Kim Richards

Kim Richards addresses Lisa's excuse, Carlton's quest for alcohol, and your thoughts on Kingsley's dog training.

on Jan 160

All of her sisters, brother, her mommy, daddy, stepmom, my sister Kyle, her cousins and close friends were there. It was truly a night to remember! Kimberly's dad and I could not have been more proud. I am so grateful for the great relationship we have and that we could honor our daughter together. It was a night full of fun and dancing.

However, I was a bit surprised when Carlton asked for alcohol and I felt a little on the spot. When she and the bartender came to me I said, "I don’t keep alcohol in my house," especially since it was a party for Kimberly who is underage I didn’t think people would be expecting it. I ended up asking him if someone could go get some for her.

I also felt bad that Brandi got sick! But all-in-all, I am so glad that they all made it out to support Kimberly and me on such a special day. All the people that came are so special to me and have played a part of Kimberly and my lives. What a beautiful night for my beautiful daughter! Kimberly and I have such a unique relationship -- she is not only my daughter but my best friend. We do everything together from workout to make dinner together. She has even slept with me since she was a baby. . .guilty! We talk about everything, and she a perfect girl and one of my closest friends. I couldn't imagine what life would be like without her right next to me all time! This was about to be the biggest change of my life!

When I invited everyone, most people received evites and there were just a handful that I happened to invite myself -- Lisa was one of those people. I really was on the fence with who I wanted there. I had to consider the limited space and I did not want any problems or fighting on this very special night. When I invited Lisa I said,"I am only having special people and would really like you and Ken to come!" She said, "I might be out of town but if I am here darling I will be there!" and then gave me hug! I haven't had a lot of parties or events like the other girls. For a long time I wasn't in a good place to do so. So now I am so happy to be where I am today and love to entertain and make my house look pretty. It makes me feel so proud!

389 comments
MaryUK
MaryUK

I cant think of anything more rude than Kim being a no show at Pandoras wedding, this idiot really needs to get a grip on reality, HOW on earth her family don't mount an intervention is beyond me, she is a trainwreck and an embarrassment to her family.

frannyluke5@aol.com
frannyluke5@aol.com

Kim for you to call anyone out for not showing up to a party is out and out rude.  Lisa and Ken have never been nothing but nice to you and it seemed really petty for you to keep harping on it.

She said she would try to make it, she sent a gift, END OF STORY!!!!!

Now you know how other people felt when you didn't show up to their special events.

prissy88
prissy88

I know that you are proud of your daughter and wanted to celebrate with everyone when she graduated.  I get that part.  What I don't get is, why you don't understand that people have other things going on in their lives besides your daughter's party.  Lisa RSVP'd and sent a gift.  She has no other obligation to you.  She is a grown woman and does not have to account for her time to you.  If you went to her restaurant to eat or work, that is her business.  It was unnecessary to call her a liar and get mad at her husband for defending her.  Stop trying find problems in other people and worry about fixing yourself. 

jjrn13
jjrn13

Kim, your behavior towards Lisa and Ken was appalling.  While your children are all important to you, the rest of the world has their own priorities.  Lisa respectfully declined the invite, sent a gift, your job was to thank them, not attack them. 

    Those people had to tolerate, look the other way from your very bad behavior for years...and seems to me they are more than willing to forgive and forget.  That said, you now sit in the sternest judgment of others and, as long as you judge others so harshly, you best be prepared to be held accountable.

     Now, fast forward to tonight, Yolanda's Gigi, also graduated and is moving to New York ... you turned down an invite to Gigi's going away bash BECAUSE YOUR DAUGHTER IS MOVING IN WITH HER BOYFRIEND THAT DAY.  Really Kim?  You really need to grow up, you are not that child star any longer and really, it's not attractive.

colagirl
colagirl

the show was better when you wasn`t on it. Grow up, so what Lisa didn`t come to your party. How many times was it that you didn`t show up at the other ladies parties??????

