Brandi Glanville Podcast by Kit9
Guests: Kristen Taekman
Kristen has a line of nail polishes coming out, Pop of Color, that she’s in LA promoting. (I wonder if this is the product of Kristen’s that Bethenny was trashing?) Brandi prefers nude nail polishes so they don’t draw attention to hands and is envious of Kristen’s pretty hands. They pimp E boost. Brandi says it keeps her from getting hungry. Brandi asks if the other women were supportive of her nail polish line. “They’re mean! They’re very mean,” Kristen jokes. She says some women were more supportive than others. She says that some she thought would be supportive weren’t so much.
Kristen is happy that it’s not her rookie season this year. Brandi thinks Kristen is more guarded on the show this year. Kristen says a few drinks loosen her up and that this year she does have some exchanges she doesn’t want her parents to hear. Brand asks if Kristen finds herself drinking more now? No, Kristen says. She’s never been a big drinker.
Kristen says that Brandi is going to laugh at a scene in tomorrow’s episode because she drank 3 glasses of wine. Brandi taught Kristen a trick of putting ice in her wine. Brandi likes her wine very cold and finds that if there’s ice in it, she doesn’t drink it as fast. It also waters it down a little. Brandi claims that she’s cut back on her wine drinking. She claims something about how doing wine tastings she knows when her palate turns off and after the second drink she’s just drinking to get buzzed (wtf is she talking about?).
Then Brandi makes reference to her boyfriend and Kristen, surprised, asks, “He’s your boyfriend now?” “He is my BF now, yeah,” “kind of,” Brandi says unconvincingly. Her BF tells her that after the 3rd glass, she “goes to the dark side” (yeah, no, that was Kyle). Brandi says drinking less has helped her lose weight which she says, “is exciting.” Kristen asks, “What weight do you have to lose? I hate it when you say that.”
Brandi thinks that NYC Housewives are the skinniest of all the housewives. “Do you think so?” Kristen asks before saying that Carole is super skinny. “Are you referring to Bethenny?” “Well, yeah!” Brandi says sarcastically. Kristen doesn’t understand the concern about Bethenny’s weight lately since she thinks Bethenny has always been the same size.
Brandi thinks that Bethenny’s personal life could be taking a toll on her weight. She says Bethenny “needs to eat a little. It has to happen.” Kristen asks what Brandi thinks of Bethenny’s divorce. Brandi thinks Bethenny is handling it as well as she can and says that she’d go “batshit crazy” if her ex were living in her apartment. “I’d want to set him on fire.” But says that Bethenny has the money and means and doesn’t “have to be living in hotels and be homeless.”
Brandi thinks Bethenny’s one liners/zingers are “tainted” and “We’ve seen it, we’ve heard it and I want her to do something else” (says the never repetitive Brandi). Then Brandi says, “I think she said you needed to be slapped?” Kristen says no, she pretended to sleep when hearing Kristen was hurt she wasn’t invited to her party. Kristen mock cries, “Wah!” over it and says it’s “It’s so silly, it’s so high school, I love it.” “It’s middle aged women pretending they’re in the 8th grade,” Brandi says. Kristen didn’t want to go to the party, anyway, saying “It’s all cougars dancing on tables.” “I don’t blame you, it really was! It’s not something you’re worried you missed,” says Brandi.
On the next show, Kristen gets groped again. Ramona is really annoying Brandi (they recently had a Twitter fight where Brandi called Ramona a hypocrite for doing something that wasn’t hypocritical. Someone please buy Brandi a dictionary). Well, apparently, last year, at Kristen’s urging, Brandi went to dinner with Ramona which Brandi calls the “worst night ever.” Ramona was rude to the restaurant staff and Brandi’s friends.
Brandi apologized to the two friends she brought with her to the dinner because she says Ramona acted like they didn’t exist. One of the friends, Erica, Brandi says, husband’s just got nominated for an Oscar for American Sniper. “Just because she doesn’t get dressed up and act all foofie, she’s legit. Like she’s a socialite here..don’t treat her like shit.”
Brandi whines that Ramona “talked shit about my face,” on WWHL, when she said she had too much filler. Brandi accuses Ramona of being “high as a kite” on the show. Brandi’s angry that the day before, Ramona had asked her for her books agent’s number. Kristen wonders why Ramona didn’t ask her “BFF Bethenny” for info about her book agent (she probably did, Kristen. Ramona is the queen of research). “If you’re gonna talk shit about me, don’t ask me for advice” (asking for someone’s number isn’t asking for advice, moron). Brandi told Ramona that “she was dead to me.” Afterward Andy texted Brandi and told her she was crazy.
Turning to RHONY, Brandi says she sees Kristen and Luann getting along. Kristen loves Lu. Kristen thinks Bethenny changes the dynamic on the show and “ruffles our feathers but in a great way. She really stirs it up- hardcore.” Brandi says everyone thought Bethenny was favored because she’s friends with Andy but, “now she’s back, people says she’s not showing up for this..for that. There’s like this jealousy gene that goes crazy.” “Especially for Ramona and those people that started out with her. It’s like, all of a sudden, she’s super fancy.”
This happened on RHOBH, Brandi says, with Lisa Vanderpump, “who barely showed up to anything one year because she had other shows. Why is she getting paid the most and doesn’t have to come to anything?” “It’s that whole dynamic…it’s not fair, we’re brats!” she jokes. Kristen says we’ll see a whole other side of Luann this season. Kristen says it really goes down when they go on vacation.
