New York Daily News
Things get a little heated at Lisa Vanderpump’s Hollywood restaurant Sur on ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star has her hands full with her waitstaff’s affairs and conflicts
BY GINA SALAMONE / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The only thing hotter than the serving staff at Sur are the scandalous hookups and heated arguments they get into.
Owned by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump, the West Hollywood hotspot is the setting for her new spinoff.
“Vanderpump Rules” premieres Jan. 7 on Bravo in a two-hour special that starts at 9 p.m. with a “Housewives” episode.
It’s a perfect place to start, since the drama on the sister show carries into “Rules.” Sur waitress Scheana Marie happens to have had an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian, while he was still married to Housewife Brandi Glanville.
Marie and Glanville come face to face in the premiere.
“It does come to fruition and there is a meeting,” Vanderpump tells the Daily News. “It was very difficult. But I thought it was unbelievably brave of these two women to sit down and fascinating really just even watching.”
“But also, as a friend to one and employer to another, the fact that the mistress and the wife were both with him at the same time, sitting down having the first conversation was unbelievable to me,” she adds.
Marie tells the Daily News that she and Glanville resolved a lot of issues in the meeting. “I don’t think I’ve really seen her much since then,” she admits. “I still try and avoid awkward confrontations.”
Glanville isn’t Marie’s only foe. Her co-worker, Stassi Schroeder, calls Marie a “man-stealer,” “cheater,” and “liar” in the premiere. She also gets annoyed when her boyfriend, Sur bartender Jax Taylor, chats up Marie.
Besides being good-looking, the young Sur staffers all have showbiz aspirations. And many are either in, or have been, in relationships with each other.
Taylor’s a model, Marie’s an actress and aspiring singer, and Schroeder’s a fashion columnist.
According to Taylor, there’s never a shortage of bad behavior at Sur.
“Someone is sleeping with somebody’” he says. “This is like no other restaurant. It’s the only place where you can come in and see a waitress storm out… There’s always some girl crying outside. There are people in hysterics.
“Sometimes people are like, ‘What’s going on?’ I think 80% of the time I’m here, something is going on.”