The trailer for Vanderpump Rules Season 8 dropped last week and it looked good. Season 7 wasn’t the best since most of the cast got along and they’ve all settled down with serious relationships. We needed more and it looks like Season 8 will deliver.
Anyone who has followed the news in between seasons knows that there are some feuds brewing in Season 8. With that said, we already knew about Jax Taylor’s fall out with Tom Sandoval, although the exact cause is still unclear. The same can be said for Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney’s highly-publicized issues with Kristen Doute. Neither of those plot points was a “surprise” to anyone who saw the trailer, but the dramatic music along with those flashback clips paired with the Lisa Vanderpump narration got me hyped. And so did the new cast members. It’s comeback season Pump Rules. After many viewers yawned throughout last season, they’ve brought in some reinforcements. Let’s meet the new people.
At the end of the day, no one can escape cancer. It doesn’t matter how rich you are or how famous you’ve become, this disease affects everyone. If you are lucky enough not to have it, you probably know someone who does. In 2018, Vanderpump Rules star, Ariana Madix was diagnosed with melanoma. This is obviously a far cry from the usual news we get from the Pump Rules camp. This does not involve alcohol or betraying a significant other. Nothing was filmed to provoke sympathy or attention.
We might actually be able to learn something from this one. And really, everyone should heed the warning. Ariana and longtime love Tom Sandoval were busy living their best lives. But while they were buying big houses and creating fancy cocktail books, something not so great was happening in Ariana’s body. She questioned her physician repeatedly over the years about a mark on her skin, and finally it was tested. Now Ariana is opening up about her diagnosis and subsequent surgery. She also has a message we should all listen to.
Whether you agree with the results or not, the people have spoken. The People’s Choice Awards went down on November 10 and there were some big winners in the reality TV categories. And even the people who didn’t win showed up
to get some press enjoy the party.
I’m not gonna lie, I wish I got an invite because there were cast members from some of my favorite shows in attendance and I would just love to see them all interact. Real Housewives, Vanderpump Rules, The Bachelor, and Keeping Up With the Kardashians cast members showed up for the award show.
Well, this comes as a surprise to exactly no one. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright were wed in holy matrimony this past summer. Lucky for us, we will get the chance to see this blessed event on the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules. Yes guys and gals, Brit finally got her man – and most of her bridesmaids had her man too. It was a wedding party only Jesus could love!
Brittany and Jax have certainly weathered many storms on the road to wedded bliss. There was the time Jax lied about flirting with Lala Kent and threw her under the bus. And we cannot forget the trashtastic liaison Jax had with Faith Stowers, a thirsty SUR waitress. But Jax is a changed man! Gone are the days of his transient indiscretions! His slate has been wiped clean by God and Brittany’s short term memory. If only that were the case. Now we are finding out that there is some wiggle room in Jax and Brittany’s unbreakable bond, and it’s totally fine – as long as Jax approves of the wiggler.
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.
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.
Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
HBIC star Lisa Vanderpump had a tough year. She endured “Operation Take Down LVP” aka #puppygate last season. On top of that, she suffered two losses. First her brother passed away, and then her mother passed shortly after that. All of that culminated in Lisa’s decision to leave the show.
But since then, Lisa has been on the up and up. She opened her new Vegas restaurant, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden. Please have a show in the works for that place! She also might open a spot in Miami. Of course, she still has Vanderpump Rules. And the VPR cast couldn’t be happier for Lisa since she left RHOBH. In particular, the number one guy in the group, Jax Taylor.