During the most recent episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the cast was eagerly awaiting the arrival of Erika Jayne. She was finally going to spill the tea about her divorce from Tom Girardi. And Brandi Glanville wasn’t there because she isn’t part of Season 11, even though she did all the heavy lifting last season.
Brandi created all the drama for RHOBH Season 10 when she alleged that she had a sexual rendezvous with co-star Denise Richards. During the anxiety-inducing cast trip to Rome, the Beverly Hills ladies confronted Denise and demanded that she address her relationship with Brandi. Teddi Mellencamp, Lisa Rinna, and Kyle Richards led the gang-up. Then Teddi had to pop back into her father’s shadow.
Awww, I guess clouds have a silver lining after all! The only thing Erika Jayne needs more than a
stylist break are some attorneys and it looks like she’s in luck. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star can breathe easy for about, oh, five minutes or so. Erika has been suffering from theft accusations of embezzling funds after estranged husband Tom Girardi represented clients who never got paid.
Erika might have the dubious honor of being the most unethical person on Bravo, and oh my dear lord, that is saying something. Numerous court cases are looming and chances are pretty good they can’t buy their innocense or pay to keep others quiet. Speaking of paying, on Monday, Erika’s entire team of attorneys quit without much warning and left her to hang in the wind unrepresented. Thankfully Erika must have woken up with a clear mind, free of pretend amnesia and remembered where her wallet is. It’s a lucky day in Beverly Hills for Erika because, they’re baaaaaaack.
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.
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.
Real Housewives of Miami was an awesome show and it’s forever bewildering as to why it was cut loose. Andy Cohen said, it was cancelled largely in part to the death of a cast member’s mother, which might sound good in theory but doesn’t really hold water. Thankfully, the rumors of an RHOM comeback turned out to be true and a brand new season of the show is currently in production and will air on the Peacock network.
Veteran viewers are tossing names around of a possible line-up and confidence is high some of the original players will return. Exactly who is coming back and who is coming on board is still kind of a mystery, though it appears we have one confirmation. Recently kicked out of the Kardashian friendship circle, Larsa Pippen has been spotted with cameras she doesn’t pay for following her around. Now it looks like Kim K.’s loss is our gain because we have our first official RHOM lady. Thanks Kim, you really shouldn’t have.
During the Season 11 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiere, Garcelle Beauvais sat down with Lisa Rinna to address how Lisa had treated Denise Richards the previous season. Denise denied having a sexual encounter with RHOBH alum Brandi Glanville but was repeatedly pushed to address the situation by her co-stars. When Rinna apologized, she thought everything was settled.
Not so fast, Rinna. Garcelle didn’t resume following Rinna on Instagram. “Rinna for me…it’s tough because I felt like she went to a place that was so unnecessary last season,” Garcelle stated.
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.