OK, so I first want to say I had so much fun watching Kim and Ken hanging the Golden Gate Bridge replica over their mantle with a single nail! Thank goodness her kids are full-grown, because that is not baby friendly! I think it's safe to say any dream of being a interior designer is quickly fading.
And wow, can I come back in my next life as Lisa's daughter? Those wedding invitations are divine! Lucky Pandi!
On a more serious note, I'm a little confused why the ladies are playing both sides of the coin with Camille and Taylor. They support Camille and tell her that she was right to bring up what Taylor confided in them. On the other hand, when Taylor is complaining about Camille, they don't say anything. Which is it, ladies? You can't have your cake and eat it too. Friends that act as a go-between are not real friends.
Coming from personal experience, when times get tough, that's when you realize who your real friends are! Unfortunately, I've had to deal with my fair share of fair-weather friends since being forced into the limelight a few years ago. Even now, some of my former best friends are selling false stories about me to the media. How terrible!
..and that is why we love you Brandi, because you don't play both sides. The same held true at the birthday party. You were respectful of what the day was (a birthday party for a little girl), but, lol, when you busted up laughing at that drunk singer holding up his vodka tonic, in tribute to a 5 year old....welll..you saw the ridiculousness of the entire afternoon summed up in one song! I laughed too! Thanks, that made the episode for me:-D
My guess is that anyone looking for a friend in that group is best to just focus on establishing a relationship with Camille and/or Lisa and leave the rest in the dust.
This was your a good blog. Quite objective and lighthearted in nature. Keep it up and you'll find yourself a regular cast member next season.
The showdown music when you approached Kim was hilarious! You each had such serious looks on your faces. My mother always told me that when people are unfriendly that I should kill them with kindness. At least that way I don't have any regrets and if they continue to be unfriendly it makes them look like the bad guy!
I too thought Pam was AWESOME to go early & help .... underappreciated and humiliated by Taylor - she really is something !!!
Completely agree about the ladies' responses to the Taylor/Camille situation. Taylor is lucky that situation was kept under wraps as long as it was, but it's obvious she is always playing victim regardless & is always mad at someone. Kim's behavior toward you is utterly preposterous & she only continues to show she's unable to own her own stuff...you are far & away the classier person!
Brandi...you really are a sweetie...it took me a while to warm up to you, but I like you kore and more and Kyle less and less. I really liked Kyle last year until the very end of the season.I love what you said about the singer at Taylor's daughters party.....so true ...that guy was too much. It was cheesy. How your here to stay.
You truly have turned my impression of you around. You are a delight & I think you should tell Kim to go fly a kite. She is a piece of work and that is putting it nicely.
Rise above it and show us viewers that you are beyond those catty women!
Brandi, I would just like to say that to the viewer your efforts are heartfelt. You are making an effort to be cordial by taking the high road on several accounts. I am hoping that your attempts with the Richards sisters are soon to be over. Kyle does not know how to be a true friend and Kim, well she doesn't know how to function normally. Lets just say, who cares?! I love that your real and I will be the first to say, I didn't know if I would enjoy you on the show, but now you and Adrienne are my favorites...Keep it Classy girl and just let those classless girls keep showing their true colors on national T.V.
Your post made me laugh. I had the same thought about the golden gate bridge. You are so likable, I feel like we are friends!
There are many occasions where I feel sorry for you, b/c the ladies especially the Richard's sisters don't give you a fair chance, but I don't know if your racey blogs are an attempt to get more tv time on future episodes, but you make valid points and then you mess it all up by taking jabs or making inappropiate comments about someone's husband's sex life. I know they are meant to be jokes, but it's just rude. No woman wants to hear another woman especially a potential friend make comments about how their husband maybe in bed or that they maybe messing around with other women while they're away on business. it's okay to be honest and be yourself, but maybe "yourself" is just lacking a little class and in need of a little self evaluation.
Tread carefully Brandi, I hate the way that Kim treated you, don't let her sabotage you. I'll be honest, I sure do like you more now than your first episode. Kim's making herself look very foolish.
Brandi, I would heed Kyle's words about Kim. I think her life as an actress starting from childhood has probably made her wary of most people. Step back, be polite and wait for her to come around in her own time. I don't necessarily think she dislikes you, she is just not trusting you right now. Even her sister Kyle tiptoes around her. Hopefully you got rid of that darn'ed "boot" and were back to normal quickly. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Haven't seen much of you yet, but you seem like a nice person who truly is being given a very hard time. It's uncomfortable for the viewers to watch. Best of luck to you.
