Brandi Glanville Podcast by Kit9
Guest: Leeza Gibbons
Brandi loves that Leeza laughs at her bad, unfiltered jokes. Leeza says Brandi is the biggest surprise in her life because she encourages her to drop the parts of her that are uptight. Brandi wouldn’t call her uptight, she’d call her, “clenched”. Brandi thinks Leeza could have a cult following because her voice is so calming.
Leeza notes that doing radio can be liberating. Brandi agrees and says that you are being judged on your character and as a person and not on your looks. Has anything changed since Leeza won CA? Leeza’s gotten strange offers since winning but doesn’t get specific. Leeza’s been surprised by how multi generational the fans of CA are.
Brandi wants Leeza to pose for Playboy. She thinks Leeza has an amazing body. Brandi heard Geraldo left in a huff after losing but Leeza says she spent the whole day with him after the finale and they had a great time. Leeza is coming back to CA as a consultant next season. “Yeah!”, Brandi screams with excitement at the news.
Leeza praises Brandi for “owning” her life, for saying what she believes and for working hard on the show. Brandi credits that to the hard work of her parents. Leeza did DWTS years ago and her old partner, Tony, is partnered with Suzanne Summers this season. Rumer Willis is also in the new cast and Brandi says she knows her well.
Brandi mentions that she looked up Leeza before the podcast and discovered she’d been married 4 times. Leeza says she’s good at business but not good at love. She was first married at 23, too young for her she says. She was on a career path and had no business getting married. Leeza continually smacks her lips and it’s really annoying. Leeza has 3 kids. She calls her 4th her “forever husband”.
Leeza doesn’t think marriages fail, they just end. Brandi thinks that’s a beautiful sentiment. Leeza is writing her 3rd book partly about her experience on CA. Lip smack. Brandi asks if Leeza and her husband have crazy sex? Yes, says Leeza. Brandi thinks that since they are so perfect all the time they have to get freaky behind closed doors. “Well, yeah”, says Leeza.
Brandi again praises Leeza’s body (as usual, Brandi fixates on the physical). Brandi says that “the hot teacher guy in NY” noticed Leeza’s figure and Brandi jokingly recalls, “hey, you’re with me!” Leeza says the hot teacher guy was cute. “Yeah, he was hot”, Brandi says, “he is hot” (hm, I think the hot teacher fling is over).
Leeza talks her workout routine. She does a little something every day. Lip smack. She does the elliptical and free weights. Lip smack. Then the infrared sauna. Lip smack. And she takes walks on the weekend. Brandi doesn’t like workout bikes because they hurt her “kitty”. She says she has a sensitive kitty…. “you can ask JR about that.”
Brandi asks if Leeza was surprised by some of the celebrity’s attitudes on CA. “We’re not Brad and Angelina and even if you were, you don’t get to act like this”. Leeza wasn’t surprised while Brandi was shocked that so many of the celebrities took themselves so seriously.
Brandi says, of CA, “the camera’s not gonna lie. You’re going to see exactly what these people are doing. At the end of the day, it’s on your shoulders” (hmm, not exactly what Brandi says about HW where she has blamed editing for her depiction).
Brandi kept reminding Leeza of that while Leeza was worried all the time that she was going to get fired. Leeza knew she was working hard and contributing but she thought she wasn’t exciting tv. Leeza recently posted a saying that goes, “If your work is speaking for itself, don’t interrupt.”
Brandi brings up Leeza working with Mary Hart. Leeza calls Mary an icon and talks about how Mary insured her legs for a million dollars as a publicity stunt. Lip smack. Brandi says that both Mary and Leeza are icons. They talk Connie Selleca and John Tesch. Lip smack. Apparently John is really really tall-6’7″. Leeza mentions that her own teenage son is 6’4″ and could reach 6’7″.
“He might be John’s,” Brandi says before asking if Leeza and John ever fooled around. “That’s funny,” laughs Leeza. Leeza notes that 6’7″ is “biiiggg.” Then Brandi asks, I FUCKING KID YOU NOT… “is everything else big? You gotta wonder.” I don’t think Leeza understood what she meant because she starts to say something about Tony Robbins being big before Brandi jumps in and says, “No, I guess you don’t want to wonder about your son!” before quickly changing the subject saying, “and on that note, we’re gonna take a quick break!”
Leeza has a jewelry line. Lip smack. Leeza’s line is called Arms of Love after a photo of her embracing her mother who had Alzheimer’s. They are at Reed’s and are 14kt and Sterling w/diamonds. Leeza says they are meant to inspire you to celebrate the moments of your life and wish for the people that you love.
Brandi posed for a picture with some of the jewelry and Leeza says it was very sweet of her to do so. Leeza’s given Brandi some of the pieces. She also gave Brandi a necklace during CA that said, “fearless” and Leeza says that they were “bonded in that moment.” Brandi says they were “blond gangsters.” “Absolutely!” Leeza says. Brandi said it was “us against the world” (or a dopey reality show. One of the two).
