Welcome viewers to the second half of Game Night! Last year at about this time, I wrote a blog that was a in defense of Camille. Today, I feel compelled to write a similar one about another cast member -- Kyle. If you told me a year ago I'd feel the need to write about this, I never would've believed it. But things change, and I do feel the need, so here goes.
As I said in last week's blog, I truly love the entire cast. I'm sure there are other producers out there that develop no feelings for their cast members, but that’s not the way I operate. I spend too much time in their homes, around their children, around their larger families, around their pets -- to not invest in their lives. It's not an easy thing to open up your home and allow cameras to come in -- cameras that capture the good, as well as the less-than-good.
As you all saw, Game Night proved to be ineteresting. In my opinion, there's no one incident or person that was responsible. It was a series of events that led to the eruption. Kim was extremely late and was very scattered when she arrived. Kyle immediately sprang in to help her. Brandi being on crutches made it hard for her to move around and socialize. Adrienne and Lisa’s absence probably was another factor. Kim also has a tendency to like to surround herself with familiar faces, which made her react negatively to being put on a team with Brandi, which in turn made Brandi feel understandably isolated. Brandi asked Taylor and then Camille if something was up with Kim, but neither wanted to get involved, which only further isolated Brandi.
That's all my way of saying when the argument started, there were a whole lot of factors that played into it. I think it would be wrong to point the finger at any one person.
"Kyle is a wonderful wife and mother and just an all-around good person."
all around good person as you wrote insinuates good friend
that has proven to be a hope on your description of Kyle rather than "reality"
Kyle's true colors are shining through. Kyle you are that girl in high school that will start drama by asking a question or bringing something back up when it is resolved. You do this and then you stand back and wach it unfold. Then you act innocent as if you had nothing to do with it. Take a good look at yourself. Support your sister, I think secretly you want to keep her down.
It's just shocking that someone who can spew so much hate is now asking for the public to be easy on her... how about a public apology to Brandi... and as a producer wouldn't you feel the need to address this bully behavior especially since it's a huge problem right now and kid's are killing themselves. Where is the responsibility here?
Kyle went after Camille last year and her sister Kim. This year Brandi...she may be nice to some but she's also not nice to some and she should own it. She's been catty, snide and rude. She was my fav in the beginning but by the end of last season - she was my least fav and still holds that position. I'm sure I;m not the only one. You don't have to write a blog to defend Brandi...she doesn't need it.
How can you not point fingers??? I'm not a fan of Brandi's but Kyle and Kim were out to get her before the games even started. Talk about being bullies. They should be embarrassed and apologize to Brandi. Saying that they don't want her on there team and don't like her right in front of her. Then for Kim to hide her crutches...GROW UP GIRLS!! What would they think if there daughters acted that way or got treated the way they treated Brandi?? They should be ashamed of themselves. I'm a big fan of Kyles but after that I kind of look at her differently.
So she was defending her sister when rolling her eyes and laughing when Kim stole Brandi's crutches? "I dont want to take a side but I'm gonna take a side" is what this blog feels feels like to me. I liked Kyle's portrayal until Brandi walked into the charity event and Kyle immediately became catty and remained so for the past few episodes.
There's a difference between making a mistake and being a mean girl. I wouldn't think that Bravo would support anyone bullying someone which is clearly what is happening to Brandi. Just because Kim was scattered does not give her the right to be rude. Just because Kyle is protective of Kim, doesn't give her the right to be so incredibly mean. I have always liked Kyle but this has been multiple episodes she has picked on Brandi. This hazing of newbies should not be tolerated. It's uncomfortable to watch.
Camille was right when she said Kyle is a bully, She is one. And Kim has no backbone, she's only brave when her sister is around to protect her. Those two together act like high school mean girls. Kyle and Kim should be doing the apologizing to Brandi. Brandi probably would not have made the comments she made about Kim if they hadn't made her feel so out of place.
I disagree. I think Kim & Kyle were 100% in the wrong. That being said, if these ladies are on the show they should HAVE to blog. Kim never blogs. If she can't take the time to engage with her fans or explain her behavior on the show she shouldn't be on it. Blog or replace her!
