The other shows on our list saw an increase this week. Most impressive, 2.366 million watchedBasketball Wives L.A., which is a season three high and a whopping 500,000 more views than last week. Teen Mom 2saw a bump up of 300,000 when 2.171 million tuned in to see Jenelle fail a drug test.
What to do, what to do…it seems poor Kyle Richards has gotten herself into somewhat of pickle. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star turned on friend Lisa Vanderpump to align with former nemesis Brandi Glanville, and where does that leave her? Smack dab in the middle of some drama that Brandi is now attributing to Kyle's loose lips. Kaftan shouldn't be surprised to learn that Brandi is a loose cannon, right? Not only has Kyle now been accused of Calabashing Lisa and Todd's finances and past, but she can't catch a break from Carlton Gebbia. Perhaps it's time to split!
Taking to her Bravo blog to set the record straight, Kyle begins, "For last week's Reunion I didn't write a blog because I feel that the Reunion IS where we explain everything. It's also not to easy go back (almost a year now) and keep rehashing these issues while trying to move forward. However, a lot of you asked me to, so I'm going to address a couple of things from last week before I move on to this week…"
We're two-thirds of the way through the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, so I think it's safe to say we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We need to power through, people! Joyce Giraud is never going to see eye-to-eye with Brandi Glanville, and I have to agree with her assertion that Brandi's depression (and I have had people very, very close to me suffer from it, so I know it's nothing to take lightly) isn't a pass to treat people badly. Do I doubt that Brandi suffers from it? Absolutely not, but that isn't an excuse to be so hateful! Joyce also takes on Yolanda Foster and kind of disses Lady Gaga…that part I can't condone!
She begins her Bravo blog, "Hola Mis Amores! First of all: THANK YOU!!!! Thank you so much for voting for me as the Loveliest Locks. It was very sweet, and I'm so honored to have been chosen by all of you — as I do think all the ladies have amazing hair, especially my friend Kyle [Richards]. Your love and support through this journey has made everything worth it. In this portion of the reunion…"
Lisa took to her blog this week to defend herself (again) and vent her frustrations over being held to different standards than her cast members. "This could be the biggest game of Trivial Pursuit in history, to witness the endless trivial matters that they continue to pursue is exhausting."
Reunions… so draining! There is rarely any fresh drama, there is a lot of preening about how certain slights are the worst slights ever-ever, while other people's feelings just cannot compare. And it's just a lot of back-n-forth nonsense. Even Andy Cohen was visibly annoyed last night. Clearly he has reached the same point the rest of us have with the Richards sisters, meaning just stop whining! Go do your splits and rambles on another show.
Before that Andy calls Brandi Glanville out on doing something to her cheeks. She denies all the fillers and claims her cheeks are real. She makes Kim touch them. Kim tentatively reaches a trembly hand out and pokes gently, before laughing nervously about how it feels like skin. Like her werepuppy. I feel like this is the first human contact Kim has had since the late-90's. Andy side-eyes Brandi.
"I don't know whether I am staying," Lisaadmits to RadarOnline. “Everyone wants to stay, but I don’t know. I have a lot to consider I am opening a new business, I have Vanderpump Rules and let’s see if they both get picked up and let Bravo make the decision and offer and see where we go from there.”
Lisa cites the direction the show took this season has been a major consideration. "If it becomes about a bitch fest then it is not something I signed up for; but if it becomes about documenting my life, which is the show I signed up for and having fun and supporting women that is something I want to do," Lisa explains. “But the way the show was in the end, the last episodes, that is not something I would care to repeat. I don’t know right now I have to be honest."
Taking to her Bravo blog, Joyce begins, "Hola MisAmores! Last night was my Queen of the Universe event, and I am so happy with the turnout. We had a full house of supportive and loving friends, family, and fans. I am truly thankful!!! I want to especially thank my beautiful friends and Housewives, Kyle [Richards] and Lisa, who supported me. It meant the world to me that you were there and served as judges to decide the Queen of the Universe 2014," adding, "Last week I told you all that I would make an announcement at my event. I am proud to say that all the hard work and the efforts in my charity will pay off this year as I am opening my first Kindergarten for children in need in Senegal, Africa. Like I said last night at my event, I can't wait to see the smiles of all the children who so deserve a chance to a better future, which we can only grant them through education. That has always been my dream and I thank God that soon it will become a reality."