The future of Vanderpump Rules is seemingly up in the air after Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens got fired for their racially offensive behaviors. Plus, filming has been put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. And, let’s be honest, the show isn’t nearly as good as it used to be when they all lived in
shitty dilapidated apartments.
Even with the Vanderpump Rules hiatus, the show’s namesake Lisa Vanderpump is keeping busy at her pink-filled mansion, Villa Rosa. However, her restaurants have been closed (thanks to the pandemic), with Villa Blanca seemingly closing down for good. Sure, LVP has Vanderpump Dogs going during this time. Oh, and that Vanderpump Dogs spin-off show is officially happening. And now, Lisa is adding another show to the list, but not a reality show this time around.
It’s a known fact that the Real Housewives franchises are short on diversity. Save for Real Housewives of Atlanta and Real Housewives of Potomac, the casting women of color is severely lacking. And while it’s progress, it took 10 whole seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills before the first black woman, Garcelle Beauvais, was given a diamond.
The lack of diversity and inequality on Bravo was further highlighted this year during the Vanderpump Rules racism controversy. As a refresher, original cast members Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired for falsely accusing their only black castmate, Faith Stowers, of theft. In addition, two other newbies were let go for their past racist behavior online. All of this is to say that Bravo really needs to diversify. And it sounds like they are continuing to move in that direction.
The news coming out of the Vanderpump Rules universe has been bleak. And that’s an understatement. OG cast members were fired. If they weren’t fired, fans were calling for their firing. Finally, Villa Blanca closed its doors for good. I know Villa Blanca isn’t technically VPR stuff but if you respect your history, it all started there.
Just when it couldn’t get any worse, sad news from my personal VPR favorite came out. Scheana Marie recently revealed she had a miscarriage. I’m so sad for her because she seems so happy with boyfriend, Brock Davies. Her TikTok is full of them doing challenges and synchronized dances. It’s actually really adorable content. And Scheana has always been really open about wanting to have kids. Whether you love Scheana or not, it’s hard not to feel touched by her loss.
It sounds like our little Lauryn from Utah is having a bad week. It’s no secret COVID has put a damper on, well, everything. The absence of being in the spotlight and causing drama in other people’s lives is hard, y’all! Just ask Vanderpump Rules star, Lala Kent. Back in May, Lala shared how difficult quarantine has been on her relationship with fiancé, Randall Emmett.
Rand and Lala have certainly had their struggles. Their storybook romance began like a fairy tale, if fairy tales involved blow jobs and Range Rovers. Lala had to hide the majority of their first few months together, as Rand navigated his
affair divorce. Through their relationship, Lala has tackled sobriety, anger issues, and the death of her father. Now the couple is trying to tackle each other. Once again Lala has removed all traces of poor old Rand from her social media. Has Lala’s enchanting and magical relationship reached the end of the PJ runway, or is Lauryn simply trying to get some much-needed attention?
Considering how dehydrated the Vanderpump Rules cast members are for attention, it is a bit surprising that pretty much no one has spoken out about four cast members getting fired. Yeah, Tom Sandoval made some vague remarks about waiting to see what happens, but other than that, it’s pretty much been silence from the rest of the cast members. Straight up crickets.
Most likely, they’re all just wary about losing their jobs… if the show even comes back. However, Lala Kent has finally spoken out about Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder getting fired from the show.
Listen, I get it. The Vanderpump Rules kids (and their boss) are relentless when it comes to staying in the spotlight. They all want a name drop no matter what it’s attached to. That’s sort of what happens when a 7-year old show suddenly drops four cast members for racist behaviors. Especially when two of the four have been around since the beginning. Don’t forget they have suddenly hired relentless PR firms who are churning out any press that they can. All the while these assholes continue to whine about cancel culture. Let’s not even use names here, you all know who I’m talking about. I’m just as sick of seeing them mentioned too. Trust.
So on to some good news. James Kennedy is a year-plus sober. Tom Sandoval is endorsing a new make up line for men. Oh, and it looks like there’s a possible new cast member willing to step up and face this spiraling franchise.
In the high-exposure world of reality TV, plastic surgery is pretty common place. So it’s not all that surprising when a housewife or Bravolebrity graces our screen with a new sort of, freshness. So many have done it and have been open about it. We recently told you about Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley getting a new set of chompers. Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss, admitted to liposuction. To the surprise of no one who happens to have eyes, former Utah resident/Vanderpump Rules cast member, Lala Kent has detailed most of her procedures without hesitation.
The ladies of Real Housewives of New Jersey are no exception. Teresa Giudice has admitted to a boob job and even daughter, Gia Giudice, just revealed her new nose. And while Jennifer Aydin got her husband to do her cosmetic work, Dolores Catania had to hide hers from her boyfriend until the last minute. Now another RHONJ is getting that glow up too.
She gets knocked down! But she gets up again! You are never gonna keep her down! I think this is the song Lisa Vanderpump from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sings to herself every morning in the mirror. Probably while she hairsprays the living hell out her stiff-ass hair she can’t seem to ever get behind that left ear, try as she might. Lisa recently had some beef with Sarah Paulson of all people. Her famed restaurant Villa Blanca has closed it doors for good. And, if you’ve been under a rock, you might have missed that her show, Vanderpump Rules has come under some fire lately. Literally. They fired four cast members for being racist. Oh, and don’t forget her husband, Ken Todd, has recently been accused of cheating.
Defend or excuse any of that all you want, but it’s a lot to deal with at once. That said, Lisa, as we’ve seen, can take the largest dumpster fire (ex – Jax Taylor and Stassi Schroeder) and exploit it into a multi-season hit. She just doesn’t quit. Well. Except for that time she literally quit RHOBH. But whatever.