Cast Blog: #RHOBH

I'm On a Boat

BH Producer Dave Rupel discusses the difficulties of filming at sea and answers your questions.

Aloha, readers! I hope you enjoyed our second Hawaiian episode on the beautiful island of Lanai.

NOTE: Next week's episode of the grand re-opening of Lisa's restaurant, Sur, will super-sized, so if you're recording set your devices for 15 minutes longer!

As always, I have to thank our extraordinary crew for capturing all the beauty and drama of this episode. In particular I have to single out our Director of Photography Matt Valentine. He is the reason you see all the beautiful underwater footage when the cast went snorkeling.

I have to also thank our team for working so good on the fly and with the island conditions. When you shoot on a boat, you never know if anyone will experience seasickness. We had both Dramamine and ginger root available for the crew to take, but still we had two people go down for the count. Also, hats off to cameraman Parker Whittemore for shooting from the small, and quite bouncy follow boat. (I know it was bouncy, because that's the boat I rode on.)

The other challenge of the boat day was Kim and Ken oversleeping. The boat had only been booked for a certain time period, so it really had to leave. We had two crews shooting the sailing trip, while the third crew was scheduled to shoot b-roll until our return. But when Kim and Ken missed the bus to the boat, we scrambled to get the crew back and shoot Kim and Ken. It was a big resort where we were staying, so scrambling was easier said than done, but as always our stellar crew pulled it off.

Everyone seems to enjoy photos when I include them, so here are a couple of my favorites.

That's the majority of our cast and crew on the day we departed back to Los Angeles. We knew the season was almost over, so it was fun to get (almost) the entire production crew together for a group shot.

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Here is a shot of some of our crew on the flight back from Honolulu, we were all exhausted, so most chose to catch up on some sleep!

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Now, on to answer some of your questions.

Q: The number one question I get asked are why don't Taylor and Kim blog?
We encourage all the women to blog because it's a great way to be interactive with the audience. However, with after the difficult years both Taylor and Kim have had, they've had a lot of other things to focus on it was felt better that they didn't.

Q: Ann wants to know if we will get to see Lisa's daughter Pandora's wedding this season?
A: Yes! Pandora'a wedding takes place in Episode 20, our season finale, which will air on Monday, January 23.

Q: Several viewers are still not fully believing Taylor's accusations about Russell.
A: We shot the Season 2 reunion last Thursday, January 5. There was a great deal of discussion about that very subject. Hopefully, all of your questions will be answered when it airs in a few weeks.

Q: HelJ19 wants to know why Kyle would invite Brandi on the Hawaii trip?
A: This may have wound up on the editing room floor, but I know there was a mention of Camille liking Brandi and wanting another single lady on the trip.

Q: Born on the 4th wants to know when the reunion will air and when can they have a preview?
A: Part 1 of the Reunion will air Monday, January 30, and Part 2 will air Monday, February 6. Not sure when the previews will start running, as our editors just started editing the footage today! However, Andy Cohen took some behind-the-scenes flip camera footage that I'm sure will turn up on Bravotv.com.

Q: bchie wants us to add Allison Dubois, Camille's psychic, to the cast.
A: Trust me, the producers love Allison as much as the fans do. If she ever wanted to film with us again, we'd love it! However, Allison does not live in Los Angeles.

That's it for this week! Tune in next week for the grand re-opening of Lisa's expanded restaurant, Sur.

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Brandi: I'm Always Here For You, Kim

Brandi focuses on the positive this week as this season's RHOBH comes to an end.

Hey Bravo Fans,

Today was a fabulous day--t was my baby Jake’s birthday. We got his favorite Oreo ice cream cake, and for our family celebration, it was perfection. I can’t believe he’s already eight. I had to hold back my tears when I realized I will never again use that number eight candle. #mommymoment

It has been a really exciting week for me. My Sonoma County chardonnay, Unfiltered Blonde, launched for pre-sales this week, and despite it being tax season, the first day alone was a huge success. Thank you! The website is up now at www.unfilteredblonde.com. The creation of the wine was an incredibly long and careful process, and I couldn’t be happier or more proud of my finished product. I’m sure you're all as excited as me that this week was the FINALE episode of BATSH-- crazy RHOBH reunion. 

I could talk about the she said, she said, she said… but let’s not and pretend we did. It’s been a long season, kind of centering on one night that really isn’t worth the attention it was given. I’m tired of it, it happened several months ago, I’m sure you’re tired of it. You know why? Because it’s old news and in the PAST! 

Eileen, your house is lovely. Sorry I said otherwise for the sake of a laugh. I really like Vincent, he is super cool, your little boy is adorable, you seem like a good stepmom, and I wish you and your family the very best.

Lisa R., I really loved you on my podcast. You made me laugh and rolled with punches. I really enjoyed our interview, and I enjoyed most of the season with you. I think that’s what I’m going to take away and forget about the rest. I think sometimes you make it harder on yourself with your Twitter feed, but I’m choosing not to engage. I really liked a side of you, and you seem to have a beautiful family.

Lisa V., I had a lot of fun with you and Ken. I will always have a special place in my heart for you guys. I wish Ken the best of health and a speedy recovery. 

Kyle, best wishes on you and your family’s endeavors. My sincerest wish is that you and Kim could be as close as you ever were in the near future.

You are a strong chica and I know your family is better for it. 

Brandi Glanville

Kim, love having you as a BFF. I’m always here for you, and I hope you are always here for me. You are a strong chica, and I know your family is better for it. You are hilarious, and I love our funny talks and text-offs. Laughter is the best medicine. I heart you.

Yo, my dear, dear Yo, I will see you soon. I love you, you are so strong and so brave! I know you are going to kick Lyme disease’s ass! Anything you need, just emoji me.

I want to thank all my supporters for always being there for me regarding all of my other endeavors, including my books, podcast, Celebrity Apprentice, app, my t-shirts, and finally my WINE and for allowing me to be me.

Ok guys, this is the big week. This is the Make*A*Wish Los Angeles Walk for Wishes Walkathon. Me and the boys pledged to try to raise $15,000--I have $12,625 so far. We need $2,375 by Friday at midnight, every dollar counts. Thank you!

I heart you all!

Xoxo

B

P.S.  Here’s my Make*A*Wish YouTube video that I made in my kitchen. youtu.be/DTKMTDs6-R4 

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