BH Producers

BH Producer Dave Rupel admits that even the crew had an amazing time at the White Party.

Jan 7, 20110

Q: Iwrks wants to know the name of Lisa's rosette dresses is?

A: The designer of Lisa's dresses with rosettes is Christina Makowsky. Lisa visited her showroom in episode 106 when the ladies traveled to New York.

Q: Carol Erwin and Melvilyn believe we altered episodes after their first airing.

A: Sorry, viewers. We don't alter episodes for reruns, because it's too cost prohibitive. As for your specific examples, as I've stated many times before, we did not shoot the original argument between Camille and Kyle in Vegas. What you are probably remembering is Camille telling Lisa about her argument with Kyle while shopping, while at the same time, Kyle was telling her daughter, Farrah, also while shopping. We also were not shooting when Taylor told Camille the other ladies had discussed her being "insecure." You are most likely thinking of the Taylor and Kim conversation in the airport.

Q: Bessi wants to know what I think of Allison DuBois (Camille's' friend and medium, who appeared in 109), who is claiming she looked bad on our show all because of editing.

A: That's what every person who's ever appeared on a reality show and didn't like how they came off says. I've already referred to that episode as an instant classic, and I believe it is. I do agree with Allison that Faye helped kick the fight up to another level by accusing Allison of not telling the truth. But that's included in the episode.

That's all I've got time for now. See you next week!

42 comments
Jairo Santiago
Jairo Santiago

Can any one provide me with the song that is playing in the lost footage special when they switch to kyle and the white party. They show the busy Freeway then Kyle in her stunning silver outfit. I am trying to find that song that is playing in that opening only. If anyone knows or can point it out to me please email me at jaer545i@gmail.com

Zulma
Zulma

I would like to wear Adrienne's dress for my b-day party!

Grace S.
Grace S.

Who designed Adrienne's dress for the white party? I'd love to wear it to my senior prom!

Yesenia Perkins
Yesenia Perkins

Who is the designer for Camille's white dress at the White party? I two noticed her dress switch from left to right shoulder. Must be an editing error.

Lucy of Bos
Lucy of Bos

Your right about the interview scenes changing back and forth. This BTW doesnt only happen on RHBH but all the housewives and i dare say reality shows in general.

I am not a Camille defender but she kinda has a point when she complains about editing. I think a wife at an interview maybe descibing one scene but her interview is inposed on another scene.

Way back when, RH of the OC Lauri Waring has an interview scene from a previous seanson used to describe her first born daughter as ' having no clue'

Ms Stacey
Ms Stacey

I totaly agree with everything you said here. Nailed it!

kiki16
kiki16

Kim has done some blogs!

BHhousewifeFan
BHhousewifeFan

The music is perfect and captures the spirit of Beverly Hills and life style!! It's the best music of all the housewives!!!

keylimesparkle
keylimesparkle

Doesn't the camera reflect an image? So perhaps that is why the shoulder changed when she was facing the camera. If not, I find the fact that someone would buy a reversible dress much more disturbing than some staged editing.

beLove
beLove

WHO CARES ABOUT THE STUPID DRESS!!!!!

Nicegirl
Nicegirl

Is there a reason Kim feels she doesn't need to blog like everyone else?

Sue K.
Sue K.

I hope they all come back for a season 2... Beverly Hills Housewives is the best of them all......

MBLM
MBLM

Why does Camille's dress keep switching shoulders? Also, when they have their confessionals, it seems as though the housewives are talking about the same situation in several different sessions (or outfits). Do you rehash all questions for additional information as the season progresses? How different times do they have confessionals?

BH Fan
BH Fan

Dear Mr. Dave ... Camille has started to flood the talk shows with appearances defending her character and of course the defense that Bravo portrayed her poorly. Hard to buy that when you see the actual words coming out of someone's mouth such as "the pecking order" speech, the Dinner from Hell and the Mauricio cheating accusations.

Would you be so kind as to address Camille's assertion that the "Bravo producers" have encouraged there to be the fighting and it was choregraphed, scenes done with retake after retake to get the drama just right and that she and Kyle actually got along just fine on the "set"?

Thank you for your response, I know you have alot of questions being sent your way.

