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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 9 Recap: That Was Weird

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has seen better days. The most recent season has struggled to move along at a brisk pace because there's been a little too much of the ladies sitting around. 

Seriously, it's like the budget's been slashed and the ladies are being told to stay in one location for longer. If the producers want to tighten the show's budget, they should probably think of letting go of some of the longest-serving cast members. 

When The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 9 got underway, we picked up with the ladies at Teddi Mellencamp's beach house, and boy, it was one boring get-together. 

While the rager was anything but that, the ladies all seemed to get on well. It was odd but different. Erika was MIA because she had some horrible period pains, and decided she would have a better sleep at a local hotel. 

This gave the other ladies a platform to talk smack about her. The common consensus seemed to be that it was "weird" she couldn't just stay in the beach house and weather the storm. 

Erika Girardi/Jayne

When Erika showed up the next morning, it was like all of the women were on edge because they knew one of them was going to reveal all about the girl squad dragging Erika the night before. 

Teddi then decided it was time for the ladies to work out. Erika and Dorit decided against it. The only plausible reason for Dorit to steer clear of the exercise regime was that she was going to tell all to Erika. 

Boy, she did not hold back. Could you imagine how much worse this season could have been without Dorit's loose lips? I mean, it would be duller than The Real Housewives of Miami, and that was dull. 

Camille Grammer is Angry

When Erika decided to have it out with the ladies, Camille went straight for Dorit. She knew Dorit was awful because she called her the c-word a few weeks back.

Erika was most mad at Kyle because she felt like they were really good friends before that crazy night. It quickly became clear that Dorit brought it up because of the sparring she did with Erika over pantygate. 

Still, it's difficult to agree with Dorit at the best of times because of her blatant snobbery towards the other housewives. The more likely reason for all of this drama is that Dorit wanted to secure her contract for the next season. 

Teddi Jo Mellencamp Loves to Sweat

The good thing about the fight was that it allowed the ladies to hash out their differences before they made their way to New York for some Fashion Week fun. 

The ladies split up to do their own thing, but Dorit wasted no time in getting Lisa Rinna up to speed about what she's missed. Yes, she totally stirred the pot once again. 

This time, however, she went after Lisa Vanderpump for everything that happened when Lisa left the restaurant. This is going to be interesting. Rinna is not going to keep her mouth shut. 

L to the VP

What did you think of all the drama?

Are you over it?

Hit the comments!

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 8 Recap: Petty Mess

Dorit Kemsley is not a great singer. 

That much was revealed when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 8 got underway. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Cast

PK was still talking about his big birthday bash and confirmed that Boy George thought she was a terrible singer. 

Surprisingly, Dorit did not seem to care about what her husband was saying and continued with her day. 

If you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online, you will likely recall Dorit throwing a party and performing with Boy George as a gift to PK. 

You would think PK would have been nicer about the whole thing because his wife went above and beyond to make his day special. 

Dorit and Paul Kemsley Photo

Dorit met up with Kyle Richard and Lisa Vanderpump, and they got talking about the lawsuit against Ken Todd. 

Lisa was quick to point out that that the lawsuit had been dropped, and all seemed right in the world. 

Then, Dorit let Kyle know she was mad that she got involved in everything that happened with Teddi. Dorit later claimed Lisa Vanderpump did not love Kyle the way Kyle loved her. 

It was an awkward scene, and Lisa was not impressed and subsequently made her exit from the situation because she was angry at the way things went down. 

L to the VP

Lisa dished in a confessional that she was upset at the way her supposed friends took no interest in the lawsuit being dropped. They are supposed to be her friends. 

Dorit then told Kyle that Vanderpump had told her things about her childhood, and Kyle was not amused because she felt like Vanderpump had betrayed her. 

There are reasons for keeping things on the down low from close friends, and it seemed bizarre that Kyle would turn on her friend that way. 

Later, Dorit, Kyle, Vanderpump and Erika Jayne made their way to Teddi's beach house to have a little break from the outside world. 

Kyle Richards Heads To Her Beverly Hills Store

Lisa was quick to bring up the whole lunch date that went awry. Dorit and Kyle countered that Lisa was only mad because the attention wasn't on her. 

“If Dorit was sitting there crying, would you have gotten up and left?” Kyle asked Lisa as the argument intensified. 

“I don’t know,” Vanderpump admitted. 

It's random that these two were even arguing in the first place, but at least they put their feuding aside before the night was over. 

