Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
“Reunion – Part 1” – S6E21
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It seems as though most of the ladies have fizzled out or ran out of things to put on repeat. Eileen and Kathryn are the only ones to blog this week and it’s the same story, different day. I stay confused as to how Rinna can claim she was the one that brought Munchausen out, but somehow it was LVP’s fault? I grow tired. Stars grows tired. Mr. Stars grows even more tired. We all need a nap. And cake. Cake makes everything better. My twins are turning 18 this Sunday and my biggest concern is: How will I handle having 2 birthday cakes in my house. My second concern: I hate red velvet and my daughter better not want it!
“Our Honesty Has Made Us Targets”
Eileen will be playing the role of “Victim #1” today. She is actually quite good at it, but 20+ years as a soap actress has helped.
I’m deeply sorry for the pain that Yolanda endured during the first part of the reunion. Clearly she did not understand that her illness had become its own storyline to such an extent. I was disgusted and saddened and felt nothing but empathy for her as I watched her try to figure out what to believe. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: That chick is one strong woman. I have nothing but mad respect for her.
Wow. You feel oh so sorry for Yolanda (AKA Victim #2), but you never missed an opportunity to gossip about her. Give yourself a pat on the back.
There’s something else I must address. Neither Lisa R. nor I have anything to gain by calling out Lisa V. It’s not like we get a bonus check from Bravo or a new BMW with a bow around it. No one throws us a pizza party. Nobody hands us a bunch of balloons. In fact, it makes our lives harder. Our honesty has made us targets for the hate and vitriol unleashed by Lisa V., her husband and her die-hard followers. So, I ask you all, with nothing to gain, and possibly our future on the show to lose, why would we do it?
First, you had a lot to gain from calling out LVP: screen time. You both went after the most popular housewife on the franchise and didn’t think there would be any backlash? You really are living in Pine Valley (or whatever fictional soap opera city you live in).
Where have all the other women who had issues with Lisa V. gone? Oh yeah, they aren’t on the show anymore! The exception being Kyle, who tows the line of being honest without alienating Lisa V. so much it must be exhausting. And Yolanda, of course, and her relationship with Lisa V. is less than amicable. There’s always been a tense, weird energy between the two of them, and now I understand why.
Well, Bravo obviously likes LVP the best. When LVP decides she doesn’t wanna play with someone anymore, that person becomes kinda boring. Did LVP have them executed mafia style? Did they know how to play the game when signing up? Well, yes, everyone after season 1 knew exactly what they signed up for.
It all goes back to motivation. Lisa R. has nothing to gain by saying that Lisa V. said, “Well there goes the f—ing storyline,” after Yolanda left Lisa R.’s birthday. Nothing. Lisa R. has admitted everything she’s done this season. She was open about being the one who brought up Munchausen. She admitted to Yolanda that she was saying things about her, her illness and her friendships with Brandi and Kim behind her back. Let’s not forget how the Munchausen conversation started, either. Lisa R. said she “engaged in a conversation” and she felt guilty about it. She fessed up. Forget who may or may not have encouraged her to talk about it, she said it because she felt guilty. Then, she even fessed up to Yolanda about it, too!
Admitting that you did something shitty doesn’t change the fact that YOU DID something shitty! I also think she exaggerates situations for the dramatic effect.
No one can claim Lisa R. is not an open book. No one can claim that she doesn’t own up to her words, even when she regrets them. It’s just her nature.
And by this standard she is no better than Eddie Cibrian’s Ex-wife. Awesome. Bye Felicia.
Conversely, Lisa V. has denied any involvement with anything over and over again. She continues to refuse to admit the truth, despite it being made very clear in Dubai that she HAD tried to drum up drama by pitting Kyle and Lisa R. against each other. She said when we had dinner at Malibu Cafe that she never called Lisa R., but Lisa R. has the phone records to prove otherwise. Lisa V. called her many times to influence Lisa R.’s position. Yet she refuses to admit to any wrongdoing and refuses to stop vilifying the people who are merely pointing out things about her that she doesn’t want to admit.
I don’t think LVP had to “pit” Kyle against Rinna. Rinna was horrible to Kim and gave Kyle 100 reasons to hate her. I was shocked early on in the season when Kyle was polite to her. Maybe she thought Rinna and Harry were in the market for a new home and didn’t want Mauricio to miss a good commission. As for the 10 phone calls, were these calls all in one day? One week? One month? My mom calls me 4 times a day and 3 of those calls is to say she forgot why she called. Didn’t Rinna think to record all those calls? This is not her Rookie Season and she should know better.
“I Believe The Onus Lies With Rinna”
Oh Kathryn is so deluded. She seems somewhat excited about a reunion with these beotches. Poor gal. At least she’s pretty.
First being the talk of Yolanda and David splitting. I just want to say I’m very supportive and quite empathetic to Yolanda with regard to this. She has had more than her fair share of things to deal with, and divorce is very difficult. I have no doubt that she will come out of it stronger, but it takes time.
Did Kathryn really ever have any one-on-one time with Yolanda this season? They met at the Andrea Bocelli dinner, but I don’t recall anything else. She’s so lucky.
