Whether being Lea Black’s wing woman, or Elsa Patton’s worst nightmare, South Florida socialite Elaine Lancaster is making a big impression on viewers. With a long list of credits to her (and his) name(s), Elaine and her creator, actor James Davis, have been making waves in the entertainment industry and the Miami social scene long before they hit the beaches of RHOM. Get to know Elaine and James as they tell us their history and, of course, give us a little Miami Housewife dish.
TBB: Hello Elaine, I read you chose your name from the works of Jackie Collins, correct?
EL: Hello Tara. Yes, in the 1980s there was a book and then mini-series, titled Hollywood Wives. There were two characters in that novel, Elaine Conti and Karen Lancaster, out of the two came one, Elaine Lancaster!
TBB: You are the creation of actor James Davis. How do your personalities compare?
EL: We both are distinctively different and yet similar personalities. We are down-to-earth individuals with a strong sense of family and friends, but Elaine has the need for the spotlight and glitterati which I (James) usually shun when not working. It’s is a luxury so many people in the spotlight wish they had.
TBB: You have many film and TV credits from the 90’s, what were you working on in the last few years before RHOM?
EL: . I’ve been on several sitcoms, the biggest was the NBC Series WINGS, and a documentary about me called Fabulous for Sky One Television in the UK. I was the host of Wild on South Beach for the E! Entertainment Television Network and co-hosted a talk show in Los Angeles called On Q Live for many months. I was the main feature for an A&E documentary called After Dark and another documentary about the behind-the-scenes of fundraising called The Fundraiser which was produced by my girlfriend Lea Black, directed by Mark Clark and premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. I’ve done several movies too: The Versace Murder Movie, The Crew, and, most recently, Rock of Ages with Tom Cruise.
TBB: It is rumored that RHOM was originally supposed to be another show and you were one of the cast members. Can you tell us anything at all about that?
EL: Yes it was an untitled show about society & I filmed many many days only to be edited out to atmosphere. In the long run it was a blessing in disguise.
TBB: RHOM is in its second season. How do you feel it is going? Do you agree with the re-casting decisions?
EL: I’m very pleased with the cast. There’s some really beautiful, amazing, and accomplished new women who are part of the new cast.
TBB: After watching last night how do you feel about your behavior towards Beau at Lisa (Hochstein)‘s party?
EL: He deserved exactly what he got, being rude to my friend incessantly and then throwing a drink in my face. He needed to be cooled off.
TBB: You are very close with Lea Black. How did your friendship develop?
EL: I have been a high-profile personality in South Florida since 1997. One night at Bar Room, a club that I hosted every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful woman. She was with her husband Roy and she was so much fun and full of life; we hit it off instantly. She told me her husband was a criminal defense attorney, & I told her my brother-in-law in Georgia was too. She gave me her husband’s card and said ,”Let’s keep in touch.”
Little did I know one of my best friends, Dennis Rodman and his fiancee Carmen Electra were going to get into a minor scuffle at a South Beach hotel and get arrested after we all got back from a night of dinner & drinks.
I looked for the card and called Roy. He had Dennis and Carmen released later that day. We’ve been friends since. We both are very open, honest, and fiercely loyal people.
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TBB: You are not getting along very well with the woman formerly known as “Mama” Elsa,(Patton).
What’s her beef with you?
EL: That was the first time I ever had met Ms. Patton and I tried to be engaging and friendly on a topical superficial social level but she just dove right into me and was nasty beyond belief. She was so much more nastier than we saw on TV. It’s all in her breeding or lack there of.
TBB: You are very involved in charity events. What’s coming up on your schedule that you’d like to tell us about?
EL: I am the spokesperson and the hostess for the largest HIV/AIDS charity in South Florida called The White Party which takes place every November during the week of Thanksgiving.
I am so proud to be a part of this worthy organization. I’ve been the DJ for Saks Fifth Avenue’s, A Key to the Cure, benefiting the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation for several years. I performed at the Life Ball in Vienna, Austria.
The most glamorous and highly attended social event of the year is The Black’s Annual Gala. It benefits The Consequences Charity which strives to keep young boys out of the criminal prison system by enrolling them in programs and schools. Instilling values and positive peer pressure keeps them out of the revolving door of the professional prison system.
TBB:. One thing I admire about Drag Queens is you are all so brutally honest. Can you give one word to describe your thoughts on each Miami Housewife?
EL: Lea- Real
Lisa (Hochstein)– Fun
Ana (Quincoces)– Cook
Adriana (DeMoura)– Zany
Marysol (Patton)– Duplicitous
TBB: Thank you for talking with me today. Is there anything else you’d like your fans to know?
EL: I’ve been formulating a lip gloss since it took three colors to make my own unique shade that everyone absolutely LOVES! Pusswha Pink Lip Lacquer is now available for pre-order HERE (or contact my assistant email@example.com ). It is .8grams of sheer luxury on your lips and will be available everywhere mid-November! Mineral base, paraben free,cruelty free! Also, thank you for liking me & the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto YOU.