Something tells us Dorit will continue to stir the pot. She didn't mix it nearly enough at the beach house because it's not like we got another argument between her and Teddi. 

Kyle Richards Waves to the Photogs

Maybe that's being saved for an upcoming episode, but the show needs some drama. You know times are tough when even Kyle and Lisa V are getting into petty arguments. 

It's like the producers are trying everything to inject some life back into the show. The cast could be doing with a refresh, and that's not to say Teddi should go. 

Teddi is the most down-to-earth housewife in the history of the series and does not seem to be as excited about wealth as her fellow cast members. 

Nothing is happening on the show anymore that's worth talking about. Not even Lisa Vanderpump's witty one-liners can save it at this stage. 

Maybe Brandi Glanville should re-join the cast, and we would have a show worth watching again. 

What do you think of the latest drama? Does the cast need to be revamped?

Hit the comments. 

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 7 Recap: Birthday Fever

Dorit Kemsley's feud with Teddi Mellencamp looks like one for the ages. 

When The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 7 got underway, Dorit was busy showing off the luxury yacht she was using as the venue for PK's 50th birthday party. 

Boy George, Dorit Kemsley

Lisa Vanderpump seemed shocked by the news that Dorit was performing with Boy George at the event. Maybe it's because if you're name-dropping, you should use an A-list celebrity. 

Boy George is busy doing the reality TV circuit because, well, his career has not been in good shape for quite some time now. 

In another part of town, Teddi was still mad about what happened the last time she was in the presence of Dorit. Dorit was mad about being served wine in a champagne flute. 

L to the VP

“I mentioned about the glass because I do pay attention to those things,” Dorit complained to Vanderpump.

“I’m finding her to be a little bit tightly wound,” said about Teddi. 

Teddi was given an invite to the event, and she met up with the likes of Camille Grammer, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Mauricio and the two Lisas. 

PK, who has made a name for himself for calling out the rest of the housewives and implying they are all deluded, seemed ecstatic about the whole thing. 

Erika Girardi/Jayne

He even showed his humanity and burst into tears. That's when Dorit disappeared to get ready for her big performance with Boy George. 

Erika was the one who helped out with the performance, and you could tell Dorit was thankful. 

“Her support is the only thing that is getting me through,” Dorit confessed to the camera with a grin. 

“It takes a lot of balls to perform at your husband’s party,” Erika said of her friend. “Bravo.”

The performance was decent, and the friends and family seemed to lap it up. 

Who doesn't love a bit of free entertainment at a party? Dorit's vocals were probably better than Boy George's and that's saying something. 

Teddi Jo Mellencamp Loves to Sweat

Later, Dorit wanted to get to the root cause of all the drama with Teddi, so she pulled her aside and Teddi was not ready to deal with all of the drama. 

"I don’t give a f—k about the glass,” Teddi snapped at her enemy and giving the most condescending look in the history of the franchise. 

"You are psycho. You’re psycho, honestly!” Dorit screamed back, clearly irate that Teddi did not want to entertain the thought that maybe she was in the wrong. 

Teddi was taken aback but decided to try and let bygones be bygones and asked Dorit to put it all behind them. 

Teddi Jo Mellencamp

“I’m not going to get over it if you keep acting like a psycho bitch,” Dorit said with a stern look.

Yeah, like we said, a feud for the ages!

What did you think of all the drama?

Are you on Team Teddi or Team Dorit?

Hit the comments below. 

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 6 Recap: Wham, Glam, Thank You Ma’am

Teddi Mellencamp was done putting up with Dorit Kemsley's lies on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 6, and she set out to make her feelings known. 

When the episode kicked off, Teddi was throwing a spa day for the ladies as a thank you for the girls bringing her Las Vegas for her birthday. 

Teddi was quick to get to the point and asked Dorit to arrive an hour early because she wanted to have a chat with her. In the biggest surprise of the season, Dorit showed up on time. 

Did hell freeze over? Nope, but Dorit looked smug as hell that she managed to show up on time. The ladies went around in circles as they debated about which time they were meant to meet. 

It was tiring and petty, but things got exciting when they said the other was talking smack to the other cast members. In the end, they agreed to drop it, but that's not to say they were friends. 

Teddi Jo Mellencamp Loves to Sweat

In all honesty, their feud seems like one for the ages, and we still have a lot of episodes left to witness them duke it out. 

When Camille Grammer arrived, Dorit felt like it was a good idea to kill two birds with one stone, and apologized for calling her a "stupid c--t."

