Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa discusses just what happened in Vegas with Stassi, Jax, and Frank.

on Jan 28, 20130

If had known that Jax was following them I would have obviously have tried to stop him in his tracks,inappropriate to say the least. But when you are young, headstrong, and jealous, things sometimes get worse before they get better. He was furiously motivated by the gall of Frank stepping into his shoes after he so recently confided in him. I wondered if Jax was perceptive in calling Frank just a pawn in Stassi's game, but I also understood Stassi's frustration at both of her closest friends siding with the man she had spent the last two years with, invested in, and loved when now she felt wronged and brutally let down.

You will see as this story unfolds that maybe allegiances will change. Maybe what you are viewing right now is not an accurate picture of someone's actions, their protestations of innocence. . . Well we shall see won't we? Anyway until next week. Don't judge them too harshly, remember as I stressed before -- this might not have been their finest hour. So from here it has to be onwards and upwards!

If ever you are in West Hollywood drop by and witness the vibrant, eclectic restaurant and bar that SUR is, many of the staff you will know, you will see how it would be an unrealistic expectation for them all to work and interact without a modicum of complication. One of the reasons that makes SUR unique is also what makes it so difficult to manage.

Until next week...
Love always, Lisa.

128 comments
ConcreteAnglz
ConcreteAnglz

I watched the season finale last night and I could not believe that Stassi had the nerve to ask Jax what she ever did to deserve what he did. Jax was wrong to cheat, if he wants to sleep around, a relationship is NOT the place for him to be. That being said, Stassi treats EVERYONE like they are her staff, like they are put on Earth to serve her and do for her. Stassi has ZERO respect for anyone and the way people bow down to her and are "afraid" of her as that other girl said, it's ridiculous. You can see all over her face that Stassi is proud of how she treats people, smirking and laughing and just not caring about their feelings. 

 

Stassi only warmed up to Scheana because she had NO ONE. She treated Scheana like crap for something that didn't even involve her and had nothing to do with her. The minute she had NO ONE, she warmed right up to her. Stassi uses everyone she comes in to contact with.

 

Sur seems like it could be a really nice place, if the staff was classy. Most of them sleep with whoever walks in the door, or they seem to get around. I can't imagine how they are not full of STDs at this point in their lives. Sur, I would not visit if I could.

tankah1
tankah1

"VanderFlop Fools" @ "La Sewer"

ljhorne
ljhorne

I Love this show....But I must say after watching the show I have to agree with alot of my friends, As a show it is funny and entertaining, as a restaurant it truly appears to be a joke. I would not feel safe eating or drinking anything any of them touched. They are so busy having sex with everyone there is no telling what they have on their hands. 

victoria.gutierrez
victoria.gutierrez

I think Stassi wishes she was a princess, and needs to get over herself. And if she was a princess, she would b giving other princees'es a bad name.

kavy21
kavy21

Lisa totally love you and your show! I think you are the best thing about your show. However your employee Stassi is so annoying, she is such a brat and she is the only one that causes problems in your restaurant.. I really hope you get rid of her. 

crystal.bradford.927
crystal.bradford.927

Lisa. love. love, love you! You have your hands full with the Sur staff for sure.  Kick Stassi to the curb and your problems will greatly diminish.  She is totally wacked!!! So hypocritical, immature and a total DRAMA queen. She has serious psychological issues from what I've seen and heard her say on TV.   Please get rid of her!

Nadsie
Nadsie

...Friends become enemies , enemies become friends ... This Vegas episode was better than Star Wars!!

missylv
missylv

Lisa, I enjoy your role on both programs, however, as a parent I question how you could approve of Stassi as an employee just because she is your daughters friend. If she was my daughters friend, I would be seriously worried. Her behavior has never shown a shred of decency, kindness, personality....or any of the positives anyone would seek in either a friend or an employee. If I heard someone say the things about my kid that Stassi said she would  "do", i can promise Stassi she would be answering to me. And when I got done telling her what I have to say, she would be the one to know how it feels to be chewed up and spit out.

Fanny1951
Fanny1951

Hi Lisa, I agree with the others in that Stassi is making the show more difficult to watch!  I LOVE you and have looked forward to your new Rules show.  I do love watching, and am in the middle of tonights episode.  I know Bravo loves the extreme Stassi, but I, as a loyal viewer, can't stand the sight of her nor listening to her foul mouth and terrible things she says about others.  YOU beautiful lady, inspire all of us with your class and beauty.  I know you are handling this the best you can while keeping Bravo happy but honestly, your show might be better at this point without her. 

