Something interesting happened on Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live Drunken All-Star Party. No, really, remember when I posted my recap telling you that Lisa Vanderpump wasn’t really sitting with the cast but just popped over to the table with them for pictures? I thought it was because she doesn’t get along with them, and while that is true, there is a bit more to it. Hollywoodlife.com interviewed Lisa about her new show SUR that Bravo picked up for the upcoming season and when they asked her if she was returning to RHOBH as well she said, “It hasn’t been decided yet.” Well that seems odd. Everyone else who was at the UpFronts had already signed their contracts to return to the show. Remember how Lisa did not participate in the east coast versus west coast housewives game? When the west coast won, somebody asked Andy what they won and Andy said “You all get to be on another season of Housewives!” It seems now that the reason Lisa didn’t play is that as of now she is not under contract to appear on RHOBH next season.
There were several quotes from the UpFronts from both Kyle and Taylor about how happy they were that Lisa got a spin-off. While faking the friendship is common when talking to the press, Kyle and Lisa have been friends forever and it may be that Lisa and Kyle have actually gotten past Kyle throwing Lisa under the bus with Adrienne at the reunion. Andy Cohen gave an interesting quote to Hollywood.com when asked whether there was jealousy among the other cast mates about Lisa getting her own show, “Everythings good. Everbody’s good,” Cohen said. “You know there’s a lot to go around. These women are all a part of incredibly successful series. It’s like, the worst thing would be leaving a hugely successful show and going and doing a show that didn’t do as well. You have to be very measured in making these decisions. I think women are smart enough to know that.” Is that Andy trying to send a message to Lisa to get with the program and sign a contract? Or will Lisa be leaving the RHOBH resulting in Brandi being off the show as well? Time will tell I guess.