Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Denise Richards threatens Lisa Rinna

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Denise Richards threatens to release incriminating Lisa Rinna texts in the explosive Season 10 finale

Denise Richards threatened Lisa Rinna with the release of incriminating texts on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ shocking Season 10 finale.

She also issued a cease-and-desist letter to Bravo producers and allegedly tried to have them pull unflattering footage from the show.

All of it was fallout from the rumors swirling around her relationship with Brandi Glanville, 47, which had sent Denise, 49, into lockdown mode.


Threat: Denise Richards threatened Lisa Rinna with the release of incriminating texts on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ shocking Season 10 finale


Cease and desist: She also issued a cease-and-desist letter to Bravo producers and allegedly tried to have them pull unflattering footage from the show

When she heard that Brandi would be at Dorit Kemsley’s housewarming party, Denise even had her husband Aaron Phypers, 47, make up a ‘family emergency,’ and post old hospital photos.

None of her RHOBH pals knew any longer what to believe, though some tried to stand by her.

But Lisa Rinna, 57, seemed to give up, deciding that Denise had ‘lied’ one time too many.

Old photo: When she heard that Brandi would be at Dorit Kemsley’s housewarming party, Denise even had her husband Aaron Phypers, 47, make up a ‘family emergency,’ and post old hospital photos

‘Listen,’ she told castmates. ‘She was married to Charlie Sheen and she fought him in the press for 14 years with 14 different lawyers. She learned how to protect herself. She’s gonna make all of us bad guys, just so you know. We will all be the mean girls. We will all be horrible.’

‘I know how this game works. If you don’t think she’s capable of this, you’re f***ing crazy.’

The drama on Wednesday’s episode, entitled ‘Denise and Desist,’ began when Dorit, 44, opened the doors to her new home for a luxe event.

Capable: ‘Listen,’ she told castmates. ‘She was married to Charlie Sheen and she fought him in the press for 14 years with 14 different lawyers. She learned how to protect herself. She’s gonna make all of us bad guys, just so you know. We will all be the mean girls. We will all be horrible’

Crazy: ‘I know how this game works. If you don’t think she’s capable of this, you’re f***ing crazy’

She thought a housewarming would allow her friends to come together for the Christmas holidays, and hoped that Lisa and Denise could heal their fractured relationship.

She decorated her home in festive fashion and decked it out with hundreds of candles large and small, which made it look impossibly cozy and elegant.

To entertain guests, she hired illusionist Simon Winthrop, who would wow the crowd by levitating a cigarette and making Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s wedding ring disappear.

Dorit’s party: She thought a housewarming would allow her friends to come together for the Christmas holidays, and hoped that Lisa and Denise could heal their fractured relationship


Magic: To entertain guests, she hired illusionist Simon Winthrop, who would wow the crowd by levitating a cigarette and making Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s wedding ring disappear

But Lisa seemed on edge as the party approached, reiterating to Teddi, 39, that she felt Denise had not been honest with her about her relationship with Brandi.

‘I’m torn, ’cause I would like to be a good friend for her, and I don’t feel like I’ve been a great friend,’ Lisa began. ‘But now I go, ‘You know what? Maybe I have been a great friend, and you’re being a s***y friend.’ And she’s gonna have to take responsibility for it.’

‘You make your bed, you have to sleep in it,’ Lisa went on. ‘And sometimes that bed is f***ing filled with nails and snakes.’

Honet: But Lisa seemed on edge as the party approached, reiterating to Teddi, 39, that she felt Denise had not been honest with her about her relationship with Brandi

Lisa decided to wear one of her wigs for the night, and joked that her husband Harry Hamlin, 68, had ‘a lot of girlfriends’ because she was always switching her wigs and personalities.

When Lisa arrived, Paul Kemlsey, 53, offered her non-alcoholic champagne, which she privately compared to ‘sex without an orgasm. Like, what’s the point? Have water.’

Garcelle Beauvais, 53, went with her boyfriend Michael to pick up Denise, aware that she would be feeling ‘vulnerable’ that night, and planning to do shots with her to ‘take the edge off.’



Girlfriends: Lisa decided to wear one of her wigs for the night, and joked that her husband Harry Hamlin, 68, had ‘a lot of girlfriends’ because she was always switching her wigs and personalities

Boyfriend: Garcelle Beauvais, 53, went with her boyfriend Michael to pick up Denise, aware that she would be feeling ‘vulnerable’ that night, and planning to do shots with her to ‘take the edge off’

‘I want her to know that I have her back no matter what, because that’s what our friendship means to me,’ the actress said in a confessional.

