In a recent interview with All Things Real Housewives, Bethenny dished on her co-stars and shared her thoughts on how Real Housewives of New York has changed since season 3. “I think it had changed in that it was contrived, in my opinion, because it had been on for so long that people who were new would know what to expect and think that’s how to manufacture drama,” she surmised.
Bethenny continued, “Coming back this season felt more like what it used to be like. Not contrived, it felt… it took a minute, I’ll be honest… but I feel like the tone was set to just be real and not be contrived and manufactured. You don’t need to do that, you can be interesting enough.”
Lisa Vanderpump is tired of lies and nonsense on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, but she is most tired of those who act like the cameras shouldn’t capture behaviors they don’t like and their co-stars shouldn’t have an opinion on those behaviors. Reflecting on the denial and deflection of certain co-stars, Lisa is fed up – especially as her husband Ken Todd recovers from surgery for a second hip replacement! What is Ken doing with those hips – something must happen more than twice a year Miss. Lisa!
As Lisa points out, the premise of a reality show is to let the public (and the other cast members) into your life, so if you have something to hide or don’t want others involved you should probably eschew the public eye. Ahem, Kim Richards!!
“I see offensive line man, Lisa V waiting to hurl her thought-out scripted attacks regardless of whether they fit at all into our conversation, Lisa R exhaustively trying to change every topic (whether it was about her or not) to her own addiction about anything to do with addiction, Eileen trying to fake a pass by laying her earned reputation on me, and cowardly Kyle waiting to piggyback any tackle,” blogged Brandi. “Kim and I were obviously playing defense. Only I was really over it at this point.”
Do I have to rehash the deluded behaviors of Brandi Glanville and Kim Richards cause I don’t wanna! I do want to talk about Lisa Rinna‘s “Double-Standard Dance” which needs to become a Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills standard. Like, whenever someone is being a hypocritical bitch (aka all the dagone time) just jump up and start wriggling and twisting and gun finger-pointing double-standard dancing. Their faces don’t move so they’ve gotta do something to convey their disgust.
I recant… Eileen Davidson‘s face moves. I’ll add that to my long list of things I love about Eileen. Also, she can drop a read so thick with shade a bitch won’t be able to see the sun for days. Eileen and Phaedra Parks need to start conducting seminars.
Andy asks Eileen what she was thinking joining RHOBH and she is like uhhhh… well, my life is great, my job is great, I just won an Emmy, and I wanted “a different type of drama” – well she got it! She also got wine thrown in her face and called a beast. Which – let me tell you – Eileen’s “How dare you!” rebuttal to KimKillah over the beast comment was my favorite moment of this season. It was so… Dynasty.
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their lives with us. And we would not have it any other way. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite snapshots and selfies from this week. Enjoy.
Tori Spelling shared, “Sitting poolside. Who knew I could find the perfect amount of chicness while still completely kid friendly! Check! #parkerpalmsprings #allaboutmatchingdesssert2youroutfit #summerreds”
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!”
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?”