Monday, March 11, 2013

Drinking and Tweeting with Brandi Glanville

This is what happens when you have battling photographers. I'm looking at one camera and Brandi's looking at the other.
Photo: Bob Manzano |   Dress: Clothes Circuit  |  Ring: Stephanie Anne

Brandi Glanville and Courtney Kerr

The adorably inappropriate Brandi Glanville breezed through town on Sunday to promote her new book "Drinking and Tweeting" at a cocktail soiree at Bistro 31 in Highland Park Village. The signing was supposed to start at 1:30. At 2:30 people were standing restlessly in line. The hold up? Well, for starters, she was just late. But then, aren't all celebs? Usually. Fellow Bravolebrity Courtney Kerr interviewed her for an upcoming segment on D: The Broadcast and then she (finally) hit the signing table posing for quick photos and signing her tome.   For those who watch her on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I have two things to say about her: 1) Yes, she is amazon tall and reed thin and 2) Yes, she is as stunning in person as she appears to be on the show.  I asked her if she was getting a perverse sense of pleasure from drawing such a large crowd in LeAnn Rimes home town. She gave me a "Oh no, you did'unt" look and just laughed...

After her HPV appearance, she headed to the Gayborhood and held another book signing at The Grapevine. Now, I wasn't there, but I heard things got a little crazy.  As in there was lots of alcohol consumed, body parts exposed, a reporter was insulted and an escort out was needed. Allegedly.  But then, really... what do you expect? It's Brandi Glanville! I would have been disappointed if she'd been all proper and ladylike. I'm assuming at least some of what I heard was true because this morning, Brandi tweeted this:

Damn. I wish I had gone to The Grapevine and not Bistro 31. Sounds like I missed ALL the fun!

After her day in Big D, she headed South for Austin on Monday to make an appearance at SXSW, hooking up with Bravo boss Andy Cohen for a Watch What Happens Live SXSW show extravaganza. I plan to read Brandi's book on my Spring Break road trip. I couldn't help but take a peek last night and was immediately drawn to the chapter named "17 Again".  OH MY.  If the rest of the book is anything like this chapter... it's gonna be a really interesting and hilarious read!