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Real Housewives of Orange County: Meet the New Ladies

Real Housewives of Orange County

Real Housewives of Orange County is welcoming two new housewives when the show returns for Season 9.

With longtime cast members Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi leaving, along with one-season wonder Lydia McLaughlin, Bravo has enlistedLizzie Rovsek and Shannon Beador to replace them, Us Weekly reports.

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Real Housewives of Orange County's Lydia McLaughlin Not Returning

Lydia McLaughlin

Real Housewives of Orange County is now down three castmembers.

Following the exits of Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi, new addition Lydia McLaughlin tells Us Weekly that she is not returning for a second season.

25 totally unnecessary spin-offs

"It's bittersweet," McLaughlin, 32, tells the magazine. "I compare it to... read more

Alexis Bellino Officially Leaving Real Housewives of Orange County

Alexis Bellino

Say goodbye to "Jesus Jugs." Alexis Bellino is leaving Real Housewives of Orange CountyPeople reports.

"After three seasons of appearing on the The Real Housewives of Orange County, I have made the difficult decision not to return for season 8," Bellino tells the magazine in a statement. "Although Bravo made me a very generous offer and I'm thankful to have had this experience, I will be leaving the show behind to focus on my family and other opportunities." read more

Top Moments: Alec and Dave Drop Their Pants and Ann Curry Is Here Today

Alec Baldwin and David Letterman

Our top moments of the week:

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.... read more

Bravo Sets Season 7 Premiere for The Real Housewives of Orange County

The Real Housewives of Orange County

The Real Housewives of Orange County will return on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9/8c, Bravo announced Monday.
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A Night Out With the Real Housewives of Orange County

The Real Housewives of Orange County

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... read more

Larry King on Charlie Sheen: "I’m Glad I’m Not on the Air"

Larry King

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.

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Real Housewives of O.C.'s Vicki Gunvalson: "I Feel Like Everybody's Out for Themselves"

Vicki Gunvalson

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... read more

Real Housewives of Orange County: Lynne Curtin Out, First Gay Cast Member In?

The Real Housewives of Orange County

The Real Housewives of Orange County, the series that started it all, is getting another facelift when the show returns for Season 6 this spring.

According to Bravo's website, Lynne Curtin is not returning. Although she is featured in the trailer for the new season, her bio is not listed. Last season saw Curtin and her financially strapped family evicted from their home on-camera, and Curtin struggle to discipline daughter Raquel. She joined the show in the middle of Season 4 to replace... read more

Top Chef Masters Announces Season 2 Competitors and Guests

Top Chef Masters

Top Chef Masters will welcome back six Season 1 competitors along with 16 fresh faces for its upcoming second season, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Among those vying for the coveted title of Top Chef Master will be Graham Elliot Bowles, Wylie Dufresne, Ludo Lefebvre, Rick Moonen, Mark Peel and Jonathan Waxman, all of whom came up short during last summer's inaugural season. New contestants include Jody Adams, Sunsur Lee, Debbie Gold and Marcus Samuelsson. (See the full cast below.)

The show will welcome back judges Gael Greene, James Oseland and Jay Rayner as well as... read more

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