This week’s reality star roundup includes The Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel celebrating the launch of her new Skinnygirl Jeans along with her co-stars Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, and Sonja Morgan.
The only thing worse than a bitter breakup is the demise of a close friendship. Losing a pal who knows where all the bodies are buried cannot be easy. Case in point: Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville used to be best friends on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills until it all went horribly wrong before and after Brandi got booted from the show.
Now Brandi is spilling all of the tea when it comes to her former bestie and life behind the scenes as a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills.
Of course I don’t want the current Vanderpump Rules season to end, but at the same time, I cannot wait until the cast gets together for the reunion episodes. One reason is that it seems like almost every woman in this cast has issues with Scheana Marie and I want to see it all play out while they’re all spray tanned and glammed up.
Recently, both Scheana and her ex Robert Valletta blamed the Vanderpump Rules cast for their breakup, so it seems like the bad blood goes both ways. And I want to know why. I want to know every single thing that went down this season and I want to know now. Unfortunately, I have no insider information, but a recent interview with Scheana does make it clear where she stands with most of the other cast members. Well, it is at least clear where she stands with Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and Katie Maloney– i.e. not on good terms.
Watching Brittany Cartwright during her last appearance on Watch What Happens Live made me want to leap through the screen and give her a hug. It really seemed like she was on the verge of tears every single time Andy Cohen brought up Jax Taylor cheating on her with Faith Stowers– which happened for the entire half hour episode.
Thankfully she had Ariana Madix on hand for support. The two of them discussed Jax’s cheating (obviously), the allegations that Tom Schwartz made out with someone that wasn’t his wife Katie Maloney, and get ready for this: Ariana’s friendship with Kristen Doute. It is possible for every person on this show to get along (no matter what issues they have or what mean things they’ve done to each other) and it absolutely amazes me.
Of all the things that make ZERO sense about Vanderpump Rules, the two that stand out the most are Kristen Doute and Patrick – Stassi Schroeder‘s, Zen For The Douchebag’s Soul, sometimes-boyfriend. Yes, for me, this has overshadowed the tedium of Jax Taylor behaving atrociously and getting away with it. Again.
For instance, why is Kristen going to the opening of James Kennedy‘s See You Next Tuesday DJ gig at SUR? Doesn’t she despise her cretin ex boyfriend with the passion of a thousand disturbed bees? Don’t ALL of them actually hate James?! Hasn’t the hatred of James Kennedy been a storyline for, oh, I dunno – the past 3 seasons?! Apparently Kristen would go to the opening of an envelope, though, and when being on Vanderpump Rules is your only J-O-B…
Tom Sandoval blames Ariana Madix for getting involved and sharing a recording with Brittany that captured Jax canoodling with Faith Sowers. Why do I imagine someone standing over them with a Fisher-Price tape recorder to get these goods? Ariana is disgusted with Tom for taking Jax’s side, and suggests they should break up! Break up over Jax… kids – his shenanigans are just not worth it!
There has been a lot going on with all of your favorite (and least favorite) reality stars this week, which means that Instagram was full of new photos. Jax Taylor got support from his Vanderpump Rules costars (past and present love interests) Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and Brittany Cartwright in Michigan at a “Celebration of Life” event to honor his father who recently passed away. Meanwhile Scheana Marie cozied up to (yet another) one of Brandi Glanville’s exes- Gerard Butler- and posed for a selfie with him, of course. She even claims that he was the one who insisted on taking the photo.
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice celebrated her oldest daughter Gia Giudice’s birthday with the rest of her family. Gia’s aunt Melissa Gorga also shared a photo with a sweet caption in honor of the big day. Margaret Josephs and her man Joe Benigno (the THIRD RHONJ husband named Joe) enjoyed a date night with friends. RHONJ alum Dina Manzo shared a selfie with her daughter Lexi.
Rob even called in to the Watch What Happens Live After Show when Scheana was one of Andy Cohen’s guests to make it clear that there’s no hard feelings associated with the split. He also threw some major shade at Scheana’s frienemies.