Vanderpump Rules is back and the drama is amazing. All the characters are returning – yes, even Lala Kent (which we knew, since she’s been spotted filming with the cast about a dozen times), and the relationships are all a-frazzled! The new Vanderpump Rules season 6 premieres on December 4th.
“Usually with this group where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” warns Stassi Schroeder as we get a clip of Lala announcing that someone’s man made out with her friend. Oh, the cheating scandals of Vanderpump Rules are also back!
Ho, Ho, Ho it’s Happy Halloween – oh wait, wrong holiday! Things are confusing around here as our favorite reality stars swap their surgically altered faces for actual masks and a collection of crazy-fun halloween costumes! Below Ramona Singer wore a latex jumpsuit to an Erika Jayne concert (yes, that really happened), Cynthia Bailey dressed in drag as her ex LEON!, Jenelle Evans played a deer hunted by David Eason (no – no irony there!) and Kandi Burruss got fly like it was 1985.
Above, Kim Zolciak posed as an icon. “So fun! In honor of an icon @hughhefner my gorgeous hubby @kroybiermann is channeling you tonight and Im channeling one of my fav Playmates of all time @tiffallon THANK YOU @vintageinspiredbyjackie for making this perfect “Playboy Bunny” costume It’s a Dream! First time Kroy and I have EVER dressed up so fun #RHOAFinale #Pray4Me”
If you’re still watching Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky, the train wreck of a spin off that gave us six episodes to tide us over until Vanderpump Rules starts again, then you probably saw the escalation of Jax Taylor’s bad behavior from a mile away. This week, Jax takes that bad behavior to a whole new level of douchy-ness, resulting in him blatantly disrespecting girlfriend Brittany Cartwright, her family, AND her friends. No one is safe when Jax has had a few tequila shots and feeling homesick for L.A.
We start the episode with Jax actually claiming to be enjoying his farm chores as he gets up early with Mamaw to feed the chickens and the cows. Mamaw is so impressed that this “city boy” is enjoying throwing some chicken feed into a pen and heaps a chicken’s turd worth of praise on him about what a man this makes him. I guess Mamaw is hurting for company since her standards are so low but either way, Jax seems to do no wrong in her eyes.
The Vanderpump Rules spin off series with Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright has been tough on their relationship. With a show that’s centered around the couple, it’s inevitable that every single argument and offhand comment is going to make it into the episodes. Plus, they don’t have the 343 Vanderpump Rules cast members to hide behind.
Not only that, but there’s just no way that Jax insisting that Brittany has “lost her spark” so many times is not going to be featured. Jax had to answer a lot of tough questions from Andy Cohen when he appeared on Watch What Happens Live. Well, they weren’t exactly challenging questions to answer, but Andy definitely didn’t go easy on Jax.
Last night on Vanderpump Rules Jax & Brittany Take Kentucky, the show tries to answer the question that has plagued VPR since its conception: will Jax Taylorever grow up? That would be a big and resounding NO. Because you can’t fix a 37 year old man who has been slinging his own self-absorbed ego around L.A. since he arrived four nose jobs ago. Just like my title suggests, if you put lipstick on a pig it’s still a pig, even if said pig is Mamaw’s adorable new piglet, Bacon Bit. Just like you can’t make Jax do farm chores and expect him to suddenly be all wholesome.
Case in point: after many fishbowls of alcohol, Jax gets belligerent drunk at the bar with Brittany Cartwright and it causes a huge blowup between them. Not only does he try and start a fight with some locals and yells white trash at them, but he also repeately tells his own girlfriend to eff off and antagonizes her best friend. Thankfully, there was no chunky sweater to abandon in a parking lot while challenging someone else to a fist fight this time but clearly, Jax has not come very far since that moment years ago.
If you’re still watching with me, congrats! We just barely made it through another episode of Vanderpump Rules Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky. Tonight, we watched Jax Taylor sweat like a literal whore in church and fail at hunting coyotes with the good ole boys thanks to a probation requirement about not handling a firearm. Unfortunately, we still don’t know if poor Brittany Cartwright and her missing spark will ever be reunited and no matter how much she protests that it’s not missing to begin with, Jax is sticking with his story.
In an effort to make something, anything even remotely entertaining happen with this show, Brittany is taking Jax to church. As much as she doesn’t want to pressure him with religion, if they get married and have kids, she needs them to attend a Christian church. How’s that for pressure! Jax is wary about the whole thing but agrees to attend. He did grow up Catholic and attend youth groups and church camps, which we can all see obviously had a profound effect on his life. HA! Brittany is wasting her time but let’s just humor her for now.
On the latest installment of Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky, Jax Taylor is doing one hell of a tap dance to convince the family that he really does intend on moving forward in his relationship with Brittany Cartwright. Only one tiny little problem with that: no one’s buying it. Winchester might not have cell service or wifi, but they do have cable and looks like they have been watching Vanderpump Rules.
We resume with Don getting nowhere fast by talking to Jax about his intentions with Brittany. Jax is pushing the narrative that the “Brittany Spark” is gone, which he thinks is a little bit of a depression. She is sleeping late, eating a lot, dating a complete loser that’s not good for her, you know, the usual signs of losing your spark/mild depression. But Don isn’t impressed with this theory and when he accuses Jax of trying to get out of moving forward with his daughter, Jax couldn’t be more obvious about being caught in a lie. His eyes get big, he turns red, and he stumbles over his own reassurances that he has every intention of being with Brittany but darn it, he is a perfectionist and he guesses that holds him back sometimes.
Unfortunately, fans still have to wait a while for new episodes of Vanderpump Rules. Sure there’s the Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright spin-off to tide us over, but that’s not the same. Nothing beats having the whole crew together, turning up, offending each other, and still (somehow) remaining friends.
In the mean time, Tom Schwartz opened up a little bit about what to expect when the show returns. The restaurant with Lisa Vanderpump and Tom Sandoval is happening – slowly, but surely. He and Katie Maloney seem to be doing well in their first year of marriage and Tom is publicly discussing the possibility of expanding their family.