Brandi Glanville makes great reality TV. Exhibit A is her recent iconic return to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Aside from the gut-wrentching “Goodbye, Kyle!” scene, she and Denise Richards cheers-ing together on screen was the most exciting thing to happen on Season 9. Now there’s talk of her return to the series in a more permanent capacity. Of course, Kyle Richards has some thoughts.
Kyle and Brandi were not the best of friends during Brandi’s time on the show. Remember when Brandi made her debut in crutches and Kyle and Kim Richards tried to hide them? They’ve come a long way. Gone are the days of accusing each other of smuggling tabloids and having sisters who use meth. Now with confirmation of the departure of Lisa Vanderpump, there is a gaping hole room again for a true reality TV veteran on RHOBH. Her return would definitely shake things up. It might even be making some women nervous.
Last night the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills traveled to France to visit glorious Provence. Of course these women couldn’t just enjoy the sites and each other’s company, and a new Lisa was thrown under the Peugeot wheels!
Here we are at the Chateau Ventoux, which according to Lisa Rinna is “like Downton France Abbey” except in France an Abbey is a nunnery, so LOL. (If I’m wrong here don’t bother correcting me because I like my joke). The rooms are all beautiful. The surroundings are lush. And unlike when PK smothers her with potato chip crumbs and calls it a blanket, Dorit Kemsley feels like a princess. A real live European princess, who any moment will be woken from this nightmare by a prince who doesn’t have financial problems and will carpet their castle in athleisure wear made by Givenchy and Beverly Reach. Life, really will have purpose for this girl from London, Connecticut.
Tonight you can take the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills out of dog crap drama, but you can’t take the drama out of the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills – especially when they’re in France!
What starts out as a lovely vacation in an exclusive French villa, prompting Dorit Kemsley to exclaim that it feels like they’re all in Europe, quickly erupts into mayhem when Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave believes all the world’s – and all the Housewives’ – problems are her bones to pick. Lady get a life and let things go.
Even though she dropped out of filming, Lisa Vanderpump was THE topic of conversation this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills thanks to the puppygate saga. Unlike most seasons, the ladies did not wrap up that storyline with any sort of peaceful resolve.
Instead, it dragged on to a point where most of the Housewives are not even on speaking terms with Lisa. Until this day. Months after filming wrapped. She showed up to the Season 9 premiere party and left early before her co-stars arrived. Lisa even had an awkward encounter with Kyle Richards while they were shopping. Needless to say, the anticipation was as high as it could be for an LVP reunion appearance, but did she show up? Did she film a separate segment? How did it all go down?
Last night the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills organized themselves around a new enemy, because that is the point of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills now. It has been for a few seasons! Someone is the target, and the rest of the women shield exposing their real lives by focusing their collective effort on how terribly they’ve all been wronged by this one person for some basically meaningless infraction. It’s tabloids in the suitcase, it’s stories in the tabloids no one reads….
Ever since Kyle Richards realized that the Twisted Sisters Richards would be the undoing of everything she has worked so hard to escape, she has become champion number one of this plan. She will literally hang Kim Richards out to dry by pinstriped suspenders and let Lisa Rinna call her “c–nty” than avoid getting mired down in the type of personal muck that could lift the giant felted wool hats right off to reveal whatever Kyle is hiding.
It will be interesting to see how Camille Grammer fares when faced with this – if it ever comes to pass given that the California Wildfires interceded in the cast trip, and Camille decided against attending the reunion.
Tonight’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills brings something I have been dreading for YEARS – the return of Brandi Glanville. I’ve really been liking Denise Richards this season, but man… Brandi is one difficult-to-swallow cheap wine!
With Lisa Vanderpump out of the picture the women all choose to maintain their alliance by turning on someone they consider an interloper: Camille Grammer. Even though all of them went to her wedding, none of them like her and are now pissed that Camille has apparently been speaking negatively about Dorit Kemsley.
Lisa Vanderpump has certainly had an emotional time on Season 9 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She started filming shortly after the death of her brother on April 3, 2018. The biggest scandal of the season, (besides Camille Grammer’s graphic sex talk) is “puppy gate.” And it
will never end is still going strong. If only Dorit Kemsley and her husband PK Kemsley had properly returned the pup, dubbed Lucy Lucy Apple Juice, to the Vanderpump Dog Foundation. Instead they allegedly re-homed Lucy, and somehow Lucy ended up in a kill shelter. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave claimed that she was manipulated into leaking information about Dorit but couldn’t do it. Yawn.
The fall-out from “puppy gate” was swift. Kyle Richards accused long-time friend Lisa of leaking the story about Dorit to the tabloids. Lisa swore that she didn’t. In what was one of the most uncomfortable confrontations from any Housewives franchise, Lisa and her husband Ken Todd, banished Kyle from Villa Rosa. No more little ponies or swans for you, Kyle!
This season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been a little odd, to say the least. The Puppy Gate storyline endlessly dominated the first part of the season and resulted in Lisa Vanderpump’s integrity being called into question. After being accused of planting a Radar Online story about Dorit Kemsley dropping off adopted dog Lucy at a shelter– and later being confronted by Kyle Richards about it–Lisa largely stopped filming with the other women.
Queen Lisa has missed a cast camping trip, Camille Grammer’s bridal shower–and even her Hawaiian wedding–which is almost unprecedented in Housewife history. Housewives are expected to show up for events–unless, of course, you are filming a cheesy Hallmark movie like Denise Richards! Then you get a pass. Although Lisa has not continued filming with the other women, she definitely has opinions about them–and the whole debacle of Puppy Gate.