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‘RHOBH’: It Was Wrong To Drink At Kim Richards’ Sobriety Celebration

Fri, December 7, 2012 11:37am EDT by Andy Swift 2 Comments
Courtesy of Bravo, Marisa Zanuck

In her latest blog post for, ‘RHOBH’ insider Marisa Zanuck takes the ladies to task for their ‘messed up’ behavior.

During the Dec. 3 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I started to drift off and think about how different things would be if everyone got along. Would Lisa Vanderpump and Adrienne Maloof bury the hatchet and become BFFs again? Would Taylor Armstrong throw Brandi Glanville and Adrienne a book launch party where all of the girls would come together to celebrate their individual success? As I started to ponder the possibilities, I quickly snapped out of it. This is Beverly Hills, after all, and frankly the thoughts of “Kumbaya” were starting to bore me. Reality struck in as I recalled a famous Joan Crawford quote: “You have to be self-reliant and strong to survive in this town. Otherwise, you will be destroyed.”

Ojai was definitely the calm before the storm, and I think all parties have moved past “shut the F up gate.” I love the irony and contradiction that transpires in this group; you just can’t make this stuff up. I thought Ojai was a trip that Kim Richards organized to celebrate her sobriety? I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t accept an invitation to celebrate a friend’s sobriety and then get wasted in front of her face! Think of how messed up that is! Seriously people, WTF? Who does that? In this case, it was alcohol, but does that make it OK? People struggle with all kinds of addictions, but that doesn’t mean you celebrate their sobriety by indulging — excessively, I might add — in their drug of choice RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR FACE! It was totally inappropriate to get drunk at Kim’s sobriety celebration. Period.

Don’t get me wrong, I am all for a good time, as long as it doesn’t involve a subconscious bitch slap. There were many things I could have gone without seeing in Ojai but I won’t even go there. I will say the thing I enjoyed most was watching Lisa have a good time. It was fun to see her let loose and she did so with class. Speaking of class, Yolanda Foster‘s comments about the absurdity of the girl’s behavior me laugh. Again, irony mixed with contradiction never disappoints. It is interesting to watch Yolanda find her way with the girls; she seems a bit more cautious than Brandi was last season. I like that Brandi is unpredictable, though, it makes the show fun to watch.

While this episode was all fun and games, the limo ride back to BH hinted that all does not end well. The fun times quickly faded away into the bright sunset of Ojai, as the impending drama was bursting at the seams. It’s back to business in Beverly Hills next week, so be sure to tune in, sit back and let the games begin! Oh, and don’t forget what Joan Crawford said about this town — because next week’s episode proves that not much has changed!

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— Marisa Zanuck