Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day
I have to point out a small delightful moment contained in this week's episode. Once the ladies were checked in at the airport, and awaiting the arrival of Ms. Richards they, like any weary traveler, got something to eat.
This was hands down the most food I have ever seen a group of Housewives take down. It was some sort of French fried Festivus. There were loads of tater tots, multiple egg sandwich options, etc., etc. If you have ever said, "Oh those Beverly Hills ladies never eat," here is your proof to the contrary. At one point, Camille was literally wrist-deep into some fries. If you're holidays were anything like mine, you ate a shame meal somewhat similarly, tucked into a pleather seat and dealing with the best your chosen terminal had to offer. Stars, they are sort of like us. It was the elite travel lounge. But still -- tater tots. You're welcome readers, you now have a great icebreaker for the next time you meet a Housewife ("Adrienne, I love tater tots too!").
Anyway, as it turns out Kim Richards is unable to locate a non-expired driver's license, keys, or her passport. So her little fib about getting her license renewed means that she's not going to make this particular plane out. Sorry Kyle! Kyle instructs her there is a 6 pm option, and immediately regrets that she didn't tell her the flight wasn't at 3 pm. Paul's taking that later flight as well, so at least she has someone to eat tater tots with later.
Then the gang boards the plane, with delicious drinks in tow. Camille mentions a delightful cocktail called "16 ounces of Freedom," but laments she doesn't have the just as enjoyable "8 inches of Freedom" on hand for her arrival. Again, I'm no TSA Agent, so I don't know the regulations on flying with that sort of thing. I instruct you to check the pamphlets in your seatback pockets for more information if you need help understanding her reference.
I realize we the viewers only see snippets but I really felt for Kyle having to deal with the drama at her white party. I also find it difficult to assess what is really going on with Taylor. Taylor acknowledged Russell sending an email to Camille at the white party, however tells her therapist she didn't know he sent an email????? There is no doubt she and Russell had a very dysfunctional marriage but aren't there two sides of the story????? Hoping that New Year 2012 will bring RHOBH some fun and positivity! Lanai is beautiful!
OK - I understand that Taylor is fragile and in a bad place after Russell's death. but where is Kim's blog? Fragile yes - a nut case absolutely. Leave her to her new boyfriend - since he does not care.
I'm a little traumatized by Adrienne's statement that the Ferrari to penis ratio is untrue because her brother had a Ferrari.
It was so refreshing to see an episode without Taylor! She could have really stirred up some s**t if she had been there.
I also loved the Housewives eating greasy airport food! It doesn't count if you're on vacation, right?
I'm glad Brandi told us she was on Xanax, as I thought her words sounded slurred as they changed planes. I think Lisa and Kyle should have cut her some slack, though. They knew she was on medication and alcohol (not smart, but...) and her flirting with Ken was really not a big deal. Lisa just wanted to make a fuss. Does she want us to think that Brandi wants Ken? I doubt it.
Why did Kyle think it was rude of Brandi to insult Kim's Ken, when she does it herself? I guess only a sister can insult a sister. Kim has been beyond rude to Brandi, if Brandi wants to retaliate, it's ok by me.
I still don't understand why Paul was able to get to the island before Kim when they were on the same flight from LA. Why wasn't she able to get on the earlier transfer flight?
Expired license? I'm glad to know that she's driving around LA illegally! Hope the LAPD checks her out...
I'm so glad that they leave Kim behind next week. Everyone constantly excuses her lateness and rude behavior because of her unnamed 'issues'. Everyone deserves to have a good time, and if Kim can't be on time, she deserves to miss the boat!
Not sure about Camille but is Brandi still angry and bitter about her divorce????? She is either dishing on someone or exposing herself for someone, anyone, everyone to see. Kim is in rehab, great!!!
Kyle was introduced in Good Morning America as the fan "favorite" Beverlly Hills housewife? this is not true, maybe she was better liked in the first season but certainly not now ! she's way at the bottom tied for last with her sister Kim!