Leeza talks about people not getting why she and Brandi connected. Leeza tells people, “I don’t know what you think I’m supposed to feel about Brandi” but what she gets about her is what Brandi showed her. She says Brandi showed her a great work ethic, great heart, great compassion, great loyalty and she has been a great friend.
Brandi says that HW’s are all about conflict and they show only a small sliver of her (can you imagine what a wedge of Brandi would be like?). She says they’ll show one dinner party spread out over three weeks. “You’re tuning in, I’m having wine and it turns into you’re drunk every week on the show but it’s one dinner party.”
Brand was happy to show a different “perspective” on CA but that they did show her cursing a lot. By the end of CA, Brandi had no more “creative juices left” (Brandi contributed very little creatively, imo). Leeza loved doing CA and got so inspired. Lip smack. She really got thinking about creating the next generation of philanthropists.
Leeza loves the doors that have opened because of the show and the “wave of fairy dust” she’s been able to ride. And, she’s so grateful and shocked to have won. Brandi said she knew Leeza was going to win the whole time. At the finale, Leeza realized she’d won statistically, having more wins, but knew she had to show strength because Trump doesn’t like weakness.
Brandi thought Leeza got a little bitchy at the end which she liked. Leeza knew she had to own it and took the minute he gave her to it’s full advantage. Lip smack. They talk about Leeza telling Trump that she’d rescued Geraldo from his slump-she was trying to be assertive but not arrogant. (omg, I can hear her lip smacking when she’s not even talking! STOP IT!)
Brandi wants to sexy up Leeza for her next book cover. Brandi tells Leeza she is perfection but she wants Leeza to show a different side to her, something sexy, because “57 is the new 37” (wait, menopause mamas are still sexy?). And AGAIN, Brandi goes on about what a great body Leeza has..talking about how the two swap clothes and Leeza is smaller than her…“Nobody has a body like that. It’s crazy. It’s a great body.”
Brandi says she and Leeza have some “fun ventures” coming up and they’ll “talk about them when we can.” Brandi says she looks up to Leeza and wants to be like her. Brandi wants to “make the right decisions” but that she tends to lead with “defensiveness.” “No,” Leeza interrupts, “Give yourself more credit than that.” “I think that,” lip smack, “you are very in the present and I think that’s something people really strive for because it’s hard for people to be where they are” (er, ok).
Leeza thinks women her age want something they “used to be” and life is a dance between holding on and letting go. And she thinks there’s a grace that comes with knowing when to do which. Brandi thinks she makes the right choices sometimes and sometimes she doesn’t but that’s what life’s about. “And, forgiving yourself,” Leeza says.
“I forgive you, Brandi,” Brandi says, laughing, before mentioning the reunion she just taped. She has post traumatic reunion syndrome. “I don’t think I was on my best behavior that day” (as opposed to any other day?). Leeza thinks that’s when it would pay to be an actress so you could just put on a character-not show up as you. “That’s Lisa Rinna-cause that’s what she did.”
Brandi had planned to “be quiet…and not give them anything” at the reunion but that she lost her temper (you’re kidding? Our Brandi?!). “It was craziness…like CRAZY.” “But having said that, I’ve got to own what I did and said. And, just don’t watch it.” Leeza asks if she regrets it-noting she doesn’t watch the show (that explains a lot).
Leeza asks if she did watch what would she think of Brandi? “That I was a drunk foul mouthed gal. I don’t know…I don’t know. I think that’s it” (yeah, no. No, it’s not. Not even close). “It’s such a small perspective…you know, 43 minutes with 7 people, so 6 minutes each a week…uh..I can’t talk bad about the show. You have to take that part out.”
She sighs and says, “It’s a lot right now.” Tabloids are calling and asking if she’s fired or quit. “Where did that come from?” Leeza asks. Brandi doesn’t know. She does say she was the first one to leave the set because she was exhausted.
Leeza says she heard that Brandi’s definitely coming back (please). Brandi gave a comment to In Touch when they asked about her future on the show and she told them she didn’t know if it was healthy anymore and hadn’t made a decision yet. Brandi thinks that comment led to all the speculation about her coming back.
“It is what it is…as long as people are talking, I guess,” Brandi says, wearily, trying to put a positive spin on the speculation but not sounding convincing. She actually sounds a bit depressed. Brandi then thanks Leeza for being on the show and says that the two of them have so much to look forward to together. “I’m gonna stalk her!”
Leeza, leaving things on a more positive note, signs off with, “So, Miss Brandi, your kids are good, my kids are good. Life is happy..we’re blessed. Life is great!“, Brandi agrees. “We are fearlessly fabulous,” Leeza says. “We are two blonde gangsters that are very blessed!” laughs Brandi. Leeza drops one more Brandi compliment-giving her credit for her prognostication skills in calling the CA finale. “I give you props!” “Leeza Gibbons gave me props!” “Amen, sister,” says Leeza.