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Tamra Barney is unafraid to dish it out online, or on TV, or in person, but a recent f-bomb she dropped on Gretchen Rossi's fiance might have taken it too far.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star, who is current embroiled in a vicious custody battle with her ex-husband Simon Barney, got fired up on Twitter.

When a fan suggested she was a hypocrite for criticizing Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley while dealing with her own family issues, Tamra went OFF.

Bridgette Ramirez wrote on the social media site:

“@TamraBarney Would Talk About @SladeSmiley ALL The Time, But Now That Roles Are Reversed ... She DOESN’T Like It! @GretchenRossi #Karma”

The mother of four snapped back unabashedly: “Oh plz. That f--ker is a deadbeat with a sick son. Keep supporting him, it makes you look Real good!”

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Looks like former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi hit a nerve by commenting on Tamra Barney's high-profile custody war with ex-husband Simon.

After Rossi told celebrity gossip magazine Life & Style she thinks Barney “cares more about ‘RHOC’ than taking care of her kids,” Barney shot back at her.

“This nasty b!tch will do anything to stay relevant," she said.

“GO AWAY! You know nothing about my life or my kids."

"I pray that one day you have the happiness and beautiful children I have. I pray that your children are not hurt by divorce and their names are not [dragged] through the mud by people like you.”

Yikes.

Rossi was quick to respond on Twitter, calling Barney a “hypocrite,” and reminding her how quick she was to “trash talk” her beau Slade Smiley and his dirty laundry.

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Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino will be noticeably absent if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online and catch up on last night's premiere.

Suffice it to say, returning cast members Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson aren't exactly what you'd call broken up over the exile of their former co-stars.

Vicki, Tamra, and Heather Hit Hawaii
Vicki and Tamra tag along with Heather for a girls' weekend when Heather goes to Hawaii to film a role on Hawaii Five-0.

The Season 9 opener saw Shannon Beador and Lizzie Rovsek taking over for the departed twosome, and for Tamra and Vicki, there is no love lost.

In fact, the ladies threw major shade at their former co-stars in a live television interview Monday on NBC's TODAY, admitting they don’t miss them.

At all.

“We ran them out of the O.C.,” Tamra said, to which Kathie Lee Gifford asked if they missed them and Vicki said, “I miss Alexis. Her and I are good friends.”

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The Real Housewives have been serving up juicy reality TV drama since back in 2006 when it all started in the OC.

Ah, it's hard to remember life before these ladies graced our screens...

But there once was a time before the bling, fame, and public cat fights.

We've got the pictures to prove it. Let's take a trip to the past, shall we?

Check out some of the best of the best throwback photos of some of your favorite Real Housewives of Orange County, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Miami, N.Y.C. and N.J.!

Click through the many classic shots of big '80s hair, ridiculous outfits, and adorable baby pics along the way and tell us: Who's your favorite housewife?

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The axe has come down on a pair of Real Housewives of Orange County cast members.

A Bravo insider tells Star that Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino have both been fired from the franchise, the former for making up facts about her life in order to get more screen time and the latter because producers didn't think she brought much to the show.

Neither will appear at all on Season 9.

Tamra Barney, Vicki Gunvalson, Heather Dubrow and Lydia McLaughlin, however, have all been asked to return and will go into production on their new scripted controversies and fights later this month.

In related news, Taylor Armstrong is out of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Will you miss Alexis and Gretchen in Orange County?

 

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While the world is still reeling from Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs, the dramatic conclusion to The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 will hopefully take our minds off Hannah Montana's Humpty Dancing.

Did anyone else ever imagine Miley Cyrus and the OC housewives being mentioned in the same sentence? Yeah, me neither.

Anyway. Let's get to it with THG's +/- recap!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Say Cheers

Andy's first question for Heather is about her house and the offer they couldn't refuse. The model of their new house is built and they hope to break ground by December. Plus 8?

Next he brings up Heather's return to acting and Terry's many attempts at joking his way through the stress of flying solo. Heather defends their on-camera fighting as part of real life after being together for 16 years. Plus 15.

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Welcome back for Part Two of the The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion!

After the ladies grilled Gretchen on her maybe-more-than-friends relationship with a mystery dude during her late fiance' Jeff's illness - an event that happened SEASONS ago and was mentioned in passing during the 100th episode special - Andy Cohen will finally give the fashion maven a chance to turn the tables on the girls.

Will Gretchen get closure from her so-called "friends"? Ehhh, probably not. 

If there's one thing the previews tell us, it's that the ladies better be wearing waterproof mascara. Let's get started with our THG +/- recap, shall we?

Sitting Down With Andy Cohen

Minus 10 for hearing Vicki say "whoop it up" again. And Minus 15 for reliving Stripper-gate. 

Vomit. Minus 45 for hearing about Jim's Big Jim. OMG. Vomit and brain bleach and more vomit. And mouthwash.

Lydia says she'll be open with her kids about her mom's pot-smoking ways, thanks in part to the show. Vicki's never smoked pot and doesn't think her mom should smoke it either. Um. Okay then.

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We might be finished with The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, but that doesn't mean Bravo's Andy Cohen is!

He'll sit down with the domestic divas and rehash the highs and lows of the OG Housewives' franchise. He's got Lauri Peterson in the house so we know this is going to be good.

We'll sit here with a glass of pinot to recap it all in true THG +/- fashion.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion

First question to Vicki. Her divorce from Donn isn't final. Still. Two seasons later. Minus 3.

There's "no sense of urgency" because once she signs the papers she'll have to pay spousal support. Makes sense to me. Plus 8.

After Vicki peed Tamra's bed in Mexico, Tamra slept in it. Minus 25.

Tamra's planning to throw Gretchen a bachelorette party, so maybe those two made up in the off-season? 

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There's drama afoot at Vicki's end-of-season party on The Real Housewives of Orange County

But then it wouldn't really be an OC party without drama, now would it? No, it wouldn't.

Let's dissect the drama one more time with our THG +/- recap.

Gossip Girls

Slade and Gretchen arrive at Vicki's party and can't find anyone. Because they're all sitting around talking about Gretchen and Slade. Minus 12.

Slade pays Lydia an actual compliment and she calls him a douche anyway. Two wrongs and a right, or something, I guess. Minus 4.

Ryan tells Slade and Gretchen that Brooks isn't allowed on the property because he's not a great man and he's a liar and Brooks is bad. Vicki's on the phone with Brooks while that's all going down.

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Last night's episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County saw Gretchen Rossi's extravagant proposal to Slade Smiley finally make its way to TV.

Channeling her inner Marilyn to meet Slade atop L.A.'s AT&T building to pop the question, she conquered her fear in a moment she'll never forget.

That doesn't mean they're tying the knot anytime soon, however.

Gretchen Proposes to Slade

At Sunday's premiere of The Smurfs 2, she was a little more reserved about wedding plans, though she did flash her engagement ring for the cameras.

When can we expect to see the happy duo walk down the aisle?

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