Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa clarifies once again why she wasn't at Kimberly's graduation party and where she stood on Joyce and Brandi's talk.

on Jan 130

Oh goodness this week has been hectic, but good and productive. Yet here we are again. . .

It was lovely to see Kimberley at her graduation and to see how she has matured into a beautiful young woman. I hope she achieves all of her dreams as she certainly deserves them.

It's hard to understand why somebody would search for a problem when really there isn't one. I had made everyone well aware in advance that I had committed that weekend to National Alopecia Areata Foundation in St Louis.

As many of you know I support various charities, speaking on their behalf, turning up at events where help is needed -- the American Humane Association, GLAAD in support of the LGBT community, and feeding the homeless every Monday for the last six years. But that's me.

Now Giggy is a personality in his own right, so I needed a charity that would fit his profile -- and children with alopecia was a perfect match. Now can I compare Giggy's hair loss with that of a child's? Of course not, but I knew that Giggy could make a difference, bring some levity to what otherwise can be a somber affair. When Giggy appears and we talk with the children and teenagers -- many of whom watch him every week, many had just seen him on Dancing With the Stars -- the message is clear. Should alopecia stop you being the very best you can be? We asked the children if they thought he would be cuter with his fur. They unanimously answered no he was perfect, so then I gently remind them that is the way people feel about them.

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legalleyblond
legalleyblond

The very first season Brandi came on,Taylor Armstrong was on WWHL and I asked her how she felt about the new girl,Brandi and how she would fit in? and Taylor said "we have a tight group of friends so it will be hard"and Brandi had trouble with the Richard sisters and Lisa tried to keep the peace and talk them into making up,so it was everyone else but Lisa that didn't really want Brandi in there little click and now look who's brown nosing her "the Richard sisters" and Lisa has always accepted her,so Brandi needs to remember that and believe me she will remember when they all turn on her or they get into it,she won't have Lisa there to lean on,oh well

hershey59
hershey59

Lisa - I thought you handled yourself beautifully and I am so glad Ken spoke up to Kim. How dare she carry on like that in your own home, practically calling you a liar ! You already told her you couldn't make it and sent a gift. That's it, that's all !  Brandi tries to say that you outright lied . . .I don't think you did .. you are a busy woman, you had been out of town, you were up at 4am, went to the event, and then flew home - went to your restaurant to check on things and grab a quick bite . . .why should you have to answer to Kim !  For all the years she replied she was going to an event and then just didn't bother showing up because she was drunk . . . now all of a sudden she has the right to hound you for not going to her 1 only event . . the tone of her voice to Ken was totally uncalled for, and being the wonderful gentleman that he is, he thought it best to just leave . . . .so as to not have a fight with Kim.

PadPen1234
PadPen1234

I would not watch TBHHW  if Lisa were to leave.  How about dumping  some of the others?  Lisa is a beautiful, strong and classy lady.  I'm on her side!

ferguson.lela@yahoo.com
ferguson.lela@yahoo.com

Dear Lisa, I just would like you to know how much I appreciate your generosity of spirit and hope that in the face of those who do not understand you that you might give up on your undieing believe in the "goodness of others"' I have always seen you as a true be on of light. Please continue to stay true to you self for not only you but to others as well. Lela

jjrn13
jjrn13

Just some fair warning, after tonight's show, next week's preview shows all the women viciously attacking both Ken and Lisa.  If that is the case, if this continues, that will be the end of HW of BH for me.  Those two are the only classy, descent people in that entire group. 

LynnBell2014@
LynnBell2014@

Love Lisa you are too classy for Kim. AGREE WITH LEGALLEY BLOND! Lisa's gift was not big enough....,Lisa is not family she did not have to go to the party. 

legalleyblond
legalleyblond

Lisa don't let Brandi or the other women hurt you,we get your jokes and we know you have a big heart and you didn't lie to kim you were out of town and got in late and were tired,we get it,I think Brandi is just jealous of the attention Sheanna is getting and that shows how immature she is and you should have let her to the wolves(the other housewife's)instead of taking up for her and taking her as your friend cause look what you got for it

legalleyblond
legalleyblond

They made such a big deal (Kyle and Kim) when there sister Kathy didn't show up for Kyle's daughters graduation,but when Kyle got a check from her,and Kyle made a comment about all the zero's in the check and that's all that was said but Lisa won't get off that easy I guess her gift wasn't big enough.

