Lisa Rinna Throws #RHOBH Costars Under The Bus — Says They All Think Lisa Vanderpump Is “Manipulative”

Posted on Mar 30 2016 - 8:12am by Terri L. Austin

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If you were as confused as I was over the latest Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episode, I’m glad I’m not alone. Lisa Rinna got her thong in a twist over Lisa Vanderpump. Rinna claimed that LVP lied and then tried to pit her against Kyle Richards when the ladies first discussed Yolanda Hadid’s illness. The trouble is, the conversation about Kyle and LVP being “dragged” into the drama was not caught on camera, which makes the whole thing seem insignificant and hard to understand. But Rinna is determined to break it down.

LVP did come out after me when I left her house after the Munchausen convo and she said, “Why didn’t you bring Kyle into it?” I thought that was so odd.”

I think it’s odd, too and it still makes no sense. Because later, Kyle said:

LVP went back in the house, ran upstairs and said to Kyle, “Whew, I thought Rinna was going to bring YOU into it!” Now why would LVP do that? Why would she want Kyle involved in the Munchausen convo?”

I’m just going out on a limb here, but both Kyle and LVP were sitting there when Rinna brought up the definition of Munchhausen and read it out loud. Could that be a possibility? I’m just throwing spitballs here.

And in case you were wondering how the M-word got started in the first place:

“I had a conversation with Faye Woods. Faye has colored my hair for 15 years… she has a friend that she believes has Munchausen…In her opinion, she thought Yolanda’s symptoms seemed similar. It was a conversation and just that. A conversation.”

Rinna goes further to distance herself from that topic.

“I never said Yolanda had Munchausen. I said I took part in conversation about the M word, and I felt badly about being a part of it. I then went to Yolanda and told her about the conversation and apologized. It should have ended there.”

Then she tries to…yep, you guessed it…toss some blame toward Kyle and LVP.

LVP and Kyle certainly played their part in questioning Yolanda’s illness and the motives for her Instagram posts, and I felt once I said Munchausen they both back-tracked and let me just take all the sh– for it…”

According to LVP, she brought up those sick/healthy selfies to Yolanda at Erika Girardi’s bbq. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the footage.

Anyway, Rinna wants to defend herself about a few other things, as well.

“OK, I used the word “enraged”. Big deal! I was mad, pissed off and frustrated that Yolanda was getting a pass every time she decided to not show up at an event or a dinner or some other gathering that the rest of us rearranged our lives for…”

She also explains why she pre-judged Erika.

“…Yes, I posed for Playboy twice. Yes, I have seen porn. For me, I just didn’t expect that my introduction to our newest girlfriend would be a video like the one I found online when I Googled Erika Jane. When I first saw the video “Painkillr,” I was with Harry and my teenage girls… It was shocking because it took us by surprise and, if you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I’m talking about.”

As far as I can tell, the person who’s been manipulative this season is Eileen Davidson. She’s poked and prodded Rinna into confronting LVP. Tonight, she all but called Rinna a coward.

Eileen has been pushy about me talking to LVP to her face. Maybe rightfully so, but maybe not. I have been reluctant to get on the LVP manipulation train… Until something happens directly to me, I always give that person the benefit of the doubt…”

But now Rinna has seen the light! LVP really is a manipulator, y’all. So…does that make Rinna a mindless marionette?

“Everyone from Camille, Adrienne, Taylor, Kyle, Kim, Brandi, Eileen, Erika, and Yolanda has said very strong things about LVP being manipulative. Calling her Bobby Fischer, a puppet master, that she pits people against one another, etc. We have seen it all played out here for six years, and if I were LVP, I think I would take a look at myself and ask why are all of these women saying this about me?”

I’m sorry, but does anyone else remember last season when Rinna broke a glass in anger and reached for Kim Richards’ throat across a table in Amsterdam? Hmmm. That sounds like a woman who can hold her own, no? Not some weak little lamb who blindly follows others.

So do you think LVP manipulated Rinna into brining up Yolanda’s illness on screen? Did Rinna blow her conversation with LVP out of proportion?

Now, I need to lie down on my fainting couch. I think I’m getting dizzy from the déjà vu-like conversations that tread old ground every week. How about you?

 

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  • aemish

    Wait.. so according to Rinna, LVP privately asked her why she didn’t bring Kyle into it — and later, according to Kyle, LVP privately said, ‘Whew, I thought she was going to bring you into it..’