Loved this weeks episode. Brandi was hysterical. At least she owned her behavior. She knew she was buzzed and had fun with it. Even from a great distance it seemed like Taylor was trying to bring the good times down... as usual. Me, me, me! I felt like she tried to make Kyle feel guilty and wanted her to come back early. Let your friends enjoy their holiday in peace!
I have to say I still feel after watching the past 2 episodes that Bravo helped create the White Party drama. Did you guys tell Taylor to turn off her phon??? Its very suspicious to us viewers and all the people I know who watch feel that the producers were involved with Taylor not getting any texts or phone calls before they got to the party....
Yes, I did enjoy the episode. I enjoy the wit and wisdom of the ladies as opposed to the outright nastiness that sometimes occur. If I don't allow that type of drama in my own life, it makes me uncomfortable to watch it on tv even if it has been suggested. These personalities are large enough to carry the show without the direct hand to hand combat. After the reunion of New Jersey, I will not watch another high school mean girl attack on another human being. Look forward to next weeks drama.
Could you please enlighten us viewers as to why Bravo wants to keep Taylor on this show? Last episode at Kyle's white party she admits she knew Russell sent Camille an email but on the latest episode she tells her therapist she knows nothing about an email.
Thank God for Brandi or this epi would have been a total snooze. As for Kim, I'm tired of her drama--too much happens off air and makes what happens on air seem nonsensical. Oh and who decided not to invite Dana? Is she being phased out?
Please please don't bring Kim or Dana back next year. Kim is the kind of unbalanced that rivals Danielle on RHONJ. She is not even entertaining to watch anymore. And Dana is just plain boring. Sorry.
Loved this episode and can't wait until next week. I agree with Brandy Ken B. does look like a Bull Mastiff, or a cartoon bank robber not sure which. Most of all though he just looks very uncomfortable.
Hawaii's episode was refreshing; but..there is too much insecurity in these women and so much jealousy of Brandi...they have to keep in mind that she IS the youngest and more open to having fun... covering up under an umbrella with full covered clothing is NOT how you live in Hawaii when you are in your 20's. Get real older ladies!!! Let go and have some fun!
Brandi is very entertaining. I hope she's on the show next year. I'm starting to see why Mauricio is with Kyle, they are more similar than it originally appeared. The ladies injections are simply bizarre. I wish they could see how unattractive and disfigured they look.
I watched the Atlanta Housewives Sunday for 4 hours and felt like I needed to shower with Lysol afterwards. Thank goodness this show never stoops to the raw vulgarity that Atlanta does. I will never erver waste a second on Atlanta again. As for mean girls, life is full of them. Teresa of Jersey has worn me out too. She and Kim definitely need to go. BEGONE THOU FOUL FOOLS1
Kim is in her own world. "At least it wasn't me this year." She is clueless. Kim should take a break from the show it is not entertaining to watch someone suffer. It is hard to watch Kim on camra. I do feel bad for her. She is very charming when she is not acting childish and crazy.
Kim is in her own world. "At least it wasn't me this year." She is clueless. Kim should take a break from the show it is not entertaining to watch someone suffer. It is hard to watch Kim on camra. I do feel bad for her. She is very charming when she is not acting childish and crazy. Please give her guest appearances only.
This was the best episode of the entire season. Conflict all in good humor, and real..reality...what goes on in most lives...envy from some, acceptance from others, inappropriate flirting, the young singles talking about wanting an encounter, the older couples pretending to be jealous of the young, fit beach bod. Both males and females smart enough to enjoy the view of someone so fit and attractive. Brandi isn't the least bit intimidating or threatening. She's fun, uninhibited and does a great job of reading others. If Lisa had truly been upset, Brandi would have apologized and backed off. Really an enjoyable episode to watch. Leave Dana, Taylor and Kim out completely if there is a season 3...they ruin the show.
