As we jump back into the melting pot of emotion I feel relief at the fact that I wasn't there at Game Night, but also regret for the same reason. It was a situation that gathered momentum so rapidly, and as you have seen in the aftermath, regrets are plentiful. . . and too late.
Would I have been able to calm the situation? I don't honestly know, but one things is for sure -- I wouldn't have made it worse. . .I was saddened by the actions of many that night. Even when Kyle came to explain the situation the next day, I was naively unaware of the depths of devastation and anger that had been reached...let's leave that aside for a moment.
You're one of my favorites, Lisa; however, you do seem to be throwing blame on Brandi for "shutting you down" with a one-word answer. Do you think she couldn't hear Kyle saying "say something, say something" while snarling and smirking? The one to say something should have been Kyle with an apology to all who attended game night and a heart felt and sincere apology to Brandi specifically. I wonder if Kyle is even capable of sincerity. BTW, that wedding planner was "out there" - that part was funny!
I was disappointed that you were so quick to believe Kyle's VERY watered down version of the night's events, where she admitted no wrong doing. But, you're owning it now, and that makes me still like you. I hope the meanness towards Brandi ends soon. It's never enjoyable to watch someone constantly get singled out and picked on. I do have to say, seeing you and Pandora with the wedding planner was HILARIOUS! Hopefully that will be my comic relief. I just hope it doesn't get too much uglier with the Brandi drama. One can only take so much bullying. We come to reality TV to escape that stress.
ok nice post, you are slightly redeemed. I can see next years story line, Brandi reconsciles Lisa and Cendric and together they bump Kyle off her pedistal.
In defense of ALL of you, I would hate for my life to be filmed. Words can be spoken with one meaning and come across another way. We all as humans make many many mistakes in life and regret them instantly.
Part of me wants to dislike you for whatever reason, but I cant help it, I love ya, Girl. Just keep on being your "snobby" self.
Congratulations and best wishes to your beautiful daughter and her groom.
Lisa, I still love you! At first, I was taken aback by the fact that you were completely on Kyle's side and ready to dislike Brandi because of game night, but after reading your blog I can see where you were coming from. Yes, Brandi went a little too far in her attacks back against the sisters, but you can see she was pushed over the limit by their terrible behavior (as well as Dana's). Anyway, imo you and Adrienne are so wonderful. Wish you all the best!
Lisa, You appear to be a woman of maturity and grace. I was most disappointed in your behavior at the luncheon. I realize you were acting on the information given to you by Kyle, but really, continuing the attacks against Brandi? The Richard sisters attacked her at Game Night. I know you have been friends with Kyle for a long time but at this point you need to see her for what she is. A big BULLY, who feels she is superior to every one else around her. Case in point, the way she responded to your husband the first episode. Who does she think she is? When you are around her you seem to sink to her level. Saying nasty things behind peoples back and whispering in one another's ear. Good God. It really rikes of teenage mean girls.
So glad to read you spoke to soon regarding the Kyle vs Brandi incident. I knew you would see it differently once you saw the truth. But I want you to know how happy I am for you and Ken. Pandora and her fiance are adorable. No matter what kind of wedding you all decide to do I'm sure it will be 100% class. God bless you and your family.
Lisa, I think you are the most level headed member on this show (or at least tie with Adrienne) and I think you were given a different version of Game Night that what really happened (as you know now). The big tease for the show was Brandi saying 'I will kill you' but although she said it and has to own it, my opinion of her was terrible prior to the show starting. I have always liked Kyle but more and more I think she is a messy person and the 'mean girl' title seems to fit - I don't get it - she appears to be happily married, beautiful children, lovely home, etc...why so mean? Anyway - I enjoy the show and appreciate your wit and dead-on observations.
Fondness from Texas to you!
Lisa, I will give you the benefit of the doubt in pleading ignorance to what had transpired. However, at the lunch you knocked heads with Kyle and giggled in secret like a school girl. How did you expect Brandi to respond?
Kyle is making you look bad, so if you want to be taken seriously, give your dear, sweet friend the REALITY CHECK, that’s well over due. Your so-called 'Olive branch' was passed over a barb wired fence and your sincerity was not coming from a good place. I still like you and see a lot of potential in you as a good person, but you need to start speaking up for whats right, and whats wrong.
Lisa, while I think it's great that you are unwilling to spend a million dollars on your daughter's wedding, let's get real. $150,000 is a down payment on a Beverly Hillswedding, and you know it. Were you trying to look good for the cameras? You're in the food industry, and you know what things cost. You can feed and entertain 200 people on that amount of money and you know it.
