Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Blogs Blogged by Namaste
Season 5 Episode 11
Lisa R. Should be Disappointed in Herself
Enabler noun one that enables another to achieve an end; especially: one who enables another to persist in self-destructive behavior (as substance abuse) by providing excuses or by making it possible to avoid the consequences of such behavior.
Ok everyone, I have very little tolerance for bullshit. I have pulled on a set of hip waders and I will attempt to wade through this mess. Cuckoo LaRue/Bobblehead explains to us that Game Night is spread out over several episodes but was really only a few hours long. Holy shit. I seriously thought Game Night lasted three weeks and I felt super sorry for Eileen (The Tramp) and Vincent (Stars’ first love). Whew. I am relieved to find out it was only 2-3 hours long.
One of the things I have in common with Yolanda is that we are both mothers that would do ANYTHING for our children. You do see me a bit snappish at the jewelry party with Yolanda, but it was frustrating being lectured on events that she wasn’t present for, and it’s not representative of our relationship. I do love Yolanda, yes, even if sometimes she “mothers” me. I know it’s because she cares, and it comes from a good place, and that’s what’s important.
If Brandi loved her children and would do anything for them, wouldn’t you think staying sober and not making an ass out of herself every week on TV would be on the top of her list? Yes, she was snappish to Yolanda which is reminiscent of how she was with Lisa V. How weird that when Lisa V. did this and it was not considered “from a good place” but when Yolo does it, well, she is a saint.
We began again with poker night, where we left off last week. I have to thank Vince for being so patient and for teaching us a few new tricks. He was very sweet, although the night didn’t go as planned. I really do think I should apologize to Eileen and Vince for disrespecting their home. I should have taken a page from the rest of the women and said one thing to their faces and a completely different thing behind their backs. Apparently that is what “classy” women do.
Thank God she apologized for the nasty comments she made about Eileen’s home, but I don’t get the other side of this where she claims the ladies say something behind your back. I did not hear any of the other women make rude comments about Eileen’s home. Is Brandi referring to the general idea that all these women talk shit behind each other’s back? Hey, that’s what you signed up for! BUT, NONE of the other “classy” ladies disrespected another person’s home. I think Eileen would have been justified in saying, “At least I OWN my home.” She goes on to tell us what a “dear friend” Kim is. She tells us how Kim was having a rough time. Blah blah blah. These are all excuses and enabling. Brandi does say that MONTY GAVE KIM ONE OF HIS PAIN PILLS. Let’s read that again…ok, so now we know Kim has Brandi and Monty in her life “supporting” her sobriety. She is so incredibly lucky.
Kyle keeps saying that I do not know the history between them, but it’s now been five long years of history I’ve spent watching this sisterhood. More often than not, they’re not getting along. In Season 1 Kyle mortifies her sister by outing her dependency on national TV (I was watching). In Paris, Kyle is the first one to doubt her sister’s sobriety…once again for an audience. Her inability to keep this private matter, well, private is concerning. Kim was not herself. I was slightly intoxicated, but my goal was to get her out of a bad situation as quickly as I could. If something was actually wrong it didn’t need to play out in front of everyone, but Kyle, as I wrote earlier, didn’t share that same opinion.
And now we have come to the portion of the blog that I title “Pot Meet Kettle”. Let’s rehash the times Brandi has “outed” someone on national tv, shall we?
She called Kim a meth addict.
She shared personal information about Adrienne on national TV.
She accused Lisa V. and Ken Todd of filing bankruptcy and “living deep in the valley”.
She has stated on national TV that Joanna Krupa’s lady bits are stinky.
She accused Taylor of trying to profit from her husband’s suicide.
Seriously, I can go on…but we all know that if we ever wanted something private made public, we would tell Brandi. Again, Brandi has known Kim for a minute compared to Kyle who has known Kim for a lifetime. BIG DIFFERENCE.
