Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Two Pees in a Pod

Eileen: Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: More Fighting and a Peeping Tom

Kim: Kyle Should Be Worried, Not Embarrassed

Brandi: Kyle Wants to Help When There's an Audience

Kyle: This Was Brandi's Master Plan

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Disgust and a Push

Yolanda: I Would Like to Apologize

Brandi: I Won't Make Excuses

Kim: I Wanted to Hold Kyle

Lisa V.: I Want Max to Be Ambitious

Eileen: Being a Stepmom Is Challenging

Lisa R.: Lots of Transition Happening

Kyle: We Are an Emotional Bunch

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Surprise and an F-Bomb

Lisa V.: A Naughty Child Shouldn't Be Rewarded

Kyle: Brandi Was Rude and Offensive

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

7 Faces We All Made During This Week's #RHOBH

Brandi: Lisa V. Was Making Me Uncomfortable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Tears

4 Questions We All Asked During #RHOBH

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa V.: Yes, Love Is a Big Word

Kyle: Moments Like These Are Frustrating

Lisa V.: I Won't Erase the Past

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

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

Two Pees in a Pod

Brandi shares what she and Camille have in common, her opinion of Kyle, and her thoughts on potty training.

Watching Episode 5 reminds me of how I felt walking into this group of ladies: defensive! Clearly there was a lot of cattiness directed at me at the Lollipop Theater charity event (can't a girl wear a heel!?!), so walking into Adrienne's bbq, I definitely had some hesitation about spending time with Kyle, Lisa, and Dana.

I asked Taylor to meet up after the charity event to get to know her better. Despite some initial tension, she was very sweet to me and I had heard through the grapevine that she was going through a tough time and thought we could relate to one another. It seemed obvious during our meeting that she was in a very sad place. Our conversation kept circling back to divorce and therapy, and it seemed clear to me, both by our conversation and her words, that she too could be headed that way. I assumed (which is never a good thing!) that the other ladies, who are far closer to her, were already aware of this.

The bbq was my first chance to meet Camille and I felt we bonded immediately. She has always been so genuine and we have so much in common. I had debated for a while as to whether or not I should bring my boys, Mason (8 years old) and Jake (who just turned 4). As any mom can attest, your youngest is always your little baby and maybe you're sometimes in a little bit of denial about them growing up! And as any mom of little boys knows (because I'm sure raising girls are an entirely different experience), sometimes when they gotta go, they gotta go! Let's be honest: I was a bit intimidated. I was still on crutches, and I already hobbled in with a target on my back. Some of the ladies were very short with me (especially Kyle) and there was a lot of eye-rolling and a good amount of attitude (not to mention a couple of digs about Camille and my, umm, as The Real Housewives of New Jersey would say it, our bubbies). Dana was so busy bragging about her over-the-top sunglasses that she barely acknowledged I was there. I don’t think she earned any points with that.

So there we are: I am complimenting Kyle on her gorgeous family (and I meant it, she has beautiful girls). She returns the compliment, and, as I turn, there is my baby dropping his shorts to take a quick pee. Is that the best etiquette when invited to a friend's house to swim? Of course not. I yelled to stop him, but clearly couldn't move that quickly and frankly, was a bit embarrassed, so I tried to laugh it off.

But as I said, it's not an uncommon thing for boys and he's still so young. Like I said, it's better than peeing in the pool! I wonder how many of the kids did that? Hmmm. Potty training is HARD WORK. Jake has been out of diapers for a while, but it's always a success when they don't go in their pants. And if I did take the time to hobble over there, he would have already moved onto the next thing and wouldn't understand why I was yelling at him. Plus, I think that would probably attract MORE criticism.

I wasn’t going to win either way.

I have been in L.A. for a long time and have gone to pool parties not unlike this one with A-list celebrities, and I can fill you all in on something: even celebrity kids sometimes pee in a bush. Shocking!

And as for my claim to fame: trust me, do you think I ever wanted to be known for having to suffer through a public divorce? It would be much easier if I could be famous for, I don’t know, having an even more famous niece or a sister who was in a movie. What's that saying about glass houses?

Back to the bbq. After the ice was finally broken, we were all having a laugh over what Camille said about her ex-husbands, ummm, package (is that a better word?). Kyle was seemingly naive to what she was talking about (which seemed a little forced to me), so I just said it. It is what it is. Most of the girls laughed, but Ms. Richards deemed it inappropriate (anyone else feel like she's ALWAYS teaching people lessons? She should have been a teacher!). The kids were out of range and it was just a bunch of grown-ups. Sorry if I offended her pristine ears. Maybe dirty talk is something she's never experienced.

