Happy holidays everyone! Struggling through the blog today. I have a bad cold.
Brandi and I weren’t getting along for most of the season. It wasn't until after the Vegas trip that we agreed to put our differences aside and start over. We actually got stuck at the airport in Burbank for three hours together! At the end of our time there, we agreed that we both have our annoying attributes. She disliked my money and brand mentions (by the way the white dress I'm wearing at the party is Chanel) and I disliked "her in your face" inappropriate behavior and vulgarity (f--k, f--k, c--k). However we decided to put some effort into our friendship and accept each other and have some fun. I made this decision despite the misunderstandings she had had with some of the other girls. Whether Kim likes Brandi or not, is not my problem, nor is it a reason for me to dislike her. I don't care whether someone dislikes someone else. I try to make my own judgments based on my personal experiences with that person.
This week you see me in a light-hearted way trying to convince Kim to accept an apology from Brandi, but Kim is strong-minded, and I knew if I pushed too hard she would just get angrier and block it out altogether. I took the approach of just trying to plant the seed that maybe it's time to let it go. I know Kim was really hurt by Brandi's comments, but it had been months and Brandi did try several times to apologize and she admitted she went too far. My only comment for Kim and Brandi on the show this week was "awwwwkward" (deep voice).
Kyle did the only thing she could do. I'm sorry, but your friend Taylor was a train wreck who has acted badly in general. None of her behaviors were acceptable - not at Brandi's, or instigating problems between Lisa and Kyle and Kim and Kyle. I understand the six did not have to go out, but in a way, it may have prevented Russell from hurting Taylor. The gig was up. Also, everyone was invited into the situation and they all were concerned.
Also, one thing that I did NOT expect was to see how genuine Brandi is... I don't give two rips about the ef words ... I like direct, and mostly unedited people who make an obvious effort. I think label and cash dropping is far more vulgar than swear words. I also think Kim's nutjobness is more of a trainwreck than Brandi's off color vocabulary.
You have the ability and charm to be the best of the housewives, but you let them foreshadow you. Why? You are obviously successful, and also caring in y
thank you!!! i was thinking the same thing- why did nobody at least text taylor!?!?!? maybe they figured if she wasn't answering calls, then maybe she didn't have her cell phone on? i would have at least ATTEMPTED a text. i had to look away as russell and taylor approached the party. i felt so uncomfortable for them. and since we all know what transpired in the subsequent months, it made it even worse. which leads me to the fact that the show/bravo could have contributed to the awful armstrong tragedy. maybe not directly, and i DO NOT put full blame on the show. however, the chain of events that were filmed and what russell knew would be aired, makes you think it certainly didn't help. now back to you- although the name dropping does get annoying, i don't find you as annoying as many people apparently do, judging by many comments you get from your blogs. you're actually charming and maybe many of us just wished we had a fraction of what you have. hey, if you're successful and earn your money and all you have, who are we to judge? i have a feeling you mentioning in your blog that you were wearing a chanel dress was kind of a joke to us b/c of the whole name dropping thing-hahaha :) merry christmas and happy new year!
I applaud your efforts to mend fences between Brandi and Kim. Perhaps your kindness should go towards Brandi who has really been the target for the nasty sisters. Do you really want to be friends with a mean girl? Kim really likes to fight and then cry victim. She was feeling supported in her vulgar behavior towards Brandi both by her boyfriend's presence and that she was at her sister's house. Kim's speech is taunting and her body language aggressive. Both Richard's sisters love a fight, especially when the camera's are going. I wish you had more air time and the two nasties less, as you are funny and true to yourself. I have yet to see any mean comments from you towards others and that is really refreshing!
Dana, I am lost. At what point did you plant a seed to Kim that she forgive Brandi? I just witnessed you laughing along with Kim's never ending snarky comments toward Brandi at Kyle's party.
