Remember when Vanderpump Rules kind of revolved around the crazy antics of Kristen Doute being obsessed with her ex? No, I’m not talking about her current obsession with James Kennedy. I am referring to her former (?) obsession with Tom Sandoval. She made the life of Ariana Madix, Tom, and even her friends a living hell. I fondly recall her uttering borderline insane things like, wishing Ariana would get hit by a Mack truck (but not die, just become horribly maimed). After JaxTaylorword on the street told her Tom had been unfaithful to Ariana on a boys’ trip to Miami, she stalked located a random female with some unfortunate facial fillers and brought her to SUR to have a face to face showdown with Tom. At one point she even cornered a grieving Ariana at SUR and called her the c-word, and those are the things on the low end of Kristen’s psychosis.
But time heals all wounds, I guess. Though in proper society, you don’t come back from some of those things. Fortunately for most of the cast, Kristen has gone on to terrorize other people in her life. Tom and Ariana seem to have forgiven Kristen for her personal attacks, insane displays of emotion, and drunken hysterics. Now we are witnessing the birth of a brand new relationship, Kristen and Ariana’s friendship. Without context, it seems rather…odd. And that’s putting it nicely. But how did any of this go down? Was it all a dream? Did we just imagine Krazy Kritter’s 19 personalities wreaking havoc on society? Ariana shared the scoop on how such an unlikely duo joined forces and became “friends”.
Over the years, MJ has shared the struggle to get along with her mother, Vida Javid. A woman who blatantly insults her daughter, despite the pain it has clearly caused. I’ve always thought Vida was right up there with Jason Voorhees’ mom, minus the desire to kill camp counselors. Vida never needed a hatchet because her mouth was much more brutal. We’ve also watched MJ’s search for a man, finally finding the perfect guy for her in Tommy. First comes love, second comes marriage, then MJ wanted something to push in a baby carriage. But that wasn’t an easy task either. While I admittedly live my life under a dark cloud of snark, I’m happy to say this particular obstacle for MJ has a very happy ending.
Our Lady of Class and Sophistication is whining defending herself over some brand new pics that have popped up. Hi Brandi, if you didn’t already know, the internet is a thing. And when you have been struggling to stay relevant on a reality television show, paparazzi tend to take your photo when you go out in public. She isn’t exactly new to the game. So what on earth could have sparked such a dramatic response from a person known for not giving any f*cks? WAIT FOR IT!
Vicki was single for 5 whole minutes after her association with Brooks McCancerscammer ended when she eventually moved on with Steve Lodge. Apparently, Steve is still hanging in there. Bless his heart. But Bravo is bringing down the hammer and forcing hoping an on-camera engagement will take place to secure Vicki’s continued spot on the show. In the interim, Vicki and her insurance company have recently been accused of defrauding an elderly woman after her spouse passed away. Hello Vicki? Yes, I have Karma on line one for you – and Karma is happy to hold until you take the call… Now Vicki is on the other side with a lawsuit of her own, and all I can say is – good luck with this one, dear.
NeNe Leakeshas been on Real Housewives of Atlanta for a minute now and she isn’t shy about telling you she’s an OG. Actually, NeNe isn’t shy about much of anything. Season 11 proved to be a trying time for NeNe and she wasted no time in making every single thing about herself. If a situation did not highlight her in some way, she made sure it did.
And then we have the epitome of married bliss, Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney. What a perfect example of true unity, am I right? I picture them holding hands, happily skipping through a field of edibles wildflowers, and toasting each other on being the forefront of #relationshipgoals. So what is the secret to their love that shines so bright? I’m not entirely sure we want to know…
We turn to Vanderpump Rulesto be entertained, right? Watching a gaggle of people approaching middle age who are attractive, youthful, and leading lives so different from our own is low key, non-stressful fun. The cast interacts with each other on a level that will never be required to gain admittance to a high-level IQ society like MENSA. The excessive drinking, partying, and vacations they can spontaneously take are part of what makes the show watchable.
Reality TV star fame is the (hopeful) consequence of landing a spot on a show of this nature. Fans start watching and listening to those “stars” who branch out from the task of regular filming. Stassi Schroeder has become an expert in this area. She has launched an accessory line, a successful podcast, and even wrote a book. Stassi is also becoming an expert on watching what she says because not everything is perceived as “funny”. Having a mass audience can be a blessing – until that audience starts to check you on the words you write and say.
Through it all, Lisa Vanderpump has tried to corral the group of level 10 messes thirtysomethings into people who can somehow provide a lasting impact on humanity. Or at least steer clear of a social disease outbreak worthy of a CDC visit. That said, this reunion is evidently one for the record books. Lots of intensity and maybe some physical contact has appeared on the menu, courtesy of your SUR servers.