Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Kyle Regrets Calling Carlton an Anti-Semite

Kyle knows she should have been more cautious with her words, but she still doesn't understand Carlton's motivations.

This week Lisa and I decided to throw a birthday dinner for Ken and Mauricio. Mauricio loves Ken and the two really get along well. I didn't know it was Yolanda's step daughter's wedding the same night as the birthday dinner. When I realized Lisa wasn't invited I teased her about being part of the Dream Team. In my interview I say "Who makes up teams?" I was referring to Yolanda's comment at her dinner party. Lisa was clearly saying that we each pick six couples, not teams, which made sense since we were both throwing this party together.

Brandi's book cover was fun to watch. She clearly is a professional model. I have to say I 100 percent agreed with Nancy Hancock (who I also worked with on my book) on Brandi's look and dress. The pink was perfect!

After the painting party at Yolanda's, Joyce had told me Michael became very ill that night after Yolanda's lunch and they were concerned after what Carlton had said that day. If someone said to me, "Just wait and see what happens when you go home tonight," I would also have concerns. I honestly do not believe in witchcraft. I DO believe in bad energy and not wanting to be around negativity. The fact that Carlton says she used to practice black magic doesn't scare me as much as it feels unsettling to know someone would even WANT to do that.

Oh my goodness! Kim and Kimberly getting a tattoo! I don't have any tattoos and grew up with a mom who would have killed me if I did -- SO as I was watching, I was thinking "Mom would be so mad!" I thought it was actually a sweet mother/daughter moment. I mean, if your daughter wants a tattoo, you would rather have her come to you and be honest then just showing up with it one day and surprising you. Alexia, who is 17 and very close with her cousin Kimberly, watched the episode and seemed intrigued. She hasn't asked me about getting a tattoo, but if she does I hope I can be as open minded as Kim was.

Watching Kim and Yolanda talk about their girls leaving for college made me cry. I have already had one child leave home to go to college and the idea of Alexia leaving in just six months gives me a lump in my throat. I used to hear parents say "Oh, my son is going to college and we are turning his room into the gym," like "Woo-Hoo!" I WISH I could be like that. It seriously is painful. I never knew how painful until Farrah left for NYU (she transferred to USC after two years). I just wish they could live with us forever.

Walking into Lisa's, the party looked gorgeous. Every detail was perfect. I did feel bad for the pool dancers. It was freezing and the water was ice cold. Plus, they didn't know they were going in the water and they were worried about getting their dresses wet. Luckily Kevin saved the day with his awesome underwear act. Haha. I don't know if I will ever get that image out of my mind.

Also, Keith Chagall always makes the party with his guitar playing and the songs he makes up on the spot. Love him.

Brandi and J.R and really cute together. J.R. works at The Agency with Mauricio and is always a stand up guy. I mentioned the self-defense class and how Brandi really was hurt but didn't want to say, because I learned a lot about her that day. It explained a lot to me. I saw that she is very guarded and doesn't like to appear vulnerable and that a lot of her tough girl persona is maybe just that. I hope that Brandi and J.R sticked together.

Ok, well here we go again. . .Carlton. I don't even know WHAT to say except that it's ridiculous at this point. Once again she says that the mention of a nipple when we first met was offensive. I mean, the things that I have seen her do and say certainly do not indicate someone that would be offended by anything. She can build a "sex room" or whatever that is and show her masks and gadgets for all to see and hear about, but the mention of a nipple is not acceptable? Okayyy. Clearly she is not being honest and is just looking for a problem with me. I don't even know Carlton. They only times I have ever seen Carlton are what you have seen. I have never had lunch, dinner, or even a coffee with her outside of what you have seen. The girls and I had never met her before the Chamber of Commerce party and don't know anyone that knows her. SO what IS she talking about?

However, I do feel bad that I accused her of being anti-semitic. It occurred to me that MAYBE that was the reason she never liked me. But, in this town, if you're anti-semitic, you might as well pack up and move. So I should have been more cautious with my words. I have no idea what her real reason is for not liking me. All I know is her "reasons" just don't ring true. Why is she so offended that I asked if it was a Jewish star? And why does she continue to take advantage to deny that her microphone was covering it? She obviously knows it was tied onto her bikini. I know the difference between a Star Of David and a Pentagram, and if it wasn't blocked, I would have seen it clearly. I've explained that. Why can't she explain why she found it so offensive?

Carlton is not someone I could ever see myself being good friends with, but I have been nice and did try to make an effort to get to know her. At the dinner, Carlton told me I was nasty and disgusting. I honestly do not care what Carlton thinks about me. What other people think about me is none of my business. I am done making any effort with Carlton and will not subject myself again to her negativity.

Until next week. . .

XO,
Kyle

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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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