Even though Fourth of July was on a Wednesday this year, plenty of reality TV stars still managed to celebrate the party in the middle of the week. Some of them got away to celebrate and others just kicked it in their own backyard with their families.
Every season, Summer Houseruns into filming difficulties. It is very much expected for them to be less than welcomed by the Hamptons residents.
Something unexpected that happened is five cast members getting cut. Danielle Olivera and Amit Neuman had no shot at coming back for Season 3. They were just too nice and normal to make a mark on this show. They had no story line and no one is at all surprised that they got fired. However, it is pretty shocking that Stephen McGee, Lauren Wirkus, and Ashley Wirkus will not be on the show anymore. Now there are rumors about two possible replacements for next season.
After rumors of a Summer Housecasting shakeup that would see a majority of the originals out for season 3, Lauren and Ashley Wirkus have confirmed that they’re moving on from the show.
“Much has been speculated about the Summer House cast over the last few days. Regretfully, we can confirm that we will not be full-time cast members for the third season. We depart Summer House with nothing but good wishes to those at Bravo, and to the cast and crew for helping to create life-lasting memories over the last two years,” a statement released by Lauren and Ashley explains.
It’s surprising that Summer House is about to film Season 3 (for many reasons). Every single year the neighbors, bars, and restaurants near the house have objected to the cast and crew filming. Apparently third time isn’t the charm because there are even more issues going into Season 3.
It doesn’t seem like Everett Weston is actually into all of the drama that goes down on Summer House. He comes off like a loyal boyfriend who’s willing to do anything to take up for his girlfriend Lindsay Hubbard. Other than standing up for Lindsay, Everett has been the victim of some drama, courtesy of housemate Stephen McGee.
In the last episode Stephen told Lindsay that Everett told him (yes, I know this sounds like a horrible game of telephone) that he woke up in a bed with four women. It should be noted that Everett was never actually shown saying that and if he did, I’m pretty positive that it would have made the episode. It’s a shame because Stephen was my favorite cast member and now we have to figure out who to believe in this dramatic situation.
The best reality shows are the ones that involve already existing friend groups – instead of just a mix of people thrown together by a casting director. That said, some of the saddest reality show story lines involve the demise of these real life friendships.
Case in point, everyone who has been watching Summer House has seen the slow (and agonizing) end of Cristina Gibson and Lindsay Hubbard’s friendship. Things have become ugly for the two of them and it’s clear that they did not make up since the show wrapped up filming at the end of the summer.