I don't know but I liked Kyle last season but do not like her anymore. It seems her true colors are really coming out. Regarding the house that Kim says Kyle stole from her, I am wondering if Kyle took advantage of the situation. Correct me if I am wrong, but did Kim say she only received $20,000.00. But oh well.
Actually, the fact that you wrote this blog at all IS you choosing a side. If you want what you wrote to be true, then the only thing to do is write that blog in defense of Brandi that you said you so easily could.
I don't think your show Kyle being only the loving, caring hard working Mother. IWe see her as the sister in a difficult relationship and a judgemental friend, who seems to make a lot of mean and snarky comments. If you really want to show her as your described her then show that side more. Yes, Kyle made a mistake but we only see short pieces of her life on TV and she isn't looking good right now. She is one of my least favorite on the show and has been from day one. She comes across as being above everyone else, along with Lisa. She is not down to earth but very judgemental. I think that comes from the very words she has to say in the interviews. I am sure she is a nice person in her every day life, but the show doesn't show that side of her very much.
Kyle is a mean girl. She crossing the line, plain and simple. I expected this from Kim, but not Kyle. She behaved like a 13 year old little girl. Very disappointing. I think there is a lot of jealously involved...Brandi is tall, blonde, beautiful, and a model.
Oh, please. Kyle iced Brandi out from the first second; on game night she acted as though Brandi was a bag of trash whose smell offended her. How is that nice in any way? Kyle is a mean girl wrapped in "nice girl" packaging. But she sure can pull it out quickly.
I love Adrienne, and think she is the only sane lady in the bunch, followed by Lisa who has that English lady kind of cattiness. I've been a victim of that genre; it's the sly mean girl. But she is sensible, so she's still OK in my book.
Hmmmm, with that said, you should write a defense blog about Brandi as well. For someone who "doesn't take sides, you sure had a lot of excuses for Kyle's behavior. I couldn't agree with you more that Kim is a wonderful person, however, as most of the viewers have stated, there is no reason to treat a human being the way she was treated!!
Give me a break Dave. You're impartial here? Lets see, you said Kim was "scattered" and "acted negatively toward Brandi, then you said Brandi was partly responsible in the sense that she was crutches-bound and could not socialize and that, therefore, made her feel isolated. But Kyle, on the other hand, "sprang to help Kim." The fight was essentially between three women, Kyle, Kim, and Brandi, and yet you implicated Kim and Brandi but said only positive things about Kyle. How is that not impartial? Let me fill in the rest for you with true impartiality: Kyle was cold toward Brandi from the moment she arrived. The camera followed Kyle's eyes glaring condescendingly at Brandi, her crutches, her high heels with those crutches, her snickering when she said "Winston Churchill," when she ignored Brandi for most of the game up until the IQ game began to which Kyle immediately pointed at Brandi and said she would start with Brandi first. Kyle helped very much in creating an unfriendly, even hostile environment, toward Brandi. The stage was set several functions ago when Kim glared at Brandi arriving in crutches with high heels. Kyle meanspiritedly talked about how ludicrous it was to wear high heels with crutches. She was backbiting like a twelve year old girl. Then she rolled her eyes and made faces at Adrienne's bbq - because Brandi's four year old son peed on the grass, because Brandi used the 'C" word. Kyle does not have clean hands at all in this and, in fact, she is probably the most guilty of all the parties in making Brandi feel bad about herself. You always defend Kyle. You did so last season and are doing so again this season. I just want to know why. Are you afraid she'll quit RHWOBH if the viewing audience condemns her too much? Will that affect the show too much? Shame on you. She make twelve year old mean girls look sweet.
Go Brandi!! You were being bullied and you stuck up for yourself!! Shame on those bully sisters! It's just a shame that the others did not defend you better. Camille, shame on you, too!! Dana is just a phoney climber. I'm over this show.
I know that Kyle has to bring the drama but does she have to do it in a mean way ? Can't she focus on some cookbook, song or other hobby to bring the attention she is seeking.
