I was more surprised than usual to see this show in my DVR tonight. I think I am getting old timers because every damn day I have no idea what I am supposed to recap until I look at what the DVR is going to record. At some point this week I forgot all about the reunion and actually thought it was all over. I think that is because we have talked this season to death. I’ve written a million Yolanda posts and almost as many Rinna Posts. Over the season I have read more about Lyme disease, Chronic Lyme Disease (or the lack of such a thing). neurological Lyme Disease and whatever other names and co-infections and whackadoodle treatments Yolanda came up with and how that affects her impending divorce. I think another reason I feel like we have already done this is that they put out so many clips and pictures. I am disappointed we are not starting backstage.
We start with someone asking where Kathryn gets off telling Eileen to spend 10K on handbags. Kathryn says maybe on three and they are investments. Kyle says she has some of her mother’s and will pass them down. Look Andy, enough with the softballs questions about ponies and handbags and sunglasses.
Time for an Erika package. Andy calls LVP out for wearing the same Tom Ford dress that Erika wore in her talking head. LVP points out that Erika just wore the top and she has the dress. Oh Pinky and her pitiful one ups. I am not a fan of any of the dresses on that couch, but it is the best dress LVP has ever worn to a reunion. She usually looks very matronly. Erika talks about how much Tom’s partners in the firm and their wives hated on her every day when she first got married. I have literally seen every moment of this reunion so far on the Internet. Everyone sucks up to Erika. Then Andy starts subtly pushing some buttons Erika doesn’t with to respond to, “submissive,” “traditional marriage,” Yolanda jumps in and sort of veers the topic off to Erika Jayne. Erika Jayne’s face briefly registered that she did not appreciate the assistance, then she moved on to not answer catsuit questions. Erika Jayne is handling her first reunion like a seasoned pro.
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It occurred to me yesterday as I spent five and a half hours getting a haircut and some highlights (I look fabulous but Jesus Christ on a cracker, how do these housewives abide sitting for hours with a chair while people fuck with their hair and makeup?) it occurred to me that a lot of commenters here have either not watched RHOBH from the beginning, or see every season in isolation from the previous ones. Others just pick their pony ( or mini-horse or swan) whenever they began watching and defend that person to the death. I do not understand this viewing method as it is just not how life works in general with a group of women, and it certainly isn’t things evolve on reality shows. In any group of women, in a sorority, in the junior league, in an office setting, friendships change and develop and are influenced by the introduction of new members and the departure of old ones. On reality TV people come in one way on their first season and can be a completely different person on their second season. Kenya Moore came in batshit crazy and then toned it down for season two. Thus I hated her season one and have enjoyed her more and Moore as the season’s progress. Camille Grammar season one was not the same Camille Grammar we had in season two. Those are extreme examples, but in general you never see the season one personality of anyone by the second season. The longer people are on, the more they understand the game.
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Last week’s episode of RHOBH was probably my all time favorite with all of the ladies except the one with Chronic Lymenopause hanging out in luxury suites at the Atlantis Hotel on The Palm in Dubai. When else would we ever get to see the inside of a 40,000 dollar a night 10,000 plus square foot hotel suite with views of the Persian Gulf? I can’t wait to see more. I’d be happy never leaving the hotel, frankly but tonight the ladies go racing across the sand dunes in a giant jeep, roam a local market and have dinner in the desert while enjoying an after dinner smoke from a shisha pipe.
We start this episode at a sea lion center. What, what? Why? Oh! It is part of the hotel. The ladies will be reviewing three activities at the hotel. It must suck to have to partake of five star services on TV in exchange for your five plus star suites.
Kyle and Pinky are swimming with the sea lions. Pinky adored the sea lions.
Kathryn and Rinna are going to the spa. The start at a gorgeous tub filled with bubbles and roses. I am not sharing a tub with a cast mate, and perhaps not even a long term boyfriend. Not enough rose petals in the world. But it would be great by myself! These two decide not to talk like they are supposed to during their pampering. I don’t blame them.
