The Sur Dish

Jax explains why he came to Vegas and why he and Stassi are Ross and Rachel, and Tom explains his shirtlessness.

Jan 28, 20130

Jax Taylor

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to go to Vegas?
Jax Taylor: I wasn't going to cancel my trip because all my friends were going. I mean deep down inside I knew it was probably a bad idea. But Tom, Tom, and Peter were going and those guys are like my best friends. It was a road trip. Stassi doesn't own Vegas.

I thought maybe I could stay away from her, but I think something got inside me. In my mind, I just wanted to go and enjoy the time with my friends.

Bravotv.com: Were you shocked that Frank had tried to drive such a wedge between you and Stassi?
JT: He can still try all he wants. It's never going to happen. He keeps trying to drive her from me, and the more he does that, the more he's just pushing himself away from her. If he was a more confident person he would know that he should just let it go. But the fact that he tries so hard to keep me away, I think she see that too. The stuff that he says, the under-the-breath comments, and little stuff like that it just shows that he is a little worried. And he has every right to be. I've been in her life a long time. She's just not going to forget about me overnight. We have a lot of history. And I know that she still loves me. I still love her. It's obviously a bad time right now. But we do have a future together. He just has to realize that.

Bravotv.com: Why did you also decide to send flowers to Stassi, knowing that she would be with Frank when she got them?
JT: I mean, yeah we're fighting, but, she is my girlfriend of two years and it's her birthday. When I sent the flowers, I wasn't going to go Vegas. So I thought maybe I'd send her a bouquet of flowers to say "Happy Birthday. I miss you. I love you" to show her that, all things set aside, I hoped she would have a wonderful birthday.

93 comments
Hollywood-if-she-could
Hollywood-if-she-could

Stassi broke your nose and said you deserved it? Ummm that's abuse and no one deserves that...no matter what you did. Imagine a girl saying , oh I deserved the broken nose and all the puts downs...I hope you guys find happiness but you need to realize you deserve better then that...that'd not right the way she abuses you, emotionally and physically....maybe she chased you in to the arms of that Vegas girl just like she says you sent her to Frank....ok, lesson learned....now don't let her walk all over you...make her treat you with respect and stop taking all the blame or she will never come back....she will just see you as the poor guy she can string along and punish....

ogates
ogates

Jax--act your age--your NOT twenty-something anymore but I must say you and Stassi share something else--the same maturity level-- Stassi doesn't "own" Vegas but you were wearing a cap and shades in the car ride there like trying to hide yourself because you knew you were not welcome by the birthday girl to her birthday celebration--ugh--grow-up!

Smittie684
Smittie684

When 30-something year old men are taking their shirts off in a parking lot and trying to fight each other, you just know they are trash. And even worse, Kristen and Katie are probably the worst friends I've ever seen. True friends support each other and don't throw each other under the bus. These girls are mean and horrible. I hope the whole cast is embarrassed by this show. Even if it is fake, why would you want to portray yourself in this way? Remember, this type of thing follows you around forever. There is literally no rationality, no protagonist. Not even Lisa. Only crazy, unfriendly, immature, insecure people. Oh and I'm pretty sure the two Toms are banging each other. 

marianb6
marianb6

jax.. u knew u were gonna light a fire when you went to that party, and stassi even though i get why u left jax(sleeping in the car in front of the apt..sure buddy) i think it wasnt the classiest move to start banging and making out on camera with a mutual co worker..also btw sweety.. ur no princess u r a waitress..albeit glorified but u r the help hon.

CaptainMurfy
CaptainMurfy

BTW, who the heck screams out in a restaurant "EX-METH ADDICT! HAHA! In that chipmunk chirpy voice Laura-Leigh?