Brandi, stay out out of the crap and sit back and watch the self destruction. I watch all of the Housewives and Beverly Hills will be no different, The rational and sane become crazy, relationships that were strong are stressed. Good Luck with Klye and Kim and Kim's meds. Move on.
Very generous and kind of you to give props to Dana/Pam. It shows you're the bigger person. No need to point out Kyle's flaws. The viewers see it too. Seems like she's caught in a difficult situation and is afraid to say anything to Taylor (even if she doesn't agree with what Taylor is saying).
It's unfortunate that Kim was so uncharitable and rude when you approached her. She had her own problems fitting in last season and one would think she would be able to empathize. She's holding a grudge over one comment from you when even Paul told her she looked sedated and that people might wonder about her. She was immediately rude to you at Dana's house, without provocation, and they all seemed to develop a pack mentality. It was painful to watch. I admire the way you stood your ground that day and the way you continue to take the high road and work to make things better for all involved. The more I see you on the show, the more I believe you are as beautiful on the inside as out. Stay strong, Brandi...we are all rooting for you!
I am glad to see you taking a lighter view of Kim. She is crazy and if she can't just move past game night, then forget her. You have done the right thing and she constantly makes a fool of herself. You go girl.
Brandi, I have loved you since day 1 on this show... It is amazing to me the insight you have and the wisdom considering you are so much younger than these ladies... I was a big fan of Kyle's until game night... I didn't watch last season until last week, I bought every episode just so I could see her relationship with Camille, which I had heard so much about... And Camille was pretty shady and pretty awful to Kyle. Just trying to understand what happened to Kyle as to why she was so awful to you... Glad to see things smoothing out... I hope you have written Kim off... Personally, I don't think she has much to offer in the way of friendship, she is pretty twisted and there is something not quite right about her. It appears that she really doesn't even want to be on camera... Kyle must have brought her in like she did Camille... Kim probably needs the money. Is Dana really that ignorant? I want to like her but I can't get past her always stirring the pot where you are concerned... She didn't have to call out Kim's sophomoric behavior but she could have at least spoken to you. Instead, she remarks "awkward!" and paraphrases everything Kim has to say as if she is in agreement. I have almost forgiven Kyle but you are also right about the ladies not backing Camille. When Taylor said Camille would be shoveling sh!t if she were there, and Kyle buries her laughter in her hands... Bad, bad bad! She didn't have to address it at the party but her laughter appears to condone the comment. I started off not liking Lisa and loving Kyle and Taylor... Since seeing season one, that has changed. I love Lisa and can't stand Taylor (I think the fight with Camille was made worse by Taylor and she caused the fight with Kim and Kyle. Lisa as it turns out is the good guy. By the way, did it ever occur to anyone that maybe Cedric was the one who sold the story to the tabloid and not Lisa... And BTW Kyle blocked me from Twitter!!! I didn't curse or call names... I just commented to her tweet that said "who ever said sticks and stones..." and I was blocked... Lame!
brandi you're hilarious! i love how you tell it like it is. Kim needs to grow up... she's clearly jealous!
It rather seems that Kim is her own worst enemy. You've done what any good and decent person would do, now let her come to you if she ever wants to enjoy a friendship. Her social skills are too old for someone with free spirit and open heart, though. She's got that old woman bitterness ingrained in her character.
Brandi: Knowing the season has already been filmed, we hope there is not much footage left to air showing you trying to make nice with Kim. It is uncomfortable to watch. While it does reflect your ability to attempt being the better person, it also shows Kim inability (and instability) at acting like an adult. Kyle's latest blog also tells us not to expect Kim to make any real progress in the near future (ie: don't hold your breath), and for the record, this behavior has gotten old and weary, and we are sorry that you (the most of all) have had to fall victim to it. It is this group's hope that for Season Three, we are spared having Kim as a cast member (we especially will not miss that blouse in ALL of her background interviews) and that you are added a regular castmate. The jury is still out on Dana (sorry Pam). Good luck! ATLfangroup
gosh couldn't u be much sweeter! u r a doll like literally :) i am glad that you are not riding on the viewers' sympathies and did not resort to downgrading kim's behavior. u kept it light and and humorous (referring to showdown music!).
I have seen many a people who when they know they have the majority vote would slap their opponent harder because they know they can ride with the viewers' sentiments. but u did not take advantage. thank you. u r a good person. its heart warming.
