Will Kim Richards be cut from RHOBH following her drunken, belligerent arrest?

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As you’ve probably heard, Kim Richards of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel early last Thursday for being drunk and disorderly. Richards hid in the bathroom from the police and resisted arrest, cursing out the officers who came to detain her. Once she made it to the station, she remained belligerent and uncooperative and kicked an officer. As a result she was charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer. She was released from custody about eight hours later.

Richards has of course had one stint in rehab, not her first, during her history on RHOBH. She was last in rehab in early 2012. Now sources tell TMZ that producers are considering axing her from the show. Apparently her history and arrest record make her an insurance liability. They’re also urging her to go to rehab again to deal with her serious addiction issues.

Sources close to production tell us producers feel Kim’s substance abuse issues make her a liability. There are insurance issues with the show, and serious concerns that if something happens to Kim, Bravo could be on the hook for keeping her on such a contentious, demanding show.

We’re told a decision has not been made, but the alarm has been sounded and there’s serious discussion about giving Kim the ax.

Here’s where there’s a split. Some production sources says Kim’s substance abuse problem has been in full bloom all season. Several members of the cast and crew say they’ve watched Kim present a public picture of sobriety, but when the cameras are off she goes off the rails.

But other production sources tell us Kim actually did better this season in the sobriety department than she’s done in years. They also think it’s hypocritical for producers to turn their back on Kim now … they say if she was such a problem she shouldn’t have been exploited all year.

The show still has a few months before production starts back up again, so producers have some time to make their final decision.

[From TMZ]

Kim is a mess, but that makes for good television and RHOBH is all about trainwrecks, fights and wasted rich women. If they do cut her, it will be due to high insurance or the fact that she’s uninsurable, I think.

Also, TMZ has a few related articles worth mentioning. They ran a story after Kim’s arrest claiming that multiple stressors in her life led her to drink: like her ex husband suffering from cancer (she’s caring for him, apparently), her son being hospitalized, lack of money and planning her daughter’s wedding. I’ve no doubt that she may have a lot of stress in her life, but to an addict, any reason will do. She can’t drink or abuse prescription drugs period and this article comes across as a laundry list of excuses.

TMZ has a follow up claiming that some people working on RHOBH believe that Kim’s addiction issues were obvious while others thought she was doing fine. Isn’t that how it usually goes with an addict?

In light of Kim’s arrest, everyone is running this clip from RHOBH of Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson confronting Kim in Amsterdam about her sobriety. Kim turns it around and insinuates that Lisa’s husband, Harry Hamlin, is cheating. She also accuses Kyle of not having her back. (My favorite part is when Kim says that Brandi defends her more than Kyle and Brandi responds by taking a huge swig of wine.) Lisa freaks out at Kim’s accusations and throws wine at Kim and then smashes the glass on the table. Yeah, I really think Kim needs to be off RHOBH. She is a total drunken mess and she has all the hallmarks of an addict.

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  1. Kiddo says:

    Melissa Etheridge is a housewife now?

  2. Lama Bean says:

    What makes me sad about this is how obvious it is that she’s covering some serious pain. I have a feeling some seriously bad stuff has gone on in her life.

    • MrsB says:

      Me too, Lama bean. I know most people don’t like her, but I really feel for her. I hope she finds some peace in her life.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      I wonder if she was sexually abused while a child actor. This could be what Kyle has alluded to as what Kim doesn’t want her to bring up. Kim’s damage runs deep, and there is always pain underneath the cover of addiction.

      • Gazelle37 says:

        Exactly… She’s numbing out because she’s overwhelmed with and trying to cope with excruciating emotional pain. It’s a badly kept secret that she has been through quite a lot, and while it does not excuse it does make sense. She has a sweet soul but is justifiably angry, and that rage was visible a couple of times this season… Sending her strength & praying for her & her loved ones.

      • Bridget says:

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but the only source I’ve ever seen implicating sexual abuse was CDAN – which is notoriously unreliable. And if that’s the case, that’s a mighty big leap woth no evidence and plenty of reasons to explain her behavior (we are talking about an addict here).

