James Kennedy Lures Lala Kent Back Into Friendship, Immediately F–ks It Up!
If you watched the most recent season of Vanderpump Rules, you know that James Kennedy was pretty much left without a friend in the world.
Sure, Tom Sandoval and Lisa might occasionally come to his defense, but if forced to choose between James and the rest of the group, they’d turn their backs on White Kanye faster than you can say “it’s not about the pasta.”
Of course, it wasn’t always that way.
James used to be close with Lala Kent, but that friendship went up in flames largely as a result of her relationship with Randall Emmett.
Lala and Randall are engaged these days, and Kent understandably grew tired of her supposed friend relentlessly talking smack about her fiance.
So Kent and Kennedy went their separate ways — but remarkably, he was recently able to convince her to give him a second chance.
(Okay, it’s more like 475th chance at this point, but who’s counting?)
“Friends and cast members alike were surprised and happy to hear that Lala and James patched things up,” an insider tells Hollywood Life.
Unfortunately, it seems the reconciliation was ridiculously short-lived:
“James invited Lala to work on music with him and she happily obliged, however, she was quickly offended when James took a dig, whether it was in good fun or not, at Randall,” says the source.
As you may have heard, Randall was involved in a feud with 50 Cent back in April.
And by “feud” we mean 50 relentlessly roasted Randall on social media, and Randall cowered in fear and literally paid him to stop.
Needless to say, it’s probably not Emmett’s favorite topic of conversation these days, and he and Lala were both quite pissed off to find that James had posted a meme referencing the incident.
The meme has since been deleted — but it seems the damage was done:
“When James and Lala made up, James told everyone it was his doing. Everyone is completely thrown off at how quickly that make-up lasted,” the insider continued.
“Lala is likely done forever with their friendship ever again.”
One person who’s not surprised that James once again proved himself to be a colossal douche is Katie Maloney:
“Katie isn’t surprised whatsoever that it didn’t take James long to burn Lala again,” says the source.
“Katie loves Lala but she couldn’t understand why she would try and make amends after everything he’s done to her and the rest of the group.”
And it seems Maloney shares many viewers’ opinion that James maintains ties to a group he seems to despise simply because he enjoys the cushy life of a reality star:
“Katie truly believes James is just a clout chaser and is doing anything he can to work his way into being friends with anyone just to stay on the show,” the insider adds.
“Katie isn’t convinced that James really wants to work at SUR, she thinks he’s doing it to stay in Lisa’s good graces and to keep a storyline going.
“She feels bad for Lala that she got hurt again by James and hopes this was the final straw for their friendship.”
We hope so too.
But considering Vanderpump films during the summer, you can expect him to cling to her coattails for a few more weeks.