This week’s episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsoffered a little bit of everything. An impractical designer car, Erika Jayne kneed in the head(!), an ugly political debate and the story of the courageous survival of Lisa Rinna’s mother Lois Rinna at the hands of a serial killer. And for good measure, surprise cameo appearances by Kim Richardsand Kathy Hilton. Whew! It seems like Bravo threw in everything but the kitchen sink. Only because they probably couldn’t salvage it from Lisa Vanderpump’s high end kitchen remodel!
One thing we did not see, however, was LVP interacting with the rest of the cast. She was a no show at Camille Grammer’s bridal shower and the rest of the ladies, of course, questioned her absence. These days, it seems that no one from the cast is in Camp Vanderpump. However, one former Housewife is showing her love for LVP and she isn’t shy about expressing her opinions about the rest of the cast, either.
Last night was the weirdest, most insanely random episode of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills ever! This is RHOBH without a common enemy to direct all their wrath and delusions onto. I dunno — I loved it!
Dorit Kemsley shows up in a redneck tuxedo to Denise Richards‘ house to drink double vodka tonics at 2 in the afternoon and talk motherhood. (Denise had water since she had to pick her daughter up from school) Ha! Motherhood was about 2% of their conversation the rest was all Lisa Vanderpump. Denise liked Dorit immediately when she met her, and found her very warm and kind. That’s Dorit’s ruse — everyone feels that way about her. Initially.
Denise counsels Hollywood neophyte Dorit about handling close friends betraying you to the tabloids. When Denise was going through her divorce she actually used to run sting operations on confidantes by sharing something with them to see if it would wind up in the press, and that was how she knew who was a true friend. Despite LVP ruining her reputation, eviscerating her belief in friends, and making her question all of humanity, Dorit still wants their friendship back. Denise believes that – with time – Dorit can eventually forgive her.
This season, two other former Housewives are coming back for at least one appearance. And they happen to be two of the most talked about-and polarizing-cast members of any of the Housewife shows-former child star Kim Richards and volatile, often-acts-like-a-child Brandi Glanville. And current cast member Erika Jayne recently shared her thoughts about the return of Kim and Brandi.
Wasn’t last night’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills a great episode? Although last week’s dramatic fight between Lisa Vanderpumpand Kyle Richards still lingered in the air, it was nice to have a show that was a little more low-key. You can’t have high drama each week-or you would never appreciate it when the good stuff actually happens!
For the ladies, it was all about celebrating. Lisa was the guest of honor at her own birthday party, with Denise Richards as the only invited Housewife guest. Most of the other ladies were at a get together at Beauty & Essex for Denise’s recent wedding-a post bachelorette shower, if you will. And Lisa Rinna tried to do damage control regarding an insensitive tweet she sent out to LVP for her birthday. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave believes that the tweet was all an innocent mistake-but was it?
Denise Richards has been such a breath of fresh air for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She comes across real, genuine, and having no desire to put on a facade. Plus, it’s nice to see that she’s as confused about the dog drama as we are! However, just because Denise is genuine and authentic doesn’t mean her fellow Housewives are.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills struggle with authenticity. First you have Camille Grammer who very clearly changed personalities between seasons 1 and 2. Brandi Glanville says that Kyle Richards acts one way with Lisa Vanderpump in her life, and another way when they are apart. Most of the cast says LVP is secretly manipulative. Finally, Lisa Rinna openly said she was turning into the “nicest f***ing Lisa Rinna”
As one of the Real Housewives, Kyle Richards can be a bit wishy-washy. A self-admitted bundle of neuroses, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star often finds it difficult to commit to anything. If there is a feud, Kyle usually stays off to the side. Making comments behind the other ladies backs, of course! And we watched her season after season having difficulty in setting boundaries with her sister and former co-star Kim Richards.
One thing Kyle is not wishy-washy on, however, is her love of family. She often films with hubby Mauricio Umansky and their children. We have also seen her in-laws pop up on occasion. And sister Kathy Hilton appeared on Beverly Hills in earlier days. Kyle’s most famous-and notorious-family member, however, is her niece Paris Hilton, who has also been on the show. Kyle recently shared her thoughts about the possibility of Paris becoming a Housewife. Yes, a Housewife!
Brandi Glanville is arguably the most polarizing Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star of all time. Everyone has an opinion of Brandi either way. Some people really love her and the way she speaks her mind at all times. However, many people think she is cruel and nasty for no reason. One thing that can’t be argued though is the impact she has had on the show.
Between the second and fourth seasons Brandi had a solid friendship with Lisa Vanderpump. Eventually, their bond broke and the two became bitter enemies. Brandi has always been vocal about her belief that LVP is a master manipulator. We know that Brandi makes at least one appearance this season from her cameo in the trailer. What if there was more to the story? Could it be possible that Brandi is actually eyeing a full-time return? It seems like all signs point to yes.
Last season the cracks started to form in Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Vanderpump’s friendship. However, this season it looks as if they’ve reached a point of no return. So far nobody knows exactly what happened with Lucy Lucy Apple Juice. Nobody wants to accept accountability for this mess. Did Dorit really let Lisa know that she was giving the dog to another home? Is LVP “hell-bent” on getting this Dorit story out there?
We saw Lisa try to punish Dorit last season, so it’s not too far fetched to think she’s doing it again. That being said, there doesn’t seem to be any concrete proof against LVP. Hopefully, we get clarity on the situation at some point throughout the season. Things are looking rocky for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars right now, but maybe they can repair their friendship. Thankfully, Dorit is giving us her stance on the future of her friendship with Lisa.