Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Brandi: I Feel Sorry for Kyle

Brandi can't believe the back-and-forth Lisa put Kyle through, and she talks a bit about her makeout with Carlton.

Hi! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and family. Now back to "reality." One thing I find really refreshing about the ladies of Beverly Hills is that we are not afraid to let you the viewers see the real side of us -- when we run around with no makeup on, in our gym clothes, hair a mess. I think it really does show people we're not afraid to let you in to our realities. No one is perfect, and we don't pretend to be. Most of us have children and have no time to sit around spending our time and money getting our hair and makeup done when it's not for a special event.

Watching this episode I started crying the second I saw Chica my puppy who went missing. Other then her obvious bathroom issues, she was the sweetest dog on the planet. I miss her every day and she will be missed forever. I spoke to my mom on the phone about my grandma's hip surgery and my upcoming book signing in Sacramento (my hometown), which also happened to fall on my father's birthday. At this point, my father and I are still not talking, and he is still having serious health issues with his heart. Ugh!

I am really feeling sorry for Kyle at this point with the ongoing, back-and-forth stance Lisa is taking about the Mauricio cheating scandal. Yes, we have all talked about it, and I myself even brought it up at lunch. But we all agreed it was BS. Months ago when it first came out, Lisa said she didn't know if the stories were true or not, which leaves people doubting Mauricio. Then she brought it up in front of Kyle and Mauricio's five year-old-daughter Portia, which was so inappropriate. When I brought it up to the group at Carlton's lunch, Lisa cut Yolanda off in the middle of her sentence and said "you mean there is no smoke with out fire," but then added she knew it was all rubbish. Which is it??? Now again sitting talking with Ken (knowing full well the ramifications) says she doesn't know if it is true or not and that they will never really know the truth.

I'm with Ken on this one, you should always let a friend know about harmful gossip, because it sucks to have people talking behind your back. You should always support and believe a friend (even a not-so-close-friend like Kyle and I were). Families first, middle age b----y-ness second.

I really love watching Kim with her family. She has come such a long way. I've gotten to know her a lot better over these past few months, and trust me when I say her kids are her life. Kim is a sweet, very nutty, soul, and I just adore her. I'm proud of how far she has come in her sobriety, and I know it is a daily struggle because I have plenty of sober friends. I sometimes feel guilty having a drink around her because I don't want her to judge me. But then I have to remember I have never claimed to be sober, especially not on vacations (as you see in the preview for next week's episode).

I felt so honored to be invited by David and Yolanda to watch David get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I had never been to one of these ceremonies and it was absolutely amazing. Every which way I turned there was another music legend. I may have snuck some pictures and stalked a few of these superstars for photos with me. I mean, come on it's a once in a life the opportunity to have all of these talented legendary people in the same room! It was a beautiful ceremony and I really enjoyed meeting Yolanda's mother, brother, and Natalie Cole!!!

Joyce invited us all to Palm Springs and, although she wasn't my favorite person at the time, I begrudgingly accepted. At this point, I was getting along with most of the girls. I just really didn't enjoy Joyce trying to drive a wedge between Yolanda, Lisa, and I simply for the sake of getting herself some attention with her embellished story.

Lisa and I were still in a good place at this time, so we decide to do a little bit of bathing suit shopping for our upcoming trip. Although I own over 100 bikinis, some of which are one-of-a-kind that I designed myself, I have a little bit of an obsession with them and can always use more. I picked out a few cute ones, and although I am happy with my body at 41 and after having two kids (and I do workout really hard), it is still annoying to see my little mommy belly baby pooch. But my boys were sooo worth it!

Oh and did I mention I kissed Carlton?

Until next week

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Eileen: Kim Is Acting Completely Unhinged

Eileen talks about arriving in Amsterdam, the drama that has already taken place, and her fears for the rest of the trip.

I was thrilled to arrive in Amsterdam…that is until the about five minutes in, when Lisa R. filled us in on what happened on the plane with Kim.

It’s very disturbing (is this my most-used word of the season?) that Kim is being so vicious. I appreciate Lisa R. warning me that Kim was “coming after me.” But I have to ask, why? Even if she didn’t like my methods, I have been genuinely concerned for her.

It’s very tense when Kim joins us in the lobby. I was just hoping everyone could have a pleasant trip, starting with a nice first meal together as a group.

At dinner, I was really touched when Yolanda shared with us her feelings about what happened with Bella. I loved what she said about showing your true core. I wholeheartedly agree, and I was happy to think we were going to go to a deeper level in our friendships with each other.  I was surprised to hear about Lisa R.’s sister passing away. It hits very close to home. No wonder she’s sensitive to everything happening to Kim and Kyle right now. I think her apology to Kim was beautiful, and it takes a lot of courage to bare part of a painful past. 