You are the one housewife I can relate to the most. You call it like it is with these women. I lost a lot of respect for Kyle when she was the "mean girl" to you. Keep your chin up and you are the most down to earth woman of them all.
Am I the only viewer that sees how manipulative and destructive Kyle is? She repeatedly sets the ladies up for chaos. We get her fake laugh after she insults someone and then she adds "just kidding". She does what the clinical world calls "splitting". A very borderline personality trait...coupled with the narcissism you get a very unlikeable woman. Note that Kyle took no responsibility for setting up Brandi with Kim.
I think that the reason Kim is being so hard-nosed and self-righteous in not forgiving you (not that you needed forgiving in the first place) is that she just can't resist thinking that, for once, she is in with the in-crowd because of you. Your coming onto the show is the best thing that could ever happen to her. Why? Because I think that in her mind you are taking all the heat off of her and instead of her being the outcast and the embarassment, she now thinks it's you and that she's off the hook. (I hope I explained that right) She messed up last season and now she thinks you've taken her place. I don't think anything has changed as far as she's concerned and that's she's only compounding her sins by being so hard-nosed with you. It's waaaaay too much self-righteousness on her part for someone who made several messes last season. Having a little heart would have redeemed her butt but instead, she made it worse by being both mean and unfair. And ultimately she's going to look rather dumb for not comprehending that it wasn't your fault to begin with.
I am completely on your side. Kim and Kyle were absolutely ridiculous at game night. Kim started it with saying she didn't want you on her team and Kyle kind of went along. I was like grade school. She owes you an apology but don't hold your breath and move on. Kim has troubles and you can't change her. You can only control you. Take the high road and ignore. She's not the Queen of England and no one to be afraid of. She needs to learn forgiveness. You can forgive her for yourself and just ignore her behavior. Rise above and be confident in who you are.
You are hilarious and soooooooooooooooo right about Kyle and the others not defending Camille. I do NOT like Kyle at all and never did. I was TEAM CAMILLE last year as it struck me something had to have happened for Camille to say what she did to Kyle. Kyle also is always tossing around the f word; yet gets all aghast when you said the OTHER c work. Her obsession with your son's peeing on the grass was very comical. That one would not know class or manners if they slapped her in the face. Subsequently learning Camille was going through a horrible divorce, I say she deserves an oscar for holding it together as well as she did. She is quite a woman! Stick with her, she's real, even if she has some flaky friends. I mean don't we all? But I am not speaking of the morally corrupt Faye Resnick type tho. Being Kyle's bestie says all I need to know about Kyle.
I love your direct honesty and try to practice that in my own life. I think you, Camille, Adrienne, Paul, Jackpot, Ken, Mauricio, Lisa and the Giggster are the fun ones and my kind of people. (altho I did not like Lisa being so childish with Kyle at Camille's charity lunch. I thought she was above that and told her so. I don't know however, if my post went through or not. But I'll give her one last chance. I think it was very kind of her to offer Taylor a safe haven even while saying they are not best friends. You don't normally see that and certainly not in BH). I used to feel sorry for Kim, but her behavior toward you game night and subsequently was appalling. She is definitely like her sister. White trash. I agreed 100% with you she was wasted. The drugs she mentioned to Paul would not elicit that kind of behavior, rather that combo would make her mellow or sleepy at best. NOT a jack in the box speed freak!
It is good of you to give props to Dana altho I'm not sure why. She did NOTHING to help smooth things over with Kim and you, yet encouraged you to go talk to her. I find her to be so obnoxious, she was dreadful to you on game night and there is NO excuse for it, it was so ugly of her. I don't see what she adds to the show, except an obnoxious human being. If that is a false image of her, she should complain to the editors of show as they are not the best in presenting a cohesive show. It is always very choppy to the viewer.
Taylor, I never liked and do NOT believe her stories of abuse. She is trying to sell a book when she is nothing but a gold digger. She has no problem yelling at the girls or Kim (last season) so I find it hard to believe Russell was an abuser. They may have had many fights because he couldn't keep up with his wifes' neverending demands to live like Lisa or Adrienne. He clearly did not want to be on camera and did so only to please Taylor. She might want to keep in mind that her brat, Kennedy, is not the only one who lost here. Russell had 2 other children who are a little older than Kennedy and thus understand 'suicide' better than Kennedy. They must be in terrible pain and grief. If Taylor had ANY sense or decency, she would have requested Bravo to remove Russell and herself from the show and return her paycheck. Or at the very least insist they delete all reference to Russell's ALLEGED abuse. It is so wrong and selfish of her not to think more of the sons he loved and left behind. I had a girlfriend at age 12 whose father committed suicide. It was hard for the children and this was before domestic violence became a hot topic. Her father was not abusive, I believe it was money and business problems.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and so glad to see you on show! I've had the boot too, the trick is to keep rocking it and pretend it is not there. The brain signals the foot accordingly. I was was walking with that faster than most people with NO cast! LOL.
