Beotch fight!!! Beotch fight!!! Current Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Tamra Barney and original cast member Jeana Keough are reported to have had a drink-throwing, attempted-retaliatory-pool-tossing, post-battle-Twitter-warring cat fight on the set of Season 6. TheImproper.com put it best: "The Real Housewives of Orange County Now as Skanky as New Jersey."
That's probably the point.
The friction apparently stems from Keough having gone on a double date with Barney's ex-, Simon, and his new girlfriend, and then giving an interview to RealityTea.com in which Keough reportedly said of Tamra:
"You know that girl, you've seen her on TV. You know her mouth. If that guy [Simon] would have ever hit her or touched her, if he looked crossed-eyed at her she was screaming at him at the top of her lungs. I've had her turn on me like a rattlesnake for nothing. So there is no way she would take abuse from anyone. She stands up for herself even when she's not correct."
Brought together poolside as they must by the lords who rule over Reality TV Land, Tamra is said by AbsurdToSublime.net to have thrown a drink in Jeana's face. Jeana then supposedly tried to toss Tamra into the drink.
Of course, the natural reaction to this kind of childishness is for cast members to tweet away:
Gretchen Rossi: @karakeough is your mom ok?(Her feelings were hurt-she was upset&embarrassed, but ok now-
Quinn Fry: OMG!!!!!!! You will never believe what happened today while were filming! Wine tossed, Tamra pissed me off!
Kara Keough: @TamraBarney to hear you threw a drink in @jeanakeough's face makes me sick- she called me in tears- can't believe I considered you a friend.
Shane Keough: @Tamrabarney you are low class trash. How dare you threaten my mother when you are wrong to begin with. If you want privacy then leave OC.
Tamra Barney (to Jeana Keough): @JeanaKeough think twice jeana keough when you try to throw me in a pool cuz you talk smack. MIND YOUR OWN BUISNESS!
Barney (on her Facebook page): JEANA KEOUGH THINKS SHE KNOWS SO MUCH ABOUT MY LIFE? POOR POOR SICK WOMAN....LEAVE ME ALONE FOR THE LAST TIME! THEN SHE TRIES TO THROW ME IN A POOL CUZ I SERVED HER WITH A C&D LETTER FROM MY ATTORNEY... STAY TUNED I HAVE THE TEXT AND EMAILS THAT JEANA SENT ME AFTER I CONFRONTED HER ABOUT HER INTERVIEW!
The key words here, of course, are "stay tuned."
In other TRHOC nonsense, an Orange County Superior Court judge has tossed the claims of defamation, libel and portrayal of false light in Rossi's lawsuit against ex-boyfriend Jay Photoglou over . . . well . . . it's been going on so long no one can remember why it was filed.
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It has something to do with Rossi saying Photoglou lied when he said they were boinking while she was engaged to Jeff Beitzel, who died of cancer in 2008. He's also sued her for defamation. And she claims Photoglou threatened to kill her and boyfriend Slade Smiley (who reportedly just got his vasectomy reversed--anyone else smell a spin-off?).
The judge is allowing Rossi to pursue her prior claims of assault, battery, stalking, breach of contract, conversion, intentional emotional distress, intentional interference with contractual relations and intentional interference with prospective economic relations for the time being.
Given all the arrests and jailings and lawsuits, shouldn't someone just open a special The Real Housewives of Orange County courthouse?