Vanderump Rules’ stars Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark have really kicked their relationship up a few notches. While we already knew they were engaged, we finally got to see it play out on the latest episode of VPR. It wasn’t my personal style, but it was cute and seemed to suit the couple and their dynamic well. That sentiment goes for a lot of their unconventional dynamic. This includes the recent dust up over a picture of Stassi and Beau hugging Jax Taylor at their surprise engagement party. It’s the mature thing to do, but I’m not sure how Stassi is friends with Jax after the way he treated her. But I digress.
Aside from all that, the Stassi and Beau have been happily planning their wedding. Unfortunately, those plans may or may not happen due to the coronavirus outbreak. They are scheduled to wed in Italy in October of this year and there is still a good possibility it will be cancelled. Cast mate Lala Kent already had to do the same for her April nuptials to fiance Randall Emmett. Even the VPR reunion has been affected by quarantine, being postponed until further notice. Stassi and Beau found a bright side to quarantine.
Looks like there is already big trouble brewing on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We have all seen the trailer, full of shade and drama. There’s the whole Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville storyline that prompts Denise to stop filming. Kyle Richards and buddy Dorit Kemsley get into it next week. Before we even get to all that, the first three episodes of this season have really delivered.
New cast member Garcelle Beauvais made a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live and had some comments of her own. She was asked by host Andy Cohen who has the largest ego and was the least welcoming of the cast. Garcelle immediately named Kyle. She didn’t even hesitate so we know how she really feels. Naturally, Kyle took issue with that and responded that she wished Garcelle would have confronted her directly instead. Because I’m sure Kyle would have taken it so well if Garcelle said it to her face. Kyle had plenty to say in response.
The kids from Vanderpump Rules have given us a whole different vibe this season. Can I even call them kids anymore? No, I guess I really can’t. We were lured into the show with messy breakups, cheating, flings, and physical violence. Those days are long gone and while there is still some drama,the cast has grown up. I mean, the drama hits a little different when people are arguing about who gets to be in their wedding. Speaking of, as if you didn’t already know (snort), Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright got married. Not only did they talk about it all season but the episode was quite the affair. They all bought houses, most notably Ariana Madix with Tom Sandoval and Katie Maloney with husband, Tom Schwartz. Finally, Stassi Schroeder and her fan fav of a boyfriend, Beau Clark, got engaged.
It’s no surprise that this tight knit crew came together to celebrate the event, like they did the others. But not everyone thinks the cast should be, well, as tight as they appear to be.
So far, I’m loving this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. From the jump, they have given us a little something to hold on to when it comes to being interested. Well, aside from the boring stopover at Kyle Richards’ “fashion show”. I could have done without that. Fashion show aside, producers already pressed Dorit Kemsley about her supposed money troubles. I can’t tell you how happy this made me. After dodging it for multiple seasons, they finally held Dorit’s feet to the fire enough to clearly make her uncomfortable. And Garcelle Beauvais also gave us some dramz by admitting that her husband had a five-year affair on her. It’s rare to see a housewife this open from the get-go and it only bolstered her popularity.
But some bigger trouble is brewing. And it’s going to blow all this piddly stuff out of the water. We’ve all seen the stories about Denise Richards and Brandi Glanville’s hook up. The producers even ominously told us at the end of episode one that Denise stopped filming in December. This is something castmate Erika Jayne took major issue with and wasn’t shy about telling us. The trailer shows just how bad it got, with Denise yelling “Bravo, Bravo, F**king Bravo!” in an effort to stop the footage from being used. You guys, this isn’t even the midseason trailer. These ladies are just getting started.
Coronavirus is hitting the world pretty hard. We’ve all been cooped up in quarantine for what feels like forever. While Bravo is doing us a great service by running marathons of various past seasons, it’s not always enough. But we are all in this together, including our favorite Bravolebrities.
