Bloggers Needed at Lynnfam plus Real Housewives of Melbourne review

 Bloggers Needed at LynnFam

Lynnfam welcomes new and returning bloggers to take as shot at recapping any of the new or returning shows listed below.  Please send me an email if you are interested.

Shahs of Sunset Starts Monday
The NewlyWeds – The First Year Starts Tuesday
The Real Housewives of Melbourne Starts Thursday
Blood, Sweat and Heels March 29
Million Dollar Listing New York April 15


Real Housewives of Melbourne Season One – Episode One – Three by Veena

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I’m going to recap Season one over the next few days to get us in the mood for Season Two. This is the second international franchise of the Housewives series I’ve watched (the other being Vancouver), and it only serves to remind me that there is nothing wrong with the formula for housewives – put six or seven Type A, rich, spoiled, insecure, and self-unaware women in a stressful situation and they are bound to crack.

The backdrop for this show is Melbourne Australia, which is described as the IT city of Australia.  For those of you unfamiliar with Melbourne, it is at the south east tip of Australia (south of Sydney).  PS – we have a poster from Melbourne – so I’m hoping she’ll give us some local color as the show airs.  I’ve only visited Australia once, and I was up in the Cairns area (access to the Great Barrier Reef).  We spent two weeks exploring at the end of the summer (right about this time of year 11 years ago).  It was hotter that you can imagine, but absolutely fantastic.  A little scary (poisonous snakes and frogs and killer jellyfish), but incredibly beautiful and interesting.  Of course the snorkling was out of this world.  But enough about me me me me me.  Let’s get on to these housewives.


Season One introduced us to five Melbourne socialites, and one transplant from Sydney.

  • Gina Liano is a barrister who wears way too much makeup.  She tries to coordinate her thick streaks of eye liner with her purses.  She reminds me of a caricature of a barbie-hooker.  She tells us that both her sisters have fashion lines, and she loves things that are sparkly.  Think Barbie-Hooker-Jersey girl.  She says people seem surprised that she’s a lawyer (barrister), and when she’s wearing her barrister outfit (kind of like a judge’s robe and a little hair hat – perhaps because they used to wear wigs?) she looks like a stripper dressing up as a judge.  She is a single mother of two and lives in Toorak, which is described as the Beverly Hills of Australia.  Gina has been dating a guy for 8 years, but he recently moved to Florida, and they’ve been apart for six months.
  • Lydia Schiavello is married to Australian architect Andrew Norbury. She is studying interior design and decoration at RMIT University.  They are a virtual Brady Bunch (not) with six children between them.  Lydia is strangely inappropriate, and lets out a continual string of sexual references to bondage, S&M, etc.  It’s just a little disconcerting when she jokes about stuff like that with her adult step-son, and I have no idea where that story line is going.  This couple loves to fly (he’s the pilot of their small plane) and heads off to ski every weekend.  Lydia and Gina have been friends for 8 years.
  • Janet Roach is a property developer. She is a mother of two adult sons and is recently divorced from her second husband who was 15 years her senior.  Janet has a Sonja Morgan (first season) vibe to her.  She’s very put together – never washes her hair at home – goes to the salon three or four times a week – and stylish.  Money doesn’t seem to be an issue (but is it ever when we first meet the ladies?).
  • Andrea Moss is a former New York City television journalist who now lives in Toorak.  She runs a plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine business, Liberty Belle Skin Centre, with her husband, Dr Chris Moss, who is the ultimate plastic surgeon in Australia for the rich and famous.  They have three young children (10,8, and 5) and up to five nannies at their beck and call.  How can you have “up to” five nannies – are they part of a nanny service club?  Andrea is really into product branding, so we see a lot of her at their works.  She is described as very well organized – which means she makes lists of things for everything.  The nannies have to follow her lists or they are OUT.  The lists are pretty detailed but basic, such as unpack the lunch boxes and hang up the school uniforms when the kids change into play clothes.  She thinks there is a market for her lists and plans to put them in a mommies who hire nannies book.  Really?  A market for that?  She isn’t returning for a Season Two of this show.
  • Jackie Gillies is a psychic – what we’d probably call a medium in the US; she is a portal for spirits.  She can also pick up on what will happen next. She is the wife of Silverchair drummer and Bento front man, Ben Gillies.  She introduces Ben almost in the same way Teresa introduced Juicy to viewers – it’s clear she loves, loves, loves him.  He’s absolutely adorable and funny, and loves, loves, loves her.  Jackie is just 30 and far younger than the rest of the group.  She’s also brand spanking new to Melbourne, having just moved there for the show – and doesn’t have a foot in the door in Melbourne society.
  • Chyka Keebaugh is the owner of three event companies, The Big Group, The Design Depot and Capital Kitchen.  She’s been married to her husband and business partner since she was 20, and has a Lisa Vanderpump business sense vibe.  She’s put together, bright, and determined to brand. She had two children, a daughter in the US, and a son still in school.

Two new housewives will join for Season two – wiki describes them this way:

  • Gamble Breaux is a contemporary art collector and consultant, she loves all things beautiful. She believes in always looking your best, even if that means a little nip and tuck. A big dog lover, Gamble is bubbly and fun and always up for a party.
  • Pettifleur Berenger is a determined, feisty and glamorous woman who thrives on a life of accomplishment and luxury. She is a successful property developer, lives in a penthouse in the heart of the city and is mother to three fantastic boys.

Episodes One through Three

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There are a total of 10 episodes in Season One, plus two reunion episodes.  I’ve watched the first three, and an planning on watching the remainder before the show returns on Thursday.

The main drama up until now has been between Gina and Jackie.  In the first episode, Andrea invited all the ladies to some sort of face product – plastic surgery branding party.  (They are all frantically branding – but I’ll forgive them – that’s a good reason as any to get on a show like this).  The party was a real snoozer, but they went out for dinner and drinks afterwards.  Up until that point the only one Jackie had met was Janet (Janet came for a reading.)  All of the other ladies knew at least one or two of the other ones – so Jackie is the odd duck out.  That’s just to say that Jackie was a little nervous and uncomfortable with the group – and she’s really not like the others – younger, no kids, not from Melbourne – not society really, just married to a rich rock star.

