Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa is aware that Stassi might be manipulative, but she can't help but cut her some slack.

on Feb 19, 20130

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185 comments
rosyposy
rosyposy

Lisa, I do not think you are one bit worried about Stassis being manipulative.  Why?....because you are the absolute master at being a cunning manipulator.  You can fool some of the people all the time...........

Ashlis
Ashlis

Lisa, being a ‘softie’ is all very well but when you are in a position of authority or power as YOU are at your restaurant then it is your duty to prevent someone from being so thoroughly obnoxious to the rest of the people working there. This is like the principal of the school saying they won’t apologize for having a soft corner for the bullies. What about the victims?

 

tinaleemckenzie
tinaleemckenzie

Kristen is really nice and steady.Stassi is off her rocker. Lisa why are you so mean to Kristen...makes you look bad.

RozM
RozM

I hope sometime on the new SUR next year that you will let us see more of the actual restaurant.  I am fascinated by your decorations, and rooms...also would like to see more of the food you serve.  Another thing I would like is another tour of your beautiful home, Villa Rosa..and to tell some history of how you and Ken met.  Your taste is impeccable..and that takes a lot of work to get things the way you want them..the grounds are beautiful..too.  Would like to see more of that!

RozM
RozM

I liked Sheana a lot more at the beginning of her employment at Sur..Now that she had Stassi's approval, she had gotten too "full of herself"..bragging about what a good friend to Stassi she is.  Has it ever occured to you that essentially you did the same thing to Stassi that you did to Brandi..when you rubbed suntan lotion on Jax...and you did it to irritate Stassi.  You stirred the pot so much that that was when she broke up with him.

RozM
RozM

I was appalled at Stassi that she didn't back down when Laura-Leigh read the horrendous emails she sent her..they were really bad. Why are you not ashamed for what you said, and for everyone to hear what you said...you could see the looks on everyone's face of how horrified they were!   How can you even defend what you said..Stassi..you have done things much worse than Laura-Leigh..at least she had the courage to tell you she was dating Jax.  And you weren't the only friend she had in the place...give me a break!  You tailor everything you say to justify what you do..You even said to Kristen, that they "drove you date Frank"...what a sociopath you are..Everything is everyone else's fault not yours, to hear you tell it.

Texasblinggirl
Texasblinggirl

I don't think you're a softie I just think you have a lot more experience with young people than most of us do since you're a business owner and employ a lot of them, I'm 39 and my daughter is just 4 so I'm sure I have a lot of learning to do about teens, young adults. It was very touching when you hugged Stassi, Pandora has to be tough with her because Pandora herself is a  young entrepreneur and has to be taken seriously. I admire her for her business acumen that she obviously got from you!

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Lisa, since the season ended and you never spanked that pesky bugger boo, Peter, why not do it on the reunion, that way we will see that he has been properly reprimanded....shirt is optional, but he must wear the black swimsuit he wore at the photo shoot at your house, sock not required....

hupton2
hupton2

Lisa you Rock and are amazing, I love your show and anyone with common sense knows that you have no control over Stassi ibeing a brat yada, yada but let’s face it though; the goal of the show is to entertain, Its Reality TV 101 & if Stassi was all nice & sweet donating her time in a soup kitchen doing good deeds would that entertain? WE as a society choose what shows get ratings and what don’t, jumping down Lisa's throat over some of the people on her show that are the very reasons the show has ratings and most of you people watch for the drama anyways; stop all the BS.... anyways Lisa Vanderpump Rules; I love your elegance, & beauty. I love watching you on both shows. People who judge are bored, and secretly want to be you so its the sincerest form of flattery anyone can get! Lol it doesn’t bother you Lisa anyways!!!! Go Jiggy!

bemaubi
bemaubi

Stassi may have a good side, unfortunately we never see it.  She may even surpass Camille's first season of "most hated".

jaythekid
jaythekid

Can somebody hook me up with laura-leigh..... Is she single??

