Vanderpump Rules Recap
Who did James sleep with? Did Lala hook up with Jax? Is Brittany moving in? And how did we get “Schwartzified? Find out here:
Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 started last night and it was filled with drama! Let’s see where we pick up with our favorite OC women:
The Dubrow Family is still building their MASSIVE home. Have you guys ever seen the documentary Queen of Versailles? It is a documentary about a family who is building one of the largest homes in the United States. When the economic crisis hits, the family goes broke and cannot finish the building of their home. (Rest in peace to their daughter, Victoria Siegel, who passed away this week. Sad story!) Well Heather in this episode reminds me of that movie. I don’t know what kind of money Terry is making but it must be a TON because the house is HUGE! Almost too big. At one point we see Heather trying to remember how many bathrooms are in the home. I think she finally counted and it was around 14! Her closet is the size of my entire apartment. (Depressing.) So in this episode we see Heather with the kids and Terry walking around their new home which looks like it is nowhere near being done.
When we pick up with Tamra we find out that she is having boob problems. First she got huge boobs when she was 21, then she got them taken out, and now she wants new boobs. So we see her going to get her boobs done. She is sad because she remembers the last time she went under the knife she had her friends around her. This time, it is just Eddie. Tamra lets us know that she has watched last season and is trying to make changes in her life, like thinking before she speaks and not telling other people’s secrets. She admits that it’s not her style and that it has been difficult. I must say, Tamra looks absolutely amazing. She looks better now than she did when she was young. I hope to look like her at that age. Go Tamra!
Aside from the new boobs, Tamra is putting together a baby shower for her son, Ryan and daughter-in-law, Sarah. Tamra and Sarah have come a long way this year. When Ryan first told her that he met a girl on Instagram and they were getting married, Tamra was devastated. Since then, Tamra and Sarah have become extremely close. It is really cute to see them interacting on this episode. Tamra is excited about baby Ava coming. She has wanted a baby for some time and thinks that this is a great solution for her. Tamra turns her fitness studio into a country themed baby shower for the expecting couple. During the shower scene, we see old housewife, Lynne, show up. She and Tamra are still friends and they take a second to catch us up on her life. Lynne is now divorced and we see her here with her grandson, Carter.
Vicki is still working her ass off. That is one thing that I really respect about this woman. In this episode we find out that Brooks has moved in with her. She explains that it was tough to come home and have no one there to talk. So Brooks is here now and she is happy. We come to find out that Brooks is battling cancer. This is hard but Vicki seems to be taking good care of him. She is trying to keep his enthusiasm for life up by taking him on a trip to Mexico.
Shannon and husband, David, are having some serious turmoil in their relationship. The two are headed to a couples retreat. Once there, the therapist asks Shannon why they are coming to the retreat. Shannon divulges that she gets easily angered over things and she has been trying to fix that in herself. She also explains that David has had an affair. In the confessional, Shannon describes a time in which she caught her husband whispering to someone on the phone and later found dozens of hotel receipts in his brief case. She asked him if he was having an affair. He said yes. The couple is now here trying to mend their relationship.
New Housewife – Meghan King Edmonds
Aside from catching up with our old favorites, there is a new housewife in town. Her name is Meghan King Edmonds. She is the wife of former professional baseball player, Jim Edmonds. This woman is gorgeous. She is super young, super blonde, super tall and super skinny. She and Heather are friends and we actually saw her last season at the party Heather had for the breaking of ground for her new home. Meghan tells us how she became Jim Edmonds third wife. She explains that she had three rules for dating, all of which were broke. First, she would never date anyone who was more than 11 years older than her, Jim is 14 years older. Second, she would never date anyone who had children, Jim has four kids. Third, she would never date a professional athlete, Jim is a former professional baseball players. She is funny and talks about being closer in age to her step-daughter, who is 17, than she is to her husband, who is 44. She seems like she is going to be a great fit for this show as she is a housewife, she is beautiful, she is funny and in some of the scenes for upcoming shows, it looks like she loves drama! (Yay!)
That is all for this episode, just a general round up of what everyone is up to. There is much more in store for this season and I cannot wait to see what goes down!
