Episode 19: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor tries to make sense of the many interlopers at Lisa's opening of Sur Lounge.
Jan 13, 20120
Aloha again RHOBH fans. We've returned from the islands and are heading straight to a shindig. The much ballyhooed opening of Lisa's expanded SUR Lounge. As promised all will be revealed this week -- all being what Sur stands for. Oh and also, Kim will confess something to Kyle, Taylor will confront the ladies about her split with Russell and a veritable host of oddball guests will arrive at the restaurant. And we’re off. . .
Her Lips Are Sealed I have a very, very important question: Who is sneaking sex toys into Kim Richards' drawers? Who is going to our precious Kimberly's house and tucking "light up lip glosses" between layers of her folded shirts and socks?
Besides the surely well-meaning vibrator burglar, all is not well in Kimsville. She confides to her makeup artist that her relationship with Ken is becoming a struggle, mentioning that "it's the little things." "I like a Starbucks. He goes and gets me the one in the bottle. I like pepperoni pizza. He orders one with ham and sausage." Those might not sound like deal-breakers ladies, but as we see later, it might be the bigger things too -- bigger even than the trash Kim finds in the limo.
Sexy, Unique, Restaurant Welp! It’s been revealed. Lisa's latest venture is a Sexy Unique Restaurant -- and sexy indeed considering the guest list. You've got Brandi, towering roughly four feet above her new "boyfriend" Ken Todd. (Classic Vanderpump line: Ken: "I'm too short for her." Lisa: "And too married for her." J'adore this little trio.) Adrienne arrives, looking very chic in a gold lamé. And then Bernie! Unfortunately for Bernie, his hatred of Lisa is only going to deepen, as the Pump totally blanked on how she knew him. Watch what you eat at the Maloof residence now, Lisa!
At this point you were probably thinking, "Oh exciting. This party is already filled with arrival drama." JUST WAIT. Roughly two seconds later, we find out that one of the waitresses maybe had an affair with Brandi's ex-husband. Lisa, wanting to keep things as drama-free as possible, ejects said waitress, which was a sweet move. Not sweet for Sheena, the waitress who must put down her tray and quickly vanish in the night, but sweet for Brandi. Look at these two building their friendship even more.
Did I already write this on another blog? Probably, but after reading this, once again it makes me nuts (so to speak) that Taylor's turned this special evening (albeit one of many rough openings before the Grand) into her own group therapy session, complete with therapist. How...dare...she?
First off, good question...how did the "lipglossonater" end up in Kims hands.
Oh, and don't forget the "breath spray" (in a past episode) which was also a small gadget of some sort in her purse she showed Kyle (and their kids in car ride) and said she thought was for her mouth but it wasn't....again it sounded so similar to what you had pointed out...don't know where these "unknown" gadgets came from or how they ended up in her possession.
Also, I was just as curious with her going thru the "trash" in the limo. I must admit, without sounding insensitive, knowing she has been in rehab.
I had a relative who was terminal with cancer and they took alot of opiates, morphine based drugs for their pain, and she displayed the same signs when going through "a clutter of stuff" in general. The mannerisms were identical, like going through a wastebasket, or a box of junk, just focused and staring, moving it around in different places, but to no resolve.
The one night stay in the hotel, (to avoid driving after Lisas party)...the bathroom scene was rather messy and as I watched that scene play out with Kim on the floor just randomly moving this and that, (as Ken was annoyed we'll deal with it later) was rather odd and she just kept going through this bag and that bag and so forth....I'm telling you that is exactly what my relative did while under the influence of those types of meds...super focused but without any awareness of those around her.
I personally think it's best she is not on the show making a fool of herself, editing or not, and get's the help she needs.
I heard Bravo is reconsidering bringing Camille back.. PLEASE- we love Camille! Get rid of Taylor, anyone who brings their therapist to a party..UGH come on! Camille, Kyle, Lisa, Adrienne and BRANDI! That's what your viewers want.. I'll even settle for poor Kim. (she's funny when she's not a train wreck) No more Taylor drama!
I only have one question: In which etiquette book is it ok to bring your theraphist to an event you are invited...and then....use it as a theraphy session? OMG! Can this lady not bring her drama ALL the time to EVERY place???? Can we get a Taylor free season? Please!!!!! It is NOT the Taylor show!!!!! Enough already!
