Once again, I have blocked this hot mess of a season out of my mind. With three franchises of housewives going, we all seem to be suffering from housewives fatigue. The RHOBH however are not fatigued at all. LVP has taken time away from her pet cause of regulating the dietary habits of a small Chinese village to get into it with Eileen on Twitter. Eileen told LVP to get a conscience after LVP suggested Eileen get a life. It was all very “Fix that body! Fix that face!” Since the last episode I have blocked an estimated five hundred LVPlunatics who gleeful drilled me down to discover that my commenters paid for my lawyer in the Sheree Whitfield lawsuit and the fact that I think it is poetic justice when someone who lives off of millions acquired by knowingly selling snake oil to cancer patients then gets cancer and needs appropriate treatment. Shocking secrets all.
So let us gird our loins and prepare for LVP to cry and play the victim role and Andy Cohen to drag an alcoholic back on stage and interrogate her about “her lowest point.” That question to Kim can’t help but make me wonder what Andy Cohen’s lowest point was? I’d say the way he is treating Yolanda and Kim on this reunion has to be a major part of his moral abyss.
We begin with Yolanda storming off the set in tears. Daisy is in the makeup room to dry Yolanda’s tears. Erika goes back to the couches to fight for Yolanda’s honor. Yolanda comes back out. Andy asks Yolanda who she believes. Yolanda says she has a history of manipulating people to make a good storyline and it’s possible that LVP said that. Rinna walks off yelling at LVP to “own it!” Eileen chimes in.
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First of all, I have a lot of respect for Eileen for even writing a blog this week. So far she and Kathryn (I have not read) are the only two blogs posted since the reunion. For me, I tend to base my opinion on a situation where one person says something was said and the person accused of saying it denies it on a couple of things. In the case of Lisa Rinna we have someone whose mouth gets her in trouble because she says exactly what she’s thinking. Last season she told the truth about Kim Richards. Kim Richards was high as a kite and quite aggressive and agitated on a long van ride with Lisa Rinna last season. I would most likely have asked the van to be pulled over, gotten out and called an Uber to take me home. Being trapped in a confined space with someone who is on drugs is a very scary thing. Rinna was very honest about what went down and much less dramatic about it than I would have been. While most people simply muttered about Kim’s “situation” Rinna called it what it was, someone with an active addiction problem. She told the truth.
This season, we have Yolanda with her constantly changing illnesses and co-infections. She claims everything from brain swelling to two foot parasites to explain her bizarre behavior. She talked about the batshit crazy in the room. She never said Yolanda was not sick. She never said Yolanda had Munchausen syndrome. She basically said, “Something ain’t right with Yolanda.” For most people with a fully functioning brain, this is once again stating the obvious and telling the truth. I don’t think she went far enough with the Munchausen conversation. I think she should have listed the symptoms
- Dramatic but inconsistent medical history
- Unclear symptoms that are not controllable and that become more severe or change once treatment has begun
- Predictable relapses following improvement in the condition
- Extensive knowledge of hospitals and/or medical terminology, as well as the textbook descriptions of illnesses
- Presence of multiple surgical scars
- Appearance of new or additional symptoms following negative test results
- Presence of symptoms only when the patient is with others or being observed
- Willingness or eagerness to have medical tests, operations, or other procedures
- History of seeking treatment at numerous hospitals, clinics, and doctors offices, possibly even in different cities
- Reluctance by the patient to allow doctors to meet with or talk to family, friends, or prior doctors
- Problems with identity and self-esteem
I’m not a doctor, but I have observed the vast majority of those symptoms on this season of RHOBH. So for people to now be acting like Rinna is spreading nasty gossip is unreasonable. For me, It’s not a character flaw to tell the truth. It’s not a character flaw to feel badly for the telling of that truth to have negatively impacted others. It also not a character flaw to be pissed of that a person or people who were thinking and saying the exact same things would deny their involvement.
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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Andy is so excited that Erika out to NYC on her plane that she is on the show. I can’t remember who else was going to be on but, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t Erika. I’m glad she is though. Erika says she has her boobs out to suck up to the boss and she always has a jump suit to wear for him. Erika just did a show in Palm Springs and Yolanda just got back from Tahiti. Yolanda says she should have just moved to Tahiti. The color of blue Yolanda is wearing looks stunning on her. Her tan is fabulous. Both ladies look fantastic!
Andy starts right off asking what they though of Ken calling Rinna vile names on tonight’s RHOBH episode. Yolanda says she has heard it before. He’s called her a bitch. It’s no secret Ken doesn’t like Yolanda either. Yolanda says she wasn’t happy about it. Erika says the reunion was everything she was told it would be.
The poll is who is the biggest shitstirer of the season. I can see the LVP fans sputtering spittle while rapidly texting for Rinna.
Andy asks Yolanda if she is still “Fonda” each housewife. Rinna,”no”. LVP, “not really”. Kyle, “Medium.” Eileen, “Yes.” Kathryn “Yes” Erika.”Yes” Ken “Yeees. I don’t have a problem with Ken.”
