Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
The Empire Hits Back. Brandi Glanville made her feelings about RadarOnline known yesterday on twitter. They turned the big guns back on her with the following headline, “Brandi Glanville Confesses To Co-Stars That Her Fighting & Drama Is Faked For Ratings.”
The quote: “Brandi has actually told Kyle, Kim and Lisa that the fighting she is involved with on the show is a farce and that 99% of what she says and does is acting. Brandi is very proud of the fact that she has catapulted to stardom on the show because of her outrageous antics,” a source close to the situation RadarOnline.com exclusively.
I call B.S. There is NO WAY Brandi told Kim Richards that she was “acting” when she outed Kim as an alcoholic and drug user. Perhaps she mentioned that some of her tweets were just to cause a little drama – but things like telling Adrienne to STFU can not possibly be pre-planned.
Here’s some more: “Brandi doesn’t behave like that when cameras aren’t around, and it’s a shame that she feels she must do that to get attention to set herself apart from the other ladies. On the show, Brandi swears and immediately goes for the jugular in fights with Adrienne Maloof. Brandi is actually very level headed and intelligent in real life and doesn’t swear like a sailor,” the unnamed source adds.”
Oh I get it. The source is Adrienne. She’s not remembering that we saw Brandi behave like this all last year. I guess she only watches her own scenes. Always trying to play the victim that Adrienne. NOT BUYING IT.
Brandi‘s response: “Dear
@radar_online Ive NEVER faked it for the “ratings” although I have for a man on now and again.” Oh snap.
Yolanda Foster from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is undergoing treatment for Borrelia Lyme disease. She tweeted: “Having a Port implanted, need to Start my treatment for Neuro Borellia Lyme disease, can’t wait to get my energy back” It wasn’t an easy diagnosis – she also tweeted: “Isn’t crazy that I had to go to ME clinic in Belgium to get diagnosed with Borrelia Lyme after 18 months of hell
#desperate” Best of luck on your treatment Yolanda.
It looks like Kye and Kim Richards will be making an appearance on another reality show. This one is called “Stars in Danger – The High Dive.” I kid you not. Apparently the stars have to learn how to high dive. Yes – not dance or skate, but put on a swimsuit, climb up those stairs, and plunge into a swimming pool. Apparently the events will include synchronized diving and solo diving – and the format is based on a German reality show. Other stars signed up for the show:
JWoww, Jersey Shore
Bethany Hamilton, professional surfer
Alexandra Paul, Baywatch alum
Kim Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Kyle Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
David Chokachi, Baywatch alum
Terrell Owens, former NFL star
Antonio Sabato Jr., actor/model
It will air on January 9th on Fox. I’m actually trying to figure out if this is a joke it sounds so strange. Here’s the source. Will Kyle be able to appear in a swimsuit? Doesn’t she always cover up??
Let’s check in with our Jersey Girls who are busy filming for the next season. Our new housewife Jennifer Dalton has shared some event photos on twitter. Here’s one for Shopposche.com with Teresa Giudice (from Dec. 3rd). PS – we need someone to take over FASHION ROUNDUP! I have no idea how to comment on these dresses. Anyone in the industry that wants to blog about it??
Last night was an event for Dining Out. Blogger Tara Cushing (The Bravo Bitch – see blog roll) was at the event and keeping us updated on twitter. Tara says she’s now been at some many events that we should play Where’s Waldo next season to see if we can spot her in the background!! (I’m beginning to wonder if they should just make her a new Housewife!!) Here’s a photo of Tara with Jacqueline Laurita.
I’m not sure if Caroline Manzo was at the event. This is what she tweeted at midnight:
“I just had meatloaf mashed potatoes w gravy and chased it w chocolate & spiked egg nog – that’s ok, right?”
Ummm. I’m not sure if that’s a great midnight snack. What do you think?
LeAnn Rimes sat down for an interview with Giuliana Rancic that will air tomorrow. In the interview, Giuliana asks some tough questions, such as why LeAnn and Eddie entered into an affair when they were both married.
This is what LeAnn had to say, “That is a huge question. I never, ever in my heart want to hurt anyone. But . . . I don’t think anything can separate anything that’s super-connected. You might have had so many wonderful things with each other’s spouses in your relationship, but something along the way broke that. You can’t break what’s broken already.” I have to agree on her with this one. Eddie was already cheating on Brandi. She didn’t break their relationship – he did. She just needs to stop rubbing it in Brandi’s face. She starts crying, “No one . . . will ever understand how much thought and hurt, even towards each, other were put into our decision [to divorce our spouses and stay together].” You can see the clip here.
Has Cameron Diaz ditched Rachel Zoe? The New York Post is reporting that Cameron is no longer working with Rachel. The reason? “Some sources snipe that Zoe’s been too busy building her own empire, with clothes, shoes, bags and accessories bearing her name, and that she’s got less time for styling her celeb clients.” Not so says Diaz’s representative. Cameron’s got more than one stylist and continues to be friends with Zoe, and will likely work more with her in the future.
Sister Wives, Season 4, Episode 3 by BB
I’m calling this episode “A Tale of Two Plural Marriages.”
