Sister Love? Kathy Hilton Coaches Kim Richards in Dr Phil’s Hot Seat

Posted on Apr 28 2015 - 12:38pm by BeachSpin

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star and resident hot mess, Kim Richards, had some backup from “the good sister” during her much talked about tell-all with Dr. Phil McGraw, set to air today. Photos recently published of the stormy interview revealed that older sis, Kathy Hilton, was present for the showdown, and Radar Online is reporting that she played a far greater role than a quiet supporting presence. 

According to an insider, Kathy was coaching Kim through the interview turned intervention, helping her to articulate her thoughts…or so they say.

“During the breaks, she would go directly to Kim’s side and coach her on how to better answer Dr. Phil’s questions,” the insider commented, referring to the 56 year old mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton.

It has been floated that Kim admitted to slipping off the wagon prior to her drunken rampage, and subsequent arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Richards was supposedly trying to sell the careening  incident as isolated, and when the dialogue heated up and Richards stormed off, it was big sis Kathy who reportedly talked her off the ledge, instigating her return.

“Kathy talked Kim down, and got her to return and finish,” the insider says. “She was definitely acting as Kim’s protector. She wanted to make sure she was being looked after.”

Protector, enabler….potato, potahto. As earlier reported, Kim was ornery when offered another stint in rehab, but recently checked herself into a Malibu facility, possibly nudged by legal and family pressures. There has been no evidence that younger sister, Kyle was present when the junkie hysteria hit the fan, appearing that she is wisely checked out at this point. So what was Kathy’s role outside of probably acting as a really BAD stylist? Was this about family secrets being protected, following a game plan, further sisterly enabling, or just a sibling there for support? What do you think?

 

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  • JrzShoreLady

    IMO Kathy was there to protect family secrets and to make sure Kim didn’t open up too much about anything, especially family. Kathy has never come across as being a caring person to Kim or Kyle on any episode of RHOBH.

    • Bad Barbie

      OR her kids

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      she seems closest to Kim……Kyle has no flaws…..remember she is perfect everything….wife…mother….

      • Ilivehereandlikeit

        lol!

        Oh, she *is* insufferable but I don’t know if that bunch considers that a flaw 😉

  • Birdie

    Kathy Hilton is trash…and the only reason she was there was to cover her behind in some way. She probably loves for Kim to stay wasted so she can’t spill the beans on what a hot mess their family was. I doubt that Kathy cares if Kim gets healthy.

    • Marsbars09

      Trailer trash with money, just like the Kartrashians.

      • Ilivehereandlikeit

        Very much, good observation Mars.

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    Kathy Hilton coaching Kim on how to answer? Hilarious! Her son was so drugged up on a plane screaming at people, he had to be detained. Her slut daughter is famous for doing porn and being awful. Yeah, thats who I want to take advice from!

    • Chloe

      Paris has long been a serious drug addict and Kathy hides and enables it. That’s why Kim adores Kathy.

      • T’s Martini Lounge

        Bet Kim gets the good stuff from her tramp niece! The entire lot of them are disgusting.

        • Chloe

          I suspect she does. The whole family is sick.

      • Marsbars09

        Paris a serious drug addict? I’ve never heard that one.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      The thing that just floors me is that these people have so much abundance and instead of using it to do something to help others or heck, even be decent businesspersons (like the Trump “kids”), they squander what was basically handed to them on a platter. The Hilton “kids” are so lucky and yet seem so ungrateful and scornful even.

      Kathy H should have been like Baltimore Mom and publicly read baby-boy Conrad the riot act for his performance on the plane he got pulled off of! lol.

      • TartLemon

        Now, now. Paris didn’t know the cocaine was in her purse. She thought it was GUM. It was reported EVERYwhere Baron Hilton changed his will to give the Family BILLIONS to charity instead of his out of control grand children.

        • Ilivehereandlikeit

          Well good, someone in that dynasty has a conscience then! They still were born into money most people will never even dream of..even if gramps gives all his to charity. BTW good for you grandpa!!! I’d do the same!!

        • Ilivehereandlikeit

          LOL, just like Kim didn’t know…fill in the blank…;-)

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    Kathy seems to favor Kim over Kyle…..why is that…..is there something we don’t know about Kyle and Kathy…..maybe Kyle was Moms favorite because she did whatever Mom told her to do…..

