Camille. Grammer. Dancing.
Honestly, I’m almost miffed that it took us 15 episodes to get to this -- this moment where we see Camille letting loose in "da club." Since she first shook her way into our hearts in Season 1 (and then in her more amazing Bat Mitzvah video showcased on WWHL), I've found myself enamored with the Donatacci dance. And finally, this season took mercy on us and provided her signature writhing.
But of course, Camille wasn't the only one shaking it this week. Brandi brought her boot to the dance floor, and the men of Chippendales did what they do best -- terrify and excite all at the same time. Plus there were plenty of other gems in this episode (i.e. people breaking expensive things! Dogs stuck in pajamas!). What happens in Vegas is recapped here. . .
Delegaters, Mount Up
Paul and Adrienne head off to appear on The Doctors to discuss their busy, yet fulfilling lifestyles. But Paul hasn't eaten -- because, as Adrienne explained via delegation, it's Bernie's job to feed him. I'm not sure where Bernie was but by the time Paul got to the set, I think he could have eaten one of the smaller doctors. The man was famished. He needed a snack, and really who amongst us doesn't? (Editor's note: feel free to take this opportunity to go fix a snack. Ill wait.) I appreciate a man with an appetite, particularly one who doesn’t deny himself the finer things in life – like cupcakes and chocolate-covered treats -- while waiting to appear on a show about healthy lifestyles. Dr. Paul Nassif, every day you wiggle your way more and more into my heart.
Say Yes to the Dress (All of Them)
Meanwhile, Lisa and Pandora go off to try on wedding dresses (the wedding is really happening you guys!) and Giggy gets himself into a little bit of trouble.
I hate to take joy from the struggles of others (schadenfreude) but that was the most adorable entrapment I’ve ever seen. Anyway, Pandora tries on a plethora of dresses, and I downright got almost misty. Weddings! All of the dresses were so flouncy and romantic, and this is before Pandora got to add her additional flowers. This wedding is really going to bring it – even if Lisa refuses to wear a big pink ball gown.
People Dropping Things
Again schadenfreude, but people dropping expensive things is always good for a laugh. So when a large, and gorgeous chandelier was lost in the hand-off between Faye, Kyle, and a poor shopkeeper, I could barely contain myself.
Frankly if Giggy had been doing his "I'm stuck in my pajamas breakdance" at the same time, you probably would have needed to get me an oxygen mask. It was just too much.
Even with the broken baubles, Kyle managed to get things in order for her book cover photo shoot. Following in the footsteps of Sonja Morgan, she climbs right up on top of her dining table to take some photos. Unfortunately, Kim isn’t there to help her hurdle over the dining room chairs. Roxy does however get a guest spot, eating some of her own cheese, as does Portia, wearing a crown. Why is this episode trying to destroy me with cuteness? Weddings, dog pajamas, babies in crowns. . . and, of course, "chipmunks."
Over a heartfelt lunch with Lisa, Taylor explains the beach blanket bingo that was Brandi's party. But remedy awaits, as Lisa's bringing her along to Vegas for the big bachelorette party as part of Taylor's birthday.
Meanwhile Adrienne makes it to Vegas -- just in time to stop her brother from holding hands with a Playboy bunny. Soon after Dana, Brandi, Camille, and Dedra arrive at the Palms -- and start bowling. Yes, no big deal, the suite also has a bowling alley. So Camille bowls in heels and Brandi bowls in her boot, like that’s not strange at all. They do surprisingly well, particularly because of Dana's extremely encouraging words ("You're so thin and hot."). Also during this endeavor Dana is wearing a diamond lollipop holder valued at $1 million dollars. The last time I went bowling, we drank a pitcher of Bud heavy and, as a group, were all wearing the same shoes. I am never hanging out with my friends again.
Meanwhile, the Pandora party arrives at the Chippendales show. . .In a rare case of things exceeding your expectations this scene was even better than I could have ever imagined. Lisa Vanderpump discussed "cock socks" and how long it would take to knit something like that. And then, once the show itself commenced, the gyrating -- oh dear lord -- so much gyrating on couches. If you can bear it, hang tight to see Lisa, Pandora, and Taylor show the men how it is done.
I think Taylor said it best when she described her reaction as half-terrified and half thrilled.
Also warranting that sort of a response was the other ladies getting their groove on at Planet Hollywood. And I mean groove on, turned-to-11 on. Exhibit A:
There was a lot of fingerless glove-touching going on. I think we can firmly say that Camille is on Team Brandi.
Back in Beverly Hills, Kyle ran into Kim, only to find her sister is not exactly in the best place with Ken and the kids, explaining her absence from Vegas. Here's hoping her kids come around.
Next week, more parties and more drama. But for now let's keep focusing on the dance. Which dance moves did you prefer? Chippendales or Camille's? Leave your vote in the comments.