After weeks of piling up and the alarming shots of hotel slippers getting out of a truck, Kathy Hilton has finally arrived at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The reunion to shut down rumors spread by Lisa Rinna and Erica Jayne about her infamous breakup in Aspen during the season, including the claim that she used anti-gay swearing.
As to what really happened on that fateful night at the Caribou Club, the jury is still out. As for whether social media actually cares after tonight, it doesn’t seem like it.
This third and final installment of Season 12’s reunion (thank God we survived four hours of this mess!) was satisfying at times, but mostly frustrating and annoying. For one thing, Hilton’s meltdown and the things she’s supposed to say (aside from her alleged use of fetish, which is oddly swept to the side) are totally unremarkable, given the insults that have been posted among this group of despicable women.
The fact that this episode begins with Andy Cohen discussing Jane cursing Garcel Povis’ teenage son and the gross way she’s spoken out about her ex-husband’s alleged victims throughout the season just highlighted how insignificant Hilton’s rant is in the grand scheme of things.
But let’s not ignore Jane’s accusation, which was perhaps the most notable part of this paraphrasing. Rumors about Hilton calling someone – at one point Sutton’s assistant – gay rumors have been circulating for months. But according to Jane, Hilton was referring to a DJ who refused to play the song she requested. Hilton, of course, denied it at the reunion, saying, “I don’t use that word.” And her sister, Kyle Richards, took a break from sniffing loudly throughout the clip to add that she “didn’t hear her say that.”
However, Jayne stuck to her claim, as she did on Instagram earlier Wednesday, presumably reporting Hilton to Bravo’s Human Resources, who found no evidence. Hilton then tells Jane that she has “more credibility than her”, and quits XXPEN Dollars IVE The singer was shocked for a moment. (Given the entire history of the Hiltons, I’m not sure she has more credibility in this scenario than someone with a music career fully backed by gay men. But whatever you say, Cathy!)
Rinna also contributed to this segment being a fail. Despite her constant mockery of Hilton on social media, the series star didn’t have much to say in front of the hotel heiress when she joined the women on the couch. When Hilton called her “Hollywood’s biggest bully” and reminded her of all the housewives she’s had problems with, her famously lip-small lips kept shut apart from making her face stunned.
The most Rinna could do is repeat what she said about Hilton during the season. It immediately became clear that she should have made a little more preparation when she began claiming that she was “shocked” by Hilton’s actions (which Cohen mocked) and that she had been “offended” that night, when she said things that meant something about someone she wasn’t. Meanwhile, Rinna can’t wrap her head around the concept of micro feuds.
After questioning Beauvais about her role as Hilton and beef Richard, Rinna immediately backed down somewhat, promising to ditch their relationship…for now.
Then there were Richards’ incessant (and awkward) tears while her older sister was being attacked. The The end of Halloween The star’s position during this entire debacle was great to watch, considering we didn’t see her express her outrage directly at Rinna and Jayne for exposing Hilton’s meltdown, but still looks more distraught than her sister. When questioned by Beauvais (MVP of the night) about this, Richards noted that she was basically frustrated with Hilton for blaming her for Kimo Sabe’s tequila incident — for which she apologized during the season and, again, at the reunion.
By the end of the segment, Richards was so sad (and perhaps afraid that Hiltons wouldn’t attend her daughter Farah’s wedding) that she had to ask to leave before the cast could sign an autograph toast. The reunion ends with Richards crying for Dorit Kimsley in her dressing room about how her relationship with Hilton has officially been destroyed. However, we do see a photo of the two sisters looking friendly at BravoCon a few weeks ago. So maybe all this drama was for nothing!
Read more at The Daily Beast.
Get the Daily Beast’s biggest scoops and scandals straight to your inbox. Open an account now.
Stay informed and get unlimited access to the unparalleled Daily Beast reports. subscribe now.