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?
Taylor's reaction to the so-called "intervention" was a replay of what Brandi said to Kim at dinner in Ojai when she was explaining to Kim that she understood what she was going through. Taylor takes snippets of things she hears from others and uses them to formulate her new history. "If you can't be my friend, just please don't be my enemy" wasn't hers, either.
I wouldn't mind seeing the Richards go out the door with Adrienne and Camille. They are no longer (really never were) interesting. Yolanda is interesting in a calm rather than their hypocritical, stir the pot up way.
@snappy23 I agree..and here is why....Kim needs to understand viewer mentality, and realize that we may not find it interesting to watch as she gets sober, but maybe not all the way...but just a smidge...we like our celebs either falling down drunk or cold sober...we see through a lie....a facade and a joke...Now....if she lets us see her in rehab....hmmmm...maybe another season...but we have no proof she even went.....Kyle is not interesting because of her reluctance to take stands, and needs Faye to stand by her...if thats the case, why isn't Faye a headliner?? Sometimes in the world of reality tv, people just fade into the woodwork....I am not sure I can stomach another White Party...this year, it looked like she trimmed the budget on the party...even the party planner looked bored...Fat Burger ws there, but, it looked way smaller...and was not that spectacular at all...Maybe they could open a store, and have a show based on their ability to run it while being sisters, kind of Kardashian like...without the Mom and big humps..
it's so refreshing to not have to listen to kyle and adriene's lies. i'm glad to hear adrienes not coming back , she did nothing for the show except prove money doesn't buy class. please bravo keep yolanda - i love her and she does have alot of fun to share with us. i have begun recording the show so i can fast forward thru kyle, fay and adriene. to much stupid for me!!!
In the first season..Kyle made such an ordeal of her fear of flying. She had to be comforted....receive all sorts of attention...and now she boards a plane to Paris with no fears in sight?? Phoney from the get go.
Yippeee..... hoping the news is correct. Adrienne & Camille are not coming back and will not be at the reunion. Happy I will no longer have to use the fast forward button when Adrienne is on. I was amazed at how fake she was. It was hard to watch her phony personality and Camille - well no need to say anything...... Thanks Bravo for eliminating them. I'm sure they will say it was their choice to save face........ lol.....
So here it is on Friday, and Kyle couldn't be bothered with writing her blog on a virtually drama free episode. Brandi has missed blogs due to her book tours. Is Kyle on Adrienne's book tour? Oh that's right, we haven't seen Adrienne's book out yet, have we? Wonder how that book deal is coming? Kyle backed Adrienne up on the deal so it must be true. We all know Adrienne doesn't lie and that Kyle would not back a liar or bully.
If you are considered Boring, then I say bring on the boring! There is enough trash reality TV out there/ Just watched the season premier of Duck Dynasty. Now there is a mean drama filled show that is more successful than any housewives show. The powers that be ought to realize we want fun, supportive entertainment. We are tired of the mean. Surely BH has more decent rich people like You and Lisa.
Wish my brain was as fast as my fingers. I meant to say in the third sentence that there is a show NOT filled with meanness that is successful, but lots of humor.
thelmadickinson Ok, I got this part. Agree on the Duck Dynasty show. Good humor galore and squabbles but no meanness and all in good fun.
thelmadickinson Totally agree - I just discovered Duck Dynasty - hilarious! love the people and they aren't nasty or mean. They squabble but always have each other's back. I've enjoyed episodes with the girls when they aren't bitchy and nasty (rather, parts of episodes) and so I'm sure the show can be entertaining without being toxic.
@thelmadickinson Of what world might i find this rare gem?? A show with real women that does not include eye poking meanness?? Does such a world exist, and if so what channel would such gentle people reside??
FlutterBy thelmadickinson Duck Dynasty is on A & E. It is about the Robertson Family and who are self proclaimed red necks (though they are all college educated and some with master degrees). The patriarch, Phil Robertson, was the quarter back at Louisiana Tech University and declined an NFL draft slot in order to start his own business. Terry Bradshaw was his understudy. It's a hit show and family friendly fun. Uncle Si (Silas) is a HOOT!
@thelmadickinson I couldn't take more than 10 min. of this show....i had to at least see what it was about..uhhhh duck hunting?? And this would be funny becuzzzz???
I loved Giggy walking in the room alone...adorable. I like that Yolanda is straight forward and asked Taylor about her problem with her. Taylor is in another world with all her troubles, she should have taken a leave from the show, but, it's hard not to feel sorry for her. As for Kim, what can I say....she's off the wagon and that's par for someone in her situation. The fact that she always disappears and seems to go it alone is typical behavior for someone with an addiction. She will always have an excuse, wrong pills, just tired blah, blah..... I love Lisa and Ken. They work at having a good marriage and a great life.
Watching Lisa, Ken and Yolanda interact with their families is so pleasant that they actually put a smile on my face. Unlike Kim and Kyle along with their friends (Faye & Adrienne) they just bring nasty drama that is so upsetting to witness.
