Everyday Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Lisa Vanderpump gives me a reason to love her even more. I'll be honest, I wasn't on board with Lisa in earlier seasons. It's not that I didn't like her, it's just that I was indifferent towards her. Oh, how times have changed!
This season's Lisa is every bit as stylish and classy as she's been the past two seasons, but it's awesome to see her forming opinions and standing up for her friends. Yes, she's brash and brutally honest, but she's also (in my opinion) totally genuine and grounded. Not to mention, I love her wardrobe, her precious son-in-law, and the romance that is still totally alive between her and Ken Todd. You just can't fake that kind of relationship. She's real…and she could buy and sell me a thousand times over!
Not only has Lisa gained a spin-off (can't wait!) due to her RHOBH popularity, but she's also getting outside deals. First up? She's judging the Miss Universe pageant alongside Kourtney Kardashian's beau Scott Disick. Did I mention that she's nothing if not honest?
There's a shake-up happening on Project Runway. Finally. Season 11 is about to wrap up filming and there's a whole host of changes in the work for the veteran fashion show.
One change for the upcoming season is that Michael Kors will not be a full-time judge! He's not leaving the show, but filling his chair part-time is designer Zac Posen. Michael says his schedule won't allow him to focus on the show full-time since he is busy with his fashion line. He will be judging the finale as a "guest judge."
"This was an amazing opportunity," Zactold the NY Daily News. "I hope I'm here to give a new perspective to the designers." Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia will both be returning as full-time judges.
Zac says he's loved working with the show but wished he could have spent more time in workroom observing Tim Gunn. "I wanted to be behind the scenes with Tim. … I was seeing the clothes on the runway, but Tim had all the background interaction."
Tamar's new song "Love & War" which she wrote and produced with husband Vince Herbert is a huge hit for the reality star – and as a bonus it's also good. In fact so good that Lady GaGa is promoting Tamar's song on Twitter. With GaGa's support Tamar's hit made it to NO. 1 on the iTunes charts!
Poor Kyle Richards can never do anything right. She always tries to look like the nice girl, the fun girl, the one who is friends with everyone but then she goes and screams in someone's face or blames them for something or does something petty like shooting lasers at their nipples or comes across as obviously fake or outs her sister as an alcoholic on national TV or joins ranks with Adrienne Maloof to throw her former bestie and fan favorite under the bus or is friends with Faye Resnick.
However Kyle's worst offense by far is that she almost always ruins parties. Like all the time. Parties she has, parties she goes to, parties that even get a whiff of her White Diamonds perfume and caftans. Yes, Kyle Richards is a serial party-mucker-upper. Which she never admits to.
And earlier this week on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle had another party that just turned to poop. And it wasn't because of the food. Nope it was because of Faye Resnick sticking her very depleted nose into everyone else's business.
Lisa Vanderpump was well aware that Faye had gotten the skinny from Kyle about what happened with Adrienne and Brandi Glanville so when Faye started blaming Brandi for every bad thing like ever – I mean even that time her credit card got declined at the Neiman's White Sale – Lisa commented that Faye is Kyle's mouthpiece. And it would appear that is entirely the case. Too bad the damage control didn't work.
Oh Phaedra Parks, you always tell it like it is. The lawyer/mortician hybrid from Real Housewives of Atlanta loves to enlighten us all with her Southern analogies and Donkey Booty. While she can be sweet as sugar, I certainly wouldn't want to cross her.
This season we're seeing more of Phaedra (literally! Was she serious with that thong bathing suit??), and we're also getting to see more of her spitfire personality. In other words, we learn that Phaedra doesn't like to share…when it comes to her husband Apollo Nida. Of course, who can blame her?
While some people (ahem… Splits Richards) have a dubious definition of the word "friendship" it seems Brandi Glanville and Lisa Vanderpump have a legit relationship that goes beyond a storyline and some camera time. At least I hope they do!
After Lisa attempted to defend Brandi during Faye Resnick's dinner party attack on this week's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she is also speaking out to defend her friend in the press over how she has handled ex-husband Eddie Cibrian's very public affairs.
"There's so much that people don't know, and I wish that you saw more of Brandi as a mother – but she is not allowed to use her children [in the show], which is a shame because that is another whole side of her personality that we don't see, she is a lovely mother and I have spent a lot of time around her with her boys," Lisa shares.