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Q: Emily-Bo-Bemily, Jason B and LaLaLi wanted to know about the interviews and how often we do them?
A: During production, we try to interview each woman every other week. We would have them sit in the same pose, wearing the same clothes for three to four rounds of interviews. The reason we did this was that some people find it distracting when you have a scene and you see interview clips from one woman wearing 3 different things. Of course, I also get that it throws people to have a woman in the same outfit talking about an event before it happens and afterward. Not quite sure how we’ll deal with this issue in the future.
During the season, the interviews are conducted by my three producers, Brenda Coston, Christopher Cullen, and Larry Grimaldi. When the show officially wraps production, we continue to do occasional “pick-up” interviews, going over things we missed. (It’s impossible not to miss something, as usually Bravo has very specific questions they want answered.) During the off-season, I conduct the interviews.
Q: D Girl wants to know how many cameras we had rolling at Camille’s, specifically wondering how it was possible that we never seemed to miss a reaction shot of Camille. Plus, how did we know to leave a camera behind to shoot Camille, Allison, and D.D. after the party fell apart?
A: Camille’s dinner party was a fun night for the crew because it was one of the rare nights we had all three teams shooting the same event. That’s a great deal of camaraderie among the crew, so it was a treat that we could all be together. Three crews translates to six cameras–but that doesn’t mean we had six cameras rolling at the dinner table all at once–usually there were three to four.
The way the day broke down: A crew started the day at Camille’s to cover the party prep. B crew was in the limo with Kyle, Kim and Faye, while C crew covered the limo ride with Adrienne, Lisa and Taylor. Once at Camille’s, A crew handled the patio, B crew took the kitchen for appetizers, and then we had three and sometimes four camera coverage for the dinner. Meaning one camera focused on the Faye-Kim-Adrienne-Allison side of the table, and the second focused on the Kyle-Taylor-Lisa-D.D. side. A third camera was at the far end of the table, so that it could get wides of the whole table or push in straight to focus on Camille. So that means Camille–at the head of the table, as the party host–was on-camera the entire dinner.
The party itself lasted a good three or four hours. But because we had already been doing pre-shoots earlier in the day, we had to rotate crews to get meal breaks during the dinner. (The A crew broke for dinner when everyone was getting along fine, and were quite shocked to hear all the yelling when they came back from break.)
After the party broke-up, the three crews again split up. A crew stayed behind for the Camille-Allison-D.D. conversation, B crew got in the limo with Kyle-Lisa-Taylor-Adrienne-Faye and C crew got in the limo with Kim.
We didn’t know Kyle and Faye were going to ditch the limo with Kim, but it was always our plan to cover every moment from start-to-finish.
Dave, thanks for taking the time to answer the viewers many questions. It was really enjoyable reading your blog. RHBH is the best of all the housewives shows. I hope it is renewed for a second season. The ladies are great!!
omg i m gonna miss your blogs and the show. but one thing i have to mention , during the limo ride, Kim screamed two things at Kyle that for the life of me i cant understand. the part where Kyle said did you hear what you just said and went over where she was sitting. maybe subtittle was needed at that point. Maybe someone could clarify. That comment visibly made Kyle more upset but yet i cant seem to understand what it was....plzzz
What exactly did Kim say to Kyle in the limo? It was so hard to hear what she said in all of the commotion.
I have read all your blogs and enjoyed the majority of them. But to defend Kyle's scene in the limo and infer Kim's alcoholism (which was NOT Kyle's story to tell) somehow explains Kyle's hostility toward Kim all season is out of bounds. Disappointed doesn't begin to describe my reaction.
Ok, maybe I'm deaf...but I don't understand what Kim says to Kyle in the limo. What's the insult that sets Kyle off? It kind of sounds like, "You stole my house." But that doesn't make sense. What am I missing? Love, love your blog and the insight.
You did a great job with Season 1. This is the 1st time I've watched this kind of a realty show. I tried watching the other Housewives reality shows before the Beverly Hills ladies came to be, but the other Housewives just don't have what, I think it takes to keep people interested. On Andy's New Year's Eve show, I think it was NeNe told Lisa that the Beverly Hills Housewives are boring. I thought, well, I think the Atlanta Housewives may be in Jail soon at the rate their going. The B.H.Housewives have more class than the others. I hope Kim can get the help she needs. And I'm sure in time, Kelsey will dump the Flight Attendant when he gets tired of her. I hope Camille, Mason and Jude will be alright. Thank you again for delivering such a great and entertaining show for us stay at home, fed up housewives. It's been fun! xoxo
You write so well! You seem so fair and non-judgemental, which can't be easy around all of the intermittent turmoil! Your perspective on the show was great to read and it was a nice addition as far as explanations.... Thanks for taking your time to share with us!