    • Chloe

      According to the book, the mom pitted all the sisters against each other. Kathy favors Kim because Kathy likes playing the enabler role.

      • Bad Barbie

        and probably likes to be looked as a “hero”.

      • Marsbars09

        That’s sick.

      • Ilivehereandlikeit

        None of them, the 3 sibs, are their authentic selves when it comes down to it. I know this game played by a parent having had it played on myself and my sibs 😉 It’s a control thing.

        The bottom line however, everyone is responsible for their own actions as an adult and it’s tough sometimes but you must quit blaming and look at yourself without seeking approval from family members that are not mentally/emotionally well!

        I’m not in their family so I don’t know for sure but Kyle is the youngest and sometimes the baby of the family does like their attention and that doesn’t always sit well with the oldest. Fairly or unfairly. I’ll make no bones about it, I don’t like Kyle. She, imo is as messed up in her own way as her sister. I did read the Hilton book a few years ago and it was interesting but also predictable to me as it described a classic dysfunctional family system. Roots of those dysfunctional family groups go back deep and why Kim needs to be in rehab for a long time or she’ll never overcome her demons.

  • Bad Barbie

    zzzzzzzzzzzzz Whatever. Where was Kathy when she needed to coach her own kids?

    • Marsbars09

      Thank you! I don’t know who the hell she thinks she’s fooling.

  • 900009

    According to blind revealed on CDAN Kim was terribly sexually abused as a child in the hollywood industry and her mom told her to basically buck up and deal with it..I think its true..and I think Kathy will do anything to prevent Kim from smearing the fine family name..I think Kyle is afraid of Kathy and I think Kim takes out all her bottled up rage for her mother out on Kyle since she kind of replaced big Kathy as Kim’s caretaker..

    • Lila

      Wow I never heard that . Is it just rumor? That’s horrible. I hope this family can work through this but it’s going to take more than just Kim’s rehab. Dark secrets coming to light.This whole family needs help. I think they’re all blaming eachother for things that were out of their control.

  • whose gonna do my hair!

    Her dysfunctional family system will enable Kim to her grave. Death is the only end after institutions like jail and well, rehab doesn’t work when it’s like a country club. Kim needs to be locked up with drug addicts and nut cases; she will straighten her ass up if everyone drops her on her ass.

  • Nancy Krystofik

    Wonder if Dr Phil is picking up the tab, or if she lost that deal, he wasn’t clear at the end, like he wasn’t sure she was really at rehab. Dr. Phil could help someone who can’t afford the treatment, instead of giving it to her.

    • MorningYawn

      I got the impression he was not picking up the tab because it was not the place or parameters (60 days, dual diagnosis) he chose. I don’t blame him – whatever you think of him, he has a professional rep to uphold and I don’t think he could sign his name to this ish!

  • TartLemon

    Why would Kim need coaching to tell the truth?

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Tart, I wonder if Kim even knows what the truth is at this point her brain is so damaged by alcohol?

      (That’s not defending her btw, just a question!)

      • TartLemon

        She’ll never know the truth until the coddling stops.

        • Ilivehereandlikeit

          Well I agree completely with that, but she can’t stop the enabling, the enablers have to do that. Doubt that will happen.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      I’m with you on the choice thing completely. This crap with the drama/stunts on TV is for show, and it in turn, shows that she isn’t really interested in getting better, jmo. I’ve said all along, if she’d gone underground and away from the camera, then I’d believe she was trying to get help. This is just a circus and no way is she serious addressing her addiction issues.

      Now the BH police may throw a curve ball into this….but for now, just a pathetic Kardashian-like vie for attention.

  • TartLemon

    As much as I dislike Kyle, what she did by completely backing away is the best thing that could happen for Kim. The rest of the Family needs to do it, too. If Dr Phil was truly there for Kim, he would have done the intervention OFF camera. Instead he did it for ratings and it just fed into Kim’s narcissism.

    The big time losers were her kids who were manipulated by both Kim and Dr Phil.

    • MorningYawn

      Maybe tv was the only way to get Kim to do it- feed the insatiable, life long need for fame. :/

  • RustyToddler

    Except, Kim didn’t return. That’s why there were so many commercial breaks. Just a guess.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      No, she didn’t return. Phil and crew had to go hunt her down. He knocked on door of her suite, she came out, said thanks but no thanks. Well that’s how I remember it from seeing the episode yesterday.

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