Gina was sitting next to Jackie at dinner, and bugged her for a reading.  Gina really wanted to know what was going to happen in her long distance relationship.  It was neither the time nor place for a reading – because it was in front of everyone, but after being asked a few times, Jackie asked Gina if she thought her partner was cheating.  Gina said yes, and Jackie said -there, now you’ve got your answer.  She also told Gina she was going to “dump his ass,” and that Gina’s mother and grand mother were behind her saying that.  It looked like Gina took the reading in stride (not at all like when Ramona was told that Mario was cheating).  But ….  that evening she phoned her partner to ask if he was cheating, and he flew her to Florida (first class) on the next available flight to spend the week together.  Before she left she called Lydia and told her that she didn’t believe a word of what Jackie said – or something to that effect.  Then back tracked and said Jackie has some credibility.

Lydia met Jackie at an art gallery because Lydia’s storyline is that she can spend copious amounts of money without blinking. She reminds me of a non-drunk Ronnie Negus at this point – please let first impressions not be true!  She immediately tells Jackie what Lydia had said, about not believing a word Jackie said.  Jackie is really hurt, and makes some excuse up and leaves.

Now let me explain that Jackie is not a wall flower.  She’s loud and in your face, just a little out of her element in this new situation.  Her best friend (and wedding dress designer) describes her readings as a root canal without novacaine.  After suffering though a branding lunch (with lovely food) for Chyka’s event planning business where the whole talk was on Gina’s words and whether or not Jackie’s reading offended Gina, she called Gina up and asked her for a coffee date.  Gina (at first) denies saying the words.  But when Jackie explains that she heard them directly from Lydia, Gina backtracks and admits it.  In her voice over she claims that she didn’t believe her partner was cheating so therefore didn’t believe what Jackie was saying.  She basically twisted her words.  Then Jackie points out that Gina seemed to believe that her mom and grand mom were standing over her shoulder saying those things (Jackie just being the portal) and Gina says that they weren’t spirits, they were demons.  Jackie is just floored, and shocked, and begins to cry, saying she channels spirits not demons.  Gina sits there with a shit-eating grin on her face and voices over that she won, but in the courtroom she stops when she sees tears in their eyes so she’ll stopped with Jackie.  I suddenly know who she remind me of – Brandi Glanville. Checkmate bitch.

Meanwhile – Jackie and Ben are planning a housewarming party – and this couple is just deliciously hilarious.  They want a Mexican theme (remember they are in Australia so Mexican food is quite exotic – we couldn’t find much of it in the stores when we were there but enough about me me me me) – but they don’t want it tacky like ponchos or anything – upscale rock and roll Mexican.  Their party planners stare blankly.  Then (and this sort of shocks me) Ben asks how much this party will cost – and they are quoted $300 a head, and they seem to think this is expensive.  40 people at $300 is $12,000 so I guess it is for a simple housewarming, but aren’t they supposed to be uber rich. I should clarify it shocked me that they asked – not the price tag.  Jackie doesn’t cook – she has nothing but champagne and eggs in her fridge – so they must eat out every day.

All the ladies bring housewarming gifts.  Lydia and Andrea are the most ridiculous – they went shopping together and settled on a pair of Indian Headdresses.  Please please please tell me that they didn’t know about the Mexican theme and the two things were unrelated. Ben (who I have a big crush on) loves his and wears it the entire night.  Chakra gives a nice gift basket (branding) and Andrea snarks about that.  Jackie voices over that no one should talk smack about the gifts people bring – it’s just not polite.  I think I’d rather have a nice gift basket of home stuff than a Indian Headdress.  Gina gives jewelry – and Andrea snarks about that.  Janet gives a nice cross / decorative piece.

Jackie – for most of the party – had been ignoring her issues with Gina and was being a great hostess – but of course at some point it all came up again.  This time all three – Gina, Lydia, and Jackie – were in the room, so Jackie brings Lydia over to confirm what she had told Jackie.  Lydia confirms it without blinking an eyelash.  Gina is sort of stuck, and she starts saying that repeating words is like playing a game of telephone – the meaning gets changed with each person.  Only the meaning didn’t changed and she must have not realized her phone call was taped.  Unfortunately the producers don’t cut in with the actual words this time, but suffice it to say Gina is a lying meanie pants.  She back tracks, deflects, and tries to wiggle out of it – but the world now knows that she lies.  That can’t be good for her career.  And with that recap, it’s time to watch episode four – where Lydia and Gina’s relationship will take a turn for the worse, because Gina will blame Lydia for the mess Gina got herself into.  Oh, and she did dump her partner – so Jackie was right!

Other interesting thing – Lydia and her hubs fly to (I think Tazmania) to buy cheese at a famous cheese shop.  I guess they don’t have mail order.  Anyhow, they select what looks like a grocery cart full of cheese wheels and blocks – and the price tag is something ludicrously low like $300. It was enough cheese to feed an army.  I now have the craving for cheese.  When I was in Italy we went on a hike with my Aunt and her partner near Monte Baldo, above lake Garda.  We stopped at a mountain hut for lunch – organic and local ingredients with wine) and a snack at a farm where they made cheese and cured meats.  I’d fly to Italy and do that hike again just for the food – but enough about me me me me me.



About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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200 Responses to Bloggers Needed at Lynnfam plus Real Housewives of Melbourne review

  1. VV™ says:

    Bringing from previous blog.

    BETHENNY LOVES BRANDI TOO!!!! She thinks she’s cool. Well, that was very evident when Bethenny invited Brandi twice and appeared twice on Bethenny’s TV show. This clip is only 42 seconds long.

    • Veena (NMD) says:

      Bethenny and Kyle are buddies – so when Kyle and Lisa were feuding, and Kyle and Brandi were buddies, Bethenny had Brandi on her show multiple times but not Lisa. I suspect if she had a show this year she’d have Lisa on her show multiple times but not Brandi.

