Out of all the Real Housewives shows, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are the least open, by far. The show started out with the premise that even the wealthiest people can struggle in life. During Season 1, the cast members shared experiences infidelity, divorce, domestic violence, and substance abuse among other serious topics. Plus, there was a lot of lavish spending. It really was the perfectly balanced show. At first.
Now, each episode includes seven minutes of glam squad footage, arguments about puppies, and the refusal to talk about anything real, like plastic surgery or lawsuits. And there are a lot of lawsuits. Erika Jayne and her husband Tom Girardi have been sued for millions of dollars because of unpaid loans. To make the story even more salacious, the couple has been accused of using that money to fund their “lavish lifestyle.” It really makes you side eye the glam squad, two private plans, and in-house chapel, doesn’t it?
Even though all of the full-time Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast members are on the outs with Lisa Vanderpump, the end of her relationship with Kyle Richards stings the most. They were the two remaining OG cast members. Now, Kyle is the sole original remaining (as a full-time cast member, anyway), with Erika Jayne crowning her as the “queen” of the cast during the Season 9 reunion.
Many fans (adamantly) took sides in the Lisa vs. Kyle feud. Meanwhile, others wanted them to get back to the fun times they use to have
teaming up against other cast members. Reunion host and Real Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen is rooting for a reconciliation and he thinks he know what it will take for them to get back on good terms.
On the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Tales from the Court, we’ll see an array of stars. Making their way through the entrance of the Los Angeles County courthouse will be, Dorit Kemsley and husband PK! Kyle Richards will smile for the cameras in support of her beloved spouse, Mauricio Umansky. Also not escaping the limelight will be Tom Girardi. The acclaimed attorney won’t be alone however, his wife Erika Girardi will join him along the way!
Why is this? Perhaps the wives were feeling left out of their husbands’ various legal battles. We know
future jailbird Dorit is under fire with her swimsuit line. There’s also a nasty little rumor that her checking account is frozen! Kyle might be called into court because the cast attended a party at the house centered around Mauricio’s case. Not one to be left out is the glamorous Erika Jayne. It’s EXPEN$$$1VE to be her, y’all! Now Erika might have to start cutting back because Tom’s existing lawsuit has just put a cramp in her pat the puss wallet. Head’s up everybody, Mikey could be looking for a job.
Just because Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has wrapped for the season it doesn’t mean legal troubles disappear! Dorit and PK Kemsley have been embroiled in a battle behind the scenes. But this isn’t their first trip to court for financial issues. For quite some time, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino was after PK for $3.6 million in unpaid debts. Fortunately, the Bellagio
called Fofty settled with the Kemsleys in May of this year.
That wasn’t the only case Dorit and PK were
hiding dealing with. Beverly Beach by Dorit was under scrutiny by Dorit’s business partner, Ryan Horne. He claimed 1/3 ownership of the swimwear company and sued Dorit for $205,000. Gosh, these two have been busy not paying people, BUT LET’S TALK ABOUT THE DOG. The monetary troubles don’t end there, my friends. PK also owes mad dollars to someone else. Nico Kirzis loaned the British producer $1.2 million about eight years ago. Despite filing for bankruptcy and moving to another country, the debt remained unpaid. In September, Dorit is expected to answer to the claims against them. Now a warning has been issued. If Dorit doesn’t show up to court, she could find herself the new fit model for LA County jumpsuits.
Oh friends, we have finally, finally said farewell to this interminable season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. And wow can I just say this show is in peril and I don’t like a single one of them! Part 3 of the reunion was largely a waste of time, so I’m going to spend this recap discussing the RHOBH in general.
There’s not much that can be said about this group except that the lack of awareness and (here comes Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave‘s favorite word!) accountability is astounding. Camille Grammer had it right when she hissed, “Hypocrisy at its finest!”
As the woman all all sat up there railing against Lisa Vanderpump for being manipulative and shielding parts of her life from the cameras, not a single one of them admitted to doing the same thing. So when Kyle Richards decided not to confront Dorit Kemsley about what really happened with Lucy, or confront Teddi about the inconsistencies in her stories and involvement, and instead completely deflected everything onto Lisa? Kyle wasn’t ‘manipulating’?
We have finally reached the end of the road with season 9 of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. The reunion concludes with part 3 tonight, and I still find it hilarious that, Camille Grammer, the person who caused the most drama this season isn’t even an official Housewife. What does that say about the status of this show with this cast? (FAIL)
Part 2 of the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion left off with Camille storming off the stage after accusing the women of a set-up. Following a pep talk from Andy Cohen an emotional Camille returns to the stage to confront her issues with Denise Richards. Denise lectures Camille for not thinking before she speaks and causing damage to her relationships with being thoughtless.
It was difficult to have high expectations going into the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion. We all knew that Lisa Vanderpump ditched the reunion, so what would the ladies have to talk about? As it turns out, plenty! Who knew that Camille Grammer would be the explosive ghost pepper hot sauce poured over a potentially bland reunion?
Of course, we all know Camille is outspoken and occasionally catty. But she is usually calm, cool and collected, carefully shooting her arrows with marksman-like precision. At the reunion, Camille has been angry, confrontational and unafraid to call it like she sees it. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Kyle Richards and Denise Richards have all been on her raging radar. Camille feels she has been unfairly targeted and is ready to defend herself.
Gather round, the New Queen has spoken! On the heels of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Blame Lisa Part VII, Kyle Richards was having itchy typing fingers. She was bound to respond after Lisa Vanderpump’s husband unleashed his wrath on Twitter last week. Ken Todd shared his thoughts about the remaining Housewives and didn’t mince words. After the second episode of the reunion aired last night, Kyle had a
meltdown few words of her own to share.
Andy Cohen did us a solid and went digging for dirt. Legal dirt, that was kept from viewers all season. What’s more interesting than 839 shows about Dorit Kemsley ditching a dog? Perhaps Dorit and PK Kemsley’s financial issues? Maybe Mauricio Umansky being investigated for alleged fraud? Anything but the revolving door of accusations against LVP. Thankfully, we have Kyle to break it all down for us and explain to the masses, what reality television is all about.