Cast Blog: #RHOBH

An Intervention and Several Nights in Paris

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Yolanda: These Are Teaching Moments

Kim: My Heart Felt So Big

Kyle: Kim and Monty's Relationship Is Unique

Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

Lisa R.: I Couldn't Be More in My Element

Brandi: I Felt Like a Grown Up

Yolanda: I Was Doubting My Parenting Skills

Lisa V.: A Scare Can Be the Ultimate Lesson

Eileen: Yeah, Vincent and I Bicker Sometimes

Lisa R.: My Heart Ached for Yolanda

Kim: The Call No Parent Wants to Get

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Brandi: Not a Good Time for My Phone to Die

Lisa V.: Hindsight Is 20/20

Kim: The Words You Never Want to Hear

Yolanda: 50 Is the New 30

Eileen: A Long Career Is the True Award

Kyle: An Invite to a Party Isn't the Answer

Lisa R.: God Bless Michael Bolton!

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 3?

11 #RHOBH Reactions That Sum up Our Lives

Kyle: I Would Take A Road Trip Over a Plane

Lisa: When You Reach Out, You Are Rewarded

Kim: Brandi and I Always Seem to Have Fun

Yolanda: A Homemade Meal Goes a Long Way

Brandi: I Was Surprised Adrienne Was So Receptive

The Real Story Behind Lisa R.'s Depends Ad

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 2?

3 Times the 'Wives Were Just Like Us

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 1?

Kyle: Brandi Was Looking for Trouble

Lisa's First Impression of the Ladies

Yolanda: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Q&A: How Are Camille, Adrienne, and Taylor Now?

An Intervention and Several Nights in Paris

Ep 15:'s Editor wants to take everyone to Starbucks -- in Paris.

Bonjour my favorite Parisians! How are you doing on this magical day? Are you feeling the French vibes? Or are you feeling like perhaps you're having a little too many croissants (and by croissants I mean cocktails)? Let's try to get a handle on this week's episode and see.

Turtle Time
We open with Kim taking her new noes over to Kyle's to visit. Kim has nowhere to sit in her own house, as it turns out, so she's popped over to her sister's to look at the turtles and discuss Taylor. She wants to tell Taylor that she's worried about her recent flightly and perhaps alcohol-fueled behavior. So the ladies decided to do a little pop by at Ms. Armstrong's to chat.

Taylor explains that the issue with Kennedy was hand-off confusion between her nanny and her mother, but Kim believes that it goes beyond what happened at her party. Taylor's had quite a year so you can't fault her for finding various ways to cope, but if it's out-of-control than that's another issue entirely. It was difficult watching Taylor face her issues, but really heartwarming to see Kim step up in her sobriety and help someone struggling with the same issues she had.

Swan Lake
Meanwhile at Swan Lake, Lisa and Ken are pondering the different sorts of swans swimming. This is a delightful metaphor for Lisa's relationship with her stepson, Warren, and his slightly elder wife, Sue (who was once a BFF of Lisa). While initially Lisa's swan was unhappy, the swans are all getting along now perfectly so she can jet of to Saint Tropez to hang with everyone incident-free. The bigger issues is, of course, whatever will Gig wear?!?

Speaking of civilized relationships between awkward dating situations, Yolanda and Mohammed are so cheerfully friendly that she's throwing a party at the abode she designed for him. God bless these two for splitting up and keeping it so delightfully kind. Surely they must have some handbook for amicable divorces in the works.

With all that love flowing around, the stars somehow aligned that Lisa, Kyle, and Yolanda were going to be in Paris at the same time. And so then, shouldn't everyone be in Paris? Ah the life. If three out of seven Housewives are there, shouldn't they all be? With that kind of quorum book a plane ticket!

However, it can't all be booking full rows of planes with a smile. Before Yolanda took to Kayak, Orbitz, or what have you to help the other ladies book their tickets, she took this opportunity to very bluntly ask Taylor what the deal is with the rumors she's heard behind her back. Yolanda just wants to go to Starbucks with her. Can't they work it over with a latte? Just a Trenta to clear the air? Kyle does clear up that it's not about Yolanda, but about David and his relationship with Linda. Somehow I doubt this will be the last time Yolanda offers Taylor a Starbucks gift card to sort this out. Cake pops anyone?

Family Matters
Next we see Lisa, Ken, and Giggy finally make it to Saint Tropez. Shockingly enough they aren't just visiting Ken' son and his wife -- but also Ken's grandson. Yes, Ken is proud papa not only to Giggy (and Pandora and Max) but also grandpapa to Warren's son. What an adoarble brood (and no I don't just mean because Giggy is involved).

While Lisa's already sipping champagne in France, the rest of the ladies are trying to get themselves out of the U.S. Kim is relieved to be at a place in her life where packing is far less laborious, lending us to a flashback of her late arrival (see: non-arrival) for the ladies' Hawaii flight. Apparently back in the day, Kim was sneaking a lot of wine in her Starbucks cups (perhaps that's why Yolanda wanted her and Taylor to gab at Starbucks so badly). It's amazing seeing Kim and Kyle start to open up and enjoy each other's company.