Until next time…
Andy Cohen sits down with Bethenny Frankel
With the start of Real Housewives of New York right around the corner, Andy Cohen had a one-on-one with returning cast member Bethenny Frankel last night on his show Watch What Happens Live. If you missed it, it was REALLY good! I am going to let you guys know what happened, what questions Andy asked and how Bethenny responded. (FOREWARNING: I did not fully transcribe the interview, I just took down the important stuff and some of the information in here will just be summarization.) Here is what went down:
Andy Cohen: Are you divorced?
Bethenny Frankel: “No.”
Andy: Do you guys live together?
Bethenny: “I don’t know where I live. I may sleep here tonight.”
Andy: What ruined the relationship?
Bethenny: “Fame, attention and money does not bring out the best in everybody. Money is root of all evil.”
Andy: What did you learn?
Bethenny: “I learned you need to go with your gut. I learn more from mistakes than successes.” Frankel says. She explains that as a woman your biological clock starts to tick and you want certain things in life but relationships are hard and don’t work like that. “I’m so precise and matters of the heart aren’t like that,” she explains. “Cracks become craters,” she says explaining that little things that come up in relationships that feel wrong eventually build up and turn into bigger things. She says as women we try to make situations look “pretty” and confessed that she was really good at that.
Andy: Would you ever get married on TV again?
Andy: Do you believe in marriage?
Bethenny: “I will never get legally married to anyone ever again.”
Andy: Why did you come back?
Bethenny: “I don’t think people know me anymore,” She explains. She talks about how everyone read about her in the press and how everyone saw her on her talk show but doesn’t really know her. She forgot how “liberating” reality television is and she said that it feels “comfortable” for her. She also expresses that she really misses the connection between her and the viewers. She explains that she went through so much of her life with the viewers and she truly missed that bond.
Andy: At one point did you think you were too big for the show?
Bethenny: “At times I was embarrassed about the show,” she admits. “Now coming back I feel proud to do it.” She says that it feels like a different show now because it seems more honest and real.
Andy: Will Brynn (Bethenny’s daughter) be on the show?
Bethenny: “No! She is a little girl and I don’t want that for her. We are adults we can make those decisions.”
Andy: You and Ramona start off with a bang in the second episode. (They play a clip of Ramona fighting with Bethenny because both women planned brunches.)
Bethenny: “Oh, God! We’re still here! I’ve gone on this big journey and we are still here,” she explains of her relationship with Ramona. “It evolves,” she tells us. “It’s a season for transition.”
Andy: Let me ask you about the other housewives. Carole is new to you.
Bethenny: “We get along well.” (They show a clip of Bethenny and Carole out to dinner. They are laughing as Carole tells Bethenny of a dream she had about the two being lesbians together. It was a cute clip. I knew they would get a long!)
Andy: What about Heather? You both has strong personalities.
Bethenny: “She worked my nerves on the show.” (Cut to a clip of Heather confronting Bethenny several different times on the show.)
Andy: With the show about to premiere there are a lot of stories about you being difficulty to work with. Are these from the other housewives?
Andy: Do you sell stories?
Andy: Any contact with Alex or Jill from the previous seasons?
Bethenny: “I saw Jill at a party and said hi,” She tells us. She explains that it was just small talk between the ex-besties and that she has no ill will for Jill. (Wow, nice rhyme.) She also said she has not seen Alex who has since moved to Australia.
Andy: Asks about housewives from other series.
Bethenny: “I like her,” Bethenny says when asked about Nene Leakes of Real Housewives of Atlanta. “I enjoy her company. She makes me laugh. At least she is being honest, this is who she really is,” she says of the famous housewife.
Bethenny: “It’s been contentious from afar,” Bethenny says of her relationship with Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey. “She would talk about me and it became really cowardly. It was not a face-to-face battle because I don’t know her. She’s a mother and to be away from your kids, I can’t think of something worse. It always amazes me the type of person who goes on a reality television with skeletons in the closet.”
Andy: Dating anyone?
Bethenny: “I’m not dating anyone now.”
