Vanderpump Rules Recap
Who did James sleep with? Did Lala hook up with Jax? Is Brittany moving in? And how did we get “Schwartzified? Find out here:
Who did James sleep with? Did Lala hook up with Jax? Is Brittany moving in? And how did we get “Schwartzified? Find out here:
Stuff actually happened in last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and it was very entertaining. Last week the girls left their luxurious lives in Beverly Hills to travel to Amsterdam to visit Yolanda’s home country. Last night’s episode was part 2 of the girls trip. Here are the three most important things that happened last night.
Wow was this interesting. After a day in bed, Yolanda plans a nice dinner for the girls on a boat that rides through town. The scenery is beautiful, the girls all look stunning, but we all know with this crew that nothing goes as planned. The girls all get onto the boat and immediately there is a weird vibe. Eileen and Kyle are still confused as to why the Lisa’s went shopping earlier in the day with Brandi and Kim, the day after Kim lashed out on Lisa Rinna and Eileen. (We find out that both Lisa’s decide they are going to just act like everything is ok to get through the trip. Eileen and Kyle aren’t about that life.) Brandi is giving Kyle weird looks. Kim won’t look at Kyle at all. Poor Yolanda has just gotten out of bed and really has no clue what is going on.
With the tension at an all-time high, Kyle excuses herself from the table. Yolanda notices and follows. Lisa Vanderpump shortly after. The three talk about Brandi giving Kyle dirty looks.
Back at the table, Eileen wants to clear the air by apologizing to Kim about how she handled questioning her sobriety. In the process of apologizing Brandi confronts Eileen about calling her an alcoholic. Eileen says that she never called Brandi an alcoholic but rather said that Brandi is mean when she drinks. (TRUE!) Brandi claims that no one has ever said that of her before. (YEAH RIGHT!) She then says that she heard Eileen was talking about her. Kim backs her up, bringing up the fact that Eileen talked about Brandi when they were at lunch with Kyle. Kyle, Lisa and Yolanda come back to the table. They all wonder what they have just walked in on. Lisa Rinna sits there saying nothing. She explained to Eileen earlier that she has Eileen’s back but she will not say anything to Kim and Brandi because you can’t reason with people who are crazy. (Makes sense.) Kim and Brandi are clearly deflecting.
“You know Kim, sue me for giving a damn!” Eileen says to Kim, fed up with Kim misunderstanding her apology. (This is why I really love Eileen. She stands up for what she believes in and her beliefs are do the right thing. She cares for Kim and isn’t sitting around ignoring it. She also knows she is not wrong here. A SANE HOUSEWIFE! AHHH!!!)
Yolanda tells Kim that Eileen is coming from a genuine place. Kim and Brandi ignore that and continue to fight. Brandi starts becoming irrational saying things like, “We don’t bring up your sleeping with half of LA (points to Lisa Vanderpump), your taking too many pills (points to Kim), my drinking to much (points to herself), your being too bossy (points to Yolanda), your not eating (points to Lisa Rinna), your being a home wrecker (points to Eileen).”
The ridiculous comments stopped there as all the women came to Eileen’s defense. (Does Brandi just try to start a fight to stay relevant, to stay on the show?!? Or does she just like fighting? Does she love ruining a good time? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WOMAN?!?!)
The fight continues with Brandi, Kim and Kyle. The other four girls leave the table to go have dinner. They are done.
Amidst all the negativity that has gone on while in Amsterdam, Brandi actually comes up with a good idea and tries to change the vibe of the trip. She asks that the girls go around the table and say something positive about everyone there. Lisa Rinna was instantly excited and said she was thinking the same thing. The girls start with Eileen. They go around the table each saying something nice about her.
Although Brandi came up with the idea, her positive statements on everyone there were very superficial:
The girls call her out on the fact that Brandi is only pointing out on the surface things.
When they finally get to Brandi, who is the last person, she gets up and leaves the table saying she doesn’t want to hear what everyone has to say about her. (Brandi they have to say something positive! They aren’t going to attack you.) Here we find a very fragile Brandi. Just as Lisa Rinna says, Brandi acts tough on the surface but underneath is a very broken person.
The girls finally get Brandi back to the table and everyone digs deep and finds something nice to say to her.
I know the image of Lisa Vanderpump getting smacked across the face is unbelievable but believe it people. Brandi smacked the poor woman. The two were getting off the boat and Brandi was joking around with Lisa. She was trying to kiss Lisa and Vanderpump refused. The two were laughing and joking around. Next thing you know, Brandi smacks Lisa (jokingly) across the face. Brandi thought it was funny, she was trying to be playful. An older Lisa Vanderpump was not amused by it. She was pissed!
Next week on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills…We see Brandi giving Lisa Vanderpump flowers in attempt to make up with her. Vanderpump seems to be done with Brandi. Lisa Rinna sits down with Kyle to let her know that Brandi is worried about Kim. Kyle asks why Brandi doesn’t tell Kim that. Kim and Kyle sit down and Kyle gets real about things that Brandi has been saying behind Kim’s back. Kim doesn’t want to believe it. Brandi is throwing a tantrum while getting some kind of facial, telling Yolanda that she is judged by the girls everytime she says anything.
This episode looks really interesting and totally drama-filled.
