Real Housewives of Beverly Hills by Namaste
Season 5 Reunion Part 3
It is difficult to snark about the blogs this week given the reality that took place this past week. We can all laugh and joke about what happens during these shows, but this week we watched a woman hit bottom for the umpteenth time. I have read personal stories from others here on the blog who have fought addiction. Did you know only 1 in 10 actually can lead a sober life? That is devastating. For me, this story is personal. A loved one was an alcoholic all through my childhood. I remember participating in an intervention when I was only 11 or 12. We were instructed to practice “tough love” which is much easier said than done. Thankfully, after several failed attempts in re-hab, my loved was able to finally successfully fight the demon. It was hard. I can tell you, I think she fought every day.
For me, observing this at such a young age changed how I saw alcohol. I don’t see alcohol the way most people do. I don’t understand social drinking. I see it as something that can steal your life. I am 42 and probably have 4-5 glasses of wine a year. My brother probably has less. You see, the addict isn’t the only one affected. Everyone around them will change and it usually isn’t for the better. I feel very sorry for Kim, but I feel even more so for her children and siblings. While I know alcoholism is a disease, my empathy falls with the ones who watch their loved one destroy themselves a little bit every day and there is nothing they can do about it.
Anyway, I had to get that out of the way. I did my best to put my snark on these blogs. Enjoy.
“Insinuations are Dangerous”
Lisa welcomes us to The Hunger Games Part 2: MockingCray. She has a few thoughts she wants us to ponder.
-When you put out a claim or accusation about somebody, you need to be damn sure you can back it up. Insinuating something about someone based on something that you
“heard” is creating a negative that you can’t prove and also has the potential of never truly going away. This is just dangerous. Shame on you, Kim Richards. I’ll pray for you.
I am really disappointed we still don’t have resolution to this. Kim is an excellent deflector and when she is feeling attacked, she will throw anything out there. Both Kim and Brandi do this. It’s the whole “spaghetti on the wall”. Lisa acknowledges that she says the “F” word. A lot. As do I. She has also learned many other words: homewrecker, hypocrisy and eggbeater.
-Deflection is not becoming on anybody. I came into this with no expectations and a commitment to be true to myself. I have learned over the course of this season that it’s never too warm to wear your flack jacket in Beverly Hills, because a few in our group tend to not own their actions, but rather, toss their bombs onto the rest of us.
This is all to true about several of these “ladies”. When they can’t deal with truth, they throw a grenade hoping everyone will be distracted. I am really surprised that people were still willing to film with Brandi and Kim towards the end of the season.
-But apparently, Lisa Vanderpump says PUSSY a lot. So, there you go!
I kinda love this! I have not heard many people use this word unless they were referring to a real kitty. It just makes me love Lisa V. even more. Lisa R. tells us that when she is angry and feels as though she has not settled everything, she will send out a text or tweet. This is a little nasty, but who of us has not done something like this? My biggest prob is I get in an argument and get tongue tied and then have the BEST response once I get home, I then wish I could send them a message of email, but I usually refrain. I have a motto: I don’t argue with stupid.
-I LOVE the Bravo fans. Who knew that this vast community of Housewives fans was so fabulous? Well, I suppose you all knew that, and now I know it, too. I wish I could personally thank each of you for being so welcoming and supportive of me this season.
She loves us! She really really loves us!
Until we meet again…In the meantime, just remember, it’s only true when it comes from MY lips. And this goes double for #WhatDidHarryDo.
I really hope someone clears this up eventually. What did Kim hear? Did Harry really fuck the dog? Was he mowing the lawn in a thong? Does he clip coupons? Does he make Lisa wear a strap-on? Did he take Monty’s meds? My imagination goes everywhere. I hope Lisa is invited back next year. She brought a lot to the table and was very honest along the way.
Kim Acts Like A Dictator
Eileen states clearly she feels as though she is being punished by being forced to sit on the “naughty” couch. I don’t blame her! I would call it the cootie couch if she had to sit closer to BG. Eileen shares with us that it was wrong, very wrong, for Lisa R. to “threaten” Kim via text. I didn’t consider it a “threat”. I thought of it more as a warning. In the end, Kim opened her basket of crazy on Lisa R. and this was the reaction she got.