Andy: As Cher says, “Do you believe in life after love?”
Bethenny: “I do believe in life after love.”
Reunion Part 2
Ok so you all know by now that I absolutely LOVE Vanderpump Rules, right?! Well then you have to trust me when I say last night’s episode was a real bore. I love reunions on Bravo because they are usually a lot of drama-filled craziness. Although last night did have its moments the show almost felt like a recap of the season. So here are the three important take-aways of last night.
Stassi Has A Sex Tape
While the SUR crew was ganging up on Stassi she tried to defend her mean-girl behavior by actually outing herself. “Do you all really want to know why I dislike Scheana?” Stassi says. The cast all seems to know what Stassi is talking about but no one says anything in response. Andy Cohen has no idea what is going on so he asks what happened. Stassi let’s us all know that her ex-boyfriend came into SUR with a “video” and was showing it to everyone. Scheana watched it and apparently told him to sell it to TMZ. Scheana claims she never told him to sell it to TMZ but that is what Stassi heard.
Jax tattooed Stassi’s face on his arm
Yes, Jax is at it again with his idiotic tattoos. Does he not think?! This time he got some ink that he calls a “hybrid” of Stassi and Carmen tattooed on his upper arm. Andy Cohen asks to see it, so Jax shows it. “You are a straight up serial killer,” Stassi says in reaction to the tattoo.
Kristen admits she reached out to Miami Girl First
We finally get the truth behind the Miami girl situation. Kristen Doute finally admits that she was the one to reach out to Miami girl. This again started the Miami girl conversation. Tom still denies that he slept with this girl. Jax admits that he lied to Kristen about Tom sleeping with her. Jax claims that Miami girl told Jax that she slept with Tom and admits he did not actually see anything. Ariana says that sometimes she wishes Sandoval would cut Jax off as a friend because of all of Jax’s hurtful lying. Jax apologizes and admits he has gone over to their apartment crying and apologizing about the damage he has done. Tom clears it all up by announcing that he doesn’t sleep with girls while they are on their period, which Miami girl was. (Why do we now know the when Miami girl is menstruating? Thanks for clearing that up Tom.)
Aside from these three things not a lot else happens. Katie basically tears Stassi a new one the entire episode. Stassi apologizes to the cast for the things she has said about them. (She never apologizes!) We find out Katie actually did not “motor boat a D”. Tom Schwartz fakes a proposal to Katie. Kristen claims Jax is the root of everyone’s problems. And Jax sits around with a constant look of disgust on his face. (He was an absolute treat during this reunion show.)
Next week we will take a look at Vanderpump Rules from behind the scenes in the final episode of season 3 (tear). Until next week…
The Reunion – Part 1
Last night was part one of the Vanderpump Rules Season 3 Reunion. The reunion was held by non-other than our favorite late night host and reality reunion extraordinaire, Andy Cohen. When the show begins you see Kristen and James, Katie and Schwartz, Lisa Vanderpump, Jax, Scheana, and Tom and Ariana. Here is what happened with each of the SUR couples and cast members:
Kristen and James
Welcome to your first reunion James! (Poor little guy.) He is definitely not the most popular here. He doesn’t say a single intelligent thing this reunion episode but does try to chime in with ridiculous statements like, “Hot people like to f*#$ hot people.” (Sorry for the language, don’t kill the messenger! That is a direct quote. AND REALLY?! Who says that? Andy Cohen had a field day with that one.)
James tells us that it was hard to go through Kristen’s obsession with Sandoval but now she is 100% over him and they are madly in love. (Yeah right!) The only other part of the reunion that involved James was reliving the fight that he and Tom Sandoval got in at Scheana’s birthday party. Here we revisited one of my favorite parts of the show, the “Beamer-selfie” vs. “Honda Civic-selfie” moment.
Kristen, in the meantime, was getting killed by Tom, Ariana, Scheana and Jax. (Mainly Jax.) Jax cannot stand her any longer and is completely disgusted with her. He yells at her several times and makes faces anytime she speaks.
One person that can stand Kristen?! (This is a shocker!) Stassi! We find out that Stassi and Kristen actually talk and see eachother once in a while.