So until next week…
Yolanda plans a scavenger hunt for the girls around Beverly Hills. She creates t-shirts for each team that say, “Dream Team #1, Dream Team #2 and Dream Team #3.” (She still feels bad about the dinner last year where she put a heart on the name cards and told the girls that whoever had a heart on their card was part of the ‘Dream Team’ leaving several girls out of it. That was really rude and so unlike Yolanda. She realizes that and is trying to make up for it.) Yolanda picks team captains: Kyle, Eileen and herself. The guys who set up the scavenger hunt draw names from a hat to see who will be on each team. They choose a name for Kyle first.
“Brandi,” the man says. (You have got to be kidding me. There are six names in a hat and for Kyle you just happen to pick out Brandi?! I am thinking this is a set up.)
The teams finished as:
Dream Team #1 – Kyle, Brandi, Camille. (Yes, Camille is back! But just for today. Boo! I love her and wish she was still on the show!)
Dream Team #2 – Eileen, Kim, Lynn. (Lynn is just some random lady.) “I don’t like Eileen. But I don’t dislike Eileen,” Kim confesses to us. (Eileen is great Kim. Maybe she is worried about you. She is a good friend. Grow up!)
Dream Team #3 – Yolanda, Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna. (This is my dream team. Like seriously, can I join this team?!)
The girls run around Beverly Hills doing several different tasks. Brandi and Kyle actually make it through the entire thing without fighting. Lisa Vanderpump hops on the back of a bike to hitch a ride and gets a penalty. Kim complains the entire time about her knees. Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda hop on a tour bus and catch a ride. Yolanda yells at her teammates to drink a milkshake because they wanted a chocolate one and she doesn’t like chocolate shakes. (Who doesn’t like chocolate shakes?!) Dream Team #2 wins 1st place. Dream Team #1 wins 2nd place. Dream Team #3 wins third.
While at Villa Blanca, their final destination, the girls are presented with medals, they have lunch and Yolanda reveals where they are going on vacation! (That must have been weird for Camille and Lynn who were not invited on the trip.)
The first stop on the trip is Calgary where Yolanda’s husband is holding an event for his charity, The David Foster Foundation. Yolanda, Kyle, Kim, Lisa Rinna and Brandi all board a private plane (with Babyface on it). While on the plane Kim feels it is the right time to call Lisa Rinna out on her recent concern for her sobriety. Kim yells at Lisa telling her to mind her own business. Kim says that she has been sober and taking one pain pill that didn’t sit right with her didn’t mean she fell off the wagon. Lisa Rinna was shocked. She was genuinely concerned about Kim. Her husband, Harry, watched his two brothers die because of alcohol addiction. Harry has been sober for three years because of it. Lisa was genuinely concerned about Kim. You may be asking yourself, “Where is this anger towards Lisa coming from?” You won’t be surprised: Brandi! Yep! Brandi told Kim that Lisa Rinna has been talking about her sobriety. Brandi said that she wanted to tell Kim before they went on the trip with the girls because Kim should know what the girls are saying about her. (BRANDI ARE YOU AN IDIOT?! LISA RINNA IS TRYING TO BE NICE! SHE IS TRYING TO BE A GOOD FRIEND! SHE IS GENUINELY CONCERNED ABOUT KIM! WHY ARE YOU STARTING SHIT?) Kyle was very embarrassed by all of this as there were others on the plane.
The girls finally get to the event. They are all dressed beautifully, David has many musicians performing, Kyle gets on stage and dances with Steven Tyler from Aerosmith, Steven Tyler kisses Kyle on stage (nothing exciting) and David raised $8.2 million for his charity!
The next day the girls head to Amsterdam for their trip! “Home Sweet Home,” Yolanda says as they arrive to the airport. Kyle leaves a bag full of jewelry behind and holds the girls up while going back to look for it. She finds it (thank God) and the girls head out of the airport. While on an escalator trying to leave Kim’s luggage gets stuck at the top and the girls all run into each other. It actually looks like it hurts. Brandi and Kim both kind of squeeze out. Some lady comes to try to help. Yolanda comes over and takes care of business. “I can’t take you guys anywhere,” she says jokingly. She is really happy to have them there.
The girls are loading their stuff into the van and someone makes a comment about the escalator. Kyle mentions something about Kim’s luggage getting stuck. Kim hears this and loses it. She yells at Kyle saying that all the girls had to wait “an hour and a half” for her. She goes on to say that Kyle always gives Kim shit when she is late but no one says anything to Kyle. Kyle has no idea what is going on. She has no idea where this is coming from. She gets on the bus and sits next to Lisa Rinna. Both girls look confused. Lisa says that if everyone keeps letting Kim act this way she will continue to act like that. “She’s mean,” Lisa Rinna says of Kim.
Next time on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills…(This one looks like a good one!) The girls are in Amsterdam. Lisa Vanderpump and Eileen finally make it. We see Lisa Vanderpump riding a bike. Later Brandi says, “You guys are the biggest f&$^ing hypocrites of all-time!” (I wonder what that is about?!) Over dinner, Lisa Rinna gets into a serious, SERIOUS, fight with Kim. (This is so unlike Lisa Rinna so someone must have really stirred the pot because this woman is awesome! She is so sweet and my new fav housewife.) Lisa is standing at the dinner table screaming, “Don’t touch my husband ever!” (It looks like she is saying it to Kim.) “Never go after my husband!” She yells again, standing, looking like she is going to throw or hit something. Kyle runs out of the room. (It looks like she is running for help.) This next episode actually looks really good. I can’t wait! (Go Lisa Rinna!)
