Out of all the ladies on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards undoubtedly has the craziest story to tell. Kim was a child star, sisters to socialites Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards. Her relationships were tumultuous in many aspects of her life, including on-camera with her sisters. She’s been open about her struggles with addiction and the law. And she’s a single mom, all while being in the spotlight.
Despite the ups and downs, Kim’s honesty on RHOBH is directly responsible for some of the best scenes in housewives’ history. So when she announced she was writing a tell-all book, that she didn’t even tell Kyle and Kathy about, I couldn’t contain my excitement.
Even though Brandi Glanville hasn’t appeared as a full-time cast member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in over 5 years, she talks about the show as if she created it herself. She made a return last season (which was the most-watched housewives’ show in 2020) to spread a hook-up rumor about Denise Richards in a feeble attempt to be relevant again.
As is true with most seasons of RHOBH, the one rumor became the main storyline of the whole season, causing most of the cast to gang-up on Denise. Unsurprisingly, she left the show and never looked back, unlike Brandi who can’t just let it go. Even her son has apparently asked Andy Cohen to give his mom her job back. Brandi definitely needs Bravo more than Bravo needs her.
Last year was bad but I think Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne might have gotten the worst of it. Unfortunately for them, 2021 isn’t looking any better. Erika will have a lot of explaining to do on the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she will most certainly play victim to Big Tommy’s evil plans of defrauding literally everyone on his client list. Please Bravo, bring Denise Richards back for a brief cameo to ask Erika all about it.
Erika and Tom have gone through a lot of changes recently. After being accused of embezzlement, Tom lost his law firm and his wife. Erika has since jumped ship and moved into a new house where she allegedly hopes Armie Hammer will have her for lunch – I’m sorry, have her over for lunch. The glam squad has relocated to Super Cuts, and Big Tommy will have to relocate as well. There will be no more walks across a manicured lawn. No more pools to have retiled. And no more home church to try and absolve sins.
It would take a lot to shock most of us these days. We’re watching shows where someone is married to their step grandfather. If a stranger approached us and declared themselves a recovering alcoholic lesbian who refuses to divorce her cis husband but has a girlfriend and would consider it a betrayal if her spouse dated another woman, we wouldn’t bat an eye.
And then there’s Brandi Glanville. Bless her heart. She briefly starred on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and managed to make a lot of enemies. After her departure, Brandi has been an occasional
mess guest on RHOBH. In her spare time, Brandi appears on social media. She likes to engage in arguments, she likes to give opinions no one asked for, and she ALLEGEDLY likes to do it under a haze of alcohol. Nothing really shocks our jaded souls about Brandi either. Not even now when she’s having a hysterical meltdown over breaking up with her… sofa.
The prettiest mess there ever was. Erika Jayne’s split from husband Tom Girardi is some Real Housewives of Beverly Hills drama we’ve been asking for. Despite being the most watched franchise of 2020, fans are still begging for some intrigue from this cast. The gang-up on Lisa Vanderpump two seasons back followed by the communal Denise Richards drag has been exhausting. Erika to the rescue!
grifters Giardi’s have caught themselves in a pretty impressive bind. It started with Erika filing for divorce in November. Then we all learned about the renewed fraud allegations against Tommy. But it’s expensive to be Erika, and she has since demanded alimony from her elderly soon-to-be-ex-. Uh. Which part of this being burn victim and orphanage money does she not understand?
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feels so far away, and yet like it happened just yesterday. This last season of RHOBH carried on the YEARS-long tradition of creating one storyline for the whole season, designed to humiliate ONE woman. Last year it was Lisa Vanderpump and puppy gate. The year before was Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave (which in hindsight, I don’t mind that one so much). The year before that was Erika Girardi and panty-gate. This year it was Denise Fu**ing Richards and an ALLEGED sexual encounter, with RHOBH’s self-proclaimed truth teller, Brandi Glanville.
Do you want to revisit any of those seasons? I don’t. Seasons that beat to death a single story are totally unenjoyable. Housewives works best, IMHO, when the show features a truly ensemble cast. Real Housewives of New York City, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City even seem to understand this implicitly. Plus, these series, along with New Jersey, Potomac, Dallas and yes, Orange County have women who are willing to show their lives. RHOBH doesn’t do either of these things and yet, it was the most-watched series in the franchise.
Even though Brandi Glanville got fired from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and did whatever she could to get back on the show (throwing Denise Richards under the bus and having her sons beg Andy Cohen for a job), she’s still not a Housewife. Actually, she wasn’t even a “Friend of the Housewives” last season.
Instead, production just took advantage of her, brought her in for drama, and didn’t give her that title or paycheck. Sure, they used each other, but still, that has to sting. How is Brandi not a Housewife anymore, yet so many women who give pretty much nothing to this franchise aren’t? Anyway, despite not being a Housewife for sometime now, she has a lot of opinions. Brandi is enjoying Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, except for two of them.
Before we start casting judgement on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne, I only ask you to remember one thing. You have no idea what she goes through at night! And whatever you do, avoid suggesting she has pretend amnesia and doesn’t recall her “company” ALLEGEDLY receiving funneled funds from accident victims.
Poor Erika, which might be a new literal term instead of a figurative term. After filing for divorce from Tom Girardi, Erika followed the path of many women and requested spousal support from her estranged husband. But Big Tommy is a Big Lawyer who is in Big Trouble, so he might not have any money to slide her way. Tom has responded to Erika’s plea for alimony and let’s just say, ‘ol Denise Richards is laughing in her morning cup of Casamigos.