Lots of comments and questions about the cast – many about “who is my least favorite” and “who is worst to their staff.” Right off the bat you should know, I’m not going to trash any of the ladies. I’m not only in business with them, so that wouldn’t be smart, but I genuinely like and respect them too much to do that.
A common misconception is that it’s a breeze being on a reality show. Nothing could be further from the truth. I give the same speech to every cast I work with. “Remember, the very same moments that you are going to want to hide from the cameras, are the exact things we are most going to want to see.” Meaning, reality shows thrive on emotion. When someone cries, or loses their temper, or is upset –- that’s human and very relatable. Calm conversations aren’t very interesting. Emotion is. So think of the last time you cried, or lost your temper –- and then imagine there is a camera in your face, and that you know that that very private, intimate moment is going to be broadcast to the country. Yes, absolutely, these women all signed up to be on the show. But across the board, they have admitted it was much more intense than they expected.
I saw lots of internet chatter about the teenager she flips over her shoulder. The boy is the son of Adrienne’s trainer, he’s very well-trained in kickboxing, and he was not injured during the workout.
Many people questioned why she wanted to do the show. Adrienne’s brothers have always been much more visible as the face of the Maloof organizations, and I think Adrienne thought it was her turn. Plus, she’s a smart businesswoman and her businesses bring great bling to the show.
Also want to clear up a misconception about Camille. When she is discussing having a surrogate bear her children, it was Taylor who said the benefit was that Camille gets to keep her gorgeous body. Camille’s decision to use a surrogate was a lot more complex than just her looks. We didn’t feel it was the right time to go into it on the plane ride, but maybe that was a mistake. At the least, it’ll be a good topic for a Reunion!
There were some fans who didn’t connect with her, but I have a soft spot in my heart for her. My sister was a single mother for many years, so I relate to Kim’s struggles. The fact that her life isn’t as perfect as some of the other women, to me, makes her really compelling. (And how often do you get to peek into the adult life of a child actor you remember from your childhood?!) And to fan, Carroll, from Indiana, I’m a Hoosier, too! Little town of Ossian, about 20 minutes south of Fort Wayne.
Didn’t get any specific questions about Kyle, so I’ll do an “all cast” question on her. Did the ladies act differently on camera? For most people on a reality show, they start off on what I call “in-law” behavior for the first week –- meaning they are putting on their best version of their self, like they’re meeting the in-laws for the first time. Then they get used to the cameras and become their true self. But from day one, minute one, Kyle was relaxed and normal in front of the cameras, and so was her family.
Can you please tell the housewives to blog---the fans live for it, and there hasn't been much blogging for the Beverly Hills housewives--
It is totally wonderful to have you blogging. I hope you do the whole season. I feel that RHBH is by far the best. It isn't just because of the ladies, it is done very well. You can tell the differance.
They are AWEFUL with that!! Only Kyle really does what she is supposed to do, so that is why she is the most relatable for me, anyway!
I hope the other Housewives of Beverly Hills will blog this season. I hope you will continue to blog also! Thanks! The previews for this season have me very interested. I can't wait to find out the "comment" that is made in Las Vegas.
Dave, Give me 1 good reason why I should continue to the the RHOBH? The ladies can not even post a blog! What is the problem? Do they not have nothing to say, are they too busy, or maybe they're just concerned about negative feedback?
Why are these ladies not blogging like the other housewives? It makes the whole thing more interesting.
Maria, I SECOND your motion. I never knew that the housewives blogged until I started watching the New Jersey cast and I LOVE to hear their feedback after watching the show. Especially knowing that it has been months since filming when the episodes are aired. HOUSEWIVES...PLEASE BLOG!!!!!!!!!
I have to agree with the other posters. I think BH will overtake OC as my new favorites, but I want them to blog!! Do they think it is beneath them? I'm sure they are busy, but how long does it really take? Just sayin' :-)
Where's Camille's blog?!? I really, above all others, have issues with her choice of words... When speaking of spending time in the Hamptons, we are aware she means spending time at her home. She doesn't need to repeat "my home in the Hamptons" to clarify. She should also refrain from letting us know that she flew her designer in "first class" for the afternoon. Indeed Camille, just say you flew him in. Furthermore, we speaking of NBA tickets, everyone knows you sit "courtside". It only needed to be said once!!! "Courtside, courtside, courtside". WE GET IT!