Camille wanted to let Dorit stew for a little and told her another shocking comment Dorit said that night. 

“Camille, I want you to be a Godfather and put on a strap-on,” Camille recalled with a look of disgust. 

Camille Grammer is Angry

While the two women put the past behind them, Camille took to her confessional to say that Dorit is not her type of woman and that she has no idea whether she could be friends with her. 

This seems like another feud, and we're loving every minute of it. The franchise is dull without feuds so keep 'em coming. 

Remember the big revelation that there was a lawsuit against Ken Todd for assault? Well, we finally got some much-needed insight into it. 

The suit is from their former dog rescue partner, and the woman claimed that Ken got physical with her during a confrontation about the business. 

L to the VP

As expected, Lisa denied the whole thing, and she seemed dead set on proving her husband's innocence during the difficult time. 

Lisa dished all about it to her best pal, Kyle Richards, but the two ladies also chatted about whether Lisa Rinna should be put on blast for bringing it up. 

If you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online, you will already know that Rinna brought the lawsuit up at a recent dinner party. 

Vanderpump has been against Rinna in the past for the way she does things. 

Ultimately, she decided to let Rinna off the hook because it was all over the media. 

Lisa Rinna at Fashion Week in NY

What do you think of all the latest drama?

Sound off below. 

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 5 Recap: Unfashionably Late

it looks like Teddi Jo Mellencamp is starting to have a whole lot in common with the other women. 

The reason?

They all seem to hate Dorit. 

Kyle Richards Cries

When The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 5 got underway, Dorit was talking about bringing her failed swimwear line back to the masses. 

She seemed very excited about it, but this also came at the expense of a date for drinks with Teddi. Teddi was mad and aired her thoughts about it to Kyle Richards. 

However, Dorit had already filled Kyle in about what happened, and it made Teddi look desperate to cause some drama. 

Kyle Richards Heads To Her Beverly Hills Store

After that, Kyle met up with Dorit and Kyle confirmed she was ready to sell two more TV shows. 

“I’m going to cheer you on like your own mother would,” Dorit said with a smile. 

Kyle burst into tears when she heard that and started going into detail about the fact that her family and her were not on the best terms. 

Teddi continued to bash Dorit when she met up with Kyle and Camille Grammer. Camille was only too happy to continue the bashing of Dorit because of what she called her. 

"Six minutes late? Was she drinking then too?” To the camera, Camille called Dorit a “bottomless pit of bulls—t.”

Camille Grammer is Angry

Dorit was still mad because she wanted to make a good impression on her new boyfriend, and rightfully so. Camille admitted she was "embarrassed" and "humiliated" when Dorit said the word. 

“I do think she tends to talk too much and drink too much,” Camille said before concluding that Dorit was “desperate for attention.”

While the great debate was going down, Lisa Vanderpump admitted to Dorit that maybe she was the one in the wrong and should own her s--t. 

“Sometimes people don’t have the same sense of humor as you,” Vanderpump said with a smile. 

L to the VP

The big shocker to close the episode was Lisa Rinna telling Camille, Teddi, and Kyle that Ken Todd was accused of an alleged assault. 

That was quite the twist, and the women did not seem to believe it, but it seems like we'll be getting some more details on the matter next week. 

What will Lisa Vanderpump have to say about Lisa Rinna telling the women about it? 

Will she oust Rinna from the group once again, or will she shut the rumors down?

Hit the comments below. 

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 4 Recap: Lights Out

The days of being friendly are over. 

When The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 4 got underway, the ladies met up for some fine dining, but Lisa Rinna was out of the country supporting her daughters who were modeling. 

As expected, the dinner date paved the way for a good old bitching session about Lisa R and Teddi was not impressed. Teddi wanted to know if Lisa R knew the ladies talked smack about her. 

Dorit said that Rinna "suspected it." That was enough for Teddi to rule Dorit two-faced and complained that it would only be a matter of time before one of the women turned on her. 

Maybe Teddi has never watched the show, but she should know that backstabbing is just par for the course on these Bravo shows. 

L to the VP

Later, Lisa Vanderpump was given a brand new role as editor-in-chief of Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine, and this allowed her to use it as a vehicle to show off all of her products. 

She had aspirations of Dorit modeling on the magazine, but Dorit was not aware that her glam team would not be allowed to help out. 

Dorit went overboard and claimed that the artist hurt her eye, among other things. It was downright ludicrous, but it was typical of Dorit. 