AndyAllyn
AndyAllyn

I do think Ken went on the defensive because Kim was so aggressive in pointing out that they weren't where they said they were.  Lisa said they were in Wisconsin ALL weekend and then had to walk back from that.  She's a smart lady.  Are we do believe she completely forgot Bravo was filming at Kim's that night?  She knows whether or not she was in Wisconsin all weekend or if they were able to come home early and have a quiet evening alone instead of trotting off to a party, which is completely understandable.  Was she probably tired?  I'm sure.  That's not a short flight.  If Lisa told Kim I'll come if we're home early and then blew it off and lied about it, then I can see where Kim would be upset.  It's little things with Lisa.  A lie here, a dis there... little things turn into a volcano.  Seeing Kim react the way she did seems a little strong, but instances have been building up with Lisa and this was the straw where Kim called her out and didn't relent.  I do think Ken's comment was uncalled for.  It's easy to say, "Hey, we came home early and had a dinner for two because we just weren't up for a party.  We RSVP'd 'no' and sent a lovely gift.  I hope you had a wonderful evening.  Sorry we missed it."  Instead he gives her a jab about missing engagements when she was an alcoholic.  That hardly seems comparable.  And it was just ugly.  With this incomparable logic it sounds like Ken is saying one of two things... we couldn't make it because we were too drunk to be there... or you used to be a drunk and you of all people should understand missing engagements.  Not nice.  He's one of my favorite people on the show.  From what I see he appears to be a genuinely good guy defending his wife and it didn't work out so well for him this time.  And for Kim, when people dismiss you here and there and lie over little things here and there... well, you know you aren't very important to that person.  It's probably best to ignore it, as good as it might feel to hold their feet to the flame when you catch them in a lie.

Cornelia-cooks
Cornelia-cooks

I guess you felt slighted because Lisa and Ken, although in town, didn't attend Kimberly's graduation party at your home.  Dear Kim, I am usually your devoted fan and defender, but this tirade about their not coming was unfounded and unnecessary.  They didn't do it to slight you.  They were exhausted after a long day of being in the public eye and cross country travel and all they wanted was a small intimate dinner rather than a large party scene.  You shouldn't have accused them the way you did because although they hurt your feelings, they behaved correctly.


Do stand up for yourself, Kim, but next time pick a better occasion.  God bless.

Simply_Dutchgirl
Simply_Dutchgirl

You're wonderfully human and finding your way. Put your shoulders back and keep your head up. ;)

SouthernWm
SouthernWm

I mute the tv when you come on.  You are so immature and silly.

AJP66
AJP66

Did you send Ken and Lisa a thank-you note?  You need to work on your credibility.

i.indie
i.indie

"At this point in my life I really don't have time for petty things like this nor do I really care."  And yet it's both the title and primary portion of your blog.  No you're not above it.

Eeka
Eeka

Just because you've "forgiven yourself", Kim, doesn't mean other people who have experienced your earlier bad behavior have to pretend it never happened, and are prohibited from ever ever mentioning it to you again. You don't get to decide when they get over the harm you did.

bluebayou
bluebayou

stop calling it a lie.... this goes all the way back to Paris, you just want to get "even" so badly

SweetD81014
SweetD81014

Not to beat a dead horse, but, here I go...


Lisa explained what happened: she and Ken had been traveling that weekend, got back in the afternoon the day of your daughter's party, went to SUR for dinner..and? I don't understand what the issue is, especially since she told you ahead of time that they wouldn't be able to attend. You are splitting hairs over petty details, and it doesn't make you look good. I get that now that you're sober you're back to doing regular stuff that most of us do all the time, so maybe you don't know this, but, i'll let you in on a secret: not everyone will attend events you invite them to. You chastising them for not attending is tacky, and frankly, I don't blame Ken one bit for saying what he did. Neither of them owed you an apology, and it didn't appear that Lisa was lying. Why would you think that your daughter's graduation party was their top priority? You need to grow up a little.

Lmcjax
Lmcjax

Kim please get over yourself.  I don't think that we are seeing the real Kim.  I think this is TV Kim that thinks this is how she is suppose to act now that she is sober to erase all of the not so pleasant moments in previous seasons.  Who cares that Lisa and Ken did not go to your daughters graduation party.  They said that they sent you an RSVP a few weeks before the event and sent a gift.  They do not owe you an apology for not go just because they decided to fly back earlier.  Hell they would not owe you an apology if they stayed in town that entire weekend and lounged around the pool and then went to SUR for a nice dinner because the sent the RSVP so you were not expecting them in the first place.  Hell your own sister was a NO SHOW!!  Ken had every right to put you in your place by stating the truth, as painful as that may be for you to hear. 

