When I think about the feud between Katie Maloney, Stassi Schroeder, and Kristen Doute, I just get annoyed. It is pretty clear to me that these three have grown apart and it wouldn’t be that big of a deal if they didn’t share all the same friends… and star on the same reality TV show.
Why is it getting dragged out into such a big thing? I get it, the Witches of WeHo have become such a staple on Vanderpump Rules, but we are really just beating this storyline to death and we are still in the early stages of Season 8. Katie and Stassi are annoyed at Kristen for looking for post-breakup sympathy while she was still hooking up with and (for a limited time, at least) living with Brian Carter. Kristen is upset because she was there for Stassi and Katie during their relationship lows and she feels like they left her high and dry now that she’s single. That’s it. As sad as it is, I don’t think it takes much more analysis than that. However, Kristen, Katie, and Stassi have addressed it in many interviews, episodes, and social media comments in such a short period of time.
The showdown between Tom Sandoval and Stassi Schroeder during the event to promote Stassi’s book Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook has been the major drama of the season so far. Via flashback, we found out that Sandoval did know about Stassi’s event and actually discussed the details with Tom Schwartz three days before.
The night before the event, Sandoval sent Stassi an outrageous text message about the book signing, an event that she got approved by Lisa Vanderpump and Tom Schwartz. During the event itself, Sandoval and Stassi got into a screaming match, which may have ruined a normal event, but was probably exciting for all the Vanderpump Rules fans in attendance. Now, Sandoval’s girlfriend Ariana Madix is sharing her thoughts on the drama.
The Tom Sandoval vs. Stassi Schroeder showdown at the book signing for Stassi’s book Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook is the biggest story on Vanderpump Rules Season 8 so far. Forget, the extremely vague feud between Stassi, Kristen Doute, and Katie Maloney or the ridiculous fallout between Jax Taylor and Sandoval over the “pre-bachelor party.”
There has always been an air of dislike between Stassi and Sandoval, ever since the start of the show, but usually their issues had to do with other people. Now, this issue is just between the two of them, well, the two of them, the whole cast, and all of the fans. Recently, Lala Kent dished on the argument during an episode of the podcast she hosts with her man Randall Emmett. Jax and Brittany Cartwright chimed in as well. And, yes, they were all #TeamStassi.
You guys… I’m losing my patience with Vanderpump Rules. I know, I know – it’s only like the 4th episode, but it’s the 8th (EIGHTH) season of the same drama, with the same cast members largely forced together for the sake of the show.
Would Ariana Madix and Stassi Schroeder have spoken to each other in the last 5 years, let alone still have something to argue about, if it weren’t for this show? Nope, not at all. In fact Stassi likely would’ve moved somewhere else, save for being on TV. Would Kristen Doute still be lurking around, carrying her cloud of dingy destruction, after sleeping with Stassi’s then-boyfriend Jax Taylor, then sleeping with Jax’s now fiancé, Brittany Cartwright? No, absolutely not.
Would Scheana Marie still be working as a waitress at SUR, sexually harassing post-adolescent boys, if it weren’t for Vanderpump Rules? Well, yeah probably. Would Tom 2 and Katie Maloney have gotten married? Not likely. But here we are celebrating the momentous occassion of Jax having been on reality TV for so long that he’s run out of storylines and the only sensational thing that remains is getting married. It’s a sad way to fizzle into obscurity for the man who kept up a lie about sleeping with his girlfriend’s best friend with a woman who happened to be the girlfriend of his best friend, and doing this on the sofa while the boyfriend/bestie was in the next room, passed out. Twice.
Before Scheana Marie linked up with her current man, she was spotted with various Bachelor franchise alums, vacationing in Hawaii and going to Disney Land. She responded to the intrigue by claiming those guys are just her “best friends,” but did here’s the twist- she probably set those photo opportunities up herself.
Or at least that’s what Stassi Schroeder and Lala Kent recently said. In fact, they said that she calls the paparazzi on herself pretty often. Is anyone surprised by this? No, not really.
On last night’s Vanderpump Rules Tom Sandoval got bit by the itsy-crazy spider and lost his head. That spider was the black widow of man-sanity!
Charli Burnett and Dayna Kathan are both finishing their training at SUR. While Charli is feeling right at home in the bosom of Scheana Marie‘s attentions, Dayna is feeling ostracized. Being called a mini Scheana Marie is definitely NOT a compliment, and considering that Charli claims she’s never eaten pasta she is not gong to fit in well here because it is literally ALL about the pasta!
Scheana is trying to play mind games with Dayna by pretending the still has her acrylic claws into Max Boyens. Scheana shows up at SUR to pick up a uniform and announces that she’s going to crash boys night to confront Max for calling her “boy crazy.” Because nothing says ‘I’m completely sane and not at all desperate’ like wearing an ill-fitting, cleavage baring dress and interrupting a bro-down to discuss about relationship boundaries with a person you’ve never had a relationship with outside of sending him a stalking device FOR THANKSGIVING.
Vanderpump Rules is back tonight for a brand new episode. After years of tension without an obvious cause, Stassi Schroeder and Tom Sandoval get into an explosive fight during tonight’s episode. Tom pulls a Katie Maloney and sends out some rage texts after he’s excluded from planning Stassi’s book signing at TomTom.
In other news, Tom Sandoval and Jax Taylor are still at odds. This leaves their best friend Tom Schwartz stuck in the middle. Schwartz tries his best to mend the problems between his two best friends before the cast Miami trip, but I feel like his efforts aren’t going to work. At least in the long-run.
Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent has experienced a lot of big life changes recently. In October of 2019, Lala announced that she had been sober for one year. Being sober and hanging with her alcohol-drenched Pump Rules co-stars must be extraordinarily difficult. Congrats, Lala!
In April, an entertaining social media feud erupted between Lala, her man Randall Emmett, and Curtis James Jackson III, also known as 50 Cent. Allegedly Randall, who produces projects involving the rap star, owed 50 Cent $ 1 million dollars. 50 Cent brutally dissed Lala, and in the mayhem, Randall accidentally called 50 Cent “Fofty.” The hilarious moniker stuck for a while. Eventually, the loan was repaid.