Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Blogs Blogged by Namaste
Brandi is Brandi
Well, knock me over with a feather. Kim has decided to grace us with a blog. Surely she has something smart to share with us, no? She begins by wishing us all a Happy New Year. She feels fortunate to have us in her life. Hmmm, I do not feel the same about her. She goes on to say watching Kyle and Yolanda prepare their girls for college brings back memories for her.
Yolanda and David always have the most beautiful dinner parties. My date Harrison and I arrived, and as soon as I walked in, Brandi walked right over to tell me what she had done the night before. She explained how she had thrown wine on Eileen! I know Brandi felt bed about what she did. I don’t know why she did it, and I don’t think Brandi even knows why she did it! Brandi is Brandi, and we never really know why she does certain things. The difference today is that she will talk about it and apologize for something she’s done rather than not.The night was beautiful, and one of my favorite things to do at the Foster’s is to sit around the piano. Obviously Brandi and I were thinking of two different things when David asked us for words for a song. But as you could see, Kenny (Babyface) managed to get all the words in, and his voice is so amazing! All in all, it was great night, and everybody had fun.
And this is where I am again reminded that our little Kim is not one I would consider “smart”. Or as Wendy Williams would say, “She is less than smart.” So Brandi admitted to her bad behavior. Big deal. She does this all the time and yet continues to demonstrate bad behavior. When you truly feel bad about your behavior, you make an effort to change it. Also, apologies are really pointless when you are going to continue doing what you claim to be sorry for. Saying “Brandi is Brandi” is really saying this person is not capable of change or self-awareness. Thankfully, Kim kept her blog brief so I don’t have much to criticize. Bravo Kim.
It was Shocking and Unprovoked
Our beloved and hard working Lisa R. wishes us a Happy New Year. She starts her blog discussing Brandi and Lisa V.’s lunch. Lisa tells us she isn’t completely aware of all the details in the background of Lisa and Brandi’s relationship. This annoys me. If you join the show, I think you should watch all the episodes or own that you watched them as a fan. Lisa R. loves Kyle’s relationship with her daughters and it reminds her of her daughters and herself. Delilah leaves for college in 2 years so she will be in the same boat soon enough.
I was really looking forward to dinner with Yolanda, Eileen, and Brandi, and it was lovely! The restaurant, the view, the conversation, basically everything leading up to Brandi throwing her wine in Eileen’s face. Let me tell you, that moment goes down as one of the most bizarre moments I have ever been a part of. It was shocking and unprovoked. Eileen handled the affront with such class and grace. Bravo to you, Eileen, you are a rockstar! Like I mentioned, had it happened to me, I probably would have ended the night in the backseat of a cop car!
I have never been in the presence of someone throwing a glass of wine on someone. I think these ladies hadn’t either. Well, except Brandi. I’m pretty sure she isn’t a virgin to wasting wine. I love how Lisa says she would have reacted in a way that would have had her in the back of a police car.
How about that lovely dinner party at Yolanda and David’s beautiful home? It’s always so magical to hear David play the piano and then to spend time with Babyface was just perfection. I think of both David and Babyface as our national treasures, and that was only solidified when Babyface said, “It’s not about the size, it’s about the love” when referring to the ring his beautiful wife wears. Such a classy couple.
I have to say, Babyface handled Brandi perfectly. He did not feed into her bad behavior. He kinda put her in her place when she griped about men giving women big rings only cause they are sleeping around. Babyface did not react or give her the attention she so desired. Disturbing though that David and Yolanda made a point of telling her he is a married man…like why would you even invite a guest to your home that had to be TOLD that another guest was married and to not make a fool of themselves? Oops, I forgot who I was talking about. Lisa R. acknowledges that she (like myself) has no filter, but that Brandi reached some new lows. I also think Brandi was feeling no pain and that combined with no filter is a very bad thing.
I love Lisa V. She cracks me up. So, who better to convince me to walk into Yolanda’s insanely gorgeous refrigerator than Lisa? If I’m being real here, the second Lisa said it would preserve me, I couldn’t get myself into Yolanda’s fridge fast enough!
If I was at Yolanda’s house, the very first thing I would do was press my nose to the fridge and wait for Yolanda to get out the Windex (or order one of her minions to do it…and then I would immediately do it again!) I love how the 2 Lisas are so playful and fun. Similar to how Lisa V. and Kyle are when they are truly friends.
It Felt Like an Attack
Eileen jumps right in and says she thinks Vincent might be more Martha Stewart now that she knows Mo has no laundry skills.
