Do you ever watch reality TV and feel like the cast members are friends in your head? How about the parents? Do you ever watch and wonder what it would be like to have them as a mom? Just me? Alright, then.
I cannot help being fascinated by the relationships between reality TV stars and their mothers. Not all moms are created equal and not everyone is meant to be a reality TV star. Some of them are just hilarious. They steal every scene and deserve to star in shows of their own. It gets to a point with some of these cast members that it seems like their moms are the reason they’re still on TV. I don’t want to call anyone out, but when your mom gets her own on-camera interviews on your show, she’s definitely stealing your shine. Whether she’s trying to or not.
Last night was the Met Gala and also someone was thrown out of a PTA meeting at my kids’ school when things erupted into a full-on screaming match. Fittingly, it was also part 1 of Vanderpump Rules reunion – so yeah, busy night!
Also as if trying to straddle two events, like she straddles two worlds on Vanderpump Rules, Raquel Leviss‘s reunion dress was the very definition of the Met Gala theme “Camp,” boasting uber-exaggerated shoulders accented by a full duvet of ruffles. It was like a super amped up version of an Alice In Wonderland dress. I loved it. It was almost a perfect representation for the ridiculousness of this show. Raquel came to make a statement that she is here to stay.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away a foolish princess sat in her WeHo walkup, and pledged her love to Jax Taylor, a pile of mashed potatoes that sometimes took on human-esque features and pretended to have a heart, but mostly just oozed brown puss. This princess of purgatory is Brittany Cartwright and on last night’s Vanderpump Rules she had an engagement party
This party seemed like it was supposed to be a wedding, until producers decided to drag out the drama by turning it into an engagement party last minute. Like they expected a huge blowout where Brittany’s dad confronted her about what an insipid ass Jax is. Or Jax and the Toms got in a fight with Brittany’s brothers. Instead, the biggest drama was Scheana Marie crying in a corner because Adam Spott rejected her adopt-a-penguin apology gift.
Also Ariana Madix nervously confronted Lisa Vanderpump‘s about treating the Toms like grownups because then, like, maybe they might, like, act, like, one. Or Tom 1 will at least.
Last night’s Vanderpump Rules was the prequel to the season finale, which means the bulk of the episode was spent finally FINALLY giving Scheana Marie some attention and something to do besides machine gun laughing at her own jokes. Of course Scheana wasted all this prime real estate on
Marina del Rey whining about Adam Spott and going on a fake date to make him jealous which obviously backfired like a rusty pickup in a PCH traffic jam!
The other half of the episode was dedicated to Brittany Cartwright‘s family visiting from Kentucky for wedding dress shopping and giving Jax Taylor the third degree. If Jax gets out of this marriage alive he’s leaving with a rat tail, less than half of his savings, and a ripped plaid shirt wrapped around a cold beer can that he’s holding to his temple. Don’t fuck with no redneck daddies! (I’m from West Virginia so I know full well how this goes!)
New season, New Jax Taylor? Sure, the Vanderpump Rules viewers have seen him make self-improvement claims before, but is it different this time around? Jax’s fiancee Brittany Cartwright insists that he really is a better person.
Without a doubt, last season’s major storyline was Jax cheating on Brittany. After that, their relationship was very rocky. Ultimately, they came together after Jax’s father passed away. Brittany stepped up (yet again) to help his family out. Jax realized Brittany is “the one” and he proposed during the Season 7 premiere episode.
In news that was somehow very surprising/not surprising at all, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright got engaged. And filmed the whole thing for Vanderpump Rules Season 7, of course.
The viewers aren’t the only people who are a “part of” the proposal. Jax actually asked Brittany’s mom Sherri Cartwright and her father for permission to propose beforehand. There’s no word on whether those conversations were filmed for the show, but hopefully they were because that just sounds like premium content.
Happy Tuesday! We have an all-new group of reality star photos to share with you this afternoon!
The caption on this photo was just so good that I had to include it here. “Real Life Princess, Carole Radziwill Takes The First Ride In Dunkin Donuts Royal Carriage In Celebration Of The New Royal Love Donut In New York City on May 14, 2018 in New York City.” How lucky is RHONY to have a “real life princess”?
Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix enjoyed a little date night out at the KROQ Weenie Roast 2018 in Carson, California.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss attended Exhibit Gray in Atlanta while her new reality TV cohort Marlo Hampton was seen at a Prom Giveaway at W Hotel Atlanta Midtown, as well as attending the Tammy Rivera EP Release Party for “FATE” at Dazzle Me Parties.
It is so tough to follow the changing dynamics on reality TV shows. Cast members go from best friends to enemies in the matter of an episode. Not only that, but these shows are usually filmed months before the episodes actually air. Thankfully we have social media to help keep us up to date on who is getting along these days.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Brandi Glanville shared a photo of her son with Kim Richards. She even referred to Kim as “Auntie Kim,” so it’s clear that these two are still very close. If only they both would return to the show to save us from another boring season.