After what seems like an eternity, we are almost to season 9 of Vanderpump Rules. I, for one, and semi-excited to see what this rearranged crew has in store. Viewers will no longer have to cope with the likes of Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, and Kirsten Doute. While Jax would love everyone to think he is on to bigger and better things, he and Brittany Cartwright were recently seen on social media mingling with the likes of Angela Deem from TLC’s 90 Day Fiance. Just….why?
Fans of VPR already know to expect to see an engagement storyline from remaining cast members James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss. We also anticipate seeing some motherhood journeys served up by Scheana Marie and Lala Kent. Speaking of Lala, it will be a wonder how she worms her way back into the group without the main Witches of Weho at her side. Since the filming break, she’s been doing a lot of apologizing for past actions, as well as a lot of self-promoting press.
Vanderpump Rules Season 9 is fast approaching, and there’s no doubt it will be a season unlike any other. Half of the OG cast “left” (aka got fired) from the show after last season for various displays of bad behavior. That includes new dad Jax Taylor, which is still a shocking concept to wrap my head around. Jax has been a VPR OG since the early days and his bad-boy antics ranged from entertaining to downright toxic. He’s stolen sunglasses. He’s blown up on his friends. He cheated on his fiance. The list goes on. And while Jax might not be missed by many on the next season, his absence will truly be somewhat alarming.
Jax and Brittany Cartwright are new parents battling with their bookkeeper and weirdos on Instagram who make fake accounts pretending to be their newborn baby. They hang out with fellow
disgraced former Pump Rules parents Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark. Jax has definitely shown he’s pretty bitter about his alleged firing, saying that he didn’t even want to be a part of the phoniness anyway. Which disputes his early claims regarding his excitement to start filming Season 9. And you know who’s laughing all the way to the bank to cash their Bravo check that Jax misses so much? Miss Charli Burnett who never eats pasta. And that’s on that.
Vanderpump Rules is getting ready for a comeback – if you can call it a comeback. The show isn’t going to be the same as it once was when it premiers, even if we’re going to see some familiar faces. Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, James Kennedy, Lala Kent, Scheana Marie, and Raquel Leviss are all returning.
We won’t be seeing Beer Cheese Moguls Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright because they “stepped away.” We also won’t be seeing OGs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute – 2/3 of the Witches of WeHo – due to racist actions. And thankfully, we won’t be seeing any of those one-season wonders no one cared about to begin with. The faces might be changing on Pump Rules, but so are the lifestyles of these former SURvers. Everyone is either married, engaged, and/or a new parent. The most shocking change of all though is that James got sober and is now engaged to bambi-eyed b*itch Raquel.
There are certain Bravolebrities that annoy me and I don’t care for. Kyle Richards. Melissa Gorga. Lisa Rinna. But then there are some who have just committed the unforgivable over the years. Jax Taylor. LeeAnne Locken. Malia White. I cannot tell you how much I loathe these people. And ever since Malia narc’d out Hannah Ferrier for having meds that helped her combat mental illness, Malia is at the top of my list. So for all you Malia fans, you might want to skip this one!
When Malia did Hannah dirty, it resulted in Hannah’s firing. And the backlash against Malia was pretty swift. So I thought for sure she wouldn’t be back for another season. And I was wrong.
Shahs of Sunset is back for Season 9 and off with a bang and plenty of teeth whitener. Unlike other shows, it doesn’t need to bring on someone’s sister every year for stunt casting in the interest of not boring people to death. Their personal drama is quite enough and seemingly never ends.
This cast is messy, but it works for them. Speaking of messes, Mike Shouhed began the season in a spot of trouble. It seems he was the victim of an aggressive computer whiz intent on gaining unauthorized access to his iCloud data. And if you believed that, there’s a lovely bridge in Brooklyn for sale. ‘Ol Mike might have fooled his girlfriend for a minute, but she was the only one. Now in a shocking twist, Mike admits he did in fact color outside the lines of his relationship. Again.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Lisa Vanderpump is living her best life right now. Vanderpump Rules, after floating in limbo, is finally going to start shooting Season 9.
The show will have a face lift of sorts, since “OG” cast members Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder were fired for racist behavior in June of 2020. Lisa made it clear that she would have preferred to see the fired VPR stars learn and grow from their mistakes, but it wasn’t her decision. Jax Taylor and his wife Brittany Cartwright also left the show.
If there’s one thing Lisa Vanderpump knows how to do, it’s collect a paycheck. Her days on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feel like another lifetime ago, but never say never when it comes to a potential return. Well, as long as an entirely new cast was introduced. Meanwhile, Vanderpump Rules is filming its ninth season, minus a few familiar faces, now that LVP has been able to open her restaurants after some setbacks, to say the least. And she even has a new show on E! Network, so don’t ever say LVP is shy around a camera, especially when they’re capturing her glamorous life inside Villa Rosa.
If you thought Lisa had enough on her plate, you’re greatly underestimating her hustle. And her love of appearing on TV as the sole star, without Kyle Richards trying to take her crown. She’s preparing for the premiere of a new show on Peacock called Vanderpump Dogs, which looks like a mashup of VPR and a dating show, except with dogs instead of confused 30-year-old restaurant workers. Very on-brand for a pooch-loving LVP.
Fill up your baby bottles because Vandepump Rules is filming. This means we’ll actually see Season 9, but it’s going to be drastically different. Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired for racial profiling Faith Stowers. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright were axed too departed the show because it was “too scripted.” And a bunch of one season wonders were also fired.
Returning cast members include Scheana Marie, Lala Kent, Katie Maloney, Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, and Lisa Vanderpump. Some of them either have babies, are hoping for babies, or just trying to furnish their expensive homes. It’s going to be interesting to see how the show handles these changes. One thing will always remain though – LVP helped make these people famous.