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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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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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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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They're no strangers to drama, but the war of words that erupted between Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney on The Real Housewives of Orange County season finale this week was extreme even by their standards.

What's more, it apparently continues on the upcoming reunion show.

"Vicki insinuated that I cheated on my ex-husband, Simon, with [my current fiancé Eddie Judge]," Tamra revealed after Tuesday's fireworks. "That was just way out of line. Out of anybody in the world, for her to say that, was just totally below the belt."

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Tamra and Vicki's feuding began on the June 26 finale, and when the pair reunited six months later to film the reunion show, things only got worse.

What's changed? "It all comes down to Brooks [Ayers]," Tamra says, blaming Vicki's new man for brainwashing her former BFF. "

"He's changed her so much, I just don't know if she's the same Vicki."

All season long, Tamra questioned Brooks' motives. The reason?

"He's obsessed with the show; I think he's obsessed with being famous," says Tamra, who says Vicki is in denial. "I don't want to see her getting taken advantage of, but she doesn't want to hear anything anybody says, so my hands are tied."

"Right now I am extremely angry with her. I'm broken up with her."

The fight breaks out during part one of the reunion, which airs July 10 at 9 p.m. Tell us: Whose side are you on in the RHOC feud?

 

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Friendship bracelets, Pussycat dolls, Costa Rica, engagement rings, and cake-eating party crashers. This season of The Real Housewives of Orange County has had it all.

Tonight, on the season finale, notes are compared and confrontations are had.

Find out how it all goes down with THG's official +/- recap!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Cast

Sarah's still being a ball of drunken crazy about being picked on for breaking the cake. Over her. Minus 3.

In two signs of the Apocalypse, Terry calls Brooks "a really nice guy" (Minus 4) and Tamra decides to eat carbs (Plus 4).

To commemorate their five months of being friends, and as a tit-for-tat from the first episode, Gretchen gives Tamra a friendship bracelet. Each charm represents something special, but one heart represents how Tamra's unbreakable. Tamra tells Gretchen she loves her and thanks her for being such a good friend.

And then she cries again. While Tamra needs to lay off the booze tonight, it's a nice moment for these ladies. Plus 10.

Sarah's still whining about the cake and has the audacity to call Heather the rude one. Heather calls for the "heavy artillery" - a bunch of ladies in cocktail dresses and Terry and says it's time for Sarah to go. Plus 3.

Alexis tries to get louder than everyone else to bring about a resolution and Slade speaks up as the voice of reason. There's no need for a resolution. There's a need for Sarah to leave because that's what's been asked of her.

As they get Sarah to the door, the greatest line in all of reality television ever, or maybe just this season, falls out of Sarah's mouth: "Is this the world we live in? Over a bleeping piece of tiny cake?"

Yes, Sarah. Yes it is. Buh-bye. Plus 10.

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Tonight on The Real Housewives of Orange County Heather and Terry throw a party and one of the housewives brings a party-crasher as her date.

How did that turn out in part one of the two-part finale?

Find out right here in THG's official +/- recap!

Heather Dubrow, Cake

Tamra meets Heather and Gretchen for dinner to show off her new bling and tell the story. She called Heather from Bora Bora. She didn't call Gretchen. Minus 12.

And minus 3 for those giant blue feather earrings Gretchen's wearing.

Tamra thought Gretchen would be upset, but Gretchen's happy for her. Plus 10. Mostly happy at least. There's that whole "Tamra just signed her divorce papers" thing.

Tamra hasn't been able to get in touch with Vicki because Vicki's spending all her time with Brooks. Ew.

Alexis meets up with Sarah and tells her about Phony-gate. Apparently, Alexis is just nice. And nice means phony now in Alexis Land. And in the real world "nice" means "nice" and "phony" means Alexis. Minus 8.

Sarah says the other women are just jealous. And then she says Heather's had too much Botox. And then Alexis invites Sarah to be her wingwoman at Heather's party and all I see is Sarah starting drama. Minus 5.

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This week on The Real Housewives of Orange County, one aspiring housewife was hoping - practically begging - for a ring, while another potential candidate was less than enthused by the idea of her man proposing.

How did it shake out? Find out in THG's +/- recap!

It seems Vicki's found something about Brooks that's a little less than perfect. His teeth. Specifically, the fact that some of them are missing.

She's treating him to a set of new chompers. Minus 10 because I can't ever unsee the pictures of his missing teeth. And also because Vicki won't let the doctor talk.

Tamra Barney, Eddie Judge

At dinner, Tamra tells Eddie about her trip. She says she and Alexis "got into it a little bit." A little bit. Gee, Tamra, I think you're leaving out a thing or two.

Eddie's taking her to Bora Bora. Next week. After she just got back from Costa Rica. I hate her. (Not really.) Minus 25.

Alexis has an on-air reporting gig. Plus 10 for keeping her cleavage under wraps this time!

It's a fashion segment, and given that she's a fashion maven, this should be a slam dunk, right? It actually seems to go well! Good job, Alexis! Plus 10.

Tamra and Eddie are headed to Bora Bora. She wonders if he's going to propose and doesn't want to tell the other women she's going in case he doesn't.

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Previously on the Real Housewives of Orange County, the ladies headed to Costa Rica to call Alexis out on her phoniness and materialism. And Vicki took some whacky pills.

This week the adventure continues and involves... paddling.

Down a river, of course. Read on for THG's +/- review!

The Real Housewives of Orange County Cast

We're still at dinner and Alexis is in tears because Tamra can't keep her voice down. Tamra's pretty much being a bitch right now. Minus 25.

Vicki says that at times they're all materialistic. Plus 10 for that tidbit of truth.

Gretchen tries to speak up for Alexis but ends up twisting the knife a little bit more. Alexis gets up to leave the table and Heather wants to hug it out first. Alexis says no hugs. She wants to be alone.

Gretchen gives her a head start and then goes after Alexis, but Alexis won't let her in the hotel room.

Here's the kicker - this intervention all happened before dinner was even served. Way to go, ladies. Now Alexis is crying herself to sleep on an empty stomach. Minus 10.

Back at the table, Gretchen bursts into tears because she hurt her friend by trying to both be honest and defend Alexis. Vicki decides to take Alexis her lobster dinner and after barging into the room, Vicki promptly begins to talk about herself. Minus 10.

Gretchen's gone from crying to cranky because Vicki was let inside Alexis' room and she wasn't. She's defended Alexis so many times and this is the thanks she gets?

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