      • Spanky says:

        There is a pretty bad blind on cdan that was just revealed about her time as a child actress…. Although I do hope it is not true

    • Tate says:

      It really is obvious that she is covering something very painful. I think it would probably be better for her if she was off the show.

    • Suzanne says:

      Then GET OFF a reality show….fix your life….and find a job that doesn’t make you the hallmark drunk/addition poster child…and surround yourself with people who support YOU…not your lifestyle.

      • GingerNYC says:

        THIS!!! And I felt badly for her until this season when I saw how vile she really is. Now I just want to never see her again.

  3. Kitten says:

    These women terrify me.

    • Izzy says:

      They just nauseate me. I’m proud to say I’ve never actually watched an episode of Real Housewives of Anywhere. It’s a point of pride for me…

      • Judyk says:

        It should be a point of pride, Izzy.

        I’m ashamed I have watched–they are terrifying–and I always feel like I need a shower after watching their trashy behavior. I’m out for the coming season.

        Feel sorry for Kim, but she needs to be off that show.

      • bondbabe says:

        I also wear that honor of never having watched any of these messes. I realize it is a form of schadenfreude for some, but all I have is apathy for these women.

      • Lady D says:

        Me too. I’ve never seen any of the housewife shows. I would rather live a life, than watch someone else live theirs.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      As well they should. They go straight for the knife in the throat.

    • kennedy says:

      I remember the episode in which Kim calls the Soap Opera lady housewife a beast and tells her to STFU. FOR NO REASON. Kim Richards is nasty and vicious. Much like her BFF Brandi who looks like she injected a couple of gallons of collagen and what not into her face. She is morphing into cat lady.

      • ava7 says:

        OMG YES! That is exactly what I thought when I watched the reunion show. BG is really starting to look like the Bride of Wildenstein! I wonder if she sees what we all see? She used to go to Dr. Lancer, not sure if she still does, but whoever is doing that to her is really irresponsible.

    • Shambles says:

      Their faces terrify me. If ever there was a case against Botox…

    • laura in LA says:

      Kim is clearly a Histrionic Personality, like so many in the RH franchise. Unfortunately, I have personal experience with these types, and sorry to say, she’ll never change.

  4. Kori says:

    She was vicious to everyone but Brandi (and Yolanda but she was a more limited presence) this year. And it was a total lie she had 3 years sobriety. She may not have been drinking until the arrest but she wasn’t sober. And when you take your dying ex’s pain meds? That’s a relapse. Saying it isn’t doesn’t make it true. And he also denied giving them to her, another claim she made but her claims were all over the place. She needs off the show and into long term rehab before something awful happens to her or an innocent bystander.

    • LAK says:

      I am genuinely flummoxed that Brandi and Kim are friends at all, genuine or fake, in this season because Kim was vicious to Brandi the first couple of seasons and merely tolerated her in the ones that followed.

      • Kori says:

        Brandi’s initial reaction to Kim’s nastiness was the most I ever liked her. Calm, rational with no retaliation or f-bombs flying. But I get why they’re friends now–enablers, they both resent Kyle and they’ve isolated themselves to the point no one else will film with them. I think Brandi is looking for a way to escape the sucking vortex of need that is Kim though. Kim will hit lower than even Brandi will so she needs to tred carefully.

      • littlestar says:

        I find their friendship extremely odd as well. It seems like it came out of nowhere.

      • Gigi says:

        I think Brandi is going where the camera is. She wants screen time and if there’s alot of focus on Kim and she’s Kim’s only “friend” she’ll benefit from it. I saw a real difference in Kim this season although not sure it was due to sobriety. In the past she’s been loopy and not all there. The assumption of course that she was using. This season (apart from a couple stand out scenes) she was vicious and seemed lucid. I don’t think anyone would have referred to her as sweet this season as they have in the past. She was pushing all her sister’s buttons at the reunion.

    • lkaye says:

      I believe the night of the party at Eileen’s house that she did more than take 1 pain pill. I have given tons of pain medicine to patients and they do not act like someone who is drunk. I could be wrong but I think she was drunk that night.

