Living in Los Angeles, I have been to some pretty interesting dinner parties, but none quite so bizarre as the one that took place on this week's episode. As if tensions weren't high enough with just the six of us, at dinner, we added three more girls to the mix.
I had high hopes that the conflict from New York would end once we were together again at Camille's, but the addition of the extra guests fueled the fire.
Allison DuBois is a medium, meaning she communicates with the dead. All I can say is, I hope the conversations she has with the dead go more smoothly than the ones she has with the living. From the moment we met Allison, it seemed as though she was sizing each of us up in preparation for conflict. And by the way, what is her deal with electronic cigarettes? Mauricio and Kyle have one of the strongest marriages I have ever witnessed, and the fact that Allison attacked their marriage proves to me that she may be a medium, but she is certainly not a psychic.
The so called psychic was just a drunk lady and she should of complelety refused to any readings at the dinner party. I also agree with the other blogs that you did say that about Camille in the airport and you never say you did and let the others that the row for that. And for camille jesus i wouldn't want her for a friend and shes not that bothered about you either inout takes
I have to admit, it's absolutely halirious that the sequence of events keeps repeating itself. First, Camille and Kyle go at it. Then, Kim attacks you. Finally, Kyle goes after Kim for attacking you. It's funny to watch but I imagine it's not too funny to be in. Nonetheless, you handle it with grace and class every time. Thanks again for your honesty, openness and commitment to the cause of family violence. It seems like of all the women, you, Lisa and Adrienne are the ones who have come to terms with yourselves. The others (for example, Kyle whom I also adore, Camille, Kim) are still a ways behind in the journey. xo Sarit
Taylor, I applaud you for ending the dinner party and walking out of the party! I'm sorry that Kim had to initiate a fight with you. She says she doesn't like conflict, but I don't understand why she always seem to pick on you- doesm't make sense.
I've admired that you don't put yourself in the middle between Camille and Kyle's arguments? But I am curious to know how you felt the comments that were made after you left. Camille said that she felt that none of you were her friends, did that hurt and did you confront Camille about that.
I would say out of all the women that you seemed to be the closest to Camille, it must have stung a little.
Hay Girl, I would have done the same thing you did at that party. I do wish that you and Kim did get along. O and stay away from that old lady Camelle.
I love ur comment on hoping that her covnersations w/the dead are smoother than her conversations w/the living!
Nice blog. You and Kim need to drop it completely. You are both equally responsible for the arguments you have.
I like you Taylor and think you are sincere and try to be a good friend to those around you. What I don't understand is why you discussed the airport with Camille and have not admitted you may have unintended to add fuel to the fire but did. I think that's what Kim has been trying to express and it would help if you said, ok, I said this, tried to help, not make matters worse and sorry I got involved! Perhaps you have done his with Kyle, but the fact we have not seen it puts you in a bit of negative light. I think you should address what you discussed with Camille in New York.
Thank goodness you stood up and declared enough was enough. When DD said to Camille something to the affect of 'Taylor's not a real friend either, she's just a sacrificial lamb' I wondered what prompted her to say that as you said and did nothing to Camille, and I was so angry for you. Camille should have been the one to put the evening to bed as host (as well as her highly intoxicated and confrontational medium) and instead you held your own and probably saved somebody's weave...oh wait, that would be the RHONJ... Oh boy, until next week!
I am not sure if my other comments have been posted on other blogs, but like I stated in them: Why is everyone forgetting about Faye Resnick butting in and instigated, when it was not her place either? Camille was ( at least in this episode) nice enough to allow Faye into her home with Kyle, to try and reconcile and move forward. This group really has a problem with targeting a single person to be a scapegoat for any given situation. Not one person has taken any accountability for their own behaviors and actions when it comes to conflict! Other than that, its nice to see even the rich struggle with bickering and cat-fighting like the rest of the world! Also, I am sorry about your childhood tragedy, and think it is admirable of you to do something positive for people who are dealing with the same situation!
