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We're less than two weeks away from the return of Bravo's longest-running franchise, The Real Housewives of Orange County.

What scripted drama have writers come up with for cast members Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino, Vicki Gunvalson and Heather Dubrow? E! News has spoken to a number of them and provided the following preview:

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season Seven Cast

Barney has downgraded in the chest department, reducing the size of her 34 Double Ds - and she couldn't be happier about it.

"It's been one of the best things I have ever done in my life," she says. "I feel a lot more confident without my implants."

Rossi, meanwhile, worried that newbie Dubrow might "have a stick up her ass," but Heather says she was "pleasantly surprised [by] how well we all got along" on the show. Boring!

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Step aside, Atlanta, New Jersey and Beverly Hills. The originals are about to show you how it's done.

Indeed, the Real Housewives of Orange County - Alexis Bellino, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi, Vicki Gunvalson and newcomer Heather Dubrow kick off season number-seven on February 7.

And based on the first official preview for new episodes, it looks like viewers will be in for the status quo, with the following trailer depicting catfights; plastic surgery chatter; helicopter rides; and, of course, Rossi posing naked.

Watch below.

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Bravo has announced a return date for The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Viewers can look forward to the shenanigans of Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino once again on February 7, along with new cast member Heather Dubrow, an ex-actress who is married to a famous plastic surgeon.

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Among season 7 storylines on tap:

  • Vicki moving on from her ex with a new boyfriend named Brooks.
  • Tamra and Gretchen making up... which causes a problem for Tamra and Vicki's relationship.
  • Gretchen working with The Pussycat Dolls in Las Vegas and, yes, still dating Slade. 
  • Alexis attempting to get a job as a correspondent on a local news show.

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A new cast member will come on board The Real Housewives of Orange County next season and, get this, she isn't blonde!

According to The National Enquirer, little-known actress Heather Debrow - formerly Heather Paige Kent, who appeared on the CBS series That's Life - will take the place of Peggy Tanous when this series starts shooting again. Tanous posted a message this week about why she has chosen to exit the program.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Cast Pic

In 1999, Heather married plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow, a man with his own reality show past: he appeared on The Swan and Bridalplasty. The couple resides in Newport Beach and has four children.

“It’s going to be interesting to see which side Heather chooses - either Gretchen and Alexis’ or Vicki and Tamra," an insider told the tabloid. "No matter which side she chooses, I’m sure there is going to be fireworks and drama.”

The new season for these Real Housewives will air in 2012.

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Peggy Tanous, who has been open about her battle with postpartum depression and thoughts of suicide, is no longer a Real Housewife of Orange County.

In a Facebook posting today, the reality star resigned from the Bravo franchise.

Peggy Tanous Photograph

"After months of negotiation and soul searching, I have declined their offer to return to the show," Peggy writes. "I just felt in my heart that being around the negative energy of certain cast members, being forced to have 'dramatic' confrontations and the time it would take me away from my family was just not a healthy path for me."

That's about as honest an answer as Tanous could provide, especially the part about how Bravo scripts "dramatic" confrontations.

In other franchise news, the network swears no cast member is leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey. But you'll forgive us if we don't exactly believe anything at all about these supposedly Real programs.

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In case the fact that Snooki has 2.6 million Twitter followers is not enough to shake your faith in humanity, consider this:

Multiple cast members from the Real Housewives franchise are going on tour, asking fans to dole out their hard-earned money for reasons completely unknown. Tickets go on sale August 19 and start - start! - at $49.50.

All the The Real Housewives of New Jersey

"Bravo viewers like to truly engage in the shows they are passionate about," says Ellen Stone, Bravo’s senior vice president of marketing in a statement. "With The Real Housewives Live Tour, we are able to give our fans a unique, hands-on experience with their favorite cast members across franchises that they can't experience anywhere else."

Check out the complete, incomprehensible tour schedule below.

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Extra servings of food and New Jersey are coming to Bravo.

In a programming announcement today, the network officially renewed The Real Housewives of Orange County, while also ordering a quartet of other programs.

Said Shari Levine, senior vice president of production at Bravo Media: "We are confident these new series will reinforce Bravo's pop culture brand and resonate with our engaged and upscale audience."

The Real Housewives of Orange County Cast Pic 

The new shows are:

  • Around the World in 80 Plates, in which "chefs will travel to various countries testing their skills in some of the greatest and most challenging restaurants around the globe."
  • Paint the Town, a docu-series that "gives viewers an inside look into the lives of six young women who moved to New York City with the dream of living a chic, fashionable, art-filled existence."
  • Newlyweds: The First Year, which "explores the ups and downs of marriage with this unique docu-series as six diverse couples from across the country experience the trials and tribulations of their first year of marriage."
  • Thicker Than Water: The Marinos, a look into the of the Marino family. Whoever the heck they are.

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On Bravo's Watch What Happens Live last Sunday, Vicki Gunvalson fired back against charges that she's in love with a man who neglects his kids.

Asked about Brook Ayers - the man this Real Housewife of Orange County has been allegedly dating before she even split with husband Donn and who was arrested twice in 2010 for not paying child support - Vicki said the media "doesn't tell the whole truth."

Vicki Gunvalson Reunion Pic

“I knew everything. There wasn’t any secrets and lies," Gunvalson told host Andy Cohen of reports she was duped by her boyfriend.

Vicki even penned a letter to the judge after one of Ayers' arrests, asking her man get released from custody. Is that because she is in love with Brook, Cohen asked?

"Yes, Vicki replied, who must have been lying when she said she felt guilty talking about her divorce and her relationships on the show.

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As far as Tamra Barney is concerned, she's totally rubber.

Slade Smiley? He's glue, and anything he says bounces off The Real Housewife of Orange County and sticks to Gretchen Rossi's boyfriend.

These two continue to go at one another in public, as Smiley told E! News this week that Barney is delusional for claiming he doesn't pay child support. He also finds it very creepy that Tamra has contacted Slade's ex-wife, Michelle.

Tamra Photograph

Barney has now fired back, explaining to the same site that she and Michelle were introduced through a mutual friend and:

"I feel extremely sorry for her and my heart breaks for her and Grayson. Michelle is a very strong woman and went out of her way to contact me today to tell me that she was proud of me for standing up for her and Grayson and to keep my head up."

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Slade Smiley is sick of the accusations.

The boyfriend of Gretchen Rossi is the father of 10-year-old Grayson Arroyo-Smiley, who has been diagnosed with diffuse fibrillary astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer. As of February, court documents showed that Smiley owed his ex-wife $139,000 in child support payments, prompting to Tamra Barney to label Slade as a deadbeat dad.

Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi

But Smiley has provided forms to E! News that prove his responsibilities are now being met, and he's lashing out at anyone who says otherwise.

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