What. Just. Happened?!
When Lisa Rinna chose "My lips were made for talking and that's just what they'll do" as her tagline for this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she was not lying. On tonight's episode, Rinna let the damn tea spill all over the place during a trip to the beach with Eileen Davidson, sharing her true feelings about Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards and Yolanda Hadid—and it was everything. It may have just started World War Three in Beverly Hills, but holy moly, it was a sight to behold.
The minute the two put their butts in the sand, Rinna just unloaded. "I really tried to be Lisa's cheerleader, because I love her in so many ways, but she really has done some things and I want to be honest about it now because I feel like I was protecting her and I've been protecting her," she began, talking about Vanderpump. "I've kept quiet because I was hoping to protect a friendship. I do think that Lisa's been manipulative, but I think a lot of people have been manipulative. Both Lisa and Kyle talked plenty about Yolanda and whether she had Munchausen or whether she was faking it. And they sent pictures back and forth to each other, giggling. Absolutely."
And that was merely her intro. In her confessional, she straight-up pinned all the on-camera Munchausen's talk on Vanderpump. "I got a call from Vanderpump. She knew I engaged in a conversation with someone
who said 'I think Yolanda has Munchausen's," she admitted. "And Lisa encouraged me to express it, 100 percent." Suddenly, Erika Girardi's talk about Vanderpump spinning a web doesn't seem so far-fetched, does it?
"I am speechless and amazed by this," Eileen replied, staring at her friend as if she barely recognized her. From there, Rinna's verbal diarrhea took aim at Yo. "I just feel like maybe she uses that sickness to her advantage in a lot of ways. Get a lot of sympathy," she said. "You know what I think? I think there might be a bigger spiderweb, a bigger manipulation, when it comes to Yolanda. She's the only person on the planet that has gone to bed for 10 months. My gut feeling, as much as I want to love Yolanda and be her best friend, my gut says run for the f--king hills, lady. She scares the s--t out of me because I think she's more manipulative than anybody." Honestly, watching Eileen's face as she tried to comprehend the near-mental breakdown she was witnessing before her was the closest we've ever come to identifying with the soap star.
And if you didn't laugh when Rinna said "I'm having trust issue with everyone right now"and Eileen plainly replied "I can see this," then you might be broken inside.
With Eileen's near-pathological need to talk things out, you know this is just the beginning. We're heading for an all-out battle.
- What was up with Kathryn Edwards at Erika's dinner party? Her abrasive behavior is starting to grate our nerves. Telling people "I'm able to turn it around and change the argument and convince someone that's not even what they started saying" is probably not the best way to win their friendship. And screaming non-stop while a guest in their homes doesn't help. The following transcript of part of Kathryn and Erika's back-and-forth was truly bananas.
Erika: "Why are you yelling at me in my own home? Why are you being so aggressive?"
Kathryn: "Let me clarify."
E: "Do you feel bad? No."
K: "No. But there's a misunderstanding."
E: "What's the misunderstanding?"
K: "If you would listen to me, you would understand."
E: "OK, go ahead."
K: "You're losing this argument right now. You are."
- More shirtless Donnie Edwards, please and thank you. Homeboy was looking fiiiiine when he came out of that dressing room.
- What is a health advocate and why does Yolanda's make her lattes?
- "I just don't know what to say at this point. You're all f--king crazy." It's as if Rinna was seeing into her own damn future when she said that at Erika's.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.