The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may be a modern day soap opera, but Eileen Davidson is still kicking it old school as her long-running alter-ego of Ashley Abbott on The Young & The Restless. So, when Eileen gifted Erika Girardi a chance to appear on Y&R this year, she was both excited and nervous about how Erika would fare in a scripted capacity.
The verdict? Eileen loved it! She loved Erika’s performance so much, in fact, that she’s urging Y&R writers to get Erika more material. She says, “After I saw [the episode] air, I was on the phone, ‘Come on you guys, write her something again. It would be so much fun.'”
We’ve been ranking all the Real Housewives from every season, every franchise and its finally down to the final few. The queens of Bravo, if you will. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2 of our ranking.
What separates a good Housewife from a great one? For me, it’s the longevity of their dramas. Will their actions or comments forever define a franchise as Teresa Giudice‘s table flip did for New Jersey, or NeNe Leakes‘ “Close your legs to married men, Wig!” on Atlanta? A great Housewife doesn’t necessarily have to be likable, but she does have to be memorable, and defining. When you think of a particular show which Housewife comes to mind.
Reality Tea is ranking of every, single Housewife from every, single season from almost every Real Housewives franchise. You can find Part 1 of our rankings here. Now we finally return with Part 2 (aka the big ole mush in the middle)!
In Part 1 we mostly covered most Housewives who were either too crazy to be legit, or didn’t make much of an impact, or were just so miscast and off it was painful. Some of them were too nice, or too timid, or not rich enough, or too desperate. If she’s only a Housewife for a season, there’s usually a reason!
I don’t know about that Erika Jayne character, but I am digging Erika Girardi on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills lately. Is it her icy dismissal of the grotesque and annoyingPK Kemsley? Or her schoolgirl giddiness when reading for a bit part on The Young And The Restless with Eileen Davidson? Maybe it’s her ability to let panytgate go long before the others caught up? Nah. It HAS to be because Yolanda Foster-Hadid is gone! That must be it. In any case, she wins this year for Most Improved Housewife in my book.
In her blog, Erika recounts her nervousness on set at Y&R, the “INCREDIBLE” location of Kyle Richards’super cheesy Great Gatsby party, and the relentless sobriety-story-sniffing of Eden Sassoon. But first, Erika praises Lisa R’s barbecue: “This week Lisa Rinna is having a real deal barbecue. Like, a grill and burgers and jeans barbecue. I love it. She has such a sweet family. Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray are two well-raised, bright, young women, and I enjoy getting to know them more and more.”
Cancer survivor Camille Grammer continues to raise awareness for Lynch Syndrome and this week she was honored with an award for her hard work. Camille was given the award at the 2017 Blues Genes Bash by Alive and Kickn, a hereditary cancer foundation.
Kyle shares that Eden is too hyper focused on Kim. “Eden and Dorit start having a conversation that quickly turned to my sister, Kim, again. In the flashback they show Eden telling Dorit that Kim is not nice and doesn’t care about anyone but herself. She is so hyper focused on Kim it’s ridiculous. You can’t do something for someone (i.e. help them down the stairs) if you’re only doing it to get a certain reaction. Not only is it disingenuous, but you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. She didn’t know what was going through Kim’s mind at that moment.”
First, Lisa focuses on the good points of the episode – namely, Kyle’s party. “The party and property were gorgeous, and I knew Kyle wanted me there, so I begged Ken to cut our stay short.The flamboyancy of the flapper era was an era I would have thrived in. The sheer glamour was a sight to behold on that evening, and I was glad I made the effort to go. Everybody was resplendent in their costumes, a visual feast for all.”
First, Eden complains that she’s “STILL trying to get these women to understand me. #NoOneCares” and she insists, “I have a lot in common with the ladies, but no one sees it yet.”
In her blog, Eden defends herself and blames Lipsa-caused confusion for why she got so invested in Kim Richards‘ avowed sobriety and Kyle’s enabling. “I can’t even comment on the Kim and Kyle situation anymore. They should ask their friends how this started! I’m just done. But believe me, I hear Vanderpump! I have mad respect for her and point taken! And Vanderpump is a smart woman. She’ll get to the bottom of this!”