Lisa Vanderpump is at the top of her game, despite being at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to her former friends on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She is already the proud owner of multiple successful restaurants and lounges in L.A. and now she is being honored with a star on The Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
So with all of her success, why would she come back to the successful Bravo franchise after being chewed up and spit out by her cast-mates last season?
That’s 7 1/2 already – I mean, Kim? Seriously? Let’s just give her a half.
Now rumor has it that Lisa Rinna has joined the cast as well. Reportedly, ABC has approached Lisa about The View, but she couldn’t resist Bravo‘s charm. Or something. Around this time last year Lisa stated that she wouldn’t ever join Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The photo of Lisa and Yolanda reveals quite a few things that had been up in the air. First, Lisa Vanderpump — my personal favorite Beverly Hills Housewife — is returning for another season (as we reported earlier this month). After a brutal season last year, Lisa had been playing coy in interviews about whether or not she was going to return for another round. Second, it appears that Yolanda and Lisa are friendly once again, because at the reunion is seemed that Lisa's only friend was Carlton Gebbia, who was later given the ax.
Fear not Beverly Hills fans, Lisa and Yolanda were not the only ladies spotted filming for the new season.
"Well ok…Five has always been my lucky number,so we will see. #rhobh Let the games begin," Lisateased.
If you recall, Andy made a trip to LA where he begged Lisa not to leave the show and promised to make some changes to the cast if she signed on. Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud have reportedly been fired (although Joyce has not confirmed that she's leaving), while the remaining cast hangs in the balance.
Hmmm… this is curious! Lisa Vanderpump and her restaurant Villa Blanca were sued by former server Karina Bustillos (who is also an aspiring actress) after she alleged that manger Michael Govia sexually harassed her, grabbed her arm, and then created a hostile work environment.
Additionally Bustillos claimed that Ken Todd did not take her complaints seriously and she was forced to quit as a result. The case is odd to say the least. According to testimony of another former manager, Bustillos had been fired before, refused to work with another male employee for an unspecified reason, and was demanding her schedule be changed so she would only work with general manager Andrew Morrison. Karina was given two days off, with pay, but then it was decided she would not be compensated for the lost wages totaling about $300. At that point she both quit and filed suit.
This is an odd case of Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant Villa Blanca being sued by a former waitress who alleges that the manager harassed her and created a hostile work environment. What seems straightforward (and we know these types of claims are filed all the time by employees), took a rather odd turn when you get into the details of the case – including allegations that evidence went missing and accusations that the owners mismanaged a rather simple employee request thus turning it into a much bigger deal. Add to that, Lisa herself made a rather intriguing Tweet about the results of the case.
Let's break this down! First of all did Ken Toddhave a senior moment when it came to disciplining an employee, which led to things winding up in court? Karina Bustillos, a former server, filed a suit against Villa Blanca claiming manager Michael Govia claiming that in 2012 he attempted to kiss her and on another occasion twisted her wrists when she asked for change to distribute tips at the end of her shift. These types of incidents created a hostile work environment and she took her complaints to her employers, Lisa and Ken.
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week! Enjoy!