AceShowbiz - Lisa Rinna is not going to stay still when she feels she's being used. "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star slams fellow cast member Lisa Vanderpump amid rumors that she's planning for a new series that will center on her dog rescue Vanderpump Dogs.
The Puppygate storyline has been the main focus in current season 9 of the Bravo series. Rinna, however, accused Vanderpump to stage the whole thing so that she could look good. Meanwhile, Dorit Kemsley received backlash for allegedly giving her dog which she previously adopted from Vanderpump to a shelter.
Now that it is rumored that Vanderpump is preparing a Vanderpump Dogs spin-off series, it further angered Rinna. Taking to her Instagram account, Rinna slammed Vanderpump, writing, "I'm a hustler. I make no bones about that. I think you get paid for what you do."
"So my feeling is if we indeed are servicing a spin off we should be paid for it," she went on saying on her lengthy post on Instagram Stories. "If you are going [sic] to use our services without telling us-that we are playing out a storyline to launch a pilot for a new show and you don't compensate us extra for that. Yeah I'm a hustler I get paid for what I do."
The "Melrose Place" actress even threatened to take legal action if the latter really proceeds with her plan without compensating her. "So if this indeed becomes another show my lawyer will be calling," she concluded.
Vanderpump sparked rumors of the possible spin-off during her appearance at the premiere of CATS at The Pantages Theater in Hollywood. When asked if she'd like to do a Vanderpump Dogs show, the restaurateur told HollywoodLife.com, "Wow, you might be psychic!"
It was reportedly that "the Vanderpump Dog show has officially been picked up. Lisa is ecstatic to be able to show off all her hard work she does with Vanderpump Dogs." A source went on saying, "Filming of the pilot will begin sometime in the near future."
While Vanderpump might be ecstatic for her new show, "RHOBH" cast members allegedly were "hurt and upset" at the possible new show, "especially Teddi and Dorit who feel they have been thrown under the bus for nothing." An insider claimed, "They feel she is rewarding someone (Lisa) for screwing them over for good on TV."
"They are all really upset over this entire thing and feel it's gotten so completely out of hand. The ladies even called a meeting with producers to discuss the situation," added the source.