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 are only one episode into this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so it’s a little tough to know what we should expect from the rest of the season. As per usual, we were treated to some (unnecessary) discussion of last season’s drama, but then again, I’m sure that some of these women refuse to hang with each other unless they are contractually obligated to, so that might have genuinely been their first time to discuss last season. Nevertheless, I’m ready to move on to some fresh drama.
Lisa Rinna was the most buzzed-about cast member during that first episode. She wasn’t there for the beginning of the Las Vegas trip, but her arrival was highly discussed- and not in a good way. Kyle Richards was ready to confront Rinna after Harry Hamlinbrought up Kim Richards while they were hiking. Dorit Kemsley isn’t over Rinna’s beef with PK Kemsley. And Lisa Vanderpump cannot help taking digs at Rinna- just like she always has. It would make sense to assume that most of the drama revolves around Rinna this season, but Rinna is actually pointing the finger at the other Lisa.
Brandi’s best-friend-turned-enemy Lisa Vanderpump was even brought into the lawsuit as well. Brandi hasn’t mentioned anything about Joanna– probably because she is not allowed to- but Brandi has a major bone to pick with Lisa.
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.
You know what they say “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Scheana Marie is not married to Mike Shay any more, but she still odds with Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney, and Kristen Doute– just like the good old days. Well, maybe Scheana wouldn’t throw the word “good” in there, but it was definitely an iconic era in reality television.
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.