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It’s finally happening — for better or for worse.
Reports surfaced earlier this week that Lisa Vanderpump is leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Now, Lisa herself is speaking out and looking to set the record straight.
Speaking to Us Weekly, Lisa Vanderpump mostly denies the report that she’s leaving the franchise.
“I am in the season, obviously,” Lisa says.
That, at least, we already knew — because there was a controversy over her refusing to film certain scenes with her castmates.
“There are some parts I missed,” Lisa admits. “And you’ll see why.”
We already heard that Lisa ghosted the other Housewives because they were bullying her in some form or another.
“And,” Lisa says. “I think maybe we’ll have a better understanding when you watch the show.”
“There’s a plethora of stories that say I’m quitting,” Lisa acknowledges.
She says that there are also many stories “that say I’m trying to get Jax [Taylor] off [Vanderpump Rules].”
“If I had quit,” she promises. “I would have said it.”
She expresses frustration that people think that she would sit on the story if it were true.
“Can we just trust that I would … I’ve never had a problem with kind of coming forward speaking my mind,” Lisa says.
That said … she isn’t promising that she’s going to come back to the show, either.
Reports make it very clear that Lisa Vanderpump would never be fired.
But Lisa says that she can’t make any assurances about her future with the franchise.
“It’s like saying am I going to a Christmas party next year,” Lisa says. “You know, you don’t know, do you?”
“You don’t know if you’re going to be invited back,” she explains.
Lisa even mentions the possibility of cancelation: “You don’t know if they’re going to do the show.”
“So that’s a little hypothetical, really,” Lisa characterizes.
She really seems determined to dance around this topic.
Lisa has very clearly not been getting along with her co-stars on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
She’s been refusing to film with them, and even missed Camille’s wedding.
Despite their heated arguments in Season 9, Kyle Richards told Us Weekly earlier this month that she loves Lisa.
Lisa has now responded to that claim, saying that words are not enough.
“Don’t tell me,” Lisa says. “Show me!”
That’s great advice for storytelling and for friendship, folks.
“I have talked to Camille, yes, absolutely,” Lisa affirms.
“She was actually asking me about her little dog because he wasn’t feeling so well,” she explains.
Lisa Vanderpump is a dog-lover. Like, almost everyone is, but Lisa even more than most.
Camilla, of course, was one of many people to lose her home in the wildfires that are spreading through Southern California.
“I think it’s, you know, it’s a huge loss,” Lisa says. “It’s just not, it’s just not a house, it’s the memories, but you know, it is very difficult for her.”
“But then again, she just got married so maybe it’s a new life, a new beginning,” Lisa says, trying to paint a silver lining.
“She seemed upbeat,” Lisa says of Camille. “But I know it’s a very sad, very sad situation to lose so much.”
Earlier this year, Lisa lost her brother.
But she says that she is very much in touch with his children.
“They live in England, but you know, I’m close with them,” she shares.
“Obviously I think we hold onto each other,” Lisa concludes. “It’s been very difficult.”
So … she’s at least mostly denying that she’s leaving the show, but it feels like she’s playing word games and dancing around her answers.
What isn’t Lisa telling us?
Will she stay or will she go?
That is the question that has been following around Lisa Vanderpump for weeks.
There was talk in late September that Vanderpump is no longer having fun as a cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills…
… and Lisa Rinna told Us Weekly that the veteran Bravo star simply vanished for long periods of time during filming of the latest season.
This has all led to speculation about Vanderpump’s future on the series, especially in the wake of her brother’s tragic passing.
(As previously detailed, Mark Vanderpump died of a suspected drug overdose in May. He was 59 years old.)
Might she actually leave the franchise? Despite all the money it has made for her and all the name recognition it has helped her achieve?
We now have an answer — and that answer is yes.
According to a network insider, per Radar Online, the drama between Lisa and the other ladies, specifically former best friends Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley, have become “too much” for Vanderpump to deal with.
This may not have been the case in the past.
But combine Mark’s passing with the many other projects that consume her time and Vanderpump is ready to leave the Housewives behind.
“She was dealing with grief, filming Vanderpump Rules, opening [new restaurant] TomTom and running the Vanderpump Dog Foundation,” explains this Radar inside, adding:
“She was not equipped to handle Housewives, even before the drama happened.”
For those unfamiliar with the drama being referenced above:
A source has said that Vanderpump got into a major argument with Kemsley after the latter adopted a puppy from Vanderpump Dogs — only to then drop it off at a shelter after the canine “nipped” at her young kids.
Lisa stopped filming episodes of The Real Housewives soon after this went down, although Tom Schwartz told Us Weekly that his friend just needed a “mini sabbatical” after the death of her brother.
Vanderpump has mostly mourned this loss in private, although she did issue a simple statement on Instagram shortly after Mark died.
