Hanging in the balance?
The Daily Mail reports that the season 10 cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hangs in the balance now that Lisa Vanderpump’s future on the show is uncertain.
“The next time viewers see her will be at the end of the season when we filmed her opening her latest restaurant at Caesars Palace,” a source from the Bravo production revealed.
“This week she takes a lie detector test, passes and yet the other cast members still don’t believe her,” said the source.
Vanderpump remains “hurt” by her co-stars for “ganging-up” on her during season 9, which stressed her out and left her in a not so “good place mentally.”
“Lisa still hasn’t committed to either the reunion or coming back next season, so we don’t know where things stand with her. We obviously want her at the reunion and we want her back next season,” added the insider.
“What has astounded all of us is that Dorit caused this entire mess by abandoning two dogs, yet the cast has turned on Lisa,” explains the insider. “What has astounded all of us is that Dorit caused this entire mess by abandoning two dogs, yet the cast has turned on Lisa.”
However, one thing no one expected was the strong reaction from LVP fans. Vanderpump’s fanbase has proven to be super strong throughout season 9.
“The fan reaction hasn’t been what the other women wanted, they thought they could all come together as one and push Lisa out, but our viewers are smart and have seen through this and taken Lisa’s side,” said the source. “We’ve never seen such a strong fan reaction. Many of them are calling for Dorit, Teddi and Lisa Rinna to be fired. Kyle is also being targeted online for her complete disloyalty as a friend.”
Now, production is being forced to rethink the season 10 cast.
“Regardless we’re going to have to look at the entire cast for next season, maybe we’ll do a Dorit and abandon a few of them.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.