“Queen you shall be… until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.”
I’ve been remiss in updating you guys on Vanderpump Rules so I am going to just dump it all out here and hope it makes sense.
The drama of the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules began before cameras were even rolling this year. If you recall, Kristen, Katie, Stassi and the manager of SUR who Kristen told to “suck a dick” went on vacation in Europe. Kristen mysteriously disappeared before the Paris leg causing all sorts of speculation. The two prevailing rumors are, Tequila Kate was ragging on Kristen about being friends with Scheanna or Kristen already had a vacation planned with her man so she planned to come home early. I find it hard to believe that girls on a European trip are even thinking about Scheanna Shay. On the other hand, the trip she took to Florida and Turks and Caicos was about a week after she flew home from Copenhagen. But perhaps she needed a little bit of turn around time to pack and regroup. I am more inclined to think she had planned to go home early. In other earth shattering news, Carter shaved his trademark beard while they were in Turks.
Filming has been going on for about three weeks now and from all accounts, the younguns are talking over the show. Last night a Tamara Tattles spy in LA caught Lala filming for VPR at The District, a restaurant not too far from SUR. This is great. Even thought Lady Cocotte, the official VPR recapper here at Tamara Tattles doesn’t share my passion for all things Lala, she is my absolute favorite. Um, maybe tied with Kristen, but “crazy Kristen” not “one third of the triad of cunts Kristen.”
Speaking of Kristen, she has managed to go from outcast to friends with pretty much everyone. Things with Ariana and Lala seem to be improving as well. Kristen is smart. She knows that VPR is a big hit on Bravo and Bravo loves the show because it has the younger viewership that sells ad space. She needs storylines with Lala and James and Raquel to stay relevant.
Stassi on the other hand has simply continued to alienate people. The spoiler alert for Stassi is that Patrick has agreed to film this season! I wonder how that came about? And how will Stassi be with a boyfriend on the show? Katie and Stassi are beginning to see the writing on the wall. I expect them to attempt to make nice with Lala this season. Both Stassi and Katie are in danger of getting pushed out if they try to rule with an iron fist again this season. It appears based on social media interaction Katie and Stassi are still on the outs with Scheana for basically no reason at all.
In addition to Lala, Raquel will be back on the show in a larger role. Raquel was the Miss Sonoma County winner cast to play the role of James Kennedy’s girlfriend if you are wondering. Lala and Raquel seem to have teamed up with Ariana and Scheana. Both Lala and Raquel are volunteering at Vanderpump Dogs. Raquel has an interest in training companion dogs for disabled people, which seems to have endeared her to LVP. I’m sure LVP is trying to find an angle for a show about Vanderpump Dogs but I can’t really see the whole cuddling with puppies thing making for an entire show. You can expect to see a lot of Vanderpump Dogs on Vanderpump Rules next season though.
As for the older guys, it’s Jax’s turn to put a ring on it. Perhaps the last episode of the season? Kentucky has put up with a lot. Give the girl her Bravo wedding. I wonder if the Tom Tom nightclub will actually be a thing?
All I really care about is that Lala is back, front and center, snatching that crown away from Stassi and putting it on her head. Give them Lala.