I think you are forgetting the stellar Bums of Beverly Hills.
Here's the other weird thing, you're telling me that Kyle wouldn't have wrapped the gift? Like here's your birthday gift, I put a big bow on the shoebox, so there's no surprise at all about what it is! At least throw it in a gift bag? Nope. It was blatantly there so people could not only see that poor, long-suffering Kyle who only wanted to TELL HER TRUTH! and was thrown out into the cold, cold streets by her meanie friends has yet to be able to give her generous birthday gift. Yes, she's so generous she even got the meanies a GIFT! And not just any gift, MANOLOS! That's how awesome Kyle is. So suck it haters!
I believe the quote was actually coNman. Mauricio is looking pretty sketchy.
Totally with you on the rent, though. Owning a home isn't ideal for everyone, for a variety of reasons.
Rinna and Harry are/were both very successful actors and have huge resumes, but neither of them had the type of hits that make BANK. They don't have Friends/Cheers/Frasier money. They have comfortable money, but they do both likely need to keep working or have a side hustle (like QVC), to pay the bills. Joan Rivers always said she made a fortune from her QVC gig and I'd believe it.
Changing gears, in this blog here:
Kyle says that she was shown all of the texts right after the VDPD filming. So if we take that at face value, she knew the "whole" story way longer than she lets on at first. I don't believe her, though. First (and admittedly, very pettily), when I was re-watching the scene at VDPDs in the first episode, Teddi and Kyle are wearing matching outfits. They're both in blue striped dresses and neither one of them make a comment about it when they see the other, which is kind of strange, not a "OMG! How funny, we thought alike!" They're BFFs and Kyle spends the rest of the season dressing Teddi, so it seems likely to me that they may have planned for this one as well.
Second, when everything goes down and Teddi won't stop bringing up the dog (first asking if that's the dog, then asking her daughter if she recognizes it), at no point does Kyle seem to take LVP's hint to change the subject. If I were genuinely confused about what was going on and there was a bit of a tense situation between two of my friends, I'd pretty much jump in with a new subject. If LVP was saying, "It's done, I do not want to discuss it" and Teddi is sitting there like "Well, do you recognize the dog?" I'd be totally confused, yes. But, they know they are filming, obviously LVP doesn't want the subject brought up. Later in the season when Camille starts talking about Dorit's issues, watch every other woman try to tell Camille to stop without actually interjecting themselves. They fall all over themselves to say "Well, maybe it shouldn't be talked about?" But nope. Kyle doesn't do this. She swings her head back and forth and just watches, letting Teddi keep going until the story is out. If I were in Kyle's shoes, I'd have said "Oh! Did I tell you what happened on the flight home from Europe?" or something else to change the subject.
Then after the reveal, Kyle's like, "Oh, it's her dog? It's here to be groomed?" Why would LVP be trying to shut down any talk of the dog if it were there to be groomed? Kyle was supposed to bring her dog that day to be groomed, but for some reason, she didn't. That was the whole premise, LVP and Kyle were going to have dogs groomed while Teddi and her daughter were going to play with the dogs. So, wtf?
Next they tell the story. LVP reiterates that it is DONE. That Dorit did not mean for it to happen, she had nothing to do with it and it is OVER. LVP then turns and walks up the stairs. This leaves Kyle and Teddi downstairs. Teddi turns to Kyle and immediately launches into a conversation, Kyle has no questions like "Wait! What happened? How did you know this? They told you?" Nope, Teddi just continues to get the story out. "So they told me, Lisa wanted me to know, etc" And then, there it is, Kyle is standing there not with the faux concern, but, with her trademark smirk. The one she normally tries to hide behind a napkin. Since they're in VDPDs, though, she can't.
Next scene, they're all upstairs looking at some dogs who have recently come in. This is when LVP says to Kyle that she wishes she had made it to the Daily Mail party and Kyle loses her shit. She flips out and launches right into a rant about how she isn't going to let her do this, that she had just gotten off of a plane, it was 4 am for her, LVP wasn't even throwing the party, LVP always tries to do this to her and anyway, Dorit CAN DUMP A DOG and she says she didn't mean it, but she's going to try to trash Kyle for this. Wait, what? You literally learned that 4 minutes ago and you're already using it as a weapon?