Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump and Scheana Jancan – Three Worlds Collide by NMD
In March 2009, after tabloids got wind of Eddie’s affair with LeAnn Rimes (who was also married at the time), Brandi stood by her man. She called LeAnn a stalker – saying, “She refuses to leave us alone—it is shameful and scary. People are going to say it takes two to tango and I get that, but at some point LeAnn needs to stop asking him to dance.”
A few months later, 24 year old model, Scheana Jancan – come forward in the tabloids to accuse Eddie of cheating on her as well, claiming to be Eddie’s long-term mistress of 3 years. This was the last straw for Brandi, and she left him in July of 2009.
Scheana continued her stint with the tabloids into the fall, claiming that Eddie was now cheating on Rimes with her. By then Brandi and Eddie were over, as were LeAnn and Dean. Here’s the source. Eddie was not pleased with Scheana’s run to the tabloids, and filed a 1 million lawsuit against Life and Style for publishing a story saying that he was cheating on LeAnn. He went on to marry LeAnn Rimes in April of 2011.
Brandi Glanville joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Season 2 of the show – filmed in the winter-spring on 2011. During the show, at an event at Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant SUR, Glanville bumped into waitress Scheana Jancan. It was not likely that the encounter was planned by production or Lisa Vanderpump as Jancan was not “wired.”
UPDATE: I stand corrected – Michelle on twitter sent me this photo of some old tweets with NaughtybutNice Rob where he said the encounter was staged.
Lisa asked the waitress to leave the event so as to not make her guest uncomfortable. Brandi explained the encounter in her January 17, 2012 blog:
“Looking down at this waitress who was serving me meatballs, I realized she was the reason I finally left my husband. When the news broke of Eddie having an affair with LeAnn Rimes, he denied it and we entered into marriage counseling. I wanted to save my marriage and keep my family together and thought I could forgive this one time mistake. Maybe a month later this women (the waitress at Sur) was on Access Hollywood crying and speaking about her relationship with my then-husband Eddie. She went on and on about how she couldn’t leave him even after she found out I was pregnant with our second child. She cried saying Eddie didn’t have the decency to break up with her before starting an affair with LeAnn Rimes. Ummmm that was it for me!!! I packed my stuff and moved to the Beverly Hills Hotel but not before putting a few well deserved gashes into the tires of our Harley Davidson motorcycles. Eddie is lucky I didn’t cut something else off!!
So there this woman was serving me food, that I had only ever seen on TV sharing her story with the world. I couldn’t help myself, I blurted out “you use to sleep with my husband.” She had a huge, very smug smile on her face and said, “Yes I did,” and went over to tell Lisa we had a problem. The truth of the matter is that regardless of how I felt about this woman, I owed her a giant thank you. Who knows how long I would have stayed with Eddie if she hadn’t told her story to the press? She made me realize that a zebra never changes his stripes and I needed to leave.”
Lisa wrote in her blog about that episode: “Scheana alerted me to the fact that she had been involved with Brandi’s ex-husband whilst she was married to him. I didn’t know the details, but I didn’t have to. Although I didn’t know Brandi very well, she was my guest and I wanted her to feel at ease so Scheana had to go. She could work at the restaurant next door. . .”
It was later that year that Brandi and Lisa developed a friendship, cemented when Brandi took Lisa’s side during the Reunion taping. In return for Brandi having her back, Lisa took Brandi under her wing. Season 3 of the show centered around their strange relationship, where Brandi became Lisa’s personal project of the year. This was Lisa’s MO. Season One had been Cedric – who by the time the show had finished airing had turned on Lisa – even though she had supported him for years. Season Two Lisa was focused on her daughter’s wedding, but with that out of the way – Season Three was given to Lisa mentoring Brandi Glanville, and Brandi in turn treating Lisa and her husband Ken as some sort of parent figures. Brandi again showed loyalty to Lisa by agreeing to an on-air scene where she “sat down” with Scheana Jancan in the premiere episode of Lisa’s spin-off – Vanderpump Rules. This was the opening scene of the entire series, and showed the two ladies having a heart-to-heart to clear the air. Lisa explained it in her blog (January of 2012) as follows:
“Sometimes, planets collide and this what happened regarding Brandi and Scheana. It became increasingly difficult to avoid embarrassing situations and possible confrontations at inappropriate times. I was juggling schedules so that wouldn’t occur. When Brandi spontaneously appeared at Villa Blanca I moved Scheana to another section so that she wouldn’t be waiting on Brandi. It was embarrassing, so therefore we all decided that ultimately a meeting would be mutually beneficial.
