Tom Sandoval has been slogging through the thick soup of drama on Vanderpump Rules since the very beginning, and he has come back to stir up more of it for season five! Tom shares that he and girlfriend Ariana Madix are feeling stronger than ever, though they’re still not ready to tie the knot. He also says viewers will be seeing a “new” Stassi Schroeder this season, as she tries her hand at adulting on camera.
Reflecting on how things shook out last season, Tom says he and Ariana tried to stay away from Kristen Doute above the fray as much as possible. “I really felt like we were in a good place as far as the rest of the group is concerned. We could kind of be as involved as we wanted to be, and no one could give us any shit about it; especially after last year.”
Remember when Below Deck was just a newborn babe of a Bravo show, and chief stew Adrienne Gang was the center of the entire crew’s disdain? Well, Adrienne sure does! And she is a teensy bit bitter about how easy the chief stews since season one have had it. At least, that’s the way she sees it!
To be fair, Adrienne was consistently tortured by her second stew, Samantha Orme, who perma-smirked her way through her entire stint aboard Honor, undermining Adrienne’s management efforts at every turn. Adrienne claims, “I think the chief stews since me have had it a lot easier than I did with the girls that they had. The girls that they had actually wanted to do work.”
Returning players for season three include: Juliet Angus, Caroline Fleming, Marissa Hermer, Julie Montagu and Caroline Stanbury. Former “friend” of the show – and soon to be ex-sister in law of Caroline Stanbury – Sophie Stanbury will also join the cast full time. Newbie Adela King, long time friend of Caroline S, will also join the cast, albeit in a “friend” capacity.
Before unraveling that mess, Melissa focuses on Juicy Joe’s departure for “camp.” She writes, “I think we can all agree that last night’s episode was so raw and emotional. No matter how you look at the situation, it is heartbreaking to see a family go through something like this. Teresa [Giudice]and her girls are incredibly strong. I’m so happy that we were able to be there for them and have the kids spend time together with Joe Giudice before he went away.”
It’s no secret that Captain Lee Rosbach was all over the crew of Valor on Below Deck this week, and more specifically, all over newly appointed bosun Kelley Johnson. Lee claims the entire crew is indeed struggling, and took to his blog to break down this week’s performance and drama!
“Wow, this week is really something else. I have no frigging idea where to start. We had a lot of stuff going on, and plus we had a charter break out in the middle of it all,” admits Captain Lee. Although the charter guests were fun, he observes, “The crew, however, is struggling just a bit, and there are a variety of reasons.”
TLC’s juggernaut of a reality TV series, 90 Day Fiance, is the beautiful gift that keeps on giving. (If by beautiful gift, we mean horrific, bloody, no-survivors trainwreck.) And one of the ill-fated couples that has everyone scratching their heads this season comes in the form of Jorge, a “legal” marijuana distributor in LA, and Anfisa, his Russian mail order bride fiance.
Anfisa has become somewhat of a reality TV anomaly, in that she is NOT playing any head games with the so-called love of her life. Her demands for a $10K monthly allowance and a $45K wedding gown – not to mention the $70K Jorge has already spent on her – are clear, concise, and served up straight. As for Jorge, he seems up for the frank negotiation, if it includes making Anfisa his wife at the end of their 90-day K1 Visa term, which dictates that a couple must marry lest the foreign-born partner be returned to their homeland.