In the end, Dorit claimed to hate the pictures from the event, and Lisa looked mortified at having to work with her. 

While this was going down, Erika Girardi made her way to Tokyo to have fun with Rinna and her daughters who were modeling for Samantha Thayasa handbags. 

Erika Girardi/Jayne

In a bizarre scene, Erika and Rinna had lunch while looking at the girls on a billboard above. Yes, they are that famous in Tokyo, and Rinna felt they needed to work super hard to stay in the spotlight. 

The ladies got talking about Dorit and Rinna declared that the days of her bickering with Dorit were over. She did not want anything to do with it any longer. 

This was music to Erika's ears because she wanted Rinna to go grow up for so long, and it appears that she has turned over a new leaf. 

Either that, or she knew she was the villain, and it came with a bad reputation. Thus, she wanted to change it all up. 

Lisa Rinna at a Gala

When they met for dinner with Amelia and Delilah, one of the daughters admitted something shocking:

“I’m not going to lie, but your sex book taught me how to give head,” the teenager reported. Yes, we were totally shocked.

The final event of the episode centered around a dinner party thrown by Kyle Richards. But things took a hilarious turn when the power went out. 

This meant Dorit got more time to complain and this time it was about the lack of ventilation. Dorit got progressively drunker and turned to Camille and uttered the following words:

“Camille, you’re a stupid c—t.”

Camille Grammer is Angry

This was not a great time for Camille because her boyfriend had just joined the group and she wanted her friends to make a good impression on him. 

“Dorit, everyone’s entitled to act stupid once in a while, but you really abuse the privilege,” Camille said to the camera.

“I care about what David thinks because if I’m associated with a ranting, crazed drunk woman, it makes me look bad.”

And it looks like another feud is in the books!

What did you think of this episode? Hit the comments below. 

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 3 Recap: Bad Guys

We think it's fair to say that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has seen better days, and the cast members are phoning it in at this stage for the paycheck. 

When The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 3 got underway, Dorit Kemsley was in debriefing mode with her husband, PK, about what happened in Las Vegas. 

Lisa Rinna's Big Speech

Dorit admitted that she bonded with Erika during the trip. She did the impossible: She managed to penetrate the shield of ice Erika has held in front of her heart since she first appeared on the show. 

While that may have been a win for Dorit, she stopped short of dishing all the goodies about her reunion with Lisa Rinna. Maybe she knew PK would not approve.

If you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online, you will already know that PK has been less than enthusiastic about Lisa Rinna in the past. 

Lisa Rinna at Fashion Week in NY

Maybe it's because Lisa Rinna is one of those people that can see through his tough-guy attitude and knows a giant d-bag when she sees one. 

Elsewhere, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave made her first big mistake as a regular cast member: She went behind two of the other housewives' backs and met up with the pariah that is Lisa Rinna for some lunch. 

Maybe Teddi realized that the pathway to more screen time is mingling with the one who has nobody else around to steal the limelight. 

The good thing about the lunch date was that it allowed more of Teddi's personality to shine on through. Through her first two appearances on the show, she seemed more like a parent on The CW's reboot of that popular Fox show from the 90s. 

Teddi Jo Mellencamp Loves to Sweat

Her acting was as wooden as the performances of the people who played the parents on that show, and we're not even sure she should be acting given that this is reality TV!

Later, good old Lisa Vanderpump rounded up Dorit's friends and family for some drinks and food to celebrate the eve of Dorit's birthday dinner. 

It's bizarre that they're going out drinking for the night before the party, but it's nice to see how the other 1% live. Dorit's son, Jagger was the main attraction because he pretty much said what Dorit had been saying about Erika. 

While Erika was glad to have a child along, the kid yelled "bad guy" at her during the dinner, and Dorit looked like she wanted to hit up her plastic surgeon and get a brand new appearance so that she never had to meet Erika again. 

Erika Girardi/Jayne

“My son’s very into bad guys and superheroes,” Dorit said to the camera. Yeah, we're not buying what you're selling, dearie. 

As if things were not awkward enough, Lisa Rinna decided to make a speech. These two are barely friends, so it was hilarious that she thought a speech was in order. 

“We are in a really nice place, so thank you and happy birthday to you,” Rinna said.

While all seemed good between the ladies, the fireworks kicked off once again after Teddi and Edwin were invited to dine at Dorit's home. 

It was a double-date and Dorit was cooking. We were just glad Lisa Rinna was not in attendance because there's no telling what PK and Dorit would do to take her down. 

