Lisa Vanderpump has had a rough go of things as the first Housewife on Dancing With The Stars. She's been plagued by harsh critiques over her wooden dancing and an inability to loosen up with her partner, Gleb Savchenko. Lisa is now having trouble keeping up with the physical pace of the show!
Lisa fainted during rehearsal last week citing an exhausting week with lots of travel and press responsibilities. "By the time Thursday rehearsals rolled around – let's just say I was exhausted and everything felt off," she writes in her People blog. "Gleb and I were rehearsing our cha cha and suddenly I just blacked out."
Lisa discovered she has a viral infection, along with exhaustion. "I am still fighting the bug and feeling under the weather but I am staying in the game as long as they say I can. And I will give it my best!"
Moving on, Kyle Richards has not had an easy season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She accused former friend Lisa of organizing a smear campaign against her at the reunion. She claims off-camera arguments with Lisa are the true cause of their break-up, although she wouldn't name the subject of those disagreements. Why are all Kyle's issues "off camera"? Isn't that convenient!
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Allegedly the argument was over spinoff jealousy! “Kyle and her husband [Mauricio Umansky] shot a pilot of sorts for a spinoff show based around his real estate business at the same time Lisa was shooting Vanderpump Rules," Hollywood Life reveals.
"They were in competition, from what I understand, because the network wanted to to add a spin off from the Beverly Hills franchise and decided to put Lisa and Kyle to the test,” the source explains. "When Lisa’s show got picked up and Kyle and Mauricio’s didn’t, the tension between the friends grew."
“I think that hurt Kyle’s feelings a bit, because she wanted that for herself and for her husband," the source continues. "That would have been great for his business and they even tried to highlight his real estate success when they shot an episode of Housewives in downtown L.A.”
Mauricio opened his real estate business The Agency a couple years ago (after the first season of RHOBH). Apparently Million Dollar Listing: LA star Josh Altman was supposed to be part of that spinoff . A clip of them doing business together was featured in RHOBH during season 2. When Kyle and Mauricio's show did not get picked up, Bravo nabbed Josh for MDL.
“Kyle and Lisa’s relationship will never be repaired and it’s more than just the stuff you see on the show,” the source adds. “These girls will smile in each other’s faces and pretend to care about one another. But there’s so much competition and cattiness going on, it’s scary.”
Unfortunately things are getting more uncertain for Kyle! With casting changes reportedly eliminating Kim Richards and Faye Resnick (and Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer quitting), Kyle has found herself without allies for the soon-taping fourth season.
Taylor Armstrong has been on the chopping block for some time, but a recent appearance at the Bravo Upfronts (Kim did not attend) prompted rumors that she may return in some capacity. Perez Hilton reports it's actually Kyle who is begging producers to keep Taylor on the show so she has a friend.
“Kyle really wants Taylor to be asked back for the fourth season," shares a source. "She believes the producers owe it to her after the hell she went through in the run up to and after Russell [Armstrong]‘s suicide. Taylor is really keen to come back too as the show is her only real source of income.”
Producers are reportedly stringing Taylor along and keeping her in the wings while they finalize new additions to the cast. There's been rumors of everyone from a Baroness to Lisa Rinna but nothing concrete yet! I personally believe Taylor will ultimately return as a "Friend of the Housewives." Her storylines are played out and negative to fans, but she's good for causing residual drama at events which makes me think she'll stay on in some capacity.
However rumor has it her new beau, the still married John Bluher thinks Taylor should leave… And he hasn't exactly participated in filming much!
Moving on, tonight is a new episode of DWTS and the lost-footage for RHOBH.
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