Reality Recap – Vanderpump Rules – S4, Ep6-10 #PumpRules

Vanderpump Rules Recap

Who did James sleep with? Did Lala hook up with Jax? Is Brittany moving in? And how did we get “Schwartzified? Find out here:

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Jessie Zahner is the owner of Athletchic.com. You can follow her on Instagram (Athletchic) or on Twitter at @Athletchic.

Reality Recap – Real Housewives of Orange County – Season 10, Episode 5 – #RHOC

Game Changer

Monday nights episode of Real Housewives was dramatic but also heartbreaking. Here are the three most important parts of last night’s episode:

1. Shannon tries to be the bigger person.

After being left off the guest list of Meghan’s charity party, Shannon calls Meghan to invite her over for bunco. Shannon is trying to make amends but the initial call does not go so well. Shannon tells Meghan she is a woman of her word and Meghan says she looks forward to watching Shannon prove that. Shannon does not take that well and when she gets off the phone she perseverates over it the rest of the day. “I don’t have to prove myself to a thirty year old!” Shannon says. In the end, the relationship between the two ends up going very well. Meghan brings Shannon a card and Shannon reads it in front of her. She thanks Meghan and hugs her, it all seemed genuine. I guess we will have to wait and see if it was real!

2. Heather has to make a television appearance in order to see her husband.

Sad isn’t it. That is the life of a wife of a plastic surgeon living in Orange County. Poor Heather has been working tirelessly on the building and completion of the families new home, while also caring for four young children. Heather explains that Terry has been working more now than he has in his entire life. She is shown at a hair salon with her kids who are all asking about him. Heather informs us that with the success of his television show, Botched, Terry has not just been working his normal hours but now is also filming his show for seven months on top of that. Heather literally has to make an appearance on his television show to have a growth removed off of her hand in order to spend some time with Terry!

3. Vicki gets horrible news.

While at Shannon’s, Vicki takes a phone call in the other room. Unfortunately she finds out that her mother has passed away. This is probably the most heartbreaking point I have seen on any reality television show ever. The raw footage shows Vicki completely breaking down and falling to the ground. She is crying, yelling, a mess. Do you blame her? I would be the same way. Her mother was her best friend. On the Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen let’s viewers know that the producers asked Vicki if she wanted them to remove the footage of that incident and not air it on the show. Vicki said, “No.” She told Andy that when she signed up for the show nine years ago, she agreed to let the cameras capture the good and the bad. On prior episodes of Watch What Happens Live, Vicki informs us that her mother never approved of the show. Her mother thought that Vicki should have her own show. Vicki’s mom was her strength and her best friend. She completely broke down and the other girls are her felt the pain as well. You see Heather calling Brooks to tell him to get over to Shannon’s. Shortly after she calls Terry and begins to cry. Meghan talks about how fate does not care and one minute you are playing games and having fun and the next minute something catastrophic like this happens. Vicki calls her brother, sobbing heavily, “Where’s mom?” She asks him. “I don’t know,” he responds.  He pauses, “She’s gone.” This was absolutely heartbreaking to watch and hear. Vicki’s mom was fine. Sharp, seemingly healthy, with it. My heart really goes out to Vicki during this extremely difficult time.

Until next week…

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Jessie Zahner is the owner of Athletchic.com. You can follow her on Instagram (Athletchic) or on Twitter at @Athletchic.

Reality Recap – Real Housewives of Orange County – Season 10, Episode 4 – #RHOC

Charity Case

Last night we pick right back up at the end of Heather’s party. Here are the three most important things you missed:

1. Shannon and Meghan continue their fight.

If you can remember, last episode ended with Shannon storming off after Meghan confronted her about not helping her with a charity she was working with. Basically what happened is Meghan called Shannon for help with a charity and Shannon was rude and refused to help her. Shannon is upstairs crying and Heather goes up to check on her. Shannon comes back down and the girls are all sitting together. Meghan comes up to apologize. She tells Shannon that she did not want things to go like that. She explains to us that she just wanted to have a conversation about it but it was embarrassing the way Shannon stormed off. Shannon explains to her that Meghan had called her private cell phone number and so she was aggravated by that. Private cell phone number? Really Shannon?! Meghan calls her out on her need for a private cell phone and tells her she isn’t that important. True! The two finally hash things out and Shannon apologizes to Meghan. The problem is that it was a fake apology. Meghan saw right through it and tells us in her confessional that she isn’t accepting.

2. Meghan doesn’t invite Shannon to her charity event.

With everything that happened at the last party, Meghan decides it would be better to leave Shannon out of her party. Meghan loves to plan events and parties and she is throwing her first one in the OC for charity. She wants to make sure nothing goes wrong. We see her on the phone with Tamra and she lets the girls know that she is not inviting Shannon. The girls are concerned and Heather decides to head over to Meghan’s place to talk about it. Heather approaches the subject very nicely. She explains that it sucks to be left out and asks her if she could find any room to add her into the party. Meghan says that she has thought about everything and she is not going to invite her. Heather reminds her, “This may turn things into DEFCON 4.” Meghan is not worried and will accept the consequences.