I'm glad you clarified the botox situation. The scene really made the good doctor appear inadequete. He is probably an excellent doctor.
Dave, loving your blog. Go Hoosiers, I'm an IU grad/Bloomington. Anyway, loving RHOBH and your insight actually makes them all the more human. Hope Andy is realizing this is good thing to do with the whole franchise.
Yes Dave I think it was a mistake not going into more detail about Camille's inability to maintain a pregnancy. Her past miscarriages were once common knowledge but time goes on, people forget and now she is being roasted in the blogs for her using a surrogate. Who knew people could be so cruel ...but there you go.
Love these Housewives!!!!!! Thats all I have to say. Love DC and their craziness, my husband loves NJ Housewives-minus Danielle-, but BH Housewives are great and I love looking at all the local stuff.
Thanks for the info! RHOBH is becoming my new favorite (previously it was OC). Is there any way the cast could blog more regularly? It's very entertaining to read the housewives' take on the show and the other ladies. And it's always fun to pop on the website and see a new blog entry. I really love seeing Kim, I remember her from "Escape to Witch Mountain" and "Tuff Turf" (a guilty pleasure!). Looking forward to the rest of the season.
When is Bravo going to film a show about REAL housewives? How about a trailer-park cast...gimme a call, Bravo. You want drama?...HERE is where you'll get it. We'd put those classy bee-yatches to SHAME! ;)
It angers me when Camille Grammer can do a interview for People magazine but still to this day can not post a blog!!! And I can't believe Bravo is happy about this! It really makes Bravo look bad!
Please, I beg you, don't even consider doing Real Housewives of New Orleans. The shows are my guilty pleasure and we have enough problems without idiot socialites making us all look bad. And as far as Camille is concerned, she did interviews when she announced surrogacy and stated she had Chrone's disease. People can die from this, and pregnancy complicates it.
So far, this show may be the winner, that is, if they showcase the women in a more normal positive light without all of the vulgar and foul language that is used in the other shows. These women (except Camille) do not seem to be too uppity and know how to act without making people feel inferior. The viewers really want entertainment in a classy way, not trashy. There would be a lot to be learned from these shows to make everyone feel better about themselves, even though, some may never reach the statis these women are blessed to have. I, for one, admire strong successful women with loving families and appreciate good manners, grace and poise, along with their style. It gives me ideas to enhance myself and my space. Good job, so far.
So glad to have another installment of the Housewives! I've been a fan since RHOOC premiered. I am from Bluffton, IN. What a hoot to realize that a "neighbor" is working on one of my favorite shows!
Dave thanks for your blogs.TRHOBH are my favorite i love watching them because they are classy,humble and rich.
Thanks for blogging. It's great to hear from someone behind the scenes. My question is more about RHOC because BH is so new. How much of an affect do you think the show has had on the bigger up's and down's in their lives? Tamra and Simon divorcing and financial issues, Lynn and Frank getting evicted (why did they move when they couldn't afford it?), and even my old girl Vicki getting divorced (sniff.sniff). I don't love all the cast members but I do wish them well. And watching Laurie (all time fav) fall in love and get married to George was really sweet to see. Do you think that all of these situations would have played out the same if the cameras were never there?
OMG! I'm totally going to watch this show! I hate the other housewives shows, but Kim Richards was my favorite child star. I'm 39, and as a child I watched escape to witch mountain a million times (about as much as grease). The other movie that she played in as a punker was a great teen movie. I always wondered what happened to her. She was one of the best teen stars for my generation! Perfect choice to have her on the show!
You are by far the BEST BRAVO PRODUCERS of all the franchises. Beverly Hills is so expertly put together, it makes watching all the more fun. LOVE THE SHOW!
I love RHOBH. The ladies are wonderful. At first my favorite was Kyle (I think she'll click with viewers like Bethenny did), but now I think it is Lisa. Lisa is so witty. I rewind her interview segments all the time. I really like them all. I also have a soft spot for Kim. This is the best cast ever, including my old favorite RHONY.