This week on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” at the invitation of Camille Grammer, the housewives travel to NYC for the premiere of La Cage Aux Folles, but first we watch Lisa and Cedric shop for flowers, something Lisa adores doing.
She writes in her blog:
We open with a visit to the flower market. I go every week, and each time is as special as the last. I create huge arrangements in Villa Blanca and Sur, and it really is so appreciated by everybody who goes there. It is a passion of mine, and my ego won’t let anybody else try to do it!
Lisa shares that Cedric would LOVE to be a housewife with a family of his own some day, but for now he’s just a perm houseguest, learning everything he can from Lisa while he’s there.
Preparing for their trip to New York, Taylor and Kyle go shopping at the House of Petro Zillia -some people use a stylist every day, Kyle uses one when she wants to feel fabulous- Kim and Adrienne go shopping at Sydney Michelle where Adrienne gets a sad call that her uncle has died and leaves suddenly. She doesn’t make the trip to NYC.
Lisa visits Kyle, who’s invited a hypnotist over to help with Kyle’s extreme fear of flying. *Kyle said this really helped calm her down!
Camille, the kids and her posse travel to NYC and re-unite with KELSEY GRAMMER, who now has 70’s sideburns. She tours their NYC pad. She thinks it’s too small for everyone, considering family, friends, nannies, kids, husband, and staff — may not be big enough. Besides, she’s still trying to decide if she’ll move in or not. KG wants to stay in NYC for now, she thinks he’s in his honeymoon stage with the play. Let’s see how he feels in a year, she says in her interview and we hear Kelsey say:
I’ve spent 13 years getting to know Camille, in a way that others just don’t, and I’m not going to pretend that, you know, 13 years of marriage is easy all the time, that would be a little ridiculous to claim that we’ve just lived in connubial bliss all these years…
In her blog: this week Camille wrote:
In the few weeks leading to this trip, Kelsey became less interested in when I would be moving to NYC to join him with the kids. The one thing he did share with me was that he was thinking he wanted to move to NYC full time. I told myself he was still in the Honeymoon Phase with his play, but truthfully I realized something was wrong. You know the uneasy feeling that never leaves, it’s there when you wake up and there when you go to bed. When I arrived in town I couldn’t wait to see him. He just wasn’t the same loving partner that had left me a few months before. It was a sad day for me. In spite of my personal disappointment I wanted my children to be happy and enjoy our time together as a family. And I still had no idea of what would be coming.
Camille meets with her mother, who lives in NJ. She’s been traveling in three different time zones and really needed to get her nails done, so called her mom to join her for a manicure. We learn that her mother found out two months ago she has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy with a good prognosis. During the manicure, Camille talks about her busy life, etc. In her blog she talks more about the scene with her mother.
The Real Husbands gathered together and pondered what their wives were doing and thought about their plans for the weekend – hookers and wild parties!
Kyle and Camille can’t seem to clear the air in regard to Camille hearing Kyle ask why anyone would be interested in her without Kelsey around, something Kyle claims she never said. While talking it over, Camille is upset when she hears Kyle use the word “insecure” when talking out their misunderstanding, as in “Don’t be insecure,” Camille insists she’s shy, but not insecure and it really bothers her. They talk and talk and seem to come to an agreement to let it go, until they get to the restaurant and Camille again brings up the fact the Kyle referred to her as insecure.
In her blog Camille writes:
When Kyle came to me to apologize for the misunderstanding in Las Vegas I was very open to the idea of forgive and forget. I had way to many other more important things on my mind. The original incident was not caught on camera. I believed that for a “she said, she said” situation, it had been blown out of proportion. When Kyle approached me I listened to her apology and tried to accept one that I felt wasn’t really there. I am the type of person who believes an apology should be sincere and from the heart. After I left the room, I just couldn’t shake the fact that she had managed to apologize and insult me in the same breath. It really hurt my feelings when she told me not to be so insecure. I am not saying that I have never had an insecure moment in my life, I, like most people, have had many. This just wasn’t one of them. After further reflection, I couldn’t go to dinner without letting her know that she hurt me. I didn’t appreciate her dig wrapped in an apology.
…And the rest is history. The situation escalated from there. I did remain composed trying to keep my comments to the situation at hand, instead of name calling and insulting. I do wish that this ridiculous incident had never started. It must seem so trivial to all of the viewers and I agree. Truly this whole situation is insignificant when compared to what was going on in my family life.
In Kyle’s blog she writes:
Once we were in New York, I just wanted to put all of this behind us and have fun. I thought by talking to Camille we could clear the air. At that point I was unaware of what she had claimed I said. I knew she had said something but not exactly what. I thought we had patched things up when we left the suite. Imagine my surprise when she came down upset again. When she said that I said, “who would be interested in you without Kelsey?” I was SHOCKED. I would NEVER say something as offensive as that. I don’t KNOW ANYONE who would! I was getting very defensive because I felt my character was being attacked. I am an honest person, and now, not only, was she saying I said something that would never come out of my mouth, but also calling me a liar. I couldn’t believe Camille could sit there like that and make such outlandish claims. I was obviously very upset. I always wear my heart on my sleeve. What you see is what you get with me.
After analyzing this over time, I feel that Camille, for whatever reason, believes people think that so SHE HEARD that. Those were definitely not my words or thoughts. I want you all to know that I do not believe Camille made this up to start problems or to be mean. I know Camille is not a bad person. However, we clearly do not see eye to eye. It really is an unfortunate situation. How I WISH the cameras were there that morning in Vegas!
Check out the RHBH Producer’s Blog about this scene!
The ladies started arriving-–and just like the little voice in my head predicted-–the smiles had disappeared. Camille was angry, and so was Kyle. I literally used every person I could to try and keep the women separated. But once I realized we couldn’t stop the eruption from happening, I remember shouting on the walkie, “Stop lighting! We need to shoot! NOW!”
Three hours of overtime later, we finished shooting one of the most intense and pivotal events of season one.
And Taylor feels she might have uttered the magic word that set Camille off:
I had never been around Camille and Kelsey together and therefore, I had no frame of reference for how she felt in relation to his celebrity status. I was suspicious of Kim’s questioning to say the least. Once we arrived in the Big Apple, I was hoping the discussion that occurred behind closed doors in my suite would be enough to put the issue to rest. But, the magic word “insecure” seemed to be our Achilles’ heel. As Camille and I were freshening up after our long flight to NYC, I told her how odd I found Kim’s questioning of me in the airport. As soon as I said Kim had asked me if she was “insecure,” things went south. Unbeknownst to me, this was the last word Camille heard from Kyle before the ladies left my room.
What I didn’t expect was what happened next! Camille hurried downstairs and I followed. When she reached Kyle, she made it clear that she did not want to be referred to as “insecure.” That was the beginning of the end for episode 5. We just couldn’t seem to get the wheels back on the bus. We were all exhausted (it was approximately 1 am) and rational communication wasn’t at the top of the list. Sitting at the table while Kyle and Camille argued was really heartbreaking.
Next week the drama continues as Kyle and Kim go at it about what was said in NYC – Kyle is upset that Kim didn’t speak up for her. Also, next time, Camille’s thankful that she has REAL friends AND LA CAGE!