Lynne Curtin is apparently down to a state not depicted on her former hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Orange County. It's not that she's divorcing her husband Frank, as break-ups are quite normal on the hit Bravo show. Nope, it's Curtin claiming she has less than $100 to her name.
You live here in Orange County long enough, you realize that even in this wildly diverse county of ours, all the chicks are virtually the same. Oh, they'll come in different sizes, income brackets, and levels of prettiness, but our ladies seem to gravitate toward particular tribes, with membership f ... More >>
Peggy Tanous has reportedly gone where fellow Real Housewives of Orange County cast members Alexis and Jim Bellino, Lynne and Frank Curtain, and Simon Barney have gone before her: into bankruptcy.It's unclear whether the mother of two's Internet-entrepreneur husband Micah is also experiencing money ... More >>
I do not watch The Real Housewives of Orange County, not because I'm a snob (I'm all about The Real Housewives of Atlanta--wasn't Kenya CRAY CRAY this season?!) but because I find all the cast members insufferable and interchangeable. So when I started receiving emails that Tamra Barney called her L ... More >>
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See also: *Real Housewives of Orange County: Cakegate 2012, Part I"Is this the world we live in?" It's the question drunken Sarah, eater of fondant bows, pondered as she was kicked out of the fancy Dubrow party. A rhetorical question, we think, but frankly, we found ourselves asking it all episode l ... More >>
We've been able to stay silent until now. So far, this season of Real Housewives of Orange County, save for one '80s-tastic, crimped hair-pulling Bunco party blowout between Vicki and Gretchen, has been pretty tame. But we can't stand idly by when a cake terrorist is on the loose in O.C. Hide yo kid ... More >>
Turns out the most fashionable people in America don't dwell in Manhattan or LA. They live in Irvine. Yes, Irvine, California, USA. That's according to research by Bundle, which measured the percentage of "fashion conscious households" in the country's 50 largest cities. The data company ... More >>
It's my dick in a box, I mean, a look at the week past and what we learned for it.MARCH 3: Kristen Wiig and host Lindsay Lohan appear in a hilarious Saturday Night Live skit mixing two iconic local entities: The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Unreal Princesses of Disneyland. "Weekend Up ... More >>
BravoNope. Their faces haven't exploded yet. Real Housewives of Orange County, the show that keeps on chugging like the train wreck it is, is back for season 7, and this time, it delivers its biggest twist yet -- a non-blonde! When the series airs at 9 p.m. on Feb. 7, we'll meet the newest c ... More >>
Christina Pazsitzky is pure comedy: honesty and a lot of outspokenness. She's been on Chelsea Lately, has a hysterical podcast along with her husband Tom Segura, headlines comedy clubs nationwide, has a new comedy CD, and is on the upcoming Showtime special filmed in Amsterdam, Red Light C ... More >>
CLARIFICATION, DEC. 2, 12:30 P.M.: An Orange County Superior Court judge ordered last month's plea-and-sentencing deal that had Devon Lynn Kile, the 46-year-old Real Housewives of Orange County wannabe out of Laguna Hills, pleading guilty in April to dozens of felony counts related to ripping off ... More >>
When Laguna Hills roofing contractor Michael Vincent Petronella was convicted for one of the largest known frauds of its kind in California history, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas famously said, "Cheaters who defraud the system will be trading in their Pradas for prison garb." Su ... More >>
Real Housewives of Orange County "star" Gretchen Rossi was expected to appear in court yesterday to deal with more legal drama involving her ex Jay Photoglou. (Namely, she's being sued for libel, slander and other things, and was ordered to fork over $40,000 for Photoglou's legal fees.) Where was ... More >>
On the list of things you need less of, The Real Housewives probably hovers somewhere in the top five. Bravo disagrees: The corporation plans to renew The Real Housewives of Orange County for a seventh season.
Russell and Taylor Armstrong.Sad news in the real-life world of the Real Housewives. Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead in his bedroom last night. The 47-year-old venture capitalist hanged himself, according ... More >>
Anaheim does not make Parliament's "Chocolate City" roll call, but that would be an apt name this weekend for the box that holds Disneyland. "Chocolate: The Event" features three days of sweet-making to pimp "Chocolate: The Exhibition" that's up through Sept. 11 at Muzeo Museum. Capping the festi ... More >>
Tamra BarneyThere's no shortage of opinions on the Casey Anthony trial. See: the world's experts on everything--Internet users.Tamra Barney, Real Housewives of Orange County star, is one of the many who've taken to Twitter and Facebook to unleash anger over the "not guilty" verdict and subsequen ... More >>
Branstetter (L) and Wickham Booking PhotosTwo men have been arrested and one has so far evaded capture in an alleged April 6 hate crime attack in Coto de Caza, the Associated Press reports, noting that the classy south OC enclave is "familiar to reality TV show viewers as the home of 'The Real Ho ... More >>
Gina Peterson's Facebook PageBria Peterson"Where is Bria?" reads the Facebook status of Gina Peterson, who calls herself the "Real Ex-Housewife of Orange County."Gina, ex-wife of former Real Housewives of Orange County cast member George Peterson, alleges that their 14-year-old daughter, Bria Pet ... More >>
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BravoJim and Alexis BellinoMore real problems for the stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Jim Bellino, hubby of Housewife Alexis, is being sued for fraud, deceit, wrongful foreclosure, breach of written contracts and other accusations, the Register reports.Shashi Tejpaul and Gail ... More >>
You are what you watch, says new data published by Ad Age. And if you watch Real Housewives of Orange County, you're probably "very advertiser friendly" (read: a sucker), "pugnacious" and you likely won't step foot into a Buick Lucerne. Brands and products that might resonate with you include App ... More >>
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 ... More >>
Remember way back before The Real Housewives of Orange County and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, when The O.C. was the only fictional television series about life in Orange County? Two major creative forces from the Fox nighttime soaper are reuniting for a new TV show.