CaptainMurfy
CaptainMurfy

This is the most obviously fake "reality" show that I've ever seen! I think that Jax and Stassi are very much together. Just read their Twitter pages. Did you all watch them when they were on WWHL? They were sitting next to each other and leaning in toward each other . When a caller asked if they were back together, Stassi stumbled a bit. I don' t believe that she's really that horrible in real life. Nor do I believe that Jax is quite as directionless as he appears to be. Additionally, l've never seen two lunks "not fight" like that in my life! remember they are aspiring actors. Obviously staged. The only reality involved in that episode was the ugliness of that white 70s'ish sweater! Come on Jax! You usually dress better than that!

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

Jax you would be perfect to do a Zoolander Part 2..... you have the idealism and fashion sense down to a T.....I hope by now, you have unraveled that bulky white sweater and made a yarnball for your cat...

Hulali
Hulali

Jax, you are just being he typical man always wanting what you can't have!  Are you forgetting all the arguements you had before, Stassi's narcassistic tendancies, the way she tries to completely control every aspect of the relationship???  Sure she went below the belt by dating a friend just days after you broke up, but get over it!  You and all the other "friends" bent over backward and put up with her demands like you're her puppets!  Get a life without her, enjoy your friends and find someone who COMPLEMENTS your personality.  Its awful to see you quivering after someone who treats you AND your friends so badly.  Stassi will never change, she will just find new people to hang out with that do everything she says!  If you do go back, she will NEVER let you live this thing down and you will be apologizing and admitting your wrong doing for years and years to come.  MAN UP!!!

BeccaD
BeccaD

And how old are you boys? I do MEAN boys, I know of NO MAN who would act as you do. What a disgrace and mockery you've made out of relationships, friendships, etc.. It's disgusting.

LexiLu
LexiLu

So I've been thinking about the topic of Male Models because of this show and I have come to the conclusion that it's a poor, poor career choice.  Unless you have a real job and this is a little side thing, than it's the worst career path ever (aside from drug dealing and prostitution??).  Hear me out. If you are a female model you can turn 30ish and get married and be a happy wife. This is very sexist, I KNOW!  But as a male model, you turn 30ish and where do you go from there?  Being a kept husband is very rare not to mention the effect that has on the male ego. This may be sexist, but it's just TRUE that women get pregnant and many, MANY are happy to stay home and raise their children.  It's quite fun. Not all women, but many love it.  Men are just different..and can't get pregnant.   So where do they go from there?   Patheticville. :(  

KYEngineer
KYEngineer

Jax:  If you are going to change, do it for YOURSELF - NOT for someone else because ultimately you will end up resenting that person.  If you were really "in love" with Stassi, you would have already made the changes to yourself because you want to, not because she wants you to change.  GROW UP OR GET OVER IT AND YOURSELF!  You're 33 years old -way too old to be acting like a teenager.

KeriM
KeriM

These "kids" are exactly why our country is in such great decline: selfish, entitled, all-about-me, no work ethic. Narcissistic fools.

Nyc123
Nyc123

One word: narsiStassi.

WandaP
WandaP

Really anything exciting actually going to happen, or is it a forever drunk fest.. I hate to let you Jax on a secret, woman are far more emotional then men, it's all the alcohol u all pound back that make u all look like an a--.. This is one immature group of kids, this is what happens, when u want to be an mactor? I would hit on this moment of fame now, as I think real serious directors r not going to call u up on these drunken slosh fests. Nice loyalty to ur boss, leave her hanging so queen Stassi can have her day. While cute on the outside, she's pure spoiled on the inside, that's going to make for a miserable " marriage".. Do us a favor, can u have this show do something relevant, kind, motivating? Friends, was funny, this is pathetic!

lnr8787@yahoo.com
lnr8787@yahoo.com

Uhh Jax move on you treated Stassi like a piece of trash. You need to let her have sokeone who will treat her like the good person she is. As for Katie and Kristen you should support YOUR FRIEND NOT THE CHEATER!!!

bike20
bike20

I honestly feel like I am back in Highschool !!  Kind of SAD!

loveallRHW
loveallRHW

Even though i don't like Stassi, i couldn't help but feel sorry for her! her best friends treated her so poorly on her birthday, she was left all alone at that restaurant, that was hard to watch..and from what i saw, katie's boyfriend called stassi a bitch (it was her birthday party and she was upset that jax showed up, so she's allowed to be upset, but i guess katie's boyfriend didn't think it was ok for her to be upset, i guess?)  and then when stassi throws her drink on him, katie got up in stassi's face..and stassi leaned backwards against the wall and she retaliated by pulling katie's hair?? it was a very messy scene..but i don't know why katie was playing the victim when she called up Lisa..so not right!!

