The Vanderpump Rules cast used to shade Lala Kent for travelling in her boyfriend Randall Emmett’s private jet. Now that Lala is cool with everyone on the show, they too get those same travel perks here and there. Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Stassi Schroeder, and Stassi’s boyfriend Beau Clark all joined Lala and Randall in Cabo for engagement celebrations- or at least that’s what was mentioned in the Instagram caption. Were they celebrating Lala and Randall’s engagement? Or were they there in honor of Jax and Brittany’s engagement? Or maybe it’s just a combination of both. Either way, they had an enviable vacation, or at least that’s what it seems like via the Instagram posts.
Southern Charm Savannah
So last night was the season two premiere of Southern Charm Savannah, and I’ll let you decide if it should have been #RenewedByBravo. After its weak initial run, the show didn’t get nearly the traction as its franchise flagship. Now, on the heels of an explosive and exceedingly popular season of Southern Charm, will Savannah be able to keep up any momentum? Only time will tell.
I know you forgot who these people were. Don’t feel bad, I did too. Allow me to provide you with a quick breakdown before the recap. Catherine Cooper will never hold a candle to the Kathryn Dennis comeback kid. You recall she turned down the proposal from her on-again, off-again beau Lyle MacKenzie to create some finale drama. Her bestie and mentor Brandon Branch joins the cast as a full-time player after many a cameo on season one. Hannah Pearson dates Louis Oswald. You remember them because she cries a good bit and has a lot of random ambitions, and he’s an overgrown frat boy with a sock collection and penchant for funneling beer. Daniel Eichholz is the hot guy who took over his father’s law firm and works hard to never offend. He’s minimal drama at best. You remember Happy McCullough…oh wait, you don’t. You don’t remember Hagood Coxe either, but, as opposed to the case with Happy, it’s because Hagood wasn’t a part of the cast last go-round. Ashley Borders was the resident society rebel who may have had a moonlighting gig at the baggage terminal for Delta. Caught up? Yeah, I won’t remember them next week either…
Y’all. Will Andy Cohen ever learn to leave well enough alone? Southern Charm is something that just can’t be duplicated like the Housewives franchise. Southern Charm New Orleans is entertaining, but it in no way measures up to the original. However, I thought we’d all learned that Southern Charm Savannah just didn’t work. It shouldn’t be a thing. But it is because it’s returning for a second season on Monday, July 16th. Is Bravo that desperate for a summer line up?
It’s been so long since the first season aired, I’ve forgotten who these people are, and I got paid to watch it! I seem to recall a mouthy baggage handler for Delta and a thwarted proposal, but that could be any number of reality show plot lines that take up space in my brain. Thankfully we’ve been blessed with a teaser for the upcoming train wreck! It appears that relationships are rocky. Lyle Mackenzie is still seething from Catherine Cooper’s engagement denial, and Louis Oswald straight up calls girlfriend Hannah Pearson “asexual” in the trailer. Perhaps this go-round the group will be entertaining!
It’s a family-filled time of year for all of your favorite reality stars who have been posting a lot of photos in between Christmas and the New Year. It seems like everyone went on a family vacation this week… just in time to share some great photos for this week’s Instagram Roundup.
Siggy Flicker took her family to her favorite city in the world: Boca Raton for some R&R. Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky, Faye Resnick, and their families spent time in Aspen, Colorado. Bethenny Frankel soaked up some sun on the beach while former Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon showed off her bikini body in Miami.
The first season of Southern Charm Savannah came to a conclusion last night, and I’m a more than a bit perplexed. There was a charity ball with zero attendance, but clearly the guest list was minimal at best if ten folks on a boat caused the colossal no-show. Additionally, there was a botched proposal, and if it was sincere, it was pretty sad. Other than that, we’ve made it through this not well thought out spin-off, and for that, we all deserve a mint julep (or a hurricane on River Street! OR BOTH!!).
Catherine Cooper heads to mentor Brandon’s house for champagne and cheese. It’s not going to take a lot of Brie for Brandon to chastise Catherine for not being committed to interior design. She admits to having a big fear of failure, and she has been coasting through life. Catherine is at a crossroads, and she doesn’t want to keep wasting her potential…whatever it is. Brandon jokes that maybe she just needs to settle into domestic bliss with Lyle McKenzie and their future brood, but that isn’t what Catherine has in mind. She tentatively believes she may be ready for the next step, but she looks like she may vomit as she says it.
Can I get a BOO?!!! Tonight is the season finale for both Southern Charm and newcomer Southern Charm Savannah! Bravo only graced us with 13 episodes of Charleston and just 8 episodes for Savannah – not nearly enough time to get to know these newbies! We do still have the reunion episode(s?) for the Charleston gang, which filmed last week in NYC. But no word on whether we’ll get a reunion for the Savannah crew.
On tonight’s finale, Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel seem to turn a corner in their strained relationship and even share a warm embrace that leaves Kathryn confessing she wants to kiss him. Let’s all cross our fingers and toes that she backs away slowly and runs for the hills before that happens.
Naomie Olindo and Craig Conover are still struggling to make a decision about their relationship. And Chelsea is feeling a bit hurt over Austin Kroll‘s actions. The cast turns out for JD’s big night and instead of happy harmony, Craig and Shep Rose get into a heated argument. Sounds like the season is going to end with a bang.
Southern Charm Savannah, oh how you’ve tried. We’ve almost wrapped the first season with this spin-off, and it wasn’t as well received as I would have anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, I like the crew as a whole, but there’s just not that much to watch. If Ashley Borders wasn’t creating stories in her head, playing the victim, and managing to strip at any given time, we’d just be watching a group of wealthy thirty-somethings with a penchant for partying. Been there, seen that.
Last night’s episode begins with a trip to St. Simons Island. Jealous! Much to Hannah Pearson’s dismay, Louis Oswald is planning the ultimate tailgate at Hannah’s father’s house in St. Simons for the Florida/Georgia game. Being the most clueless boyfriend on the planet, he’s included Ashley on the guest list. Ashley is driving Nelson to the South’s biggest cocktail party while complaining that Hannah has a dress company and didn’t think to consult her about it. The nerve! Hannah feels awkward arriving at her family’s beach house. Since her dad married a woman close to her age, it doesn’t have the same memories as it does now. However, Louis has promised to be the host with the most alongside his potential future father-in-law. So he forgot the oysters–big deal. Louis wonders why this party has to be some reception-grade event on Hannah’s radar. What’s wrong with Natty Lite and some Fritos? When game time rolls around, there are still streamers to be hung and tables to be assembled. Both tasks fall on Hannah and her dad. As Hannah nags Louis about his duties, he is confused as to what is wrong. Napkins taken out of plastic wrap? He’s got it. Ice in coolers? Check. What’s so hard? As Hannah micro-manages Louis, her step-
sister-mother and father joke about his demise.
Kathryn Dennis and Landon have an awkward exchange during a group dinner With Landon attempting a hollow apology that Kathryn sees right through. Thomas Ravenel is shocked as he gets thrown under the bus by Landon when she claims he uses her as a weapon against Kathryn.
Austen Kroll has some lingering questions after Chelsea changes her story about the incident with Shep Rose.