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14. Worst Icing on the Cake: On Part 1 of the season finale of The Real Housewives of Orange County, new housewife Heather Dubrow throws a name party for herself to celebrate taking her husband's last name. We're still not sure exactly why the cake at said party so greatly symbolizes her name change, but Heather gets her frosted pink bow in a big twist when Alexis Bellino's friend, Sarah, eats a part of the bow before the cake is cut. Sarah apologizes, then calls Heather fake and pretentious before Heather hands her an Oreo cookie to satisfy her sugar craving. Who knew a cake with so much frosting could leave such a sour taste....
The Real Housewives of Orange County will return on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9/8c, Bravo announced Monday.
In case you've ever wondered, the Real Housewives of Orange County don't need a camera crew around to create fireworks. We gathered the original Bravo franchise's feisty quintet — Tamra Barney, Alexis Bellino, Vicki Gunvalson, Gretchen Rossi — and Season 6 newcomer Peggy Tanous for tapas at NYC's Graffit, then watched as the cocktails, conversation and tears started to flow.
TV Guide Magazine: Peggy, was it intimidating being the newbie?
Peggy: I have four sisters, so I grew up fighting for time to talk. I think I got along with everybody.
Gretchen: Don't let her fool you — she's a...
CNN talk show legend Larry King weighs in on Charlie Sheen's recent media blitz in an exclusive interview with TV Guide Network's Hollywood 411 to air Sunday. "I'm glad I'm not on the air," he says. "I hate this stuff... it's sad." But King is confident that Sheen will bounce back. "Anyone can recover. Look at Eliot Spitzer — he's got his own show now!"
Plus: Hollywood 411 goes bikini shopping with Real Housewives of Orange County's Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino and Scott Wolf talks about the season finale of V.
Over the years, Real Housewives of Orange County fans have watched Vicki Gunvalson tackle professional to parenting problems, all while navigating the drama synonymous with the entire Housewives franchise. Judging from the previews, Season 6, premiering Sunday at 10/9c on Bravo, may prove to be Vicki's biggest challenge yet. After recommitting to husband Don last season, she discusses selling her family house and considering divorce (she filed for divorce in October).
"I had no idea that everything was going to unfold the way that it did," she tells TVGuide.com. "I'm really making such major changes in my life." Gunvalson talked with TVGuide.com about the new cast members, going through her marriage problems in front of the camera and why her best times on the show may be behind her...