Kody is going from house to house to go over building plans for his four wives’ houses. He visits Christine first. She wants as many bedrooms as possible. She currently has five bedrooms for her six kids. Her new house building plan has four bedrooms and she wants six. She’s going big or going home. Janelle knows she has to stick to a budget and thinks her plans allow for enough bedrooms. Kody thinks she needs an extra one for when Logan comes home from college in the Summer. Janelle thinks that’s a waste of money. She is of the opinion that her children do not need their own bedrooms. At Robyn’s house, she’s insistent on having a “hobby room” to use for an office and she wants an extra bedroom because she’s planning on having more kids. Meri, the entitled one (in my opinion), has to have that wet bar. She doesn’t know why that’s so important but when she saw one in the model home she loved it. She jokingly tells Kody she wants a tennis court in the back for Mariah. Kody’s over it. I don’t feel sorry for Kody; he wanted this lifestyle.
The Browns are going on a Polygcation with another Polygamous family, the Dargers, who are not of the same faith as the Browns; they are independent polygamists. They are Joe and his three wives, Alina, Vicki and Valerie. Together, they have 23 kids. According to Christine, they are close friends whom they’ve known for a long time. Joe married Vicki and Alina on the same day, then married Vicki’s twin sister Valerie 10 years later. They are all going to Oceanside CA for vacation, all 50 of them.
The Dargers live in Utah in one house. Alina is identified as wife number 1. I’m not sure why since he married her and Vicki on the same day, but whatever. According to Vicki, they’ve only known the Browns for four years and would like to get to know them better. The Darger wives were all raised in a plural marriage environment so it was not that foreign to them. Joe marrying two women at one time was not the norm. Joe didn’t know if he was up to the task of marrying both at the same time. He didn’t just date to date, he dated with the purpose of getting married. He had to tell both of their fathers he would be courting both at the same time. Vicki’s father OK’d it; Alina’s father thought he was a young punk.
After two years, Alina’s father gave his permission, but not his blessing. That was good enough for Alina. Two weeks later, Joe married Alina and Vicki. Valerie came 10 years later after she had been married for over 11 years in a plural marriage she termed as dysfunctional. She left for her children’s sake and came to visit her twin sister Vicki. When Joe entered the room, Vicki sensed Joe would eventually marry Valerie. As they are getting ready for the trip to Las Vegas to meet up with the Browns, you can tell they run their family like a well-oiled machine.
The Dargers arrive at Christine’s house and she notices how good the Darger wives look after traveling so long. Kody asks Joe when he wants to leave the next day. Joe says he doesn’t care as long as they don’t tell him 8 and then not leave until 10. Kody says they will be leaving at 10 then. It’s obvious the Dargers are way more organized than the Browns. The next day, the Browns are in a state of chaos trying to get ready to go. Kody loses his cool and Meri points out how she likes Joe’s organization skills. Kody gives her the stink eye and Meri tells him it’s not a dig at him. Ha ha. Christine doesn’t consider Joe a control freak, she thinks he has a good communication style and his family respects him. They finally leave for Oceanside, CA.
When they get there and see how small the two rental houses are, the Browns panic. Joe calmly pulls up the house layouts on the website and decides who will be going where. Simple as that. Kody uses the rock, paper, scissors method. Kody says Joe leads his family, and their family leads his. I’d be a little ashamed of myself if I were Kody.
The next day, the families are all getting ready for the beach. They are starting to intermingle a little. So there is a crowd of about fifty people approaching the watersports guy. They participate in all kinds of watersports. The subject of dating comes up. Some of the Brown girls are looking at the Darger boys. The Dargers and Browns talk about going public about being polygamists. Alina talks about losing a baby at five months old and during the investigation because she died at home, the Darger’s polygamist lifestyle was called into question. There was a lot of fear at that time that their children would be taken away from them. Alina’s grandfather was imprisoned for being a polygamist. They discuss if becoming public is helping or not. Kody thinks fundamentalist Mormons need to be more public. Robyn points out that not every polygamous family has underage brides and commits welfare fraud.
There is a noticeable difference between the physiques of the Browns and the Dargers. Let’s face it, the Dargers are physically fit and you can tell they work out and lead a healthy lifestyle. Christine is intimidated by that. Robyn points out they all work out too (except for her). Let’s be honest. The Browns aren’t burning off nearly as many calories as they are taking in.
The Dargers discuss the sharing of Joe. There are not night assignments or anything like that. Kody doesn’t show affection to his wives in front of the others. Meri says they have so many other issues they are dealing with, why add the issue of the other wives possibly getting jealous by watching Kody being affectionate with one wife. They prefer to have their own relationships in private.
The older kids from both families go off on their own without the parents. Madison asks the Darger kids if they will be polygamists when they get married. Caleb Darger says it’s not for him. He doesn’t believe it’s a commandment of his faith. Samuel, Valerie’s son from her first marriage, says he would never ever have considered it until that year. He goes on the say that Joe’s strong suit is being organized and he has a plan for everything. Logan Brown says their family works by who knows the most about a certain situation is the one in charge. Logan Darger points out that Joe knows the most about every situation. Samuel describes Joe as a walking talking encyclopedia. Logan Brown counters that his dad knows a lot and he seems to go overboard with the things he knows. Madison pretty much describes her family as chaotic and asks if their moms ever argue with their dad. Samuel says his dad is intimidating and they all laugh.
