The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has always been the show with the most celebrity cameos, considering the Hollywood of it all. Beverly Hills, the land of the rich, famous and plastic, it’s one of a kind. Back when Yolanda Hadid was on the show, Gigi and Bella Hadid made appearances before they were the worlds’ biggest supermodels. We’ve seen ultimate momager Kris Jenner, who’s tight with Kyle Richards. Not to mention old school actors like Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Kelsey Grammer and more.
But it’s not all diamonds and rose — just take a look at Erika Jayne’s empire crumbling down before our eyes. Or Dorit Kemsley’s seemingly never-ending tax issues. Just because you wear designer, doesn’t mean you can afford it. But while I’m not die-hard into them flashing expensive clothes, I live for a name-drop moment on RHOBH. A la Rinna’s inability to bring up her daughter’s older boyfriend Scott Disick at any chance she gets.
The fate of the Real Housewives of Orange County has finally been revealed, following the total flop of a recent years. The controversial Kelly Dodd was on another level last year, causing some fans to boycott the season. But she wasn’t the only cause for disarray — looking at you, Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Now, they’re both gone along with Elizabeth Lyn Vargas.
While Kelly herself half expected to get cut after last year. Most recently, the always outspoken Kelly teased a potential return, but the Bravo gods did not rule in her favor.
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.
This week Andy Cohen gifted fans with news of a “Bravo Kids” special that will be featured on an episode of Watch What Happens Live. The special includes Gia Giudice, Frankie Catania, Albie Manzo and Chris Manzo from Real Housewives of New Jersey, Brielle Biermann, Riley Burruss, and Kairo Whitfield (THANK YOU) from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Avery Singer and Victoria de Lesseps from Real Housewives of New York City, and of course OG kids Briana Culberson and Shane Keough (YES) from Real Housewives of Orange County.
The “kids” featured in this special all grew up on TV and probably had zero say in showing their awkward years on camera for millions of people. So, this could be awesome! While the show features our favorite Bravo kids, there are some noticeable names missing. Yolanda Hadid’s daughters, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are probably too busy being supermodels to show up on WWHL. But what about Kyle Richards’ daughters? Or Lisa Rinna’s? Nene Leakes’ kids? Or Jill Zarin’s daughter? Something tells me they’re dying to be included – and Andy has hinted as much without naming names.
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.