Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Party People

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

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

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

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

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

Yolanda: These Are Teaching Moments

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!

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Lisa V. tells us what she held back during her lunch with Kyle at Villa Blanca and why she's worried about Kim and Brandi's friendship.

Hello, as I muddle through this blog doused with medicines, fighting the flu, trying to make sense of this nonsensical situation...
So, as we reenter the poker party, I am sooo thankful that I wasn't there. I do not do well with altercations whilst others seem to thrive on it.
There are so many different aspects to this scenario that are upsetting: the volatility, the disloyalty, Kyle's frustration at trying to corner her sister and talk some sense into her but being intercepted by Brandi...Lisa and Eileen just astounded as they desperately try to keep the peace...
I don't understand the need for Brandi to expose the fact that Kim has called her in the middle of the night several times and she is worried about her. What are we intimating? Wouldn't a loyal friend keep quiet on matters as such?

As she drives a greater wedge between the two sisters, Kim in her naïveté seems to relish the fact that both women are so concerned over her, wailing, "The problem is they both love me" is almost pitiful, and I felt sorry to see her confusion as she tried to placate both parties. What worries me, apart from the emotional turmoil, is that the aggression is unacceptable, and as I see Brandi holding Kyle's arms--the sheer anger that is a result of the alcohol once more--it's just all too much. This excuse that keeps being used that Brandi has no filter is wearing very thin...This is not an example of someone with no filter, this an example of a person that needs to realign her priorities and boundaries. It's everything. The crass comments about Eileen's house were uncalled for as she had the grace to even entertain her, invite her into her house, which is warm and cosy with a plethora of family pictures decorating the walls that indicate happy relationships. Maybe that is what she finds creepy. Anyway, I thought it was generous after being almost assaulted by having a glass of wine hurled in her face that the invitation was extended at all.
Brandi makes many rash statements, such as "They hate each other" and "Kyle is never there to support her sister." Let us cast our minds back to last week...Kyle went to the bathroom, Kim followed her, Kyle whispered to her she was worried, covering her mic to protect her sister...She also knows what is going on with her sister, but in order to PROTECT her sister, she denies it on the ride home with Lisa...
How can you equate this new friendship that started with the "slut pig" comment and "I don't do crystal meth in the bathroom, bitch" just a couple of years ago and only recently cemented to that of a sibling who has spent forty-four years at her side? The tumultuous path that these two have experienced, of which I am sure if alcoholism is involved, has not been an easy one. One that has been fraught with tears of disappointment, anger, and sometimes joy as she succeeded in her fight for sobriety.
We will see what transpires in this new friendship as we ride the wave of this complicated season, we will see the levels of loyalty that is given to this "new" friendship. There is so much I have been privy to and, although not so close with many involved, I would not expose anyone if it was to their detriment.
Anyway, moving on to happier times, I loved seeing the return of Rumpy. We waited patiently, all the little furry people lined up waiting to see the transformation from the naughty dog we sent away into a well behaved young retriever. Well we are still dealing with an overexcited young dog, but now he has a partner in crime, he seems more fulfilled. We have had many big dogs over the years but none quite as mischievous as Sir Rumpy Pumpy. Anyway, we kept Avery, and I have to say it is a complete success.

Eileen comes to collect me on the way to Lisa's. She makes it past Hanky Panky--always a good thing! She tries to explain, but I was none the wiser as to the intensity of the scenario that went down. Never heard of nuggs her, though.
Lisa threw a rather lovely jewelry event. No darling, some of us do have big fat f---ing diamonds as you say, but my thirst for costume jewelry is unquenchable as you have seen my collection in my closet! I admired Eileen as she tries to reason with somebody unreasonable! Desperately trying to explain to Brandi what is not quite acceptable...good luck with that. I tried the mothering thing, and I was criticized for that.
When Kyle and I went to Villa Blanca, I am reticent to say what I would love to. If you remember in one of the early episode of this season as I witnessed the bond between Brandi and her, I stated, "I will not get involved, she will discover it soon enough..." But if I could, it would go something like this: "See? Now do you see how I felt? You think I hold a grudge more than Giggy and should forgive her? You are experiencing a minuscule amount of what that woman put me through!"
But somehow it is better left unsaid, as I believe her personal experience will resonate far more than any warning I could issue, but I did voice my concern over the fragility of Kim, not knowing that she could sustain the same disloyalty I have endured. Kim has definitely had a lot to deal with, and we all wish her success in her quest for sobriety...abso-bloody-lutely.
Oh well, now I have to sign off. I hope everybody stays safe on the East Coast, and as always, I thank you for watching...
Love always, Lisa.
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