So until next time…
Ok, can I be honest with you all for a minute? Do you really want to know what happens on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this week? I have the answer for you, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I am sorry, I love all things Real Housewives and this is probably my favorite cast but nothing has been happening the last two weeks.
Here is what you need to know to keep up:
Yes, it is true! At the beginning of the episode we see Brandi at Yolanda’s. They are going to do another yoga session with Keith, Yolanda’s yoga instructor.
“Yoyo!” Brandi says walking in the front door.
Yolanda has talked Brandi into doing a detox program where they both do not eat anything with sugar in it or drink alcohol for 21 days.
“How does it feel, not drinking?” Yolanda asks.
“I miss it,” a sober Brandi replies.
Later in the confessional Brandi says, “Thank God for Xanax.” (Is she serious about this? Xanax is a HORRIBLE drug, even if it was prescribed to you! It is not a detox if you are still on Xanax.)
After all of the craziness that occurred at Eileen’s poker party, everyone is concerned about Kim. Kyle tells Lisa that Brandi is coming between her and her sister. Kyle expresses that she is worried for Kim’s well-being. Lisa advises Kyle not to let the relationship she has with Brandi interfere with the relationship she has with her sister. Lisa wants Kyle to learn to be cordial with Brandi. “Easy for Lisa to say,” Kyle says. Kyle worries that Brandi will eventually turn on Kim like she has turned on everyone else. She fears if this happens Kim will be heartbroken.
Aside from Kyle’s worry for Kim, Lisa Rinna is seriously confused about Kim’s situation and won’t stop talking about it. “What is everybody so scared of?” She says. “Why is everyone scared of Kim Richards?”
Lisa Vanderpump warns her about confronting Kim. Vanderpump says she too is worried for Kim but does not want to say anything because last time she did everyone blew up on her.
Lisa Rinna wants to do an intervention. Seeing Kim act the way she did at Eileen’s poker party is enough for Lisa Rinna and she thinks everyone else should be concerned too. “It’s very disturbing!” She says.
Brandi, on the beach with her friend who wears too much makeup, also describes a deep worry for Kim. She says she is not the best person for a recovering addict to be around because she drinks and she is not a therapist. Her make-up over-wearing friend describers her own struggle with sobriety and mentions that it took her five years to be able to be around people who drink. She asks if Kim has a sponsor, goes to meetings and it seeing a therapist. Brandi is unsure of all of this.
The shocking part of this is that Ken called Brandi and asked her to come. He didn’t want to leave anyone out.
Ken tells Lisa that they are going out to dinner with Mohammad and his wife. When they leave the house, Ken tells Lisa there is a problem at PUMP and they have to stop by. In this scene, you see the couple fighting with the driver because Lisa does not want to stop at PUMP. She tells Ken that Mohammad hates when they are late. Ken wins and the driver goes to PUMP. Once they get there, Lisa is walking with Ken into PUMP and she asks him what kind of problem is it that he cannot handle without her.
Inside, all of Lisa’s friends and family are hiding behind the bar awaiting her arrival. Lisa finally walks in and everyone jumps out from behind the bar screaming. Lisa is scared but laughing. She had no idea that Ken was throwing a surprise party. She seemed really happy.
I do not know if this is shocking to any of you but this episode we find out that these women are absolutely HORRIBLE singers. While at Lisa’s surprise birthday dinner, Lisa somehow talks Brandi (who hates singing) into getting up in front of everyone there and singing an apology song to her. Brandi actually does it and sounds so horrible. (She looks beautiful though.)
“What are you gonna do? When Lisa Vanderpump doesn’t like you.” She sings, totally tone def.
Lisa gets up on stage and starts singing. She points out Kim and brings her up. She twirls Kim around really awkwardly and puts the mic up to her face.
“I can’t sing,” Kim sings into the mic, also totally tone def.
Lisa Rinna (who may just be the best housewife of all time) gets up and takes the mic over. Her voice actually was not too bad. She was hamming it up on stage, singing to Lisa about sex and blow jobs. (Yep. This is what Lisa Vanderpump’s birthday has come to.)
Kyle goes up and gets between the two Lisa’s and sings about loving a “Lisa sandwich”.
Brandi, back at the table now, hears and sees all this and confesses to us, “The menopause sisters were fighting over the mic. I wasn’t going to go up because I still get the flow. if you know what I mean.” (Good lord!)
Eileen’s husband wrote a screen play and decides to have the girls over to do a table reading of it, giving each girl their own part. It was cute and nice of Eileen’s husband to coordinate but it was rather boring to listen to. After the table read the girls decide to confront Kim about her sobriety.
First they start the conversation talking about a lunch that Lisa Rinna had with Brandi. (Brandi was not at this event.) The girls all agree that Kim and Kyle should not let Brandi get between then.
They ask how Kim has been feeling. Kim talks about how she sits at home and just stays in her room watching TV alone. She says that it is starting to worry her. Lisa Vanderpump asks if Kim wants people to call daily to check in on her and kind of keep her going.
In the confessional Kim says to us, “I don’t know why people get involved in stuff that doesn’t involve them.” (MAYBE BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT YOU KIM!)
Lisa Rinna starts talking to Kim too. They are all offering help to her.
Kim responds to them, in person, “Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.”
Next time on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – We see Lisa Rinna dancing like crazy. Yolanda plans a scavenger hunt for the girls. Kim and Lisa Rinna are fighting about Kim’s sobriety while on a private plane (because that’s how you they roll), the girls go to Amsterdam (Fun! Fun!), Kim is screaming at Kyle and Kyle has no idea what is going on.