Later, all the adults are having dinner. Alina asks them how they are dealing with their houses being so far apart. Joe asks if they really want four separate homes and if that’s what the Browns envisioned. Back in Utah, everyone lived in one home except Robyn. Kody was hoping they could all live under one roof when they moved to Vegas, with umpteen bedrooms and four kitchens. That didn’t work out. One of the twin wives (Valerie I believe) tells them if they ever have to do that again, try to work out sharing kitchens. Kody said they’ve tried that and it didn’t work out. Having wives share a kitchen was almost an abusive situation. He’s talking about when he brought Janelle in to his and Meri’s home and Meri pretty much treated Janelle like crap. Meri asks them if they ever have conflicts about how they decorate their house. Valerie says that’s not as important as having their family live as a true family and their children growing up together.
Kody thinks that’s OK for Joe’s family, but it’s not for his family. His wives’ personalities are too distinct and kitchen sharing is not an option and he doesn’t think it will ever be an option in his family. Meri was raised that she could say whatever she felt. She apologizes for being abusive to Janelle. Janelle was not outspoken and chalks it up to having different personalities.
Joe is surprised at how the conversation is going. He was a business major and his family devised a mission statement. They all wrote down their values separately and came together to write a mission statement. Joe was reading relationship and parenting books when he was 18 to prepare for the life he planned on living. Once he decided on that lifestyle, there was no turning back. Robyn and Kristine love the idea of having a mission statement. Janelle doesn’t see the point but will do it if the others want to. Kody thinks it’s something they should work on.
They all decide to get together annually. Janelle points out there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to polygamous families. Valerie describes the Browns as being a family of chaotic bliss. She’s being kind. Kody thinks they are finally at a stage where they’re strategically planning for their future by building the four houses side by side.
Walking Dead Episode 8 Made to Suffer By BlueSky
A group of scraggling survivors is running thru the woods, fighting off walkers as they go. This is a group we haven’t seen before. One of the group gets bitten but she is not going to be left behind. So the group keeps going, running towards the back end of the prison. There is a fence that has half fallen, and a crumbling brick wall. Quickly they scramble over it, pursued by walkers. We haven’t seen this back view of the prison before. Inside the prison, Carl Jr. has been left behind while Rick, Daryl, Michonne & Oscar left to rescue Maggie & Glen who are still being held in Woodbury.
The Governor is worried that the longer Maggie and Daryl are kept prisoners, their people will come to rescue them or Andrea will find out about them. Yes Governor, you are right to be worried. Merle lied to you about Michonne. She’s not dead and will be coming after your ass for revenge. We are treated to a creepy scene of the Governor in his secret room. You know, the one with all the chopped off heads, still alive as zombies, floating in the aquariums. The Gov has opened the cage where his walker daughter is kept. She’s on a chain. When he takes off her hood, she growls at him. There’s music playing in the background. The Gov is crooning a song to his daughter. He’s so in denial. Do you think his walker daughter wants to bite him? Of course she does. Now we know why the Governor has Milton doing those nutty experiments with walkers. He can’t let his daughter go, it’s all he has left.
Maggie & Glen are locked up in the same room as the walker Glen had to kill while he was tied up in a chair. They are glad to be together, but scared about what the Governor has in store for them. Glen goes over to the dead walker. This is pretty gruesome, but he rips off an arm and then manages to fashion a weapon from the bone inside. He gives this to Maggie.
The Governor is discussing with Merle what to do about the prison & Rick’s survivors. He wants to go to the prison and kill them. Merle wants to save Daryl. What about Maggie & Glen? The Gov tells Merle to take them to the “screamer pits.” That sounds ominous.
Rick and his rescue squad are just outside Woodbury’s walls, looking for a way to sneak past the guards and get inside. Michonne leads them in. She doesn’t know where Maggie & Glen are being held. Rick doesn’t know for sure if he can trust her. Is Michonne just leading them inside, only to be captured? Michonne finds the house where she & Andrea had been staying. It’s empty now. A man outside on the street sees movement inside, so he goes inside to check it out. Rick and Daryl quickly knock him out.
Back at the prison, the older prison inmate has been chatting up Hershel’s younger daughter. Carol wants him to leave her alone. He tells Carol he thinks she’s a lesbian, that’s why he isn’t trying to charm her. Carol sets him straight!
Merle and his goons go to the room where Maggie & Glen are being held. It looks like it’s in a big warehouse. Maggie kills one of the men, while Merle fights Glen. Maggie grabs a gun, she should have shot Merle right away. Now Merle has Glen with his arm knife to his throat, while Maggie tells him to let him go, aiming the gun at Merle. More goons show up and grab the gun from Maggie. Rick & his rescue squad hear the fighting & guns going off, so they go to investigate. They find Merle & Glen just in time. They are kneeling on the ground, hoods tied over their heads. Rick throws a smoke bomb, they grab Maggie & Glen and make a run for it. With all the gunshots, the people in Woodbury are in the streets. The Governor tells them to go back home, while Andrea offers to help fight the intruders. Back in another building, Maggie tells Daryl that Merle is alive and now the Governor’s main thug. Glen tells Rick he’s sorry he told Merle that they are occupying the prison. Daryl is reluctant to leave Woodbury without seeing Merle. Where’s Michonne? She’s disappeared. Rick tells Daryl they have to leave now – it’s time to go.
