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Folks, be happy that the cameras are currently rolling for Vanderpump Rules Season 7 because it sounds like sh-t is really hitting the fan in West Hollywood this week.
The drama began with rumors that Kristen Doute had been fired from the show due to her inability or unwillingness to stir up unnecessary drama with her castmates.
If you watched last season, you know Kristen seemed to be content in a stable, committed relationship and wasn’t getting blackout drunk nearly as often.
In other words, she committed each of the reality star cardinal sins, and no one was surprised by news that she’d been banished to Vander-purgatory to await the endtimes in the company of Vail Bloom and Laura Leigh.
“She’s just not crazy Kristen anymore,” one production source bluntly stated.
Kristen denied that she’d been demoted to “friend of the castmates” status, but the rumor resurfaced this week with some new and intriguing details:
According to Radar Online, Kristen will be replaced as a full-time cast member by SUR newcomer Billie Lee.
“She did extremely well,” the source said about Billie Lee’s first season on the show.
“All of the cast loves her — and so did the ratings!”
Of course, it appears the source delivered that quote ahead of the Twitter war that began playing out between Billie Lee and the rest of the cast last night.
It seems the ladies of SUR will be hosting a Tuesday night event at the restaurant called Girls’ Night In.
(What happened to James Kennedy’s See You Next Tuesday? Fingers crossed that shaved ferret got sh-tcanned, too!)
Billie Lee apparently felt that she had been left out of the gathering, and she made her feelings clear in a very irate tweet:
“When yo coworkers don’t include the only trans girl in GIRLS night at your own job! On the night you work! #rudeAF #TransIsBeautiful.” she wrote.
As you can see, it appears that Billie Lee was indeed invited to the event, which may be why Kristen and company were so vehement in defending themselves:
“You better check yourself before you wreck yourself,” Doute tweeted, adding:
“It’s not your event. Don’t make this about something it’s not. #NoH8 … We are not hateful people and ABSOLUTELY support the LGBTQ community. A person is a person is a person.”
Katie Maloney echoed the sentiment, tweeting:
“I’m completely supportive and will always be supportive of the LGBTQ community … EVERYONE is invited and welcome tomorrow!”
It’s possible that Billie Lee was genuinely offended by what she perceived as prejudice among her castmates — but it’s equally possible that she’s stirring up drama to give the people what they want.
And if that’s the case, the girl might have a very bright future at Bravo.
Watch Vanderpump Rules online for more on reality TV’s most dysfunctional framily.
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First, the young actress said goodbye to her mother, beloved Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher.
Then, the very next day, Lourd’s grandmother (and Fisher’s mother), Debbie Reynolds, also passed away.
Lourd, best known in the entertainment world for her role on Scream Queens, has commented here and there about the tragic deaths via her Instagram page.
But she opens up in major detail for the first time in this Q&A with Town & Country.
Speaking to American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson for the latest issue’s cover story, Lourd contrasts life with her organized father against that of her famously chaotic mother.
“He gets home at the same time every day, and we eat dinner together, we do homework together, we watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and cry, and then go to sleep,” Lourd explained of living with her dad.
“At Mom’s it was like, ‘Let’s put Christmas lights in the palm trees at 2 a.m.’
“Do you remember when Sharper Image was 24 hours? We went there all the time, 1 a.m. or 3 a.m., just picking up little trinkets… as if that was what you do!”
Both Fisher and Reynolds became household names in the entertainment industry, but Lourd says neither wanted her to follow in their acting footsteps.
“I think in a normal family they would have looked at me and been like, ‘Hey, this kid’s a performer.’ But I was so scared. I was embarrassed, honestly,” she tells the publication, adding:
“Because they were like, ‘This is going to be a really s–tty lifestyle, and everyone’s going to be scrutinizing you deeply and constantly.’
“My mom wrote five books and a one-woman show; they didn’t want more things for people to be able to Google about me.”
Fisher was known for being outspoken. At absolutely all times.
Lourd says she was initially turned off by just how honest and raw her mother was – on stage, writing in books or when speaking to reporters – but she eventually came to admire it.
Now, Billie says she wants to emuluate Fisher.
“Looking back and watching her interviews, I try to model what I do after her. She was so good at it. She would get so annoyed with me if I ever did a fake interview.
“She’d say, ‘Tell the real story.'”
Billie says she surprised everyone (including herself) with how comfortable she felt on the set of her first film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens – and her family quickly became supportive of her burgeoning career at this small role.
“Debbie was still encouraging me to put an act together. Literally three days before she died, she was like, ‘What numbers are you going to put in your act? Who are you going to impersonate?’
