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Lisa Vanderpump Calls Out James Kennedy For Drinking — ‘I’m Interested In Your Welfare’

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Feb. 12 2020, Updated 5:40 p.m. ET

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Lisa Vanderpump doubled down on James Kennedy and called him out in front of his Vanderpump Rules castmates for drinking. In a preview for the February 11 episode, the SUR owner critiqued to DJ after she gave him a chance to perform at TomTom.

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James, 28, worked as a deejay one day at TomTom, despite his firing from SUR. After his set, Lisa, 59, asked, “You doing alright?” He responded, “Yes. Definitely. I really think so. Yeah.”

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“You’re still drinking though,” she quipped at James while Katie Maloney and Ariana Madix were sitting at the same table.

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The DJ shot back, “No I haven’t been drinking today. I did a really good job though today.”

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“I know but it’s about longevity. Isn’t it James?” Lisa responded.

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In a confessional James said, “I just killed it. This wasn’t the conversation I wanted to have with Lisa after my set.”

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Lisa softened her tone and told her former employee, “Listen. I’m glad you did a good job today but I’m not interested in you doing one job. I’m interested in your welfare.”

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The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been very critical of James for his drinking habit. On a December 2018 episode of VPR, she fired the DJ from SUR because of his inappropriate comments towards his female coworkers when he was drunk.

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“There’s a darkness inside me that comes out. Seriously, I’m never touching alcohol again,” he told Lisa. “Please, this is the only thing I've got. I'm sober now – I'm a nice person when I'm sober.”

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Lisa tearfully told the deejay, “You have to change in your life, and this is going to be a life-changing moment for you, I hope.”

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At the season 7 reunion special in May 2019, Andy Cohen grilled James about his drinking. “Lisa, a lot of people including you have told James that he needs to stop drinking altogether,” the host said.

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“A thousand percent,” Lisa agreed before saying, “It’s his own worst enemy."

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