Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and restaurateur, Lisa Vanderpump, is not happy right now, and she let the world know it. The fate of her reality show, Vanderpump Rules, is still up in the air after the firing of Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and two other employees for alleged racist behavior.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a terrible toll on so many businesses, including restaurants. Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, own three eateries in Los Angeles: SUR, PUMP, and TomTom. They also own Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace in Los Vegas. Since VPR follows the lives of Lisa’s employees at SUR and TomTom, with the shutdowns, there isn’t much to film.
Vanderpump Rules didn’t make Faith Stowers famous, but honey she tried. Faith was never exactly a regular, but she did kind of swing on Lala Kent’s coattails. Unfortunately for the former waitress, it was swinging from Jax Taylor’s peen that originally got her name in the media. Hollywood has tales of the casting couch, but SUR has tales about the casting booth.
While Faith never made it #bigbybravo, she did manage to almost take down the entire show. Faith found herself the victim of a false-police report filed by geniuses Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute. As a result, Stassi and Kristen saw their 15 minutes of fame and their paychecks fly out the door. Now Faith is plotting the ultimate revenge, the final straw, the ace in the hole… Pump Rules is clinging to life thanks to major cast changes and the pandemic. The family has been called in to pay their respects, while Faith waits in the wings with her back-up plan.
Bless her damn heart. Brandi Glanville still doesn’t have a diamond. After slapping Lisa Vanderpump and causing multiple controversies on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Brandi found herself out of a job. The second she received a #pinkslipbybravo, Brandi started a campaign to try and get her gig back. Always finding herself in rather questionable situations, it seemed Brandi’s only shot was to create drama with people still actively employed on the show.
Most of the cast treated Brandi like a pariah, until they needed her for something. That “something” was a scandalous storyline with Denise Richards to pump up the drama on an otherwise lame season. In an attempt to throw the scent off the alleged affair with Brandi, Denise implied Brandi hooked up with yet another cast member. While we still don’t know if that is a fact, what we do know is it wasn’t Kim Richards. Thank God.
The Vanderpump Rules off-season has been full of drama. Unfortunately, for the cast members who didn’t get fired, it’s unclear when/if the show will come back. Thanks to the pandemic and the false narrative that this show is actually about the restaurants when most of them actually pretend to work there, the cast members are just sitting ducks, hoping to get the green light, filling up their free time with sponsored Instagram content (and pregnancies, for some of them anyway).
So, what does Andy Cohen think about the show carrying on without Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute?
Dana Wilkey was not featured on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for very long, but what she lacked in screen time, she made up with tiny iconic moments. Despite efforts to weave herself into the tapestry of the group, Dana never reached “friend of” status, but many viewers will never forget Dana and her
desperation $25,000k sunglasses.
After her brief stint on RHBOH, Dana caught some legal cases. She was sued for fraud in 2011 and indicted on fraud charges in 2014. Accusations included conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and aiding and abetting, and false statements to government agents. Sounds like she would fit in with most cast members, amirite? Well, Dana finally found a way to become a Housewife – even if it was just for one glorious night.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Denise Richards announced in September that she was exiting the show. She had a pretty rough season. RHOBH viewers saw Brandi Glanville allege that she had a sexual liaison with Denise. Denise, whose husband Aaron Phypers was annoying all season, denied the hookup.
The accusations divided the cast, and “OG” Kyle Richards sided with Brandi. But that wasn’t Kyle’s only issue with Denise. Kyle called out Denise for not engaging with her fellow Housewives and for walking away repeatedly. Denise did not want to discuss these hookup allegations on camera, but Kyle and her bestie Teddi Mellencamp would not be denied.
When Andy Cohen welcomed his son, Benjamin Allen Cohen, on February 4, 2019, he knew that his life was going to be forever changed. But, unfortunately, this major life change also had an unintended effect on Andy’s beloved rescue dog, Wacha.
Andy and Wacha were besties for about seven years. There is even a stuffed animal Wacha on the Watch What Happens Live set.
Season 15 of Real Housewives of Orange County has introduced us to newbie Elizabeth Lyn Vargas. No—not the Elizabeth Vargas who is a reporter and documentary host.
This Elizabeth is the Founder/CEO of digital music label and streaming service Edge Music. Elizabeth is also in the process of divorcing her husband, Bernt Bodal. She is friends with RHOC co-star Kelly Dodd. Viewers will have to wait and see if that is still the case after this season.