Dorit and Paul Kemsley Photo

PK wasted no time in telling Teddi and Edwin all about the drama with Lisa Rinna. 

“He thinks Lisa Rinna is schizophrenic,” Dorit said.

“She’s one person one minute and then another person another minute. She’s rage and regret – rage and regret,” Dorit said.

Teddi was unimpressed, but kept her composure for dinner, and turned to the camera to dish out her two cents. 

“I’m confused. You just had this big moment where you’ve forgiven each other,” Teddi said. “And now you’re at a dinner, talking about it again. That’s not forgiveness, in my opinion.”

Teddi Jo Mellencamp

Now, all we need is Teddi to go to Lisa with those loose lips and reveal everything that happened during the dinner party. That way, we'll have a real party. 

What did you think of all the drama?

Hit the comments below!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 2 Recap: Diva Las Vegas

On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 2, Teddi Jo Mellencamp learned the hard way that not all of her cast members were going to be welcoming her into the group with open arms. 

We get it, it's difficult being joining a new clique of friends, but Teddi's nerves are getting the best of her, and she's not exactly showing herself in the best light thus far. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

When the ladies wanted to gamble, she did not seem impressed by it, and it certainly makes one wonder why she agreed to join the show if she was not prepared to take part in all the activities. 

Maybe she's been living under a rock, or she just needed a quick buck and signed up without a second thought, but we're not seeing the real Teddi, and it seems like it's going to take time for that to shine on through. 

The sad thing is, viewers make decisions early on about new cast additions, and Teddi runs the risk falling into the sidelines. You know something's wrong when Adrienne Maloof returned for two scenes and had a more prominent presence than Teddi. 

The ladies were still in Las Vegas, and it became apparent that Erika is always going to be a tough cookie to crumble. Her icy demeanor has landed her in hot water with the ladies in the past. 

Erika Girardi for Bravo

For the most part, she changed things up and reacted well to Lisa Vanderpump telling her that friendship is a two-way street, but she was not that nice to Teddi in the closing moments of the episode. 

Teddi was trying to find out some information about Erika because she wanted to get to know her, but in true Erika fashion, she iced her out and treated her like crap. 

This did pave the way for Erika to drop a stunning revelation on the ladies: She met her father for the first time when she was 18 years old. 

“It was like meeting a stranger. I shook his hand,” she said, and the others quickly speculated that it could be the cause of her not letting people into her life. 

“I don’t have this relationship, but I have a lot of other fabulous relationships,” Erika said to the camera.

Elsewhere, Dorit and Lisa Rinna finally had it out over all the comments they made about one another. It was a very one-sided debate, and Rinna was in the hot seat. 

Dorit and Paul Kemsley Photo

Dorit denied that PK made several comments about Rinna, and said that it was all Rinna's doing. Thankfully, Bravo was on tap with flashbacks of PK saying all of the horrid stuff about the soap star. 

Rinna ultimately had to be the bigger person and take all the blame. 

“I don’t want to feel like I am in danger,” Dorit said at the start of the slow Ferris wheel ride. “Your words and your actions are so low that they can really affect people’s lives.”

Ultimately, the warring women put the past behind them and decided it was time to stop fighting. 

But then Kyle Richards had to ruin all of it by telling Lisa R about Harry telling her that Kim needed to be kicked out of the group for good. 

Lisa Rinna at Fashion Week in NY

Lisa already knew about it, and the ladies shrugged it off. Could this be the season of the women playing nice with one another?

The show is at its best when they are fighting, so we hope not!

What did you think of the developments?

Sound off below. 

Meghan King Edmonds Covers Latina Magazine, Hears It From Critics

Meghan King Edmonds stars on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

And we say this with no disrespect nor any judgment of any kind, really, but...

... it may very well be the whitest show on television.

Meghan King Edmonds on Instagram

Each week, this Bravo series just pits one spoiled rich white woman against each other, as one First World Problem after another is discussed and dissected in nauseating detail.

Doesn't mean the program isn't entertaining.

It's just... very white.

This likely explains the outcry by some on the Internet in response to Edmonds being featured on the latest cover of Latina Magazine.

The reality star, who is pregnant with her second child, at least seems to recognize that she isn't the typical main subject of this particular publication.

First, she shared the following image on Instagram:

Meghan King Edmonds on Latina Magazine

Then, she included the following caption along with it.