Bravo-please ditch Taylor, the woman is a walking drama queen, and what a jerk for sealing her friends thunder at her opening party. Can she be any more about herself. Not sure even if Taylor bothers reading blogs but I hope she gets the clue that she is a self involved and while her husband had problems, she is a nut job.
I thought this episode was halarious!!! When Taylor was shown with her Dr. I knew and thought, here we go again. Are you kidding me? Another episode that we must endure with her crying and bring the Doc. to the party. Taylor is only thinking about herself. I can no longer look at her. I have started changing channels when she is shown. Why did she feel need to ruin Lisa's party? After continuous reports and seeing her leave countless restaurants so drunk she cannot walk, crying, screaming and hiding her face I just cannot watch her. If she returns next season I will not watch this show. I hope Bravo listens to the viewers. If not, I doubt anyone will watch. I wish her the best, however she should not be on TV.
Why doesn't Taylor understand what is and isn't proper behavior at a party? It was a relief not to witness another of her tantrums, but bringing her shrink (A D.O. and not an M.D. Really??) along and taking Lisa away from her party for God knows how long was so selfish. She really is her own universe. I would rather put up with 10 Kims in place of just this one Taylor. Please send her packing.
The Dana Shot: When Kim finally emerges from her favorite place in any scene (THE BATHROOM), she is followed out by Kyle's mother-in-law and and Dana. Dana appears to have her hair up, and a strapless leopard print short dress on...or at least that is what I remember. - You only see her for a second. ;-)
I fully agree that it was extremely inappropriate for Taylors' psychiatrist to attend with her. That was so like Taylor though to once again take the spotlight from someone else to shine on herself. I also think that Kims' addiction issues affecting her relationship. Kim is extremely self centered and completely unaware of anyone but herself, as most addicts are. Only Kim can help herself and I hope she has made progress in recovery. Every day that an addict stays clean is one more miracle. I didn't want to like Brandi, but I can't help myself from it! Bring her back next season, please. Dana, no so much. I wanted to like her, and she is a disappointment!
What shrink who represented a couple will escort the spouse to a party? That's very strange. Glad that Kim is getting the help she need because we will be reading about her next (over dosed). A drug addicted would accused anyone who do not go along with them and that's why Kim turned against Ken. "PLEASE Do Not Bring Kim and that lying Taylor Back"
I was so hoping that Kim and her new boyfriend would be a love match and disappointed to hear she was going to split with him at the opening of Sur. In real life, I have read, Kim has been to rehab and that might be the best thing for her right now.
They are a close group and I do not know if being that close is really as good as it sounds. I think it looked as if Taylor was more concerned about being broken apart from her group of friends than from her husband. Friends are great, but husband/wife should come first in a healthy marriage.
Sur was beautiful and Lisa worked hard to get the restaurant up and running in time for the opening.
Brandi was surprised to see her ex's girlfriend working their and the waitress was asked to leave. The waitress was courteous and agreeable, leaving immediately. Only one more example of how the group of friends are and how Lisa wanted the night to go off without any hitches.
I don't know why I like this show. It is supposed to be reality. I guess.
Cedric at Sur's private fete! Here in Texas , he would have been drop-kicked out the door. Funny, though, to see him swan in, expecting to be included. LOVED IT!
Beverly Hills must be a very dinky place that so many "exes" would show up at the same shindig.
Not funny, and actually reprehensible, that Bravo continued to allow Kim Richards to continue on the show in her condition...she didn't get that way overnight, as her overwrought sister certainly knows. At last that saga can be "put to bed", as Lisa might say. Maybe this rehab will be of benefit.
The best laugh of the night was when taylor told her shrink in the limo that she hoped the ladies would be "kind" to her......really? Like she was "kind" to anyone all season! Please don't bring her back next season. She was just in the news again having one of her drunk, crying, screaming tantrums at a restaurant in LA. I just don't want to watch it anymore. Unlike Camille, there is no way she can redeem herself after this season.