The very first caller wants to know why they believe Lisa Rinna over LVP. Yolanda says she thinks they are both to blame. Erika says that she believes Rinna heard about the topic of Munchausen from someone and LVP encouraged her to bring it up on camera. I hope this is the last post I will have to write about explaining this because some people just don’t want to understand the situation.
A caller asks Yolanda what she has in the vault. Yolanda says just experiences that she has with the women. She feels strongly that there are things you don’t speak about on national TV.
I find it so difficult to understand the venom surrounding this show this season. It began with uncovering the layers of Yolanda’s illness. Before the season even aired, we had a lot of questions and doubts and concerns about what is going on with Yolanda. I have to agree with Lisa Rinna who says that there is no way to look good when you are questioning someone’s illness. On the heels of the Brooks Ayers Cancer Saga on #RHOOC last season, where I was the dead last person to admit he was faking cancer, I think I was more willing to question Yolanda. You just don’t want to question anyone who says they have cancer. But Yolanda’ has been claiming “Chronic Lyme Disease” a diagnosis that is not accepted by the CDC or the vast majority of western doctors. It’s an arbitrary syndrome for whatever ails a large percentage of women at of a certain age. The waxing and waning of symptoms, the myriad “co-infections” including two foot long parasites and bogus heavy metal toxicity labs, the neverending sick selfies which seemed a plea for sympathy and a crafty public documentation of her “condition” to use in order to nullify a prenup. Then finally the by proxy component coming into play by announcing that the two NotGigi offspring were also infected. That was just beyond.
It would have been impossible for every single person on the cast not to have discussed the Yolanda situation. It seemed clear to those who knew of Pinky’s feud with Yolanda, that has simmered in ever season the two have shared, Pinky was going to be pulling a lot of strings this season. Apparently, Rinna missed that memo and didn’t understand that neither Pinky nor Kyle were going to get their hands dirty.
What I was not prepared for was the vile nature of the Pinky fans. After LVP wrote the nasty blog about Eileen, whose only crime this season was being a bit naïve and sensitive during a time when her beloved father in law had died, she was still grieving her sister’s death and her marriage was being tested one presumes in the natural way that happens when a patriarch of the family dies and the siblings and survivors begin to lash out in the ugliest of ways. With Kyle and Eileen going though such major trauma at this time, Rinna became the best foot soldier to fight LVP’s battles. Now at the end of the season, everyone seems to be comparing notes about LVP and her strategic manipulations behind the scenes. And EVERYONE (except Katherine, who is a nonfactor) realizes that LVP was using them all. Continue reading
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The gang on Burj Khalifa!
The ladies are picked up by the white Rolls Royces that The Dubai Mall sends to the fancy hotels to pick up rich American tourists. Oh how I love these Dubai episodes. If only these women would stop bitching. Erika in her car feels the same way. Pinky is already bitching about Eileen in the other car.
The mall is fantastic. They are not dressed for snow skiing but they have an indoor ski resort INSIDE THE MALL. These idiots are going to Chanel. This is worse than going to Nobu. Rinna and Eileen are ignoring Pinky. That’s not nice. On the other hand Rinna thinks Pinky is ignoring her. Meanwhile, Erika drops enough money for a car on a hot pink Chanel bag. I should point out that the ladies are being driven around inside the mall in sleek black electric carts.
Time to head to Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world and Kyle is already freaking out. I would not be afraid of the observation decks as much as I would the elevator. Just thinking about the elevator freaks me out. Remind me to tell you about the time I got stuck in an elevator with my parents as child in some random third world country. I don’t know why they are back in the Rolls again to go to Burj Khalifa. It’s right next door to the mall. Have I mentioned that the Burj Khalifa was built in less time than Chateau Sheree? Why do the only fit three people in an elevator at a time. This must be some sort of VIP elevator. Off they go to the 152nd floor. Eileen’s feet sweat when she gets nervous!
Okay the are over 2,700 feet up. That’s over half a mile in the air!
Lisa Vanderpump has been coached by Kyle on have to give a proper apology. She is going to attempt it on top of Burj Khalifa. If she sticks to the script, this will end the issue between Pinky and Eileen. Let us pray. Pinky says, ” I totally never intended to hurt you, and I really and I’m really sorry for that.” HALLELUJAH! CAN I GET AN AMEN!
Meanwhile, back at the tick infested, ranch…
Now we see the lunch with Kim, Brandi and Yolanda. Because who cares about chronology. Yolanda brought a picnic of all sorts of healthy foods. Brandi doesn’t like most of it and can’t drink grapefruit juice. Because, Xanax. Brandy wore her “It’s not fun to be sober” t-shirt and gave Kim one that said “medicated” and forgot Yolanda’s that says, “sick.” After the third use of the word ‘journey’, I just fast forwarded.
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