Cast Blog: #RHOBH

You Just Get Lucky

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?

Lisa: Kyle and I Have Always Had a Bond

Brandi: Lisa Made Up With Everyone But Me

3 GIFs You Have to See From Next Week's Ep

You Just Get Lucky

Producer Dave Rupel gives us a peek behind the curtain, and admits you can't make this stuff up.

What can I say about this week's episode other than I love it! Granted, it wasn’t so fun the night we shot Camille’s dinner party, but months later, it still makes me laugh. I’m not trying to make light of any of the drama the women went through. There were a lot of tears and hurt feelings that came out of that night. But as an episode of a reality show, it’s pretty much an instant classic as far as I’m concerned.

And that’s because it’s real. As I stated in my first blog, I’ve worked as a writer on scripted programs before. But never in a million years would I have thought to write a script that would be as wacky, and outrageous, and over-the-top as what happened at Camille’s that night, because it wouldn’t seem believable!

I bring this up because I’ve seen a slew of comments both on my blog, but also around the Internet, questioning if our show is real or is it secretly scripted? It’s a common question of reality shows–and I certainly can’t speak for every reality show out there–but our show is very real.

Specifically, here is a comment to my last blog, submitted by someone who logged on as “Hmmm.”

“Wonder if you will dare to post this/answer this . . . So saw someone noted that Kim & Kyle's outfits in the ‘before’ the blind date facial scene and the ‘after’ blind date lunch are exactly the same. So a little rearrangement by the editors or is this so called reality not so real and scripted like many people seem to suspect?” Good catch, Hmmm! Kim and Kyle’s lunch and trip to the spa were indeed filmed on the same day – which is why they are wearing the same clothing. We originally planned on having both sequences be in the same episode (107), but once we were in the edit, we realized there wasn’t enough room for both, so we moved the lunch to 108. By the way, our Bravo exec wants you to know that they never noticed that on their end–so good eye!

To me, that proves we are not scripted because if we were, we would’ve known the sequences would wind up in separate shows and would’ve had Kim and Kyle change outfits.

Another common question about “is it real,” I saw in the blogosphere is the stranger who chats Lisa up in the DMV. Lots of people thought he was too good to be true to be just some random guy who is a nuisance to Lisa. What can I say? Sometimes, you just get lucky. But I will say this: sometimes putting a camera in someone’s face makes them act out more than normal. Think about your Christmas gatherings when someone busts out a video camera. Some people shy away from the camera (like me) while others ham it up. Same goes for taping a reality show. Meaning, had there been no camera there, the random guy might never have talked to Lisa. But we were, so he did.

On to this week’s episode, which all came together because of very real elements that created the perfect storm at Camille’s dinner party.

First off, the dinner party happened less than two weeks after the big Kyle-Camille argument in New York. Camille opted to not attend the party at Mohammed’s, so this was the first time all the ladies were going to be together since New York. To say they were nervous about it is a gross understatement. Every one of them, even Adrienne, who had not witnessed the NY fight, wound up about attending this dinner.

Camille and Kelsey’s production company produces the TV show Medium. Camille is good friends with Allison Dubois, the real life medium that the show is based on. All season, Camille had wanted to include Allison in one of our shoots because she thinks Allison has such an interesting life. There was no secret motive on our part to invite Allison to stir up trouble.

Same goes for Faye Resnick attending the dinner. She really did have plans with Kyle on the night of the dinner, so her attendance was just as Kyle explained. Nothing sinister there, either.

As the night of Camille’s dinner party grew closer, I heard the same question over and over from the women.

“You’re expecting us to fight again, aren’t you?”

“Nope,” I’d say. “We’re expecting you to go to a dinner party. You can talk about whatever you want.”

Did I expect the topic of the New York fight to come up? Absolutely. Everyone’s emotions were still running high, and Kyle and Camille had not budged an inch on the inciting comment.

So yeah, with Camille and Kyle still so firmly entrenched in their opposing views, I figured it was going to come up. But I didn’t want to pressure the ladies into thinking that’s all I cared about, because I knew that would make them clam up.

