"She is the most anti-Hollywood person because she will never recognize anyone," the NSYNC alum says of the "Vanderpump Rules" matriarch.
The NSYNC alum was pretty certain the "Vanderpump Rules" matriarch meant what she said about not knowing who Paulson was after the actress claimed that the restaurant mogul "wasn't very nice" to her at a party one time.
"Oh, I saw that," Bass said while at the After: 6 LA Magazine Launch Party in West Hollywood last week. "Knowing Lisa, she doesn't know anyone. Like, she is the most anti-Hollywood person because she will never recognize anyone, and she'll never remember the name at all. So like, that was probably legit."
"She didn't even know my husband's name the first four times we had dinner together!" he added of Michael Turchin, whose art adorns Vanderpump Dogs. "I understand 'cause I'm the same way. I'm horrible with names. Horrible with names."
Paulson made the remark about her alleged encounter with Vanderpump during a recent sit-down for Vanity Fair's famed lie-detector test, where she twice said she wouldn't miss LVP on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and questioned the validity of the self-inflicted lie-detector test the latter took on the show.
In response, Vanderpump said she meets "hundreds of people a week" and that it's "normally a very enjoyable experience." She maintained it was "impossible" for her to know "who everybody is," adding, "Not sure I know her and I don't believe or remember meeting her."
Bass acknowledged that his friend is "way happier now" that she's not on "RHOBH" but is hoping she's simply taking "a little break."
"Look, filming two shows is hard and taxing. You don't have a day off," he said. "So now that she's only down to shooting one show, her life is so much easier. I see the smile back on her face."
Noting he felt LVP was better off without "RHOBH," he admitted he'd "love to see her come back to the show. Just take a little break. Just take a little break right now."
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