It looks like it is the end of the road for Lisa Vanderpump on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The “OG” Housewife had a chaotic season. She was heartbroken and mourning the death of her brother. The tale (pun intended) of Lucy Lucy Apple Juice has been dubbed “puppy gate.” In a nutshell, Dorit Kemsley and her husband PK Kemsley adopted Lucy from Vanderpump Dogs, and then decided to allegedly re-home her. Lucy ended up in a shelter. According to the adoption contract, Lucy should have been returned to Vanderpump Dogs.
A tabloid published a story about the saga, and most of the other Housewives decided that the person who leaked the story had to be LVP. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne and Kyle Richards happily sided with Dorit. Teddi even said she was being used by Lisa to leak the details about Dorit and Lucy. You know Teddi. She likes to be accountable while shoving LVP under the bus.
Last night the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills organized themselves around a new enemy, because that is the point of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills now. It has been for a few seasons! Someone is the target, and the rest of the women shield exposing their real lives by focusing their collective effort on how terribly they’ve all been wronged by this one person for some basically meaningless infraction. It’s tabloids in the suitcase, it’s stories in the tabloids no one reads….
Ever since Kyle Richards realized that the Twisted Sisters Richards would be the undoing of everything she has worked so hard to escape, she has become champion number one of this plan. She will literally hang Kim Richards out to dry by pinstriped suspenders and let Lisa Rinna call her “c–nty” than avoid getting mired down in the type of personal muck that could lift the giant felted wool hats right off to reveal whatever Kyle is hiding.
It will be interesting to see how Camille Grammer fares when faced with this – if it ever comes to pass given that the California Wildfires interceded in the cast trip, and Camille decided against attending the reunion.
Tonight’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills brings something I have been dreading for YEARS – the return of Brandi Glanville. I’ve really been liking Denise Richards this season, but man… Brandi is one difficult-to-swallow cheap wine!
With Lisa Vanderpump out of the picture the women all choose to maintain their alliance by turning on someone they consider an interloper: Camille Grammer. Even though all of them went to her wedding, none of them like her and are now pissed that Camille has apparently been speaking negatively about Dorit Kemsley.
Lisa Vanderpump has certainly had an emotional time on Season 9 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She started filming shortly after the death of her brother on April 3, 2018. The biggest scandal of the season, (besides Camille Grammer’s graphic sex talk) is “puppy gate.” And it
will never end is still going strong. If only Dorit Kemsley and her husband PK Kemsley had properly returned the pup, dubbed Lucy Lucy Apple Juice, to the Vanderpump Dog Foundation. Instead they allegedly re-homed Lucy, and somehow Lucy ended up in a kill shelter. Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave claimed that she was manipulated into leaking information about Dorit but couldn’t do it. Yawn.
The fall-out from “puppy gate” was swift. Kyle Richards accused long-time friend Lisa of leaking the story about Dorit to the tabloids. Lisa swore that she didn’t. In what was one of the most uncomfortable confrontations from any Housewives franchise, Lisa and her husband Ken Todd, banished Kyle from Villa Rosa. No more little ponies or swans for you, Kyle!
You know that thing you don’t want to talk about, so you never mention it? And then in your reluctance to discuss personal issues, you make a huge deal out of something else? If not, just ask Kyle Richards! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been invited to participate in husband, Mauricio Umansky’s $30 million lawsuit. How cozy!
Mauricio isn’t alone. Fans of the show are well aware some of the other husbands have found themselves entangled in litigation. Right, PK Kemsley? Erika Jayne’s hubby, Tom Girardi is in the middle of protecting his assets against his own $15 million suit. Now, in a hilarious new twist, because the home in Mauricio’s case was featured in an episode of RHOBH, the rest of the ladies could find themselves called into court. If this were Jeopardy, the answer would be, “What is HAHAHAHAHA?”
The drama got back on track this week between Camille Grammer and the rest of the ladies of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We had a brief respite last week when Camille got married in Hawaii. The mean girls gang of Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave put their best-manicured foot forward and mostly pretended like they were happy to be there. Which is crazy to me, who wouldn’t want a free trip to Hawaii?
There were a few grumbles, mainly from Kyle who was still whining about the imaginary bridesmaid duties she had to endure. And there was the made up drama about how Kyle found out Lisa Vanderpump took a lie detector test. RHOBH needs to hire new writers. Shockingly though, Camille’s nemesis, Teddi, remained fairly quiet during the trip. She was very polite and didn’t talk smack about Camille during the wedding. She just waited until right after.
Sybil, I mean, Camille Grammer needs an Emmy. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newlywed is pretty much holding down the fort in the drama department. Otherwise, the ladies would continue dragging out, I can’t believe I have to type this again, #puppygate. From feuds with the always accountable Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave to commenting on Lisa Vanderpump’s alleged dental hygiene predicament, Bravo should be throwing diamonds at this woman.
We’ve recently seen Camille’s wedding to David C. Meyer in a lavish trip to Hawaii. After venting to the group about Lisa V.’s absence from the ceremony, an online article pops up where Camille basically says it was no biggie Lisa ditched the nuptials. So is Camille trying to soften the potential reunion blow? Or is she a genuine friend to
anyone Lisa V.? This woman must have legs of steel, with all of her backpedaling.
This season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been a little odd, to say the least. The Puppy Gate storyline endlessly dominated the first part of the season and resulted in Lisa Vanderpump’s integrity being called into question. After being accused of planting a Radar Online story about Dorit Kemsley dropping off adopted dog Lucy at a shelter– and later being confronted by Kyle Richards about it–Lisa largely stopped filming with the other women.
Queen Lisa has missed a cast camping trip, Camille Grammer’s bridal shower–and even her Hawaiian wedding–which is almost unprecedented in Housewife history. Housewives are expected to show up for events–unless, of course, you are filming a cheesy Hallmark movie like Denise Richards! Then you get a pass. Although Lisa has not continued filming with the other women, she definitely has opinions about them–and the whole debacle of Puppy Gate.