Sf Fan
Sf Fan

Hey Dave,

I just love reading the comments on your blog from all the little reality tv detectives out there who are watching to see if hairstyles are the same or not in the episodes...Keep the good blogs coming, and LOVED last week's episode! xo, SF

Phoenix19
Phoenix19

WHERE can I get the music???? I LOVE IT! Seriously! If you sold mp3 downloads of background music, I'd buy it!! Am I alone in this?

jillianj
jillianj

How was it possible to already do the reunion show if the last episodes have not been shown yet? The ladies wouldn't see the comments made/said about them before taping the reunion show.

Sue K.
Sue K.

I find Adrienne's part on the show is kind of boring... All she seems to constanty talk about is her business adventures, and the fact she treats her husband not so loving. She really seem cold towards him.

Meline Yousefian
Meline Yousefian

Hi, my name is Meline and I live in Glendale,CA I love love love BH housewife I m a hair stylist and I now lot a cute fames families that would be so interesting to make a reality show If you are ever interested you can contact me and I also have a facebook.keep up the good jod I can't wait to see more.

Tanika Brown McKelvy
Tanika Brown McKelvy

Is the red dress that Adrienne wore in Ep 2 for the photo shoot, the same dress that Camille later wore for the Tony Award show?

sheri wine
sheri wine

Dave, The question has been asked, is Lisa going to attend the Royal Wedding, and if so, will Bravo be taping it? Love the photo, nice looking crew. Are you in it and which one is you ? Your #1 Fan, sheri wine

bonniebee
bonniebee

What was the casting process for selecting the Beverly Hills Housewives?

Bruvespu
Bruvespu

I love the glamorous opening title sequence for this franchise and was wondering if you could explain why you decided to do it so differently from the other cities' editions (maybe we can get a making-of featurette?).

TaminOhio
TaminOhio

Good catch teresat! I went back and rewatched and Camille's dress and hairstyle did switch sides. First when she met with Lisa and then when she and Kyle greeted each other. Lisa's hair also changed during her first meeting with Camille at the white party. These scenes were obviously shot more than once and spliced together. Maybe there is something to Camille's argument that she is being portrayed as a villainesse after all?

duffy1958
duffy1958

Wow! Thank you so much for your blog, I am as nosy as they get so to have your input-well... I'm just thrilled!

Because I'm so nosy I think it would be a wonderful idea to have a crew filming your crew. Wouldn't you like to see the look on your face when certain things happen? I would like to see the footage of you on the phone with the ladies and different ones who represent the BHH's after there has been an upset. Would you be game?

I appreciate your attitude towards the different women. I will confess I am one who wanted to shake Camille and I didn't like her. I still think she has lessons to learn and I hope she does but I appreciate her for who she is. I think she genuinely loved her husband and she invested a lot in her marriage. She saw Kelsey through drugs, alcohol, literally saved his life when he had the heart attack. At least it's what he said at the time. She also commented about not having sex anymore. That's a heck of a sacrifice.

I am glad you brought up the music; it sets the mood or it should. I always use t.v. & movies as my example of how important music is. I had noticed how well suited the music is for the show.

Thank you again for the blog. I appreciate the content & your ability to tell the story. Looking forward to the next one! xoxoduffy1958

Gina80
Gina80

The thing with Camille's dress could have simply been done with editing. They do a thing with shots to "mirror" them to make them more attractive. They had a scandal like this on "The Bachelorette" when they thought a bachelor's leg wasn't really broken and it was, they just edited a shot backwards. It happens, and that's probably what happened in this case. My guess with who explodes is probably Lisa or Adrienne. I'm really looking forward to the Reunion, they're always some of the best episodes and I always have to watch them twice to fully grasp everything that happens. I hope that all the housewives come back for Season 2, it's been a fun season and I would love to see what happens with Camille and the ladies now that she's going through the divorce and could really use their support.

jenni-jenni
jenni-jenni

YES! Those are all classics ...funny, funny stuff!

jenni-jenni
jenni-jenni

LOVE the music! I think all the music is so appropriate for each show. I do love the BH music the best though. As I have stated before, BH is my all time fav in every way. I agree with others about Adrienne being a possibility for a Housewive's blowup. I disagree because we have already seen her agitated in past episodes, so I can see that she does have control over her emotions. She could go either way. I have also seen Lisa a little peeved before and she remained stiff lipped. I think that Lisa and Adrienne are probably deciplined enough to hold it together because of their business personality. You don't get that far in business by wearing your emotions on your sleeve. My guess would be that Kim just blows a fuse bigtime! She has been a little fiesty, fighting with Taylor but I predict we see her go BANANAS! That is my hope, I don't want to see Lisa or Adrienne lose it!