I would like to imagine that if ever I was placed in that situation, I would be as gracious as Brandi. To sit opposite the young woman that had been having an affair with my husband whilst you were married is not something I believe I could cope with. These two women knew that a meeting would change the dynamic between the three of us, so they, with much trepidation, entered into an extremely vulnerable situation, opening their hearts and souls for all to witness.
In retrospect, I think it was good idea. The ice had been broken. I don’t think Brandi was prepared for the information that Scheana revealed, with regard to him helping her move, meeting her mother, taking trips. . .all very hurtful. But it ultimately confirmed what she had suspected — that this was more than a casual fling.”
Brandi also explained why she agreed to sit down with Scheana in her blog:
“I don’t think people realize how close Lisa and I have become over the past year and a half and how incredibly awkward it is for her, myself, and even Scheana when I dine at SUR — which is far more often then you see on camera. There is always some double-checking and whispers of what section Scheana is in and where we should sit and it’s made me feel bad for Lisa and just uncomfortable in general. With that said I, after much, much, much thought decided to meet with Scheana because I had known for sometime she wanted to clear the air with me.
I have mourned my 13 year relationship to Eddie at this point. He is remarried and I am in a great place in my life. That said, hearing details of the time she spent with Eddie while we were married and I was pregnant just seemed cruel and unnecessary. I believe she knew the entire time that he was married with a family. I believe it is and was just as much Eddie’s fault as hers, and I truly hope she’s learned a big lesson from her past mistakes and realizes cheating doesn’t just hurt one person — but friends and entire families as well. I have seen her a few times since our sit down and I always say, “Hello. . .get me some coffee.” JK!”
What seems clear to me is that the sit down dredged up more than it resolved between the two ladies. Scheana – intentionally or not – was cruel tell Brandi all of the details of her affair with Eddie. There are just some things we don’t need to know. Lisa was prophetic in saying that the meeting would change the dynamic between the three women. It did.
Things began to unravel between Brandi and Lisa mid-way through 2013. Brandi gave an interview to an Australian magazine saying that she didn’t understand how fond Lisa was of Scheana, which led to a hiccup in her relationship with Lisa. What may have started as a hiccup seems to have turned into the demise of a friendship. Brandi has taken to twitter to plead with viewers to wait before they judge her,
Tweet to Brandi: “I’m dumbfounded at how ALLLLL these ppl are upset with @BrandiGlanville 4 turning on Lisa when NOBODY even knows what happened yet.”
Brandi: “I know it’s so frustrating they assume I crossed her but what if it’s the other way around”
Lisa continues to pretty much ignore all of Brandi’s tweets and jabs. The high road has worked for her for the last three years – so it’s a strategy she’ll probably stick with.
But what is going on with Lisa and Scheana? It appears likely that as Brandi began to stand on her own two feet with a NY Bestselling Book, and as Brandi began to establish relationships with other cast members such as Yolanda Foster, she no longer needed Lisa, and Lisa no longer took on Brandi as her latest underdog project. Ironically, it appears as though Scheana stepped in to fill that role in Lisa’s heart.
This relationship has caused tensions not only between Brandi and Lisa, but also Lisa and the cast of Vanderpump Rules – who are also her employees at SUR.
From Tom’s blog:
“Oh, and now her [Scheana] and Pandora are bestie’s wearing the same outfits. . .Jeez. . .Watching Scheana dry-hump Pandora kinda says it all. I feel the tooth thing is one more thing that Scheana used to get her to be Lisa’s favorite.
