Vanderpump Rules

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When Vanderpump Rules first started out, it was a show about waitresses and bartenders with aspirations to be in the entertainment industry. They all talked about their desire to be actors, models, and musicians. Now that the show is a huge hit, most of them have careers as professional reality TV stars.

One person who actually does want to be an actress is Lala Kent. The on-camera SUR hostess just acted in two different movies.

Jax Taylor Flips Off SUR

I’m beginning to worry that Tom Sandoval and Jax Taylor have been on Vanderpump Rules for so long they now need hearing aids in addition to emotional crutches, because overnight Jax has turned into a crotchety old man with a hearing problem waving his finger around and complaining about bad kids with a turn up problem.

Everyone is still in Mexico (apparently a purgatory of all reality TV eternity) where Kristen Doute is flinging drinks at James Kennedy and Lala Kent, you know because they need a cold shower and to cool off. Or possibly for Raquel Leviss‘s sake. Or perhaps Kristen thought James’s bronzer was too intense? Actually that’s just James’s naturally perfect skin (I am obsessed and so jealous. It is PORELESS like a Noxema ad from 1992).

Whatever Kristen’s reasons for tossing a perfectly good cocktail has absolutely nothing to do with Kristen believing that James started a rumor that they hooked up. A rumor that Jax, not James, actually started and which James denied several times. James adds the only way he would’ve said anything of the sort is if he was drunk and joking.

Jax

Watching the last episode of Vanderpump Rules, it was clear that James Kennedy said he “hung out” with ex-girlfriend Kristen Doute, but Jax Taylor and the other guys in the cast insisted that he said they “hooked up.”

In the conversation from the episode, James definitely said “hung out,” but what about the other discussions that didn’t make it into the episode? Did he ever actually say that they “hooked up”?

Instagram Roundup: Tom Sandoval Tinsley Mortimer, Shep Rose, JWOWW, Karen Huger, & More

With so many great reality shows back with new episodes this week and others that are filming for the next season, it makes sense that a lot of reality TV stars are sharing behind-the-scenes photos.

New York Housewife Tinsley Mortimer finally cut her signature hair, so of course she shared a photo of getting all glammed up with her new look. Real Housewives of Potomac star Monique Samuels shared a photo of her hair and makeup team getting her ready to throw shade during some on-camera interviews this season. Orange County Housewife Shannon Beador also posted a photo of her glam squad in action. Southern Charm star Shep Rose shared a photo of he and Whitney Sudler-Smith in front of a green screen in between shooting some commentary on the current season.

Jax lectures Brittany

After Scheana Marie’s now-ex Rob Valletta told Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval that he does not say “I love you,” Jax shared that with the rest of the Vanderpump Rules cast.  Scheana decided to get revenge on Jax by setting up SUR employee Adam Spott with Jax’s girlfriend Brittany Cartwright.

Scheana admitted several times on camera that the move was out of spite, but later backtracked and said she wanted Brittany to realize there are other guys in the world aside from Jax. Jax is far from the model boyfriend, but why would she try to fix up someone who is already in a relationship? Oh right, to stir the pot.

Kristen Doute Denies Hooking Up With James Kennedy; Blames Jax Taylor & Tom Sandoval For Spreading That Rumor

I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when the Vanderpump Rules cast members watched the last episode for the first time. James Kennedy very clearly stated that he “hung out” with ex girlfriend Kristen Doute. Nevertheless, Jax Taylor, Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, and Peter Madrigal were adamant that he said he “hooked up with” her. They called him out for it and spread that rumor to the rest of the cast members.

Throughout the whole episode they truly believed that they heard him correctly. I don’t know if it was the booze, the British accent, or just a confirmation bias to put the spotlight on someone else, but none of the guys were on James‘ side.

Kristen Doute

Did I miss something on last night’s Vanderpump Rules? Did James Kennedy admit to hooking up “just a little” with Kristen Doute? Even more curious – did the cameras actually miss James and Kristen drunkenly hooking up?!

What I think I observed was a drunken game of telephone. Or whatever it’s called in the iPhone era. Probably something to do with Snapchatting and then sharing Snaps that were deleted and how you thought you were sexting your boyfriend SUPER ROB when in fact you were sending a disgraced Nigerian prince $300 to get his crown out of hock and on a plane to LA to bar tend into his future at SUR. I mean this could finally be the man for Scheana Marie!

Anyway! Using delightful time lapse, the episode opens hours early with Stassi Schroeder sitting on a beach with Katie Maloney and Kristen. The sand is soft and fuzzy – just like their drink-addled memories from every day the night before.  

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It’s Monday and that means an all new episode of Vanderpump Rules! The crew is still in Mexico and, as expected, things take a dramatic turn when James Kennedy kinda sorta tells the guys that he and Kristen Doute hooked up again!

From Bravo: “The Playa del Carmen party continues as James takes over the DJ booth at a Mexican club, and Jax confronts Scheana for setting up Brittany with another man. Meanwhile, Lisa adopts a new dog, Schwartz horrifies Katie with a drunken blackout, Stassi realizes her relationship is in trouble, and the rumor mill works overtime when exes Kristen and James share a night on the beach.”