Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
There are lots of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers holding out hope that Lisa Vanderpump will return to the series. In my opinion, she cannot return on her own. She needs to come back with some very loyal cast members by her side.
Aside from LVP’s fans and her husband Ken Todd, there is no one more loyal to her than the Vanderpump Rules crew, except for Kristen Doute. And you know what, they’re not as young as they used to be. Referring to them as the “Vanderpump Rules kids” isn’t gonna make sense sooner rather than later. Many of them are getting married and planning to start a family. They’re starting empires of their own. In other words, they’re building up the perfect resumés to become Real Housewives. This possibility is something that both Lala Kent and Stassi Schroeder discussed in recent interviews. Just imagine Lisa going toe to toe with Erika Jayne with Lala backing her up. It would make for some very interesting TV.
Yesterday, Teddi Mellencamp started her day as she usually does: documenting her morning workout on Instagram. Throughout the day, she posted weight loss progress photos from her clients. She continued to post selfie videos for the remainder of the day. The usual stuff, you know? Well, except for the end the day. That was a little different than her usual routine.
Teddi gave birth to her third child, with husband Edwin Arroyave by her side. Yes, she actually got in a workout session and documented her day, even giving a post-epidural update. Talk about some, ummm, “unique” content. But then again, this is 2020. I’m sure she’s not the only documenting her birth on social media. At least she didn’t have a glam squad on hand, which is a #TotalHousewifeMove
It is still hard to believe that Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others lost their lives in that horrific helicopter crash a month ago. Yesterday, there was a televised celebration of life at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan, Shaq, and many others did speeches to share their memories of Kobe and Gianna. Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keyes performed. It was a very nice event that inspired many emotional responses, even from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG cast member Camille Grammer. She managed to turn the nice accolades about Kobe as a father into a dig at her ex-husband Kelsey Grammer.
Season 10 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hasn’t even started yet but there is so much gossip coming out of this cast that I’m living for it all. The cast has been on what seems like a press tour, responding to all kinds of rumors about what’s going to happen this season. It does make me wonder if they can all live up to the hype now that we are going to see our first season minus Lisa Vanderpump. It does kind of seem like the cast is trying pretty hard to let us all know we won’t be disappointed and I hope we aren’t.
So let’s do a quick recap of what all the fuss has been about. First, there was the addition of new cast members Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke to help add some flair to the existing group. Then there are the lawsuits – Erika Jayne and husband Tom Girardi have been sued for an unpaid debt, calling the lawsuit a “publicity stunt”. Dorit Kemsley has not only been hounded by not only her own lawsuit but divorce rumors from husband PK Kemsley . They have both denied that they are headed for a split and tried hard to do some much needed damage control. Next we find out that Kim Richards is putting out an “unafraid and unapologetic” memoir that sister Kyle Richards didn’t even know she was writing.
Finally we come to the biggest doozy of them all, which will likely be a central story line on the season: the Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville hookup rumors. Unless you’ve been living under a rock completely devoid of all housewives news, you have likely heard plenty about this, with multiple cast members weighing in on their thoughts. Denise also responded to the rumors, vehemently denying she hooked up with Brandi or that she has an open marriage. Whew that was a ride.
Erika Jayne joined Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a friend of Yolanda Hadid. And, as a result, she did not warm up to Lisa Vanderpump that season. Or ever in general. Right away, Erika shared her distrust for LVP and infamously referred to her as a “sniper from the side.”
There is another tragic shooting involved event coming out of the Real Housewives universe. Another shooting has taken place at an establishment, this time a residence, owned by a Housewife. Teddi Mellencamp has been busy with her current pregnancy and filming the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It’s also well known that her husband, Edwin Arroyave, who is regularly featured on the show with her, is the CEO of a wealthy security company, although its reputation has long been suspect. If you remember when Kyle Richards’ new house was burglarized, Edwin’s company was the security they were using at the time of the robbery.
But security company aside, Edwin and Teddi also own a rental property in Los Angeles. This house was being rented by 20-year-old rapper, Pop Smoke. If you aren’t familiar with him or his music, the Brooklyn-born rapper is best known for his single, “Welcome to the Party”.
When does Real Housewives of Beverly Hills start? Seriously – where’s the trailer? Some of us are dying for it! Last season was such a snooze. The point of manufacturing drama is to get people to enjoy watching the show and not fall asleep, right? So, I can’t believe that I’m actually looking forward to this season of RHOBH. We have new cast members Sutton Stracke and Garcelle Beauvais. This is awesome because Bravo is finally desegregating this franchise by including women of color on shows with all rich white women. Now that Lisa Vanderpump is gone, we have Brandi Glanville fighting for her life to be on the show! Cannot. Wait.
In case you’ve been living under a rock in Bravo-land, there’s a major rumor going around that Brandi and Denise Richards had a several-months-long affair (GASP). Basically, Brandi perpetuated this storyline rumor herself. To that, I say “bravo” (see what I did there, I’ll show myself out), because this is a better-manufactured plot than anything LVP did last season. Denise has been on the defense since these rumors started and she’s using hashtags on Instagram to prove Brandi wrong.