Hopefully this episode will give us a little more than the last two.
Kyle, upset after her fight with Brandi and Kim, sits down at the gay mixer with Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna and Eileen. Lisa Vanderpump reminds Kyle, “You feel how I felt last year.” Lisa tells her she tried to warn her about Brandi. Kyle reminds Lisa that she has tried to warn Lisa in the past. They both know who Brandi is and they know she is looking for a reaction. Kyle doesn’t understand what is going on with Kim because they just spoke the day before and things were good. Lisa Rinna is confused and wants to know why Brandi gets angry, why she does the things she does and what has happened to her in the past to make her behave this way. Eileen believes that Brandi is getting something from acting this way. She thinks it is the attention, whether negative or positive it is reinforcing her behavior.
In the meantime, Kim is telling Brandi she doesn’t understand her sister anymore. Brandi does not think she is wrong in this situation and says she will not apologize to Kyle for her behavior.
Lisa Vanderpump has been struggling with the idea that Max wants to know more about his heritage. She is conflicted as she does not want to hold him back but at the same time, worried that he will leave her for his birth family. While shopping with her daughter, Pandora, Lisa tells her about Max and her worries. Both of them begin to cry in the store. Lisa reminds Pandora that they must be supportive of whatever he decides.
Max comes over with his results and tells Lisa he wants to see them. She asks why he hasn’t looked at them already. “Because I wanted to look at them with you. I feel weird.” Max says to her. Lisa asks if it is weird to see his birth last name. He says that it is. He finds out he is of Scandinavian and Irish decent.
Lisa can hold back no longer, “If you met your birth mother tomorrow, how would you feel?”
Max says that he doesn’t know if he would want to meet her but that things happen in life. His birth mother was in no position to keep him. He says, “Look where I am now! It’s better.” (Yes, you are living in a beautiful home with millionaires.)
He asks his mother, “Why? Are you worried about it?”
Lisa responds, “Of course! I have been worried about it since the day I picked you up!”
Yolanda talked to Kyle about what happened at the gay mixer and she is starting to worry about Brandi. She invited Brandi over for some yoga at her home in Malibu. An immature Brandi, mid yoga pose looks to be praying and instead of being in the moment and relaxing she says she is praying that Kyle moves to Colorado. In the confessional she says, “Maybe Colorado is too close. Maybe in West Africa in that city where Ebola started.” (Real nice Brandi!)
The two finish yoga and Yolanda speaks to Brandi about what the girls have been saying about her. They say she has been drinking too much, that she is an angry drunk. Yolanda tells Brandi, “You can’t be acting like that.” Yolanda is trying to give Brandi advice, mother-to-mother. We all know Brandi has a problem with being told what to do, she confesses that this is making her want to drink more. Yolanda said she doesn’t want to hear things like, “Brandi is an alcoholic.” Brandi says that she is not and that if she was she would get help. Yolanda makes it clear to Brandi that if she has a problem, she can come to Yolanda for help. She says Brandi should not go out and drink so much because she starts acting like an “ass hole” and she cannot support that as a mother with grown children. She doesn’t want her kids to think that is ok.
After all of Yolanda’s advice, Brandi feels attacked. “You say I’m an alcoholic, you’ve heard that about your daughter,” Brandi says to Yolanda.
“Who said that?” Yolanda suspiciously questions Brandi.
Brandi had no good response since she was clearly making this up.
“Now you are personally attacking me when I am trying to help you. You want to stab me in the back? The one person who is trying to help you,” Yolanda snaps back at her. Yolanda lets Brandi know that the what goes around comes around and she shouldn’t put out such negative energy because it will come back to her and her children. (Don’t worry, based on Brandi’s tweets I think her and Yolanda are still friends. So are her and Kim. Shhh.)
The situation between Kim and Kyle is really weighing on Eileen. Eileen lets us know that in the last 5 years she has lost two of her sisters. From this she has learned that life is too short and she believes the two need to make up. She takes the two out for lunch and tried to get them to make amends. Instead, this turns into a war that leaves both women crying. Kyle is offended that Kim does not stand up to her when Brandi belittles her after she has been such a good sister. Kim does believe Kyle is a good sister but said there are times where she has been hurt by Kyle and she is still holding onto them. Kim is still disturbed by the idea that Kyle keeps publicly bringing up stuff that they speak about in private. Again Kyle reminds Kim that it was Brandi who does that. (Kyle is right.) Kyle reminds Kim that her intention is never to hurt her. Kim doesn’t know that Kyle even knows what her intentions are anymore and thinks her intentions are “a little messed up”.
Eileen steps in and says that she does believe that Brandi is adding fuel to the fire. She asks the girls if they would be ok if Brandi wasn’t in the middle and Kyle says yes. Kyle believes that Brandi will eventually turn on Kim but says that Kim will have to find that out on her own.
Kyle’s feeling about the conversation, “Even though you are sisters, you get to a certain point where you say, ‘How many more times can you do this?’”
Lisa Rinna meets up with Brandi at M Café for lunch. She is here to ask Brandi some questions that she is confused about. She starts by saying that there has been much conversation with the girls about Brandi and Lisa wants to figure her out. None of the girls understand why Brandi is so mean. “I am not mean,” Brandi responds. Lisa says that she has seen the aftermath of what happened with the Richards sisters. Brandi acts like none of that was her fault and says she has never had issues with Yolanda and only had issues with Kim at first and that was because Kim was using.