Do not agree with you, I think you should write a blog in defense for Brandi. Kyle was way out of line. She was a bully. Kim is scatter brained and should not be on the show. Kyle & Kim were out of line totally. Brandi held it for as long as she could then exploded. I would have exploded sooner, and I would not put up with any BULLYING. This was a gang up plain and simple.
There is no need to defend Kyle. She stood up for her sister, as a good sister would. Brandi was out of line making remarks about drugs. That was a low blow and way below the belt. She deserved the attack she received. Unless she saw Kim snorting or smoking anything- then she has no right to make such an accusation on national tv. Kim is a mother. Brandi feels so protective of her child for peeing on the lawn, Kim, rightfully, felt the need to defend herself and her family from such an accusation. Now the person I do need you to defend is Dana. What's her deal?
I couldn't disagree with you more, Kyle has always been the mean girl. She was the most unlikable housewife last year as well. I felt horrible for Brandi.
Seriously? She was catty and mean to Brandi at the charity event and also at Adrienne's house (both events where Kim was not present). And seriously the way Kyle treated Kim last season makes it a joke to think that now she is defending her. You defending Kyle's abominable behavior is despicable. I was a fan of this show but no more and I know a lot of people who feel the same way. Watching grown women behave this way is just depressing and for you as a Producer of this show to defend her behavior instead of admonishing it is disgraceful. You are obviously on the same wave length as Kyle.
So if Kyle is sooo wonderful, why then was she throwing shade at Brandi at the charity event and openly mocking her, and not talking to her at Dana's? Didn't Kyle also say that Brandi is only famous for Leanne Rimes stealing her husband (or something to that effect) Dude you can't defend the indefensible. Kyle is a mean girl who is use to being Queen Bee and as Paul said, women in Beverly Hills feel a little threatened around younger women. It's almost as if he was directing the comment at Kyle herself.
I think it's awful silly to say that you can't blame any one person. I think it was pretty clear how childish the sisters were being, and I am a HUGE Kyle fan! Kim was making snarky remarks and then the two of them would giggle about it. That was prior to any bathroom comments being made. I don't care how uncomfortable Kim is around new people you don't talk about someone when they are two feet away, snicker like you're the two evil step sisters, hide her crutches, and then not expect her to call you out on what appeared to be some very strange bathrooms breaks. I agree this was very unlike Kyle, but I don't think a blog needed to be made when she was clearly in the wrong with her sister. I felt so awful for Brandi!
I agree that there were a lot of factors that went into the fight that occured on game night. I have always been a huge fan of Kyle's, so needless to say, I was extremely disappointed in her behavior. I really felt that she allowed herself, once again, to get drug into Kim's chaos. It was like watching the ultimate 'mean girls' gang up on the new girl. I not saying that Brandi is innocent but Kim and Kyle completely isolated her and then were talking about her loud enough for everyone to hear. I would have been furious too! Kyle should apologize and realize that siding with Kim and trying to take care of her is drama waiting to happen!
While I actually like Kyle, a lot, it really appears to me that she saw nothing wrong with her behavior towards Brandi, either before or during game night, until she received the public backlash. So I cannot help but wonder if she is sorry for her behavior, or just sorry for her downturn in public opinion. I do get that she was being protective of her sister, but as a recovering addict I really think Kyle is in denial about what was really going on with Kim that night. Prescription medications can be, and are, misused, especially anti-anxiety meds like Valium which act just like alcohol on the central nervous system. I really hope Bravo lets this comment go through as it's not meant to be hurtful. I think everyone wants Kim to get on with her life and be happy.
Dave, Great blog, but totally unnecessary, we can all see what Kyle is, you don't have to explain. I'm sure she's fabulous and saves the nasty for the rest of the world to see.
I'm sorry but it does sound like you are taking sides and explaining Kyle's bad behavior. The hard feeling started when Kim AND Kyle both made Brandi feel uncomfortable with their comments about not wanting her to be on their team. They started it- plain and simple...no matter how hard you try to spin it. They have been the mean girls to her multiple times since they met her- whispering and laughing about her at Kyle's fundraiser and now at Dana's party. They chose the mean girl behavior...let them own it.