See, Scheana was insecure at that point because she knew full well that she had violated our trust, and the fact that she refused to admit this further more annoyed most of us. Instead she spent her time manipulating Lisa with constant tears, who facilitated bullying us into formal apologies because of this damn tooth situation. It overall put a wedge between Scheana and the rest of us and further added to the tension between Kristen and Lisa, as well as Stassi and Lisa.”
As for Lisa – she’s clearly team Scheana – writing in her blog:
“I had decided to meet Pandy as she wanted to buy a dress for her birthday. Scheana came along too. They were sharing their birthday as it falls on the same day and I said they could organize a lunch at the house. There was an unresolved issue amongst the group of girls and I understood that Scheana was hurt. To minimize what had happened when she fell and smashed her teeth was unfair of Stassi. The poor girl has had to endure bone grafting and many painful operations. Scheana had been incredibly supportive of Stassi previously and didn’t particularly need her but would’ve welcomed the support at such a vulnerable time.
Stassi was once again cozy with her group of friends and had no need for Scheana. Stassi should take heed and remind herself as we venture forward who has been loyal to her in the past.”
For some reason I was under the impression that Scheana was one of a long string of Eddie Cibrian mistresses – but she was more than that – she was the woman that continued an affair with Eddie even after she found out that Brandi was pregnant with her second child. She was the straw that broke their marriage, and she continues to be a thorn in Brandi’s side. I’m not sure I’d be able to move past that – and I’m not sure I’d be able to be best friends with someone that had taken Scheana on as a pet project or second daughter. That said, I doubt Lisa did this to intentionally hurt Brandi – but it obviously did sting.
So while I can sit back in my armchair and judge these women, in this case, I think Brandi’s feelings are real and validated – and I’m going to cut her some slack. It’s one thing for Lisa to allow Scheana to keep her job, but it’s another to take her on as a pet project. Perhaps Lisa needs another hobby.
First of all a big THANK YOU to HydrangeaHussy for blogging Real Housewives of Miami and the Cast Blogs. She’ll be continuing on with Vanderpump Rules.
Real Housewives of Miami – Blogs Blogged by HydrangeaHussy
Lisa is the only to post a blog between the Vegas episode & the season finale, but it mostly covers last week’s episode since she didn’t blog then.
“Lisa’s ‘Peacemaker’ Problems”
“I want to address the label “peacemaker” that has been assigned to me throughout the season.” Lisa tells us that her life outside of the show is generally peaceful, but that “being on this show involves some negativity.”
She explains that she saw two friends unable to reconcile & that she hoped they would help her in the same situation. “As the saying goes (words I live by), do onto others as you would have them do onto you.” While I appreciate that she was just trying to help, it was pretty obvious that Lea did not want Lisa’s help with Adriana. It seemed like Lea was perfectly happy ignoring the situation & didn’t really have any desire to reconcile.
“I like to give everyone that comes into my life a fair chance and I try not to judge their past. I realize everyone makes mistakes, and I myself am guilty of that too.” My issue with Adriana is that she didn’t admit her mistake; she kept lying in an attempt to cover up her lies. “I also never forget that there are two sides to a story and then there is the truth.” I have to respect Lisa for staying fairly neutral in the Lea/Adriana fight.
“I felt Joanna was angry at the world while planning her wedding and took her frustrations out on me, since I was probably the one closest to her at that time amongst the group.” As I said in the show blog, just because Joanna was stressed about her wedding did not give her the right to insult & attempt to humiliate Lisa. Joanna’s comments, at Lea’s party & in Vegas, were uncalled for & below the belt. I also think that Lisa should have chosen a different place to talk to Lea & then not discussed it with Joanna. “I was deeply hurt and embarrassed that she chose to pick a fight with me at a public event, swore at me, and kicked me out of her wedding. I don’t need friends who don’t need me, so I felt at the time relieved she was showing this side of herself to me.” We’ve all seen this side of Joanna, so I’m not sure why Lisa was surprised. Joanna has always been a loose cannon, ready to turn on anyone who doesn’t agree with her 100%. “When Joanna apologized and asked me to again be in her wedding, I was hesitant but was trying to be understanding of her situation. I just wanted to move forward, so I accepted.”