I immediately assume (there I go assuming again!) that she is judging me and thinking I’m foul-mouthed and, well, slutty! So I call it out. I’ve never been one to mince my words. I felt they were thinking that and I got so uncomfortable, so I said it. Sue me!

As far as my joke about Dana's fiancé goes: it wasn't nice and I have since apologized. I do think however, that if you say, "I have no idea what my fiancé does or where he goes but he is just always gone," you might deserve a little ribbing. She then said he was visiting his sick mother and I felt horrible. I shouldn't have said it. Done and done. And I obviously feel terribly that she was so ill, but I honestly felt it was timed to make me look and feel worse. Success.

Moral of the story is that I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt and have a good time. And once again, Adrienne and Camille came off as the class acts they are!

Until next time! xx

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

Lisa R. thinks there are two ladies who aren't taking responsibility for their actions.

I have to start the week off by giving a shout out to all of you. During last week’s episode and throughout the week, your tweets have been pouring in, and you guys really make me laugh. Yes, as a matter of fact I DID want to dive-roll head first out of that car ride with Kim onto the freeway and run. Run Forrest, run! All of your support and understanding means everything!

So, we pick up right where we left off, but before we do, I’d like to note that Kyle wasn’t the one to create any of this drama. It was Kim that chose to walk back in the house after Brandi had escorted her outside and told her NOT to go back in. There was a lot of alcohol and God knows what other drugs influencing a lot of the behaviors, so no matter what, the outcome wasn’t going to be a good one. Like a Dr. Phil quote I used on Twitter last week, “When you choose the behavior, you choose the consequence.” While I have compassion and empathy for these women and what I see playing out in front of me, there seems to be a lot of blame that both Kim and Brandi are trying to place on Kyle, and in my opinion they aren’t accepting the consequences from their behavior.

Now that some time has passed and I have really had some time to digest the situation, I myself have some questions just like all of you. Why did Kim go to Eileen’s poker night if she was sick with pneumonia and bronchitis? I don’t doubt that major illnesses like these made her feel terrible. So, then why go in the first place and then exacerbate these illnesses by smoking cigars all evening? I’m quite certain that had I been as ill as she was, I would have been in my bed pickling myself in oil of oregano and overdosing on vitamin C and echinacea. But again, as I didn’t know where she was in her sobriety, I also didn’t know where she was in her illnesses.

To me, there seems to be a lot of pain being masked by alcohol.

Lisa Rinna

As far as Brandi goes, my comments are coming from a place of experience and concern. I’ve been, like I know many many of you have also, a part of lives that have been affected by addiction. And to echo Yolanda’s sentiments, I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea of grown women, mothers in particular,
behaving this way. To me, there seems to be a lot of pain being masked by alcohol. Granted, I don’t know what goes on in Brandi’s life outside of this. I only know what I observe in this environment.

I’m just so happy that the darn Stella & Dot party was successful. Hallelujah! Holly Robinson Peete had done a similar party that had an amazing turnout, and I was beyond thrilled to host my own. The Noreen Fraser Foundation’s mission, "to find a way to live with cancer and not die from it" is very close to my heart. Both my mother and sister are recent breast cancer survivors with double masectomies, so it was very important to me that the party be a successful one. It meant so much to me that everyone, with the exception of Kim being in the hospital, showed up despite what had recently gone down. By the grace of God, everyone kept their composure, bought a ton of jewelry, and appeared to have a good time. Big thanks to Stella & Dot for helping to raise so much money and to Gourmet 47 and Hourie for catering the amazing food.

Giant kudos to Eileen for speaking her mind with Brandi at my house. She always knows how to remain classy and sophisticated even in the most uncomfortable of situations. I admire her deeply for that.

Lisa V.’s impeccable brood continues to grow as we see her add Pumpy to the family. What a gorgeous and incredibly lucky dog she is to take on the Vanderpump name. If only she truly knew what a lucky bitch she is!

Next week is the Gay Mixer and yes, I finally understand that I shouldn’t come naked. Again, I ask my dear gay friends forgiveness for not understanding what Kyle meant. Sometimes it just takes me a minute to catch these innuendos. Oy. Be sure to keep your seatbelts safely fastened as we are still experiencing turbulence!

Until next week….

Xo, LR

 

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