This week Taylor and I go to Dana's house for lunch. I don't know Dana well but it was nice of her to come and support my charity The Lollipop Theater Network. A few of you mentioned how little money was raised at the event. Although, I do wish I had raised more, it did bring a lot of awareness. The website used to get 150 hits a month. Now it has been getting 250 a day! I cannot begin to tell you how happy that makes me. Doing a reality show has its ups and downs but this is a great example how it can do good. One viewer of RHOBH donated $500 -- very kind and generous, especially during these difficult economic times.
Dana was as nice as can be. I had to laugh when she was saying that her son reads, counts, speaks Thai, and is studying the encyclopedia. I have to admit though, I think all of my children are geniuses as well! Her love for her son is obvious, and although we laughed, I can appreciate that.
Kyle, I totally understand why Lisa would preface her statement to Taylor when she told Taylor she would be there for her if she needs someone....it's just like me telling you Kyle, I really don't get you sometimes or I should say most the time but, I will try to understand your point. Lisa can defend herself. She is a very strong women, but I just feel like you attacked her like you did Ken ...if that was my husband I probably would be looking for a new friend.
Dear Kyle, You know that not everyone is alike and people have different sensibilities. I'm glad you recognize this in Brandi and Dana, but Ken and Lisa have been your friends longer and you can't change them. You accept them and act accordingly, especially when you're dealing with people set in their ways. My step-dad is an older gentleman and will not be swayed in his beliefs. What Ken said in regard to therapy is not wrong. Taylor being hurt by it is wrong. Getting in the middle......is it worth it? Did it help? I'm sure that was your intention, but as Taylor said later (truthfully but inappropriately,) no one asked for the opinion.
Everyone at the Atlantic City Housewives Tour this weekend was saying how you are their absolute favorite. We missed you!!!
If that woman hadn't boasted about the cost of her glass's no one would have known. Camilles comment,"insane" Ahem. There is a huge difference between people with new and old money. People who are new to money brag about what they paid for this and that . People have had money for several years keep their tongue in cheek when it comes to finances period. The look on your face while at her house for lunch spoke volumes on how you felt about her personal chef and the weird food. She was so nonchalant toward the chef when he prepared that gourmet meal. "Oh what are we having?" Give me a yummy sandie or a arugula salad with some glazed nuts and some sort of vinaigrette I'm a happy girl. This one we can do without.
Lisa did not say she wasn't Taylor's friend. She said she wasn't her "best" friend. As in "I am not masquerading as your best friend". There is a difference and a different level of intimacy attached.
Boys are very, very different from girls. I know because I have two sons and a daughter and love them all. You have to correct them repeatedly and then sometimes that isn't enough. Girls are eager to please and boys are not. Sometimes with sons you are just worn out from repeating yourself and you sure don't want to make a big scene in front of relative strangers. She probably did talk to him about it later. Boys listen better without distractions.
I like it that everyone is getting "picked at" equally this season and no one in particular is being ganged up on. It is much more democratic.
I disagree; what Lisa said was a well-constructed, concise statement, where she tried to let Taylor know that she (Lisa) wasn't ignoring how their relationship had been thus far. The fact that Lisa reached out, persistently, when others were just marching by the "scene of the crime", pretending there wasn't a problem, shows concern for her fellow woman.
I am such a fan of you and the show!!! I enjoy watching you, your children, husband and your interactions with Adrienne as well as Lisa. You three are all classy ladies, I don't care who says any different. I have read books about your family in the past and how you've always stuck to your guns and been a stellar a person, along with your adoring husband. This is why I HAD to watch season one! You have always been a favorite to me and I am only 25. I really like you Kyle, and I don't care if you have a so called, "catty side" because quite frankly, I don't find it catty, I find it refreshing. Like Lisa's "catty" behavior, I think it's called honesty. You both, along with Adrienne, have a big heart and sometimes the show has been trying -- without succession -- to make you and Lisa look like big 'ol bullies and mean girls. I can see why you cringed about the "c" word. I've seen when you let your four letter words come out, they are when you are pushed to the edge and its never a casual thing. I can't wait to see more of the show!!!! Much love to you Kyle!!
I really enjoy watching you on the show! I wanted to share that I believe that Lisa was only saying, "Even though we've not been close, I am still concerned about you." I think Taylor is hearing LIsa's comments wrongly. Just like Lisa's hhusband - who I like - heard your comment about Taylor being offended wrongly. You were sharing that Taylor was hurt (rightly or wrongly by his remark - and I think wrongly) and he heard the term "offended" very strongly probably because culturally the British go for understatement. Taylor needs to stop looking to be offended so much. Just a thought - best of everything to you - you are one of my favs! :)
Still see you defending Taylor like last year! Hope you can be a better sister to Kim and a way better friend to Lisa!
