S5E12 Cast Blogs
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I’m a Ride or Die Friend
Am I mistaken or do I remember Brandi saying somewhere that after the dinner party at Yolanda, she wasn’t gonna be drinking anymore? That we would have a “sober Brandi”. I think she lied. I am really upset.
I’m feeling a little snappish (go figure) but will try to take the high road.
Good luck finding that “high road”. I think you might have to stop and get directions. She tells us how wonderful Yolanda is and how King David is just so perfect because he wants to BE at his charity events. Brandi is envious of their trip to Italy…it’s not the only thing she is envious of.
Another adorable young man is seen next, Max Todd. We see his broaching the topic of his curiosity about his cultural heritage and his birth parents. He’s 22 years old, so I guess that’s his decision. I completely support adopted adults seeking their DNA and medical histories. It’s important, and I wish him well in whatever he chooses.
Wow, Brandi approves of adopted people having their DNA screened? That does it. Everyone who can read who is adopted must get to your local pharmacy to buy your over the counter DNA kit ASAP because Brandi says it’s a great idea. Those DNA people are gonna be breaking down her door in order to get her endorsement.
We move on to Kyle visiting Kim at her house a few days after Kim was recuperating from being released from her week in the hospital. Kyle asks her sister why she was in the hospital. There. I will leave it at that. She doesn’t even know WHY her sister was in the hospital more than a week later. It was a hernia, fractured rib, and disc issues–very serious and very painful injuries and medical issues for a single woman over 40.
I think Kyle ASKED why she was in the hospital cause the story is so inconsistent. When Kyle brought it up on the episode after the poker party, she thought it was an ulcer. Kim has given us a host of different issues and diagnosis. I have a feeling the doctors came in and said, “We are ruling out X, Y, Z” and Kim took that to mean, “I have X, Y, Z, A, B, C…” You get the picture?
Here are some of Kim’s quotes to Kyle that speak to their meeting better then I can: “I don’t need FAKE support,” “I consider her (me) one of my closest friends,” and “She’s there for me, you’re not.”
I don’t question these “Quotes From Kim”. I am not surprised that she considers Brandi her closest friend. Addicts ALWAYS seek out an enabler. If Brandi was choosing to be a REAL friend which would be to help Kim and support her sobriety, she would not enable her. She would hold her accountable for her actions. But since Kim is the only cast member that is willing to film with Brandi (Yolo is very busy what with getting IVs and jetting off to Italy and all those inconvenient trips on yachts around Europe so she can’t always count on her), I understand that Brandi NEEDS to keep this going so she can continue to cash her Bravo paychecks.
The party is next, a party that you see I was invited to by Kyle, Kim, and my friend Mark, but I honestly did not want to go at all. I told Kim I thought it was a bad idea, but she insisted that Kyle was going to play nice and not cause a scene.
You weren’t invited. If you are standing around while a party is being planned, you are not invited. If you have a massive fight where you verbally assault the host of an upcoming party, you are not invited. If you despise the host of the party, you should not want to be invited.
My close friend and amazing hair stylist, Mark Hasche, and I planned to ride with Kim. I wouldn’t have gone, but Mark was newly single and very depressed, so I felt like I should go to try and cheer him up. We arrived to a quiet party, but, that doesn’t last. The hostess, Kyle, immediately changes the party theme from “gayiety” to outrage.
Yeah, I know. She didn’t write this blog everyone so her use of the word gayiety throws me, too. And this “amazing hair stylist” seriously needs to look into another career. If Brandi is his walking billboard, he should probably look into a job a Costco cause he ain’t gonna be getting any new clients.
We see that everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, had to hear how upset she was. She made the circuit, turning every conversation to her drama. Not exactly my idea of a hostess making her guests feel comfortable.
Um, you weren’t a guest. You were an interloper. You were to stir shit and you were successful. When your goal is to create drama, you cannot bitch when it hits the fan.
I gave her a hug hello, a smile, and said nothing about anything, because I really wanted a calm night. Later when Kyle bee-lined over to me with the fake apology I accepted it–twice–quietly. But we all know it was just an insincere opening to begin her angry confrontation and cause a giant scene.
She is lucky. Had I been in Kyle’s shoes, I would have called security and simply asked her ass to be shown the door. Unfortunately, Bravo doesn’t want that.