Adriana de Moura
“Lea’s Lip Service”
“Joanna and I were bonding for the first time, and I did enjoy the effort on both our parts. Every minute spent together was so nice! I sure was on my best behavior and sincerely wanted to focus on the present and hope for the best in the future.” She tells us that she felt more comfortable with Joanna on the trip than Lea, which I think was obvious to anyone watching. It was nice to see Adriana really try to move past her issues with Joanna and have fun. She was like the old Adriana, the fun-loving girl from Season 1. It was also nice to see Adriana stay out of the drama between Lisa & Joanna. Amazing how much she can change when she’s away from the Mean Girls.
She hoped to have some relaxation in the spa after a long trip, “However, to my surprise, I saw Lea’s wrath unleashed on me once more.” It was obvious to me from the beginning that Lea is done with Adriana & had no intention of moving on. “I had believed her when she said she wanted to move forward. But she didn’t keep her word.” Adriana seems genuinely hurt by Lea’s inability to forgive & move on. “I forgive her, wish her the best, and hope she finds the kindness in her heart to stop hating.” I hope that Adriana can move on & move past Lea.
Adriana wishes nothing but the best for Joanna & Romain. “I like what their minister said: “…a marriage starts with the vows that you speak.” I absolutely agree with that!” I like that! A marriage is so much more than a ceremony, though that seemed to be the focus this season. “May both our weddings be lasting unions, because there is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown thought the years.” Surprising maturity from Adriana & perhaps the beginning of a new attitude.
“Joanna’s Perfect Day”
“Watching Lea with the strippers made my night! I couldn’t stop laughing, because I never thought Lea would be such a team player and go along with it.” That may be true, but I can’t see Lea sitting on the sidelines at any time, regardless of what’s going on. She seems to command attention & always have to be the center. Joanna admits that her only mistake was planning the bachelorette so close to the wedding, “It was too risky the way I planned it.” I agree, they were just asking for a disaster.
“I will admit planning the wedding in less than 3 months was definitely a challenge, especially since the wedding was taking place on the opposite coast.” She thanks her wedding planners, who were instrumental in getting the wedding accomplished. After all of her complaining & stressing, it was good for her to admit to having help. Most brides I know are completely on their own, regardless of how far away their venue is.
“It was such a blessing that so many of my closest friends and family members were able to put their lives on hold and come from all over the world to witness my special day with Romain.” She goes on to explain that the Thursday date was the only date available at her venue. It has to have been a disappointment that Romain’s family was unable to attend. She can’t resist a little dig at Adriana, “I wanted everything to be perfect, and the most important thing for me is to make sure I am on time so my guests are not disrespected and they don’t have to wait on the bride to be.” We all know that Adriana was very late to her wedding & I’ve spent more than enough time criticizing her for that.
“Lisa’s Vegas Regret”
Lisa begins, “as I’m sure you may know, this week was a bit rough for me. I think with everything I had going on in my personal life at this time, it all caught up to me in Vegas.” She explains that she was disappointed that Lenny could not attend the wedding with her. She admits that “Unfortunately, I had way too much to drink. Watching the end of this episode had me cringing with embarrassment.” It takes a strong woman to look at her behavior & admit her mistakes. I think we’ve all been there at one point or another. I’m just glad that mine mistakes aren’t on national tv. “I regret going off on Alexia. She was in her own way trying to calm me down and fix the situation. … I want to apologize to my husband, friends, family and fans for the way I acted during Vegas.”
She comments on how different a situation can appear when watching it. “I realize now after watching the whole season, Joanna has consistently thrown jabs my way. I’m not even sure why she asked me to be in her wedding or why I accepted. For the entire season, I had been nothing but nice to her, never spoke behind her back, and thought we had a friendship of some kind. She was very quick to kick me while I was down on that bus in Vegas and showed her true colors.” I’ve already commented on how below the belt I found Joanna’s comments to be. She knew what Lisa was struggling with and chose that moment to lash out at her. I don’t think it was a matter of Joanna finally showing her true colors, but merely Lisa finally seeing Joanna for who she is. She reveals that she & Joanna are no longer friends.
