Three episodes into Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules and it seems like Kristen Doute’s major storyline is her vendetta against ex-boyfriend James Kennedy. However, this is just the beginning of the season.
It’s still hard to figure out if the Vanderpump Rules cast work at SUR or if they just “work” at SUR when the cameras are rolling. Nevertheless, they do film the show there a lot. During last week’s episode, James Kennedy fat shamed Katie Maloney, and now everyone is on the warpath against him.
This show might as well be called “Everybody Hates James Kennedy.” At the very least, that would be a great title for tonight’s episode.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you even vote if you didn’t post about it on social media? Yes, of course, but plenty of people used social media to encourage their followers to register, remind them to vote, and to share that they did vote in the midterm elections.
Some reality TV stars went to vote with their spouses. Orange County Housewife Tamra Judge shared a selfie with her husband Eddie Judge rocking their “I Voted” stickers. Real Housewives of Potomac couple Karen Huger and Ray Huger voted together as did fellow RHOP cast members Monique Samuels and Chris Samuels. Vanderpump Rules star Kristen Doute voted with her man Brian Carter.
There were some very impressive reality TV star Halloween costumes this year. Sure, some people just threw on an animal ear headband, but most of them really went all out. Lisa Rinna dressed like her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar Erika Jayne and absolutely killed it. When Erika posted the photo on her own Instagram, it took me a few seconds to realize that it was Lisa and not Erika.
Cameran Eubanks’ dressed up her daughter Palmer as fellow Southern Charm cast member Patricia Altschul. She even dressed up her neighbor’s dog (long story) Elvis to accompany Palmer as Patricia’s beloved butler Michael.