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 kyle richards attends beverly hills trunk show in black.

This season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills is being heralded as their best season yet. Speaking out on all the drama, which Kyle Richards says “gives her anxiety,” she acknowledges that sometimes things cross an ugly line on the show. And one person who she can’t forgive for crossing that line is Brandi Glanville

Before we get into all that, Kyle breaks down what is upcoming this season. Kyle feels like this season she’s much less guarded on camera, “There are so many snippets I see and I think ‘I never thought they would use that!’ Like embarrassing, silly little things,” she laughs, adding that she “forgets” the cameras are there. <cough, cough bullshit cough, cough>.

Calling new Housewives Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson “a perfect fit,” Kyle admits there are also “imperfect moments” with the new ladies, both of whom she considers friends.

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cynthia bailey black ball gown

Cynthia Bailey is tired of being considered useless on Real Housewives Of Atlanta so she’s fighting hard this season to prove she has a voice, a place on this show, and can read with the best of them. While she has a ways to go, at least she’s trying to earn that paycheck the good old fashioned Kenya Moore way – by riling people up and causing drama!

One thing Cynthia doesn’t understand is that if NeNe Leakes is over their friendship, why does NeNe keep bringing her up? “Kandi invited Phaedra and a couple of the ladies for a spa day. Kandi’s intention for this gathering was to give Phaedra a day of relaxation and a well-deserved break. With that said, I found it odd to be the main topic of conversation. One minute I’m irrelevant, and the next minute I am the focus of the universe,” Cynthia wonders. 

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Season 5

I’ll be honest, I don’t know what to think about ol’ Kyle “Splits” Richards on this new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She is clearly trying to come back from ganging up on Lisa Vanderpump in hopes of becoming a fan favorite, but sometimes she seems very disingenuous…and then sometimes, I find myself liking her. It’s at these times that I swill more pinot, rock in the corner and cry. 

She’s certainly panning to the viewers, hoping to be more likable, and it’s especially evident in this week’s Bravo blog where she dishes on mother/daughter bonding, fun times with friends, and of course, that precocious Portia (seriously, Mauricio, take me shopping!). Kyle begins, “Watching Lisa [Rinna] getting ready for her birthday makes me smile. Her daughter giving her tips is very familiar to me. My girls hang out in my room while I get ready and give me style advice. When I don’t listen and they question why, I have to explain that while I love their advice, I’m not 14 years old, and I have to fine tune the advice to make it age appropriate. They still don’t get the ‘pointy witch shoes’ that are so popular amongst my friends and me. I love seeing Gigi’s career take off. I know how excited and proud Yolanda [Foster] is. Gigi is such a young girl to have such a busy life. She has a good head on her shoulders, due to her parents’ love and guidance. Bella is another beauty who I have no doubt will have her own exciting career. At this point, Yolanda and I are counting down the days until Bella and Alexia leave for college. A bittersweet time.”

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Kandi's Wedding

Notably missing from yesterday’s post of Todd Tucker‘s friends and co-stars offering their condolences following the sudden passing of his beloved mother, Sharon, was a statement from Kandi Burruss‘s mother, Joyce.

Joyce has since shared her thoughts with TMZ.

Mama Joyce, who was a wretched witch to both Todd and Sharon on Real Housewives of Atlanta, said she regrets how she treated Sharon. She added that she “wishes they’d patched things up before Miss Sharon died.”

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leah calvert with daughters, ali in wheelchair

They’re on, they’re off – they’re like Hot Cheetos – they burn your mouth and are a zillion calories but you just can’t quit the little suckers! Leah Calvert and Jeremy Calvert are on and off again, like a light switch! But Leah has found one man who will stay consistent in her life: Jesus! Can I get an Amen?!

According to sources, with her latest marital and drug troubles Leah is asking: “What Would Jesus Do?” Leah has been going to church lately to get in touch with her faith. I guess now that she’s done with Teen Mom 2, the girl’s gotta do something! 

Leah apparently blames herself (finally!) for driving Jeremy to leave her, so she’s looking to the Lord for guidance. “She’s started going to a church that embraces forgiveness and recovery,” a source reveals. “She’s determined to make a complete turnaround.” 

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claudia jordan and porsha williams face-off over lunch

Porsha Williams had an “intellectual mind frame” stimulating conversation with Claudia Jordan this week about how she would rather “choke bitch” than  have a sit-down with Kenya Moore! Porsha believes Claudia invited her to the lunch to try and get information out of her to report back to Kenya and to provoke her! 

“Prior to our lunch date I had already heard that Claudia had attended Cynthia’s magazine release party. She wanted to help Kenya’s efforts in denying bullying me and provoking me in the past,” the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star says.”However, despite me knowing that I decided to make the effort and have lunch with a fellow co-worker who seemed cool.”

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mob wives big ang

Thank God for the highlight reel of last season’s Mob Wives before last night’s premiere! I had totally forgotten just how crazy Renee Graziano is, how much I adore Big Ang, and just how delicious the whole crew is. Bring Karen Gravano (as a blonde!) back into the mix, and we’ve got a legitimate World War III brewing right on VH1!

The reformed Drita D’Avanzo is happily recoupled with the recently released Lee. They are running three businesses, which is better than when Drita just wanted to run to the next fight. I’m glad to see she’s still tight with Ang, who has just renovated a new house. The women are ready for a girls’ night out, and they plan to include Natalie Guercio now that she’s a respectful and reformed Philadelphian. Because of Ang and Drita’s willingness to hang out with Natalie, Renee has turned on her two most loyal friends. They reveal that she’s been talking smack about them all over Staten Island just because they refuse to freeze out her nemesis. Wait, why is Natalie Renee’s most hated rival? Oh, that right, because Natalie once told Renee’s date he smelled delicious. 

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RHOA star Claudia Jordan

Claudia Jordan might be the new girl on Real Housewives of Atlanta… but she already has her co-stars, and their less than admirable intentions, figured out. Claudia took to her blog to share her thoughts on Porsha Williams acting like a child and NeNe Leakes and Phaedra Parks choosing to hate on Kenya Moore despite the fact that Apollo Nida admitted he lied about her. 

About Porsha blowing her off, Claudia said, “I was surprised when I saw the shade at work, because before I moved to Atlanta, Porsha and I had hung out a few times in NYC and Miami and we have always had a good time.” 

“I’m just the type that believes in at least trying,” Claudia said about reaching out to Porsha. “And I’m also not the type of woman that can ever be influenced to like or not like someone else based on anyone else’s opinion or experience. Maybe because of my journalism roots, but I like to see and find out for myself. I could never have another grown woman put a battery in my back or a thought in my brain. That is the ultimate fail.”

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