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Blogs Blogged Part 2 by Stars99
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As promised previously, below are the blogs for Kyle, Lisa, and Yolanda. If you want to see the other blogs look at yesterday’s posting. The same disclaimer applies today – So you have been warned! Lol… Let the snarking begin!
Kyle starts, “Season 4! I can’t believe it. This season proves to be rockier than ever.”
Thanks for the warning! Kyle speaks wonderfully about Yo and Brandi and then says, “Things change a lot this season and the dynamics among the group change drastically.” Sighs, okay you guys – I know I’m totally being manipulated by the whole bunch of them… But sadly, I’m very interested to know what the heck happened to these pretend relationships! Lol… Hopefully, you’ll watch along with me this season!
Kyle continues, “Lisa had always wanted to do Dancing With the Stars, so I am sure she was excited. At this point, we had not spoken since the Reunion last year. The accusations hurled at Mauricio were so offensive and calculated that there really wasn’t anything to say. I said how I felt at the reunion and left it at that.”
Kyle, do you mean the accusations that Mauricio is especially nice to business clients who are also friends? I honestly think Mauricio works really hard and someone is only on his radar if there is a potential “business opportunity” – He doesn’t seem to have much time for much more than that. One of the tough things about being rich is that people are always looking at the dollar signs above your head and angling to get something from you. It’s exhausting. Mauricio is an opportunist… and I truly think he looks at most people as potential clients. It’s part of what he does and how he does it – but not all real estate agents are like that.
Kyle blogs, “I had made many efforts to repair the relationship with Lisa, but at this point it really was so damaged. However, I don’t like having any bad feelings between friends or former friends — which is why I make another effort to “patch” things.”
Do you honestly want us to believe you were trying to “patch things” by asking Lisa to cater your event? Really? Of course this was Bravo’s plan to dovetail both shows into each other. It’s hysterical you are trying to take credit for trying to repair your fractured relationship with Lisa with this little event. Well, it would be hysterical if it wasn’t so sick. But you’re not alone – everyone is trying to get us to believe it.
Kyle continues, “Having SUR cater my party for the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce party was my way of trying to fix things with Lisa. Even though I really was hurt at the Reunion, I don’t want to hold onto that forever. Some of my friends have questioned why I would even want to repair things with Lisa after everything. Well, not only did we once have a genuine friendship, but we are in the same circle of friends and both have our businesses on the same street. Life would certainly be much easier if we could be close like we once were. That proves to be difficult with Lisa taking one jab after the next at me. That day, in addition to her jabs, she brought up the subject of the lies in the tabloids that had intentionally tried to hurt my family.”
Can we please dispense with the concept that you had any input in who catered your party for the opening episode of RHOBH wherein the newbies had a pretend reason for meeting all of you? It does sadden me that you guys can’t be congenial – but wasn’t it you who wanted to remain besties with Lisa? Lisa snipes. She snipes in front of your face and behind your back. She cloaks it as all being part of humor – and part of it really is her type of humor – the other part is pure b*tch. But Kyle, you have taken more than your share of jabs at Lisa, also… let’s be fair.
Kyle blogs, “We have all had lies printed about us and we all know that when you are on a reality show and putting your lives out there this can happen. But we also know that the last thing we would want to do is bring it up to give these lies a platform and make us relive this again in six months — which is what I am having to do now. Lisa said in her interview that it was the elephant in the room and she thinks the best thing to do is just “hit it head on with me” Really? Why wouldn’t you do that in private if you wanted to bring it up? No, she waited for the cameras to be there. Not only that but also Portia, who understands and takes in everything.”
Well, the only time you guys talk to each other these days are when the cameras are around. You’re right, she could have and should have brought it up in private. However, you’re on a reality show that thrives on drama. You also conveniently forget talking negatively about Lisa behind her back during this same party. I’m sorry, but it just doesn’t make sense to me to get all defensive about people making jabs at you when you’re simultaneously doing some jabbing yourself. You’re just not going to get much sympathy from the viewers. You’re right – she shouldn’t have said anything that emotionally charged around your daughter. Portia may have understood the words that were said – but surely didn’t understand their meaning – Get a grip!
