Could James Kennedy be ready to put a ring on it? He sure thinks so. Even with all of the cheating allegations and general instability in his life, he is convinced that he and Raquel Leviss will be the next Vanderpump Rules couple to walk down the aisle.
And why not? This was a great
storyline move for Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, who are getting married next week, which will be filmed for Season 8, of course. Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz had a whole season devoted to their wedding planning… which wasn’t the best look for them. Will James and Raquel be the next Vanderpump Rules duo to get engaged for a storyline? And who can forget when Scheana Marie got married in that crop top wedding dress?
LA Pride has become a staple on each Vanderpump Rules season. Every year, Lisa Vanderpump and the rest of the cast members go all out for Pride. Every single one of them gets in on the celebration.
And, for the most part, they all dress up in some festive outfits, especially the ladies. And Tom Sandoval, of course. He always comes through for a thematic event and Pride is no exception.
Since Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s joint bachelor/bachelorette party went so well, the Vanderpump Rules cast decided to apply the same concept in honor of Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s big day. In case you didn’t detect my sarcasm, or if you’re a new viewer, Tom and Katie’s party was a complete and total shit show.
Yes, in a fun way, but also in a cringe-worthy way, i.e. the arguments. It was rough to see Tom and Katie arguing just before they tied the knot. Who could ever forget Tom Sandoval dressed in drag yelling about how Schwartz is a “battered wife”? Let’s hope that Jax and Brittany’s joint party was not reminiscent of Tom and Katie’s trip.
This season of Vanderpump Rules showed the complete undoing of James Kennedy and Lala Kent’s friendship. The former best friends who stood up against the mean girls club of Katie Maloney, Kristen Doute, and Stassi Schroeder, had finally fallen apart. Lala had flipped sides and joined the witches of WeHo, leaving her friendship with James behind her.
This move also impacted Lala’s relationships with James’ girlfriend Raquel Leviss, and SUR’s queen of brunch, Billie Lee. Lala turned on all of them. She viciously attacked Raquel, James and Billie during a brunch at SUR. And she went after Billie at Scheana Marie’s housewarming party. One would think that any sort of friendship with Lala would be beyond repair. Surprisingly, that is not the case.
The latest Vanderpump Rules reunion turned into the Everyone Hates James Kennedy three-part special. Almost the entire cast of the show had it out for him. You would think he had kidnapped all of their firstborns. But it all boiled down to James rapping about Jax Taylor cheating, and a fat shaming comment to Katie Maloney, that united the cast against him.
The only cast members to stick up for him during the reunion were Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, and Raquel Leviss. Which is not a surprise, as Raquel is James girlfriend. And Tom has been a vocal advocate for James all season. He even confronted Katie and called her a bully. But where was James’ other supposed ally, Scheana Marie, in all this mess?
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.