Brandi tries to say she was all “about what Kim needed”. She said Kim needed support, not judgement. Weird, I didn’t see ANY judgement. I saw concern and worry. She then tries to tell us how Kyle scratched her skin open. As Eileen said, get some Neosporin and get over it!
The statements Lisa Rinna made about me needing rehab were reckless. Given her own first-hand experience, she should know that addiction and alcoholism aren’t terms that should be lightly tossed around for entertainment. Lisa R. is charming and delightful to my face but a snake behind my back. I barely know this woman, but if she truly thinks that I have a problem, the proper thing would have been to come to me before talking to Kyle about it behind my back. I really don’t want to believe that she is this careless, because everyone on the show has kids that can be affected by comments like these. These are very serious accusations and throwing them around for public fodder is simply irresponsible, and she should be disappointed in herself. This show centers around social activities, and I’m a social drinker–that is it. This group of women can be intimidating and stressful and when we are socializing together there is ALWAYS alcohol around, so I partake.
Wow. This is similar to last year when Joyce/Jacqueline suggested she needed needed rehab and she thought somehow Joyce’s comments would affect her children. Again I say, if you worried about your reckless and drunken behavior affecting your children, maybe you should just keep a piece of duct tape over your mouth. And I might remind Brandi that she made much worse accusations about Kim in season 3, but she has forgotten about that.
Now Brandi tells us she is in a super great place. Her life is sunshine and roses. She is super optimistic. Is she high? She sends out love and prayers for Yolanda and congratulates Kim for playing herself on Revenge.
Don’t Mistake My Sadness for Weakness
Kim tells us she really just wanted to leave poker night, yet she had to go back in and say one last goodbye and be passive aggressive towards Kyle. She refers to Brandi as “her friend” and not as her BFF as she said on the show. Guess she has been downgraded a little. She just wanted to go home!!! Wow. I can almost see her jumping up and down like a toddler yelling, “I wanna go home!” Honestly, when she is intoxicated, Kim LOVES attention.
On the following day, my pain got even worse, so I spent the whole day getting tests done at the doctor’s. Next evening, I was admitted to the hospital. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had been struggling with bronchitis and pneumonia for weeks. Well, the doctor said I had a fractured rib, ruptured disc, and hiatal hernia, which was caused by the increased pressure from coughing. No wonder I was in so much pain before poker night! I was in the hospital for nine days. But I’m happy to announce that I’m currently healthy and well!
Its still so strange that Kim never displayed one symptom of bronchitis or pneumonia while at the spa, lunch with Kyle or at poker night. Not one cough or wince. Either she was heavily medicated with sizzurp (codeine cough syrup, mountain dew and jolly ranchers; Justin Bieber’s drink of choice!) or this whole sickness is all fiction. I think I know what my vote is. No one stays in the hospital for 9 days for those issues…but someone drying out from a bender might.
Kim then goes on to babble about how she is stronger than ever. She wants to be there for Monty, her daughters and her son.
Don’t mistake my sadness for weakness. If I were not strong in my sobriety today, I could never do the things I’m doing. Thank you to those who have shared their kind words and support!
Kim, it is OK to show weakness. It’s how we get back up after we fall that shows our true strength.
Kyle Didn’t Create This Drama
Lisa starts by thanking everyone for their tweets and comments that make her laugh. She shares that she did want to dive-roll head first out of the car when she was with Kim.
So, we pick up right where we left off, but before we do, I’d like to note that Kyle wasn’t the one to create any of this drama. It was Kim that chose to walk back in the house after Brandi had escorted her outside and told her NOT to go back in. There was a lot of alcohol and God knows what other drugs influencing a lot of the behaviors, so no matter what, the outcome wasn’t going to be a good one. Like a Dr. Phil quote I used on Twitter last week, “When you choose the behavior, you choose the consequence.” While I have compassion and empathy for these women and what I see playing out in front of me, there seems to be a lot of blame that both Kim and Brandi are trying to place on Kyle, and in my opinion they aren’t accepting the consequences from their behavior.