Brandi says that she loves Kim but that she feels like her older sister. Even though Brandi is younger than Kim. Lisa Rinna agrees believing that it is a weird dynamic. Brandi tells like that she cannot change who she is deep down to take care of Kim but she also cannot not be there for her and help her. Lisa believes that Kim is on something. Brandi says that she has not seen Kim smoke, drink or take anything. She said Kim is really sensitive to the topic of her sobriety so no one mentions it around her. No one will ask how she is doing, if she has been using, if she has been having trouble, etc. Brandi believes that they are doing this to protect her. Lisa feels not talking about it is not protecting her. She believes something has already happen. She believes Kim has already used. Lisa does not understand why no one will ever say anything to Kim.
Brandi says that maybe Lisa should do some kind of intervention to help all of the girls so that Kim won’t feel like she is being ganged up on. She tells her to talk to Kyle about it. Lisa says she will talk to Kyle because they are dealing with “someone who is in pain and suffering”.
Next time on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – We see there is some kind of surprise party happening for Lisa Vanderpump. Kim and Kyle look to be talking or acting with puppets. (Are they in therapy here? I have no clue.) Lisa Rinna and Vanderpump talk about an intervention for Kim. It looks like eventually some of the girls confront Kim and she looks to be blowing them off. We will have to wait until next week to see what happens to clear all of this up.
The episode starts with Kyle in her store in Beverly Hills with some of her gay friends who she is planning a mixer with. Her party planners come to meet with her and talk about what drinks they will have, an ice breaker game they will play and etc.
In Malibu, Yolanda and one of her employees are packing for her trip to Italy for husband, David Foster’s charity event. (This segment of the show is so uneventful. I like Yolanda but she is extremely boring and I wonder how she stays on the show. Probably because her model daughter, Gigi, is blowing up.)
Over at Villa Rosa, Lisa and Ken are looking at pictures of Max as a baby. Adopted son, Max, has come to Lisa asking to find out about his heritage. In this scene we see Lisa struggling with conflicted thoughts about Max finding out about his family background. She cries in the confessional as she talks about the fear that Max will leave to be with his birth parents but also wanting to be a good adoptive parent. Wanting to allow her son to be able to know more about his background. She doesn’t want to hold him back.
Next we see Brandi and Kim on a couch talking about the fight at Poker Night. This scene flashes back to portions of a conversation that Kim was having with Kyle the day before. Kim talks to Brandi, and Kyle the day before, explaining that she coughed and something snapped. She was in so much pain that she was taken to the hospital. Turns out Kim had a hernia and a cracked and fractured rib. She says she doesn’t remember everything that happened that night because her ex-husband gave her a pain pill so that she could go to the party.
Kyle says that she is not happy that Kim ruined her three years of sobriety but was happy that Kim was at least aware and acknowledging that she made a mistake.
Brandi said she knew that Kim was not right that night. She then tells Kim that it was not a good night for Kim, for herself or for Kyle. She talked about her and Kyle both drinking too much. Brandi then told Kim she was trying to protect her from her sister. (This is where things get weird. I almost feel like Brandi is trying to take advantage of Kim here. She is removing Kim from her strong family so that she can manipulate her into doing things Brandi needs.) Brandi continues to say, “You were better off with me than her.” Kim ends this scene by telling Brandi that she should go get her gay friend, Mark and the three of them should head to Kyle’s gay mixer to break the ice. Brandi agrees to go.
The party starts and everyone is there except Kim and un-invited Brandi. Everyone is having a great time playing a game in which you have the name of a famous person on your back and everyone has to give you hints until you guess who it is. Next thing you know, Kim walks in WITH BRANDI. “This is really akward. This is really weird. Brandi is here.” Kyle says with a look of surprise on her face. She let’s others around her know that she did not invite Brandi. Kim comes over to greet Kyle. Kim tells Kyle she thought inviting Brandi would be a good way to break the ice. Kyle says she was surprised and that Kim could have given her some sort of warning, like a text. Kyle tells Kim that she needs some time to gather her thoughts.
Kyle walks over to Brandi and Kim to say hello. Kyle is really being nice. She apologizes to Brandi for pushing her hand down but explains that she shouldn’t try to get between two sisters. Brandi says Kyle should never have touched her. Kyle again explains the situation and then they get into it.
Kyle explains that Brandi doesn’t know the four decades of history that goes into her relationship with Kim. Brandi responds by saying she accepts her apology but she does know the history between the two. Kyle reminds her that they have only been friends for six months so there is no way that is true.
Brandi, like last episode, again blames Kyle for not helping when she called about Kim one night. Kyle says if Brandi was such a good friend she wouldn’t announce this to everyone all the time, she would keep it to herself to protect Kim. Kyle asks Brandi to tell her what Kyle and Kim talk about if she knows so much about their relationship. Kim then gets angry because she feels like that is private material. (I am honestly so confused on why Kim is mad here.)
Finally Kyle has had it, “Are you out of your f***ing mind? How dare you have the balls to walk in here uninvited and talk to me like that!”
“You invited me and you invited Mark,” says a completely ignorant Brandi.
“When did I invite you?” Kyle says angrily.
Brandi talks about the time about a week ago when they were downtown in Kyle’s store with Lisa Rinna and she invited her. (Brandi, since then you have tried to get between the two sisters. You have infuriated and got into a physical fight with Kyle. I would say anyone with common sense would not show up after that.)