VMS
VMS

You know Stassi and Jax probably are partially the way we see them and on the other hand the producers also depict the people in the shows in the way that they know it will get ratings.  The sad thing is that there are really people like this and they get paid a lot of money and are on TV for us to all watch doing and saying these things that are so trivial in our world.  I like Lisa - again not sure if they depict her as she really is - but, being a business owner trying to work with children playing poorly she surely has her hands full.

donnah.burchard
donnah.burchard

Hi Lisa, I just want to say you and your husband and Brandy are my favorites on Housewives.If you left the show I would stop watching.I watch Sur but,I don't care for Stassi and her mean girl antics I feel it promotes bullying. The bartender you fired well I think he is a little scary.I want to say,Scheama,is going to prove to be a good person,I love the fact that she apologized to Brandi.I love the fact Brandi excepted,that shows me that Brandi isn't the bitch everyone tries to make her out to be.In return Scheama reached out to Stassi. I think Stassi and Jax are going to promote the show in a bad way..maybe they bring the ratings up but , their message to the young people who are watching isn't a healthy one..I think Sur could be a great show with all the soap opera drama.That bullying and the threatening things Stassi says is scary,because this show isn't supposed to be scripted .

rachelwase
rachelwase

Stassi is a disgusting person and I don't even watch the new show because of her. 

ralph0106
ralph0106

Lisa I just wanted to add that before watching this show I was hoping to someday go to SUR the next time I am in LA.  but now after watching not so much!  

ralph0106
ralph0106

Lisa I have really enjoyed you on RHWBH and was looking forward to your new show.  I have to say I am really disappointed to see that it is centered around two obnoxious brats Stassi and Jax.  I have been in the restaurant business for many years and yes there is this kind of drama but I never put up with the kind of bullying that Stassi does.  You are sending a clear message to the rest of your staff.  I'm sure this is all great for tv but I have to tell you I'm not enjoying it and won't be watching anymore if this is the best I can hope for.  I was hoping to see more of you Lisa not this group of young people who have no substance.  

Tracirk68
Tracirk68

I think what we all find so disappointing about you, Lisa, is that the same behavior that you appear (I say appear, because quite frankly I am now wondering if what your fellow HWs have said about you being one way for cameras and another on tv is true.) to fight against on RHOBH, is the same behavior you reward and stick by Stassi for displaying.  She is a bully like Kyle and Adrienne are to Brandi, yet you enable her bullying and seem to support it.  I have been such a fan of yours but now I am wondering if perhaps we should have listened to what others were saying about you.

southerndee
southerndee

I was shocked and lost respect for you for not letting Stassi go when you learned of her bully texting another employee.  I know it is a complicated situation, but that does not excuse Stassi from bully texting.

TrutHurts
TrutHurts

Scheana made her mistake, and now she has to live with it.  That being said, she has shown maturity since her mistake, and she has done everything she could to try to rectify the situation with Brandy.  Will Brandy ever forgive her....no!, everytime she sees her she will be reminded of her cheating ex.  That being said..Brandy....move on..request Scheana at the dinner parties.   Someone needs to show they are an adult.  Truth is, they were both done wrong by the same guy...Hes the piece of shit, not the women.

jerseyjessi
jerseyjessi

Stassi needs to learn what real victims are. Lisa, you baby that brat and give her waaaaay too much slack. She has no idea what responsibility and accountability are. On the opposite end, you really should have been much nicer and apologetic to Scheana. She is a real girl who is sincere, drama-free and responsible.

TrutHurts
TrutHurts

stassi is stuck up, she thinks the world revolves around her.  that everyone exists for her purpose.  she has taken advantage of Pandora, and Lisa.  She hooked up with a guy only bto alienate her friends.  She uses people.  She was raised as, and is a spoiled little girl.