She waited 30 minutes outside Denise’s hotel as call after call went unanswered.

As time passed, Garcelle joked about wanting diamonds from Michael, noting privately that she was ready for love after a painful divorce and skipping sex for ‘seven or eight’ years.

Confession: ‘I want her to know that I have her back no matter what, because that’s what our friendship means to me,’ the actress said in a confessional

Finally she gave up on waiting for Denise and headed to the party, where Lisa said she’d been texting with Denise that morning, and fully expected her to show.

Everyone checked their phones, thinking that maybe Denise had called them—but no dice.

‘She stood me up!’ Garcelle complained. ‘It’s not okay… just at least say something.’

Not OK: ‘She stood me up!’ Garcelle complained. ‘It’s not okay… just at least say something.

She told the cast that Denise had expected Brandi to be at the party, but Dorit revealed that Brandi hadn’t even been invited.

She said that she’d gotten a surprise call from Camille Grammer, 51, the night before, and Kyle said that Denise had been spotted walking with Camille.

Denise was then shown telling the ex-RHOBH star, ‘No matter what you say, they won’t believe you,’ as Camille replied, ‘Now you get it. You get the struggle I was going through last year.’

She told Denise to ‘be prepared’ when she went to Dorit’s party, asking her if she wanted some ‘holy water,’ to which Denise replied that she’d brought some back from a Vatican trip.

Lisa sensed that Denise was connecting with Camille because ‘Camille’ll jump on anyone’s bandwagon. You can manipulate Camille with a blindfold on and a ball in your mouth.’

Across the room, Garcelle spotted a tall blonde and gasped. Was that Brandi? ‘Thank God Denise is not here,’ Dorit said, confirming it for herself. ‘But holy s***!’


Brandi: Across the room, Garcelle spotted a tall blonde and gasped. Was that Brandi? ‘Thank God Denise is not here,’ Dorit said, confirming it for herself. ‘But holy s***!’

Kyle’s sister Kim, who’d shown up at the party in a revealing dress—intended to show off her ‘new’ breasts, after an implant removal—had brought Brandi as her plus-one.

Sutton Stracke, who knew Brandi socially, whispered to her that she should learn to ‘not say stuff,’ to which Brandi replied, ‘Honey. Not happening.’

Dorit told Brandi she was shocked that Denise hadn’t come to the party, and Brandi shared that she had sent Denise a text saying, ‘I’m gonna see you tonight.’

Kim: Kyle’s sister Kim, who’d shown up at the party in a revealing dress—intended to show off her ‘new’ breasts, after an implant removal—had brought Brandi as her plus-one

Sutton: Sutton Stracke, who knew Brandi socially, whispered to her that she should learn to ‘not say stuff,’ to which Brandi replied, ‘Honey. Not happening’

Text: Dorit told Brandi she was shocked that Denise hadn’t come to the party, and Brandi shared that she had sent Denise a text saying, ‘I’m gonna see you tonight’

‘I assumed she would be here,’ Brandi noted. ‘So I sent her a text giving her a heads-up. I think if she and I could just sit down together and have a conversation without everyone involved… it’s just no one else’s business.’

Brandi told the RHOBH cast that she had texted with Denise since rumors of their affair blew up on the group’s Rome trip.

‘I said, ‘First you make me into a cheater. Then you make me into a liar. What the f*** are you doing?’ Brandi relayed.

Rumors: Brandi told the RHOBH cast that she had texted with Denise since rumors of their affair blew up on the group’s Rome trip

Garcelle said to the cameras that she would wait to hear the truth from Denise, whom she hoped would be vindicated because she was her friend.

As the party wound down, all of the ladies took an ice cube and threw it over their shoulders into Dorit’s pool, just as one would do while making a wish at Rome’s Trevi Fountain.

Garcelle piled into a waiting car with Michael, and reiterated to a producer that she hadn’t heard from Denise, which she called ‘a little s***ty.’

‘Well, we got a text from Aaron saying ‘There’s a family emergency; Denise isn’t coming,’ he returned. ‘You’re the one defending her, and now she, like, bails on you. It’s ridiculous.’

Ice cubes: As the party wound down, all of the ladies took an ice cube and threw it over their shoulders into Dorit’s pool, just as one would do while making a wish at Rome’s Trevi Fountain

Text: ‘Well, we got a text from Aaron saying ‘There’s a family emergency; Denise isn’t coming,’ he returned. ‘You’re the one defending her, and now she, like, bails on you. It’s ridiculous’

Later that week, Dorit, Garcelle and Lisa met up at a tavern to discuss Denise.