gloria9266@sbcglobal.net
gloria9266@sbcglobal.net

I don't know what the big deal was.  Lisa let them know that she was not going to attend (it does not matter where she will be that night, she has that freedom to go where ever she wants or stay home). she bought her a nice present.  heck that would make me happy already.  what more does kim want and by the way, I really don't think that Ken meant what he said to kim in a harsh way, she just took it that way because of Guilt  heck she even admitted it, I was absent (whatever she said) on many occasions.  so she was mad at the truth you could see it in Ken's expression that he had forgotten that she had issues.  Give the guy and Lisa a break.  kim is leaving anyway hopefully carlton and kyle will follow suit...hopefully brandi so they can get new blood.

imagine
imagine

So Brandi's vile drunken behavior is to be excused for whatever reasons as is Kim's complete lack of class in any given situation?  These people always have a myriad of excuses but no valid reasons for acting like tramps time after time.  Kim needs to learn a little body language for starters and stop shaking her head like a bobble doll while declaring how friends have wronged her in various situations.  Her over the top behavior has gotten old to the point I can't stand her.  Or Brandi, the tacky, drunken tramp.  As for Lisa and Ken...why are you here?  You two are so much better than this and need to leave ASAP.  Although you would be missed tremendously.  Please go, it hurts to see you involved with people of this caliber. 

cindy1963
cindy1963

I really thought the things that Kenn said to Kim were very insensitive! Yes, she showed up late to a few gatherings but keep in mind she was going through a lot. She was living with a CREEP, she was having problems with her alcohol consumption, so let's cut her some slack. NOT COOL AT ALL KENN!! I thought you had more class than that but I guess I was wrong. 

BravoWatcher1313
BravoWatcher1313

it actually seemed that Kim didn't know that Lisa RSVPd with a NO, nor did Kim seem to acknowledge that Lisa sent a gift anyway.  I'm sick of Kim always thinking her behavior was excused because she was a drunk.  Sorry lady, it doesn't work that way.  yes I empathize some with you but other people have lives to live and may not want to attend every party that is thrown.  After a long traveling day, I wouldn't want to drive a ways to attend a party either.  Instead I'd much rather have a romantic calm dinner with my husband at my own restaurant.  Sorry Kim, I support Lisa on this one!

RHNC3000
RHNC3000

Did Ken just a couple weeks ago say Joyce's husband shouldn't have said anything to Brandi because she doesn't have a husband and he shouldn't get involved in the girls issues.  And he said the same thing and was pretty rough on Kyle's hubby last season and he claimed he hated men who act like that and who don't know how to be gentlemen. Brandi's attacks on Kyle and on Joyce warrant more of a need for the husband to get involved than Kim calling Lisa out for not being at her party w/o cussing or swearing like a man. HMMMM I call hypocrisy on Ken and he needs to apologize to the other men for being so judgmental when he couldn't take less than they did. 

LoveBravoBB
LoveBravoBB

Lisa,

Broadcasting that you didn't receive a thank you note is shameful and vicious. I have given lovely wedding and graduation gifts far more expensive than a Tiffany Pen and never received a thank you note, yet I would never humiliate anyone as it demonstrates a certain tawdriness, sleaziness and garishness.  Shame on you.



independent_thinker
independent_thinker

You always have to point out how much better and more proper you are than everyone else. You need to turn "Boss Lisa" off when you leave SUR and your other businesses, and just be Lisa. You seem to have a problem getting on other's levels, and it appears this is mostly because you hold yourself on a pedestal. I think you really have a lot of great qualities but they are smeared over by your need for people to recognize your greatness. And seriously, quit taking jabs at Kyle every chance you get. It comes off as very competitive and immature; neither of which I think you are. Maybe instead of focusing on everyone else's lives and how you can enhance them, take a look inward. Even classics need tune-ups.

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

Your 'nagging' is something that Brandi admits her mother never does...perhaps that is the problem.

ireallydidnothearthat
ireallydidnothearthat

I agree...listening to Joyce and Brandi is a waste of time.  Joyce can defend herself while Brandi will continue talking more nonsense.  I don't understand why anyone would even bothering trying to make amends with her.


The reality is Brandi is very very very jealous of Joyce.  Joyce is thinner, younger, prettier, happily and securily married.  Joyce should realize you can never be friends with an insecure jealous woman and just stay away from her.  

bluebayou
bluebayou

I believe Lisa RSVP'd, so Kim really was out of line to begin with.  Ken's remark (while true as rain) probably crossed the line because of Kim's disease.  As I see it, Kim opened the door and received a quick slam.