Katie and Tom Schwartz
Katie and Tom are doing really good. Tom is very quiet, not saying much this episode.
Katie, on the other hand, looks ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! She was the prettiest of the entire night. Her hair was done differently and longer. She looked gorgeous. (I want her hair!) Katie shows that she has grown so much. She stands up to Stassi face-to-face in this episode. She talks about being such a good friend to her and not getting the same respect. She also talks about how grateful she is for going to Miami with the gang. It really changed how she felt about her co-workers and she is really happy about that.
How miserable was this guy last night? Seriously! I usually love Jax because he is light and funny. He was MISERABLE. You could tell by the look on his face that he was just really not having a good time. There was a constant look of disgust on his face.
Andy Cohen questioned Jax about everything from dating Carmen, to dating Tiffany, to dating both at the same time. He asked about Jax’s relationship with John, if they had ever been together. Jax claims that he has never had a sexual relationship with John.
Jax was also attacked about his constant over exaggerations of events. He was also accused of hooking up with a girl in the bathroom of the hotel room Tiffany had got for him. He claimed she was throwing up and they did not hook up. Sandoval does not believe that.
Jax was most miserable last night because of Kristen. He told her several times to shut up and that he hated her. He was an absolute misery to watch.
Honestly, the little SUR diva didn’t do much on the episode. She chimed in here and there but nothing notable happened with her this episode.
Tom Sandoval and Ariana
Tonight we found out that the couple has taken the next step in their relationship and they have moved in together! In the apartment Tom used to share with Kristen. (Awkward!) Sandoval and Ariana are both completely fed up with Kristen and her psychotic antics.
Tom is also fed up with Jax lies but says they are still friends because Jax does nothing maliciously. He claims Jax is very insecure and that is why he does the things that he does. Lisa Vanderpump disagrees with Toms analysis of Jax and thinks that Jax just does not care about anyone but himself. Tom and Jax seem to still be friends.
Yes! Stassi actually shows up to SUR for the reunion. It is her first time face-to-face with a lot of these people. (And she shows her true emotions — anxiety, nervousness — before heading into the reunion by chugging a miniature bottle of Fireball Whiskey.) She comes in wearing a hideous white dress with black checkered lines on it. It makes her appear bigger than she normally is. (Stassi you are so beautiful! WHY THAT DRESS?!)
So what was Stassi’s part in this reunion? She was the punching bag. The cast went HAM on this girl, and deservedly so. Katie told her that she is the most selfish person she has ever met. Ariana let Stassi know that the reason she gave her a hard time was because Stassi was a horrible friend to Katie. Tom Schwartz told Stassi to shut up. Jax on the other hand said he would always be there for Stassi no matter what.
Cast members called her out for acting like she was better than everyone else and for thinking they are all stupid. Stassi claimed that she never thought the cast was stupid. They all called her out for lying about that.
Andy Cohen asked Stassi why her boyfriend never appeared on the show. She responded that this was not him scene. The cast immediately began to mock her, responding, “Because he’s a real man!”
When asked about running from Jax, Stassi explained that she has a boyfriend so it is not right of her to hang out with her ex. She also said that Jax lies to hurt people and she doesn’t want to be a part of that any longer.
Next time on Vanderpump Rules… It is reunion, part 2! Stassi seems to continue to get beat up from the cast. And Tom looks like he is giving Katie a ring (NOT A RING ON A STRING?!) Is he going to ask her to marry him? Are they engaged? How did I not see this on Instagram? Maybe it is not true! Ah!