Give Camille some credit-she & Lisa add & Adrinne have such Class ..
but Camille is probally going thru THE MOST but showing the least `drama' the housewives could be more supportive to her somehow...it seems the one who is the most CRAZY gets the most attention not the one who deserves it..hmm
thats not how friends roll...
in response to drtoby...I asked myself the same question! Where was Dana??? Wellllll....go read her blog!! Apparently she was there! LOL!!!! I seriously thought I was losing my mind...as I watched it pretty attentively. Honestly, I won't believe it until I see her on camera after watching a rerun...and if she was there....why no airtime???? She managed to make the Kim and Taylor situations about how hard they were for her....it was a tough season for Dana....really took a lot of energy out of her!! LMAO!!! I can't breathe!
I have to say that no matter what Taylor says, it's the same ol', same ol' ...blah, blah, blah. Her mantra is 'poor me, look at what I've been through - I, I, I, me, me, me.'
I don't know anyone who would bring their shrink to a party, or an appropriate therapist that would go with a client to a party.
Adrienne was a great friend in standing up for Camille. I really hope Taylor doesn't come back on next season. If she's not getting into fights, crying fits or drunk on RHOBH, she's doing it in public and in all the online tabloids.
Kim is a huge mess! Everyone around her enables her. Ken was like her servant, packing & unpacking for her....I now see where Paris Hilton gets it!
I really hope she will not return, it is too depressing to watch. I am also so tired of Taylor. This is suppose to be a fun hour getaway, instead it has become way to dark & depressing. Let's go back to the fun trips, the shopping, and the pampering! Thats what I enjoy for an hour while in Beverly Hills!
I agree with everyone else, why did Taylor bring her therapist to the opening? This was supposed to be Lisa's big night. I mean geez can't these people see each other at another appropriate time than at parties to rehash their drama? That's why people think it's scripted!
I agree with above. Holy inappropriatness. Taylor needs her shrink to talk to her friends? Can she function without a man telling her what to do? Please take her off the show.
Kim was a hot mess.
Loved SUR too bad I will never get to eat there.
Love Brandi, she is like a ray of sunshine.
I do love this program, more than the other housewives show's. I understand sister's (having two myself) relationships especially in this case where Kim is concerned. The poor girl has alot of issues all the time, I think she like's the attention she gets from it all, and I love love Kyle she is so real and most of the time genuine. I do think she needs to slap her sister really hard just once then maybe Kim will grow up that would generate alot of attention for awhile. Kyle please let go of being her parent and be happy with your wonderful life.
Taylor, I cannot watch you cry one more time on this show please continue with the counseling but for heaven's sake be strong and take charge of your life, Russell had alot of problems, and I am so sorry for his death. These show's expose too much some things should be kept private.
Love Lisa, but she needs to let Ken be the Man in their Marriage. Love Adrianne, your strength is (amazing if Maurice says that word one more time I am going to screem) but then again the same goes for you let Paul treat you like the woman he really wants in you, I bet you will be surprised how wonderful your Marriage will be Love you tho...Love Camille too ! she was another one that was in a messed up relationship and I feel she hid her marrital problems by causing problems with these ladies. Kelsey so ashamed of your actions you should have told Camille how you felt. Camille you have grown so much on this show I am very proud of how your bouncing back and love your strength please teach Taylor.
I love Lisa's new Restaurant, it is beautiful. I am thrilled Lisa and Brandi are becomeing friends, they are so funny together. Kyle is not a good friend, Lisa works very hard and needs to laugh, I think Lisa and Brandi will be fun to watch.
I grew up watching Kim. I just wish that she could take a hiatus from Bravo to get her life together. It really is hard to see her so unraveled. If you are taking requests. I would like to see more of Brandi and less of Dana. Dana just does not fit in this crowd. I don't care how much she spends on what. She is just so out of place.
Cedric was the shocker for me. For everything he said about Lisa, Ken, and their family I'm amazed he got so close to Lisa. I was amazed that he was acting like they didn't have this huge major blowout last season. He's probably wishing that he would have kept his mouth shut then!!! Kudos to Lisa and Ken for being so classy.
Kim was this season's trainwreck, it has really gotten hard to watch her. I hope rehab helped her.
Can't wait for Pandora's wedding next week!! I'm sure Kevin gave the couple everything they wanted for their special day!! Can't wait to see the parents of the bride's reactions.
