Even though it’s been years since Lisa Vanderpump, well Ken Todd, said “GOODBYE” to Kyle Richards and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she definitely still has some hard feelings. The self-proclaimed queen of Beverly Hills didn’t have a picture-perfect exit from the show thanks to #puppygate, so no wonder she’s still bitter. At least, against all odds, she still has Vanderpump Rules to keep her Bravo career alive. But RHOBH has moved on from the days of LVP’s diamonds and
bug-filled rosé. However, something tells me LVP has not.
The Kyle vs. Lisa feud is one of the iconic Bravo friend breakups that’s forever marked the series. The OGs of RHOBH used to be best buddies and it was truly sad to see that dissolve over a tabloids rumor about Dorit Kemsley’s puppy. Now, Kyle considers LVP a downright villain, with the rest of the cast backing her up. And Lisa definitely knows how to hold a grudge, shading her former co-stars any chance she gets.
Life isn’t all diamonds and rosé, but it should at least be without insects. Lisa Vanderpump had a fairly serene year compared to her former co-stars on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. After 10 whole people tuned into Overserved With Lisa Vanderpump on the E! network, she’s also tried to keep restaurants SUR and Pump alive despite the pandemic shutdown. And once again, LVP is gearing up to try and steer Vanderpump Rules back into relevance after a healthy delay.
Like other Housewives, Lisa became a brand. She created a line of spirits and produced a precious pale pink beverage, Vanderpump Rosé. This delightful wine is a crisp, acidic blend of Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah. The gentle concoction is carefully sourced from grapes nesting in the interior Valley of Provence and Sainte Victoire Terroir. Oooo la la! If that weren’t tempting enough, the dry rosé has notes of sweet citrus (yum!), hints of pepper (yes!), and now apparently, BUGS (oh HELL no).
Cast members old and new from Vanderpump Rules have jumped on the pregnancy pact and became parents throughout the last few months. Stassi Schroeder, Brittany Cartwright, Lala Kent and Scheana Shay are all new mommies and sharing the new baby bliss with one another. Season 9 has also already started filming, so we’ll get a chance to see Lala and Scheana take on this totally new part of their lives.
Scheana is the most recent Pump Rules cast member to have a baby, giving birth to Summer Moon Honey Davies in April. Summer Moon is her rainbow baby after she suffered a miscarriage last year, and it’s amazing to see Scheana go from bartending in a high pony to dressing her baby in avocado outfits, with her lashes on fleek of course.
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Following her book release and the Vanderpump Rules season 9 filming announcement, Lala Kent is giving statements left and right. She’s starting to come for her remaining co-stars. And her fellow Utahns! Has she no loyalty?
Lala’s book did not take it easy on her since fired VPR co-stars Stassi Schroder and Kristen Doute. That fact is likely unsurprising to anyone who remembers the treatment Lala endured in her early scenes on the show. More recently, however, Lala equated the two witches’ VPR departure to a death. A bit hyperbolic, to say the least. But what does any
self-assigned superwoman hanger-on do following a “wrongful” act? Seek vengeance. And here we are.
Whether you love her or you hate her, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills really hasn’t been the same since Lisa Vanderpump quit the show. Puppygate was the downfall of LVP’s career as a housewife, but she seems to be doing just fine. Vanderpump Rules is finally filming its ninth season, minus a few OGs that up and “left” the show. She’s got a new show on E! that seems to be keeping her busy. And she’s still throwing shade at her old castmates, whether it’s regarding Erika Jayne’s disastrous legal problems or Dorit Kemsley doing literally anything. Like I said, regardless of your opinion on her, LVP just brought the shade to RHOBH that it’s been missing in recent seasons.
But there’s hope for Season 11, mainly for the aforementioned saga that is Erika and Tom Girardi’s fraud and embezzlement allegations. Sutton Stracke, with her new diamond in hand, is stepping up (or maybe sacrificing herself) to get to the bottom of all the tea.
Major bore Teddi Mellencamp is out, and really will not be missed. As is Denise Richards, but I, for one, will miss seeing the Raggamuffin sipping Casamigos on my screen. At least we have Kathy Hilton as a friend-of, which is likely to cause some friction for her sister Kyle Richards. We all know how RHOBH went last time Kyle had a sister on the show.
For the most part, none of us really know what to expect from Vanderpump Rules Season 9 since so many key players are missing from the equation. But now, we at least know of one major storyline.
James Kennedy proposed to Raquel Leviss. And considering that the cast just started filming, it’s safe to assume the big moment was captured by the Vanderpump Rules cameras.
Fill up your baby bottles because Vandepump Rules is filming. This means we’ll actually see Season 9, but it’s going to be drastically different. Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired for racial profiling Faith Stowers. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright were axed too departed the show because it was “too scripted.” And a bunch of one season wonders were also fired.
Returning cast members include Scheana Marie, Lala Kent, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, and Lisa Vanderpump. Some of them either have babies, are hoping for babies, or just trying to furnish their expensive homes. It’s going to be interesting to see how the show handles these changes. One thing will always remain though – LVP helped make these people famous.