There are approximately 935,226,262 cast members on Vanderpump Rules. It’s just impossible for them all to get an equal amount of screen time. Each episode only has around forty-two minutes of footage. There can only be so many storylines. Short story long, this is an ensemble cast.
Within that ensemble cast there are main cast members and supporting cast members. Billie Lee is one of those supporting cast members. We never see scenes of her alone. She’s pretty much only on screen if she’s arguing with someone else or if she’s defending James Kennedy. She is not happy with
her lack of screentime the lack of representation at the reunion. And she’s speaking out.
The Season 7 reunion of Vanderpump Rules ended with a bang. The majority of the cast seemed united on one thing, slamming James Kennedy. Because
they are all hypocrites James made some unflattering comments towards Katie Maloney, he was fired from SUR. We even saw James begging for his job back from Lisa Vanderpump. Does James drink? Yes. Does James maybe participate in other substances that could alter his personality? Perhaps. But he was condemned for something other cast members engage in as well.
James is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. His apologies fall on deaf ears and are often not accepted. Viewers saw him make attempts at therapy, helping his family, and trying to be better. Like a child or untrained puppy, when he received little to no positive reinforcement regarding his efforts, he lapsed into a “give no f*cks” attitude. In a moment of clarity, one Pump Rules persona did offer James and tortured girlfriend Raquel Leviss an apology. Oddly enough, the world did not implode when this phenomenon occurred.
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, Vanderpump Rules James Kennedy has every right being on the show that made him famous. At least according to him.
He’s hanging on to Pump Rules relevancy by a thread but, much like an unwanted guest, he’s not about to leave of his own accord.
Bravo’s most popular executive, Andy Cohen, recently had a baby boy this year. The initial news was a surprise to everyone. Especially to the OG housewives, Kyle Richards, NeNe Leakes, Teresa Giudice, Ramona Singer, and Vicki Gunvalson who were in attendance when Andy dropped the bombshell he was having a baby in just six weeks on Watch What Happens Live.
Kyle immediately threw an epic baby shower with almost all of the Real Housewives in attendance. Shortly after, little Benjamin Allen Cohen was born. Since then, Andy has been out and about with the baby, even flying with him on planes. It seems to me he would eventually need a babysitter. Someone from the cast of Vanderpump Rules seems like a good idea, no?
Whew – we have crossed the finish line with season 7 of Vanderpump Rules and I am here to report that this reunion did not need to be 3 parts. There – recap done!
OK, kidding. I actually felt there were some illuminating moments. Like the glimpse of Katie Maloney‘s hubris. Wowee-wow-WOW. Katie literally always sees herself as the victim. She blames James Kennedy for the internet hating her but the internet rightfully hated Katie long before her antics this season! As Tom 1 never really got a chance to say courtesy of James’ interrupitis – a germ passed from Kristen Doute – Katie has been a rancid bottle of ranch dressing since season 1. Katie’s OWN putrid behavior is the reason the Twitterverse rails on her – it has nothing to do with James or her weight (or her husband’s manhood – how is that not also body shaming?). Let’s just say Katie is giving marriage, ranch dressing, the internet, and humanity a bad name. Oh, and also clothing.
There are certain events that we can expect from every Vanderpump Rules season. We get Gay Pride, a Mexico trip, and Stassi Schroeder’s birthday. There’s also World Dog Day, which Lisa Vanderpump hosted and some of the Pump Rules cast attended.
However, as expected, zero Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were in attendance. Not even flip-flopper Camille Grammer or one and done Joyce Giraud, the sole RHOBH cast member Lisa seems to be close with. Thankfully, Lisa’s husband Ken Todd and some Vanderpump Rules were there to support. However, there were still some notable names missing.
Tonight is the finale segment of the Vanderpump Rules reunion and after James Kennedy fled the stage there’s nothing else for them to do but discuss all the boring stuff none of us care about.
I’m totally over this season (and this cast). Subsequently, I am thrilled that this is the final episode of a long (and largely pointless season). So, I say pull the curtain on this mess and flip the script.