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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Blogs Blogged by Namaste
Season 5 Episode 18
“Kyle Is Hiding Something”
BG claims to be oh so happy there is only one more episode left. She recommends we keep a Xanax nearby. I am wonder if she buys Xanax in bulk? She decides to share with us how her and Leeza Gibbons are BFF, she is launching her wine (urine) and knows Mike Tyson. (Is it wrong that I think he could knock some sense into her?) Oh, and she is in love… BG gets all serious on us and tells us of the dangers of online gaming. She has recently put a lot of parental controls on all of the internet access in her home, but gaming is not protected by that. She recommends we “lock it down”.
BG complains about apologizing for the “umpteenth” time. Well, if she didn’t behave like an ASSHOLE all the time, she would never have to apologize. She bitches that her apologies to Lisa V. are always one sided…WTF? What was Lisa supposed to apologize for? Sigh. BG is losing this argument so she decides to pull the rabbit out of her hat (deflect); she decides to talk about Scheana. I guess Lisa said at some point on twitter that Lisa called Scheana a friend. Have we not beat this dead horse enough?
I’m glad the ladies and more so Yo had a good dinner party discussing Bananas Foster, or was it bananas in azzes? (JK, Yo). Donkeys, sex shows, kumquats shooting out of vjjs or something, somewhere, across rooms, and X-rated ping-pong balls! Whatever! Haha. It was kinda funny to watch. Anyway, I’m sorry to have missed Yolanda’s quintessential Dutch dinner at the truly perfect Hotel l’Europe, but I probably would have added my own little sex joke and ruined the proper “ladies” evening.
Yes, BG, you would have ruined the whole thing. Guaranteed. I really enjoyed this dinner and watching the ladies have fun.
So, we’re back in LA, and you see why I was stressed in Amsterdam. My father’s health wasn’t that great and went scarily downhill fast when I arrived back in the States.
So, there we have it. Again. She will now be blaming her father’s declining health for her horrible wretched behavior. Cue season 4. She blathers on about the facial and all I am thinking is, “If your dad is so sick, why are you getting a facial? Why aren’t you on a plane going to see your dad?”
Next, we see Lisa R. having dinner with Kyle in LA. Conversation topic? Rinna’s work, hobbies, family? Nope. I know, I know, we all found it hard to believe, but surprisingly enough, Lisa R.’s topic du jour was, and continues to be, Kim. Specifically, Lisa R’s fixation with the idea that Kim isn’t sober. Good thing she said she had “dropped it” and never talks behind Kim’s back.
It is annoying that Lisa R. will not let this go. She is like a dog with a bone. Kim has made it crystal clear she wants nothing to do with any help offered by Lisa R. Move on.
Will this ever end? Not only on RHOBH but on Twitter and in the media. Lisa R. saw Kim on one pain pill months ago. DROP IT.
Wait, is this from the same person that brought up Scheana just a few paragraphs earlier? Who has the multiple personality now? Lisa R. tells Kyle about BG talking behind Kim’s back. Kyle is obviously shocked by this since Kim clearly believes that BG is the only person that believes she is stone cold sober.
So, cut to Kyle showing her newest real estate purchase in Palm Springs. Kyle has decided the best possible place to talk to her sister is in the enormous multi-million dollar house she just bought from selling her and Kim’s shares of their deceased mother’s house…This always confuses me. If Kim was not of the mind to enter into business at the time, it looks like Kyle took advantage of her. If she was, it looks like a fast one was pulled. Clearly Kim is still unhappy about whatever transpired, and Kyle is hiding something. Wasn’t this the family house that Kim worked and paid for as a child star? Anyway, ask Kim, not me, but don’t ask Kyle, unless you’re a gossip site or magazine. Kyle’s been giving tons of interviews about her sister lately, even though they haven’t talked in many months. But file that under keeping Kim’s private life private. Right, Kyle?
This is just plain BG showing how very stupid she is. BG owns NO PROPERTY. She takes a dig at Kyle for selling the home and buying a multi-million dollar house (methinks BG is a bit green with envy, no?). AND no, this home wasn’t purchased with Kim’s alleged child-star earnings. Back when Kim was a working “child-star” those kids were not paid huge salaries. Plus, if Big Kathy chose to use the earnings of her children to support her family then Kim has a beef with HER; not Kyle. I imagine Kyle’s earnings went into the same bucket of support that Kim’s did. Our own little friends here on the blog did some research and found that this particular home in Palm Springs was purchased in 1996. That means Kim was 42!!! I really doubt much of Kim’s child-star earnings were left at this point (remember, she has been boozing/drugging since she was a teen and I am sure a lot of $$$ went into that prob).
