IHJZ – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Air Date Dec 16, 2010
Don’t you just love Lisa Vanderpump? She’s so adorable and her husband, what we know of him, seems to be the nicest guy on the show!
I know that she’s a smart lady but I think it is hysterical when she compares Beverly Hills to the rest of the world. As she drives her husband around town she notes how different it is driving in Europe and the United States, the main difference is that the driver’s side is on the wrong side of the car in Lisa’s home country. Lisa tells us that the open roads in California are so different from the congested roads she’s used to driving on in London. Apparently Lisa hasn’t driven in Los Angeles during rush hour. I defy her to take a ride on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago at 5pm. But just listening Lisa compare Beverly Hills to any other area of the world is really comical. Lisa, Beverly Hills is not a good example of a typical American town. Just sayin..
Lisa shares her Christian Louboutin shoes with viewers, autographed to “Pinky” by the designer these pink crystal heels with the signature red soles were just Lisa’s style, few women call pull them off but Lisa is just the women to do it.
Camille has a brilliant idea to bring together all of the players that were involved in the New York explosion just weeks earlier. Just to ensure that another firestorm ensues, she invites two of her paid friends. DeDe her “yes-woman” that agrees with everything that comes out of Camille’s mouth while putting lip gloss on that mouth is invited. She’s going to be there anyway doing Camille’s make-up, why not let her stick around for dinner. Yes, this “friend” who is paid to spend time with Camille, loves to fan the flames and agrees with whatever her mistress says, the perfect dinner guest because she can touch up Camille’s lip gloss after every sip of her monstrous cocktail.
But it wasn’t DeDe this time that stirred the pot, she may as well have been a piece of furniture for all she added to the evening. For DeDe this was a perfect evening, she got dinner and a show as well as a paycheck!
We’ll get back to the dinner party in just a minute.
Adrienne and her husband Paul are the comical couple of the show and today was no exception. Paul enters the kitchen with a bandage on his nose and we learn that their 4-year old son jumped on Paul’s face during a roughhousing session. Paul wants sympathy from Adrienne and maybe even a neck massage but Adrienne is busy making Peanut Butter sandwiches and calls him a “big baby”. Hysterical!
Camille begins to call all of the Housewives to invite them to her dinner party. Like a spider inviting flies into her web, she plans her ill-fated evening even agreeing to allow Kyle to bring a friend because she had previous plans with her friend. These plans were confirmed by a producer in his blog on BravoTV.com so those conspiracy theories were immediately quashed. Kyle did not bring her friend Faye Resnick simply to defend her against Camille. I wonder if Camille could say the same thing about her friend Allison Dubois.
Camille’s call to Lisa was pretty funny, apparently Lisa’s voice mail recording isn’t the typical, “I’m not here, leave a message”. She recorded a message making callers believe that she picked up the phone but cannot hear them and Camille fell into the trap sounding like a Sprint commercial as she repeated over and over, “can you hear me now?” (If it’s not Sprint, please don’t correct me, I don’t care that much) Camille took the joke pretty well, calling the stunt “brilliant” but it’s actually a really old gag and a bit immature even for Lisa but as it was Camille that got caught in it, I loved it. Imagine if you will, for a moment if it had been Kim that got Lisa’s message….hurts the brain, doesn’t it?
The night of Camille’s dinner party arrives and Camille is in pre-game with her two cohorts downing cocktails in the kitchen. I seem to recall Camille telling viewers more than once that she doesn’t drink yet we see her doing a lot of drinking on the show. This time Camille also shares with viewers that her friend Allison, also invited to the dinner party, likes to drink and sometimes tends to drink too much, for some reason Camille has an evil grin on her face as she describes her friend and apparent business associate. It seems as though Allison also draws a paycheck from the Grammer’s . We haven’t met a friend of Camille’s yet who doesn’t get some financial gain out of being in Camille’s company.
The ladies arrive in two limo’s greeting each other with air kisses all around. Camille introduces her two employees, her make-up artist DeDe and Allison, a medium who consults on the TV show produced by Camille’s husband Kelsey Grammer, also called Medium. Camille explains that the show was based on Allison’s life but Allison expands on that adding that she also has a “real life” and a “real job” assisting law enforcement to solve crime. I think that gig is up after tonight’s show.
Had this dinner been just the six Housewives, it may have turned out completely different but it wasn’t the guests who started throwing out zingers, it was Camille. As she studied Kyle’s friend Faye, it suddenly occurred to her that she’d seen her in Playboy and blurts that out at the dinner table. Awkward doesn’t begin to describe that moment but they seemed to get past it until Camille’s certifiable Medium Allison opens her mouth. This woman is absolutely the definition of Bat Shit Crazy and after dinner pulls out an electronic cigarette dragging on it like it was a dubie.
A self-described psychic the dinner guests were understandably curious as to what she could tell them about their loved ones who have passed away or their futures. Allison explained that she was “off the clock” and Camille warned the guests that Allison may just say something that they don’t want to hear. If only they’d have left that alone….
Lisa explains that similar to a doctor being at a dinner party, it’s only natural that people will ask questions and a limited amount of work talk is acceptable dinner conversation. Clearly this crazy psychic is not a doctor!
