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.
Filed under Adrienne Maloof, Brandi Glanville, Camille Grammer, Carlton Gebbia, David Foster, Entertainment News, Erika Jayne, Joyce Giraud, Ken Todd, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump, Mauricio Umansky, Mohamed Hadid, Paul Nassif, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, RHOBH, Russell Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong, Thomas V. Girardi, Yolanda Foster
I recorded Teen Mom last night to see if perhaps the much rumored ejection of Farrah Abraham from the RHOBH Hamptons White Party would be shown. It was. And though Farrah is the focal point of this point, I need to first address the storyline of the star of Teen Mom OG this season, Butch.
Butch who is Tyler’s dad (and sort of is fiancée Catelynn’s stepdad kind of not really) has spent the last four years in prison serving time for something or another. What ever his crime it was enough to get him in a cushy prison with good hair products. (Spoiler alert for Xanadude, do not read farther until you watch the show!) Butch came out with the prettiest, healthiest head of shoulder length gray hair you’ve ever seen. And the dumb bride and groom persuaded him to get it cut. I assume for the wedding pictures. I wasn’t really paying attention. Although Butch said he felt like a butterfly as his locks were chopped and the short hairs that remained were dyed black, I felt a bit sick. The good news is that I no longer have to wonder why Butch was suddenly attractive to me this year. I was already feeling oookey about it before Xanadude confessed similar feelings. As it turns out Butch transforming back into a run of the mill criminal could not have come at a better time because a few scenes later, Butch is at his son’s bachelor party at a strip club when he announces on camera to a random working girl, “I’ve just done four years in prison, so do you think maybe I could get a little oral?” I’m reminded of times I overlooked many things for a good head of hair on a man with a sickening ball of disgust expanding in my belly.
Okay what fresh hell is this Bravo? Are we really going to have a show about Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season One? It appears we are. I’m in. But this had better be good.
Well, we begin straight off with Kim’s alcoholism. On the last day of filming, they were at a huge birthday party for Taylor and Kim was wasted. Apparently, someone from production let Kyle know. Because, it’s apparently Kyle’s job to keep him reasonably sober. Kim stormed off the set drunk and went out to the limo to drink. Kyle went after her and that is when the infamous limo scene went down. Kyle says she just lost it.
Andy didn’t want to do Beverly Hills because they were already doing Orange County. Andy thought they would be too much alike. It all started with Kyle. Kim’s audition tape is all about how Kyle doesn’t think she is good enough. Kim looks 20 years younger. So sad.
Lisa has a signed contract for Giggy. Apparently, this is a real deal. And such a clever way for her to be paid more than the other ladies. Or avoid taxes perhaps. I’m just saying. Lisa also wanted to go by “Pinky” on the show instead of Lisa. The producers told her that Pinky Vanderpump sounded like a bad porn star name and didn’t allow it.
Camille said that she didn’t think Kelsey would want her on the show. Kelsey called production and made sure that RHOBH hired Camille to keep her out of his affair. Continue reading
Filed under Adrienne Maloof, Camille Grammer, Entertainment News, Ken Todd, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Mauricio Umansky, Mohamed Hadid, Paul Nassif, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, RHOBH, Russell Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong
This is why elementary school teachers learn to line their kids up by height so school picture day will not look like this. How much did Andy pay for that ill fitting suit?
It’s kind of ironic that some of my favorite people are Brandiloons. It’s even more ironic that my oldest and dearest Brandiloon has a) Given up alcohol for Lent …and stuck with it unlike me and (2) Is claiming she is not going to watch the reunion. I would suggest that she, and all of my sweet, deluded Brandiloon friends avoid reading this recap as well. The Brandiloons seem to all have a deep Anglophile streak so perhaps something interesting is on BBC this evening.
Brandi’s face. It’s just. I can’t believe people pay to have that done. What a dorky opening. Then he starts right away with other peoples questions (He’ down with OPQ). Kim is in Sharknado 3 (sounds like Kathy is calling in favors). Someone wants to know how the most Eileen has ever won on a sports bet. She says she has lost several thousand and won several thousand it all evens out. Good answer for the IRS. BTW When I had a big win in Tunica they bring out the chips in dramatic fashion with guards and then you sign away your taxes and pay them right there. Brandi describes Kenya as very, very, smart, a little bit crazy and evil. Which is of course why Kenya is my spirit animal. Another fun TT fact: Kenya tweeted me about buying furniture in Atlanta last weekend. I’m sure she has no idea that her haters think she pays me to say nice things about her. But that fanned the flames as I knew it would. OTOH, DID I MENTION KENYA MOORE TWEETED ME! #Dead Continue reading
Filed under Adrienne Maloof, Brandi Glanville, Camille Grammer, Carlton Gebbia, David Foster, Dimitri Charalambopoulos, Eileen Davidson, Joyce Giraud, Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, Ken Todd, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump, Marisa Zanuck, Mauricio Umansky, Mohamed Hadid, Paul Nassif, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, RHOBH, Russell Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong, Yolanda Foster
According to a TMZ Exclusive, Russell’s father Louie has been saying since Russell’s death in 2011 that it was not a suicide. TMZ reports that Louie has filed court documents requesting the autopsy photos of Russell be released to him so that an independent medical examiner can review the case.
The autopsy report (warning graphic details) makes a pretty clear case for suicide. Side note: Why are the tops of the pages of the document time stamped 2004? So this whole situation is pretty sad.
The Armstrong family was publicly angry with Taylor at the time of Russell’s death and it seems as thought Taylor has cut the family out of her life and Kennedy’s. Taylor’s new husband, John Bluher, recently adopted Kennedy. Continue reading
Lisa’s Vanderpump’s Bravo Blog this week is pretty interesting. But what is even more interesting is what she doesn’t say. See if you can figure out what is missing…
About Kim and Mauricio…
I do believe that if you state categorically, denying the accusation, as I did to Kyle saying”I did not see the magazines when we were at Brandi’s house.” I was baffled, but still defending myself. To then keep perpetually interrogating me with the same question — well at that point that is tantamount to being called a liar. I should only have to answer it once. When I see Mauricio calling me a “f—ing bitch” on the beach over a rumor from the trustworthy Brandi, that hurts. Kim had only heard it from Brandi too. She wasn’t there. . . but was acting as if she was a viable witness. Then in an interview, for Kim to say she was glad we were gone — that spoke volumes.
She basically calls Brandi an untrustworthy bitch, and says how hurt she was by Mauricio’s comment. She points out that Kim was not even at Brandi’s house and had no idea what she was blathering on about.
When we left that hotel, after Kim had been pretty abusive with no regret, we knew to stay or inform them that we were exhausted by the unrelenting accusations and wanted to leave it would result in an even more complicated scenario. Continue reading