Dorit said Denise texted her after the party to say, ‘I’m sorry I missed last night. Talk soon.’

Garcelle said Denise also sent her a message saying, ‘I didn’t want you to have to lie for me, which is why I didn’t call you.’

Meet up: Later that week, Dorit, Garcelle and Lisa met up at a tavern to discuss Denise

Text: Dorit said Denise texted her after the party to say, ‘I’m sorry I missed last night. Talk soon’

Lie: Garcelle said Denise also sent her a message saying, ‘I didn’t want you to have to lie for me, which is why I didn’t call you’

Garcelle made plans to meet up with Denise, but she missed that, too, claiming she was stuck at a beauty appointment.

‘Oh God, Denise,’ a frustrated Garcelle said, sitting in her car. ‘Girl. I came all the way up here.’

At the tavern, Dorit said she was worried about Denise, and no longer knew what to believe.

Plans: Garcelle made plans to meet up with Denise, but she missed that, too, claiming she was stuck at a beauty appointment.

Worried: At the tavern, Dorit said she was worried about Denise, and no longer knew what to believe

Lisa said that Denise had always tried to ‘control the narrative’ around her, and noted that it would be impossible for her to do so in the near future.

She pointed out that the day after Dorit’s party, Aaron had posted a picture of Denise in a hospital bed with six hernias—something that had actually happened three months before.

‘Conveniently, it looks like, ‘Oh I couldn’t show up to anything because I was recovering,’ and it worked like a f***ing charm,’ Lisa carped. ‘But it’s not the truth.’

Control: Lisa said that Denise had always tried to ‘control the narrative’ around her, and noted that it would be impossible for her to do so in the near future

Garcelle found it ‘too calculating’ to believe, but refrained from saying Lisa was wrong.

A credit then appeared on the screen, saying, ‘In the following days, Denise sent cease-and-desist letters to cast and producers.’

A clip from January 8, 2020 subsequently showed a Daily Mail article claiming that Denise stopped filming RHOBH after rumors of her affair with Brandi broke.

Hard to believe: Garcelle found it ‘too calculating’ to believe, but refrained from saying Lisa was wrong

Cease: A credit then appeared on the screen, saying, ‘In the following days, Denise sent cease-and-desist letters to cast and producers’

Stops: A clip from January 8, 2020 subsequently showed a Daily Mail article claiming that Denise stopped filming RHOBH after rumors of her affair with Brandi broke

Kyle was shown making a phone call to someone who sounded like Lisa, who guessed that the affair had been kept hush-hush because Aaron hadn’t known about it.

‘If you ask me, we never see Denise Richards again,’ the voice concluded.

Two weeks later, Denise called Lisa, who invited her over to talk as long as she came ‘with an open mind and an open heart.’

Kyle: Kyle was shown making a phone call to someone who sounded like Lisa, who guessed that the affair had been kept hush-hush because Aaron hadn’t known about it

Call: Two weeks later, Denise called Lisa, who invited her over to talk as long as she came ‘with an open mind and an open heart’

‘I’m not coming to you for a therapy session,’ Denise said. ‘I’m coming to you as a friend.’

As she rode over, Denise spoke to Aaron, who said he wanted to understand why Lisa felt it was okay to treat her shabbily.

At the door to Lisa’s house, Lisa and Denise hugged and said they had missed one another.

Missed: At the door to Lisa’s house, Lisa and Denise hugged and said they had missed one another

Denise confessed that she hadn’t shown up at Dorit’s party because she knew Brandi would be there, and admitted there hadn’t been a family emergency.

‘I didn’t want to go and have her create some f***ing Jerry Springer moment,’ Denise said.

Lisa called Denise out for having lied, and said she didn’t know what was really going on with her and Brandi, which disappointed Denise.

Confessed: Denise confessed that she hadn’t shown up at Dorit’s party because she knew Brandi would be there, and admitted there hadn’t been a family emergency

Called out: Lisa called Denise out for having lied, and said she didn’t know what was really going on with her and Brandi, which disappointed Denise

‘I witnessed something that really confused me,’ Lisa said, telling Denise that she’d seen the long string of texts Brandi and she had sent each other, and affirming, ‘This is a friendship.’

‘My interaction with her was very limited,’ Denise protested, saying in a confessional that there was an app that could revise texts, ‘so whatever Brandi has, I don’t even care.’

‘I’ve seen her four times in my life,’ she told Lisa, who didn’t buy it.

