Photoshop Fail Of The Week: Goodbye, Kyle!

It would be an understatement to say that I am not impressed by Kyle Richards’ behavior as of late. I used to really like her—she was surprisingly down-to-earth, and I loved her relationship with Lisa Vanderpump and how much fun they would have. But I was super disappointed when she threw LVP under the bus, especially after what was going on with Lisa’s family. Like okay, you might be mad at her for something stupid, but if a friend is going through a major tragedy, you step the f*ck up for them. It really feels like the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast is so desperate for drama, they all just gang up on one person (usually the one they’re most jealous of) to bully them for ratings. I hope guys are real proud of yourselves for attacking Denise Richards, an actual celebrity, so people will watch your boring lives.


But that’s not why we’re here. We’re here because Kyle Richards is not only spreading lies all over your screens, but all over her Instagram page.

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Felt cute, might delete later …

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Kyle posted this, which, I have to say, it makes me really annoyed that we’re in the middle of a pandemic and celebrities are traveling all over. Do your part, sit in your huge mansion, and shut the f*ck up about it. If I can quarantine in my 500-square-foot apartment, you can stay home. But even more annoyingly, this picture is full of lies and deceit.

Kyle is pretty fit, you can tell, but when I saw this photo my eyes immediately when to her abs. It looks like she just airbrushed abs onto her body…? Now, there did used to be a thing where celebrities would spray tan abs on themselves, and this looks a lot like that. But something about it is even more unnatural, whether she messed with the contrast and lighting on the image or actually drew it on (from the looks of it, in MS Paint). The part that was the real giveaway that something seems off to me was that her abs seem to be avoiding her bag’s straps! They are completely parallel. That is A SUPER strange coincidence.

While I could give the benefit of the doubt on the abs, what gives it away are the walls. (It’s always the walls.) Now, this pic was taken in a mirror. You can see that she wasn’t holding the phone perfectly straight because the lines of the mirror are crooked. So, because it’s off-kilter, the walls will also be angled. That’s totally fine. HOWEVER, the lines of the walls themselves should always be straight, just at a slight diagonal. Are you following me? The walls themselves will not have any kind of bend to them. If they’re diagonal, they will be a straight diagonal.

BUT THEY ARE NOT, particularly near her stomach (interesting).

You can see the wall on the far left is angled but consistently straight. However, the wall closest to Kyle starts off angled-but-straight, but then is stretched/dipped out near Kyle’s stomach, hip, and thigh. I also circled that weird parallel section of her abs artwork. It looks like her abs and her bag are trying to social distance. Why do celebrities always have weird visual issues only around their stomachs and thighs? Quite the coincidence, wouldn’t you say? Especially because if we look on the other side of Kyle’s stomach, we can see that the rings around the large vase/pot get messed up right there as well. This is a round object. The rings should go around all the way around. Instead, they get completely blurred/smushed under Kyle’s elbow, and the second ring falls down.

Yeah, sorry, I’m not buying it. I don’t get why anyone does this. Also, Kyle is clearly in great shape! Here’s a more realistic stomach post from a few years ago. This one doesn’t look edited to me, doesn’t have airbrushed abs, and looks almost the exact same. You’ll notice that while the walls are angled from another mirror selfie, they are totally straight.

Cannot express this enough: GOODBYE, KYLE.

What do you guys think of Kyle’s airbrushed abs? Do you think it’s a pointless edit too? What are your feelings on Kyle in general? Are you as over watching Kyle on RHOBH as I am? LMK!


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‘RHOBH’s Goodbye Kyle Challenge & PuppyGate, Explained

This season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been slightly less of a snoozefest more dramatic than seasons past. For nine episodes (and counting) viewers have been following the saga of an adopted dog named Lucy Lucy Apple Juice (I wish I were kidding. Also, why is it not Juicy?) who mysteriously ended up at a shelter. Those who don’t watch the show (how dare you) may have seen references on social media to #puppygate and, most recently, the Goodbye Kyle Challenge and wondered WTF is going on. Because I’m such a good friend, I’m here to break down the dog drama for you and explain why I’m on Team LVP and you should be too.

The Controversy

Dorit explains at the beginning of the season that she adopted a dog from Vanderpump Dogs, an organization founded by, you guessed it, Lisa Vanderpump, aka LVP. Because the dog bit Dorit’s husband and children, she decided to give the dog to a “biz associate” who “fell in love with” Lucy according to a tweet from Dorit on February 27th.

I should’ve . When we contemplated giving Lucy back to VD a biz associate came to our home and Lucy and she fell in love with one another. I believed we were doing the right thing and I called Lisa V to tell her. I wish Lisa had just asked me to bring Lucy back at that point.

— Dorit Kemsley (@doritkemsley1) February 27, 2019

Seems reasonable enough. However, for reasons that are still unclear, Lucy was taken to a shelter and the shelter contacted LVP after scanning Lucy’s microchip. Teddi claims that she was involved in a plot, orchestrated by LVP and her employees, to expose this on camera and make Dorit look bad, an accusation LVP vehemently denies. Dorit and LVP, who have been friends for years through their husbands, seemed to patch things up at the beginning of this season.