    Seems like textbook manipulation from where I’m sittin’. ヽ(•́ . •̀)ノ

    • Bad Barbie

      And something that Lisa V has done more than once but people love her so they are blind to the fact. You know, just like that lying boyfriend that we all had once upon a time.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        I am really curious when LVP has actually manipulated? I know they accuse her but apart from the tabloids in S4 – and BG had those at her home to show everyone – I don’t know what exactly? Do you really think she “manipulates” more than anyone else on that show? They have all pulled some pretty shady sh*t for the cameras.

        • Jennymckitty

          I think LVP listens to the women go off on something then tells them to say something if they are upset. They should know that she isn’t going to say anything. Lisa R has proven that she needs no one to prompt her. She has been a loose cannon long before joining this show.

        • Bad Barbie

          She does and if you can’t see it for yourself then what I think doesn’t matter. Go back and see the season when Brandi dragged down Adrienne. Who backed her up 1000%. Everyone loved it until Brandi did the same to Lisa, then it was a problem. lol fans are hilarious.

          • EP

            So are haters

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            I have watched since S1. Of course LVP was going to back up Brandi when Brandi was the only one in that vipers nest to tell LVP that Adrienne was calling them all to set up a meeting in the Polo Lounge before the reunion and then Adrienne accused LVP of selling stories. Why wouldn’t LVP then return the favor to Brandi and have her back? Brandi turning on Adrienne and Brandi turning on LVP were two completely different situations – Brandi was not good friends with Adrienne, Adrienne did not support her and help her out when she needed it.

          • EP

            The haters are even more hilarious

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      But according to Rinna earlier on LVP was not a manipulator, Rinna also told LVP that Eileen said she was a manipulator. Rinna is not credible. If LVP was a manipulator what is the point in tearing apart Rinna and Kyle?

    • TeaLuvR

      I think Lisa questioned Rinna about bringing Kyle (and no doubt herself) into it because she didn’t want her to implicate them and was feeling her out to see if she would. That’s why she went to Kyle and said “I thought she was going to bring you into it”

      I don’t see why that doesn’t make sense. LisaV is always protective of Kyle. It just isn’t reciprical on .kyles part -even in Dubai. She basically agrees with all the ish they are saying about LisaV but says she doesn’t care. How noble of Kyle to say her friend is a liar but she loves and forgives her. Sorry but Kyles on the same train as Rinna that’s why she won’t back her up. Kyle just wants to look good all the while trashing her friend.

    • RubyT

      agreed. that’s why lvp is the master.

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    I’m relieved that I wasn’t the only person confused last night. Absolutely none of it made any sense whatsoever. I will say this… you f*ck with my Queen and you f*ck with me.

    • itsjustme

      There has been SO MUCH manufactured conversation this season. How many topics at these dinners have been brought up OUT OF NOWHERE?!? Never on ANY of the HW’s franchises have I seen such obvious fakeness as I have seen this season. I am so over this season and ready for LVP to tell all these bitches to GTH! I know she won’t because she has too much class, but I certainly would!!!

  • Bryan

    And that is why LVP is the best at this game and why she IS a favorite!

  • RonnieRIB

    This heaux….gurl please….blame LVP for everything…yall are a bunch of rich bishes who are4 pissed that as Brandi said, LVP could murder a child and still be liked more than the rest….reason…she has enough class to play the game correctly and she works her ass off, actually loves her kids, doesn’t exploit them, is charitable, and has an amazing Bev Hills home and is still married to her ONLY husband…..the dream….she is selling it and the rest are simply green with envy…she didn’t marry a suga daddy..she didn’t pose for playboy, she doesn’t fake sickness, she isn’t a wannabe. And now she has a SUPER SUCCESSFUL SPINOFF BASED ON HER STAFF AND BUSINESS.

    And she has a real British/English accent. LOL

    They are pissssssed.

    #BishesKeepTrying

    #LongLiveTheQueen (not Andy LOL).

  • Bad Barbie

    Lisa- stop being a hypocrite about Erika. I am glad that Erika gives it right back and told you that you posed twice! Bust it wide opened for the bunny.

    About Lisa V. I mean, EVERYONE on this show has encountered the same with her. Some must be true. Lisa may be all cute and why nit (in my CardiB voice) but she doesn’t fool me.zzzz She throws the rock and hides the hand.

    • Lila

      Right! I was shocked more at Rinna’s Playboy photos than Erika’s video. Did I see the PG version? I was curious so yea I checked it out. 😱 lol The pot calling the kettle…..

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    LVP did bring them up to Yolanda – Bravo posted the unseen footage weeks ago. I don’t understand what Rinna wants LVP to own exactly.
    I don’t recall Camille, Adrienne or Taylor ever calling LVP a manipulator. Kyle said it but they didn’t. They may have said that BG speaks on LVP’s behalf but they have all done that with and to each other when it suits and BG fell out with Adrienne because SHE was trying to manipulate behind the scenes to take down LVP. Erika, Eileen and Yolanda have never accused LVP of manipulation either. It’s just the one accusation they know they can keep throwing at her.

