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Lisa Vanderpump & Kyle Richards

Confession: I can sit through 1oo’s of hours of “unscripted television,” but I have never once made it through an awards show.  Except maybe the MTV VMAs one year while I was in college.  And even then, I only made it through because I was too hung over to move from the couch where my roommates were watching.

However, I do find the People’s Choice Awards fascinating.  Because the awards are voted on by the viewers, it makes for some… interesting results.  For example, last year’s nominees for “Drama Movie of the Year” included Red Sparrow and A Quiet Place – both legitimate movies with plots and acting and character development.  Wanna know what movie won?  “Fifty Shades Freed.”  That’s right, we the viewers chose soft porn over  a movie starring Academy Award-winning Jennifer Lawrence and one starring America’s favorite human, Jim Halpert.  America’s voting habits make me nervous.

James denies cheating

How about some positive news? It might not be world peace, but it’s a start. It seems like drama is unfolding for the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules. This time around James Kennedy might be taking a break from the fighting. Hopefully, the fighting will also take a break from him. James is still going strong with his long term lady friend, Raquel Leviss. She is now employed at SUR and hopefully avoiding Katie Maloney internal conflict. The couple still live together and James recently celebrated his newfound sobriety!

As you might have guessed, James is still vibing with his music. Currently, no one seems to be stalking James or insulting Raquel. But maybe Kristen Doute has been busy lately. I’m kidding! We also know amends were made with his nemesis, Jax Taylor, though James and Raquel were absent from Jax’s recent nuptials. Earlier this summer James shared that even he and Lala Kent were back on speaking terms. Did Hell freeze over when I wasn’t looking or has James finally turned a corner? It’s starting to look like our White Kanye might not get the bad edit this year!

James Kennedy

Most of the Vanderpump Rules cast members have been accused of partying too much throughout the show’s seven seasons. But, no one has been in the hotseat more than the self-proclaimed White Kanye, aka James Kennedy.

He’s “stopped drinking” a few times, but as of this moment, the British DJ is two months sober. But, wait. Didn’t filming for Season 8 just wrap up? Doesn’t this mean that he was only sober for the tail end the season? Or did he make this decision after filming concluded? While, the timing is a little bit murky, James seems to have a clear outlook on the situation.

Lala Kent

Labor Day means a long weekend, which usually translates to some fun times with family and friends. Some of the Vanderpump Rules cast members headed down to Cabo to celebrate Lala Kent’s twenty-ninth birthday. Lala posted a photo in her birthday suit. Stassi Schroeder posed with a sombrero on. Katie Maloney showed off her assets for the camera as well.

Meanwhile, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright went out of the way to make sure that their social media followers knew that they missed their flights to Cabo just in case anyone wondered if they weren’t invited. And I can’t blame them given Jax’s other cast feuds.

Jax Taylor Kristen Doute

Even though fans haven’t seen a single frame of footage from Vanderpump Rules Season 8, the devoted viewers have followed the drama on social media. It seemed like Kristen Doute, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, and Scheana Marie unfollowed Jax Taylor on Instagram.

However, Kristen revealed that he actually blocked her. And, if that is true, he presumably blocked the others as well…. even though they were all just members of the wedding party for his June nuptials to Brittany Cartwright. How awkward for Brittany, the self-proclaimed peacemaker.

Stassi Schroeder Summer House

The Witches of WeHo fans who were hoping that Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark’s engagement news would bring her and Kristen Doute back together will have to keep on hoping. As of this moment, it seems like Stassi and Kristen are still on the outs.

Meanwhile, Stassi is moving forward with her wedding plans. She recently went wedding dress shopping with her mom Dayna Schroeder, Brittany Cartwright, Katie Maloney, and even Katie’s mom Teri.

Scheana Marie

Who is surprised that there are rumors of problems brewing between Vanderpump Rules newlyweds Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright just two months after the wedding?. <crickets chirping>

Recently, Jax had been spotted sans his wedding ring which had many wondering if the couple was no longer happily married. Well, don’t worry because Scheana Marie is here to put all your worries to rest.

Brittany Cartwright Is The “Peacemaker” Of Vanderpump Rules

Brittany Cartwright first showed up on Vanderpump Rules as a just another in a long, long line of Jax Taylor’s conquests love interests.  She drove from Kentucky to California, her car stuffed to the brim with crop tops, beer cheese, and dogs the approximate size of small rats to join the staff at SUR.  Brittany is kind of like the epitome of a modern day fairy tale – from Hooters waitress to reality tv persona!

Personally, I didn’t expect Brittany to last as many seasons as she has.  Mostly because Jax is gross and can’t keep it in his pants.  And he kind of seems like a jerk.  I thought she’d high-tail it back down South and immediately marry a good ole’ Kentucky boy, and they would ride off together on the back of his John Deere to make gorgeous, unintelligible babies together.  Honestly, have you ever heard a little kid with a thick Southern accent?  It’s like listening to a baby Martian.  Super cute, but I have no idea what they are saying.