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Carlton and Brandi's Maximum Hypocrisy

Joyce explains her Hawaiian outfit and what she really thinks of hugging Brandi and "agreeing to disagree."

Hola Mis Amores! I hope you all had a beautiful week.

This week's episode was quite interesting for me to watch as I discovered hypocrisy at its maximum exposition.

At the beginning of the episode it was interesting to see Carlton and Brandi in their element at the pole dancing. I can understand why they like each other so much.

What I can't understand is how in the world was Carlton so offended that my husband joked about having a naked room when our babies grow up -- yet this is pretty much her main storyline? How was she so offended when I spoke about my husband's manhood, yet she does the exact same thing? I wonder if she is getting inspired by the very same things she hates about me and decides to do them? Too much double standard, especially for someone who claims to be so spiritual and to love women.

Kimberly's graduation party was simply stunning. I spoke a lot with Kim about it, and I know how much work and love she put into it. That's why when she told me to dress for the theme (Hawaiian) I decided to put a little effort into it for her. So Carlton, save your opinions on my wardrobe because I for sure DO NOT need any fashion advice from you. And as always, you smile to my face and then talk crap in your confessionals.

Kimberly is a very sweet girl and it was a pleasure to be included in her cerebration.

I thought it was very tacky for Carlton and Brandi to show up slightly drunk, eat a burger at the curve before even greeting the host, and for Carlton to go fishing for booze when she knows Kim is a recovering alcoholic. (You can drink in front of her -- she is strong and can handle it. But you don't go to her home to ask for alcohol.) Frankly it was good they left because the rest of the night was fantastic! The collage Kim made for Kimberly was very touching.

The day Lisa called me to ask me if I could come participate in her charity I was overwhelmed. That day I had the photoshoot for the Friend Movement campaign, I was hosting the Friend Movement concert and I had to leave early from the concert to run to my Siberia premiere party at my home. This is the same concert LeAnn Rimes headlined. That's why many think we know each other but the reality is we have never met. That night she was closing the show and by the time I left she hadn't arrived. Thank God, it all turned out great. The concert and the premiere party were a success and we had lot's of fun -- our last guest left our home at around 4 am. Therefore the next morning at Lisa's I was a bit tired, but I didn't want to miss it and wanted to support Lisa's cause.

Brandi was voicing that she believes the difference between her and I is that I settled with my husband. If settling is finding the love of your life, a man who loves you and respects you, a man who will stand with you through thick and thin, a man who makes you feel like a queen every day, a man you love to see when you wake up, a man you love to share your life with. . . I could go on and on. If that's settling than I can happily say that I settled and I would do it all over again.

I believe in this week's episode you can see the real difference between Brandi and I: I am happy and I love life. After our conversation, the moment she apologized I really thought we could have a clean slate and move forward. I truly believe in forgiveness and know it is a very liberating way to live life, but sadly it seems I was fooled by Brandi. Her true colors came out.

I was shocked to see that after I hugged her and she hugged me back, she goes on to say in her confessional: "Don't touch me. Ewww, don't come near me." On top of it, she then says we can agree to disagree. This was not about a disagreement, you asked for forgiveness and said you are sorry. But perhaps you don't know what a real sorry means.

Before meeting her, like many others, I thought she was an honest girl that "says it like it is." But this is her character: a true hypocrite. I never want to hear anyone talk about how "honest" Brandi is because she has proven to be the TOTAL OPPOSITE!

Something I did love was to see how Kyle and Lisa were connecting and playing around in the pool. I hope they can one day go back to the fun loving friendship they had.

Thanks for reading and for your comments. Until next time. . .

xoxo

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Lisa V.: Lisa R. Took the Bait

Lisa V. talks about the explosive dinner in Amsterdam and why she understands where Brandi is coming from with the hypocrisy comment.

