BB has confirmed that Lisa Vanderpump will be on Dancing With the Stars next season! It was just announced on Good Morning America.
RHOBH “The Real Housewives of Paris, Part Un” by BB
(All Photos from Bravotv.com)
Beautiful Homes, Beautiful Grounds, Beautiful Views, Beautiful Cities, and Beautiful People. What could be better for a Housewives episode?
Kim has decided something has to be said to Taylor since she seemed to be not so concerned about where her child was while she was jetting off for a weekend with her new boyfriend. Kim has decided that Taylor has been hitting the sauce too much and she needs to be confronted with it. Kyle agrees with her but has been too chicken to say anything. They go over to Taylor’s and Kim does all the talking. Taylor admits that she may have been trying to mask the way she’s been feeling by drinking too much and tells Kyle she thinks she can curb it on her own. I’m not going to say whether Kim should have been the one to say something or not, but at least she had the guts to do it. Wouldn’t Kim know the signs that someone is drinking too much? Aren’t many addiction counselors former addicts themselves?
Ken and Lisa discuss going to St. Tropez to visit Ken’s 45 year old son Warren from his first marriage. The last time they saw Warren was at Pandora’s wedding. Warren met one of Lisa’s old friends Sue and now lives with her, which has been a little awkward for Lisa. I enjoy watching Ken and Lisa together, picking out Lisa’s outfits for the trip and talking about what they will do with Giggy.
Yolanda is going to have a get together at Mohammed’s new house. It may not totally be my taste, but it’s opulent and not in a garish sort of way. Fashion critique here. Yolanda looks good in her bold blue and black dress, but I wish she’d neaten up her hair a little. I think she’s trying to look like she’s not trying too hard. Lisa looks great in her black lace dress and she’s put her hair up. Nice change for Lisa. Marisa arrives in an off-white kind of plain dress with a large Native American looking necklace. Marisa dresses kind of bland most of the time. Her hair is braided and pulled back from the sides. Taylor is wearing a sparkly black dress with raglan sleeves. Brandi is wearing a short (not too low cut) blue dress and her friend Jennifer is wearing a black top with white pants.
When the introductions are made, Mohammed declares that he has known Brandi for a long time. Brandi declares she’s too old for Mohammed and he’s too old for her. Adrienne will not be coming and Yolanda, Lisa and Brandi look so happy and relieved. Marisa once again embarrasses her husband by saying something inappropriate about seeing other men and wanting them. I’m beginning to fall off the fence about her and not to the liking side. Kyle arrives and I can’t even describe her brown/black/sparkly-trimmed get-up. It’s ugly. While Yolanda is explaining her recent trip to Europe, I can definitely tell she’s having trouble focusing due to her being sick with Lyme disease and not knowing it.
All the women discuss going to Paris together. Taylor declines the offer because she wants to spend time with Kennedy before she has to go back to school. Yolanda pulls Taylor to the side and asks her if she has a problem with her because she’s heard it from three of the other girls. Taylor acts like she has no problem with Yolanda. Taylor’s problem is that she’s good friends with David’s ex-wife, Linda Thompson and I guess she feels a loyalty to her. Yolanda tells Kyle about her conversation Taylor and Kyle reminds her about David’s ex. Yolanda tells Kyle that David’s ex has said she’s still in love with him and wishes they were still together. Yolanda says obviously Taylor is lying and she will wait until she wants to talk to her about it. Taylor doesn’t think it’s the right time to do so.
Ken and Lisa arrive at Warren and Sue’s house in St. Tropez. Another beautiful place. Warren has done well for himself by owning properties in Notting Hill. Ken also has a 21 year old grandson. When Lisa tells Warren and Sue they will be there for three days, Sue voices her dismay that they are going to have to put up with Ken and Lisa for three whole days. Ken, Lisa, Giggy, Warren, Sue and grandson Brian meet at a lovely St. Tropez beach. Ken wishes he could see his son and grandson more often. Beautiful beach.
Everyone arrives at the LA airport at various times to board the plane to Paris. Yolanda, Kim and Kyle are comfortably but fashionably dressed. Brandi isn’t dressed for a long plane ride. Kim has her driver’s license and her passport (unlike the disaster trip to Hawaii). Kyle and Kim have a conversation while waiting to board about how Kim used to try to hide her drinking, like having wine in a coffee cup instead of coffee. Kyle tells Kim she knew pretty much everything that was going on. Kyle is relieved they can openly talk about it now.
