Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules was a tough one for Billie Lee. Like James Kennedy, she was excluded from most events. The biggest snub for Billie last season was being excluded from “Girls Night In” at SUR because Katie Maloney is awful forgot. Lala Kent, who was grieving the loss of her father, also shouted in Billie’s face most of the season. Needless to say, Billie was a bit adrift last season on Pump Rules.
Thankfully things seem to be turning around for her and Lala. She’s also been busy celebrating Pride month across the country, with everyone from Bravo. In spite of the tide turning, she was left off the guest list for the most important filming event of Season 8. Billie was not present at Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s wedding last week. The good news is, she couldn’t care less!
The cast photo and trailer for Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County are truly jarring! The OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson has been demoted. We knew it took a while for Vicki to sign the contract, but I feel like we were led to believe she was coming back in a full-time capacity.
The OG has confirmed the demotion herself, saying, “I am back again this season right in the middle of the action in a different role.” That different role means that we will see less of the OG. This means more camera time for Tamra Judge’s boobs , Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd’s dating lives, Gina Kirschenheiter’s DUI, Emily Simpson’s twerp husband, and the newbie, Braunwyn Windham-Burke. Braunwyn has seven kids! It looks like RHOC has enough of a cast and a lot of new drama to get into. Some people are, like the OG of the Housewives, apparently old news.
Former Real Housewives of Orange County star, Meghan Edmonds has had a rough go. Recently, she spent a nerve-wracking day at the hospital with her son, Hart. Meghan shared with her Instagram followers that he was in the hospital for an MRI. Thankfully, the results were good. The hospital visit was made awkward given Jim Edmonds’ presence. The week prior to this event, news of Jim’s sexting scandal broke.
If you’ve been living outside of Bravo-land, Jimmy “Dad Jeans” Edmonds was caught sexting another woman five years into their marriage. All while Meghan was pregnant with their twins. It’s safe to say, Meghan has her hands full with the couple’s three young children. Her daughter Aspen is two, and twins Hart and Hayes are one. Everyone, including the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson, has had something to say. This scandal is not dying down. Especially because the other woman has now been identified.
Lisa Vanderpump has suffered a series of losses in a short time. Her brother Mark passed away in April 2018. Most recently, she lost her mother, Jean Vanderpump in June. On top of this, LVP had to exit Real Housewives of Beverly Hills because of puppy-gate. When it rains it pours. Right now Lisa is in the middle of a hurricane.
In times like this, it’s important to receive support from the people in your life. So far, we know that Camille Grammer has publicly shared support. Even forever nemesis Brandi Glanville has shared her condolences with LVP on Twitter. Fans haven’t seen other current or past Housewives reach out to Lisa. Apparently, it’s our business.
When Jim Marchese is in the news, you know it isn’t good. This time it’s for a seriously heartbreaking reason. To catch everyone up, Jim’s wife, Amber Marchese was a one-season wonder. The couple was featured on Season 6 of Real Housewives of New Jersey. They have two children together, Corbin and Isabella. Jim also has two teenage sons from a prior marriage, named Michael and Sebastian.
During his short stint on RHONJ, Jim proved himself to be a human garbage pile. He earned that name for repeatedly yelling disgusting things in every woman’s face on the show. He even justified this behavior on Watch What Happens Live back in 2014. On WWHL, he told Andy Cohen that he was actually the only “non-sexist in the group because I treat everyone equally.” Jim congrats, you can teach Misogyny 101. He also spent Season 6 spreading rumors about people’s marriages and wined like a child every time he was on camera. Since RHONJ, Jim passes the time typing homophobic remarks on Twitter. Apparently, it wouldn’t be Pride Month if there wasn’t some ignoramus ruining the celebration.
Can Meghan Edmonds please catch a break?! The Real Housewives of Orange County alum certainly has had a rough go lately. With husband, Jim Edmonds’ cheating scandal being the primary issue. In case you haven’t heard the news, Jimmy “Dad Jeans” Edmonds was caught sexting another woman. To add insult to injury, Jim was sexting like a pathetic high-schooler while Meghan was pregnant with their twins. No wonder she isn’t wearing her ring.
Originally, Jim denied the allegations and even attempted to play the victim. Meghan, being the super strong, cancer-scamming detective she is, immediately shot down Jimmy’s victim card. She shared, “I do not fault any other person except my husband. There are so many people out there with bad intentions and it’s our responsibility to ignore and rise above. One slimy person doesn’t make another person cheat.” Telling the truth, MKE! The couple is, however, trying to work on their issues. It looks like now they’ll have to bond together since they’ve unfortunately encountered another blow to the family unit.
It’s no secret that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are Vanderpump Rules superfans. Both of them constantly tweet about their obsession. The couple also appeared opposite the cast on an episode of Family Feud. Plus, Chrissy is the only most famous person to care about Meemaw’s Beer Cheese. Who could ever forget the couple singing the show’s theme song on Watch What Happens Live!?
This level of super-fandom has even made Chrissy Kyle Richards’ top choice to join the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It’s safe to say that many Bravolebrities view Chrissy as a huge step up from everyone they know friend. So much so that she and John are invited to Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s wedding!
Buckle your seatbelts, everyone! Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County debuts later this summe…zzzzzzzzzzzz… Okay, just kidding, I’m awake. Can you believe we’ve been watching these women for fourteen years? Once upon a time the original Real Housewives series actually delivered. RHOC covered the women’s lowest of lows: i.e., death, divorce dramas, drinks in the face, a fake cancer scam. It’s also given us some of the most unintentionally funny moments on TV. Think Gretchen Rossi’s singing marriage proposal. The show needs more completely staged organic, real life moments like that. Then there’s Jesus Jugs and the women’s sky tops. We will never unsee those!
RHOC paved the way for women-centered reality shows. Each season post-Brooks Ayers, however, has been awful. Not because he’s gone though. The stories have been stale, overdone, and slow. The reunion of the tres amigas last season still wasn’t enough. For the first time, there were rumors that Bravo was demoted Vicki Gunvalson, OG of the OC, to shake things up. Rumors aside, for the show to continue, we need a revival. Tamra Judge agrees.