  • TartLemon

    DAMN! I wanted to jump in there with my unsophisticated hillbilly (Ozarks of Arkansas) self to defend HRH LVP. WTF do they wait until they have her trapped on the other side of the planet to pounce? COWARDS!

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      Isn’t it horrible that they wait until a gorgeous trip away to do this? What’s wrong with a phone call and meet up before leaving? It’s so transparent that Rinna and Eileen planned to hijack this trip for a storyline. Pretty sad lives they must have.

  • Lila

    Good recap Terri. Yea, I too ,was lost in that conversation. What’s up with Bravo’s editing?! The episode was 15 min longer and nothing was resolved. Well, when is it ever. Now, next week, we have to rehash One More Time , The Never Ending Story- I mean- Apology . Going to have to buy 2 bottles of wine for That episode.

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      I wondered that too…almost thought it was a double feature

      • Lila

        😁😕

      • Lila

        😕😁

    • sideof Sour Cream

      To me it will never make sense because I just can’t make myself believe that any of these people give a crap about Yolanda, or her hunchenmunchen, or her lyme-brain. It would make more sense if they were all pissed at her for skipping out on the trip, Rinna’s B-day, & leaving early for all the other functions.

      It’s all so forced.

      • Lila

        Agree

      • Lila

        You’re right. The women have to schedule these events. If you’re getting paid, show up for work like everyone else did. These dinners/ get togethers are planned ahead of time.

        • sideof Sour Cream

          Fake sick or not, YoLiar should be fired for failure to perform. She’s a TERRIBLE employee and an even worse co-worker.

  • JustSayin

    So Rinna felt so bad about having an OFF CAMERA conversation about Munchausen that she decided to bring it up ON CAMERA and thus make it the topic of the season. Makes perfect sense…

  • JustSayin

    Rinna: if I were LVP, I think i would take a look at myself and ask why are all of these women saying this about me? – Are you serious? Shouldn’t it be the other women who need to look at THEMSELVES and ask “why am I so easily manipulated?” How is it LVP’s problem that she’s surrounded by a bunch of weak willed bitches?

    I think this is very fitting (refresh)

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      So if everyone tells Rinna she is bipolar would that make it true? Yolanda, Kim and lots of Brandi’s friends would say Brandi is a nice person, that doesn’t mean she is for other people.

  • Jennymckitty

    Thanks, Terri. I was confused as well. I think a big chunk of the conversations leading up to the Muchausen talk is being left out. I believe that Kyle and the Lisa’s have discussed the never ending sickies posted by Yolanda. I believe that the three of them knew LR was going to bring up Yolanda at LVP’s house. Production knew it too….why else would they drag their cameras out to the house? I think that Rinna was elected to be the one to bring it up. She and LVP and possibly Kyle probably discussed the best way to bring in up. LVP may have suggested using the story about the hairdresser as that would satisfy production and keep Rinna’s hands clean. LR must have said something about brining the rest of them into the conversation else why would LVP ever think Kyle would be brought up. I have no doubt production is somehow involved and that is why chunks of conversation are missing and no one’s story is cohesive.

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      well said….Kyle was balling at the Gala because she was guilty of doubting Yolanda

    • MidwestMiddie

      Why would Lisa R name her hairdresser as the person who first discussed Muchausen with her, if that statement isn’t true?
      Why would Lisa VP suggest including Lisa R. hairdresser?

      None of this should have ever been a story. It is absolute nonsense.

      • Nancysue

        I was reading an article this morning about Brandi Glanville and her new love interest, and the article mentioned how lBrandi has been insulting Lisa R about her 25 year old hairstyle, and gluing wigs to her head. Next came a post of a bald Lisa R responding to the gossip saying “I am free”, I was quite surprised to see that.

        • MidwestMiddie

          Perhaps —– It is her April Fool’s Joke.
          We’ll know by next week. : )

          • Nancysue

            I thought she could have one of those skin head covers on- when you mentioned the hairdresser , I had to mention it-bet it’s an April Fools thing….

          • Nancysue

            Lisa R also mentioned she would be on QVC this morning, so I turned it on- she is on right now. The thing I notice is she is constantly fluffing up the back of her hair/ wig. I like her clothes.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      I definitely think it was intended to fully feature Yolanda’s illness this season otherwise they wouldn’t have bothered casting Erika as her friend. It’s clear it was a set up but by who I don’t know because I wonder how LVP got to hear about the Munchausens conversation Rinna had with her hairdresser.

