Even though the latest season of Vanderpump Rules has yet to start filming, Lala Kent has been all over the news as of late. Lala recently announced her pregnancy, and she’s having a girl! Now she has officially joined the VPR baby boom with her friends Stassi Schroeder and Brittany Cartwright who are also both expecting. It’s too bad camera’s aren’t rolling to capture Lala and the gang as they go through the ups and downs of pregnancy.
If cameras were rolling however, Stassi wouldn’t be there. She got fired this year for racist behavior, along with Kristen Doute. With a good portion of the OG’s gone, the question remains if Lala or the rest of the group will want to come back to the show as well. And will being pregnant determine Lala’s decision on whether she wants to be a part of Pump Rules next season?
The pandemic has not been friendly to the restaurant business, and especially not to Lisa Vanderpump’s West Hollywood empire. Unfortunately for the Vanderpump Rules star, she had to permanently shut down her restaurant Villa Blanca. Lisa’s other establishments, SUR, Pump, and TomTom had closed their doors, while many others in Los Angeles remained open for take out. Lisa also had troubles when a former employee sued her for allegedly not paying SUR employees.
As time passed, things began to turn around for LVP. She started a new podcast, and booked a new show for her rescue, Vanderpump Dogs. Who wouldn’t want to watch cute dogs for an hour? However, I’m sure most people will fast forward through the staged scenes of Lala Kent pretending to stock dog food and clean up poo. There is more good news for Lisa; one of her restaurants has finally reopened! And some of the Pump Rules gang are back as well.
Vanderpump Rules star Katie Maloney is probably pretty happy she does not work at SUR anymore. Unfortunately, Lisa Vanderpump had to shut down her restaurant businesses because of the pandemic. And she even had to permanently close Villa Blanca. On top of that, Lisa was sued for allegedly not paying her employees at SUR. We know Katie was at least getting paid; how else could she afford that over-priced home in Valley Village?
Katie might not be working at SUR, but she is still a part of Pump Rules. And there is a very good chance this show might not come back because a good portion of the cast was fired for racist behavior. Those fired from the show included two of Katie’s best friends, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute. With those two out of the picture, this wouldn’t leave much for Katie to do on the show. So with the future of VPR uncertain, what plans does Katie have for moving forward?
We didn’t get to see much of Danica Dow’s relationship with her man Brett Willis on Vanderpump Rules last season. That makes sense since there were 13,000 cast members on the show. Nevertheless, there is a lot of drama to cover when it comes to this on-again-off-again couple.
Last week, legal documents surfaced highlighting some major drama between Danica and Brett. She claimed that he broke into her house and cut up her belongings. He had a totally different story though. And now, he’s throwing some accusations her way.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd are being sued by a former (and super short-lived) employee (who worked there for months) for unpaid wages… again. If you recall, another former employee sued the couple with similar claims in January 2020.
It’s been a rough time with the restaurants for the entrepreneurial couple. Lisa expressed concerns that her restaurants will close amid the coronavirus pandemic. And, then, Villa Blanca shut down, but, apparently, that has more to do with a lease ending than anything else… supposedly. Although things seem to be tough on the business front, some of the Vanderpump Rules cast members have Lisa’s back in response to the latest lawsuit against her and Ken.
When Vanderpump Rules viewers first met Danica Dow last season, she was venting about getting suspended as the assistant manager of SUR after she fought her on-again-off-again boyfriend Brett Willis after he suggested having a threesome.
That sounded like the beginning of an interesting storyline. However, we pretty much only saw Danica serve as a sounding board for Dayna Kathan’s love triangle and whatever Scheana Shay had going on throughout thee season. Yeah, she got into that fight during the season finale and she had that beef with recently fired cast member Max Boyens. However, other than that, her scenes were seemingly left on the cutting room floor.
Honestly what is left to say about Vanderpump Rules? Is there any point in discussing this? Can I bow out now with just a sayonara to the OG’s. We know that at least a 1/3 of the cast won’t return. Bravo hasn’t announced it yet, but I doubt we’ll see Lala Kent, Brittany Cartwright, or Jax Taylor next season. Well, not if they expect me to watch anyway. And we alllll know Bravo is catering things to my specific wants!
With sponsors and D-list celebrities cutting ties with Jax in response to his not-so-secret Twitter behavior, it’s only a matter of time. Like Ariana Madix pointed out during the season, Brittany is collateral damage.
But truly, after Jax got on national television, smugly insulted his boss and tried to call Andy Cohen out, I think it’s time for ‘his show’ to end. Jax’s ego is out of fucking control! He’s gross, slimy, a liar, a racist, a homophobe, and emotionally abusive to his wife. He’s also emotionally abusive to his castmates. Stassi Schroeder, who really has no room to talk, said at this point everyone is afraid to confront Jax because he’s so vicious.
At this point, it’s tough not to think “what’s the point” when it comes to finishing out this season of Vanderpump Rules. We all know that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni got fired. Without Stassi, it’s obvious that Beau Clark won’t film next season. Rumor has it that Jax Taylor might be next on the chopping block. Or at least that’s what some fans want in addition to some disgruntled VPR alums.
So, it just feels a little bit fruitless to watch this final reunion episode. However, the TV options during the coronavirus pandemic are rather limited, so here we are.