“I said, ‘I don’t think people do acts as much anymore,'”
“And she came back, ‘That’s why if you do one you’ll be more successful than anyone else. The act is a dying art, and someone needs to revive it.”
Elsewhere, Lourd says she’s keeping her mother’s compound (“It’s so magical.”) and that she relied on humor to get her through the hardest week of her life:
“If life’s not funny, then it’s just true – and that would be unacceptable,” she says, quoting her mom.
“Even when she died, that was what got me through that whole thing.
“When Debbie died the next day, I could just picture her saying, ‘Well, she’s upstaging me once again, of course – she had to.”
Billie, of course, would give anything to have her loved ones alive and back in her life.
But there’s an opportunity now for her to become more independent.
“I’ve always kind of lived in their shadows, and now is the first time in my life when I get to own my life and stand on my own,” she says.”
“I love being my mother’s daughter, and it’s something I always will be, but now I get to be just Billie.”
When was the last time she saw her mom alive? What does she think her mother would say to her now?
“The last time I saw her in person, this episode of Scream Queens was on, and it was a big episode for me.
“I had tons of scenes, and I was so hard on myself about it – I hated how I looked, hated my performance. I was really frustrated. She told me, ‘Come over right now. I want to watch this with you.’
“And she made me sit down and watch it, and she forced me to see the good parts. She was incredible like that.
“But she was really hard on me, saying, ‘Shut up. You’re great in this. Have faith in yourself. Be more confident.'”
In conclusion, Lourd is in as much awe of her late mother’s honesty as any Star Wars fan out there.
“It’s good to be authentic, to help other people, but if it’s not helping other people, then don’t do it.
“There were a couple incidents I wish she could have kept to herself. But, you know, that was the beauty of her.”
Billie Lourd went through what we hope will be the hardest experience of her life last December, and boyfriend Taylor Lautner was there by her side for that. Even as recently as May, the two still seemed joined at the hip, attending a Britney Spears concert together and posting about it.
But for over a month now, they’ve both seemed to ignore each other on social media, declining even to “like” each other’s photos. People noticed and wondered if something was up.
Well, it looks like this young, unspeakably beautiful couple has called it quits.
Billie Lourd is one of the stars of Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens and she appeared in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, but the world knows her best as Carrie Fisher’s daughter.
And, of course, as Debbie Reynolds’ granddaughter.
Fans knew who she was, but she became impossible to miss after Carrie Fisher’s tragic death.
That’s no insult to her budding career.
Taylor Lautner might not have such famous relatives, but he’s extremely well-known.
Mostly, even now, for his role in the Twilight series that made no shortage of grown women tweet all sorts of things before finding out that he was only 17 when New Moon came out.
The guy’s got abs for days.
Together, they were a lovely couple.
This is no longer just speculation based on who does and doesn’t double-tap photos on Instagram.
Billie Lourd and Taylor Lautner have broken up for realsies, according to People.
“They aren’t together anymore but they are still friendly,” their source says.
“She’s really focused on her work right now.”
That’s more than understandable.
We’re not going to make this about Carrie Fisher’s death and Billie throwing herself into her work to cope.
(Though that could be a factor)
Billie is only at the start of what could be a long and epic career, and she surely wants to be taken seriously as an actress.
But we really don’t know what brought about this split.
And though Billie Lourd included the term “Eiffel Tower” in the captions of this photo of herself with Taylor Lautner and John Stamos a while back … we don’t think that this breakup was caused by post-threesome fallout.
She might not even know that Eiffel Tower is a sex position … even though that level of naivete would be hard to imagine in anyone her age, especially Carrie Fisher’s daughter.
Whatever the cause, gone are the days when Billie Lourd appears to post about wanting a threesome with John Stamos.
But you know what?
We’re not going to fall into that trap of bemoaning a couple breaking up just because we got used to the idea of them as a couple.
They’re both young and talented and beautiful.
(Yes, even Taylor Lautner, who we swear wasn’t just hired for his almost comically perfect body … probably)
They have their whole lives ahead of them.
Billie and Taylor will always have their memories, but life usually involves a whole bunch of different lovers before you find your perfect match.
If you ever do.
We hope that they’re both doing okay, emotionally.
Breakups are hard.
And we especially hope for the best for Billie, because let’s not pretend that seven months is enough time to get over losing two of the most important people in your life.
Honestly, I’m still not over Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
It’s impossible to imagine that she is.
But Billie Lourd is well-spoken and a skilled actress.
She’s amazing and she can do anything.
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