Please, for Kim's sake, don't put her through this show again. She is just too vulnerable and doesn't have the strength (aka bitchiness) that the other ladies have. Poor thing was put through the ringer. No one deserves to be treated that way, let alone in front of millions of viewers. Just write her fat check - she really deserves it!
Regardless of WHAT Kyle's frustrations were...it was not necessary to share it with the world. Unfortunately, the dysfunction in that family is now for the world to see, which is passed along to the children, which continues the dysfunctional circle!
And all that money just goes to waste in petty problems instead of doing good. Sad!
May I say how much I have enjoyed your blog. I passionately hope there will be a season two of this franchise. To me, it has been a breath of fresh air, especially after thinking I would not like or be able to relate to any of these women. Add to the mix, your very informative blog, it's the perfect recipe for success! Kudos my dear sir.
Excuse me but what constant frustration? Kim was surrounded and attacked even by Adrienne. Kim sat quietly in that chair talking with a friend, when Taylor approached fangs out, excused Kim's friend, and verbally assaulted your sister.You jumped in without even knowing the circumstance I'm not a fan of Taylor's after tonight. She can bugger off for all I care. Go back to being an oakey. Kim was drunk, you should have let her be, let her go home and drown her sorrows. Her kids are adult enough to take care of her. The fact that you recent your sister really came out on the show and really made you look at times very sinister. Your smile reminded me of the Grinch. No joke.I don't care what circumstance, HAVE YOUR SISTERS BACK!!!!
I was shocked by your assuming we'd understand Kyle's frustration with Kim now, because I am even more confused! Taylor attacked Kim at the party and Kyle was guilty of not having Kim's back, not the other way around?! I don't understand why she gets so frustrated with Kim for not being right on time when once she gets there, she proceeds to belittle her. If I was Kim, I wouldn't want to come at all because of how they gang up on her. They did it with the whole "Martin" situation too. I agree with Kim, the guy should call you if he's interested.
I understand sisterly tension, because I have LOADS of resentment toward my sister & her poor choices, but I have learned to let it go, and I would not gang up on my sister at a public party! And after watching the show tonight, I would hope that Kyle would see that Kim was being honest about what happened at the airport AND see that Taylor did indeed attack Kim, who was minding her own business. I absolutely LOVE Adrienne for trying to calm Kyle down and protect Kim. She has a LOT of compassion and intuition. I like Lisa, though I was put off by her visible disdain for Russell when they first met. He seems shy and socially backward, but that doesn't make him worthy of the insults she was throwing at him. Her dislike of him seems over the top. However, her opinion of Taylor is spot on and I admire her love of her family and even her soft spot for Cedric. It does seem very motherly, though I think he's abusing the relationship.
I really hope that Kim and Kyle can work out their problems and come to a point of mutual respect.
"As for what was said in the limo, well, Kyle’s outburst was a long time in coming. Perhaps now all the people who think Kyle is too mean to Kim will understand her constant frustration with her sister. "
??? Seems a very odd comment. If the producers saw things at the time of shooting, why were these not taped, or left on the floor of the editing room. You, the producer, have needlessly imparted some veiled history that favors Kyle and her behaviour.
Together with Kyles comments to Camille on the reunion show - "I wanted you on the show" and the lack of impartiality shown by the producers comments above, I am left wondering what Kyles role is behind the camera.
You thought that "Perhaps now all the people who think Kyle is too mean to Kim will understand her constant frustration with her sister."? Really?? I saw a bitter woman who has been trying to undermine her sister all season and knew that this was her last chance to stick it to her on national TV.......Shame on her!
Why is it that you never discuss Kim, you favor all the other ladies when its kim who deserves many kind words of encouragement.
I am surprised that you are taking Kyle's side. You are old enought to know that there are two sides to every story.
Taylor's birthday party seemed to have everyone in attendance from PR agents to Kim's make-up artist and BFF. Does Taylor really know all these people or was it really an end of season party?
I think Kim had to be the family bread winner while growing up, which never ends up well. Child stars seem to always have problems because too much was placed on them. I'm sure she deals with it in her own way. Kyle needs to learn boundaries, learns he is not the center of the universe, and respect what her sister has been through.
I would have walked out of that party too, and furthermore, if anyone tried to breach my boundaries on the matter, as in get in the limo and cause conflict...Seriously, I think Kim was pretty controlled considering the situation. Kyle was the name calling bully, and has been on almost every episode. It seems like all the drama and cat fights revolve around her as well. Even the ones her sister has to be dragged into are because of her.
