The fact that Brittany Cartwright is dating Jax Taylor and she is good friends with Jax’s most significant ex-girlfriend, Stassi Schroeder, is something that will never cease to entertain me. That’s why I was happy that the two of them joined Andy Cohen in the clubhouse to discuss Vanderpump Rules on Watch What Happens Live.
Remember in the beginning when the cast of Vanderpump Rules had actual goals? Future careers and the like into which they hoped to nestle once their debauched days at SUR (and their sex appeal) passed? Suddenly Jax Taylor is one of those people – those realists. Except now, instead of it being the right thing, it is oh-so very wrong. Because what of the future of bartending for life on reality TeeVee?
I personally think a spinoff in which Jax ventures out into the real world – getting up for work everyday, pulling his shit together, really working that reiki would be interesting. Apparently I am alone. Because friends before future, bro!
In the SURvile community of Vanderpumpian Forever Kids we are STILL celebrating Jax’s 308th birthday. The leprechaun of eternity has already danced his jig at Hooters, but now Brittany Cartwright, who is just so exasperating, has planned a group trip to Playa del Carmen. Play, play away forever young (at heart) in the Mexican sun. There’s two things wrong with this: 1) Jax doesn’t deserve it. He’s horrible to Brittany; 2) He doesn’t even want to go. Instead he wants to stay in LA and wallow in his midlife crisis. Especially in his reiki instructor’s arms.
It is admittedly tough to side with Jax Taylor when it comes to anything involving his relationship with Brittany Cartwright. After Jax cheated on Brittany with one of her friends and lied about it, he has regained his status as enemy number one within the Vanderpump Rules cast and with some of the viewers.
Nevertheless, it was definitely out of line for Scheana Marie to set up Brittany with fellow SUR employee Adam even though she is still in a relationship with Jax and trying her best to make that work. Who sets up someone that has a live-in boyfriend? Oh right, the same person that bragged about her man hanging up a television in seven minutes and admitted that she has named their unborn daughter – even though she was technically still married to someone else.
The good news is that Jeremy Madix got the most screen time he’s ever had during the last episode of Vanderpump Rules. The bad news is that the spotlight was on him because Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute warned Billie Lee that Jeremy is “creepy” after he asked Billie out on a date.
So of course Jeremy’s sister Ariana Madix and her man Tom Sandoval flipped out and stepped up in Jeremy’s defense. The editors also blessed us with some previously unseen footage of Jeremy hitting on Stassi at Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney’s wedding, which wasn’t the most flattering. Then again, if most of us were filmed mid-wedding reception, the footage wouldn’t be the most flattering.
I really hate it when I have to confront political or social quagmires in a reality show – like when last night’s Vanderpump Rules address the oh-so-prescient ‘me too’ movement (albeit without actually saying the words). Ironically, given the (well-deserved) criticism she took for her own attitude and statements about other women who came forward, it was Stassi Schroeder raising alarm and complaining about people always defending men.
The man in question is Ariana Madix‘s brother Jeremy. Jeremy asks Billie Lee out on a date, which she’s excited about, but when she shares the good news with Stassi and Kristen Doute their four-way flashers immediately go on. Kristen warns Billie to keep the date “in public” and Stassi says Jeremy is “creepy.” Stassi recounts that at Katie Maloney‘s wedding Jeremy was hitting on her – and everyone else – in a way that was frankly uncomfortable and camera footage reveals him grabbing Stassi in a bear hug while promising to leave her alone. And it was creepy! And uncomfortable.
This week in reality star photos we have Dr. Paul Nassif celebrating the grand opening of his new medical spa. He was joined by his ex-wife, Adrienne Maloof, his former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast mate Kyle Richards, along with Kris Jenner, Faye Resnick, and of course his partner in crime, Botched co-star Dr. Terry Dubrow and wife Heather Dubrow.
Brandi Glanville has been busy doing press this week, as she just ended a stint on Big Brother Celebrity edition and is now also promoting her newest reality endeavor, a family edition of Marriage Boot Camp that she filmed with her dad, Guy. She was spotted at SiriusXM studios with Renee Graziano ahead of the show’s premiere tomorrow night.
Now their costars Scheana Marie and Ariana Madix are weighing in on Jax’s potential as a father and of course Scheana is discussing (but not actually refuting) the
exaggerations comments she has made about now-ex-boyfriend Rob Valletta.
On last night’s Vanderpump Rules, the Toms demonstrated that age is just a number and even when you’re 35, you can still pretend to be 21 with no responsibilities. I guess when you have stunted bartender jobolescence, growing up is hard to do! Even if you have “buishischeness deschisions” to make!
SUR is back in action with a facelift, because Lisa Vanderpump turns raging fires into restaurant redesign, and everything winds up looking a little fresher and sparklier. The new chandelier at SUR has the added benefit of making everyone look younger. Tom and Jax look positively like their first season selves. Too bad all Hollywood ‘facelifts’ don’t turn out so well! This is all a prequel to Tom Tom, which the Toms will get a larger taste of during their ‘work trip’ to Vegas.
Lisa will show Tom 1 and Tom 2 “a day in the life of the Vanderpump regime.” Which is more than just design elements, but showing them what running an actual business looks like. A business which has nothing to do with pretend statement necklace collection, or ‘online beauty blogs’ that get updated once every 3 months. Or at least that’s her plan…