Thanks to Billie Lee, viewers were finally treated to some drama on this weeks episode of Vanderpump Rules. To be honest, this season has been a bit of a bore. Lala Kent, Ariana Madix and Scheana Marie used to stand up to the mean girls clique of Stassi Schroeder, Katie Maloney and Kristen Doute. But now all the girls have united under a common goal of taking down James Kennedy. Lame. But not Billie! She is making some noise and standing up for her friend.
Last night’s Vanderpump Rules waded into some murky water. None of us were prepared since all we were wearing was castoff Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show robes.
At any rate, the campaign to ostracize and harass James Kennedy is reaching a diabolical and questionably legal point. It’s really pretty pathetic on the part of the show to allow this. I usually find that reality TV bullying accusations are baseless. Yet, here the cast members are actively organizing to get James pushed off the show for no apparent reason. Given how upset Lisa Vanderpump has been over her treatment on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and her repeated cries of being ganged up upon, I’m super surprised and disappointed that she’s allowing this. I’ll get off my soapbox now to recap this. However, I’m not being nice to the Three-Headed SheBeast, like ever again.
This season of Vanderpump Rules seems never-ending to me. Which is sad considering that it’s generally one my most beloved Bravo shows. Maybe I’m just tired of the same old people, never changing, never growing; doing the same old thing? Haunting the hollows of SUR like more obnoxious David Wooderson’s from Dazed & Confused. Tonight is no exception when Katie Maloney plots to seize back SUR from James Kennedy by hosting a Girl’s Night In Pajama Party spun by an all new DJ.
It brings huge crowds and plenty of interest, but Billie Lee is furious not to be included in the planning. She takes it as a slap in the face to being trans and therefore not “one of the girls.” When Billie confronts Lisa Vanderpump about the situation, Lisa is shocked!
Vanderpump Rules is full of iconic one-liners. Some classics include Lisa Vanderpump telling Stassi Schroeder, “You’re not important enough to hate. Sit down.” Yas queen! Or when Tom Sandoval screamed about Tom Schwartz, “He’s a fucking battered wife! Look at him!” The “Pumptini!” jeer James Kennedy shouted at Jax Taylor is another a good one.
But one of my all time favorites is from Stassi. When Stassi was at SUR, Scheana Marie came up to take their order. Stassi immediately quipped to Scheana, “I’m not really sure what I’ve done to you, but I’ll take a Pinot Grigio.” #Dead.
Before Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club even debuted, it was billed as a “Vanderpump Rules-style show” show set in Greece. That comparison was a major draw for viewers. Oh, and a curiosity about Lindsay Lohan’s life these days.
Vanderpump Rules is a consistently entertaining reality show. The comparison is not a bad thing. However, the Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club cast feels very differently about that. They had a lot to say about the Vanderpump Rules cast members, specifically Jax Taylor.
We begin tonight’s episode of Lindsay Lohan’s Beach club with Lindsay Lohan sitting down with business partner, friend, creative director, and all-around boss bitch Panos Spentzos, and the new hires to have a little meeting.
She decides to hand out paper and pens. Then, she asks everyone to write down their intentions.
“What are your goals if you want to work with Lohan? What do you want out of life?” she asks the group. <sigh> This seems a little too cutesy for me. Can you picture Lisa Vanderpump asking the workers at SUR to write their thoughts and feelings down?
Are Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz Lisa Vanderpump’s business partners or not? Based on the small snippets we get to see on Vanderpump Rules, it’s as if she can’t decide. One minute, she’s entrusting them to come up cocktails for the menu. The next, she asks her daughter Pandora Vanderpump to take on the task instead. On last night’s episode, Lisa had the Toms come up with some drink recipes for a Daily Mail event.
During that same episode, Lisa banned Tom and Tom from being present when Nick Alain, their restaurant designer, showed up with decor and furniture for the restaurant. Really? They can’t even help unload boxes for a restaurant named in their honor? Nevertheless, they showed up anyway much to Lisa’s (perceived) dismay. She claimed that she didn’t want to leave them in suspense if they saw everything before it was set up, but that just doesn’t make the most sense.
Yes, we get it, Lisa and Ken Todd have contributed a majority of the money to TomTom and they have greater ownership in the restaurant. And, of course, there’s no doubt that they’re experts in this industry. Nevertheless, the inconsistent inclusion of Tom and Tom at a restaurant called TomTom is pretty ironic. Tom Sandoval’s girlfriend Ariana Madix stood up for the Toms and called out Vanderpump Rules production in a series of tweets.
The morning after her birthday meltdown, Stassi has some amends to make with Beau Clark. Stassi’s hangover face, puffy and red, has aged her 15 years yet she’s still drinking a beer for breakfast! It’s like one of those aging apps that shows what you’ll look like on your 50th birthday.
Apparently Stassi’s telephone harassment of Beau escalated to in-person harassment. She stormed back into the party to demand he come to bed with her immediately. And in response Beau cried. The next morning he whines that when Stassi yelled it felt like getting “dick punched” in the heart. Do dicks punch? I hadn’t known. Oh, maybe Beau means like being punched by an actual dick. Someone like Jax Taylor, perhaps.