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Carlton and Kyle's Fight Makes No Sense to Brandi

Brandi is staying out of Carlton/Kyle's drama, but she wishes that Lisa would be a be better friend to her.

This episode was both really fun and really hard for me. It was interesting to hear that Lisa and Kyle were throwing a joint birthday for Ken and Mauricio as they had previously had so much tension. But I'm all for everyone trying to get along.

I didn't understand the team discussion that Lisa and Kyle had about deciding who to invite for the birthday. I was actually surprised when Lisa seemed shocked that she wasn't invited to Yolanda's step daughter's wedding, as I know that she wasn't even invited to Yolanda and David's wedding because she is actually Mohammed's close friend.

My book cover photo shoot was stressful because my hand was throbbing, and I was meeting my editor Nancy Hancock for the first time in person. She and I had talked on the phone and exchanged many many emails, but had never actually come face to face. She is one tough cookie when it came to deadlines and content.

This second book was a lot more work than my first book, and I think I got an ulcer trying to make all the deadlines. After watching this back I can see that Nancy was 100 percent right in what she was saying. I absolutely adore Nancy and the whole team at Harper Collins and feel very blessed to be in such great hands. What I don't feel great about is how blonde I colored my hair the night before the shoot. As the old saying goes, never make major changes before any big day. I wish I had followed that saying. . .

I was very perplexed why Joyce all of a sudden believed that her God was no longer more powerful than everyone else's and that Carlton would ever do or even think of hurting anyone's children with her beliefs. Carlton is one of the best moms and most gentle souls I know when it comes to children. I don't understand Joyce, I feel like she is always contradicting herself. She can't swim, she can swim. I'm all of these horrible things, then I'm not. She doesn't believe in Wicca, now she is scared for her children's lives?!?

Kim and her daughter getting matching tattoos is very cute and looks very painful. That is why I don't have any.

Watching Lisa and Kyle try and plan the party together was almost comical because we all know it's Lisa's way or the highway when it comes to party planning. I will say that Lisa does throw a beautiful party.

Before this party I had asked Lisa if at all possible to keep Scheana separate from me because I just felt like I have had this woman in my life enough. I have done my part as a friend by sitting down with her at Lisa's request. I've kind of had enough. So I politely asked Lisa to do her best to keep us at a distance from one another and that is why Lisa decided not to have her wait on us at SUR for the dinner she planned for Joyce. I wasn't told or made aware that Scheana would be waiting on us in Lisa's home for this party. I know there are many, many servers for Lisa to pick from and this was a blatant move on Lisa's part to get a reaction out of me.

When I didn't give Lisa the reaction she was hoping for she asked me to go over and say something to Scheana about her engagement. . .what should I have said? "Make sure not to let him have any poker nights so he doesn't cheat on you?" Not to mention Scheana spent the entire evening flirting with my date J.R. For a newly engaged woman I don't think that is a good sign. This triangle Lisa continues to try to create between her, Scheana, and it isn't healthy for me and makes it incredibly difficult to move forward because I'm constantly being reminded of the troubles from my past. If Ken had cheated on Lisa and his mistress worked for me I probably would have fired her or made sure that she and Lisa never crossed paths. . .But that's just how I roll.

Yes there was one time when Lisa threw a Mother's Day brunch and Pandora's jewelry line and she asked me to come to Villa Blanca. She did say Scheana would be there, but asked if I could please, please come anyway because it would mean a lot to her. I went to the brunch for Lisa. I've done a lot for Lisa when it comes to Scheana and now I'd like to have my wishes respected and move on with no more surprise visits from this waitress. It's clear to me watching Vanderpump Rules that Scheana and Lisa are far closer than boss and employer. It actually breaks my heart because I truly thought Lisa was my friend for the right reasons. I hope one day we can figure it all out.

Carlton had been checking her phone the entire night and speaking to her children. I truly believe Carlton and David wanted to be home rather then at this dinner. I didn't see the necklace exchange between Kyle and Carlton, and Kyle said anything negative about Carlton to me. I know I say women should always follow their intuition -- but I think that this was the wrong time and place to pick a fight. Ultimately got Carlton home to her babies where she wanted to be.

I didn't get involved in this fight because it honestly made no sense to me at all. I'm in a good place with Kyle and that has taken us three whole years. I really really love Carlton after just a few months, so I am going to try and stay out of this one!

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Brandi: You Can't Confirm What Didn't Happen

Brandi questions some of the ladies' motives, plus gives an interesting update on her relationship with LeAnn. 

Hey, My Bravoistas!

I’m in my American Airlines' seat 36 hours later, flying back home from NYC, thankful to be on a safe path home. My prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the downed German airliner in the French Alps this morning. I cannot imagine the pain being experienced by these families at this moment, which shockingly has led me to add a new person into my flight prayer today...my children’s stepmom. Don’t get me wrong--not everything is yet copasetic, but my children love her, so she is now in the “flight prayer,” differences aside. Now on a happier RHOBH note, last night’s WWHL with Andy was sooooo fun! No drama for once!

NEWS FLASH! Please watch for my new Sonoma County Chardonnay “Unfiltered Blonde,” to launch in April!

