Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards says the reunion is the hardest part

The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills and aunt to Paris and Nicky Hilton took some time out to have a quick chat with me about the pressures of being a reality star and what people can expect from the next season.

Tell us what people can expect in the next season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

This season there is a really interesting shift in dynamics. There is a new cast member who really shook things up. Stuff happened with my sister and it was so crazy and beyond. It caused me a lot of anxiety. We go to loads of amazing places this season including Greece, Hong Kong and New York.

You said the reunion was ‘so bad, drained physically and emotional’ why? 

For me in this season the most challenging thing was what I had to deal with Kim. My sister was very upset nd that all exploded but for me it was during the reunion. We come back and address all the things that come up again. It is like walking on egg shells. We are all stressed out because of what will happen at the reunion.

How long does it take to complete one season? 

By the time we are finishing shooting with the other women it is about four months. Then we still have interviews for a while. So it is about 5 months altogether. Then we shoot the reunion and press events. We then have a little time off and then time to start again.

Obviously you are not camera-shy having grown up with acting family and a film career yourself but how does this compare to movie filming? 

It is so completely different doing script to TV. Scripted is remembering your lines and acting your best and making sure you make the right choices. Real TV is your personal life. All the problems and fighting stick with you. Many times I have spent nights and weeks crying and stressed out. It’s very anxiety provoking and overwhelming.

You said you feel a lot of pressure and anxiety so why do you continue doing the show?

At the end of the day the good outweighs the bad. What comes out of it is amazing. I have opened my sixth store and producing scripted shows on my own e for TV. Amazing things have come out of it and while there is drama we also have a lot of fun. If I didn’t see the fun in the show I would not do it.

Do you know about the upcoming issues the show will feature each season? 

I knew Kim would be a part of this season but nothing is set up or scripted. When we go to events we know who is going to be there. Everything is great at the beginning. We are all getting along and doing our own thing and then one person says something and then it all explodes.

Your half-nieces are both well-known in the celeb gossip world – do you think they will ever make a guest appearance on the show? 

They have both made appearances on the show before but who knows whether they will do it in the future.

How is Nicky finding motherhood? Is it a natural thing for her? 

She’s a natural mother. Her baby is absolutely beautiful. I spent the day with them and it started crawling and we were like yay it’s crawling. The baby will never make an appearance on the show that I will guarantee.

Will Paris be soon settling down?  

I have not met him yet. I don’t know how serious it is. Paris is such a business woman and travels all over the world. I don’t think she feels the pressure yet but I am not sure about that.

You have children of your own, would you help them get into acting or star in a show like this one?

I would never recommend they do something like this and none have really shown any desire to do so.


Why anime is great to watch

Ever since I first saw Pokémon back in 1997, I was immediately hooked.

The vibrant colours, the powerful creatures and the character’s and their adventures were just some of the reasons why I loved the programme.

However, I could not really appreciate the full meaning behind some of the episodes until I grew with a respect and appreciation for nature and the environment.

This love of Pokémon must have had an impact on my life as my desire to expand my knowledge of anime grew and grew as I did.

Watching Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle, I now am an avid anime fan.

Their concerns with nature and the balance of the world is something that everyone could appreciate and value.

As someone who is concerned with these issues, I would highly recommend watching some Anime. They will really show you how people impact on the world, for good and bad.

It is not just Studio Ghibli films that should be watched but even America caught on to the concerns of the environment in series such as Avatar: The Last Airbender and it will have you hooked from start to finish.

It is obvious that some people believe anime to be targeted towards children and yes, I agree that as a cartoon adults would not want to sit and watch them.

But they deal with more issues than an average cartoon. Children are oblivious to the impacts that people have on the environment and I truly believe that anime is actually targeted towards the more mature who can appreciate the themes.

The bright colouring and the creatures within all anime series and films are what attract children to them. But if you strip them to the bare minimum, deeper underlining meanings begin to emerge.

