Vanderpump Rules has found itself at a crosshairs. Last night I witnessed Jax Taylor and Katie Maloney behave like mature-ish adults as they attempted to set some reasonable boundaries with Kristen Doute and Brian Carter about how their toxic codependency is affecting everyone else’s lives.
I mean I know Jax was just cosplaying the dad from Family Ties because he’s about to be a married
adulterer adulter soon, but this show is not supposed to be about capable adults acting accordingly. Vanderpump Rules is supposed to be about drunken, unhinged twenty-somethings who screw, scheme, and cry their way through terrible choices and still emerge with flawless skin.
On that vein, absolutely nobody cares about Jax’s wedding to Brittany Cartwright. Brittany sincerely believes everyone is as invested in her bridal registry and knot.com page as she is. Also this wedding that she’s planning has absolutely nothing to do with Jax, who might as well be a rent-a-fiance from some Hallmark Movie about proving to your judgmental small town relatives that you’re not an unmarriageable career woman, repugnant to blandly attractive men in tight sweaters. This wedding is about Brittany living out her fantasy, and her friends would rather let her merry hijack them than Kristen’s misery. I don’t blame them!
Now that Vanderpump Rules Season 8 has (finally) arrived, the cast members are doing their thing to promote the show. And this means interviews on interviews.
Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright have been chatting about their new lives as newlyweds and their plans to add to the family. On yesterday’s episode of Pop of the Morning, Jax was asked, “Who out of the cast would you let babysit your child?” And he had a pretty surprising answer.
Last night was the season 8 premiere of Vanderpump Rules, and honestly EIGHT YEARS. EIGHT YEARS! You’d think these people would’ve grown up some, but alas here they are, still filling squirt guns with tequila and fighting about who’s a bad friend.
For many a’seasons I’ve been saying it’s high time for a cast change; one which acknowledges and reflects that the OGs are, well, missing the natural collagen in their faces and therefore no longer eligible to play the role of struggling bartender straight off the bus from St. Louis. Last night Vanderpump Rules finally paid credence to that, and it almost felt as if we were going into this season with the realization that it would be the last for the original crew. I’ll wear sequins to their funeral, play Solid Gold in downtempo, and drink PumpTinis with the rims salted with dehydrated tears.
A new era of Vanderpump Rules is upon us. The “kids” we’ve been watching for seven seasons are all grown up. Well, sort of. When Season 8 kicks off, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are planning their wedding and getting settled in their new home.
Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz invite everyone over to celebrate their new house. Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix abandoned their apartment for a house as well. But, the new season isn’t all about real estate and maturity.
Vicki Gunvalson thought she owned Emily Simpson when she called her out for making an ageist comment. However, Vicki actually incorrectly blamed Emily for something Kelly Dodd said.
Nevertheless, that didn’t stop Emily from clapping back, winning over the fandom, and completely owning Vicki.
It’s not about the pasta! It’s about The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City! This is not a drill! Andy Cohen announced at BravoCon that viewers are getting another Real Housewives show! Looks like Dallas is no longer the baby of the Housewives family. The majestic mountains and Mormon culture are going to be an interesting addition to the popular franchise.
One person who could shed light on what we might be able to expect is Lala Kent. The Vanderpump Rules star is actually from Utah, so she has firsthand experience on what they offer. If the cast of the new show is anything like Lala, fans won’t be disappointed. She’s one of the most outspoken and opinionated people on all of Bravo. Thankfully, she’s speaking out on her excitement for the new series!
BRAVOCON – “Pump It Up with James Kennedy” at Union West in New York City on Sunday, November 17, 2019 — Pictured: James Kennedy — (Photo by: Kathy Boos/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Is it possible James Kennedy has won the battle over the bottle? It’s looking that way for the Vanderpump Rules DJ. Poor James had a time last season. He suffered from
mommy multiple family issues and the wrath of Tequila Katie Maloney most of the cast. Lala Kent hated everybody but especially James. Former stalker girlfriend Kristen Doute was obsessed determined to ruin him. And as a final twist of the knife, Lisa Vanderpump caved in fired James when he drunkenly fat-shamed Katie and he lost his regular gig at SUR.
With the exception of live-in love Raquel Leviss and his dog, it seemed James had a target on his back. But why tho? If nothing else, James often provided commentary that was similar to what the viewers were thinking. Yes, James had a relationship with alcohol, but to my recollection, no one in the Pump Rules cast could pass a morality test. After an explosive reunion, where James almost came to blows with Jax Taylor, it seems he has turned a corner. James has been working on repairing shattered friendships and staying sober. Our
second favorite Brit showed up at BravoCon and talked about his time on the wagon.
Is it January yet? I cannot wait for the return of Vanderpump Rules. Season 8 is definitely going to make up for the lackluster Season 7. The first trailer looked great, the new people seem dramatic, and I am so pumped (pun intended).
The fans at BravoCon were blessed with an additional Season 8 supertease and I can tell you with confidence that Season 8 is going to be nothing short of amazing.