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The Vanderpump Rules Season 7 premiere episode made one thing clear: James Kennedy is the odd man out. Sure, it was extremely rude of him to rap about Jax Taylor cheating on Brittany Cartwright right in front of her. Let’s just be honest though. The cast members will take any excuse to keep hating on the self-proclaimed White Kanye. If he didn’t do that, they would find something else to hate him for. Luckily for them, he gives them plenty of material to work with.

James’ ex-girlfriend Kristen Doute is leading the charge. She pulls a move that is very reminiscent of the Miami girl scenario, minus that whole flight from Florida to California thing.

JAx Taylor buys an engagement ring

This season of Vanderpump Rules is opening on some strange notes, like the freestyle rappings of James Kennedy, and the scent of death and sadness mixed with the sticky spills of rose, goat cheese, and Jax Taylor‘s attempts to impersonate how he thinks a decent man should behave (tampon shopping!)

Immediately it becomes apparent that this will be another season of everyone villainzing James while pretending Jax is a new man as they plan his wedding to Brittany Cartwright. Forgiving Jax and hating James are literally the only subjects this show has anymore. And James, like the little whack-a-mole he is, will come back for hit after hit, cause he’s the White Kanye Baby and hits is what they do!

Far less frivolous are Lisa Vanderpump and Lala Kent dealing with painful losses in their lives. Lala’s father passed away from a stroke 2 months earlier, and she has inherited his mantra to be kind. Even to sketchy people. (Lest their names be James.) Lisa is mourning the loss of her brother, her only sibling, who committed suicide 5 weeks before filming started. Wow – that’s so devastating. 

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Bravo is giving out Christmas and Hanukkah gifts early this year because TONIGHT is the season premiere of Vanderpump Rules Season 7. Bring on the pasta – which is what it’s all about, right? Anyway, before we dive into a new season of super dramas, let’s revisit all the chaos from last season.

Without a doubt the three (or maybe four or possibly even 5) biggest dramas from last season were: Jax Taylor cheating on Brittany Cartwright, James Kennedy and Lala Kent ending their friendship accord over pasta (and Though Who Shall Not Be Called Anything Less Than Perfect, Randall Emmett), and Tom 1 & Tom 2 finally growing up to become bar owners with the opening of Tom Tom. Of course in between all that there were accusations that James cheated on Raquel Leviss with both his BFF Logan Noh and possibly Kristen Doute. Then there was Stassi Schroeder finally revealing PATRICK to the world… We wish she’d kept that shit covered. And of course, Scheana Marie had her Super ROB, ROB, ROB, ROB… This is the song that never ends.

SO let’s dive in.

Instagram Roundup: Reza Farahan, Lisa Vanderpump, Captain Lee, & More!

All eyes are on Lisa Vanderpump these days. If you’re searching for her, don’t look anywhere near the Beverly Hills Housewives. She’s not hanging out with any of them these days, but she does spend time with some beloved animals. Recently, she shared a photo of herself holding a giant bunny.

Flipping Out cast member Jenni Pulos posted a photo of herself and her new puppy named Jax. She did not specify if she named him after Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor, but that’s the first “Jax” that popped up in my mind.

Kristen

Unfortunately, Kristen Doute was exiled to the background last season on Vanderpump Rules. She was not in the season nearly as much as she should have been. However, there was one storyline that did make the cut. Jax Taylor told the rest of the cast that Kristen and her ex-boyfriend James Kennedy hooked up in Mexico. He cited some shuffled outdoor couch cushions as evidence.

Understandably, Kristen was livid, but so was James. Kristen is dating Brian Carter and James is in a relationship with Raquel Leviss. The last thing they wanted is a rumor like this, even if it was the front and center storyline. Well, maybe they didn’t mind having a storyline, at least a little bit. Now Kristen is on a mission to take down her most notorious ex.

Instagram Roundup: Vicki Gunvalson, Sandy Yawn, Nicole Nafziger, Andy Cohen, & More!

Orange County Housewives Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, and Vicki Gunvalson dressed up as “old ladies” on the last episode and shared a behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram.

Atlanta Housewife Porsha Williams and 90 Day Fiance cast member Elizabeth Potthast showed off their growing baby bumps.

Beverly Hills Housewives Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave shared photos from the cast trip in France. Lisa Vanderpump was not present. Obviously.

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Andy Cohen united Mariah Carey and Sandra Bernhard while filming his radio show.

Khloe Kardashian, James Kennedy, Kristen Doute, Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney, Brie Bella, and Nikki Bella all shared photos from the People’s Choice Awards.

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Check out all of those photos and more from this week’s Instagram Roundup in the gallery below.

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Hot Photos: 3rd Annual Vanderpump Dog Foundation Gala

Where in the world is Lisa Vanderpump? Last night was the 3rd Annual Vanderpump Dog Foundation Gala and it was a Bravolebrity magnet, except that Lisa was MIA again (at least on the red carpet)! (see update below)

Nearly all of Lisa’s Vanderpump Rules cast was there to celebrate: Kristen Doute and Brian Carter, Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor, Scheana Marie, Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark, Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz, Lala Kent and Randall Emmett and more! But no LVP from what we see in the agency pics.

Also there to take part in the event: Shahs of Sunset star MJ Javid and her husband Tommy Feight, former RHOC star Gretchen Rossi, former Flipping Out star Jenni Pulos. The Real Housewives of Dallas stars LeeAnne Locken and Kameron Westcott made the trek to Hollywood to support the cause. Even Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga turned up.

Kristen loves some crazy!

Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor’s engagement will be a major part of Vanderpump Rules Season 7. Their wedding is bound to be a central plotline of Season 8, or possibly their own spin-off special.

Will they have a wedding party full of Vanderpump Rules cast members? Maybe not the entire wedding party, but there’s bound to be a bunch of SURvers in the group.