“I am sorry. I thought you were coming to be nice and I came to apologize.” Kyle says to Brandi.
Kim lashes out and tells Kyle she came over to start something.
Brandi goes off on Kyle. Gets in her face. Tells her to back up because she is the kind of girl who would fight her.
Kyle doesn’t understand why Kim is letting this go on with Brandi and she lets her know it. Kim can’t take it and says don’t put me in the middle of it and begins to cry. She sits down at a table, yelling back at Kyle. Kyle tries to talk to her and asks Brandi to leave. Brandi refuses and said she came with Kim and she is leaving with her.
“You’re not wanted.” Kyle says looking up at Brandi.
“Excuse me, neither are you. Ask your husband.” Brandi jabs back (like the piece of trash she is).
“Why are you doing this?” Kyle asks Kim. Kyle explains to Kim that they just spoke the day before about all of this.
Kim, not all there, responds, “It was this morning.”
“NO! IT WAS YESTERDAY!” Kyle screams back at her completely worried that her sister is not even aware of what day it is.
Kyle asks Kim if she is really going to let Brandi get between them. (After Kim said that Kyle was her best friend and no one could tear them apart just one day before this.)
“Ok Kim. F*** you!” Kyle storms out.
To be continued….
Next time – We see Kyle with Lisa V, Lisa R and Eileen in the aftermath of her fight with Brandi. Yolanda gives Brandi advice. Brandi lashes back (like the abuser she is) and brings up Bella’s DUI. And Kyle and Kim sit down to talk about the fight.
Last night on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we start with the fight that ended the show last week. To remind you, Brandi is walking out with Kim, blocking Kyle from speaking to her sister. Kim has taken a pain killer that her ex-husband had given her. If you can remember from prior seasons, Kim is a recovering addict and has been sober until this point. Kyle is concerned for her sister. In an attempt to speak with her before she leaves, Kyle pushes Brandi’s arm down, the arm that was blocking her from getting to Kim. Brandi does not take that well, flinging a piece of pizza somewhere into Eileen’s house and pushing Kyle down a few stairs. Kyle follows them to the door crying. The fight continues in Eileen’s driveway as Kyle and Brandi fight over Kim, getting physical at times.
During the fight, Lisa Rinna and Eileen stand watching, in shock and unsure of what to do. Lisa explains that she never knows what to do when she sees sisters arguing. Kyle is crying, Kim is crying, Brandi is being her typical, drunk self, all three yelling at each other. The highlight of the fight and the episode, was finding Eileen’s husband, Vincent peering out the corner of the garage window. It was HILARIOUS! (See many pictures below.) There are a few scenes without him and then all of the sudden he pops up in the corner of a garage window. We find out on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that Vincent had thought everyone left so he went to the garage to grab a beer when he suddenly heard fighting outside. He looked out of the garage window to see Kim, Kyle and Brandi going at it. (If you have not seen the show or if you do not watch the show or even if you watched the show and did not notice, please, please, PLEASE go back and watch this segment. It is so funny that the memory of it makes me laugh.)
After Kyle realizes there is no reasoning with Brandi, especially a drunk Brandi, she gets into a car to head home. Lisa Rinna gets in with her. Brandi and Kim stay for a while and then head home in another car. On the way home, you see Brandi and Kim both struggling. A clueless Kim asks Brandi why her and Kyle were fighting. Brandi tells her, “It was over you.” You then see Kim on her phone, fake eyelashes falling out. Brandi pulls off one, Kim pulls off the other.
Later, we see Yolanda who is talking about how hard it was to leave Bella in New York City for school. She has been worried about Bella ever since she had gotten a DUI when Yolanda was out of town on vacation. (You know, the DUI she has been talking about for the last five episodes.) Yolanda and Bella are face-timing and Yolanda’s Jennifer Lawrence look-a-like daughter plays a trick on her. (Very boring. But doesn’t she look like JLaw!)
On a new day we see Kyle at home as Mauricio walks in the door from work. Kyle apologizes that she has to leave right when he got home but says she needs to go see Kim. Mauricio asks about Kim and Kyle responds, “Kim is in the hospital.” She says that Kim told her she was in terrible pain so her ex-husband took her to the ER. They do not know what is wrong with her but have been running tests.
Days later Lisa Rinna holds a jewelry party at her home to benefit cancer. Yolanda heads over to Kyle’s and Kyle tells her about the situation with Brandi. Eileen, at Lisa Vanderpump’s house tells the same story. All the girls show up at Lisa Rinna’s house ready to purchase jewelry for charity. Brandi shows up in a short, three quarter sleeve, demin dress and says she has parent-teacher conferences that start at seven so she needs to leave right from Lisa’s house. Lisa Rinna makes a comment about how she would get killed for wearing that outfit to her daughters schools.
While at the party Kyle and Brandi steer clear of each other, neither one of them ready to mend their relationship. Kyle expects an apology from Brandi. (Which won’t happen.) Yolanda takes some time during the party to sit down with Brandi. She tells Brandi that she heard about the fight with Kyle. Yolanda goes on to tell Brandi that she can’t be getting drunk. Brandi does not take that well and says she can do whatever she wants. In the meantime, all of the girls are asking Kyle about Kim but Kyle does not know anything.