Until next week…
Last night was SADLY the finale of season 3 of Vanderpump Rules. (Don’t worry, we still have three episodes to go. Thanks for letting us know Ariana!) Here are the three things that happened in last night’s finale:
1. SUR 10 Year Anniversary Photo Shoot
Once a year, for whatever reason, Lisa Vanderpump sets up a photo-shoot for the SUR staff. (I live in Normalville, USA so waiting tables at a restaurant doesn’t come with annual photo-shoots.) Lisa plans to shoot 1950’s themed pictures at The Pink Motel and the pictures look seriously AMAZING. (See pics from staff Instagram accounts below.) The girls look gorgeous in high waisted skirts, bathing suits and shorts. The men look like “greasers” as Jax describes, wearing white tees, tight pants and leather jackets. The shoot went really well. The staff looked great, except for Jax who thought he looks awesome. “I’m not going to lie, I look good. Got the Botox going. Hairs looking good.” He says of himself. In all reality, Jax looked really odd! He shaved his face which made me realize he had a larger than normal Philtrum. (That’s the area between the nose and upper lip. Yes, I had to Google it.) On top of that, he found it sexy to flare his nostrils in every picture. I found it hilarious. (See his pictures below.)
Because the shoot was going so well, in typical dysfunctional SUR family fashion Scheana decides she must royally f*&# it up for a few people. After one shoot she called Tom Sandoval over and says she needs to talk to him. She tells him about Jax’s claim that he slept with Miami girl. Tom, mad as hell, denies it and asks why Jax is lying. Scheana doesn’t know what to believe as she thinks Jax has been on an honesty kick.
Next Scheana decides it’s right to sincerely bother the mind of her best friend as she goes into hair and makeup to tell Ariana about Jax’s confession. Ariana does not believe any of it and says, “I’m not stupid. I’m smarter than every single person I’ve met in my entire life.” (IDK what that has to do with anything.) Scheana asks her if she truly thinks anything happened in Miami. Ariana looks her in the eyes and says no. Scheana tells her that she will never bother her about it again.
Thanks to Scheana’s inappropriately timed gossip, Sandoval confronts Jax after a shoot the two have together. Jax is pissed and says that he never said Tom slept with Miami girl. (LIAR! Doesn’t this remind you of the photo shoot a few years back when the two were in towels taking pictures and totally angry with one another. It reminded the producers so much so that they flashbacked to it.) Ariana hears the two fighting and invites herself into the mix and both boys start to walk away, Jax losing his cool.
Way to go Scheana, you are totally the queen of something. That something is drama! You couldn’t just keep it to yourself and tell everyone when they were separated and in private?!
Here are some pictures from the shoot:
(From left to right – Katie, Jax, Scheana, Tom, Ariana.)
(From left to right – Tom, Ariana, Scheana, Jax. Katie in front.)
(Top, from left to right – Scheana, James, Random SUR employee, Katie. Bottom – James.)
(From left to right -Ariana, Katie.)
(From left to right – Katie, Scheana, Random SUR employee who is too nice to be on the show.)
(Back row, left to right – Tom, Ariana, Lisa Vanderpump, Scheana, Kristina, Katie, Peter. Front row, left to right – Vail, James, Jax.)
2. Stassi gets “dethroned”
Stassi shows up to SUR to meet with Lisa and to get some goat-cheese balls. (Whatever that means.) Lisa advises Stassi to make up with Katie. She tells her Katie was a good friend to her and that Katie could also use a friend. Lisa invites Stassi to come out to the 10 year anniversary party.
Everyone shows up at SUR for the party. When I say everyone, I mean EVERYONE — Jax, Tom Sandoval, Ariana, Tom Schwartz, Katie, Peter, Vail. James comes with Kristen, after begging Lisa to allow her to come since she is forbidden to step foot into SUR again. (How does a restaurant ban work? Did Lisa take out a restraining order on the girl?) And Kristina Kelly does the unthinkable, she actually brings STASSI!
Stassi walks in and hugs Kristen and James saying, “YOLO.” Katie, Scheana and Ariana watch from a distance in shock. They also watch as Stassi does a shot with Kristen. (Ok Stassi, SO – you are no longer friends with Katie because she went to Miami with people you didn’t like so that she could be with her boyfriend but you are going to do shots with a psychotic girl who slept with your ex-boyfriend and that is ok?! Makes PERFECT sense!) Kristina Kelly (who I never really liked, mainly because she is boring and she is not hot like she thinks she is) decides she is going to stir a pot which does not need stirred by telling Stassi, “If she had any respect for your friendship she would have gotten up, came over here and said hello.” (No need to make an irrationally angry Stassi more angry.)