Andrea follows the Governor as he goes to the warehouse where Milton does experiments. Merle updates the Gov about the attack, leaving out any mention of Maggie and Glen. The Gov wants Andrea to go door to door, checking on the town people. He’s really just trying to get rid of her, so that she doesn’t find out that it’s Rick’s people that attacked. Merle leads his group to catch Rick & his band. Now we see where Michonne has gone. She’s in the Governor’s house, waiting for her chance to inflict some revenge on the Governor.
Rick & his band are under heavy fire trying to escape. More smoke bombs are thrown to cover them. Andrea shows up, firing her gun at the attackers. She still doesn’t know it’s Rick. Does anyone else wonder why she can’t hear Rick & Daryl’s voices? She does see a black man, in a prison jumpsuit. Daryl is going to give cover fire so that Rick and everyone else can escape. Oscar gets shot, looks like he isn’t going to make it. Rick sees a man with a gun approaching him. He thinks it Shane. Thankfully he shoots him, and then realizes it’s not Shane. Maggie is hollering Rick’s name.
Back to the prison, where Carl Jr., his baby sister, Carol, Hershel & his blonde daughter are holed up. They hear screams. Carl Jr. goes to check it out. This little kid is one tough hombre. He finds the new survivors, helps them fight off the walkers and leads them to safety. He tells them they are safe now, but he can’t trust them just yet. The girl that has been bitten is still with the group. Carl Jr. wants to kill her now. Finally the guy that carried her here gets a hammer and is about to kill her. Carl Jr. takes this opportunity to get out of the cell & locks them up. Tyreese realizes that they are safe, and accepts the situation for now.
Back to Michonne, who hears some noises from the adjoining room where she’s waiting for the Governor. Michonne breaks in, sees the heads floating in the aquariums and the cage. She lets out the Governor’s daughter, releasing her from the chain. The little girl is in a strait jacket & with a hood over her face. As Michonne takes off the hood, she gets a shock that this little girl is a walker. About to kill her, the Governor arrives on the scene pleading for Michonne not to hurt his “little girl.” Michonne doesn’t listen. She drives her samurai sword straight into Penny’s mouth. The Governor is now infuriated. An epic battle ensues between Michonne and the Gov. Michonne is knocked head first into the aquariums, almost gets bitten by one of those heads….she manages to grab a shard of glass & sticks it into the Governor’s eye. As Michonne is about to take her sword and finish off the Gov, dumb Andrea arrives. Ughhh! So Michonne has to escape, leaving Andrea to take in the aquariums with the heads, the Governor holding his dead walker daughter while sobbing. So Andrea, shouldn’t you be a little concerned about what the Gov has been hiding from you in this room? Nope. Andrea just seems to feel compassion for the Governor.
The Governor is getting his eyeball splinter removed. Andrea asks the Governor why Michonne was fighting him. What about the fish tanks & heads? Penny? The Gov tells her some nonsense. Andrea is too dumb to figure it out. Milton arrives with Merle. You have to love what Michonne managed to do to the Gov. Just wish he were dead. Rick and his group are not safe as long as the Governor is alive.
Rick and his band have managed to get outside Woodbury. Michonne rejoins them. Rick takes her sword away, doesn’t feel he can trust her. Daryl is still back in Woodbury. Michonne says she will help get them back to the prison, or go back for Daryl. Either way, Rick needs her.
The Governor has realized something. He lost his eye because Merle lied when he told him Michonne was dead. So now the Gov has the citizens of Woodbury assembled to hear him speak. He tells them that Merle is a traitor, and we see Merle and Daryl held by goons, presented as belonging to the terrorists who attacked them. The Gov tells the people that Merle let the terrorists in. Now Andrea sees Daryl. She’s shocked. The crowd wants Merle & his brother to be killed. And that’s where the episode ends. We have to wait until February to see if Daryl is going to make it out of Woodbury. The previews show the Governor wondering “I’m not sure where her loyalty lies.” He must be referring to Andrea. We also see Daryl in the woods with his bow. But nothing is certain, we will have to wait for the showdown between Rick and the Governor. So far, Rick has done pretty well. Plus those new arrivals at the prison are going to come in handy to help Rick with his fight against the Governor.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Cast Blogs by Stars99
“What an episode! First of all, it was nice to get away with the ladies and connect outside of Los Angeles to celebrate Kim’s sobriety.”
Wait… so everyone KNEW the purpose of the trip was to celebrate Kim’s sobriety – and yet you all decided to get drunk? Wow… such nice, loving, supportive friends. I know Kim would not ask people not to drink on her account – but really, don’t you think you guys could have at least shown some respect?
“The dinner party in Ojai was a bit tense and heated after Brandi told me to “shut the f— up.” My intentions were to simply ask Kim why she was upset. Brandi’s language was completely inappropriate and made everyone feel uncomfortable, however, I accepted her apology and we moved on with the weekend.”
I hear you say that you just wanted to ask Kim why she was upset… so then why didn’t you do so? Instead, you sounded like a cackling myna bird tattle tailing to the table that Kim was crying. Brandi’s language was inappropriate… and she apologized for the “F***” heard round the world. Did you ever apologize for your part in starting the whole thing? No? I didn’t think so. Yes, you accepted her apology and thanks for demonstrating once again why we all know you as, “Adrienne, the Martyr.” The Martyr continues talking about the mud bath – but disses even that by saying “a mud bath with 7 other women is not exactly my idea of a relaxing spa day”… is there ever any pleasing you? No really – I’m trying to think of a single time when you were pleased about anything… ever? Nope…
“Unfortunately, Brandi is looking for a fight and I am her target of the moment. I’ve been trying to get along with her and not engage in unnecessary drama.”