You sound like your trying to "appease" a very ugly situation caught on film. Kudos on making mistakes and rectifying them I get that....but Kim and Kyle's behavior towards Brandi was disgusting and just downright cruel and mean spirited....it is what it is....Kyle fights with everybody...just look at your past epsiodes...she truly needs to get some counseling and than apply it to real life....meaning change the behavior and haughty attitude. Kim is a total mess and quite frankly Game Night did it for me. Kim's behavior was cruel and uncalled for I don't care what her issues are...that's no reason to be abusive to someone or some thing...she shouldn't be on a Reality Show...funny...Kim doesn't write a blog...use to feel for her not any more...all I feel for either of them is sadness and pity and thank the good lord I'm not like either of them.
I am a huge Kyle fan, but this article should have been IN DEFENSE OF BRANDI. Unless there was crazy editing going on I think it was very clear that Kim and Kyle treated Brandi so terribly and Kim deserved everything Brandi gave her. Those two were acting like the evil Cinderella step sisters. Whispering awful things two feet away from her and snickering, hiding crutches, etc..... This was all prior to Brandi ever making a bathroom comment. I can't say that I blame the girl. Kim's frequent trips to the bathroom had all of your viewers wondering what she was doing in there. Brandi finally had enough and called her on it. I'm glad Kyle owned her actions in the blog, but had the two of them never started in on Brandi then I think the night would have gone a whole different direction. OR had Pam (lol) acted like the perfect hostess instead of trying to stick her nose further up everyone's butt, she could have put a stop to all of it a lot sooner. I don't think Lisa or Adrienne would have stood for Kyle and Kim's immature behavior either.
I believe you when you say that a year ago you wouldn't feel the need to defend Kyle, as I agree. However, as with each Housewives show the semi-celebrity goes to their head. Kyle is being vile, un-welcoming and rude this season (already) so either I have to believe the show "scripts" the bad girl character for the year. And Kyle is it, OR, as you say ,this is real life, then she has changed and deserves any and all cristicism she is receiving.
The whole "I defend my sister line" is repulsive and a way to obscond from taking responsibility for her own brash and mean girl behavior. Because she has no problem abusing Kim at any time and in front of anyone, therefore, to defend her sister is hypocritical.
Kyle seemed afraid of Brandi from the first night at Kyle's fundraiser. She still seems to fear Brandi and has created this entire mean girl attitude towards Brandi. Why does everyone else, including you, seem intimidated by Kyle? Is it her Hilton connections? Hello?
from you blog posting it shows that you are on team KYLE. I understand you want to keep it "real" but during and after these last 2 episodes were being filmed you and the crew (other cast members) had to have known that Kyle and Kim (not sure what the purpose of Kim is on the show as she has way too much air time for a woman who has nothing to say or contribute) were going to come out looking awful. Might have been a good idea to have a little discussion with the ladies to make sure they understood how they were coming across. We are in a world where teenagers are killing themselves due to bullying and then to have grown women do it to that extreme on tv...wow. The other women are no better as they just sat there and didn't stop it or say anything. I love real housewives (not sure what that says about me ...?) but during this season of Beverly Hills I turn off the tv and feel pretty yucky. Unfortunately, I don't think Kyle can turn back the opinion of viewers and since I'm pretty sure she continues on throughout the rest of the season it doesn't sound like she's going to redeem herself. She's making the talk show circuits not to defend herself but the truth will come out in the remainig episodes. Does she change on her own and realize her behavior is horrendous or is it because she's getting grief from the audience.
If you can write a defense of Brandi, then do it.
In Camille's case last year, she felt she was being bullied by Kyle. Now Brandi feeels she's being bullied by Kyle. Kyle is the last person who needs defending. She is more than capable of apologizing for her own behavior.
I felt awful because I made a friend watch with me and the whole episode he had this look of shock and horror on his face and this is what he said about Kyle and Kim--"They're horrible. They're horrible to others and they're horrible to each other." I didn't know what to say.
