Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was just – sad, and it’s hard to know what to think. I was expecting a welcome break from the trauma (not to be confused with drama), but my hopes were dashed as the Taylor show came crashing into us harder than Malibu waves. Which reminds me, according to Bruce Jenner’s bespangled and fabulous ex-wife Linda Thompson, the ocean is going to be there long after all of us are gone, so I probably shouldn’t get too worked out about the problems of Housewives.
Anyway things started out on a truly lovely note with Wedding Planner to the Insane Kevin Lee organizing some tablescapes for Lisa and Pandora to choose from – well really Lisa, because after all it’s her wedding!
The ladies were excited, gracious and truly wowed, and after doing some finagling and maneuvering around they put their stamp of approval on the over-the-top fabudiculous arrangements (I made up a new word. Call me Teresa Giudice).
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Kyle Richards hasn’t approved of Kim Richards’ relationship since the get-go, but after learning that Kim’s beau has a DUI and is active on an Internet dating sight, she really doesn’t like him.
Speaking out about the contentious relationship while attending Virgin Unite’s Rock the Kasbah event (she was attending with husband Mauricio Umansky and niece, Paris Hilton), Kyle explains she has just heard the news about Ken Blumenfeld’s 2009 arrest for a DUI and his current Match.com profile. A photo of Ken’s online dating profile is below.
“I just heard about the DUI…I just heard about that today,” Kyle admits. As for Kim, she may still be in the dark about the recent drama surrounding Ken! “I spoke with her yesterday and she hadn’t heard about that yet,” Kyle reveals of Ken’s activity on the Match.com dating site (he was last active a little over three weeks ago). Telling MailOnline that Kim avoids “magazines and websites,” Kyle, confesses she sure doesn’t want to be the one to fill her in on the gory details!
“My sister doesn’t read any magazines, she doesn’t look at any blogs or anything like that. Every now and then she gets on Twitter but she doesn’t pay attention to it,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star described. “I don’t tell her because I know eventually someone will say, ‘I heard or I read,’ but I don’t want to be that person,” Kyle explained. Sister of the year!
Kyle once again explains her reasons for questioning Kim’s relationship is out of concern. “I just really love my sister and I want the best for her, and I just don’t think that is the best situation for her.”
Disclosing that the two lovebirds are still together, although she hasn’t been invited over (why am I not surprised…), Kyle suspects Kim may be having some doubts about her relationship! “’I think she is beginning to come to her senses. I really hope she will.” As for Kim, she has yet to comment on any of it! I guess time will tell…
In other RHOBH news, is Taylor Armstrong the next Housewife to get the axe? A source supposedly connected to the show is telling In Touch Weekly: “With all the backlash from Russell [Armstrong]’s death, producers will most likely not renew her contract. She is in a fragile state.” This leaves us to wonder is Taylor about to join the ranks of fired Housewives?
Even more interesting, this isn’t the first time there have been whispers of Bravo firing Taylor following this season. The National Enquirer first reported the news last month.
In Touch also adds that Bravo has already invited back some RHOBH for season 3! “Kim, Kyle and Lisa are being asked to do the third season,” adds the source.
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TELL US – SHOULD KYLE STOP TALKING TO THE MEDIA ABOUT KIM’S RELATIONSHIP OR DOES SHE HAVE A RIGHT TO BE CONCERNED? DO YOU BELIVE TAYLOR WILL BE FIRED?
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Calling this season “difficult” in the wake of Russell Armstrong’s suicide and the constant fighting amongst the ladies, she explains: “You just have to keep plowing ahead.”
“I felt a bit under attack this season with people saying this and saying that,” she admits, speaking to Parade. “I think if you stay true to yourself, people will make up their own minds.” And according to last Monday’s WWHLpoll the viewers did make up their minds!
“I don’t really care what others think of me. You’re not going to please everybody,” she adds about the downside of fame. “I care what I think and what my children and my husband thinks. If I’m OK with them, I’m OK with myself. It’s a very good barometer. I just try to be honest.”
“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth,” Lisa remarks, confronting her issues with co-star Taylor Armstrong. “I’ve had issues with Taylor, like ‘Sorry, Taylor, you’re too thin. You’re not eating.’ It doesn’t matter what way you cut it, does she like it? No, but that’s what we are encouraged to do, to be honest. We’re not going to sit there and say nothing on the show, we’re encouraged to speak our mind and sometimes people don’t like it.”
“I always knew there was volatility in the marriage, I was worried for her,” Lisa clarifies. “I kept saying “Maybe we’re not the closest of friends, however… if you need a place to stay.” And there was certainly no malice to her statements! “I feel very sorry for her – Taylor and her little girl.”
“We’re in a pretty good place right now,” she tells RumorFix about her current relationship with Taylor. Why do I not believe her?! “Things get worse before they get better,” she stresses, explaining that the dynamics of the show are “fascinating.”
