BH Producers

BH Producer Dave Rupel explains why there's no Team Anyone in Housewives.

Oct 17, 20110

Kyle is a wonderful wife and mother and just an all-around good person. She's an incredibly hard worker that always shows up to work and always gives 150 percent. Game Night probably wasn't one of her finer moments, but mostly she was just defending her sister.

Please note, this is not my choosing a side. I could write a blog in defense of Brandi as well. Beyond that, I like to think things are a little less black and white than Team Edward or Team Jacob. It's a fun way to pledge loyalty, but these aren't fictional characters on RHOBH. These are real people with real feelings. Everyone makes mistakes -- God knows I've made my fair share on this show. But that's life. When I interview someone to work for me, I always tell them, "It's okay if you make mistakes. We all do. The only thing I ask is that when you make a mistake and realize it, please tell me, so we can figure out how to fix it." Because in my experience, when someone makes a mistake and covers it up, the mistake always comes to light much further down the road when it’s a lot harder to fix.

It's great that so many people feel so passionately to respond to the blogs. The ladies and I read all the responses, so all I ask -- on behalf of the ladies -- is that we keep the tone civil. Passionate, but civil.

Hope you enjoyed this week's episode! Please keep the comments and questions coming!

249 comments
letznot
letznot

"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"

rubydiamond
rubydiamond

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.  

janice alvarez
janice alvarez

Come on give me a brake ! I never had no siblings ,the only child ,and I wanted brothers and sisters! I have had 6 children and lots of cousins ,a big family anyway ,you can believe siblings have issues ! Its not all honey and pie ! I can't even think what it would be to have a mother die and have lots of kids left for someone to help take care of them ! My grand mother died and left my mother 12 years old to be there for her 2 big brothers and my grand father ,coal miners . She had to grow up quick.

So yes there was problems when the siblings all grew up ! Everyone has arguments! 1 sister taking up for another even if they have had their own problems ! So stop and think when siblings have to take care of each other ,there is going to be some tention somewhere .

donnadee100
donnadee100

people give kyle a break this darn show would be dull without her...

Christi2313
Christi2313

Take Kim off the show then maybe we can see this awesome person Kyle is!

freed
freed

You have taken "reality" out of the show. When a producer gets involved like this, you make very clear that you will continue to have a biased spin on it. I am no longer a fan. I think the Richards sisters have a very strange reality, and I am no longer interested in witnessing their entitled and self centered veiw of the world. I never get my responses posted, I hope at least this gets read by you!

Dimp72
Dimp72

I have always liked Kyle. I thought she was more level headed than Kim. More put together. But let's admit she was being very catty. Very. I understand that she was defending her sister but let's remember Kim was not quick to come to her aide last season. Hang in there new girls I'm sure it will get better.

LadyTutu
LadyTutu

Kyles awesome but I'm not bias EPIC FAIL!!!!!

Jenlsmt
Jenlsmt

I don't understand why anyone is standing up for Brandi. The other women weren't being friendly or terribly polite, true. That isn't good behavior, but it is fairly common; however, Brandi began slinging public accusations about drugs at Kim, whom she had never met before (which is tacky and gross, whether true or not). She shouted "I want to kill you!". That's so far beyond normal, civilized behavior. What adult screams "I want to kill you!", outside of Jerry Springer? Then tonight she cried that it isn't fair. Again, is she 12? She responded to cattiness with crazy accusations (the manner in which she made them was certainly crazy), screaming, swearing, and threats of violence. That losing her mind, not standing up for herself. It's unbalanced, not strong. There's something very wrong with her.

guerrera
guerrera

I think the way that Kim acted was so immature when she commented about Brandi without even knowing her. She got what she deserved after her behavior throughout the entire night. Brandi is too nice for the show.

kylekimneedtogrowup
kylekimneedtogrowup

if you didn't want to look like you were "team kyle", you may have wanted to name this something besides "In Defense of Kyle"

lilu816
lilu816

Very tired of the Richard sisters. They need to look within. What they dislike in others lives inside their ownself.

Please find some new women or ladies who inspire. :))

Lemueller
Lemueller

You are all marketing geniuses there at RHOBH. I watched 2 1/2 episodes about this one fight and it finally dawned on me that it was 2 1/2 hours of my life that I will never get back.

