Jealousy, impatience, anger, annoyance: all sweet, sweet fodder for the most sensational catfights. When the women are swillin' the ol' haterade, we've got your ringside coverage. Here are the highlights from Episode 17 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, “Leis and Lies in Lanai.” Get ready to rumble!
KYLE VS. KIM
WHY: Kyle is about ready to throw her phone across the airplane, Naomi Campbell-style, as Kim tells her that she can’t find an ID and will miss the flight.
WINNER: Kyle. Granted, we’ve all found ourselves in a jam that’s made us late for something important. But when it happens every single week — as seems to happen to Kim — it gets hard to keep feeling sympathetic. Kyle does her best to remain understanding — even as Kim mentions that she lied about renewing her license — but you can tell Kyle wants to reach through the phone, grab her by the shoulders, and physically drag her to the airport.
LISA VS. BRANDI
WHY: Brandi tells Lisa and Ken that they don’t seem affectionate enough, so Brandi takes it upon herself to show Ken some affection. Also, Lisa disses Brandi’s bikini, as Lisa apparently believes bathing suits should show about as much skin as a hazmat suit.
WINNER: Brandi. Yep, we’re going with Brandi. (Don’t hate us!) Sure, Brandi’s bikini does make her seem a tad desperate for attention — not to mention that it’s a weird to put your arm around someone else’s husband (whom you barely know) — but we admire Brandi for joking around with Lisa and Ken, two people with whom she has (extremely) little in common. Plus, Lisa — for all her complaining — seems to be having fun as she criticizes Brandi. In the midst of such a tough season, we’ll take all the fun we can get!
PAUL VS. KIM
WHY: Paul gets stuck on a plane with Kim, who’s not exactly his favorite flying companion, and then he later tells Adrienne that Kim was acting strangely on the plane and spending too much time in the bathroom.
WINNER: Paul. (Looks like the “Instigators” went 3-for-3 this week, which never happens!) First of all, Paul wasn’t expecting to fly with Kim, and he probably just wanted to read a Skymall in peace. And given that we now know Kim has entered rehab, we appreciate that Paul is picking up on red flags, like Kim spending all day in the bathroom. Normally, we’re not ones to dish about people’s bathroom habits, but in this case, we might make an exception.
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