I’m having a visceral reaction to part 2 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion. It’s like Lord Of The Flies. James Kennedy is the pig they’re chasing across the island of the doomed until somebody, (probably Tom 2 if we’re being honest) winds up dismembered. Remember when this show was so fun?!
What I’ve come to realize is that these people – chiefly Katie Maloney, Jax Taylor, and Kristen Doute – live in an echo chamber of their own delusions. They can’t learn from experiences because they’ve blocked all the dissenting voices. Instead, they are deafened by the vortex of praise they offer each other. James isn’t even allowed to speak without Kristen cutting him off and screaming him down with some accusation or insult. Andy Cohen wonders why James so angry. Lisa Vanderpump decides it’s because James had a drink at lunch. Or maybe it’s as James said: so many people yelling at him constantly that he can’t breathe.
Tom Sandoval was not shy about sharing his opinions during Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules. From defending James Kennedy, to calling Katie Maloney a bully, Tom didn’t really back down when it came to voicing his thoughts. Even when it meant going against best friends, Jax Taylor and Tom Schwartz, Sandoval pretty much held his ground during several disputes.
During the reunion taping, Tom 1 once again found himself defending James. Jax and the DJ
discussed their differences rationally almost came to blows multiple times. Tom 1 consistently stuck up for James and his girlfriend, Raquel Leviss. At one point, Brittany Cartwright screamed at Tom because he wasn’t siding with Jax in the debates. Fans were wondering what, if any, impact this would have on Tom 1’s role as best man when Jax and Brittany seal their doom get married later this summer.
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.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Did you remember? Hopefully. If you didn’t, it’s not too late to get her the perfect gift though. This is especially true if she is a reality TV fanatic just like you are.
There are many products made by and inspired by your favorite reality TV stars that would be perfect Mother’s Day gifts. It gets better though. They are all available on Amazon. This means you can ship them ASAP
and cover your ass if you forgot about the holiday. If you’re reading this way too late in the game, you can just use Prime Shipping to get gifts to her as close to the holiday as you can. If you really have to you can blame the lateness on shipping delays if you didn’t shop in time.
During Part 1 of the Season 7 reunion reunion, Vanderpump Rulescast memberKristen Doute revealed some not-so-shocking news. She confirmed that she and Brian Carter broke up.
We barely saw Carter on the show. At first, that seemed to be a good sign. No drama equals no screen time, right? Or maybe he was just busy with his non-reality TV job. Later, we learned that was not the case. Kristen revealed that Carter didn’t pay rent, she buys everything, and he even stole her wallet for a vacation one time. Soon after, every other mention of Carter was negative. Eventually, he got in a fight with Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney about his relationship with Kristen. So, will we get to watch a single Kristen on Season 8? Not if she has her way.
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.
For a long time, Stassi Schroeder was the designated “villain” on Vanderpump Rules. Now, it’s pretty easy to justify that label for most of the cast members. Almost all of them have filled that role for an episode or two. Even so, it was easy to feel for Stassi during her mom Dayna Schroeder’s appearances earlier this season.
While fawning all over Stassi’s man Beau Clark, Dayna told her daughter, “I don’t want you to be yourself and mess it up.” That was very harsh. She also got wasted at Stassi’s birthday and used that as an excuse to talk about her daughter’s boyfriend’s penis. It was even more cringe-worthy than it sounds. So where does the mother/daughter duo stand today? Things are not great, which is (sadly) not-at-all surprising to any of the viewers.
The Vanderpump Rules reunion episodes are always a highlight for fans. The cast never disappoints when it comes to rehashing their old drama. And, creating new drama, of course. They all get dressed to the nines just to argue for hours on end.
I could never imagine getting all glammed up just to argue with my frienemies. Then again, they are getting paid to film a TV show. We have seen clips from the reunion and heard warnings about how awful it was from Jax Taylor. Before tonight’s episode airs, check out some pictures from the taping.