Not all divorces end bitterly. Some marriages end because you lost each other and/or the connection to each other while going through tough times… The love for each other doesn’t end, you just can’t find your way back, and you know that it’s better for you both to move on. I heard Yolanda speak of David with respect, and more importantly, with respect of their relationship…let’s let it go with that. In my humble opinion, that’s the most important thing to maintain in a divorce…it’s important to remember that once upon a time it was the most important thing, and even though you’re not there anymore, you can be grateful for what it once was. I wish both Yolanda and David those feelings.
I’m sure her level of “respect” for David has a lot to do with a possibly alimony settlement.
With regard to Faye R…(sigh)…I’m really so over and done with this topic, just about as much, if not more, than I am with the Munchausen topic. I spoke my peace to Faye, and I felt like I did the right thing when we met at Kyle’s back in August. I didn’t know what to expect from Faye. I had heard that she could be tough and unpleasant, so I was prepared for that. When Faye basically said that she didn’t want to go there, I respected her feelings. She made a blanket apology and I felt, watching the show, that it was a bit dismissive after the fact.
I think Kyle was wrong in trying to tell Kathryn how she should be feeling. Faye did something wrong and never apologized for it (I wonder if Eileen can judge if the apology at the BBQ was sincere or not). It’s similar to how Dorinda on RHNY is trying to sell John to her castmates. Kyle is trying to sell Faye to her’s and no one is buying what she is selling.
I have no agenda in trying to make Faye feel bad. I didn’t bring up the OJ stuff. Kyle asked me if I knew Faye at District the first time I met her. All the ladies talked about my previous marriage and gossiped about it…what did they think was going to happen? Please. There was much that could have been said, and as I stated on the reunion, I took the high road, and I don’t regret it. My marriage and divorce were both emotional times for me…I respect what it was, and I won’t ever give that power to anyone else to define it.
If Faye “feels” badly, it’s because she might have a teeny tiny case of the guilts. This is healthy. NORMAL people feel guilty for things they have done wrong.
With regard to me being a bully…LOL! I’m no bully, I am the anti-bully, and my husband knows this more than anyone. I’m the person who will stand up for someone who can’t or won’t defend themselves, because I really dislike unfairness.
I’m wondering if Kathryn’s lack of hearing contributed to her tone that made her come off as harsh and perhaps mistook her as a bully. Her tone after she got her hearing “aid” (and I know it’s not a traditional hearing aid) her approach with all the ladies was much calmer and less aggressive.
Don’t get me wrong…I love to joke with people, and I like to think I have a good sense of humor. I can dish it out, and I can take it. I run with a lot of thick-skinned people and we tease each other but as soon as I sense someone feels hurt or doesn’t see the humor in something, I feel terrible. That being said, as I have stated before…I don’t think for one second that Lisa R. has an eating disorder. Lord knows if she did, it sure wouldn’t be something that I would ever kid about. I didn’t know the history of the topic at the time, but I do now.
On both occasions, it was wrong! I don’t think it is ever funny to tease someone about their size or eating habits. Be cool. Don’t be all uncool. Addressing someone’s alleged eating disorder at a dinner party falls in the “uncool” category.
Finally, on to the Munchausen-gate. I feel as though Yolanda’s illness should have never been the subject of conversations. I didn’t like it from the moment I heard the word Munchausen, nor the discussions about Yolanda’s Instagram posts. I didn’t like the subject of her appearance being judged as to a motivation. All of it felt below the belt, and I didn’t want to be a part of it.
But staying on the fringe doesn’t give you a story line. Not so sure we will see Kathryn back on the couch next year.
As far as everything else goes, I was shocked. I thought it was a cruel joke for a second.
Whenever I get nervous and don’t know what to say or do, I cover my face and try to hide. Thankfully I had the pillow.
Kyle hides behind napkins and Kathryn uses pillows. I say, use whatever works for you!
The accusation that Lisa R. made about the “storyline” was something I was hearing for the first time. It was shocking, and I couldn’t begin to make heads nor tails of it. Yolanda is clearly sick and this subject can’t be fodder for a story. I really don’t want to believe this. I don’t blame Yolanda for being upset. How could she not feel hurt? To make light of something that she just stated is the biggest contributing factor in her divorce…as a storyline? Not good.
Interesting though that Yolanda didn’t get upset until Rinna threw out that particular dagger AND ran from the couch with her little puppet following closely behind.
The Munchausen comment, no matter who said it, should have never been repeated. Bottom line is this: Lisa R. shouldn’t have spoke of it to anyone. I don’t care if the Pope asked her to repeat it, she shouldn’t have…I know she regrets it, she has said so several times. I will also say this…at this stage of the game, for me, as I have stated all along, I believe that the onus lies with Rinna. She can’t, in the 24th hour, try to pin this one on anyone else, regardless of what happened…and I have no clue as to what went down.
This continues to confuse me. Rinna announces loud and with strong conviction that she was the one that brought the Munchausen topic to the table. She “owns” it, yet at every chance she can get, she tries to say LVP made me do it. Either you did it or you didn’t; you can’t have it both ways!