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.
There was no winner in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills drama. It seems like Season 9 will haunt us forever. It is literally more frightening than Kyle Richards’ new movie. The biggest losers in this game are the fans.
At the risk of sounding theatrical (who, me?), Camille Grammer Meyer rose from the burning ashes of rubble left behind after Dorit Kemsley’s dog was unceremoniously dumped at a
kill shelter. She battled the major players, but saved a special spot in her heart for Dorit. No one was off-limits, not even LVP. When she took on Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave at the finale party it was, dare I say, almost magical. So WHY isn’t Camille a full-time cast member next season? Kyle has denied it was her call that nixed Cammy, but guess who is pulling receipts? Now Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tamra Judge speaks up (why???), and Camille lets her have a dose of the 007.
Another Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star with a lawsuit. It seems like something is in the Botox that is making them not pay their bills. Pretty much the majority of the cast is being sued for lack of
class funds, Kyle Richard’s husband is being sued for fraud, Erica Jayne’s husband is being sued for an unpaid loan to fund his wife’s alter ego, and Dorit Kemsley apparently froze her own bank account to avoid her husband’s financial issues.
Now that puppygate is finally over (thank you), all the skeletons are coming out… including the brittle bones of the less popular Richards sister.
During the last few weeks, we have been bombarded with the sad news that Lisa Vanderpump is leaving the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after nine seasons. When word got out that Lisa had ditched the reunion, it seemed pretty clear her Housewife days were numbered.
Almost everyone has an opinion or theory on Lisa’s exit–from fans to co-stars to other Housewives. And Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge, of course, has her own views on Lisa’s departure, as she has an opinion on everything. And some of her thoughts may surprise you.
Kyle Richards and Kim Richards have a unique relationship among Real Housewives–they are the only sisters who have ever starred on a Housewife show together. For five seasons of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we watched Kyle and Kim fight, make up and fight some more. Their challenging sibling relationship was painful to watch at times, almost making the audience feel like voyeurs to a family psychodrama we weren’t sure we should be watching.
The complicated history of the Sisters Richards would be enough to fill a show all of their own. Kim has made sporadic appearances on RHOBH since leaving the show after Season 5 and there have been occasional rumors about her returning as a cast member. Kyle recently spoke out about Kim’s days as a Housewife, her sobriety–and her possible return to the show.
Season 9 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is almost done (thankfully) and we are already preparing for Season 10. Rumors have been swirling since Lisa Vanderpump quit the show that Kathy Hilton would replace her and a couple of women will be fired from the show (yay).
One of the women rumored to be getting the ax is fan favorite Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. The accountability coach and Kyle Richards’ puppet was at the center of the nonstop drama of puppygate. Instead of winning the hearts of fans and producers by trying to take down the queen LVP, she made herself public enemy number one (stealing the title from Dorit Kemsley).
The times are certainly changing on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump quit the show and skipped the reunion. The “puppy gate” scandal spelled the death knell of the longtime friendship between Kyle Richards and Lisa. In case you have been living under a rock, here is a quick update. Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog from Vanderpump Dogs, and the dog nipped her husband PK Kemsley and their children. Rather than return the puppy like she was required to in the adoption contract, Dorit re-homed poor Lucy Lucy Apple Juice. Lucy eventually wound up in a kill shelter. Perhaps Dorit should have re-homed PK instead?
When an article about Dorit’s actions hits the tabloids, Lisa was blamed for leaking the story. Kyle went to Villa Rosa to tell Lisa that all the Beverly Hills Housewives believed that Lisa leaked the story and that she is a liar. The terrible argument between Lisa, Kyle, and Lisa’s husband Ken Todd resulted in Kyle being banned from Villa Rosa. “Goodbye Kyle!” Ken bellowed as Kyle was told to leave the premises. She is lucky that Hanky and Panky didn’t try to avenge their owner.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Kim Richards seems to be enjoying her life lately. But that has not always been the case as Kim struggled with her sobriety, and legal issues. Kim had an alcohol-fueled breakdown at the Beverly Hills Hotel in April of 2015 and was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer. Later that year, the former child star tried to shoplift two carts of merchandise from Target. Who doesn’t love Target?
Kim was not sentenced to jail, but was granted probation, and had to attend AA meetings and perform community service. She finally completed her probation in September of 2018. Kim also endured the passing of her ex-husband Marty Brinson, who was her best friend, in 2016. They share a daughter, Brooke Wiederhorn.