In her Bravo blogLipsa Rinnaweighs in on the “Hunger Games” this week that was part 1 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion. She entered the reunion as a newbie, and with much trepidation. She hadn’t seen any of the ladies since filming for RHOBH had wrapped months before and says, “I could have gone another few months, or really, another few lifetimes without seeing them.” But see them, she did! And they lived up to her very low expectations about as well as she anticipated. “It seems some came in ready to toss out passive aggressive insults about how much better they were than the rest of us, and others came in with a more direct approach, shooting out insults the whole way through. Just as classy as I had anticipated it to be,” she quips.
Rinna first addresses the garbled, mumbly jab Kim Richards’attempted over Rinna doing a Depends commercial, which she claims earned her at least 7 figures. She says YES, not NO to 7 figure gigs! Meanwhile, Kim says YES to Diving with the Stars. And Drinking in Her Closet (allegedly). Apparently, as part of Rinna’s commercial contract, Kimberly Clark (Depends parent organization) donated a quarter of a million dollars to the charity Dress for Success: “a global not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” Lisa adds, “The fact that I got paid handsomely and Dress For Success did as well is worth any teasing or taunting I may get. If ‘not taking pride’ in the jobs I choose means this worthy charity gets a hearty six figure check and some recognition, then so be it!”
“I’m very excited about the upcoming season and personally, I was happy Bethenny was coming back,” declares LuAnn. “We’re friends, have history together – with both good and bad moments – and that adds some depth to the season. We reminisce a lot about the past, so true fans of the show will really enjoy that, I think.”
Kristen explains that for the most part everyone got along this season, but she certainly has some friction with Bethenny and hints we should “#staytuned LOL.” Kristen explains Bethenny brings “a whole new dynamic” which is an interesting contrast.
Compared to last season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills it has been diamonds and rosé for Lisa Vanderpump. The one thorn in the rose being Brandi Glanville! After attempting to move on with Brandi this season, Lisa was unfortunately, quite literally, slapped in the face, and has decided enough is enough. Reflecting on the vitriolic reunion, Lisa explains she doesn’t feel bad about cutting Brandi out of her life like a dead flower on the vine because Brandi’s version of reality is seriously and disturbingly skewed!
“This year I felt drastically different than last. I wasn’t of the mind to digest any of the nonsense that potentially would be spewed by some,” Lisa reasons. “I felt almost a certain vindication as I knew there were some whom had done an excellent job of exposing themselves.”
“In regard to BG, I am not apologizing for my feelings of being utterly incredulous at almost everything she says, as she has, over a rather long period of time, created an idiotic perception of what she believes to be reality. She doesn’t see things clearly,” Lisa articulates. Brandi is perhaps living in some very skewed and twisted version of Alice in Wonderland… Boozdi In Blunderland?!
Yes, despite her initial poor friendless me reservations, Brandi showed up with her usual bag of tricks – profanity and deflection. And good times were had by nobody. Err, except maybe Kim Richards, but I’m fairly certain she thought she was still filming Revenge.
In her blog, Brandi shared that she felt stressed during the reunion. “I did not want to be there. I knew certain people would be in attack mode, and they were. I saw it during the entire season, so why would it be different at the reunion?”
She’s not a Jedi Master, but she does play one on TV. Eileen Davidsoncalmly and eloquently cuts right through the BS in nearly every Real Housewives of Beverly Hills interview she does, and she’s doing the same in her Bravo blog this week. After last night’s RHOBH Reunion, Part 1, Eileen quips that she had concerns from the beginning about being placed on the crazy couch with Brandi Glanville, Kim Richards, and probably-ready-to-leave-because-she’s-ill Yolanda Foster.
“My first RHOBH reunion started off with a surprise, when I walk onto set and I’m told to sit next to Kim. I thought about running, but then I reconsidered. Ha!” says Eileen. After fielding a few softball questions about her hubby Vince, Eileen says things got more interesting, and more sad – when it came to Kyle Richardsrelationship with her sister, Kim. Eileen comments, “I’m sad that Kim and Kyle aren’t speaking. This is a big, messy, and complicated situation. Maybe the time apart will be good for them? I’m hoping so.”
I don’t want to sound like I’m bullying Brandi, but here’s the thing: if she would just own maybe a smidgen of her behavior or actions (and apologize without conditions) I think it would go a long way in everyone believing that she has a good heart, is good a mother, and is a person who at least on occasion behaves like an adult. Instead Brandi resorts to accusing Lisa Vanderpump(who can’t even be bothered to put out for Ken more than twice a year) of being desperate for the 23-year-old manwand of her son’s childhood bestie. This is because LVP called Brandi out for being too drunk too f–k her Amsterdam-ian fling (according to Andre, who unfortunately was not Skyped during the reunion!)
Lisa Rinna is having trouble getting the hang of this whole reality star thing – most notably the black hole of twitter and how nothing is ever truly erased from twitter! After tweeting (and deleting) a diatribe accusing Kim Richards of being “too inebriated” to write her Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills blog, Lisa took heat from viewers. Defending herself, Lisa admitted it was a mistake to tweet (and delete) but haven’t we all done it? She also said it was all worth it to help Kim, but Brandi Glanville is still shouting ‘hypocrisy’ from the rooftops of her Valley rental!
Lisa asked, “Raise your hand if you’ve tweeted and deleted. Come on be honest.” Then she wondered, “Raise your hand if you’ve tweeted buzzed or drunk. Raise your hand if you have tweeted the word that rhymes with Runt. Raise your hand if you’ve tweeted something nasty about anyone. I bet even @oprah has tweeted and deleted!!!” Lisa also thinks both the Pope and Obama have had a tweet/delete moment.