That’s why I couldn’t believe that Kim exploded.  Lisa R. started with an apology. I think this was about the fifth time she had apologized, actually. She wasn’t attacking Kim, but Kim definitely started attacking Lisa R. I was completely shocked by the level of viciousness, and I interjected. That's when Kim calls me a “beast.” Really? For doing what exactly? Then she hits below the belt about Lisa R.’s “situation at home”—whatever that is supposed to mean—and then tells me to “shut my f---ing mouth”? What am I missing? This isn’t our first night in Amsterdam; this is our first night in Crazy Town.

Then, Kim starts in on Kyle, saying she’s not a real sister. There’s just no excuse for Kim’s abusive and degrading behavior. When Lisa R. tries to defend Kyle, Kim hits again with an insult about Lisa R. It’s just getting worse and worse. Then she brings up this mystery insult about Harry. And that’s when it gets REALLY crazy. Lisa R. is pushed to her breaking point. I do not condone physical violence, but Kim is acting completely unhinged, and it’s actually frightening to see this. Lisa R. is provoked to a point that I'm not even sure what I would have done.

This is the first time I've heard Kim mention her grown children this way. I do have empathy for her and what her family went through, but honestly, aren’t her actions far worse than anything Lisa R. and I have said or done?

If it weren’t for Yolanda, and the amazing hospitality she’s shown taking us on this trip, I would go home. From what she has said, Lisa R. feels the same way. This whole trip just started, and it’s tainted by this horrific behavior. I feel sorry for Lisa R., because I know how frightened she was by her reaction to Kim’s ambiguous accusations against her husband and family. Kim’s slanderous innuendos really pushed her mama-bear buttons. 

Back at the hotel, Lisa R. breaks down. She tells Kyle that she will never speak to Kim again, and after tonight, I don’t blame her. I also feel totally traumatized by this upheaval. From the events tonight, jet lag, and lack of sleep, I get emotional myself. I’m having a really hard time being around all of this over-the-top drama. I could never in my wildest dreams imagine something so explosive happening over something that began out of concern. It’s beyond shocking.

So, the next morning, kudos to Kim, I guess? She went to see Lisa R. She must be there to apologize for her heinous veiled accusations about Harry, right? No! She’s there to explain why she got so heated. If “heated” is even the right word? After everything that happened the night before, the trauma, the insults, is this conversation really enough to just make it all go away? Apparently so, and now I am really confused that everything’s “just fine” again. I’m all for working to resolve conflict, but I can’t help but feel that Kim and Lisa are sweeping everything under the rug. It would be fantastic if Lisa feels that everything was resolved, but does she really? How could she possibly feel that after what happened the night before? That was a traumatizing experience, and I’m not buying it. Where’s Kim’s apology for making that veiled comment about Harry? Where’s Kim's apology to me? To Kyle?

WE ARE STILL IN CRAZY TOWN.

Because of our love and respect for Yolanda, we all manage to compartmentalize what has happened, and we go bike riding. Yeah, we did that, and it was hilarious. Biking along canals and passing windmills was the quintessential Holland experience. Meeting Yolanda’s "first" kiss (or was he?) was cute, too. The people that lived inside the windmills were lovely, and it was a personal highlight for me. Yolanda’s mother is amazing! She’s survived so much, and she’s battling cancer again. She’s such a positive and kind person; I see where Yolanda gets it. I’m truly in awe of her. I also adore her brother, Leo. What wonderful people, and I felt a true connection with them for sure. 

At the “coffee shop,” I’m starting to have fun and things with the ladies have mellowed. Thank God Kim decided not to come. For many reasons, that is probably a fantastic move on her part. I went in adamant that I was not going to have any space cake. But, like I said, I gave in to the peer pressure! It was just a little corner, people! So…we managed to have some fun for about one minute. We leave the coffee shop, and I hear screaming. I turn around to see that Brandi is ranting in the street. Honestly, she has become the biggest buzzkill! And I mean that literally!  She thinks we’re all “hypocrites,” and I’m really not sure why. Kyle was upset that Brandi brought up something personal in front of everybody, and Brandi doesn’t see the difference between her behavior and Kyle’s. So, here we have it: Kim and Brandi, ranting and raving, with not nearly enough space cake in the world to chill them both out.

It’s only our second day of this trip! I’m hoping that if it’s this bad now, it couldn’t possibly get worse, right?

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