The first season of the Temptation Island reboot was a hit. So, of course, the show is coming back for round 2! Plenty of reality TV stars got together to celebrate at the Temptation Island Season 2 premiere.
White Kanye himself, Vanderpump Rules star James Kennedy DJ’ed the party. His girlfriend Raquel Leviss was also on hand to support. Imagine if those two were actually a part of the Temptation Island cast. That would be some must-see TV. The Bella Twins, Nikki and Brie Bella also hopped in the DJ booth at the event. Season 1 couple Shari Ligons and Javen Butler showed up to support Season 2. They are the only couple from the first season that is actually still together. They got engaged during the finale. Season 1’s Kaci Campbell was also there among the Real Housewives, members of Bachelor nation, and other reality TV stars. It is probably such a relief for Kaci to not be a part of the drama this time around. She really went through it last season.
Fall season is in full swing! And that means an abundance of everything pumpkin flavored, and we are that much closer to watching the newest season of Vanderpump Rules. Luckily, some of the drama has already been on social media. Time to spill the
tea pumpkin spice latte.
First, Stassi Schroeder didn’t invite Kristen Doute to her engagement party. Who was there to cause drunken mayhem then? Jax Taylor blocked most of the cast on social media. He also hasn’t taken kindly to the newest
threats to his job security peeps to join the cast. Scheana Marie has been having fun dating other reality TV stars who may or may not be able to hang a TV in under seven minutes. And there is another bit of Scheana news, in that she may have a potential new ally on the show.
Vanderpump Rules stars Tom Sandoval and Jax Taylor have certainly had their fair share of ups and downs. They may always disagree on which one is the Number One Guy in the group, but, their friendship has remained strong in the face of some seriously awful occurrences. Who could forget the epic revelation in Season 2 that Jax had sex with Tom’s then-longtime girlfriend, Kristen Doute – twice. That storyline single-handedly made Pump Rules one of the most compelling shows on TV.
Jax’s propensity for spreading lies and throwing his friends under the bus is well known. For every time he’s been caught cheating, he has a story about one of the Tom’s cheating to deflect from his wrong-doing. How could we about forget Miami Girl? Or the time he left evidence of Tom Schwartz cheating open on his phone for Detective Doute to find? Bottom line, being friends with Jax seems exhausting.
Ah yes, it’s stuff like this that gives me hope! I think fans of Vanderpump Rules collectively agree the core cast needs a bit of… refreshment. We’ve enjoyed the
cheating antics of Jax Taylor for many years. Viewers have always supported what amounts to Bravo’s healthiest relationship, Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz. But we grew weary from Katie Maloney’s constant angst. Or Kristen Doute’s latest ex-boyfriend obsession. And Scheana Marie’s endless cycle of dating can provide only so much entertainment.
But now we have a flicker of light! Some fresh meat! Season 8 is finally bringing on some new cast members and by all accounts, they are shaking things up. As the veteran stars find themselves getting married and buying houses, they might be aging out of the ability to carry drunken fights and random hook-ups. But don’t dry your tears on Jax’s impending AARP card, let’s look forward to the newbies! Word on the street is, there is a new manager in town. And according to reports, he likes to play dirty. ALLEGEDLY.
Vanderpump Rules fans have watched Scheana Marie make out with Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise alum Robby Hayes on the show. And in paparazzi photos. She was even seen with a different Bachelor Nation star pretty recently.
Previously, Ramona Singer said that she would love to have the lead role on The Bachelorette. She was (probably) joking, but I know it would be must-watch TV. However, former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman has a different Real Housewives of New York star in mind to take on the task.
It’s all happening – again! Vanderpump Rules star, Scheana Marie was spotted making out with Bachelorette reject “star” Robby Hayes. Viewers have watched Scheana’s rollercoaster of a love life for the past eight years. You might recall that the earliest seasons of Pump Rules featured Mike Shay – Scheana’s ex-husband. He maybe spoke three times in the three years he was on. After their divorce, Scheana picked things back up with the guy she dated before Mike. You might know him as Rob “he can hang a TV in seven seconds” Valletta. After Rob realized he couldn’t be in a relationship with a robot programmed to say only his name, they broke up. To get over this breakup, Scheana pretended to be The Bachelorette with Robby Hayes.
For those of us who watch both Pump Rules and The Bachelor spinoffs, this was a match made in the heaven that exists for shameless attention-seekers. Robby somehow made it to the final two on Jojo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette. Known for his Ken-doll appearance and Ross Gellar teeth, Robby also has a sordid public dating history. He was accused of cheating on Amanda Stanton in public after they left Bachelor in Paradise together. Oh and did I mention, he’s childhood friends with Adam Spott – Scheana’s longtime, former friend with benefits?
Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent has made a lot of headlines lately. Her feud with rapper 50 Cent heated back up, by her own doing, and it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. We all know it ain’t over till Fofty says it’s over. Lala also made news for staying sober for over six months. Kudos to her for that.
Meanwhile, her former best friend, James Kennedy, has also been in the news for his recent success in staying sober. Scheana Marie even took a break from taking selfies to comment she noticed a positive change in James. So now that Lala and James are both on the right track, does this mean they can salvage their friendship as well?
As great as Vanderpump Rules is, even the die-hard have to admit that the show kind of fell flat last season. The cast got to a point where most of them are actually friends. A majority of them are in committed relationships. Essentially, the drama that we could always count on just isn’t there anymore.
However, I have high hopes for Season 8, given all of the cast feuds that have “leaked” to the public. Not only that, but there are actually some new cast members. It’s. About. Time. Jax Taylor dished on the additions to Pump Rules and surprise, surprise, he’s not very open to
sharing the spotlight expanding his circle of friends.