Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Egg Beaters

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Let Them Eat Cake!

Kyle: I Couldn't Do Anything Right in Kim's Eyes

Lisa V.: Everything Is About to Boil Over

Brandi: Someone Poked the Wrong Bear

Eileen: Kim’s Emotions Are Already Running High

Lisa R.: Kim Tends to Forget Key Events

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Caught In The Crossfires

Lisa V.: I'm Not Afraid of Kim

Kim: I Shouldn't Have to Defend My Actions

Eileen: Kim Has Exhibited Disturbing Behavior

Lisa R.: Why Do You Want People to Fight Over You?

Brandi: Having Fun for A Change

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Suprise

Kim: Brandi And Kyle's Feud Has Nothing To Do With Me

Brandi: Addiction Is Not a Negative Label or Insult

Kyle: Brandi Pulls Out Her Dagger to Deflect

Lisa V.: At What Point Is It Enough?

Eileen: Is There Any Line Brandi Won't Cross?

Lisa R: Let's Call a Spade a Spade

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Battle Between Sisters

Brandi: I'm a Ride or Die Friend

Lisa R.: Everyone Needs to Own Their Sh--

Kyle: Brandi Puts Out Lies, Hoping They Will Stick

Eileen: Brandi Is Acting Like a Mafia Enforcer

Lisa V.: Brandi's Behavior Was Unnerving to Watch

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: A Clash and an F-Bomb

Brandi: Lisa R. Should Be Disappointed in Herself

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

Egg Beaters

Episode 18: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor ponders love, cheese, and burglary.

Aloha Beverly Hills fans! Welcome back to paradise. However that jubilant feeling only lasted until Kyle heard the footsteps of her fellow Richards tootling down the hallway into the room next door. Let's recap shall we. . .

Paul and Adrienne 4-EVA
We rarely get to see the Bickersons acting as lovebirds but the island air seemed to work for them. Suddenly it was all fitness gear and romance as the precious couple wandered the island trails, with Paul butchering the Hawaiian language along the way.

I will say that Paul might be a phenomenal doctor, but he doesn't seem to be much of a herpetologist (His belief that the trail is snake-free because it's "a small trail" is not going to cut it with me. I have heard no proof to the fact that snakes are sizeists. Also, rattlesnakes are just one type of snake. Call me Indiana Jones, but I'm not taking any chances when it comes to these guys).

In the end, Adrienne said she could only stand romance in 10-minute increments, so Paul had to carpe de minutes while he could. Hence when the gang prodded him and Ms. Maloof to kiss after his toast, he kissed her. And if they haven't held hands in a while, this definitely got them back on that level.

I personally disagree with Brandi’s thoughts on the Nassif/Maloof freak number, but I do think they do more smooching than they might let on. You're not fooling me, kiddos. You can also call me Elton John, because I certainly felt the love that night.

Kyle Richards: Women of Espionage
Kim finally arrives and, conveniently, is situated in a room exactly next to Kyle's. While Kim's trying to eat some chocolate-covered pineapples, Kyle is pressed as close to the wall as possible listening in to whatever her ears can pick up. She was mere seconds away from throwing her margarita out and using the glass to get a clearer soundtrack. (I would say she could have drank the entire cocktail, but judging by the faces Mauricio and she made after taking a swig, I think she'd be far less concerned with her detective work after downing a cocktail like that).

Sherlock didn't have to work alone though. Over dinner Mauricio tried to get to the bottom of Kim and Ken's "work" excuse to cover their lateness. However, Kim wasn't exactly letting "the truth set her free."

After that fact finding mission failed, Kyle was forced to do even more detective work when Kim was late for the boat. And so she and Lisa took full advantage of the proximity between the Richards sisters' rooms with a little recon. . .albeit one that could have used a better up and over system.

Oh, Lisa. You're good at so many things, but your climbing skills leave a little to be desired. If Giggy had been there, you probably could have sent him over as spy and saved yourself from getting trapped on the stucco wall. This is why you can't leave home without him (also because of he would have so many great Hawaiian outfits. Giggy in a grass skirt is a missed opportunity I will not forgive).

In the end, the detective skills were no match for Kim not being able to find the bottom of her bathing suit, and in the end Kim and Ken literally missed the boat (har, har, har). Note this joke went over far less well when Kim used it to try and to lighten the mood.

The Captain and Brandi
The friendship between Lisa and Brandi is really making my heart grow multiple sizes bigger. Lisa nearly showing Brandi business to the entire high seas is exactly the sort of playful dramatics I adore. Let’s imagine that on constant loop to Queen’s “Best Friend” all day. And then, Lisa adorably salts Brandi's game when she was trying to lay the mack down on the boat captain.

I think the next step in their friendship is having one of those street portraits of them drawn – the ones with the giant caricature faces. It’d be nice if it was Hawaii-centric too, so then Lisa’s cartoon could have been wearing her precious fedora. Maybe they could frame it and put it in Lisa's SUR expansion somewhere -- at least in one of the bathrooms or something.

What's the Frequency Kenneth?
Post-island day and pre-dinner Kim and Ken meet back up with the group. While Paul prods Kim for information about Ken, everything's very sweet. However, Ken's ESP is a little off. He saunters over and tries to shut the chatter down, which isn't exactly the fastest way to win over new friends. I also want to mention that he plays gatekeeper for Kim cheeses, which is either the sweetest thing a boyfriend can do or the creepiest (I would love a man that shielded me from gouda, and it is sort of sweet he remembers that Kim hates brie).

But we move from dairy to eggs, as eventually Kyle takes her "egg beater" persona and "climbs up the tree" (as egg beaters are known to do) of why Kim is late. 

