Well, Popwatchers, the much anticipated, re-edited premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills just wrapped up. Kyle was strangely unsympathetic toward Russell during the round table at the opening of the episode, no? But no one was more unsympathetic (in every sense of the word) than Mr. Ken Vanderpump. Ken essentially called Taylor weak for entering couples therapy with Russell, then had the nerve to be offended when Kyle used the word “offended” in describing Taylor’s response to his callous, tone deaf remarks. I don’t know about you guys, but I consider a person weak if they start micromanaging other people’s word choice. Apparently he would have preferred “upset” because “offended” is too offensive for his delicate composition. Weak. Mrs. V didn’t do anything to help her hubby as she clacked her stilettos all over Taylor’s emotions by claiming they were merely a ruse to get Kyle on her side. Wow. Speaking of inflated egos and the word police, Camille launched a last-minute volley to make the evening about her, precisely because… it wasn’t about her. Glad to see some people never change. (Also file under that category: Adrienne and Paul, a.k.a. The Bickersons.) I’ll go into all of this in more detail in my recap later tonight. (UPDATE: Click to see Lanford’s full Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season premiere recap.) In the meanwhile, consider this: How stiff a competition will it be to be this season’s most hateful character? There are some pretty strong contenders already, no? How much mileage will Camille get off of Kelsey despite his absence? A momentarily sober Kim stayed relatively quiet tonight, but she had some real zingers in the promo reel (“Taylor’s in a suitcase!” “You’re a slut-pig,” which happens to be 2011’s “prostitution whore”) — are you pumped? And, poor, poor Taylor. Are you already feeling dirty watching this all go down? What did you think?
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