      • Jessica says:

        I also believe she drank alcohol with the pain pill, from experience. Not myself but watching someone I love fight this terrible battle. It’s exhausting from all sides.

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        I think she was mixing.

      • Kori says:

        And Brandi openly admits she mixes bentos and booze. Those 2 (K&B) are toxic. And if she took Monty’s stage 4, incurable cancer level pain meds? That’s some potent stuff.

    • GingerNYC says:

      I totally agree, and I really really hope she doesn’t drive ever!

  5. aims says:

    Every season I say to myself,no more!!! But damn it, it sucks me in! So Kim was a huge mess this year. She was acting very unstable, the tipping point was at Elien’s party when Kim and Lisa carpooled together. Kim seemed totally out of it, to the point that it was awkward. Then it really turned ugly on their Amsterdam trip. Kim made insinuating remarks that Harry was doing something, which then Lisa freaked out.

    Yes I think Kim is drinking again, because nobody acts that way unless they’re a little tipsy. We all have stress in our lives, some know how to handle it, others don’t.

  6. Chelsey says:

    I hope so. She is vile.

  7. chaine says:

    Something’s really wrong with this lady. I don’t believe for a minute Bravo will cut her from the show. The network people are salivating for something really truly horrible to happen, like her OD’ing or killing someone in a DUI, so that they can exploit it for the ratings. I haven’t watched any of these sickening housewife shows since the one woman’s husband committed suicide.

    • LAK says:

      Yep. If they couldn’t fire Taylor Armstrong for her crazy, boozy behaviour that included allegations of domestic violence and later a suicide off camera, they won’t fire Kim.

    • Susan says:

      Bravo is the same network providing an income for Guidice and Nida and who knows how many others. This is all convenient PR for next season. Bravo continually letting Kim take front and center this season says it all. They were the biggest enablers in the bunch.

    • Kori says:

      Maybe. Kim has already embroiled them in one lawsuit (over Kingsley). She could be too much of a financial liability. She was the reason that for 2.5 seasons you never saw the women driving themselves places–not after her obviously under the influence phone call to Paul and Adrienne while she was driving.

    • ava7 says:

      I think any of those things could be a liability for the show during filming time. She could easily say that (like Brandi actually did) “these women drove me to drink”. Kim became super mean once she had Brandi as her “best friend” and enabler.

  8. taterho says:

    Alcoholism is an elephant in the room we pretend isn’t there. Finally, the elephant starts breaking too many things that you can’t ignore it anymore. If you’re like me you block out all of the instances over the years and when it finally comes to a head you say to yourself “yeah I knew, I just fooled myself into thinking I didn’t know”

    I make a lot of jokes here about drinking a lot but I use it as a way to heal a lot of bad memories. Humor doesn’t fix it but it helps sometimes. I lived with an alcoholic for my entire childhood and I understand why it’s so easy to pretend there isn’t a problem. You actually start to believe the lies you’re telling yourself.
    Kim has obvious pain from her life and her past that she’s numbing with the booze and she has spun out of control. And half of those around her are pointing fingers and yelling at the elephant instead of helping. The other half have convinced themselves it’s not there.
    It doesn’t excuse her behavior but sometimes you can understand it.
    Sorry for the debby downer stuff but it just struck a chord for me.

    • Lama Bean says:

      Totally TaterHo. Well stated.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I’m sorry you went through that. It’s awful to live with, and you cope how you can.

    • Kori says:

      They’ve tried to help though. That’s why she was so vicious towards Lisa V (since season 3), Lisa R and Eileen this season and Brandi back in season 2. They’ve all seen it. Some have been more helpful than others but she literally said on the show to Lisa R ‘blah, blah, blah. Eileen lost a sister and niece to substance abuse and Lisa R a sister (and Harry Hamlin 2 brothers which led him to stop drinking) and tried to empathize with her and she was vicious. She knows she’s not sober and doesn’t want anyone bursting her bubble. BRAVO hasn’t done her any favors by editing out some really damaging footage of her over the past 4 years. Hopefully Kyle (going to Al-Anon now) and her children will get the help and support they need until Kim is ready to really commit to her sobriety. After her alcohol rehab, she still listed a half dozen strong medications she was taking. (To Paul Nassif before a procedure) She needs rehab for more than drinking.

