Kyle Richards held a star-studded fundraiser that brought in six figures to help sick children in Los Angeles, and her dear friend and fellow reality star, Kris Jenner donated a fat chunk of change. The Blast has learned that the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star's fundraiser, which was held at her and Mauricio Umansky's mansion on November 9th, raised over $100,000 for the Los Angeles Children's Hosptial and the KarJenner matriarch was one of the first celebrity guests to get out her pocketbook.
Money Came Pouring In:
"Storage Wars" auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson told us they were contacted by Bravo directly to be the celebrity auctioneers for the elaborate charity bash and the event will be featured on an upcoming episode of "RHOBH." That's right, Kris Jenner might be making a crossover appearance! The fundraiser included a long list of Hollywood talent, including many of Kyle Richards' "Housewives" co-stars, as well as her sisters Kathy Hilton and Kim Richards. Also at the event was Carnie Wilson, who performed with her group Wilson Phillips, and Kyle's good friend Faye Resnick. We've learned that while tons of Hollywood's rich and famous donated their benjamins for the charity, no one was as generous as the "Keeping Up With The Kardashian" star.
Kris Jenner's Donation:
Dan and Laura Dotson tells us that Kris Jenner kicked off the pace by donating a whopping $25,000 right out of the gate, and the giving just kept going from there. We've learned Lisa Rinna gave $1,000, "Botched" star Paul Nassif bid on a few items, and his ex, Adrienne Maloof, threw thousands out for the charity. Kyle Richards shared a few snaps from her hosted fundraiser almost one week after the event went down. Posting photos from the night with her husband of over 20 years, the "RHOBH" star described the fundraiser as a "special night" for "an important cause."
In the adorable couples photos, Kyle and Mauricio look so in love still after all these years. She's seen wearing a beautiful black blazer with sequined sleeves and a sheer undershirt. Sporting her hair up in a high pony with her new bangs, Kyle looked both stylish and sophisticated for the night. Taking the stage and hitting the mic, she told her celebrity friends in the audience, "Not many pediatric hospitals can do what Children's Hospital Los Angeles does. Children's Hospital Los Angeles has the very best doctors, surgeons, and specialists." Getting emotional, Kyle ended her speech by saying, "They care for any child in need regardless of their financial or immigration status because no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child's life." We're told guests feasted on expensive food like salmon and steak, but also chomped on vegetables, mash potatoes, taco trays and more. They also sipped on pricey SoCal rum.
RHOBH Season 9 Recap!
"RHOBH" season 9 ended its finale on Bravo over the summer and it was juicy! All the "Housewives" were smack dab in the middle of Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Vanderpump's Puppy-Gate battle, with Lisa accusing Dorit of giving away a dog from her shelter, and Dorit slamming Lisa alluding that she sold the story to tabloids. Many of their co-stars took Dorit's side and labeled Vanderpump as a master manipulator. She quit "RHOBH" shortly after she didn't come to the reunion taping. She recently opened up about leaving the franchise and stated, "I had a great time on Housewives, but to have negativity during a time in my life when I needed to try to be positive … I decided it was over.”
Lisa Vanderpump had a rough year and began filming the season just months after her brother, Mark, died by suicide following a battle with depression. She often criticized the women, especially once good friend Kyle, for not being supportive and by her side through the ordeal. “I shouldn’t have even committed to do that season,” she said. “If I had had my choice, I would have just wallowed in grief. I wasn’t ready.”