As far as you engaging Brandi in conversation, how else was she to answer your question but with one word? You asked, she answered. You didn't ask a followup question. How did you feel shut down by that? How is that an open door to communication?
I also notice that you skipped right over the part where you and Kyle giggle and talk about Brandi while she is sitting across the table from you. This is becoming a bad habit with Kyle (third time) but I was surprised at you.
Baloney, you weren't trying to lighten the situation. Whispering and giggiling!!! Didn't your mother teach you that whispering in front of others is rude!! Very disappointed in you!!!
Lisa, I enjoy your wit and common sense. Most likely b/c of the Cedrick connection, you seem eager to believe Kyle's distorted version of events? Maybe Brandi has been deceived by him too? Give her a chance and form opinions based on your interactions w/her without harsh snap judgements. First impressions aren't everything, esp when nerves are at work!
Question, considering how Kyle omitted some truths about game night, does it make you think that maybe she lied about New York too? Now that we know that she has much worse in her, maybe Camille was telling the truth about Kyle. Maybe Kyle really did insinuate that she was uncomfortable with Camille being filmed without Kelsey.
Lisa, great blog...as always a voice of reason and you could tell you were trying to get Kyle to say something. Honestly I likes this group much better without these new girls ....always love you Lisa. Your house is soooooo beautiful. I know your no longer living there. Can't wait to see your new place.
I'm glad you said you would handled handled things differently had you known the whole story. Perhaps now you'll not take Kyle's (or anyone else's for tht matter) side of the story at face value and get the whole story before you start judging others.
Now that you've seen how badly Kyle and Kim really treated Brandi, I hope you give Brandi a chance. She has alot more class then both sisters put together, and she's been through a rough divorce. About Cedric, who cares if they are friends, Brandi can't really throw a friend away that she's known for years and years, just because someone else has a problem with them, especially when everyone treats her so poorly.
Now that you know Kyle better, perhaps in the future you may want to hear both sides before you pass judgement on someone based on Kyle's version only.
Lisa they need your wisdom....both sides do:) I think what saddens me most is in season one I went in with misconception that Kyle was a snob and then she proved me wrong. In season one she was a wonderful down to earth person that I think most wives and mothers could relate too and it was refreshing. Then this season she has let me down because she is acting like the snob. I know we all make mistakes and I am hoping this situation gets turned around and I can put Kyle back on cloud 9:) You however are staying very level headed and I love it:)
Lisa, Brandi gave you a one-word answer because she was fully aware that you and Kyle were gossiping about her! Why should she answer any differently. Now that you have seen the episode where Kim and Kyle were mean to her, you say you would have acted differently. However, if you had class, you would have stayed out of it all together instead you joined in on the "mean" girl spirit without knowing all the facts!
Lisa, please stay the classy lady you are and look at everyone situation before taking sides with the other ladies.. Hear everything out and stay neutral. These ladies are out of control. Brandi sounds like she has had a hard time lately and give her some leeway before crucifying her. She might need a classy lady like you to show her the ropes around these nasty other ladies you call friends.. I watch this show because of you and Adrienne. You both are truly honest with your feelings and will be there for those in times of trouble. Good luck on your daughters wedding.
Oh please, Lisa. Asking Brandi where she lived was you assuming she was middle class and being surprised she lived on Mulholland. You are one of my favorites but don't lie.
Lisa Love you, just don't like that you are influenced by Kyle, because you are not a bully. A little stand offish but not a bully. 1. Kyle did not try to be protective of you at the charity, she simply needed a reason to attack Brandi because she was intimidated by her looks. she never defends in anything else, so that is interesting. 2. Now I know I am a terrible mom along with many others in america, because I have a boy that pees in the grass from time to time. K is ridiculous. 3. Now we know that trash only live in mobile homes you cannot find them in BH. lol ridiculous.
YOu are too good for, dont get dragged down by theri antics xoxo
Lisa, After watching the way 'Game Night' went down do you feel differently than you first reacted when Kyle was recounting her side of it to you?
Congratulations on Pandora's wedding. What a beautiful couple. Good luck with that wedding planner.... girrrrrrl!
Maybe you shouldn't take Kyle on her word. Obvisouly she isn't going to tell the truth. She's going to drag you into being a mean girl also.
