We were more or less dreading the season premiere of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, and it was hard to focus on the petty sh*t given the circumstances. After the passing of Russell Armstrong August 15th, Bravo decided to film a brief segment preceding the premiere, where Kim and Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky, Ken Todd, Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof, Paul Nassif and Camille Grammer discussed the devastating news.
Once everyone talked about what happened, it was on to stuff that just doesn’t seem important enough to bitch over. Like I said before, listening to Taylor Armstrong whine about how judgmental Lisa is didn’t capture my attention. I was entertained by Camille’s declaration of a new lease on life and sympathize with her tale of “The Tart Who Throweth Thine Hampton Shoes Out.” So far Camille’s not chapping my ass, but the season is young.
That bag of issues between Kyle and Kim reminds of us the pathetic limo scene last season, and we’d rather not relive that, thankyousomuch. However, we will take more Mauricio with a dash of Portia slapstick. That kid…too cute.
Pandora’s impending engagement was a pleasant distraction from the dismal crap we had to sit through. And what a delight to watch Jason Sabo ask Ken for his daughter’s hand. Yayyy tradition.
What is it with these people and dinner parties? And why did Paul have to sit to the side of Adrienne? It’s his house too! Camera angle, schmamra angle. Get yourself to the other head of the table, Dr. Nassif. That way we don’t have to hang there and listen to you bicker with your wife, who’s starting to get on our nerves (Adrienne-We really need you to be level-headed, now more than ever).
Moving to the incident involving Ken and Taylor, there are boatloads of differences between Brits and Americans, one of them being “feelings.” Brits don’t do emotions; Like Lisa said, “pull yourself together.” That’s all well and good, unless you’re part of reality television. Ken had no chance going up against Taylor and Kyle. The moment he slammed therapy as a tool to fix things, Ken Todd kissed his position as quirky-husband-with-a-dated-haircut farewell. And did you and Giggy really have to share a $550 glass of water? Really?
BTW-Adrienne, Kyle, Camille and Taylor totes headed to Perez Hilton’s birthday party after.