I find him to be extremely charming and interesting. I like his whole vibe and I want to know more about his mom and his cousin too!
Now, do I find it to be a little bit of a red flag that he thought Kathryn might be a good partner? Yes.
But it also makes me respect her more that she chose someone seemingly so great. I’m not sure if they break up or whatever but I really hope we get to see more of him!
BA BA DOO BA BA DEE DEE DEE. The trailer for the much-awaited Southern Charm season is finally here. Thank god. But one thing really stood out to me, that I can't help but dissect and reflect on. So if you guys recall a few years ago, there was a love triangle between Austen, Chelsea and Shep, where Shep took it upon himself to make Austen look bad (which isn't that hard tbh). And now I think Austen is focused on getting his revenge by talking sh*t on Shep to his girlfriend Taylor. He's been waiting for this. Trust me.
But as for the rest of the trailer, it doesn't look that enticing if we are being completely honest here.... it was like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ a lot of what they showed we've already known about, and the drama doesn't really seem to be there. We know that Naomie and Paige and Craig all get along. We know Austen and Craig make up. We know Madison gets engaged. I just wasn't feeling it. But I hope they prove me wrong and give us a great juicy season.
What do you guys think????
This Craig versus Austen stuff is bullshit as it relates to Naomie. They need to figure out their own problems WITHOUT comparing what’s been said by Craig about naomie. Especially to her—that’s just so shitty to have people argue/tell you how someone else described you when you’re already hurting and only reached out months earlier in a a moment of trying to gain comfort. Misogynistic bullshit in southern charm yet again
OK I told you guys two weeks ago that I went to the Pillows and Beers Live Show with Austen Kroll and Craig Conover in NYC on April 1. I wrote in my post that they mentioned that two other Bravolebs were going to join Winter House, and we all sort of assumed it was the Toms from Vanderpump, which seems more and more likely as more rumors are leaked.
But I wanted to tell you a little MORE about the show, in case you're interested!!
-- I had bought nose bleed seats, but when we went to sit in them, the usher bumped us to second row center, like 5 feet from the stage. Obviously, they wanted to fill the expensive front seats that no one had bought 😂
-- Austen’s sister Katie was in the audience, and shotgunned a beer on stage with them at the end.
-- Same with Jason from Winter House ❄️
-- Big cheers for Paige every time Craig said her name. She's got fans!!
-- Craig said, “Obviously I was hooked on Aderall because it’s awesome!” He said it was his “happy pill” lololol
-- There was SO much chatter from the audience during the show. It felt like no one was really paying attention! It was almost as if we were at a bar and they just happened to be on stage; the crowd was noisy y'all
-- And to be fair, the audience wasn’t paying attention because the show was BORING. There was little structure to the show, and one of the things Craig and Austen discussed was, “Which Christmas movie do you like better, The Holiday or Love Actually?” It’s like they googled “what topics do millennial women like to talk about” and made slides around them. Their topics for discussion ranged from Disney to Harry Potter... very random and pandering the audience...
-- … but no one in the audience could be bothered to listen lol
-- The vibe of the show was definitley Blackout. Craig and Austen drank a TON on stage, and the audience drank a lot, too. The whole venue smelled like hot wine breath.
-- Craig is pretty funny on the fly, and definitely carried the show. Austen was a mess and really didn’t have much to say — he’d just kind of riff on what Craig said. Austen rarely moved the conversation forward.
-- Craig was way more charming/funny/smart on stage than I thought he’d be. He did seem to understand that he was there to give something to the audience. Austen just seemed to be there to get drunk
-- They both said that they won high school drama kings. That tracks!
-- As far as the Austen/Lindsay/Ciara thing, Austen said that he thought he was doing Hot Boy Summer when he went to Summer House. Crowd chanted “bull shit!” when he said it, it was awesome.
-- Someone yelled at Austen, “everybody hates you!” Everyone laughed, incld. Austen. But overall, it was a welcoming, very drunk crowd just there to party.
WOULD I RECOMMEND GOING?
-- Sure???? I mean, I haven't left the house in years it feels due to C*vid so it was a thrill just to be in a theater.
-- The show itself was not entertaining at all, but it WAS entertaining to see how Craig and Austen are. Like I said, I was really surprised by Craig. Austen was a lost child up there just looking to drink. I mean, at one point he left the stage to go pee.
- Buy the cheap seats. Seems like you might get bumped to fill the expensive seats, like we did!
- It was fun to be around a lot of women who you know you could just talk Summer House/Southern Charm with, no sweat. It was a fun sense of community in that way.
Any questions, happy to answer!
Deuxmoi just got an anonymous email (that is completely unvetted) with some rumors for this coming season of 'Southern Charm'. In the post it says:
- Craig and Naomi multiple hook ups have the cast talking
- Naomi hooks up with Whitney
- Austen and Craig throw punches
- Austen is with a new girl Olivia
- Shep has some shocking scenes
-Madison's fiance is not shown
What I can't get over is this Craig and Naomi thing- is this like known?!?!?! Does Paige know??? Have I been living under a rock???? Paige, I love you so much. You can do better.
So many thoughts on this episode.
(1) Paige’s comments and facial expressions at the end of this dinner were so ugh—like you’re fooling no one, you’re pulling Craig’s puppet strings but you’re making the both of you look like assholes and don’t even realize it.
(2) I thought naomie and Venita were closer friends but them being show friends bc they went to high school together is believable. I still thought naomie was too harsh.
(3) would you quit your job and take the free trip or keep your independence? I think the answer depends on whether you have strong unrequited feelings for the other person
(4) why…is Austen…becoming attractive to me again…
(5) is Kathryn on this show or not?
It’s really surprising to me that Naomi is narrator this season considering that she had a bad reputation with production before filming and because she hasn’t been on the show for a while. I don’t hate it! I just find it an interesting choice. Tbh glad it’s not Craig or Austen or Kathryn. I guess it was slim pickings!
I just learned that Madison LeCroy is a "friend of" on Southern Charm season 8 -- she's not a full-time cast member. When I saw the cast photo yesterday I thought she was in it, but turns out Austen Kroll's new girlfriend Olivia looks just like Madison, and she's in the cast photo, hence my confusion.
Madison is obviously happy now and engaged and they just bought a home in Charleston. Shep Rose and Austen joked on the red carpet yesterday that she keeps him away from the show... maybe that's why she's not full-time: she didn't want to share her relationship on TV (smart lady) and thus, was "demoted" or chose a "lesser role."
Madison was always one of the smarter, if not messier ones in the group, and while I'll miss the absolute chaos bombs she drops, I gotta respect her decision to keep her private life private. I wonder if she took advice from Cameran...
Other than getting in others peoples business and rightfully getting yelled at, Olivia is just not doing it for me. We get it. You’re spoiled your parents are in love you want a great guy. But Austen is not a great guy and tbh I don’t get why she’s full time. I’m very interested in what Madison has going on sans Austen. I respect her for finding someone who treats her the way she deserves but I sure wish he wanted to be on the show because it would be a lot better