In this weeks RHOBH Blog roundup, Brandi is upset that Lisa Vanderpump made up with everyone except her. Lisa Vanderpump is content with making up with everyone except Brandi. Yolanda is writing her blog from a clinic in Seoul, Korea where she is trying a new therapy for her Lyme disease. Lisa Rinna is all love and happiness in her blog. She talks a lot about her family and how important they are to her. Let’s take a look at the friendships between Kyle, Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna , Yolanda and Brandi. Pay close attentions to Yolanda’s comment as it is very telling. Remember when I said Lisa Vanderpump didn’t seem to be feeling Yo on WWHL?
Kyle and I have always had a bond and many have tried to sever that, trying to divide and conquer. We have had a multitude of shenanigans and giggles late into the night, always sparring and enjoying each other’s company, but things have sometimes been more complicated and often resulted in many misunderstandings. Continue reading
I’m so excited. I am have a few technical issues but I am up and running with some twine and duct tape! I loved all the openings. I’m going to let you guys capture them for me in comments if you don’t mind because I know this is going to be a hard one to recap quickly. Thanks in advance!
Kyle is getting ready for the white party! YAY! This year it comes first which is weird because no one can be disinvited at the door for being a litigious cuntsicle! #Taylor. I’ve seen this Justin guy before. Didn’t he help some housewives dress as drag queens or for the Gay Pride Parade or something? I’m not kidding. The White Party has gotten huge and now has a major budget. Kyle is still trying to push a reluctant Sophia into modeling. She is tall and gorgeous but she’s never liked modeling or being on the show.
Kyle claims she has not seen Lisa Vanderpump since the reunion. From here on out I will call Lisa Vanderpump “Pump” and Lisa Rinna “Lisa.”
Brandi and Yolanda are going for a fitness walk. David plays the piano for us low lives. We are not worthy. Brandi is still up Yolanda’s butt. Which explains why Pump was cool towards her on WWHL. OMG. Yo has a swatter on her property who has set up a little beachside dress shop right on the highway/right of way for PCH. (wait for someone to correct me) She asks if he knows she is on her property and he is laying back playing on his phone saying ” No Mon, I did not know.” lol. He’s so chill. Hell I thought they were going for a walk on the beach why are the out on the highway? They finally find the beach. Yo tries to explain to Brandi about being connected to the earth. She didn’t get it. Yo talks about Gigi’s success. She really has hit the big time. Brandi mentions she is homeless (AGAIN) and tries to move in. The house she is talking about moving in now, I think she got tossed out of that too. Brandi starts trashing Pump. Yo tries to get Brandi to connect with nature again. It doesn’t work. Sad. Continue reading
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It’s time to check in on Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd’s legal woes again. If you remember last summer, our darling Lisa was flitting about assuring everyone that her legal matter with Karina Bustillos was resolved in her favor. But as I told you at the time, nothing could be further from the truth. And today things got even worse. As you may recall, Bustillos was one of a few people who sued Lisa, Ken and Villa Blanca for sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. Despite Lisa publicly denying it on Twitter left and right, a jury found in favor of Bustillos. She was awarded $6,250 in compensatory damages plus attorneys’ fees. For the past several months, we’ve waited to see what the judge would award in regard to attoney’s fees. And today we found out. Continue reading
Adrienne confirms she is back as a friend of Lisa Vanderpump’s on the next season of RHOBH. It sounds like Lisa Rinna causes a ruckus (probably with Brandi, I think the likes all of the others). Continue reading
We are really going to need a friends chart for the cast of RHOBH next season. I was just sent this picture from a tweep that shows Eileen Davidson (she looks a lot different as herself, kind almost) hanging out with Lisa today with a film crew. We know that Lisa Rinna is going to be on team Kyle. It’s also rumored that Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson are rivals of sorts. Continue reading
I’ve been told that there is an Emmy party being filmed at PUMP tonight. It is assumed that all of the housewives including Brandi will be there. But word on the street is that two other guests will be there as well. And Brandi will not be happy to see either of them.
Ever heard the saying, the enemy of my enemy is my friend? Well that seems to be coming into play on the west coast tonight… Continue reading
The reason for the quiet listing of Villa Blanca for sale is becoming even more obvious with the filing of another hostile work environment lawsuit. The listing of the restaurant appeared after a former employee received a letter of right two sue, and just days before the actual suit was filed on July 31st. I became aware of the suit through a TMZ article that was very light on the details of the suit. At that time Lisa Vanderpump tweeted that there was no new suit at all and this was old news. Once again, Vanderpump’s tweets about these suits are unreliable.
