tamra barneyI don't know whose idea it was to try and make us feel sorry for Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Tamra Barney, but it's starting to get old. That story line about her mother's reluctance to tell Tamra she loves her did not somehow explain her insane behavior at the "dinner party" in the "gym", and that make-up lunch with Alexis Bellino and Lydia LargeTeeth was way too cloying. Bravo! Stop making Tamra into some nice little old lady when she's not!

Alas, they won't listen. WetPaint reports that despite their obvious dislike for one another, Tamra has been instructed by the network to invite Alexis to her wedding.

A source claims:

Tamra had a change of heart. Bravo encouraged her to include more of the Housewives in her wedding. Tamra was fine with it at the end of the day.

It's official: Tamra sold her soul to NBC-Universal. If she's willing to give up that much control at her wedding, and allow herself to be pressured into inviting Alexis, who would never have been invited otherwise, then Tamra needs a reality check.

It's becoming more and more evident that she's marrying Eddie PointyTeeth just for the publicity and the spin-off. She's clearly letting Bravo call the shots when it comes to her big day -- if she really cared about making it special, and romantic, and a celebration of love, wouldn't you think she'd make sure to keep her frenemies at bay?

Not Tamra. The more drama at her wedding, the better, because that means ratings, ratings, ratings. But she should take heed -- we're kinda over fake reality TV weddings. Thanks, Kim and Kris!

If Tamra is trying to pull a Kardashian situation on us, she's got another thing coming. I swear, if she and Eddie last only 72 days, I'm asking my cable provider for a refund.

And a subscription to Showtime, just 'cause.

Do you think Tamra's marrying for love or fame?

 

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