Sutton Stracke was a polarizing figure last season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was only a Friend of the Housewives for Season 10, but she still managed to stir up plenty of drama. Sutton is wealthy and informed everyone that she only wears couture. Sutton was appalled that Kyle Richards didn’t have place cards at her dinner party. During a game of first impressions, Sutton told pregnant RHOBH co-star Teddi Mellencamp that she thought she would be “boring.”
Sutton’s antics even caused Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider to call her “a little too uppity.” Sutton insisted that she was “not a mean girl.” She also said, “Can I be a little snobby? Yes. But is that my whole personality? No.”
Bravo is really missing out on a sure-fire hit. Instead of doing an all-star show featuring popular Housewives, they need to do a show featuring the wives who have faced fraud charges. It would be a pretty large cast at this point. Maybe they could have matching orange pjs for girl’s night! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills songstress Erika Jayne would certainly be on the bill, as she continues to battle claims of embezzlement with her soon-to-be-ex Tom Girardi.
During these trying times we must remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, despite damning evidence to the contrary. Erika is just a girl, with a weave, standing in front of a judge, trying to avoid jail. But she’s also trying to avoid missing out on getting some fun money since Big Tommy conveniently misplaced around $80 million. Poor ‘ol Tom is being bounced from the Pasadena Palace he shared with Erika in an effort to pay off some of his debt. Now Erika is stepping in because she wants a piece of that Pasadena mansion pie.
The most recent
dud of a season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills really made me miss the early days of the show. Namely, all the drama and extraness that the OG cast, particularly Lisa Vanderpump, brought to the table. The back and forth banter with her old BFF Kyle Richards. All of the swans and puppies who were treated like spoiled children. And of course, all of LVP’s dry British shade.
LVP recently returned to Watch What Happens Live to promote her new show, Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump, on E! network. And of course, she couldn’t make her return without throwing digs. at her former castmates.
In 2019, Lisa Vanderpump quit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during Season 9. If you need a refresher, the entire season revolved around “puppy-gate.” RHOBH star Dorit Kemsley and her husband, PK Kemsley, adopted a dog named Lucy from Vanderpump Dogs. Lucy allegedly bit their children, and PK. (I’m not even going to pretend to be upset that Lucy bit PK.)
Instead of returning Lucy to Vanderpump Dogs, as the adoption contract required, Dorit rehomed the pup. Lucy later turned up in a shelter. That is why reading contracts is important, Dorit.
Last year was bad but I think Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne might have gotten the worst of it. Unfortunately for them, 2021 isn’t looking any better. Erika will have a lot of explaining to do on the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she will most certainly play victim to Big Tommy’s evil plans of defrauding literally everyone on his client list. Please Bravo, bring Denise Richards back for a brief cameo to ask Erika all about it.
Erika and Tom have gone through a lot of changes recently. After being accused of embezzlement, Tom lost his law firm and his wife. Erika has since jumped ship and moved into a new house where she allegedly hopes Armie Hammer will have her for lunch – I’m sorry, have her over for lunch. The glam squad has relocated to Super Cuts, and Big Tommy will have to relocate as well. There will be no more walks across a manicured lawn. No more pools to have retiled. And no more home church to try and absolve sins.
Erika Jayne, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and current client under embezzlement charges, has moved. Once living in a $6 million mansion in Pasadena with it’s own chapel, she has since relocated to a $1.5 million abode with about 14,000 less square footage. But look you guys, all is not lost. Now Erika can start to enjoy the benefit of having neighbors. Kind of like Kyle Richards and most of the RHOBH cast living on top of each other in Encino.
While Erika is likely not going to run into Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave on her way to the mailbox, because life isn’t quite that bad yet, sometimes it’s exciting to meet new people on your block. Ever heard of a guy named Armie Hammer? He is a thespian and has appeared in several films you might know. People like to talk about Armie because of his award-winning acting performances. People also like to talk about Armie because he may or may not have fantasies involving eating human flesh. And now my friends, people like to talk about Armie and Erika being new neighbors. ALLEGEDLY.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feels so far away, and yet like it happened just yesterday. This last season of RHOBH carried on the YEARS-long tradition of creating one storyline for the whole season, designed to humiliate ONE woman. Last year it was Lisa Vanderpump and puppy gate. The year before was Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave (which in hindsight, I don’t mind that one so much). The year before that was Erika Girardi and panty-gate. This year it was Denise Fu**ing Richards and an ALLEGED sexual encounter, with RHOBH’s self-proclaimed truth teller, Brandi Glanville.
Do you want to revisit any of those seasons? I don’t. Seasons that beat to death a single story are totally unenjoyable. Housewives works best, IMHO, when the show features a truly ensemble cast. Real Housewives of New York City, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City even seem to understand this implicitly. Plus, these series, along with New Jersey, Potomac, Dallas and yes, Orange County have women who are willing to show their lives. RHOBH doesn’t do either of these things and yet, it was the most-watched series in the franchise.
When Real Housewives of Beverly Hills paused production in November, the word on the street (I.e. the internet) was that there was a positive covid test from a member of the production team. Then, Kyle Richards started drop some not-at-all-subtle hints that she had coronavirus on Thanksgiving when she publicly thanked Teddi Mellencamp for bringing Thanksgiving dinner for her family since Kyle was too sick to cook.
Does anyone actually believe that Kyle was going to cook a whole Thanksgiving dinner?
Soon after Kyle posted that, it was reported that Kyle, Kyle’s sister Kathy Hilton, and Dorit Kemsley all have coronavirus. However, it’s been reported that they do not have severe symptoms and we are wishing them all the best.