Kim was pictured smiling with both of her sisters – Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards, as you can see above. The dinner outing at the Frida Mexican restaurant was to celebrate the 21st birthday of Kim’s daughter Whitney Davis.
Following the volatile finale episode of the Bravo show, during which Kyle accused Kim of being an alcoholic, Kim had pretty much stayed out of the spotlight, only making a brief appearance on E! News to wish her niece Paris a happy birthday.
There had been conflicting reports on the status of Kim and Kyle’s relationship with the latest report coming out last week stating Kim wanted nothing to do with Kyle. But with these latest photos, it seems the sisters can at least bear to be in the same room with one another.
Also present at the dinner were Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Mauricio Umansky, plus Kim & Kyle’s daughters. More photos are below.
In other BH news, Lisa Vanderpump revealed to UsWeekly that her pocket-sized dog Giggy is ready to go Hollywood. According to Lisa, the Gigster has signed with a talent agency.
“It’s true,” said Lisa. “He’s with CAA.” The Creative Artists’ Agency represents A-listers such asJenniferAniston, SandraBullock, BradPitt, and JuliaRoberts as clients.
So what kind of gigs is Giggy hoping to get? “He can do charity; he is open to anything. The only thing he isn’t very good at is radio,” said Lisa.
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During the now infamous limo fight between the two sisters, Kyle physically threatened Kim as the two had some nasty words of exchange during which Kyle stated Kim was an “alcoholic.” Since that episode aired, the two have yet to be seen together in public. In fact, Kim’s only public appearance since came via a brief joint interview with sister Kathy Hiltonon the E! network, to wish Paris Hilton a happy birthday.
Many fans continue to wonder the status of the sisters’ relationship as there have been conflicting reports in the media since. And while Kyle stated a month ago that the two were in “a good place,” adding “the show has taught me to handle her in a different way,” the latest report by UsWeekly seems to dispute that.
According to UsWeekly, the sisters are definitely “not talking.” The reason? “Kim has had it with Kyle.”
The story goes on to confirm previous reports which stated all of the original BH housewives, including Kim, have signed on to return for a second season, though an insider adds that Kim, 46, was on the fence about returning. “Kim finally signed on but told Kyle she wants nothing to do with her next season,” reveals the insider.
The source also adds that on the next season, “Kim will face her alcohol problems on the show.”
While Kyle’s behavior on the show was bad enough, it’s likely Kim’s disdain also stems from the aftermath of the show. In the weeks following the airing of that volatile episode, there were numerous reports in the press that seemed to have been planted by ‘Team Kyle’ sources. Majority of these reports attempted to paint Kim in a very negative light, while pretty much attempting to do the exact opposite for Kyle.
As for the Bravo hit show, numerous reports state filming has already began on the second season.
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Following weeks of numerous rumors and reports, both the HollywoodLife and RadarOnline sites are now confirming that all of the Beverly Hills Housewives will be returning for a second season! And Yes, that includes both Kim Richards and Camille Grammer.
Sources tell both sites that it wasn’t easy getting Camille and Kim to return to the show.
“Camille was on the fence and really didn’t know if she wanted all her business exposed for a second time especially after her painful divorce,” sources tell RadarOnline. “She thought about it and re-thought about it before coming to the conclusion that she’d return for a second season.”
As for Kim, the HollywoodLife blog reports, “Kim and her sister Kyle obviously have a lot to work on, but they have both signed on as well.” A source also claims to Radar that Kim went to Bravo demanding more money for a second season, and wanted to be the highest paid castmember on the show due to the scrutiny she received on the show’s finale episode.
Meanwhile, another “source” tells the HollywoodLife that Taylor Armstrong was on the fence about returning to the show. “Taylor was hesitating because of the spotlight on her marriage which caused problems for her and her husband Russell, who is actually a genuinely good man,” reveals the source. “They actually have a pretty happy marriage but it wasn’t portrayed that way, but she wants another chance at showing how they really are in love with each other.” We’ll let you take a gander at who this source could be.
Whatever the case, all the ladies are signed on and Radar even reports filming has already started for Season 2!
“There is already drama brewing,” sources said. “Keep your eyes on this one. It’s going to be explosive.” No word on whether or not Bravo will be adding a new housewife to the show though it is expected they will.
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RadarOnline was able to get exclusive access and photos to the birthday party, and those photos are below. “Portia is obsessed with being a princess,” gushed Kyle to RadarOnline. “And I don’t know where she got it because I was a tomboy,” she added with a laugh.
“She’s like her mom. She likes sparkles and sequins!” boasted Kyle. Radar reports it was a family affair with Mauricio, and Portia’s older sisters Farrah, 22, Alexia, 14, and Sophia, 11.
