It’s no secret Kyle Richards is the HBIC on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and her longevity earned that spot. Kyle’s storyline is usually sibling-related because Kyle requires someone who shares her DNA to have content on this show. Sister Kathy Hilton finally relented to pressure or the allure of pending anxiety attacks and has provided a bit of fresh air in an otherwise stagnant environment ahead of the latest season.
Kyle has seen “friends” come and go and a strong bond developed with certain ladies during her tenure. They are all moms, all wealthy, and all had bad legal issues in their recent past they wanted to hide. After some sketchy exits courtesy of Kyle and her bonded group’s
harassment curiosity regarding certain subjects, Kyle wants everyone to know they definitely aren’t ganging-up on people. It just looks like they’re ganging up on people.
Water is wet. The sky is blue. And Kyle Richards is talking about Lisa Vanderpump. Recently, an article was published on Vulture by author, Anna Peele. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. There weren’t a lot of stones left uncovered and Anna called the in-depth piece “my dream assignment“. She did interviews with Kenya Moore, Tiffany Moon, Andy Cohen, and Kyle, to name a few.
No one even vaguely familiar with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills would write an article without inquiring about the backstory. Obviously this would include Kyle and Lisa’s doomed relationship. LVP checked out in Season 9, but her memory definitely lives on. Some even say there are parts of Encino where the echoes of, “Goodbye Kyle!” still lingers in the valley. Anna shared some tidbits that weren’t included in her commentary, and one of those tidbits was courtesy of Kyle. Let’s just say, it’s business as usual in Beverly Hills.
I keep a list of least favorite husbands on Real Housewives. It grows longer and longer every year. David Foster’s been on it for a while and it’s not just because he left Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Yolanda Hadid at the height of her illness. It’s because he’s a narcissistic jerk that doesn’t want guests to have fun at parties as much as he wants them to fawn over his performance skills. Also – check out his documentary (actually don’t), it’s filled with revisionist history to make him look better.
David’s been married five times. His most recent marriage is to American Idol alum, Katharine McPhee. He’s 71 and she’s 36. That’s the same age difference between my father and me, but oh well, this is Hollywood! I’m sure this marriage is the one that will last.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans heard about Yolanda Hadid’s (then Yolanda Foster) struggles with Lyme Disease during her final seasons on the shows.
Her castmates questioned how truthful she was because some days she “looked fine.” And don’t even mention the word “Munchausen” because I’m still burned out from its use during Yolanda’s final season.
Hmm. For the penultimate episode of the season, this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County sure felt strange. And honestly, I have to admit it feels quite odd to be recapping tonight given the chaos that’s happened in Washington D.C. today. Over the last 15 years, the Housewives franchise has often provided a much-needed dose of escapism from the horrors and headlines of real life. Tonight in the O.C., however, provided no such relief from the reality of a mob storming the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow the democratic process. But alas, here we are. And the recapping must go on…
I think my biggest issue with this episode of Real Housewives of Orange County is that it really just boiled down to a series of one-on-one conversations. Because of coronavirus restrictions, the women haven’t been able to congregate together since the trip to Lake Arrowhead. And really, they haven’t all been together since before the pandemic shut down production. Right? Since the cast trip to Palm Springs? So basically they’re left to talk in pairs, or film with their kids, siblings and significant others. None of which is particularly interesting on its own without a main storyline driving the narrative.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne has to be regretting her song “XXpen$ive” these days, right? Almost every article slamming her and her lawyer husband Tom Girardi for their questionable finances (and ethics) is citing that song and Erika’s other claims about her lavish lifestyle.
She has even said that she spends $40K on glam every single month. Most of us were questioning if that was actually worth it. News flash: it’s not. Especially since her husband had been withholding money from his clients, who were owed money after losing family members in airplane crashes, explosions, and boating accidents. Basically, Tom was taking money from orphans, widows, and widowers to fund Erika’s ridiculous costume budget and her paid “friends” from her glam squad.
Well, that’s it. My brain is permanently scarred. My eyes can’t unsee it. Did anyone have Kelly Dodd filming in bed with a shirtless Rick Leventhal on their 2020 Bravo bingo card? Because that’s how this episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County opened. And in the immortal words of one Valerie Cherish, “I don’t need to see that!” (Listen, if you know, you know.) Honestly, the less said about the Fox News reporter wanting to hang things Kelly (in 7 minutes though?), the better. The only good thing about suffering through that opening scene was seeing it get interrupted by Hoda Kotb reporting on the encroaching coronavirus.
This season is turning out to be a bit like Game of Thrones when it comes to the pandemic. Like the families of Westeros, the women are busy fighting and feuding and getting offended. But the real problem on the horizon is the proverbial White Walker they’re all dismissing. It’s coming, ladies. Even if Rick Leventhal isn’t worried about it. And it’s going to lay waste to this season, which apparently, we might already be about halfway through? If that’s true, is this jaunt to Palm Springs supposed to count as one of Season 15’s cast trips?
We all know David Foster as “my King” or rather Yolanda Hadid’s king on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We also know David is an egomaniac with disdain for guests who try to sing along at his parties. David wants us to know that he absolutely DID NOT leave Yolanda because she had Lyme disease. Even though we already know that David is terrible at marriage.
According to Wikipedia, David married singer, B.J. Cook in the seventies. They had a daughter and divorced soon after. In the eighties, he was married four years to Rebecca Dyer. They had three daughters. In the nineties, he married Linda Thompson. Linda is noteworthy because she co-wrote one of the greatest Whitney Houston songs ever, I Have Nothing. She’s also Brody Jenner’s mom and stayed with David a whopping 15 years. From 2011 to 2017 David was married to Yolanda. Now, he’s married to Katharine McPhee. He’s 70. She’s 36.