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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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Vanderpump Rules will kick off Season 7 on Monday, December 3 at 9/8c.
But fans need not wait all that time to take a look at all the crazy action and drama to come.
In the explosive trailer featured here, fans will see all the fan favorites and not-so-favorites gathered around to celebrate Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor actually being engaged.
“Tonight is the night where many of us thought would never happen,” Lisa Vanderpump says at the engagement party, adding:
“He has had a very emotional year, as a few other people here have.”
That's an understatement.
The preview goes on to teases numerous fights between cast members, with Lala Kent screaming at James Kennedy‘s girlfriend, Raquel…
… with Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz getting into an intense marital spat…
… and with a revelation coming out about Ariana Madix‘s past.
“You’ve been in a relationship with a girl before,” boyfriend Tom Sandavol says to her during this unexpected exchange.
“That is not your business to tell,” Madix fires back.
Elsewhere, Stassi Schroeder puts her relatively new relationship with Beau Clark on display for the world to see — and let's just say there's going to be a lot to see.
At one point in the promo, Beau tells Stassi:
“It’s like you dick-punched my heart.”
Other highlights include:
– Ariana and Stassi at last joining forces for an ice queen-themed joint birthday party.
– Tthe launch of Lisa's business venture, Tom Tom, with, well… the Toms, Schwartz and Sandoval.
– Billie Lee and Lala getting into a screaming match.
– James once again getting let go from SUR.
– Oh, and Kristen appears to get very drunk and fall down. Hard.
Prepare for plenty of tears, fans, both happy and sad.
CHECK OUT THE TRAILER NOW!
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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.