Also in attendance were Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton, actress Ali Landry and even fellow housewife Taylor Armstrong, who brought along her 5-year-old daughter Kennedy.
“I adore Portia. She’s the cutest little girl,” Taylor told Radar. “My daughter Kennedy loves mothering Portia because she’s a couple years older so she thinks it’s really fun to be around the smaller children and get to be the big sister for the day.” We’re guessing Taylor has yet to read this interview by Kyle.
Following the party, Taylor even took to her twitter page, sending the following tweet to Kyle on Monday night. “Kennedy and I had a blast with Portia and @KyleRichards18 today. Xo girls.” Kyle has yet to reply to the tweet, perhaps she just missed it in her timeline.
Kathy also spoke to Radar, stating –“I’m the auntie so all my nieces are like my kids. Our family is like that.”
Kyle added, “My whole family and friends are here so we’re having a lot of fun.” Seemingly missing from the party? Kim Richards as there was no mention of her in the article nor was she in any of the photos. Kim has however made one public appearance since the whole finale episode debacle. She appeared on E! News two weeks ago in an interview with sister Kathy, during which they both wished Paris Hilton a happy 30th birthday. She looked to be in good spirits.
That E! news footage doesn’t appear to be online as of yet. Also, the paps caught up with Kathy on Feb. 14 during which she commented on the Kim and Kyle situation. Kathy said they were raised as three girls, they are family and that loyalty is most important. She also said they will get beyond all of the conflict, adding that TV is TV, but she does not want a TV show to come between her family. Interesting use of the word loyalty there.
And now back to Taylor and Nene as the two apparently went out for drinks on Monday night during Nene’s current visit to LA.
Taylor tweeted that she had “lots of laughs” with Nene, who then tweeted a photo of the two ladies together with the caption – “Drinks last nite n LA wit Beverly Hills wife @Tayloratweets now it’s time 4 my business swag then hookup wit @KyleRichards18.” Like three two peas in a pod. That photo is below.
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Kyle, 42, gave a candid interview to NYMag this week during which she touched on a lot of issues. For starters, Kyle reveals she is undecided about doing a second season, while also revealing that many times, she wishes she “hadn’t gone on the show.”
The interview gets better as when asked if she works, Kyle answers that the show is her job. Kyle goes on to deny being angry or being a bully, and discusses the status of her relationship with sister Kim Richards. “The show has taught me to handle her in a different way,” reveals Kyle.
The highlight of the interview however is when Kyle throws Taylor under the bus distances herself from costar Taylor Armstrong, who appeared to be her BFF on the show. “We’re friends. I mean, we’re not best friends. I think our relationship was made to seem bigger on the show. I’m friendly with her,” said Kyle of Taylor. Wowzers, guessing all the hand holding on the show was simply all for show? Excerpts from Kyle’s interview below -
What was with that medium? Do you think there was any truth to what the medium said about your marriage?
No. Even Camille will tell you she believes the medium was picking up on Camille. I’d never met that medium before, and I really don’t know why she was so angry. In her defense, the medium — I have done a reading with a friend and they were asking me all these questions that were all about my friend’s life. So, later, watching the show and knowing what we know now, it actually makes sense, she was picking up on Camille’s marriage. Even Camille said she thinks she was picking up on her life.
So you don’t think you’re an angry person?
I am not an angry person. Anyone who knows me knows I am not an angry person. I’m a very happy person. Everyone handles stress differently. Later, me and Camille were laughing about it. That look in her eyes, and her chest was all red — that’s how she handled it. Me, I had this look of, like, I was trying to be calm, and it comes off angry. I was angry at times, but I’m not a mean person. But it definitely looked like that. I saw that and even I was surprised by that.
How are things with Kim?
Kim and I are good now. It took a while, but we’re happy. That was the worst. We’re in a good place. We’ve put it behind us and we’re moving forward. We had a very rough time though … We didn’t talk for a while. I can’t remember how long, it felt like forever, but it was maybe six weeks. It was after we finished shooting. It was very difficult. We both needed to heal and discuss the things that had happened, off-camera. There were other things that led up to that moment. So it was a very difficult time. And it was difficult having that play out on television, because the viewers don’t judge you by your lifetime of history together. It looks like just a moment.
Are you kinder to her now?
Well I definitely feel that the show has taught me to handle her in a different way. She comes across as very meek and reserved on the show, but she’s really not. She has a very strong personality as well, and you don’t always see that on the show. Well, you didn’t see that on the show. So I think that it’s taught me that what I was doing [with Kim] wasn’t working. Now I don’t try to step in as much, and I let her be who she is. That’s one thing I learned from all this.
How did the rest of your family — Kathy, Paris, Nicky, and Rick — react to you and Kim fighting on the show?