Relly liked the cream colored blouse with the poufey sleeves- could you give us the designer's name please? Thanks
Taylor- i have to write to you and say how extremely impressed and proud i was of you for standing up and ending the evening. You clearly have shown that you are just as strong as you believe Adrienne is.You're a lot stronger than you think. I have liked you on and off throughout the season, disagreeing with things you have done and said. but, your behavior that night to me was extremely impressive and i definetly see you in another light.
Don't worry about Kim, she obviously has her own issues. I'm tired of her jumping in on you. She should have kept her mouth shut and not add to the craziness already occuring. You're one of my favorites, Camille is my least, then Kim.
You were awesome to stand up and stop it! That showed how brave you are! You went from being a victim to someone who will not tolerate that kind of behavior. Good for you! You were the classiest one there laste night!
Taylor, it's a wonder you didn't have whip lash after the dinner from trying to follow the conversation from one end of the table to the other. The look on your face was pure shock. You and Kim are both really nice people it's a shame you two can't seem to get along. I think standing up and ending it was the right thing to do although I can't imagine how it could have gotten any uglier. Hope you and your Family have a HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!!
Somehow, Camille seems to have mixed up Faye and Allison, claimng Faye started all the trouble. Did we all miss something that was left on the editing room floor, or is she truly delusional?
I think the reason Kim mentions you whenever the Camille-Kyle incident comes up is that you were the person who mentioned Camille's possible insecurity to her. As I recall, you were sitting in the airport when this conversation occurred. However, I've only seen that episode once, so I may be wrong. Once that word "insecurity" was in her head, Kim said it to Kyle who let it out while trying to smooth things over with Camille in NY. You could see the consternation on Kim's face as she was trying to figure out what the fuss was about at the late dinner you ladies had. Look at past episodes and see...maybe you will see. Apparently the word 'insecurity' is one that pushes all of Camille's buttons and you were the one who introduced it.
"All I can say is, I hope the conversations she has with the dead go more smoothly than the ones she has with the living." Taylor, you had me laughing with this one! You summed it up quite well.
Taylor, I'm so glad you realize what a whack job that medium is and you defend Kyle in your blog. I have no clue what's going on with you & Kim but you both discussed the "insecure" issue - own it, you agreed and basically started the conversation about that. You should have screamed a little louder because no one listened when you yelled! I think you and Kim need to sit down by yourselves and just hash it out and I'm sure it will be fine!! Merry Christmas!!
Please remember that Kim does have a point. She was not baiting you. You talked about Camille in the airport then talked about the girls to Camille. You are now trying to cover your butt because you don't want Camille to know you are just as guilty for talking about her. Though I don't think anything that was said at the airport was wrong. It was the truth and was not said in a mean way. You should come clean.
Taylor, I like you, but you're wrong to say that Kim decided to "start in" with you; she was simply stating how things occured and you accused her of baiting you. Please re-watch past episodes...it's obvious Kim had no ill will. Also, a little personal responsibilty can go a long way.
I honestly think Kim is jealous of your and Kyle's relationship....she seems to always randomly attack you on the oddest topics. Keep that pretty head up girl!Love your positive attitude!
Taylor, I completely agree about that dinner party guest sitting by Camille. She is definately someone who looks for arguments and who is someone I would not want to associate with. She claims to speak to dead people.......not really a person I would want to hang around. Anyhoo, I think you did a good job in breaking everything up and calling it a night. Nothing was going to get solved with that weirdo there causing more drama. Thanks for speaking out about your childhood. You are a very beautiful person and I love that your heart is so big!
You are a true lady and I applaud you for putting a stop to that ridiculous evening. You are quickly becoming one of my favorites on the show, you are such a genuinely sweet and caring person. I think Kim feels like she can talk to you the way she does because you are so nice, you don't see her stand up to the stronger personalities because she knows she can't win. I think there is a stronger person inside you though and I hope we see more of it ;)
Taylor- Don't let Kim get you down- she's crazy! By the way, whatever happened to snowball? Did you get rid of him? And-- I think you should probably reconsider your friendship with Camille. She doesn't seem very genuine. I've met her a few times and I think she's jealous of me.
I really enjoyed your blog. Thank you for standing up to end the BS. As I agree Kyle and her husband do have a great marriage
I was so proud of you for standing up as you did -- no one else was going to do that! You were exactly correct in saying you all were not the kind of ladies to behave that way. Good for you!!
