Following her book release and the Vanderpump Rules season 9 filming announcement, Lala Kent is giving statements left and right. She’s starting to come for her remaining co-stars. And her fellow Utahns! Has she no loyalty?
Lala’s book did not take it easy on her since fired VPR co-stars Stassi Schroder and Kristen Doute. That fact is likely unsurprising to anyone who remembers the treatment Lala endured in her early scenes on the show. More recently, however, Lala equated the two witches’ VPR departure to a death. A bit hyperbolic, to say the least. But what does any
self-assigned superwoman hanger-on do following a “wrongful” act? Seek vengeance. And here we are.
Fill up your baby bottles because Vandepump Rules is filming. This means we’ll actually see Season 9, but it’s going to be drastically different. Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired for racial profiling Faith Stowers. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright were axed too departed the show because it was “too scripted.” And a bunch of one season wonders were also fired.
Returning cast members include Scheana Marie, Lala Kent, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, and Lisa Vanderpump. Some of them either have babies, are hoping for babies, or just trying to furnish their expensive homes. It’s going to be interesting to see how the show handles these changes. One thing will always remain though – LVP helped make these people famous.
There have been a ton of changes for the cast of Vanderpump Rules since Season 8 wrapped. In June of 2020, “OG” stars Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder were fired for their alleged racist behavior.
Pump Rules viewers also wanted Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright held accountable for their past racially inappropriate behavior. In 2018, Jax implied that his co-star, Faith Stowers, was “AWOL” from the military and stole a car. Faith alleged that Brittany made racist comments about her appearance.
Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens were fired from Vanderpump Rules for racist behavior in June of 2020. Bravo viewers thought that a shift was finally happening in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Back in 2018, Kristen and Stassi called the police on co-star Faith Stowers and told them that Faith was supposedly drugging men and then stealing their belongings. Bravo viewers also wanted Pump Rules star Jax Taylor to lose his job. He also lied about Faith on social media, alleging that Faith was wanted for stealing a car and was “AWOL” from the military. Well, mission accomplished, viewers!
In June 2020, Stassi Schroder was fired from Vanderpump Rules in response to her multiple offensive and racist acts, including but not limited to accusing Faith Stowers of committing a crime with zero evidence and complaining about the Black community’s desire for representation in film. She has also called herself “Nazi chic.” Stassi even denounced the #MeToo movement.
She got a “diversity teacher,” but it didn’t make a huge difference. She lost brand deals, her podcast was dropped from all platforms, and she got the boot from her agent and manager. Then, she hired a crisis PR team
and planted stories of herself picking up food from restaurants. And, in the midst of all that, the news broke that she was pregnant with her first child. She married Beau Clark. And now, she’s a mom in need of income.
Very few people actually quit a Bravo reality TV show. Usually, they are afforded the courtesy of putting out some nonsensical statement about “looking forward to future projects”
that never actually come to fruition to save face. However, most people don’t just quit these shows. The Bravo paychecks and the endorsement deals that come from the exposure are a lot to give up.
In June 2020, Bravo fired Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni for their racist behaviors. In response, some people wanted to know why Jax Taylor wasn’t included in that list of firings. Faith Stowers accused Jax’s wife Brittany Cartwright of using racial slurs.
Remember Vanderpump Rules? If this were an ordinary year (where did those go?) we would be watching our once favorite SURvers right now as they made fun of Scheana Marie, fought over petty BS, and got sloppy drunk. Alas, the reckoning of 2020 put a stop to all that. Production for Season 9 is still halted due to COVID and Bravo fired OGs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for racist actions against Faith Stowers. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright also got the ax “parted” with Pump Rules in 2020.
So, who’s left? Lala Kent, Scheana, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy and newbie Charli Burnett. That sounds like enough for a show to me. But it seems like Bravo is slowly backtracking on last year’s exodus. First, Andy Cohen publicly mourned the changes. Now, it’s Lisa Vanderpump’s turn to plant the seeds for redemption.
The baby updates keep on coming from former and current Vanderpump Rules stars alike. Stassi Schroeder was the first pregnancy pact member to have a baby. She recently welcomed daughter Hartford into the world. Lala Kent also has a daughter on the way, and is already planning on having her second child. Brittany Cartwright’s son, Jax Jr., will also arrive shortly. Scheana Marie isn’t a member of the pact, but she will be having her baby this year as well.
That leaves two OG stars left, Katie Maloney and Kristen Doute. Neither are pregnant yet, but Katie shared she and Tom Schwartz are on the baby bandwagon and trying to conceive. Katie pretty much already mothers Tom, so she’ll be able to handle a baby just fine. Kristen hasn’t been as vocal about motherhood, but she finally made an update on her plans and if a baby could be in her future.