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When I arrived at the white party, I was shocked when Kyle asked me to back her up, especially as I had felt no support from anybody when I was immersed in difficult situations previously. Confronting Russell and Taylor and asking them to leave -- how could I possibly do that? My first reaction was to save her the embarrassment of being rejected. I had to text her, forewarn her, let her know what she was walking into, spare her the drama that was about to transpire.
I have been criticized for supporting Taylor. If you remember Kyle telling her that I don't take criticism well, I disagree -- I think I actually gobble it up. If it is not mean spirited but constructive, criticism is how we learn. Because I knew as I looked at their faces, Taylor's concerned look when she asked Kyle what was wrong, when they sat in the car and Russell said "just let us go," that I made the right choice.
It was an unfortunate situation. You see my naïveté as I question the lawsuit issue, still not being enlightened about what had played out at the dinner with Mauricio, Kyle, Taylor, and Russell. I had no clue that Russell had said he would sue me for something I had no part in. I was thrown under the bus many times without my knowledge, therefore I could not defend myself. Maybe, if somebody, anybody, had disclosed the fact that all these conversations had played out behind my back, I might have had a better handle on the state of play. I had received random emails from Russell myself, and questioned Kyle and Taylor at Paul's night of beauty as to their meaning, and everybody stayed quiet.
Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally thought u had taylor's number in season one!!!!! What happened to u?????? Is it really that easy to pull the wool over ur eyes?? One conversation of fake tears and rehearsed one liners and u are ready to swallow every word that thereafter comes out of the person's mouth! I thought u were the smartest of the Wives:(
I love your blogs..they always make me smile. You're the classiest housewife by far. Happy Holidays!
Lisa, I have no idea why Kyle didn't just come out and tell you that Tyler knew about the emails Russell sent you, and actually talked to she and Mauricio about having you for leaking information to the press! You're enabling Taylor, not helping her, and what makes the situation even worse is the fact that Russell didn't appear to know to what depths Taylor had discussed their marriage. Given Taylor's history, she probably exaggerated much of what was said. Sorry, but you're much smarter than this, really!
What a TERRIBLE situation Taylor put EVERYBODY in......I understand she was going thru tremendous problems BUT....ask/get help!!! U and everyone offered!!!Very sad!
Hi, Lisa: I think it's sometimes true that ignorance is bliss. You came across to me as completely sincere in your desire to give Taylor the benefit of the doubt about speaking to Russell and you seemed to approach the situation more rationally than the others. Since they already knew the steps Taylor and Russell might take to enforce everyone's silence, it was time to panic. This was a terrible situation for all of you. I truly hope you are all in a better place today.
I just love your attitude...serious when you need to be but do not take yourself too seriously. You are fabulous! xo
Viewers love to watch you. I adore listening to you speak candidly, insightfully and sharply throughout every episode. I hope you won't spend too much time bemoaning the hurtful or confusing words of others (Kyle, in particular). I don't think when they speak about others, they give it that much thought. Which is its own kind of malice, indeed, but it's hardly unheard of. Many people are too wrapped up in themselves--how they are affected--to consider how their words and actions affect othes. I don't respect that approach to life, but I accept it. You never stoop to conquer, and I admire that. I think you are an absolute icon.
Lisa, whether Taylor knew about the email or not is irrelevant. It's still inappropriate for a man to threaten his wives friend in an email. Taylor should have reacted more harshly to her husband instead of her friends who have done nothing but supported her. Taylor knew that Russell wanted to sue you as well and BOTH accused you of leaking info to magazines. Taylor needs to take the blame for discussing serious issues in her marriage and that it's not Camille's fault for saying something.
You were the only one with a cool head. As per usual, you are in a class of your own on this show. It seems you are “on” to Kyle and it couldn’t be a moment sooner. Kyle’s running out to the car, crying profusely, and re-entering the car followed by a return flee holding her gown like a movie star in a scene, only confirms my suspicion that she thinks she has landed her long sought, movie career that never was, or is. She never was a known actress and is using this show as if she is- terribly sad. She has lost her favorable spot on the show. That entire dramatic night was handled terribly, and Kyle’s behavior was disturbing at best. I’m glad you have realized what she is, and god help Taylor if Kyle is her touchstone. Taylor, Kim and Kyle all need help. I’m on the fence with Adrienne. She seems to be following suit with placing herself in the drama. Come on, does anyone really think Adrienne was actually afraid of a lawsuit that night? No, she and Paul wanted camera time- painfully clear. She’s a shoe peddler, and we all have to sit through a season of her wanting to be a Bethenny. It’s tiring. I wish everyone had shut up, and let you handle the night. You would have given Taylor a heads up to stay clear of Camille, and if she didn’t get hammered, that would have been that.