And how about that wine toss, huh? I think you can tell I didn’t know how to handle it when it happened. First of all, I didn’t hear Brandi say she was going to throw the wine in my face, so it came as a complete surprise. But even if I had heard, I’m sure I wouldn’t have believed she’d actually do it. I laughed at first, and then I teared up. OK, I cried. It was so bizarre and felt like such an attack coming from a woman (not a little girl, BTW who needs a timeout, a spanking, or whatever) that I barely knew. And then I was left to wonder, to what end? I seem to ask myself that question a lot where Brandi’s concerned. She threw the wine because she’s a fan? I’ve interacted with literally thousands of fans over the years, and none of them have ever done that to me. Or was the toss more about how my husband and I met? I’m still not sure. I’m confused. Brandi told us all at the time that it was because she is a Days fan, yet during her interview, she said it was also about my husband and me? For someone who doesn’t want to be judged and just wants people to move on with their lives, she seems to be a little lacking in both areas. I accepted her apology later at Yolanda’s, but I just can’t trust her. How can I when I don’t understand what motivates her behavior? I have my hunches. That said, I have nothing else to add about Brandi in regard to Yo’s party. She says it all herself.
After reading this, I actually feel bad. I did not realize she was crying. I guess if someone had thrown a glass of wine on me, I would have dissolved into a puddle of tears AND then I would have opened a big ole can of whoop ass! I too am confused by Brandi’s lame excuses…did she do it cause she was trying to behave like a soap opera star? Was it because Eileen admitted to having an affair with a married man? Was it because Eileen was refusing to “act” for Brandi? I don’t think I could have been as nice as Eileen had I been in that situation.
Yolanda’s home is so gorgeous and amazing! She and David are wonderful hosts, and Babyface is so incredibly talented. Vincent and I both felt so lucky to have been able to hear him and the always brilliant David perform, especially in such an intimate setting. It ended up being such a fun and fabulous evening, wellllll…except for the singalong at the end. When Vincent and I watched it, we both cringed a little and not just about the “finger banging” part. We do love our lives. We are grateful that we have so many blessings. However, even though it was an impromptu thing, it made us both feel a little uncomfortable watching all of us gathered together singing “I Love My Life.” Catholic guilt, maybe? Let’s not go down that windy road!
Much like that other word mentioned previously, I don’t think I have ever typed out “finger-banging” and now I can check that off my list. I have a feeling Eileen had not typed this phrase before either. It was a cringe-worthy moment and very Beverly Hills to hear people sing “I Love My Life”. While I am sure many of us love our own lives, we don’t sing about it! Eileen closes her blog telling us she has received tweets from many people telling her to watch the previous seasons so she understands the dynamics better. Eileen says she is trying to get to know the women based on her own experiences and realizes that giving people the benefit of the doubt is a challenge!
Brandi was Rude and Offensive
Kyle jumps right in…
Brandi and Lisa V.’s lunch was so awkward. I see two people having two completely different conversations. Having fun together was the basis of their friendship. That fun is gone. In my opinion, it’s going to take a long time to repair, if ever.
Yup. I believe this “friendship” we saw and enjoyed over the years is O. V. E. R. Kyle moves on and talks about Alexia getting ready for college. Kyle claims to be embarrassed at how emotional she is. I think we can all clearly see that Kyle truly loves her girls AND is always very emotional whether she is with her girls or begging for attention. Cue water works. Kyle says she told Alexia that if at any time she changes her mind and wants to go to a college closer to home that is fine. We learn that Farrah started college at NYU and after 2 years, she transferred to USC.
The dinner with Lisa R., Yolanda, Brandi, and Eileen started out lovely, with all the women looking beautiful and having fun. Brandi pushing Eileen to “act” at their dinner was clearly making Eileen uncomfortable and she was relentless. When Brandi threw the glass of wine in Eileen’s face, I felt so bad for Eileen. To see her laugh out of shock and then cry because Brandi tried and succeeded in humiliating her made me feel so sad for Eileen. Not to mention she ruined her leather jacket. Eileen has been so sweet and kind to all of us. Why Brandi would do that is beyond me. Saying she drank too much or she is just a “super fan” is not a good enough excuse.
I imagine many “actors” get asked to behave like trained monkeys – perform for me! And yes, Brandi humiliated Eileen and behaved like the brat that she is. I am sick of Brandi’s excuses.
Yolanda’s dinner party…Yolanda always throws a beautiful dinner party, and it was nice to see her with energy and having fun after being ill for so long. Although I was glad that Brandi apologized to Eileen (who was incredibly gracious in her accepting the apology), she was once again being rude and offensive on and off throughout the entire night, starting with putting down Kenny (Babyface) wife Nikki’s beautiful ring. I wanted to crawl under the table. It was so embarrassing and I’m sure hurtful to the newlyweds. Then later when we are all having a beautiful evening, about to listen to Kenny sing, and Brandi has to throw out another tasteless comment.