In important life lessons from Housewives, I learned that even if the person you're fighting with is a bad driver (put the cell phone down Kyle!) that's not the best way to diffuse the argument. Also not a great way to smooth the situation over telling the person you don't care. 

And so, Kim and Ken leave without so much as an "aloha," cutting the trip even shorter than their late arrival did.

Next week the castara continues at Lisa's Sur opening, when Kim and Kyle try to have a sit-down and (surprise!) Cedric drops by. And as if you need another reason to watch, you find out what Sur stands for. Don't Google it! Wait until next week's episode and be surprised and until then leave your guesses in the comments.

Brandi: Someone Poked the Wrong Bear

Brandi thinks Lisa Rinna shouldn't be surprised by Kim's reaction. 

Hello Bravo Peeps,

Tonight I’m finally home in L.A. with my family!
I can’t tell you how nice it is to just slow down for a while. My mind is on recipes and new kids' projects this week. When I catch up, I will for sure share a recipe.

Tonight’s episode starts with a really fun event created by Yolanda: a scavenger hunt. Not just any scavenger hunt, but a Beverly Hills scavenger hunt on Rodeo Drive. Well, hey, it’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so why not? I personally thought it was a welcome change and a chance to have some fun and share it with the fans. Despite Yo’s health, she is a really positive, uplifting spirit, and I’m thankful she brings fun to our group.

Yo hired experts to make sure we all had a great time and made thoughtful shirts to make everyone feel special. A brilliant move by Yo was having the teams chosen by the company, so no high school clique nonsense. The theme was team building, being positive, working together, and putting aside petty differences. As Yo said, “It was a bonding activity.”

Firstly, I think Yo’s idea was great and a success for those who participated wholeheartedly. I give a pass to Kim, who was still a trooper but was still experiencing some knee and hernia pain. Protecting your knees is serious if you have joint issues, and she was smart to pace herself as tendon injuries can last for months. The others? Well, you saw what I saw. Sadly, I saw a lot of negativity, complaining, petty, unnecessary jabs, and criticizing their own teammates for physical issues they can’t control. Quotes from one of our ladies: “I hate clues, I hate the game, I hate the whole thing.” She followed this by shooting the bird at Yo. Nice.

On the other hand, I had fun; I love the sun, games, clues, and getting outside. I’d love to participate in other games or lighthearted competitions on RHOBH. Also, how fun was it to see a healthy Camille? She looked great, was sweet, cheerful, and a good sport. Shoutout to Camille for beating cancer with such grace.

The prize for participating in the fun or awful day, depending on which Housewife we’re talking about, was a paid luxury trip to Amsterdam! Some of us had also accepted an invitation to David Foster's charity event in Calgary. Not sure about the rest of you, but a trip to see Yo’s homeland with Yo is and was an amazing gift. Some people say, “Planes and yachts are not important,” but they don’t own planes or yachts, so we kinda know, to them, they are very important. Me? I am thankful for the Fosters' generosity but would be just as happy riding old bicycles down a dirt road with a healthy strong Yo.

Which brings us to David Foster. David is many things--Canadian, composer, songwriter, Grammy winner, and Yo’s love--but he is also a generous philanthropist. So, I’d like to give kudos where they are due. The David Foster Foundation’s Miracle Gala and Concert raised $8.2 million in one night to help Canadian families with children undergoing pediatric organ transplants. On the fun side, we were lucky enough to see Jennifer Hudson, Jackie Evancho, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Brett Kissel, Sinbad, and legendary rocker Steven Tyler. Great charity, great trip, great night.

To me, announcing you’re 'a nice person' isn’t the same as actually being a nice person.

Brandi Glanville

On the dramatic side, someone poked the wrong bear. We saw Kim slowly learning that someone has had one-on-one talks about her private life with everyone on RHOBH--everyone, that is, but Kim herself. To me, announcing you’re “a nice person” isn’t the same as actually being a nice person.

Yep, one new member of our little group is hell-bent on intruding, casting strong labels, making insanely irresponsible assumptions and stating them as facts, all over the place: on RHOBH, the Internet, to the media, and on Bravo’s WWHL. Calmly butting into a stranger's life with such a strong agenda and absolutely zero knowledge of any details of that life after only a few scattered social functions is a whole new level of crossing boundaries. Then, tonight, acting all wide-eyed, innocent, and confused at the results after doing so? To quote the instigator, “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs." On another note, or maybe the same note (boundaries), it’s probably not a good idea to announce your spouse’s previous alcoholism before he does it himself. But maybe he was OK with that, and I’m wrong. Well, in any case, sincere congrats on three years of sobriety.

Kim Richards was a movie star when most of us were home watching her movies on TV after school and doing our homework. She’s been in this town a long time, knows everyone, worked since she was born, raised four children, survived Hollywood, sobriety, family, divorces, deaths, has more on her plate than all of us, and throughout it all, is caring for her terminally ill ex-husband with patience and grace. Sometimes you poke the wrong bear; that’s all I’m saying. Good luck with that.

So, on to Amsterdam. We’re taking RHOBH fans to the Netherlands. I can promise more drama and insanity but really hope you get to see some of Yolanda’s homeland, meet her wonderful family, and enjoy it as much as I did, when I could.

See you next week and enjoy the Netherlands. Maybe Google where we’re going and learn more about Yo’s hometown of Papendrecht, Netherlands. It’s right outside of Amsterdam and truly beautiful.

Please check out the incredible work of the David Foster Foundation: http://davidfosterfoundation.com

My day just got busy, so I’m signing off.

Mom duty calls!

XOXO,

B

 

 

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