Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Flowers Are a Step in the Right Direction

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Eileen: Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: More Fighting and a Peeping Tom

Kim: Kyle Should Be Worried, Not Embarrassed

Brandi: Kyle Wants to Help When There's an Audience

Kyle: This Was Brandi's Master Plan

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Disgust and a Push

Yolanda: I Would Like to Apologize

Brandi: I Won't Make Excuses

Kim: I Wanted to Hold Kyle

Lisa V.: I Want Max to Be Ambitious

Eileen: Being a Stepmom Is Challenging

Lisa R.: Lots of Transition Happening

Kyle: We Are an Emotional Bunch

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Surprise and an F-Bomb

Lisa V.: A Naughty Child Shouldn't Be Rewarded

Kyle: Brandi Was Rude and Offensive

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

7 Faces We All Made During This Week's #RHOBH

Brandi: Lisa V. Was Making Me Uncomfortable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Tears

4 Questions We All Asked During #RHOBH

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa V.: Yes, Love Is a Big Word

Kyle: Moments Like These Are Frustrating

Lisa V.: I Won't Erase the Past

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

Flowers Are a Step in the Right Direction

Lisa gets the point of Adrienne's olive branch, though she could have picked better hues.

Well hello to you all. Welcome back! I have missed you all but have been overwhelmingly busy. So here we are again as the curtain rises on what will prove to be an incredible season, full of twists and turns, and certainly some rather challenging hurdles!

The dynamics of this group of women certainly changed at the reunion last season -- feelings were hurt, accusations were rife, and the reverberations were felt by all, but we, because of the situation in which we are immersed, we have to make decisions about the best way to go forward.

I knew as I planned our third anniversary party at Villa Blanca that inviting Adrienne would not only be hypocritical but, at best, an uneasy, awkward meeting that would cast a negative slant on what was supposed to be, a joyous occasion. I hadn't seen her socially since that day, certainly she had never reached out, she had hosted an event with the other girls in Vegas and I understood the friendships to be divided. I was not of the mind to invite her just because filming was beginning.

I knew for me to go forward, I needed a reconciliation, some sort of closure and it had to start with an apology, or I would just be polite in her company but that was most she could hope for.

Kyle had sent me an email after the reunion. We had then talked and issues were dealt with, can't say resolved but there was a semblance of peace between us. Brandi and I had become closer. I relished her honesty and enjoyed the playful banter between us. I also didn't forget how she had chosen not to side with the others. So Brandi comes to our new house, frankly saying she wanted to be the first to see it, rubber sheet and tequila gun in hand, but with good intention!

The Villa Blanca party was a really small gathering, but I had invited Yolanda and David to join us. This would be her introduction to the group and I was excited to see their reaction. Kim and her connected immediately and I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off.

In the middle of the evening a messenger arrives, announcing there was a delivery for me and lo and behold this massive tree trunk, decorated with flowers and feathers arrives with good wishes from Adrienne. Look I know it was a statement but regardless of that I saw it as a step in the right direction, not the way I would've handled it but we are clearly very different people. I knew many poked fun at the arrangement ,being the fact that my restaurant is called Villa Blanca. . .white! Also anybody who knows me knows I love pink!

Anyway you will have to watch and see how this plays out, the journey on which we take you will be at times, a little bumpy. When I saw this show tonight I realized just how much I have missed it, seeing little darling Portia, the beauty of Yolanda's house, Brandi and her playfulness, so many components that will ensure an amazing season, so until next next week. . .

Love always,
Lisa

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

Lisa R. thinks there are two ladies who aren't taking responsibility for their actions.

I have to start the week off by giving a shout out to all of you. During last week’s episode and throughout the week, your tweets have been pouring in, and you guys really make me laugh. Yes, as a matter of fact I DID want to dive-roll head first out of that car ride with Kim onto the freeway and run. Run Forrest, run! All of your support and understanding means everything!

So, we pick up right where we left off, but before we do, I’d like to note that Kyle wasn’t the one to create any of this drama. It was Kim that chose to walk back in the house after Brandi had escorted her outside and told her NOT to go back in. There was a lot of alcohol and God knows what other drugs influencing a lot of the behaviors, so no matter what, the outcome wasn’t going to be a good one. Like a Dr. Phil quote I used on Twitter last week, “When you choose the behavior, you choose the consequence.” While I have compassion and empathy for these women and what I see playing out in front of me, there seems to be a lot of blame that both Kim and Brandi are trying to place on Kyle, and in my opinion they aren’t accepting the consequences from their behavior.

Now that some time has passed and I have really had some time to digest the situation, I myself have some questions just like all of you. Why did Kim go to Eileen’s poker night if she was sick with pneumonia and bronchitis? I don’t doubt that major illnesses like these made her feel terrible. So, then why go in the first place and then exacerbate these illnesses by smoking cigars all evening? I’m quite certain that had I been as ill as she was, I would have been in my bed pickling myself in oil of oregano and overdosing on vitamin C and echinacea. But again, as I didn’t know where she was in her sobriety, I also didn’t know where she was in her illnesses.

To me, there seems to be a lot of pain being masked by alcohol.

Lisa Rinna

As far as Brandi goes, my comments are coming from a place of experience and concern. I’ve been, like I know many many of you have also, a part of lives that have been affected by addiction. And to echo Yolanda’s sentiments, I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea of grown women, mothers in particular,
behaving this way. To me, there seems to be a lot of pain being masked by alcohol. Granted, I don’t know what goes on in Brandi’s life outside of this. I only know what I observe in this environment.

I’m just so happy that the darn Stella & Dot party was successful. Hallelujah! Holly Robinson Peete had done a similar party that had an amazing turnout, and I was beyond thrilled to host my own. The Noreen Fraser Foundation’s mission, "to find a way to live with cancer and not die from it" is very close to my heart. Both my mother and sister are recent breast cancer survivors with double masectomies, so it was very important to me that the party be a successful one. It meant so much to me that everyone, with the exception of Kim being in the hospital, showed up despite what had recently gone down. By the grace of God, everyone kept their composure, bought a ton of jewelry, and appeared to have a good time. Big thanks to Stella & Dot for helping to raise so much money and to Gourmet 47 and Hourie for catering the amazing food.

Giant kudos to Eileen for speaking her mind with Brandi at my house. She always knows how to remain classy and sophisticated even in the most uncomfortable of situations. I admire her deeply for that.

Lisa V.’s impeccable brood continues to grow as we see her add Pumpy to the family. What a gorgeous and incredibly lucky dog she is to take on the Vanderpump name. If only she truly knew what a lucky bitch she is!

Next week is the Gay Mixer and yes, I finally understand that I shouldn’t come naked. Again, I ask my dear gay friends forgiveness for not understanding what Kyle meant. Sometimes it just takes me a minute to catch these innuendos. Oy. Be sure to keep your seatbelts safely fastened as we are still experiencing turbulence!

Until next week….

Xo, LR

 

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