      • VV™ says:

        Lisa tweeted she was invited but declined.

        • not THAT Jill says:

          Bethenny wasn’t the only one who loved Brandi…this blog used to be full of Brandi lovers

          • VV™ says:

            Not me!

          • Veena (NMD) says:

            Guilty – I loved her until she became so full of herself she tried to be Queen B and started treating people poorly just for ratings – like how she went after Joyce for no reason. Actually, the turning point for me was all her lies about being sued by Adrienne – which I only figured out near the end of the season. Adrienne was such a hot horrid mess herself, it was hard to find sympathy for her. I will never fault Brandi for speaking her mind – but when I found out her truth was distorted, I lost all respect.

          • VV™ says:

            Jill, I read that Brandi goes after Kyle hard on this coming episide. We get double casino. Not looking forward to it. 😟

            • not THAT Jill says:

              What does she go after Kyle about? I saw a clip of some yelling in the street but it’s hard to make sense of who she is yelling at!!

            • kit9 says:

              I saw the scene I think you’re talking about and she’s not actually going after Kyle, imo, she’s talking to the whole group- and seems to be making pointed comments at her bestie Yo.

          • Guilty! I liked how her and Pump interacted in Hawaii and that she defended Pump at her first reunion. I am a horrible judge of character.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Shut your pie hole!!!

    • VV™ says:

      What’s interesting is that this was shot after last season ended. They all loved Brandi even after they all criticized Lisa for laughing at drunk Brandi when she made fun of Joyce. Lisa got slammed. The others got a pass and loved Brandi at the end of the season.
      Funny how things turn out, Lisa and Joyce get along wonderfully now.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        I don’t know what you consider love but Kyle has never shown love for Brandi. Lisa and Yolanda and now drunk Kim have shown LOVE for Brandi-but Kyle knew she had to make nice with Brandi because Brandi plays dirty. Look at all the things Kyle is saying right now-she’s telling us what Brandi is going to do-go after Kyle on social media and in interviews. Kyle knows Brandi-she knows how Brandi operates-if Kyle went against Brandi at the beginning of last season Brandi would have went after her with guns blazing! Kyle can say things about Brandi now because Brandi can’t spin what happened-we saw how Brandi acted this season. Brandi’s popularity has fallen and that gave Kyle the balls to say how she really feels. Kyle is a chicken.

        • Exit4 says:

          That and she’s exerting influence over her sister.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          You are so right.

          Why doesn’t Kykes have any balls? Or more importantly why doesn’t she have OVARIES? (So much stronger)

          She’s afraid of her own shadow. And constantly seeks attention and validation.

          Weak and wishy washy. Good hair tho. I guess.

          • not THAT Jill says:

            Ovaries are stronger but BALLS sounds better!!
            Idk why she’s so wishy washy-people think she’s a mean girl but mean girls aren’t wishy washy and mean girls have balls. I see her always seeking validation-not attention. Lots of people say she always wants to be the center of attention but I don’t see it-she looks like she wants to disappear most of the time.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            There are issues from childhood with those two. Their mummy really did a number on them both. IMHO

        • VV™ says:

          Kyle has shown love for Brandi. Didn’t Kyle but Brandi a card last season because she was going through a tough time? Why was Kyle so concerned about Brandi and making Brandi feel better?

          • not THAT Jill says:

            Buying a card means love? Come on now-Kyle was nice to Brandi because it was SMART-being on Brandi’s bad side hasn’t helped anyone has it? It’s not like Kyle was telling people to be nice to Brandi because she was a single woman that was being sued-it was just a card that probably said “sorry about the tampon incident”.

            • VV™ says:

              Kyle has been like a roller coaster with Brandi. They fight they make up. They fight they make up again. They fight again they make up again.
              You are saying Kyle was being SMART at keeping her as a friend because Kyle was afraid of Brandi playing dirty. Well, how did that work for Kyle? I think they are done for good. Who’s gonna stop Brandi from playing dirty with Kyle? Was that smart?

              Don’t forget she also invites Brandi to model at her charity to lift her spirits.


              • Exit4 says:

                I wonder if JR told kyle and Mauricio things-like all brandis problems-and she felt misplaced sympathy for her. Keeping in mind, they could be real or imagined problems. It is brandi we’re talking about.

              • not THAT Jill says:

                It’s worked for Kyle until Brandi involved herself into the Kim drama. Brandi hasn’t really gone after Kyle until now because Kyle always leaves Brandi alone-she’s nice to her but they are not and will never be friends. It’s not like Kyle defended Brandi when she’s been indefensible. I think Kyle has played the Brandi game very well-but now it’s personal because of Kim. Kyle doesn’t care about Brandi and she doesn’t seem like she’s worried about anything Brandi says at this point-no reason to play nice now.
                No one can stop Brandi from playing dirty-no one has ever tried to stop her.

                • VV™ says:

                  Brandi went after Kyle by way of Mauricio. It was Brandi that brought up the story of Mauricio at The Polo Lounge. It was Brandi who brought up the rumors of Mauricio cheating once again at Carlton’s house.

                  • not THAT Jill says:

                    Wait-when did Brandi bring up The Polo Lounge? I know why she brought it up at Carlton’s house-it was part of the plan for the seasons -first Lisa brings it up at Kyle’s house then Brandi brings it up at Carlton’s….and so it goes.

                    • VV™ says:

                      The first season she was on RHOBH. She did it duting non filming. It was discussed here.

                      Also, didn’t Brsndi webt after The Agency on a tweet not long ago. Something about it was their fault she didn’t have a house.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Good memory. The card was about the tampon.

      • Exit4 says:

        When Brandi finally turned her wrath on Lisa it wasn’t so funny anymore. She learned the hard way Brandi has no loyalty to or respect for anyone.

        • mm in oc says:

          Thats ultimately why I now hate brandi. Once she turned on lisa, who was supposedly a true friend, I lost all respect for her. Same goes with wacky jacky and the fake don caroswine.