Cedric had some nerve!! Hope we never see him again. I was okay with the Doctor - seemed a nice guy. Dont think Eddie Cibrian will appreciate the world knowing via TV he cheated BEFORE LeAnn Rimes. Good move, Lisa, to remove the waitress. We all love RuPaul. Love the banter between Ken Todd, Brandi and Lisa.....anyone can tell it's all in jest. Had enough of seeing Kim sel-destruct...hope she is off the Housewives next year. I just can't drum up any sympathy for her...a total basket case and takes no responsibility. And her hotel room was a wreck!!!! Next year, would like the cast to be Lisa, Adrienne, Kyle, Camille and Brandi...that's enough ladies. Am looking forward to the reunion.
Couldn't believe that Cedric showed up. He is such a hanger on and is disgusting. If I read it right in the blog, you are saying that Kim isn't pregnant? I am so glad to hear it. The thought of her having another child and with someone that isn't right for her was scary. Good to hear that she got into rehab. The medication she was taking was obviously taking a toll on her.
Gosh this episode was so hard to watch, clearly Kim was out of it on whatever but perhaps Brandi was right all along. I personally am a little tired of seeing Kyle and Kim crying, its becoming old hat now. I thought the SUR Lounge looked stunning despite all the events of the evening. It would seem Cedric again wanted his 15 minutes of fame and I was very glad to see that Lisa saw him off and didn't lose her cool and just stated the facts. I'm going to miss all the Real Housewives, I hope I can get it in the UK.
Wow oh what a night!!! Poor Lisa just wanted to open her new baby and wham..slam....drama everywhere and I for one love it. Makes for great tv and way to go Lisa keeping your cool thru it all. It is truly painful to watch Kim. Bravo should be ashamed that they filmed that poor woman and didn't get her the help she so badly needed.
I just looked at the photo's from this episode and I saw Dana in the photo's but she was not shown on the episode (?) also I saw photo's of Kim with her finger pointing at Taylor while all the ladies were seated for their therapy session with Taylor & her date dictating the session. So why was this with Kim (finger pointing at Kim) edited out?
It would be interesting how the invitations were worded. If they said Taylor and guest, then inviting the dr was OK. BUT, why did Taylor need anyone to help her "explain" her situation - everyone knew what her situation was!!!! That scene in her kitchen was soooo phony!!
Oh, good! Someone else made a comment about that weird shrink escorting Taylor so that she could make yet another scene at Lisa's event. And why didn't Dana just come with Taylor? Where was Dana and I sure hope she was at least invited.
Goodness is all I can say. I mean how ironic that at the private opening of SUR Cedric shows up (to which Brandi announces over and over I didn't invite him), a former mistress of Brandi's ex is a server (and Lisa hates to send her home but), Paul actually dated other women before the Dame Addrianne (maybe she will take the marriage a bit more seriously now), and she is a guest as well. To top it off Lisa was so on pins and needels that she didn't recognize Addriannes chef!
Was it staged for good tv? Makes you wonder or Lisa is just absent minded or Beverly Hills is really just a fish bowl.
No Dana, what a relief. She would have pulled a Minnie Pearl and let everyone know the price of her outfit and accessories and then dropped a few names. Onto Kim and Kyle. Please. These two need to get over themselves. They don't run Hollywood...and Hollywood is not calling. Kim, to think she is pregnant, does put her in the class of Ramona craziness. However, Ramona is crazy like a fox and Kim well....
Kim has relationship problems? What is new. Please let her go. Obviously this show is too much for her to handle.
Taylor, really, I want to prove I am abused, so I bring my psychiatrist. It was too much and made me believe her even less.
Talk about common decency - who paid for this party?
Kim and Ken, Ken especially, were completely out of line. Sitting at table with them? Eating their food? And he says he doesn't care? And Ken hovering at the ladies' room door with Kim screaming at him to go away? If it wasn't so pitiful it would be funny. That poor girl needs help.
I'm still processing last night's palooza - but, wow, one thing's for certain RHOBH sets the bar high for the other towns. Not only for truly plush bank accts (= "winning" hair, wardrobe, ubiquitous car svc, etc.), but despite all the little battles & dissension among the ladies they can all bear to sit on a couch together and rally to support a friend. One of the reasons NJ, Atl & OC haven't worked for me(realize I'm prob minority here) is their casts seem so tacky, immature and petty resulting in forced situations and endless, unwatchable battles with only ego minus any heart. Then again, it could of been BH cast's myriad publicists, etc. in the background directing traffic....