This all changes when Dorit discovers an unflattering article about her and the Lucy situation published on Radar Online. Dorit and the rest of the cast believe that LVP was behind the article and the entire #puppygate storyline. When Kyle goes to LVP’s house to let her know this, things quickly get heated and Kyle is summarily kicked out of LVP’s house. We hear Ken, LVP’s husband, chillingly bellow “GOODBYYYYE KYYYYLE!” off-camera, launching a viral challenge on social media that is currently curing my rosacea. Even Kris Jenner is getting in on the fun. Do I need a hobby? Why yes, yes I do.


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The only thing I’ve been saying this weekend, “Goodbye Kkkkyyyyyuuuhhhhlllll.” #sheevengotKrisJennertodoit #theJennergirlsjustlaughing #whatsgonnabeLVPscomeback #iamsureBobbyFisherisschemingupsomethinggood #goodbyekyle

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LVP’s Role

This is far from the first time that LVP has been accused of manipulating people behind the scenes. As early as season 2, Adrienne Maloof accused LVP of selling stories to Radar Online. Camille has also alleged that her explosive revelation about Taylor Armstrong’s abusive marriage that same season were encouraged by LVP. Brandi Glanville has maintained that LVP manipulated her throughout her stint on the show, instructing Brandi to reveal that Adrienne’s children were carried by a surrogate in season 3, and in season 4 coaxing Brandi to bring magazines alleging trouble in Kyle’s marriage on a cast trip to provoke Kyle. Lisa Rinna has said that it was LVP who was responsible for the entire controversy in season 6 centering on whether Yolanda Hadid really did have Lyme Disease by having Rinna suggest that Yolanda was actually suffering from Munchausen Syndrome instead.

LVP has consistently denied any involvement in these controversies, but the sheer number of these instances and similar fact patterns are, at best, highly suspicious if not totally damning. Even Kyle, her frenemy good friend, has compared being friends with LVP to “playing chess with Bobby Fischer.” Although the owner of Radar Online has said LVP is not a source for the website, it’s hard to believe LVP had nothing to do with the story getting out there.

The Divide

In appearances leading up to this season’s premiere, it’s been clear to viewers that there is a major rift between LVP and the rest of the cast and that the narrative was going to focus on LVP’s alleged misdeeds and her long-awaited comeuppance. But even if LVP is guilty of everything she has been accused of, I find myself still taking her side, something I’m not sure the other ladies or Bravo counted on when crafting the narrative arc this season. We learn early on in the season that LVP’s brother committed suicide just months before shooting began. While grief is not a valid excuse for bad behavior (a concept that Lala on Vanderpump Rules continually fails to grasp this season), it does give LVP more humanity than we’ve seen from her in previous seasons where she has maintained the proverbial stiff upper lip. For the rest of the cast to choose this time in LVP’s life to gang up on her is especially gross. I may have been able to get on board with a takedown on another season, but with all she is going through now the pile-on is backfiring.

It’s also hard to get behind Dorit when she is far from a reliable source. We can’t forget that this isn’t the first dog she adopted from Vanderpump Dogs. I can believe that a first dog didn’t work for her family, but to give up a second dog for the same reason looks a bit more suspicious. Even if we believe her, she was more than familiar with the protocol the second time around (or should have been). I know she didn’t want to pay the $5,000 penalty because she doesn’t have it didn’t read the contract carefully (if at all), but giving the dog to a business associate she can’t completely vouch for, rather than return the dog to the safe place it came from run by a vocal advocate for animal welfare, is convoluted and shady. In other words, totally on brand for her.

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What Happens Now?

It’s unclear whether or not LVP will be back for season 10, though her rift with the other ladies makes it unlikely. But what is this show without her? Almost all of the memorable moments on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are the result of storylines that she (allegedly) orchestrated. Without LVP, what would we be left with—Kyle gallivanting around town with the rest of the gang in an unfortunate hat and/or muumuu and laughing at her own corny jokes? Dorit dressing like an extra on Star Trek and calling it fashion?

While it was a slight improvement to see Teddi get in the mix more this season, she remains boring and unlikeable, especially with her hypocritical inability to hold herself “accountable” until it was clear she was going to be set up this season. And no matter how hard she tries, being on time and working out do not a personality make. Erika hasn’t given us much since at least two seasons ago, and Rinna is at her best when she has a worthy opponent. Denise is a breath of fresh air, but still too new and likely can’t carry a show if her ex-husband needs to be mentioned every episode.

Ironically, some of the realest stories could come from Dorit, but she wouldn’t know authenticity if it was a Gucci jumpsuit ravaged by Gs giving her a rash. With her phony accent and tacky fashion choices meant to flaunt her wealth, her entire persona is a façade, but no one seems to confront her about it on the show. Her husband’s gambling debts are mounting and she was actually reportedly confronted in the Bahamas on a cast trip by someone about the six-figure debt she and her husband owe for her swim line that she promoted endlessly last season. But sure, let’s keep harping on a dog (who is fine, btw) and watching Dorit parade around in at least four loud designer labels at a time and say it’s a show. I guess calling out someone on their questionable finances is only okay on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but that’s a subject for another article. The point is, until these women get real about the important sh*t going on in their lives, however unflattering, we need someone like LVP to stir the pot and give us something to watch. Otherwise, we’d look like this all season:

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