Kyle blogs, “I was hurt but put it aside as I had already come this far having her to my home to discuss her restaurant catering the party. . .I knew then this wasn’t going to be easy and found myself (the first of many times) questioning why I cared so much.”
It’s okay Kyle – You have the rest of us questioning why we care so much, too. The sad part – Is that most of you are so equally nauseating these days that we’re all gleeful to point and snark at the whole lot of you this season. At least I am… lol… Kyle continues to blog about how “contrary to Lisa’s beliefs, I actually am a business woman now.” The problem is Kyle, that in this same episode, you whined about how much work it is to own a store and that you had no idea about what was involved – like it was surprise you had to do anything. You are a fledgling businessperson… and I do hope your store succeeds. But you just can’t be so obviously naïve about the work that’s involved in owning a business and then turn around yet again and expect us to take you seriously. I mean, I suppose we could vote on it… I mean, we could pretend we’re a Chamber of Commerce, right?
Kyle writes, “I was surprised at how close Lisa and Scheena are. I can’t imagine that is easy for Brandi to see considering the history and her own close friendship with Lisa. This was also the first time I met Carlton and Joyce. Both of whom I liked right away. As well as their husbands.”
Oh puhleeze… the whole reason Scheana is still around is because she’s friends with Pandora – we’ve all known this for ages because otherwise I’m sure that Lisa would have gotten rid of her a long time ago (for an appropriate offense, of course). Kyle then goes on to talk about how she was surprised Carlton reacted to the “Nipplegate” conversation since the joke originated from Lisa. The problem, dear Kyle – Was that you guys were talking about it with the new kids on the block for no apparent reason other than to throw a dig at Lisa. You see, you HAVE to own throwing your own digs, too. You all do it.
Kyle concludes, “Hold on for a bumpy ride! Season 4 is here!”
We’re holding on for dear life. Lol.
Lisa starts, “Hello to you all and welcome to our fourth season of RHOBH. It has been an eventful year and a tumultuous season!”
Giggles with glee in anticipation… Lisa talks about Gigi’s photo shoot (as did many of the blogs – but they all basically said the same thing… Gigi is so beautiful…blah blah blah… I hate her…not really, I’m just jelly…lol).
Lisa blogs, “As I am sure most of you knew, I participated in Dancing With the Stars last season. It was an honor to be asked and a daunting task, that’s for sure. I was lucky enough to find myself closely ensconced and physically entwined with one of most beautiful men I have ever laid my eyes on — Gleb Savchenko. Gleb is a kind and patient man that had the challenge of transforming me into a dancer. It was a struggle, just from the amount of hours you had to commit to while squeezing life’s normal demands. And that is what I explained to Kyle. I felt I was doing many things and none of them very well, but above all I was having an amazing experience and was well aware that it would be short and sweet!”
I’m sure that was a tough experience – both physically and emotionally draining. You’re a good sport for going on the show even though you knew you weren’t that great of a dancer…
Lisa continues, “Kyle had asked me to cater an event for her. It isn’t something we often do — to take our chef away from the restaurant. Transporting the food and staff is just too complicated to ever be worthwhile. While I am there, Kyle brings up the fact that there have been stories created about her being pregnant. I also mentioned that I had seen the articles about Mauricio cheating. I would prefer face-to-face to acknowledge them, and then in the same breath ridicule the constant nonsense that is often in these tabloids.”
You could have just said “No” to the catering gig. Oh wait, you couldn’t… BECAUSE THIS WAS ALL PLANNED FOR THE SHOW(S)! Puhleeze don’t try to infer you were doing Kyle a favor by agreeing to do this event. You insult our collective intelligence. There are plenty of caterers who make great money doing this kind of event – Or is it that you just don’t have the right staff?
Lisa blogs, “When we enter this domain, this is the tax we pay. I have endured countless articles and malicious gossip. The previous week I had appeared on the very same magazine cover stating that they had discovered a sex tape!!! As if!!! The only way I have of dealing with and enduring these hurtful, slanderous headlines is to give them as much credence as they deserve — zero — and also reminding myself that the very same paper will be lining the bottom of a parrot’s cage tomorrow. We cannot invest emotionally, otherwise it will eat you alive.”