So Kim and Kyle alone in Palm Springs. Kyle really doesn’t get why Kim is upset with her? OK. Well, Kyle, it could be because you’re a lying, empathy-lacking, narcissist who only cares about the appearance of looking wealthy and having famous friends, while throwing your sister under a fleet of buses. It could be that. But, what do I know?
It’s like she is describing Kyle with all the words I would use to describe BG. Interesting.
BG then goes on to beg us to support “Make-A-Wish” by supporting her as a walker in their next fundraiser. While I believe this is an awesome organization, I cannot possibly bring myself to support HER. I do promise the next time I see a friend participating in one of their walks, I will support them!
“I Want To Move On”
Lisa is so very grateful to be home. She thanks Yolo for taking her on this trip and enjoyed the sight-seeing portion of the trip; the rest, not so much. Lisa says she loved the last evening on the canal. I imagine when the elephant is not at the restaurant, things are much more pleasant!
It was nice to be able to sit down and unwind with Kyle at dinner back in Beverly Hills after our workout at Pilates Plus, which by the way, kicked our butts! There is so much going on between her and Kim, and I knew she was in need of someone to talk to about it. Look, I am just as sick of this topic as all of you are, but at this point, it was quite evident to me that Kim’s “best friend” had decided to fill her in on the conversation we had over lunch just weeks before but conveniently left out her entire role in the conversation. One would assume that Brandi realized she’d spoken of Kim in a way that would upset her, so she lumped the whole conversation on me. Brandi needed me to be the bad guy in order to keep Kim from being mad at her, too.
What I really don’t understand is how BG thought Kim wasn’t gonna find all this out? THERE WAS A CAMERA THERE THE WHOLE TIME! And I am sick of this topic and grateful we only have one more episode of this BS. Lisa goes over her conversation with BG and how she asked her to reach out to Kyle on her behalf (why didn’t that conversation take place BEFORE Amsterdam?
We all saw Brandi tell me how there is so much more going on than I know surrounding the topic I no longer want to speak of. We all saw Brandi suggest to me that an intervention be planned for our group while we spoke of Kim. We all saw Brandi tell me that Kim would murder her and then kill herself if she knew that Brandi was talking about “her situation.”
Yup. I saw it. I have a feeling Kim will go apeshit on everyone at the reunion over this topic.
Maybe I will have some time now that I am home, where I am safe with my family, to process what’s happened. Kim still has not apologized to Kyle, Eileen, or me for her uncalled for behavior toward us or my husband. I do still have a lot to process, and a lot has been left unresolved.
I suggest you all not hold your breath waiting for that big apology.
But enough of that, we must talk about how fabulous it was to watch Lisa V. marry that lovely couple at Pump! In my opinion, that was hands-down the best part of the whole episode! I’m always so blown away by how much Lisa does for the LGBT community. Pump looked gorgeous, Lisa looked beautiful, and the couple so happy. Kudos to you for always supporting your friends, Lisa Vanderpump. You’re an inspiration.
I LOVED THIS! I am ashamed I reside in a state (Ohio) that still doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. I am so happy to see this happening in other states and anxiously await the day it will happen here.
Thank you Lisa for keeping this short and sweet…just like you!
“There Is A Lot Of Family History At Play”
Eileen was really hoping for last fun night in Holland and she was so happy that BG decided to get laid. Eileen was surprised to find out Yo had previously dated Julio Iglasias??? She has a quite a history. Eileen thanks Yo for being a wonderful hostess and in spite of all the drama, Eileen had fun.
I’m just a little happy to be back in LA! I practically kissed the walkway. I missed Vin and Jesse so much! I promise I’ll never complain about Jesse not doing his homework again (OK, wait, I take that back, no need to go too far).
I agree with Eileen here…I hate my kid’s homework! HATE HATE HATE! If I never have to make a cereal box into a Native American diorama it will be too soon. In fact, when I die and go to hell, I imagine Satan will be standing over me and demanding that I make projects for middle school students everywhere…I will be forced to do that AND vacuum hell every day. I should probably start going to church.
I was very sorry to hear that Brandi’s father was ill. Many good wishes for a speedy recovery and prayers to her family. She opens up to Yolanda, and it’s definitely different to see a vulnerable side of her. In spite of everything, I feel badly for her. Yes, because of her dad. There’s nothing as scary as the thought of losing a loved one. I also can see that she obviously feels victimized. I don’t get that at all. It’s somewhat unsettling hearing Brandi tell Yolanda that she doesn’t have an issue with me. I’m frightened to think how she treats someone that she DOES have an issue with! I still have no idea what I’ve done to her to provoke her attacks on me. But, guess what? I don’t care. I’m trying to focus on the things in life that truly matter, like family, health, and happiness.
So, the heartless Eileen has compassion for the very empathetic BG? How could that be???
