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.”
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you: Ben Robinson, cheeky chef and low-key Lothario of the high seas, will not be returning to Below Deck next season. Oh the humanity! One season of crankiness and now he’s OUT?! The Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean star reportedly had contract negotiation issues with Bravo, though details are vague.
With Kate Chastain facing legal fallout from the domestic battery charge brought against her last year, and now Ben’s abrupt departure from the franchise, one has to wonder: Will there be a whole cast shakeup? I’ve just got one request for Bravo – people, we beg you, no more Chef Beefcheeks! Leon Walker is no beuno, no matter how hard up casting might be.
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.”
“What a great week!” exclaims Dorit. “My afternoon with Eileen and Lisa R was so much fun and just what we needed, something uplifting and a great way to bond! We were all in a playful mood. Being from the East Coast, roller blading wasn’t anything I’d ever tried before, but we had a lot of laughs.” Um, rollerblading exists in Connecticut, right? Thought so.
In her blog, Erika wonders why Eden is so invested in Kim’s sobriety (or lack thereof) anyway? But first, she gushes about the fab time she and Kyle Richards had in Mykonos. During the trip Erika says she was “thrilled to have Kyle here with me. I’m happy that she and I were able to have dinner by the beach before the show madness began. I enjoy Kyle’s company, and I find her very easy to relate to. She’s both a mother and a business woman, and it’s nice to feel that mutual support.”
Citing reasons that include a desire to spend more time with her family and a wish to pursue other career ventures, Heather says she reached a “tipping point” with RHOC, and the time was right to go. In an official statement, Heather wrote “These past five years have been an incredible journey and I’m so proud to have been a part of such an iconic piece of pop culture … However, at this point in my life, I have decided to go in another direction and do what’s best for my family and career.”