Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Party People

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

Happy 2011 and welcome back! I hope you all had some fun with friends and family over the holiday. This week's episode is chock-full: Cedric explains his history as a child; Camille invites Adrienne and Kyle over for some tennis and pool fun; and it all winds up at Kyle and Mauricio’s annual White Party. Oh and, Mauricio winds up shirtless. Twice!!

Before I get to your questions, there are two things I want to point out. First, out of all the spectacular things we did this season, from being courtside at an NBA game, to attending the opening night of a Broadway musical, to the gorgeous and elegant dinner party at Mohamed's 55-million dollar mansion, nothing made me want to stop working and join in the fun more than the White Party! Everyone was having so much fun (well, except for Taylor and Russell), the decorations were gorgeous, the music rocked, and everyone dressed in white was such a blast!

Here's a photo of part of our crew, also decked out in white.

BH crew at the white partySecondly, I want to point out the background music that our two composers, Alan Lazar and Mike Biardi, wrote and recorded for us. One of the Evolution Executive Producers, Douglas Ross, always likes to say that he wants the music in our show to feel like it's scored like a movie, And I think Alan and Mike (and our editors who place the music into the show) did a fantastic job of making Doug's goal a reality. I'm mentioning the music in this episode because of one moment in particular. When Taylor decides to leave the party early (after Russell already left) and she's standing alone at the curb, we created an awesome juxtaposition of the rest of the party attendees having a fantastic time, while Taylor cries in her interview about wishing she and Russell could have that kind of fun in their marriage. The natural sound of the party fades away as the beautiful and very melancholy music cue builds in volume.

It's one of my favorite moments of the season. I tip my hat to Alan and Mike and to editor Blake West for creating that stunning sequence that still brings a tear to my eye when I see it.

Now, on to answering your questions!

Question: Danielsan52 loves Kim and Kyle and wants to make sure they are in Season Two.

Answer: We're still working on Season One, but we all love Kim and Kyle, too!

Q: TaminOhio thinks I was crazy to state that there is no consensus in who is right in the Camille and Kyle feud.

A: Tamin, you are correct that the majority of fans out there seem to be Team Kyle. But I have seen a decent amount of Team Camille fans out there as well. Q: Curious J thanked me for my blog and thought it would be a good idea to do a whole "behind-the-scenes" episode, where various members of the crew are interviewed.

A: Bravo's never done a "behind-the-scenes" on a Housewives show, however, in 2004, I produced a show for VH1 called Bands Reunited, where we tracked down members of defunct 80s bands and tried to reunite them for one more concert. (The show happened to also be produced by Evolution Media, which produces RHBH.) We did exactly what Curious J talked about – and did a behind the scenes episode, which the fans seemed to really enjoy.

Q: Viewer wants to know what's in the fancy bags the ladies receive at fancy events?

A: Usually, it's some products of companies that are sponsoring the event. At Lisa's fundraiser in the last episode, there were Epione skincare products, a company that she's closely associated with.

Q: Miamics thinks we should put dates on the various scenes so, for example, we could know how long a Camille scene happened before her divorce announcement.

A: We do that on a rare occasion. You'll actually see it in episode 112, next week.

Q: Curious in Hawaii wants to know if Lisa and Ken own any restaurants in London.

A: Lisa and Ken owned 26 restaurants and clubs in London at one point. But today, they only own the restaurants Villa Blanca, in Beverly Hills, and Sur, in West Hollywood (which is where they dined for Pandora's birthday).

Q: What? asked exactly what is this reunion show he keeps hearing about?

A: At the end of every Housewives season, they gather together with Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen (who is also an executive at Bravo) to discuss the entire season. We just filmed our reunion this past Tuesday, January 4. Pasha heard online that the reunion was "explosive" and wondered if that was true. Pasha, here's a hint: there were plenty of tears, even more arguing, a lot of laughter, and one moment of anger that was so intense it shocked us all! (One final hint…the person who got angry is the last person you would expect!) Part one of the Reunion airs, Thursday, January 27 and part two airs Tuesday, February 1.

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!

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Kyle: Kim and I Will Never Agree on This Matter

Kyle clarifies the Kingsley issue and responds to Brandi's most recent accusation. 

I don't want to write this blog. I didn't even want to watch this reunion, to be honest. There. I said it. But here I go....
Let's just dive right into the text message from Lisa Rinna to Kim.
I was very shocked to hear about that text. There is no excuse for that. I believe Lisa R. knows that. I can understand Kim being upset about that. I am sure she was taken aback, as we all were when we heard it. However, I don't think Lisa Rinna is a dangerous person. She just made a really bad choice.