littlelauren918
littlelauren918

I like Stassi! I think that she had every right to get mad at Jax, and get even by hooking up with Frank. Jax cheated and got someone pregnant. He's a jerk and he's not even that good looking. I understand why Kristen and Katie didn't like the fact that Stassi was hooking up with Frank because his motives were questionable, but their loyalties should've been to Stassi, not Jax. I like Katie, but I think Kristen's kind of mean. Poor Laura-Leigh.....she confided in Jax about really personal things, and he threw it up in her face. The comment he made about her dad being in prison was so condescending, and the way he treated her right after her AA meeting was insulting. I like Scheana, but she needs to respect the fact that Brandi is Lisa's friend, and Lisa has to keep them seperated for the sake of her business. I wish they showed more of Peter and Tina. They seem to stay out of all of the drama. Can't wait for Monday nights finale. I hope Jax didn't get Laura-Leigh pregnant....????

cat.kutzlerpacchioni
cat.kutzlerpacchioni

 Stassi needs a REAL wake up call.  Laura-Leigh is a beautiful girl and Stassi is doing more harm to her than the relationship b/w Laura-Leigh and Jax!!  Laura-Leigh you are more real and in touch with reality than Stassi will ever be.  There is a part of me that wishes Laura-Leigh and Jax would be able to become a genuine couple and make it work.  Laura-Leigh you have more support than you know and I hope the movie does well and I hope you realize how much you are truly loved !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

kdl470
kdl470

Lisa.. wake up and fire stassi, she is a mean girl and a bit crazy of course we ll know that it makes for good tv

kdl470
kdl470

Oh, please,I don't know of anyone who ownes a business that would put up with all this drama from employees. But of course I do realize it is good TV. Stassi is a mean girl who thinks of herself as a princess and she needs to grow up Lisa should fire them all and hire people who are more interesting

LetMESay
LetMESay

Lisa I hate reading all the posts here that are critical of you. I basically hate reading any criticism of you to be honest!! I have to say I too do not like Stassi and was a little taken aback to know that Pandora was a friend of someone who could be so vile.  I was especially appalled at Stassi when she voiced her opinions of how she would like to torture certain people. However after watching the current episode I can see that you and Pandora are well aware of Stassi's shortcomings and aren't about to take any of her B.S.    That's the main thing to me is that neither of you seem to be blind to her faults.  But obviously you both see some good in her and I have to admit now I do think yes she is kind of vile but basically harmless.  She would be smart to learn a thing or two from you and Pandora that's for sure.  If you have a fault Lisa (and I wouldn't call it a fault but I can see why some people do) it is that you do have a soft spot for certain people and are willing to give them the benefit of the doubt even though you could wind up being hurt in the end.  This is actually a trait I love about you.  You are not afraid to open your heart up even though you know it could get broken.  I say keep on being your beautiful self , beautiful lady!!!

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

It makes me cringe to see Lisa open her home to her SUR staff, especially those who blatantly disrespect her business. And to hear Pandora saying that she doesn't feel that Stassi respects her... reminds me of my family and how protective I am over them. I could never open my home to anyone who disrespected me, my family, or my business. Lisa really should be more protective of herself and all that she holds dear. I think Lisa takes too much for granted when taking on these troubled souls and bringing them to her home in any way other than strictly professional. The lines are far too blurred... and it shows.

 

How can anyone respect her when she knowingly tolerates such abhorrent behavior? How can Lisa say that her staff's issues don't affect her business? We've seen that it does on multiple occasions. How can Lisa watch Stassi's segments and not feel mortified? That I don't get. I really don't. The only thing I get is that Stassi needs a lot of professional help. Her meanness is on such a level as to be a handicap in almost every way. I feel very sorry for her. I think Lisa is making a big mistake to keep defending her. 

 

HBIC@MsRita
HBIC@MsRita

To All the Staff at Sur I'm happy that Laura Lee got a part in a Major Movie before any of you Stassi.

HBIC@MsRita
HBIC@MsRita

Congrats to Laura Lee for her new Movie deal with Jen Aniston.