Where did the tension between you and Kim came from? From you, darling! Camille being insecure was your comment. Kim asked you if Camille was insecure and you said yes and then you turned around and acted like the other ladies were discussing it. You like to bully Kim because she's weaker than you. I don't see you going after Kyle or even Camille. LOL, you suck up to them but since Kim is weaker you have no problem yelling at her!
You are a class act. I really think the way you handled yourself in this episode was with dignity and respect. I loved how you said, "this is not the ladies we are"! Bravo Taylor!
I agree with everything you wrote. What you said about Kyle and Mauricio's marraige was very nice. It does appear that they have a wonderful and loving marraige as well as an amazing friendship. From watching the episode it did appear that Allison was sizing everyone up and waiting to jump on everyone. I think that may have been where Faye was coming from when she told Allison she didn't believe that Camille hadn't filled her in about what was going on because it seemed pretty obvious she did know what was going on and was waiting to attack. It was unfortunate that you and Kim had an argument in the middle of everything. I'm glad that you got up and put an end to the situation because it was out of hand and you, Lisa, Kyle, Adrienne and Kim are much more classy then everyone was acting.
Kim is not attacking you - she is only making clear what YOU said at the airport which we all saw on tape. You fight with her as a defensive reaction. You're a bully because you can yell at her knowing Kyle won't defend her.
Hi Taylor, You are 100% correct. Adding three more girls to the mix was a bad bad idea.I wouldn't have wanted to be in the company of the "medium" that just gave me the creeps.I would have never have known who Faye Resnick was if it hadnt been for all the interviews that took place after Nicole Brown's untimely, extremely unfortunate death. What I found so ironic is.Two of the "outside" guests in attendance at that dinner party was a woman who profited substantually off her "best friends" death, and a "medium" sitting down for dinner. The conversation could have taken a very different turn.For all that's holy, thank goodness, THAT didn't happen. In regards to Kim. I hope the two of you can mend your ways. It seems Kim doesn't have a mean bone in her body.She's just a little socially awkward . She means no harm. I really felt horrible that you all wouldn't let Kim sit with the rest of you in the Limo. If It had been myself in that situation, I woulds have had the driver turn around and go straight back to Camilles house. Sisters never shun one another. I've seen Kyle do it over and over to Kim. I know Kim's not perfect. She certainly didn't deserve to be humiliated the way she was. She got up with the rest of you, and deserved to ride home with the rest of you. That was weird. It didn't make Kim look weird, It made Kyle look weird. Seriously. Who does that to their flesh and blood? The answer to that is maybe 99.9%. What example is she setting to her own kids? It's important to teach your kids about love and acceptance towards family especially siblings, sorry to say, this time around, she did not do that. I don't care how many facials they have later on. Family always stick together. You never know if it's the last time you'll have to ever talk again. Take care Taylor. Happy Holidays!
yep Allison is no pychic she's a psycho-LOL Good job stopping the chaos at that dinner. It would have just got nastier had you not stepped up! Hope you fugure things out with Kim. I'm sure she gets ion your nerves but try and take the high road with her to get over that hump. It will be sooo much easier for you in the long run!
I think you need to rewatch the episode in which you and Kim are talking in the airport and own up to your part in that conversation. It seems you are trying so hard to be on the fence in the conflict between Kyle and Camille that you are engaging in conflict with Kim. You need to admit you played a part in the conflict between Camille and Kyle by repeating the "insecure" comment even if that was not your intention. I appears you are scared to make Camille mad, and I cannot blame you for that...she appears unstable, but all you can do is apologize for your part in the conflict and move on. I think that is why Kim is getting so upset, you are trying to blame her for something you did.
The fight with you and Kim had (both times) happened because you don't listen to what she is saying. Camille brought up the "something was said about me at the airport" business and Kim was trying to explain what you said about Camille at the airport, which by the way they have you saying that she was insecure and other things on film, but you never let Kim finish because you are such a big chicken!! Are you that afraid of Camille that that you can't let Kim finish what she was trying to say without telling her your going to kick her ass or some farm girl saying!!!! You look very much like an insecure coward. If you had let Kim finish what she was trying to say , I'm sure she would not have made you look bad. I think Kim has better sense than you and the other bully's give her credit for. Take a look at it, and stop boo hooing all the time!