Now onto Amsterdam and the space cake talk. Brandi went after me in Amsterdam regarding the space cake, because she doesn't like me and wanted to deflect from her own behavior once again. This was her big chance to say something about me, calling me a hypocrite for not partaking in the space cake. I have said it before, and I will say it again: I NEVER said I haven't smoked pot. I HAVE. It's just not my thing. I have a lot more fun having a few margaritas. Kim knows that. I would have appreciated her chiming in there. Also, I have NOT eaten a pot brownie or a space cake ever, and my husband had warned me that it would not suit me well, knowing my personality. You cannot gauge exactly what you're ingesting, and it wouldn't be smart. I didn't want to have a bad experience and "freak out," so to speak. Brandi herself wasn't partaking, because of her own reasons (which had to do with her divorce, as she explained), so wouldn't that make her a hypocrite then? WHY did she care if I did or did not choose to? Because she wanted to jump at the chance to make me look bad, since her behavior and her drinking had been front and center. Her drinking was out there, because she puts it out there, and she has nobody to blame but herself. If I HAD chosen to eat a space cake, she would have jumped on that, too. Anything to divert from her own actions which she was comparing to ours. All of us may have a few drinks, but NONE of us behave like her when we drink.
I only address this because it was on television. Her opinion of me is completely irrelevant to me. I only cared, because I am a mother, and her trying to make me out to be something I am not is reckless, as is everything else she does.
Ok. Enough of that. She beat that non-event to death. I think we can move on now.

Now this is the hard part...Kim and I had not spoken since Nov 1st. We both knew the situation with my daughter, Alexia, and Kim's dog, Kingsley, was bound to come up at the reunion. We don't get to pick and choose what we want to talk about.
Alexia had spent the night at Kim's house on Halloween. The next morning, Kingsley bit her. While scary, at first it didn't seem that serious. However, what the first doctor failed to notice was that the tooth had pierced the bone and also broken it. Five days later, we found out that her bone was infected and she needed surgery to clean out the bone. Kim was upset, because I had posted pictures from the hospital. Like I said at the reunion, I NEVER said her dog bit Alexia. Never mentioned her OR her dog. TMZ ended up finding out that it was Kim's dog, and she blamed me, because I posted the pictures from the hospital. I did not do that to hurt my sister in any way or to "get Instagram followers," like she suggested. With all of my family coming and going at the hospital, people were bound to find out and talk.

We were all with Alexia at the hospital trying to distract her and have fun. As any mother would do. We were all trying to make the best out of a bad situation. We invited family and friends to visit and tried to keep her spirits up. In hindsight, I wish I hadn't posted that picture, but I certainly didn't mean to hurt Kim. She posted a picture when she was in the hospital this year. Yolanda and Camille have done so regularly. And where is her responsibility in all of this? However, I do feel bad about what it has led to. And I've told her that. I also felt terrible because I know she loves Kingsley, but I also love my child. It was a difficult time for all involved. I didn't blame Kim personally regarding the dog and was willing to drop it and move forward, yet she was too angry with me regarding the Instagram post to be able to do that.
I wish that since I was willing to let go of my anger regarding my daughter being bit and what she had to go through that she could have let go of being upset about the Instagram post. I HAVE to believe she knows I did NOT do that to hurt her.
For Kim to throw out that she would say something about Alexia ( like she did to Lisa R. regarding Harry ) nearly took my breath away. But her dog is off limits?
So there you have it.
I don't even know what to say or do anymore. Clearly, we will never agree on this matter. And now we have more issues to work through, like my hurt and anger over Kim threatening to say something about my child. I know she loves Alexia, and it was just her being angry and "in the moment," but it's going to take me some time to get past that. All I know is I am glad I don't have to relive all of this again on TV. Now I need to take a step back .
Hopefully, time will heal my relationship with Kim. Time and having an open and honest relationship.
It's been a very difficult season. That's for sure. Thank you all for watching.

Some things I would like to clear up:

A) I NEVER asked for Kingsley to be put down. I love all animals and know how much Kim loves Kingsley. That was never part of our argument.

B) Brooke's wedding : Brooke did a small ceremony at my sister Kathy's house (part of it aired this season), so that Monty would be well enough to walk her down the aisle. The wedding we were referring to at the reunion is her actual "big wedding " coming up. And NO, I did not do anything "unspeakable" or "unforgivable" at the wedding at Kathy's house like Brandi has (once again) put out there. It was a beautiful, perfect day that Brandi Glanville is now trying to throw negativity on. She was NOT EVEN THERE. On top of everything else Brandi has done, she now wants to turn that beautiful day that my family celebrated into something to lie and gossip about. Shame on her.

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