  9. Andrea says:

    Do you think Old Harry Hamlin is cheating? (I know total aside but I felt like maybe there was some truth to it for she literally tried to throttle her!)

    • Susan says:

      How would Kim (or Brandi) know? They don’t run in the same circles and probably pick up here-say or tabloid gossip. And frankly why is it her business anyway. Second hand gossip is the worst.

  10. Susan says:

    RHOBH filming is over for the season. Casting contracts have not been issued for next season. I think more than Bravo’s concern for Kim is who would want to film with her (or follow the same vile storyline of her and Brandi). I’m sure Housewives Eileen, Lisa R, Lisa VP won’t sign up for another season wasting thier time being a punching bag to these two. And Kyle certainly cannot sign if Kim is onboard as a risk to her own family. Even the viewers were uncomfortable this season.

  11. Talie says:

    They’d cut her loose more out of fear that she might die on their watch. They already had one death on the show with Russell Armstrong and can’t afford another.

  12. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    All these cackling witches annoy me, but I do have sympathy for Kim, who seems like a lost child. Her “relationship” with her sister is dysfunctional at best and she always seems to be screaming for an intervention. These women would rather argue than honestly help one another.

    • Kori says:

      I posted above but an intervention was mentioned (God was that a major plot point) and became Kim’s nasty rallying cry. That’s when the innuendo, threats and insults came out. Eileen and Lisa R have lost 5 family members between them and reached out only to be savaged.

  13. Neelyo says:

    If she was getting ratings, they’d keep her. Look at Theresa Guidice. She’s probably negotiating her new contract now.

    • funcakes says:

      Kim is ratings gold. Andy C is going to get a least two more seasons out of this franchise. They are going to center everything around her arrest, rehabilitation and her reentering her every day life.

      Plus I’m sure the other housewives are going to be jealous of the attention therefore they will try to knock the spot light off of Kim.

  14. bellagirl says:

    CDAN has a blind reveal about Kim this past weekend. Sadly, while absolutely horrible, it’s not such a surprise. It explains so much :(

    • Bridget says:

      CDAN has said that just about every actor or actress out there has been sexually assaulted at some point. It’s a notoriously unreliable source.

      • Kori says:

        Exactly. And they always name the alleged victim and never the alleged perpetrator(s). Don’t call out the attacked, sack up and name the attacker or leave it.

  15. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    My husband was out of town this weekend, and I am ashamed to say that I watched all three parts of the RHOBH reunion. It was disgusting, needless to say. But the thing about Kim that struck me was how selfish and dumb she is. That sounds really mean, I know, and I do feel compassion for her because of her obvious troubles, but I can’t forget the dog. She had a dog, I think a pit bull or pit mix, named Kingsley. Dumb move number one. She has no business owning a pit bull. They can be very sweet, but everybody knows they need a firm leader, and Kim knows NOTHING about dogs. So Kingsley grows into a biting, snarling menace, and bites at least two people, one of which was Kyle’s daughter. The bite was so bad that the bone got infected and the daughter was in the hospital for several days, then had a drip for antibiotics for two weeks. Kim was livid that Kyle posted a picture of her daughter in her hospital room on Instagram. I guess it got the dog in trouble, although Kyle never said it was her sister’s dog. Kim claims the dog is with a trainer, but she was all weird about it, so I don’t know if she had to give the dog up, or what. But she never took ANY responsibility for what happened or expressed any concern for Kim’s daughter. In fact she said, “oh it was a little nip on the finger.” And it’s her fault the dog is now out of control, but of course she doesn’t see that either. I just came away from that disgusted with her, sorry for the dog and the daughter.

    • aims says:

      That also got me. I got why Kyle was pissed, I would have been too. I was surprised by the lack of empathy Kim showed. She dismissive, which, if I were Kyle that would make me want to jump off the couch and choke her.