Lisa also tackles Kyle Richard’s backstabbing ways this season, saying she found them “hurtful” and she wishes she could have relied on Kyle’s support throughout the season.
Perhaps Lisa is ready to move far, far away from the drama and onto her own show? Rumor has it that’s definitely a possibility! “It has been mentioned, but I can’t talk too much about that right now,” she says of the opportunity to go solo.
“This has been sort of a surprise. I knew what I was getting into, the franchise is so successful. I’ve had a lot of fun with it. I don’t know where it goes from here. It’s just great to be able to get a platform.” Wow – I have a feeling Kyle’s head will explode if Lisa gets her own TV show!
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THOUGHTS ON LISA’S INTERVIEW? DOES LISA HAVE A RIGHT TO BE HONEST OR SHOULD SHE KEEP HER FEELINGS TO HERSELF? DO YOU BELIEVE HER RELATIONSHIP WITH TAYLOR IS IN A BETTER PLACE? WOULD YOU WATCH LISA ON HER OWN SHOW?
Poor Kim Richards seems like she can never get a break! After proclaiming to the world that she is truly happy with her new boyfriend, Ken Blumenfeld, he’s not looking like such a great guy after all.
Kyle Richards recently took to her Bravo blog raising some concerns over her sister’s relationship with the mysterious Ken, who Kim was supposedly dating for a year before introducing him to her family!
As for fans wondering why Kim withheld her relationship from her sister, Kyle explains her relationship with Kim is complex and cannot be understood simply from watching the show. “This relationship is decades in the making. Plus, there are many contributing factors that you will never see because I am not comfortable sharing them with the world,” she asserts.
Kyle confirms that although Kim did attend a premiere with Ken for her niece Paris Hilton; neither, she nor their older sister Kathy Hilton, met him that night. “I started hearing about Kim’s ‘neighbor’ Ken from my nieces. Kim had been spending time over there, but still hadn’t shared anything with any of us.”
“I think it must look strange to you that I am crying over Kim moving in with a boyfriend that she seems to be happy with,” Kyle admits. “I have many reasons for not thinking Ken is the right person for Kim,” she explains, refusing to give anything away. “It looks as if I am crying because I want her to live closer to our family. Why do you think that is?”
“There are so many things I simply cannot say. If I say certain things that would explain everything better, I would be betraying my sister. If I ignore it in front of the cameras, people think I am blind,” she reveals. “For now, I have to wait until my sister is ready to speak up and explain things herself,” Kyle adds.
Perhaps Kyle’s concern is justified because it appears Ken has quite the shady past which makes him the perfect addition to Bravo! RadarOnline is reporting that in 2009, the 48-year-old Ken was arrested for a DUI! Kim, the sweet buy loopy star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently opened up about her struggles with alcoholism, even confessing on the show that she hopes never to drink again. This information about Ken strengthens recent suspicions that Kim has fallen off the wagon. A copy of Ken’s mugshot is below.
In addition to his own issues with alcohol use, it was recently reported that Ken is still active on the Internet dating site Match.com where he is listed as “separated.” In fact, Ken allegedly logged on as little as three weeks ago! Which is a problem considering Kim and Ken are apparently still together.
MailOnline has information from a source that claims Ken is a “nightmare” responsible for causing “several explosive arguments with Kim at his Westlake home.” In fact, one argument was apparently so bad Kim packed up and moved out. She was staying with a friend when Ken followed her there and “convinced” her to move back in with him! “He’s controlling and Kim shouldn’t be living at his home,” the source continues, echoing comments previously made by Kyle. “The family doesn’t like him.”
Kim’s family’s worry stems from the child-star’s past issues with addiction and recovery. Particularly, returning to the spotlight seems to have been nerve wracking for the very private Kim, who reportedly checked into rehab following last season’s explosive season finale episode. “Kim went through a lot last year with her drinking problem and the pressure from the show,” the source reveals. “Her relationships only trigger Kim’s addiction.” And based on Ken’s own DUI he may not be the best sober-partner!
Unfortunately, Kim seems blind to Ken’s manipulative ways. “Kim thinks she’s in love with someone who cares about her, but Ken is a controlling nightmare and he’s not right for her,” the source adds. “Kim should not be with this guy, he’s no good for her.” I hate to say it but maybe Kyle has a right to be worried!
THOUGHTS ON THE INFORMATION EMERGING ABOUT KIM’S BOYFRIEND? DO YOU BELIEVE HE IS BAD FOR HER OR CAN PEOPLE CHANGE? SHOULD KYLE GIVE KEN MORE OF A CHANCE?
