Wow. So much bad news for Camille Grammer today. First, it seems she is being treated for cancer. While recovering from surgery in a Houston hotel room on October 16th, her boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos brutally attacked her over and over for nearly an hour! Continue reading
How did I not now that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was an educated, intelligent author? I have been enjoying watching him and other minor celebrities (he’s the only household name on the show, the others are…um..not) on Splash! There, I said it. For reasons I am not very clear on, Kareem has written a nearly 3000 word article for HuffPo about the real housewives. It’s interesting. But for today’s too long, didn’t read, Internet user, I will include some of my favorite parts below for those who don’t want to read the whole thing. And for the new folks that like reading such things I will direct you to another post I made, which is one of my favorites about Camille Paglia’s take on The Real Housewives franchises. After that story was brought to Bravo’s attention, Andy had Camille on WWHL. I’m predicting we see Karrem on WWHL soon.
EDIT: Kareem’s article is quite lengthy. It is not my intention to twist the intent of his writing to conform to my perceptions of it. I encourage you all to go to the link and read the entire thing and not rely on my extractions and commentary as representative of his opinion or overall assessment. I simply picked the most interesting points he made from my perspective to review. Your interpretations may vary widely.
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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion begins with Andy telling everyone that Adrienne is not longer with us. I love how he says that her last act as a housewife is being a chickenshit. Lisa says that if you sign up to be on a reality show you can’t then sue when someone brings things up about you. Yolanda says that her not returning is a known consequence of not showing up for the finale. Lisa says that Adrienne is leaking stories to the tabloids saying that she quit, when that is not true and Lisa knows she wanted to stay. Even Kyle is doing some back-pedaling to distance herself from Adrienne.
Andy still won’t say what Brandi said about Adrienne. I guess the lawsuit is still in place. But we do get a retrospective of all of Brandi’s altercations with Adrienne and Paul. It’s quite the body of work for a new housewife. When Bernie put out negative info in the media about Paul, Paul called Brandi and apologized to her. Brandi clears up the lawsuit/letter debate by saying that she was friends with someone named Geneva who worked for Adrienne. Adrienne thought that Geneva was telling Brandi information so Adrienne sent Geneva a letter with Brandi’s name included. It sounds like a basic cease and desist letter Geneva’s lawyer called Brandi’s lawyer and said that Adrienne’s lawyer was going to go forward with a lawsuit if Brandi (and Geneva) did not agree to sign a non-disclosure. Did everyone follow that? Good.
Kyle says that her favorite part of the season was the big party in Ojai. Thus ends the Kyle segment, apparently. Continue reading
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This episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is going to be fabulous if for no other reason than it is Adrienne Maloof’s last episode! I love Yolanda. Jennifer goes and drags Marisa back over to Brandi and Yolanda (and Lisa) to finish the conversation. Brandi tells Marisa that rather than putting her husband down by telling the entire world she wants to sleep with someone new, they should both give each other a hall pass. Lisa looks physically ill but she makes Marisa tell Brandi who said she would sleep with married men (It was Faye). Yolanda gives Marisa a lecture on trash talking your friends in front of others and the conflab is finally over.
Linda Foster and Taylor are besties. Taylor tells her that it has been hard for her be nice to Yolanda and she cries and asks Linda if it is okay with her being friends with Yolanda. Linda says she is fine with it. Meanwhile, Lisa has cornered Faye and Faye says that Lisa uses Brandi to get back at Adrienne. Lisa sets her straight on that with no effort whatsoever so Faye changes tack to say that Lisa defends her and brings up the infamous bathroom sex at the white party. Lisa was the one to walk into the bathroom and pull Brandi out so she would not stay in there making out. That was all that happened. Interestingly, Faye has the tabloid version. It would seem that Faye is the mouthpiece for Kyle AND Adrienne. Faye then makes the exact same chess reference that Kyle made on last season’s reunion. I would imagine if you held a gun to Faye and Kyle’s heads, neither of them could tell you the first thing about how to play chess. Interesting they both use a chess analogy though, right? Lisa in her talking head says, “Checkmate, bitch!” This scene is hilarious. Kyle jumps up to intervene while saying in her talking head, “I really don’t like getting in other people’s battles.” Enough airtime for Faye, let’s move on to Ken and Lisa! Or at least watch Adrienne cry. Continue reading
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YAY! It’s time for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I believe this is the finale. Which sucks because RHOBH is my favorite these days. Lisa is getting ready for her vow renewal. Lisa and Brandi are going to get massages and dish on Adrienne. Adrienne is having another one of her sponsored parties that she gets paid for. Lisa was invited and Brandi wasn’t. They’ve decided to hang out in Lisa’s beautiful yard for the day. The massage guy does feet. I hate the ones that skip your feet. Whenever I am in NYC the most important thing to do is to go to Chinatown and get foot massages at every single place that has the little old Chines ladies that do them. I could stay there all day, with meal breaks in Little Italy. I have slothlike qualities.
