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Last week, Shannon Beador was named Best Housewife Ever following an online vote that shocked millions of Bravo fanatics - and Shannon herself!

After all, Beador has only been on The Real Housewives of Orange County for one season and during that time, the feud between Tamra Barney and Lizzie Rovsek dominated the series.

But fans must have enjoyed the way Shannon watched from the sidelines, because at the end of the 64-gal tournament, Shannon had beaten out longtime favorites like NeNe Leakes, Lisa Vanderpump, and Bethenny Frankel.

In the clip above, Shannon thanks fans once again for voting for her...and still seems just as confused by the results as the rest of us. 

But while we may never understand how or why she won the award, we're certain that the prizes Shannon received will come in handy on the next season of RHOC.

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Reality star Tamra Barney's salary has been revealed - at least her salary, according to her bitter ex-husband - and it's a lot more than you might think.

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According to court documents, The Real Housewives of Orange County star is raking in roughly $600,000 per year to stir the pot and meddle on Bravo.

Given the ratings she brings in, it's obviously worth it for the network, making you wonder if you'll ever see Tamra Barney fired. But that's another story.

Tamra's finances, along with her estranged relationship with her daughter, are the subject of much contention as she battles Simon Barney in court.

Simon says he makes $120,000 per year as a sales consultant, most of which goes to personal expenses, while his ex-wife earns roughly $50,000 a month.

Daughter Sidney lives with him “100% of the time,” he claims, adding to his fiscal burden, while Sidney's texts to Tamra reveal the state of that relationship.

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Last week, the custody hearing involving Tamra Barney and her ex-husband Simon got ugly when Simon's new girlfriend called Tamra "f--king ugly" in court.

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Turns out that was just the tip of the family dysfunction iceberg, as court documents obtained by Radar Online reveal that even with the custody battle delayed until October 9, Tamra and Simon remain entangled in an increasingly ugly legal battle that's sure to have a negative impact on their children.

Tamra was served with divorce papers and accused of adultery way back in January of 2010, but the issue of who will receive primary custody of her and Simon's three children shows no sign of being resolved soon.

In the latest development, the court assigned a "reunification counselor" to help with issues of "parental alienation" that often accompany such a bitter custody dispute.

For her, part Tamra has gone on record as saying that the divorce has ruined her relationship with her 15-year-old daughter Sidney, in part because texts and tweets filed as evidence by her husband have forced the mother and daughter to relive their ugliest fights:

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Tamra Barney's life hasn't gotten any smoother since she wrapped her latest, and possibly last, season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

The fiery reality star reportedly got into a screaming match with her ex-husband Simon Barney’s new girlfriend Catushia Ienni at a hearing in their custody case.

Who Does That?

Tamra and her husband Eddie Judge, squared off in court against Simon Barney, who has accused her of child neglect, and his latest love interest.

The drama escalated to reality show levels when Eddie pretended to take out his phone to film Simon and Catushia Ienni. Tamra asked, “How do you like it?”

According to Tamra, Catushia secretly her at her daughter’s first day of school without her consent (presumably to demonstrate that she's an unfit mother).

“I didn’t take video of you!” Catushia shouted. “I don’t need a picture of your ugly f--king face!”

“Nice language,” Tamra Barney fired back at the much younger woman.

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The Real Housewives of Orange County's Vicki Gunvalson called her co-star and (former?) BFF Tamra Barney a “bitter” woman on the show's reunion Monday.

Given what we've seen lately, and the rumors that execs have fired Tamra Barney for causing too much drama (on a Bravo show!) it's touch to argue Vicki's point.

Vicki, who was crushed when she found out that Barney told Lizzie Rovsek she didn’t approve of Vicki's beau Brooks Ayers, dished it back and then some.

"I could give a rat’s ass if you like him, but just shut your mouth,” she said.

“She asked me! What do you want me to do? Lie?!” Tamra Barney asked.

It wouldn't be the first time, as Vicki immediately and pointedly noted.

“You do it all the time,” Gunvalson said, throwing shade at her hard.

“F--k you!” Barney retorted.

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Tamra Barney admitted in a recent blog post that the latest season of The Real Housewives of Orange County was her "worst year" on the show.

It seems that Bravo executives agree with that assessment.

