Vicki Gunvalson Announces That She’s Returning for Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Orange County

11 May

So far, we’ve announced that Kelly Dodd, Tamra Judge, and Shannon Beador will be returning to The Real Housewives of Orange County for Season 13. But they’re not the only RHOC veterans we’ll see next season. 

None other than the OG of the RHOC Vicki Gunvalson will be back for Season 13. We first met Vicki and her family in the very first season of RHOC in 2006, and she has appeared in every single season of the series ever since. 

Last season of RHOC, we saw Vicki’s romance with boyfriend Steve Lodge blossom. Unfortunately, her friendships with Tamra and Shannon were not in such a good place. After some emotional moments with Tamra during the ladies’ trip to Iceland (Vicki also experienced a health scare during that vacation), Vicki’s relationship with Tamra and Shannon seemed to move in a positive direction at the Season 12 reunion as the three embraced during the sit-down’s conclusion.

Since the reunion, Vicki and Steve’s relationship has remained as strong as ever. The couple celebrated their second anniversary in April. She visited her daughter, Briana Culberson, and her family in her new home of North Carolina after they moved out of Orange County last fall. Vicki has also shown her support for Briana, who has undergone multiple surgeries over the past few months.

So there you have it. Vicki, Shannon, Tamra, and Kelly will all be back for more RHOC next season. Their Season 12 castmates Meghan King Edmonds, Lydia McLaughlin, and Peggy Sulahian previously confirmed that they will not be returning next season. 

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Lauri Peterson Breaks 2-Year Silence on Son’s Arrest

24 Mar

Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to set the record straight about her son Josh Waring‘s arrest. 

Back in 2016, Waring was arrested for allegedly shooting a man in Costa Mesa, Calif. and fleeing the scene in a stolen car. In addition to the attempted murder charge, he faced charges of battery, hit and run with property damage; resisting arrest and obstructing an officer; unlawful taking of a vehicle and, lastly, evading police and reckless driving.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t his only run-in with the law. Later that year, Waring was charged with possession of contraband while in prison after police said he “knowingly and unlawfully” had an alcoholic beverage in the men’s maximum-security jail.

“After keeping silent for nearly 2 years in regards to my sons arrest, I am going to begin laying out the facts of his case and how easily it is to be falsely accused,” Peterson tweeted. 

When a follower asked the former Housewife to “let us know the truth,” the reality star replied “you will get facts only! I promise!”

“I will lay out the facts starting from the day of the arrest,” she added. “I’ll let you be the judge but it is going to take me time to organize and far to lengthy for one tweet.”

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Lauri Peterson’s Son Joshua Set To Go On Trial For Attempted Murder

27 Jan

The attempted-murder trial for Joshua Waring, son of former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson, is expected to begin Monday with jury selection.

Waring, 29, is facing three counts of attempted murder and other felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with a shooting at a former sober-living home in Costa Mesa in June 2016, according to Orange County Superior Court records.

Waring could face multiple life sentences if convicted.

His mother was a cast member on Bravo’s Orange County-based reality TV series from its debut in 2006 until 2008.

A man identified only as Daniel L. was seriously injured in the shooting in the 2900 block of Babb Street.

Witnesses told police that Waring had left the house, described as a “drug crash pad,” after a confrontation with a resident but returned around 2:30 a.m. June 20 in a BMW X3 belonging to his girlfriend, authorities said. Shots were fired at three people outside, authorities said.

Waring was arrested about eight hours later after a police pursuit through Santa Ana.

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Attempted-Murder Charges Dismissed, Then Refiled Against Son of Lauri Waring

22 Oct

Attempted-murder and other charges were dismissed Friday but promptly refiled against Joshua Waring, son of a former star of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” after a judge ruled that he was denied his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals dismissed the charges related to a 2016 shooting outside a home in Costa Mesa that left a man seriously wounded.

Waring’s mother is Lauri Peterson, who was a cast member on Bravo’s O.C.-based reality TV series from its debut in 2006 until 2008.

