On last Wednesday’s Straight Talk With Ross Matthews Podcast, he interviewed Brandi Glanville. This was about the time that certain sites suddenly started reporting that Kim Richards is not returning next season. Actually, this podcast might have been the reason that the rumors circulated at that time. Because Ross did a word association game with Brandi including all of the housewives except Kim and Eileen. Perhaps Ross just didn’t want to go to that dark place. On the other hand, Ross had already taped a podcast with Brandi earlier, but his is being broadcast first. So who knows when this was actually taped.
Brandi shared a charming story about walking to her car from Target and how she almost got run over by some bitch who was backing out of a space. Brandi said she slammed her hand down on the back of her car to let her know and a confrontation ensued. So Brandi stood there blocking her car with her cart. That shit may fly in California, but it will get you shot in my hood.
Next they talk about the Joanna Krupa smelly pussy situation. Brandi says that she didn’t even say that until Joanna called in to WWHL when they were talking about Joanna allegedly cheating with Mohammed while married to Yolanda and said about Brandi, “Now we know why her husband left her.” Brandi brought up the incident where she alleges that Mohammed said that bout Joanna’s nether regions as a hit back for that comment. Brandi is not mentioning Joanna’s name and says there was a hearing for that case on the day the podcast was taped. Brandi says that Joanna has said a lot of ugly stuff against her. Joanna can dish it out, but she can’t take it. Brandi is countersuing. I NEED MY LA PEOPLE TO GO TO THESE HEARINGS! Brandi suggests they mud wrestle it out. I would pay for that and wear a TEAM BRANDI t-shirt. Ross says they try to just talk it out. Brandi says she tried that in the beginning, but now she not willing to let it go. She wants to take it to court.
Here is how the word association thing went…
Lisa Vanderpump: English
Yolanda Foster: Sick
Kyle Richards: Bitch
Lisa Rinna: “Crazy! I like her but she’s crazier than all of us put together and it will soon show. But she’s likeable. (Ross asks if there are things we haven’t seen yet) No, but you just can’t hide it for that long. She’s crazy.”
Brandi claims that pickup letters have not gone out yet. When Ross asked if she is coming back she says, ““I don’t know. They haven’t picked up anyone yet. Every year they wait until the last minute and they ask certain people back and certain people not back. Or everyone back or everyone not back. I think they do that partly as a negotiation so that nobody can ask for more money.” Um everyone asks for more money. And I doubt the returning cast picked up the phone and called Brandi to let her know they got picked up. Her thanks for your years of service letter is likely somewhere in the mail with Kim Richards’. She seems to be quite jealous of new girl Lisa Rinna getting so much attention.
Ross asks if she wants to go back, Brandi genuinely seems to hesitate. She says, “I would like to do it one more time and then hopefully go on to something a little more healthier.”
Ross is a GREAT interviewer. He asks what she knows now that she didn’t know four years ago when she started and how does she approach it differently. She says that when she first started social media was not as integral to the experience as it is now. She didn’t have to deal with all “the haters” (that would be us). She has trouble articulating her thoughts. (shocker) She says that her friends notice a change in her demeanor when the show is not airing. She says all the hate takes its toll and it’s always nice when it ends but it’s an amazing platform for her books and her wine. You take the good with the bad.
Brandi says she is a 25% owner of the business. It’s not something she was paid to put her name on. She invested in the business as an own and is not yet seeing profits (which makes sense, it’s new). Props to Brandi for being an investor in a product and not just slapping her name on an existing product. Jesus Christ, I’ve said a couple nice things about Brandi Glanville lately. End times are near. Brandi seems to really be putting down roots for life after the show. She says exactly that. Not so dumb for a dumb blonde. Brandi says she is very frugal and her boys are expensive. That sounds great except when she rented that new ride of hers she said she rented it and will keep it for as long as she has the payments.
She says things are better with Leann. They are putting the kids first.
She says she is dating the guy from The Agency, JR still. They have been on and off for two years. Ross seems to be friends with everyone on RHOBH. JR doesn’t understand why she can’t just go to dinner with Kyle because “it’s just a show.” Brandi says it is real life.
Brandi says that her 12-year-old, Mason, is into girls and extra data for his iPhone. Brandi says she monitors his phone usage. He recently got an Instagram but it is private. She is starting to tone down her Twitter because one of his friends follows her on Twitter. She hates that. She says kids have no business on Twitter. Brandi seems to be very protective of her kids online. Ross jokes with Brandi that when he has kids he is moving to Amish Country.
P.S. I just got the irony of Ross having a show called “Straight Talk” because my brain is mush lately. Also Ross needs his TV show back. He is really very good.