Joyce confesses to People that she is surprised by her experiences because as a fan of the show prior to joining she definitely had preconceived opinions that turned out to be completely wrong!
"I'm not gonna lie and say I never watched the show. I did watch the show," Joyce admits. "It's a guilty pleasure."
And because of that Joyce went into it believing the ladies would act a certain way. "For example, I thought Kyle [Richards] was gonna be a terrible person, but I really like Kyle," Joyce acknowledges. "I thought Brandiand I would get along great. I thought 'Wow – this girl is honest. I love honest people.' And actually, I couldn't dislike her more."
When she learned the news, Camille was determined to beat the disease head-on, undergoing a radical hysterectomy. It was while she was recovering from her surgery that her boyfriend allegedly attacked her. If that wasn't enough, Camille was subjected to multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Now, thankfully, there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
She's either changed her tune after viewing episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or she realized during filming that Brandi Glanvillewas a trashy trainwreck. I think it's a combination of both. After chastising Joyce Giraud for defending herself during this week's dinner party, which she calls a "fiasco", Lisa is now acknowledging the error of her ways.
"This week, when I was talking to Ken in the rose garden (I have to say one of my favorite tasks), I explained to him that I was coming to the slow realization that my chastising Brandi was of no use," Lisa shares in her Bravo Blog. "It was pretty redundant in its outcome. It was also having ramifications on our relationship. The playful banter had taken a different direction."
As the evolution in her relationship with Brandi continued, Lisa realized some other things as well.
Love & Hip Hop returned after a two week break to a much smaller audience. Only 2.386 caught Erica Mena and Rich Dollaz discussing their relationship – that's down over 500,000 since early December and nearly a million since early November. Will it bounce back in January?
On this week's episode she got into it with Joyce Giraud at a dinner party and got accused of being from Planet Trash. Brandi also got caught saying "get me another drink before I murder a Puerto Rican."
Joyce has already called Brandi out for racist comments on previous episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, for which Brandi has apologized, but this isn't helping Brandi's case much in proving that she actually is sorry.
Brandi is also incensed by Joyce's comments about weight and wonders if the former beauty queen may have an eating disorder. I'm sure Joyce will be in a tabloid denying this in 3…2…1…
Anyway, let's see what Brandi has to say in her Bravo blog about the latest mashup! First she explains why she was frustrated that Joyce started speaking Spanish at Kyle Richard's fashion fitting.
Aaaahhh… Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. There comes a time in every recappers tenure when she is just beyond blown away by what appeared before them on the screen. And taking one's mother-in-law to Hustler and grinding on them has knocked me over.
Carlton Gebbia takes her hubby David along with her mother-in-law to Hustler to choose lingerie for her "playroom". Listen – I mean the storyline is gross as is, but you couldn't pick a classier place than Hustler?
Carlton is like thongs – no big – my mum-in-law has pulled babies out my vagina. Then she proceeds to educate MIL on what "DTF" means and huffs the F— word in the ladies face like she's going to vampire her. This is a preclude to the main event where Carlton puts on a teeny-tiny bikini and drops it like it's hot on her MIL's lap. Apparently her MIL accepts Carlton because David loves her. David needs inpatient therapy.
If you thought Carlton Gebbia's sexcapades have been bad in previous weeks ("girlfriend kiss", flirting with the nanny, and of course "mommy and daddy's playroom") – this week will surely get your panties in a bunch!
Trying to push Brandi Glanville off her throne as Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' most controversial Housewife, Carlton takes her husband and her mother-in-law shopping at a lingerie store and proceeds to give ol' mummy dearest a little action! Carlton, seriously – don't try so hard!
Yolanda Foster's former husband Mohamed Hadid couldn't bear the thought of Lisa's remaining swan feeling lonely in its pond, so he bought it another companion. Lisa was clearly thrilled, but no one was more excited than Giggy!