Kim said to Kyle "You stole my f-ing house" and that's when Kyle snapped and went after Kim in the limo.
I really enjoyed reading your blog, the questions and answers. Thanks for taking the time to do that. I have a much better understanding of the Kyle/Kim relationship now and I'm surprised I didn't realize it sooner, having been married to an alcoholic for 16 years (with 7 years of sobriety now and I am soooooooooooooo proud of him). All the little signs were there with Kim but I just didn't pick up on them. Now I see them very clearly and it's a sad thing. I hope she gets the help she needs and I applaud Kyle for trying to protect her sister and not exploiting Kim's alcoholism to defend herself. I saw the teaser at the end of the show where Lisa (and I absolutely love her R-rated sense of humor!) and Cedric have a confrontation and were no longer talking. Can you please tell me what happened??? I'm so curious I can't stand it. Did he admit he was just using her all this time or did he make some inappropriate sexual comment to her? See? My imagination is going crazy. Can you please explain what happened? I can't wait for the reunion.
From your blog: "As for what was said in the limo, well, Kyle’s outburst was a long time in coming. Perhaps now all the people who think Kyle is too mean to Kim will understand her constant frustration with her sister."
Are you kidding! You are showing your obvious bias towards Kyle. While I certainly don't believe Camille's claims that editing made her look bad this ridiculous comment makes me wonder. What do you mean this was a long time in coming? This does not make sense, nothing we saw Kim do this season warranted Kyle's reaction. Nothing we did not see warranted this reaction ON CAMERA. I can only assume from your comments, and the way the show was produced that you, or casting, had a previous relationship with Kyle and decided that it would be produced from her perspective. Look back at the shows and the bias is SO apparent. Of course, this is always true with reality TV but I don't think I have ever seen it more blatent then in RHWOBH.
From your blog:"And about the cast, we have a casting department that does everything imaginable to get the word out that we are looking and tries to meet every interesting person possible. But I will add, much of the cast came out of Kyle, who was the first person to sign on. Kyle led us to her sister Kim, and her good friend Lisa, who in turn led us to her neighbor Adrienne, who was already friends with Taylor. Finally, when Bravo really hoped we could add a celebrity’s wife, it was Kyle who suggested Camille, whom she knew because of Mauricio’s job as Kelsey and Camille’s realtor."
This comment just confirmed the suspicion I had all along...thanks for confirming. There were an awful lot of Kyles in that paragraph.Hmmm. Perhaps season 2 of RHWOBH should be renmamed...The Kyle show. Reason enough for me to tune out!
I think you're referring, in part, to the "you stole my house" line. Kim in confessionals had said that she bought the houses that the family lived in while growing up and being a child actor. It's sad that Kyle had such a vicious reaction to Kim. Sure, I bet Kim can be annoying but whatever Kyle perceives as being Kim's problems, nothing that she could have done or imposed upon poor Kyle (sarcasm dripping here) would have warranted her reaction. If you don't want to "look after" your OLDER sister, then DON'T and stop whining about it. I liked Kyle at the beginning but based on her interactions with both Kim and Camille, I find her to be a bit entitled and insufferable. You're not Lady Perfect, lady.
I think I heard her say, "You stole my house" too. After that, Kyle made a mention of something like," Mauricio has done so much to help you" or something like that. So, whatever that is about probably has a lot to do with it. Can you talk about that.
Wow. What a finale! That was about as close to a "cliff hanger" as a reality show can get! Tell me, did Bravo give Taylor a bonus for stirring the pot (again) and thus setting the stage for the Richardson sisters' ultimate derailment? Because I can't think of any other reason to once again go back to the whole NY thing, but for ratings. At any expense, huh? Way to capitalize.
GREAT GREAT SHOW, Mr. Rupel. by far, THE BEST OF ALL THE HOUSEWIFE shows, for so many reasons. COME BACK COME BACK COME BACK!!!!!! and fast!
I was upset with Kyle by the end of the season. She seems to have to get in the middle of everything. I think she just likes the attention. I can see Kim,s point, if she worked as a child and supported her family at the time with homes, cars etc and now she needs help its understandable she would have some resentment. I recall when Paris was in trouble with the law Kyle was on Larry King defending her etc. Nothing wrong with that but the way she handled last night was probably not appropriate. Adreinne was talking with Kim and handling the situation at hand. Kyle, I think has to have the spot light. And if Kim does have a drinking problem its not up to Kyle to tell the whole world.