I call bologna on this one… I don’t think Brandi was looking for a fight… she was just not going to back down from you. For some people, it’s important for them to stay on you and your family’s good side for business reasons… no names mentioned, Kyle… Taylor… For others, you’re just not important enough to even register as a speck’s shadow on their radar. She ends her blog by warning us that next week’s episode is intense. Thanks.
Brandi starts out her blog by talking about how Lisa was trying to defend Brandi’s saying “STFU”… and I like how Lisa tried to do just that while under Kyle’s barrage of accusations – yet Lisa chose to believe and defend her instinct that something must have happened that triggered Brandi to say something like that – even though she didn’t hear what happened when it happened. Yes Kyle, we know you think that anyone who uses the “F” word at a dinner table is lower than pond scum. It shows a horrible lack of judgment and decorum – and I can’t believe that you, a woman of such class and propriety, would even associate with someone who would use the “F***” word at a restaurant. Well, that is, unless they’re saying, “Camille, you’re a “F***ing liar” evidently.
“I believe Kyle is more upset that Lisa is defending me then she is upset about what I said. Kyle seems jealous of the friendship between myself and Lisa and wants Lisa back as her BFF. Besides Lisa, Yolanda, and Kim, I see a lot of competitiveness among this group of gals. They may all have books and millions of dollars but I don’t have either and this book deal is a huge accomplishment for me. Taylor’s issue with me having a book is just off because the last time I checked its been four years since my split, and my ex is fully capable of defending himself if need be.”
Kyle has turned into the color of her pretty green earrings from last season because she’s so jelly. I’m shocked – women in Beverly Hills are acting all competitive? Say it ain’t so! Brandi, dahling, I’m really surprised that everyone was so focused on the “STFU” comment that they completely missed it when you dissed Adrienne’s intelligence by saying you didn’t think she was smart enough to write a book – then you further clarified, “well, maybe a children’s book.” That was a HORRIBLE comment to make – snarky and just plain mean. And then – to allude to the concept that writing a children’s book is somehow easy? Are you kidding? As someone who has been talking about writing a children’s book for a number of years – but has yet to write word one… I can attest that it’s really difficult to write a wonderfully entertaining, fun, succinct, imaginative, creative children’s book, you gooberhead.
“I do regret not being a little more sensitive to Kim’s sobriety with all of our wine, shots, and shenanigans, but after the night before I think we all really needed some drama-free fun. I apologize Kim.”
Understatement of the year… you were ALL (with the exception of YoYo) very disrespectful. This weekend was supposed to celebrate sobriety! Yes, let’s all drink to being sober! Woo hooo! The fact that you guys couldn’t go even one night without drinking was just disgusting. Alcoholics generally don’t ask people not to drink when they’re around – but normal people don’t drink around them especially in the beginning of their journey to sobriety out of courtesy, if not respect. And Kim had only been out of rehab for a “hot minute”… and yet you guys felt very comfortable drinking yourselves into oblivion. Ooo ooo ooo and your comment about how it’s not fun to be the only sober person in a group… was again, mean, mean, mean – AND not true. What Kim should have done… is to band together with YoYo (the other sober one in the group) and played pranks on all your drunken dupas. It’s actually way more fun to be one of the sober ones in the group cuz you can do things that would make ya’ll drunk people look silly. Plus… sober people don’t have hangovers the next morning and they actually remember everything from the night before. I’d go into the fun of taking pictures of drunken people… but that’s a line I won’t cross. Allegedly. You did apologize about the drinking… but even in your apology you used the excuse that you needed some “drama free fun” as if that was somehow more important than Kim’s sobriety.
I honestly had forgotten that Camille was on this trip, too…lol. She starts her blog about saying stuff about STFU…etc. She was glad that Kim had invited them all on this trip to celebrate her new path.
“At the table you could see when Brandi announced her book deal, I clapped for her and said congratulations. Then she chimed in and said, “Why can’t girls be happy for each other?” And I thought, “Hello, I’m happy for you!” I am happy when the other women are doing well. If we’re all friends then we should be supportive of one another.”
See, Brandi didn’t know you were there either, and she was sitting right next to you. Actually, to be fair – we didn’t notice you were there because you were neither causing drama nor defending drama. You were kinda just being beige. Sorry, Camille.
“Spa day. Kim found her new spiritual path. As I sat with her we had a great conversation about healing and being at peace with oneself. We talked about the healing properties of the mud and the mask. I love all that stuff. I really enjoyed sitting there relaxing and talking to Kim about her progress. Then all of a sudden the girls got really playful. It was impossible for us to sit still. We were just having fun but at the same time I would have opted for the relaxing/healing/mud cleansing/detoxifying experience.”
“Ducks are a lot like women – they don’t like mud on their butts.” Obscure Duck Dynasty quote by Phil Robertson that somehow seemed apropos.