When I went to console Lisa R. (and finally got to leave that couch!), the subtitles showed Brandi calling Lisa R. crazy. Considering Brandi and Kim’s actions this season, she should watch how carelessly she throws around that word.
I am wondering if Eileen tinkled a little when she got on the couch – like she was marking her space! I totally would have and then dared Andy to force me back to the Crazy Couch.
It’s more than a little ridiculous that Kim thinks she gets to decide what we can talk about and what we can’t. She acts like a dictator, saying and doing whatever she pleases, then tells Lisa R. and Kyle to stop bringing things up. She even shushed Lisa VP. I do not understand how Kim can just drop these bombs. She insinuates horrible things about Harry and now Kyle, and then says she doesn’t want it discussed on camera.
This is very odd to me also and I would not have let it go. I would have made her prove her statement or retract her accusation. Eileen tells us she was pretty annoyed when Kim was allowed to announce what topics were and were not permitted. Kim was definitely the Hitler of the reunion.
I don’t know about you people, but I’m getting really fed up with Kim thinking she can just slander everyone and be really, truly cruel to her sister. I just hope Kyle can find some peace and resolution. She deserves it. All I’ve ever seen, in person and on the show, is her being a loving and supportive sister to Kim. Maybe Kim doesn’t watch Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Well, I think this last week speaks volumes. It’s sad.
“How Many Scenarios Can We Excuse”
The curtain has dropped on this Season 5. Upon reflection, Lisa finds it obvious that Kim was stirred up by BG constantly feeding her stories and adding fuel to the ever burning fire between Kyle and Kim. Lisa doubts that Kim and BG are really friends outside of filming. I think because these two dimwits are so self-involved that they prob only get together to talk about filming and for BG to make sure Kim isn’t talking to Kyle.
There’s not a lot to say that hasn’t been said, really, but what concerned me this season was the manipulative attempt by BG to undermine Kyle and to validate any negativity that Kim was feeling, salaciously stating what a wonderful friend she was and how totally unsupportive Kyle has been. I don’t believe the years of dealing with a sibling struggling with alcoholism, supporting financially when needed, should be ignored–also the emotional toll it must have taken on the family. This is a family that has many offsprings who love each other dearly, and that should be paramount. BG has no idea of any history, just a few short months under the glare of reality television.
BG took every opportunity she could to slam Kyle to Kim and for her to now say she only wants their relationship to be good is just plain BULLSHIT! This is a woman whose been unable to have stable relationships with anyone in her life (isn’t she estranged from her own sister?) and cannot stand to see others have functional relationships with their loved ones. She needs hours of therapy and even then I don’t think even the Dr. Phils of the world could help her see what a horrible person she is.
Also in this final segment, it baffles me once again as to the arrogance as to state what is off limits. How many scenarios can we excuse? Dogs? Children? House? Sobriety? Our business became your business when we entered into your living room. We should strive for transparency, and we should deal with consequences as we profit from the benefits.
If I decided to go on a reality show, I think I would know everything was fair game. All the weirdos in my life would come out of the woodwork and every mistake I have ever made would be fodder for people like us to blog about. This is why I will never do a reality show (ok, no one has asked, but I am standing firm in my belief that if Andy came a knockin’, I would slam the door and yell HELL NO!). But I think before you sign that contract, you better clean out all your closets.
My suggestion of putting a band aid on a situation is one of experience. Sometimes we reach for the unreachable, especially when it comes to relationships. Furthermore, we have to accept that idyllic relationships are not always obtainable, but what we should not accept is that the whole family infrastructure, which can be so delicate, would possibly be fractured–weddings missed, birthdays ignored, and all of life’s moments punctuated, documented with regret.
I guess what we have learned that there really is no Norman Rockwell picture perfect family. There is always “someone” in each family and we are all the same. Money doesn’t change that!