Marisa calls Kyle and informs her that Dean’s father collapsed the night before and they won’t be making the trip. He passed away shortly after. I remember seeing his name on the memoriam tribute when I was flipping through the Oscars and thought at the time he must have died either during the filming or after filming because Marisa was talking about him in the present tense up until then.
Ken, Lisa, Warren and Sue go to dinner on their last night in St. Tropez. They discuss the next time they might be able to get together. Ken would love for them to live in Beverly Hills but knows Warren’s business is in London. There are only five years in age difference between Lisa and Warren and she has made it her business to embrace Ken’s son (not literally) and get along with him because she loves Ken. When Ken says they will be leaving the next day at 11, Sue tells Warren, “Thank God. It’s Been Exhausting.” I’m do not like Sue very much. The next day Warren has gotten Lisa and Ken a helicopter to take them back to Paris.
The others arrive in Paris and check into the hotel. The views from their balconies are breathtaking. Kyle and Mauricio are being romantic, while Yolanda is missing her man David. That evening they all meet on Brandi’s hotel room balcony to have drinks and wait for the fireworks to begin. Brandi and Yolanda drink to new beginnings and talk about how beautiful Paris is. Kyle and Mauricio arrive and are soon followed by Giggy walking in alone. Lisa and Ken are right behind Giggy, and Kyle is calling Kim asking where she is. Kim is going to miss the fireworks if she’s doesn’t hurry. Kim tells her she’s coming and Kyle has a little worried look on her face.
After a little discussion about threesomes (Brandi has with restrictions and Kyle has not and never, ever would), and talking about Marisa’s father-in-law’s passing, Kim finally arrives. Kim is acting like the “old” Kim before her latest rehab. Could it be jet lag? Could it be something other than alcohol? Could Kim have fallen off the wagon? Something is definitely not right with Kim. Love the fireworks. No Adrienne, No Camille, No Faye. Ahhhh! How refreshing! Next week will be more fun and drama in the City of Lights.
Vanderpump Rules Finale by NoMoreDrama
We open with Stassi and Jax styling their dogs. It’s been a week since Jax declared his re-love for Stassi, She’s okay being friends, but still doesn’t trust him. He whines because he thinks a week is long enough for her to forgive him and take him back.
Laura Leigh tells Lisa she’s quitting because she got a great part in a movie with Jennifer Anison. She wants to tell Jax that he sucks and will be a bartender forever, but Lisa convinces her not to – because she needs a bartender. Lisa voices over that no one wanted anything to do with Laura Leigh and now she’s got her break. Payback is a bitch.
Peter tells Stassi and Kristen that Laura Leigh has quit. Stassi is excited. Kristen is contemplative, and asks Stassi to talk. They talk it out. Kristen says that the fight was about Frank. Stassi says that they drove her to Frank. (That’s just insane). She explains she was lonely all summer and they ditched her (maybe because she was really mean to them in Vegas). Anyway – they hug it out because Kristen can’t even remember why she’s mad anymore. Good for them. No need to drag the fight out – especially since Frank is long gone.
Lisa is at her home, wearing a white dress that shows off her assets. Everyone comes over to do a photoshoot. Sheana shows up, even though she acted like a baby at the VIP party (where Lisa said she couldn’t work because Brandi was there.) Apparently Lisa has moved on. Lisa lets them change in her room (I hope she put away her valuables). She tells them not to touch anything. This is the third time we’ve seen Lisa’s closet – how wierd. Stassi finds Lisa’s tiara (that she wore to Pandy’ wedding). Holy cow they are all trying on Lisa’s jewelry. I hope she’s keeping track of it. Now they get in to swimwear. I swear I saw Peter stuffing his swimsuit. No lie. Lisa confronts Stassi about having dinner with Frank at VillaBlanca. Lisa says she wants things to blow up. Stassi pretends she’s innocent – but Lisa has her number.
Lisa makes the girls do a swimsuit photo shoot. Jax then confronts Stassi about hanging out with Frank again. Jax says that has to stop. He wonders when it’s time to give up (he’s been working on this relationship an entire week.) Stassi tells him he has a lot to prove but he’s not wasting his time. They then do a some photos together – and this time Jax stuffs his swimsuit with a sock.
Jax is seeing a therapist. He tells her that he used to be normal – two years of community college, but now he’s living like a rock star (does he not know he’s a bartender?) He says that he’s made up a lie – his real name is Jason – he’s been telling people he finished college – etc. He then tells her about Stassi and how he can’t ever do anything right. She asks why he’s with her. He explains that he loves her – they met in Vegas and moved in together a few days later. He claims that he didn’t cheat on Stassi – that Frank lied. The therapist tells him that if he’s lying to her he can come back later and fess up – that people lie to her all the time.
