This puts Rinna‘s bestie, Eileen Davidson, in a tough spot when it comes to Kim. Not only that, but Eileen had issues of her own with Kim two seasons ago. Rinna wasn’t the only cast member Kim was yelling at when the group took that trip to Amsterdam. Now, Eileen is over the Kim talk, and she’s not automatically taking Lisa’s side when it comes to this never-ending feud. Still, Eileen insists her friend is “really trying” to not talk about Kim, which I find extremely tough to believe.
Lisa Vanderpump has remained on the outside of the drama so far this season on Real Housewives of Beverly. Something I’m sure she’s grateful for after being the center of it all last time around. So far this season she’s standing firm in her support of Kyle Richards and is now a little glad that we’re all going to see the real Lisa Rinna.
Lisa starts off a bit gleeful over the tides turning, “Mmmm, so things are changing rapidly in the hills of Beverly… But the more things change, maybe the more they stay the same. Last year was extraordinarily difficult as I battled and endured the wrath from ED and LR over a conversation that had happened many months prior between LR and myself, a conversation that was the catalyst for the vitriol that emerged. But she was stalwart in her opinion that her recollection was accurate to a tee, emphatic as she tried to drag my character through the dirt. Her recollecting skills aren’t as accurate as she maintains, clearly.”
When Eden Sassoon rolled the dice by confessing secrets to Lisa Vanderpump this week on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, she won big. At least, that is how she sees it. After sharing information that Lisa Rinna had given her about Kim Richards being “mostly sober” and “this close to dying,” Eden feels like the group may understand her meddling a bit better now. (But, let’s get real: It was still intrusive and creepy as hell!)
Eden explains, “It was very important that I had that lunch with Vanderpump. She told me straight up that I should not mess with her friend Kyle [Richards]. I respected that and her so much! I didn’t have a chance to tell anyone about what Lisa Rinna had told me. Well maybe it was that I didn’t want to make the situation worse for Rinna, because I didn’t want to be gossiping about my ‘friend.’ But when I saw what Rinna was doing to me, you know, pretending like she didn’t tell me that ‘Kim is near death,’ not defending me in any situation with Kyle and Kim, and acting like I was obsessed with Kim’s sobriety, I had to speak the #TRUTH.”
This season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been fun, but seriously lacking in meaty storyline. I love the playful and silly moments and I’m glad they’re including more of them than usual, but can we PLEASE move the hell on from discussing who said what about Kim Richards‘ freaking sobriety already? I know the answer is NO since it’s going to be the focus of hella drama over the next few episodes, but a girl can dream. Lisa Rinna is weighing in on this week’s episode and is “owning it” a little…with a dash of blame thrown on Kyle, Kim and Eden Sassoon, too.
Lisa Rinna starts off by placing some of the blame for this mess directly on Kim Richards herself, “let’s revisit Game Night. All of the unnecessary drama that unfolded could have 100% been avoided if Kim had not inserted herself into our conversation. Everything was going great that night until Kim got involved. Our conversation had nothing to do with her. When I watch the episode back, I could see Kim’s wheels were turning. She was dying to get a word in, to find the perfect time to start trouble with me yet again, push my buttons, and to try to make me look like a crazy person for reacting to her. Kim’s intentions were to provoke and bait me. I took the bait, and we all saw what went down after that. Unfortunately, she succeeded, and I played right into her hands. She was aggressive, and yes, she was derogatory toward me and Eileen. If Kim had not done that, we would not be here right now.”
Lipsa may have been having a “mad moment” when she told Eden all about Kim Richards‘ very non-sober life (allegedly!), but Eden remembered every single word, which propelled her annoying badgering of the Twisted Sisters Richards about needing her help. Eden, tired of being hung out to dry in the cold whipping winds of Housewives, came to pay her respect to the queen, Lisa Vanderpump, beseeching her to advocate on her behalf.
First, Kyle shows off her incredibly toned booty and says it’s not surgically enhanced but thanks the Kardashians for making the big booty and boobs acceptable because back in Kyle’s day it wasn’t the case.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may be a modern day soap opera, but Eileen Davidson is still kicking it old school as her long-running alter-ego of Ashley Abbott on The Young & The Restless. So, when Eileen gifted Erika Girardi a chance to appear on Y&R this year, she was both excited and nervous about how Erika would fare in a scripted capacity.
The verdict? Eileen loved it! She loved Erika’s performance so much, in fact, that she’s urging Y&R writers to get Erika more material. She says, “After I saw [the episode] air, I was on the phone, ‘Come on you guys, write her something again. It would be so much fun.'”
Reality Tea is ranking of every, single Housewife from every, single season from almost every Real Housewives franchise. You can find Part 1 of our rankings here. Now we finally return with Part 2 (aka the big ole mush in the middle)!
In Part 1 we mostly covered most Housewives who were either too crazy to be legit, or didn’t make much of an impact, or were just so miscast and off it was painful. Some of them were too nice, or too timid, or not rich enough, or too desperate. If she’s only a Housewife for a season, there’s usually a reason!