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  4. VV™ says:

    Lainey is a Shah fan. She should be happy. I don’t think I’m going to tune in. Not sure about Melbourne. Thanks for the info Veena. I’m considering watching.. we’ll see these HWs are exausting.

    I too love love cheese!!! I also love love chocolate. 😁

  5. Veena (NMD) says:

    So let’s see if Lisa V defends Lisa R’s violent outburst just because they are best buddies. I don’t buy Lisa R’s act at all. It’s really none of her business what help Kim is getting now that she’s relapsed, and she should have dropped it after she talked to Kim. Running around behind Kim’s back trying to figure out what is going on is not helping Kim – if that was truly her intent. And now this complete over reaction to cheating allegations – give me a break. This is all about this actress and her career.

    • VV™ says:

      Eileen inmediately defended Lisa R when Kim was blasting her.

      • Veena (NMD) says:

        What I meant was stand behind her and say that her behavior was acceptable. Lisa V is quick to point out when Brandi and Yo’s behavior is unacceptable – I’d hope she’d do the same for Lisa R in her blog this week.

        • Exit4 says:

          Her reaction was extreme, but I don’t think it was planned. It may have been a wise choice to back off before it got to this level. But, if Kim never chose to take that pill, appear on camera the way she did and open that door-there’d be no issue.

          • Completely disagree. IMHO LisaR was looking for an opportunity to have a battle with Kim.
            She may have not planned it for that exact moment, but I feel like she was planning it for sometime on the Amsterdam tripl

            If Kim didn’t take a pill, then LisaR would have to find another storyline. And she would. I have no doubt about that,

            • VV™ says:

              Lisa R became very popular from episode 1. She hit it off with the viewers. I don’t think she needs to create drama she’s well liked. Of course, they don’t know that at the time.

              I do recall rumors in rag mags about the cast getting along that Producers were concerned the season would be boring. I wonder if they leaked those rumors prior to Poker Night and Amsterdam filming.

            • Exit4 says:

              After she told the story about her sister she apologized for butting in. Then Kim went nuts on her and eileen. Called eileen ugly-then started in on Harry. While yelling at kyle for not defending her. I don’t think she wanted a battle-just a resolution. But Kim is a mean, nasty woman.

            • Powell says:

              Sorry but that doesn’t make any sense.

        • VV™ says:

          Yofo and Brandi were being two face to Lisa. They deserved to be called on. I think Lusa was very clear on her blog and on film that Lisa R shouldn’t go there.

    • Exit4 says:

      Did she actually say Harry cheated?

    • kit9 says:

      I think Kim made it her business when she shoes up in public higher than a kite. And Kim was very rude to LisaR at the table on PN. And at dinner in the FL, I don’t think Lisa was bringing up Kim’s issues, she was apologizing for bringing up Kim’s issues, again.

      • Powell says:

        I’m made it her cast members biz and the viewers when she’s saying she’s sober and lying about it. LR & Eileen don’t want to be a party to her lies and be an enabler. If I were in that situation I’d say something too for the same reasons they have. If anyone viewers have had an opinion on social media & Kim doesn’t like it, too bad. She’s opened her life up wanting that paycheck.

    • PJ says:

      I agree Lisa R is desperate for a permanent spot on this show and is acting, I’m not buying her at all.

  6. TexasTart says:

    • VV™ says:

      SMOKING GUN REVEALED???!!!! What??? About who?!!!!

      • not THAT Jill says:

        I bet it’s the voice mail Brandi has from Kyle

      • Well. I have been wondering about something.

        Remember how on RHONJ everyone had sympathy for Teresa Aprea and the MoFo rumor? Well I don’t know if everyone did- but I did.

        And then on like the last episode they showed her making the clink clink Karma is a bitch comment, and everyone was sorta like wow that was wicked bitchy….

        Totally changed up her victim status.

        I wonder if Bravo is going to do something similar to LisaR?

        It just “feels” like they’ve got something up their sleeve.

        • VV™ says:

          How funny? See, I always thought that was Producers induced. They were manipulating a rookie HW. I didn’t believe the rumors because they were stupid. I though Aprea’s reaction was over board. It was her over reaction that made me dislike her. The clink clink comment was a confirmation to me.

          I don’t think Bravo will do something like that to Lisa R. She is very very popular.

          Maybe they got something on Brandi.

          • No I think you’re misunderstanding me.

            While I didn’t believe the rumors- because c’mon- I did feel sorry for TeresaA. The rumor sorta touched on everything that would be my worse nightmare: my husband cheating on me, my mother cheating on my father, my mother betraying me, my husband betraying me- does it get any worse?

            I thought Teresa’s reaction was misplaced anger, and she is very angry. But it wasn’t shown until the very last episode, Bravo completely manipulated fan’s reaction to the rumor.

            They made TeresaA a victim, and then she was a villain.

            I’m wondering if they’ll do the same to LisaR.

            • Exit4 says:

              I think part of the reaction was because their own father did time in federal prison and she knows how difficult it is. I guess her dad deserved the karma as well! Lol! That was the dumbest rumor ever wasn’t it? Can you imagine?

              • I sorta believed it until I friended Santa on FB in real life. She just seems so devout and so sweet. An innocent. IMHO.

                It may all be an act- but I didn’t “feeL” like it was.

                She got the sticky end of the lollipop for sure.

        • Exit4 says:

          We’ll have to see how this plays out over the next few episodes. See who gets yelled at next.

  7. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. 🙂

  8. Exit4 says:

    So much for winter ending on March 1st. It’s freakin snowing again. ❄️😭

  9. Veena (NMD) says:

    OMIB – you’ll be glad to know that on RHOMelbourne when Janet got botox she went to Andrea’s husband, a plastic surgeon. Her face looks good.

  10. not THAT Jill says:

    I still can’t get over the First Look…Lisa R told that terrible strong about her sister DYING and all Kim. Could think of to say was “stay out of my business”….what a bitch.