In this latest suit, Martha Diaz, a pastry chef who worked at Villa Blanca alleges that yet another manager has created a hostile workplace and sexual harassment by her immediate supervisor Gustovo Molina. The suit alleges that beginning in March of 2014 Molina began to harass her by inappropriately touching her in a sexual manner including touching of her vaginal area. Molina and another kitchen worker would make sexually inappropriate comments toward Diaz in the course of her workday. The two would also pull up pornographic images on their cell phones and expose them to her. The two kitchen works would refer to Diaz as fat, ugly and call her a whore. They also places pornographic drawings in her work space and on her locker. Continue reading
On the heels of numerous controversies and tons of Beverly Hills gossip, Villa Blanca has gone on the market according to Effie Magazine! According to Effie Staff, “Villa Blanca had begun to show signs of wear and tear; the peeling paint, damaged furniture and less than efficient staff left some B. H. socialites scowling and wondering…” It’s a quiet pocket listing (um, oopsy) with no advertised price but it is definitely on the market!
The announcement of the sale comes less than a month after a judge ruled that not just Villa Blanca, but Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd as individuals were liable for punitive damages to former waitress Karina Bustillos in the amount of $100,000 and her attorney’s fees that could be in the high six figures given the length of the legal battle. Continue reading
Bravolebrities turned out to celebrate Scheana Marie’s marriage to longtime boyfriend Mike Shay, yesterday. Gretchen Rossi, Joyce Giraud and Golnesa Gharachedaghi arrived dressed to impress. But Slade needs a haircut and a shave. And yes, you can expect to see it on Vanderpump Rules. Continue reading
Vicki Rides the high roller overlooking Vegas!
It seems my story about the housewives in Las Vegas last weekend spawned a few people from the service industry in Vegas to give me some updates on housewives and their tipping habits. The report on Shannon and David is from last weekend. The report on Patti Stanger and Brandi Glanville was from a few weeks ago. Most of the others occurred last year. Enjoy!
Shannon and David Beador
Very friendly toward waitstaff and all who approached her for photos. This source says she was approached a lot. She was a bit kooky and David was keeping an eye on her drinking. Shannon and David were affectionate and left a nice tip. They were there with Heather McDonald who has a reputation for being a bitch and not tipping.Ditto, Heather’s friend Chelsea Handler also a non tipper who was at the same venue previously. And received comps.
Gretchen and Slade
Last summer, on a day Gretchen Rossi got some bad news, she and Slade and a posse were in Vegas. They were comped in the club but also did not choose to tip. Continue reading
From the looks of things, Kyle Richards will be getting a lot of screen time on the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. While things still appear frosty between Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville, as well as between Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster, Kyle Richards appears to have made up with Lisa and will be the go between next season. Continue reading
The hits keep coming for Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd. I’m almost starting to buy Lisa’s “puzzlement” over the recent verdict in the Bustillos case. She seems to be focused on the sexual assault claim and unaware that she has been found liable for wrongful termination, hostile work environment, and I believe gender discrimination. It seems that Ken and Lisa have very limited understanding of the law. I’m not just talking about court room procedure, I’m also talking about all the LLCs they have. It seems they simply hire lawyers to handle such matters and hope for the best. This plan relies heavily on hiring great lawyers, and I’m not so sure they have.
Where to start? I suppose with a brief explanation of the Alter Ego Doctrine. First of all, rich folks like Lisa and Ken tend to create corporations in order to separate liability between their personal and their business finances. This is done primarily to protect personal assets when a business is sued in civil court. In California, even limited liability corporations (LLCs) can be challenged by the alter ego doctrine. Basically, what this means is that the plaintiff can say that the corporation is only a corporation for the purpose of protecting assets and has no other function. In other words, in this case, the corporation is just Ken and Lisa using another name (an alter ego.) If they are found to be acting as an alter ego, then Ken and Lisa can be held personally liable for damages. Are you with me so far?
Most of the time, the alter ego doctrine does not apply. The whole point of incorporation is to insulate against liability and the large majority of the time, that intended result holds up in court. There are some legal things that have to be done, basic corporate formalities must be followed, finance records must be kept, there must be a manager to oversee the corporate affairs, monies cannot be commingled with the personal finances of the members of the corporation. You need a good lawyer and a good accountant. Continue reading