Where were you when you first heard about #Scandoval?
An affair drama that lights up fans of the reality television series Bravo. Vanderpump Rules and the broader Internet (with the requisite scandalous moniker) seems to be heralding a shift in celebrity tide this week. Not just a buffet news for consumers who have been watching the program for a long time. and casual gossip gossip too, but Rubicon skips it when regularly The New York Times surrender to spread the same scandal as Wednesday (Accompanied by a cheeky tweet asking, among other things, what is “Vanderpump”?)
Suddenly, the entertainment real estate that is usually reserved for the likes of Angelina Jolie or J.Lo seems to make room for those who are usually associated with obscure corners of the celebrity solar system. How did we get here? Let us explain.
from the moment the camera gradually Moving from the dining room to the kitchen, in 2013, inside a West Hollywood diner, spectators following in the footsteps of Sorkin and Scheana, a Scarlet Letter server, a hungry audience emerged.
Ding-ding-ding: That’s what they call it. “Back Door Pilot”
For a time we were in the world of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills—land of la-di-da and air-kisses like Jackie Collins—and onward we’re in the realm of committed waiters. Courtesy of Vanderpump Rules And the characters: Jax and Stassi and Kristen and Tom and Tom and Katie and the gang.
you must be there As far as the history of reality television goes, Partly because this messy, dreamy-looking waiter had been speculating and feuding for years before the show – a history steeped in it – but also because of the show. As others have said, like the WeHo version of Downton Abbey fit in with the times Melrose Place (plot: check; Cool trick: check). Think. party downbut made it more cruel.
Loyalists run the gamut from Rihanna to feminist scholar Roxanne Gay. (which both posted about the show). John Legend played the theme song until it caught my ear. period They even once made them spread by calling it a “The perfect reality show”
And although the show’s movements inevitably shift over the course of the decade, when the gang started “Mature,” not to mention becoming famous and rich. which threatens to usurp the space of the show One thing has never changed: the enthusiasm of these hustlers. (Even if the content of the struggle changes)
In other words, “thirsty” texts. They represent the ambitious crowd that flock to L.A. year after year. in the hope that it will be successful one way or another While trying to escape pressing expectations and negotiate with the imposters at the core of Hollywood’s perpetual hustle and bustle. The journey has been portrayed in everything from camp novels and classic movies. valley of dollsto underrated Warren Beatty movies.shampooFrom the 1970s and now Bravo reality TV show about the life of a hot and promiscuous waitress.
Almost every cat on #Pump RulesAs you know, come to this city to try to become a model or a musician or an actor, à la an old cliche. Ironically, the group found their way to fame by falling into the rabbit hole of reality TV. Ironically, but also of the 21st century.
It turns out that even the irony itself is a mirror of the further irony. What has happened in the past few days?: TMZ broke the news on Friday that Peter Pan, Tom Sandavol, one of the OGs on the show Unresolved, has blatantly cheated on his partner of nearly nine years, top mixologist Arianna Madix, with Raquel Levis. their best friend innocent little girl (Or so we thought) engaged to fellow actor DJ James Kennedy. Until last year, Levis crossed a line midway through last season with Tom Schwartz, Sandoval’s best friend and business partner, who recently divorced his wife of several years, Katie Maloney, another OG.
Trust me when I say this is a special mini version—and it will use the same wall chart that Carrie Mathison used. hometown To describe the romantic and central six-degree relationship. Of course, many Bravo fan accounts were just too happy to do so. The intensity of the investment of fans in these Bravo shows is comparable to the concentration of investment of the talk show. general hospital or day of our livesA fanatic during the high soap operas of the 1980s and 1990s, we know These people. We follow these people).
The level of betrayal and shards of Easter Eggs some have sifted over the past few days is so enormous that for Bravoholics, one Lainey Gossip writer assumed, “This is our Brangelina breakup. be ours Bennifer canceled the wedding the first time. it’s ours don’t worry dear mess. Andy Cohen posted a story about dreaming about Ariana because he was as into the drama as we are.”
Instagram account Domoy (real life Gossip Girl of social media) is all over the place, naturally, like an army of tik tok detective. have Endless Reddit threads too.Popular podcast speaker Kate Casey gives some examples of the craze when she tweeted: “I am ready to direct and produce a true crime documentary about #pump rules Stories using graphs, archives, photos and videos from drones. Mobile Phone Forensics Reconstruction Reenforcement and the interview…”
However, what I find most intriguing is the extent to which “Scandoval” dominates the Fame Economy, not only with its constant updates. populationrocking chair of the celebrity outlet but Sixth page—The Magna Carta of Gossip – On Saturday morning, about 16 hours after the bombshell exploded, it provided 19 total story updates covering every possible aspect. by Monday afternoon There are over 50 updates on Twitter and an approximate count on IG.
Who knows when? Who’s covering whom? breadth of betrayal length of relationship Some obvious clues (Tom is dressing up as his mistress for Halloween, for example!) Raquel’s PR strategy. and her latest mess during the media round. Potential repercussions for the two restaurants where two of the Toms were involved in. How was Lisa Vanderpump making an emergency flight to New York to appear? See what’s happening live on Wednesday. Another cast member, Lala Kent, In the midst of her own messy divorce, how is nuclear going off? Rumors that her one-time ally Scheana “Fierce confrontation” with Raquel when she finds out! How camera roll looks and how to extend the season
not even the marriage Bennifer—finally!—has seen this much coverage. At least from my point of view. These hard efforts have essentially brought out what they wanted when they targeted Hollywood. Even if there is a cloud of poison Squeezing real celebs and drawing attention away from them (no matter what “real celebs” mean, considering in the age of social media, AB- and C-lists seem to be in the same clone. And even Meghan and Harry’s cover-up methods are no different. from the template of a reality star)
Numbers for clicks must be reasonable. sixth page Go deep enough with what they do Which is interesting to me that the exit has been moving in this direction for quite some time. When the topography of movie stars, singers and social figures which once received ink every day in new york postCourage keeps the wheel spinning at more and more famous gossip columns. They’re basically in business together. Great integration between networks that work on the clutter on and off screen. and media organizations that have to feed the beast 24/7.
To keep the content mill powered depends on how many characters are constantly running. And the plot continues, so Bravo has no problem with this. Erika Jayne’s legal turmoil and riches! The latest march to Jen Shah’s prison! The never-ending daughter-in-law rivalry between Gorgas and Giudices! divorce and death Secrets and flat friendships It literally never ends.
over the years Especially the vintage New York Housewives franchise. sixth page Always looks like a character on this show. The leaked story will cause on-camera drama. which will encourage more stories which inevitably created more conflicts between women. And it invites more drama. Horses. Transportation. Horses. You bet. Latest Tom-and-Raquel
For a show that’s been around for as long as it’s been—though many have called this year’s season a comeback. Even before this new scandal—I always wondered if the star of an art life-imitating show like #PumpRules would finally end. What’s the future? Questions that still linger in the minds of curious pro watchers like Ryan Bailey. this week on Twitter: “So what’s left for Tom? For a few more seasons of this show, the band had to pay 5 percent of any profits made at the “come meet the Tom’s” concert (which would disappear after this season) to TomTom, Schwartz and Sandy’s (which was far from profitable). ) and…”
It’s still an open question. Although one thing is certain. These people have never been more famous. And fame is always more famous.
Henry Kissinger once boldly claimed that power was the greatest aphrodisiac. Obviously Old Henry had never met a Bravo star.
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