Thanks for spelling it out, this RHBH should be called the season of playing both sides. All of the women are so afraid of being on the outs they won't state their opinion on anything (with the exception of Brandi). Women: get a spine, that's why you are on a reality show. Brandi: keep doing what you are doing, you are doing great and Lee Ann Rimes is a skank.
It takes courage to extend an olive branch. It takes a little less courage to accept the olive branch once extended. It takes a jackass coward to ignore an olive branch, especially when mostly at fault for the rife in the first place. Way to be that girl, Kim Richards.
Brandi, You are a beautiful woman. Please make your words as pleasing as your looks.
I do need to say something about the way Kim is treating you. Ignoring someone, not acknowleging or greeting you, and acting as if you don't exist is the worst kind of abuse. Kim may have learned this from her mother but it is WRONG to treat another person this way.
I thought it was very kind of you to reach out to Kim at the b-day party. If anything she should be apologizing to you for saying she didn't like you at ngame night and how she acted towards you for no good reason. I think She is just jealous of you because you are much prettier than her
I most definitely gotta give you credit Brandi, I know "Game Night" was in the past, but plain and simple whether people want to admit it or not.... you were the target of a simple form of stupid bullying. By both Richard sister's. I know thats in the past and you and Kyle are cool, but Kim made a very rude comment,...which would have made anyone who did not know her feel uncomfortable. She act's like she did nothing wrong at all, which is a joke. You went above being an awesome person by trying to talk to her, and she acted like a 2 year old. She seem's to have selected memory.... She had apparently taken her medicine before she went there and must have been in another world. All in all, even people who aren't fan's if your's should give you props for trying to extend the Olive branch.
I do agree with you with how the girl's act. Camille was being a true friend by bringing up a subject which was the elephant in the room. I applaud her with all my heart. I do feel bad for Taylor and what she has gone through. But..... it's painfully obvious to see, She need's to do ALOT of growing up. Last year she had a problem with Kim, This season it started off with Lisa, and now because she and Lisa became friend's, Her beef has now turned to Camille. Camille at the time was going through enough with her ex-husband. And was trying to be a good friend to Taylor. It seem's like Taylor MUST have drama with someone, Not once has she gotten along with everyone, she is always upset with someone. Taylor....you found your voice? Wonderful.... But stop crying that you need to be surrounded by strong women and having problems with them. Stop living above your means and trying to impress and be yourself, who ever... that may be. You are going to alienate alot of these women and burn bridges. I understand some drama makes the show "interesting" but when people actually change the channel when you are on because they get tired of you complaining how someone's trying to "Destroy you" it get's old. Woman up, life is not easy and alot of women out there have gone through your situation and have it alot worse. Brandi... You are Awesome.... Camille... Same... I love you and you attitude, please never change and keep being an awesome person.... Dana....Stop name dropping and brown-nosing it gets annoying... Kyle.... Stop being mean..... the way you acted toward Brandi was not cool, you say Lisa has a big ego, well honey your's isn't small..... Adrienne.... You are awesome, I do think you owe Brandi an appology for making her think things were her fault at game night when you werent there. Lisa.....again very awesome but give Ken a break, and be Kind to all your friends without some of the snide remarks... Taylor.... Grow up, this is not 4th grade..no reason to be friends with someone one week then be an enemy with them the next, honestly the ladies have alot more better to do then ruin your life.... Kim.... You need help, not to sound mean...whether it's a medical problem, alochol,drug...no one is judging but please get the help that you need for yourself and family and friends, people dont have to be a fan or friend...but people are concerned. Thank you ladies for entertaining us all, and take care
Nice....so true....i agree with you...why do these women try to play both sides....we know who she is...klye agrees with everyone, however, playing both sides of the fence, you will end up alone!!!! I too would love to come back as Pandi!!! Brandi, you were brave to approach Kim, OVER, you're done, move on; she's unstable, she needs help!!! hang in there, you will win over your own fans!!! even though your attractive, tall and thin...we all know that wears off...having a personality, putting yourself out there and taking risk...it's fun and exciting to watch!!!
