Denise Richards also enters the fray, and you better believe Charlie Sheen’s name comes up right away.
Tuesday’s "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Season 9 kicked off with quite the bang, as Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley welcomed Denise Richards — and brand new drama — to the group.
We have lots to tell you, so sit back, grab a glass of Vanderpump Rosé and enjoy the read.
LVP had just gotten back from England after attending the funeral of her only brother, who sadly lost his life to suicide. Her emotions were all over the place, and she could hardly hear his name mentioned without crying. Ken Todd and all of Lisa’s pups did their best to comfort the restaurant mogul, but she had to grieve in her own way — by diving into work.
As soon as she got back from England, she opened TomTom, a bar named after and run by "Vanderpump Rules" stars Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz. Lisa had invited Kyle, who was exhausted after returning from Europe herself and said she was unable to attend. Vanderpump was okay with it, but the topic came up when Kyle and Teddi stopped by to visit Lisa’s dog rescue center, Vanderpump Dogs.
"I wanted you to come that night," Lisa said to Kyle in front of Teddi and her entire staff.
"Lisa, you’re so full of shit right now. I really am not gonna do this with you," Kyle said sternly. "I’m not gonna do this with you. I’m really not, okay? I’m not gonna do this with you. I landed from a plane. It was 4 in the morning for me. I called, and you said, ‘It’s not my party. I didn’t invite everyone.’ So you can do this to me and be a bitch about it, but Dorit can drop off a dog and you’re just like, ‘She didn’t mean it!’ I’m not gonna f–king do this with you again."
More on the Dorit dog thing in a minute…
So Kyle stormed off, only to be chased down by LVP, who thought she was just being dramatic. The conversation didn’t go well, so Kyle stormed off again. Lisa looked to Teddi for backup, but Teddi actually stood firm and said, "Here’s the thing: I know you’re joking, but I know she takes it super sensitive."
Kyle came back and got up in Lisa’s face. "You’re looking for shit to start out with me. I can already feel it," she shouted. Lisa grabbed Kyle and said, "Kyle, I love you."
"Then f–king act like it!" Kyle angrily shot back. That’s when LVP broke down.
She paused, looked at her longtime friend with tears in her eyes and said, "I’m sorry. I love you."
"I just wanted you to come by and see my new restaurant. I haven’t been coping very well," she said sobbing. Walking away from the cameras, Lisa told Kyle she felt like she’d made an "idiot" of herself. Kyle and Teddi assured her she hadn’t and sat with her on the stairs as she collected herself. It was actually a beautiful moment.
But back to the dog drama!
A while back, it was reported that there was some tension between Lisa and Dorit after Dorit adopted a dog from Vanderpump Dogs — a dog Lisa later found at a shelter. The topic came up because Lisa’s right-hand man and the person who runs the rescue center, John Sessa, mentioned it to Kyle. Teddi had already heard the news a week prior from another staff member.
Lisa said she "1,000 percent" did not want to talk about the situation and seemed angry John brought it up, but he was "pissed!" After all, he’s the one who cared for Penny before she was adopted by Dorit.
"It was not handled properly," he said, but Lisa maintained it wasn’t Dorit’s fault, adding, "Maybe in her mind, she believed it was going to a good home."
Here’s what Lisa told Bravo cams about the ordeal: "Dorit adopted Lucy from our foundation, and then the puppy ended up in a shelter. So then the shelter alerted us — because we have microchips in all our dogs — that they had one of our dogs down there. There is no way that she would’ve just given the dog away to be dropped off at a shelter. I 1,000 percent stand by that."
Here’s what Dorit told Erika about the ordeal: "We got this beautiful, adorable little puppy from Vanderpump Dogs. She was not the right fit for the family. After Lucy had bit the kids a few times and took a big bite out of PK’s face, [we thought maybe we should find another home for her]. So here I am thinking that she’s going to this beautiful home, and I get a phone call from Lisa that Lucy ended up in a shelter. She wasn’t mad at me, I just think she was a little concerned. As I was!"
Dorit later explained she had given Penny to a "wonderful woman" who had fallen in love with her and told Lisa as much when she questioned her about it. Dorit said she did it "with the absolute best of intentions" but was informed that it’s against the policy of Vanderpump Dogs to give your adopted pup to anyone except back to them.
Sorry this recap is so dog heavy, but it’s going to be a thing going forward this season.
Elsewhere, Rinna invited Denise, Erika and Dorit over for some drinks. Naturally, the topic of Denise’s ex, Charlie Sheen, came up in conversation.
"We did this movie called ‘Good Advice,’" Rinna told Denise about her 1999 film with Sheen. "I’m in the first scene with him, and do you know that he’s licking my toes in that scene?" Denise laughed it off, as we’re sure she’s heard much worse.
Rinna’s known Denise for "28 to 30 years." They first met when they started modeling. Kyle, on the other hand, has known Charlie for even longer. His best friend was one of Kyle’s ex-boyfriends, and she admittedly hated when the two hung out together.
Later at Kyle’s pool party, Teddi accidentally let out a, "Winning!" in front of Denise, and Erika had to tell her why we can’t say that in front of Denise.
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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