It’s the second day of the photo shoot. The restaurant is closed for the day. Lisa has hired the best photographers and they have borrowed designer clothes. Lisa is pleased that her waitresses are so gorgeous. Sheana is finally fitting in with the other girls. Stassi says she has a girl-crush on Sheana.
After the photo shoot, Sheana realizes she needs more screen time so she apologizes to Lisa for being a big baby about the VIP party. Sheana cries about not having resolved everything with Brandi. Sheana says she’s got a lot of respect for Lisa, and wants Lisa to have the same respect for her. Good luck with that – perhaps you shouldn’t act like a baby. Wait – Lisa is forgiving her. I suppose she isn’t as bad as the rest of them. Jeesh – the outtakes show Stassi and Sheana having to kiss for the photoshoot. I just find this very strange – the whole thing.
And with fifteen minutes left in the season …. Jax walks into the after-photo shoot party and tells Lisa that he wants to quit because it isn’t healthy for him to be at SUR. Lisa is pissed because he pleaded to keep his job a few weeks ago. Lisa clearly wants him to stay, but accepts his resignation and tells him it is time for him to grow up.
Then he finds Stassi and gives her a bouquet of supermarket flowers. Then Jax finally confesses what we’ve suspected all along – that he DID cheat on Stassi in Vegas. Obviously my opinion of this jerk can’t get any lower. Stassi is pissed, because not only did he lie, but he also demonized the other people like Frank who told the truth. She calls him an asshole. He tries to excuse it by saying they were going through a bad time. She calls him on the B.S. He apologizes and says there is no excuse, and that he loves her. She’s not buying it because she lost all her friends the past summer because of his lies. He tells her he’s going to disappear and never call her or speak to her again. She says that’s what she wants. He leaves. Somehow I doubt this is over – but we’ll see at the reunion.
Then Jax tells everyone else. The guys that had his back all summer are floored. He basically admits he’s got huge problems – and I’ve got to wonder what happened to make him fess up. That’s a lie. I really don’t care. I just hope he’s moved on and out of Stassi’s life.
Eight episodes. Eight hours of my life wasted. The reunion is next week. Is there really anything else to say? It seems like they rehashed the same stuff all season.
Kate Gosselin/Kendra Wilkinson are on Celebrity Wife Swap
Tuesday Night Lineup, February 26th by BB
8PM – Celebrity Wife Swap: Kate Gosselin switches with Kendra Wilkinson (ABC); NCIS (CBS); Hart of Dixie (CW); Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC); Raising Hope (Fox); Makers: Women Who Make America (PBS); Pretty Little Liars (Fam); World’s Heaviest Man (TLC); Dual Survival (Disc); Cesar Milan’s Leader of the Pack (NatGeoWild); Holmes Inspection (DIY); Bad Girls Club Atlanta (Oxg);
9PM – Dance Moms (Life); NCIS LA (CBS); Cult (CW); Go On/The New Normal (NBC); The Taste (ABC); New Girl/The Mindy Project (Fox); The Ultimate Fighter (FX); The Lying Game (Fam); Income Property (HGTV); Storage Wars Texas (A&E); 600lb Mom (TLC); Dual Survival (Disc); Face Off (SyFy); Top Gear (Hist); Strip the City (Science); My Dirty Little Secret (ID); Bear Grylls’ Wild Weekend (BBC); Murder.com (Bio); I Hate My Bath (DIY); The Face (Oxg);
10PM – Golden Boy (CBS); Double Divas (Life); Smash (NBC); Body of Proof (ABC); Justified (FX); White Collar (USA); Snooki and JWOWW (MTV); 600lb Mom (TLC); Real Husbands of Hollywood/2nd Generation Wayans (Bet); Robot Combat League (SyFy); Cougar Town (TBS); Joe Schmo Show (Spike); Hardcore Pawn Chicago (truTV); Our America with Lisa Ling (OWN); Ultimate Soldier Challenge (Hist); The Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo); Armed and Ready (Trvl); Strip the City (Science); Redrum (ID); Wild Things with Dominic (BBC); Casanova Killers (Bio); I Hate My Kitchen (DIY); Bad Girls Club (Oxg);
11PM – WWHL: Dana Delany (Bravo)