‘I Don’t Know Eden’ Kim Richards Blasts Eden Sassoon For Using Her Addiction Struggles For A Storyline!

Posted on Jan 11 2017 - 8:29am by Terri L. Austin

Andy Cohen welcomed Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Kim Richards, and Lisa Edelstein, from Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce on Tuesday.

Andy started by showing a picture of Kim’s grandson, Hucksley. He was adorable in a reindeer hat.

On Tuesday night’s episode of RHOBH, Kim had to sit across the table from Lisa Rinna at her sister, Kyle’s, game night. Kim and Rinna hadn’t spoken since last year, and they still didn’t like each other. After they rehashed the past, Lisa brought up Kim‘s arrest. Lisa Vanderpump called timeout on Rinna’s behavior before Kyle finally spoke up. Kim wanted an apology from Rinna, and she finally got one. The flash poll favored Kim at 54%.

In honor of the Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce plotline this season, the ladies had to pick male athletes they would choose for their fantasy league. Ryan Lochte was out. But Lisa couldn’t decide if she liked Mark Sanchez because she didn’t know his politics.

Lisa had fond memories of working with Carrie Fisher.

Carrie was awesome. So intelligent and so on the edge, always, and so just boldly blatant about everything…in fact she would talk about herself in such a way that it felt like I was supposed to know everything she was talking about. I think she just assumed everybody did.”

On a sneak peek of RHOBH, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, and Eden Sassoon meet up for lunch on next week’s episode. Eden noted that Kim reminded her of her own sister who died from an overdose. Kyle defended Kim‘s sobriety and questioned whether Eden could possibly judge Kim from one short game night. Eden didn’t back down, but said that Kim‘s energy was heavy and sad.

Kim was taken aback by the footage.

“I haven’t seen that. Well, I don’t know Eden. Once again, there’s these people I don’t know that go talking about me.”

Andy quickly moved on to Lisa being a cheerleader for a team owned by Donald Trump. Lisa chided him for moving on from such a heavy topic so easily.

Kim continued:

“If I was struggling, everybody would know it, because I wear it very well, and I wear healthiness very well.”

Lisa thought Eden‘s intentions were good, even though she inserted herself into Kim‘s story.

Kim said:

“I’m tired of being that story to people.”

Lisa argued:

“But you also put yourself on a show like this, and that is what the story is. So, it’s an interesting dilemma.”

Andy immediately got back to the cheerleading story, wondering if Lisa had any interaction with Donald Trump.

“Yes. Mostly Ivanka, who designed our costumes. She was [young], I guess [it was] the early eighties.”

Andy corrected Lisa that the unborn Ivanka didn’t design the costumes, but rather Donald‘s first wife, Ivana.

A viewer wondered what Kim thought of Kyle‘s continued friendship with Rinna.

“Well, I think it’s up to her to choose who her friends are. It’s not really my choice to make a decision who she wants to be with.”

Kim admitted she’s great friends with Brandi Glanville, but is barely still acquainted with Yolanda Hadid, as they rarely talk.

The game of the night was Name That Turtle. Yep, they had to pick the names of random turtles. It was every bit as exciting as it sounds. Even Lisa commented that it was a “stupid game.”

Camille Grammer tweeted into the show saying:

“What’s the big deal about not wearing panties? Somebody shouldn’t have been peeping.”

So, will the women ever stop talking about #pantygate? Ever?! And whose side were you on: Kim or Rinna?

 

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  • Thomas Crane

    Camille Grammer is clueless. Erika Jayne was flapping in the breeze. PK is not a monk or made of stone. Maybe Camille should pull the same stunt around her friends’ husbands and see how well that goes.

    • Sandra Oh

      Saint Camille would give up her entire Kelsey nestegg to have her vag be the focal point of the entire RHOBH season.

      • MidwestMiddie

        LOL

    • bluebell

      I agree. Camille wouldn’t like it if she had been sitting across from her husband or boyfriend.

  • Bryan

    The big deal is when the world at large gets open faced sandwiched shots of old tired poon, especially at dinner, no one needs to see that mess

    • Sandra Oh

      LOL Love it

      • Bryan

        Thank you

  • MidwestMiddie

    Keep Kim off of the show and her storyline will finally end. Applause!

    Very telling that in the video clip for next week’s show, Kyle says she has
    no idea if her sister, Kim, is involved in ongoing therapy or treatments.
    WOW!