Adrienne much like most of the housewives that get brought in to add their name to an existing product is acting like she is launching her own line of vodka. It’s called Zing. I wish the Zingbot (from Big Brother) would show up and zing Adrienne mercilessly throughout the entire event. TobaccoRhoda now has me noticing Chef Bernie’s nose twitch. I should block her for that. Adrienne goes after Paul as soon as he asks Bernie anything. Adrienne is dragging out a dozen dinner plates for the appetizers. Really? Even Paul knows better than that. Continue reading
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On this week’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we get our final glimpse of Paris as the girls take a cruise on the Seine. I can’t get over how cold and windy it was in Paris in July! At least they seemed to have packed lots of jackets and long sleeves. Yolanda gives Brandi some shoes that even I think are awesome, and so her! Oddly, most of the Bravo PR pics are from the cruise even though it was barely shown!
Back in Beverly Hills there is an odd scene where Marisa says her mother-in-law wants Marisa to co-list the family house with Maurico. I’ve heard that this was just storyline to get Maurico screen time and that ultimately Marisa just did the listing herself. The house is stunning. I am so jealous of the library. That is what a library in a $25 million dollar house should look like.
Lisa Vanderpump would be perfect if it were not for two things. First, it’s gross and annoying that she and Ken bring the dog to the dinner table. And worse, she seems obsessed with Kevin Lee, who I could do without seeing on my TV screen at all. Her house is so amazing though that those things barely matter. She has a huge infinity pool and a pond with swans in the backyard, and there doesn’t seem to be any other homes nearby. Continue reading
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Kim Richards tweeted this picture of her dog Kingsley helping her get ready for the reunion.
Rumors abound over who will and will not be showing up to film the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion today. We know for sure that Marisa and Camille were not invited by Bravo based on tweets by Marisa. Wow. Even Pam got to make a little cameo on part three of the reunion last year. I’d say this means we won’t be seeing Marisa or Camille anymore. Radar Online has a source that says Adrienne isn’t going to the reunion. We all know that Adrienne herself is Radar Online’s best source of RHOBH information so there is a certain sense of credibility there. However, I have a hard time believing as much as Adrienne is running around town with her new boytoy and alerting the paparazzi to her every move that she really wants to forgo another chance to get in front of the camera and tell everyone how happy she is. True, she has no allies left this season except for Kyle, and even she seems to realize that she has attached herself to the wrong housewife, but Adrienne has never met a camera she didn’t like. Continue reading
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Kyle is headed to Lisa’s to have a meeting to clear the air. Is that Lisa’s front door? Clear glass? I would hate that! Lisa literally lives in a glass house! As for the Lisa and Kyle meeting, nothing was really settled. It’s more of the same. That entire scene was pointless. Kyle did get to practice her tearless cry again, but other than that, pointless.
Okay, what? Brandi is invited over to Yolanda’s to watch Yolanda’s daughter jump her horse. It seems like nothing more than another way to get Yolanda’s girls on TV and then…. Yolanda starts saying that she wishes she had more money. Yes, that’s right. Yolanda feels bad because Bella’s peers have two or three horses and she can only afford to buy Bella one. WHAT? Doesn’t she have like eleventy kajillion dollars? And she is wishing for more money in front of Brandi who has to work the pole to put mac and cheese on the table? What’s up with this nonsense? Yolanda gives Brandi a pep talk about going to the tea that Adrienne will be attending. Continue reading
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I tried to get a quick and dirty recap of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills up and once again WordPress ate the first two or three paragraphs. We began with Marissa wondering like the rest of us what the hell is so empowering about women sliding up and down the pole. Basically everyone took a turn on the pole and that was that. No more mention of this “seminar” Brandi is running or how it went or when it is… perhaps it is the next day and that is why later in the show everyone bails on Yolanda’s private plane except Jenn and Lisa. Meanwhile, the best paragraph of my recap of RHOBH got eaten by WordPress. Apparently. Adrienne has a new line of handbags to go with her fat little shoes. Despite the fat that the Maloof Hoof is constantly on clearance, Adrienne thinks she can expand to handbags. They better be some low-end handbags because a handful of designers have cornered the market on stupid people with money. They now actually pay five figures for a purse. A fool and her money are soon parted… I just can’t believe women are this stupid. Adrienne made a couple of jabs in her talking head about everyone being in Vegas besides her because her business is shoes and handbags and Brandi’s is the pole. Um, your business used to be a serious empire of many things. The fact you have now stooped to being one of those housewives who sell handbags and wines of the month speaks volumes about your business.
When Kim calls to say she is going to get a nose job THAT DAY. You have to wonder if Kyle even knows when Kim films. Also, did y’all catch Jenn the Celeb Rehab Chick shake her head no when Brandi asked if Kim could have pain meds after a nose job? Kyle just brushed it off like of course, who cares. But the answer is no Kim should not have any narcotic pain meds after a surgery, nor should she be getting an elective surgery this quickly after rehab. I imagine the reason we have this new doctor doing her nose is because she is not telling him she is an addict. There is more than one way to get some pills in Beverly Hills. I predict Kim will say, he didn’t ask and she didn’t know she wasn’t supposed to take them.
