Lisa Rinna and husband Harry Hamlin are anxiously awaiting word on the future of their “Harry Loves Lisa” docu-reality show. Will TV Land give it a Season 2? “I don’ t know! I don’t know!” she responds. “We only finished shooting the first season a couple of weeks ago. The big finale episode is Nov. 10 and I hope millions and millions of people watch it.
“We’ve so enjoyed doing the show and people have really responded to it,” adds the feisty actress/boutique owner/Hollywood denizen/author. “There’s nothing nasty about it. We don’t call each other b—-s and b——s and other horrible things like they do on so many other shows these days. There’s so much value in it. It’s really vulnerable television.”
That’s vulnerable as in the finale, which takes Rinna through her much-talked-about lip reduction surgery, reversing the effects of cosmetic tampering that began with collagen injections in 1988. “There was a lot involved. We have two young girls and we think about, ‘What message are we sending out here?’ We really let people in on it, something I never expected to do,” she says.
But one thing she and Harry had in mind was showing the reality behind the celebrity life, and certainly correcting cosmetic work that’s gone awry falls into that category. “We take the curtain back and demystify it,” as she puts it.
Certainly there is no mystery about how hard the Hamlins work. Besides their show, they’ve been on his ‘n’ hers book tours, for their “Starlit” and “Full Frontal Nudity: The Making of an Accidental Actor” tomes, respectively. And they’ve continued to oversee their Belle Grey clothing boutique in Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley. In the news recently for being robbed, Belle Grey is now back to normal, says Lisa.
“You’d never know anything had happened though we lost $25,000 worth of stuff. We got it all back in business, I’ll tell you, because it certainly boosted our web business.”