TV Watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
This is how you know the latest season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is almost over: Tuesday night's episode ended with the women at an exotic location, over dinner, all disagreeing about their individual interpretations of the "truth."
Kim Richards' longtime struggle with alcoholism has made national headlines in recent years, most recently following an arrest for public intoxication last April, but the reality star's issues with alcohol didn't start until she was in her mid-20s.
"I had my first real drink at 24," Richards tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. The former child actress, who now stars on Lifetime's The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition, says prior to that she had "sips every now and then," but the problem only developed during the painful end of her second marriage.
After a painful – and public – feud, including a nearly yearlong estrangement, Kim Richards is picking up the pieces of her relationship with her sister Kyle.
"I miss my sister," Kim, who stars on Lifetime's The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "I look at her face today and I want this relationship."
Nearly a year has passed since Kim Richards was arrested for public intoxication and subsequently entered rehab for the second time in four years. Now sober again, the star of Lifetime's The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition says this time her sobriety feels different, thanks in part to the loyal support of her four children.
After the arrest, "I felt terrible for my children," Richards, 51, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "That was the thing that bothered me most. I cried because I hurt my kids."
Nineteen hours and more than 8,000 miles later, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ladies finally arrived in Dubai for the season's second trip.
For The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules uninitiated, that's "What Would Lisa Vanderpump Do?" And it's exactly what Sam Champion has been contemplating as he prepares for his upcoming Weather Channel show.
"The Real Housewives that I've gravitated to is Beverly Hills, so I actually do care about Lisa Vanderpump," the former Good Morning America meteorologist – whose new show, 23.5º with Sam Champion premieres Tuesday – tells PEOPLE.
"Just last night I watched her tear up talking about this march [protesting the Yulin Dog Meat Festival]. And I'm thinking to myself, 'If I could instill that much passion over these topics, that would be an enormous success.' So that is a great question: How do I make people care about this as much as they care about that?"
There are many kinds of conflicts on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and on Tuesday night's episode we saw a rare one: the kind of conflict that is real and damaging and has nothing to do with the two Lisas.
What does it mean to gossip "correctly"? What does it mean to throw a dinner party? To build a house? To make a joke about yourself as a spider?