Before Scandoval became national headline news (to the dismay of Liev Schreiber), Vanderpump Rules staff member Lala Kent bore the brunt of the bad press about dirty Bravo issues.
The drama stemmed from Kent’s relationship with Randall Emmett, the Hollywood producer behind these films: Irish And 2 guns and the father of Kent’s daughter, Ocean. Emmett was a mysterious presence on Bravo from the start, and remained anonymous and off-camera for years before being first introduced to audiences. Vanderpump Rules. In previous seasons, Kent kept her identity a secret from the judgmental SUR staff, who (apparently correctly) assumed she was dating a married man.
As the show continued, Kent revealed more about their relationship. “The first night we hit it, I have a car the next day,” Kent told Stassi Schroeder in Season 7, adding, “Many times I’ve been to a hotel and put on a wig and have him meet me at the bar. My name will be Tiffany and I’ll give a blowjob to a movie. I’ll do anything like draw.”
Kent ended his relationship with Emmett in October 2021, months before Emmett was cursed. Los Angeles times investigation; The producer is facing a string of lawsuits alleging that he will offer jobs to aspiring actresses in exchange for sexual favors and that he owes nearly $25 million in outstanding loans to a number of investors. This Times He also reported that Emmett has made several films with Bruce Willis in the past few years, despite being aware of the brutal toll that the legendary actor has taken on his cognitive decline. Martin G’Blae, a former assistant to Emmett’s, also accused the producer of repeatedly using the n word in a racial discrimination lawsuit last November.
All these Emmett-centric scandals form the basis of a new aptly titled Hulu documentary. Randall Scandal: Love, Hate and Vanderpump, following his fall and Kent’s involvement in the entire twisted affair. The timing, of course, is cunning: at a time when everyone is striving for any crumbs. vander pump The gossip they can find, more context about any player, even someone as slimy as Emmett, would be welcome.
Randall Scandal It shows us how Emmett got his start in Hollywood: Surprisingly, when he moved to the city he was able to get in touch with his distant cousin, Jerry Bruckheimer, and became Mark Wahlberg’s assistant in his mid-twenties, before rising as a producer. stairs. The documentary reveals that before meeting Kent, Emmett imagined himself as a reality star, even making his own self-centered reality show. Mongolian.
Brett Pearson, a former personal assistant to Emmett’s, talks about how he lost almost 60 pounds in just a few months while working for the producer. “The intensity and anxiety it brings… is palpable,” Pearson said. “I don’t think I was calm at any point when I met Randall Emmett.”
When the city intervenes, Vanderpump Rules fans may remember, he was fiercely defended against anyone who insulted Emmett as a scammer or sugar daddy. In a particularly iconic scene from the show’s Season 6, Kent bursts out in anger after drunkenly spitting at his friend James Kennedy, “You fuck the fat guy and he pays your rent.”
“I think Lala was a little overwhelmed by everything that happened,” Pearson said in the document. “They’d fight and I’d have to spend $600,700 on roses to send home the next day.”
The documentary highlights that Emmett and Kent were at the height of their careers together and engaged to be married when Martin Scorsese was lauded as producer on his series. Irish. But the first to voice the cracks in Emmett’s armor was none other than rapper/mogul 50 Cent, who started a firestorm on social media when the producer publicly demanded the $1 million he apparently owed him.
The fascinating thing about Emmett is that his supposed awfulness seems to check every box of the Hollywood bingo card. At one point, his production company, Emmett/Furla Oasis Films, planned to create a TV show called. PUMP (by odd coincidence, PUMP is also the name of one of Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood restaurants) played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Writers were hired and an entire season was drafted, but when Schwarzenegger moved on without formally committing himself to the project, Emmett allegedly told writers on the show that their contracts would not be paid and essentially outshine them. Despite an arbitrator’s decision in favor of the side represented by the WGA PUMP According to the documentary, writers who ordered EFO to pay unemployed writers about $500,000, the studio refused.
Former assistant G’Blae, who sued Emmett for racial discrimination, recounts his horrific experience while working for the producer. Call ahead to set up a poker table for him and his friends.
“His use of the n-word was for me the moment when it was unacceptable, and now you are displaying open acts of racism,” G’Blae says. “I was so disgusted at this point that I knew I had to go for my sanity.”
Deciding to assert himself more as a Hollywood-savvy public figure Vanderpump Rules, documentary poses proved to be one of Emmett’s most unfortunate decisions.
“He loved to be on it Vanderpump Rulesand since four of the cast are no longer returning, they gave him a lot of space,” podcast host Heather McDonald said in the documentary. “Lala and Randall were a big part of that, so they made Randall a big part of it. I think Randall may have had a little bit of Kool-Aid back then and really liked it and had fun with it.
Towards the end of the documentary, Kent’s mother shares that her daughter’s relationship with Emmett really started to deteriorate the night she gave birth to Ocean, and she asked her then fiancee if she could spend the night in a hotel room.
A few months later, after Emmett was photographed in Nashville with two young women, Kent asked to see his phone, and Kent’s mother claims at the doctor that Emmett laid him on the floor. Emmett denies dealing with Kent. Shortly after this altercation, while Emmett was out of the house, Kent and his mother “basically ran away,” his mother says.
Unfortunately, Kent wasn’t interviewed for the Hulu documentary, which will be his prime opportunity to clarify the timeline for himself, Emmett, and what he knows about him. When He knew some things. The reality star received a spate of criticism from both the cast and the public about the extent of her knowledge of her ex’s alleged crimes during their relationship, as well as misogynistic digs about her gold digger behavior and being his mistress. they met before.
One plausible explanation for his absence is the ongoing litigation for custody of Emmett and Ocean, which Kent has discussed extensively. Vanderpump. She also spoke quite loudly about the haphazard nature of her sex life with Emmett on the show, after all, even sharing that she hasn’t had any sex since she was pregnant with his child.
Fortunately, Kent meets a man she calls “Don” in Season 10 and says, “I’ve had the best. Sex. Ever,” the next morning, so things are getting better, at least in one respect. And in the meantime, enough Scandoval to keep us full. We have content.