The rhinestone-clad queen of Beverly Hills is taking her restaurant empire to Las Vegas!

She's already taken over the Los Angeles restaurant scene, but The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump isn't stopping there!

“We weren’t looking to do another venue, but when Caesars Palace calls, you can’t say no!” said Vanderpump when our Jaymes Vaughan caught up with her at Vanderpump Cocktail Garden's opening. “It’s such a compliment to be here, and they’ve been absolutely extraordinary. I think we brought it home for them. We created a garden that I think they’re really proud of.”

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It wouldn’t be a Vanderpump party without her famous friends, and the stars of Vanderpump Rules were sure to drop by to celebrate their dazzling co-star.

“I think it’s gorgeous! I’m so excited for Lisa,” said James Kennedy. “From Villa Blanca, to SUR, to PUMP, to Tom Tom, every single [restaurant of hers] is fabulous. I know people are going to be just as excited as I am to see this.”

Tom Sandoval shared that same enthusiasm for the reality star’s new venture, saying “She’s just an ambassador of hope and success. She’s a great philanthropist, and it couldn’t happen to a better person.”

So what is Lisa’s secret to success? Lance Bass says that the key is something she uses it in both her personal and professional life.

“She pays attention to the people she loves," Bass said. "She does that with her businesses, and she does that with her circle of friends. She takes care of them and she loves them, and you feel that love." 

Caesars Palace certainly gave Vanderpump a royal welcome, adorning the entire venue — including the Roman statues — with Lisa’s signature pink!

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“It’s sexy, it’s romantic, it’s unique ... the cocktails are extraordinary; it’s a very creative menu," Vanderpump said. "It’s an oasis right in the middle of Caesars Palace, and I think that’s exactly what they wanted.”

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden is now open in Caesars Palace…and according to Lisa, its opening was filmed for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills! Could this mean that Vanderpump is confirmed to return next season? For now, we can only hope!

Be sure to watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Tuesdays at 9pm on Bravo!

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Ellen DeGeneres issued an apology to the world during her opening monologue for season 18 of her daytime talk show. The comedian had a lot to address concerning the "toxic environment" that former employees had spoken out about. Along with the apology, DeGeneres explained the future of the show and made a big announcement.

DeGeneres first became the center of controversy towards the beginning of quarantine when she hired a new production staff to help her create at-home content while many of her employees remained furloughed. It was around mid-April that crew members spoke out about their frustrations. They went weeks without knowing if they would still receive payments from the show which was still airing content. Communication between crews and the network was little to none.

Following this scuffle, former employees began to come forward online, calling the show a "toxic environment." This was surprising to hear, considering Ellen's motto has always been "be kind."

Soon after, executive producers Andy Lassner, Mary Connelly, and Ed Glavin all parted ways with the studio, amidst a sexual harassment investigation.

Today, for the first time in months, Ellen returned to the studio to kick off season 18 of The Ellen Show.

In her opening monologue she stated:

"As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that every seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people that were affected. I know that I am in a position of privilege and power, and with that ,comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show."

As for her character, she had this to say:

"The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad...I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient. And I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress."

DeGeneres then shifted the spotlight over to show contributor Twitch. In the past, Twitch had served as DJ and a featured voice on the show, along with being Ellen's friend of course. Degeneres announced that Twitch will now be stepping up as her new co-executive producer.

'The Ellen Show' has been on air since 2003 and has just begun its 18th season on NBC.

Watch Ellen's full apology here:

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Ellen Welcomes Her First Virtual Audience with a Big Gift!

They're back! Ellen and Kelly and Jimmy...oh my! After Ellen's toxic workplace allegations, Kelly's split from her husband and Jimmy's blackface scandal...these three talkers all took the summer off (as most talk shows do) and laid low. But now they're all back and they have a lot to say...

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