Hi Brandi, Just wanted to tell you to keep your chin up, and keep being you. Not only are you the prettiest (by far) but, I believe, you to be sincerely trying to do the right thing and take the high road. You were ambushed by the Richards sisters, that much is clear. Just remember, you won't get too far casting pearls before swine, it's not worth it. You've apologized and they've been insincere (Kyle) and ignorant and arrogant (Kim). Now let it go. Ellen Barkin made an accurate observation about Kyle...she wants to stay in the fight. So there's no peace to be had. No one can really comment about Kim, it's too pathetic and would be atrociously unkind to do so. Just keep working on yourself and your situation with your children, that's the most important thing. My heart goes out to you for what you have gone through on that account; woman to woman, all I can say is, holy smokes, hang in there and keep the faith, it will all work out in the end, but it's going to be rough for a spell, just don't give up.
Brandi, I hope in time we will get to see more of you and of your daily life. You seem really cool! Now that you have attempted to open dialogue with Kim and she acted like a rude witch, just move on and don't give her your energy, it's a waste.
Love you Brandi! You seem to have a good soul. Don't let the hateful women in the group bring you down. They are just jealous of your youth and beauty.
I absolutely LOVE your candor and your assessment about “Fair Weathered Friends” is exactly the problem that no one is addressing. Camille is a true friend, and Taylor really shows her messed up state, by gravitating (really sixth gradish) AWAY from Camille for it, and towards Kyle who is the epitome of a fair weathered friend. You say it as it is, as a real friend should and let the chips fall. You will be celebrated for that in life HOWEVER, the end of your blog I felt an “OH, nooo, not you too” Brandi, as you obviously are in real life time, now, friends with Dana. It’s obvious with your props for her for helping with the party, but your friendship hasn’t played out in the show yet. You’re writing forthcoming manipulation remarks that aren’t cohesive with the story which means you are worried about Dana’s current feelings with you. Don’t change on us now Brandi; we are liking what we see. Don’t play your friendship loyalty on these blogs with the “backing” mentality. If Dana’s a friend, she will ride the show out, as is, and understand any bumps with you that happen along the way with a story that is already ‘I the can.’ KUDOS for the weeding through the smoke and mirrors and really jumping on the real problem with Taylor and the ladies.
You've got a great sense of humor, props to that girl!! It's nice to see you getting to know the girls and enjoying their company, I wasn't sure that would happen. I know you've been thru hell & back so I give you credit for even coming on this show. Best of luck & Happy Holidays!
That was admirable that you made an attempt to speak with Kim but I'm hoping it was the last time you tried. She's not worth your energy.
I feel you so much Brandi !
Power to you for being so honest and not a hypocrite. I cannot stand Kyle this season, cause she is a two-face. She is fake. Now she is "friend" with Camille, and every opprtunity she gets, she likes to throw a dig about Kelsey, almost to show Camille how "supportive" she is of her now. Anyway, can't argue with an idiot!
On the other hand, stop trying to apologize to Kim, cause you tried and she refused. Your comment about her on meth, was rude, but also needed to be addressed, as even myself though that Kim was under the influence of something. She just doesn't make sense most of the time. I am glad you killed the elephant in the room !
I adore you. And I hope you continue to be you and not allow the likes of Kim and Kyle affect your demeanor. You've been through your share and need to remain grounded. It's disturbing to watch Kyle stir the mean girl pot and Kim, well, there's not much to say on that subject. I wouldn't mind either of them not being in my life. I can't imagine that Kyle's behavior doesn't impact her husband's career. Adrienne and Paul appear to be the ones that brought you in to this group and they're truly adorable. Their friendships would be important and worth keeping.
lol.. You are funny! I don't like you on the screen for some reason but your blogs seem to always keep it real! Cheers Brandy!
I am just getting to watch these shows I have recorded. Early on, in the first couple of seasons, I liked Kyle and Kim Richards. Each season now I like them less and less. At least the way the show was edited, Kim and Kyle acted like complete idiots and like a couple of bullies. They started the entire situation with Brandi. Brandi reacted the same way most human beings would have. I would have also found it completely odd that Kim made so many trips to the bathroom and there's no way she's not taking SOMETHING. Just because no one wants to discuss the obvious problem doesn't mean it doesn't exist! If I was Brandi I wouldn't feel bad about anything she said. The other housewives look ridiculous supporting those two sisters just because they've known her longer. Let's face it, Kim acts really strange 99% of the time - end of story. Mj