Brandi Glanville, star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” is on the defense. In this week’s Bravo blog she misplaces blame on the other ladies and addresses the issue of coming between two sisters. But first, Brandi begins with her thoughts on addiction.
“I’ll throw this out first, because it’s what comes to mind first after seeing this episode. Addiction is not a negative label, and it’s not an insult. It’s being used by some people to label others in a negative light, which I find distasteful and shameful.”
Thanks for sharing, Brandi. Could somebody please get Brandi’s ladder so that she can climb down her high horse? Brandi’s blog continues with her thoughts on Kyle’s party.
“Everyone is still gossiping about Kyle’s manufactured drama at the gay mixer, and Kim and myself are at the center of Kyle’s manufactured drama. We begin just as we did at the beginning of the party: Kyle is running from person to person with her tales. Then the hens start cackling, and the pearl clutching continues. Don’t they have anything else to do or gossip about, other than Kim and I?”
You know, I know, we all know this is a reality show. Having said that, Brandi does accept some responsibility, sort of.
“OK, you guys saw the party. You know I didn’t attack anyone. I ordered one glass of wine, and I was as composed as possible for a very long time. But after being confronted, attacked, insulted, screamed at, cursed out over and over and then seeing Kim treated badly, I lost my temper and came on stronger than I’d have liked to get Kyle to back down.”
Her thoughts for Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rhinna couldn’t be more direct than if they were in a soap opera script. She wants the ladies to “just stay out of this.”
To Eileen, Brandi says:
“You don’t know Kim, and you don’t know me. You don’t even know Kyle. Surely with that Daytime Emmy and the Burbank Film Festival, you can find something to talk about every week besides me. Seriously. Anything. Or maybe, just maybe, I’m the most exciting thing in your life.”
Brandi addresses Lisa Rinna:
“Yep, we also saw Lisa R. being VERY concerned with labeling people she doesn’t know with the very strong word, “addiction.” This seems like a pastime for her. She has no understanding of the definition of “enabler,” either. But she knows it has negative connotations and it’s dramatic, so she uses it frequently and irresponsibly…last I heard, they didn’t give out those degrees or doctorates on Melrose Place.”
Is Brandi this year’s Angry-spice? As for coming between two sisters, Brandi had this to say.
“There seems to be a lot of talk of coming between sisters, so I’ll address this briefly. Kim asked me to be involved in her life. I’m her friend. It’s a privilege. I respect her privacy. I love her. That’s my choice and my business. I get a lot of joy and laughter from being Kim’s friend. She is kind, giving, and a very funny lady.” Brandi continued, “The fact is, and I can promise you, lots of people all over the world have sisters AND brothers, and they still have friends, best friends, spouses, dogs, and even houseplants. I find the idea that I can’t be Kim’s best friend because she has a sister ridiculous.”
Or is it, ridiculous sister? In closing, Brandi spoke about sharing her life with us.
“I wish you could see the majority of my life, which is being a mom, running my life, my house, my career, and various business ventures. I have no nanny, no secretary, I travel weekly, I work out, I cook, I do homework, I date, I laugh, I clean, I write books, magazine articles, blogs, and even tweets. I even color my own hair when I don’t have time to get it done.”
Am I a bitch for saying that we noticed Yes? Okay. (NOTE TO EDITOR: please remove this sentence.)
“I drive to and from school, soccer, baseball, doctors, dentists, I’m a friend, aunt, sister, a mother, and a daughter. I am BUSY. So busy I don’t know what city I’ll be sleeping in some days. My phone and emails never stop. I’m very lucky to have the energy, good health, and opportunity to work and support my boys, because they are my life.”
The show drama must be getting to Brandi, in a recent interview with In Touch Weekly she revealed that she is considering quitting the show, and she already has her replacement in mind!
“I’m not sure how much longer I have on that show. Maybe it’s not for me anymore.”
Brandi, who joined the cast in 2011, hasn’t made confirmed leaving yet, however, if she does quit, she has a surprising replacement in mind: LeAnn Rimes!
“She could be good at it,” Brandi says of the 32-year-old who married her ex-hubby, Eddie Cibrian. “Maybe it’ll be her next thing.”
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