As I look over this past season, all I can say is it’s been an odd one. There were so many fun moments that got lost in the drama and so many weeks of fun you never saw at all. I wish you had, but I'm not in control of everything we get to see. I’d like to remember having fun with Kim “stalking” my now boyfriend J.R. That was such a crazy fun girls' night, Lisa R. being chased by killer bees, Yolanda and her Facetime confusion and meeting her family for the second time this--time in Holland, the Foster Foundation Extravaganza, “singing” at Lisa V.’s birthday party, and Kyle pretending to be a caring sister and owning yachts and planes…haha.
Ok, I’ll behave.

Here we are at the last episode of the season, yet, it seems most are still stuck in the beginning. I wish we weren’t, and I would dearly like to leave “Poker Night” behind. However, one person continues to make it the focal point of every interaction from when it happened and far into the three-part reunion.

This episode opens with Rinna tearing down a swing set, but her home interviews are still about what she perceives as Kim’s issues to be, not the actual touching moment of what the swing set tear-down symbolizes or her own family (I can't wait for her daughters to write their Brooke Shields-style memoir when they are age appropriate). LR says she feels sorry for Kim and cares about Kim and wishes Kim well. The truth is a lot less pretty. Some people have been attacking Kim’s sobriety online this week, but we won’t name names. BTW, Kim is sober and not online. She is busy caring for serious ill family members and driving back and forth to doctors and hospitals and being strong for her family.

Next we see Nicky Hilton’s book signing--sister Paris and mom Kathy Hilton are there. Looks like a great party and congrats to Nicky on her style book. Camille looks gorgeous as usual. Kyle angrily flips her hair, because Kim was wearing a shirt that she carries at “her” shop, but didn’t buy it there...whatever. Then Kyle whispers about her sister Kim to Lisa V. and Camille.
Kyle then tells them she is confused and impatient that Kim hasn’t confronted me over her third-hand Lisa R. gossip. She states Kim WILL be hurt and broken hearted over what “I” said… Kyle seems way too overy excited about that happening, which I find kind creepy. Why would anyone WANT their sister to be hurt or in pain?!

The preparations for Adrienne’s party are in full swing next. Lisa V. is fretting it, Kim is casually discussing the intervention GOSSIP with her makeup artist before the party, I’m getting ready and waiting for my friends and my date.

Adrienne’s party is the big finale of our journey this year. Everyone is there, and Adrienne always excels at events. So here we go. First off, my mind was not on the party at all. My father was recently hospitalized, and I didn’t leave his side for two weeks. It was very serious, but I had to return home to my boys. He was still not conscious, but I needed to get home to run my household--a party was the last place I wanted to be, but I had promised. That’s why I decided to bring the few people that I felt I could depend on in that moment. My friends and J.R. have been there for me during my father’s health scare and over more then a month of hospitalization--that was and is what remains what’s important to me.

The party seems like it was fun for a lot of people who weren’t involved in Kyle and Lisa. R.’s drama. I wish I were one of them, but in a way I was. As much as Kyle relished telling Kim the hurtful gossip she heard from LR, what she wanted to happen didn’t happen. There was no argument between Kim and I. We were happy to see each other. We spoke easily. I was busy worrying about my Dad; she was busy with her family.

What we saw on the finale was an efficient Kim quietly confronting Lisa R., then leaving Lisa R.'s table somewhat amused. Lisa R. couldn’t confirm the veracity of her gossip, because I DIDN’T SAY IT. Thanks again to Bravo for showing the truth in a flashback last week.

So, Kim knew who was who and what was what. The entertainment of the night was provided by Lisa R. going radio silent while Kyle begged for corroboration on her dramatic intervention gossip. Watching Yolanda, Eileen, and Lisa V. urge Lisa R. to support Kyle and verify her hurtful gossip was almost amusing. You can't confirm what didn't happen, can you?

In the end, I left the party early. Why? Not because of a past friendship with Lisa V. It's not her that made me cry--I was crying for my father, my dad! I was in no place to be at a superficial party, discussing a superficial incident with a person who was clearly not a friend, not that night. I said I would show up, and I did. After that, I wanted to be with my real close friends and family. Since this party my dad came out of the ICU and after 2 entire months and after a long stressful time I want to thank Dr. Allen Morris and all the doctors and nurses at Mercy General Hospital of Sacramento for saving my dad's life yet agin for the second time in 15 years. He is doing much better and continuing his hope of a full recovery. I am so thankful to all the people who were there for me and continue to be here for my family and I.

THAT is what life’s about, being with the people who truly love and care about you and the feelings are reciprocated.

As you hear, at the end of the finale, I am wistful, yet, wiser, and I think in a stronger place. I love and loved being there for Kim and being Kim’s friend, and I love that she was, is, and has been here for me. Even more so, I'm grateful and blessed to have Yolanda in my life; she is no bullsh--. Even when suffering herself, she is still so selfless. Yo is very special to me, I love her, she gets me, we have fun together, and I value every moment we spend together. I always will. As for the rest, I hope to share laughs and fun again, maybe tears, but hopefully only joy.

Peace Out. (deuces MFs--JK)

XOXO,

B

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