…I’m wondering if Lisa R. should have told Kyle this information so soon after Amsterdam. I’m not wondering, actually, I’m screaming at the TV, “No Lisa, no!” As supportive as I am of Kyle and Kim working things out (remember I wanted to help them with that weeks ago?), I have to say at this point, I feel like Lisa R. and I have tried and failed to help, and entering back into that arena is not a good idea. For anyone.
I think Lisa V. learned first in Season 3, that Kim cannot handle having anyone question her sobriety. This confuses me because most recovering addicts that I know are very comfortable talking about it because that is part of recovery…talking. I imagine Kim has kept a lot of secrets in her life and she doesn’t share her life easily. Unfortunately, when you put yourself out there on a reality tv show, it is impossible to keep your private life private. Eileen examines what happens in Palm Springs.
Just when it looks like they are making some headway, it hits the fan. Kyle tells Kim what Lisa R. told her about Brandi’s concern for Kim, and the word “intervention” comes up. If that’s not enough to create a problem, there is a lot of family history at play. Money issues within a family can be a toxic situation, and clearly after the passing of their mother, bad feelings have prevailed amongst the sisters.
Oy vay. Money issues between family super suck. I think the person they should all be mad at is Big Kathy. Oops, she’s dead but remember that Medium they visited with in Season 1 and 2? Maybe they should ask her to tell Big Kathy they are all pretty salty about the whole Palm Springs house.
“I Wasn’t Prepared to Accept Brandi’s Apology”
The Divine Ms. Pump shares that she was in no way shape or form in the frame of mind to accept BG’s flowers and apology. Lisa has decided that by accepting the flowers, she would be accepting the apology which only perpetuates the asshole behavior. Lisa has reached her limit.
So the last supper, surrounded by the beauty of the canals and the gentle banter between us all, was a much needed emotional poultice before we ended this eventful trip. The absence of BG was a welcome change to the dynamic, and the fact that she was going on a date with my son’s friend (best friend in school for many years) seemed strange to me, and the remark that he had a nice c–k just certified why I have little left to say. I am devoid of any more remonstrations. It is not his age, it was the fact that I had known him so well for all the years growing up. It seemed strange to think of him having sex at all! Especially as they had just met.
Can we all do the math…that 22 year old boy is young enough to be BG’s son. While I believe Love doesn’t see age, BG wasn’t looking for love. She was looking to get laid. STD anyone?
Loved being back at LaLa and was nervous to ordain my first wedding between this wonderful couple Dominic and Magno…a perfect example of how love sees no color or gender. Officiating the wedding was a responsibility, and one that I took seriously, as this wasn’t my day, this was theirs, and as we all ventured into unknown territory. I felt an overwhelming urge to hold their hands and guide them into the next chapter of their lives. What a sweet couple. I have been asked many times to officiate, and this couple, as I looked at them, I felt blessed to have been included in their special day.
Did anyone catch that Lisa must have had a garment to wear when she officiates a wedding? She had on that beautiful gray robe with lace and embroidery. Perfect. But, did we expect anything less?
So let’s focus on positivity in this episode and accountability. Whoever we are, if we make mistakes, it is not about saying sorry–that’s easy. It is about personal growth and reassuring the people involved that you have computed the fact and have learnt from it. Then you can move forward.
Amen sister. Amen.
“This Is A Side of Kim I Chose Not To Be Around”
Sorry for the delay in blogging Kyle’s blog, but in my defense, she posted it this morning! Kyle jumps with in by stating it was “creepy and strange” for Brandi to go out on a “date” with one of Max’s friends. Kyle addresses the constant talk of menopause by pointing out she and BG are only 4 years apart…and yet, Kyle looks years younger. Kyle says she was so incredibly happy to get back home in LA.
Back in LA, we see Brandi meet up with Yolanda and inform her that her dad has been ill. I can imagine how upsetting that is. Also, being jet lagged and emotionally drained doesn’t help. While Yolanda gets her IV drip and Brandi gets her facial, Brandi seems to not get what all the women are upset with her about. What Brandi didn’t see or hear is that we ALL told Lisa R. that it was wrong to throw the glass. Terrible. But the difference is Lisa R. immediately says that she knows she was wrong. Another difference is Lisa R. (while wrong) felt she was provoked. Brandi’s attacks seem to come out of the blue, making it impossible to trust her or be comfortable around her.
Truth! BG’s ridiculous behaviors comes completely out of nowhere…throwing wine, telling a man he should get his wife a better ring, smacking another woman, etc.
I don’t get Yolanda always wanting to teach Brandi a lesson. She is not her mother and is only eight years older than her. It’s as if she’s talking to a teenager. It’s time for Brandi to grow up and take responsibility for her own actions and the consequences that come with them.
