RadarOnline is exclusively reporting that Bravo executives are furious with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star, Lisa Vanderpump, for appearing on Good Morning America to promote her new book and spin-off show today. A source close to the situation tells Radar, “Lisa’s appearance on Good Morning America has Bravo network officials seeing red. NBC Universal, which owns Bravo, couldn’t believe that Lisa appeared on GMA which has been routinely been trouncing TODAY.”
“Lisa is in New York City doing promotional press for her housewives spin-off show, which is airing on Bravo. It didn’t help that Lisa was promoting her lifestyle book, Simply Divine,” the source added.
Lisa’s appearance on rival ABC couldn’t have come at a worse time. Good Morning America‘s ratings advantage over the TODAY show was finally achieved this past April after 16 years of losing to their NBC rivals. When 2012 came to a close, in December, GMA boasted yet another solid win over TODAY, with 5.09 million total viewers to TODAY‘s 4.66 million.
Lisa is confused why anyone would be angry about her appearance on the show. Lisa “doesn’t understand why anyone is upset about her appearance on GMA. She was asked to come on the show by her very dear friend, Lara Spencer. The two have known each other a very long time, and Lara asked her about the show,” the insider revealed.
Lisa is set to appear on Watch What Happens Live tonight with Andy Cohen.
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