CindyGal
CindyGal

Ken seems to be such a great husband and a perfect gentleman. He is a soft-spoken guy. Ken absolutely did the right thing. Kim needs to get over it. She kept on and on and on and on. Lisa had another obligation and sent Kim's daughter a gift. Enough. CLASS - either you have it or you don't…. Kim's actions are sometimes so cringeworthy. 

ccwats23
ccwats23

Lisa, you don't need to justify yourself to Kim. It was laid out pretty clearly on the show.You told her you couldn't make it.  She is a crazy person who won't understand it anyway. Just forget about her!

AN-JO-LINA
AN-JO-LINA

Lisa...

I wouldn't have explained myself at all in the Kim situation! Any rational person would understand you took a trip out of state, came home, took a stop at your restaurant, grabbed a bite, and went home. That sounds like a busy enough schedule to me, of course you went home after all that! I did laugh a bit when Kim said everyone was there except Lisa. I thought did I miss something? Where was Yolanda and Kim's sister Kathy, where was Paris Hilton?

deedeekid
deedeekid

Lisa, I get where Kim is coming from.  She may have gone a little overboard when she confronted you but you have a history of not being very supportive of Kim and you often disregard her feelings or shush her from expressing her feelings. You don't do that to any of the other wives. You expect all of the ladies to come to all of your events,( with the exception of Yolanda this season) and let them know when you are unhappy with them for not supporting you. Ken was very hypocritical in getting into the mix with Kim, especially after his reprimand of Michael at the Sur dinner and he was being a bit cruel to Kim, knowing her history and all the work and progress she's made.

Holyterror
Holyterror

Kim gives herself excuses for not writing a simple blog for the last 4 weeks, saying she gets "overwhelmed" by them. She has no job, is on one show, and is asked to write one blog per week -- any length, on any subject, and yet she can't even do that.Lisa is on 2 shows, runs two businesses and is starting a third, does extensive charity work, and had just flown across the country that day, and is supposed to make Kim's daughter's party a priority? When she had already declined the invitation and sent a gift for which she was never even thanked? Maybe Lisa wanted to check on her business, have a meal, and then REST.

Maya2
Maya2

You don't have to justify yourself to that Nut ! You have been very gracious and tolerant of All her mishaps and shortcomings? To put it nicely, your friend Was Kyle, she was and is a nuisance tag along, not to mention mentAlly unstable! 

JulieMontgomery
JulieMontgomery

Kim was right. You said you would go to the party if you got back into town early. You did. Then don't tell someone you will come if you really never planned on coming. She just called you out on your lie - same thing you would have done to her.

Mdrbmass
Mdrbmass

LOVE you Lisa. You are the only 'real' member on the show. Your wit, grace & practical attitude are too much for the others. Kim was SO out of line and rude! 


pattiryan4
pattiryan4

I love you and Ken.  Kim was so wrong to grill you.  Ken was right for saying what he said.  All of you have a right to bring up Kim's bad behavior while drunk.  It is what recovery is all about.  

Hopeful
Hopeful

You're still the only voice of reason on the show. I cringed (once again) as I listened to Kim's comments and silly, rude behavior. Now knowing she did not send a formal thank-you for a thoughtful and expensive gift, just lessens my opinion of her. Really!

Sheppy
Sheppy

@imagine I SO AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you for saving my the typing and stating this all so well.

LynnBell2014@
LynnBell2014@

@imagine I FAST FORWARD WHEN KIM IS ON!!! Time wasted when she is on.......your comment about the bobble head is funny and true!!!!

legalleyblond
legalleyblond

@imagine sadly I don't think Lisa will be back next season,she said the women all turned on her and they were to vicious this season, even though i'm going to miss her,we will still see her on Vanderpump Rules!!!!so they will be left to tear each other to pieces

legalleyblond
legalleyblond

your so right I couldn't have said it better

lynn.l.reynolds.7
lynn.l.reynolds.7

@cindy1963 

Ken had every right to speak up.  It's not Ken, or Lisa's

fault that Kim is an alcoholic.  I've been sober for 34 years, it changes you.

Kim, please, you are a recovering alcoholic, and don't expect sympathy!

Why go to events were alcohol is served?  I do love your relationship with Kingsley, 

people who love animals are generally kind..  Please stay away from self pity, and embrace your sobriety.