Love that Lisa is quoting Dr. Phil here. Yes, Kim chose to take a medication and now she is relapsing on national TV. Kim CHOSE to make Brandi her friend and confidant. Therefore, well, good luck with that. Brandi CHOSE to insert herself into a situation she knows very little about. So, placing the blame on Kyle for all their choices makes total sense to me. Not.
Now that some time has passed and I have really had some time to digest the situation, I myself have some questions just like all of you. Why did Kim go to Eileen’s poker night if she was sick with pneumonia and bronchitis? I don’t doubt that major illnesses like these made her feel terrible. So, then why go in the first place and then exacerbate these illnesses by smoking cigars all evening? I’m quite certain that had I been as ill as she was, I would have been in my bed pickling myself in oil of oregano and overdosing on vitamin C and echinacea. But again, as I didn’t know where she was in her sobriety, I also didn’t know where she was in her illnesses.
AMEN SISTA! Kim had no business being at Spa Day, Lunch with Kyle or poker night IF she had bronchitis and pneumonia and trust me, I am one of those people that when I realize you are sick, I MOVE. I want nothing to do with your germs and I will decontaminate myself asap. Knowing Kyle is a HUGE germ-o-phobe and she went to lunch with her, I just don’t buy that she was sick. Lisa shares that she, like many of us, has been affected by addiction. We are reminded that the demon of addiction crosses all races, creeds and checkbook balances. She, like all of us, is perplexed that grown women, mothers specifically, behave this way.
To me, there seems to be a lot of pain being masked by alcohol. Granted, I don’t know what goes on in Brandi’s life outside of this. I only know what I observe in this environment.
I couldn’t agree more.
I’m just so happy that the darn Stella & Dot party was successful. Hallelujah! Holly Robinson Peete had done a similar party that had an amazing turnout, and I was beyond thrilled to host my own. The Noreen Fraser Foundation’s mission, “to find a way to live with cancer and not die from it” is very close to my heart. Both my mother and sister are recent breast cancer survivors with double masectomies, so it was very important to me that the party be a successful one. It meant so much to me that everyone, with the exception of Kim being in the hospital, showed up despite what had recently gone down. By the grace of God, everyone kept their composure, bought a ton of jewelry, and appeared to have a good time. Big thanks to Stella & Dot for helping to raise so much money and to Gourmet 47 and Hourie for catering the amazing food.
The jewelry looked very pretty and from their website, I can see there is a pricepoint that meets everyone’s budget. Is anyone else wondering what Brandi purchased? Perhaps another brooch for her hairdresser/househusband/roommate to place in her nest.
Lisa V.’s impeccable brood continues to grow as we see her add Pumpy to the family. What a gorgeous and incredibly lucky dog she is to take on the Vanderpump name. If only she truly knew what a lucky bitch she is!
Does anyone else wish they were that dog? Pumpy sure is one lucky bitch!
Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects
As we know Eileen spent last week in NYC during the blizzard that wasn’t. Sorry NYC. New England took the brunt of it.
Just to clarify…in Brandi’s last blog she said she came to our poker party and was so hungry because it was dinner time and we had no food. Aww. I guess she has to blame someone for her actions. But honestly, folks? It wasn’t EXACTLY dinner time. It was between 8:30 and 9:00 PM. And it wasn’t a DINNER party. It was a POKER party. A DINNER party is where you sit down at a table and have dinner. A POKER party is where you sit down at a table and play poker. And even so, we had lots of hors d’oeuvres. Such as those “little pancakes that are for children” that are usually known as blinis. Take a peek at the end of last week’s episode. You’ll see us all gathered in my kitchen, and there are trays of uneaten food on the kitchen island. Things got crazy as soon as we sat down to play the tournament. Even though the food was catered and delicious (I know this because I ate a lot of it before the ladies came over), everyone was too distracted to actually eat it. Well, maybe Brandi didn’t see all the food, and that’s why she got so tipsy and acted like she did. And thank goodness she was a little tipsy, or that gash in her arm could have been so much more painful.
