Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Beverly Hills Friends of the Housewives Dana Wilkey & Brandi Glanville

When she first appeared on RHOBH I did not realize Dana Wilkey was an addition to the cast. Brandi Glanville I knew had been added to the cast, but I thought she was added as a fully empowered Housewife. But, on the Bravo TV Real Housewives of Beverly Hills website, Dana & Brandi are simply "Friends of the Housewives."

I liked Brandi right from the start of seeing her. Which quickly had me wondering what was Eddie Cibrian thinking when he cheated on Brandi, the mother of his kids, with LeeAnn Rimes, then leaving Brandi, divorcing and marrying Rimes?

Now, if Eddie Cibrian had had the misfortune to have somehow found himself maritally bound to Dana Wilkey, I would fully understand doing all the cheating he wanted to, let alone leaving her for LeeAnn Rimes.

This Dana Wilkey person is a puzzlement. Supposedly she is a successful party and event planner. She was the planner behind that bizarre $60K birthday party that the now deceased Russell Armstrong and his wife, Taylor, could not afford.

Last week, and the week before, we saw a bizarre Dana game party she threw for the girls in her mansion somewhere in the hills. Dana's mansion does not look lived in. Dana dresses like she shops the bargain bin at Goodwill. And then brags about her sunglasses costing $25K.

Dana's conversations with the Housewives often have a very strained feel of desperation about them. Trying to get the girls to go on a vacation together. Acting like she's been bonded with them forever. I've known a person like this in my past. It's kind of creepy.

But not as creepy as Paris Hilton's aunts, Kim and Kyle Richards. Kim has really shown herself to be a whacked out nutjob, so far, on season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The main things I got out of the most recent episode of RHOBH is how ridiculously big the houses these people live in are. Adrienne's spa day for the girls. In a spa she has in her house. With enough food to feed a couple homeless shelters, was bizarre.

But not as bizarre as seeing how lost Adrienne was in her own kitchen when Lisa came over to show Adrienne how to cook a chicken. I suspect if Adrienne had not been born into a fortune, earning a fortune on her own likely would not have happened. And she probably would have learned how to cook a chicken decades ago.

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