Waiting for new Vanderpump Rules episodes is killing me. Is it January 7 yet? Unfortunately, it is not. However, fans can fill the void by watching Pump Rules repeats and by reading Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix’s new book. And by “reading,” I mean trying out every single drink recipe and making some questionable decisions after. Tom and Ariana even included some hangover remedies in the book, so they really do provide you with everything you need.
Yes, the cocktail book that the couple argued about a few seasons ago is finally here. Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers is the perfect gift for your fun friends… or yourself, which is actually also a gift to others if you make a batch of cocktails from Tom and Ariana’s recipes. The duo has been all over the country promoting their book and it all culminated with last night’s launch party at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles.
Reality TV lovers know that the best people to watch on screen are those that show us the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between about their lives. Some fan favorites, however, manage to get away without showing much about their personal lives. I’m looking at you, Cameron Eubanks.
Other Bravolebrities face harsh consequences for not showing parts of their personal relationships on screen. Remember what happened to Kenya Moore when she refused to let cameras film her wedding to Marc Daly? Now the tables have turned and Kenya is talking a whole lot about Marc this season on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Vanderpump Rules star, Lala Kent is another reality star that seems to get away with leaving out personal parts of her story on screen. This is all about to change!
Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd hosted the Vanderpump Dogs Gala last week in Los Angeles. “Coincidentally” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast members are currently on their cast trip in Rome. Try to convince me that timing is an accident. Now, everyone has a perfectly acceptable excuse for not attending the event/supporting the cause.
Nevertheless, there were some RHOBH alums in the house. Get ready for this one: Kim Richards was there… wearing what looked like the choker she had on from the Season 1 finale. You know, the necklace from that infamous scene where she accused Kyle Richards of stealing her goddamned house in the back of a limo. I would love to know how Kyle felt about Kim attending the event. Could Kim be trying to pull a Parent Trap and unite Lisa and Kyle? She does want them to make up, after all. RHOBH OG and eternal shit-stirrer Camille Grammer attended. I guess that bad blood with LVP was short-lived.
When Tom Schwartz isn’t in the hot seat for blacking out and kissing women who aren’t Katie Maloney, he’s usually stuck in the middle of his two best friends. It’s no secret that there is a sort of hierarchy (in the guy’s heads) among Tom 2, Tom Sandoval, and Jax Taylor. Tom 1 and Jax are often at odds over who gets to be the “number one guy” in the group. The tension between those two is definitely going to be at the forefront of Season 8 of Vanderpump Rules. January 7 cannot come fast enough!
We’re also going to see a lot of things we never thought we’d see on Pump Rules this season. First, Jax gets married – to Kentucky sweetheart Brittany Cartwright. Then Stassi Schroeder gets engaged to Beau Clark. And rumor has it we will actually see Randall Emmett, Lala Kent’s fiancé on camera. As much as things change though, they also stay the same.
It’s not about the pasta! It’s about The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City! This is not a drill! Andy Cohen announced at BravoCon that viewers are getting another Real Housewives show! Looks like Dallas is no longer the baby of the Housewives family. The majestic mountains and Mormon culture are going to be an interesting addition to the popular franchise.
One person who could shed light on what we might be able to expect is Lala Kent. The Vanderpump Rules star is actually from Utah, so she has firsthand experience on what they offer. If the cast of the new show is anything like Lala, fans won’t be disappointed. She’s one of the most outspoken and opinionated people on all of Bravo. Thankfully, she’s speaking out on her excitement for the new series!
BRAVOCON – “Pump It Up with James Kennedy” at Union West in New York City on Sunday, November 17, 2019 — Pictured: James Kennedy — (Photo by: Kathy Boos/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Is it possible James Kennedy has won the battle over the bottle? It’s looking that way for the Vanderpump Rules DJ. Poor James had a time last season. He suffered from
mommy multiple family issues and the wrath of Tequila Katie Maloney most of the cast. Lala Kent hated everybody but especially James. Former stalker girlfriend Kristen Doute was obsessed determined to ruin him. And as a final twist of the knife, Lisa Vanderpump caved in fired James when he drunkenly fat-shamed Katie and he lost his regular gig at SUR.
With the exception of live-in love Raquel Leviss and his dog, it seemed James had a target on his back. But why tho? If nothing else, James often provided commentary that was similar to what the viewers were thinking. Yes, James had a relationship with alcohol, but to my recollection, no one in the Pump Rules cast could pass a morality test. After an explosive reunion, where James almost came to blows with Jax Taylor, it seems he has turned a corner. James has been working on repairing shattered friendships and staying sober. Our
second favorite Brit showed up at BravoCon and talked about his time on the wagon.
Is it January yet? I cannot wait for the return of Vanderpump Rules. Season 8 is definitely going to make up for the lackluster Season 7. The first trailer looked great, the new people seem dramatic, and I am so pumped (pun intended).
The fans at BravoCon were blessed with an additional Season 8 supertease and I can tell you with confidence that Season 8 is going to be nothing short of amazing.
The trailer for Vanderpump Rules Season 8 dropped last week and it looked good. Season 7 wasn’t the best since most of the cast got along and they’ve all settled down with serious relationships. We needed more and it looks like Season 8 will deliver.
Anyone who has followed the news in between seasons knows that there are some feuds brewing in Season 8. With that said, we already knew about Jax Taylor’s fall out with Tom Sandoval, although the exact cause is still unclear. The same can be said for Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney’s highly-publicized issues with Kristen Doute. Neither of those plot points was a “surprise” to anyone who saw the trailer, but the dramatic music along with those flashback clips paired with the Lisa Vanderpump narration got me hyped. And so did the new cast members. It’s comeback season Pump Rules. After many viewers yawned throughout last season, they’ve brought in some reinforcements. Let’s meet the new people.