Yeah, celebrity and fame come with a high cost. People like to sit behind keyboards and just make up crap with absolutely no substantiation for it and purely just for their own amusement or profit. I prefer to keep my snark confined to what I see and hear you actually say and do. You provide way more than enough ammo for snark, trust me. Lisa goes on to say that she had recently been at an event and had “publicly denounced” what was being said about Mauricio’s cheating by saying “utter bulls**t.” She said she knew this would be well documented – You gotta give it to her – She’s shrewd, that Lisa. She also said that it was “my duty as a friend to defend them.” See, this is where she shines so bright to me… It’s immaterial whether or not it was happening, in public you always defend your friend. I would find ways to do it without lying outright… but there are ways.
Lisa states, “There was still the issue of Yolanda that was unresolved. I was adamant that Yolanda would never say derogatory things about me. I remained steadfast in my resolve to defend her, however I explained to Kyle that if I was prepared to ignore it, why couldn’t she? Kyle felt it was a matter of principle that she knew Yolanda was guilty, she was a liar, and was hurt that I wouldn’t believe her. Hindsight is twenty twenty. I was warned and chose to ignore it, this is how the story begins…”
At this point, I have no idea if Yolanda said it or not, or if she even remembers saying it if she did… or in what context it was said – if in fact it was said. I just don’t immediately trust an overly medicated Kim as a corroborating witness, ya know? Evidently, Yo and Lisa have a pretty big falling out – because it seems like she’s saying “hindsight is 20/20” in reference to Yo, no?
Lisa writes, “At the party, we were introduced to the two new girls, Joyce and Carlton. Carlton seemed to take offense at the fact that Kyle was poking fun at me, highlighting the supposed naked scene. She felt it was disparaging, belittling to people she had only just met, when I wasn’t there to defend myself. When I witnessed it, I understood her sentiment, but as I have stated previously, the only way for me to navigate this rocky terrain is with humor when it comes to these ridiculous tabloids. If Kyle wanted to poke fun and draw attention to something that some might find embarrassing, I have no problem with it whatsoever, but I liked the fact that this quirky Brit was voicing an opinion. So thank you for watching! Until next week!”
This is vintage Lisa. She both appreciates Carlton’s perspective and defense of her while effortlessly dismissing Kyle’s pointed digs at her with the mere stroke of her pen. She has no problem with Kyle’s digs… because Lisa knows she owns a bigger shovel. And it’s pink. And sparkly.
Yolanda H. Foster
Yo begins, “Hi everyone! It has been a long time. I hope you and your loved ones are well. Life in my world has been extremely frustrating for the past year as I have been struggling through my days battling the debilitating symptoms of Lyme Disease. I know this is the path faith has assigned me for a reason, so I hope that this season I will be able to bring awareness to this silent killer and be a voice for those who can’t be heard. I’m convinced that probably everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. it’s just one more reason to always try to be kind…”
Yo, I wish health and wellness for you. Chronic conditions are so, so tough. I also hope you remain kind. I’m a little nervous for you this season…
Yo writes, “It’s a joy to be out of the house and to spend the day with my Gigi at her photo shoot. Such déjà vu to be on set with world renowned photographer Marc Kayne, who I travelled the world with as a young model. It takes work to inspire and motivate our children to choose a healthy lifestyle and create an independent life for themselves, but the feeling of accomplishment when you see them thrive is beyond words. Besides her modeling career, Gigi wants to study criminal psychology and move to NYC.”
It’s got to be fun to watch your kids thrive. Gigi has a lot of opportunities served to her on a platinum platter that the average bear never gets – So I hope she continues to take advantage of them and is grateful for them.
Yo writes, “I am excited for Brandi to get her new place with a new beginning. Finding that financial independence away from a broken relationship is probably one of the most powerful places a woman can get to. I promised to help Brandi with furnishing her place because she asked and even though I am dragging my ass, I always do what I say I am going to do. I have been where she is going, so I am committed to help her find the best deal out there. Because no matter what your budget is you must always spend your money wisely.”
