Cast Blog: #RHOBH

The Music Man

Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kyle: I Have Never Had Anyone Put a Hand on Me

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

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

The Music Man

Dana shares how proud she is of her stepson's songwriting skills and gives her thoughts on Kennedy's birthday party.

Conor Flynn is my son. He is the young cutie performing with Ace Young for Kennedy at her birthday. His title card said "musician" -- probably because "Dana's future stepson" would have looked awkward. I wanted to start my blog this week with that because I was so proud of him, and I want the world to know it.

My b-day present to Kennedy was a really intimate gift from our whole family, and I hope she enjoyed it. Ace Young and Conor worked very hard on the song for Kennedy and the staging and total performance turned out super. The song still makes me cry. You can download the "Birthday Song" on iTunes if you want to pick it up or listen to a sample of the produced version.

Not sure you can see him in the episode, but JC looked so cute in his red cowboy boots, hat, and shirt. We shopped like crazy together for our cowboy outfits before the big day. The best part of the day was when JC danced with me. We were laughing and spinning while Conor and Ace performed. It was a great moment.

My young son was obsessed with the word "America" at that age for some reason, and he kept saying it to everyone at the party. He even grabbed a flag in his cowboy outfit and was waving it around. It was hysterical! My daughter (future stepdaughter) Chloe was with me that day too. If you saw me standing next to a beautiful girl that's her. Love you Chloe!

All in all Kennedy had a great time. I was very proud of Taylor's effort at being an event coordinator. She had a rough start, but things went smashingly after that. I have never lifted so many tables and chairs in my life, but it was worth it for my girl.

I got really frustrated with Russell that day because he kept changing things without realizing the impact it had on all the people and vendors working (including my son). All of these people had worked so hard for Taylor to make everything perfect, and he seemed to only care about the impression of his big gift. At that time, I also had some internal resentment toward Russell for other reason, which you can see in my interview.

This episode really shows the ladies struggling to keep their friendships alive. There were so many alliance shifts, I was not really sure who was close to whom. I remember not being sure how to deal with it that day. I actually really wanted everyone to get along. I remember asking myself, "Where do I fit in with these women?" and not really having an answer. I wondered if they would ever want to get to know me? Taylor and I have always been close, and Kim always made an effort to share a personal story with me and give us something to really connect on -- but with the others it was much harder. I kept really wanting to connect in a meaningful way with them, but no one would try not even Brandi. . .

See you next week.

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Kyle: I Have Never Had Anyone Put a Hand on Me

Kyle explains what worried her most the night of the poker party.

Wow, this is a difficult blog to write. This was a horrible night made all the worse by Brandi's behavior. When I walked outside, I wanted to talk to my sister without anyone else around. I tried to walk Kim away from the cameras, as well as Brandi. Brandi was relentless. I asked her over and over again to leave us alone and let me speak with my sister privately. As Kim and I were standing by the garage trying to speak in private, Brandi grabbed both of my wrists and would not let go. I was shocked. I have never had anyone put a hand on me and honestly started to feel scared. I don't want to be overly dramatic about the situation, but Brandi is 5'10" and I am 5'2", and at this point I did not know what she was capable of, especially because she was intoxicated and aggressive.


I took off my shoes, so I could get out of there as quickly as possible. I want to say that while the physical part of this evening was very upsetting, it paled in comparison to my concern for my sister. What Brandi is so clearly trying to do to my relationship with my sister is what was upsetting me the most. We had worked so hard on our relationship and had come so far, and to see this happening had me overcome with emotion.

I just hope that Kim can see what we all saw so clearly...that Brandi's actions speak louder than any of her venomous lies.

Kyle Richards

Brandi keeps saying I'm jealous of how close they are and how she's been there for Kim. I never realized they were as close as Brandi claims, and I never knew Brandi to be there for Kim other than taking that one call that she talked about in her interview. Brandi did call me to say that Kim had called her at 2 AM in the morning. She asked me to please not repeat it, and I never did. But she went on camera letting everyone know about it. Why would she repeat that? I also never said "That's not my problem, that's just Kim." I had my hands tied as I was asked to please not repeat that this information was shared with me . Other than Brandi telling me about this one call, I have never gotten any late night calls or any signs of my sister not being OK or in danger in any way. If there was something I should have been there for, I certainly had no idea. Perhaps my sister chose not to share with me and felt comfortable sharing with Brandi. I cannot be there for something I am unaware of. If I knew of something that Kim needed me for, I would be there as I always have. There are years of history there that Brandi is not privy to, and I will never share, no matter how many hurtful lies she hurls my way.
When I watch Brandi with Kim, I see someone who is taking advantage of my sister at her most vulnerable. It's frustrating, worrisome, and hurtful that my sister cannot see this. Why does Brandi want Kim to feel that she is the only one there for her? We come from a big family that my sister has plenty of support from. People who genuinely love and care for her. Not to mention that Kim has four adult children that love and support their mom.
As I walked away from this night, I knew I would never be friends with Brandi and was scared of just how much damage she had done to my relationship with Kim. I just hope that Kim can see what we all saw so clearly...that Brandi's actions speak louder than any of her venomous lies.
Thanks for watching.
XO,
Kyle

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