For the most part, I can’t get enough when it comes to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. On the other hand, there’s a part of me that wants to fast forward through the first couple episodes of the season since nothing new is happening and they are still rehashing drama from last year. I would never do that because I am addicted to this show, but I do want to since I’m ready to move on to new controversies.
Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing what the ladies have been up to and their over the top discussions while they plan looks with their glam squads, but I just need more. Dorit Kemsley still can’t stand Lisa Rinna. She still wants Erika Girardi to open up to her. It’s all valid, but I just need something new to tweet about.
It’s dark and scary days as Lipsa is among them. Dorit Kemsley is afraid. What will Lipsa’s evil, vicious, devil’s tongue say next?! Will she be hiding a Blue Bunny in Kyle Richards‘ Blue Birkin? Or will she come in peace?
We got to “meet” the newest Housewife Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. She has a famous father, a very L.A. career (she’s a wellness accountability coach), and she definitely looks the part. The only thing that is a little awkward about her casting is that she wasn’t genuinely friends with anyone before she joined the show, so it will be interesting to see how she fits in with the ladies.
Lisa Vanderpump made sure to remind us all that she is an OG cast member and the queen of the show. Her tag line alluded to this (yet again): “The queen of diamonds always has an ace up her sleeve.” She also had some shady comments up her sleeve, but she was very subtle with her delivery. She really is a pro at this.
Lisa didn’t say anything particularly scandalous, but there were enough subtle digs and “jokes,” Andy Cohen couldn’t help bringing it up (multiple times) when Erika was one of the guests on Watch What Happens Live. Erika did her best to skate around the questions with short, vague answers accompanied by facial expressions that conveyed her true opinions, but she eventually broke and acknowledged Andy’s constant questions about LVP.
Even though Kim Richards wasn’t a “Housewife” for the last two seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, all roads led to Kim. She was the constant topic of conversation whether she was a full-time cast member or not. Season 8 marks the first time that Kim will be making zero appearances on RHOBH.
She went out on top though: Kim reached a peak level of pettiness when she handed Lisa Rinna that cellophane-wrapped bunny rabbit stuffed animal during the Season 7 reunion. Sure, it wasn’t a positive moment, but it will never be forgotten. Now I just want to know what the ladies will talk about in her absence.
One thing I love about this show is that I can always expect Kyle Richards to be not only badly and unfortunately dressed (what is she thinking with all these muumuu-sized sleeves – just wear a kaftan already!), but also grasping for acceptance. Only Kyle would get excited about swinging a Birkin around years after everyone has gotten over them. And yes, it’s a lovely color, and it’s still obviously an extremely expensive bag, but girl, just like we have MOVED ON from Kim Richards drama, we have moved on from Birkin worship. Except Kyle has done neither. We do not need an opening episode that drags Rambles up from the dregs, but apparently Kyle thinks we do.
The Real Housewives taglines are a huge deal. Anything short of iconic just isn’t good enough. With so many cities, Housewives, and seasons, it is tough to be original these days. Even so, the pressure increases each season.
Season 8 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres tonight, but the taglines have already been released. Some of the ladies really hit the mark and others not so much…