BravoTVThe Barneys before ...Tamra Barney, one of The Real Housewives of Orange County, has reportedly filed for a restraining order against her estranged husband Simon Barney.Under the order, he can't go within 100 feet of her and is confined to seeing his kids two nights a week and every other ... More >>
GretchWent to The Real Housewives of Orange County and Cops broke out.Dueling gossip sites are reporting that Simon Barney, husband of Real Housewife Tamra Barney, was arrested this morning on a domestic violence charge, and that after arriving at a get acquainted dinner at the home of new Real H ... More >>
The brightness of the star is questionable, but Newport Beach's third annual amalgamation of beauty pageants will unquestionably have star power.The emcee for the Aug. 29 event aboard the yacht Endeavour in Newport Harbor will be Alexis Bellino, who joined The Real Housewives of Orange County cas ... More >>
Gretchen Rossi, The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member who joined the reality show in season four, says in an "exclusive" interview" with Examiner.com's Matt Carter that she wanted to leave the program after the death her of sugar daddy fiance but couldn't due to her contract with mean ... More >>
Another blonde is set to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and this one already has had camera time on Bravo's reality show.Peggy Tanous, who will appear next season, is a friend of Alexis Bellino, the Real Housewife who really almost lost her twins to the Balboa Bay Club poo ... More >>
What in the devil is going on in Rancho Santa Margarita?Essentially a giant master planned community, the 10-year-old city boasts neighborhoods with rows of million-dollar homes, locations where most of The Real Housewives of Orange County are filmed and, until the past 13 days, no reported homic ... More >>
We told you here how The Real Housewives of Orange County reality spouse Alexis Bellino and her husband nearly lost their twin baby girls to the Balboa Bay Club pool Fourth of July weekend.The Bellinos and their kids grace the July cover of OC Parenting Magazine, and one hard-hitting question thr ... More >>
Apparently, you don't need to stand in line at an American Idol audition to have a shot at getting a music career started on television. There's another reality show that can do that for you: The Real Housewives series on Bravo has recently become the launching pad for singing cougars. Of cours ... More >>
The Real Housewives of OC; it's the gift that keeps on giving. Seriously, the show is on track to spawn more spin-offs than Superman, and the trend has gone global . . .
Jessica Ford Chocolate Candy CaneMontage in Laguna Beach is one of the swankiest hotels in the area, but you get your money's worth when it comes to drinks at the Lobby Lounge. After you valet park your BMW or Mercedes (whichever), pass through the initial entrance of the hotel and you ... More >>
Is it curtins for Lynne Curtin?TMZ.com reports that a Riverside judge has issued a bench warrant for Lynne Curtin, one of the Real Housewives of Orange County, and her husband Frank.
Turns out we were waaaay off in our guestimate as to the asking price for Villa Rockledge in Laguna Beach. Like, $26,250,000 waaaay off. Here's the price according to Unique Homes: The World of Luxury Real Estate:$26,500,000Laguna Beach, CARockledge By The Sea. Boasing 190 feet of oceanfront with se ... More >>
The REAL "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County"Stupid, stupid me. Here I thought Laguna Beach residents had to work their asses off to afford mortgages in Orange County's most idyllic beach-village community. As TheStreet.com's Michael Martin reveals in Life's a Surreality Show in Laguna Beach, MTV ... More >>
It'd be great if there was some great reporting assignment in a far-off jungle with an unreliable wireless connection that caused IaQR from appearing yesterday. The truth is, the author forgot to write it. And, judging by the avalanche of response from disappointed readers--an avalanche that surely ... More >>
A big hole is ripping through the safety net, according to the Orange County Funders Roundtable, a coalition of local foundations that today released results of a countywide study that found 58 percent of responding nonprofits are facing declining revenues in 2009 and more than 66 percent are seeing ... More >>
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Orange County Register reporter Frank Mickadeit finishes his decade-long series on The Real Housewives of Orange County today, something our own Commie Girl did better a couple weeks back. But what caught our attention in Mickadeit's column was the reference to developer William Lyon, one of the Mas ... More >>
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