It feels like a whole lifetime ago to remember this, but technically, Lisa Rinna joined Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a friend of Lisa Vanderpump’s. She knew Kyle Richards too, but LVP was the “in” they sold us on the show itself. Meanwhile, we all know that she signed on to sell more of those Lisa Rinna dusters on QVC.
From that point on Lisa and Lisa were frenemies at best, going back and forth with their playful jabs. At worst, they accused each other of some bad things and continually shaded each other in the most public ways possible. That’s why it’s super surprising that Lisa Rinna’s husband Harry Hamlin has nothing but good things to say about Lisa. Don’t come for us, Stans. What I’m saying is that I just assumed Harry would go along with his wife’s opinion, but he actually has very opposite thoughts. And it’s just nice to read something, well, kind for a change.
Lisa Rinna was the first famous actress to join the Real Housewives universe. This changed the game for sure. She definitely paved the way for Denise Richards and Garcelle Beauvais. Sorry Kim and Kyle Richards, but you weren’t exactly household names from childhood acting roles and being Paris Hilton’s aunt. Then again, Rinna wasn’t necessarily an A-list star, but anyway, my point is that it was an unexpected move and a bit of a risk when she joined the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Her husband Harry Hamlin wasn’t down for her delving into reality TV, not that we necessarily see much of him outside the occasional pie baking and family barbeque. He was afraid of the reality TV divorce curse, which is a fair thing to fear when he had already been divorced twice.
Harry Hamlin is definitely one of the most low-key House Husbands. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna’s hubby is not one for drama or publicity. He is not a lawsuit lightning rod like PK Kemsley. Or a shameless business promoter like Mauricio Umansky. Harry pops up on the show on occasion, but avoids Lisa’s pot-stirring shenanigans. Maybe Harry is trying to protect his image as a serious actor. Lest we forget, Harry has appeared on LA Law and Mad Men and he also starred in the landmark film Making Love.
You have to wonder what Harry thinks about his lovely bride being on RHOBH. Lisa is a notorious attention seeker, who has acted as an unwilling Kim Richard’s’ sobriety counselor, has performed stripper moves on tables and makes tasteless jokes about her “pill bag.” To put it nicely, Mrs. Hamlin can be a handful. However, it is clear that Harry loves her anyway. Part of the secret of the success of their marriage might be that Harry chooses not to know everything about Lisa–and their daughters.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Rinna and Kim Richards have not always seen eye to eye since being cast members together. Although the two only shared one full season together–season 5–they built up enough mutual animosity to last a lifetime. Kim resented Lisa’s offering up unsolicited advice on her sobriety. Lisa was furious after Kim hinted that she knew scandalous information about hubby Harry Hamlin on the casts’ Amsterdam trip, resulting in Lisa’s epic wine glass breaking tirade.
After Kim left the show, she and Lisa continued to spar when she would pop up as an RHOBH guest. Kim notoriously declining Lisa’s gift of a stuffed bunny for her grandson was one of the many low points in their feud. Lisa continued to meddle in Kim’s sobriety and so on and on and on. Oh, the drama! The two finally called a truce at Kyle Richards’ Halloween bash last season. Although Kim and Lisa are probably not destined to be BFF’s, the civility has seemed to last. Now, the two have a surprising new connection that gives them an added incentive to play nice.
Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards left the show back in 2015. Since then, Kim has popped up as a guest on most subsequent seasons, including the upcoming season 10. During her stint on the show, it was almost painful to watch Kim at times, as viewers saw her struggle with substance abuse issues and odd family dynamics, especially with her sister Kyle Richards.
Recently, there have been rumblings that Kim has been at work on her autobiography. The first glimmers of this possibility came up when Kim was sued by a ghostwriter in July for $10,000. The case was settled in September with Kim agreeing to pay $5,075. Kim was one of the attendees at BravoCon last weekend and sat in on a Real Housewives OG panel. At the convention, Kim confirmed what we have suspected–she is writing a book.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ season ended a few months ago. Of course, the big news at the end of the season was that Queen Lisa Vanderpump had abandoned ship. Since then, an announcement came out that a few new cast members have been added–actress Garcelle Beauvais and party planner Sutton Stracke.
Garcelle says she is up to the challenge of her new role. Sutton believes that “it is an honor to be on the show.” You have to wonder, what does it take to actually become a Housewife? How is the final decision of who will be cast made? Recently, one big-name Hollywood celebrity dished on the possibility of becoming a Housewife someday.
Erika Jayne is one of the most enigmatic stars of the Real Housewives franchise. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills glam diva is amongst the most private–OK–maybe the most private of the Housewives. Getting real emotion, feelings or depth out of the sometimes volatile Erika is about as easy as getting a straight answer from your cable company.
One thing Erika is very open about, however, is her love of performing. Before becoming a Housewife, Ms. Jayne racked up eight number 1 hits on the US Dance Club Charts. Which is quite a feat, no matter how you look at it. Now, Erika is gearing up for a career accomplishment that might even eclipse her dance club success.
It could be said, where Housewives go, trouble often follows. Few Housewives have gotten themselves into as many legal pickles as former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards. In April of 2015, Kim was arrested for creating a disturbance at the Beverly Hills Hotel, with charges against her ranging from trespassing to battery on a police officer. In August of the same year, Kim was arrested for shoplifting at a Van Nuys Target. Kim eventually pled guilty in the Beverly Hills case and pled no contest to petty theft in the Target case.
In 2018, Kim settled a dog bite lawsuit with her former stylist. Kim was also sued in a second dog bite case. In her latest legal adventure (as far as we know!), Kim was sued by a ghostwriter for $9,999 in July of this year. The writer, Alison Kingsley Baker, claimed Kim owed her for services rendered. Now, there is an update in the case. And surprise, surprise–the case did not go in Kim’s favor.