 

MariaH1234
MariaH1234

Lisa, Stassi has to go. She is the Princess of the gutter. ...and teach her to stop using the word "literally" because she says it all the time and doesn't make sense. How does she watch herself on tv and not see she looks like a buffoon.

JennyDeeNYC
JennyDeeNYC

Lisa, if not for you and Brandi, the RHOBH would be a snooze this season. So thank you for keeping it entertaining. Now about Vanderpump Rules, you need to do something about Stassi. Sorry, but the girl comes off trying TOO hard to create fake drama, obviously, in a sad attempt to make the show all about her. Sorry. Not buying it. She's totally "acting" and very badly at that. Jax is doing the same thing. Viewers are not stupid. They're both creating drama for themselves. But they're so BAD at it. Come on! This is a joke!

mac5
mac5

It's amazing to me that no one addresses the "men" if you can call them that. After all what else are you do you call males over 30? Their behavior is just juvenile. How can anyone think that is entertainment? It's amazing what people who want to be "famous" will do even if their famous for being fools or even worse will do anything for a dollar. Sad thing is after their appearance on Watch What Happens Live no one will ever take them seriously. Having drinks thrown at them shirtless and downing shots at the end like pledging frat boys. They should be walking around town with bags over their heads.

cjsoma
cjsoma

Lisa, I have followed you since the 1st episode of RHOBH and the biggest compliment I can give you is that you are a "GREAT BROAD" I think you will understand that it is said with affection and true respect. There are very few left now a days. It is not an age thing it is a spirit or how you carry yourself. Lauren Bacall was a "BROAD". Joanne Woodward is a "BROAD" -from your country Helen Mirren, Emma Thompson & Judi Dench are all "BROADS". There are some younger girls who are now starting to take up the mantle - Anne Hathaway is growing into her "BROADNESS" and there are others. The reason I went on so long with the examples was so you would understand that the women [if you could call them that] that you have working at SUR are the opposite of a "BROAD". They are fame seekers and most are very nasty human beings....specifically Stassi.  Think about this, if this is how you want the public to actually see you in the way she acts,  how bad is she really????? I understand this skewers to a younger demographic, I have an 18 year old grandson and may nieces, nephews and cousins between the ages of 18 - 28 [big Italian family] not one of them would act this way, EVER! I think what bugs me is that this is what you and/or Bravo thinks of Generation Y! I know the show is taped and there is nothing you can do about what has happened but for the future all these kids [except one so far] said they want to be FAMOUS, not good at their craft, but FAMOUS. I was a great Server in a French restaurant. I loved it. None of them do. They do not represent you well and you are better looking than every girl in that place.. Good luck your gonna need it.

Housewifeofhatfield
Housewifeofhatfield

I can't imagine that the self-absorbed blonde makes a very good server! No thanks! I'll dine elsewhere!

karisum
karisum

Lisa,

I understand drama is "good TV", but the demonstration your staff is giving is beyond 'they are young and this is normal behavior' which seems to be implied at so many levels.  Drinking on and off the job, Princess Stassi-what's the deal?  Friends with your daughter, or Vanderpumps family friend?  Her behavior is more of an inappropriate teen who needs major counseling.  Let her find her reality tv break elsewhere.  She is so obviously inappropriate on so many levels ...and you are setting yourself up for a dead staff member who ends up drinking and driving...most of your staff seems to abuse alcohol with no thought to consequences.......

siouxcityranch
siouxcityranch

Lisa I love your show and would love to visit Sur!  I do have one comment though, I don't think it was appropriate for the business to have a float supporting a "fill in the blank pride" day unless you have one for every "pride" day.  Its not fair to the staff to have to make a choice in their belief system and risk being politically incorrect at work.  Just sayin'...

