These days, Kyle Richards is the major reality TV star in her family, but long before her debut on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle’s niece Paris Hiltonwas the queen of reality TV. Kyle used to name drop her famous nieces Paris and Nicky Hiltonduring her early seasons, but now she is a major name herself as one of the most likable Housewives.
Kyle took her daughters Sophia and Alexia Umansky to New York City to celebrate Paris Hilton’s birthday and I wish the family bonding was filmed for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, or better yet, a separate reality show that I’ve been dreaming with a focus on Kyle and her famous family. Yes, I know that Kyle already has a scripted show in the works that is “loosely based” on her childhood, but a reality show with her sisters Kathy Hilton, Kim Richards, and all their children is a show that I would love to watch. Unfortunately, no one is picking up what I’m laying down, but the famous family did document some fun times together this past week for Paris’ birthday.
Thanks to Valentine’s Day, there were a lot of reality TV stars posting on social media this week. From the couples photos, to the proud single ladies, to the mother/daughter valentines, there were a lot of sweet photos to choose from for this week’s edition of Instagram Roundup.
As a faithful viewer of both Vanderpump Rules and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I just cannot decide how I feel about Lisa Vanderpump. Watching Vanderpump Rules, I want to start bartending so Lisa can adopt me and take me under her wing with a restaurant named in my honor. When Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is on the next night, I’m scared of falling victim to secondhand manipulation while I sit on my couch at home. It is essentially a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde situation.
To add to my confusion, the woman who stormed out of a lunch because she felt ignored while Dorit Kemsley comforted Kyle Richards while she was crying is the same person who is an avid philanthropist and LGBT advocate. It’s just so tough to reconcile my thoughts when it comes to Lisa Vanderpump, yet I will never turn away from any of her shows and I have seen every single episode. Multiple times.
The women took issue with Erika after she picked a room to sleep in at the beach house, but didn’t end up staying over. It was Erika’s time of the month and she wanted to deal with that privately. When she returned in the morning, the women accused Erika of having this all planned out and Kyle Richards referred to her behavior as “weird” multiple times.
The Camille Grammer that we “met” during Season 1 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is back on our television screens. Well, at least the aspects that made for amazing TV. She’s left the negative attributes in the past. This time around, Camille is on the right side of history (i.e. putting Dorit Kemsley in check) and it is everything.
Teddi attempts to shed light on Erika leaving the house and heading off to a hotel and shares her REAL issue, “the beach house and the mysterious disappearance of Erika Jayne. It was weird; I stand by that. I completely empathize with Erika as I’m sure women everywhere watching do; I can see why she’d prefer to not stay up until 2AM getting tipsy and humping my picnic table.” But Teddi then shares what we DIDN’T see on the show. “What we later discovered that night— and what you didn’t see—was that her assistant had already driven to Dana Point separately and got a hotel room for her. Again, I didn’t have a problem with her leaving to stay in a hotel—I offered that option when I invited everyone. The issue is why spend the day pretending you’re going to stay over, but as soon as the camera crew leaves you have your assistant come pick you up?”
‘Money Can’t Buy You Class’ – that’s certainly the case with Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley. There are some Real Housewives friendships I relish and delight in, and there are others, like these two, that fill you with a certain disingenuous dread (think Gretchen and Tamra). On last night’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Dorit crossed one friend to try and secure another. And the worst part – despite copious warnings, she seemed oblivious! Like when the signs read: “Don’t swim! Shark invested waters” yet you you dive right in.
Actually the worst part is that after all the bickering between herself, Lisa Vanderpump, and Kyle Richards they all managed to have a rip-roaring, super wedgie-tastic, twerking good time getting drunk and silly at Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave‘s beach house. It was the perfect way to bond these girls and put all the bad blood behind them, then DORIT ruined it all! Dorit and her mouth. Can someone stuff a designer sock in it? PeeeeeeeKaaaaaay?
On last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, newcomer Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave tried to get her co-stars to relax and let their guards down a bit by having a low-key get together at her beach house. She says the ladies were to bring a dish to pass, but instead of food, they brought plates piled with drama.
Teddi shared in her newest blog, “I love that Dorit and I could joke about being late and stemless glasses. But soon, we were in a situation with Kyle, Dorit, and Lisa Vanderpump, which I found out had to do with Kyle “defending” me. I was so wrapped up in unpacking groceries and saving those brown Whole Foods bags (those bitches cost me ten cents!) that I missed a lot of the conversation. I really appreciated Kyle trying to help me out on the boat, so I was baffled at why Dorit was so upset that Kyle “butted in” on our conversation when Lisa Vanderpump did the same thing first.”