This week's episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
had a high concentration of drama, even compared to other Housewives
standards. Lisa Vanderpump's SUR restaurant opening reunited former adulterers, drug addicts and con-artists alike. Now Lisa is opening up about the the crazy evening on her Bravo blog.
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In the first uncomfortable encounter of the evening, Brandi Glanville recognized one of Lisa's waitresses as her ex-husband's former mistress Scheana (yes, that's a name), with whom he was apparently cheating on Brandi AND LeAnn Rimes at the same time. Nice guy.
"Scheana alerted me to the fact that she had been involved with Brandi's ex-husband whilst she was married to him," Lisa writes. "I didn't know the details, but I didn't have to. Although I didn't know Brandi very well, she was my guest and I wanted her to feel at ease so Scheana had to go."
But compared to the appearance of Lisa's former house guest Cedric, the "Scheana" problem was a small fish to fry.
"Cedric turned up unannounced and definitely uninvited -- the nerve of him after all this time, after what he had done to us as a family," she writes, referring to Cedric conning Lisa and Ken by living in their home for free and then trying to blackmail them. "He wasn't welcome and never will be. Endless derogatory stories have been told by him and printed in the tabloids, to which I never responded. I will not lower myself to his level and engage in a slanging match. There's no anger anymore. I have moved on. And always remember -- indifference is really the greatest insult of all."
Between needing a cocktail (or four) to recover from her confrontation with Cedric and hosting the event, Lisa had little time to notice Kim Richards' odd behavior that night, that in light of her recent stint in rehab
, might be accredited to her being intoxicated.
"I found the footage of Kim very hard to watch," Lisa writes. "I felt for Kyle [Richards] as she once more tried to relay her frustrations to her sister, how it was far more apparent to her that Kim was manifesting a happiness with this man Kyle had so much contempt for. We see clearly that Kim was behaving strangely, rambling almost incoherently, and it was a conversation that at that point seemed almost redundant. I know whatever choices Kim makes in the future she will have the support of a family who loves her."
Finally, Lisa talked about Taylor Armstrong, who, after ending her marriage, decided to bring her therapist to the party and put all of her issues on the table (literally) at Lisa's new restaurant.
"When Taylor arrived it was obvious to me that make-up was covering some bruising by her eye," says Lisa. "I felt saddened as she tried to explain the intricacies of her marriage. I disagreed that it was up to her to apologize at that moment. It's been an arduous journey that none of us could have ever predicted the tragic outcome of, and I don't know that any of us will ever understand what really transpired between them."
On a lighter note, Lisa is confident that her daughter Pandora's wedding, airing in next week's season finale, will be a positive way to end the season. Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of Bravo)