Cast Blog: #RHOBH

In Defense of Kyle

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

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

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

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: 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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