“Excuse me Yolanda, hmm. . ., not all of us were drunk. I can only speak for myself. I was having a great time. I don’t need to drink to have a good time with the ladies. But we should have been more CONSIDERATE of Kim’s sobriety. We had fun doing gymnastics and that’s part of our playfulness. It would be an understatement to say we cut loose a bit. We’ve been on trips before where we were out dancing, skiing, swimming and just having fun. We’re playful and we like doing fun things. Those are the moments I truly enjoy. I love when we just let our hair down, get a little goofy and just be girls. It’s like reliving our youth.”
So again… if indeed you were sober, why didn’t you, YoYo and Kim gang up on the drunkards and do a prank on them? It would have been a hoot, I’m telling you!
“Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a great week! In watching this episode seeing what happened at the dinner table was difficult for me. I excuse myself at the dinner table that night, as I just wanted a moment to catch my breath and regroup. I thought Brandi coming in was a nice gesture. I could feel her sincerity but it was a little too painful to go through at a dinner. . .Therapy? Yes! Dinner, no!”
Well, it was one gigantic leap from initially barely being able to hug her to having a truly sincere conversation with her.
“Standing in the ladies’ room, I felt a lot of deep emotions and I just wanted to wash my face and get back to the table. I didn’t want to make what happened between Brandi and I into any more of an issue than it already has been. I felt that Brandi, the group, and I were on the road to recovery!”
“And now it’s seemed like Brandi and Adrienne were going at it worse than ever! I was happy when we get back to the table and saw that everybody had a book deal and enjoyed meditating! Haha. I can’t say that I wasn’t relieved that the focus was no longer on me, but I felt bad for the girls!”
This is exactly the reason why Brandi said STFU to begin with – she instinctively knew you didn’t like the focus to be on you – and for Adrienne to call the entire table’s attention to you crying over and over again was what precipitated Brandi to verbally come to your defense.
“I had a really great time at the spa — thought it was not as relaxing as it could have been. We were too busy having fun and getting goofy! But did we have fun? Absolutely! We all looked like we just got the worst spray tans you could ever get!”
It was so much fun watching you guys have way too much fun for words!
“That night at dinner the food was great, and the head chef Chad was very nice. Then Yolanda started to share her remedy for back pain. Needless to say I was a little taken back! It sounded a little scary and gross. After dinner we all went into the den and talked about the events of our day. As the girls broke out the hard stuff, it was my time to say my goodnights and head upstairs!”
Just hangs my head and rubs my temples. They were being insensitive, disrespectful gooberheads.
“The next morning as we were getting ready to leave I was sitting in the kitchen with my sister Kyle discussing the weekend. I don’t think this was a great weekend for my sister and I. For some one-on-one special time, we could have walked alone, just the two of us, or maybe had a nice horseback ride to the mountains. But my sister and I did have a good time.”
Yeah, it’s too bad that didn’t happen. Kyle may just not be the right person to help you along your journey at this time. Choose to surround yourself with people who are capable of providing the type of love and support that you need.
“This week we pick up at our dinner in Ojai. Things started to get heated after the STFU comment. I have been known to drop the f-bomb myself so that isn’t what surprised me. It just came out of left field. I thought we were all just having fun and talking. There were so many different conversations going on, I couldn’t hear what Kim and Brandi were talking about. Obviously there is tension between Brandi and Adrienne and there was more to it than just what we saw. That will be addressed.”
It’s nice to know that you acknowledge that you have been known to drop the F-bomb at the dinner table, no situations mentioned, “Camille, you f***ing liar”… However, when you were grilling Lisa for defending Brandi – you did NOT say you were offended because the statement came out of left field… but because, and I quote, “for her [Brandi] to say STFU to Adrienne when she [Kim] was crying, it was inappropriate – and for you to say anything other than that is wrong.” Lisa does finally relent and agree that it was inappropriate for Brandi to say that – but then Lisa is forced to draw you a diagram to show you that Brandi’s comments were made because she was defending YOUR sister, you know the one that just quickly left the table to go to the bathroom because she was crying – yet you chose to remain seated at that table, yeah, THAT sister. Why didn’t you call out Adrienne for saying what she said that started the whole STFU thing in the first place? I don’t get it. You thought it was inappropriate for the F-bomb to be used at the dinner table, Kyle, you f***ing hypocrite [Please forgive my cussin’… puts a dollar in the cussin’ jar].
“When Brandi announced her book deal, I knew what Taylor was thinking. THAT had been their biggest argument at the reunion. Taylor was hurt after the comments Brandi made.”
I’m sure Taylor was hurt after those comments, but it doesn’t change the fact that she wrote the book very, very quickly after the death of her husband. I mean, it must have been so difficult for her even to function at any level during the grieving process, I would assume.
“I liked watching Kim and Brandi having that conversation. I am happy they ended up sitting across from each other and were able to work through their issues with one another.”
Huh? I just had to scroll up and make sure it was still Kyle’s blog that I was reading.
“I was happy to see that Kim was able to have fun but also made the decision to go upstairs when she did. After that the rest of us all went upstairs and really let our hair down. To say the least. We were all having so much fun. It really was a great bonding moment. Everyone put their differences aside and were just letting loose. All of us were like a bunch of kids. I laughed so hard that night my stomach hurt. It was the most fun this group had in a long time. Seeing Taylor and Brandi laughing together and Lisa and Adrienne doing cartwheels and hand stands in the same room? Fantastic!”
