Cast Blog: #RHOBH

I'm On a Boat

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

Brandi: I Felt Like a Grown Up

Yolanda: I Was Doubting My Parenting Skills

Lisa V.: A Scare Can Be the Ultimate Lesson

Eileen: Yeah, Vincent and I Bicker Sometimes

Lisa R.: My Heart Ached for Yolanda

Kim: The Call No Parent Wants to Get

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Brandi: Not a Good Time for My Phone to Die

Lisa V.: Hindsight Is 20/20

Kim: The Words You Never Want to Hear

Yolanda: 50 Is the New 30

Eileen: A Long Career Is the True Award

Kyle: An Invite to a Party Isn't the Answer

Lisa R.: God Bless Michael Bolton!

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 3?

11 #RHOBH Reactions That Sum up Our Lives

Kyle: I Would Take A Road Trip Over a Plane

Lisa: When You Reach Out, You Are Rewarded

Kim: Brandi and I Always Seem to Have Fun

Yolanda: A Homemade Meal Goes a Long Way

Brandi: I Was Surprised Adrienne Was So Receptive

The Real Story Behind Lisa R.'s Depends Ad

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 2?

3 Times the 'Wives Were Just Like Us

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 1?

Kyle: Brandi Was Looking for Trouble

Yolanda: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Q&A: How Are Camille, Adrienne, and Taylor Now?

Lisa: Kyle and I Have Always Had a Bond

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.

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Lisa Rinna discusses the difficulties of becoming the caretaker for her parents and missing Kyle's BBQ.

What an emotional and bittersweet episode for me! My family means so much to me and to recently come to the realization that we are at the point in our lives where I am now the caretaker, rather than my mom and dad, is a hard one. Let me give you a little backstory on my dear parents, Frank and Lois. . .

Last November, my mom had a stroke and was in the hospital for three weeks, followed by outpatient care. This came as a devastating shock for us because my mom has always been in good health, incredibly vibrant and full of life since she worked and played tennis up until the day she had her stroke at 85. So, for her to not remember anything or speak incoherently was really life changing for everyone. My dad, being 92 years old himself, is on oxygen full-time and has relied on my mom to take care of him for some years now. With both of them needing round-the-clock care, my sister and I were faced with the very difficult decision of what to do. Hearing my dad tell us that "Where I am now isn't home. It's only where I sleeps at night," still brings tears to my eyes. How heartbreaking to know he feels this way. I realize there are many of you out there that can also relate to these difficult decisions we have to make as our parents age and their health fails them.

My mom made it very clear that she didn't want someone else living in their house with them, so the decision was made to move into the assisted care facility they live in now. In hopes of mom getting better, we didn't put the house up for sale right away, but as time passed, we realized the days of mom and dad being able to live in their own home were gone, and we put the house on the market this past summer. The house sold quickly, which is what took me up there to collect my childhood items and memories. Standing in our empty home, holding my mom as we both cried while reminiscing about old artwork brought back a flood of old memories I hadn't thought of for many, many years. And, of course, driving around Medford with my girls, saying goodbye to the neighborhood I grew up in was so bittersweet. As I mentioned on the show, I never quite felt like I belonged in the Medford community, but I am so incredibly grateful for the time I spent there because it's hometown charm is what made me who I am today and I wouldn't change a second of it. I really do have wonderful memories full of BBQs and friends and of course, colorful Jell-O salads thanks to my mom!

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As you can see, my two girls are a hoot. They are unfiltered and say what's on their mind at any given moment. (I have no idea where they get this from!!!) I just love them for it AND am tortured by it at the same time. It meant the world to have them up there with me during this emotional time. HH was up in Vancouver filming his new show Rush, which meant he couldn't be there, so the comfort of my girls by my side was everything. I think having Delilah and Amelia with me to see and experience this circle of life is an important part of growing up.

I'm also glad you got to see some of the amazing watercolor paintings my dad has painted over the years. Their beauty has brought so many people so much joy and I'm happy that they're hanging up for people to keep on enjoying. He is an exceptional artist, and it's just heartbreaking to know that his shaky hands and failing health won't allow him to continue doing what he loves. He's a special man and I love him dearly.

It is so sad to say goodbye, but I will always have the memories and I feel so lucky to still have my parents only a quick flight and phone call away. I cherish the time I get to spend with them. They are my everything.

Alright, let's talk about what the other girls were up to while I was gone! First of all, I loved the lunch I had with Yolanda and Eileen before I left for Oregon. Such a small world to watch the two of them discuss how they were connected through their kids before actually meeting each other. And then to see Yolanda call Eileen to invite her to Kyle's BBQ made me so happy. I just knew the girls would love her! Oh, and Eileen is now $100 richer because she won that bet Brandi made with her at Kyle's house. Not only was I the original Billie Reed, but I created Billie on Days of Our Lives! Time to pay up, Brandi!

The BBQ at Kyle's house looked so beautiful and fun, I'm really sad to have missed it. Man, is she lucky to have her Ladysitter, Justin. I am not even kidding when I say that I want to steal him away from her. He is fabulous with helping Kyle and I know she knows how lucky she is to have him in her life!

Just when you think you couldn’t love Lisa V's adorable zoo any more than you already do, she introduces you to her gorgeous gay swans, Hanky and Panky. How much more fabulous can you get?

I think it's interesting to see Brandi trying to get some kind of closure with Lisa V. We have to remember that there are consequences to our actions with others. Sometimes we can move on quickly, other times it takes longer and sometimes not at all.

I hope you're all ready for a wonderful and stress free holiday. Take this time to enjoy your family and friends and I will see you back here next week! Sending blessings and love to you and your families!

Xo, LR