Also, please stop trying to be so ditzy now.  It is so annoying to watch.

roxy42011
roxy42011

yeah.... I definitely didn't like how you tried to make Ken feel uncomfortable by talking about  the party after Lisa left to get the door. Joyce helped you too, so shame on both you, looks like you succeeded! 

muttercup
muttercup

When you have something to say to someone, say it to them in private, not in front of everyone.  Many times they could have all called you out for being a drunk and they didn't.  They chose the high road.  Ken and Lisa are classy enough to tell you that they would not be there and then they sent a gift  What more do you WANT.  Now there is a twitter from someone in MISSOURI who confirmed they were there.   You owe her an apology. 

paulavin
paulavin

For the love of God!.......Lisa replied and sent a gift, nothing more should be expected,  It is very noble that Kim has forgiven herself, I though part of the rehabilitation was to seek forgiveness from others.

SkySnow
SkySnow

Kim you handled yourself in the most disrespectful and rude manner at Lisa and Ken's home and I find  it bazaar behavior after all. I mean really it makes you look petty and this is just not the way anyone I know of acts out when disappointed that someone did not come to an event that was about their own child. Remember this is not Lisa's child or even a relative of hers so you needed to put things into perspective. There wasn't much of anything REAL about your reaction. You have been very aggressive, unkind and lacking compassion with Lisa, Ken and Yolanda in particular. You seem to be just trying to harm your sister's enemies. Very childish. You need to mature and appreciate the life you have and in that stop intentionally harming others. You lack integrity.

Harrods
Harrods

Kimberley's graduation party was lovely.  It was heart warming to watch you celebrate with your children and extended

Kim. That said, Lisa, like your own sister Kathy Hilton, couldn't make it. She RSVP'd and sent a gift. That's more than enough. Can you stop whining now, please.


To be honest with you Kim, if I was Lisa, I would not have come to any of your events either, especially over the last three seasons.  It's great that you are sober NOW and sobriety is a priority NOW but you have been erratic, confused, irrational and horrible company in the past. I remember you spoiling Mauricio's party in Hawaii, delaying Paul and Adrienne on their private plane, attacking Taylor at her birthday party and being a beast to Brandi on Game Night.

This is the character YOU displayed.

I hope you stay on the path to sobriety and inner peace but don't be petty, mean spirited and judgmental in the process.   

Kingsley and Kimberley are your best friends?  OK.   

independent_thinker
independent_thinker

You're my favorite. (Kyle's a close second). So happy for you and your sobriety. You are so dedicated to your health now, and that is nice to see. You have such a sweet soul, and it can be difficult to see some of the other girls mistake that for a lack of intelligence. Lisa tried to brush you off, and I think it is definitely a nod to your sobriety that you stood your ground and said what you knew was true. Then it was hilarious seeing her try to back pedal out of her Missouri story. The second she tried to start time stamping and looking to Ken for him to reiterate the lie (b/c 2 people saying it makes it true...) it was obvious you nailed her. And I thought you handled it in a very graceful manner. You didn't have to get belligerent or raise your voice, you stated how you felt and moved on. You are a lot stronger than you think.


Congratulations on raising such a wonderful daughter and getting to celebrate her great accomplishment. I am sure the greatest gift you gave her was your present state of mind. Good for you!!

Dignity
Dignity

Lisa might not be perfect (even though she has a lot more class than all of you together), but shame on you and your sister for using every single media platform to bring Lisa down, the viewers have seen what a snake your sister has been, making comments and labeling people (starting from season 1 with Camille, Lisa, and you), "indirectly" doubting Taylor, then talking bad about Brandi, and of course, befriending Adrienne for the sale of her house and to make Lisa look bad. Lisa has never pretended to be your friend, but your sister has never really had your back, the only time she decided to support you is this season just to win the sympathy of the viewers.

