Here we go again — Kelly Dodd, a recently (and finally) fired cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County, is at it again. This woman truly can’t stop herself from shutting up and not saying and doing the most offensive things she can possibly think of. I guess that’s what happens when you find yourself with a massive following and wayyy too much time on your hands.
Kelly’s fall from grace from RHOC has been anything but graceful. But what did you expect from a woman who seemingly is incapable of feeling empathy for other people or taking accountability for her actions? Thankfully, Heather Dubrow is coming back to save the sinking ship of a show, that people boycotted because of Kelly’s vile actions. And thankfully, Bravo fully attempted to fix its mistakes by firing Braunwyn Windham-Burke too.
All signs point to Lala Kent filming for season nine of Vanderpump Rules. Should be interesting to see which of her personalities shows up. It’s safe to say the days of innocent hostess ‘Lauren from Utah‘ are long gone. As are her drunken insult hurling and body shaming antics. Lala is now sober, engaged to director Randall Emmett, and a mother to her first born, Ocean.
Recently, Randall and Laler attended the premiere party for Randall’s newest film, “Midnight in the Switchgrass.” Randall’s newest film features appearances from Megan Fox, Bruce Willis, and Machine Gun Kelly. Despite all the fanfare, fans were quick to notice some possible shade towards the stars of the night seeping through Lala’s social-media posts that evening.
After eight seasons, those left on Vanderpump Rules are finally doing the adulting thing for real. And yes, it’s more than just being able to use the microwave and the air conditioning at the same time. Half of the cast (and half of the
fired former stars) are new parents. James Kennedy, once a messy and crass DJ, finally popped the question to Raquel Leviss and I’m ROOTING for them. And even Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix FINALLY got furniture in their house. The only thing that’s the same is Jax Taylor’s narcissism, but the cameras won’t be around this time to film that.
The OG Pumper Scheana Marie is also going through plenty of transformations. She’s kissed a lot of frogs (and losers who are only good for mounting TVs) before finding her prince, Brock Davies. The couple has been together through the thick of it — from dealing with a miscarriage last year, to the COVID-19 pandemic, to finally giving birth to their first child. It wasn’t an easy pregnancy for Scheana, but their adorable little baby Summer Moon Honey Davies is a perfect peach. And I’m sure once she’s a little older, she’ll rock a high pony and crop top just like her mama. Good as gold.
It’s all happening for Scheana Shay. The Vanderpump Rules star has been through a lot in her time on the show. We watched her marry Mike Shay in a half top that Stassi Schroeder was totally jealous of, then a few seasons later, we watched Scheana and Mike divorce because he couldn’t keep his lies straight. Scheana has always been open about her life on Pump Rules. So, when she started dating again she showed us every difficult moment. Unfortunately for Scheana, she picked some serious losers to go out with – none of whom should ever be named again.
Then, Scheana found Brock Davies, a personal trainer from Australia. The man looks like he should be on the cover of a romance novel. The couple also recently had their first child together, a daughter, Summer Moon Honey Davies. It’s safe to say everyone is incredibly happy for Scheana, especially since she suffered a miscarriage the year before. Now, Scheana’s life appears to be good as gold.
Lala Kent knows how to ruffle some feathers. But maybe it’s not all her fault since she wasn’t exactly welcomed with open arms to Vanderpump Rules. The Witches of WeHo gang hated her instantly and Lala didn’t do herself any favors when she decided to go topless in Hawaii. How would she know Katie Maloney-Schwartz would blame Tom Schwartz’s wandering eye on her alone?
From that point on, it seems like Lala put up a shield, and anyone who attempts to penetrate that shield is met with total vitriol. That’s not say Lala isn’t entertaining. We have her to thank for James Kennedy’s famous “not about the pasta” freak out and for the phrase “bambi-eyed bitch.” For anyone wondering if motherhood has given Lala any pause in calling people out – it hasn’t!
Lala Kent has been a firecracker since she first stepped off her PJ and onto the scene of Vanderpump Rules. She’s always been a little eccentric — whether it’s showing a little (or a lot) of skin or drinking a literal baby bottle in her bed at night. Lala had a rough start at the beginning of VPR, with her other ousted co-star James Kennedy the only one on her side. But now they’re both sober, engaged and wayyyy more palatable to watch as people when they’re not fat-shaming anyone or being the textbook definition of a hot mess. And I’m actually excited to watch them both in the new, and maybe improved, VPR. My how the tables have turned.
Lala is also a bonafide Bravo lover just like the rest of us. She loves to binge Real Housewives and share her opinions online, despite being a Bravolebrity herself. And while she’s always ride or die for her boss/friend Lisa Vanderpump, she’s not afraid to give her unfiltered opinions about other Bravolebrities who aren’t her favorite. Namely, the always controversial Kelly Dodd. Excuse me, FORMER Bravolebrity in this case.
DJ James Kennedy has been a polarizing figure throughout his time on Vanderpump Rules. He had a rough start, but ever since he embarked on his sobriety journey, he seems to have changed for the better. VPR is heading into unchartered waters next season, with many of the OGs getting pink slips from Bravo. And I never thought I’d say this, but James and his new fiance Raquel Leviss might be my new favorite couple on the show. That’s called growth, hunny.
And while James and Raquel may have not been in on the Pump Rules pregnancy pact, they’re truly growing up for the better. James is back DJing at Sur now that pandemic restrictions have subsided and Raquel is SUR-ving. He and Lala Kent have worked out their differences now that they’re both sober now and it’s a much more positive experience to watch James thrive on TV. While the next season of VPR could be a hit or a bust, I’m excited to see more of James and Raquel’s wedding planning and day-to-day lives. And something tells me James won’t be half of the groomzilla Jax Taylor was when he married Brittany Cartwright last season. OMG does this mean that James is now the No. 1 guy in the group? My my, how times have changed.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss is one of those people who always has a million things on their plate at all times. She started off her career as a singer/songwriter but has dabbled in a little bit of everything. Including Kim Zolciak’s failed singing career. She’s got several successful businesses and a boss attitude to match. And her partner-in-crime Todd Tucker is always by her side, whether he’s helping with projects or taking care of their adorable kids.
While Kandi is always working, her recent seasons of RHOA were light on the drama. She always brings a sexy edge and plenty of hilarious facial reactions, but that’s about it. Her shining moment from Season 13 wasn’t when she was running Cynthia Bailey’s dungeon party as Mistress Angel. It was when she blew up on Kenya Moore for not sharing a crab cake. That’s the Kandi I need to see more of if she comes back to RHOA next season.