NolaShortE
NolaShortE

I really like the person you seem to be on camera, but please don't ever use the phrase "Ghetto Bitch" EVER again. It's insulting & stereotypes a class of people, and it sounds even worse coming out the mouths of the privileged. When people think of the "ghetto" they usually think of black people, even though they are not the only ones who live in low income neighborhoods, so that phrase is also racially insensitive. Also let's all stop referring to anything trashy as "ghetto" please.

missh14
missh14

Hi Lisa! As a girl from Down Under I get and love your sense of humour, you are so much fun and I love you on RHOBH! I am also loving Vanderpump Rules. Could you do me a favour though? Please dress the girls in something a little larger than a handkerchief, it would be nice for the girls to pop on a bra before they go to work! Can't wait for the next eps of both shows, I'm slightly addicted ;)

X

Skippy2
Skippy2

Lisa, please read these posts....everyone is saying the same things in a matter of speaking.  You have a great business, and a good concept for a show.  Stassi is not bring the drama that keeps viewers watching a show...she is bringing the kind of drama that has viewers turning it off.  She is NOT a princess, a princess has class and is polished.  She is a spoiled and self serving.  She is making a fool out of you! You my lady are not a fool! The way she talks to people is dis-respectful.  She is dis-respectful to you and your business that in and of itself is enough to get rid of her.  Your business and the show will be run much better.  Perhaps even an enjoyable second season!  Maybe we can see some success stories form the youth of your establishment!

soulle.faxx
soulle.faxx

I don't think I have ever seen anyone so full of herself as Stassi is.  She is a narcissist to the highest degree.  I have no idea how you can tolerate her, or how anyone does.  She thinks the world revolves around her and she is not THAT hot. I have seen girls a thousand times prettier than her.

Pepper2101
Pepper2101

I do like you Lisa.  You have your flaws but you make me laugh.  Oh, one suggestion -- get rid of Stassi seriously.  How can you possibly keep her in your business.  She admits to being a big time biotch and I think your business deserves better than that.

BEMD
BEMD

I wasn't sure if I was going to like the show. Surprisingly I absolutely love it! I'm not sure why people are hating on these kids so much. I find it so entertaining! Stassi is a lot of things but sorry everyone she's super entertaining though! I love it!

huntsyl
huntsyl

Lisa, you are the owner of SUR. ACT like it or hire someone else with balls to do it. Stassi is taking advantage of a friendship with your daughter and you are letting her. It's like letting a bully beat up your child. That girl has problems. Move on. Take your restaurant back!

Marti_W
Marti_W

After reading the comments, I think I've figured it out.  Stassi is the Kardasian of SUR.

Marti_W
Marti_W

I think you're wonderful, and I understand that Vanderpump Rules is designed to appeal to a younger demographic, so I am not necessarily the target audience.  Nevertheless, the whole gang is insufferably self absorbed, shallow and (the worst sin) not really very interesting.  Now if you wanted to do an East meets West kind of deal, a couple of Manzo sons might make it a little more fun and interesting! lol

jennifer.zelinski.77
jennifer.zelinski.77

Don't fire them! The show was great! Oops I mean "is" great! We all need comic relief and these kids deliver! I still don't think you should do a second season but that's just me.

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Lisa the show is not the type of show i would usually find interesting, but since bravo airs them so frquently, it gives people like me, who have certain times of the day to actually watch tv, even i can catch the shows enough to follow the storyline...on the outset, it looked like Stassi was going to be most disliked reality character of the year....but this last 2 airings, we get a glimpse of why Stassi has the attitude we have seen....and we realize....the problem is not Stassi as much as it is her co worker boyfriend.....he is with a girl who should be focused on a career, maybe not always showing maturity, but who cares, she is under 25....we find out her 30 + aged boyfriend has been up to some very adult things...things that make you become an adult....but suddenly this weeks episode makes him appear to be at least 16.... if i were Stassis mom, i would have to be convinced, the scene ws for the show only....being obsessed , stalking a woman who simply does not want to carry your heavy baggage, is a criminal offense...this is the stuff of domestic violence...it is disturbing to watch quite frankly, because we know much of the content of these shows are sometimes invented for drama...so the tearing off of clothes for hand to hand combat was a bit much...admitted we are, that the white cardigan Jax was wearing needed to be ripped from him, no man should wear liz claiborne....but when the others started stripping, it made me wonder if it were really a chippendale audition...the show is taking on a strange vibe...one that does not fit the characterization you and ken have brought to bravo....it must make you feel old to be amidst the crew of SUR and a part of their storyline....it would me....

