As we patiently wait for Southern Charm to return to our screens I guess we can at least be thankful that this crew just keeps bringing the drama off-camera as well. Thomas Ravenel has a fresh ex-girlfriend he made a whole new baby with. Please don’t forget his history of arrests and sexual harassment claims! Meanwhile, his ex-ex-ex-(?) Kathryn Dennis has a new man. Word on the street is Kathryn is also being sued by her former image consultant. You know, after she was under-fire for her use of the monkey emoji when DMing with a black radio host.
Wow, for a show built on old money and family names this sure is a day-time court TV show waiting to happen. Let’s not forget that Craig Conover and Austen Kroll have been seen out several times maskless. Who wouldn’t want to stick around and hang out with these guys? Maybe like, Naomie Olindo and her hot new doctor boyfriend?
She gets knocked down! But she gets up again! You are never gonna keep her down! I think this is the song Lisa Vanderpump from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sings to herself every morning in the mirror. Probably while she hairsprays the living hell out her stiff-ass hair she can’t seem to ever get behind that left ear, try as she might. Lisa recently had some beef with Sarah Paulson of all people. Her famed restaurant Villa Blanca has closed it doors for good. And, if you’ve been under a rock, you might have missed that her show, Vanderpump Rules has come under some fire lately. Literally. They fired four cast members for being racist. Oh, and don’t forget her husband, Ken Todd, has recently been accused of cheating.
Defend or excuse any of that all you want, but it’s a lot to deal with at once. That said, Lisa, as we’ve seen, can take the largest dumpster fire (ex – Jax Taylor and Stassi Schroeder) and exploit it into a multi-season hit. She just doesn’t quit. Well. Except for that time she literally quit RHOBH. But whatever.
There has been a lot happening in the Vanderpump Rules universe. First off, Bravo has finally been reacting to the Black Lives Matter movement. On June 9, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired from the show for racist behavior. Newbie Pump Rules stars Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens were also given pink slips when racially insensitive tweets from the past came back to bite them.
In 2018, Vanderpump Rules alum Faith Stowers slept with Jax Taylor. As if that wasn’t punishment enough, Kristen and Stassi told the police that Faith was stealing watches and drugging men. Faith, of course, was innocent. Stassi and Kristen? Not at all.
Vanderpump Rules viewers have watched James Kennedy struggle with his sobriety and in his relationships with his co-stars and friends. The beginning of Season 8 of Pump Rules was tough to watch because of the way James was treating his ride-or-die chick, Raquel Leviss.
He sent Raquel nasty text messages, calling her a “slut” and a “whore” because she nearly missed his DJ appearance at TomTom during Pride. James insisted he was sober during the gig, but that wasn’t true. Not cool, James. Not cool.
I think we can all use a little good news right now. Especially(?) when it comes to Vanderpump Rules. At this point, I think we all know about the Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute firings. Don’t forget about fans begging for Jax Taylor to get fired too! Or his racist comments towards 90 Day Fiance cast member Jay Smith. Truthfully, I think the show has been spared by the season ending when it did. The part 3 reunion episode did this freak show zero favors, if I do say so myself.
In this shit storm of a cast, there are still a few shining lights. Scheana Shay, for one, came out unscathed. Despite her tragic miscarriage, I still say Scheana is doing life right. She remains coupled with hottie and ever-supportive Brock Davies who I hope to see more of next season. Assuming the VPR OG is back on our screen. And while there’s a supposed friendship between Kristen and Ariana Madix, I think Tom Sandoval and Ariana came out okay too. Just in time for Tom’s new makeup launch! Yes, you read that correctly! Male make up!
The longtime Vanderpump Rules have seen a lot of changes among the cast members. Some of them have grown into better people. Others are just getting into even more trouble than they were before.
One person who has seen a lot, from the very beginning is Peter Madrigal. He’s been on the show since day one and he runs Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant SUR, as one of the managers.
Vanderpump Rules cast member Brittany Cartwright’s mom Sherri Cartwright was in the Intensive Care Unit following bladder surgery complications.
After asking for prayers on social media, Brittany finally has heard something good: her mother’s health has turned a corner. It’s nice to share some good news for a change.
Considering that Lance Bass officiated Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s wedding, it would be logical to assume that he is close with the couple. However, Lance claimed that he ended his business relationship with Jax (they have a line of drink mixers) and he predicted that Jax will be the next one to get fired from Vanderpump Rules.
Jax spoke out and claimed that wasn’t the case and that he’s still a part of the business and that he’s “shocked” and “confused” about Lance cutting ties with him publicly. In addition to calling out Jax for his problematic statements and behavior, Lance is also unhappy with Andy Cohen for seemingly overlooking the behavior of various Bravo cast members throughout the years.