Folks, be happy that the cameras are currently rolling for Vanderpump Rules Season 7 because it sounds like sh-t is really hitting the fan in West Hollywood this week.
The drama began with rumors that Kristen Doute had been fired from the show due to her inability or unwillingness to stir up unnecessary drama with her castmates.
If you watched last season, you know Kristen seemed to be content in a stable, committed relationship and wasn't getting blackout drunk nearly as often.
In other words, she committed each of the reality star cardinal sins, and no one was surprised by news that she'd been banished to Vander-purgatory to await the endtimes in the company of Vail Bloom and Laura Leigh.
“She’s just not crazy Kristen anymore,” one production source bluntly stated.
Kristen denied that she'd been demoted to "friend of the castmates" status, but the rumor resurfaced this week with some new and intriguing details:
According to Radar Online, Kristen will be replaced as a full-time cast member by SUR newcomer Billie Lee.
"She did extremely well,” the source said about Billie Lee's first season on the show.
“All of the cast loves her — and so did the ratings!”
Of course, it appears the source delivered that quote ahead of the Twitter war that began playing out between Billie Lee and the rest of the cast last night.
It seems the ladies of SUR will be hosting a Tuesday night event at the restaurant called Girls' Night In.
(What happened to James Kennedy's See You Next Tuesday? Fingers crossed that shaved ferret got sh-tcanned, too!)
Billie Lee apparently felt that she had been left out of the gathering, and she made her feelings clear in a very irate tweet:
"When yo coworkers don’t include the only trans girl in GIRLS night at your own job! On the night you work! #rudeAF #TransIsBeautiful." she wrote.
As you can see, it appears that Billie Lee was indeed invited to the event, which may be why Kristen and company were so vehement in defending themselves:
"You better check yourself before you wreck yourself," Doute tweeted, adding:
"It’s not your event. Don’t make this about something it’s not. #NoH8 ... We are not hateful people and ABSOLUTELY support the LGBTQ community. A person is a person is a person."
Katie Maloney echoed the sentiment, tweeting:
"I’m completely supportive and will always be supportive of the LGBTQ community ... EVERYONE is invited and welcome tomorrow!"
It's possible that Billie Lee was genuinely offended by what she perceived as prejudice among her castmates -- but it's equally possible that she's stirring up drama to give the people what they want.
And if that's the case, the girl might have a very bright future at Bravo.
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