250 hits a day from 150 a month,is a job very well done.I wish that more celebrities would do what you do and use their good fortune to help others,it would be a much dofferent world so thank you for makiing a difference.I have a cause of my own which is Random Acts of Kindness.Even doing the smallest things for someone else could make a huge difference,wish I could get the world to join me,with that thought in mind. I was so upset I missed the show as well as you with Andy last night,.Lately Ive been getting up at 4am every day and fall asleep by 8.I'd love to know where you get all your energy.Im grateful for the site here that I could at least watch recaps of what happened. I like alot of the cast but you're my favorite as you know by now(maybe).Like you, I marvel about why common sense is so uncommon which is what makes you so much fun to watch.I gotta a huge kick watching the clip of you at Dana's home when you picked up the flier(haha) of her son. So, hopefully I get over my inability to sleep all night and get to watch next Monday.This show is one of the few guilty pleasures I have in life and it's great fun watching you continuously try to make sense of the world around you in Beverly Hills.
You're such a genuine person! I love how you act like a true woman with class. Good for you Kyle! You're my fav housewife :) Ps--love you're hair!
Soooo funny that Brandi's son peed outside. I have a son and that's EXACTLY what boys do. I hope your friendship with Lisa survives the drama.
I can see what you're trying to say about how Lisa prefaced her offer of support. However, I think what she said makes perfect sense. Basically, I know we haven't been the best of friends but I'm concerned about you and if I can help, please know I'm here for you. She was really just letting Taylor know, her intentions were genuine. I think I've said that to someone before - if she didn't preface it with that, I could see why Taylor could be a little suspicious. Taylor (justifiably) is super sensitive right now, but that doesn't mean what Lisa said was wrong or inappropriate.....I think your intentions we good but bad delivery. On another note: Do you think Dana would fore go her next pair of sunglasses and donate $25,000 to me? It would save my house and immediately make a difference in my little life!?! Why would someone brag like that, even to a bunch of women that have money themselves?
Your hair is so beautiful!! OMG! I wanted to comment on that comment that you said about addicts. You mentioned on yesterday's show that you cannot make them stop. That is totally true. The only person that can make that choice is the addict. But those around them can enable them, or make them even sicker, or not.
Enabling behavior is acting as if nothing is wrong, making excuses for them, saving them, etc. It is helpful to be kind to them but firm, and not rescue them or excuse them. Confronting them and stating their truth in a non aggressive way and honestly is also good.
Good luck!! God bless you and your family.
I am speechless about Brandi and Dana!!!! Wowza! I love the originals and I hope ur sister gets better....I see how much u care - of course!
You need to watch that episode again because Lisa did NOT say "I'm not your friend" She said "I'm not your BEST friend" BIG difference...Once again, Taylor does not say things EXACTLY how they went down...you should be suspicious of anything she tells you...
It's a new season & you're still my fave! I hafta say though that I haven't been liking the way you've interacted with that Brandi chick. You're such a fun-loving "girls girl" that I was suprised by your behavior towards her. However after another episode with her in it I'm already beginning to understand your pov as well as why her ex would be looking elsewhere...she's living proof that beauty is only skin deep!
Kyle- Who designed that adorable blue short-sleeved dress you wore over to Dana's for lunch in the last episode? It looked like a Missoni print- so cute! Love you on the housewives! -Hilarey Washington, DC
Kyle, I think you were making a very valid point with Lisa. Who bangs somebody on the head about not liking them so much and then wants them to come to them for counseling. Just say I am here for you if you need me or anything. Lisa is entitled to her viewpoint but she should keep it to herself especially in view of Taylor's fragile state. I think you were being a good friend to both Taylor and Lisa. I know you are trying realllly hard to be a good friend to your sister Kim too. We can see the effort you are exerting. However, you do her no service by enabling her in that way. Hopefully behind scenes you are trying to help her.
It would be better if you simply owned what you said and did on the show instead of making weak excuses and trying unsuccessfully what you really meant vs. what you clearly SAID.
You say in your blog that not everyone has to be frineds. Well, that applies to Lisa and Taylor, as well. When two people don't connect, it's best to just let it be. It seems like you have been insensitive to Lisa so far this season, and I thought last night's episode was just another example. Let her husband have his own opinions, and let Lisa choose her own friends.
Kyle, what Lisa said to Taylor was , I am not pretending to be your "best" friend. I think the selective hearing is going on again this season. I think Brandi was absolutely correct about the eye rolling. You all have made it seem like you are in a closed club that she is trying to crash. Grow up.
I am in love with this show! It has amazed me, Kyle, that your true sincereity for Taylor makes you slightly blinded to her. I have always felt that Lisa was correct to be skeptical of her and now as news of who Russel and Taylor really are, that she was right all along. I hope you and Mauricio have protected yourselves from this family.