3. The girls ditch Meghan’s party to hang with Shannon.

After basically crying and complaining to Vicki and Tamra that she already has purchased a dress and booked a hair dresser for Meghan’s party, because she assumed she would be invited, Vicki feels bad and says she won’t go to the party either. She calls Meghan and explains the situation saying that she doesn’t want to be put in the middle of it but she feels bad leaving Shannon out especially after she purchased a dress for the event. She tells Meghan that she is not going to attend and will instead take Shannon out to dinner. Meghan is fine with that and there is no drama or problem started between Vicki and Meghan.

Later, while at the party, Lizzie calls Shannon to see how she is doing and hears her and Vicki partying and taking shots. They tell her to come to the bar, she tells them she will come by and hangs up. She tells the other girls that Shannon is doing fine and that she is going to meet her and Vicki at the bar. The other girls talk about it and decide they will too. They sit Meghan down and explain that they are going to leave the party so that they can go to the bar with Shannon and Vicki. Any normal housewife would have a conniption fit over this but Meghan takes it in stride.

Next time of Real Housewives of Orange County, we see Vicki on a very serious phone call. She is in shock, it is not good news, she falls to the floor sobbing. It does not look good at all.

Until next time…

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Jessie Zahner is the owner of Athletchic.com. You can follow her on Instagram (Athletchic) or on Twitter at @Athletchic.

Reality Recap – Real Housewives of Orange County – Season 10, Episode 2 – #RHOC

Take A Swing

I know we are just two episodes into the season but can I say that I absolutely LOVE the OC. They bring it, every – single – year! I hope I am not jinxing them because right now, after only the first two episodes, this has already been a drama-filled season. Here are three things that happened in episode 2:

David reads Shannon’s Eulogy

Don’t worry guys, Shannon didn’t really die. The couple is still at their couples retreat and it is their last day. The therapist has each person write their own eulogy. The written eulogy is the one that they would want their spouse to write and read at their funeral. Although the couple is seeking professional help here, there is no lapse in drama. The therapist then has them hand the eulogy to the spouse to read at their fake funeral. This therapist actually has a tombstone set up and asks that each person lay down in a black blanket in front of the tombstone like they are dead. Their spouse then reads the eulogy they wrote. Seriously! You cannot write this stuff!

David Apologizes to His Daughters

As you can see, this episode was a lot about the relationship between Shannon and David. Last episode we found them at a couples retreat where Shannon let everyone know about David’s infidelities. They are trying to work on their relationship. The couple has three beautiful daughters together. At the retreat, the therapist tells the couple that David needs to go home and apologize to his daughters. The reason this is so important is because the girls know of the cheating. The oldest daughter actually read the texts that David and his mistress had been sending each other.

When the couple gets home, they call the kids downstairs and into the living room. David and Shannon talk to them a little bit. David then stands up with each daughter one at a time and apologizes to them. The two younger ones agree to forgive him. The oldest said that she will never forget but that she can forgive him. Poor girl.

The rest of the episode you see the couple together and I can’t help but feel really weird about this relationship. First, I have to say that I feel really bad for Shannon. Last season she looked absolutely crazy but I think she is just a very depressed woman. Between the depression, the drama of hanging out with this group and then the cheating scandal with her husband, I feel really bad for her. Second, they couple seems totally fake together. They talk in these high pitched, fake voices to each other and you see that throughout this episode. They both look absolutely miserable and it is really sad.

Vicki has a Party

While in Mexico with Brooks, Vicki realizes that she misses Tamra. Vicki calls Tamra, drunk, and tells her that Mexico reminds her of Tamra and the fun times they had together there. She plans a party for her return.

Once home, Vicki invites all the girls over. At the party, we see Lizzie from last season. Her and Tamra had a falling out last year and haven’t seen each other since. She says that she is just going to smile and nod when she sees Tamra. Tamra is on edge about the party as she has some issues with Brooks and Lizzie, we see her show up with Eddie. Heather comes in a party bus with Terry, new housewife and friend, Meghan King Edmonds and her husband Jim, and her soon to be neighbor Katie, who is the wife (and now soon to be ex-wife) of Anaheim Angels baseball player, Josh Hamilton. Shannon comes with David.

Not too much goes on at the party surprisingly. Meghan tries to make nice with Shannon. Meghan fills us in about her first interaction with Shannon. It was last year at Heather’s ground breaking party. She was at the bar and David and Vicki came up to get a shot. She heard they were taking one so asked if she could join. Shannon came over to see what David was doing and she sees him asking Meghan if she wants a shot. David did not introduce Meghan to Shannon so Meghan thinks that Shannon thought that she was flirting with David. (Wow, that was hard to explain.) Shannon is completely awkward during their interaction.

On the other side of the party, Brooks and Tamra fake conversations with each other, both just trying to tolerate one another. Same with Lizzie and Tamra. Heather is laying low, drama-wise, it seems.