I am surprised that any of these ladies are “surprised” when Brandi behaves inappropriately. They should EXPECT this from her. I am actually most surprised that Yolanda and King David are still willing to subject themselves to Brandi’s horrible sense of humor and crass jokes. While I have never hosted a dinner party of that caliber, if I did and a guest behaved in a similar manner as Brandi, I would ask them to leave post haste! I would call a cab (limo, town car…) and politely escort them to the door. I would not allow a guest to embarrass my other friends or business associates. I guess that makes me a better person than Yolo.
Kyle goes on to agree with Eileen and Lisa R. (and myself) about Brandi acting this way for attention. It is truly embarrassment to her sons and parents that she cannot control herself. Kyle closes telling us things are about to get out of control. I am waiting with baited breath!
A Naughty Child Shouldn’t be Rewarded
Lisa tells us she has a cold. She is human after all. I digress… she tells us about her lunch with Brandi/bobblehead. I now understand why Ken is still pretty pissed about Brandi. He put his neck on the line for her several times over the seasons and for her to treat him so poorly is just unforgivable. Lisa also goes on to share that Ken was still feeling salty about Yolanda’s comments eluding to Ken “abusing” her when he simply put a hand on her shoulder. Brandi had also tweeted “A man should never put his hands on a woman” which also would lead us to believe Ken was acting with malice which we all clearly saw was not the case.
If only life was as simple as being able to erase any wrongdoing by just saying I am sorry, what a world that would be. A world without consequences is not a world I would like to live in. We have to be accountable. That is our deterrent from bad behavior. Saying we were like her parents is strange to me, as she has also said she didn’t want to be my sidekick anymore. She said I mothered her too much, then I backed away from her. All I was trying to be was a friend.
Brandi is pissed that she can’t have her cake and eat it too. She bitched and moaned that Lisa smothered/mothered her. Lisa stepped back and then she cried that she had been “dumped”. I also don’t understand why Brandi demanded an apology about the whole Scheana working events at Lisa’s house. Scheana is a member of the PUMP cast and an employee of SUR, so if you know they are catering an event, Bobblehead should assume Scheana would be there. I have a pretty strong feeling that Scheana being at any of these events had nothing to do with Brandi’s current behavior. In fact, I would say she was pleased to have something to whine and bring attention to herself. Lisa wonders why Bobble would want to reignite a friendship with her if she was the cause of all the negativity in Bobble’s life? Hmmph.
So off I trot to Yolanda and David’s house. Ken decided to work, which was unusual for him to leave me alone, but I reassured him all would be fine. Ken is similar to me, and it had stung Yolanda saying David would never be around the likes of him last year, and he didn’t feel comfortable going to the house.
I don’t blame Ken one bit for avoiding this dinner party.
I didn’t quite understand the sentiment when in Yolanda’s toast she said congratulations on opening PUMP (“Next time invite us”), so I muttered that it took place before the lunch that Yolanda and I had had, and I was in a different space then. But I was thankful that it didn’t become the topic of the conversation as I was alone and didn’t want to explain how Ken and I had felt at that time. Luckily it passed.
AGAIN! Yolo, please let sleeping dogs lie! Stop being upset that you were not invited. GET OVER IT! I think we should make a drinking game out of this. Every time Yolo brings up not being invited to the star unveiling, we drink. Lisa talks about the “wasting of good wine” incident. She is mystified and wonders what could really provoke Brandi doing such a thing.
So are some of us held to a higher standard? I can’t imagine if I had thrown a glass of wine in somebody’s face, if I sat on the lap of someone’s husband in a short skirt, if I insulted a guest by criticizing the size of an engagement ring (which I couldn’t help but chime in to remonstrate her)…And then she attempts to talk about a vulgar act. If tables were turned, oooh wrath I would have to deal with…
Now I see Lisa’s side of this but I am reminded of the times where Lisa laughed at Brandi’s rotten comments directed at Joyce last year. BUT, Brandi committed a whole list of offenses at Yolanda and King David’s and I am still shocked that her ass wasn’t on the curb.
We can make excuses as Yolanda does, and say she is like a naughty child, but a naughty child acts out and needs guidelines. A naughty child is not 42 years old with two children herself. A naughty child is rewarded, though, by being the center of attention, which is exactly what has transpired. She has the floor…
This is absolutely true, but Lisa did treat Brandi like a naughty child in past seasons. And Brandi’s behavior has been rewarded season after season. We saw this last week, after this offensive episode, she went on WWHL and was so very pleased with herself. So pleased that she and Jeff Lewis created a little joke out of throwing wine. Very mature. I hope Eddie takes notes when watching this show. I truly feel sorry for her sons. Can you imagine what their friend’s parents say about Brandi? I imagine not many allow their children to have playdates with the boys at Brandi’s latest house. Lisa tells us everything changes next week. Seems as though shit is about to hit the fan! WOOT WOOT!