Lastly, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you, who have sent messages of love and well wishes in what has proved to be a trying week. The surgery has been a reminder of how sometimes the indomitable support of those close to you is so valuable, and I appreciate it tremendously. My children by my side, friends, and family are the icing on the cake. Thank you to you all. Ken is doing much better and is well on the way to full recovery.
For those that don’t know, Ken had a hip placement and our Divine Ms. Pump has been tending to her man. I doubt Brandi has been stopping by. Hopefully she is banned from the property…or at least the swans have been instructed to bite her skinny ass!
Kim And I Will Never Agree On This Matter
Kyle shares that she really doesn’t wanna write this blog (hers was posted Thursday morning after the incident, but I imagine it was submitted earlier and she prob hadn’t heard about Kim’s night out and I imagine if it had already happened, she prob wouldn’t have even submitted one). Kyle immediately jumps into the text message sent from Lisa R. to Kim. Kyle says that she was shocked when she heard about the text, but that she thinks Lisa R. realizes it was really wrong. Because these ladies are famous for saving EVERY text, I would NEVER send a text like that! Maybe since Lisa R. is new to this she didn’t not realize “everything you say or do via text will be held against you at the reunion”.
Now onto Amsterdam and the space cake talk. Brandi went after me in Amsterdam regarding the space cake, because she doesn’t like me and wanted to deflect from her own behavior once again. This was her big chance to say something about me, calling me a hypocrite for not partaking in the space cake. I have said it before, and I will say it again: I NEVER said I haven’t smoked pot. I HAVE. It’s just not my thing. I have a lot more fun having a few margaritas. Kim knows that. I would have appreciated her chiming in there. Also, I have NOT eaten a pot brownie or a space cake ever, and my husband had warned me that it would not suit me well, knowing my personality.
What BG did to Kyle there was just plain shitty. These ladies are well aware of when the cameras are on and if they don’t want it on national tv that they tried pot, then it should be there right. If BG doesn’t care who knows about her pot, booze, coke, etc. that is her choice. I imagine Kyle SO regrets the last season when she befriended BG and then smoked pot with her! Lesson learned! Kyle then decides its time to tells us what really happened with her daughter and that damn dog.
Alexia had spent the night at Kim’s house on Halloween. The next morning, Kingsley bit her. While scary, at first it didn’t seem that serious. However, what the first doctor failed to notice was that the tooth had pierced the bone and also broken it. Five days later, we found out that her bone was infected and she needed surgery to clean out the bone. Kim was upset, because I had posted pictures from the hospital. Like I said at the reunion, I NEVER said her dog bit Alexia. Never mentioned her OR her dog. TMZ ended up finding out that it was Kim’s dog, and she blamed me, because I posted the pictures from the hospital. I did not do that to hurt my sister in any way or to “get Instagram followers,” like she suggested. With all of my family coming and going at the hospital, people were bound to find out and talk.
So, it sounds like Kim never apologized that HER dog bit Kyle’s daughter? How fucked up is that? Let me share this little tidbit with you. My son was attacked by a dog when he was 6. We were at a friend’s house for fireworks. Her neighbor had his dog out during the fireworks (which I always thought it was common knowledge you shouldn’t do that) and after the fireworks, a large group of kids was running between the yards and playing. At some point, this guy’s son yelled “Sic him” to his dog and the dog jumped on my son’s back. He bit both hands, one of the arms and took a chunk out of his upper back. Luckily an older teenager was there and kicked the dog off my son and carried my son to me. We got Jake inside and were cleaning him up. I stormed over to the stupid neighbor’s house to ask if the damn dog had vaccines and such. The guy was drunk and began arguing with me that his dog could not have bitten my kid. We argued. I threatened to shoot his dog. I don’t apologize (nor do I own a gun). I was so super pissed. In response for me telling him I was gonna kill his dog, this genius called me fat. Yes, that was the best he could do. I ended up taking Jake to the ER that night. They cleaned him up and were able to close most of the wounds, but the one on his upper back was an open wound and it scarred badly. When we got back to my friend’s house we were told the (drunk) neighbor had called to police to tell them I had threatened to shoot his dog (with a gun I don’t own I remind you) and the cop informed him that basically he just called the police to tell them his dog attacked a 6 year old and if he was me, he would have threatened to kill the dog too! So, in short, I think Kyle was too nice about this situation to begin with. Kim is a horrible person with an aggressive dog she never should have taken in to begin with. I would not trust Kim to properly care for a fish much less an aggressive dog.