Sounds like you are choosing a side. I thought Kyle and Kim were acting like high school bullies! Their hatred towards Brandi started way before game night. Kim's behavior was definitely not normal and it wasn't due to being late or nervous. And your viewers aren't the only ones who agree just ask the other housewives. Dana was a rude hostess. She did not stop the situation before it got worst. It looks like she desperately wants to be part of the housewives but it's not working. I'm sorry but I thought she was Taylor's Nannie when she first came on the show, just out of place. Brandi did say some rude things but " In Defense of Brandi" she was defending herself. What was she suppose to do when someone tells you "I don't want to be in her team". Oh so junior high! Kyle did not have to bring up Brandi's son into this she was trying to find an excuse to pick on Brandi. I don't know what she had against Brandi I think Adrienne's husband said it best when he said there is going to be some jealousy when a younger prettier housewife shows up. Game night was one of the worst episodes I've seen so far. It was more like a bullying night. No one should have gone through what Brandi went through. Her feelings were hurt so much to bring tears in her eyes. Where is her defense?
Seriously--I don't think Kyle needs anyone defending her. Kyle was wrong and so was Kim. Brandi over-reacted. But the other two started it. Who steals someone's crutches? And how is that funny when you dislike the person? It's so sad and the fact that Kyle laughed at this makes her equally culpable.
Dear BH Producer, It is odd you would produce, and your team would film and edit an episode that so clearly portrays this woman in a bad light (that being her true colors), then write a blog later explaining that she is a good person who may have been somehow misrepresented by circumstances beyond her control. It is an insult to the viewers who have had some very real reactions to the footage that you are responsible for producing. I call BS on you and the character of Kyle. She may "always gives 150 percent," but unless you are referring to "150 percent" of the drama, divisiveness, and bullying, I'm not buying your argument.
Dave, I think that's wonderful advice, not only for this show and it's viewers but for life in general. As I watched Brandi last night speaking to Adrienne, I said to myself...Just work it out...Say how you felt instead of chatting up each other behind ones back. It's going to be hard, You're new on the show...Stop saying dumb things for the sake of TV. I have learned that it's better to be silent, then to be funny when you are with people who don't know you. :)
Ok Dave -- To keep things civil, Kyle appears to be a meanie this year -- I have been and still am a fan of Kyle.......but come on, she's usually in the center of the drama one way or another. If none of you thought that Kim was or has appeared to be tanked, stoned or anyother term you may wish to use this season, well maybe.............?????
Yes comments were made on both sides that were inappropriate but I felt Kyle and Kim's comment were even more inappropriate and they were absolute bullies to Brandi. Yes, Brandi made the comment about the crystal meth but Kim kept on calling Brandi a whore and both Kyle and Kim kept on talking about bBrandi's parenting skills which was way more inappropriate. I no longer like watching scenes with Kyle and kim anymore and find myself wanting fast forward the scenes with them in it. Camille and Taylor also seemed like they were afraid of offending Kyle and Kim and didnt point out that they were actually in the wrong. The only cast members I like now are Brandi and Adrienne. I dont think I'll watch anymore unless everyone else goes away! (Esp KKyle and Kim)
This is ridiculous. Kyle's a good person who behaves in an atrocious manner?!!? I'm sure she has some redeeming qualities but she is unapologetically mean, mean, mean, mean. Her behavior has been despicable and all of her excuses and all of your lame excuses will not change that. You guys didn't bargain on your little darling Kyle having to face the consequences of her actions. Up to now, she's been getting away with the most horrible behavior. She showed her true colors when she "outed" her sister for the cameras. I'm sure you and the producers love her for that - it's ratings gold, after all. But now,... will you know what they say about karma. Defend her all you want, we see what you show us and supposedly what you show is ... reality.
It's not about one evening / one episode. I'm sure Kyle is indeed a wonderful wife and mother. Just don't try to be her friend. Her behavior has been extremely annoying to watch all season!
She is the least interesting of all cast members, so probably feels the need to behave in this manner for attention.
Actually, you did pick a side. You said I "could" write a blog in defense of Brandi, but you chose not to. You chose only to write in support of Kyle. At least be honest.. Kyle NEEDS defending right now because what she did was wrong. Defending your sister is one thing but joining your sister in attack on a newcomer is another. If Kyle wants to really help Kim she needs to get her professional help not fight her game night drunk battles for her.