When we first decided to do the show, we were all skeptical, but then we thought, Okay, it’ll be fun. Kathy said, “Don’t use any bad words!” And I was like, “Oops. Did that on the first episode.” But I promised her I was not going to use bad words, that I was not going to be like that. I swore. But obviously … Everybody was excited and they enjoyed watching the show, but of course the final episode was very upsetting for the whole family. That was very difficult for everyone to watch. We’d mended wounds already and moved forward, and then it was like, “Here it comes again, rearing its ugly head.”
Why didn’t they show up for your daughter’s graduation?
You know, I was disappointed that they weren’t there, but what can I say? They had business to do and they had to go. I was disappointed, but I know they were proud of her.
Would you do the show again now, knowing how it played out?
Many times, lately, I feel that I wish that I hadn’t gone on the show. There were a lot of fun times, though. My sister and I had a lot of fun together, too, believe it or not. They didn’t show everything. They only show whatever they choose to use, but we had a lot of fun filming. Unfortunately, the way it ended left me with a very sad feeling inside. I think some aspects of the show were really toxic and negative and it’s been very difficult. You bring that home, and then my husband says, “I don’t like to see you feeling down.” So sometimes I wish I really hadn’t done this, and sometimes I just think I’m going through a hard time and I’ll be okay.
Do you work?
Other than the show, you mean? This is what I’m talking about — people don’t think that the show is a job! It takes up just as much time as if you were filming a regular TV show. You’re filming every day, and I thought, Three months and then it’s done. But then you’re traveling and you’re doing press. You’re blogging. I did not realize it was going to be so time-consuming.
Are you going to do a second season?
I don’t know yet, to be honest. Once they announce it, I’ll decide, but I don’t know if I have it in me again. It’s been very emotionally draining. Until they announce it, I’m going to discuss it with my husband and my children and see how they feel, and if they’re on board, and I think I can handle it again, then yes I would. But if it’s brought about too much drama and problems in our lives, then we’ll probably just leave this behind us and move on.
So Taylor, apparently, lied about her name, and lied about Adrienne being her daughter’s godmother.
I didn’t know Taylor before the show. I know she said her name was Shanna, so I’m confused about her name. Maybe Taylor is her last name? I’m not sure why she changed her name. And with the godmother situation, I guess they discussed that off-camera. I think she told me they discussed it before the reunion and she asked, but Adrienne thought it would be better if it was a family member.
Is Taylor a pathological liar?
Not that I’ve seen? I don’t know. We’re friends. I mean, we’re not best friends. I think our relationship was made to seem bigger on the show. I’m friendly with her. We got to know each other during filming. She was always very nice to me.
In the few years of doing this blog, I’ve never made mention of what I’m about to say here but this interview is without a doubt the best interview I’ve seen in a very long while. The reporter did an excellent job in asking all the right questions. A great in-depth interview. You can read the rest here at NYMag.com.
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This is despite getting her lawyers to get her out of her contract with Bravo after being declared the most hated housewife ever. However things have since taken a turn in Camille’s favor as the actions & behavior of some of her fellow housewives have without a doubt overshadowed hers.
“Camille is coming back; she just wants the public to feel sorry for her a little longer because of the whole Kelsey [Grammer] thing, so she’s not announcing it yet,” reveals a Bravo insider to E!
And what about Kim Richards? “It’s 99 percent certain that she won’t do season two,” explains the source.
It seems Kim wants nothing else to do with the show following her major blowout with sister Kyle Richards on the season finale. “There is so much more going on than what was shown on TV,” dishes the RHOBH insider. “There was a lot of tension building up over the years, they have a complicated relationship.”
As for the status of Kim’s relationship with Kyle today, the source reveals they are still working on it. “Kim, Kathy [Hilton] and Kyle all love each other, but their dynamic is complicated,” adds the source.
As for who might be replacing Kim, TMZ reported a while back that Bravo is talking to Brandi Glanville, Jeanie Buss, and Jennifer Flavin Stallone. It has also been rumored that Bravo is looking to get rid of Taylor Armstrong though we’re not so sure Bravo or any network for that matter would want to get rid of their resident sh*t starter pot stirrer.
And airing tonight on Bravo at 10/9c is a special director’s cut of the now infamous dinner from hell. A preview clip of the ladies in the limo looking at Camille‘s porn photos from her past is below -
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Just days following the airing of the reunion episode, Bravo has already began casting for season 2 and looking to add some new housewives. The reason? Camille Grammer and Kim Richards might not be returning to the show. Camille has expressed uncertainty about coming back and Kyle Richards recently stated Kim might not return.
Meanwhile, a report by E! News states Bravo is looking to axe Taylor Armstrongbecause her season 1 storyline failed to impress. So with the likelihood that three of the cast members will be leaving, Bravo is currently in talks with three potential new housewives.
