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’s ready for Vanderpump Rules? It’s been a while since we’ve seen our favorite messy SUR-vers make pump-tinis, but we know they’re finally filming Season 9 after a long hiatus. We also know things are going to look a little different this year since half of the OG cast has been fired.
Scheana Marie, Lala Kent, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, James Kennedy and new fiancé Raquel Leviss are returning. Writing their names out you realize how many people are still a part of the cast. We do know we can expect a lot of parenthood talk from new moms, Scheana and Lala, and we can bet on a lot of talk about TomTom. But what else might this very different season hold?
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!”
The stars of Vanderpump Rules have really undergone a lot of change throughout the past year or so. There’s been firings, engagements, weddings and lots of babies. The rag-tag Sur group has gone from waiting tables and giving Lisa Vanderpump anxiety with their drunken antics to becoming parents, writing books and being real-ass adults. Season 9 is currently filming, and who even knows what it’s going to look like. Scheana Shay is a new mom, but will probably still be waiting tables at Sur in her crop tops and high ponytails that we know and love. Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Tom Schwartz are trying to jump on the VPR pregnancy train as well. Raquel Leviss and James Kennedy just got engaged and might be the new fan-favorites next season.
The one thing that’s sure to be the same is that Lala Kent, who debated even returning to VPR as a mom, will cause some drama. She’s always been one to speak her mind and defend herself to the end, whether she’s sober or not. She and Scheana, who were feuding while pregnant, have apparently made up now that they’re new moms. Lala has some beef with Ariana Madix that the show will likely dive into. And she’s continuing on her journey of sobriety and dreaming of having more babies with Randall Emmett rather than devising drunken plots to ruin his vacation by defiling his toothbrush, among other things.
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.
Vanderpump Rules is entering into an entirely new era now that half the cast is gone, new parents or both. And even less of the cast even still works at Sur anymore, but that doesn’t mean they’re all not ride or die for Lisa Vanderpump. But, of course, they are, she propelled them to C-List celebrity status, leading to book deals, podcasts and more, so they have to be thankful.
Our little Pump Rulers are all grown up. Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval can actually use their air conditioner and microwave simultaneously, but no word on if they’ve bought furniture yet. Scheana Shay has a new baby, and seemingly has bonded with Lala Kent over motherhood, pausing their feud. Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney-Schwartz are no longer fighting over Vegas girls in muumuus, and are looking to join the Pump Rules Parents Party.
Lala Kent has a lot going on right now. In March, she welcomed baby Ocean with Randall Emmett, and Give Them Lala, her first book, came out earlier this month. This is all perfect timing considering Vanderpump Rules is finally filming Season 9.
Needless to say, Pump Rules is going to look a lot different this year. For instance, Lala and co-star Scheana Marie are both moms now, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute won’t be around, and everyone’s favorite sociopath “stepped away.”Oh! and sober James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss got engaged. The days of drunken escapades, messy fights, and telling your boss to suck a dick are long gone. Now, VPR is apparently all about marriage, babies, real estate, and financial security.
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.