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Teddi Mellencamp

The Season 8 premiere episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was just like the premiere episode of any other Real Housewives show: not much happened, but it’s nice to “catch up with” the cast members that you missed during the off-season.

We got to “meet” the newest Housewife Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave. She has a famous father, a very L.A. career (she’s a wellness accountability coach), and she definitely looks the part. The only thing that is a little awkward about her casting is that she wasn’t genuinely friends with anyone before she joined the show, so it will be interesting to see how she fits in with the ladies.

Lisa Vanderpump Teases That “Things Rapidly Change” With The Arrival Of Te

Not much happened during the Season 8 premiere episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but it was glorious to see the ladies from the 90210 back in their element, living lavishly and throwing shade.

Lisa Vanderpump made sure to remind us all that she is an OG cast member and the queen of the show. Her tag line alluded to this (yet again): “The queen of diamonds always has an ace up her sleeve.” She also had some shady comments up her sleeve, but she was very subtle with her delivery. She really is a pro at this.

Lisa Rinna Embraces Her New Role Of ‘Momager’ To Model Daughters Delilah Belle And Amelia Gray

The glitz, the glamour, the gowns – it’s all back on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills! Lisa Rinna is also back, but this time around she’s trying to replace her role of resident villain with a new title: Momager. Lisa’s daughters, Delilah Belle Hamlin and Amelia Gray Hamlin, are forging ahead in the fashion world next to the likes of Yolanda Hadid’s assorted offspring. And Lisa hopes to use her trademark hustling skills to milk every dime out of them help them succeed.

Lisa cheers, “2017 has been quite an exciting time around the Hamlin household since both of our girls, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray, have been signed by IMG Models Worldwide. Time certainly flies, because not so long ago the girls were making toast at our local deli!”

Erika Jayne

The Season 8 premiere episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was loaded with subtle shade directed toward the one and only Erika Jayne, courtesy of Lisa Vanderpump, and her self-proclaimed “British humor.” On the bright side, Erika Girardi was spared from the insults.

Lisa didn’t say anything particularly scandalous, but there were enough subtle digs and “jokes,” Andy Cohen couldn’t help bringing it up (multiple times) when Erika was one of the guests on Watch What Happens Live. Erika did her best to skate around the questions with short, vague answers accompanied by facial expressions that conveyed her true opinions, but she eventually broke and acknowledged Andy’s constant questions about LVP.

Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Erika Girardi, & Camille Grammer Discuss The First Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Season Without Kim Richards

Even though Kim Richards wasn’t a “Housewife” for the last two seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, all roads led to Kim. She was the constant topic of conversation whether she was a full-time cast member or not. Season 8 marks the first time that Kim will be making zero appearances on RHOBH.

She went out on top though: Kim reached a peak level of pettiness when she handed Lisa Rinna that cellophane-wrapped bunny rabbit stuffed animal during the Season 7 reunion. Sure, it wasn’t a positive moment, but it will never be forgotten. Now I just want to know what the ladies will talk about in her absence.

Brandi Glanville Is Not Close With Yolanda Hadid Anymore After R

When Brandi Glanville left Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she had more enemies than friends. That’s why it’s not surprising that she has been very vocal about her close relationships with her former costars Kim Richards and Yolanda Hadid for the past few years.

Brandi and Kim are still in touch, but Brandi and Yolanda? Not so much. Brandi is not pleased with the opinions that Yolanda expressed in her book.

RHOBH season 8 premiere

YAY! The best holiday gift ever is Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills being back. Lisa Vanderpump bring your diamonds… oh, and also the ace from your Birkin, because we have much to discuss.

One thing I love about this show is that I can always expect Kyle Richards to be not only badly and unfortunately dressed (what is she thinking with all these muumuu-sized sleeves – just wear a kaftan already!), but also grasping for acceptance. Only Kyle would get excited about swinging a Birkin around years after everyone has gotten over them. And yes, it’s a lovely color, and it’s still obviously an extremely expensive bag, but girl, just like we have MOVED ON from Kim Richards drama, we have moved on from Birkin worship. Except Kyle has done neither. We do not need an opening episode that drags Rambles up from the dregs, but apparently Kyle thinks we do.

Kim Richards

It took a lot of time and a lot of effort, but things have truly turned around for Kim Richards. After many years of legal issues and struggles with sobriety, Kim has completed her Alcoholics Anonymous classes and now she is done with all of her community service requirements.

Kim’s 2015 arrest has been haunting her for nearly three years at this point and now that this final piece is complete, Kim can move forward and focus on something that she truly enjoys like being a grandmother or taking care of her horses.