Stassi walks over to Katie and asks to talk to her. They sit down in the back of the restaurant.
“Why does it have to be like this?” Stassi questions Katie.
The two talk back and forth, fighting. Stassi tells Katie that her going to Miami is no reason not to talk to one another. Katie explains that she did not make that decision and that Stassi was the one not answering phone calls or texts. The two continue to fight, getting no where.
“Katie is the host body for some Scheana loving parasite that has completely taken over her,” Stassi erratically confesses to us. (Can she please have her own show?! She is truly hilarious!)
Stassi ends up leaving the conversation with no real closure or apology. The two do not make up.
Stassi goes back to the bar and talks with Lisa. She tells Lisa that she spoke with Katie. Mid-conversation Lisa warns Stassi that Jax has just walked in. She didn’t want Stassi to be caught off-guard. Stassi literally goes into full panic-mode and basically runs out of SUR while Lisa yells for her to stop.
We see Stassi walk away from SUR and the cast wishes her farewell:
“So long Stassi being jealous of me.” – Scheana (Stop thinking so highly of yourself.)
“So long Stassi’s tiara.” – Katie
“So long Stassi’s, ‘It’s my birthday!’” – Tom Sandoval
“So long Stassi’s corny statement necklaces.” – Tom Schwartz
“So long Stassi trying to boss me around.” – Scheana
(“So long Stassi’s hilarious comments.” – Me, while crying because I love her and she is hilarious!)
Kristen goes psychotic one last time
Before heading to SUR we see James and Kristen getting ready for the party. James asks Kristen if she can promise him that this will be the last time she obsesses over Tom. Kristen agrees that this will be it.
As they walk into SUR the production crew plays a song about a “Hot Mess”. (HA! Kristen’s theme song.) Kristen greets Lisa and they talk. Lisa asks Kristen what she has learned from her firing. She also asks Kristen to not cause any problems tonight. “If Tom wasn’t a cheating, liar there wouldn’t be any problems,” Kristen says in response. “Let him go,” Lisa says also advising her to make it right with Tom and Ariana.
Sandoval, with Schwartz, tells Jax that he needs to speak to him. They head outside behind the restaurant. (The usual fighting/confronting/Jax being an ass hole spot.) Jax denies ever telling Kristen that Tom slept with Miami girl. (Again, why are you lying? It is all on camera!)
“Hi boys! How’s it going? Am I interrupting something?” Kristen says walking out of SUR and into a mess.
Kristen let’s Tom and Tom know that Jax did tell her and others from SUR that Sandoval had sex with Miami girl.
Jax loses it, “They’re still not going to like you no matter what!” Jax screams at Kristen, red-faced.
“Stop deflecting Jax,” Sandoval responds.
“You’re a liar and a cheater,” Kristen says to Tom.
“And you’re a psycho,” Tom responds. “You burn through friends like Jax burns through condoms!”
Kristen gets up and walks back into the restaurant. She heads straight over to Ariana who is sitting with Lisa and Katie.
“I’ve said everything I can to your boyfriend, and to you. Good Luck!” Kristen says and then walks away.
The three look at each other with confused looks on their faces.
In the end, Vail continues to flirt with Peter. Tom VERY dramatically asks Ariana, in front of Lisa and Katie, to move in with him. (I seriously thought he was proposing in SUR. But at the same time, I knew he wasn’t because I would have seen the ring in a million Twitter or Instagram pics.) Katie tells Tom she is growing impatient with him and he better decide over the next 6 months what he wants. Lisa plays a slide show of the SUR crew’s 10th anniversary pictures while Kristen sits around rolling her eyes and pretending to throw up. At the end, you see everyone leave the restaurant and Peter lock the place up.
Not really! OF COURSE there are more episodes but only three more. Next week is part one of the reunion and from what Andy Cohen told us on Watch What Happens Live last night, Stassi gets beat up on, pretty badly! He said the entire cast’s mood changed when she walked in. In clips for next week you see Katie really going at Stassi calling her “selfish”.
Can’t wait to see what happens!
Until next week…