"I’m so proud and honored to be on the cover of @latinamagazine1 and represent @glamarella_jewelry!" wrote the cable network personality, adding:

"I loved doing this shoot right after I found out I was pregnant! No, I’m not Latina but I was asked to be on the cover and talk about my life and #RHOC in the cover story so I guess I’m blessed to be an honorary Latina this month!

"(By the way, big shout out to my husband for my engagement ring that got a front and center shot!)"

Ah yes, an "honorary Latina."

It's safe to say this cover shoot and this phrase didn't sit well with readers of the magazine.

“Dressed up the nice white lady to look like a Latina for Latina magazine because?" wrote one dissatisfied Internet user.

"This is the same as black facing only for Latinas now! What a fail."

Not exactly, of course. It would maybe the same if Edmonds' skin was darkened or she was wearing a sombrero or something.

But general point still taken.

Meghan King Edmonds holds Aspen

Other critics laid into Latina for putting "white privilege" on display, while another person chimed in with:

“This is beyond disappointing and such a slap in the face to the ENTIRE community. Shame on you!”

This magazine does consistently feature prominent Latinas such as Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez, Paulina Rubio, Jessica Alba, Shakira, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Christina Aguilera, Naya Rivera, America Ferrera and even Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The November 2015 issue featured girl group Fifth Harmony, whose three out of five members are Latinas, marking the first time two non-Latinas were featured on the cover of the magazine.

So this was a trend that started a couple years ago.

What do you think of this supposed scandal?

Do the haters have a point?

Or should everyone be okay with Latina diversifying its cover subjects a bit?

Edmonds and her co-stars - including Vicki Gunvalson, Kelly Dodd, Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Lydia McLaughlin, and Peggy Sulahian - will return for Season 13 some time next year.

Will you be tuning in?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 1 Recap: Stronger Than Ever

Over the last few years, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has gotten a bit long in the tooth. The arguments have revolved around the silliest of things, and it's been a chore to watch. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 1 was all about fresh starts, and it appeared that all of the women were intent on moving on from the convoluted drama. That's not to say the developments were all that exciting. 

There was a new housewife. Her name is Teddi Mellencamp, and she seemed a little subdued in all of her scenes. Maybe she had the jitters because these were her first days of filming, but it looks like all she wants to do is chant that she may have money, but she does not act as though she was born into it. 

While that may be a good thing to do, she came across as very unlikable, and that's not a good first impression to get from one of the newer additions to the cast. Time will tell whether she can emerge with some storylines that will change things up for her. 

The ladies were all building towards a birthday event in Las Vegas, but that meant Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley were all going to need to be in the same vicinity, and that's not happened in a long time. 

Lisa Rinna at a Gala

If you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online, you will know that they have been against each other in the past, so it was always going to be a tough move. 

Lisa Vanderpump invited Teddi along in one of the most contrived scenes of the series to date. Would it be out of the realm of possibility that the producers only added her to the cast because it was her birthday and it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce her on the Vegas trip? 

Dorit was apprehensive about going along on the trip because of everything that transpired between the ladies. PK, surprisingly, managed to keep his mouth shut about the women. 

His mouth got him in a lot of trouble during the most recent reunion, so we can't blame him. The first meeting between Erika and Dorit in the departure lounge of the airport was a complete and utter dud. 

Lisa Rinna at Fashion Week in NY

The promos implied they were going to be icy as hell to one another, but they were actually very close. Did they not get the memo that they are supposed to create a whole lot of drama for the viewers?

Lisa Rinna was nowhere to be seen, and everyone thought the was a no-show. This was music to Dorit's ears who did not want her around. Her smile quickly turned to anguish when Lisa Rinna announced she would be joining them later that day. 

Also strange: Camille Grammer was back hanging around with the ladies and even accompanied them to Las Vegas. Who would have thought she would ever return to hang around with the ladies?

It all seems a little too convenient, but the drama failed to pick up in Las Vegas and the episode closed with Lisa Rinna walking in the room and Dorit looking like she wanted to jump through the window to make a quick getaway. 

Dorit and Paul Kemsley Photo

The only remotely interesting thing was that Kyle admitted Harry Hamlin told her she had to get Kim away from the group of ladies after throwing the gift at Lisa Rinna during the reunion show. 

The episode was not that great. There needs to be some more new cast members, and some of the others need to make way for them. The show is running on fumes at this stage, and that's not a good way to start the season. 

No amount of high fashion is going to save it. These women have simply run their course, and unless they find a way to right the ship, there's a possibility the series could cease to exist in the next few years. 

What did you think of the opener? Are you tired of these ladies?

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