Lynn

jjrn13
jjrn13

@RHNC3000 I remind you it was Kim launching a tasteless attack on Ken.  Look, Ken and Lisa respectfully declined that invite, sent a gift fulfilling all proper etiquette.  Now that Kim is sober, she expects all to give her a full pass on all her previously bad behavior while she sits in the harshest judgment of everybody else.

geegee444
geegee444

@RHNC3000 Well said. Ken is always stating that the husbands should not get involved.  I don't fault him for defending his wife but he should not find fault when others do it.

njmom02
njmom02

@LoveBravoBBno more shameful or vicious than being publicly called out for not coming to an event that you had rsvp'd to already.  One obnoxious thing deserves the other.

cosmo888
cosmo888

@bluebayou

I think Ken has had it with Kim, and really doesn't care much any more.  IMO, if any of these women would know about RSVPs, it would be Lisa.  Kim's thinking is just so disjointed.

Reba39forever
Reba39forever

@deedeekid Not the same. Michael and Joyce tag teamed Brandi together. Ken did not say a word until Lisa left the room and Kim continued to berate them both - then he made one calmly stated sentence - based on complete fact. I understand Kim would prefer no one defend Lisa while Lisa is not present to defend herself in that case she should have shut her face and waited for Lisa to get back rather than trash talk her to Hoyce while Ken is sitting there.  I would think very little of Ken if he said nothing.

leslie64
leslie64

@JulieMontgomery  I am pretty sure the timeline was she got back at 8pm.  After a busy day and a long flight she is expected to go from the airport to Kim's house for a child's party? That is unreasonable to expect someone to show up after a day like that.  Lisa did nothing wrong.  She RSVP'd no and sent a lovely gift.  Kim went on and on about her not showing up but there was no thank you for the gift. 

ogates
ogates

@pattiryan4 Sometimes, when watching the way Kim behaves, I wonder about her sobriety...

Sheppy
Sheppy

@legalleyblond @imagine I AGREE!  Thank goodness we still have her on VP.  Plus, she is so fab -- I think her and Ken need another spin off show of just them :)


Sheppy
Sheppy

@lynn.l.reynolds.7 @cindy1963 This is great to hear from someone who has fought this battle and understands that self-pity is not healthy.  Especially since I feel Ken and Lisa have been SO supportive of Kim every step of the way.

legalleyblond
legalleyblond

@lynn.l.reynolds.7 @cindy1963 Well said congrats on your sobriety,I don't think Ken meant anything directly towards het alcoholic problem,i'm sure she "no showed" sober to,she seems she all about,Me,me,me

CrazyKoolaid
CrazyKoolaid

@Reba39forever @deedeekid

Maybe I missed something but didn't Ken make his original statement to/about Kim while Lisa was sitting beside him?  Judging by his previous admonishments to the husbands in not having a right to get involved for any reason, he then did exactly "the same" thing.  Based on that, it would show as hypocritical.  Why a different standard used in defending him?  This 'tag-team' business IMO, is nonsense.  Questionable on many levels.  Bottom line, poor 'damsel-in-distress' instigator & aggressive Brandi has always (w/each of her verbal exchanges) had her team of defenders supporting her. Ken, at the top of that list.

I personally believe Ken had every right to voice his opinion. Finding it to be accurate and applicable whether that offended Kim or not.   If not to protect Lisa, then the mere fact he is a cast-mate of the show, disagreed, and not expected to be a silent doorknob.  Yet Ken, doesn't have the sole entitlement to partake.   All the husbands have opinions and entitled to voice them if they choose.   Hope Ken acknowledges that in the future.  If the premise is they should be seen but not heard, the HW Franchise is shelling out a whole lot of useless salaries.  Somehow I don't think that's the agenda....

deedeekid
deedeekid

@Reba39forever@deedeekid It most certainly is the same.  Michael didn't interject himself into the argument between Joyce and Brandi until Brandi started the vial name calling. Ken stated that because Brandi is single and has no one to defend her, Michael should have stayed out of it between the women. Well Reba39, Kim is single as well as Brandi and she was talking to Joyce after Lisa left the room, not Ken.  You have a double standard and seem as hypocritical as Ken!

Reba39forever
Reba39forever

@CrazyKoolaid@Reba39forever@deedeekid Lisa had left the room but I do agree either way Ken had a right to say something as they were both being attacked.  If a man has to interject because he feels his wife is being attacked then at least do it in the calm quiet manner Ken maintained. I agree Michael had the right to step in and defend his wife but should not have let himself raise his voice and or be reduced to the name calling. But now I am getting picky and little bossy myself :)