Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Cat's Corner

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Yolanda: These Are Teaching Moments

Kim: My Heart Felt So Big

Kyle: Kim and Monty's Relationship Is Unique

Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

Lisa R.: I Couldn't Be More in My Element

Brandi: I Felt Like a Grown Up

Yolanda: I Was Doubting My Parenting Skills

Lisa V.: A Scare Can Be the Ultimate Lesson

Eileen: Yeah, Vincent and I Bicker Sometimes

Lisa R.: My Heart Ached for Yolanda

Kim: The Call No Parent Wants to Get

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Brandi: Not a Good Time for My Phone to Die

Lisa V.: Hindsight Is 20/20

Kim: The Words You Never Want to Hear

Yolanda: 50 Is the New 30

Eileen: A Long Career Is the True Award

Kyle: An Invite to a Party Isn't the Answer

Lisa R.: God Bless Michael Bolton!

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 3?

11 #RHOBH Reactions That Sum up Our Lives

Kyle: I Would Take A Road Trip Over a Plane

Lisa: When You Reach Out, You Are Rewarded

Kim: Brandi and I Always Seem to Have Fun

Yolanda: A Homemade Meal Goes a Long Way

Brandi: I Was Surprised Adrienne Was So Receptive

The Real Story Behind Lisa R.'s Depends Ad

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 2?

3 Times the 'Wives Were Just Like Us

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 1?

Kyle: Brandi Was Looking for Trouble

Lisa's First Impression of the Ladies

Yolanda: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Q&A: How Are Camille, Adrienne, and Taylor Now?

Cat's Corner

D.C. veteran Catherine Ommanney shares her take on this season of 'Wives, including of course, her fellow Brits.

Real Houseiwves of Beverly Hills was the first show I've watched from start to finish (other than ours in D.C.) and I have to say I was hooked from the first episode. Infact the wealth and the homes and faces of some of these women I found extraordinary, and of course the "plastic" was fantastic to watch!

It's funny how your opinions can change throughout the episodes and mine certainly did of a couple of the cast.

Camille: I found her so insufferably smug, and sickeningly self important, that I had to fast forward her when ever she came on. The way she looked down her nose at everyone. In fact that opinion didn't really change, but I did feel for her when she at last had a harsh reality check when Kelsey binned her. I think the whole experince of doing the show and the flack she has got since, will probably stand her in good stead, and I expect she will be more balanced and happy in the end (even with all her millions). I don't think she is a bad person, just spoilt beyond and a little out of touch with real life, until now. I bet she will end up better off happiness-wise.

Taylor: Mmmm. At first I thought she was quite a sweet, rather large-mouthed, lost puppy dog until the show really played out and her true colors were shown. I found the show where her daughter turned four quite sickening. Shocking in fact. Shopping for diamonds for a four-year-old? Give me a break! $65k on a party when all the girl wanted to do was hangout under a tree playing like any other four year old. That party wasn't for her, it was another, "Look at us and how fabuolus we are party." Anyway, her constant laughter, even when things are serious, began to bug me. And her s**t stirring? And as for her husband, Russell? Yawn...Well he has to be in the top five dullest husband of all time, in any Housewives show, surely?

Adreinne: Loved her and her man Paul. They are totally real, authentic, funny, considerate, and I really enjoyed watching her in all the scenes she was in! The dynamic between them was hilarious! She always spoke sense and was very down to earth and hard working. Great to watch.

Kim: Aside from the rumors of her problems, I think she is out of place living in Beverly Hills. She is just not that kind of woman, so no wonder she feels so insecure and lonely. Showyness and glamour don't seem to be her thing, and so keeping up with the Jones was never going to happen. I liked her, and felt very sorry for her. I don't think she was settled enough to be able to deal with doing the show, and I think her sister should have known that. I hope she's better now.

Kyle: Really liked her at the start but after seeing her get so angry and frustated all the time and then crying so much, she wore a little thin towards the end. I also fundermentally think she should have sorted out her sister a little more, as I saw her as a bit of a bully. It easy to see Kim is in a bad place, weak, and vunerable, and Kyle I think should of let some stuff go. But she seems like a great Mom, great hubby and relatable for sure.

Lisa: Last but not least, Lisa. Well, I just adored her and Ken from the minute they came on the screen (and no, it’s not just because they are Brits!!). Their whole family unit was such a delight to watch. Her kids are fabulous and they seem to both be really great parents. They are both totally geniune, real, hugely entertaining to watch and seem to have the kind of marraige that most people aspire to having. Very lucky and a real inspiration.

I was on to slimey Cedric from the start though. Who talks on TV about a past like that in a restaurant in front of people? What a con artist! And the fact that he packed his stuff in Ken's cases when he left says it all. Good riddance! I felt sad for them both having been so generous and loving to such a scum bag.

He also wore those vile budgie smugglers (speedos). Lisa should have thrown him out just for that offense!

So theres my take on the show. I know first hand after D.C., that observations can be sooo wrong and unless you personally know these women you can be completely way off. (There is my waiver!)

Sad it's over. I won't miss seeing a couple of those faces, but I already miss a few! I can see a long lunch coming in Villa Blanca soon when Lynda and I are in LA!

In the mean time if anyone wants to catch up with me join me on catherineommanney.com, Facebook: Catherine Ommanney, or Twitter: @catommanney and grab a copy of my book 'Inbox Full' for a compelling juicy read and a serious "Real Housewives Reality Check"!

Enjoy.....

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Eileen weighs in on the tension at Kyle's and shares what she thought of the ladies right out of the gate.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I really enjoyed seeing Lisa R at home with her girls. You gotta love teenagers, right? I totally related to her situation with her parents. My mom is 92 and was my best friend my entire life. It's been so hard to not have her as my parent anymore. I have become hers, as dementia has slowly crept into her mind. I never feel like I see her enough. Vincent and I would have her come live with us but our family decided the move away from her home 3 hours away would probably kill her. Thank God my brother is living with her. It helps to know that he's there but I still feel guilty and sad not to be able to see her more. It was nice to meet Lisa R's sister and parents. What an amazing artist her father was! I had no idea.

Yolanda is so down to earth and lovely. The real thing. I liked her immediately.

At Lisa V's, her swan attacked Ken. Hmmmmmmmm. I've been attacked by a swan before. I've got my eye on them! and their "feather diapered bottoms"! Hahaha.

It was so great to finally meet all the girls and their husbands. They are very interesting and dynamic people, right out of the gate. Kyle's home is beautiful and very warm and welcoming. I could tell that there was a lot of tension and lots of unresolved stuff going on. It was somewhat confusing because I didn't know all the backstory. Still, Vincent and I had fun sharing stories about "the business" with Kim, etc. And it was a great opportunity to have gotten to know the women better. Well, Brandi a little better than the others! LOL. I thought she was funny and definitely likes to lay it on the table. So to speak.

Merry Christmas and Joyous Holidays to you all!.

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