Let’s take it back to 2009. Ex-model and mom of two boys, Brandi Glanville was divorcing z-list actor, Eddie Cibrian. Eddie starred in the 1997 night-time soap, Sunset Beach, which catapulted his career into nothingness for a decade. Finally, in 2009 he got a role in a Lifetime Television adaptation of a Nora Roberts’ book, which would actually put his name in (northern) lights. That’s only because it was on this set that he met LeAnn Rimes, who was married to Dean Sheremet at the time.
The two started an affair and Brandi was made aware of it by the tabloids. Turns out Eddie was a serial cheater, having relations with Scheana Marie, who would go on later to star in Vanderpump Rules. Post-divorce, in 2011, Brandi appeared as a friend of Lisa Vanderpump on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she would carry the show for years in spite of getting a fair paycheck only talk about the affair, go on to write a book about the affair, and talk crap about them on twitter. Regardless, Brandi’s story in Bravoland has always been tied to the cheating husband, LeAnn, and Scheana. Now, she’s starting to re-write the narrative.
Dana Wilkey is back, along with her $25,000 sunglasses. This blast from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills past was a Friend of the Housewives on Season 2. She popped up in July of 2020 and alleged that Vanderpump Rules star Randall Emmett, Lala Kent’s fiancé, owed her money. Randall owes someone money? I am shocked!
During the most recent episode of RHOBH, the cast tried to process Erika Jayne’s sudden divorce from Tom Girardi. I never expected Erika to reveal so many details about their relationship. It is still unclear how much Erika knew about her husband’s alleged misdeeds.
After what seems like an eternity, we are almost to season 9 of Vanderpump Rules. I, for one, and semi-excited to see what this rearranged crew has in store. Viewers will no longer have to cope with the likes of Jax Taylor, Stassi Schroeder, and Kirsten Doute. While Jax would love everyone to think he is on to bigger and better things, he and Brittany Cartwright were recently seen on social media mingling with the likes of Angela Deem from TLC’s 90 Day Fiance. Just….why?
Fans of VPR already know to expect to see an engagement storyline from remaining cast members James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss. We also anticipate seeing some motherhood journeys served up by Scheana Marie and Lala Kent. Speaking of Lala, it will be a wonder how she worms her way back into the group without the main Witches of Weho at her side. Since the filming break, she’s been doing a lot of apologizing for past actions, as well as a lot of self-promoting press.
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Vanderpump Rules Season 9 is fast approaching, and there’s no doubt it will be a season unlike any other. Half of the OG cast “left” (aka got fired) from the show after last season for various displays of bad behavior. That includes new dad Jax Taylor, which is still a shocking concept to wrap my head around. Jax has been a VPR OG since the early days and his bad-boy antics ranged from entertaining to downright toxic. He’s stolen sunglasses. He’s blown up on his friends. He cheated on his fiance. The list goes on. And while Jax might not be missed by many on the next season, his absence will truly be somewhat alarming.
Jax and Brittany Cartwright are new parents battling with their bookkeeper and weirdos on Instagram who make fake accounts pretending to be their newborn baby. They hang out with fellow
disgraced former Pump Rules parents Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark. Jax has definitely shown he’s pretty bitter about his alleged firing, saying that he didn’t even want to be a part of the phoniness anyway. Which disputes his early claims regarding his excitement to start filming Season 9. And you know who’s laughing all the way to the bank to cash their Bravo check that Jax misses so much? Miss Charli Burnett who never eats pasta. And that’s on that.
It’s evident that throughout the 10+ years that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been on the air, the show has undergone a lot of changes. But one always-reliable aspect is Lisa Vanderpump’s unwavering ability to throw a good dig. Her one-time best friend Kyle Richards has become a target of her tauntings, with their fight reaching entirely new levels of petty. LVP and Lisa Rinna tend to go head-to-head and bring up issues from their rocky past. And the shady Brit truly cannot help herself when it comes to dogging Dorit Kemsley, especially after the #pantygate and #puppygate of it all.
Regardless of your LVP thoughts and feelings, it says something that she remains so relevant to the storyline. And even after skipping out on the reunion never to be seen again. Well, except on Vanderpump Rules and all of her other spinoff shows. My theory is that the RHOBH cast can’t stop bringing her up to avoid having to talk about their own skeletons. Yes, I’m talking about you, Erika Jayne. Fans deserve the real-life tea, not the Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy or Brandi Glanville/Denise Richards nonsense.
It’s time to play another round of, I Hate Lisa Vanderpump But Her Jedi Mind Powers Force Me To Talk About Her Constantly. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wasn’t the end of the road for LVP. She has her remaining restaurants, dog rescue organization, and three television shows currently on network schedules. Former co-star Lisa Rinna has issue with LVP’s latest show, Vanderpump Dogs.
Rinna feels entitled to a piece of the dog pie since the creation of LVP’s newest spinoff floated during filming of RHOBH Season 9. Well guess what. Now Brandi Glanville wants a piece of pie too, but she wants Vanderpump Rules pie. She feels if other cast are paid for Vanderpump Dogs, she should be compensated for allowing the first episode of Pump Rules to kick off on a storyline courtesy of her piece of shit ex-husband. Unfortunately for Brandi, that piece of Pump Rules pie might be sitting right beside the RHOBH diamond.
Vanderpump Rules is getting ready for a comeback – if you can call it a comeback. The show isn’t going to be the same as it once was when it premiers, even if we’re going to see some familiar faces. Tom Sandoval, Tom Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, James Kennedy, Lala Kent, Scheana Marie, and Raquel Leviss are all returning.
We won’t be seeing Beer Cheese Moguls Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright because they “stepped away.” We also won’t be seeing OGs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute – 2/3 of the Witches of WeHo – due to racist actions. And thankfully, we won’t be seeing any of those one-season wonders no one cared about to begin with. The faces might be changing on Pump Rules, but so are the lifestyles of these former SURvers. Everyone is either married, engaged, and/or a new parent. The most shocking change of all though is that James got sober and is now engaged to bambi-eyed b*itch Raquel.