Last night on Real Housewives of Beverly Buzz Kills it was more of the same: Taylor whining, Kim freaking out, Kyle seeking attention and everyone else trying to act like the reality world isn’t imploding. It was nice to see some fun and fluff with Pandora’s bachelorette party, but that was about the only bright spot in this morose wasteland of the rich, the wannabe rich, and the completely depressing.
Things start out with new Beverly besties Lisa and Taylor meeting for lunch. Lisa just wants to help Taylor. Taylor just wants to ensnare a kind-hearted Lisa in her web of lies and deceit now that Camille is wise to her game. Taylor downplays the disaster at Malibu beach as if she were just a girl who had too many drinks and acted a little cray-cray instead of being one step away from Beverly Mental Hospital. Was anyone else distracted by Taylor’s brows?
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As you know, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are anything but dull… and almost always sometimes the ladies are downright catty, crazy and dramalicious. The latest episode was no different, as the women participated in The Dinner Party From Hell 2.0.
In an effort to explain the insane events of that evening, Kyle Richards took to her personal blog to discuss her take on frenemy Brandi Glanville’s belly dancing girls’ night, where the wine flowed like… well, wine. And if we’ve learned anything this season, it’s that where there’s wine, there’s Kyle doing splits a Taylor Armstrong meltdown of epic proportions.
Kyle begins, “Brandi had invited us all out to her friends house for a ‘wine tasting’ with belly dancing lessons… When we arrived, the girls were already tipsy and having fun. Brandi made a comment about my husband being ‘super hot’ and said how much he loves me. I said in my interview ‘easy on the hot husband talk’. Then I hissed like a cat. That is my sense of humor. I was not offended in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM by Brandi’s comment. I honestly found it to be a compliment and took it as such.” Seriously? If I had a dollar for every time Kyle used her “sense of humor” as her excuse for tacky behavior, maybe I’d have enough money to move to Beverly Hills… or at least buy a pair of Adrienne’s shoes.
“Brandi’s friend started giving us belly dancing lessons,” Kyle continues. “I felt SO AWKWARD doing belly dancing which did NOT come naturally to me . I am known for joking around and acting ‘goofy’ so I decided to do some of my ridiculous ‘dance’ moves to make my friends laugh. It’s a running joke amongst my friends and me. Years ago it was ballet moves (never taken ballet in my life) then it was yoga and now I have settled on the splits. Who knows what’s next?!” Perhaps the Dougie? Again, Kyle cites her joking personality as a reason to be disrespectful to the belly dancing teacher. I’m not even trying to come down on Kyle because she’s Kyle… it’s like that cringe-worthy feeling I get when people talk over a public speaker — it’s just plain rude.
When addressing her nipplicious snarks about braless Brandi, Kyle admits, “Yes, I made some comments about Brandi’s nipple’s showing through her dress. How can I not? They were right in my face. I think that if you wear a dress that you can see your breasts through, you must want them noticed. I personally wouldn’t do that, but I get that Brandi is more of a free spirit. That doesn’t mean I can’t tease about it .” Dear Diary, aren’t my comments cute? I’m not mean, I’m just funny.
However, Kyle does treat Taylor’s behavior with the kind of gravity it deserves and I give her credit for the fierce loyalty she showed on Monday’s episode. She describes the downward spiral, saying, “The night suddenly shifted from being silly and having fun to a complete nightmare. Taylor could not let go of the resentment toward Camille. Taylor was afraid that if Russell found out she had told all of us what had gone on in their marriage, and that it was repeated in FRONT of the cameras, he would lose it.” An understandable assumption, but it is also odd to me coming from someone whose job is to have their life recorded for a television show while sharing intimate details of her relationship with several friends. But I digress…
Kyle continues, “[Taylor] was scared. Too much alcohol played a big factor in this evening as well. Dedra came to Camille’s defense , as a best friend should. Dedra is a great girl and this evening was very out of character for her. Emotions were running high. I’m convinced there was a full moon that night. I was in shock watching all of this I felt like I was witnessing a nervous breakdown. It was a nightmare.”
Of that oh so hard to watch limo ride home, Kyle reveals, “I was overwhelmed with sadness for Taylor. There was so much we knew, but even more we didn’t.” Continuing, Kyle advises, “In watching this, you may think, Taylor is crazy, a trouble maker, a phony, whatever it is you may be thinking. However, please remember, you have never met Taylor. She really is a kind person. She may have her issues, but she never wanted to hurt anyone. Walk a mile in her shoes before passing judgment….” Kyle makes a very valid point. Gracious, I am all over the board with my thoughts on these women!
In other news, Taylor’s nemesis of late Camille Grammer was recently called out for sporting a 10 karat diamond ring given to her by ex-husband Kelsey Grammer in a recent photo shoot. According to American Superstar, Camille was only wearing the ring for the photo shoot… it’s not something she wears every day.
Camille explains, “I did a photo shoot for Life & Style magazine and they had asked me to bring my bling. That ring is bling, along with other gifts that I have gotten from my ex over 14 years. I had acquired a lot of rings in my relationship. So whenever anyone asks me to bring my bling, that comes along with it.” She states simply, “I only wore the ring for the photo shoot.” And why shouldn’t she be able to enjoy the gifts she acquired during her marriage?
For those who thought the ring may be a silent statement that she still has feelings for her ex, Camille assures that she is no longer in love with Kelsey, quipping, “It’s easy to fall out of love with someone when they are putting you through such hell.”
So, while the photo shoot bling is still somewhat in rotation, there are two rings that Camille will never be seen wearing again: her wedding band and engagement ring. Of those reminders of her marriage, she admits, “I have my wedding ring and engagement ring in a safe. I plan on giving them to my daughter.” Camille adds, “I don’t wear them anymore and I don’t want to hock them. That is so vulgar and cheap.”
Of course, Kelsey isn’t the only man to put a ring on Camille’s finger. She reveals the got quite a statement piece from new beau Dimitri Charalambopoulos. Camille remembers, “The first night I met Dimitri we were in Vegas and he gave me a giant flashing light ring. She continues, “It was like a silly engagement ring that looked like it was 40 karats with a flashing light. It was adorable.”
Knowing what she knows now, Camille believes that jewelry is no substitute for a healthy relationship. “A 10 karat diamond ring cannot hug you back and give you love,” the reality star muses. Amen to that!
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WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KYLE’S BLOG? ARE YOU BUYING HER EXPLANATIONS? SHOULD CAMILLE HAVE WORN THAT RING IN HER PHOTO SHOOT?
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?