Talk about leaving on a high note. Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel recently dropped the bombshell that she is once again packing up her Birkin bags and leaving the show. The news came as a shock to fans since Bethenny really brought the drama last season and was even credited for saving the show.
Other than the big meltdown in Miami when Bethenny went off on Luann de Lesseps, B was surprisingly simpatico with the rest of the cast. Maybe because Carole Radziwill was out of the picture, and no one else stepped up to call her out on her BS. However, not everyone in the Bravo family was supposedly all sunshine and rainbows with Bethenny last season.
If I didn’t already know that Bille Lee had quit Vanderpump Rules, I would have thought she was a major player in the upcoming season. She has been all over social media as of late. Billie dished about her relationship with Lisa Vanderpump’s son, Max Todd. Then she announced that she is ready to have a baby. Is there anyone on the show, besides Ariana Madix, who doesn’t want to have a baby?
One of the main reasons Billie decided to leave the show was because she felt like she was bullied. Last season, Lala Kent went mental on Billie during her brunch event, and Katie Maloney left her out of the planning for SUR’s Girls Night Out. And now Jax Taylor is in the mix with some choice words of his own for Billie.
Things are finally heading in the right direction for Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder. Several seasons ago, she seemed a shell of her former sharp-tongued self when she was dating mansplainer Patrick Meagher. But when that relationship finally ended, Stassi pulled herself up by her slingback straps and hasn’t looked back since.
The fashionista got her own national holiday and wrote a book that made it onto the New York Times bestsellers list. See if your cocktail book can top that, Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix! She also got engaged to her new boyfriend Beau Clark, who accepts her for who she is, birthday meltdowns and all. So, the newest season of Pump Rules will be all smiles for Stassi right? Not so fast. Apparently, there is major drama on the horizon for her and one of her besties, Kristen Doute.
Everyone seems to be getting married these days on Vanderpump Rules. Scheana Marie was the first to kick it off, in a crop top wedding dress no less. Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz may or may not be legally married, but are still going strong. And Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor just tied the knot. Soon to be walking down the aisle are Lala Kent and Randall Emmett, as well as Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark.
What the heck happened to this show? Everyone is off buying homes and settling down. No one has gotten pregnant yet, but there have been plenty of rumors. Especially for Katie, who has had to deal with pregnancy rumors long before she even got married. And those rumors don’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
Shahs of Sunset season eight hasn’t started yet, but you wouldn’t know it from all the drama that has already happened this year. Mercedes “MJ” Javid had a ton of complications during her pregnancy and almost suffered a miscarriage. Then, after she gave birth to her son, she had a near death experience.
When no one from the cast came to visit MJ in the hospital, one would assume her best friend Reza Farahan would be there. But even he wasn’t because their friendship is now over. MJ’s husband, Tommy Feight, allegedly vandalized Reza’s property. In turn, Reza filed a retraining order against him. This is just a taste of the drama that’s happened so far, and according to Reza, it gets even crazier.
Billie Lee has definitely lived up to the phrase “do not go gentle into that good night.” Recently, she dropped the bombshell she quit Vanderpump Rules to focus on an anti-bullying campaign, and that she was bullied on the show. Welcome to the club Billie! You are now members with Scheana Marie, Lala Kent, James Kennedy, Raquel Leviss, Tom Schwartz…
Then Billie announced the news that she is ready to have a baby. She’s in a good head space, and even made up with Lala, who was there to support her during some dark times she had while on the show. And it’s pretty amazing they made up considering they were at each others throats during brunch and at Scheana’s housewarming party. Billie still has more to talk about, and this time it’s about the cast.
Billie Lee has had quite the busy summer. Last month she was off celebrating Pride with Andy Cohen and the Bravo gang in New York City. Which just happened to be at the same time as Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s
made for TV wedding. I know I’d choose attending Pride over that Disney princess themed farce.
Shortly after that, she mentioned she cut down her role on the show to focus on her activism in the trans community. Then, Billie shared the news that she decided to quit Vanderpump Rules to focus on an anti-bullying campaign. I’m sure her experiences with Katie Maloney, Stassi Schroeder, and Kristen Doute made her a master on the subject matter. And now Billie has even more news to share.
There’s only two more episodes left of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Any takers that the ladies discuss anyone other than Lisa Vanderpump? Somehow Lisa dominated part one of the reunion and she wasn’t even there. Who knew her mind control worked off the premises as well?
The entire first hour of the reunion was spent airing grievances against Lisa. Kyle Richards said her former best friend was “unmasked.” Erika Jayne said Kyle is now
head mean girl queen in a not-so-subtle attempt to piss off Lisa. No one seemed the least bit sorry. But now that some time has passed, one member of the cast has come forward to express some regret.