Now normally I am not a fan of a HW going after someone’s blog, but Eileen, well she can do no wrong here. She calls Brandi out on all her lies and foolishness. I also love that she addressed the “gash”. Eileen, you are my hero. YOU ROCK!
As far as having a nanny (which we don’t have, BTW) take Jesse away for the evening? I’m not quite sure where we’re supposed to send an 11-year-old boy at 10 PM when we couldn’t arrange a sleepover. Nor did Vincent and I think it was necessary. After all, we weren’t having a group of Portuguese sailors over for a poker game. It was four women. If we’re ever moronic enough to invite Brandi over again, I’ll make sure Jesse is safely sequestered away from our property. I wouldn’t want her not to be able to express herself fully with “f—, c—, p—-, c—, b—,” etc. as loudly and as often as she pleases.
Does anyone wish there had been Portuguese Sailors there now? That would have been fun. I bet they would have eaten all of Eileen’s delicious creations whether they were children’s pancakes or blinis.
Brandi admitted she was drunk. That’s who someone who is trying to stay sober has as her support system? Brandi has her own issues to deal with and watching her with Kim was disturbing and not a healthy combination, IMO.
IMO, too Eileen. Shit. We have so much in common Eileen. It’s like we were separated at birth or something.
I told Lisa V. when I stopped to pick her up (and seriously? THAT closet? Watch swans?! Fabulous!) that I can’t stand unresolved stuff. It’s sort of annoying me that I don’t understand Brandi’s aggressive behavior towards me. So I decided to talk to her about it. Two women just communicating, hopefully to maybe find some common ground. A deep and lasting friendship is probably not in the cards, but I’m hoping that at least we could have some resolution? Crazy of me? Maybe so, because I wasn’t aware I was “lecturing” her. That certainly was not my intention. I’m not her parent or teacher. I’m just trying to understand. Brandi acts like I’m offending her by wanting to understand her. Clearly, my actions towards her have been insulting and mean. Wait. That’s how she is towards me. I guess I am finally understanding her, after all. She attacks, then deflects. She’s becoming predictable. Yawn.
Brandi is always on the defensive and even when a person is trying to look out for her, she attacks. Her childhood must have super sucked for her to turn into such a negative and revolting adult. I’m thinking Eddie is the smartest man in the world for running far far away from her!
I’ll be auctioning off a lightly used poker tournament trophy (held proudly for a moment by Brandi), that was left at our house for charity. Opening bid is $100.00.
Well, maybe one of Brandi’s minions will buy this and the money can go to a good cause. Can I suggest A.A.?
I Tried To Warn Kyle
Lisa tells us she is under the weather and I think to myself, “Gee, why doesn’t she call Monty.”
So, as we reenter the poker party, I am sooo thankful that I wasn’t there. I do not do well with altercations whilst others seem to thrive on it.
You bet your bloody arse that Lisa V. is thanking her lucky stars she did not have to participate in this Tom Foolery. Lisa shares what was most upsetting was the volatility, disloyalty and Kyle’s frustration and when she tried to speak to Kim alone.
I don’t understand the need for Brandi to expose the fact that Kim has called her in the middle of the night several times and she is worried about her. What are we intimating? Wouldn’t a loyal friend keep quiet on matters as such?
NO! Brandi would NEVER expose another person’s private shortcomings. Surely Lisa is mistaken.
…Kim in her naïveté seems to relish the fact that both women are so concerned over her, wailing, “The problem is they both love me” is almost pitiful, and I felt sorry to see her confusion as she tried to placate both parties.
As I said before, Kim craves attention especially when she is “afflicted”. Brandi was
This excuse that keeps being used that Brandi has no filter is wearing very thin…This is not an example of someone with no filter, this an example of a person that needs to realign her priorities and boundaries. It’s everything. The crass comments about Eileen’s house were uncalled for as she had the grace to even entertain her, invite her into her house, which is warm and cosy with a plethora of family pictures decorating the walls that indicate happy relationships. Maybe that is what she finds creepy. Anyway, I thought it was generous after being almost assaulted by having a glass of wine hurled in her face that the invitation was extended at all.