    • She doesn’t buy it.

      I dunno if I do either. It’s sad LisaR lost a sister at 6 to an overdose, but it feels like she’s scrambling to find a backstory to give her an excuse to butt into Kim’s life to continue her storyline….

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Maybe she’s just going with what’s in front of her? Kim’s drug use is happening while they are filming-the storyline stuff is usually kind thought out before hand I think-but this is the real deal. Kim relapsed in front of all of us-it makes perfect sense to me that it would become the topic of the season-but I don’t think Lisa is discussing more than necessary-it’s not like it happened the first day of filming-at this point it’s still kind of fresh in their minds

      • Mel says:

        Ummmmm….correct me if I am wrong but how is Lisa r BUTTING in to Kim life? Kim joined a reality show for millions to butt in her life. Kim behaved like a lunatic not only while driving in the limo with Lisa (alone) but continued her lunacy when she arrived at the poker night.

        Lastly KIm’s BFF Brandi made some pretty scary comments regarding Kim to Lisa directly. Is everyone suppose to ignore ignore and act like all is fine??? NO one has the balls to call a spade a spade on these shows sometimes….so i get that some may be shocked that for once someone calls things out the way it is… we the viewers do at home. Kim wants everyone to ignore and continue to let her be. Well I guess when she is found unresponsive in her bathtub than all the nasayers willl say …..oh why didn’t anyone try to help or why didn’t anyone speak up…..

        It’s like everyone is suppose to see a car wreck happen and drive passed it without calling the police or even see if anyone is hurt??

        • She’s butting in because Kim has asked her repeatedly to stop talking about her behind her back.

          Reality show or not, LisaR is not Betty Ford, the rehab police, Or what have you.

          IMHO, she’s using Kim’s addiction as a storyline and as a way to insure she has a place on the show next year.

          Kinda gross.

          • not THAT Jill says:

            Kim just found out that Lisa talked behind her back -Brandi just told her right before they left for the trip so Kim really only asked Lisa once-on the plane- to stop talking about her-Lisa was apologizing to Kim at that dinner and trying to explain why she was concerned -she wasn’t talking about her problems.
            Poker night was only 4 episodes ago so everything is still kind of fresh I their minds and Kim’s piss poor attitude to everyone is making her sobriety come into question more and more. She didn’t know how long she was in hospital and she had that giant blow out with Kyle at the Gay mixer-things keep happening so it seems reasonable to me that Kim would be discussed. If she didn’t get high there would be no discussion.

            • I thought at the poker night she was yelling at Lisa what did you say about me when we were in the car?

              • Exit4 says:

                She did. But Lisa didn’t say anything until the kitchen-when kyle already knew kim took the pill.

              • VV™ says:

                Didn’t Kim tell Lisa on that limi ride, she had taken Monty’s pill? Please somebody refresh my mind. The ride from BH to Malibu it’s over an hour. We only saw a few minutes.

                • No she whispered it to Kyle in the ladies room.

                  • VV™ says:

                    Okay, then I get what happened. Brandi made Kim aware that if she told Kyle about it it was caught by the microphone. That explains why Kim got mad at Kyle. Brandi fueled the entire thing. I’m sure Lisa told Kyle about Kim’s odd behavior on the limo.

                • Exit4 says:

                  I don’t think so. I think she only told kyle.

          • Mel says:

            No one can categorically state someones intentions I can only give someone the benefit of the doubt and given Lisa’s one on one with Kim in the Limo and Brandi’s revelations during their lunch; if I was in Lisa’s shoes I would have the same reflex (especially if addiction hits close to home in my life). I think it is pretty unfair to automatically assume the worse given the fact that this is Lisa’s first appearance on the show. I don’t know enough about her or her behavior to come to that negative conclusion off the bat. With Brandi there is a history of repeated behavior over the course of time. Initially I gave Brandi the benefit of the doubt until I had enough evidence to show me that this is a pattern with regard to her behavior. During that First look….Lisa was attempting to again APOLOGIZE. Kim took it to that level and made it a gross interaction.

            • Unfair? Or taking everything and everyone in this franchise with a grain of salt?

              I’m not assuming the worse of LisaR. I think she’s likable but opportunistic.

              It’s a game of survival for her.

              Was she Apologizing or justifying?


              I’m not ready for the canonization and beatification of LisaR just yet.

              • PJ says:

                Was she apologizing, justifying or keeping the conversation going– keeping the attention focused on her?

          • kit9 says:

            She hadn’t asked her repeatedly, she told her once on the plane. At dinner, all LisaR was doing was apologizing again before Kim went batchit. Lisa’s had multiple family members die from addiction, then Kim gets into the car with her and acts like a lunatic and then insults her during the poker game. LisaR didn’t go looking for this, Kim’s bomb exploded in her face.

      • Exit4 says:

        We’ll have to agree to disagree in this one! Nothing becomes a storyline until bravo makes (edits) it so. I think she was sincere. For me it still cycles straight back to kim. She’s so angry that people are questioning her-but she made the choice to do what she did. She invited it-the other women are reacting to it. Brandis enabling it-I guess she could have ignored it or backed off quicker, but, I think her concern was genuine and she didn’t want that hot mess of a fight to occur.

        • I agree with everything you have said except LisaR’s sincerity.

          I think Kim’s relapse or functioning addiction that is quickly turning nonfunctioning -was an unforeseen “opportunity” that LisaR is playing for all it’s worth.

        • Amber says:

          Well, Lisa R questioning her might be part of it, but having not just one, but TWO working actresses join the show this season is another issue for a child star with better creds and most likely believing she deserved continued success had she not crashed and burned decades ago, oops, I meant to say she chose to raise a family.

          Other than stumbling around drunk, I don’t see other differences between the Kim we see on this week’s First Look and the drunk Kim captured on video throwing her name around at an airport because she was deemed too intoxicated to board her flight.