Ashley9
Ashley9

Where is Kyle's blog explaining her behavior? Everyone makes mistakes, she should not hide from hers.

kittycat69
kittycat69

Hey, why don't you spin off to a new show "Mean Girl Housewives" and include Kim, Kyle, Teresa, Ramona, and Alex?

JmansMom
JmansMom

Time to say goodbye to Kyle and Kim, and for heaven's sake don't torture me to tolerate another minute of Dana.

MDLEElovesBravoTV
MDLEElovesBravoTV

I am very surprised that the producers would actually post a blog explaining Kyle's behavior. It gives the impression that the show is Team KYLE, and not neutral at all.

seattle
seattle

Really, you just took a side. Kyle is a jealous girl. First of Camille now Brandi. Gross.

meemee811
meemee811

Thank you. Kyle is hilarious and open. She puts it all out on the table. Though that openness gets her in trouble, I appreciate how genuine she is. No guessing with her. And c'mon we all have a little bit of mean girl in all of us! Some of us just hide it better than others.

Loyalteee
Loyalteee

Get over it people! It's life! We don't walk on water, we Must take into consideration the amount of footage we don't see!! My guess is there is more to it and who are you to judge!!

Tulie
Tulie

Dave Rupel - "Please note, this is not my choosing a side. I could write a blog in defense of Brandi as well."

Then do it. Write a blog defending Brandi, because the way I saw it, she was unjustly treated from the get-go. Not just on this episode, but from the start of her presence. I wouldn't blame her if she never wanted to participate again with this show. And this is coming from a fan of the show...or previous fan...since the start of the second season, I've been shocked by the changes in personalities of the women. Adrienne is the only consistent personality, and for that I adore her part in the series. I don't know what happened to the rest of them.

Lisa-n-SC
Lisa-n-SC

Wow. I think most of you are being really hard on Kyle. Put a random few of us on a show like this and I'm sure it would really open all of our eyes. If only we lived as if someone was always watching everything we do, maybe then we would be more careful how we act. There is not a lot of integrity left in this world but I do see Kyle trying. Yes, even she admitted that game night was not her finest moment. But I believe her regret was honest. It's when we no longer have any remorse for our mistakes that we are in real trouble. Don't get caught up in this show because it is "real". It is also very much edited and still directed. I couldn't stand Camille last season and now I see her differently. I still see a lot of class in these ladies, despite their moments of regressing back to being "girls". That's what I like about them. I started watching out of curiosity, to see how the rich and famous live. But now I see that they are a lot like me. I enjoy their stories and I like to leave the drama to them and live my calm, boring life here in South Carolina! I still love the show!

MFL
MFL

I think all of the women are normal women ... however, I think there is a lot of insecurity in each of them that makes them all act the way they act. Each of them rolling their eyes at another's behavior is a symptom of that insecurity. The negative speaking is something that happens with most women about other women. It just happens. None of them know how to accept others for who they are. I don't envy any of these women. I often wonder if they are truly happy and if they know what real peace is. I enjoy watching simply for the reason that it shows that "money" or the appearance of having it, does not buy happiness. (Plus, the catty side of me enjoys it). I don't think I've ever seen one uninhibited laugh on camera by any of them, nor do I think I've ever really seen the "real" person come out. I do wish they all find something that gives them peace, that they will let go of their anger in different situations, and that find real joy - something that is not purchased with all their jewelry and lovely homes. I'll take my little cracker-jack box of a house and my unimportant job anyday over any one of their lives, and the fact that I can wear my PJs on occasion during a weekend day.

Trev
Trev

I think Kyle is an amazing mother and friend. Although she and Kim are sorting through things, they are sisters. No one wants to hear their family member being attacked. My mom's sister feels really comfortable around me and often shares (or attacks) my mother in my presence. While I agree with a few things she might say, the attack of my mother is not appropriate and I don't want my mom to feel attacked. Kyle did what any good sister would do, be by her sister's side. Yes, it was a little "mean girl" spirited, but when an attack is in progress, you react of off feelings.

CK 4
CK 4

Kyle was just totally defending her sister. Brandi didn't say the classy thing "you're a psycho!" or even "you're an alcoholic." Brandi said something trashy, so Kyle had to defend the sister she totally loves. Don't you get it?

