Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is back and we will finally get to see how all the Denise Richards drama unfolds! The rumors have been flying fast and furious during the off season and everyone knows by now that has Denise has apparently taken a page from Lisa Vanderpump’s book and ditched the ladies completely. We have all heard about Denise’s alleged affair with Brandi Glanville, followed by her refusal to film. We have seen the previews of her telling husband Aaron Phypers not to say anything on camera and walking out on the other ladies.
Now the other cast members are speaking out about it. Kyle Richards, the last of the OG’s, and seemingly one of Denise’s biggest fans last season, is not holding back on her distaste for the situation.
“I get frustrated when people don’t show up, because that’s what we signed up for,” Kyle said in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. Kyle added, “There were so many times where I would have loved to not show up, and so many people I would have loved to not be around at the time, but I never once have done that in 10 years. It was a little frustrating to me.”
“I feel like when it got hot in the kitchen, she left,” she continued. “Her kind of walking off and not wanting to participate didn’t really sit well with the rest of us who show up every day.”
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Obviously, with Kyle being the longest running cast member, she has shared lots of issues on the show. Denise’s behavior may be particularly sensitive to Kyle because of what Kyle’s own sister and her own family have gone through due to the show. Kim Richards dealt with a very public and embarrassing addiction while on the show.
“It was really strange to me,” Kyle declared. She continued, “After a decade of doing this show, we’ve had so many things that have been really difficult. The stuff that happened between my sister and me. And I mean, what Taylor Armstrong went through, Camille [Grammer] — everybody — and nobody ever walked away.”
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“I didn’t even think that was an option, because we’re here documenting our lives and that’s what we signed up for,” she continues. “So, I was a little taken aback. Like, this is what you signed up for and, unfortunately, it’s hard, but it’s not just all fun and going to parties.”
Furthermore, Kyle had a front row seat to LVP’s exodus last season. It turned the whole season into a montage of the other ladies talking about LVP, and why LVP wasn’t talking to them, and if she was going to talk to them, and how they didn’t care if she wasn’t talking to them, and on and on, ugh. I can imagine it got really annoying to be focusing on someone who cannot even be bothered to show up. But this is LVP, who most of us can agree was the Queen of the Beverly Hills. Denise may be a movie star, but there are not many people who can get away with this diva behavior and still remain likable.
“Just like last year, right out of the gate the whole ‘puppy-gate’ thing happened, and this season was no different,” Kyle offers, referencing the season nine conflict that ultimately led Lisa Vanderpump to stop filming with her co-stars before exiting the series completely. “Something came up and, obviously, this show is documenting what’s going on in our lives and the thing you don’t want talked about the most, is definitely going to be talked about.”
It is surprising to me, because Denise came off as such a free spirit in her first season. Someone who had prostitutes over for Thanksgiving and bought her husband HJ’s is suddenly worried about what is on camera? Surely a dip in the lady pond with Brandi is not worth going to such lengths to cover it up? It hardly seems like that would be so embarrassing given everything else Denise has already exposed. THIS is where she draws the line? But the happy ending and hooker stories are perfectly okay? Denise and I have different definitions of what is okay to share and what is not okay to share.
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It will be interesting to see how this all plays out this season. It sure does seem like we are about to see a different Denise. Kyle, for one is not okay with digging out when times get a little tough.
“You can’t just pick and choose what you want to show,” Kyle adds. “Otherwise, we wouldn’t be on the air still. We’re documenting our lives. The good, the bad and the ugly.”
It sure seems like things are about to get ugly in Beverly Hills.
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TELL US-DO YOU THINK DENISE WAS PUTTING ON AN ACT FOR THE CAMERAS LAST SEASON? DO CAST MEMBERS HAVE A RIGHT TO TRY TO KEEP CERTAIN THINGS PRIVATE? DO THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS HAVE A RIGHT TO BE UPSET WITH DENISE WANTING TO KEEP HER PERSONAL BUSINESS OFF THE SHOW? WILL DENISE BE BACK? DO YOU AGREE WITH KYLE RICHARDS? HAS KYLE RICHARDS BEEN FORTHCOMING SHARING HER OWN LIFE?
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