Lisa Vanderpump has a lot of lovers and a lot of haters and then there are the folks who don’t necessarily like her, but give her a pass because of her devotion to dog rescue. During her time on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa’s entrepreneurial spirit produced several glitzy hotspots and probably her favorite business to date. In 2016, Lisa founded Vanderpump Dogs with the vision to make a dent in the animal rescue community and “create a better world for man’s best friend”.
Not even I can snark on that, so moving on. While Vanderpump Dogs’ mission is clear, it hasn’t come without problems. In January 2020, a former employee sued the organization for sexual harassment and now a particularly unpleasant situation has reared it’s head. A woman is claiming a dog she adopted from Lisa’s facility didn’t come with sugar and spice and everything nice. It came filled with worms and had the audacity to pass them on.
It’s time to play another round of, I Hate Lisa Vanderpump But Her Jedi Mind Powers Force Me To Talk About Her Constantly. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wasn’t the end of the road for LVP. She has her remaining restaurants, dog rescue organization, and three television shows currently on network schedules. Former co-star Lisa Rinna has issue with LVP’s latest show, Vanderpump Dogs.
Rinna feels entitled to a piece of the dog pie since the creation of LVP’s newest spinoff floated during filming of RHOBH Season 9. Well guess what. Now Brandi Glanville wants a piece of pie too, but she wants Vanderpump Rules pie. She feels if other cast are paid for Vanderpump Dogs, she should be compensated for allowing the first episode of Pump Rules to kick off on a storyline courtesy of her piece of shit ex-husband. Unfortunately for Brandi, that piece of Pump Rules pie might be sitting right beside the RHOBH diamond.
GOOD-BYE KYYYLLE!! Those two words must be in the top ten most quotable lines from Housewives. You can even hear Ken Todd’s rage just by reading those words. Since being uttered, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump have been done with each other.
While they may not be friends anymore, they still seem to care a lot about this fight. Exhibit A being that neither of these women can stop talking to each other through the media about the incident at Villa Rosa. Just last week, Kyle threw shade at LVP, saying anything she has to say is “not important.” But surprise! Lisa has more to say too.
Lisa Vanderpump and Lisa Rinna starred together on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. They started out as friends, but ended as adversaries, though it’s safe to say LVP didn’t retain many friendships from RHOBH. Vanderpump’s last season revolved around a dog adopted from her rescue facility by Dorit Kemsley that ultimately didn’t fit in her new home.
After being accused of leaking rumors to mags, LVP was ganged up on by the cast and stood alone in her defense. LVP quit the show and ditched the reunion, but didn’t want her dog rescue legacy tainted by the puppy formally known as Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy. Season 9 offered viewers a taste of a potential new show centered around Lisa’s rescue organization, Vanderpump Dogs. At the time Rinna felt if LVP got another spinoff, she should profit from the proceeds. Lisa might think in the game of life, it’s Rinna take all – but LVP is not playing this match.
Who doesn’t love a good dog storyline on Bravo? Our furry friends bring out all the feels. A recent-ish personal favorite was the hilarity of Sonja Morgan mindlessly sharing her hairbrush with Marley on camera. There’s also the scene of Giggy drinking from one of Adrienne Maloof’s goblets at a dinner party. Iconic.
The loss of Bravo-pups, however, never gets any easier. The internet just about blew-up when Bethenny Frankel Instagram-lived her dog’s health crisis. Unfortunately, Cookie later passed at the ripe age of seventeen! There was also the loss of Kenya Moore’s darling Velvet, which caused quite the stir off screen. More recently, Andy Cohen rehomed his beloved Wacha following the birth of his son, Benjamin Allen Cohen.
Season 9 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had some iconic moments. The puppy-gate scandal was the beginning of the end of Lisa Vanderpump’s journey on the show.
Kyle Richards, her supposed RHOBH bestie, confronted Lisa about leaking the story of Dorit Kemsley’s puppy problems to the tabloids. When Kyle called Lisa a liar, Lisa’s husband Ken Todd threw Kyle out of Villa Rosa with an ear-splitting “Goodbye Kyle!”
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Lisa Vanderpump is living her best life right now. Vanderpump Rules, after floating in limbo, is finally going to start shooting Season 9.
The show will have a face lift of sorts, since “OG” cast members Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder were fired for racist behavior in June of 2020. Lisa made it clear that she would have preferred to see the fired VPR stars learn and grow from their mistakes, but it wasn’t her decision. Jax Taylor and his wife Brittany Cartwright also left the show.
If there’s one thing Lisa Vanderpump knows how to do, it’s collect a paycheck. Her days on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feel like another lifetime ago, but never say never when it comes to a potential return. Well, as long as an entirely new cast was introduced. Meanwhile, Vanderpump Rules is filming its ninth season, minus a few familiar faces, now that LVP has been able to open her restaurants after some setbacks, to say the least. And she even has a new show on E! Network, so don’t ever say LVP is shy around a camera, especially when they’re capturing her glamorous life inside Villa Rosa.
If you thought Lisa had enough on her plate, you’re greatly underestimating her hustle. And her love of appearing on TV as the sole star, without Kyle Richards trying to take her crown. She’s preparing for the premiere of a new show on Peacock called Vanderpump Dogs, which looks like a mashup of VPR and a dating show, except with dogs instead of confused 30-year-old restaurant workers. Very on-brand for a pooch-loving LVP.