    • Bridget says:

      The depths of that woman’s bitterness are just astounding. She has just become a black hole of resentment and it’s fueled by her addictions.

    • Kori says:

      And she threatened to smear her niece with the ‘real’ story. Alexia’s bite wasn’t severe at first glance but the Dr missed the fact the puncture went to the bone. Infection set in, she had 3 surgeries, an IV for 3 weeks and has apparently had to temporarily withdraw from her freshman year at college. But no it’s Kim’s ‘worst’ thing ever (that she may lose the dog) and bullshit it’s at a trainers. Andy flat out didn’t believe her and she got pissed. The dog previously mauled an 80 year old friend (who is suing Kim and the production company), bit the trainer and reportedly had 2 other bites in the last year.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Wow, I didn’t know all of that. I understand loving your dog, I really do, though part of loving it is being able to handle it. I would never get an extremely strong willed dog because I’m very laid back and I need a dog that wants to do what I say. I couldn’t handle her dog either, but at least I know it. If my dog bit people, especially a child, I would be heartbroken but I would have to find it an owner who could train it to behave. I think she’s so selfish to keep it and continue endangering people.

      • K says:

        It really bothers me what a bad owner she is. I foster dogs for a pitbull oriented recue agency that will do virtually anything to ensure a happy and healthy life for the dogs it rescues. However if a dog has become truly human aggressive there is often no option except to euthanize the dog – for the sake of the animal (anxiety and fear), the reputation of the breed, and the safety of people. It makes me sad that she was so irresponsible and selfish.

      • H says:

        I worked at a dog rescue for years and pits need an strong Alpha leader. They are not a breed for an inexperienced dog owner. If it’s true the dog bit that many people, it needs to be put down. End of story. And this coming from a person who loves all animals. Kim’s lack of empathy to her own niece’s pain is appalling and telling of her relapse.

    • Andrea says:

      The issues go far back beyond the dog—these two have serious family issues that stems over decades and can’t be resolved quickly or easily. Some people just don’t get along. I haven’t had an amicable experience with my mom steady for the past 15-20 years (i’m 34) and bet I never will.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’m sorry about your mom.

        And you’re right, their problems go way beyond the dog. I just brought it up because, even though I don’t think Kyle is perfect, it showed me how hard it would be to deal with Kim. Usually we hear their stories and it’s he said / she said, and you don’t know who’s telling the truth. In this case, I thought Kim was squarely in the wrong, and I could understand why Kim was so frustrated with her.

      • GiGi says:

        If you ever get a chance, read up on the Richards sisters & especially their mother, Big Kathy. This lady was a piece of work. It’s alleged she taught her daughters how to please men & how to land a whale. It worked, too – Kim has extremely generous alimony from her exes…

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Definitely will.

  16. MSat says:

    “Presenting a public picture of sobriety?” Um, no. Kim has not appeared sober for quite some time. Anyone who gets so angry, defensive and deflective any time the topic of sobriety is brought up is not sober. I think her sister Kyle knew it the whole entire season and was dying to say something, but for whatever reason she didn’t.

    It’s hard to have someone’s back when you know they’re full of shit and boozing it up off camera.

    • Kori says:

      Because the Only time she did she was excoriated by the public, Kim didn’t speak to her for months and the extended family was pissed at her.

  17. amp122076 says:

    What is happening with the veins in her forehead?

  18. Gg says:

    Unrelated but wasn’t the lighting at the RHOBH reunion just The Worst?!?! I mean yes they’re old and trying every trick available to stay “lifted” but very face was like a car crash on screen.

    • Jayna says:

      Kyle looked beautiful. Her skin looked amazing. I thought Lisa R’s face looked great, beautiful eyemakup. Yolanda looked great when she was there. Brandi didn’t look bad because of the lighting. Her face was so blown up with filler it looked like her features were sinking into her face and she could barely move her face. Nothing to do with lighting.

      The lighting didn’t help Kim and Lisa V, but their look that night wasn’t great anyway. Kim’s skin is bad, very wrinkly for someone her age and a ton of makeup on, and Lisa V’s hair was so unflattering and aged her and dragged her face down.