I just read they are taping the reunion show this Friday and Adrienne may not attend!!!!
YAY - I could enjoy the rest of my life never having to hear her lie again!!!
It was really nice to watch an episode with no fighting. The show was entertaining, not annoying. No Adrienne, no Faye please.
Kyle's blog is late once again. Since she cannot spare the time to read the comments (as per her latest interview) perhaps the fans should not spare the time to read her spin of the issues. Perhaps it is time Bravo replace her with someone of substance.
LOL - she claims she doesn't read the comments, but now that she knows she is one of the most disliked, she has all but stopped blogging. One would have thought she would have blogged this episode because she's in for trouble after the next one. Seems that would have been a smarter one for her to skip :)
More episodes like this one, please! It was entertaining and fun. How lovely not to be subjected to Adrienne, Faye and Camille.
Kim doesn't deserve kudos for confronting Taylor at all!!!! She should worry about herself. If Kim was sincere in her concern for Taylor, she would not have arranged to do it with cameras rolling and fake concern. Kyle, never one to miss being on camera was there as the nosy witch she is. Don't give Kim credit where credit isn't due. By the way, can you please relay a wish to Andy for Kyle, Kim, Faye and Adrienne to be fired from the show?
You're right - Kim doesn't, but Taylor deserves kudos for remembering what she heard Brandi say to Kim during their table talk in Ojai so she could use it for herself. Funny how it just went right over Kim's head.
I agree it was a good episode. I sure hope Kim didn't fall off the wagon, but looks like she might have. I can't stand Brandi - a beautifuly lady but a trouble maker. Lisa is getting a big head also. Kyle, whom I never liked, is now one of my favorites. Not meaning to stick up for Adrienne, but the letter that Brandi got was mostly about a possible lawsuit. That was what Adrienne kept referring to as non exsistance, there would be no lawsuit. Everyone jumped on her for lying. I don't think she is as bad as everyone else. Brandi, unfortuneatly, had to hire lawyers - too bad - she now knows what happens when she can't keep her mouth shut. But lets be real - the lesson probably went right over her head! She is not the victim in this situation, but nobody sees that.
i'm sorry, what planet did you say you were from? or perhaps you're watching a different show then the rest of us. your blog made me giggle it was so obsurd!!1
Why was Adrienne channeling Faye Resnick at the white party with the waving arms and you just throw things out there blah blah blah? It was awful!
Love Yolanda, Brandi and Lisa and Ken, have a show with these 4 and it would be a hit!!!!!!!!
Giggy's entrance into the hotel suite was definitely the highlight moment. Kyle didn't know what to make of it.
But really, there should have at least been a drum roll.
Last night's episode was my favorite!!! Loved the Yolanda/David/Mohammed dynamic. How cool was that..to throw a party in your ex's home and no drama! Just fun and good times!!! I adored watching Ken and Lisa in St. Tropez with their family..so classy, yet fun. I love the interaction between Yo, Lisa and Brandi..they keep it real. This is why I originally tuned into RHOBH..to see ladies keeping it classy, have a laugh and NO petty drama. Keep the fun, happy, classy ladies..enjoy watching them sooooooooo much!
TheRealPalisadesHousewife Exactly why all of us tuned in to watch. Bravo needs to remember that and recast several of these women for loving, kind women who truly represent US women.
berealgirl I agree! I live out here and I did NOT tune in to watch a bunch of petty jealousy, bullying and vile behavior. Represent the Westside of LA with class, fun and elegance. Brandi brings the fun and Yo and Lisa bring the beautiful extravagance I expected to see. Cheers to watching the 3 loyal friends on season 4!!! (I hope!!!)
You know this episode was great! They showed Kens extended family and wow when his grandson came walking to the beach, His eyes lit up like a little kid, he was so happy to see him. I love Kens love for Lisa :) Its so powerful and true, it shows right through his eyes...
And, he's just being himself. He isn't trying to get himself a fan club like Maurice and Paul have been.
This is my question.....If Brandy is so broke like she says all the time, how on earth can she afford to go to Paris????
Great episode! This is what the show should always be like. Parties at huge mansions, fabulous trips, and no Adrienne! Loved it, loved, loved it.
Only thing that would have made it better would have been no Kim, Kyle or Maurice.
I'm not convinced that Kim is sober even before the Paris trip. Commenting about the turtles was outright strange and seemed to be kind of slurring words. I think she wants to label Taylor with a drinking problem so no one watches her too closely! She needs to leave the show and get clean....really clean!
It seems to me they are having fun in Paris. I liken this trip to Vegas. When Adrienne and Faye are not present and no one talks about them everyone has fun. And I hate to say it, when Taylor is not around, things seem to go smoother as well. Taylor and Adrienne need to just walk away from the show and get their lives together because things are spiraling out of control for both of them (Taylor with alcohol and Adrienne with reality and a grasp on the truth). And Faye should have never been on this show in the first place!!