Kate123
Kate123

 @donnah.burchard

 Yes, I would like to see more of the other people's lives like Scheama instead of the drama queen Stassi. It gets boring and stale watching a 24 year acting like a 12 year old brat. Tired of watching the fake tears, drama, and me, me,me. Let's add quality and diverisity by watchng quality people not trash. 

rachelwase
rachelwase

 @ralph0106 I totally agree. I watched one episode and can't even stand it. I really love RHBH but this show is just annoying. I too have been in the restaurant business for years and can't stand people like this and managers who put up with it are definitely sending a clear message to the rest of the staff that this behavior is OK. Stassi is a disgusting little wanna be princess but hardly behaves with the class of a princess.

dina2580
dina2580

 @southerndee 

Texting outside of work is not the blame or responsibility of the employer.  Laura Leigh needs to take her own battles and take accountability for her own behavior. Vanderpump rules is successful and entertaining to watch because of Stassi and Jax.  Laura Leigh was and is a rebound and being on drugs and AA class doesn't help her situation and behavior and esp dealing with rejection.  Love you Lisa

nlb1525
nlb1525

 @TrutHurts

 I would have a really difficult time having someone serve me food who selpt with my husband while I was pregnant. If I were Brandy..I couldn't enjoy my food or the party knowing that my husband's mistress was there.

marlenaed
marlenaed

 @jerseyjessi I totally agree, Stassi is a brat and has way to much power over the other workers and gets away with too much crap causes most of LISA's problems, get Rid of HER and your life will become much easier LISA...BTW, I love your show...

VMS
VMS

 @TrutHurts Those boo hoo tears always seem to allow her to get away with everything in Vanderpump world - that doesn't work in the real world.

janb55
janb55

 @TrutHurts

 The best thing Lisa and Pandora could do for Stassi is show her the door. They both enable her and Stassi thinks she can turn on the tears, etc. to keep her jobs.

TrutHurts
TrutHurts

 @littlelauren918

He only sees Stassi for her beauty.  He tried to get back at Stassi by banging Laura Leigh.  Kristen said it a couple episodes ago, Stassi was banging Frank before Jax and Stassi were even broken up....that being said, they are a perfect couple,, They should be together!!

michaela.30
michaela.30

 @Brittanyrae26 No one is "hating" on Stassi they are giving their opinions based on her behavior. For you to call Laura Leigh what you just said is not appropriate and rude. I find those who call people that are not ignorant and need to educate themselves on those who are and how they feel about being called those names. #JMO

janb55
janb55

 @LetMESay

 If Stassi screws up again, then both Lisa and Pandora really need to follow through and send Stassi packing.

Hulali
Hulali

 @HBIC@MsRita

 Stassi's claim to fame will be as the utra-b*tch for reality shows.  Whats next, the Apprentise or perhaps, diving with the Stars!!! Bahahahah

Karma-kindness
Karma-kindness

 @HBIC@MsRita

 Oh no. I wont be watching that movie lol ...Laura-Leigh needs to take a self worth class before she tries to take on anything like a film. Until she does she has no respect from this viewer!

Kate123
Kate123

 @dina2580  @southerndeeI do not agree. The employer is responsible for the atmosphere in the workplace and is liable for harassment. Lisa has turned a blind eye towards big baby Stassi and has let her get away with more than most people. I have lost respect for Lisa by enabling behind a bully and who is disrespectful to people and getting away with us despicable behavior. Stassi is a disgrace to young people and should be fired. She does not add quality to the show but brings it down to a low level.

 

 

michaela.30
michaela.30

 @PamChristmas  @RoseWilde  GG needs anger management, but Stassi needs therapy added onto that because she is vile from what I have seen. GG is not be for me or you're the enemy she protects her friends when they are wronged and will tolerate those like Stassi in my opinion. LOL!!

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

 @Hulali  @HBIC@MsRita  @MsRita Yeah, she reminds me of that gal, Kate + 8 something or other... reality show hopping. Or as Kendra Wilkinson describes it, participating in social experiments.

sugarbritches
sugarbritches

 @Karma-kindness  @HBIC@MsRita  @MsRita 

The movie is in post production.  Thus, it was most likely shot over the course of the last two years.  Doesn't look like a bit part, either.  Good for her.  And WHEN has any actor been entirely BALANCED?  Ha. It's what makes them great, quite frankly.  She still  needs lots of help, if, in fact, her storyline is truthful.  She has more acting credibility than any of them.  SURprise!