Brandi Glanville Podcast Recap by Kit9
Guest: Stassi Schroeder
Brandi begins by saying she’s read the comments by people who think her interview with Stassi will just be a “bitch fest about Lisa Vanderpump”. She says she doesn’t plan on doing that. Brandi thinks Stassi, along with Kristen, who Brandi describes as “batshit crazy” have the best one liners on the show. She thinks they are the two most interesting people on the show.
Brandi then proceeds to bash the men on the show by saying they are pretty much all the same person and says half of them are gay and on drugs. She calls the men of VPR’s, “manginas” (Brandi had a nasty Twitter fights with some of the men on the show).
Before Stassi, Brandi says she wants to address the Kim situation. Brandi claims that TMZ and others have contacted her with questions about what is happening with Kim. “All I know, what I read on TMZ actually..is that she went to her daughter’s wedding and she’s MIA. We talked before she left and she was in a good place. I’ve texted her since she’s been gone and I haven’t heard from her and I’m just praying for her.” Her producer asks how long Kim’s been MIA. “This is from the internet. So, um, apparently, a few days,” Brandi says (real great friend, there, quoting gossip sites, no?).
“But she left rehab, had a pass for a couple days and just didn’t check back in, supposedly. Again, all gossip. But, I know she’s not returning my texts and she always gets back to me so I am worried and I love her and her family and I hope everything is ok. It’s frustrating because I don’t want anything bad to happen to her because she has a really good heart at the end of the day. She’s a little bit nutty, but aren’t we all? There’s more to her. She’s got a history. Her life is really interesting. I didn’t know her fiance was killed. I didn’t know any of that stuff.”
“One other thing I just. Need. To say. Because it’s driving me nuts…some blogs are saying that ‘Brandi is moving again, kicked out her house again’. I lease the house I live in. The lease is up in July and they are selling the house for more money than I can afford to pay. So it does look like we are moving unless they don’t sell the house”.
She says she loved living there except for the house being robbed and losing everything she owned. “My Louis Vuitton luggage. It’s so sad. But, it’s just things, the kids and I were fine.We might have to move, we might not. But, I’m not getting kicked out by any means…so stop with the bullshit.”
She turns to Stassi, noting that she’s dressed in all white, “like an angel. Right!” Brandi claims that she and Stassi have more to talk about than Lisa Vanderpump. “Our lives don’t revolve around SUR and Beverly Hills and all of that.” Did Stassi leave the show or was she fired? Stassi says production asked her before the reunion if she was willing to come back and she made it clear she wasn’t. “I think I made myself very clear, season 3, it was so apparent that I didn’t want to be there.”
“Yeah, you can tell. I only watched snippets because it’s hard to watch certain people (certain pink wearing, dog carrying people?) but, you’re the funniest one. I know Kristen is batshit crazy but I love her on the show.”
“I like Kristen, too,” says Stassi.
“Without you two..I don’t ..you have the best one liners.”
“It will be a different kind of show,” Stassi says, “It will still be great.” But, she continues, “I was really upset by what some of my other cast members, and bosses went out and said. She said she personally fired me because I have a bad attitude. Mmm. Well, I was told if I ever wanted to come back, just give them a call.”
Brandi says Lisa went to TMZ with the story she fired Stassi. Stassi thanked the producers for a great three years but told them it was time for her to move on. She says she was really proud of herself for leaving the show on her own. Brandi agrees, saying, “It’s a lot to walk away from.”
“Yes, it’s a lot of money, and, so I felt, like, really hurt by the fact that someone kind of took that away from me,” Stassi says.
“Like they stole your power” (oh, fucking please, Brandi).
“So, you quit, you weren’t fired. We have that clear. And Lisa went to TMZ and said she fired you personally but we all know there’s a team of producers and it’s not just one person that can fire everyone. If it were, Kristen would have been gone a long time ago,” Brandi says. “I remember Lisa saying to me how much she hated her. It was hilarious.” Both Stassi and Brandi agree that Kristen is great TV.