Tru dat. Yo then talks about how proud she is of Lisa for being on Dancing with the Stars and how nice it is to see Kyle in her store. She does recognize that Kyle didn’t really understand what a Chamber of Commerce is, though. Lol. Yeah, we all noticed that, Yo.
Yo writes, “There are so many catering services in this town. The fact that she is choosing to hire Lisa’s restaurant, SUR, to do her party is once again a clear example of first degree ass kissing and maybe the greatest lie of all! Even her own daughter is pointing this out to her. What kind of message does that send to her children? She belittles Lisa and then turns around and pretends nothing ever happened. It’s all so fake and confusing to me.”
Can we please STOP with this nonsense that anyone had any choice in who catered this event! I’m exhausted.
Yo blogs, “Kyle’s perception of Lisa’s and my friendship is the same perception of our conversation in Paris, which in both cases is wrong. The Paris conversation in this boring debate took place one-and-a-half years ago, and it will forever more be her word against mine. But honestly, she must have nothing more substantial going on in her life to still be feeling the need to talk about this. It’s interesting to watch her try to minimize my relationship with Lisa and obsessively try to attack my integrity as a human being. How many times can you call someone a liar in one episode? Most psychologists would call that projection.”
I’m not sure they’d call it “projection”… I think it’s an obsession. Kyle is gonna go after anyone who is closer to Lisa than she is for some reason. I honestly don’t know who is lying in this situation – or who is not clearly remembering the conversation as it unfolded. We only know one sentence that was allegedly said – and not the context in which it was said. For example, my brother swears I said something when he was here last year – and I honestly have absolutely no recollection that I said it. I’m not saying that I didn’t say it – I just can’t imagine that I did say it or that I would say it. It’s baffling to me – but I know my brother doesn’t lie… I mean, he really doesn’t lie… so I believe him… I just wish that I could remember exactly what happened. For all I know, he could have misheard me…lol… I’m not lying and he’s not lying – We just don’t agree on what transpired. In this instance, I feel it is the unique time for me that it’s okay to use “if” in an apology, “I apologize if I said it – because that is not what I meant at all. I’m sorry that my words hurt your feelings.” To me – Kyle and Yo need to build a bridge and move on. The thing is, I find Lisa amusing to watch on TV but I wouldn’t want to be friends with her – And I’m not so sure why Kyle is continuing to desperately try to get Lisa’s attention… Even if it’s negative attention just like a little kid would. Ignoring Kyle was Lisa’s most strategic tactic because it got under Kyle’s skin.
Yo then says some nice things about Kim and her dog. She also says she thinks she should have followed her intuition and not attended Kyle’s party. But again, you really didn’t have a choice, did you? She reacts to Kyle’s audible response on the show when Kyle first saw Yo walk into the party and she thinks it shows how fake Kyle really is. She wishes Kyle had the nerve to sit down with her and talk with her about what she thinks about Yo rather than to be talking to everyone else about it. Well Yo, she kind of did at the Reunion, no? You shut her down… I’m not sure what more can be said at this point.
Yo then snipes, “I don’t really understand how our show gets mixed in with Vanderpump Rules, but my only comment is, I’m wondering why Scheana is still working for Lisa? Wouldn’t you think you would fire someone if you found out they destroyed your best friend’s marriage?”
Oh Yo, you’ve been listening to Brandi again and you’re clearly no longer amiable with Lisa. I just think it’s disingenuous of all parties to have a big televised make-up scene (between Scheana and Brandi filmed at Lisa’s establishment) and then to continue to bring that issue up ad nauseam. Yo then ends her blog by saying that she’s looking forward to getting to know the new kids on the block and that meeting them was the only positive part of the night. She only signed her blog with a “Y”… but I refuse to call her that and instead will stick with last season’s, “Yo” sign-off. I’m a rebel like that, you know. I’m disappointed to get through Yo’s entire blog with her not mentioning her lemons… Or her glass refrigerator. Hulk sad.
Okay, that’s literally all they wrote in their blogs… See ya next week!