Lisa Talks Tabloids
Lisa explains why she brought up the cheating rumors to Kyle.
Hello to you all and welcome to our fourth season of RHOBH. It has been an eventful year and a tumultuous season!
We open with the gorgeous Gigi posing for a fashion shoot for Beverly Hills Lifestyle, the magazine that most of you are now familiar with as I have been a contributor and writer with for years. They always create the most exquisite fashion shoots, and Gigi was perfection. I have seen her mature over the years since I am close to Mohamed, and I revel in her success. She is a kind, sweet, beautiful creature.
As I am sure most of you knew, I participated in Dancing With the Stars last season. It was an honor to be asked and a daunting task, that's for sure. I was lucky enough to find my self closely ensconced and physically entwined with one of most beautiful men I have ever laid my eyes on -- Gleb Savchenko. Gleb is a kind and patient man that had the challenge of transforming me into a dancer. It was a struggle, just from the amount of hours you had to commit to while squeezing life's normal demands. And that is what I explained to Kyle. I felt I was doing many things and none of them very well, but above all I was having an amazing experience and was well aware that it would be short and sweet!
Kyle had asked me to cater an event for her. It isn't something we often do -- to take our chef away from the restaurant. Transporting the food and staff is just too complicated to ever be worthwhile. While I am there, Kyle brings up the fact that there have been stories created about her being pregnant. I also mentioned that I had seen the articles about Mauricio cheating. I would prefer face-to-face to acknowledge them, and then in the same breath ridicule the constant nonsense that is often in these tabloids.
When we enter this domain, this is the tax we pay. I have endured countless articles and malicious gossip. The previous week I had appeared on the very same magazine cover stating that they had discovered a sex tape!!! As if!!! The only way I have of dealing with and enduring these hurtful, slanderous headlines is to give them as much credence as they deserve -- zero -- and also reminding myself that the very same paper will be lining the bottom of a parrot's cage tomorrow. We cannot invest emotionally, otherwise it will eat you alive.
I had been at an event a couple of days prior and publicly denounced the validity of these rumors regarding Mauricio on the red carpet. I was quoted using the terminology "utter bullshit." I had chosen my words carefully as I responded to the inquiring minds, because I was well aware that my reply would be documented everywhere and it was my duty as a friend to defend them. There was still the issue of Yolanda that was unresolved. I was adamant that Yolanda would never say derogatory things about me. I remained steadfast in my resolve to defend her, however I explained to Kyle that if I was prepared to ignore it, why couldn't she? Kyle felt it was a matter of principle that she knew Yolanda was guilty, she was a liar, and was hurt that I wouldn't believe her. Hindsight is twenty twenty. I was warned and chose to ignore it, this is how the story begins...
At the party, we were introduced to the two new girls, Joyce and Carlton. Carlton seemed to take offense at the fact that Kyle was poking fun at me, highlighting the supposed naked scene. She felt it was disparaging, belittling to people she had only just met, when I wasn't there to defend myself. When I witnessed it, I understood her sentiment, but as I have stated previously, the only way for me to navigate this rocky terrain is with humor when it comes to these ridiculous tabloids. If Kyle wanted to poke fun and draw attention to something that some might find embarrassing, I have no problem with it whatsoever, but I liked the fact that this quirky Brit was voicing an opinion. So thank you for watching! Until next week!