I find it amazing–really amazing–that she ran around to a dozen people saying I would cause a scene right before she came over yelling, arguing, making accusations, and making an ass of herself. She was also throwing a quite a few loud F-bombs (I hope Eileen’s ears were plugged). Whatever happened to Kyle’s fake ladylike shock of the F-bomb? Oh yeah, there was one more, as she towered over Kim who was sitting down, yelling “F– you” for the whole mixer.
Did you forget that you threatened to physically assault Kyle? Yes, you threatened her. And if you watch this train wreck again, notice that Brandi is at least 10 inches above Kyle. She is telling Kyle to back off, yet she is the one hovering over Kyle and pointing her finger at her menacingly. Again, I would have had security kick this bitch to the curb.
Hope you are all happy and well, and a big shout-out to Yolanda who returned from Asia this week. Love you Yo! Hope you’re getting better and stronger.
Yawn. Yolo is just too sick to blog, yet she can jet all over the world, tweet and Instagram and attend King David’s gigs. I’m getting bored with this.
Everyone Needs To Own Their SH—
Lisa says people were asking when the Crazy Train would be set in motion. It appears the train has arrived and is at full capacity!!! Sometimes, Lisa enjoys this ride and at other times, well, she is angry that others have pissed in her cornflakes. At times, she is dumbfounded, as am I.
There are two different ways I could write this blog: I could choose to utilize my energies by calling out discrepancies, pointing out behaviors I don’t agree with and bringing my dignity down where it doesn’t belong, or I could choose to take this opportunity to be reflective of my own behaviors and the role I choose to play among my fellow Housewives.
I choose the latter.
Can I say I am disappointed? I wanted Lisa to rip into these lunatics. Well, really, just one lunatic…maybe 2.
First and foremost, I always do my best to come from a place of truth and compassion. I try to make sure that my intentions are good and my conscience is clear each and every day. I may not always succeed and sometimes find myself falling down that rabbit hole of drama, but I try to learn from my mistakes. There is always a lesson to be learned. This is how we evolve and we must be forgiving of ourselves and one another in order to do so.
Falling down the rabbit hole…wow. This is an expression commonly used among people who suffer from anxiety and depression. But I guess it works on this train, too. Lisa says that people’s behavior speaks for themselves and have consequences. “Everyone needs to own their shit, particularly if they’re inclined to dish it out.”
There has been plenty of weird behavior so far, and you don’t need me to break it down piece by piece. Except for maybe the look on Lisa V’s face when I went in for that smooch! I mean, I get it! Could you imagine these babies coming at you? But in the words of Katy Perry, “I kissed a girl and I liked it!”
I so love that Lisa OWNS those lips. She not only OWNS them, she loves them! She closes with a quote from The Amazing Nora Ephron.
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” -Nora Ephron
Brandi Puts Out Lies, Hoping They Will Stick
Cuckoo LaRue is crazy like a fox. Ever hear the old saying, “throw spaghetti at the wall and something is gonna stick!” That is Bobblehead’s plan. She has been doing this since the beginning. She deflects from her own bad behavior by “throwing spaghetti at the wall”.
Before I get onto this week’s episode, I’d like to address Brandi’s attempt to twist the events that played out at Eileen’s poker night in her blog last week. It’s an insult to our intelligence. We all SAW with our own eyes exactly what happened. To say that I wanted this to play out in front of the cameras to hurt my sister is her way of trying to poison our minds, as well as Kim’s. We all saw that I walked AWAY, into the bathroom where my sister followed ME. I asked my sister repeatedly to cover her microphone which she insisted she didn’t want to do, because she had nothing to hide. If I had wanted to make a scene at the poker table, I had plenty of opportunities to do so.
This would really piss me off if I was Kyle. She has shown time and time again how loyal and protective she is of Kim. Yes, she did break in season 2, but I don’t think we can blame her. A person can only take so much. But if Cuckoo puts it out there that Kyle is disloyal and trying to get a storyline out of her sister’s relapse, the spaghetti just might stick. When Kyle left the bathroom she assumed incorrectly that everything was fine. She forgot that Bobblehead was waiting in the wings to fan the flames (and boil up some spaghetti).
