Kim Richards will face off against one of Dr. Phil’s pseudoscientific interventions on Tuesday’s shocking, storm-off-set episode. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was arrested for roundhouse kicking a cop at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge on the 19th of April – she was also intoxicated and half-blind-crazy.
Come on, people. Who kicks a cop? It’s like punching John Travolta in the head at a Scientology meeting for recovering kitten kissers. The first rule of getting drunk: never, ever kick a cop. The second rule of getting drunk: what’s the first rule again?
Dr. Phil jumped at the opportunity to ‘save’ Richards from her hedonistic ways. In the exclusive interview, Richards tells Phil, “I am beating myself up over this. I poured a drink of vodka and thought, ‘Oh my God. What have I done?’” Hindsight is always 20/20, except if you’re drunk, then it’s more like 5/17/Tequila.
The discussion quickly deteriorates into a hellish ruse; Dr. Phil’s ‘exclusive interviews’ are never without incident. A sobbing, weeping, and semi-hysterical Richards goes nuclear when she realizes the supposed ‘interview’ is nothing more than a deceitful intervention. Richards eventually storms off set in a huff and a puff and a “that’s enough.” That’s how Dr. Phil rolls. He’s like David Copperfield – if David Copperfield had a bald head and a mortician’s smile.
An on-screen intervention: check. An emotionally vulnerable woman: check. A ratings ploy: check. Emotional manipulation: check. Lies and deceit: check. More money than Gawd: check.
Who gets a Noddy badge? Dr. Phil of course! Who gets an Alcoholics Anonymous pamphlet? Not Kim Richards.
What do you think? Is Dr. Phil an emotional manipulator? Why would anyone subject themselves to Dr. Phil’s smug and smutty quasi-psychology? Should Kim Richards get professional help? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.