Waring’s attorney, Joel Garson, filed a motion Aug. 29 to dismiss the charges, alleging that Waring was denied his right to a speedy preliminary hearing, was initially not permitted to represent himself and was precluded from questioning a witness who could have provided helpful testimony to his defense during his preliminary hearing last November, when he represented himself.

“By [delaying] his preliminary hearing … and forcing counsel on a defendant who insisted on self-representation, Waring was denied his speedy trial rights under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment,” Garson wrote.

Waring was charged with three counts of attempted murder, one count of unlawfully discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling, three counts of assault with a firearm, a count of shooting at another person from a motor vehicle and a count of evading police while driving recklessly, all felonies.

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Report Finds No Gunshot Residue on Lauri Waring’s Son Facing Attempted-Murder Charges

16 Apr

Joshua Waring, son of former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson, did not have gunshot residue on his hands or clothing after his arrest in connection with a Costa Mesa shooting last year, according to an analysis performed by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical-Examiner Coroner.

However, forensic experts cautioned against drawing the conclusion that the analysis supports Waring’s claim that the test results could exonerate him of attempted-murder charges.

Such tests are performed to help determine whether a suspect recently fired a gun.

Waring, 28, has been in Orange County Jail for 10 months in connection with a drive-by shooting in June outside a home in the 2900 block of Babb Street that left a man severely injured.

Waring said during a jailhouse interview with the Daily Pilot last week that the results of the gunshot-residue test, which he said was administered after his arrest, could exonerate him. Waring received the results Monday.

However, Debra Gibson, acting chief of forensics laboratories for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, wrote in the analysis report, dated in February, that the findings are inconclusive.

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Attempted-Murder Trial to Start For Son of Lauri Peterson Gets Delayed

3 Feb

Joshua Waring, son of former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson, won’t face trial on charges of attempted murder for at least two weeks. 

Waring’s trial had been scheduled to begin Thursday. But after about 20 minutes of debate Thursday morning involving Waring, his attorney and Orange County Superior Court Judge Sheila Hanson, Waring ultimately agreed to delay his trial until Feb. 16 to give him time to retain a private defense attorney.

Deputy Alternate Defender Ray Chen, who currently represents Waring, had filed a motion Monday to delay the trial for several months to give him time to prepare Waring’s defense.

“It would be a dereliction of my duty as an attorney to even contemplate answering ‘ready’ today,” Chen said Thursday.

Waring initially refused to go along with his attorney’s request for a delay and instead asked Hanson to allow him to make a phone call so another attorney could represent him at trial Thursday. Hanson declined, saying it is not up to her or court staff to aid his search for alternative counsel.

Earlier in the morning, Waring had refused to leave his jail cell for court until guards allowed him to make a phone call. The purpose of the call was unclear.

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Testimony Begins In Son of Lauri Waring’s Attempted Murder Trial

2 Dec

Two people who said they were shot at by the son of a former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star testified Wednesday in a preliminary hearing about the “chaos” at the shooting scene in Costa Mesa.

When gunfire erupted outside of a home at 2959 Babb St., one of the victims, who lived in a garage there, said, “I turned and ran in the other direction toward the main house … That walkway was like a shooting gallery. It was horrible.”

One of the victims, Danny Lopez, “was shot, but he wasn’t sure he was shot or not. It was chaos,” testified Jennifer M, whose last name was withheld in court.

When asked how many times the defendant, Joshua Michael Waring, 27, opened fire from a white 2011 BMW X3, Jennifer said, “I just knew it was a lot. At least eight. I saw every one of them — the flashing.”

The BMW slowly rolled by the house as the gunfire rang out in rapid succession, Jennifer testified. Then the car “sped off,” she said.

“I called the police to let them know someone had been shot,” she testified.

When police arrived, they ordered everyone out of the house, but Jennifer testified she was reluctant to leave her bleeding friend as she tended to him. Another friend told police that Jennifer “was pregnant at the time.”

Jennifer added that about a week after the shooting, “I had a miscarriage. I don’t know if it was because of this.”

