|Family & Friends|
|Family:||James Diamond (Son)|
|Friends:||Jennifer Knight,Joanna Mitchell,Sylvia Garcia|
|Relationships:||Mr. Diamond (divorced)|
|First appearance:||Big Time Moms|
|Last appearance:||Big Time Moms|
|Portrayed By:||Lisa Rinna|
Brooke Diamond (played by Lisa Rinna) is the mother of James Diamond. She is an accomplished businesswoman who runs a successful cosmetics company, even being dubbed the "Estée Lauder of the Midwest." She's very intimidating, and few people have dared to stand up to her or say "no."
Brooke Diamond (Lisa Rinna) is James Diamond's mom who appears in Big Time Moms. She wants to take James home so he could become the future CEO of her cosmetics company. It is revealed she misses him so much that Carlos's, Logan's and Kendall's mothers set up ways for her to still see James and keep in touch with him. She is divorced from her husband who married a woman 15 years younger. According to Carlos, she is "part powerful, part beautiful and all terrifying."
In Big Time Moms, she comes to Los Angeles with the intent to take James home, claiming that she wants him to follow in her footsteps and take over her cosmetics company. The members of Big Time Rush, along with Gustavo and Kelly, immediately begin making plans to convince her to let James stay, but even singing her a special song fails to convince her, and James' inability to say "no" also contributes to this.
When Kendall, Logan and Carlos remember a time when their mothers had worked together and successfully stood up to Brooke, they bring Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Garcia to LA, and they, together with Mrs. Knight, confront Brooke about her behavior. They point out that she isn't just being unfair to James, but she also isn't being fair to Kendall, Logan or Carlos and remind her of how they and the boys' fathers all made an agreement that their sons (and Katie) would stay in Los Angeles with Jennifer as their guardian--and as Logan's mom points out, Brooke can't just change her mind on their previous arrangement. At this, Brooke breaks crying and admits that she doesn't actually want her son run her cosmetics company--in reality, she simply wants James to come home because Brooke feels that she hardly ever gets to see him anymore.
With this in mind, James (and along with the other boys' and their moms) are a little more sympathetic to Brooke's motivations for wanting to take her son back home to Minnesota. Everyone then helps to arrange for Brooke and James to stay in better contact with each other:
- Mrs. Mitchell (who's a real estate agent) sells Brooke a building that would allow her to open up a branch of her in LA, giving her an excuse to see James at least once a month.
- Mrs. Garcia (who works with computers and electronics) wires both their laptops with video conference equipment to allow the two to see each other at any time.
- Gustavo (with some threatening coercion from the boys' moms) and Kelly arrange for the band to tour in Minnesota.
Brooke happily accepts these arrangements and agrees to let James remain with the band.
Brooke seems to be a control freak. She insists that things should be done her way and no one should refuse her. If something doesn't go her way, she gets angry, which is why her family and friends are afraid of her. Despite her temper and controlling behavior, she really does love her son and genuinely wants what's best for him, but she apparently never thinks to actually ask him about what he really wants.
James is the son of Brooke. They're very close and James obviously loves his mother very much, but as shown in Big Time Moms, James has trouble standing up to her and is scared of disappointing her. In the same episode, he also writes her a song to tell her how much he loves her. In the end of Big Time Moms, Brooke confesses that she misses James while he is in LA.
Mr. Diamond is Brooke's ex-husband and James's father--it's never explained why James's parents got divorced, but it seemed that they had a martial issues and still have some issues with each other even after they've gotten divorced. When Gustavo suggests that James get his dad to talk to Brooke to convince her to let James stay in LA, James explained that wouldn't work because, due to his parents' issues with each other, they haven't really "talked" since they got divorced.
It's possible that Mr. Diamond has a thing for younger women, because James reveals that sometime after his parents got divorced, his dad got remarried to a woman who's fifteen years younger than him.
Jennifer is one of Brooke's friends. Just like Mr. Diamond and James, Mrs. Knight is afraid of Brooke. She seems to rely on fear to get people to do what she wants and Mrs. Knight is an example of that. However, when Sylvia Garcia and Joanna Mitchell are with her, she can stand her ground better. Despite her fear of Brooke, she does help her stay in contact with James.
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