Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Exclusive Interview with Kyle Richards
On Sunday I posted my interview with Brandi Glanville. Brandi told me that the Beverly Hills housewives got together before filming the reunion and discussed a planned attack on Lisa Vanderpump. Brandi said that she refused to join them.
You can read the interview with Brandi Glanville here: http://wp.me/p1Knfy-15H
Kyle Richards adamantly denies that any meeting ever took place and after reading Brandi’s story here she sent me two private DM’s on Twitter:
KyleRichards18 Hi Lynn, I don’t usually respond to rumors but I had to address what Brandi said re planned attack on Lisa. That is 100% NOT TRUE!!
KyleRichards18 Lisa is my friend and I care about her. We have had our moments like any friends. I have to wonder why Brandi would make that up
I responded with my email address and my phone number and asked Kyle if she would talk to me about this, she called me last night as I was driving home from work. I hadn’t pre-planned any questions and had no way to take notes while driving but I found her to be open and honest, she answered all of my questions during the short conversation:
“On my children’s life, that never happened!” Kyle told me, “We would never do that to Lisa, can you imagine how hurt she would be? She’s my friend.” I asked if there was any discussion of any kind, any where before the reunion to discuss what would be said, Kyle said “No, absolutely not, no meeting ever took place, nothing like that!”
I asked Kyle if she thought watching it as objectively as she can, did she think it looked like they were all picking on Lisa?
“If you’re looking for it, then that is what you will see.” Kyle said, “when that’s what you have heard in advance, then you’re looking for it to happen but no, not really.”
Kyle went on to say, “You’re asked in-depth questions and you’re expected to answer, I’m always honest, that is one thing you should know about me, I have always been truthful and I am an honest person.”
I asked Kyle why she thought Brandi would say something like that if it wasn’t true. ”I really don’t know” Kyle told me, just as Brandi did that things were improving between the two women, “I invited her to my White Party, we were ok” Kyle also agreed with Brandi that the reunion brings out all the old arguments and re-opens all old wounds. While things had improved, the reunion forces you to hash it all out again.
Kyle talked about her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with her husband Mauricio. ”We really weren’t trying to hurt Brandi. My husband really had no choice when asked who his least favorite Housewife is, he struggled with the question for a long time, all of the other ladies are our dear friends, we all hang out together, we really are friends. Who was he going to choose?” I told Kyle that Brandi thought that Mauricio chose her because he had to choose the one his wife disliked, “No way! It had nothing to do with me, Mauricio adores Camille, Lisa, Adrienne and Taylor and what was he going to do, choose me or my sister?” Kyle said, “Of course he can’t choose my sister.” she laughed.
I asked Kyle if she thought that Adrienne was being petty by bringing up Lisa’s comments about her dog and her shoes. ”Yes! Sure! It’s all petty, we’re all mothers, we have children, sure it’s all petty but we’re asked these questions and we’re expected to answer them honestly”. Kyle told me.
Kyle went on to explain, “We live it once, then we have to re-live it again at the reunion. Then we live it a third time when the reunion airs, then the many, many rerun’s. It’s never-ending.” I asked Kyle about filming the reunion, “We started filming at around 10am and it went on for hours, it was a really long, exhausting day.”
I asked Kyle how Kim was doing, “She’s doing great, thanks for asking. We’re very proud of her.” I asked Kyle if Kim was done with her boyfriend, Ken for good. ”Yes, hopefully for good, it’s no secret that I don’t like him”. I had to agree with her in hoping Kim was finished with Ken for good!
I asked Kyle if she thought that Lisa was ever paid for a story by RadarOnLine or any other media outlet, “No, I really don’t” Kyle said. ”I’ve dealt with the press for most of my life, I am pretty knowledgable about how they operate.” (for the record RadarOnLine confirmed they’ve never paid Lisa for any story)
Kyle didn’t defend anyone else nor did she throw anyone under the bus, she spoke only for herself and didn’t pretend to speak for any of the other ladies. It wasn’t a long conversation and it was not planned in advance, when Kyle reached out to me I wasn’t sure if she would agree to talk with me but I was pleasantly surprised that she called to offer her side of the story.
I hope to get a full interview with Kyle in the future, and promise to be better prepared, there are obviously a lot of questions that I would love to ask her, this was really just Kyle’s opportunity to tell her side of the reunion story.
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In the meantime Camille had a few choice words for some Twitter followers last night a Twitter friend got the following private DM from Camille Grammer:
TheRealCamilleG “Lisa never wanted Brandi on the show. You don’t know anything.”
What prompted this? Well let’s see…
A Viewer to:
@TheRealCamilleG probably should hve discussed it privately w/Lisa instead of in front of an audience. How would u have felt if u were her?
TheRealCamilleG I understand. But I didn’t accuse her… I just stated what was said to me.
A Viewer to: @TheRealCamilleG my pt is that u need to get your facts straight,before u decide 2 validate Adriennes BS
TheRealCamilleG Do you really know all of the facts?
And that is what lead to the original private DM that Camille sent:
TheRealCAmilleG ”Lisa never wanted Brandi on the show. You don’t know anything.”
WOW, this is pretty powerful particularly since no one was talking about Brandi, they were discussing the accusation that Lisa sells stories to tabloids. Why would Camille bring up Brandi if not to turn this viewer against Lisa?
A viewer asked Camille:
@TheRealCamilleG Why dont you like Lisa?! .
@TheRealCamilleG I like all of the ladies
Is anyone else sensing that Camille doesn’t like Lisa? I sure am!
Adrienne got into the Twitter follies:
Adrienne’s “let’s move on” attempt Tweet didn’t work very well….she had dozens of responses, here are a few:
(Lisa re-tweeted that one! haha)
@AdrienneMaloof I know u were told it, but should have goneto Lisa &asked her, like u say she should have done withthe party. Before accusing.
People aren’t letting Adrienne off the hook at all! For Camille and Adrienne to say on National television that Lisa sells stories to tabloids is pretty hurtful. Worse than that was Adrienne’s response that she didn’t believe Lisa and she called Lisa a liar. Not nice! Particularly now that we know for sure that it’s not true as RadarOnLine confirmed Lisa’s side of the story. Should Adrienne apologize to Lisa publically?
AdrienneMaloof thank you for your support, I really don’t have time for their pettyness, so many more important things to worry about in the world
This kind of thing makes me crazy! Obviously the world is full of many more important things to worry about but we’re talking about THIS now and it was apparently important enough for Adrienne to go on the show, film all of this “pettyness” and rehash it at the reunion including attacking Lisa and calling her a liar then collecting a paycheck for her trouble.
When these women try to deflect with “there are more important things in the world” it really pisses me off! It’s an insult to everyone who watches the show and discusses it afterward, this “pettyness” is what your paycheck from Bravo is built on Adrienne!!!
Both Adrienne and her husband Paul then began to Tweet about their children, this is another sly attempt at deflecting from the matter at hand, I’m sure that they believe that if they mention their children, people will back off. So transparent since they have so rarely Tweeted anything about their kids … until now.
Lisa’s maintained her dignity, she responded to her daughter Pandora who AGAIN explained that she planned her own Bachelorette party:
Lisa continues to be a class act in my book!
Thank you once again to Kyle Richards for taking the time to talk with me, I do appreciate it.
Until Next Time…