Lisa asks if her dead relatives are in the room but Kyle was the target of the attack when Allison inadvertently describes Camille’s life while looking at Kyle. Allison tells Kyle she’s not a “girl’s girl” and that her husband will never fulfill her adding that once the children are grown, she will have nothing in common with her husband. Allison had been drinking so possibly as Camille’s aura drifted into the nutcase’s direction, she blurted out Camille’s future at the wrong person.
Complete insanity ensues as all of the ladies are yelling at one another while the evil genius Camille has this smirk on her face that proves this is exactly what she planned for the evening. The overly strong cocktails coupled with the insane dinner guest were the formula for a riot and Camille was the hostess from hell sitting back and enjoying the show.
Somehow Kim and Taylor resurrect their previous argument when the subject of the New York battle is brought up leaving only Adrienne out of the fray.
Clearly uncomfortable and remaining quiet, Adrienne does not belong with these women at all. I can only imagine what was going through her mind as her reputation is slowly being sullied simply by being in the same room with these women. I’m sure she was wondering what the hell she was doing in that house, at that dinner table being filmed for a reality show and hoping she could just crawl under the table and escape out the back door.
Even Adrienne’s blog was sensible and she calls Camille out for allowing this to continue in her home, as one of your guests becomes out of control and attacks another. Adrienne is a class act and I have to wonder if she is sorry that she joined this cast.
I do wish that Camille had put a stop to it, because Allison’s comments to Kyle were completely counterintuitive to the purpose of Camille’s dinner. To see that the conversation continued after we left wasn’t right to me, and I later thought about what I would have done had this dinner been at my house, with one guest of mine antagonizing another. It would have been my job to redirect that conversation or end the situation.
Lisa really wasn’t involved in the argument either, she seemed to try to defuse the situation here and there commenting that people should just stop the madness, and here is an excerpt from Lisa’s blog:
That woman, the psychic (and I will refer to her as just that), seemed to revel in the devastation that surrounded her. As you have obviously witnessed, it wasn’t my argument. Adrienne and I stood by as this barrage of insults kept hurling past. Camille initiating conflict with Faye, by mentioning her Playboy spread, seemed to indicate to me that trouble was brewing. And the psychic, who was off the clock and clearly on the cocktails, just would not stop.
Look, I have tried to remain impartial and objective, but when I viewed that segment, it looked mean and vindictive, and I am mystified as to why they would take that route. The “psychic” lost all credibility to me. She couldn’t be more wrong!
All of the women, at one point or another mentioned how strong the cocktails were and that is Hosting 101 rule that you don’t purposely over serve your guests alcohol, whether they’re driving or not it is just wrong. As Camille announced prior to the party that her psychic friend/employee Allison tends to drink a bit too much, it seems as though this was all part of Camille’s plan to create chaos. When things weren’t stirred up quite enough for Camille, she slams Kyle’s friend Faye with the Playboy comment. It is pretty clear to me what Camille was up to.
Proving once again Camille is a lousy hostess, Allison continuously demanded that Camille’s guests should use their two legs to leave Camille’s home, all of the guests with the exception of the paid employees did just that. Apparently DeDe and Allison’s shift wasn’t over yet and they stayed to slam Kyle even more insinuating that her husband Mauricio was cheating on her with the nannies. Camille added that she’s “not saying the man is cheating but he LOVES women!” What a brilliant observation Camille, Mauricio isn’t gay, thanks for clearing that up.
Allison the Medium has completely ruined her career but may have a new career advertising electronic cigarettes, she did look cool with that thing, didn’t she? (Yes, Kidding!)
This was truly the dinner party from hell, it bypassed the New Jersey table flipping dinner by far, it was insane well beyond the Orange County “let’s get Gretchen naked wasted” dinner party. But New York still wins the award for the Bat Shit Crazy dinner party of the year with Scary Island and Kelly’s Breakdown (Breakthrough). You’ll have to do better than that Beverly Hills!
But when it comes to hostesses, Tamra, Teresa and Ramona don’t compare to the devious hell that Camille created, she wins that one hands down.
After the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Andy Cohen hosted Kyle Richards on Watch What Happens Live along with Denise Richards (no relation). I’m not sure what Denise Richards added to the show, I could have lived without her but I was interested to hear what Kyle had to say about the episode. Even more interesting, the hostess from hell, Camille called into the show to publically apologize to Kyle for her behavior and for her comments about her husband’s cheating that was completely unfounded.
The apology was a joke, I don’t think anyone believed it but I could see Camille completely freaking out to her paid friends about how unfair it was that this episode aired and Kyle was able to immediately appear on WWHL to tell her side of the story while Camille sat in her 7-bedroom home in Beverly Hills getting slammed on the show.
I’m sure Camille watched her advanced copy of the episode and began screaming at her assistant to get Andy Cohen on the phone! Ideally the two ladies would have appeared together eliminating the empty chair that held Denise Richards butt. That would have made for a good episode of Andy’s show but a phone call would have to suffice. Camille came across as shallow and empty with her pathetic attempt at an apology. She was specific and careful to only apologize for her comments about Kyle’s husband cheating. She didn’t apologize for her pre-planned manipulative dinner party or her horrible hostess skills. She didn’t admit that she loved the attack on Kyle or that she purposely invited Allison who becomes vicious when she drinks and then purposely fed the all of the women too much alcohol.
Note to self, never attend a dinner party held by Camille Grammer. I know the invitation is coming any day now.
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