Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley at The Grove in Hollywood (2/2)

Stunning news out of Orange County today where it's been revealed that one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County may be in it for the money. *gasp* From the New York Post:
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi desperately tried to get Bravo to pay for an engagement ring from her boyfriend, Slade Smiley — plus a lavish trip.

A source told us, "The housewives are always trying to one up each other, and the engagements are just another example of that. Gretchen was trying to hustle for an engagement storyline after hearing her rival [Tamra] had a ring [from boyfriend Eddie Judge]."

We're told that after hearing about her co-star's proposal, Gretchen and Slade, who have been dating for three years, then tried to get Bravo to stump up the cash for their engagement. They called Bravo producers and asked if they would pay for the engagement ring and travel arrangements for a proposal in an exotic location. Bravo said no."
Definition of a celebrity, via Wikipedia: "a person who has a prominent profile and commands a great degree of public fascination and influence in day-to-day media."

Kids, no one from any of the Housewives shows are celebrities. None, not a single one of them. Are they "on-air talent"? Technically, yes, but only because there's no polite word for attention whore, and "cuntress" isn't a word yet despite my repeated phone calls to Webster's. I blame you, Bravo Network Executive Vice President Andy Cohen, for creating these monsters. I've never actively hoped for someone to catch cholera, but you are really testing me.

*20 Gretchen Rossi pictures total in the gallery:

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[FameFlynet, WENN]

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