    • Oh Snarky Me

      That’s telling sign. When addicts are sober and attending meetings they are proud of it and will tell their family “I go to at least 3 meetings a week and I haven’t missed a meeting in X number of weeks/months/years” It’s a badge of honor. It’s not like everyone in the freaking world doesn’t know that Kim’s an addict, there is zero reason for her to hide her meetings or therapy. In her case she should be broadcasting it so people will know she’s serious about it. I think she’s still saying she’s sober solely because she isn’t drinking and she’s continuing to use drugs because it’s OK if the doctor prescribed them

      • bingo32

        No she wouldn’t and she stated before, she is keeping her sobriety off the show in future. That is an excellent idea for her.
        You are describing talking to family members not a tv audience. In many cases family members are part of the problem so why would a person trying to stay sober discuss it said family members?

    • bingo32

      That merely means Kim doesn’t share all of her life w Kyle. If I were Kim, I wouldn’t either. Don’t forget Kyle used Kim for her own storyline how many times??

  • Sandra Oh

    I feel bad for Kim and she probably needs the money but she should not be on this show. She obviously is still in denial about her addictions and problems. I must admit the theft censor tag on the dress was the highlight of the show for me and how nonchalant Kim threw off Kyle’s questioning looks. But Kim is still the brunt of the joke and that’s actually just so sad. I don’t know Eden but she looks at lot more in recovery and at peace than Kim if you are comparing recovering addicts.

    • izzie

      I agree that she should get as far away from the mean girls (Kyle included) as possible. She may want the attention, but the producers should put her needs first.

      • bingo32

        I don’t disagree w ur 1st sentence, but Bravo is a business and they make money filming women making fools of themselves (Of course it comes easier to some than others). It is not their job or problem to determine the psychological effect on a person; that is each persons’ responsibility. You have to admit one has to be a bit off, to want to do the show in first place.

    • MidwestMiddie

      BRAVO keeps bringing Kim back to the show ………….. hoping to film her next downfall.

      • BetteDavisEyez1

        This is true. It is twisted & just goes to show that Bravo doesn’t give a damn about these women.

    • bingo32

      Kim is NOT in denial and IS sober today. Eden only APPEARS more in recovery bc you don’t know her or her past. U r casting aspersions on Kim that are not only untrue but unfair.

  • izzie

    Kyle is a gem of a sister. If I were to be treated in such a way by a fringe friend, my sister would politely escort her to the door. Sad thing is, Kyle would rather kiss Rinna’s butt than support her sister.

    • wellWellwell

      The faces Kyle made when the security tag was on Kim’s dress, was a clear dig at her history. She wants to see the demise of her sister, she absolutely relishes in it. She has always been jealous of Kim’s success as a child actor. Kyle will never get over being the back burner.

      • MidwestMiddie

        TRUTH ……… Kyle will always be a footnote to Kim’s childhood success.
        Kyle is not a kind and loving sister to Kim but she wants viewers to think
        she is …………….More TRUTH!

        • wellWellwell

          Hi MM! hope you are well. We all know Kim is not recovered including that sister of hers. Kyle is a chip off the old block. Big Kathy used Kim for money, now her sister is doing it. Kim should not have returned and I’m sick of seeing this SL played over and over. I equate it to someone shooting at a bird that’s locked in a cage..just cruel!

          • bingo32

            Not true. Kim is doing very well today. She looked really good the other night. Don’t turn gossip into fact.

          • wellWellwell

            Okay, if you say so its true.

          • bingo32

            No its not me saying, it is Kim and her actions prove it.

          • donna

            Time will tell!

          • wellWellwell

            Again it’s only your opinion not a proven fact. troll on…

      • izzie

        We are in total agreement! Kim was such a successful child star and Kyle was the little sister who got through the doors Kim opened for her. To me, Kyle is one of those look-at-all-that-I-have-and-you-don’t-have. Kyle is all appearance, while Kim is a sweet, unassuming people person.

        • LeLu23

          I hope you are kidding, izzie. Kim is not a sweet, unassuming people person. Kim is a vicious, nasty, delusional junkie. jmo, of course.

          • bingo32

            Not true. And Kim is not and never was a junkie. Words have meaning.
            Personally I thought Kim was a mild drunk. I’ve seen some people get really ugly & nasty when they drink. rinna is one of them

          • donna

            Kim is a vicious drunk & junkie. Hell, she even stole Monty’s cancer pain meds & got high!

  • Ronnie

    I still remember how cruelly Kyle treated Kim on the first season of the show. There is a reason Kathy Hilton does not seem to be close to Kyle.

    • donna

      Well sometimes in order to save someone, you have to come hard & mean! Even if their feelings are hurt, they’re still alive, & here to fight another day!

      • Ronnie

        It didn’t come across to me as tough love but rather hatefulness.