I hope Kim gets help she obviously needs and kudos to Kyle (wouldn't have thought I'd say that earlier this season) for biting her tongue. I'm on fence w/Taylor situation after reading a pc on Daily Beast re. how her & Russell were grifters - wonder if this is another reason Adrienne has to contain her annoyance w/Taylor? Finally, sooo thrilled Dana wasn't near this episode. Possibly transfer her to NJ, OC or Atl...
I guess it was the need for camera time that warranted Taylor & Dr. Sophy going to this important event for Lisa to discuss Taylor's issues. How rude and self absorbed of them to do such a thing! That's Taylor's usual MO, but what about her doctor? I'm so tired of Taylor, that if she remains on the show, I may have to tape it and fast foward through her part...or quit watching all together.
Is it just me or was there a lot going on in this episode? For a minute I thought I was watching a rerun of Jerry Springer. How is it that Brandi's ex- husband's mistress, Paul's ex-girlfriend (she's pretty hot by the way), Cedric with the stonefaced zombie beside him, Kim's *ahem issues, and Taylor with psychiatrist in tow, all ended up at the Sur's PRIVATE opening party? Who does that- brings their psychiatrist as a companion to such an event? He seems to control Taylor mentally and emotionally ( and not in a good way) and I have to wonder what his agenda is. He definetly has overstepped the boundaries of doctor patient relationship. I can't even imagine a shrink or whatever he is recommending to his patient that this was the best place and time for her to come clean with her friends. Haha and an accompany her to do it! And if this is the norm in Beverly Hills, you might just consider staying home it you're that bad off.
Cedric was my favorite interloper by far. (Dana was there, I saw her in the background.) (Paul's ex, wasn't she Brandi's friend who taught belly dancing at her beach house party?) (Or, did they just have similar looks?) Anyway, back to Cedric. I have always felt his behavior that was mentioned at last year's reunion after he was asked to leave Lisa's was an honest immature reaction to feeling betrayed and abandoned again. He had seen Lisa and Ken as his new surrogate parents, and her family as his family, and her generosity made up for what he never had gotten from his own family, etc., (all about the complications of psychology and transference, etc.) And I always have felt underneath saying that he hated them, he was saying that he loved them and felt betrayed and hurt by them. Of course he wasn't looking at the situation realistically, but his saying he hated everyone was so like a little kid getting mad at his family and screaming he hates them but not meaning it. That's my take on the whole Cedric thing, and I'm standing by it - no matter what slimy things he said to Ken when all his abandonment buttons had been pushed. Of course Lisa & Ken & Family took it all at face value, as any sane people would, and will never forgive him... but...I still see the abandonment issues at the core of it all for him. Not that it exonerates him for what he said and did, but the underlying emotional core of it all .... well ... I just feel sorry for them all in their muddle. It would be nice if they could understand and forgive one another. Lisa and Ken need it, as much as Cedric needs it, in this viewer's humble opinion.
This episode is more of what I like to see on RH shows. Too much fighting gives me stress! I admire how you are shedding light on abusive (Russell) and controlling (Kim's Ken) relationships. I'm sure there are viewers in these situations who will now recognize themselves and try to do something about it. There are battered women's shelters everywhere, and they can help. My aunt did it, got out, and is living a normal life again. I would have suggested a trailer at the end of this last show with a hotline phone number or website address. Eggs and drums should get beaten, not humans.
Really confused about Taylor's black eye. On DoctorPhil she said Rusell did it after the weekend with Lisa in Vegas. Which is it? Maybe you can explain to us the timing of filming and airing. It all seems fishy and makes her to look like a liar. Why did she not have the black eye when speaking with Dana? Viewes are beginning to question this.
OMG..Favorite SUR surprise?? Too many to recall!
KUDOS to Lisa for having Brandi's back at an uncomfortable encounter!
Double KUDOS to Ken for escorting Cedric to the door!
Two thumbs down to Kim and Taylor for bringing their usual display of drama.
Hopefully the season finale will be a happy ending with Pandora's wedding.
I loved seeing Cedric! I can't believe he crashed Lisa's party, where he was so unwanted. Cedric is a doll and I felt so bad about what happened when Ken told him it was time to get his own place (stop sponging). Cedric reacted badly, lashing out childishly, but, what did they expect? They supported him like a spoiled teenager. I hope that Cedric will somehow be able to make another appearance on RHBH, as he is sweet and easy on the eyes!