Sadly, one of the gals does not make it. Marisa's father-in-law passed away. Thankfully the Zanucks got the news before getting on the plane, the small silver lining in the darkest moment.

Once the gals make it to Paris, the bottles are immediately popped. Giggy comes in his best Parisian duds (sadly not a beret) and all appears to be going grandly. That is until Kim is noticeably late and oddly erratic.

Well, the ladies did say there would be fireworks.

Next week the ladies have some trouble with ducks and drama at the Eifel Tower. Until then, what was your favorite part of the Parisian excursion so far? Giggy on his own? Yolanda's blunt pre-summit with Taylor? Brandi pondering the rules of a threesome? Leave it in the comments!

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Lisa Rinna discusses the difficulties of becoming the caretaker for her parents and missing Kyle's BBQ.

What an emotional and bittersweet episode for me! My family means so much to me and to recently come to the realization that we are at the point in our lives where I am now the caretaker, rather than my mom and dad, is a hard one. Let me give you a little backstory on my dear parents, Frank and Lois. . .

Last November, my mom had a stroke and was in the hospital for three weeks, followed by outpatient care. This came as a devastating shock for us because my mom has always been in good health, incredibly vibrant and full of life since she worked and played tennis up until the day she had her stroke at 85. So, for her to not remember anything or speak incoherently was really life changing for everyone. My dad, being 92 years old himself, is on oxygen full-time and has relied on my mom to take care of him for some years now. With both of them needing round-the-clock care, my sister and I were faced with the very difficult decision of what to do. Hearing my dad tell us that "Where I am now isn't home. It's only where I sleeps at night," still brings tears to my eyes. How heartbreaking to know he feels this way. I realize there are many of you out there that can also relate to these difficult decisions we have to make as our parents age and their health fails them.

My mom made it very clear that she didn't want someone else living in their house with them, so the decision was made to move into the assisted care facility they live in now. In hopes of mom getting better, we didn't put the house up for sale right away, but as time passed, we realized the days of mom and dad being able to live in their own home were gone, and we put the house on the market this past summer. The house sold quickly, which is what took me up there to collect my childhood items and memories. Standing in our empty home, holding my mom as we both cried while reminiscing about old artwork brought back a flood of old memories I hadn't thought of for many, many years. And, of course, driving around Medford with my girls, saying goodbye to the neighborhood I grew up in was so bittersweet. As I mentioned on the show, I never quite felt like I belonged in the Medford community, but I am so incredibly grateful for the time I spent there because it's hometown charm is what made me who I am today and I wouldn't change a second of it. I really do have wonderful memories full of BBQs and friends and of course, colorful Jell-O salads thanks to my mom!


As you can see, my two girls are a hoot. They are unfiltered and say what's on their mind at any given moment. (I have no idea where they get this from!!!) I just love them for it AND am tortured by it at the same time. It meant the world to have them up there with me during this emotional time. HH was up in Vancouver filming his new show Rush, which meant he couldn't be there, so the comfort of my girls by my side was everything. I think having Delilah and Amelia with me to see and experience this circle of life is an important part of growing up.

I'm also glad you got to see some of the amazing watercolor paintings my dad has painted over the years. Their beauty has brought so many people so much joy and I'm happy that they're hanging up for people to keep on enjoying. He is an exceptional artist, and it's just heartbreaking to know that his shaky hands and failing health won't allow him to continue doing what he loves. He's a special man and I love him dearly.

It is so sad to say goodbye, but I will always have the memories and I feel so lucky to still have my parents only a quick flight and phone call away. I cherish the time I get to spend with them. They are my everything.

Alright, let's talk about what the other girls were up to while I was gone! First of all, I loved the lunch I had with Yolanda and Eileen before I left for Oregon. Such a small world to watch the two of them discuss how they were connected through their kids before actually meeting each other. And then to see Yolanda call Eileen to invite her to Kyle's BBQ made me so happy. I just knew the girls would love her! Oh, and Eileen is now $100 richer because she won that bet Brandi made with her at Kyle's house. Not only was I the original Billie Reed, but I created Billie on Days of Our Lives! Time to pay up, Brandi!

The BBQ at Kyle's house looked so beautiful and fun, I'm really sad to have missed it. Man, is she lucky to have her Ladysitter, Justin. I am not even kidding when I say that I want to steal him away from her. He is fabulous with helping Kyle and I know she knows how lucky she is to have him in her life!

Just when you think you couldn’t love Lisa V's adorable zoo any more than you already do, she introduces you to her gorgeous gay swans, Hanky and Panky. How much more fabulous can you get?

I think it's interesting to see Brandi trying to get some kind of closure with Lisa V. We have to remember that there are consequences to our actions with others. Sometimes we can move on quickly, other times it takes longer and sometimes not at all.

I hope you're all ready for a wonderful and stress free holiday. Take this time to enjoy your family and friends and I will see you back here next week! Sending blessings and love to you and your families!

Xo, LR