“It’s been a devastating couple of weeks… one day at a time… I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your love and support. Love Lisa xo.”
Radar, however, writes that Vanderpump’s absence from shooting isn’t just some little break.
It’s a full-fledged break-up.
“She has no plans to return to the show,” the insider tells this website. “But who knows what the future holds.”
Lisa, though, WILL return to Vanderpump Rules in the future and she also just announced a partnership with Caesars Palace to open Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Las Vegas next year.
She’s doing pretty darn well for herself.
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In December of 2016, former Bridalplasty contestant Lisa Marie Naegle was found brutally murdered.
It has been nearly two years, but the murderer has been convicted.
He was the last man with whom she was seen alive.
People reports that a man named Jackie Jerome Rogers has been found guilty of Lisa Maria Naegle’s appalling murder.
The court found that on the night of December 18, 2016, he murdered Naegle in his car.
Investigators believe that he killed her by striking her at least eight times with a hammer while the two of them were both in the vehicle.
He then buried her body in a shallow grave in his own backyard.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office confirmed the results of Rogers’ trial.
Naegle and Rogers had been having an affair at the time.
Rogers was 34 and her former student.
Just hours before her grisly murder, the two attended a friend’s birthday party at a restaurant in Torrance, California.
That, investigators discovered, was the last time that anyone but Rogers saw Naegle alive.
On Monday, September 24, Rogers was charged with First-Degree Murder.
Though Naegle became famous for her role as a reality star contestant on Bridalplasty, in real life, she had a job.
She worked as a nurse.
When she did not show up for work the following, that set off alarm bells with her coworkers and family.
Friends attempted to file a missing person’s report right away.
Unfortunately, they were told that they needed to wait 72 hours before an adult’s absence became an emergency.
As we now know, Naegle was already dead at the time.
Still, even before the police investigation began, friends and family had a lot of questions for Rogers.
He claimed to have left Naegle at the restaurant because he felt tired.
That did not add up.
Then, video surveillance showed that Naegle had left the restaurant with Rogers.
Rogers changed his story, claiming to have dropped off Naegle at a gas station.
No one was buying it.
Rogers became visibly upset at this point.
It can seem cruel that it took nearly two years for Naegle’s murderer to be convicted, but the justice system rarely moves swiftly.
We hope that this news gives her family the closure that they need.
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More sad news today out of the world of reality television.
Lisa Fleming, tae woman who weighed more than 700 pounds during her stint on TLC’s 600-lb Life, has been found dead in Houston, Texas.
She was 50 years old.
The tragic news was confirmed on Facebook by Fleming’s daughter, Danielle, who wrote the following:
I am truly at a loss for words right now. God knows I wanted you to hold on until I got here, but He knew what was best for me. I didn’t need to see you like that!
Danielle went on to say that she held her late’s mother’s hand for four hours, knowing “nothing I could’ve done would bring you back to me” and adding:
Anybody who knows me knows I gave my mother my ALL. She was my world and I was her #NumberOneGirl.
Mommy, I love you from here to the stars and back!
Fleming reached 704 pounds at the age of 49 and that’s when she reached out to Dr. Younan Nowzaradan.
Viewers of the aforementioned series watched as maggots were actually discovered in the folds of Lisa’s skin, but she managed to lose 87 pounds while on a controlled diet under doctors’ supervision.
However, while Fleming’s weight led to numerous health problems for her over the years, Danielle tells TMZ that it actually did play a role in her mom’s passing.
Following her appearance on the show, Lisa reportedly shed 200 pounds and was able to stand on her own.
Danielle says her mom was sick before she appeared on the series and that these illnesses took their toll over time.
“At the end she was sick and her body was tired and her body just gave out,” says Danielle.
Fleming was a cast member on Season 6 of 600-lb Life, which aired this past February.
She admitted to viewers at the time that she always has issues with her weight, but that these issues were exacerbated after her brother was murdered and she fell into depression.
This death comes just weeks another former series star, James “L.B.” Bonner, committed suicide at age 30.
Bonner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, unable to overcome his own depression, which largely stemmed from having to have his leg amputated following a 2013 car accident.
Here is a photo of Bonner:
As you might expect for a show that does focus on the severe obese, Bonner and Fleming aren’t the only stars from the TLC program to have passed away.
In March, fans mourned the death of Robert Buchel after they learned that he died from a heart attack at age 41 in November.
His death was revealed during his episode on the show, on which he dropped to 502 pounds with diet and weight loss surgery.
In a statement at the time, TLC said it was “deeply saddened” by his death, adding:
“We are grateful to his family who were gracious enough to let us continue to share his brave story with our viewers. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.”
We feel the same way about Bonner and Fleming.
May they rest in peace.
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