I loved watching you guys have fun… I really did. It’s too bad you couldn’t do it sober. It’s too bad the person who really NEEDED the bonding moments and the support of friends had to go to bed early since she didn’t feel like she could join in because you guys were drinking so much. Happy sobriety weekend!
“Kim planned a great weekend that we will never forget.”
The only way that any of you can remember anything about the weekend is because it was caught on film.
“We resume the dinner in Ojai, Brandi just left the table with me holding the baby so to speak and now. It will be my turn…Kyle starts immediately questioning my defense of Brandi, well it’s a slightly precarious position I must admit, as I hadn’t witnessed the conversation between her and Kim. But, I was aware that something precipitated the outburst and, not feeling too enamored with Adrienne’s back all night, as she cozied up to Yolanda. I had an inkling that Brandi was defending Kim. Kyle swooped down on to the fact that Brandi had called it wrong, but I was not going to join the sides of the other women and take her to task. I have been in that position and I prefer, as I have told to Kyle regarding the Adrienne situation, rather to deal with it myself. Last week in her blog Kyle says she now understood Brandi’s position. . .mmm that is what I have said before. Don’t judge too quickly all will become evident in the end.”
You chose to believe the best about Brandi even when you didn’t know exactly what went on – which is something that’s probably very foreign to her and is evidence of a true friend.
“So we resume the dinner conversation, Brandi announces to the table she has a book deal. Well I am truly happy for her, as I am all too aware of the fact that financially things have been tough and she certainly has not had the same comforts and privileges as most of the other women at the table, excluding Taylor. Taylor takes umbrage to this, again encouraged by Adrienne, as she felt Brandi had judged her previously. Look I support both of them making a living and trying to be independent so that was one I was not going to involve myself in. It is amusing as I stated before, I in no way wanted my opinion to influence Yolanda in any shape or form, but we will see as we progress how she comes to her own conclusions pretty rapidly.”
Yeah, but Brandi didn’t have any expectation that Taylor would be supportive of her book deal, and rightly so. But why wouldn’t the others be happy for her? In fact, when she announced it to the group, she said, “I got a book deal today, which I don’t know if anyone cares, but …” – this is actually a pretty sad commentary of a group of women from a certain level of wealth and upbringing. Oh well, I hear money can’t buy you class…dagnabit – I just channeled Countess LuLu… Someone, get this song out of my head… puhleeze!
“The next morning you see me attempting to explain to Brandi how if she doesn’t edit some of her terminologies and take the “f word” out she will continue to give them ammunition. She refers to me as a mother figure. Well maybe I am to some extent, but eleven years doesn’t really count. However I won’t give up trying.”
Brandi knows the age thing really pushes your buttons… and so, push she will! Every chance she gets… in love, of course. Lisa ends her blog by foreshadowing of an “almost unresolvable fiasco”… great, more drama! She also expresses her appreciation to a couple of specific people who made comments on her blog – so that was kewl to read.
Taylor starts out her blog by saying that it was sad to her that Kim was upset during dinner. She also said that the comments Brandi had made in the previous season about Kim doing crystal meth were really hurtful to Kim and to her family.
“I am not sure if Adrienne announcing to the group that Kim was crying was her way of alerting everyone that Kim may need protecting again or if it was more about her issues with Brandi. Either way, it set off as Lisa called it “shut the f— up gate.” There is some serious underlying tension between Adrienne and Brandi and we haven’t seen the last of that.”
“As for tension, I am still holding a great deal of resentment for Brandi’s comments in the reunion last year regarding my writing a book. She did not know my family nor was she around through the previous years as the other ladies were. Therefore, I didn’t think it was her place to pass judgment. Her announcing her book deal only brought up the memory of her comments to me and opened a wound I was hoping we could close this year. I want success for all the people in my life and I wish her the same with her book.”
Taylor, Taylor, Taylor – you of all people know that one of your primary responsibilities as a Real Housewife on Bravo is to pass judgment on everyone – on everything – every time. Yes, that’s exactly how I interpreted your reaction to Brandi’s book deal – that you wish her success with her book. Yeah, right. Clearly, it was written all over your face. I mean, surely that wasn’t you that hyperventilated so much that Adrienne had to dramatically yoga coach you to breathe in… breathe out. I dunno, perhaps I was just too drunk to correctly remember the scene.
“Let’s keep enjoying this life because trust me. . .it’s too short.”
Yolanda H. Foster
“I understood from Kim that this trip was about bonding with the girls. I was excited to go because I thought it would be a great way to get to know everyone in a casual way. I can’t remember the last time I left my family to go on a girl’s trip.”
Totally laffs at the “casual” comment – these women barely know the meaning of “casual.” YoYo, (A term of endearment, of course) – as the one who has gotten flack for being pretentious – you seem to be the one most willing to let your hair down and put it in a ponytail, pull on some comfy jeans, and not wear make-up. It’s wonderfully refreshing, actually.
“The first night at dinner I really loved the way Brandi took the initiative to speak to Kim. They were having such a beautiful, long, and overdue heart-to-heart. Kim is really emotional right now, but that’s understandable. She is letting go of a lot of old stuff. Brandi seems to be really good about admitting to her own mistakes and trying to move on after recognizing them. That’s what I love about her. She does not get stuck in the past. Even though Adrienne’s remarks are so annoying, I wish B could have chosen a different way to address her.”
