Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Hittin' the Wall

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

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

Lisa R.: I Couldn't Be More in My Element

Hittin' the Wall

BH Producer Dave Rupel tells us about his production fatigue and answers your questions from last week's blog.

Welcome fans! Tonight's episode took place during the fifth week of production, and it's just about that time that you first start hitting the wall in terms of endurance, where you're already exhausted, but the end (of shooting) isn't even within site!

This stretch of our production was particularly grueling because it involved a great deal of travel. Over eight days, I wound up on six flights. From Denver (after we finished the shoot at Camille’s Beaver Creek home) to Vegas (where a potential shoot wound up being canceled) back to Burbank (to touch base with the post-production team and re-group with the production team in lieu of the canceled Vegas shoot). And because the Vegas shoot was canceled, I wound up with a free weekend, so I retreated to my home in Sacramento for a few days. Then back to Burbank, with a quick boomerang trip right back to Sacramento for the shoot of the Sacramento Kings' last home game of the season.

And the very next day was Kyle's charity event! Sure, for the ladies, it's another fun party, but for the crew, it's another location to prep and light. I cannot thank my production team enough for all the long hours they worked, and for their grace under pressure. Because the reality is that our schedule -- trips included -- can often turn on a dime.

This was definitely an "all hands on deck" days, as two crews shot the party, while the third crew – which flew back from Sacramento that morning – wound up helping set up the lights. Long days for everyone!

Kyle's event was important for us because we were introducing two of our new friends of the Housewives, Brandi and Dana. It was a very organic way to bring them in, because Kyle told her friends to bring friends, which is exactly what they did. Adrienne brought Brandi and Taylor brought Dana.

And now it’s time for me to answer the questions from last week's blog.

Question: BostonViewer wants to know if the ladies have professional make-up before every scene?
Answer: Since this is reality TV, the ladies do their own hair and make-up when we are shooting. If there is a big event like Kyle’s charity event, or press interviews then the ladies may have their hair and make-up professionally done.

Q: Bailey wants to know how to send in questions for Andy Cohen to ask at the reunion?
A: Glad to hear you are already thinking of things you want to ask! But we have a very big season this year. Tonight was Episode 4, and there are many more still to come. Generally, we don't start asking for questions till the latter part of the season. Watch Andy on What What Happens Live in November and December, and he'll direct you to the Bravotv.com website, where they will explain how you can submit your questions. (Editor's Note: Check The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills page for more informtation as the season progresses)

Q: Several people were anxious for Kim and Taylor to begin blogging.
A: I saw Kim on Friday, and she promised me she was working on her blog. As for Taylor, she’s still dealing with a lot, but I will make sure she knows that people want to hear from her, and our sending her good thoughts!

Q: RllovesBH asks why we show the same footage in different episodes, for example, Lisa looking at the empty space next to Sur?
A: Lisa does look at the space in both 203 and 204, but they are different beats. In 203, she is showing the space to her husband Ken to first broach the idea. In 204, Lisa and Ken bring their business partner to show them the space, while Lisa goes over her ideas in more depth. Similar scenes, but not a repeat. (Though sometimes we do play flashbacks from previous episodes if we think it will make the storytelling more clear.)

Q: Spatek2 wants to know why we cast single women if the show is called "Housewives"?
A: Of the two new friends of the Housewives, Dana is engaged and lives with her fiancée. Brandi is indeed single. So yes, we are not exactly matching the title, but in the end, if someone has a great personality (like Kim or Brandi), we still think there’s value to having them be part of the show.

Q: LancasterPA asks why would the Sacramento Kings’ fans potentially be angry with Adrienne?
A: We thought we explained fans' reactions, but if you're still wondering, maybe we didn't. When a sports team leaves a city to move to another city, the fans of the first city often feel angry and betrayed that a team they have rooted for over decades has decided to go. I remember when I was in college when the NFL team the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984. There was so much fear of fan outrage that the move literally happened in the middle of the night. (I know that not because I’m a sports nut, just that I was in college in Indiana at the time.) Also, the Sacramento Kings are the only professional team in the city -- so are fans invested? You bet!

Q: Rae777 wants to know how often we interview the ladies and do we wait till the season ends before we do it?
A: We interview the ladies all throughout the season. It's just impossible to wait till the end of the season, because we need interview bites to edit early episodes.

That's it for this week. I hope you enjoyed tonight’s episode. As always, feel free to write in questions and comments that I will answer next week.

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

Brandi explains why she was trying to get Kim out of Eileen's house.

Newsflash: I'M NOT SOBER, and fantasies are just that--fantasies. I've just about HAD IT with these judgmental women that pretend to be perfect and think they do no wrong. Spa day was fine other than the uncomfortable wine tasting, but I tried to tell some jokes to loosen the mood.


Poker night...Kyle called me and asked me to bring champagne in the car for the ride over to poker night at Eileen's, and we shared one bottle. I generally drink wine, not champagne, and was feeling good. As all of my friends have pointed out to me, it's the third glass that usually takes me to the dark side. Kyle had as much to drink as I did, but it didn't seem to affect her. I guess she must have a really HIGH tolerence. Eileen's house is beautiful on the outside--and it may be a dick thing to say--but creepy on the inside in my opinion. I switched over to white wine, and while there were a few appetizers (one made with kids' frozen mini pancakes and oddly colored salmon), there really wasn't much to eat, and it was dinner time after all.

We sit to learn poker. I'm drunk and hungry, and all these smart women act like it's rocket science. It was ridiculous. Sitting next to Kim, even in my intoxicated state, I see that she isn't herself. I tried to pretend like all was fine but knew that I needed to get her out of there. Kim had been sick for weeks coughing really violently whenever I was around her, and I asked her to go to the doctor, but she said it was just bronchitis. Everyone is noticing Kim isn't herself, and Kyle and Kim go off to the restroom. As Kim came out, she wanted Kyle to leave her alone and to leave. I went over to try and help Kim get the heck out of there. Kim wanted to say goodbye before leaving for some reason, so we went in the kitchen, and I grabbed a slice of pizza, because I was starving. I try to get Kim out of Eileen's house, because it's clear to me that Kyle wants to have this bad situation play out in front of the other ladies. I don't want that to happen, so I try to get Kim to leave. 

If Kyle was so worried and embarrassed about Kim's behavior, then why wouldn't she just let me get Kim home and out of this embarrassing situation? 

Brandi Glanville

Kyle only wants to "help" Kim when Kyle has an audience. In that moment of time, Kim was not in the right state of mind or condition to have any kind of conversation or altercation, yet Kyle persisted, even going as far as getting physical and grabbing me twice, as well as breaking my skin open to keep me from removing Kim from this bad situation. So ask yourself this question: If Kyle was so worried and embarrassed about Kim's behavior, then why wouldn't she just let me get Kim home and out of this embarrassing situation? Even in my intoxicated state, I knew that was the only solution. Kyle, while planes and yachts are nice, if family is everything, how could you treat your sister Kim the way you do?  

Until next time.

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