The Vanderpump Rules Season 7 premiere episode made one thing clear: James Kennedy is the odd man out. Sure, it was extremely rude of him to rap about Jax Taylor cheating on Brittany Cartwright right in front of her. Let’s just be honest though. The cast members will take any excuse to keep hating on the self-proclaimed White Kanye. If he didn’t do that, they would find something else to hate him for. Luckily for them, he gives them plenty of material to work with.
New season, New Jax Taylor? Sure, the Vanderpump Rules viewers have seen him make self-improvement claims before, but is it different this time around? Jax’s fiancee Brittany Cartwright insists that he really is a better person.
Without a doubt, last season’s major storyline was Jax cheating on Brittany. After that, their relationship was very rocky. Ultimately, they came together after Jax’s father passed away. Brittany stepped up (yet again) to help his family out. Jax realized Brittany is “the one” and he proposed during the Season 7 premiere episode.
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.
Bravo is giving out Christmas and Hanukkah gifts early this year because TONIGHT is the season premiere of Vanderpump Rules Season 7. Bring on the pasta – which is what it’s all about, right? Anyway, before we dive into a new season of super dramas, let’s revisit all the chaos from last season.
Without a doubt the three (or maybe four or possibly even 5) biggest dramas from last season were: Jax Taylor cheating on Brittany Cartwright, James Kennedy and Lala Kent ending their friendship accord over pasta (and Though Who Shall Not Be Called Anything Less Than Perfect, Randall Emmett), and Tom 1 & Tom 2 finally growing up to become bar owners with the opening of Tom Tom. Of course in between all that there were accusations that James cheated on Raquel Leviss with both his BFF Logan Noh and possibly Kristen Doute. Then there was Stassi Schroeder finally revealing PATRICK to the world… We wish she’d kept that shit covered. And of course, Scheana Marie had her Super ROB, ROB, ROB, ROB… This is the song that never ends.
SO let’s dive in.
All eyes are on Lisa Vanderpump these days. If you’re searching for her, don’t look anywhere near the Beverly Hills Housewives. She’s not hanging out with any of them these days, but she does spend time with some beloved animals. Recently, she shared a photo of herself holding a giant bunny.
Flipping Out cast member Jenni Pulos posted a photo of herself and her new puppy named Jax. She did not specify if she named him after Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor, but that’s the first “Jax” that popped up in my mind.
Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor popped Brittany Cartwright in June. Soon enough the fans will get an inside look at the proposal when the show returns. Weirdly enough, some of Jax’s friends were surprised by the proposal (to put it mildly).
In a clip from the Season premiere episode, Jax springs his engagement plans on Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz while they’re picking up Brittany’s sparkling rock. Correct me if I am wrong, but shouldn’t buying a ring be a pretty big clue that Jax is about to propose?
Unfortunately, Kristen Doute was exiled to the background last season on Vanderpump Rules. She was not in the season nearly as much as she should have been. However, there was one storyline that did make the cut. Jax Taylor told the rest of the cast that Kristen and her ex-boyfriend James Kennedy hooked up in Mexico. He cited some shuffled outdoor couch cushions as evidence.
Understandably, Kristen was livid, but so was James. Kristen is dating Brian Carter and James is in a relationship with Raquel Leviss. The last thing they wanted is a rumor like this, even if it was the front and center storyline. Well, maybe they didn’t mind having a storyline, at least a little bit. Now Kristen is on a mission to take down her most notorious ex.
It’s safe to assume that pretty much anyone reading this is thankful for reality television. This gratitude is probably applicable to reality TV Instagram posts as well. A lot of your favorite reality TV stars shared photos from their Thanksgiving celebrations and charity work.
Vanderpump Rules cast member Lala Kent and her man Randall Emmett gave out turkeys to those in need. New Jersey Housewives Teresa Giudice and Dolores Catania gave out turkeys in their local community as well. Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Marlo Hampton volunteered at the Women’s Community Kitchen.
There are some reality TV Thanksgiving gatherings that I wish were filmed. First and foremost, Vanderpump Rules stars Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, Brittany Cartwright, and Stassi’s man Beau Clark all spent Thanksgiving together. Stassi even joked on Instagram, “Why weren’t the cameras here?” Seriously though. That is a great question. Exes hanging out and actually being friends will forever fascinate me.
Speaking of exes, JWOWW and her ex Roger Mathews spent time with family on Thanksgiving. What is going on with the two of them? Are they just keeping it cordial for the sake of the kids? Are they repairing their romantic relationship? Either way, there were no smiles in the Instagram posts.
Southern Charm stars Kathryn Dennis shared a photo on Thanksgiving with her costar Austen Kroll. Who knew these two were such close friends? Southern Charm matriarch Patricia Altschul shared a picture from her Thanksgiving girls night out. Meanwhile Shep Rose spent some quality time with his mom and dad.
Check out all of those photos and more from the Thanksgiving Instagram Roundup by clicking through the photo gallery below.
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