    • Andrea says:

      Kyle’s hair is dated for me, so 1975.

      • yomamamama says:

        THIS. every time i see her hair i get so distracted by how much better she would look with shoulder length hair. not to mention younger. they all age themselves with how young they try to look

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        All true, but her hair is really shiny.

  19. Kim says:

    You seem really insensitive to people who are struggling with substance and alcohol abuse, in almost every article you write. If you’ve never dealt with it maybe you should gain a little perspective before typing up such harsh judgements.

    • The Original G says:

      Yes, to this. The issue may not just be her substance abuse issues, but how it’s being portrayed by the producers. Who says it can’t be followed in a more compassionate and informative way?

  20. The Original G says:

    Gee, first they spend SEASONS using Kim’s sobriety as a story line and then they want to axe her for it? Like the rest of it is Shakespeare or something?

  21. Samtha says:

    Kim being a mess did NOT make for good television last season. RHoBH was boring and tedious to watch, because the whole thing was about her (lack of) sobriety. I don’t say that to minimize the struggle an addict has, but…a reality show is not the place for someone who’s struggling. It’s not fun to watch, and she’ll never get the help she needs as long as she’s on the show.

    • Grace says:

      I agree. I don’t find Kim’s issue with sobtriety, the housewives response to it and the shows handling of it remotely entertaining. Those ladies give me a headache.

    • HK9 says:

      I have to say that although I watched the show, I was uncomfortable at points because I was getting the impression that what Kim was going through was really serious and the fact that she was on a reality show during this time was not the best place for her to be. I think we only see the tip of the iceberg of her issues and some of these issues really shouldn’t be on TV. Kim needs to begin her healing away from the glare of the camera

  22. Ginger says:

    I can still recall the Kim that I knew growing up in Disney films. It makes me sad that she’s in pain and falling off the wagon. Despite all of her antics on the show I was rooting for her. I hope she she does go back to rehab as she clearly needs to do something.

  23. Just Me (and my Bobby McGee) says:

    Here’s the thing. I’ve watched every single season and every single episode. This show used to be my guilty pleasure. The palm trees, warm weather, and carefree California lifestyle were often a welcome visual escape from when I lived in cold winter climates in less than ideal situations. Kind of like playing a fireplace DVD in your TV when you don’t have a fireplace. It does something mentally for you.

    I digress….

    I feel like there was a big media spin after each show on the episodes, and often, people were just blindly echoing the opinion of the recapper or media article. Don’t get me started on the media stories that were sold to the tabloids all season long. Who, exactly, do you think those “family” sources were? Are these really the actions of a caring, supportive family? Selling stories to tabloids about your mentally ill sister?

    Kim may or may not have been drunk – for me that wasn’t the point. That’s been on ongoing question mark since season 1. Not new information, but it was handled behind the scenes, as it should have been. To me, the problem was using Kim’s sobriety as a storyline in the first place. Rinna said at the beginning of the Season that she would do ANYTHING to make a buck, to include wearing Depends undergarments on the Red Carpet. I think Rinna clearly illustrated that point this Season with making Kim’s sobriety her storyline.

    Personally, I didn’t see Kim as being completely viscous until they wouldn’t stop bringing up her sobriety in front of the cameras. Over and over and over again she had to defend herself to people who had no real interest in her wellbeing other than what they could glean out of it for the cameras. Over and over and over again they brought it up, even when she asked them to please stop. Whether or not she was or wasn’t, I don’t think her sobriety is for the viewers to decide – I don’t think it’s entertainment and I certainly don’t think it’s Lisa Rinna’s business. So, I understood where Kim’s anger was coming from. I’m not giving Kim a pass, because clearly she slipped, but if it wasn’t Kyle’s storyline, then it certainly shouldn’t have been Rinna’s storyline. EVER. Someone above mentioned that Kim wouldn’t know if Harry was cheating or not because she didn’t even know Lisa R like that. Ok. Well, With that thought, how would it be Lisa Rinna’s business to make Kim’s sobriety her storyline? How would she even know, other than that one instance, if Kim was sober? Is she in her house every day? Is she spending time with her? Or did she contractually ride in a limo with her one time for the sake of a reality show? This is just so wrong. To me, this feels like a deliberate attempt to destroy a person obviously in need of help. It also feels gross knowing you made money off of someone else’s mental illness.