mhip
mhip

I watched WWHL last nite because I felt sure that after Stassi saw herself on TV, she was going to be remorseful and embarrassed.  I almost felt bad for her. But.... NOPE!  Pretty shocking actually.

kristimeow
kristimeow

Stassi is a serious issue for your restaurant!! she is such trash and thinks that she is a queen, I love you Lisa but I hate that you have made this show! It should be called the Stassi show because she seems to think it is all about her!! Get rid of her and you will better your self, I am sure your daughter will understand that business comes first and she is not making your business come first she only cares about her self and puts people down thinking she is better than everyone!!

kjbennett69
kjbennett69

Curiosity was nagging at me, so last night I watched Stassi, Jax, Tom and Scheena on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

 

Stassi was given numerous chances to apologize for her horrific behavior towards EVERYONE. Instead, she calmly stated that she knows how horrible she is, is not willing to change a thing and suggests that everyone get over it. Seriously?

 

As I said in an earlier post, you have no right to judge these people by what they do on their own time ...but Stassi acts this way ON YOUR TIME.

Her lack of remorse on WWHL solidified my decision to stop watching the show ...until I saw the promo of the other SUR employees finally calling Stassi out. I'm going to DVR it for that session and then fast forward through any other scenes she appears in (her behavior actually makes me feel physically ill).

 

Bravo, I know you're reading this - we got on board for this show because we love Lisa Vanderpump and her crazy world. The adolescent antics that go on in the private lives of her employees should not be the primary focus of this show ...if you want there to be a Season 2.

 

honey-well
honey-well

i REALLY LIKE YOU BUT IT IS A SHOW AND ENTERTAINING HEARING HOW OLD THEY ARE AND WILD THEY CAN BE IT IS EXCEPTED PLUS YOU GETTING GOOD RATINGS  AND PAID FOR THIS SO RECORD ON ALSO IF I COME TO BH I WOULD COME TO SUR JUST SEE HOW THEY ACT SERVING. LOL LOL

val214
val214

I'm fast forwarding through the Stassi parts now. I cannot watch her because she's mean and hateful. I hope she's not on the show long because she weakens the show.

DiDiKing
DiDiKing

Lisa, You are a sweet, ., classy woman and I love you on RHBH and I like you're new show, SUR, as well.  As you have hear over and over in the post below, I;m sure you know what needs to happen.  I know the producers like to add more drama into it but Stassi is shedding a negative light on your business.

1.) She complians about Jax being a loser but yet she moved into his apt. and made a comment about have $-8 in her bank account.  She has a degree and is worker as a server so she is no better off than Jax is.   The comment she made that her parents paid all her bills until she graduated from college then she was all on her her own and know she wants to go to Graduate school so they can start paying her bills again.  She needs to stop talking negatively about everyone else and point her finger at herself.  She needs to make something of herself and use that degree, unless she just got it so she could have a free ride off her parents for four years.

2.) During your employee meeting after work you brought up tips.  I agree with Scheana 100% and not pooling the tip money and sharing.  Stassi is riding on everone's backs.  Each employee should get their own tips hence they will work harder for it and not rely on other workers for their bad service.  I don't understand why Stassi got to decide that wouldn't work at Sur and that was final.  You didn't take a vote nor did you step in.  You have got to see that Stassi has take over you and the other owners restaurant.  To be she is belittling you bytaking advantage of you.  Pandora's friend or not, she should be out of there.  If I were Pandara, I wouldn't want her there as well.  I would be embarrassed to have a "friend like that".

3.)  She needs to grow up and act like she's not in high school anymore.  She needs to put her big girl panties on and stop dispacing her anger and her misgivings on to other's.  She's toxic for that restaurant and for all the people she is around.  One more thing, she's not as beautiful as she thinks she is and very ugly on the inside. Definitely not a princess !

 

We still love you though, I'm coming out to LA from Ohio in late February and plan on checking SUR out.  Hopefully things have settled down.   One ore thing, why do your employees at SUR insult employees and The Villa Blanca Restaurant.

 

Thanks for entertaining us Lisa !

