Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Dishing It Out

Dana gets in on the reunion cattiness and wonders if Lisa and Adrienne will ever get along.

Before I blog about the reunion, which of course begs for some cattiness, let me begin with my claws out about Lisa's comment on Watch What Happens Live since I wasn't there to defend myself. First I'm absolutely convinced Lisa misheard the question and when Andy Cohen asked her (I'm paraphrasing) "Who needs a makeover the most of the group?" she heard "who has had the biggest makeover in the group?" That would, of course, be me with my weight loss. Yay! Or at least I keep telling myself that. LOL!

Since I know Lisa knows that if you dish it out you better be able take it, I must point out in retaliation that she wears the same dress cut in different colors all the time and her costume jewelry looks like it walked out of the royal collection. So maybe she should "plead the fifth" for her own sake next time! Meow.

Taylor was angry at Camille because she felt once her secret was out her life would be in danger, but at the same time she was desperate to have everyone know the truth. On some level I think, she wanted her situation to be out in the open to force her out of the marriage because she knew it couldn't continue. Camille just couldn't take the cycle anymore and snapped. I don't blame her, as it is a very taxing process weaning someone off of a toxic relationship.

I get why Adrienne was offended by Lisa's comments. One thing I have learned about Adrienne is her casino and her shoe line are not pet projects -- they are her blood, sweat, and tears. She is a business woman, so she doesn't take an attack or diss of any kind on her life blood lightly. Her business is sacred to her. I know Lisa cares a lot about Villa Blanca and Sur, but not to that extreme. This is why Adrienne would never comment on someone's business, because to her that's one of the worst offenses you can do. Wasn't it weird everybody thought Lisa was selling stories? I mean we don't get along (why would we, she's so coy with her opulent excess and I'm so in your face with mine), but I still feel like why would Lisa sell a story? I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt here, although she has been offensive to my girl Taylor in the past. She has never been dishonest to anyone that I am aware of, just a little b---hy with her back handed compliments. I think Adrienne meant her apology to Lisa. However Lisa may not forgive her. To Lisa, the greatest offense is not an attack on her business, but on her integrity, so now we have two women who have offended each other differently but in the worst way possible for each other.

Camille has become so humble this season. . .I hope it's not catchy! LOL.

What can I say? It's no secret Brandi grates on me. For somebody always calling it how she sees it, she certainly calls out some mean spirited things. Frankly I think she's full of it. She said she saw Russell and that he said Taylor knew about the email to Camille, but I know she didn't. She also said she kissed Camille, but apparently that didn't happen either, so hopefully her credibility will go up from here. I was actually there when Camille and Brandi were dirty dancing, but I was so drunk I don't remember much. I actually I think I also dirty danced with Brandi that night. WTF was I thinking? Oh yeah I wasn't!

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Lisa V.: Lisa R. Took the Bait

Lisa V. talks about the explosive dinner in Amsterdam and why she understands where Brandi is coming from with the hypocrisy comment.

Hello again. How crazy was this one?
So as we join the ladies in Amsterdam, I meet Lisa and Eileen for some tea in the lounge. I was reticent to be involved in this potential confrontation. I had voiced my concerns gently to Lisa, expressing my thoughts on discussing sobriety with Kim--it was a land mine that I wanted to avoid. Anyway, we go to dinner...I actually cringed as I objected to Yolanda's stance on prostitution, my caustic remark in interview, but that, in the grand scale of things, flew under the radar. However, I am sure in situations where there is no choice, maybe prostitution is understandable, but in a cosmopolitan city like Amsterdam where there are a plethora of choices--maybe even menial--but choices nonetheless, whilst preserving our dignity, they would be mine.
So the dinner progresses. I once again don't agree that we have superficial conversations in Beverly Hills as Yolanda said. Maybe some do, but I am sure my character is the same as when I was in the heart of the English countryside, or wherever I lived.

Lisa took the bait, and therefore became somewhat culpable in this whole scenario.

Lisa Vanderpump

So things start to heat up...Lisa categorically says, "I apologize for getting in your business." That should have been the end of it, but no, Kim was gunning for her and was not going to back down. She was on a mission. I adore Lisa, and I don't stand in front of her and condone her actions (any physicality does not sit well with me), however, there comes a time when one might just snap, especially when you are defending the good name of your family, their integrity in a public arena against the aggressor, being Kim, who is hinting at insidious rumors. I urge Lisa to challenge her later over the spiteful intimation regarding Harry. I was absolutely of the mind that it was empty rhetoric, designed to incite Lisa. But Lisa reacted to it. Lisa took the bait, and therefore became somewhat culpable in this whole scenario.


Once again Kim lambasts Kyle for not defending her. How could Kyle defend her mean-spirited remarks? Calling Eileen a beast? I mean, have you all met Eileen? Really?
Lisa absolutely apologized to Kim in her attempt to intervene in regard to her sobriety. As she emotionally conveyed that her sister had died from some sort of abuse, either alcohol or drugs--I am not sure, it didn't even resonate with Kim. Lisa also stated she had witnessed alcoholism in Harry's family where loved ones were lost. Kim ignored Lisa's point that there was no mal intent, that it was coming from a place of concern. Yes, a place that was public, but we all understand that if we sign up to do a reality show, then our reality is displayed. If we have something to hide (skeletons in a closet), be sure they will come jumping out like a frigging jack in the box.
The enormity of the situation was pretty emotional. Each and every one of us astounded as to what we had witnessed. The most fascinating part when watching this is the fact that in the aftermath of the emotional explosion, one conversation between Lisa and Kim, which we obviously did not witness, all feelings were buried. A band-aid was put on the wound, and we were supposed to pretend as if it never ever existed. I think It was a double-edged sword: One side wonderful that everything was buried under a little Dutch rug, and we could enjoy the sights of Amsterdam; the other side being there was obvious feelings that were festering. My attitude was that I would've rather enjoyed the trip and dealt with whatever residual feelings upon our return.
I have to say it was pretty hilarious that out of all the men and all the windmills, we found one of Yolanda's ex-boyfriends. What a gift that we giggled over, enjoying the playful banter as we teased her.


All was sailing along pretty smoothly until the pot shop. I make no pretenses of anything whatsoever. We are in a public forum, we are all aware of that. My children are grown, and I understand the reticence to partake in whatever was on offer, but then let's not go there in the first place. Let us not sit in the middle of this bar and start hurling accusations designed to embarrass.
I do understand to some extent what Brandi is saying regarding hypocrisy. If you do it, own it, but in all the years I have known Kyle, I don't ever recall seeing her smoking. Brandi persisted, but the caveat here is we are all too often the victims of her behavior. When she drinks, things often become aggressive...as you will see next week.
I know this is only a blog, and in my attempt to further explain the complicated dynamics, it could well turn into a book, so I will leave you here and hope you all have a fruitful week.

I am leaving NY after speaking at the United Nations--an overwhelming experience. It was snowing, so East Coast, stay warm! As always...Love, Lisa.

 

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