First up is Jeanie Buss, daughter of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and an executive of the team. Jeanie is also the long time girlfriend of Lakers head coach Phil Jackson. Sources tell TMZ Jeanie recently met up with Bravo execs and producers even went to a recent Lakers game to observe her daily routine. Jeanie is reportedly very interested in joining the show, which would make for a great storyline as current housewife Adrienne Maloof’s family owns the rival Sacramento Kings.
Next up is Jennifer Flavin Stallone, wife of famous actor Sylvester Stallone. Some sources tell TMZ Jennifer is currently being recruited by Bravo to appear on the next season, while some other sources tell TMZ Jennifer hasn’t spoken to anyone from Bravo about signing on.
And finally, Brandi Glanville, ex-wife of actor Eddie Cibrian, has also been contacted by Bravo for next season. Brandi’s casting would make a lot of sense as she was just photographed this week hitting up a Beverly Hills restaurant with none other than Cedric Martinez aka Lisa Vanderpump’s former gay pet house guest. A photo of the two is below.
“He’s my gay best friend! I’ve known him for 16 years,” said Brandi to E! News about her friendship with Cedric. And yes, we foresee major messiness if Brandi is indeed added to the show.
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And unlike all those other magazine stories which have all been pro Kyle and anti Kim, this story actually has sources from both sides. Despite the fact that both sisters stated they were in a good place on the reunion episode, a source reveals they are still struggling to get back to where they were.
“Since the show, Kim and Kyle’s relationship has gotten worse. They’ve barely spoken,” an insider tellsOK!. “This is the biggest fight they’ve ever had. Normally, an argument lasts a few days. This is different… Kim would usually be the one to back down first, but it doesn’t seem like she’s going to. This could definitely be a long feud.”
Below are more excerpts from the OK! article -
Substance Abuse – A sources reveals, “Kyle was referring to what she believes are Kim’s problems with alcohol.” The Kyle source adds that Kim’s family has tried to help: “The word is they staged many interventions but Kim won’t even admit she has a problem.” Meanwhile, a source close to Kim states she “didn’t even want to be on Housewives.” After losing a fiance to murder and surviving two divorces and a traumatic breakup, Kim was apparently left with little money. Kyle reportedly helps support her, “so when Kyle asked her to be on the show, Kim felt obligated.”
Under Pressure – The pal adds that Kim did not want to do the show knowing she’d be out of her league. “She’s not a ‘lady who lunches,’ nor does she shop all day. She got in over her head and couldn’t keep up with [the other women]. She’s uncomfortable in that wealthy environment; it’s been years since she lived so extravagantly. She feels like a fraud and can’t quite pull it together.” The pal reveals that any increase in Kim’s drinking or use of medication is because of how uncomfortable she feels on TV with Kyle and her other costars. “She’s really just trying to cope.”
Sister Rivalry – A source states “there’s deep-rooted jealousy between the sisters” which stems from their childhood. “As kids, Kim was the more successful sister. Her acting career was bigger, and Kyle’s always been resentful of that.” A source close to Kyle however sees things differently saying Kim is the one who is now jealous. “She thinks Kyle has a perfect family, kids, life – everything is ‘perfect.’”
Stolen Home? – When it comes to Kim’s accusation that Kyle stole her home, a source says after the sisters’ parents died, Kim was due to inherit their L.A. home but Kyle got it instead. “Kim has never forgiven Kyle for that.” A source close to Kyle refutes that saying Kyle bought her sister’s share of the house – then even let Kim buy it back at a lower price. “Kyle didn’t even cash Kim’s check, because she knew she couldn’t really afford it,” the source tells OK!.
We’re not so sure how accurate Kyle’s source is as we at Reality Tea did some investigation of our own and the Palm Springs home, which seems to be the home in question, is registered to a certain Mauricio S Umansky and Kyle R Umansky. According to the Blockshopper Riverside website, the Umanskys are owners of the home as of January 2008, and there are no sales history available on the home from 2001 to present.
Meanwhile Kyle tweeted on this on Tuesday in reply to a fan asking her about the home issue – “I didn’t steal a house…how would one do that?”
As of the moment, friends are hoping the two sisters will reconcile and Kyle has said she’d be willing to do another season of the show with Kim. However the healing between them might take a while as a source states some of the things that were said are unforgivable.
“For Kim, Kyle calling her an alcoholic on film was destructive. For the world to believe that about her tore her apart. That’s something that will take a while to forgive.” We should also note that Kim has yet to break her silence since Bravo aired that finale episode. You can read a lot more about the sisters as well as their costars in the latest issue of OK! magazine. A good read.