          Addict do have those entitlement issues …

    • kit9 says:

      I still can’t get over the eating disorder dig. Kim’s a massive stinking POS.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        The Brandiacs are all over twitter talking about Lisa at and her eating disorder-and the secrets in her house of horrors…Brandi’s number one fan is leading her group with a full on Lisa bashing-it’s so not cute! I hope Lisa R doesn’t see it and I hope she ignores the morons!!

  11. not THAT Jill says:

  12. ladebra says:

    You know, maybe Kim has a morals clause in her contract.

    oMIB asked me if I would ask a co-worker about drugs. And your right. I would go straight to HR and say I strongly suspect Whatshername has a drug problem. And put them on notice.

    • Well. HR in this case is Andy. Or someone at Bravo. And they’ve been made aware of it for sure.

      • Sorry hit post too quick.

        They don’t care. Kim’s a cash cow as an addict, just like Russell was as an abuser.

        • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

          And •••••THIS•••• is one of many reasons i dislike mizandy- 💥

    • Rebecca wishes dragons would appear and roast every Housewife who says or does something stupid. says:

      Actually, I have a feeling she IS in danger of losing her spot if she used again. The network buys insurance in case something happens to their casts. Remember when Robert Downey Jr. was trying to put his career back together and was having a hard time being insured? She already skips blogging and holds up production with her tardiness. I bet there is now a clause in her contract prohibiting her from relapsing.

      • T-Rex says:

        DragonLover- I am with you, I think that SpaceCadetDrugAddictAlcoholicKim doesn’t want her secret outed for that reason as well, but again very easy fix, make her take a Drug Test, the end. I sit behind a desk and we are drug tested on a regular basis, if she is claiming she is clean and such, then prove it!

  13. Melbourne-Aussie says:

    Good morning beautiful ladies & gents it is a glorious morning here in Melbourne. unfortunately have to go off to work. Always love ready the comments, except for new jersey. Just quickly the barrister outfit(that Gina wears) is a throw back from our British history. barristers are lawyers that represents in higher court. As for Janet unfortunately has had alittle too much so her nose has been described as Miss piggy. I need to love & leave you all, ciao

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Melbourne-Aussie! Enjoy your day!

    • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

      Melbourne – hello 👋- i LIVE for Gina. I was late to the party last season and LOATHED andrea. HATED her. Almost as bad as JILL Z.

      Gina is very kind on Twitter with her likes and retweets. Love her !

      • Melbourne-Aussie says:

        That is funny about Gina she can be very polarizing. But the other women more stupid

  14. Good Sunday to everybody. Found the first look (thanks VV & Rebecca) and all I can say is I am gobsmacked! Did Lips totally lose her shit – yep, but I do think Rambles is one vicious bitch. I was pleased to see Splits not back her sister and say Rambles behavior was not ok. I don’t like confrontation so I am with her with running away.

    • Rebecca wishes dragons would appear and roast every Housewife who says or does something stupid. says:

      What do you think would happen is someone brought up Kim’ children’s issues to throw in her face like Kim brought up Lisa’s husband?

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Kim would totally lose her mind-she would turn into a bigger bitch than she already is!!

      • I read somewhere in my travels that they were going to make Kim’s son and his psychotic break and subsequent hospitalization as a storyline, but the Hilton family wouldn’t agree to it.
        I think LisaV referred to it when she said she had called Kim during that time….

        • not THAT Jill says:

          The Hilton family as in Kathy? What does she have to do with anything that Bravo shows? I don’t think Kathy Hilton is in any position to decide what Bravo uses as a story line-she has nothing to do with the show and she’s whacked out of her mind.

          • Hilton family as in Hilton family lawyers. If they had footage and the kid didn’t sign a release then they won’t be able to use it without consent.

            • not THAT Jill says:

              Ok don’t get annoyed with but I’m not understanding this-what does Kathy Hilton’s lawyer have to do with Bravo and Kim? If Kim signs on for the show why would the Hilton lawyers be involved? And Kim is his mother so shouldn’t that be her choice? I don’t think it should have been on the show but I don’t think a lot of things should be in the show-but I don’t know how Kathy would have any kind of say-I also don’t know why Kathy would care-it’s not like she’s an upstanding parent who is raising the perfect children-she’s a whacko and may be one of the strangest parents on the planet!

              • not THAT Jill says:

                That didn’t come out right-I meant to say “ok don’t get annoyed with me and my questions PLEASE!”….

              • Could never be annoyed at you my darling 💋

                I dunno. Maybe it wasn’t the Hilton family but the Richards family. I read that his family’s lawyers met with Bravo and they decided not to go with that story line.

                The only person that has mentioned Kathy is you! She may have nothing or everything to do with a Bravo’s decision to back off the story.

                The 23 year old son was found wandering incoherent and naked by the LAPD and taken into a 5150 hold.

                • not THAT Jill says:

                  I mentioned Kathy because she is the only Hilton and you said “Hilton family” so I assumed you meant Kathy…I can’t stand Kathy Hilton-she annoys me to no end!
                  I remember Lisa trying to allude to the incident at the reunion-it seemed like she wanted to let Kim know that if she didn’t back off Lisa would totally go there-I thought it was crappy of Lisa but now that I know Kim is a giant bitch maybe Lisa knew that as the only way to shut Kim up!!

        • T-Rex says:

          Her son has had numerous issues with his mental health, then when he had the psychotic break, while they were filming last season, it was going to be part of the show, HOWEVER, it was her Ex-husband’s family not the Hiltons that asked Bravo not to film or discuss the incident. The Davis family is worth billions and Chad’s father went to producers from what I understand to ask them not to discuss the issues. Again, this wasn’t the first incident he had, had. Even the neighbors who gave interviews at the time said they weren’t astonished and that he had done the same thing before. I was actually glad that Bravo did not air the issues, or the incident.

      • kit9 says:

        I think her head would separate from her body, shoot into the upper atmosphere and explode, reigning down a force of personal insults the likes of which the world has never known before.

  15. not THAT Jill says:

    I think we will see a preview for NY tomorrow!!

    • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

      He’s going to be working oh so very hard to push this season !
      It’s almost as if Bravo said – FIX this or you’re out ! It’s your bestie that’s back !

      I love it. Love 😙

  16. chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

    Don’t know if there’s another blog on for tonight but my lord — catching up from yesterday’s comments and todays ! Wow you’ve all opened my eyes a lot 😳👀👀

    I think when ANY HW, actress or not overreacts – they’re protesting too much. So I don’t get LR BREAKING the glass on the table then throwing.

    I slow mo’d like 80x

    And I didn’t know that Lisa being (too) skinny was an “issue” on the show – I mean this is LA and all the women need to fight to look like Gouliana rancic, no?
    I personally think LR is too thin, scarily at times, however – her reaction and Kim saying have a piece of bread? And that being like a “sore” point to Lips ? So- there’s an issue ?
    I mean why get up and fight over Kim talking harry.

    Lips was opening up and being empathetic – but now I’m getting to rethink it all. UGHHHHHH
    She should have said – Kim I won’t sit here after opening up to you and listen to you bring up MY family when I was tying to be open to you and kind.
    So im sorry I have to excuse myself.

    NOT CUT A BIT&H!??????🍴🔪🔪
    Don’t protest too much lisa – please don’t make yourself out to be the non trashy west coast educated Porsha of Atlanta !

    Ok I have to keep reading – dammit the day I go to the vineyards is the day of such juiciness!

    • Ok- that made me laugh.

      Cut a biatch🔪🔪🔪🍷🍷🍷🔪🔪🔪🍷🍷🍷

      • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

        That’s just because someone tweeted her that and she retweeted. So I can’t take all the credit 😉

        OMIB your views on the wine BREAK2015©®™ made me think 🙉…….

        But just as I love Lisa V as a 👑 WITH faults, I think lisa R’s most ardent fans can accept a fluke here and there LOL
        ((Jill, cough cough))

        and I’m so glad others are seeing the theory of KimSoB(er)addict – as being so upset this season because two successful actresses – similar in age to her- are working and happily living with families and children and loving husbands.

        • Rebecca wishes dragons would appear and roast every Housewife who says or does something stupid. says:

          How did we miss this???

          • VV™ says:


          • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

            Reebs I LITERALLY didn’t know. 😜

            VV—> my eyes were assaulted when I refreshed by page by your emojis ! LOL 😎
            Burnin a hole through my retina 👀

    • Maybe when she get pissed she goes into “Soap Opera” mode…I mean, I kinda laughed when Eileen said, “How dare you.” in her breathy voice, it was so perfect…

      • That was pretty dramatic…

      • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

        I caught that.

        Do people IN REAL NON TV life ever use the term “How dare” ???
        I feel like it’s strictly for TV!

        • It made me giggle each time I watched.

        • NJBev says:

          believe it or not, some people in my family actually do say “how DARE blah blah blah”
          and it cracks me up every time because it makes them sound so pompous(if it talks like a duck)……..

          • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

            I guess yes it could – like if something TOTALLY outlandish happens —- I guess im used to other synonyms for that but that mean the same thing !

  17. I was doing some googling and Chad Davis, Kim’s son is the grandson of Marvin Davis…this blew my mind. He owned 20th Century Fox…he and his wife Babs were always in the news growing up in LA. They were Hollywood royalty….blows my mind. They started the Carousel Ball which was always covered by the news and was a huge deal…also there was some weird stuff with the one daughter… from Wiki

    Davis’s eldest daughter, Patricia Davis Raynes, sued her four siblings, her mother, and several of the family’s advisers, alleging that they had all helped her father to systematically steal her trust fund before his death.[10] Her lawsuit alleged that Marvin had entrapped and beaten Patricia in an attempt to get her to sign documents giving him control over her finances.[10] Patricia Davis later settled with all 14 parties named in her complaint, and the case was closed in January 2008. By the conclusion of Patricia Davis’ case, sister Nancy Davis had taken her brother Gregg to court over the sale of Davis Petroleum, in March 2006.[10]

    Nancy Davis alleged that her brother and his partners vastly undervalued the company and thereby denied her (and her mother and siblings) of as much as $50 million in proceeds.[10] Lawyers for Gregg Davis deny the allegations. The Texas bankruptcy court that had originally approved the deal to sell Davis Petroleum ruled in favor of Gregg and his partners, then a district-court judge dismissed Nancy’s appeal. As of 2009 the case had bounced back to the bankruptcy court.[10]


    • Powell says:

      Hm. Big Kathy taught Kim well. She didn’t mess around finding rich men to marry &/or have kids by. A family that loved to sue one another. Yes PrincessP #crazyrichpeople

    • TexasTart says:

      Good hashtag. Interesting. Wasn’t there a Davis from this same family who was early 20’s and really messed up with diabetes and a heroin addiction. I can not remember his first name, he was in the reality TV circuit, most notably Celebrity Rehab. He was a really despicable self centered asshole, who behaved like what were getting from Kim lately.

      • NJBev says:

        yeah, he hung out with Paris Hilton- they used to call him “bear” or something-
        he never washed?
        he always grubbed from his friends, and called Lindsay Lohan “fire crotch”
        brandon Davis?

        didn’t he also have a brother (twin?) who was very overweight and then eventually lost all the weight? I think he actually went on Matchmaker with Patti Stanger?

        • TexasTart says:

          Yes! Brandon Davis. I’m not sure about there being a twin but Brandon was very overweight. All the other details are correct. I always thought he had a death wish. I’m not sure he’s still alive.

          • Exit4 says:

            Brandon Davis was the friend of Paris hilton. His brother Jason was on MM and had a raging drug problem. He was heavy. He was friends with the hiltons too.

        • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

          I didn’t read all this before I posted ^^^^

          Sorry ! #🔥crotch

    • VV™ says:

      He was with Paris in Cuba yesterday. He is the one with the white hat.

      • VV™ says:

        That’s Naomi Campbell in the pic as well.

      • VV™ says:

        To clarify that is Brandin Davis on the pic.

        • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

          This is the one who called Lindsay fire cr@tch on TV years ago with paris and they were laughing uncontrollably.

          They go by the mother’s last name i thought— ?i forgot the reason. The father was middle eastern or something? Not in their lives? I used to follow this.

          I need a HILTONFAMILYWIKI page.

          • TexasTart says:

            To answer my original question, lol —– Brandon and Jason Davis ARE from the same Davis Family Kim married into. They are grandsons of Marvin Davis.

          • TexasTart says:

            They are using their mothers’ last name.

  18. Powell says:

    Phadera had security guards? She’s going to have an exorcism?

  19. Powell says:

    Well the text messages Apollo had were a lie. PETER!! CYNTHIA!! I don’t feel one bit sorry for Kenya. No one told her to sit up at that reunion and perpetrate Apollo’s lie by making it seem to the c ast, Andy and the viewers that what Apollo said happened was true. So unfortunately for her she acted whoreish. That’s her fault.

  20. NJBev says:

    where can I go to see this preview everyone is talking about, or did it run on TV and I missed it?
    anyone watching Atlanta?
    ….. it is so stupid

      • NJBev says:

        Thanks Pindy!
        wow, that was something else!

        I think Lisa R should have let it go several episodes ago-
        But Kim was “armed and dangerous” and me thinks she
        “dost deflect too much” and she has a tremendous amount
        of anger in her.

      • PJ says:

        Oh boy I’m a little late to the party here but Lisa R is one crazy B/actress. That scene was totally set up by Ms R, academy award winning really. Talk about manipulative, Brandi you could learn a few things from Lisa R.

    • Stoopid housewives is where Rebecca told me and it was in two clips.

    • WaxDiva has it over at her StoopidHousewives blog.

      I’m watching RHOA.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Yeah, I think you missed it, Bev. Unless…Do you dvr it? If u dvr RHOA then you have the first look on your dvr.

      I am watching rHOA now on the dvr. I just saw Todd and Kandi. So boring. She is talking about sex all the time and they are both gross to me,…so I don’t want to be privy to their sex talk. Her voice grates. He is neither cute nor clever. He said “you’re no Rhianna”. “I’m no Tyler Beckford.” really?

      Now the “pretties” are on, they are the wine tasting. Kenya turned the tears on and off pretty quickly didn’t she? Ha ha

      They just showed a Phaedra lying about how far along she was. So funny. She was talking while she was chewing. That’s one thing I can say for Atlanta, those ladies eat while filming. Not as much as when they first started, but still, they eat, honey!

      • chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

        Kandi’s voice annoys me too
        And why is her HW tagline so much LOUDER in volume than the other ones? Anyone notice that??? It’s like she’s SCREAMING …. In CAPS.

        Plus I have to cc her sometimes. I don’t get what she says.

        And I always think of DJ Princess and the singing voice – she could never stand her –LOL!

  21. chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

    Just wanted to mention I hope Tarts, PVSue, LAINEY- and if I’m forgetting anyone – TRex ? — are feeling better. 😷👋

  22. chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

    • NJBev says:

      not all attention is good attention.
      Like the neglected child, she will take any attention she can get,
      whether it’s for good behavior or bad, it doesn’t matter-
      I feel bad for her.

  23. TexasTart says:

  24. chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:

    I’m laughing here uncontrollably at Apollo and his instagram video opening the show – this guy is just hysterical. Joel McHale better start the soup with this one !
    I’m dyin’ 😂😂😂😂😭😭😭😭

    “Go asunder” 😆😹

  25. mrs peabody says:

    Can’t stand Cynthia, what an idiot. Nene is right about her. I wish they’d fire Kenya too. I’m getting sick of her and also not feeling the Kandi love either. Half the time I can’t understand either her or Phradea. They need to open their mouths more when they are talking.

    • Kandi is the most boring part of the show. The stupid sex crap constantly…ugh.

      • ladebra says:

        Kandi is boring, but I’d rather have boring Kandi than Mama Joyce silly drama. She really needs to give the sex talk a rest. It’s a lucrative business, she promotes it every chance she gets, but enough already.

        Cynthia could be runner up boring person. I don’t care if she is fighting with Naynay. I don’t really care if she is fighting with Porscha. That whatever it was at the dinner last night was pathetic. She totally let Omorossa steal her scene. Yawn.

  26. Orson says:

    I feel I should warn you all that I feel there’s a hint of a screed rumbling around in my head. But it’s way too fragmented to even begin to mentally sort out before I start typing it. I think it’s about Kim and LR. I’m not even in the neighborhood of pulling out the soap box or putting fresh batteries in the megaphone, so you can probably rest easy for a while.

    Oh, and I’m considering making a “c*ssin’ jar” for you girls to feed when you type what we old AOL Chat Hosts and Guides called “Masked Vulgarities”. Here’s how it would work: If you said “bat crap crazy”, but used a different word than “crap”, you’d get the cussin’ jar. “bat sh*t crazy” would get you the “c*ssin’ jar’. Of course, “crap” or “cr*p” would get you nothing except the satisfaction of not having to go wash your hands with soap before you touched food. Maybe we could agree on some HW equivalents? For example, instead of typing “Kim went bat cr*p crazy”, we could say “Kim went all Aviva” instead. It’s too bad you’re not all familiar with the Discworld novels, because “Librarian poo” would work too.

    It just struck me that it’s kind of ironic the only male here (until Mel returns) and former GI and Coastie is handling the cussin’ and maybe even the c*ssin’ jar. I blame Starzy for this predicament. … What a world! What a world!!

  27. chismosa aka/ Lisa VP is my imperfect savvy Queen & I love her for it so sh-ut it says:
  28. not THAT Jill says:
  29. ladebra says:

    March is coming in like a lion! It’s snowing in Big Bear! And it rained in NoHo all night, I love this wearher💦 … But I don’t love Monday 😜 Be careful out there. And healing thoughts to Rex and Tartsy and PP and PVSue and Lainey and Jeff!👍

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