It’s reassuring to hear that so many of them are doing their part to make the world a better place right now. Bethenny Frankel is at the top of my list after donating thousands of medical supplies to hospitals in need. Dolores Catania has done similar work, organizing food, medical supplies and even shoes for local healthcare workers. Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz raised money to help their TomTom staff get paid while they are out of work. Tinsley Mortimer and fiance Scott Kluth did something super sweet and donated $10K each to the family of a Bravo editor who passed from the virus. Hell, even Teddi Mellencamp hooked us all up and gave away free workouts so everyone can stay healthy while cooped up. But not all of our Bravolebrities have left us feeling good during the pandemic.
How is everyone feeling about this season of Shahs of Sunset? It feels like we waited forever just to have this season. Now that it’s here, I’m not really sure what to think. The show feels heavy and disjointed to me. Longtime cast member Golnesa Gharachedaghi has been on an IVF journey that ended in heartbreak. On a positive note, GG has gone on to have a successful pregnancy and is currently waiting the birth of her first child. Mike Shouhed is busy with another
sure to fail business venture, which happens every single season. Nema Vand? What is he bringing to the table this season? Shervin Roohparvar has been downgraded to a friend of, despite being in a ton of group scenes. #justiceforshervin. The only drama that is being brought to the table is between Reza Farahan and his best friend of 30 years, Mercedes “MJ” Javid.
As a quick recap, MJ is being accused of conspiring to take down Reza and Adam Neely’s marriage by spreading rumors of Adam’s transgressions. According to
my least favorite cast member, Destiney Rose, MJ put “friend of”, Ali Ashouri up to confronting Reza about the allegations. Those allegations include strip Jenga and inappropriate text messages that Ali describes as sexual harassment.
The whole thing blew up after a meeting between Ali and Reza, orchestrated by Destiney. Reza threw a glass of water in Ali’s face and MJ was somehow blamed for the whole thing. A huge (and controversial) fight erupted between Reza and MJ at a filmed pool party. This lead Reza to post a nastygram on social media about MJ, including her private medical history. Then her husband Tommy Feight went and broke some planters at Reza and Adam’s backyard, which resulted in a restraining order. Whew. Are you guys still following?
Bethenny Frankel has long been a staple on Real Housewives of New York. Hell, on Bravo as a whole. She has long been the face of housewives, arguably being the most successful housewife outside of the show. She’s absolutely built an empire off her housewives fame and that part is indisputable. But since she made another exit from RHONY, this first season without her has been polarizing to viewers. While some think the show lacks luster without her, others are excited to see the new dynamic. A lot of that dynamic is thanks to new housewife Leah McSweeney. Love her or hate her, she really has brought the show some new life and it looks like we are going to see more of that in the next episode. Vibrator in the chicken, anyone?
But back to Bethenny. She’s seemingly pretty busy with her own projects post-RHONY. Bethenny’s foundation has done a ton of admirable coronavirus relief work. She has also announced that she’s coming out with her own show on HBO Max. Despite all that, there are rumblings that Bethenny might be missing the show a little more than the show is missing her. It certainly seems like it given her comments about the show. We recently reported how she said housewives wasn’t “inspiring content right now.” Ouch.
We are only one episode into Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and I’m already loving Garcelle Beauvais. Anyone who shows up and shows out in leopard print for their first big housewives scene is fabulous. While we didn’t get as much Garcelle as I would have liked, I feel like she has come to save this franchise from becoming stale. Ever since Lisa Vanderpump’s exit last season, I think us fans were wondering what these ladies could possibly bring to the table. They spent so many years trying to get LVP off, what could possibly be next? And don’t tell me it’s a Teddi Mellencamp pregnancy story line.
But between Garcelle and Sutton Stracke, we might just have ourselves a season. Side note, even as a friend of, looks like Sutton is making quite the splash. I know everyone is going to be focused on the whole Brandi Glanville and Denise Richards hook up. But we need other housewives to add some much needed input outside of that. RHOBH has long relied on the same cast of characters to drive plot lines, leaving the rest in the dust. For example, Teddi. Even when she was involved in puppygate, she had a bit part and was overshadowed by Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna. But I suppose it takes quite the personality to not get lost in the shuffle. It also takes some very thick skin, which Garcelle seems to have. Even with thick skin, it doesn’t mean she couldn’t use a little sage advice for her debut.