Cast Blog: #RHOBH

In Defense of Kyle

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

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

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

Lisa: Kyle and I Have Always Had a Bond

In Defense of Kyle

BH Producer Dave Rupel explains why there's no Team Anyone in Housewives.

Welcome viewers to the second half of Game Night! Last year at about this time, I wrote a blog that was a in defense of Camille. Today, I feel compelled to write a similar one about another cast member -- Kyle. If you told me a year ago I'd feel the need to write about this, I never would've believed it. But things change, and I do feel the need, so here goes.

As I said in last week's blog, I truly love the entire cast. I'm sure there are other producers out there that develop no feelings for their cast members, but that’s not the way I operate. I spend too much time in their homes, around their children, around their larger families, around their pets -- to not invest in their lives. It's not an easy thing to open up your home and allow cameras to come in -- cameras that capture the good, as well as the less-than-good.

As you all saw, Game Night proved to be ineteresting. In my opinion, there's no one incident or person that was responsible. It was a series of events that led to the eruption. Kim was extremely late and was very scattered when she arrived. Kyle immediately sprang in to help her. Brandi being on crutches made it hard for her to move around and socialize. Adrienne and Lisa’s absence probably was another factor. Kim also has a tendency to like to surround herself with familiar faces, which made her react negatively to being put on a team with Brandi, which in turn made Brandi feel understandably isolated. Brandi asked Taylor and then Camille if something was up with Kim, but neither wanted to get involved, which only further isolated Brandi.

That's all my way of saying when the argument started, there were a whole lot of factors that played into it. I think it would be wrong to point the finger at any one person.

Kyle is a wonderful wife and mother and just an all-around good person. She's an incredibly hard worker that always shows up to work and always gives 150 percent. Game Night probably wasn't one of her finer moments, but mostly she was just defending her sister.

Please note, this is not my choosing a side. I could write a blog in defense of Brandi as well. Beyond that, I like to think things are a little less black and white than Team Edward or Team Jacob. It's a fun way to pledge loyalty, but these aren't fictional characters on RHOBH. These are real people with real feelings. Everyone makes mistakes -- God knows I've made my fair share on this show. But that's life. When I interview someone to work for me, I always tell them, "It's okay if you make mistakes. We all do. The only thing I ask is that when you make a mistake and realize it, please tell me, so we can figure out how to fix it." Because in my experience, when someone makes a mistake and covers it up, the mistake always comes to light much further down the road when it’s a lot harder to fix.

It's great that so many people feel so passionately to respond to the blogs. The ladies and I read all the responses, so all I ask -- on behalf of the ladies -- is that we keep the tone civil. Passionate, but civil.

Hope you enjoyed this week's episode! Please keep the comments and questions coming!

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Brandi explains why she's ready to move on, as long as it doesn't mean kissing a**.

I’m back in L.A. after a wonderful trip to visit my family. I’d like to thank everyone for their support regarding my father’s health. Dad is back home and on his way to what will be a slow and long recovery, but he is getting better and that’s all that matters. I’m so grateful I was able to hang with my boys and family and just kick back, cook, watch my nieces and boys play, and relax.

So tonight’s show is pretty drama-free for me, which is great, because I’m in a happy place and sometimes watching old drama unfold can set me back a little, emotionally. And can anyone believe that we are on episode six, and I haven’t hit the sauce yet? Don’t worry, it's coming. It's not fun to be sober all of the time.

Lisa Rinna introduced her parents and her Medford, Oregon hometown to the audience tonight. I love to see where people are from. It was a heartfelt moment where she shared the regret of visiting her childhood home for the last time and the guilt of living far away from her aging parents. It was very moving watching Lisa R. trying to instill the gravity of the situation of aging, illness, and finality of life to her teenaged daughters. After the normal teenage resistance faded, they realized it was a serious trip, and I’m glad she insisted her girls accompany her on it. I have to add that after seeing Lois Rinna, I can see where Lisa’s got her eyes from, and Frank Rinna’s paintings are amazing. I want one.

Kyle’s BBQ was next with everyone having a pretty good time. It was a very nice party. Yo was looking perfect as always. Meeting Eileen was fun and talking about Days was fun, too. Yes, I was a fan back in the day. Once we sat down, Kim’s old acting stories about faking tennis on Magnum, P.I. were the best. Eileen’s husband, Vince, is really nice and had great stories, too. He was on a lot of TV shows, like Kim. Kim and Vince kept the laughs going.

It was nice to see Mauricio and hear about another vacation. He is always cool and relaxed, and it’s nice to see him doing so well. Anyway, when all is said and done, we all saw who the true star of the BBQ was…Yolanda’s sandals. Want!

Moving forward doesn’t involve me constantly kissing a**.

Brandi Glanville

Lisa V. and Ken were there, and despite the awkwardness, it was really nice to see them again. You could probably tell how uncomfortable I was feeling. You can also see, I tried. Hard. It was a bit awkward, but I did try my best to put the past behind us. Obviously this is going to take some time! Kyle said it best: “Lisa likes to hold on to grudges.” Again, Kyle said that, not me!

I don’t enjoy power plays, holding on to anger or grudges. I prefer peace, apologies, amends, and moving on. Life is hard enough without making it harder. Maybe relationships change but definitely trying for a peaceful coexistence is what I'm striving for at this point in my life. That said, moving forward doesn’t involve me constantly kissing a**. I won’t do that. Relationships have to be equal, right?

So, until next week, I hope all of you come watch my housewarming party. You’re all invited, and there’s going to be plenty of wine--my own personal label, actually (not that we have a name, yet)!

Happy holidays, peace, love, joy, and health to you and all your loved ones!

XOXO,

Brandi

PS: Please consider a holiday donation to a great, and my favorite charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You too can help make a child’s wish come true!

 

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