Waring, who is acting as his own attorney, attempted to undermine Jennifer’s testimony as he cross-examined her.

Waring asked her, “Is this the first time we’ve met?”

“No, we’ve met before,” she replied.

When Waring pressed further, Jennifer said that the defendant was at the Babb Street house once before when they were both there, but she wasn’t “100 percent” sure they were introduced.

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Lauri Peterson’s Son Josh Faces Additional Criminal Charges

27 Aug

The son of a former star on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” is facing nearly a dozen new criminal charges linked to an attempted-murder case.

Joshua Waring, 27, the troubled son of former reality TV personality Lauri Peterson, was initially charged in June with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 35-year-old man in the lower torso in Costa Mesa.

Two other victims, a man and a woman, were standing nearby but not hit, prompting prosecutors to file two additional attempted-murder charges.

Waring refused to come out of his jail cell for his first court appearance, but in July he appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to the charges, court records show.

This month, prosecutors filed nine new felony charges related to the case, including discharging a firearm at a home, assault, battery, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

Waring has denied the new allegations and is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 28. His attorney, Ray Chen, could not be reached for comment.

After the alleged shootings, Waring led police on a chase in a stolen BMW, authorities said. After getting into a traffic accident, he took off on foot near Fourth and Terminal streets in Santa Ana and tried to hide in a store before surrendering, authorities said.

A resident of San Juan Capistrano, Waring has a history of mostly drug-related charges. He has been arrested in the past on suspicion of assault and spousal battery and has several cases pending in Orange County Superior Court.

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Lauri Peterson’s Son Josh Waring Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder Charges

16 Jul

Nearly a month after his shocking arrest Joshua Waring, the son of Real Housewives of Orange County alum Lauri Peterson, was arraigned on Friday. The 27-year-old heroin addict has appeared in a Costa Mesa courtroom and has pleaded not guilty to all charges, can exclusively reveal.

On June 20, Waring was arrested after he allegedly shot a man in front of his home, which is also in Costa Mesa, California.

Police told the Los Angeles Times that the disturbed defendant shot 35-year-old Daniel Lopez in the upper torso at around 2:30 a.m. Lopez was hospitalized at the time and is expected to recover.

“Apparently there had been a previous confrontation between [Waring] and the occupants of that residence earlier, and he had returned,” Costa Mesa police Lt. Paul Beckman said.

As previously reported, Waring currently has a whopping seven charges filed against him: three counts of attempted murder, three counts personal use of a firearm and one count of inflicting great bodily injury.

The Bravo star, whose bail is still set at $1.09 million for all charges, is currently in police custody, an Orange Country Superior Court PIO said Friday.

As Radar also exclusively reported, neighbors were shocked by the disturbing incident.
“At about 1:30 a.m. my husband was still awake and heard people out in the street screaming and cussing,” a woman who lives across the street from the sober living facility, The Way Home, said of the dangerous altercation. “He came back in and just said he wasn’t going to deal with this.”

While the former reality star had two previous hearing dates scheduled, he did not appear before a judge on June 22, but Waring refused to leave his cell! The next day, his arraignment was postponed again due to undisclosed circumstances.

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Joshua Waring, Son of Lauri Peterson, Suspected of Attempted Murder

22 Jun

Joshua Waring, the son of former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson, has been arrested for suspicion of attempted murder, Us Weekly can confirm. 

Waring, 27, shot a 35-year-old man in the torso around 2:30 a.m. in Costa Mesa, California, on Monday, June 20.

“Apparently there had been a previous confrontation between [Waring] and the occupants of that residence earlier, and he had returned,” Costa Mesa police lieutenant Paul Beckman said in a statement via the Los Angeles Times.

Waring wasn’t handcuffed until several hours later, after a car chase with police. He crashed while driving a stolen SUV and tried to run away before authorities booked him. According to a Costa Mesa police press release, Waring was initially spotted by an Orange County Sheriff’s helicopter and “surrendered” at the scene. The gun used hasn’t been found yet. 

The unidentified victim, meanwhile, was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center and is expected to survive, according to Costa Mesa Fire Department.

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