Brandi then has the audacity to say that Lisa Rinna should be ashamed of herself and was “reckless” in her comments re: Brandi needing rehab and to consider she has children. What about how reckless Brandi is with her words? Her comments to Kim in Season 2 about using meth which were 100% NOT TRUE…How did she think Kim’s kids would feel about that? Or bringing up the lies in tabloids on camera last season. What about my children? Or what she said about Adrienne and her children? Brandi’s mean comments about others are always lies designed to hurt. Lisa Rinna was commenting on something she actually SAW with her own eyes. What we ALL saw. Not a fabrication designed to hurt Brandi. Brandi needs to stop with the lies and deflecting and be more cautious with her own actions and reckless words, if she’s that concerned what people may say about her.
As I pointed out last week; Pot, meet Kettle.
This week, watching Kim and Brandi talk after Kim got out of the hospital and hearing Brandi repeatedly tell Kim that she has been there for her and I haven’t is disgusting to me. What friend WANTS their friend to think their family isn’t there for them? Why is she constantly putting that in my sister’s head? You saw where Kim and I had a heartfelt conversation in her bedroom, where she said how we have both always been there for each other and nobody can come between us…The conversations between Kim and me are night and day from her conversations with Brandi.
Kim is so easily manipulated. Bobblehead can TELL Kim, “I’ve been there for you!” and little Kimmy will nod her head and say, “Oh yes, you have…because of you, my cup overflows!”
Now we move on to the Gay Mixer. Hmmm, I am from Northeast Ohio. I have never been to a gay mixer, but I sure want to go to one. I have been to a Gay wedding (well, it’s not legal yet here in Ohio) and it was so much fun! Those Gays know how to party and dance and have a great time.
For obvious reasons, I didn’t send the invitation to Brandi. Why would I? We couldn’t be in a worse place, and I was excited about having fun with my friends without any problems.
Again, the party was discussed IN FRONT of Bobblehead, but a personal invite was not extended. I really believe Kim wanted a “wingman” and Bobblehead wanted to make sure she brought the drama to yet another episode. Lucky us.
When I looked up and saw Kim walk in with Brandi, my heart dropped. I felt very nervous but felt Kim wasn’t coming from a bad place. I decided I had to go up to Brandi and start the conversation with an apology even though it really was the last thing I wanted to do.
Kyle, sweetie, that was your first mistake. You should have asked someone from security to escort Big Bird out of the party. Discreetly, of course. (NOT!) Why ruin your good time and speak to crazy? I do not reward bad behavior by bringing attention to it! When Bobble claimed to know their history, I wanted to throw up. You have been “friends” with Kim for 5 minutes and have only heard her side of the story. You have also continued to enable her so you are not an impartial party in this mess.
As I stood there, I was so taken aback that Kim didn’t speak up and defend me since she knows the truth. I kept hoping Kim would speak up and say what she says to me when we’re alone.
Kim is so incredibly disloyal. There, I said it. She is not a nice person. Even when sober, we have never seen a nice Kim. She would not make a good friend. She is too self-involved. I mean, this is a person who owned a dog that ATTACKED several people AND THEN, attacked her own niece and she STILL defended the dog! (Hmmmm, now she has become her dog’s enabler???)
Brandi always puts out lies about people, hoping they will stick. Just because Brandi says something doesn’t make it true. She has a tendency to believe her own lies.
SPAGHETTI SPAGHETTI SPAGHETTI!!! Do you all know people like this? I have a “relative” like this. She has lied so much over the years that she cannot separate her truth from her own fiction. Her one daughter is a carbon copy of her (thankfully, the father of her other child was awarded custody from a very early age). I do believe this girl believes her own lies which is really sad. I almost wish Eddie would write a tell-all.
As Brandi threw out her last dagger, her vicious comment about my husband not wanting me, I lost it. It was so mean and coming from someone who is so concerned about “reckless” comments…What about my children? Brandi has proven time and again she doesn’t care about hurting anyone…including their family.
That was just gross and dirty. Cuckoo believes that everyone deserves to have the same shitty relationships she has. Look, she has told us all JR has cheated on her (hmmm…spaghetti?) and yet, she CHOOSES to stay with him. I wonder if she has fulfilled her fantasy with JR and watching HIM having sex with another woman. I just threw up in my mouth!!!