Stassi thinks Kristen is also smart. “She’s a little out there..but she’s not an idiot. She’s willing to do whatever for the sake of a good show.”
So what is Stassi doing now? She has a fashion blog, Style by Stassi. After college Stassi wrote for other blogs but wanted her own. She wrote for Pandora’s website but she wasn’t able to do what she wanted, prompting Brandi to giggle and snark on Pandora, “I didn’t know she had a website”.
Brandi asks if Stassi was ever actually a waitress at SUR (huh?). Yes. Stassi started working at SUR her senior year in college at LMU. Stassi figured she couldn’t find a real job at the time so it seemed like a great opportunity when the show came along. Brandi mentions that Stassi and her family being on Amazing Race years earlier. “You were a brat!” Brandi tells her.
Stassi agrees and says it’s embarrassing to have her most awkward phase be televised. Brandi asks about her being raised with money. “Not an exorbitant amount! We were just normal. I didn’t get whatever I wanted.” But, Stassi admits, “It’s just my nature to be a little bratty. I’m bratty.”
They discuss Stassi’s chin implant and she says it’s the only plastic surgery she’s had done. Brandi compliments Stassi’s lips and teeth. Brandi’s jealous of her friends that have really “thick teeth” (wth?). Brandi, though, hates veneers and would never date a man that had them. Stassi says she doesn’t notice teeth. “Really?” Brandi asks, “that’s interesting because you worked with a lot of English people at your last job” (get it? Cause Brits have bad teeth! Groan).
They turn to Stassi’s love life. She’s still with the same boyfriend. He didn’t want to be on the show. “I couldn’t see him, like, being on camera fighting with Jax or Tom. It’s just not his personality.” Brandi again calls the men of VPR’s manginas. She’s never seen men spend so much time getting ready and crying. Brandi asks how many of the boys on the show “go both ways”. Definitely one, Stassi thinks. Brandi thinks there’s three. When Brandi would model, the men were straight but they were “male-model straight” because “they would “suck a dick to get a job”.
Brandi noticed, while watching the VPR reunion that everyone except Scheana and Stassi were, “like jacked for Jesus…like everyone was sniffing and their jaws were like going back and forth and fidgeting. Like what were they on?”. “A bunch of them do the blow. But, we were all addicted to Adderall”, Stassi tells her. “Wow. It’s pretty much the same thing..it’s crystal meth…it’s methamphetamine”, Brandi says.
Stassi quit smoking and Adderall at the same time a year ago and she misses the Adderall every day. Why? “I love just being able to focus. I can drink as much as I want and I am still, totally, just on point”. After she quit, before season three started, she was worried she wouldn’t be as good on the show without the drug. Brandi’s hairdresser is on Adderall but actually needs it. Stassi says that she and none of her castmates legitimately needed Adderall. Brandi says a lot of women are on it to stay skinny. “Oh my god! I was so skinny when I was on it! It was the best”, Stassi says wistfully.
Brandi took it once and she was “cracked out of” her mind. She cleaned the whole house, organized everything. But she also ate a lot. Brandi wishes she could take something to suppress her appetite but there’s nothing safe for her to take. And, because she has kids, she says, “recreational drugs are no longer my thing, sadly”.
Stassi says she doesn’t think Scheana takes Adderal. “No, she’d be thinner”, Brandi says. “Kidding”. Brandi thinks that Stassi had her own opinion on the show and that once that opinion differed from “certain other people’s”, she was cast aside. Stassi thinks it was a little more complicated than that. Stassi thought she could be honest on the show and just “call out the bullshit”. But, it just made her the bad guy.
Brandi believes everyone “gets a season” where they can say whatever they want and get away with it. Stassi agrees. Brandi uses Lisa Rinna to illustrate her point, “Lisa Rinna got a golden pass. She said whatever she wanted and everyone loved her. Even though half the shit she said was horrible..and she got a pass. But, I’m telling you, she’ll have her moment”.
