Speaking of people who take any TV time they can get, my girl Lisa Rinna is in the Bahamas to do Live With Kelly & Ryan. In general, you don’t get paid to be on these shows. They fly you out, and put you up in a nice hotel for the night and in this case comp your meals and that is about it. People do the show to promote their own shows. Bravo may have provided a small amount to Rinna for publicizing the show but that is about it. Nene and Rinna are always the first in line for these opportunities. They are both hustlers.
Lisa and Harry Hamlin will have been married for 21 years next month. Kelly asks what the secret is. Rinna jokes that she is the third wife, so maybe the third time is the charm. Rinna says they also have absolutely nothing in common. He’s like an astronaut into rockets and astrophysics and she is into shopping. She says Harry Hamlin’s father was a rocket scientist and built the Saturn 5. See? We are learning a lot already boys and girls. Harry has an energy company named Tri-Alpha and they are going to save the world. Kelly wants to know if Harry Hamlin is there. And he is! Rinna says he is on the property somewhere. Kelly asks if he is in a swimsuit somewhere and begins looking around for him. Ha!
Rinna talks about wearing the long hair on WWHL. She says it was weird and fun because it didn’t feel like her and she got to be someone else for a bit. Kelly says it was a fun look but Rinna is the icon of short hair and it just isn’t the same without her iconic style. I agree. Rinna says she is just lazy because the style is so easy. Harry lets her know when she starts to look like Darth Vader it’s time for a trim.
Oh maybe it’s Days of Our Lives that is sending her out. She talking about returning to that now. Kelly says when she was first hired on All My Children, her mother was happy for her but really wished she was on DOOL because that is her favorite show. Rinna says it is like coming home, nothing has changed. It’s true. There are people on that show that have been on for forty years or more!
You know Rinna insisted on bringing the clip of her with the girls in Tokyo talking about her book. I’m telling you she’s good. That book just got a second printing because it sold out after the show. Ryan wants to know the biggest takeaway from the book. Oh, Ryan. You are not doing anything to quell those persistent rumors, dear. Rinna says the book has techniques from a sex therapist that are, “out of this world, basically.” I can hear the Amazon book sales cha-chinging as I type.
Rinna says the RHOBH are not an easy bunch to hang out with. Kelly says she thinks it is the most challenging group to work with out of all of the franchises. Rinna says they are very clever and sneaky. Ryan suggests the word ‘manipulative’ and Rinna says she is not going to use that word because she is “nice Rinna” right now. Rinna says this season she has started a new chapter in her life, her girls are modeling and she wants to be a good example for them. She says this season she is going to let the other girls fight it out. Kelly asks who the irritating househusband is this year. Rinna asks the audience what they think and we hear a chorus of, “PK!” This sucks because this will make Bravo think he is a love to hate character when he is really just a character we all hate. Kelly says, “Oh, same as last year then.” Ryan says he knows PK in real life and has known him and Dorit for years. As they are being played off, Rinna tells Ryan, “He’s going to love that plug, honey.” Exactly. We don’t need to pump his bloated British ego up any farther.
And that ‘s the end of the interview. We didn’t get a thing out of it. At least Nene mixed in a bit of tea if you knew what you were listening for.