For Kim to throw out that she would say something about Alexia ( like she did to Lisa R. regarding Harry ) nearly took my breath away. But her dog is off limits? So there you have it.
Yeah, that is just wrong. When Kim begins losing an argument, she declares that topic off limits. No wonder she has been divorced so many times and can’t maintain normal relationships. Kyle realizes they will never agree on this situation. Kim is so selfish and deluded and Kyle is a realist and I think, Mauricio has told Kyle “no more” now that something has happened to his daughter. I think you gotta draw the line somewhere and when your child gets hurt because of someone’s negligence, that is where the line is drawn.
Some things I would like to clear up:
- A) I NEVER asked for Kingsley to be put down. I love all animals and know how much Kim loves Kingsley. That was never part of our argument.
No, Kyle never asked Kristen to put her beautiful little girl down. Nor did she ask Kim to put her dog down. Honestly, I am a big believer that there is no such thing as an aggressive dog, only an ignorant owner. I think Kingsey was a rescue with a sketchy background. Kim had no business taking in a dog that was going to require so much discipline and attention. Kim wanted a lapdog.
- B) Brooke’s wedding : Brooke did a small ceremony at my sister Kathy’s house (part of it aired this season), so that Monty would be well enough to walk her down the aisle. The wedding we were referring to at the reunion is her actual “big wedding ” coming up. And NO, I did not do anything “unspeakable” or “unforgivable” at the wedding at Kathy’s house like Brandi has put out there. It was a beautiful, perfect day that Brandi Glanville is now trying to throw negativity on. She was NOT EVEN THERE. On top of everything else Brandi has done, she now wants to turn that beautiful day that my family celebrated into something to lie and gossip about. Shame on her.
And there we have it. I love this Kyle who finally fills in the details that we all have been waiting for! Why didn’t she clear the air sooner? I think she was keeping her promise to her mom and trying to protect Kim, but I think the gloves are off and Kyle is spilling the beans and I love it!
I’m Always Here For You, Kim
BG (Ghostwriter) wrote her blog on her son, Jake’s birthday. She tells us the week was very exciting since her Unfiltered Urine is now available for pre-sale. I know I purchased a case and so did all of you. BG/GW makes it sound as though she is above everything at this point and just wishes everyone well.
Eileen, your house is lovely. Sorry I said otherwise for the sake of a laugh.
Could we make her “sorrys” into a drinking game? Like, rewatch the whole season. Maybe Kim has been playing that game all season without telling us. Boo on her.
Lisa R., I really loved you on my podcast…I think sometimes you make it harder on yourself with your Twitter feed, but I’m choosing not to engage. I really liked a side of you, and you seem to have a beautiful family.
When BG starts passing out social media advice we all need to start rethinking our lives. Thankfully, BG’s handlers have taken away her passwords and her tweets and posts have to be filtered before going out to the general public. That makes me sad. I liked the batshit crazy twitter BG.
Lisa V., I had a lot of fun with you and Ken. I will always have a special place in my heart for you guys. I wish Ken the best of health and a speedy recovery.
But I am sure she would be happy to stop by anytime and eat your food and drink your booze and then tell everyone how you were really living deep in the valley and had filed bankruptcy.
Kyle, best wishes on you and your family’s endeavors. My sincerest wish is that you and Kim could be as close as you ever were in the near future.
Yeah, I think we all know now for sure that BG did not write this blog. If she did, the last paragraph would read: Kyle, I wish you for your armpits to be infested with the fleas of a thousand camels. OH, and I fucked Mauricio.
Kim, love having you as a BFF. I’m always here for you, and I hope you are always here for me.
Um, I think Kim is on the lookout for a sober living companion and well, you just don’t qualify.
Yo, my dear, dear Yo, I will see you soon. I love you, you are so strong and so brave!
I agree that Yolanda is very brave and strong, but I question her ability to judge character.