Brandi feels that the presence of the camera makes them all act like second graders. “We’re being paid to be dramatic, not to sit around and watch tv”, Stassi adds. Brandi would feel responsible when nothing was happening on the show. Stassi completely agrees and says she’d just start being bitchy and they both complain that other cast members would sit and be boring while getting a “free ride”.
Brandi gets in a dig about Lisa having photo shoots “for a restaurant”. Brandi’s agent can’t watch VPR anymore because all they do are photo shoots and sleep with each other. He worked in restaurants his whole life-with good looking people-and never did one photo shoot. Stassi still wonders if she did the right thing leaving the show and turning down all that money but also feels it got repetitive. “What the fuck else were they going to do? It’s all the same shit. Who’s going to be cheating on each other this time? You can’t keep going like that. I don’t know. I’m sure it will be salacious and dramatic and amazing”.
Brandi thinks they are going to have to bring in new people because they’ve all slept with each other. Brandi knew Vail before she was on the show when she was a legitimate actress and was shocked to see her doing reality tv. “What the fuck is Vail doing on VPRs?”. Brandi was dating Vail’s boyfriend’s friend at the time. Vail’s boyfriend had a jet and they were “fancy”. Brandi mentions that Vail is now dating Chris Pine and that Tom Sandoval claims the relationship is a publicity stunt, which she doubts.
Stassi disagrees and thinks Brandi is naive to believe the photos of Vail and Chris were taken without their knowledge. Brandi doesn’t see what Chris Pine could possibly get out of such a stunt and feels real actors like him think they are above reality tv. Stassi is under the impression that Vail has known Chris for a long time. Stassi then drops some interesting intel about Chris Pine–she knows three girls from Sur who have dated him. Brandi is shocked by this(I, for once, agree with her). “Are you kidding?!”. “Chris Pine has always been part of the chatter at Sur since I started working there”.
“I guess I’m just gullible”, Brandi says. “I thought they were just caught”, referring to the paparazzi pics. A skeptical Stassi teases Brandi by saying, “Maybe Angelina Jolie is caught sometimes. But, like, Chris Pine and Vail? Really?” Brandi concedes that maybe it’s not real but thinks the two look in love. “I hope so, I love love”, says Stassi.
Back to Stassi’s blog. Stassi wants to inspire teens and twenty somethings to be very fashionable without spending a lot of money. She never felt when she was younger that she could ever be a glamazon so she had to learn to put together outfits on a dime. Her best style tip is to have a personal uniform that flatters you. She doesn’t like the idea that everyone should have staples. Not everyone needs a leather jacket or white button down shirt, she says.
Stassi thinks if you wear clothes that flatter you, it always looks expensive. Brandi spends her money mostly on shoes and purses while getting her clothes at Zara. Stassi agrees and prefers spending her money on accessories rather than clothes. Stassi’s always looking for deals online. Her favorite site is Polyvore.com which will search multiple fashion sites at once for what you want.
Brandi asks if Stassi is still doing personal styling. Stassi was never actually a stylist that and she she doesn’t know why Lisa said she was. Stassi also has a podcast called Straight Up With Stassi. She does it out of her home. Stassi doesn’t have celebrity guests. It’s girl talk. She wants people to feel like they’re sitting with their girlfriends having a glass of wine.
Stassi and her boyfriend lived together for a year in LA but now have decided to live apart but they’re still together. Stassi hopes that “he’s the one”. Before going on Brandi’s show, Stassi let Brandi know that she would not talk about certain people, namely Jax. What is Stassi’s ultimate goal? A talk show? Fashion magazines? Stassi doesn’t feel she has to choose just one thing. She just wants to keep working in fashion because that’s what makes her happy. But, does she still like being dramatic and filming a reality show? “Fuck yah, I do”. Brandi could see Stassi doing something like Fashion Police.