Brandi refers to the cool, not cool clip we keep seeing and Kristen says Luann was so hungover at the time. Brandi thinks everyone on RHONY looks great in their bikinis. Kristen thinks everyone on Brandi’s show looks good in bikinis, “Don’t they?” “Not everyone”, says Brandi.
They talk about Dorinda. Brandi thinks she’s hilarious. They talk about ex housewives and Kristen jokes that in a few years, after she’s gone, nobody will remember her name the way she can’t remember the HW’s who have left the show. Brandi wanted some of the ex HW’s to come on her podcast to ask about life after the show and being fired (hopefully she’ll know first hand soon!).
“It doesn’t always have to be fired…just not being asked back isn’t necessarily fired, is it?” Kristen asks. “Yes!”, Brandi says. “No, it’s not!” says Kristen. Kristen jokes that she’s going to say she just didn’t want to do the show anymore when she’s fired. Brandi jokes that she should say, “It just wasn’t for me anymore” (which, of course, is pretty much what Brandi’s been saying recently).
They talk Kristen’s tagline last season. Kristen says her tagline this year is in response to “frickin dumb people out there” reacting to her old tagline (one of the people who criticized Kristen’s tagline was Bethenny). Kristen thinks what she said was ok because she said it about herself and reminds us that the other women’s taglines involved not wearing underwear and their asses.
Kristen says they wanted funny taglines for NY and hers was “cute and kitsch” (more like dumb and annoying). Brandi mentions that, Kristen aside, the women in NY have a lot of money with houses in the city and second homes. “You guys do, too, don’t you?” asks Kristen. Brandi says most of the women on her show have one really nice house but notes that Kyle has a second house “in Palm Springs that she stole from her sister” before admitting she doesn’t know what went down there.
Brandi talks about how you have to engage on the show or you won’t be asked back but “you don’t have to throw wine, like myself.” Kristen wonders why Brandi got so much flak for that when Ramona didn’t get anything for splitting Kristen’s lip (she didn’t?). Kristen complains that people called her a cry baby (they did?). Brandi says there’s a difference between throwing wine and throwing a glass.
Kristen defends Brandi and that she was just being silly (I doubt Kristen would take that tone if she were dressed up at a fancy restaurant and somebody threw a drink on her out of nowhere). Kristen thinks she could see she and Brandi doing that to each other if they were bored (hmm, really?) Kristen bashes Lisa Rinna for throwing a glass in Amsterdam. “She shattered a glass in a restaurant. Who does that? That was insane,” she says.
Brandi says Kim didn’t say anything to provoke Lisa, that she didn’t say anything about Lisa’s husband. “She said she knew something about her husband” (oh, well, that’s different). “You don’t get provoked to throw a glass!” Brandi says (but, apparently, you can get provoked to call someone a meth head, shove someone two feet, slap someone’s face and threaten to knock someone’s teeth out).
Brandi claims that Yolanda and David told her when they called her recently that she doesn’t get a break on the show. She says David said that Lisa Rinna tried to choke Kim and shattered a glass and you throw a little wine and nobody’s even talking about Lisa Rinna. Brandi asked David to write that in a statement. Yolanda told her it wasn’t Ok.
Then the two of them go on at length about Bethenny allegedly being dishonest about knowing Kristen’s husband, Josh. Brandi says that Josh told her that he knew Bethenny when she was a hostess at La Scala way back when but then she saw Bethenny claim she’d never met Josh before in her life (when did Bethenny say that?). “People rewrite history,” Brandi says.
Kristen says she never claimed Josh and Bethenny were best friends. “The simple question was, does your husband know Bethenny? Yes.” Kristen says they know each other well enough to have a “full on conversation” on the street and have paparazzi take pictures which, Kristen says she’ll pull up. “Do you know my husband, yes or no? Yes. I’ve met you two times at events, you clearly don’t remember. Why would I make this shit up?”
Brandi continues by saying Josh told her he knew Bethenny years before Kristen was ever on the show and that Josh tried to fix her up with a business partner of Bethenny’s which Brandi thinks proves there’s a connection between the two. Kristen talks about Bethenny pretending to sleep when told Kristen’s feelings were hurt and says being nice gets you really far in this world. Brandi thinks just because Bethenny has “made gazillions with Skinnygirl doesn’t mean you get to mistreat people or be mean.”
Brandi’s 8 year old son pretends to sleep when he doesn’t like a conversation (ouch). Kristen doesn’t understand why Bethenny is so defensive and doesn’t care she wasn’t invited to her party. She says it all goes back to the Hamptons where they were all getting to know each other and where Bethenny had a big fight with Ramona. So, Kristen was surprised that Ramona was invited to Bethenny’s party while she thought she was cool w/Bethenny but was not.
Kristen has no interest in acting but would like to host something. She’s done some work with a news channel in Connecticut. Would Kristen ever consider doing Playboy? Kristen doesn’t think Playboy would want her “old ass”. Kristen suggests Playboy do a Housewives spread and Brandi names who they should use…Melissa from RHONJ, Kristen from NYC, herself from BH. Kristen doesn’t think Josh would let her pose but Kristen has always wanted to do it. “It’ll be like, we’re pretty!”, laughs Kristen. Kristen ends the interview by disclosing she doesn’t have any pubic hair.