Danielle Staub has finally given up her dreams of being a full-time cast member on Real Housewives of New Jersey. After doing all the dirty work as a part-time cast member for three seasons, she announced her “retirement” from the series, which was pretty silly considering that she had zero friends in the cast. Obviously, she wasn’t going to film again, but that “choice” was hardly her own.
However, the show did resort to bringing in Danielle when the actual cast members weren’t generating enough drama, which seemingly meant that the door was always open for a Danielle Staub comeback, and by that I mean, an overly exploited and underpaid appearance or two. Welp, that ship has sailed. Danielle went in on Real Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen, calling out his alleged party habits in addition to claiming that Andy used her to become friends with Kelly Ripa.
Vanderpump Rules cast members Lala Kent, Brittany Cartwright, Stassi Schroeder, and Katie Maloney admitted to having a “pregnancy pact,” hoping that they would have children who are the same age. Now that Stassi is pregnant, does that mean the others are trying to have kids to catch up? I mean, how else would they spend their time in quarantine since the show hasn’t resumed filming for season 9?
Jax Taylor and Brittany have been very open about wanting to become parents soon after they got married. And, now, Lala and Randall Emmett are trying to conceive.
After years of racist remarks and behavior, Stassi Schroeder got fired from Vanderpump Rules in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement. Obviously, the network had no choice but to cut ties with Stassi and the four others who got fired, given the current climate. But, it’s clear that there was a reluctance to do so, evidenced by years of the network turning the other cheek.
When Stassi complained about Black people wanting to be represented in film, she faced zero consequences. When Stassi referred to herself as “Nazi chic,” she faced zero consequences. Even when it initially came to light that Stassi called the police and military police on Faith Stowers, she faced zero consequences. She was only held accountable years later when Faith told the story again. Stassi lost her sponsors, her podcast was removed from all platforms, and her agent/manager dropped her. As a result, she hired a crisis PR team and they are earning every dollar, keeping this woman in the news.
That crisis PR team that Stassi Schroeder hired after getting fired from Vanderpump Rules, for her (multiple) racist behaviors and remarks, is really putting in work. From
clearly seemingly making sure paparazzi caught photos of her and planting the story about her pregnancy days after she got fired to all of the other stories based on “inside sources,” she’s really getting her money’s worth.
But, speaking of money, how is she going to pay for that multi-million dollar home after losing her reality TV gig, getting dropped by sponsors, and having her podcast removed from all platforms? Sure, she has a strong fanbase, but what brands want to align with someone who got fired for her many racist behaviors and remarks throughout the years? Well, apparently, she actually does have a future in the entertainment industry.
Two thirds of the Witches of Weho are dunzo on Vanderpump Rules. By now, we all know Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired from Pump Rules. That leaves Katie Maloney as the lone witch.
Their departure is necessary, but that doesn’t mean people won’t be feeling their absence on the show – whenever it comes back. Andy Cohen recently shared that he’s going to miss both of them next season. Lala Kent compared Stassi and Kristen getting the boot to when someone passes away and Tom Schwartz is also still in denial about it all. So, it should be no surprise that Katie seconds Bubba’s sentiments (I know – so gross).
By now, everyone has heard about Vanderpump Rules firing four cast members for racist behaviors. Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens had only been on the show for one season, where they subjected us all to a love triangle that no one cared about. However, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were original cast members. We all know Stassi was favored by the editors. Who will they show making comments on everyone else’s storylines when/if the show returns?
The show normally films in the summers, but, because of the coronavirus, they are not filming. But, will they ever film again? There are plenty of vocal people who don’t want the show to come back. Others just want specific people to get fired along with the rest of them. And, then there’s just the cold, hard truth that the show just is not as good as it used to be. Everyone is wifed up and the storylines just fall flat. Not to mention that there are just way too many cast members to keep track of.
“I haven’t even seen tonight’s episode and I’m already angry about it.” That was the tweet that popped up on my timeline before I sat down to watch the latest Below Deck Mediterranean. Or something like that. After having now sat through a grueling 75 minutes, I can confirm that viewer’s harbinger of things to come was accurate. Remember when this season was supposed to be about girl power? Women supporting women? How cool it is to have the first all-female leadership team in franchise history? Yeah, that’s officially a pipe dream.
Tonight was the episode every Below Deck Med fan has been waiting all season to see. We knew going into the premiere that Hannah Ferrier didn’t make it through the charter season. That she left sometime in the middle of filming. Did she quit? Was she fired? All fans knew was that the chief stew was now glowing and pregnant. And that she’d given up her career in yachting (and on Bravo) to give a life on land a try with her boyfriend and daughter-to-be.
Katie Maloney has been relatively quiet since the Vanderpump Rules universe exploded. That explosion was caused by the firing of Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for racial profiling Faith Stowers and Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens’ racist social media posts. Since then, Katie has shared that she wants more diversity on Pump Rules and that she’d be open to doing a Tom Tom spinoff.
A spinoff isn’t a bad idea. It would predominately feature Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz– two of the best things about Pump Rules. Plus, we’d get drama from Katie and Ariana Madix’s up and down friendship. However, would that drama ever live up to the kind of drama inherent in the Witches of WeHo relationship complex? We’d have to see it to know for sure.