I don’t even know what to say about last night’s absolutely insane episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills except is Taylor on diet pills or crack cocaine? And was she seriously SERIOUSLY trying to stage a cast-wide mutiny against Lisa? Denile may be the longest river in Egypt, but Delusion is the longest road to crazytown.
Kyle meets Kim’s boyfriend Ken… and Kyle is not impressed – before she notices what could possibly be a wedding band! Kim explains it is only a promise ring (high school, much?). One reason Kyle is not happy with this relationship is that Kim’s kids have told her Ken is very controlling. Controlling or not, Kim is happy and for the first time in her life doing something she wants to do. Kyle, like the rest of us, will have to wait and see. So far, things aren’t looking good as apparently Ken is still active on Match.com. Oops!
When Kyle tells Mauricio about Kim’s surprise boyfriend, he’s pretty non-plused, but shocked she was able to keep it a secret for so long. Kyle decides she is going to borrow a trick her mom Big Kathy used when she didn’t like one of her daughter’s boyfriends – ignore him completely! That’s just what she plans to do about this whole Ken thing. Um…Kyle – remember YOU ARE NOT KIM’S MOTHER! (sorry – I think she deserved to be yelled at!)
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“My son’s really taken a liking to him and my daughter and him get along as well,” she explained, speaking to E! at the Dream Halloween benefit for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. “He’s great with my kids and he’s good with me.”
Dimitri is so involved in Camille’s family life he took her two children Mason, 9, and Jude, 7, trick-or-treating! And he gave Camille a special Halloween Treat — white roses, Stargazers and white lilies.
“He brings me flowers every day — not an arrangement, a flower or two or three,” Camille explained, making the rest of us jealous.
So how exactly did Camille meet such an amazing guy? According to a friend of Camille’s the two met while attending a mutual friend’s wedding five months ago. Even though they clicked immediately they waited two months later to begin dating, because Dimitri was living in Texas at the time. “The stars were aligned,” Camille told RumorFix of their serendipitous meeting.
And things are going great! “I’m definitely enjoying my time with Dimitri,” she gushed. “He’s a really good person and we get along very well.”
So is marriage in the cards for the happy couple? Perhaps! “At some point, possibly yes,” Camille, said, playing coy. “A year ago I would have said I definitely never, I will never enter into that kind of agreement. But now I’ve definitely changed my mind.”
Best of luck to Camille and Dimitri in their new relationship!
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THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S NEW BOYFRIEND AND HER RELATIONSHIP? ARE YOU HAPPY FOR CAMILLE? DO YOU THINK HE WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE ON RHOBH?
“Ken stabbed me in the back and Lisa twisted the knife, but they didn’t kill me,” he laments. “It was a rough year, but I’ve landed on my feet.” And things are going well for the former moocher – he now has a job he loves, his own place, and a tell-all memoir in the works.
I wonder if that tell-all will include tidbits about the Vanderpump-Todd family? After all during the Season 1 reunion, Lisa revealed they were forced to get the police involved following Cedric’s ejection from their mansion and Kyle Richards let it slip that the couple filed a restraining order against Cedric!
Well, restraining order or not, Cedric is not hesitating to speak out on the couple who housed him and treated him as one of their family and Cedric insists that Lisa was buddy-buddy with the tabloid media and gave them negative stories about him and other cast members! “There’s no question about it. I’ve known Lisa has Us Weekly on speed dial since she sold out my relationship with Lance Bass,” Cedric declares. Um… what relationship with Lance Bass – did I miss something?
He also claims that Lisa is “absolutely” the person who fed the media information about Taylor’s marital issues, which is a storyline included in this season!
Cedric is also responding to friend Brandi Glanville‘s accusations that Kim Richards is an addict! “Anyone watching this season knows drinking is the least of her problems,” Cedric asserts. “I hope and pray she gets the help she so desperately needs.”
Well, Lisa has no comment – yet – about Cedric’s latest claims! But he will definitely be making an appearance later this season!
In other RHOBH news, unofficial Housewives Brandi and Dana Wilkey are giving their two cents on what it was like participating in a reality show!
As for adapting to life on TV, Brandi to confesses to the Huffington Post there were certainly some “low points” for all the cast members through the course of the show and she faults a lot of the erratic and unflattering behavior to long hours of filming mixed with lots of alcohol and little food!
Brandi also spoke out about LeAnn Rimes, the woman who first stole her husband and is now stealing her style! Brandi calls the alleged imitations “irritating.”
Since dating and subsequently marrying Eddie Cibiran, LeAnn has undergone a drastic weight loss, gotten breast implants, and started mimicking some of Brandi’s Twitter pics with those of her own (I’m sure you all remember the identical bikini poses!). LeAnn has even faced criticism for her weightloss from E! host Giuliana Rancic!