Everyone should watch some anime at some point. Whether it’s for the colours, the storyline, and the creatures or just to watch a film, these are full of meanings that only those with a love and desire to protect the environment would truly be moved by.

The struggle of a die hard Game of Thrones fan

Since the beginning of Games of Thrones back in 2011, fans worldwide have been on the edge of their seat wondering what will happen next and ultimately, which character will be next to die.

Each season, you find yourself drawn to a certain character and as soon as the words ‘they are my favourite character’ comes out, you can more or less guarantee that they will be brutally killed by the end of the season.

Never mind the constant ‘edge of the seat’ feeling when watching the latest episode, the worst part is not being able to see it when everyone else does. If you’re an avid social media user, the hardest part of a Tuesday, for UK audiences and no doubt a Monday for the US, is avoiding any spoilers that Facebook and Twitter like to bombard you with.

Not only does social media add to the potential spoiler alerts but there will always be that someone, somewhere whether it be a relative or a friend who says just a bit too much and ruins the entire episode.

My advice would be to avoid any communication with anyone until you have sat down, brew in hand and watch in awe as the scenes unfold.

The Driver Is An Exciting Drama

The exciting new British drama The Driver is out now on DVD.

Director: Jamie Payne

Cast: David Morrissey, Claudie Blakley, Ian Hart, Colm Meaney, Sacha Parkinson

Available On: DVD and Blu-Ray

The gripping three-part series follows Vince (David Morrissey) whose life is turned upside down as he tries to escape from his mundane taxi driver life.

By getting involved in a criminal gang, Vince’s morals and empathy begin to surface as he realises what he has got himself into.

The brilliant cast includes David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Claudie Blakley (Pride and Prejudice), Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), Colm Meaney (The Damned United) and Sacha Parkinson (My Mad Fat Diary).

Written by Danny Brocklehurst, the series brings to life the violence and the aftermath of getting involved in a criminal gang.

The series starts with a fast paced, exciting car chase that will have you hooked immediately and there is no telling what would happen to Vince at the end.

Not only does the series contain fast-paced action but there are also some more emotional and thought-provoking scenes which show that Vince and his family have had their share of past problems.

Morrissey, Hart and Meaney bring to life their characters brilliantly and is without a doubt one of the most gripping series from start to finish.

Directed by Jamie Payne (The White Queen) The Driver is a thought-provoking, gripping story of an ordinary man who makes wrong decisions for the good of his family.

The DVD box set features two behind the scenes featurettes with the key cast and crew.

The series will have you hooked from start to finish and is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a thrilling, exciting and gripping series.

The Brilliantly Hilarious Cuckoo

The brilliant comedy Cuckoo returned to our screens last September, and to coincide with the return, FremantleMedia International is released season one on DVD.

This BBC 3 series follows Ken Thompson (Greg Davies) and his family as the spiritual Cuckoo (Andy Samberg) marries into the family.

As the series progresses, Cuckoo’s ‘cuckoo’ behaviour gets more eccentric and bizarre adding to the comedic genius of this programme.

By having no other choice than to accept Cuckoo into their lives, this hilarious comedy will have you laughing from episode one to the finale.

This hilarious comedy pits comic giant Greg Davies against Brooklyn 99’s Andy Samberg and features Helen Baxendale (Friends) and Tyger Drew Honey (Out Numbered).

Together, this excellent cast bring together every parents worse nightmare and each 20 minute episode is perfectly put together to keep you smiling throughout.

Season two of the brilliant comedy is currently airing and available for download episodically via iTunes and features Hollywood heartthrob Taylor Lautner as the equally estranged son of Cuckoo.

The DVD box set contains all six episodes so don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this critically acclaimed hit show.

Brought to life by the collaborating team of Robin French and Kieran Quirke who gave us Roommates, Cuckoo is a brilliant and hysterical must-see comedy for everyone and perfect for binge watching.