Paulan
Paulan

I noticed that about Camille's white dress, too - it kept switching shoulders & it wasn't a dress that could easliy do that.

Canadian viewer
Canadian viewer

Wow, Well if I was to pick the most unlikely to explode it would definitely be Adrienne. I love Lisa but I also see although she will always be a lady (& the most humorous/hysterical of all the housewives) she also will step up to protect who she loves, so ultimately I'd literally be the most surprised to see Adrienne lose it. I can't even imagine how or why she would allow herself to get to that point as she is always very professional, classy and thoughtful. Now I can't wait because either way whether it's Adrienne or Lisa I'm enticed to see why they are angry & better yet WHO they are angry at!

Of note, watching the Ellen show today I found it interesting that Camille made two references that were kind of "digs" to the producing of the show. 1st she had a Freudian slip by saying she was playing a character then laughed & said no I mean how "my character" is displayed and 2nd she said she didn't like how she was edited to look. I'm curious how you feel about this being the producer & hope you won't take the party line of "I love all the women" in your answer and speak truthfully as you put your sweat, tears & heart into the show probably more than anyone on your team.

In my opinion (& it's only MY opinion) I always thought Bethenny said it best when she said look good or bad that's me on the screen and I own what I did & said whether I like it or not because you can't edit the words that come out of my mouth! I loved her honesty & although I'm sure these women have no idea how "real" this show can get what she said was really telling to me. If they are quoted regardless of the situation, their quotes & facial expressions are still exactly what was said so how could you possibly spin it to look like anything other than what it is. Right? Like her predecessors Jill and Danielle she could learn a lesson from Bethenny & just own it. Or perhaps she could opt to assume the persona of Jessica Rabbit who famously said "I'm not bad, they just paint me that way!".

Keep up the great work on the best show in the franchise .

JennJ
JennJ

I want you to know that while I hate the whole overused "team" word, I really do like Camille. Last night she was as sweet as pie and funny too, yet Kyle kept bringing up the past again. Why do you think that no matter how nice Camille is and how awkward Kyle is, people seem to love Kyle and be mean to Camille? Call me a lover of the underdog, but I think Camille is very interesting and is just not understood.

RL414
RL414

The Dinner from Hell is an instant classic! I put it up there with the Scary Island, NY Season3; The Last Supper NJ Season 1 and Who's Gonna Check Me Boo?, ATL, Season 2! I do remember the music from that scene when Taylor looked so forlorn. I thought, RHOBH has the best music of all the Housewives! Keep blogging, I love your behind-the-scenes takes!

Mum
Mum

Thanks for the photo, cause my question was did you guys where white and you did. I like your producer's take on events, you work with the material you are given and this franchise just gives and gives.

greatpambini
greatpambini

Re: upcoming reunion and who loses it - my guess is that the lovely Adrienne Maloof is the one who finally loses her cool after holding it in ALL season!

DianeFromCT
DianeFromCT

I actually noticed the music last night while Taylor was waiting for her car. You guys did a great job. kudos.

Aloha808
Aloha808

Mahalo for the pic of the crew! Love seeing all of you.

Viewer in MA
Viewer in MA

Dave, You're insight in phenominal as are your blogs. Thank you so much for keeping everyone in line here and not getting away with any crap. Allison and Camille can call it what they want but that's who they are as people. We do not know these women in any of the franchises however, their personalities shine through more and more with each episode. Even with all their phoniness their personalities shine through. these shows are very telling as to who they actually are as people.

pasha
pasha

Dear Dave, Why is Taylor's marriage becoming a storyline? In the first episode, she stated 80% of her marriage was business and 20% was romance. Why is everbody feeling sorry for her?

BreeD
BreeD

These ladies are so much fun. I couldn't help but notice Kyle was invited to every event on the last episode, so not only is she a fan favorite, she must be a housewive favorite too. I'm so excited for next week's episode and the reunion. Thanks for the posts.

teresat
teresat

Why did Camille's dress keep switching shoulders at the White Party?