How about Kim's hurtful and loud comment at your game night regarding not wanting Brandi on her team when Brandi had been nothing by congenial towards Kim? It seems you toss Kim a lot of latitude when she is rude, yet Brandi is expected to either swallow it or apologize profusely if she dare counters back. Kim does not need enablers, she needs friends who snap her out of her denial.
I LOVE the brand name dropping. I'm watching Beverly Hills and I don't need fake modesty. Give it ALL to me. I don't have that lifestyle so take me out of my world for one hour, please!
Bravo- having problems posting comments-while reading blogs-sometimes, it says that your comment is being reviewed?(when i have not made one)?
Anywhoo:) Love Dana! Hope to see her next season!
Did I not watch the same episode as you and everyone else? Kyle said she tried to get a hold of Taylor several times and did not hear back. And Lisa said "let's try one more time" to Kyle with her phone in hand. So, it sure seems like they both tries to get in touch with Taylor but for some reason could not get through.
Side note: I know Taylor is dealing with a lot but it's really bothering me that she can go on all these talk shows and talk about everything and anything but does not blog like the other Housewives. I mean, come on already. If you can pose for pictures, write a book, go on talk shows, etc. you can comment on some of what is going on. Not everything is about her situation...
People did try to contact her prior to the party. Both Kyle and Lisa tried calling and texting her repeatedly. Did you not watch the show?
Dana, Did you watch the show - multiple attempts to call AND text Taylor were made hours before her arrival to try to avoid the embarassing/distressing confrontation.
you would be liked SO much more if you quit name dropping. People think less of you and I am sure you want to be asked back.... to me you seem like the little poodle, ready to please anyoone who will show you attention. I do have to say I can tolerate you more than Brandi, I don't care if she doesn't care if people think she is a "super slut" she is just odd.....but I don't see how her husband put up with it and don't even get me started about LeAnn!! ;)
I missed the part where Dana was helping Brandi by planting a seed with Kim? Seems like Dana was having a laugh at Brandi's expense. I like Brandi, she seems like the most real person, like her style and the way she calls it like it is. Kim seems like a wacko, definitely on some type of drug. You can't argue with crazy!
Dana has got to stop with the name dropping & mentioning how expensive something is! It's awful!!
Dana you have GOT to learn not to be a "go along" person. If one of my friends says something I think is out of line I tell them. You should have told Kim that SHE started the mess with Brandi, not the other way around. So what if she gets mad at you. Do you really want to be friends with someone who acts the way she does? You remind me of a girl trying to fit in with the "mean girls" set and going along with them instead of being your own person and standing up for what you think is right. I don't know if Kim's issues make her such a she beast, but regardless of the cause, at the moment she's not a nice person and her treatment of Brandi is disgusting and wrong. I'd steer clear of her because she's nobody's friend right now. She's just a mess.
Didn't you watch the show? They tried over and over to contact Taylor and she wasn't picking up calls or texts.
If you watched the episode, both Lisa and Kyle stated that they tried texting and calling Taylor. This leaves me to believe that Taylor wanted to drama to occur in front of the camaras. However, what struck me as the most interesting facet of it all, was that there was absolutely no anger visible on Russell's face, but you could clearly see it in Taylor's eyes.
Why I understand that you are trying really hard to defend your friend, we the viewers are not a blind as you and Taylor would like to believe we are.
Agree, Mauricio and Paul should have been there to meet the Armstrong's and explain. That was ridiculous the way it was handled.
I think it was mentioned that Kyle did try to contact Taylor but the whole decision about not having Taylor and Russell at the party wasn't something Kyle had decided on until shortly before the party started. She only heard about the whole issue from Adreiene that day as she was organizing the party. Lisa was still trying to contact Taylor via cell phone when Taylor was apparently in the limo. Does the woman never have her phone on or is she screening her phone calls? I think she did receive a text and that was why she and Russell were going on and on about how much they were going to party and be the last ones to leave. Also why Taylor said they flew all the way home from Las Vegas. They knew.