Right ON "Shugarsmax ." You said that very well. We don't allow that drama in our own lives, so why would we enjoy watching the hand to hand combat. I agree we need some drama but it doesn't have to be like the New Jersey HW's. That Melissa Gorga and her "kimosabe" Caroline actually had me block the show on our television in case my two tween daughters happened to catch a rerun. I don't want them to emulate Melissa's behavior and think fame at all costs, including her in-laws parent's ruined lives is o.k. It's not and shame on her. This BH's show is closely on NJ's heels. Please get rid of Kim and Dana. The show is getting "off track."
Why aren't all the housewives blogging? I miss the episodes sometime because of work schedule so I always look forward to reading the blogs on Tuesday only to find one or two-what's up? So glad we got a week off from Taylor and her drama and Dana and her price tags. This week was fun from what I have read and will catch the episode later but I love, love, love all the participants that went to Hawaii-except maybe for Kim but I guess that comes next week and I won't miss that one.
The question regarding Taylor's missing phone did happen as Dave R. had explained. When Taylor was in the the doctor's office, Taylor had mentioned she didn't read the email until she made Russell print it out for her. This is real life and not scripted. The real victim is Kennedy, Taylor's daughter.I hope Taylor takes her to therapy because kids are subject to noises, screams and beatings she must have heard.
Wow,Taylor has some major issues.I cannot stand to even look at her on the show any longer and hope that she does not return next season.How can she just sit back and play not only her friends but pits her husband against all of the ladies.At first I had thought maybe she had some bi-polar issues but it is way pass that.When Kyle had to go run out and tell her that she had to dis invite Taylor and Russell due to the email,T aylor has this blank look on her face and just sits there while Russell is rambling on about all the false lies that had been passed around between the ladies when all along Taylor was telling them about her failed marriage,she really made a big fool out of everybody and when I saw clips for next weeks show and Kims so called boyfriend spoke up before Kim could say anything about how thay dont care really blew me away.He really is no good either and I really think he is keeping Kim sick,the web is spining and next weeks showsI would not miss for anything.Watch out ladies you are all heading for a really bumb in the road
We have visited Mayor and Kauai several times...and always had to leave our little dogs at home....no animals can enter our 50th state before a long quarantine...don't know what I would do if we were ever able to move there! I would never want to leave our furry family members behind for months....and I'm sure Lisa and Ken would not either.
I really enjoyed this relatively drama free episode. I enjoy watching Lisa, Ken, Brandi, Camille, Paul, Adrienne and of course Giggy. BH could lose Kim, Taylor and Dana and be a much better show.
In my younger, louder and more Brandi-like days, I used to tell middle aged men in those ridiculous cars, "Sorry about your penis." That lack of filter is what I love about Brandi. She is a hoot and owns her flaws.
I agree with Stellanola, I was more traumatized by Adrienne's knowledge about her brother's Ferrari to penis ratio than Brandi's sweeping generalization.
Well, I think it was great that Paul said he didn't want his wife making out with Brandi and Camille. Fantasies are one thing, but he demonstrated that he has class and loves his wife. He's my favortie. Just wish Adrienne was nicer to him.
Did anyone notice Kim's BF Ken at the white party put something in his mouth between his teeth and cheek, then went out on the dance floor? No one has mentioned it. Looked like when someone dips skoal. But he never spit it out. What was that about? I don't think that Lisa was ever upset with Brandi. She has a great sense of humor and I think she was joking about the swimsuit and Brandi's arm around Ken.
Like almost every other poster, I must please ask you NOT to invite Taylor, Kim, nor Dana. Please and thank you.
Like almost every other poster, I must please ask you NOT to invite Taylor, Kim, nor Dana. Please and thank you.
A bit unrelated...however... does anyone have any idea where kyles beautiful kaftan/ swimsuit cover up came from....the green one?? thanks :)
The "white party" ( why is it called that)? Everyone meeting Taylor&Russell was unnecessary . If, you are truly friends and you have reason to believe that Taylor is in harms way , why would you possibly make the situation worse for her? If, the accusations that Taylor made about Russell were true. I think everyone was running for cover for themselves.