I have no filter. Honestly, I don’t. I actually will warn people that sometimes I am not sure if I have shared the thoughts (usually unkind) that are running through my head. For that I apologize. I am not, however, reckless with my words. I would never insult someone’s home or out someone else’s issues. I think all of this goes back to Brandi’s jealousy of anyone on the group that has a happy home life. She has attacked Eileen for finding love after her divorce (however messy it was). She has made reckless statements about Mauricio’s fidelity. She share very private personal information about Adrienne. If I knew Brandi, I would never share ANY personal information about myself or my loved ones. I would definitely tell her all the dirty details of everyone I hate, loathe and despise.
Brandi makes many rash statements, such as “They hate each other” and “Kyle is never there to support her sister.” Let us cast our minds back to last week…Kyle went to the bathroom, Kim followed her, Kyle whispered to her she was worried, covering her mic to protect her sister…She also knows what is going on with her sister, but in order to PROTECT her sister, she denies it on the ride home with Lisa…
Kyle has ALWAYS been protecting Kim. We have seen it over and over since season one. Does a person reach a point where they can’t do it? YES! Did I judge Kyle when she spilled the beans? HELL NO! Kim was being cruel to Kyle and attacking her and Mauricio who had been financially supporting her. Kyle finally reached her breaking point and said what everyone had been thinking. How DARE Brandi judge her. Brandi has watched this play out as an outsider. She has seen “fun Kim” but certainly has not been the one who has had to literally clean up the disaster Kim’s addictions have left on their family. How can you equate this new friendship that started with the “slut pig” comment and “I don’t do crystal meth in the bathroom, bitch” just a couple of years ago and only recently cemented to that of a sibling who has spent forty-four years at her side? The tumultuous path that these two have experienced, of which I am sure if alcoholism is involved, has not been an easy one. One that has been fraught with tears of disappointment, anger, and sometimes joy as she succeeded in her fight for sobriety.
And again, we are reminded of what a little ray of sunshine Brandi can be.
Anyway, moving on to happier times, I loved seeing the return of Rumpy. We waited patiently, all the little furry people lined up waiting to see the transformation from the naughty dog we sent away into a well behaved young retriever. Well we are still dealing with an overexcited young dog, but now he has a partner in crime, he seems more fulfilled. We have had many big dogs over the years but none quite as mischievous as Sir Rumpy Pumpy. Anyway, we kept Avery, and I have to say it is a complete success.
I loved seeing all those little pups lined up waiting to see their brother after Boot Camp. And the icing on the cake was Rumpy’s new partner in crime! Congrats to Lisa and Ken for taking in a lovely rescue and providing her with such a loving home.
Lisa threw a rather lovely jewelry event. No darling, some of us do have big fat f—ing diamonds as you say, but my thirst for costume jewelry is unquenchable as you have seen my collection in my closet! I admired Eileen as she tries to reason with somebody unreasonable! Desperately trying to explain to Brandi what is not quite acceptable…good luck with that. I tried the mothering thing, and I was criticized for that.
Watching Eileen attempt to reason with Brandi is like talking to a fish. You know it is alive. You can see it breathing and moving, but you are pretty f-ing sure it has no idea what you are saying.
When Kyle and I went to Villa Blanca, I am reticent to say what I would love to. If you remember in one of the early episode of this season as I witnessed the bond between Brandi and her, I stated, “I will not get involved, she will discover it soon enough…” But if I could, it would go something like this: “See? Now do you see how I felt? You think I hold a grudge more than Giggy and should forgive her? You are experiencing a minuscule amount of what that woman put me through!”
This is when Lisa should have said, “I told you so!” with glee! But, as we all know with people like Brandi, you have to figure it out for yourself. I do not think Lisa will ever want to be friends with Brandi again. In fact, if she did, I think she would lose the respect of most of us here, myself included.