Bravo Asks Scheana Shay Not To Address Explosive ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Editor’s Interview, Cast Unsure About Returning For Season 9 — Report
Bravo has reportedly asked Scheana Shay not to address a recent podcast interview done by one of the editors on Vanderpump Rules.
According to a new report from Page Six, Scheana has also seen the online support surrounding the production drama and is trying to remain positive.
“Bravo has advised Scheana not to address this topic, but she has seen a lot of the online support — even from some of her harshest critics — and it means a great deal to her,” a source told the gossip outlet.
“She’s received several messages and calls from cast members, many of whom are working behind the scenes to ensure that Bravo and production don’t just sweep this under the rug,” the insider continued.
Just yesterday, things kicked off when editor Bri Dellinger appeared on the Twisted Plot podcast to discuss the new season. Page Six then transcribed the bitch sesh and the reaction against production has been swift.
An editor on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules revealed in a recent podcast interview that a big part of her job is to find embarrassing clips of Scheana Shay. (Photo: Bravo)
Revealing that a big part of her job is to mine footage for embarrassing moments, Dellinger seemed delighted to be spilling the insider secrets. “If Scheana knows what’s good for her, she’d befriend me because my favorite game is finding all the embarrassing things that Scheana does and putting them all in,” she reportedly joked.
Bri even let slip that a recent scene depicting Scheana hitting on Stassi Schroeder’s younger brother was basically entirely fabricated.
“It was so funny,” she said as she started to tell the story about the season 8 scenes. “We were watching the scene and were like, ‘Okay, this is over the top, I realize that, but how can we resist?’ … Yes, I set it to funny music and I added a funny [sound] bite, but she did that.”
She continued, “We asked her in the interview, ‘How young would you go?’ and we didn’t tell her it was for the Nikolai scene, of course.”
Stassi and Beau are reportedly Bravo’s favourite couple on Vanderpump Rules. (Photo: Bravo)
Following the drama, the podcast episodes were yanked and it was revealed that the cast is really upset by what was revealed in the interview.
“This situation has forced many of the cast members to reassess what their futures on [the show] might look like,” an insider added, revealing that the cast is contemplating what to do amid the controversy.
As previously reported, it wasn’t only Scheana that was the focus of the editor’s comments.
In the same appearance on the podcast, Dellinger revealed that Bravo had basically selected Stassi and Beau as the show’s golden couple and that they would receive a somewhat favourable edit as a result.
“Bri made it clear that Bravo is only interested in the Stassi and Beau show, which is fine, but that’s not the same show that Tom, Jax, Katie, Kristen and Scheana signed up for,” the source added. “They’re all hoping to get some guidance from Bravo sooner than later and simply firing the editor who blew the whistle on these issues will not suffice.”
WATCH: Tom Sandoval Calls Scheana Shay The MVP Of Vanderpump Rules Season 8
Scheana is such a big part of the show and on last night’s Watch What Happens Live, Tom and Ariana came to her defence, with Tom calling her the “MVP of season 8”. Andy Cohen, who has an executive producer credit on the show agreed, calling her “wildly entertaining”.
Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesdays on Bravo and Slice.