This week we tuned in to watch "Boys, Blades, and a Bag of Pills" to see how much our Beverly Hills Housewives spent.
Our Process: We tuned in to see just how much the ladies are spending. In order to calculate, we focused on money spent in the episode. Clothing, cars, houses, etc are not calculated unless the women make the purchase on screen each week. If the women go out to dinner, we will attribute the cost to whichever housewife is given credit for the scene, as designated by the "title" before the scene.
At the end of the episode, we'll tally it up to see who forked over the most dough (and who is in the lead for the season).
Planning PK’s 49th Birthday
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The focus of this scene is that Boy George will be performing at PK's birthday party. Since Boy George is performing for friends, there is no charge. However, it's worth noting that Boy George is in the U.S. because he was found guilty of some pretty heinous sexual assault charges in the U.K. (Google at your own risk), so we're putting the total cost of this at, "Dorit and PK, you should be ashamed of yourselves."
Total: 10 minute time out to think about what you've done, Dorit
Erika and Kyle go to dinner at Imperial
Erika and Kyle are still in Mykonos, Greece, living it up. They start out with an understated activity— for Erika — going to dinner.
Erika ordered a margarita. Kyle got a glass of wine, and they each ordered an entree. That's $20 each for the drinks, and $30 each for the entree, bringing the total with tax and tip, $130. No extra charge for the full moon. We checked.
Eileen and Lisa Rinna skate in the park
Eileen and Rinna have decided to bury the hatchet with Dorit by going roller blading. In lieu of an olive branch, Eileen has brought a pair of inline skates for Dorit, who has never skated before. They retail for $40 online. What's interesting is that the model Dorit wears only seems to be made for children. Dorit, how small are your feet?
Then they call Kyle and Erika. Without an international data plan, that's going to cost at least $10.
Eden and LVP
Eden goes over to Lisa Vanderpump's to chat, and conversation comes back to Kim. Why, Eden? Why?
Erika Performs at 3 a.m.
So, it turns out that Erika flew 15 people from her team to Greece (confirmed this week) to perform at 3 a.m. We have an extra ten people for airfare that were not included in the budget last week. If she flew them coach — we doubt it, but let's give Erika Jane's budget the benefit of the doubt— that's an extra $1,000/person.
She's also there for work, so we did some digging to find out how much performers are paid for festivals. It varies based on festival and how famous the performer is. The top estimate we can get is $75k. We're gonna take it… because given how much she spent to go, we hope that's what she was paid.
Total: ($65,000) Erika, made money this week.
Rinna, Eden, and Dorit
Eden pulls out three green juices. $12/each and offers her guests aloe in water, to oxygenate their blood ($10). Rinna pulls out a ziplock bag of vitamins and prescription pills, but since she brought it from home, we're not counting it.
PK’s 49th birthday party
Dorit throws PK a birthday party (with surprise appearance from a sex offender) for about 50 of their closest friends… and Mario Lopez. We know that they were disappointed with the flowers, which we get because flowers are expensive. We tallied up our estimates for the party.
Party planner: $600 ($75/hr, eight hours)
Bartender: $400 (2 bartenders at $50/hr each, 4 hours)
Bar: $1,000 (that wine is flowing)
Flowers: $400 (centerpieces and at the entrance)
Black Curtain Rental: $275
Tally for Episodes 6-8:
Lisa Vanderpump: $541
Lisa Rinna: $7.75