'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Lisa Vanderpump in Polo Lounge brawl
Early Christmas Eve at the Beverly Hills Hotel, however, dining drama turned into a violent confrontation, and charges may be filed.
Vanderpump was seated with her husband, two elderly guests and Los Angeles news reporter Robert Kovacik when a man at a nearby table began to attack her verbally, she told TMZ.
"'I've seen the show. You're wearing a lot more make-up now, and your eyes are darker and smokier,'" Vanderpump recalled the man saying to her, adding that he was "extremely drunk."
The man approached the booth and insulted her guests, asking, "What are you doing sitting with old people?"
At that point, Kovacik stood up and asked the man to stop -- drawing a punch in the jaw for his trouble, she said. The man also allegedly pushed Vanderpump's husband to the ground.
Kovacik declined to press charges when Beverly Hills police, summoned by the hotel, arrived at the scene. Ever the resourceful Hills housewife, Vanderpump took her wounded guest directly to a plastic surgeon for stitching and mending. The doc? None other than her costar Adrienne Maloof's husband, Dr. Paul Nassif.
So, all's well that ends with premium cosmetic emergency care?
Not exactly, says TMZ -- after getting five deep sutures and two dozen stitches Friday morning, KNBC reporter Kovacik headed to the BHPD to give a report and formally request that charges be filed against his alleged attacker.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: The women of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills": Taylor Armstrong, left, Camille Grammer, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof and Kim Richards. Credit: Luis Sinco / For the Los Angeles Times