Radar Online reports that Tamra was fired today following an explosive reunion special and an online tirade in which she slammed Lizzie Rovsek (again).

Tamra is DONE

The unlikely cause of the her termination? It seems producers believe the show had too much arguing and drama this season and they blame Tamra for constantly stirring the pot.

“Bravo is actively casting for someone who is a voice of reason,” says a production insider. “They want to replace [Tamra] who’s stirring up too much sh-t ... the entire cast is against her."

Fans love drama, of course, to a point. But the source adds that producers are worried that the constant arguing among the current cast has begun to alienate viewers:

“Everyone is stirring the pot too much, the source says. So they’re not necessarily looking for someone who’s a sex pot or out of control."

“Actually, just the opposite. They want someone who’s really successful, an entrepreneur or just someone who’s well respected among their peers.”

Wow. That is a rare feat, Tamra. When you get fired from a Bravo reality show for being too dramatic, you know it's time to see a therapist.

Just saying. You can watch the Real Housewives of Orange County online at TV Fanatic to relive every moment of Tamra's insanity this year.

Why would you trust a chick ...
... with boobs bigger than her brain?

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Tamra Barney and Lizzie Rovsek were at each other's throats all season on The Real Housewives of Orange County, but don't think for a second that the feuding is over just because they're finished filming.

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The OC frenemies have been using their Bravo blogs to take shots at one another for weeks, with the insults becoming more vicious after each episode of the Bravo reality series.

The online sniping first started to get ugly when Tamra posted Lizzie's phone number online, a move she still insists was a mistake.

Shortly thereafter, Lizzie slammed Tamra as a "mean girl" and a bully - claims that were certainly supported by Tamra's behavior throughout the season.

Now that The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion is in the bag, you might think that Tamra would ease up on hazing her first-year co-star. You would be wrong:

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On part two of The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 9 reunion, embattled star Tamra Barney once again found herself under fire from multiple fronts.

First, checking off some other boxes, Shannon Beador and her green lifestyle are profiled. She defends her doctor and choices for her home and life.

Heather is grilled about making fun of Shannon’s hair color and says she was joking. Which we doubt, as she doesn't seem to have a sense of humor.

She is, however, pretty catty beneath that friendly facade. Speaking of appearances that don't hold up under scrutiny, we have Mrs. Lizzie Rovsek.

After complaining about her non-sex life all season, now she insists things are all good - amazing - on that front. One gets the feeling she is only fronting.

Lizzie is still rambling on about her birthday party, too, of course, which if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online comes as no surprise.

Tamra tries to apologize and say she gave Lizzie a year membership to her gym as a gift, but that excuse doesn't CUT it ... see what we did there?!

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Tamra Barney has made a lot of enemies this season on The Real Housewives of Orange County, but she seemed to single out newcomer Lizzie Rovsek for a double-dose of bullying early on.

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And yes, "bullying" is really the only word for it, as Tamra has stuck with the tried and true methods of the schoolyard in her effort to frighten Lizzie off.

First, Barney encouraged the other ladies to skip Lizzie's birthday party.

Then she posted Lizzie's phone number online. You can't make this up.

The whole season has played out like a bad high school movie, complete with incredibly petty jealousies. (Tamra has been quoted as saying that she believes Eddie Judge wants to "do" Lizzie.)

Lizzie's put up with a lot, but according to her latest Bravo blog entry, she draws the line at putting up with a nickname that Tamra just won't drop:

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On The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 9 Episode 19, or part one of the reunion special, Tamra Barney was in the crosshairs once again.

If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you know how the back half of this season has gone on Bravo, and this was hardly a surprise.

She wasn't the only RHOC cast member under fire Monday, however.

From the moment the fab five took the reunion stage to rehash the Season 9 drama, it looked as if Tamra Barney was ready to straight up murder someone.

If she had to pick one person, Lizzie Rovsek would probably get the nod.

Heather Dubrow's shorter hair and bangs? Not getting it done. Other than that, they all look the same. And probably will for the next 20 seasons.

Let's hear it for botox, surgery and anti-aging hyperbaric chambers.

There was a time when these wild sexual freaks discussed what a Dirty Sanchez is (ask Dustin Diamond) before moving onto (somewhat) more serious topics.

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