Well Brandi, who definitely isn’t one to hold her tongue, feels that LeAnne should give it up as being Brandi certainly wasn’t enough to sustain her marriage! “It obviously didn’t keep my ex-husband with me,” Brandi explains. “It didn’t work.”
“Oh, it’s irritating, yeah,” Brandi reveals. “[But] the kids love her. I’m happy that they love her,” she relents, taking the high road and admitting LeAnn is a good step-mom.
Dana also talked about how friend and co-star Taylor Armstrong is coping in response to the recent tragedy in her life. Dana admits: “She’s rebuilding. [She] will never be the same person again.”
She also confronts the rumor that Taylor may be dating Most Eligible Dallas star Matt Nordgren after numerous reports have spotted them together. “They’re just ‘silly stories,’” Dana insists!
A new episode of RHOBH airs tonight! The ninth episode titled ‘Otherwise Engaged’ Mohammed throws Pandora an over the top circus-themed engagement party, featuring camels, circus performers and snakes. But no Kim! Kim is a no-show since she is hiding her boyfriend, who according to IMDB, she has been dating for two-years! And Kyle has a tense dinner with Taylor and Russell who threaten legal action against Lisa for supposedly planting stories about them in the tabloids!
Well, I guess we can now say “it” has been brought. During the game night from hell on last week’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, new girl Brandi Glanville challenged Kim Richards to “Bring it, b!thch!” after feeling the wrath of the Richards sisters. While Brandi apologized to Kyle Richards in the following episode at an awkward spa day, Kim wanted nothing to do with the piranha named Brandi.
Kyle has since done damage control spoken out about the women’s behavior, but her sister Kim has remained relatively mum (save a tweet or two)…until now. In a blog on her twitter page, Kim addresses the fight, her actions, and that pesky little crystal meth accusation.
Kim begins, “Let me first start off by apologizing for the delay in my blogs. It has taken me some time to come to grips with certain events that have unfolded on the show. One event in particular is the situation that occurred on Game Night at Pam’s aka Dana’s (haha) That night was the first time I had ever met Brandi.”
She maintains, “For someone who doesn’t know me personally to outright accuse me of using crystal meth leaves me bewildered. Not only did she accuse me of using crystal meth, she accused me of using crystal meth on national television. Drug abuse isn’t something you just throw around as a jab. When Brandi uttered those words on camera, the only thing I could think of was ‘where the hell did that come from?’”
As you recall, it was Kim’s odd behavior and multiple bathroom trips that prompted the outburst while the three women were fighting. Kim is adamant that it wasn’t drug abuse but anxiety medication that is to blame for her very loopy demeanor.
She explains, “I told the others that night, that I had just left my doctors for treatment of my anxiety and panic disorder. I have suffered from this for many years. They knew he had given me medication for it. I found myself groggy, as this was a medication I had never taken before. That is why I was carrying my coffee with me. I should have gone home to lay down. Instead I went to shoot RHOBH. My doctors have been trying to determine which medication is right for me.” Perhaps she took this same medication while Adrienne and Paul were waiting on her to fly with them to the Kings game?
Kim takes a little responsibility for instigating the incident, admitting, “I know I was no angel that night. I am embarrassed that I fed into the negativity. I didn’t like the way I acted and that is not my character. When I said ‘I don’t want her on my team’ I was just joking with my sister. We have our own sibling banter and we get each other’s jokes. That’s my humor. It’s my fault for not making it obvious to Brandi that I was joking and for that I apologize.”
Kim alludes that Brandi’s excuse for her meltdown is more than a tad hypocritical. “By Brandi throwing out that accusation, it not only hurt me and my reputation, but hurt my children. Brandi was so concerned saying ‘don’t talk about my children’ But did she think for one moment about MY children when she carelessly threw those words out?” Kim makes a pretty valid point there.
She continues, “My kids have been devastated by her cruel words. My children and their friends and families watch this show as well. I can say that I am not embarrassed or apologetic for coming to my sister’s defense. I love my sister with all my heart no matter what ups and downs we go through. She always has my back and I will forever have hers.”
Kim doesn’t deny a past history of substance abuse. She says, “I’ll be the first to admit that I have struggled in the past with certain vices; but I have never in my life, EVER, used crystal meth. I have discussed openly my issues with alcohol. As many of you know, sobriety is a lifetime process, a process that is a priority in my life right now. I am grateful for the love and support of my children, family and dear friends.”
She ends the entry thanking her friends, family, and fans for the outpouring of support she has received since that uncomfortable to watch scene. Admittedly that accusation was ridiculous. Yes, Kim was acting wacky very odd, but crystal meth? This is, after all, Beverly Hills.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KIM’S RESPONSE? DID SHE TAKE ENOUGH RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER PART IN THE ALTERCATION? ARE YOU TEAM BRANDI OR TEAM KIM?