Taylor, the problem is you relayed the conversation back to Camille and you won't take responsibility for it. What you or the ladies said at the airport was not wrong, but Camille IS extremely insecure as evidenced in her comments at the dinner party. That's why Kim is angry with you, because you're the one who told Camille and now you want to act like you weren't involved. You were merely having a conversation with the ladies, and I know your intent in telling Camille was to say "I think the ladies feel they made you insecure" but yet again, Camille heard "You're insecure"...just like she heard Kyle's comment wrong.
You too need to stop playing the victim. It's not your fault Camille only hears what she wants to hear, but you did indeed participate in the conversation at the airport. Once you admit that, Kim will leave you alone. Simple!
God Bless you Taylor!! I have NO idea why any of the lady's would be jealous of Camille? When a party goes bad, look no further than the hostess. It was obvious Camille set a trap. Unfortunately every became a victim. The good news is the world knows the truth.
I'm sorry for what you went through as a child witnessing domestic violence. That is very sad. I have to wonder, though, why you keep threatening Kim with violence? Just something to think about.
Seriously Taylor...The conflict between you and Kim is that you will not own up to being the cause of the NY fight. So whenever the finger gets pointed at you, you deflect it by yelling at Kim. Kim did not bait you, you were having a conversation about Kyle and Camille....you said those things (which were not altogether that bad). Where it took a turn for the worse was after you told Camille about your conversations and observations at the airport...Camille's mind ran wild. And since that point Camille has not been able to let this go...
You need to first of all own up to your part in the NY drama. You were the one who told Camille about the conversation at the airport. In that conversation, we saw Kim respond to your comment about how you thought Camille felt __ (I can't remember your exact verbage) and she said "insecure?" in response to talking about Camille.
Last night, Camille brought up the conversation a the airport again and Kim was recanting the conversation and you snapped at her. I would not characterize that as her "starting in on you". You need to at least own up to your part in this conflict because you went ugly last night before Kim did by calling her crazy. You need to quit playing this role of innocent victim and come clean. You owe Kim an apology and frankly the other ladies too because this whole conflict may have ended after Camille and Kyle had their conversation in NY prior to the big blow up at dinner. You stirred that pot to begin with.
Taylor, I think you need clarification about something because Kim has not been articulate expressing this to you. Here it goes:
Camille would have not had any fuel to start the argument in New York had you not spoken of what any of you had said at the airport. You should take responsibility for the fact that your discussion with Camille prior to the dinner legitimated her need to be confrontational. Kim just wants you to take responsibility for your actions.
Moreover, Kim has never asked you in a rude way whether you said something to Camille. She is just plainly and calmly asking you. You have been the one responding in a caustic and defensive manner with Kim. You and I both know she is harmless--so stop bullying her.
Hi Taylor, continue to take the high road. You were the smartest one in the room to get up and put and to put an end to it all. You seem like a kind, generous, and gracious person.
Your husband is a good guy, but you all need better communication. Do not judge your marriage by someone else's marriage, and don't be a phoney like Camille. Stop throwing Kim under the bus you did say Camille was insecure and what's the big deal, she is.
First of all you are beautiful & I happen to love your lips! I loved the way you told the girls ENOUGH! Someone needed to put an end to the nonsense! You are classy & fun! Good for you! I hope the wheels can be put back on the bus! You & Kim starting up cracks me up! It is strange, but funny to see how outta nowhere she seems to strike on you when things get heated! I am sure it was uncomfortable & frustrating to you, but I found myself laughing!
Taylor you help instigate this whole fight. You were the first one to mention the word "insecure" and you know it. So spare us the innocent act. You are taking advantage of the fact that Kim is soft spoken but she is telling the truth. So you may loud talk her on the show but we all know what we saw.
Taylor, The smartest thing you could do was to get up and leave. Those three woman had it in for all of you before you even walked in the door. Camille is a very vindictive, unstable person and she seems to hang out with people that have the same personality issues as hers. Very sad.