Compton219
Compton219

You say you are not on team anyone but you most certainly are. If you weren't you wouldn't have written this blog to defend Kyle. No one is disputing that she is a great mother or wife. Her problem is jealousy of the new girl. You said you could write a blog in defense of Brandi, but the fact is...you didn't. Defending one person in a two-sided argument is taking sides. *Just a thought*

Kadee
Kadee

And to add if Kyle was such a GREAT person and truly is being misunderstood, then what is the hurry to clean up on "Isle 9" or her "mistake" as you put it. And as someone said, Good God Dave pick a lane!

Mariamac
Mariamac

Would you please tell us what kind of dog Jackpot is?

Stacy Glisson
Stacy Glisson

I never really picked one side over the other, Brandy is new and people tend to fear new things or be a little cautious. After reading the blog here, I totally understand. Obviously there is editing and we on the outside always have to read between the lines, if you will. I think all the ladies are wonderful people and of all the housewives they are probably the most down to earth and REAL of them all. Thank you for this "clarity blog".

Gayleen
Gayleen

In all fairness BRAVO did show us how the women were behaving. I think Kyle was betting that we would side with her, and now she don't even have the nerve to put up a new blog. I don't feel sorry for her, I'm enjoying it as well as everyone else (maybe not everyone).

Vonnie1124
Vonnie1124

Last season it was Camille. This season it's Brandi. Kyle is a mean, jealous, and judgemental person. Brandi is a beautiful young woman, she has no problems when she is with Taylor or Adrienne. She seems very nice. I believe there would not have been a problem at all if Kyle and Kim would have been nice to her. And it is obvious Kim has problems! Spraying air freshener in her mouth! Read the labels. No wonder she was out of sorts at game night. As far as defending her sister, Kyle was the meanest person to her sister last season! No excuses for her!!

Not impressed
Not impressed

In Defense of Kyle?? Why? Okay, fine, game night she was "defending her sister." How about the first time Brandi was on the show? The ladies were already huddled into a corner talking about her. Kyle was out to get her from the start, and you defending her just shows how you encourage this behavior.

mrs.miller
mrs.miller

I am shocked at your defense! You are trying to come off as not taking sides, but clearly you are! Kyle was just coming to her sister's defense? Really? Shocked! How do explain you behavior prior to her sister even arriving? Sitting there obviously with her nose up in the air all upset over a little boy peeing! I would've handled that situation differently with my son, but man, way to judge and hold a grudge! Kyle waits for side kicks to gather and become "mean girls" and before her side kicks come, she sits and gives dirty looks. You may be too involved with cast members on a personal level. You fail to see things for how they are!

Joan Pak
Joan Pak

Hey, Dave,

It's kind of ridiculous that you are asking us viewers to keep the tone civil. Ask Kyle and Kim to do so! There were people at fault that night--Kyle, Kim and Dana. I was horrified to see Kyle roll her eyes at Brandi (by the way, she DOES rudely roll her eyes at people a lot!). Kim was rude to say she didn't want Brandi on her team and Kyle was lame trying to excuse it by saying she didn't think Brandi heard it! Kim and Kyle were RUDE to exclude Brandi when their team was up guessing answers. Kim was RUDE hiding her crutches. Ignoring Brandi was tacky and rude. Dana is a pathetic host who has no clue how to make her guests feel comfortable. Taylor and Camille suffered from bystander syndrome by not stopping the bullying. Sad all around. So if you want to talk about people needing to be "civil," look no further than your own cast who were at Game Night.

Florida Viewer
Florida Viewer

I agree with "fineatlm21" It's obvious there's an agenda, and even when editing can't back up their motives, they will just make something up. Heartless! Look what they did to Teresa on RHNJ!

korivex
korivex

Oh puLEEEESE, as the housewives always say, 'the camera doesn't lie'. We all seen Kim and Kyle completely bully Brandi. Kim is spun, but Kyle is down right mean, nasty and ugly (inside). Once you have a chance to see beyond her humor and fun type of personality, you really can see her for what she is. Jealous and insecure.