Yes, Brandi could have chosen a different way to address Adrienne’s comments – but truthfully, it wouldn’t have been nearly as fun. Plus, Adrienne is already annoying you and you barely know her – imagine if you were us and have had to put up with her for all these seasons?
“Kyle and Lisa’s debate is clearly showing the separation in this group. Lisa does not agree with Brandi’s language, however she is still protective of her. And Lisa has every right to do so, especially considering Kyle is always defending Adrienne.”
There’s potential for something to be financially gained by Kyle for defending Adrienne. Just sayin’…
“I am so happy for Brandi’s book deal and finding a way to support her kids. I honestly don’t understand why Kyle, Taylor, and Adrienne are so rude and unsupportive for someone else’s success. It just seems so catty and mean — it’s all very disheartening to me.”
Oh YoYo, keep your arms and head in the vehicle at all times and prepare for a roller coaster ride.
“I am not surprised to hear Kyle say that no one is listening to me. . .I try my best to measure my words carefully. . .God gives you two ears and one mouth so I think we’re supposed to listen twice as much as we speak. I don’t think she got that memo because she only likes the sound of her own voice.”
“…she only likes the sound of her own voice” – OOoooooOOOOo zing!
“The golf cart ride was really the first time we were all laughing and having a great time. I really enjoyed the little race between Lisa and me. We were being competitive but all in good fun, of course. It still makes me giggle. It’s too bad that as we get older, we stop being silly in that way.”
Love, love, LOVED it – and the fact that you had everyone in the carts fearing for their lives was priceless!
“Our badminton game was just a crack-up. I thought Lisa looked absolutely adorable. At least she was wearing sneakers. Kyle thinks she looks like a beekeeper? I was thinking, “Look in the mirror, girl. You are wearing 8-inch heels, a see-through mini dress, and a Chanel purse on the badminton field. . .ugh, really?”
“By the time we got to the spa, we were in a goofy mood, cracking jokes and what not. It is really hard to calm down and meditate with the mud treatment after all that. Lisa and I were on a roll so a little fun seemed in place.”
That whole scene was just so danged hysterical… and I love that you started it all by throwing the towel thingie at Lisa… and that she immediately threw it back at you. Then came the ice water tosses… Gotta say, I just couldn’t be more proud of you.
“The dinner was great and I was happy to finally be asked a more in-depth question of why I was not drinking alcohol but my answer did not seem to impress anyone [Laughs]. Anyway in Europe, we are raised with holistic medicine. I had been dealing with the pain of breaking my back while delivering my son and the ensuing triple back fusion for 13 years, but in March when I started having extreme joint pain all over my body, I decided to go to Germany to do the fresh cell therapy, which is a holistic way to revitalize the body’s own cells in order to treat disease. Now looking back, that was the first onset of my ME-CFS. I just did not know it at that time.”
“It is interesting to hear Adrienne discuss her difficult labor. And it was sweet of Camille to share her surrogacy story. It’s those stories that makes women bond.”
Wait, Camille was there? Giggles…
“Once the girls start drinking, it’s time for Kim and me to excuse ourselves. I had such a fun day and really wanted to end it that way. Usually I too love to enjoy a glass of wine and have fun but I don’t like to see the kind of influence alcohol has had on some of the woman in this group. Anyway, I came here to support Kim and celebrate her sobriety so out of respect to her, maybe we should have scratched the alcohol for the weekend?”
What a brilliant idea! Too bad none of you thought about it at the time.
“I know I sound like a broken record already. I’m obviously very opinionated about this alcohol thing to Kyle but I just don’t like drunken women and I am a kind of annoyed with her for not backing up and supporting her sister who just came out of rehab and would most likely appreciate Kyle taking this precious time to reconnect with her.”
Yeah, I don’t know – it might be that Kyle is just done defending her sister. I’m not sure how many other times Kim has gone through rehab… or has made promises about not drinking. My dad sure made a bazillion sobriety promises that he never kept. However, he did become sober after having been an alcoholic for over 30 years. It only takes the one time when the light finally goes on for the sobriety journey to finally be successful. But you really need the support of those around you – including your family and friends. If they’re not supportive – you really have no choice but to cut them out of your life until you’re strong enough to put safe parameters around their re-entry into your life once again. I’m sure dealing with an alcoholic sister has been tiring for Kyle over the years. I will say that I’m surprised, though, that as a television veteran, that Kyle didn’t anticipate her obvious lack of caring for Kim on camera would have a very negative effect on how the viewers see her as a person.
Saturday Night Lineup December 8th by BB
8PM – Frosty The Snowman/Frosty Returns (CBS); The American Giving Awards (NBC); 2012 Heisman Trophy Presentation (ESPN); UFC: Henderson v. Diaz (Fox); White House Christmas 2012 (HGTV); Mario and Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta (TLC); Kelsey’s Essentials (Cook, 8:30)
9PM – The Fight Before Christmas (CBS); Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s (OWN); Motives and Murders (ID); My Wedding David Tutera (We); Celebrity Ghost Stories (Biography); Renovation Realities (DIY)
10PM – 48 Hours (CBS); Secrets of a Trophy Wife (TLC); Fatal Vows (ID); The Haunting Of … (Biography); Untold Stories of the ER (FitTV); Family Under Construction (DIY); The Graham Norton Show (BBC); Rodeo (GAC)