This is weird. BG continues to look for mother figures in her so-called friends. She despised Lisa V. for doing the same exact things that Yolo does now.
Kim meets up with Adrienne and fills her in on Amsterdam. I don’t understand why Kim insists that I ran after Lisa R. the night of their fight. This comes up at the reunion as well. I ran out first when the glass started flying. I only came back to get my purse. She wants to make it sound like I sided with Lisa R. Kim screamed at me that night and said some very mean things. I didn’t want to be around her at that moment. I wasn’t choosing Lisa R. over Kim. I was choosing to get out of that environment.
I’m a runner myself. I will run away from confrontation as fast as my little legs will carry me. While I LOVE drama, I will not stick around when the shit hits the fan. I will completely avoid people that have a rain cloud of drama that follow them. Kyle talks about how her relationship with Kim has been in the toilet for some time and that there was really nothing she could do at this point.
After my conversation with Lisa R., where she told me Brandi had concerns about Kim, I was frustrated that Brandi was discussing these things with Lisa R., while at the same time telling Kim that Lisa R. was going around talking about her. Why did she fail to mention to Kim that SHE also took part in this “talk” and was expressing the same concerns for Kim? Brandi was also going on and on about Eileen and Lisa R. talking about Kim. Didn’t Brandi also sit on the beach with her friend Jennifer and talk about Kim? And what about her conversation with Lisa R. saying “Isn’t everyone worried about Kim?” Brandi was clearly playing both sides and Kim had no idea.
And there we have it. Kyle has finally been told that BG has been shit-talking Kim yet selling everyone else up the river. It’s a shame that Kim didn’t find all this out for 6 months when the episodes finally air on national TV making her look like an even bigger fool. So, Kyle decides to invite her perfectly sane sister up to Palm Desert for a little “Girl Time”. Nothing could go wrong. They will sit by the fireplace (in the blazing desert heat) and braid each other’s hair.
We hadn’t spoken since Amsterdam, so it was obviously awkward. Getting into all of this with cameras around is not easy. For five years now, people have thought that I “stole” my sister’s house. I never spoke up to defend or explain myself, because that would mean I would have to discuss private information that would make my sister more angry with me. When she brought it up again this time, after we had spoken about it in private and cleared it up, I wasn’t going to just sit back again and have my character and integrity attacked. Let me make it clear, since I believe many are still confused. It’s quite simple: My sisters BOTH wanted me to buy them out of our Mother’s house. I did so. Paying them BOTH an equal amount. Why would Kim accept anything less? For whatever reason, as years passed, she thought I paid Kathy more. NOT the case. Which is why I brought up the deposited checks AGAIN. When she wanted to buy back in, she was not in the financial position. I do not want to go into more private details, even though in doing so it would explain my side MUCH more clearly.
I really think Kyle needs to END this toxic relationship with her sister. My husband has a sister who has “issues”. For years, everyone made excuses for her. In fact, the day I met her, I was told, “Hey, this is my sister. Be careful, she lies.” Everyone accepted her behavior and never held her accountable. She was constantly causing family problems and everyone said, “Well, what do you want me to do? She is my sister/daughter/mom.” Finally, everyone had enough. We ended the relationship. We have not seen or spoken to her in 15 years except at funerals, graduations, etc. Our lives are better for it and I am sure Kyle’s life would be better, too.
Another thing: To the people that imply my sister solely paid for the home with her childhood earnings is an insult to my mom. My parents moved to Los Angeles before I was born and built a beautiful home here in Bel Air. Once my parents divorced, yes, Kim worked. So did I. You can check out my IMDB to confirm that. Our Mom was our manager and worked her butt off to run my sisters and I around to audition after audition and juggled with my grandmother between the studios with Kim and me. Kathy dabbled in acting. She wasn’t really into it but was an amazing singer with an incredible voice. My mom sold our home in Bel Air, then moved to Beverly Hills and eventually settled in the Desert.
OH SNAP!!! THIS, this right here is what I have been waiting for from Kyle. She has finally told the truth and shut down all the BS. Good job Kyle for speaking up for yourself. Kyle was the executor of her mother’s trust. She had asked Kyle to hold onto the house for 10 years before selling. Kyle admits it was a bad business decision to hold on to it for so long and they were losing money. 12 years after she died, Kyle decided it was time.
It was difficult, because it was very sentimental to all of us. I told Kim, and we discussed her daughter Brooke having the listing and maybe my daughter Farrah as well. They could share the listing. SO, Kim had plenty of warning that we were selling the house and plenty of time to come say her goodbyes. Whether she did or not was up to her.
Wow. Just wow. Kyle says all of this is painful and she wants to put it to bed. She wishes Kim could see things the same way, but that ain’t gonna happen.