Amy Kaufman is an assistant editor at The Daily Beast. A former reporter for The Wrap, she has also written for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

Unlike most Hollywood’s stars, New Moon’s Stewart won’t put on a happy face. Some fans love to hate the eye-rolling and bird-flipping; others just hate her.

As their fifth season begins, The Real Housewives of Orange County tell The Daily Beast how they’ve been forced to downsize their lifestyles—firing maids, selling McMansions, and paying off facelifts.