It’s no secret Kyle Richards is the HBIC on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and her longevity earned that spot. Kyle’s storyline is usually sibling-related because Kyle requires someone who shares her DNA to have content on this show. Sister Kathy Hilton finally relented to pressure or the allure of pending anxiety attacks and has provided a bit of fresh air in an otherwise stagnant environment ahead of the latest season.
Kyle has seen “friends” come and go and a strong bond developed with certain ladies during her tenure. They are all moms, all wealthy, and all had bad legal issues in their recent past they wanted to hide. After some sketchy exits courtesy of Kyle and her bonded group’s
harassment curiosity regarding certain subjects, Kyle wants everyone to know they definitely aren’t ganging-up on people. It just looks like they’re ganging up on people.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has started out stronger than I assumed it would this season. I’m already enjoying the new girl, Crystal Kung Minkoff. Sutton Stracke, who I was personally mesmerized by last season, was promoted to a full time housewife. Thanks to some insensitive comments, I’m not loving Sutton but let’s see how it plays out. And we cannot forget one of the most important additions to the franchise EVER, Ms. Kathy Hilton herself. While she’s not a full time player, she’s enjoyable with the little we’ve seen.
So the cast shake up this season was a pretty big one, but much needed. Gone
and already forgotten from last season is Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. You know, Kyle Richards’ partner in crime? What those two saw in each other is beyond me but I can only assume that two shady b*tches just like to be shady together. But while fans clearly aren’t missing Teddi, someone actually is.
A huge allure of the Real Housewives when it first premiered in Orange County was the elaborate homes. The opulence, the size, the furnishings, the amenities, and the views. The Real Housewives of Orange County was marketed as a “look behind the gates,” and featured some fantastic homes. But the franchise spread its wings, and drew in cast members with even greater means, so interestingly, none of the original housewives made the list of the top ten most expensive homes.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills homes dominate. Not exactly a surprise, being that it’s one of the wealthiest zip codes in America. But there are some revelations on this list and favorite alums to reconnect with.
Luann de Lesseps, much like her OG counterpart Ramona Singer, has seemingly aged backwards throughout every season of the Real Housewives of New York. She’s tall, dark and fabulous, which is a great combination for an over-the-top housewife. Whether she’s telling people they’re “uncool,” complaining about the “lower-level” or flirting with the nearest pirate, Lu’s a treasure to behold. She always brings it to RHONY year after year, and looks great doing it.
Lu has gone through quite a lot in the past few years. She got married and divorced from Tom D’Agostino, only to move into a new apartment right next door to him. She had a new man for a minute, but now she’s single again, and single Lu is always a good time. And she’s going sober so far on Season 13 alongside Leah McSweeney. Oh, did I mention she’s also included on the Real Housewives All-Stars spinoff? She’s truly an icon who’s shown a lot of growth throughout her time on the show. She even got a tattoo, like who is this new Lu?
Season 11 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is gearing up to be explosive as ever. And this time around, it’s without Brandi Glanville and Camille Grammer stirring the pot. Erika Jayne will finally have an interesting storyline on the show, but unfortunately, it’s due to her soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Girardi’s shady business. Tom is facing fraud and embezzlement charges and is accused of misappropriating millions in client funds to support he and EJ’s XXPen$ive lifestyle.
Miss Erika Girardi is proclaiming that she’s open and honest about the situation on RHOBH, but who even knows what the truth is. We saw Erika in the first trailer for Season 11 proclaiming that she had no knowledge of Tom’s shady legal matters. But some people, especially the newest diamond holder Sutton Stracke, aren’t buying it.
The most recent
dud of a season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills really made me miss the early days of the show. Namely, all the drama and extraness that the OG cast, particularly Lisa Vanderpump, brought to the table. The back and forth banter with her old BFF Kyle Richards. All of the swans and puppies who were treated like spoiled children. And of course, all of LVP’s dry British shade.
LVP recently returned to Watch What Happens Live to promote her new show, Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump, on E! network. And of course, she couldn’t make her return without throwing digs. at her former castmates.
By all accounts, next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will revolve around Erika Jayne. This is due in part because most of the other cast has settled the majority of their legal problems – looking at you Dorit and PK Kemsley! If nothing else, hopefully we can avoid any fabricated storylines that are only meant to distract viewers from the real battles no one wants to talk about.
It goes without saying Erika has a huge job in front of her. After years of ALLEGEDLY allowing her estranged husband to deposit stolen money into her corporate account, now she has to act like she knew nothing about it. Erika will also face the challenge of playing the poor divorcee who is ravaged by her ex-husband’s deceit and infidelity. I wonder if she called Eileen Davidson for some tips. The streets are saying Erika has the full support of her cast mates during her
performance trying times, but apparently Sutton Stracke is not playing along.
How do you solve a problem like Mary Cosby? That was the main question running through my mind after Part 2 of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City reunion. Honestly though, has any Housewife in history ever made such blatantly problematic statements as Mary did in this episode? I almost don’t even know where to start digging in, to be honest. Nothing about any of it was OK or, frankly, made very much sense at all.
And that’s not all! During Part 2, there were jaw-dropping revelations, new nicknames, an epic walk-off, and even a surprise cameo by Lisa Rinna via text. (Turns out, like the rest of the Housewives universe, she’s a major fan of the RHOSLC ladies. That’s called having taste. Just ask Rihanna. As Mary pointed out repeatedly during the episode, we have a lot of cards to get through, so let’s jump in, shall we?