You are my favorite! We think alike on so many things. Something will be happening and I'll be saying my little smart remark in my head and then you pop up on screen and say it! My favorite this week was the comment on that girls foot.... "maybe that's what happened to her other foot" I thought I was going to die laughing! You also keep it classy, love your family and speak your mind, which I love :-)
Kyle I love you and im only 15 but i swear if i knew you wed be best friends. your a great friend and soo funny.love ya
Hi Kyle! you are absolutely hysterical! As I am thinking it, you are saying it! You are so down to earth--love seeing that you can have money, looks, and a BRAIN! Love you!
Kyle, you can be fun to watch, but you really need to own what you say. I think because you were so loved during season 1 that you might think you can say whatever you want about others and it's ok. It seems that you will make digs at others and then say that you were only joking. That's what people say when they can't stand by what they say. It's ok for you to have an opinion, but stand by it. You are constantly putting Kim down, but then will say you love her. You make fun of Brandi before you even know her. Do you have any idea what it would be like to be humiliated and hurt by your spouse? No, because you have a great husband and instead of being grateful and humble, you constantly look down on others and "feel sorry" for them because their relationships are not like yours. You are not smarter than anyone because you have a great husband, you are lucky. Please realize that others want that too, but it doesn't always work out. Dana did come off as obnoxious, but again give her a chance. So far this season, you have just made fun of everyone. Ever since you called Kim out for drinking too much, everything she does this season get attributed to her being drunk. She can't win now. You need to be more supportive and listen to her more. I'm not saying that she is right about her perceptions of thing in the past, but you need to understand that she feels what she feels. You can agree to disagree. Hope you start being a little nicer. Nothing worse than a mean girl.
Why are you defensive towards Lisa she has been loyal and speaks the truth... Taylor FINALLY apologized to YOUR sister about what she did last season after denying it the whole time!! I'm getting really annoyed with you being so critical of Kim she obviously feels strange when she is around so many people geeezz be understanding you are more understand of Taylor taking things way toooo serious and her being "upset" all the time it is the strangest thing I've seen on the RH shows!
If you thought it was so funny that her son peed on the grass, why did you feel the need to give her "mommy 101 lessons" in your interview ? These blogs shouldn't be a place to cover up your actions in the episode, the viewers are not that naive!
Hi Kyle, the first time I saw you was on Kate’s live show: I want to be a Hilton. I thought you looked elegant and classy. But I am very disappointed of you in this show so far, that it seems you turned to a mean girl without sufficient education.
Kyle, I love you and you are my favorite. However I'm noticing a little bit of "Mean Girl" this season from you. When Camille is being nicer than you, that's definitely a problem. lol. Why the new people always get "hazed" is beyond me. Please go back to the adorable fun full of life person you were in the first season.
Kyle, you are my favorite but please tone down the mean girl attitude. At our age, we've heard the "c" word before. Using it doesn't make a person a slut.
I miss the old Kyle that was full of life, funny and totally gorgeous. Okay you are definitely still gorgeous, but please be a little bit nicer. I do appreciate you standing up for Taylor to Lisa. I still think you are being a good friend to both. Just lighten up on the newbies.
Last season people really liked you, but from I've seen on the net, they're not liking you as much this season. Your immature snide remarks need to stop. Other than that, it's all good!
You shouldnt be so hard on other people. One of the joys in life is getting to know different personalities (good and bad). It will make you a will rounded person. You don't have to behave as they do but you should embrace it. It seems as though, if someone doesnt "act" like you....you quickly write them off. But I guess that's what makes for good TV. You're still my favorite housewife. :-)
Look back at the tape and see exactly what Lisa said to Taylor about "not always being the best of friends"...as she offered support to a fragile woman. You are blowing it out of proportion by listening solely to Taylor. So far in these episodes I have not heard you offer help to Taylor...I mean, she talks, cries, you listen, but you do not address her damaging issues. At least Lisa offered concrete help. Figure a way to be friends to both. Alienating Lisa seems like a big mistake. Remember how Taylor got in the middle of you and your sister Kim last season. See a pattern????????
Hey Kyle, remember how Camille misunderstood/misinterpreted your words last season....and the never-ending disagreements that followed. Perhaps Taylor misunderstood/misinterpreted Lisa's words and you are jumping to her defense. Hello, Pot....met Kettle !!! Open your eyes.
I think you are a very beautiful woman, and I think I saw you on a Lifetime movie too. I just wish you were not so highschool clique still. Sometime women need to grow out of that stage and you haven't yet. It encourages conflict and snotty bias attitudes. Little boys do pee in the bushes and give Brandi a break, you were there to have fun and relax. It appears you want a certain "social circle" like Jill on NYHW and rember "pretty is as pretty does."
Kyle, You are one of the classiest ladies on the show. You seem very real.You are great on the show.
I understand that southern Cali, specifically Beverly Hills should really be considered another planet..but am happy to see you have some sense of reality regarding the sunglasses...Dana may seem fun and lovely but her words show her lack of depth. Perhaps she should consider a $500 pair of Chanels and consider spending the other $24,500 on the children who are without textbooks only a few hours from Rodeo Drive...can u spell reality CHECK...