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Alexis Bellino of The Real Housewives of Orange County is speaking out about her beef with Tamra Barney and her return to the Bravo show after supposedly quitting.

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As loyal watchers know, an intimate dinner at Barney's new fitness studio immediately devolved into mass chaos, with the co-stars in the middle of it.

Tamra forcibly removed Alexis from the premises, telling her the "get the f--- out," leaving Bellino friends Vicki Gunvalson and Lydia Stirling-McLaughlin stunned.

"I definitely regret going to Tamra's party," Bellino said. "Who wouldn't?!?"

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Previously on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Vicki invited Alexis to a party at Tamra's new gym. Because nothing says "let's be friends again" like inviting your former friend's worst enemy to a party.

Oh, Vicki.

What else will Lady Gunvalson stir up? Read THG's +/- recap to find out now!

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Alexis comes to visit Vicki and gives her a little Rah Rah about her plastic surgery. And a mirror so she'll always know how beautiful she is. Okay, okay, it's kind of sweet. Plus 4.

Vicki drops the bomb on Alexis that she wants Alexis to come to the party at Tamra's with her. When Vicki says she needs Alexis there, Alexis' tone changes. Alexis wants to bring Lydia so Vicki texts Tamra to find out if that's okay. 

Tamra's response: "Yeah. I just don't want any nonsense. This is supposed to be a happy time." 

Just to recap, Alexis agrees to go to a party where she knows she's not really wanted and asks to bring a guest. Minus 8.

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There's a new housewife in town on The Real Housewives of Orange County. Lydia McLaughlin joins the crew.

Will the truce between Vicki and Tamra hold? How will Lydia fit in with the rest of the women?

We're about to find out!.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

Alexis is the first housewife invited over to Vicki's house to meet Baby Troy. She brings lunch. Plus 10. That's how it works. A new baby is born and people should take food.

That baby is so cute. He's like a grumpy little old man! Plus 15 for cuteness!

Everything is going great and then Alexis brings up Brooks. Briana gets really quiet and gives a telling "huh." Vicki says she can't explain what's going on with Brooks to anyone because even she doesn't know what's going on. But it seems that she's not saying anything because Briana's at the table. 

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The Real Housewives of Orange County returned last week with a baby and a whimper.

Tonight, Vicki's "work" is a hot topic for discussion and there's enough Jim and Alexis to make us all want to take a scalding hot shower to burn the ick off our skin.

Plus, Heather will try to broker a peace agreement between Vicki and Tamra.

You know, just another day in Orange County!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

At Casa Dubrow, the ladies have gathered for a clambake. Gretchen breaks the ice with Vicki first by asking about her new grandson Troy and Briana. Plus 5 Gretchen! Atta girl.

Tamra's not really interested in having a conversation with Vicki, but is certainly interested in talking about Vicki's recent plastic surgery. Not like she's never had any work done.

Pot and kettle and such. Minus 7.

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As the Beverly Hills crew bows out, the ORH (that's "Original Real Housewives") are back as the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 premieres!

This season promises drama, babies, and lots of blonde headed women - and Heather - knocking back wine and "champs" on Bravo's flagship franchise.

With new cast member Lydia McLaughlin joining in and former cast member Lauri Peterson set to return this season, there's sure to be some drama.

This should be awesome.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 Cast

Vicki's redecorating to celebrate Donn's exit and Brianna and Ryan's entrance. She's ready to dive right into her role as grandmother. Plus 10.

A quick Minus 5 for calling Brianna huge. 

Plus 3 for moving the furniture with her assistant instead of waiting for a man to help her and another Plus 5 for the wine break while moving it!

Still reeling from Slade comparing her to Miss Piggy during his stand-up gig last season, Vicki's been working out in the off season. And by working out, we of course mean getting a nose job, cheek injections, and a chin implant.

But hey, at least she's not hiding behind "sinus surgery." Plus 12 for honesty. Except she hasn't told the other women.

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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.

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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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Alexis Bellino shared "big news" via Twitter Monday. She cut her hair! OMFG!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star removed her extensions and cut her hair short. "I wanted to do this cut for over a year!" the 35-year-old wrote.

"After last season nothing scares me! Thoughts?" Vote on her best look below:

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Of course, it wouldn't be The Real Housewives of Orange County - and Alexis specifically - without drama. Gretchen Rossi had a few "thoughts" on the change.

Rossi, 33, cut her hair short last month and claims Bellino copied her. "Funny when people copy a lot of things you do!" she tweeted. "Weird or compliment?"

"I was trying to be different and have a different look than long hair, but I guess that went out the door! LOL! Funny! I didn't call the press! I just did it!"

BURN.

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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.”

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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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