Dave what about Taylor and her participation in this? She stirred the pot in New York and again stirred the pot at this b-day party. I hope Andy asks her why she thought it was okay to confront Kim in that moment. It really did come out of the blue and it appeared to be an attack on Kim, which the other housewives seemed to have no problem joining in on.
People who think Kyle was too mean (myself included) will continue to have little understanding for her frustration with Kim. We see an explosive, insensitive, selfish woman who would rather be in the good graces of her friends than those of her sister. Speaking as the sibling of an alcoholic, if Kim has that DISEASE, Kyle should do everything in her power to help. If that doesn't work, she should at least refrain from regular personal attacks on her sister. Kyle (and Taylor's) behavior in this episode does little to endear her to anyone. Your blogs have usually been so well-reasoned . . . it shocks me that you would defend Kyle's behavior.
I thoroughly enjoyed this group of women the most. I waited 'til the end to blog anything...this is my 1 & only blog.
In sizing up the season & connecting the dots, I thought Camille acted crazy (which with what was transpiring in her private life explains a lot, but still crazy). I watched a downward spiral in Kyle's control issues & temper...which saddened me for she was my fave. I saw a beautiful, sad ex-starlet who doesn't know where she fits anymore. I enjoyed Adrienne's strength & no-nonsense personality. Lisa, Ken, & their brood of pups ended up being my faves...I admire EVERYTHING about her...I value honesty as well.
Yet in the process of connecting the dots Taylor was a major instigator...the catalyst of the disagreement & misunderstanding between Kyle & Camille...being a participating nonparticipant still makes one a participant. Yes, the original misunderstanding would have transpired, but her meddling perpetuated the problem by not owning up to her part (giggling & watching aghast as if she were an innocent voyeur)...then when Kim called her out on it, SHE went berserk...Taylor didn't appreciate being exposed & had it out for Kim from that point on. BRAVO has her on tape, which EVERYONE has seen, saying what she said she didn't say to Kim in the airport....Taylor can giggle & pretend she didn't, but the truth is audible & visible. Taylor does this all w/ a passive aggressive spin & it's very unfortunate for those who become involved w/ her. Taylor's narcissistic ways make things highly uncomfortable. Even her own daughters b-day party was a virtual tour of how uneasy she can make people with her narcissism. I regret writing this, because of what Taylor divulged about her past (which broke my heart )...but, like Lisa, the truth must be told. AGAIN TAYLOR, being a participating nonparticipant still makes one a participant. To sum it up, I think Taylor lives in a fantasy world.
I never really question production, and am a huge RH fan, but closing the show with Kim crying alone in the limo, when she probably didn't even realize the cameras were still rolling judging from the angle, and speaking directly to the production assistant, was the height of cruelty and insensitivity. I for one, can do without that type of "entertainment."
I wonder if you will post this, Bravo admins?
BEST housewives franchise of ALL! I was so surprised that these women (excluding Camille) appear to be the most down to earth of all of the housewives. Completely unexpected coming from Beverly Hills.They were not getting sloppy drunk at every party and hanging/flirting with men who are not their husbands (again-except Camille). I found it so interesting watching the dymanic with Kyle/Kim. They reverted to acting how siblings really behave with each other growing up ("you take that back"!)
Really enjoyed the stories, the music, the beautiful shots of Beverly Hills. Thank you!
This was such a sad episode. I am wondering the same thing as others here. What in the heck did Kim say to Kyle in the limo? I love Kyle and can't blame her for much since noone knows the background of this fued. I just was filled with so much saddness watching this finale. Heartbreak all over the place. For Camille putting all of her heartache and struggle for the world to see. I am sure it was therapuetic for her. My heart breaks for Kim. I have wittnessed emotional breakdowns in my family and it feels a little family to me watching her over this show. She appears like a dear in the head lights to me most of the time, very scared. The final scene with her in the limo and the sadness in her face and eyes moved me to tears. I just wanted to give her a big hug. I hope this family gets some counseling and tries to repair this because Kim needs a lot of support and respect.
I know this post wont be posted as many of mine aren't but I have one question.
Why wouldn't you edit out the part where Kyle calls Kim an alcoholic. Do you not realize how much anxiety and bad this could do to someone with those seious problems?? I know we don't get the full story all the time but it's sad to see a show through someone under the bus for some ratings. Poor Kim.
I also want to know what Kim said that we couldn't understand?
Honestly, I thought the episode sucked; especially the end. Seems like there needed to be one more episode after the party.
I find your comments regarding Kyle and Kim and the inference that alcoholism justified Kyle's rage and violence irresponsible. Your comments about "grinding ..." are rude and your favoritism towards Kyle is biasing your blog. It's unfortunate, as it is nice to gain perspective on the case and certain situations, but you are far too unprofessional for someone in your position.