KijaP
KijaP

Here's the thing. Lisa told the truth. She was in Missouri. She got home in time to stop by her restaurant and eat before going home. That is not the same as getting back in time to shower, dress up and attend your party. She did not lie - she absolutely was in Missouri on the day of the party. 


As to Ken confronting you, you kept harping on the issue even after Lisa left the room. You were obviously addressing him as  Lisa was not there, so it was perfectly appropriate to respond. I get so tired of the men cannot talk to women anti-feminist weak sister malarkey. You're not some pathetic wilting flower who cannot be spoken to by a man without a chaperone. It is not like he used physical size or volume and shouting to intimidate. 


Lisa has attended your circus event, you spa weekend with all the women in season 3. You have such selective memory. 



amazed2
amazed2

I sure hope someone reads these before hand and only tells Kim about the positive uplifing ones. Kim I am proud of you for trying to do the right thing you have your priorities in the correct order. 

I find it ironic that Carlton was so bothered by Klye's wanting someone to kill the bee and talked about respect of mother earth etc yet she doesnt show the same respect to someone who is hosting a party for a teen and is a recovering alcoholic and doing what she needs to do and being a responsiable Mom to her teen daughter and is ranting about no alcohol. You were much nicer about it than I would have been.

Proud of you and big hugs!

tjjpt
tjjpt

When you made a big issue out of Ken and Lisa not showing up at your daughter's party, I finally realized that this was not a real reality show because in real life, people would just let that pass. However you guys voiced out every perceived wrong the other cast member did to you anywhere, any time. How unreal! In real life, you guys would have been so exhausted to death if reacting to every real and imaginary conflict with equal intensity all these seasons.

maggie_01bklyn
maggie_01bklyn

Kim,

I am not a big fan of Lisa's but your attack regarding their non attendance of your daughters party was wrong.

They RSVP'd, saying they would not be there and sent a gift. What more did you want.

For future reference I personally am not interested in watching anyone in the salon during waxing. Is this what Bravo thinks we want to see. 

houzzwife
houzzwife

Hi Kim,

First of all, congratulations on being sober. I can't imagine how tough this must have been - and here you are living your life to the fullest, in a long time! Good for you.

Lisa feels superior, is snide towards you, dismissive and patronizing. God alone knows what is eating her..
Ken, the eternal sweetheart, made a serious misstep in handing you that low-blow, and you do a good job explaining why you missed so much when you were abusing. Glad you didn't let that slide. It is great that you are standing up for yourself in a calm but firm way. Nice going!

I think Ken felt pretty crappy for what he knew was a low blow, which is why he seemed obviously shaken after the exchange, and wanted to duck out of the party. 

Ken is a good man. I am on the fence about Lisa this season.


If Lisa thinks that you are not worth her time, move on. Don't rise to the bait. You have plenty in your life to be thankful for, the least of which, is your beautiful, poised, gentle and smart kids. 


Good luck!

missbeck
missbeck

Kim,  I  agree that someone coming to a girls graduation party should not be looking for booze at your party but other than that you had no reason to question Lisa about not going to your party! You were the one that was very rude and uncalled for with your comments. You and your sister Kyle are both rude. I guess its true "money can't buy you class".

Tasos826
Tasos826

Kim, you would do well to stop being a hypocrite by demanding apologies from others (in this case, when none was due), and expecting others to forgive and forget concerning your own abhorrent behavior in the midst of your addiction. It appears that you have refused to take/work certain steps of your program, when you refuse to own your behavior and how profoundly it affected and also imposed on others, included Lisa and Ken, and you failed to apologize, humbly seek their forgiveness, OR extend grace about Lisa and Ken's RSVP'd regrets for not attending. Did you send a note of apology to Lisa and Ken, and Pandora and her groom? Did you enclose a check for the estimated per plate expense that the Vanderpumps adsorbed due to your and your +1'S rude no-show? I'd bet anyone dumb enough to back you, that you didn't do ANY of the aforementioned. You're behaving like a faultless, demanding, queen bee, when you no sting to back your words or actions.

lou.brock
lou.brock

One trait that seems to be common to both you and Kyle is changing details when recounting your feuds is to make your own behavior seem more correct, when it hasn’t been.  Both of you leave out important points that would explain the other person’s reason to be upset, while also not mentioning any of the sometimes very rude behavior of your own that could have been a big reason for many conflicts.  In other words, you rewrite history, just like it is a fictional movie or TV shows and the past you don’t agree with is just a bad scene to do over.  Is this something that comes from being child actresses?