Hello again. How crazy was this one?
So as we join the ladies in Amsterdam, I meet Lisa and Eileen for some tea in the lounge. I was reticent to be involved in this potential confrontation. I had voiced my concerns gently to Lisa, expressing my thoughts on discussing sobriety with Kim--it was a land mine that I wanted to avoid. Anyway, we go to dinner...I actually cringed as I objected to Yolanda's stance on prostitution, my caustic remark in interview, but that, in the grand scale of things, flew under the radar. However, I am sure in situations where there is no choice, maybe prostitution is understandable, but in a cosmopolitan city like Amsterdam where there are a plethora of choices--maybe even menial--but choices nonetheless, whilst preserving our dignity, they would be mine.
So the dinner progresses. I once again don't agree that we have superficial conversations in Beverly Hills as Yolanda said. Maybe some do, but I am sure my character is the same as when I was in the heart of the English countryside, or wherever I lived.

Lisa took the bait, and therefore became somewhat culpable in this whole scenario.

Lisa Vanderpump

So things start to heat up...Lisa categorically says, "I apologize for getting in your business." That should have been the end of it, but no, Kim was gunning for her and was not going to back down. She was on a mission. I adore Lisa, and I don't stand in front of her and condone her actions (any physicality does not sit well with me), however, there comes a time when one might just snap, especially when you are defending the good name of your family, their integrity in a public arena against the aggressor, being Kim, who is hinting at insidious rumors. I urge Lisa to challenge her later over the spiteful intimation regarding Harry. I was absolutely of the mind that it was empty rhetoric, designed to incite Lisa. But Lisa reacted to it. Lisa took the bait, and therefore became somewhat culpable in this whole scenario.


Once again Kim lambasts Kyle for not defending her. How could Kyle defend her mean-spirited remarks? Calling Eileen a beast? I mean, have you all met Eileen? Really?
Lisa absolutely apologized to Kim in her attempt to intervene in regard to her sobriety. As she emotionally conveyed that her sister had died from some sort of abuse, either alcohol or drugs--I am not sure, it didn't even resonate with Kim. Lisa also stated she had witnessed alcoholism in Harry's family where loved ones were lost. Kim ignored Lisa's point that there was no mal intent, that it was coming from a place of concern. Yes, a place that was public, but we all understand that if we sign up to do a reality show, then our reality is displayed. If we have something to hide (skeletons in a closet), be sure they will come jumping out like a frigging jack in the box.
The enormity of the situation was pretty emotional. Each and every one of us astounded as to what we had witnessed. The most fascinating part when watching this is the fact that in the aftermath of the emotional explosion, one conversation between Lisa and Kim, which we obviously did not witness, all feelings were buried. A band-aid was put on the wound, and we were supposed to pretend as if it never ever existed. I think It was a double-edged sword: One side wonderful that everything was buried under a little Dutch rug, and we could enjoy the sights of Amsterdam; the other side being there was obvious feelings that were festering. My attitude was that I would've rather enjoyed the trip and dealt with whatever residual feelings upon our return.
I have to say it was pretty hilarious that out of all the men and all the windmills, we found one of Yolanda's ex-boyfriends. What a gift that we giggled over, enjoying the playful banter as we teased her.


All was sailing along pretty smoothly until the pot shop. I make no pretenses of anything whatsoever. We are in a public forum, we are all aware of that. My children are grown, and I understand the reticence to partake in whatever was on offer, but then let's not go there in the first place. Let us not sit in the middle of this bar and start hurling accusations designed to embarrass.
I do understand to some extent what Brandi is saying regarding hypocrisy. If you do it, own it, but in all the years I have known Kyle, I don't ever recall seeing her smoking. Brandi persisted, but the caveat here is we are all too often the victims of her behavior. When she drinks, things often become aggressive...as you will see next week.
I know this is only a blog, and in my attempt to further explain the complicated dynamics, it could well turn into a book, so I will leave you here and hope you all have a fruitful week.

I am leaving NY after speaking at the United Nations--an overwhelming experience. It was snowing, so East Coast, stay warm! As always...Love, Lisa.

 

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