Eileen and Erika are going to the aquarium. Erika likes Rinna and these two talk about her strong reaction to the photos of Yolanda and the two former housewives. What I have since found out is that everyone agreed not to film with Brandi or Kim and that was the real reason that Rinna was pissed. But the viewers don’t know this and it can’t be mentioned on the show. Erika is so stunning.
Later Rinna and Eileen meet up in very similar caftans. Eileen tells Rinna that the word “enraged” is still bothering Rinna. Eileen says that she needs to let Rinna know she doesn’t agree with all of the things Rinna said at the beach. Really? Can we not just find a good schwarma and falafel place? Eileen seems to be trying to get Rinna to bring up all of her feelings to the entire group. Rinna says that she told Eileen how she really felt because she trusts her, and now Eileen seems to be wanting her to share with the entire group. She doesn’t get why. I do. Eileen needs to stir the pot and have some memorable scenes before the season ends. She needs to give production a few strong moments to ensure her return. If that means dragging her good friend Rinna with her? Oh well. Et tu, Eileen? Continue reading
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Tonight, we have to suffer through Yolanda’s ridiculous Lifetime Achievement Award for Suffering In Silence On Her Journey To The Center Of The Lyme. We start with Yolanda telling a makeup artist that she has not worn makeup in 11 months, no three years. Does she not know how ridiculous this sounds? And Erika poses for random photos for her makeup artist on a table.
Later, Yolanda gets her award and Kyle cries and feels bad for doubting her. It was a rather moving event. But one has to member that there is a difference between Lyme Disease and CHRONIC Lyme Disease. And have you noticed that Yolanda no longer refers to her illness as Chronic Lyme anymore, now it’s Neurological Lyme Disease. I’d love to have compassion for Yolanda, but every day it’s something more illogical. Lately it has been “severe brain inflammation!”
Back in Beverly Hills, LVP explains that she had to bail on the Lyme Drama because she needed to fly to London to get her passport renewed. Which reminds me, I need to do the same. But not in London. She also gives Max a brand new Jeep for all of his hard work at PUMP.
The ladies do their usual insane packing scenes with their husbands. Or Gay Glam Squad. Much ado is being made about Dubai being in middle eastern country and they may all be locked up abroad. Ridiculous. Erika has a “look book” and is bringing her Gay Glam Squad without telling the other ladies. She is just going to fly them over separately. Continue reading
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Tonight is going to be a night of weirdness.
Did you know that Yolanda has a daughter named Gigi who is a model? Well, she called right at her call time so that Yolanda could remind us all on the air. Yolanda then calls David to ask for help writing her speech for her Lyme Award. He basically tells her to use the one she used two years ago. She insists that he help her because she used to have much better cognitive abilities but now she has to “think of things 100 times.” Again, Yolanda, welcome to menopause where you get up and walk into a room and have no recollection of why you got up or what you wanted. It’s happening to everyone during this brief stupid time in our lives. It’s not neurological Lyme. It’s THE CHANGE. And it’s not for pussies. I also noted that she had to tell David she loved him twice to get a half hearted response.
I fast forwarded through Kathryn’s ear doctor scene. Because I don’t care.
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How To Start A Rumor: A Primer by Tamara Tattles
Step One: Be a website that loves to make things up to attract readers. (Rhymes with Gaydar O’Mine)
Step Two: Choose a topic currently trending, or if possible combine two ( Yolanda Hadid and The People v OJ Simpson)
Step Three: Think of something that would create a stir. (David Foster dating Selma Blair, the woman who plays Yolanda’s role model, Kris Jenner, on The People v OJ Simpson)
Step Four: Choose a location. (Craigs in Beverly Hills, because doesn’t everyone eventually go there? Seems plausible.)
Step Five: Write the story. Throw in another trending celebrity for extra drawing power. (Let’s say Caitlyn Jenner was there too! Her season just started. She’s getting a lot of search engine hits at the moment. Caitlyn Jenner! Caitlyn Jenner!)
Step Six: Wait for other sites to steal material, you know just like you do. (Other site says source says, “It’s definitely a date!” No one will question why a source only had four words to say on the subject. It’s confirmation from an imaginary source. )
Step Seven: Sit back and wait for the page views as major publications with a limited history of fact checking cite you as the source.
Step Eight: Be a website that likes to make things up…