Why were you so insulted by Brandi's language but not bothered by the terrible way she was treated by Kim. If I remember correctly, Kim wasn't using the kindest words either (pig slut anyone?). Besides, you would have to agree that everyone was at least making an attempt to get along before Kim showed up and basically said she didn't like Brandi (right in front of her no less). Why doesn't that bother you so much? Maybe because Brandi is a beautiful woman??
I think the situation was handled very well with all of the group outside. Not one person became foul or hostile--just factual. It's difficult to determine what Taylor knew because she does have a strong history of lying and manipulating. They did try to reach Russell & Taylor many times as they were on their way from Las Vegas--but the couple never picked up. As far as Kim/Brandi go--maybe that too will end up resolved and in a better place. All this fighting this season is so atypical.... Hope it ends!
Brandi, if anything Kim needs to APOLOGIZE to Brandi since Brandi was right about her drug issues and money and label dropping is very classless, and annoying....wow.
During the "White Party" episode it seemed as though you were instigating the situation between Kim and Brandi. You brought Brandi to Kim's attention knowingly. You know how Kim feels about Brandi. There are better ways to to build self esteem without having to preying on someone else's weakness. It's a sign of insecurity.
Kim is not strong-minded; she is simply out of her mind as evidenced by her rude, outrageous and questionable behavior in almost every scenario this season. As far as giving Brandi a second chance; wow are we supposed to think how gracious of you? If anything, you should have humbly offered your deepest and sincerest apology to Brandi after you so callously and willfully threw her under the bus in your desperate attempt to be liked by the others. You might want to examine your need to "fit in" at any cost because that's not an admirable trait for anyone to have.
You continue to try to hard to get the other women to like you. Maybe if you would kick back and try not being so nervous about things and just be yourself, they ccould then see and get to know the real you and maybe even like you. The name/cost dropping is in poor taste, remember the motto.. if yo have the money and status there is really no need to prove it to anyone else. Also, Kyle, Adrienne and Lisa tried calling her and texting her but she never answered back. For some reason, her phone was off the whole time. If had been on, the confrontation at the front door would have been adverted. As for the six of them confronting, no one knew what either Russel or Taylor would have said or done about it all. You could tell that Taylor knew about the email but chose to take Russel's side even though she knew she was the cause of the information being put out there. Then to say it was exaggerated by Camlle was a lie trying to cover her own butt. But you are Taylor's friend so I gouess you continue to beleive whatever Taylor tells you about things. Maybe you need to take a step back and really look at what Taylor has been doing.
Don't you read the blogs? Taylor lost her phone in Vegas so she wasn't able to get any of the calls telling her not to come.
Dana, Lisa did comment that she was trying to call and send txt msgs - all of them tried to send msgs they stated that.
I think you and Brandi would make really cool friends. You are totally blunt with each other, but I also think that if you were friends that you would be very loyal and protective of each other.
Thank you for supporting KIM, You have from day One! You a Stranger, And KIM is generally fearful of strangers, Hugged Her, when her Sister didn't though she Told her she's been crying, not sleeping or eating for a week, had just seen a Dr. And he said she was suffering from nervous anxiety. YOU BEFRIENDED HER! IT SHOWS ME YOUR HEART! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS.
They tried getting a hold of her but she had lost her phone in Vegas? She did not say that when she was approached by the group.
I think you should be the next Housewife of Beverlyhills! Ur a you have a big personality and I'd loooove to see your home and parties!
I like you...you seem to always be happy and nice (well except for the game night). I viewed your "excercise" interview. I think you are beautiful... you have a better body than any of the others. I saw you on the Williams show and the interview with Andy Cohen and you look amazing. I too am top heavy and I hate it. Very uncomfortable. So I know how you feel. Have a beautiful Christmas, you and your so cute son.
katie c. - Lisa tried repeatedly to text Taylor and warn her and Russell before they arrived at the party. Lisa was very concerned but it seems Adrienne was dictating everything. She showed her true colors! It was extremely rude to turn Taylor and Russell away from the party. Adrienne and Camille should have stayed home if they had a problem being around Taylor and her husband. I am guessing this scene was connected to the devastating events which shortly followed for the Armstrongs.
