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…
Erika’s even opening up a little bit more beyond the catsuits and glam squad. Last season, Erika brought the camera crew home to visit her mother. Now she’s discussing that and sharing her advice for anyone else who wants to be a Real Housewife.