Awfully hard to keep track of timelines and motivations in this Whodoneit, but I am pretty sure it was Professor Plum in the Library with a candlestick. As for those Vegas Chipmunks, I am not entirely convinced they would swing your way for a shag, as their interests might be in an entirely different direction.
I find myself feeling sad for you while watching all this happen. You just escaped the evil clutches of Cedric and now you have Taylor waiting to swoop in and take his place. Run Lisa, run!
i think you are by far the smartest, most charming, classy and lovely of the wives in the franchise. you are a very successful, savvy business woman in an industry that can eat people up and spit them out. you have incredible people skills and read others very quickly. you've done all this while looking gorgeous and impeccably dressed from head to toe. you also come off as a very loving mom. unfortunately, many women and men find this all quite intimidating. you're an incredible role model for those of us who still want to continue to learn and grow in our own lives and careers. stick to your guns, lisa, trust your instincts, and stay the course. continued success to you
I was so glad to see you tried to save Taylor from that situation (even though she may not have deserved it)..you stuck to your workd that you would be there for her and you really kept true to that. Good friend, Lisa! Happy Holidays to you and your family! xoxox
I am so sorry to hear about Buki's passing--losing a beloved, four-legged family member is always difficult. I felt bad for you as I watched this week's episode. I understood that you wanted to give Taylor the benefit of the doubt and assume she did not know about Russell's threat to sue Camille because you two had turned over a new leaf. This was gracious of you. But I thought Kyle, having sat at the table with Taylor and Russell as Russell threatened to sue you and sitting beside you when you opened Russell's email to you at Paul's office, should have clued you in to what was going on. Turning Taylor and Russell away was the right thing to do. You threaten to sue people, expect there to be a reaction.
On a lighter note, I loved watching you and Giggy cut a rug!
This episode was certainly disturbing to watch for a number of reasons. In reading your blog, your disappointment in your friends (particularly Kyle) was very apparent. I cannot for the life of me fathom why she would not have shared the very important information regarding the motive behind Russell's emails to you and his threat to sue. Her loyalty should have unequivocally been to you - who sues first and talks later? Who does that? Surely no with whom I would want to associate let alone be friends. Kyle should have taken that as her cue to run not walk away from the situation and give you the heads up at minimum. The only reason I can think of why you have been somewhat frozen on the information front by some of the women is jealousy (remember the comment about your ego and Adrienne's ridiculous complaint about the bachlelorette party? Please! They sound petty and bitter). From everything I've seen, you have been nothing but an amazing friend to these women - loyal, honest, kind and trustworthy - there could really be no other reason. Hang in there. These women are their own worst enemies and their behaviour is emblatic only of their misery and insecurities and has zero to do with you. You need your own show so we don't have to watch all the trainwrecks that surround you!
Hi, Sorry you had to go through that. Taylor put all of you in a dangerous situation because she was not strong enough to deal with the relationship and the man she chose. You're a beautiful lady and a great inspiration to any one breathing. Stay positive and happy. Live with no regrets.
Lisa - You're right, why didn't Kyle fill you in back when Russell sent you the e-mail? Clearly Taylor knew and pretended to be unaware. It's been puzzling that Kyle has taken Taylor's side more than once, including over her own sister last year. But this episode did show, despite some differences between you, that Adrienne was trying to give you all of the facts and said at least 2X, 'She knows.' You have a big heart, and after you have now had the chance to see in these episodes, I hope that you will protect yourself from trying to help manipulative Taylor.
Lisa - there was something to be said for trying to give Taylor the benefit of the doubt. The viewers were keenly aware that you had, unfortunately, never been given a heads up about the ideas of suing you. It was obvious, after the conversation in the limo, that you changed your mind about the situation. You astutely stated to Ken that she could sue him next then you. I feel for you that you have been let down by your friends on national tv. Keep being you - the funny, gorgeous, true friend that you are!!
You are the only lady on that show with any compassion and class! The rest seem superficial and pretentious.