    And since I’m getting this off my chest, I also felt like the season had a lot of hypocrisy. I felt like words and intent got twisted and no one refused to see the other side. At the reunion, they replayed the segments that were being brought up as bones of contention; and clearly, in nearly every single circumstance, this was simple miscommunication on both sides over what was heard. As simple as one person understanding one thing, and someone else hearing something else. But every stupid thing was blown out of proportion and “teams” were made. Neither side refused to hear the other. Both sides felt vindicated at the reunion, when in all actuality, BOTH sides were right because it was a misunderstanding.

    Case in point: the intervention conversation. Brandi’s intent was to deflect because as I saw it, she was trying to be loyal to her friend. “Intervention? Ok – let’s do an intervention with everyone!” Meaning: everyone could use an intervention. Clearly, they all could. But what Rinna heard was that she wanted to do an intervention with Kim. Simple stupid misunderstanding.

    I think Brandi acts like a child and inappropriately in many, many circumstances – but saying that her “slap” (which was CLEARLY a misguided/juvenile/poor attempt at reconciliation) was worse than Rinna’s rage induced glass shattering is confounding to me. Rinna was out of control. Why no one is mentioning that and brushing under the rug while bashing Brandi’s “violence” is something I don’t understand. At all. And it’s one of the biggest reasons I won’t watch this show anymore.

    Anyway, I’m rambling, but it feels good to finally say what I’ve been thinking all season. I live here in L.A. now, so I don’t need RHOBH’s palm trees or visual imagery anymore. I can walk outside and look at the palm trees in my own yard. So, I’m out. The show used to be eye candy; now it’s nothing more than garbage and not even remotely entertaining anymore. It’s nothing more than lowest common denominator, bottom of the barrel entertainment – Like watching monkeys throw fistfulls of poo at each other. And if I want monkey’s throwing poo – I can go to the Zoo for that. There are palm trees there, too.

    • Andrea says:

      I couldn’t agree more with your Rinna/Brandi comparison. A playful drunken slap, whilst inappropriate was nothing compared to Rinna going for Kim’s throat and throwing a wine glass down. Brandi I feel sorry for, she obviously has never recovered from Eddie’s infidelities.

    • Bridget says:

      A lot of what we see on RHBH is an attempt to craft a persona – and Kim was most definitely doing that. But the viciousness has always been underneath her dippy, ‘sweet’ persona (see: the crutches incident). KIm Richards wasn’t a cornered animal lashing out. She has spent seasons deflecting any issues or criticism, and have you noticed that she’s never once apologized for her crappy behavior? It’s always someone else’s fault, or someone’s previous bad behavior justifies Kim’s.

    • Angie says:

      I don’t think Lisa Rinna was trying to use Kim’s sobriety as a storyline. I think her concern for Kim was sincere and the same is true of Eileen Davidson.

      One reason I feel this way is because of Rinna’s crazy over reaction in Amsterdam and the nutty texts she sent later. I just don’t think Rinna is that calculating. She’s too emotional. Too dramatic. It’s way too easy to yank her chain. I also think if Rinna didn’t sincerely care she wouldn’t have been as upset and hurt by Kim’s vicious reaction to her. I’ve been in that position where my intentions are good and the person I want to help attacks me and it’s shocking and deeply hurtful to be that misunderstood by someone you want to help.

      But I think what you described is absolutely 100% Kim’s POV. She would not have been as vicious toward Lisa R, Lisa V, Kyle, Eileen, etc if she thought they sincerely cared about her well being. And the fact they are all on a reality show gives the situation a whole other layer of possible strategic motivations. That’s something we as viewers rarely think about but I bet the people on these shows do.

  24. Katrine says:

    The only ones that deny so hardly that they dont need help, are drug addicts