Much like King Edward VIII abandoning his post as the King of England, Lisa Vanderpump has abandoned her throne as the queen of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. But Lisa did not abscond for love. She did it for a much less romantic reason…
In case you have a life, unlike me, are not following along at home, let’s quickly recap: Dorit Kemsley and fam adopted a dog from LVP’s rescue, Vanderpump Dogs. Dorit and PK Kemsley’s kids named said dog Lucy Lucy Apple Juice. I don’t get why they didn’t name the dog Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy so it rhymes, but they all have weird accents so maybe they don’t rhyme like the rest of the English-speaking world. I’m a little fuzzy on the rest of the facts, because this entire season of RHOBH basically revolved around #puppygate.
The times are certainly changing on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump quit the show and skipped the reunion. The “puppy gate” scandal spelled the death knell of the longtime friendship between Kyle Richards and Lisa. In case you have been living under a rock, here is a quick update. Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog from Vanderpump Dogs, and the dog nipped her husband PK Kemsley and their children. Rather than return the puppy like she was required to in the adoption contract, Dorit re-homed poor Lucy Lucy Apple Juice. Lucy eventually wound up in a kill shelter. Perhaps Dorit should have re-homed PK instead?
When an article about Dorit’s actions hits the tabloids, Lisa was blamed for leaking the story. Kyle went to Villa Rosa to tell Lisa that all the Beverly Hills Housewives believed that Lisa leaked the story and that she is a liar. The terrible argument between Lisa, Kyle, and Lisa’s husband Ken Todd resulted in Kyle being banned from Villa Rosa. “Goodbye Kyle!” Ken bellowed as Kyle was told to leave the premises. She is lucky that Hanky and Panky didn’t try to avenge their owner.
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.
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?”
Leave it to the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills to drag out a fight from two years ago, along with a ghost of Housewives past to celebrate Halloween, and also because well, without Lisa Vanderpump what else do they have to talk about? I mean they have stuff to talk about, they just won’t.
It’s the final morning in Hawaii, the day after Camille Grammer tied the knot a second time, and finally, at long last, we get our first sighting of The Agency apparel. I’ve been waiting all of the Hawaii trip – looking for swim trunks, hats, custom-ordered shot glasses, a bridesmaids gown… and on the last breakfast Mauricio Umansky finally just shows up to brunch wearing an Agency t-shirt.
Ring, ring… Hi Karma, how are you? You need to speak with whom? Oh sure, hang on. Dorit Kemsley, phone call! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been a whirlwind of one-sided drama this season. The main focus has been, sigh, Lisa Vanderpump’s battle with her co-stars over a dog adoption gone wrong. Viewers of the show have wondered why all the fuss on an issue that could have been solved by following simple adoption contract guidelines. One reason could be the lawsuits facing Mauricio Umansky, husband of Kyle Richards. Then we have an active suit against Erika Jayne’s husband, Tom Girardi. And we certainly cannot forget Dorit’s husband PK Kemsley. None of these cases have been mentioned on the show thus far. Instead the ladies have banded together to focus on Lisa V. and create a mountain of deflection to spare them any embarrassment.
Avoiding a subject won’t make it go away. Just ask Dorit and PK Kemsley! The couple has seen their fair share of financial troubles. While occasionally bopping around with Boy George, Dorit
o and PeeKay have been dealing with court cases on the down low. But now we have a twist! Looks like ‘ole PK will have to bop himself into the courtroom, and bring his bank statements with him.