'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Recap: White Lies & Hypocrisy Aplenty

Adrienne Maloof and Paul NassifI'm going to start tonight by asking the same question I asked last week after watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: What the hell is wrong with Taylor Armstrong? Tonight, in addition to trying to stir up drama wherever she goes, she called Kim Richards to tell her she couldn't make her big new nose unveiling party because she'd fallen in love in the last 48 hours and was heading off to Beaver Creek with the guy. Right then.

Okay, abrupt, but it would have been chalked up to whatever, except for one big issue -- her daughter was with Kyle Richards, and Taylor (who sounded mighty tipsy) had no clue. So here she was boarding a plane, and she had no idea where her daughter was? If that's not indicative of a problem, I don't know what is.


Previews for next week show Kim confronting Taylor and telling her she thinks she has a problem with alcohol. It will be interesting to see how that goes, but perhaps even more so to see what Kim's problem is as she appears pretty wasted herself. Can't wait to see what happens there.

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The big drama tonight, however, was saved for Kyle's annual White Party. True to tradition, it didn't disappoint in the drama department. It was right on the heels of last week's confrontation between Brandi Glanville and Adrienne Maloof -- you know that one in which Adrienne denied that she or her lawyers sent Brandi ANYTHYING.

Funny thing, it turns out they did. They didn't sue her, no, but they did send her a threatening letter. "Was she warned? Yes!" Paul said. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but did Adrienne not deny anything of that sort last week? To make matters worse, they wouldn't even acknowledge that there were any similarities between this whole thing and what happened last year when Taylor and Russell Armstrong were booted from the party because they'd sent a similar letter to Camille Grammer. Friends don't sue friends unless you're Paul and Adrienne apparently.

Kyle Richards really should have stood up for Brandi (and Taylor in a sense) and asked them to leave when they admitted that they had sent Brandi a threatening letter. But, of course, she didn't do that. It was just one big glass of hypocrisy, and she was serving it up and pretending to be baffled by the whole thing.

Ken Todd made a great suggestion that Paul and Adrienne should pay Brandi's legal bill since they sent the letter. What a nice olive branch that would be, no? That $10,000 is a mere drop in one of their solid gold buckets. Of course, they won't, but it's a nice thought. A  much nicer thought I might add than that of Adrienne's horrific spray tan that leaves a disgusting trail wherever she goes (SO glad Lisa let her know about that.). Ken also gets props for the best comment of the night, when Paul and Adrienne brought up the "Maloof Hoof" comment Lisa made and were moaning on about how it hurt their product. "That made your shoe," Ken said. Bam.

So I guess things are settled on that front, as much as they're going to get settled anyway. At least we all got a really good look at Paul and Adrienne's true colors (fake tan aside), and if rumors are right, then Adrienne won't be back next season anyway, and neither will Taylor. Good riddance I say. Now if they could just take the ever-present and always annoying Faye Resnick with them too, that would be even better. 

Do you think Kyle should have asked Paul and Adrienne to leave because of the letter they sent Brandi? Can you believe Taylor Armstrong? 


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