Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Lisa Jones' Diary

Brandi: Lisa R. Should Be Disappointed in Herself

Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kyle: I Have Never Had Anyone Put a Hand on Me

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Eileen: Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: More Fighting and a Peeping Tom

Kim: Kyle Should Be Worried, Not Embarrassed

Brandi: Kyle Wants to Help When There's an Audience

Kyle: This Was Brandi's Master Plan

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Disgust and a Push

Yolanda: I Would Like to Apologize

Brandi: I Won't Make Excuses

Kim: I Wanted to Hold Kyle

Lisa V.: I Want Max to Be Ambitious

Eileen: Being a Stepmom Is Challenging

Lisa R.: Lots of Transition Happening

Kyle: We Are an Emotional Bunch

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Surprise and an F-Bomb

Lisa V.: A Naughty Child Shouldn't Be Rewarded

Kyle: Brandi Was Rude and Offensive

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

7 Faces We All Made During This Week's #RHOBH

Brandi: Lisa V. Was Making Me Uncomfortable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Tears

4 Questions We All Asked During #RHOBH

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa V.: Yes, Love Is a Big Word

Kyle: Moments Like These Are Frustrating

Lisa V.: I Won't Erase the Past

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Lisa Jones' Diary

Lisa VanderPump reveals her reason for hating costume parties.

Well hello again. This week's episode was a welcome reprieve from all the drama the week before, certainly an insight into my life at the restaurant Villa Blanca. It is always stressful as there is never any certainty of how these charitable events play out.

Ken and I have created many of these in the past, and as I don't have an assistant -- because of my ego thinking I can do it all -- I prefer to do things myself. It is absolutely key to be supremely organized! I admit I was irritated by the fact that I had asked Cedric -- which is rare -- to do something of importance for me, and he didn't. That did not sit well with me at all. I work hard, and as the responsibility of the kitchen, menus, visuals, models, and basically as you saw there was no organizer, falls on my shoulders, I could've done with his help. Every penny that was made went to this young girl, whose life was devastated overnight by this vicious attack, and also very importantly to draw much needed attention to the children's burn unit. Ultimately and thankfully the event was a success, which managed to pay for further operations for Nina.

I am thankful to Kyle that the upset at her table regarding Camille was kept from me. When you put things in perspective, which is one of the real positive effects of doing events like these, that argument, even though we all were still reeling from the shock,in my opinion, fades into insignificance!

We had time at home with my love dog (see Giggys blog), and prepared to go to Taylor's Roaring '20s. I hate costume parties, or as we call them in England "fancy dress." It comes from an experience 10 years earlier of being informed that it was fancy dress, so Ken went as a pink rabbit and I was a hooker, to what turned out to be a black tie event! It was not a positive experience and has stayed with me!I had decided to swap with Cedric, which I think he enjoyed more than me, but we surprised Ken and even the crew that awaited us downstairs as we made our grand entrance. I love to have a laugh, and knew that there would be a few surprised pretty made-up faces at my choice, but more importantly we had fun.

I personally don't understand how you can be screaming at somebody one moment and embracing them the next! I know for me that would be difficult, but if they can put it behind them, then so be it! I don't think the two of them will ever really understand how things deteriorated so rapidly. Well you will see how things pan out...

Anyway, I wish all of you a very happy Xmas, and thank you for your comments. I really enjoy reading them.

Love always Lisa.xx

Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kim thinks Brandi and Kyle's fight at poker night had very little to do with her.

Today’s episode started exactly where we left off, back at Eileen’s poker night. I remember just wanting to leave so badly that I just kept on walking and didn’t even see the physical altercation between Brandi and Kyle. I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I mean one is my sister and one is my friend. I wanted to make it right, so I tried to speak to Kyle, but there was so much chaos between her and Brandi. Then the other girls joined in and at that point, I was frustrated and honestly wasn’t feeling well. I just wanted everyone to let me go home! This drama may have been about me at first, but it definitely ended up being about those two and whatever residual animosity they had towards one another from the past.


On the following day, my pain got even worse, so I spent the whole day getting tests done at the doctor’s. Next evening, I was admitted to the hospital. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had been struggling with bronchitis and pneumonia for weeks. Well, the doctor said I had a fractured rib, ruptured disc, and hiatal hernia, which was caused by the increased pressure from coughing. No wonder I was in so much pain before poker night! I was in the hospital for nine days. But I'm happy to announce that I’m currently healthy and well!
Even though my family and I are going through some tough times right now, I feel stronger than ever because I need to and want to be there for Monty, my daughters, and son. All you moms out there know, we don’t get days off! Although it seems like I have a lot going on, that’s exactly what I love about my life! Planning my daughter’s wedding is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever done. I can’t believe my babies are all grown up, and I could not be more proud. Taking care of Monty has been bittersweet--it’s so painful to see my best friend slipping away, but at the same time, our relationship is stronger than ever. We’re treasuring every moment we have together. Don’t mistake my sadness for weakness. If I were not strong in my sobriety today, I could never do the things I’m doing. Thank you to those who have shared their kind words and support!
Speaking of family, my favorite part of the episode was seeing Yolanda with her son. Oh my goodness, I really related to them, because I’m going through the same thing with my son, Chad. Family dynamics change, and it does get lonely for both Chad and me now that our girls have left the nest. But this is also a special bonding time for us--yes, he’s totally going to have to hang out with his mom more, which both of us don't seem to mind at all! 
XO Kim

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