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The blonde has become a primary target for fellow housewives, especially Heather Dubrow and Tamra Barney, over the past 12 months.

It was rumored that Alexis would be canned from the show if she didn't quit on her own, but her above quote implies that's not the case.

She still has one ally if she returns: “I'm sad it reached the point it has with some of them. Vicki [Gunvalson] and I are still good friends."

"We speak every week and hang out when we get the chance.”

Do you want to see Alexis Bellino back on RHOC?

 

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The claws have come out between Alexis Bellino, her husband Jim and Tamra Barney. The legal claws, that is.

Days after The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion special, Alexis and Jim have released a statement in which they threaten to sue their castmate over recent remarks, most notably her insistence on referring to Alexis as "Jesus Jugs."

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County is a reality show that is meant to entertain and engage audiences with the lives of its cast members. We recognize that the personalities, drama and conflict of the show attract fans to the popular Bravo reality series," the Bellinos said to Us Weekly.

"Unfortunately, some cast members use the show as a platform for personal attacks and character assassination, perhaps out of personal insecurity or simply to inflict pain. To the extent possible, we try to ignore this behavior.

"This vicious and malicious attack on our family will no longer be tolerated. We have continually tried to take the high road, however, if necessary, we are prepared to defend ourselves against these unfounded, slanderous and defamatory remarks to the fullest extent of the law."

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They just reunited as a cast, but will The Real Housewives of Orange County be splitting up for Season 8?

Sources tell The New York Post that Bravo is seeking to freshen up the franchise, with producers having already sent an email saying they are looking for "fabulous affluent women and their families who live in amazing homes to potentially be on this series."

Which cast members may get the boot if new irritating, spoiled women are brought on board?

Not Real Housewives of Orange County

Vicki Gunvalson and Alexis Bellino.

The latter was slammed throughout Season 7 and rumors began to circulate last week that she may not return in 2013. She didn't exactly make a positive impression on executives when she left early during filming in Costa Rica a few months ago.

The future of Gunvalson is more unclear, but one possibility is for her pregnant 24-year-old daughter, Brianna Wolfsmith, to join the cast. She eloped last year and there's plenty of potential for fireworks there.

Would you be sad to see Vicki or Alexis go, viewers?

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Not much can top Tamra's nicknaming Alexis "Jesus Jugs" last week, but with Brooks and Briana stopping by the Real Housewives of Orange County are going to try.

Someone get poor Andy Cohen a helmet. Or vodka.

Let's get to part two of the RHOC Reunion with our THG +/- review.

Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion

Andy addresses Gretchen and Alexis' falling out first. It's clear that Alexis is more upset about this than Gretchen is because her hands are flapping around like she's trying to direct an airplane to landing.

Nose job. Sinus surgery. You didn't have my back. Yes, I did. Whatever. If Alexis attempts to look down her new nose any more she's going to go cross-eyed.

And now Alexis' Fox 5 segment comes up. Gretchen pulls out an email that proves that Fox 5 wanted her first. Alexis says the producer said they'd never offered Gretchen the job. Neither woman can see that a producer might say whatever needed to be said to get the job done. Minus 12.

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Alexis Bellino has taken a serious beating on The Real Housewives of Orange County this season, leading her to wonder whether it will be her last.

On last week's Real Housewives of Orange County reunion, the women all ganged up on Bellino for her antics and treatment of the show's crew.

"I've never seen anybody treat a [TV] crew the way you treat this crew," co-star and former actress Heather Dubrow said as Andy Cohen moderated.

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"You speak to them like trash and they are beneath you ... take a moment to look inside yourself. If everyone says you're dead, it's time to lie down!"

Ouch. Don't expect the bad blood to simmer down either.

Dubrow added at an event later in the week that "at some point you have to know when to shut the door ... and I think I've shut that door."

For her part, Bellino said that "[Vicki] and I are still in a lot of contact" since the season ended, but "the other girls and I ... we're not talking."

The Vicki Gunvalson-Tamra Barney feud has nothing on the group's collective assault on Bellino, with "Phony-Gate" dominating the season.

As such, Bellino claimed she's mulling whether to return. "I don't know at this point," she said of coming back for RHOC's Season 8 next year.

"Honestly, I think I've taken a pretty good beating and I don't know."

What do you think? Do you want to see Alexis Bellino back?

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On Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion, Gretchen Rossi reportedly accuses Vicki Gunvalson of cheating on her husband with Brooks Ayers.

Vicki's daughter Briana Wolfsmith triggers a vicious war of words between her mom, Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Barney on the combative reunion special.

The fight was triggered when host Andy Cohen asks Briana about Vicki's relationship with now-beau Brooks Ayers before she was separated from husband Don.

Briana did not hold back.

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"I've known that name for years and never liked him," Briana says, as if her feelings toward Brooks weren't clear already. "He's been around for a long time."

Gretchen Rossi, whose blowouts with Vicki are legendary, weighs in, "You were accusing a lot of stuff with me, wow … I just think it's funny you were so accusatory of me."

"I was!" Vicki snaps. "I was doing nothing of the same things!"

"Why would it be weird? My husband was having an affair for 20 years," she says in her own defense. "This is not the forum to be discussing … he's not an angel."

This spills over into the ongoing Tamra Barney-Vicki Gunvalson feud, as Tamra jumps in, offering to disclose a salacious tidbit about Vicki's vacation hijinks.

Vicki then calls Tamra "disgusting," denying her claims she woke up naked with a man in Cabo ... and so on and so forth. Should make for quality television.

Tell us: Whose side are you on in the RHOC feud?

 

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Two weeks after The Real Housewives of Orange County season finale, the women are sitting down on Andy Cohen's couches in Part One of the Season 7 reunion.

Will Alexis get an apology for being called phony? (Probably not.) Will Vicki have to defend Brooks? (Probably.) And how many times will she say "love tank"? (One time too many.)

Let's find out in THG's Real Housewives of Orange County +/- recap!

Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion

Tamra's hair is as big as Alexis' boobs. Minus 5.

We're 60 seconds in and Vicki's already lamenting the fact that Brianna eloped and almost had cancer. Minus 10.

Andy just pointed out that Gretchen and Tamra have swapped hairstyles. Which explains everything. And he's wasting no time asking about Vicki's fur coat. Plus 2.

Alexis says the reason she mispronounced Katie Couric's last name is because she has an accent. You know, like the British. Minus 4.

Here it goes, Alexis and the infamous Fox 5 news reporter scandal. She says that Jim's douche-maneuver in virtually everything regarding Alexis and what she wants, is just because he has a strong personality. Heather calls her out on it and says it's like he's her Daddy. Then she slams Tamra saying "she's still married."

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