Lisa - I can only imagine what is coming in the next few episodes but obviously since you are warning us that you were not privy to what actually happened at game night that means you are jumping on the "mean girls" band wagon and Brandi is in for a full on assault!! I like you and think you are really nice - You are not falling into the trap of a "Beverly Hills Wedding" especially in this economy. I hope I am wrong and I don't see you engage with Kyle in the bulliness of others. :)
Lisa~I LOVE the dishes that are on your coffee table when you and the ladies were talking about the Game Night. I am looking for extra large coffee mugs like the one on the table..PLEASE tell me where you got them or what the brand is..please!
Lisa, don't stir the pot because your BF Kyle is the judgmental person and likes to make 'digs' just to be the popular girl of the group. The fact that she's a mother to girls, she needs to stopped being the ringleader of the 'meangirls' frat. Congratulations to you and Ken!!! BTW, you embarassed Ken when you rudely stopped him from making his toast. He is the father of the bride-2-be afterall.
I'm so glad to read your thoughts on the little battle that occurred, I must admit you do not disappoint. You're very fair and very honest and it makes me happy that while you weren't specific on what you would/could have done or what your exact thoughts are now, your impartiality and unbiasedness shows through. You're admirable.
I also love how despite you're wealth you're not keen on extravagances and are very much down to earth. Amazin.
I don't believe for one second that you were extending an olive branch when asking Brandi where she lived. You snobby bullies were trying to point out she was not one of you. You can tell by Kyle's reaction that this is what you intended. You people are not entertaining, just rude and obnoxious. I hope your kids are not the same sort of bullies.
DO you see now that Kyle and Kim were more to blame or do you stand by them instead? Brandi was wrong with the kim comment but I do feel she was treated poorly by everyone else.
Nice to hear you acknowledge that Kyle's version of the story was skewed in her favor. I would hope that a woman as gracefull & poised as you would give a stranger the benefit of the doubt before disliking her based on hearsay. Please dont be afraid to call out your BFF on her crap when it's deserved.
Lisa, I was looking forward to your blog as you usually seem to be the voice of reason. Your post, however, seems to leave a lot unsaid. What do you think of kyle's behavior (from her gossipy sniping at their first meeting to her attacks at game night and her subsequent "spinning" to you and Adrienne?) Do you think Kyle misled you? Do you think Brandi deserves an apology?
Lisa I like you but sometimes I feel your overly sympathic to Kyle. Kyle is a troublemaker...she's was not only rude to Ken but was rather agressive to him at Adrienne's dinner party...Kyle was the one pushing Taylor to go after you in the limo ride to Camille's CO home...which you rightly and rather quickly shut down...Kyle is the one doing all the yelling and screaming and out shouting everyone and now Kyle has pretty much lied to both you and Adrienne about what really went down at Dana's on Game Night. You need to rethink your friendship with Kyle and Kim.... You and Ken seem like genuinely nice people. Wish nothing but happiness and success to Pandora and Jason...very cute couple....hugs and kisses to that adorable giggy! How come Kim doesn't blog and state her position about game night? Kim's all talk and no action.
OMG!!! I'm intrigued...and astonished by your blog...So are you on Brandi side in the situation?! Has everyone stop beating around the bush as to what really occured that night?! If soo im soooo glad you did. I would say it was becomming a little frustrating and alot annoying..that everyone is trying to sweep the bullying, child like behaviors, and down right SAD behaviors of Ms. Kyle and Kim Richard's on game night!
you weren't very nice to Brandi, your "olive branch" was a 10 second aside after whispering and snickering with Kyle. Bad form.
I am so happy for you Lisa, you are fabulous and the classiest of them all, I think the rest of the housewives should learn alot from you.
Best Wishes, Lara
I hope you now see that Kyle sugar coated the situation to make herself look innocent. I hope you will take that into consideration and give Brandi a chance until BRANDI actually does something to deserve it.
You realize that Kyle started this whole thing at her charity party right? She had her little group around her being snotty and all Brandi had done was sit there. She didn't deserve that treatment. Kyle continued the attitude every time she saw Brandi.
I was dumb struck when you actually believe what Kyle said about the night.
I hope you show more class than your friend.
Best wishes to your daughter
I almost chided you for your behavior, after reading your blog I'll wait to see if you handle things differently. Don't be a sheep, you're better than that.
Kim was rude to Brandi. The comment of "I don't want her on my team, I don't like her" was uncalled for and childish. She hadn't even MET Brandi yet but treated her based on things she heard. Not cool. Granted, Brandi was not innocent but Kim started it, Kyle jumped in and Brandi finished it. It was silly high school behavior from women who are wives, mothers and supposedly grown ups. Be GRATEFUL you weren't there for the nonsense. All the best in planning your daughters dream day wedding.