Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor had a fairly quiet season this go around. Usually the show ends up focusing on what antics Jax does, such as partying, cheating, and stealing sunglasses. Oh, and being the number one guy in the group. But since his father’s passing, Jax has waxed poetic that he is a changed man.
His proof was proposing to Brittany Cartwright. No cheating, shoplifting or going to jail this time! His main drama instead was raging at everyone’s favorite punching bag, James Kennedy. To be fair, he actually had a legitimate reason to be upset, unlike the rest of the group. James had rapped about Jax cheating with Faith Stowers right in front of Brittany at SUR. But, Jax being Jax, something shady had to go down this year.
Love him or hate him, James Kennedy gave Vanderpump Rules a much needed boost of drama this season. He came in strong when he rapped in front of Brittany Cartwright about Jax Taylor hooking up with Faith Stowers. Then he went one step too far when he fat shamed Katie Maloney. Lisa Vanderpump wanted none of it and fired James from SUR.
Because Lisa has rehired him before, James spent the rest of the season trying to get his job back. He even apologized to Brittany, Jax and Tom Schwartz regarding his behavior. But it wasn’t good enough. Most of the cast turned on him, and he didn’t get his job back. If Lisa gave James so many chances before, why isn’t she giving him one now?
Are Vanderpump Rules fans ready for the wedding of Brittany Cartwright and Jax Taylor? Of course, it took a while to get to this point. Jax cheated on Brittany. Brittany ultimately forgave him and saw that he was a changed man after the death of his father. So, when Jax got down on bended knee at Neptune’s Net in Malibu, Brittany was shocked. And fans were elated that the entire proposal was filmed so we could watch Jax sweating like he was in a sauna. And fumbling with the ring box in his pants.
Now we know a few details about Jax and Brittany’s big day. The wedding will be held in Kentucky. The couple is also planning to skip a prenup. That sounds like a very mature idea. Sigh.
Well Well Well. Someone has decided to try for another 15 minutes of fame again. I don’t know if you remember former Vanderpump Rules hanger on Faith Stowers. She was the one who thought hooking up with Jax Taylor would get her more air time.
Well, Brittany Cartwright and Jax are “happily” engaged, and planning their wedding. And I haven’t seen any sign of Faith since. So what’s an attention seeker supposed to do? I guess go after Lisa Vanderpump and interject herself into the drama swirling around puppygate.
The Vanderpump Rules staff should write the playbook on bad decision making. Just this season, James Kennedy got fired from SUR for body shaming Katie Maloney.Then, Stassi Schroeder had another birthday meltdown and texted her boyfriend Beau Clark 70 times. Ariana Madix crossed over to the dark side and joined the witches of WeHo (aka Stassi, Katie, and Kristen Doute). And then there’s Scheana Marie, who proudly displayed fifty pairs of the same sunglasses in her new apartment. At least get different colored frames, Scheana!
Even though Lisa Vanderpump was Andy Cohen’s only guest on Watch What Happens Live, it felt like she had company. Vanderpump Rules cast member Kristen Doute chimed in with her own commentary via tweet. Next time, Andy should invite both of them to the Bravo clubhouse to hash out their differences. That would be some good TV.
Lisa did her best to explain why she has sympathy for James Kennedy, Kristen’s (latest) mortal enemy. Kristen wasn’t having it, even while she was watching from her couch at home. She couldn’t resist tweeting some retorts. And, of course, Andy read her posts during the episode.
On last night’s Vanderpump Rules we learned that James Kennedy was a very busy boy at Coachella. He managed to ruin his friendship with Lala Kent and cheat on his girlfriend while she was passed out in the next room. Where have we heard that before!?
This is obviously going to be the season of James. So far, he’s the only thing anyone seems to be talking about. So he’s probably correct that everyone is obsessed with him. Congratulations on achieving your ultimate goal, White Kanye!
Only in the SURallel universe that is Vanderpump Rules would your ex-girlfriend, who you cheated on, be orchestrating your surprise engagement party with the girlfriend, now fiance, whom you also cheated on. But here we all are and Lisa Vanderpump is the guest of honor, instead of Britnax’d.
Lisa probably wandered into Jax Taylor‘s apartment and marveled that her own bathroom is bigger than the entire place. Then she decided the ring he gave Brittany Cartwright is obviously cubic zirconium from the Alexis Couture Jesus Barbie Bling Collection sold by Gretchen Christine Bootay. Because no one would spend $70k on a ring while living in a place that has parquet floors. Quelle Whorreur!
This season of Vanderpump Rules is opening on some strange notes, like the freestyle rappings of James Kennedy, and the scent of death and sadness mixed with the sticky spills of rose, goat cheese, and Jax Taylor‘s attempts to impersonate how he thinks a decent man should behave (tampon shopping!)
Immediately it becomes apparent that this will be another season of everyone villainzing James while pretending Jax is a new man as they plan his wedding to Brittany Cartwright. Forgiving Jax and hating James are literally the only subjects this show has anymore. And James, like the little whack-a-mole he is, will come back for hit after hit, cause he’s the White Kanye Baby and hits is what they do!
Far less frivolous are Lisa Vanderpump and Lala Kent dealing with painful losses in their lives. Lala’s father passed away from a stroke 2 months earlier, and she has inherited his mantra to be kind. Even to sketchy people. (Lest their names be James.) Lisa is mourning the loss of her brother, her only sibling, who committed suicide 5 weeks before filming started. Wow – that’s so devastating.