Instead, we just went about our jobs. And watched it all unfold. Right down to the sprinklers going off as the ladies left Camille’s house. If the producers had instigated that, it would’ve felt heavy-handed and forced. But we didn’t turn the sprinklers on. They are set on a timer to go off at a certain time, which just happened to be when our ladies walked outside.

Like I said, sometimes you just get lucky. Until next week.

Kim: My Heart Felt So Big

Kim discusses her daughter's wedding and her special relationship with Monty.

The countdown...Less than 10 days before Christmas! I hope you are almost ready for the holiday!

This is an exciting episode for me as I share with you all a peek into one of the most important days of our lives: The day my Brookie married the man of her dreams. Brooke and Thayer have known each other since birth, it's fate...God...love... I am truly blessed!


Kyle and Maurice's trip to Mallorca looked absolutely amazing! It looked like everybody had a great time. Yolanda always keeps her high. These situations put things into perspective for us. We love our children so much! We give me them everything inside us to make them strong young people, and at the end of the day, we can only hope that they are going to make the right choices.

It was cute watching Eileen go over her dialogue with her niece. It reminded me of my sisters and me. I was very happy to see that Lisa V. got her star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame! How exciting to see all her fans dressed in pink! She looked so pretty, and Ken couldn't have looked prouder. Congrats to Lisa V., Ken and Giggy!

One of my favorites couples is David and Yolanda. Listening to the two of them, well I just love them together and the team that they make! They support and balance each other so perfectly, and that is also what makes them such great parents!
Oh Brandi and her podcast! Filtered and unfiltered, she's so damn funny! All day long!

I had no idea he would end up giving me one of the most wonderful gifts of my entire life, our daughter Brooke, or that he would be my best friend from that day forward.

Kim Richards

You all officially get to meet Monty! I met Monty when I was 19, on a blind date. Go figure! I had no idea he would end up giving me one of the most wonderful gifts of my entire life, our daughter Brooke, or that he would be my best friend from that day forward.

We were married for a brief time, but our hearts never parted! Giving birth to our daughter, we shared a bond, but our friendship has always been so deep. We have always made being parents to our daughter a priority. Monty has always been kind of a wanderer but has stayed at my home on and off over the last 15 years. In June, Monty was diagnosed with lung cancer, and I decided it was time for Monty to move in for good. He moved in full time with me, and I fixed a room where he is very comfortable and we all feel very good knowing Monty is where he needs to be and he is in good, loving hands! As you can see, Monty and I have a great friendship! We really do enjoy each other's company, and I can't imagine my life without him. So we are not thinking that way! Positive thoughts only!

Brooke and Thayer got engaged Christmas morning 2013. One of the most exciting phone calls and Christmases ever! Their plan was a destination beach wedding in 2015, however, our plans took a shift when we found out about Monty. Of course the most important thing right then was that Brooke could have her father walk her down the aisle, and that Monty would be strong enough! Brooke knew exactly what she wanted. She and I worked non-stop with an amazing team of people! From Mark Zunino designing the most amazing dress, Petals by David flying in the most Gorgeous Flowers, Glen our caterer, and our fantastic coordinator Vanessa, we were able to do just that.


Brooke and Thayer wed on August 2, 2014. It was only our family. A very intimate, private ceremony! The most magical and special evening . I wish I could tell you what I was thinking, the flashbacks to so many memories. Brooke was radiating with joy! More joy than I had ever seen come from that little face! She looked stunning! I, too, was overwhelmed with joy. I was so grateful to see her arm and arm with her dad, walking down the aisle, to join her soon-to-be husband. When she got to Thayer, each second became more and more intense! Then she looked over and at me and mouthed the words, "I love you." I thought I was going to fall out of my chair! My heart felt so big! 


The vows, the kiss, and then they were married!

Thank you for sharing this amazing, magical, and special moment with us!

xo,
Kim

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