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.
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).