Denise Richards shows up at the party. (I instantly felt sad when I saw her. She really does not look good. I didn’t know if it was because of a botched lip injection or if she is just depressed.) Lisa Rinna introduces her to Lisa Vanderpump because they both have a lot of dogs. (Earlier in the episode you see Lisa Vanderpump sitting outside of her house on a bench with five small dogs all lined up sitting next to her. Ken drives up with Rumpy, their golden retriever who is just getting home from weeks of obedience schooling. While in school Rumpy finds a girlfriend, Avery another golden, this one with a thyroid problem. The trainer brings her over claiming the dogs miss each other when they are not together. Lisa adopts Avery, who they are re-naming Pumpy. Yes, a golden retriever couple named Rumpy and Pumpy!) Anyways, Lisa Vanderpump says to Denise Richards, “You were married to Charlie Sheen, right?” (I don’t know if I would have led with that.) Lisa goes on to say that she and Charlie Sheen have something in common. Both of them had their cars stolen and rode off a cliff in Beverly Hills. (Great conversation starter!)
Ok, so that is really about it. Not much happens. I was underwhelmed by it all, especially after how last week ended. The previews for next week look AMAZING. Kyle holds an event and Brandi shows up unexpectedly and uninvited (I would guess). The two get into a fight, again. At one point Brandi looks at Kyle and says, “You are not wanted, ask your husband.” Which looks to be hurtful towards Kyle, especially after all the cheating rumors from last season. (I still do not believe Mauricio cheated on Kyle. I do not know who made that lie up!)
Whoa! Kids moving across country, a physical altercation, a game of poker and Giggy gets naked?! Yes, that all took place last night on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
So let’s start with Yolanda Foster. We find her in New York City with her model daughters — Gigi and Bella. She is spending time with them while finishing moving Bella to the area for school. Nothing really interesting happens with Yolanda last night. She is fun to watch, especially with her daughters. Who is going to complain about watching three supermodels hanging out?
(From right to left: Gigi, Yolanda, Bella. Picture from Yolanda Foster’s Instagram)
Last night they do supermodel things as they lay out a bunch of photos of Bella on the floor and ask Gigi which one she likes. Gigi then pokes fun at ‘America’s Next Top Model’ by imitating Tyra Banks and moving Bella onto the next round. (She did a really good job of being Tyra, “And the last model that will move on for a chance to become Americans Next Top model…(dramatic pause)…BELLA!) Bella and Yolanda clap, they are a cute family.
Lisa Vanderpump showed up at the beginning of the show at a spa with the girls. She wore a black dress and bright green heels. They were really, really bright. After that, she is not involved much. She goes wine tasting with the girls, which we will get to next. Then she goes on vacation to Cabo and takes Giggy along with her, because who doesn’t take their balding Pomeranian on vacation with them?! Lisa let’s Giggy get naked while on the beach and you get a glimpse of him standing in a little dog house on the beach without clothes on! (He looked so happy!)
(GIF from GiggyThePom.Com)
Mid-way through the episode the girls go wine tasting. Kyle Richards is mortified since she brought Kim Richards, who is a recovering alcoholic. Kyle pulls Kim aside and asks if she is alright. She tells Kim she is sorry and that she thought it was going to be more of a meal not just wine tasting. Everyone is worried but they all agree that Kim has been doing well in her sobriety and that she is very strong right now. Minutes later we find out that Kim is not as strong as she seems.
So now, to the part we have all been waiting for, the poker party! As you may or may not know, Eileen Davidson’s husband was a commentator for the World Poker Tour. Playing off that, Eileen decides it would be fun to have the girls come out to her home in Malibu and for a lesson in poker by her husband, Vincent.
In typical housewife fashion, Kyle gets into an SUV and has her driver pick up Brandi Glanville, while Lisa Rinna has her driver pick up an very suspicious Kim. Brandi comes out of the house yelling to Kyle with three bottles of wine and two wine glasses in her arms. She immediately gets into the SUV and pours Kyle and herself a glass of wine. They talk, laugh and seem to be having a good time. On the other hand, Kim and Lisa are having a very unusual interaction in another car. Kim seems off and Lisa picks up on it instantly. She asks Kim how she is feeling. A mumbling Kim replies, “Ornery. Ornery.” Kim tells Lisa that she is upset because her ex-husband who is sick and has been staying at her house, has not come home at night. You can tell she is upset and anxious about this. Lisa asks Kim if she has been drinking. Kim laughs her off and says no. Then Kim starts talking about getting an acting job and things get even more weird. The two start oddly staring at each other, maybe in an attempt to show some type of acting skills? I don’t know. I was confused by how weird things were getting. Kim then starts angrily jabbing at Lisa, swearing. At this point both Lisa Rinna and the viewers have no idea if Kim is acting or if she is serious, leaving everyone completely confused.
They finally arrive to Eileen’s and everyone sits down at a poker table. Vincent is so patient with the women while teaching them the basics of Texas Holdem. (That must have been so tough!) The girls are totally clueless and they are asking a million dumb questions that are irrelevant to what Vincent is trying to teach them. He handles all the questions with grace. Brandi, on the on the other hand, does not. She calls out Kyle and tells her she is “stupid”. Kyle responds, “I am actually very smart,” and tells Brandi she is trying to learn the game. Brandi, drunk and aggressive as always, yells out again, “No! You’re stupid!” (And they were having so much fun together on the ride in!)