There is nothing wrong with the ladies and husbands on the show backing up Kyle to tell Russell and Taylor to leave. They were all involved in the situation because of Taylor and all had a right to express their concerns and feelings. They were only telling the truth and Kyle had a responsibility as the host to protect the other guests who were already there. Kyle needed the support of the other ladies because obviously she is close to Taylor and felt bad for what she had to do.
Dana, I may be in the minority but I love your personality on the show. You were incorrect in your blog about the girls trying to make attempts to contact Taylor, however, you are right that they should not have confronted Taylor with that many people. I see you as trying to be the peace-keeper in the group, which is refreshing. I think some people live and die for the drama but you show nice people can finish first. The original cast members of this show make me question their authenticity but maybe it is a Beverly Hills thing. You are easily becoming my favorite because you are simply so positive. I hope you continue to get more air time on the show.
i think that brandi is the most honest of the group and just plain funny without trying sooo desperatley to have everyone like her, and i think that the audiance can see that.. love brandi
Dana, seriously, I think you're a sweet person... but your blog just confirmed my suspicion that you're out of the loop, a bit clueless of what's going on around you. Girl, keep your eyes open to see your cast mates for whom they're.
Am I stupid or what? Did you not see how they viciously tried to text/call Taylor before she got there??? The producer's blog said that Taylor had lost her phone in Vegas.
Dana, I'm happy to hear that you decided to be friends with Brandi in spite of Kim not liking her. You are right -- It is not your problem. It is between them, just as the Camille situation is between Taylor, Camille and Russell. I've already said it on Kyle's blog, but I think it was wrong for Kyle to uninvite Taylor and Russell to her white party. I know Camille didn't ask the others to get involved and uninvite Taylor, but Camille should have stayed at home if she was feeling uncomfortable. Otherwise, the three of them didn't have to say anything to one another at the party. So, there was no reason for Taylor and Russell to be uninvited. At any rate, if you really want to help Kim move toward a friendship (or at the very least a settlement) with Brandi, just be honest with her and let her know that she started the entire conflict the night at your party. She knew nothing about Brandi and yet came in being negative toward her and not wanting to interact with her. And what she did at Kyle's party was ridiculous. She didn't have any nerve at Taylor's event when Brandi tried to apologize to her, but all of a sudden when her boyfriend and daughters are with her, she tries to act like gangsta. But Brandi came out shining and should be given a medal for ignoring her rants. Anyway, I'm glad that you are not hating on Brandi simply because Kim is doing it. You get 5 brownie points for that!
Dana, I'm glad that you have put your differences aside with Brandi but honestly I think that you contributed to the negative atmosphere at the game night party. You tried so hard to be friends with Kim and Kyle that you let them treat Brandi horribly and then didn't come to her defense when things got heated. If you really want to be friends with Brandi then be prepared to have her back.
Dana--for once we agree.
Kim's boyfrend is getting a bad rap because instead of looking like a boy toy he looks like someone just out of the state penn. But unattractive men make good boyfriends, too. Kudos to Km for looking beyond the exterior. (Even if EVERYTHING else about kim is nuts).
I agree that Russell and Taylor should have been greeted by the hosts of the party and they alone should have asked them not to come in. Instead they turned it into another fiasco. What was up with Kyle running and jumping into the limo as they tried to leave? More proof she can cryon cue? She'd just humilated her friends and now she wanted to make it all about her?? She's a bigger nut job than her sister.
Bravo please don't show Dana or cast her... The show needs to throw off Kim - cast Brandi and if Taylor is still interested then keep her on, if not re-cast with someone who is young, cute, fresh not soo old. Makes the show more interesting. I love Brandi on the show she's a good addition, its just sad that some of the women act so damn conserative as if Brandi is actually saying rude, offensive stuff!