Brandi Is Acting Like A Mafia Enforcer
Eileen tells us she spent the previous episode with her tummy in knots and was yelling at her TV.
I have to first address one thing: The words “reckless” and “you should be disappointed in yourself” should never, EVER pass the lips of Brandi Glanville. Unless she’s referring to herself. THAT IS ALL.
I think that was a “READ”. I think our darling Eileen just put Bobblehead in her place. Her place being a liquor store.
Kyles’s mixer was such a great idea. I have single friends who are gay (can’t say “my gays” when I don’t refer to my heterosexual friends as “my heteros,” LOL!). God knows we needed a little levity after my poker party debacle.
Interesting. I have no one I can call “my gays,” but I don’t call my straight friends “my heteros” either. Eileen in I have so much in common (I recently cut my hair off (13+ inches) and can say that I think I have Eileen’s hair, too! Hope she doesn’t think I am gonna skin her and wear her like a coat!)
Kyle was a gracious and lovely hostess, who was clearly excited to be getting all of our gays (oh, whatever) together and, who knows, maybe make a love connection. That happiness flew out the window when Kim walked into the party with Brandi, who, by the way, is acting less and less like a friend and more and more like a mafia enforcer. Um…I guess Kim’s heart was in the right place? She said she wanted Brandi and Kyle to make up, but really people, at a party? With no heads up to the hostess? Was she trying to put out a fire or throw gasoline on it? I’m so happy that she was in the hospital for a bit. Hopefully she is healthy and back on track. Still, she appears to be getting her days mixed up and continues to side with a woman who habitually insults and provokes her sister. How about that lovely comment about Mauricio? Talk about “reckless.” What about THEIR kids, Brandi? Yuck, ick, creeping me out. The really sad thing here is that before my party it seemed these two sisters were communicating in a loving way with each other. You could tell how much they care about each other and the bond and the history they share. Kyle was so happy to have mended things with Kim. She was clearly frustrated and angry at the mixer, as she witnessed all that progress going out the window. I don’t blame her one bit for feeling angry, hurt and betrayed.
Brandi went to that party to create a scene. She was not there to “make up” with anyone. I still can’t figure out if Kim is trying to create a problem or if she is really THAT stupid. I do believe Kim is entitled and selfish. The comments about Mauricio are disgusting, but just like spaghetti, she threw that out there hoping someone (us) would believe Mauricio is as horrible as the men Bobble chooses to date. See, these are HER issues. Her life sucks. All the men in her life SUCK. So, she doesn’t want anyone else to be happy. The only person Bobble can feel “better than” is Kim: the addict. I think we have reached a new low.
I was touched watching Lisa and Ken with Max. What a huge dilemma, fraught with all kinds of emotion. I just wanted to hug them all. And Ken is one funny man. Vinny and I both laughed out loud when he told Max his “father was Japanese and his mother Nigerian”. LOL. I can understand Max wanting to know about his heritage. I can also understand Lisa being reticent that perhaps it will lead to more questions. I hope this works out for the best for all of them. They are such a lovely family.
A long time ago…I worked in the field of International Adoption. I had the privilege to watch many families become complete through adoption. Lisa and Ken have always been open about Max’s adoption, but have been somewhat hesitant to share details. This is not terribly surprising and has more to do with Lisa and Ken’s feelings than their concern for Max’s. I imagine as an adoptive mother, you would feel as though your child might replace you with the person that they have a biological connection with. What I learned during my time in this field that honesty was the always the best policy. Answering your child’s questions open and honestly, but never providing more than what they are asking for. My opinion is that Max is more than old enough to know his birth parents’ names and choose what he wishes to do with that information. Lisa withholding it will only raise Max’s curiosity. Just my two cents.
Brandi’s Behavior Was Unnerving To Watch
Lisa is recovering from the flu. Shit. I wish I had sent her a muffin basket. I hope Rosia made her some chicken soup.
This episode we lightly touch on the issue of Max’s adoption. Now as many of you are aware, he has been rather resistant when it comes to being filmed too much. He is happy to do so if there are cameras and he is present, but this was different. This was a deep and poignant story, a story that started 22 years ago, when we went to visit him in his foster care home. We traveled and landed in the snowy city and met this little boy who would soon be our son.
