It’s no surprise that Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s web of scandals, including their
scam divorce and legal issues, is the main event this year on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It’s really a story straight out of a horror movie. Tom allegedly embezzling millions from his clients, many of whom were victims of horrific accidents, to fund his over-the-top lifestyle. Erika says she’s not involved, but the questionable timing of her divorce says otherwise. Plus, Tom was depositing millions into her businesses that he earned from swindling his clients so she could fund her high-end fashions, over-the-top glam and virtually anything else she wanted in life that she didn’t have to work for.
Erika has maintained her innocence, but a recent Hulu documentary about the whole ordeal has plenty of people looking at her questionably. Yet, the word on the street is that Sutton Stracke is the only RHOBH who isn’t supporting Erika throughout all of this. Yes, the women who put people on trial for alleged hookups and #puppygate leaks are supporting a woman accused of being a total fraudster. It only further proves to me that the RHOBH ladies all help each other hide the real skeletons in their massive closets rather than confronting them on reality TV like they are PAID TO DO. Like, this is why Teresa Giudice is the Tom Brady of housewives. Ladies, take notes.
Vanderpump Rules Season 9 is fast approaching, and there’s no doubt it will be a season unlike any other. Half of the OG cast “left” (aka got fired) from the show after last season for various displays of bad behavior. That includes new dad Jax Taylor, which is still a shocking concept to wrap my head around. Jax has been a VPR OG since the early days and his bad-boy antics ranged from entertaining to downright toxic. He’s stolen sunglasses. He’s blown up on his friends. He cheated on his fiance. The list goes on. And while Jax might not be missed by many on the next season, his absence will truly be somewhat alarming.
Jax and Brittany Cartwright are new parents battling with their bookkeeper and weirdos on Instagram who make fake accounts pretending to be their newborn baby. They hang out with fellow
disgraced former Pump Rules parents Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark. Jax has definitely shown he’s pretty bitter about his alleged firing, saying that he didn’t even want to be a part of the phoniness anyway. Which disputes his early claims regarding his excitement to start filming Season 9. And you know who’s laughing all the way to the bank to cash their Bravo check that Jax misses so much? Miss Charli Burnett who never eats pasta. And that’s on that.
Grab your thigh-high boots y’all because we are now KNEE-DEEP in this mess. If you thought a lack of blending skills was Erika Jayne’s main problem, buckle up. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Illegally Blonde and The Housewife and the Hustler star is currently on hold at Craig Conover’s law office because her attorneys ran away. But don’t worry about Erika because a whole SLEW of other lawyers are plenty interested in what she’s up to.
Arguably the most famous Richards RHOBH has spawned is now Ronald Richards, the attorney assigned to Erika’s case to investigate her every hiss and eye roll. Emily D. Baker is another lawyer who has taken a keen interest in Erika and Tom Girardi’s massive judicial issues. And then we have Jay Edelson, of Edelson PC. Jay’s firm filed a class action lawsuit against Tom on behalf of plane crash victims duped out of settlement money. Edelson PC is determined to prove Erika’s involvement in Tom’s charades, despite her denial of any wrongdoings. According to Jay, we’re about to find out who the sniper from the side really is.
The Bravo gods have answered our (my) prayers — Heather Dubrow is returning to the Real Housewives of Orange County. The news of Fancy Pant’s long-awaited return comes along with some arguably even better news — Kelly Dodd and Braunwyn Windham-Burke are OUT for good. No more Kelly Fraud’s nasty comments and total ignorance. Or Braunwyn’s over-the-top narcissism. Both ladies were eyeing for a return, but the fans have spoken. And Boringwin really uprooted her entire life as she knew it for a TV show that doesn’t want her back. What a shame. Oh, and Elizabeth Lyn Vargas is out after one season, but we hardly got to know her anyway.
The Fancy Pants news is just too much to bear. We’ll finally see the completed Dubrow family mansion. Terry Dubrow, despite duping fans about Heather’s return, will be back on our screens to provide plastic surgery advice and corny dad jokes. And this could lead to a potential Tamra Judge return, but no news has been announced yet. CHAMPS FOR EVERYONE, except maybe Shannon Beador.
Good news, everyone! Mikey Minden can stop pouring through Erika Jayne’s remaining wardrobe for an appropriate “moment” designed to confuse the prosecution with high-art glamour and questions about shoulder pads. We might be on standby because the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Birdbrain of Alcatraz star has hit another wall. Get your popcorn and cocktails, but longtime EJ fans may want to take a deep breath.
It really is like a movie script. A cinematic noir about stealing money from innocent victims and sinister charges of fraud. Filmed under the haze of Vaseline and the occasional waft of burned hair. Or it could be another day in the life of Erika. She’s suffering some radioactive fallout from the recent Hulu documentary covering tricky accounting methods with Tom Girardi. Erika is trying to get out of being on the hook for
most some of Tom’s debt and fighting to retain assets before the only public appearance on her calendar is the Pink Pig Swap Meet in Crawford County, Arkansas. On today’s show, the hills are alive with the sound of… attorneys running far, far away from Erika.
It’s evident that throughout the 10+ years that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been on the air, the show has undergone a lot of changes. But one always-reliable aspect is Lisa Vanderpump’s unwavering ability to throw a good dig. Her one-time best friend Kyle Richards has become a target of her tauntings, with their fight reaching entirely new levels of petty. LVP and Lisa Rinna tend to go head-to-head and bring up issues from their rocky past. And the shady Brit truly cannot help herself when it comes to dogging Dorit Kemsley, especially after the #pantygate and #puppygate of it all.
Regardless of your LVP thoughts and feelings, it says something that she remains so relevant to the storyline. And even after skipping out on the reunion never to be seen again. Well, except on Vanderpump Rules and all of her other spinoff shows. My theory is that the RHOBH cast can’t stop bringing her up to avoid having to talk about their own skeletons. Yes, I’m talking about you, Erika Jayne. Fans deserve the real-life tea, not the Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy or Brandi Glanville/Denise Richards nonsense.
Even though the year is 2021, somehow Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OGs Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards are STILL finding topics to fight about. In fact, even though LVP’s been off the show for seasons, she always finders herself in feuds with her former co-stars like Lisa Rinna or Brandi Glanville like clockwork. What a blast from the past. Either LVP is salty about leaving RHOBH, or the ladies are jealous she’s relatively unbothered after her unorthodox exit. She has a new season of Vanderpump Rules to film and a new spin-off show about dogs. However, that doesn’t mean the shady Brit won’t find time to bash her former co-stars or retaliate if they try to come for her.
Kyle and LVP have gone back and forth recently about quite a few things, most of them relatively frivolous. First, Lisa sent a dinner bill to Kyle’s table as a prank and it caused a whole fiasco. Then, Kyle slammed Lisa for “ruining” an RHOBH fan’s photo by scribbling over the faces of her former co-stars like Dorit Kemsley and Erika Jayne. Kyle might be right that LVP is the queen of grudge-holding, but she does know how to throw a good dig. And is a good player to have on your team in the game of shade.
Dorit Kemsley kicked off Season 11 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills with a glammed-up barbecue. That is so on-brand for Dorit.
She formerly designed bathing suits and named them after her co-stars. Now Dorit is upping her fashion game. She is designing bridal gowns.