I do wish you luck with your recovery, but you need to stop bending reality and take responsibility and stop making excuses.   If you want people to give you a break from past behavior, I would suggest doing the same to others. (Remember  - you are being recorded, so these bias recounts don’t fly.)

Liviaa
Liviaa

It's amazing that 95% of the people here GET the reason Lisa did not go to your shin dig.  Work and being tired.  We GET what an RSVP is all about.  Kim and her sis seem to be in the dark.  HUH!

ginger.allison.56
ginger.allison.56

Kim, I am so grateful for your brutal honesty, and commitment to stay sober. You inspire me!

legalleyblond
legalleyblond

@Cornelia-cooks well said, just what I was thinking,they are very busy and Ken was right,Kim has been a no show before,he didn't say anything about her "problem" she had,he just stated the truth and that hurts some times and Kim was making a big deal out of it and Ken was taking up for his wife,so I don't think he meant to hurt Kim's feelings at all,sorry Kim but you did go on and on about it

AJP66
AJP66

@Eeka Well said Eeka!  You took the words right out of my mouth.

Harrods
Harrods

@Dignity Excellent points. Well made.  

"Lisa has never pretended to be your friend but your sister has never really had your back"  So true.

WatchinginNH
WatchinginNH

@KijaP I couldn't agree more!!! Kim still can't take responsibility for her actions! Ken was well within his rights to say what he did (and he said it without yelling or being rude). Lisa and Ken replied in a timely manner and sent a gift which Kim did not even acknowledge. Grow up Kim and stop using your sobriety as a crutch! Plenty of people in your circumstances are able to own up to their actions, after all it is one of the 12 steps!

eustace
eustace

@amazed2 Yeah, not mention the dead cow she was shoveling down her gullet. Because what could be more natural and earth-loving than the beef industry?

cosmo888
cosmo888

@amazed2

There was beer....what the heck is in beer....and I think Kim needs to see all of these posts, especially the negative ones.

cosmo888
cosmo888

@amazed2

There was alcohol....beer.....but they'd run out.....beer is alcohol

Harrods
Harrods

@tjjpt  In real life BUSY people would just let it pass.  Kim seems to have lots of free time.  She also seems to be very petty.  So, no, this "injustice" will continue.  

Cornelia-cooks
Cornelia-cooks

@maggie_01bklyn Bravo seems to think there's a whole bunch of stuff we want to see that I consider downright turnoffs.  Carlton is but one manifestation of this.

WatchinginNH
WatchinginNH

@houzzwifeWhat Ken said was not a low blow! Kim opened herself up to that comment and never bothered to acknowledge that Lisa and Ken RSVP'ed and sent a gift. Also, Kim does say in her blog that at the last minute the day of the party was changed which she denied at Lisa's home. So she is lying about it either in the blog or on the show. I am glad that Kim is now sober but that does not mean she never has to take responsibility for anything. That seems to be a trait of both sisters.

WhoDoesThat
WhoDoesThat

@missbeck She had beer at the party, which is alcohol. Maybe Carlton thought that is beer was there, maybe she had serious alcohol too

WatchinginNH
WatchinginNH

@Tasos826Well said!!!! Kim seems to conveniently forget all of that!!! She does seem to be selective about what steps she is working!

tlc123
tlc123

@colagirl @SouthernWm   double AMEN.  So tired of all things Kim.  Your shout out to Ken was so out of control and horrible.  That really did it for me.  Imagine if everyone who lost patience with you Kim decided to blast you.  Your thinking is so irrational and ridiculous.  Just totally out patience with your nonsense and complaining.

southernbelle25
southernbelle25

@WatchinginNH@Tasos826Oh, you know, Kim's foibles are not her fault....nothing is her fault.  She doesn't have to take responsibility for anything. (sarcasm intended).