Team Lisa FTW!!! You handled the situation brilliantly. Just watching the looks between your so-called friends whenever you mentioned Russell's emails to you was very telling. You know why Kyle's heart was beating so fast? She was hoping Russell and Taylor wouldn't out her to you. Lisa, you are entirely too good for this group of backstabbers. I hope Bravo gives you your own show.
Happy holidays Lisa! Cannot wait to see Pandora's wedding as I can tell it will be a magical event that they will remember always. You have a beautiful family!
I agree you were thrown under the bus on many occasions and the way you were treated at your tea party was appalling. You are the, I believe, the one that that has handled the situations thrown at you as an adult. I usually think Adrienne handles things appropriately but for whatever reason, made too much out of your daughters party being at Planet Hollywood. Stay true to yourself and glad you were able to help Taylor.
Lisa,lovely name by the way,the conservation,as I saw,when Kyle and her husband had dinner at Taylor and Russell's was his legal consultant-I think thats what he called him-said that they send a letter to the editor of the rag that printed the story about the so called Taylor and Russell's divorce.The letter would threaten the reporter responsible for story with a law suite if he/she did not reveal his source.Russell continued to say that the legal guy said if threatened with a suite they would most likely reveal the source of information.Russell also said that you were friends with the same editor.He insinuated that you may have been that source but he never said he was going after you.Just the rag that printed the story to reveal where the info came from.Personally I dont know why that would upset some one that bad.Whatever.All this suing is a bunch of crap.I guess what rich folks do.
I so enjoy watching you. You make me laugh out loud! Watching you with the girls in Vegas was a hoot! Many blessings to you and your family for Christmas and with the upcoming wedding!
I understand you trying to play fair in regards to Taylor & Russell being asked to leave the party. I don't think that Kyle has treated you as a friend. You are right, she didn't tell you about the dinner conversation she & her husband had with Russell & Taylor; she stayed mum when you questioned her about it at the beauty day at Paul's office & she should have said something to you at that point if she were a good friend. Instead at her party, she begs for your support & cries like a little baby running to the car to say how sorry she is to them..BS, she knows that Taylor is playing a manipulative game, but I also think Kyle's playing that game as well, just in another way. Kyle is not your friend Lisa! You should stick close to Camille & you may not like Brandi but she really isn't that bad, she's got a potty mouth but at least she tells the truth!
I love watching you Lisa! You are so classy!
You were right from season 1 about Taylor. The other ladies need to follow your lead. I don't know what's up with Kyle, but she need to stay away from Taylor.
Lisa-You were acting like a bit of a patsy last night and I know you wouldn't have if you'd known what was going on behind your back. Thanks Kyle....
Lisa it is shameful the way Kyle has done you this season. Not telling you that Russell had plans to sue you and the magazine over what was written....Go back and look at that episode and watch the fear in Kyles face...In that scene I felt strongly it was Kyle herself that told that story to the magazine...And when she talked to Taylor it was all negative about you, ie: Lisa's ego is way to big, on and on. Kyles rudeness to you and Ken..It was awlful.
I strongly believe that the highest viewers see you as the most generous, truthful, beautiful of all. Lisa you are a friend who deserves Love back, NOT backstabbing. I admire you more than any other housewife and I am so happy for you, Ken, Max and your daughter and her new husband... Wishing all good things for you.
Merry Christmas and a joyous new year. Give Ken a big hug from me
It seems the other women (Kyle) conspired to make you the bad guy this season. They miscalculated, didn't they? I love it.
I'm not sure I understand why it's significant whether Taylor knew about the email or not. And just like Paul said, why even go into "did you know?" What would come of this line of questioning? Of course Taylor would say "no," and it wouldn't solve the issue at hand. Would you have said, "Taylor you can stay, but Russell has to leave?" (I know you did as much for your daughter's engagement party, but you did it at the same time you invited her). Perhaps several days later someone could ask Taylor, but I still don't think it matters a whit and I also don't think you'd get the truth. Taylor says what needs to be said in order to get her needs met. If you can't have empathy for the situation, put yourself in the other side. What if Russell had sent you an email like the one he sent Camille?
