RHOBH

Erika Jayne

The Season 8 premiere episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was loaded with subtle shade directed toward the one and only Erika Jayne, courtesy of Lisa Vanderpump, and her self-proclaimed “British humor.” On the bright side, Erika Girardi was spared from the insults.

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.

Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Erika Girardi, & Camille Grammer Discuss The First Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Season Without Kim Richards

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.

Brandi Glanville Is Not Close With Yolanda Hadid Anymore After R

When Brandi Glanville left Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she had more enemies than friends. That’s why it’s not surprising that she has been very vocal about her close relationships with her former costars Kim Richards and Yolanda Hadid for the past few years.

Brandi and Kim are still in touch, but Brandi and Yolanda? Not so much. Brandi is not pleased with the opinions that Yolanda expressed in her book.

RHOBH season 8 premiere

YAY! The best holiday gift ever is Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills being back. Lisa Vanderpump bring your diamonds… oh, and also the ace from your Birkin, because we have much to discuss.

One thing I love about this show is that I can always expect Kyle Richards to be not only badly and unfortunately dressed (what is she thinking with all these muumuu-sized sleeves – just wear a kaftan already!), but also grasping for acceptance. Only Kyle would get excited about swinging a Birkin around years after everyone has gotten over them. And yes, it’s a lovely color, and it’s still obviously an extremely expensive bag, but girl, just like we have MOVED ON from Kim Richards drama, we have moved on from Birkin worship. Except Kyle has done neither. We do not need an opening episode that drags Rambles up from the dregs, but apparently Kyle thinks we do.

Kim Richards

It took a lot of time and a lot of effort, but things have truly turned around for Kim Richards. After many years of legal issues and struggles with sobriety, Kim has completed her Alcoholics Anonymous classes and now she is done with all of her community service requirements.

Kim’s 2015 arrest has been haunting her for nearly three years at this point and now that this final piece is complete, Kim can move forward and focus on something that she truly enjoys like being a grandmother or taking care of her horses.

Reality TV Listings - Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The Real Housewives taglines are a huge deal. Anything short of iconic just isn’t good enough. With so many cities, Housewives, and seasons, it is tough to be original these days. Even so, the pressure increases each season.

Season 8 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres tonight, but the taglines have already been released. Some of the ladies really hit the mark and others not so much…

Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump

Even though they’ve been through a lot throughout on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards have had a pretty steady (and loyal) relationship for the past couple seasons. As the only original cast members left on the show, it make sense that they would stick together.

Unfortunately, that is not what we will see when RHOBH returns for Season 8. Both OG’s discuss the strain on their friendship and where they stand today.

Margaret Josephs Thinks Siggy Flicker's Slumber Party With Dolores Catania Was Ridiculous; Calls Siggy

Most former Housewives do not admit that they still keep up with the Real Housewives show. I don’t know if it’s because they have bruised egos and don’t want to admit that they watch or because they really don’t watch the franchise anymore, but Brandi Glanville is not one of those alums. She is a very avid Housewives viewer and she has a lot of opinions about everything and everyone on every show. One person that she took major issue with was the New Jersey new girl Margaret Josephs.

For the most part, the audience is really warming up to Margaret (minus the initial shock from the pigtails), and I just figured that Brandi would be one of those fans who loves her since they both take pride in their unfiltered humor. Unfortunately, part of Margaret’s story line struck a very personal cord with Brandi. Nope, Brandi does not have a desire to run a lifestyle brand or rehash childhood nicknames or claim a friendship with Joan Rivers. This is actually a LeAnn Rimes-related issue.