The entire time she is there, Shannon is clearly depressed, anxious and uncomfortable. She will not speak to Tamra, she seems jealous about Tamra and Vicki trying to mend their relationship. She is seen whispering to Lizzie about the two holding hands. She is also seen at the table talking to David about conversations around her.

At the end of the party, the girls Take A Swing at a piñata that Vicki has put up. Guess who breaks it open? MEGHAN! Duh! Of course the wife of a baseball player nails the thing!

Next time on Real Housewives of Orange County, Heather takes the girls to Napa for the launch on her new wine, Collette. This should be interesting!

Until next time…

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Jessie Zahner is the owner of Athletchic.com. You can follow her on Instagram (Athletchic) or on Twitter at @Athletchic.

Reality Recap – Real Housewives of Orange County – Season 10, Episode 1 – #RHOC

Under Construction

Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 started last night and it was filled with drama! Let’s see where we pick up with our favorite OC women:

Heather Dubrow

The Dubrow Family is still building their MASSIVE home. Have you guys ever seen the documentary Queen of Versailles? It is a documentary about a family who is building one of the largest homes in the United States. When the economic crisis hits, the family goes broke and cannot finish the building of their home. (Rest in peace to their daughter, Victoria Siegel, who passed away this week. Sad story!) Well Heather in this episode reminds me of that movie. I don’t know what kind of money Terry is making but it must be a TON because the house is HUGE! Almost too big. At one point we see Heather trying to remember how many bathrooms are in the home. I think she finally counted and it was around 14! Her closet is the size of my entire apartment. (Depressing.) So in this episode we see Heather with the kids and Terry walking around their new home which looks like it is nowhere near being done.

Tamra Judge

When we pick up with Tamra we find out that she is having boob problems. First she got huge boobs when she was 21, then she got them taken out, and now she wants new boobs. So we see her going to get her boobs done. She is sad because she remembers the last time she went under the knife she had her friends around her. This time, it is just Eddie. Tamra lets us know that she has watched last season and is trying to make changes in her life, like thinking before she speaks and not telling other people’s secrets. She admits that it’s not her style and that it has been difficult. I must say, Tamra looks absolutely amazing. She looks better now than she did when she was young. I hope to look like her at that age. Go Tamra!

Aside from the new boobs, Tamra is putting together a baby shower for her son, Ryan and daughter-in-law, Sarah. Tamra and Sarah have come a long way this year. When Ryan first told her that he met a girl on Instagram and they were getting married, Tamra was devastated. Since then, Tamra and Sarah have become extremely close. It is really cute to see them interacting on this episode. Tamra is excited about baby Ava coming. She has wanted a baby for some time and thinks that this is a great solution for her. Tamra turns her fitness studio into a country themed baby shower for the expecting couple. During the shower scene, we see old housewife, Lynne, show up. She and Tamra are still friends and they take a second to catch us up on her life. Lynne is now divorced and we see her here with her grandson, Carter.

Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki is still working her ass off. That is one thing that I really respect about this woman. In this episode we find out that Brooks has moved in with her. She explains that it was tough to come home and have no one there to talk. So Brooks is here now and she is happy. We come to find out that Brooks is battling cancer. This is hard but Vicki seems to be taking good care of him. She is trying to keep his enthusiasm for life up by taking him on a trip to Mexico.

Shannon Beador

Shannon and husband, David, are having some serious turmoil in their relationship. The two are headed to a couples retreat. Once there, the therapist asks Shannon why they are coming to the retreat. Shannon divulges that she gets easily angered over things and she has been trying to fix that in herself. She also explains that David has had an affair. In the confessional, Shannon describes a time in which she caught her husband whispering to someone on the phone and later found dozens of hotel receipts in his brief case. She asked him if he was having an affair. He said yes. The couple is now here trying to mend their relationship.

New Housewife – Meghan King Edmonds

Aside from catching up with our old favorites, there is a new housewife in town. Her name is Meghan King Edmonds. She is the wife of former professional baseball player, Jim Edmonds. This woman is gorgeous. She is super young, super blonde, super tall and super skinny. She and Heather are friends and we actually saw her last season at the party Heather had for the breaking of ground for her new home. Meghan tells us how she became Jim Edmonds third wife. She explains that she had three rules for dating, all of which were broke. First, she would never date anyone who was more than 11 years older than her, Jim is 14 years older. Second, she would never date anyone who had children, Jim has four kids. Third, she would never date a professional athlete, Jim is a former professional baseball players. She is funny and talks about being closer in age to her step-daughter, who is 17, than she is to her husband, who is 44. She seems like she is going to be a great fit for this show as she is a housewife, she is beautiful, she is funny and in some of the scenes for upcoming shows, it looks like she loves drama! (Yay!)

That is all for this episode, just a general round up of what everyone is up to. There is much more in store for this season and I cannot wait to see what goes down!

Until next time…

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Jessie Zahner is the owner of Athletchic.com. You can follow her on Instagram (Athletchic) or on Twitter at @Athletchic.