Netflix’s Selling Sunset is the perfect pandemic binge watch. They dropped Season 2 in May of 2020 and blessed us all with Season 3 just three months later. This show is like a combination of a Housewives, Vanderpump Rules, and Million Dollar Listing. Give me all the co-worker drama, ridiculous amounts of wealth, and a splash of home design porn. Thank you.
An iconic scene to set the stage, if you haven’t watched yet, was Christine Quinn’s ‘Botox and Burgers’ open house. Christine has put the show on the map with her pettiness but also fashion that won’t quit. She claims to spend $1k/day on glam for the show. Unfortunately, it looks like Christine’s dreams of becoming a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills may be on hold. But for a good reason this time!
Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump has had a rough go of it this year. Back in March, the restaurant industry suffered from massive shut downs due to the pandemic. Many restaurants decided to stay open for take out during that time, but Lisa had opted to keep SUR, Pump, TomTom, and Villa Blanca closed instead. Those who had cravings for fried goat cheese balls or Pumptini’s would have to wait. Unfortunately, Lisa ended up having to close down Villa Blanca for good.
Gradually, restrictions were lifted and restaurants were allowed to have outdoor dining. The friend goat cheese balls were being served once again as SUR reopened, and Lisa was back in action. Cast members Charli Burnett, Dayna Kathan, and Danica Dow also returned. Shortly after SUR reopened, Pump finally opened their doors as well. Things were back on the up and up for Lisa. However, with covid cases increasing, new lockdowns have been implemented in Los Angeles County. Will Lisa decide to shut down her restaurants once again?
Well guys, it looks like we might have to wait a little bit longer to see where newly single Erika Jayne is now hanging her hair pieces. Some of our favorite shows, including Real Housewives of Atlanta, have paused filming because of Covid. It’s a lot for a virus that many might think is a hoax. Unfortunately, this hoax is working overtime and on both coasts.
RHOA is premiering on December 6, but they were still shooting up until recently. An Atlanta crew member tested positive for the virus and cameras immediately went down. Now in California, everyone and their wig is on hold because the Rona has struck again. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is the latest show to fall victim to lags in production during the pandemic.
Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and restaurateur, Lisa Vanderpump, is not happy right now, and she let the world know it. The fate of her reality show, Vanderpump Rules, is still up in the air after the firing of Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and two other employees for alleged racist behavior.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a terrible toll on so many businesses, including restaurants. Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, own three eateries in Los Angeles: SUR, PUMP, and TomTom. They also own Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace in Los Vegas. Since VPR follows the lives of Lisa’s employees at SUR and TomTom, with the shutdowns, there isn’t much to film.
Vanderpump Rules didn’t make Faith Stowers famous, but honey she tried. Faith was never exactly a regular, but she did kind of swing on Lala Kent’s coattails. Unfortunately for the former waitress, it was swinging from Jax Taylor’s peen that originally got her name in the media. Hollywood has tales of the casting couch, but SUR has tales about the casting booth.
While Faith never made it #bigbybravo, she did manage to almost take down the entire show. Faith found herself the victim of a false-police report filed by geniuses Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute. As a result, Stassi and Kristen saw their 15 minutes of fame and their paychecks fly out the door. Now Faith is plotting the ultimate revenge, the final straw, the ace in the hole… Pump Rules is clinging to life thanks to major cast changes and the pandemic. The family has been called in to pay their respects, while Faith waits in the wings with her back-up plan.
Being in quarantine has afforded us time to get to know the walls of our homes very well. We can avoid complete and total boredom by binge watching our favorite television shows or reading a novel or two. Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval has spent his down time frosting the tips of his hair and being five minutes away from going full Backstreet Boys retro. But Tom has also had an opportunity to cuddle up with some new material.
Tom happened to read a couple chapters from Kristen Doute’s “self-empowerment” effort. Before being fired from Pump Rules and dropped by her publishing company, Kristen had been touting her new book. Wanting women to “own their crazy“, Kristen wrote about her (former) fellow cast members and old boyfriends. One of those boyfriends was Tom and according to Sandy, some of Kristen’s memories might have been courtesy of artistic license.
Stassi Schroder might be gone from Vanderpump Rules, but thanks to a pregnancy, she isn’t completely out of sight. Once she lost it all from her firing, fans thought she might not have any path in the media. It’s true, she lost her podcast, along with ties to the her agent and PR team. Oh and that Witches of WeHo wine business? Also gone, although it’s not like anyone was really buying it or paying attention to it.
Now that Stassi has a new PR firm, she’s churning out all the articles about what she’s up to as of late, whether it’s interesting or not. But the big question is, even if she’s in the tabloid spotlight, how is she making any money now that her VPR paycheck is gone?
We’ve seen a lot of changes coming out of Vanderpump Rules since filming stopped this year. After firing Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, the show seemed destined to fade. But then came the baby explosion, thanks for a very real pregnancy pact by the ladies on the show.
Stassi announced her pregnancy. Then came Lala Kent revealing she’s pregnant. Next was Brittany Cartwright, who is by far my least favorite pregnant person if you check out her ultra-annoying Instagram. Finally, after a heartbreaking miscarriage, Scheana Shay is finally having her happy ending with a pregnancy of her own. Even Katie Maloney and forever-bum husband, Tom Schwartz are trying to have a kid.