      • Jennymckitty

        Donna

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          Who is Donna? I think after reading LVP’s blog that Rinna told Kyle and Kyle shared it with LVP.

          • Jennymckitty

            I really wasn’t having a stroke. I was on my cell phone and it kept changing Rinna to Donna. I gave up trying and guess I accidentally pressed Post. Sorry for the confusion.

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            LOL 🙂

  • Kate Kack

    The reason Lips is pissed at Yolo is because they all agreed not to film with Kim or Brandi. Get over it beeotch. And LVP is EXTREMELY MANIPULATIVE. HAVE YOU WATCHED THE SHOW???!

  • sideof Sour Cream

    The one thing I know for sure after this episode is this group NEEDS copious amounts of alcohol to be entertaining. These women are miserable, catty, busy bodies without it.

    • MidwestMiddie

      The seem the same to me with or without booze.
      : /

      • sideof Sour Cream

        🙂

      • EP

        Me too, booze, no booze, they will be getting on my nerves one way or another.

    • tapestry10

      The only one of them I’d trust is Kathy from NJ. I like her, her sister and her mother. They seem like a nice family you might meet in real life.

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    it wasn’t filmed and because both LVP and Kyle listened to the M definition they were both dragged into it…so I still don’t get what Rinna is upset about…..she started it

    • tapestry10

      Nobody gets what she’s upset about. She’s deranged. Or she’s a very unhappy HW–at home. Or both.

  • Sky

    LR’s behavior doesn’t make any sense. She is all over the place like a headless chicken.
    LVP is not a saint I’m aware of that but it’s reality show for god’s sake. Reality tv needs people like LVP who have vision and know how to execute that vision.

    • BigBrothersMother

      I read elsewhere that the real reason Rinna was upset about the Yolanda photo with BG and KR was because all the ladies had agreed not to film with them. Bravo would not allow Rinna to state that.

      • tapestry10

        Even so. Why would she make a big deal out of that? If Yolanda made a deal and broke it, what’s it to her? None of the other HWs were upset about it. I get Cynthia vibes from Lipsa. She’s got a rotten relationship with her husband and she takes it out on the other women. She sounds deranged. Who could care about the stuff she goes crazy about?

        • BigBrothersMother

          Maybe Rinna’s just really hungry?

          • tapestry10

            for what? Sorry, I didn’t see your post ’til now.

          • BigBrothersMother

            That could be why she reacts so strongly to everything. Give her a nice sandwich and she may calm down.

  • MidwestMiddie

    Watching Bravo shows these days is like taking a Class in —-
    HOW TO NOT PRODUCE REALITY CABLE SHOWS.

    • tapestry10

      Right. Bravo/Andy Cohen are the ones who deserve he condemnation. They’re the ones airing this crap. They shoot thousands and thousands of hours to get 16 hours of film. And this is the best they can come up with? Not just on this franchise, but in every franchise.

  • ChrissyPaints

    The REAL issue is what started this whole stupid season! Yolanda and her crazy advocation of Qwack Drs, Fraud therapies and scan labs! Everyone of her Instagram posts of any of them can be googled to Scam watch or doctors with some kind of suspension on their record for abusing their medical lisence! Now the woman who last stated she had 60% brain function (who knows how much brain function one has?) is watching everyone fight over who said what! Didn’t we all know as soon as taping rapped she would miraculously recover?! As she sits half way across the world on a exotic island as last nights episode aired!

    • KC

      Great post, ChrissyPaints!

  • LuxLuxLux

    “Let me set the record straight: Yes, I posed for Playboy twice. Yes, I
    have seen porn. For me, I just didn’t expect that my introduction to our
    newest girlfriend would be a video like the one I found online when I
    Googled Erika Jane. When I first saw the video “Painkillr,” I was with
    Harry and my teenage girls at our cabin in Canada. The video is
    definitely R-rated, we all blushed and it wasn’t appropriate for a
    14-year-old”

    WTF kind of excuse is this for her reaction to Erika? Um, Rinna… YOU CHOSE to google Erika before you met her & YOU CHOSE to watch her video WITH YOUR KIDS. It’s YOUR FAULT your kids saw an inappropriate music video!! This woman needs help.

    • Real housewives junkie

      Right. Who manipulated her to do that?

      • bellota

        LVP, duh, don’t you realize that when she and Ken scoped out that sex shop that that was them manipulating her and Harry into using those toys? They had no choice.

    • tapestry10

      Lipsa left out that she told the whole United States of America and the English-speaking world that she and Hamster Hamlin, the Husband, do it with a strap-on. Who manipulated her to do that?