        • donna

          Sometimes you have to. I had to do that with my SiS, but, it did work. Me, her husband & kids, we had to come hard strong & everything! My sister thought we were being mean. But, she kicked her habit, & she’s back to her old self!

          • Ronnie

            I respect your perspective, especially as someone who has dealt with it. I am happy you and your family were able to help your sister and that she is doing well. I hope Kim has a similarly happy ending one of these days.

          • donna

            Kim is an addict. It’s hard dealing with an addict. Always blaming the next person. And you have to understand, Kim is mean. She is extremely mean! Kyle was fed up with her! Kathy has to quit coddling her, & that’s what Kim wants. And look who she friends with, Brandi of all people! They probably go out & get drunk together. Brandi is not helping Kim, hell, Brandi wanted to Kyle in behind Kim, come on really? Kim has to want help. In the case of my sister, she was losing absolutely everything. We all turned or backs on her. And when she saw we all meant business, she straighten her act up! But my sister eventually wanted help!

          • bingo32

            U r being unfair. Kim is no different than ur sister. Kim HAS sought treatment and to date has been successful. SHe deserves a little credit here. Brandi & Kim do not go out & get drunk. Just b/c u don’t like Brandi doesn’t mean she hasn’t been a good friend 2 Kim. Kim thinks she has and I would agre..

          • JC

            I don’t know what went on in their house growing up, but if I grew up being taught by my mother to sheild, protect and enable my sister’s addiction, because she was the family’s main financial support….I’d eventually blow.

          • donna

            Unlike Kim, my sister wanted help & got it! Yeah, we did tough love with my sister, we did not coddle her one bit! When she,saw we meant business, she straighten her act up & got help.

          • donna

            You’re right, I CAN’T STAND BRANDI, There, I’ve said it! She’s a drunk, a disgusting tampon string hanging drunk!

        • bingo32

          ITA. kyle is too shallow to act out of tough love. She went at Kim viciously out of spite and anger.

          • Ronnie

            That is what I saw too. When they show unseen footage, you see Kyle tying to force Kim to film when Kim was in compromised stated. First season, she was continually hateful and being a bully to Kim.

    • erb123

      oh please. kathy hilton is not the arbitrator of who is good or bad. she is just like their horrible mother. she keeps kim close because kim is like her lap dog, she does what kahty says and kathy can control her. i’m not saying kyle is a good person or was right in season 1, but shes obviously not as close with kathy because kathy cant boss her around

      • Ronnie

        What difference does it make? My opinion is mine based on my observations as is yours.

      • bingo32

        kyle sure isn’t the epitome of a good person! LVP has to snap at rinna, ( as did others) when she attacked Kim 4 no reason. kyle could barely get any words out. She is a rotten sister to Kim.

  • italiano bambino

    She doesn’t remember probably for been high and drunk.

  • Had enough

    Andy was shady McShady with Kim last night. Omg this women needs to be off TV and try to live a quiet life…and her young daughter on TV drinking a big glass of wine …wow

    • izzie

      Do you really think that weasel Cohen cares about the women? He sees these downfalls as opportunities to promote himself and his shows. I will never understand his popularity amongst his peers and hate myself for watching his shows.

  • IamPERFECTinSOmanyWAYS

    Hey

  • Sugar in my tank

    Lawdy, I truly hope they have a funeral for the panty storyline and bury Kim along with it. Kim clearly needs money so she’s back on a show creating a storyline that no one is checking for. I have an idea, she should ask her sister Kyle for a role on the show she’s producing and spare us this “victim routine”. If Kim wasn’t a junkie “allegedly in recovery”, no one could talk about her. After all, it was her sister that outed her as a drug addict, as an intervention..Eden doesn’t have to know her well because she knows Kim drug past with her deceased sister. Kim is still friends with that trash bucket Brandi but questions others motives..Bravo, this train wreck(Kim) is unwatchable so spareth us, por favor.

    • Violet~Princess Pumpernickel

      They should’ve hired Kim to play Big Kathy. LMAO!

      • Sugar in my tank

        True..

    • bingo32

      Eden comes from her own effed up family. Her mother, sister & herself were & are alchies. So why all the attacks on Kim when she is sober and doing her best to remain that way? Y don’t u attack Eden 4 her alcoholism or rinna for Harry’s?
      Even tho you hate Brandi, she IS a good friend to Kim. That is all that should matter.