Edited to add: The rerun is playing in the background and I realize the phone call went like this. Kim: “I am thinking about getting my nose done.” Kyle: “When?” So scripted. If your 40 something sister calls and says she is thinking about getting her nose job, you don’t say, “When?” you say, “What brought this on?”.
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Tonight we start with Yolanda. I think I am more jealous of her house than any other house on Bravo. I love the flowers and the lemon trees and how she is always eating such great food. I wish I had a nice kitchen like that to cook in! And yes, the refrigerator that would never look a pretty as she keeps it. Surely she has a conventional one for half empty jars of mayonnaise and six packs of PBR around the corner, right? That salad look fantastic! I LOVE Suzanne Somers and really want to get on the hormone therapy that she does in theory. In practice, it’s expensive and there are no longitudinal studies out there yet. But she and Dr. Phil’s wife seem so damn perky and happy on it! Unlike Lisa, I am quite a talented swallower so all those supplements would not be a problem. Well, they would because I never actually take my supplements I just buy them and forget to take them. I loved this scene and wish it was a lot longer.
Brandi’s storyline has her teaching a stripper pole class in Vegas. Brandi was never a stripper and when she was on WWHL she didn’t do a thing on the pole when Andy asked. She’s really not a quick study on the pole. I for one am shocked. Oh wait, she was sandbagging a bit. Turns out she is pretty good.
It’s Kyle’s daughter’s sixth grade graduation party. Which means invite Adrienne, Paul and Faye to rehash Adrienne’s surrogacy issues. Paul and Adrienne ate and ran. Wow, Mauricio’s mom’s plastic surgery looks fantastic! It was a lovely, appropriate drama free family gathering once the Maloofs left. I’m impressed that Kyle didn’t do anything over the top. Continue reading
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Looks like we are back at the Moroccan restaurant where Mauricio is being a douchebag and WOW. I am shocked to see Kyle grabbing him and telling him to shut the fuck up. What was that about? Didn’t want him to let on that she was stirring the pot somehow? Then Kyle does her, “the is the last thing I wanted to happen…” routine and apologizes for Mauricio. Brandi is crying about her kids and how Adrienne is taking food out of her kids mouths by suing her over bullshit. Ken is getting such a good edit. Which means I am falling in love with Ken all over again. It does seem like Kyle said it is not about the surrogacy. Which means in Kyle land, sure it is about the surrogacy issue but it’s also about the reasons behind it and why those two decided to use a surrogate. To me anyway. I’m just saying.
I hate to stick up for Taylor but I totally get her saying that she doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Yolanda’s opinion from her multimillion dollar house in Malibu about how she should feel. It’s the exact same thing Brandi is saying to Mauricio about the lawsuits he has not being a big deal to him. He has lawyers, they are a big deal to a woman raising two kids alone in Beverly Hills living on a Bravo income alone. OOOOH Taylor says “I think we now a little bit more about her husband than she knows we know…” Very interesting! She refers to his marriage to Linda Thompson (I hope that is the right name, I am so behind). Yolanda goes to the ladies room to support Brandi and Lisa is there. This is MY TEAM and it will for the rest of the season be these three against the rest. Continue reading
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Okay this is so confusing. I suppose last week’s RHOBH was an extended episode and Vanderpump Rules was shortened in the world of Bravo which explains why tonight’s episode of Vanderpump Rules is labeled episode one, but I really hate this blurring of the lines. Sigh. Anyway we are back to the scene of Brandi and Scheana crying which I thought we got past last week. The big thing they didn’t include then was Brandi saying that even if Eddie is cheating on Leann she hopes they don’t divorce because she doesn’t want her kids going through that again. She has real tears, y’all. If she did say that last time we saw this scene I missed it.
Lisa is doing the debriefing scene with Brandi and she is not sure how Brandi will get through it and she is everso worried about her. Um, she did it for a storyline for your spin-off because you asked her to Lisa. This ain’t our first trip to the reality show rodeo, ya know. We get how this works. In other news Brandi drinks rosé. I was unaware people still did that. Brandi is explaining to Lisa that Eddie uses the same lines on everyone. This is a convenient and indirect strike against Leann (not that there’s anything wrong than that). Brandi wants to know who Lisa likes best. Sigh. Oh Brandi.
More footage of Yolanda picking lemons and hanging out with her bees. Despite her very odd husband, Yolanda is really starting to grow on me. Like an organic mushroom. Sad story about Kim and Kyle’s broken relationship. Violins in the background. Yolanda says Kim needs ten days on Master Cleanse. I am not kidding.
Meanwhile at Kim’s house, she has a houseboy AND a life coach. She may be my new hero. I need Gary to help me cope, communicate, provide structure and breathe and the houseboy to clean up behind me. Kim is hurt that Kyle outed her as an alcoholic on national TV. *cough* MJ from Shahs of Sunset style*cough* Kim says if you love someone and they have an issue like that you talk to them privately. In all fairness, I want to think Kyle tried that. Want.to.think. Also, I think this is why Asa on Shah’s apologized in last night’s episode. Allegedly. Maybe. Oh, Gary is not the “life coach” clearly he is her sponsor (not that there is anything wrong with that). Continue reading
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