Southern Calfornia
Southern Calfornia

Wow! I never do these blogs, but had to as I watched the last episodes with my jaw hanging open. I am in shock at how horribly rude, immature and just plain mean Kyle(Kim of course and LIsa too) is acting toward you. It is just bizarre. I wasn't impressed when you made the opening comment about your ex (not going to repeat the word you called him). However, obvioulsy you are hurting terribly from all of that so I figured it probably slipped. You are real and have been attacked from the first second that Kyle saw you. I am so sorry that you are going through such vicious and I am sure it really hurts. At one point, you have to stand up for yourself which you did. I am impressed that you stood your ground. Just don't stoop to her level-you will be more upset with yourself if you lose your composure to such "high school mean girls".

hbgirl
hbgirl

Bullying has no place in society, what we just witnessed in these last two episodes were two grown adults bullying another adult. Bravo should not be showing these incidents because it gives one the impression that Bravo condones these type of behavior. Get rid of the Richards sisters, there is no excuse for Kyle's mean spirited and jealous of everyone else behavior and Kim needs serious help. It's fairly obvious that Kim is not yet well and what is the point in having her on the show when she never shows up for half of the events or is always late. Keep the rest of the women, they are all interesting.

MissPatty
MissPatty

Last year Kyle said that editing can't make you say and do things you didn't really do. I don't blame this on editing. Kyle and Kim were horrible to Brandi because they are arrogant and haughty people who think they can walk all over other people. They may be wonderful people to those to whom they chose to be wonderful to but they are not wonderful at their core and it shows, boy does it show. Last season Kyle went after Camille, then Kim and now Brandi; yeah Kyle is a great person keep trying to convince us. Now this season we see Kim is also the same kind of wonderful person Kyle is, wow. I was actually prepared to dislike Brandi but she is a teddy bear compared to Kyle and Kim, who by the way use the same kind of language as Brandi does, what hypocrites.

Vieweranonymous
Vieweranonymous

Enough is enough, people! Let go and move on. No one acted like a perfect lady in these two episodes. None of us are perfect, we all act badly at times that's called being human. Ask yourself how would you feel if you kept receiving mean spirited tweets and comments for two weeks straight.

JustPLNrong
JustPLNrong

Where was the defense for poor Teresa Guidice? Did the producer of that show think that she deserved to be completely annihalated this season or what?

DNOGO!
DNOGO!

Kyle had her sisters back. I don't agree with the mean girl attitude,but she stuck be her sister,that what sisters do!!!!!!!

Mktb
Mktb

Brandi was no more rude than Kyle was. I agree with this blog. Why did she get mad because said for her to go first for the game? It's pathetic and petty. Sure, Kim seems a little nutty, but who are we to judge if something's actually going on or not?

Robingeeee
Robingeeee

I love Kyle no matter what! #TEAM KYLE #TEAMKYLE #TEAMKYLERICHARDSUMANSKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gwend
gwend

I don't know---Kyle and Kim were really mean! Unless you edit it that way. I can picture Kyle as a high school girl in 1989. What a queen bee meany-pants.

rgncajun
rgncajun

How is kyle just defending her sister when she started most of the negativity before Brandi even made any comment? And if the producers who are in favor of kyle are making her edit this horrible, imagine what was left on the cutting room floor.

Gayleen
Gayleen

Could someone explain what Fredrick did or said????? Lisa had him in her home for how long years and he talked about things (private things) that went on in the home. If they are lies we'll find out if it's true well we will never believe you again. Could someone blog and let me know. Thanks

CelBella
CelBella

I have to say I really like Kyle. She is my favorite Housewife and I can understand her trying to stand up for her sister. I can also understand not liking someone and excluding them. I have no problem saying that I am a good person but that doesn't mean I have to be nice or like EVERYONE. I feel that the REAL reason Kyle feels bad and why you are writing in her defense is because now everyone really knows that Kim has a drug problem and now Kyle feels bad that she was bad-mouthing Brandi when her sister is the one to blame for her actions. Im not saying Kim is a meth addict which is a little beyond. I clearly don't know Kim to say that. But the show ABSOLUTELY portrays Kim as drugged. If she isn't on drugs then she needs SERIOUS help on not slurring when she speaks or acting scatter-brained. To the audience, Kim looks like she has problems and maybe Kyle feels guilty now that she didn't notice what Brandi was saying.

Viewerak
Viewerak

Say what you wish...Kyle didn't make one mistake...she's constantly a bully...she has been since the begining. She has a lovely family and when she is with them don't get me wrong I'm sure she's a great wife and mother but a great friend she is NOT. She was NOT one to Camille, she has NOT been one to her sister and she is NOT one to Brandi...and if I'm not mistaken she's had her fair share of words with Taylor as well. See a pattern there?????

I'm sure she comes to work and gives 150% meaning that she puts on the drama and everything else that makes reality tv enjoyable for all to watch. However that's no defense for her rude ways. She and her sister both need a real "reality" check!