We had always thought that we would adopt a couple of children. Ken had adopted one many years ago for his sister, who then became pregnant and now has four boys. So it wasn’t something strange to our family, and we were excited to embrace him to our loving home. Pandora was six and very much believed he would be her baby.
I am sure they are a wonderful loving family. Is anyone else lost on the sentence “Ken had adopted one many years ago for his sister, who then became pregnant and now has four boys”??? He adopted a child FOR his sister and then she got pregnant? I am lost.
I have never encouraged nor discouraged my children to display their lives on reality television. It was me that signed up for this, and if you remember Pandora’s wedding, it was filmed by us–no mics and then the footage was inserted into the episode. It was her day, and I maintained that it was her decision as to what was shown and that she was happy about it.
I respect this about Lisa. She has avoided exploiting her kids and kept them out of the media. If they chose to get into TV now, it is their choice entirely.
Are the children different to me? Do I love them differently? Is there a biological connection that makes a relationship stronger? I honestly don’t have the answer to that. All I know is I loved them both and we had a happy family. Their childhood was idyllic, full of ponies and dogs, extraordinary experiences coupled with tactile relationships and wonderful holidays, parents that loved the experience, parents that vowed never to disturb the harmonious life they had by involving our problems, whatever they were at the time. Sometimes as siblings they would fight. Pandora believed Max to be favored, as he was exempt from blame, because he was younger, but Max would say differently. It was a vibrant household with parents at the helm who loved their children’s friends and all that ensues with raising children. Yes, Max had to be pushed and encouraged much more than Pandora. I was very involved with my children’s education, even worked in their school in France a few days a week for three years, and I wouldn’t change a minute of it. Each child is different, each relationship varies, but one thing I know for sure is biology has little to do with emotional connections, of that Max and I are sure. Anyway, life is riddled with choices, a smorgasbord of options and paths to take. I encourage them to be independent of me, but they know I am there to catch them if they fall, then to put them back on that slippery slope we know as life.
I don’t think anyone can say Lisa and Ken don’t love their children.
Now onto a rather unpleasant situation that started with good intent…the gay mixer party. I was thankful that we were all in good spirits and, for the most part, I was alleviated from the problematic situation between the sisters as I was socializing on the other side of the room. Then we insert Brandi into this complicated dynamic, and of course it becomes explosive. I have never experienced, prior to meeting Brandi (and this would be the second time), a woman exclaiming, “I will knock you f—ing teeth out.”
I will ask all of you: have you ever had someone say “I will know your F—ing teeth out!”? I can say this has never happened to me. If it did though, I would have reacted VERY different from the way Kyle did. Perhaps everything Bobble says is white noise at this point and no one reacts to her attacking statements, BUT if someone physically threatened me, I would take them seriously. I would have called security and had her ass escorted out of the building and for good measure, I would have filed a restraining order just in case (or really just to embarrass her sorry ass!) Brandi tries very hard to be intimidating. She towers over many of these ladies and yet claims they are attacking her while she is leaning over them and threatening them. Kim standing behind Brandi with her arms crossed and nodding while Bobble attacked her sister is worse. So much worse.
Beverly Hills Housewives Net Worth
I was a little bored on a snow day last week and went to CelebrityNetWorth.com and decided to look up our RHBH. I was curious. I cannot say how accurate these numbers are, but they sure are fun to think about!
Lisa Vanderpump – 65 million net worth
500k per season
Ken Todd – 85 million net worth
Pandora Todd – 2 million net worth
Kyle Richards – 30 million net worth
270k per season
Mauricio Umansky – 30 million net worth
Kim Richards – 1 million net worth
100k per season
Brandi Glanville – 1 million net worth
175k per season
Eddie Cibrian – 6 million net worth
Leann Rimes – 20 million net worth
Yolanda Foster – 45 million net worth
100k per season
David Foster – 30 million net worth
Mohamed Hadid – 200 million net worth
Gigi Hadid – 500k net worth
Bella Hadid – not listed
Lisa Rinna – 8 million net worth
Harry Hamin – 5.5 million net worth
Eileen Davidson – 3 million net worth
Vincent Van Patten – 2 Million net worth