Kyle knew the whole time why Russell was sending you those emails, she should have told you. I couldn't believe she asked you to back her up when clearly she didn't have yours. I agree you had Taylor pegged from the start in season 1. Taylor is a user a person with selective hearing and believes her own lies. When it comes sympathizing with Taylor on Russell's death Kennedy is the one who is going to suffer the most. If you are still trying to support Taylor see how many times she brings up her crisis rather including her daughter. It will be all about her. Be very cautious with her. As for Kyle she clearly let you down as a friend she should have made you aware of what Russel had said. She also could have stuck up for you after all as she said rumors circulate in Beverly Hills. Sorry to hear about your dog, there like family. Happy Holidays to you and Ken.
We have your back in the Caribbean. Please do not get too close to Taylor. Trust your instinct; you were right about her in season 1!
Merry Christmas to you and your family! :-)
Taylor needs acting lessons if she wants to convince everyone she did not know about the e-mail. The look one her face and her reaction was so BOGUS!!!!!!
Do you think there are litigators in heaven??? Poor Russell will need one.
Lisa, Giggy and family:
You guys make the show. You are an example to many women. You are kind, funny and give your best Always. May Pandora have a glorious wedding and for Mr. Giggy....dance,dance, dance and stay CUTE !!!!!!
Hi Lisa... Question, have you any idea who made the earrings that Taylor wore to the white party.... they were absolutely magnificent! thanks and happy holidays
I so agree with you Lisa that the **girls** should have told you about ALL the conversations between Russell and Taylor and Maricio and Kyle. Posted to Kyle on several occassions that she (Kyle) needed to let you know what was going on with Russell and the news articles that he was blaming you for. All in All IMO I think if EVERYONE had laid it out and NOT kept secrets would have been the best for all concerned. I hope you and the other girls back Camille and give her strength to get through all the Taylor **Drama**..Camille did nothing wrong and actually took the heat OFF you the day of the tea party. IMO Camille was only being a good friend to Taylor by getting everything she said out in the open. As we all know **secrets** doesn't help anyone. May you and your family have the best ever holidays...
Your blog is excellent and I guess it is easy for us to be critical of your support of Taylor, because we (viewers) have way more information than you did at that particular point in time. Now, having said that, I sure hope season 3 doesn't find us watching Taylor as your new house guest! I don't want you to be manipulated by another liar. You have a caring heart and a wonderful family.
Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. You have had Taylor's number all along. Don't fall into her manipulative clutches now. You just got rid of one scammer. Don't take in another one. Taylor is a waste of human flesh. I hope there are some sane family members that can step in and take care of Kennedy, because that woman is no example for her daughter. Writing a "Tell All" book about her daughter's father. She is dispicable. Run as fast as you can from her.
Merry Christmas to you, Ken and the family.
You make me laugh quite frequently and most of the time I enjoy watching you. It warms my heart to see your compassion for Taylor and really being a true friend to her. I continue to shake my head at all the viewers comments about Taylor. I wonder why everyone finds her to be manipulative or being a pot stirrer when she was in an abusive relationship and desperately trying to save herself. I don't understand why so many are crucifying the victim. I don't know what I'm missing here unless people don't realize what happened at the end? Maybe they don't watch the news. I don't know. But Bravo to you for being a good friend. Really warmed my heart.
Lisa, you are my favorite! Kyle and Taylor don't deserve your friendship. I was so disappointed to see Kyle's backstabbing this season. You deserved the truth and Kyle should have given it to you. The only person she ha showed loyalty towards is herself. Keep being you. I love your family!
i was cringing when you kept saying to kyle that taylor might not have initially known about the emails you recieved from russel. kyle just stood there and didn't say anything!!! then again, i suppose to say something would have made herself look bad. anyways, you're my absolute fave on the show. Have a wonderful holiday with the family!
Lisa, I really don't think Kyle is a good friend, to you or to anyone. She may be a good wife and mother, but good friend and good sister, she's not. She should have absolutely told you what Russell said to her and Mauricio. In fact, she should have laughed out loud when he said it because it was nothing but an empty threat. I'm no lawyer and even I know a magazine is never going to reveal a source. She should have also stood up for you and told him you would never do something like that. I also think his e-mail to Camille was an empty threat as well. He probably meant to intimidate her, but he misjudged her. She has buckets of money and is already going through a legal battle for custody of her kids. I can't believe he didn't know she wouldn't take a threat like that lying down. She did the right thing by calling her attorney and you all did the right thing by turning Russell away from the party. I still don't understand why someone couldn't reach them before they got there though. As much as I dislike Taylor, it was embarrassing to watch her being humiliated like that when she came expecting to enjoy a party. What a mess.