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.
The Shahs of Sunset crew has had nothing but drama and bad news as of late. Former best friends, Reza Farahan and Mercedes “MJ” Javid, had a major falling out. It got so bad that Reza filed a restraining order against MJ’s husband, Tommy Feight. I don’t see that friendship being repaired in the upcoming season!
Coincidentally, there’s also a feud between Reza and Mike Shouhed. Apparently, Reza is none too pleased that his face is on one of the designs in Mike’s t-shirt line. No offense to Reza, but I don’t see a t-shirt with his face flying off shelves anytime soon. Even though it has been mostly doom and gloom, there is actually some good news to report! And it involves former Shahs cast member, Lilly Ghalichi.
Well, the 8th season of Shahs of Sunset is surely to be dramatic. If it ever gets an air date. It seems like the cast has been experiencing many conflicts within the group, to the point of serving time in the slammer for Tommy Feight. Mercedes “MJ” Javid’s husband got himself into some hot water when he took some old fashioned Queens logic out on Reza Farahan’s patio. Unfortunately, a bat was involved. Tommy got himself a mug shot and 10 days behind bars for his efforts.
But here’s the deal, it has been widely reported Tommy was merely sticking up for MJ. Reza allegedly did her real dirty after the birth of her son, Shams. Apparently he shared some sensitive information about MJ on social media, and Tommy wasn’t cool with it. Since this show does not have a vast history of thoughtful conversations followed by peaceful resolutions, Tommy took a typical route with his anger. Fortunately for Reza, he doesn’t have to worry about MJ or Tommy for a long time. And they certainly won’t be filming together.
Shahs of Sunset has been on hiatus for almost a year, but that doesn’t mean the cast has been laying low since then. Fans of the show followed Mercedes “MJ” Javid’s high risk pregnancy, which happily resulted in the birth of her son Shams in April with hubby Tommy Feight. Sadly, shortly after Sham’s birth, MJ’s bestie Reza Farahan took out a restraining order on Tommy after he allegedly threatened him and damaged some items on Reza’s patio. Tommy later pled no contest to charges of vandalism and trespassing and was sentenced to 10 days in jail. I guess MJ and Tommy won’t be asking Reza to babysit anytime soon!
As if all this drama wasn’t enough, Reza reportedly has threatened legal action against co-star Mike Shouhed regarding a t-shirt line. Whew–I can hardly keep up! Thankfully, not all of the Shah’s cast has been facing personal drama or legal entanglements since last season. Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi has also been busy, but on a more positive note. She announced in early October that she is expecting her first baby.
It’s been the year of the baby for the Shahs of Sunset cast. First, everyone followed along (whether you wanted to or not) Mercedes “MJ” Javid’s harrowing pregnancy journey. Not only did she have a miscarriage scare, but she had a near-death experience when she gave birth to her son. Luckily, everyone is fine, but Mercedes won’t be able to carry another baby again.
Golnesa “GG” Gharachedagi also announced her pregnancy this year. Currently, GG does not have a partner, and got pregnant using a sperm donor and IVF. I wonder if Tiffany & Co. makes sterling silver baby butter knives as gifts? Former Shahs cast member, Lilly Ghalichi, also plans to follow in GG’s footsteps. And no, it’s not another entry in the CBD business, at least not yet.
Is Reza Farahan mad at the world or just people he appears with on television? As you know, the Shahs of Sunset star isn’t getting along with former BFF, Mercedes “MJ” Javid. And that’s putting it mildly. After allegedly putting sensitive medical information of MJ’s on blast, the two have had a severe falling out. MJ’s husband got involved when he took his anger over Reza’s treatment of MJ out on Reza’s lawn furniture. That little display of loyalty got Tommy Feight ten days in the slammer.
While I think Tommy will do okay in his short stint behind bars, Reza has now turned his ire towards a different co-star. He is focusing on former BFF, Mike Shouhed. Does Reza’s lack of mustache make him more intolerable or what? In any case, Reza is seeing red over a t-shirt line Mike has featuring Reza’s likeness. Despite the fact that these shirts have been around for 4+ years, Reza has apparently been bitten by the cease and desist bug.
Anyone who has followed the Shahs of Sunset drama in the off-season has heard about the Reza Farahan vs. Mercedes “MJ” Javid feud. There’s been a lot of shade back and forth for months. Oh, and some legal drama.
Now, there’s also some social media drama and it’s not just between Reza and MJ. Now, Reza has issues with Mike Shouhed, Nema Vand, and Shervin Roohparvar.
Shahs of Sunset has never been about the easy friendships of the cast. The show has basically been 7 seasons of a core group despising each other and then reconciling in 13 episodes of drunken antics and tears. In other words, perfect programming for Bravo. Part of the glue that ties these friends together is Reza Farahan and best friend, Mercedes “MJ” Javid. I suppose I should say “former best friend“. Over the years we have watched MJ and Reza squabble in various battles. Sometimes volatile, often motivated by alcohol, but always coming back together in the end.
Part of friendship is sharing big life events with each other, right? MJ and her husband, Tommy Feight, had a hell of a time conceiving a child. After successfully getting pregnant via IVF, MJ’s journey to motherhood was fraught with medical issues. MJ was placed on bedrest, she was at high risk for miscarriage, and she almost lost her life after finally giving birth. Somewhere along the way, Reza and MJ’s friendship began to break down. When Reza allegedly decided to share some sensitive medical information about MJ, Tommy’s loyal husband instincts took over. After Tommy sent “a message” to Reza in the form of killing his geraniums, Reza took action. Now we learn the price Tommy has to pay for rearranging Reza’s lanai.