(Picture from Bravo TV website)
Brandi and Kim sit next to each other and are screaming and carrying on because Kim won a hand. Brandi continues to torment the ladies as she says, “You are all actors,” expecting them to have good poker faces, I guess? No one at the table understands as she keeps loudly repeating it. They play the final hand and of course, loud-mouth Brandi wins. Vincent gives her a little trophy. She cheers, stands up and accepts her trophy and continues to make fun of the other girls. Lisa takes the criticism well and pretends to throw a chip at Brandi. I think she realized that this is just Brandi being Brandi and that she is just bluntly joking.
(Picture from Bravo TV website)
Kim then starts acting really weird too and Kyle cannot take anymore. She excuses herself from the table and quietly goes into the bathroom to get herself together. Kim goes after her and knocks on the door. “Who is it?” Kyle says. “It’s Kim.” Kyle opens the door and lets Kim in. She tells her that she is getting embarrassed. She then asks Kim is he has been drinking. Kim denies drinking. Kyle asks if she had used any drugs. Again, Kim denies use. Kim finally opens up and tells Kyle that her ex-husband gave her a pain killer before she left the house. Kyle is really disappointed and asks Kim why she would take that. They leave the bathroom and Kim is upset. She gathers her things and Brandi asks what she is doing. She tells Brandi she is leaving and Brandi helps her on her way out. Kyle, concerned for her sister, starts asking Kim questions and following her out. Brandi shields Kyle off, like she is paparazzi or something, and tells her to leave Kim alone. Kim ignores Kyle and walks out with Brandi. On the way out Kyle slightly pushes Brandi to get her out of the way so she can talk to Kim. Brandi does not take it well and turns around pushing Kyle down a stair or two. Kyle goes to the door to watch Kim leave and you can tell she is very worried for her sister.
(Picture from Bravo TV website)
Next week’s episode hopefully will shine more light on what exactly happened with Kim. There is a point in the commercial where Kyle is talking to her husband, Mauricio, and says, “Kim is in the hospital.” AH! The cliff hangers! Until next week…
It’s bright and early, 6:30AM. I hit the snooze button. I don’t want to get up. It is going to be a long day followed by many other long days, but then again that is the life of a businesswoman in the professional sports industry. I get up and rush to get ready for work. I’m on the road by 7:30. Living in a crowded metropolitan area it can be hard and time consuming to get to work. When I park at the Metro stop an hour later I rush to catch a train. AH! I won’t have enough money to get to work. I quickly fill my card with $50. I go through the turnstile and run up the steps, like everyone else this morning. A train pulls up to the busy platform. I file into the car as fast as I can to get the seat I sit in now to type this. It is cold and snowed last night. The Metro is busy and I sit thinking about the summer time; Metro filled with sweaty people, pushing their way into the cars just to stand on top of one another.
I wonder if anyone will ever slow down but I already know the answer to that. As Steve Zahn said in the famous 1996, one-hit-wonder movie, ‘That Thing You Do’, “You gotta be quick with me, I’m from Erie, PA!” That is a true statement for me. I am from Erie, PA and I am definitely quick. I talk fast, walk fast, drive fast, think fast, eat fast, work fast, I do everything fast. Although I am always in a hurry, that is not life in Erie, PA. Erie, PA is a small city in Northwest Pennsylvania which is home to a little over 100,000 people. Erie is best known for its horrible, lake-effect snow ridden winters, as it currently ranks the number one snowiest city in America. The summers are home to comfortable temperatures, Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park, free concerts on the beach, block parties on State Street (where you can get a beer for a quarter), Pat Monahan from Train (and yes, Train plays ALL THE TIME there!) and most importantly, a community filled with the most genuine and kind people in the world. In Erie, living is fairly easy. There is no traffic, everything is close by, people are polite, you will even get a wave when you run down the street and see another runner. It is the perfect American small town and it is home to the first 18 years of my life.
My name is Jessie, and as you already know I proudly come from Erie, PA. If you know me at all, you know that I am always rushing around. From work to home, from home to soccer, soccer to football, football to baseball, baseball to hockey, hockey to basketball, and finally home again. I am a sports girl at heart, I work in sports, I play sports, I am entertained by sports, I am in love with sports. It is my life. If I had to have slogan, I would twirl around in a $3,000 Giorgio Armani evening gown at the beginning of some Bravo reality show and say, “I may look like a small town girl, but I play in the big leagues,” in a proper, Lisa Vanderpump-like, English accent. Unfortunately, I am not a cast member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills nor can I afford a $3000 dress. I am just a regular, actually quite weird, 30 year old working girl. I live in Baltimore, MD and work in Washington, DC., but my heart truly belongs to the city of Philadelphia where I spent four years.
So that leaves Athletchic. What is Athletchic? Athletchic is a personality or character style, a certain type of person. An Athletchic is a female, she is an athletic-chic, someone who is an athlete at heart but also a feminine goddess. She is smart, driven, witty, free-spirited, fashionable and most of all, she loves sports. If Athletchic Personality Disorder was added to the DSM-5, I would definitely be diagnosed. I am the girl you see standing on the soccer field in shorts and a Manny Machado t-shirt jersey, talking about the Tom Sandoval vs. Jax Taylor fight last night on Vanderpump Rules. My thoughts and questions can sit in my head no longer, so I am here to share them with you all. It won’t be perfect, it may not be in order, there even may be Kanye West-like rants, but it should be interesting. I will bring to you current events in sports, pop-culture and travel from the perspective of a small town girl living in the city. The most important part of this website will be the readers. I want to stir up a conversation. I want to hear from you. I may write specifically to you, I may interview you, I may ask you questions. Please comment and ask questions. Please answer my questions. I hope to meet you all!