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.
I feel like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave was told to take it up a notch this season. Last year, she was super chill. Her main conflicts were upsetting Dorit Kemsley for using the wrong stemware, and upsetting Erika Girardi because she has a famous dad. Also knowing nothing about fashion.
This season, Teddi 2.0 showed up. And she came in hot! All glammed up and gunning for her former friend, Lisa Vanderpump. After all, a storyline against Lisa equals more camera time. Hence #puppygate was born. And like a dog with a bone (sorry, I had to), Teddi is not letting go anytime soon.
When you think of Malibu, what comes to mind? Probably beautiful beaches, expensive real estate and the chance of running into a celebrity at the grocery store. Some of the wealthiest people in the world call Malibu their home. As an occasional visitor to Malibu myself, I know that the community is a little bit of paradise.
But paradise can come at a cost, as Malibu is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. Last November, Malibu took a major hit when the Woolsey fire tore through the city. More than 400 homes were lost. Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Eileen Davidson had fire scorch her gates, but her home was saved. Camille Grammer was not so lucky, as her home was destroyed.
We all know that being a Housewife comes with some great perks. Public exposure on a popular television show. Endless opportunities to self-promote whatever it is you are selling. Being a Housewife has led some anonymous women to fame and fortune and helped others in a career lull to re-invent themselves ala Lisa Rinna.
Sounds good so far. But there is sometimes a downside for Real Housewives. And that is the battering they can take on social media. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne has just found out how low the comments can go when you are famous. And you have a son who is a police officer.
We were treated to another great episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last night. So far, two for two! Last night was all about continuing to catch up with the Housewives and getting to know new cast member Denise Richards a bit better. And the ladies are already off on their first cast trip to the Bahamas. Which just might be a Real Housewives record for the earliest trip of the season. And we all know how smoothly those vacations go. Add in a few drinks, a couple of grudges, some hurt feelings, and anything can-and will- happen!
Not much was mentioned about Dog Gate last night, but the smell was still lingering in the air. Lisa Vanderpump claims to have moved on from the unsavory situation of Dorit Kemsley’s adopted dog Lucy winding up in a shelter after being rehomed. Whether or not she actually has is debatable.
Even without an official announcement, it’s so obvious that the Real Housewives of New York cast is filming Season 11 right now. Sure, they usually do film the season during the same time frame each year, but the true indication that Season 11 is in progress are all the recent photos of the cast getting together. Dorinda Medley, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Luann de Lesseps, and Tinsley Mortimer shared photos from the Berkshires. Does this mean we get two different Berkshires trips next season? Please don’t tell me they swapped out Christmas for random fall fun. We NEED a Berkshires Christmas episode- or three.
This week was all about family time when it comes to your favorite reality TV stars and of course they posted pictures from their hangouts.
New Jersey Housewives and sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga celebrated their children’s birthdays together.
Below Deck Mediterranean cast member Conrad Empson spent some quality time with his mother.
Lisa Vanderpump, Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, and their other partners just opened up their restaurant Tom Tom, so you know what that means: Instagram posts from all of the Vanderpump Rules cast members at Tom Tom.
Real Housewives of New York alum Jill Zarin even stopped by the new restaurant and took some photos, of course.
Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder visited Amanda Batula (and presumably the rest of the Summer House cast) in the Hamptons. New York Housewife Ramona Singer shared her own photos from her latest Hamptons weekend.