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Dorit Kemsley

Lisa Vanderpump & Dorit Kemsley

Is there a reason the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion is three parts? A good portion of last night was more footage of the ladies doing lunch, albeit backstage where they continued talking about each other’s low-level dramas.

As much as I enjoy watching Lisa Vanderpump sitting around in her bathroom eating salad while counseling Dorit Kemsley through perceived slights against Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, it’s evident that this was filler so Bravo could bilk another episode out of the rather lackluster reunion. I’m in the minority, apparently, in not minding that the drama was mostly surface and petty – it’s a nice breather from such heavy seasons about substance abuse and serious family dysfunction (I mean I love that too), but I certainly think they could’ve gotten away with a two-part reunion. 

Kyle Richards

Unfortunately, there really isn’t much to discuss when it comes to Season 8 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We are all just waiting for the reunion to wrap up and hoping that some casting changes are made for Season 9.

One person who doesn’t mind the lack of drama this season is OG cast member Kyle Richards. It’s understandable that she would want a less stressful filming experience, but is it worth it when the viewers are very vocal about their lack of interest in this show? Just scroll through Twitter on Tuesday nights and you’ll see the word “boring” multiple times in response to every episode this season.

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave - RHOBH reunion

Even before Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave opened her mouth during the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 reunion episode, she was winning in my eyes. What in the world was everyone else wearing? And the hair!? Teddi showed up slaying.

But was she actually able to hold Dorit Kemsley accountable for dissing her through the entire season? Not a chance. She tried her hardest though. As per usual, Dorit didn’t seem to grasp that she offended someone, let alone apologize to Teddi for any of the times she slighted her this season.

RHOBH reunion part 1 - Lisa and Dorit

I have so many thoughts on last night’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion, but the thing I am most excited to discuss – the thing I’ve been waiting to talk about ALL WEEK – is Lisa Rinna‘s hair. It sort of looked like a mop head, no? But it was extreme soap opera and combined with the dress Lipsa obviously decided to bring what she lacked all season, pulling ‘SASSY LISA RINNA’ out of her duster pocket and lettin’er rip. So f–k you, Jeremy! And shut up Lisa Vanderpump.

These girls were quite petty last night, were they not? Like Erika Girardi seriously trying to shade John Mellencamp over a joke made by Andy Cohen that they should collaborate. She’s just bitter that her music will never actually be considered music. (She’s a peeeerrrrrrfffffoooormer). Why can’t Erika ever take a joke?! Insecure much. 

Dorit is schooled by Lisa Vanderpump

Almost every Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewer would name Dorit Kemsley as the villain of this season. That makes a lot of sense, but if you give it another thought Dorit might be the villain and the hero of Season 8. As ridiculous as that sounds, just hear me out.

The first couple seasons of this show focused on real issues: alcoholism, infidelity, divorce, family dynamics. This season was essentially a lifestyle show with more time devoted to watching the women pick outfits and get their makeup done than anything close to an actual story line. Yes, we have Dorit to blame for arguments about glassware and holding up the group with her constant tardiness, but if she didn’t give us that, what else would we have? A show about glam squads, riding horses, and self-promotion. Dorit didn’t deliver top notch drama, but she’s the only one that really gave us something to talk about- even if it was something to complain about.

Instagram Roundup

A picture is worth a thousand words, rights? So what does it say when Cameran Eubanks, Whitney Sudler-Smith, Shep Rose, Kathryn Dennis, and Patricia Altschul all post the same photo of Cameran, Whitney, Shep, and Kathryn with Cameran’s daughter Palmer? I’m sure that they were all excited to meet the new baby, but are they also sending a message about the “teams” for the rest of Southern Charm Season 5? Or maybe I’m just being presumptuous… Then again, take a look at Thomas Ravenel’s Twitter account and it’s very clear that he and Patricia are feuding these days. We shall see what happens as the season continues….

Teddi

Thankfully the worst season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is over… Oh wait, we will still be subjected to the reunion episodes. Of course, I’ll be tuning in no matter what, but I just wish they had more entertaining things to argue about.

What are they even going to discuss? Dorit Kemsley being late and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave having “incorrect” glassware. That sounds riveting….

Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards doesn’t care! It’s not her party and she’ll throw tantrums if she wants to, start fights if she wants to, Dorit Kemsley – you would too if happened to you. So that’s pretty much how the season finale of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills went!

All-in-all it was a pretty lackluster season (Lisa Rinna we need you! Like your first and second season you, but I understand you’re scarred after Revenge of the Blue Bunny). When the major drama centers around Dorit’s early on-set dementia (why does this woman never remember anything accurately or at all?!) and hissy fits over etiquette she doesn’t have, or Kyle feeling unsupported, you knew it was gonna end on a fussy note. Which is fine – any time I get to see Kyle act a fool, I kind of relish it.