      • Sugar in my tank

        Ummmm Bingo, we are entitled to both our respective opinions. Kim is an addict who doesn’t own her sh*t. We watch the same show and IMO, she NEVER takes responsibility on camera, for ANYTHING she does. She blames everyone and everything on her addiction. I would be the first one in her corner to support her but I witnessed along with all the viewers how she attacked EVERYONE for showing concern. I don’t condemn her for her addiction, I do not like how she has ATTACKED those who addressed her failed sobriety. As for Eden, i don’t know her character because I only witnessed a couple of minutes. I did hear her say she is in recovery, we will tune in to see if it’s authentic. As for Harry, he is not a housewife and he said NOTHING to or about Kim on camera. Her attack was unwarranted. Brandi isn’t worth the typing on my tablet. I would never discuss Eden’s mother because she isn’t on the show. Lastly, all that matters to you, isn’t all that matters to me. Thank you for commenting though..

  • chacha1

    Kim’s grandson is named Hucksley Weiderhorn …. really? OMG aye yi yi
    Maybe Kim meant her Turtle is named Hucksley

    • ImFlying

      Sounds too close to Kingsley. I am sorry, I am sure the baby is very cute and sweet. Maybe they will call him Huck. That’s kind of cool.

    • Violet~Princess Pumpernickel

      IKR? That name is atrocious!

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    WTF did Rinna have to apologize about to Kim about? She merely commented on her drunkenness which we witnessed for ourselves on that fateful night (in the limo on their way to Eileen’s). But like all drunks, Kim apparently thought she was pulling off sobriety. But I digress, Andy finally get’s Kim Richards on his show (for whopping 18 mins of airtime) and she has to share the stage with that annoying EdelSteinWeiss yenta from that stupid “scripted” Bravo show. Ugh~!

    • bingo32

      B/c rinna harassed Kim endlessly over something not her business; used Kim’s personal problems for rinna’s storyline instead of using her own life & harry’s drinking problem. If I were Kim I would have drank too to put up with asshat rinna & her sidekick eileen who creates drama where there is none in order to hide her own life.
      two peas in same pod those 2.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        Harassed? Stevie Wonder could see that she was higher than a kite on the fateful ride in the limo … we all saw it. While everyone else deflected and tiptoed around Kim’s condition, Rinna had the balls to call her out. I wouldn’t call that harassment. Besides, history has proven Rinna to be right about her … and it probably helped in getting her the help she needed. I say Bravo! to Rinna; she doesn’t deserve such treatment from Kim.

  • chacha1

    Camille brings nothing to that show … how the hell is she still on ?

  • Violet~Princess Pumpernickel

    Well, since Kim has always been the pillar of honesty and good character, I’m totally buying her story. #sideeye

  • JC

    Well one thing I’ve become well aware of…Kim will never take responsibility or apologize for her past behaviors. I just don’t understand how she can blame all responsibility on her addiction but never apologize to the people who were hurt by her behavior.

    • WeCouldBeHeroes

      She never takes responsibility but I think that that is the illness – she has a disease. A disease of the mind

    • bingo32

      What do u mean? rinna was waaaaaaay out of line and owed Kim a much needed apology (as fake it was). Kim never mentioned harry nor any of the rumors floating around town for years about harry & young boys going to Beverly Hills Hotel. I dont know if true but IMO rinna was sure afraid of Kim mentioning them as her behavior in Amsterdam was deplorable & inexcusable. Moreover, rinna HARASSED Kim the whole season w/o provocation about something that was NONE OF HER BUSINESS. rinna & eileen had NO storyline except harassing Kim about her drinking.

      • JC

        Not excusing Rinna, she crossed the line w/threats of physical violence. Lets not get it twisted, when high, Kim can be nasty. Last season the car ride alone to Eileen’s for game night was scary enough. Kim was an out of control frightening 90 lbs drunkard. Kim never apologized to any of the hostesses or guests for game night behaviors. This week, Kim initiated the attack and Rinna’s reaction was below the belt. Who among us haven’t had a bad knee jerk reaction when feeling a loved one was attacked? Now the question is have you ever seen Kim apologize for her drunken rants / insults? even to Brandy when they hid her crutch (back when we actually liked Brandi)? Truthfully, if Kim was sober for the next 10 years she’d still be a self-entitled, self-involved over privileged parasite. Last year on a reality show with her daughter, we observed Kim forcing her to make a statement that would protect her image. It must have been a nightmare for her kids growing up with an addict for a mother.

  • JC

    This is mean…but I’m sick of all the angst over Kim. I’m saving it for her kids, nieces and nephews. It must have been hell growing up in a house with a selfish immature addict. Not only were Kim’s sisters taught to shield, support and protect her, but all their children were taught to do the same. Systematic enabling…