Confusing: ‘I witnessed something that really confused me,’ Lisa said, telling Denise that she’d seen the long string of texts Brandi and she had sent each other, and affirming, ‘This is a friendship’

To the cameras, Denise said, ‘If I have to be put in a corner where I have to present text messages, not only will I present Brandi’s, I will also present Lisa Rinna’s, and I don’t think either one of them want me to do that. But I will.’

Lisa asked Denise why she hadn’t just called Brandi and read her the riot act, and Denise replied that it was ‘being dealt with,’ though she didn’t say how.

‘So you sent a cease-and-desist,’ Lisa told Denise. ‘You wanted the footage taken out.’

Threat: To the cameras, Denise said, ‘If I have to be put in a corner where I have to present text messages, not only will I present Brandi’s, I will also present Lisa Rinna’s, and I don’t think either one of them want me to do that. But I will’

Dealt with: Lisa asked Denise why she hadn’t just called Brandi and read her the riot act, and Denise replied that it was ‘being dealt with,’ though she didn’t say how

‘Who told you that?’ Denise asked, staring at her fixedly. ‘Who told you that?’

‘Oooh, you are so angry,’ Lisa replied. ‘Denise, you are angry.’

‘No, you are playing dirty,’ Denise said. ‘If something was slanderous about you, wouldn’t you send a cease-and-desist?’

Who: ‘So you sent a cease-and-desist,’ Lisa told Denise. ‘You wanted the footage taken out.’

Playing dirty: ‘No, you are playing dirty,’ Denise said. ‘If something was slanderous about you, wouldn’t you send a cease-and-desist?’

The Wild Things actress said she’d told her kids that stuff was being said about their mom that wasn’t true, and all they needed to do was hold their heads up and move past it.

‘This isn’t the first time there’s been something about our family in the press,’ Denise said in a confessional. ‘And whenever there is, we just have to rise above it, hold your head up high. This, too, shall pass. And not let the outside noise affect us. And thank God we have a very solid marriage. Had we not, this could be a very different situation.’

Lisa knew the two of them would have to ‘agree to disagree,’ but said it was a dead-end in the friendship, ‘and that’s sad.’

Move past: The Wild Things actress said she’d told her kids that stuff was being said about their mom that wasn’t true, and all they needed to do was hold their heads up and move past it

Dead end: Lisa knew the two of them would have to ‘agree to disagree,’ but said it was a dead-end in the friendship, ‘and that’s sad’

At the end of the show, Sutton, Lisa, Kyle, Teddi and Dorit went to New York City to see their castmate Erika Girardi’s debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

‘Can you believe this s***?’ Erika asked, running toward them on the street.

Two months later, the show shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a credit read.

End: At the end of the show, Sutton, Lisa, Kyle, Teddi and Dorit went to New York City to see their castmate Erika Girardi’s debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago


Shut down: Two months later, the show shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a credit read 

In follow-up notes, it was revealed that Erika had returned home to be with husband Tom Girardi, 81, while Garcelle broke up with Michael and protested at a Black Lives Matter rally, and Teddi was shown with her daughter Dove, born February 25.

‘The pandemic really changes your thinking,’ said Kyle, whose clothing collection is now being sold online. ‘I find myself analyzing all the things I can live without. People and things.’

Denise, shown last, said she was learning to cut artichokes like Martha Stewart.

Home: In follow-up notes, it was revealed that Erika had returned home to be with husband Tom Girardi, 81

Broke up: Garcelle broke up with Michael and protested at a Black Lives Matter rally

‘Denise F***Ing Richards has a few sides,’ she claimed. ‘You can be a wild thing and you can be a protective mom at the same time.’

Her show, The Bold and the Beautiful, was one of the first shows to restart production, a credit said, adding: ‘Because of health protocols, Aaron has been a stand-in for Denise’s love scenes.’

Lisa described herself as a ‘truth seeker’ and showed herself dancing on Instagram, while Dorit vowed to listen to her own heart about what to believe, ‘not what the majority believes.’

Her daughter Phoenix, 4, now has a cooking show on Instagram.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion part one will air September 2.

Wild Thing: ‘Denise F***Ing Richards has a few sides,’ she claimed. ‘You can be a wild thing and you can be a protective mom at the same time’


Back to work: Her show, The Bold and the Beautiful, was one of the first shows to restart production, a credit said, adding: ‘Because of health protocols, Aaron has been a stand-in for Denise’s love scenes’

Cooking show: Her daughter Phoenix, 4, now has a cooking show on Instagram

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