However, Billie recently shared some information that she had a sexual encounter with a ghost. Now, if THAT had been a storyline on the show it would probably be a first for reality TV.
Last night’s Vanderpump Rules was the prequel to the season finale, which means the bulk of the episode was spent finally FINALLY giving Scheana Marie some attention and something to do besides machine gun laughing at her own jokes. Of course Scheana wasted all this prime real estate on
Marina del Rey whining about Adam Spott and going on a fake date to make him jealous which obviously backfired like a rusty pickup in a PCH traffic jam!
The other half of the episode was dedicated to Brittany Cartwright‘s family visiting from Kentucky for wedding dress shopping and giving Jax Taylor the third degree. If Jax gets out of this marriage alive he’s leaving with a rat tail, less than half of his savings, and a ripped plaid shirt wrapped around a cold beer can that he’s holding to his temple. Don’t fuck with no redneck daddies! (I’m from West Virginia so I know full well how this goes!)
I think we all know the ladies of Vanderpump Rules don’t always take kindly to the introduction of new “friends”. With the exception of Brittany Cartwright. But I think that’s because the ladies feel dating Jax Taylor is punishment enough.
One of the latest newcomers, Billie Lee, has fallen into the crosshairs of former queen bee Stassi Schroeder. (I say former because I feel the ladies have outgrown the hierarchy of their threesome) And in true Stassi fashion, she is not mincing words.
Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent has been a rollercoaster of emotions this season. One minute she’s smiling and performing her music. And the next minute she’s unleashed her inner rage onto Billie Lee, Raquel Leviss and James Kennedy. Where’s Lisa Rinna’s chill pill bag when you need it?
Some Pump Rules cast members have had a ring side seat to Lala’s outbursts. Such as Brittany Cartwright who was there to calm her down during Billie’s brunch event at SUR. Others like Scheana Marie, haven’t seen the magnitude of the outbursts until now. And of course, Scheana has some thoughts on the matter.
Last night’s Vanderpump Rules was all about redemption. In a Hollywood kinda way.
Stassi Schroeder is in peril. After years of having bad boyfriends and being able to blame, project and justify her own bad behavior as their fault for having worse behavior, she is now dating the man of her dreams and needs a bad girlfriend detox. Enter Beau Clark: someone who does everything Stassi demands of him, entertains her endlessly, cedes to her tantrums, and accepts that even when Stassi is wearing a mini skirt, she wears the pants. Basically she’s a queen dating the court jester.
But winter is coming and that winter is Stassi’s demand for unwavering sycophancy and the lashing of her evil tongue when Beau doesn’t capitulate. Last time it ended in eczema and tears, but what if someday Beau decides he can no longer take being a battered boyfriend, aka the future subject of a Lifetime Movie?
They could very easily change the name of Vanderpump Rules to Everybody Hates James. Oh, just kidding, the cast doesn’t want him to get any more attention than he already does. Ironically, the constant James Kennedy bashing just gets him more attention.
After getting disinvited from the cast trip to Mexico, James and his girlfriend Raquel Leviss invited cast members to a puppy pawty. Yes, that’s actually how they spelled it. It was actually a puppy shower, for a dog that’s already been born. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright rejected Raquel’s invite to her face. And it was so awkward. Poor Raquel. No one wants to
film with her go to her party.
Everyone knows that Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval has a soft spot for James Kennedy. When everyone goes after James, Tom flies in like a superhero to defend him. He even called out his best friend’s wife, Katie Maloney, for her treatment of James. And unless you are a Katie fan, that was one of the true highlights of the season.
The rest of the Pump Rules crew wants nothing to do with James or anyone else around him. Jame’s girlfriend, Raquel Leviss, got the cold shoulder when no one wanted to go to her puppy shower. Even Brittany Cartwright, patron saint of SUR, wouldn’t invite Billie Lee to her engagement party just because she is friends with James. Luckily for James, Tom and Tom Schwartz aren’t as petty.
It’s very clear that (most of) the Vanderpump Rules cast members don’t want James Kennedy on the show. However, it just doesn’t make much sense when you think about the bigger picture. The other cast members are settling down. They’re in long term relationships, opening up bars, and actually behaving themselves. Well, they’re not behaving all of the time, but it’s fair to say that they’ve all matured. Normally, that would be a great thing, but for a reality TV show? Not so much. The show just isn’t as good as it used to be.
They need James and the controversy that he brings merely for existing. Most of it was the Everybody Hates James Kennedy Show, with a majority of the cast members refusing to hang out with James or invite him to events. This has to suck for Raquel Leviss. She acquired the chance to laxative tea and subscription boxes on Instagram, but she’s barely a part of the show. She’s not a full-time cast member and they’re trying to phase her man out of the show. Her aspiring career as a social media influencer is slipping away before her eyes.