 

Diane

QuriousViewer
QuriousViewer

Lisa, you're one of my favorite Housewives of all the franchises and I really wanted to like VPR, but I can hardly bear to watch anymore.   I thought the show would feature your family, your resturaunt, or you even.  Instead it seems to be all about a bunch of emotionally immature, over-sexed, out of control people who just happen to work at a place called SUR.  In fact, it doesn't seem that Vanderpump is ruling anything.  And why you seem to continually justify their outrageous behavior is beyond me.  You cannot possibly believe that their atrociousness does not affect their job performance or SUR's reputation.  We realize you're not your employee's mother, but you are the business owner.  And what is reflected on this show just does not look good.  At all.       

cndaneli
cndaneli

oh Lisa, just when I thought you had it tuff with your beverly hillbilly women friends now we get to see what you put up with at work... how do you manage to be so pleasant and funny all the time while dealing with all of these loony toons??? anyways, I am sad by peoples reaction to Stassi, yeah she is a little crazy and blunt, and even princessy, but all the best women are. Honestly, scheena is too  fake and skanky for me to watch sometimes, but I am sure that makes for a great waitress so I understand why you like her. can't wait to see what happens next.. 

Kathleen10
Kathleen10

Love you Lisa. Your new show is great except for Stassi who does nothing but berate and bully everyone at Sur. I hope I don't have to watch her every week being the spoiled brat that she is because, really, I don't consider it entertainment. Please replace her with someone that will be a real star of your show. She needs to go. Maybe that will wake her up!

jenerin
jenerin

I find it interesting that everyone is so concerned with Stassi's shortcomings that they're failing to acknowledge anyone else's. I agree Stassi made a terrible first impression. I basically kept watching to see Scheana kill Stassi with kindness. However, despite my initial dislike of Stassi, I have found myself feeling sorry for her. Jax is truly an immature idiot, and the two girls masquerading as her best friends are utter failures. They seem to just want things to stay status quot so that they can live in their happy, mean girl bubble. They don't care about what Stassi wants, thinks or feels. They are not good friends. So, it seems, I'm going to buck the system and take Stassi's side for now. I would be more than happy to see Katie and Kristen called out for being shallow, vapid and (frankly) terrible people.

franci
franci

 @Pepper2101 the world deserves better than the Stassi types...I have yet to see any redeming quality to her.  

JenPincha
JenPincha

@Pepper2101 I feel the only flaw Lisa has is keeping Stassi on as an employee. Now if Lisa got rid of Stassi, she would be perfect!

missh14
missh14

 @BEMD

 I love the show, but there is no entertainment in Stassi's "I make people I don't like quit" attitude. She's not witty and I squirm watching the way she verbally attacks people. She is too young to be that bitter!

mac5
mac5

@jennifer.zelinski.77 people close to and over 30 are not kids. That's what's makes this show look ridiculous. People their age acting like college freshmen is not delivering.

CookieCookie
CookieCookie

 @kjbennett69 Due to circumstances beyond my control, I found myself watch WWHL last night, too. I also noticed Stassi makes no apologies for making the rest of us vomit, but what made me most ill about Stassi's behavior, was the sheer joy, pleasure, and entertainment she got from watching any clip of herself. Any moment that is all about her -- good or bad -- is her favorite moment in the world. She really had herself giggling and laughing.

 

I don't think I cracked a smile once while watching. It was nauseating and infuriating.

butlercindy26
butlercindy26

 @DiDiKing

 I totaly agree with everything you wrote, I was going to say the same but as I read he blogs therre is no one who likes Stassi and when I say them on Andy I was so disapointed

k217
k217

 @Kathleen10 without stassi, i wouldnt be watching.  she makes the show. the others tend to be a little boring.  

kjbennett69
kjbennett69

 @jenerin I agree with franci,

Stassi has passed judgement on everyone, but apparently doesn't look in the mirror. She's quick to call people sluts and losers ...but hooks up with a co-worker within a week of ending a 2 yr relationship with a different co-worker? I believe we all know how harshly she would "judge" any of her other SUR co-workers if they had done the same thing. Sorry, you can't have one set of rules for yourself and different set for everyone else.

franci
franci

 @jenerin I have to disagree, It is Stassi who is judgemental.   She dosn't really care if Jax got some girl in Vegas pregnant or not.  She was just more than happy to jump at the chance to make him look like the guilty one and give her a good reason to dump him.  Actually the other two girls were the non judgemental ones.  They only wanted to have more than the say so of Stassis' new boyfriend about the situation before making a decision.