I'm going to thank you again for all of your blogging throughou the season. I absolutely love to hear all that you have to share with us in regard to "behind the scenes" (you & Andy Cohen have my dream job!). I wish every other show's producer would do the same, so thank you for your time! Also, I think you would be great on Andy Cohen! Anyhow, you had mentioned you worked on other reality shows in the past, but some are still on the air. *If* (and I think this is a definite) Housewives of BH returns, will you still be the producer? I hope so, as I enjoy the blogs!
Apparently Kim's salary paid for family homes, cars etc. She did work/make more than her sisters as a kid. Earlier in the show it looks like Kyle has the family vacation home. Maybe her sister's salary as a kid paid for it.
I don't understand the belief that those who already thought Kyle was a bully would have their opinions changed by this. Maybe it was a sarcastic remark. Any doubts must be gone now!
Seriously, Dave? You have stated over and over that you love all the women and remain objective, but yet you defend Kyle's actions. Sorry, but I will never understand her actions, it was cruel and abusive regardless what was happening behind the scenes. I feel sorry for both sisters because they will never completely recover, too many hurtful things said. Why didn' Kyle just let Kim leave? I really, really enjoyed this season and feel cheated that the show ended with on a terrible note. It was so negative and to show Kim all alone in the limo was heart breaking.
First off RHBH is the absolute best! All of these ladies are so real, flaws and all. Lisa is the epitome of "class" . I do wish that Kyle asked for turning off the cameras during that fight or when she "outed" Kim. It was incredibly painful to see a broken Kim in the limo. HOWEVER, if this helps Kim turn things around, then the pain is all worth it at the end. PLEASE HAVE ALL THE LADIES COME BACK!!!
Did you know when you cast this show that Kim had an alcohol problem? If not, would you have casted her knowing she would be at party's all season long?
Dave, Wow. For me, this was the best RH ever. The women were the most relatable (funny since they're freakin millionaires, right?) and for me, the most likeable. Unlike some viewers, I completely understood the frustration Kyle and Kim were feeling at the point that it all blew up. I think people who have been in Kyle's position could understand the depth of emotions that come with trying to care for a loved one who is an addict. No one on this show should be judged, and I think that is proven this episode with Camille. I felt SO much for Camille. When she talked about Kelsey putting her arm around her then leaving once she fell asleep, I was devastated for her. I was so impressed with Adrienne and felt so much for Lisa in regards to Cedric. It was incredibly real to me, all the emotions that every one of them went through last night, and I felt myself empathizing for each of them. I too hope all six women can return for next season, as they have been my favorite cast and I am going to miss them so much!! Yes, even Camille :) I HAD to tell you that the housewives aside, this was by far the BEST cast of husbands EVER to show up on this franchise. Ken and Paul offered completely different aspects of comic relief, Russell made for a great villian (MUhahaha) and Mauricio...I mean, do I have to say it? The sweetest, most loving, and HOTTEST househusband we've seen on this show to date. Even their little moment last night when they were wondering what all the arguing was about offered me a moment to breathe in between the madness. Thank you thank you thank you for this show, as well as your inside-info blog!! Now can you please speed up the process as I would like to start season two in the middle of February... ;)
I feel everyone on this show can use a little "sensible" advice. I should be cleaning and organizing right now, but I'll boil it down a few points.
1. Kyle, Kim and Taylor please all read Eckhart Tolle's books or just google Eckhart Tolle on the "Pain body". 2. Adrienne, talk to and treat your husband like you want your sons wives to treat them. You are setting the example for them. 3. Taylor...Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change. (Wayne Dyer). Instead of focusing on your husband's awkwardness, focus on his good points. 4. Advice to the husbands: It's ok to say "enough" to your wives when they are berating you. A five foot woman can cut down a 6 foot man with her two inch tongue. (Paramahansa Yogananda) 5. Camille, go forth now and do good with your money. Pain is a great equalizer, it's difficult but it makes us more empathic and compassionate. You have the resources to do some wonderful things in this world. 6. Lisa doesn't need my advice she's doing fine on her own. (Okay, I can't resist: please don't give advice to Taylor, you are planting seeds that her husband is not good enough for her. Some people are very impressionable.) 6. I see a lot of pain and fear of rejection in everyone, don't fall into the syndrome of rejecting someone (husbands/friends/sisters)before you can be rejected. 7. Rise above your egos. One day we will all be gone, the beauty, the wealth, the fame. I believe you can only take two things with you. Love and knowledge. Those are the only truly priceless commodiities.