Is every other Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fan feel like they’re in a fever dream this season? Like, Erika Jayne is going through a phony divorce to protect her assets but acting as though the timing was just coincidental. And, her fellow co-stars are supporting her, even though Tom Girardi is accused of embezzling millions from widows and orphans and putting it right in Erika’s bank account. What happened to owning it, Lisa Rinna? Where’s the energy you brought to the Denise Richards/Brandi Glanville allegations, Kyle Richards? Smh.
Erika is pulling out her Broadway moves and playing the role of the clueless housewife who is just another victim. But thankfully, the legal system isn’t buying it. Erika is being investigated and victims of Tom’s years of shady business practices can go after Erika for the money they’re rightfully owed. It’s obvious Erika has nothing meaningful in her life aside from material things, considering that’s all she seems to care about. Not even ONE public apology to Tom’s hundreds of alleged victims. And she’s still flying around in her private jets. Ice queen is right.
It’s hard to watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills continue to give Erika Jayne such an easy ride when it comes to the atrocious allegations facing her soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Girardi. Tom’s accused of swindling millions from victims of nightmare-level accidents to fund EJ’s wannabe pop career. And when years of embezzlement accusations came ahead, Erika ran for the hills, filing a shady divorce against Tom and doing anything to protect her assets. And her crew is giving her a pass — one they definitely didn’t grant to Denise Richards when the Brandi Glanville hookup allegations arose last season.
I’m just waiting for Sutton Stracke to really make Erika “own it” this season on RHOBH, because it’s obvious her sidekick Lisa Rinna isn’t going to do it. Like, Erika’s behavior is speaking for itself. She’s still flying private and acting like the main character in a soap opera while actively being investigated by the feds. Erika’s 100 times more worried about the Bravo editors than she is about the actual victims her husband allegedly stole millions from to fund her ridiculous lifestyle. Thankfully, a judge has ruled that victims can go after Erika to get the money they’re due. As she’s said, the ice queen can take it. So prove it, boo.
Have we all stopped applauding Erika Jayne for doing her own dishes yet? In Jesus Christ lady get the hell over it news, Brandi Glanville, award-winning Twitter personality and long-suffering veteran of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is talking about Denise Richards… AGAIN. Just out of curiosity, at what point does one become officially sick of hearing themselves pontificate over diamonds they lost?
Apparently not soon enough because Brandi’s third favorite thing to talk about behind herself and her cheating husband from eons ago, is Denise. It’s safe to assume Denise hasn’t thought about Brandi since the last time she took a shot and Glanville is nowhere close to her radar. But bless her damn heart, Brandi has a voice and she’s going to use it. She’ll curse, she’ll cry, and she’ll get help from fellow Denise-hater, Lisa Rinna. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what happens when you have too much free time.
Toot toot. Hot mess express coming through! Do you love her or hate her? There is literally no in between for our dearest Brandi Glanville. While it’s safe to say most viewers find Brandi to be a bit much, there’s no denying how integral she is to the world of Bravo.
We have Brandi to thank for the iconic transition from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to Vanderpump Rules all those years back. That was an era when your husband cheating with your friend’s waitstaff was peak drama. Since that time, Brandi has jumped all the sharks. And thanks to the internet (mainly Twitter) we all get front row seats to the show!
How does the saying go? The devil works hard, but Danielle Staub works harder. Especially when it comes to inserting herself into any and every Bravo narrative since departing from the Real Housewives of New Jersey a second time. Her most recent stunt was an appearance in a Hulu documentary about Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s shady divorce and embezzlement allegations. And it led everyone, including Andy Cohen, to wonder what made Danielle the expert on this topic in the first place. To her, the fact that they both danced in the same go-go bar back in the day and appeared on Real Housewives is enough credibility. And it’s saying something that not even thirsty old Brandi Glanville turned down an appearance in the doc.
The documentary itself was very revealing about the ins and outs of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s lavish lifestyle that is allegedly built off of the trauma of others. Tom is being accused of stealing millions from victims of horrific incidents to fund EJ’s glam squads and private jets. And even though she’s being accused of spending money her soon-to-be ex-husband made illegally, Erika is proving she’s a stone-cold villain by prioritizing, well, herself. Even though she’s still flying in PJs and wearing designer outfits everywhere she goes. And for once, the RHOBH mean girls squad is giving EJ a pass. Where’s the outrage? Don’t worry, Danielle is making up for that by talking even more about Erika’s allegations.
Some Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers have strong opinions on how this particular cast conducts themselves in a hostile environment. Having disagreements is just part of the job, but it seems like events of an inorganic nature have invaded this franchise more often than not. Exhibit A: the ridiculous Puppygate saga or Exhibit B: the Brandi Glanville and Denise Richards alleged affair.
Playing a key role in both of these occasions was Lisa Rinna. Rinna identifies as more of a follower than a leader in that she’ll follow whatever Kyle Richards does, because worker bees have to stay close to their Queen. RHOBH lost two big players and rumor has it, one of them would consider coming back. On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, Garcelle Beauvais intimated Denise might entertain a return if “someone” left. Now Denise sets the record straight and “someone” thinks it’s real knee-slapper.
Sigh. That’s all I can do anymore when I read news about Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s shady divorce and embezzlement accusations. The entire thing makes me queasy. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is either telling the truth or the best actress of all time. And based on some very damning court records, I’m leaning more and more toward the latter. Like she said herself, it’s so XXPen$ive to be Erika Jayne that you can’t do it legally. Well, allegedly (don’t need her trying to fund her skincare routine with a lawsuit).
Erika has staunchly denied that she knew anything about Tom embezzling millions from his clients, many of whom are victims of horrific accidents, to put right in her (business) bank account. And to back up the acting idea, she’s really acting like this entire saga is a role where she’s the main villain, cold as cryotherapy. But the FBI is watching. And no matter how many times she screams scapegoat, she’s still being investigated. Turns out even if you plan to file a sham divorce from your 81-year-old husband on Election Day to hide the evidence, the feds will still notice. Especially when years of embezzlement accusations are at stake.
I’m honestly living for Garcelle Beauvais this season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She knows how to stir the pot and throw hilarious shade, like when she named her “boring” fish after Kyle Richards. She always turns a look, and doesn’t make it her entire personality *cough cough* Dorit Kemsley and Erika Jayne. She knows what it takes to be a good friend, and formed an unexpected duo with Sutton Stracke. And she’s been on Lisa Rinna’s back ever since her utter betrayal of Denise Richards.
Rinna, on the other hand, hasn’t been having the best season. And I’m not even talking about the Scott Disick of it all. She’s got some explaining to do as to why she hounded Denise about the Brandi Glanville hookup rumors, yet is letting Erika and her trail of horrific legal allegations run around without a gang-up in sight. And let’s not forget Denise was her friend of TWENTY YEARS while she just teamed up with Erika to try to make a quirky dynamic duo that has always come off as fake. OWN THAT Rinna.