TAYLOR VS. YOLANDA AND DAVID INSTIGATOR: Yolanda Foster WHY: She resents Taylor Armstrong for making insulting comments about Brandi Glanville at her dinner party. WINNER: Yolanda. Sure, Yolanda’s comment about a drunk woman being “ugly” was harsh. But we get her frustration toward Taylor for causing a scene at the dinner party, since there was really no reason for Taylor to bring up her issues with Brandi. And when a Grammy-winning musician offers to perform for you, it seems a tad selfish to be offended that you can’t sing along. This isn’t a campfire, Taylor.
LISA AND KEN VS. ADRIENNE AND PAUL INSTIGATOR: No one actively prevents the tension, but Paul is the most hot-headed. WHY: Paul is still steamed about Lisa’s reunion comments, and he uses profanity toKyle Richards when he feels snubbed by Lisa Vanderpump at the party. WINNER: Both Lisa and Adrienne Maloof. It’s interesting that the wives manage to stay calm while the husbands need a chill pill. And it’s now clear that these tensions aren’t going away, but we admire both Lisa and Adrienne for keeping things from escalating at Yolanda’s. Plus, Adrienne gets extra credit for being the one to call Lisa and schedule a sit-down. We’re not sure how much it will accomplish, but it’s a (fancy footwear-adorned) step in the right direction.
BRANDI VS. TAYLOR INSTIGATOR: It’s safe to say Taylor, since Brandi wasn’t in the episode! WHY: Taylor calls Brandi her “nemesis” and tells complete strangers about Brandi’s “slept with everyone” comment. WINNER: Brandi. We get that Brandi’s bawdy humor isn’t for everyone, but this now marks the second party where Taylor has gone out of her way to mention Brandi’s joke — and this time it’s to people who don’t even know Brandi! Plus, Taylor’s comment about 16,000 men is really taking things too far. Taylor has recently said that she regrets her behavior at Yolanda’s, and we appreciate that, although we do understand why she has regrets.