  • Marsbars09

    Great article Terri!
    LisaR has some serious issues that she needs to address off camera. She is obsessed with the belief that LVP is a master manipulator who used her as a scapegoat.
    I think LisaR went off on Kim last year because a lot of the ladies were against Kim. No one is really banding together to claim Yonuts is lying about her illness. LisaR is only “bad ass” with back up.

  • TartLemon

    WTF must every single episode revolve around Munchie? Plus, Erika, being BFFs with Yolanda is also tight with Kim and Brandi.

  • Marsbars09

    Harry, come get your wife!
    LisaR’s appearance on RHBH has only tarnished her reputation as an actress/TV personality. I don’t know if she can ever get a reputable gig again.

    • OhSnarkyMe

      I wonder if we are seeing the real reason Harry didn’t want her on this show. He knew her crazy would show. He’s been trying to hide that chit for 19 years!

      • Marsbars09

        LOL! And he can’t unwring that bell.

      • tapestry10

        And she’s been trying to hide his. Hamster Hamlin is the guy wearing the swastika at the Halloween party. Then they go home and she straps on the strap-on. That’s what she said, anyway.

    • sideof Sour Cream

      Like a depends commercial? 😉

      • RRRobin

        There’s always Sharknado!

        • BetteDavisEyez1

          Hilarious!!

  • TartLemon

    Since Rinna never eats, doesn’t it seem the arguments/attacks she invariably starts are ALWAYS at a meal to turn attention away from her not eating?

    • LuxLuxLux

      you hit the nail on the head!

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      Oh wow!! I never thought of that. Good catch.

    • sideof Sour Cream

      That makes a lot of sense Tart! She could even be doing it subconsciously. I would love to see a recap over the past 2 seasons of how many arguments she starts at eating time.
      VERY interesting!

    • tapestry10

      interesting. I hadn’t thought of that.

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      So the next time LisaR acts out, LVP should hand her a Snicker’s Bar & tell her “You’re not you when you’re hungry!!”
      LisaR is such a busy body. She is just too annoying. To think, I actually liked both she & Eileen their first season.

    • bellota

      She very well could. I am in recovery from an eating disorder, and this is a pretty common tactic that anorexia suffers use. Well, not starting arguments but just being very talkative at meal times so you don’t have to eat and it isn’t so obvious. then by the time everyone else is done and people are clearing plates away, you can get rid of yours too without having to have more than picked at a few bites. So, it could definitely be that. I always thought Rinna just wanted to be the center of attention no matter how, but it might be a combination of both.

  • Real housewives junkie

    I’m so exhausted from these shows swirling around made up illnesses. I can’t take it. Lisa R has taken all of the oxygen out of this show. It’s obvious that LVP put her up to it. Both Kyle and LVP r the true manipulators and the rest of the women are the submissive puppets. We all know it and accept it. Its also obvious that Crazy Yo did not follow the script and now they are Mad.
    she made up an illness to keep her away from the puppets so she would get her way on telling her divorce story the she wants it.

  • KKLS30

    I guess Rinna totally forgot writing this,”The conversation of Yolanda and her health challenges came up as we have seen happen quite often these days and I took this opportunity to really open up to the girls. As we know, Lisa V. and Kyle have had numerous conversations questioning Yolanda’s health and her decisions and I felt safe among this group of friends to confide about how these same conversations were not only happening among our inner circle but in my outer circle of friends as well as with strangers. I am no doctor and I don’t claim to be a doctor, nor do I want to give anyone a diagnosis. The word Munchausen was brought to me by my friend that these girls do not personally know, and I felt this was a safe place to bring it up. There I said it. I did. I own it. I don’t feel good about it and I was very upset that I engaged in these conversations with others that are as naive as I am about Lyme Disease, but I did and I shared it with these women. I now know I need to tell Yolanda, as Eileen said, you need to talk to Yolanda about it, and I believe that to be true. So there you have it!”

    • tapestry10

      BINGO! DING DING DING! BULLSEYE!
      KKL NAILS IT!
      You go girl! (or boy) I’m guessing girl.
      Well done, KKL!!!!!!!

      • KKLS30

        Girl!

        • tapestry10

          BINGO!

  • bren

    OH Rinna….you were friends w/LVP for 20something years and you foil it for something this stupid?

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    Rinna heard the gossip…..called LVP…..who called Rinna and told her to repeat what she heard at LVP’s with Kyle…..Lisa didn’t want to be the only one holding the grenade…what about Kyle …was LVP’s question..are you dragging her in too……in other words…shut the bloody hell up and keep it to yourself