Pepper2101
Pepper2101

Oh one more thing I think Stassi probably does deserve Jax.  She certainly doesn't deserve any better.

Pepper2101
Pepper2101

I think that Jax needs to take a serious look at his life.  He is 30 something and starting a fist fight.  Seriously I thought that crap was over by the 9th grade.  He'a good looking guy, seems fairly intelligent but he definitely needs to get some direction in his life.  If he has even a tiny weeny brain it won't be with Stassi. 

mimi.arrigoni
mimi.arrigoni

Jax you are a very handsome guy, you do not need her, she is too controlling, you can do better!

lullabelle
lullabelle

Fun show so far, but the same fights and jealousies are already getting old. In my view, for the show to succeed (and I  would like it to), some fresh drama is needed.

ArtistElaine
ArtistElaine

Jax is a 10 year old boy in a man's body.  It is shocking that a 33 year old man would have so little and be such a chump when it came to fighting in public.  He needs to grow up and go to AA.

CalleyCreed9
CalleyCreed9

 Love how Tom took of his shirt to expose his spandex shiny skinny jeans. What was Tom going to do to Frank? Hit him with his concealer and spray hairspray in his eyes? What a tough guy..........

Feminist_Lawyer
Feminist_Lawyer

A good friend is honest, and Katie and Kristen were good friends to Stassi.  Being a good friend doesn't mean always taking their side and telling them what they want to hear.  Frank clearly has ulterior motives for telling Stassi "the truth" about Jax, and everyone can see that but Stassi.  

Mrs.L.2011
Mrs.L.2011

I'm not a huge fan of Stassi, but she needs to find new friends. Kristen & Katie are the worst friends I have ever witnessed. I don't think they need to blow smoke up her ass, but they need to be supportive. To Katie, how stupid are you to get mad at Stassi & leave her at the restaurant on her birthday. If my boyfriend ever told my BFF to shut the f up b*, and poured beer on her, I wouldn't run around like an airhead wondering where my apology is, as if I deserved one.

alexask
alexask

I know Stassi isn't a favorite and unrelatable, but I relate to her. I see so much of my past relationship between Jax and Stassi. No offense Jax, but older and not doing much, yeah you got the show but you seem to basically be in a situation in which your girl is holding you down. I've heard the change thing, for real this time, my ex showed up to events I tried to do without him to get away from him, and it was so frustrating. Trying to loop someone in by promising change is a terrible thing to do to a woman, because we're compassionate and want to believe in our men by nature. Unfortunately because I kept taking him back I started getting more frustrated because as soon as he got me back he went back to his regular habits, his true self, and the more he knew he could get away with. In the end he started abusing me and I would trade every "good" moment to have not been abused. I really hope you're not that person, but to be a man without a vision is also bad. I don't know what happens or what's truly real but hope for Stassi's sake she moves on, and if you guys are meant to be you'll get it together and you guys could get back together. This show has been hard to watch because my ex said all the same things, a similar incident happened with a friend of his saying he did something and I tried to completely get away from him, and he convinced everyone it wasn't true...oh it just makes me sick. Relationships aren't supposed to be this way.

Jaycee720
Jaycee720

Let's face it.....say what you want about dudes running around shirtless and why did this one do that and blah...blah...blah.....the truth is all those guys (minus Frank) are so friggin hot they can do whatever and look good and yes we will keep watching. As for Stassi - straight up BIOTCH - and thank God for that Tom Schwartz dude! He was the only one with the balls to stand up to her.....let's give him some more airtime!! P.S. You can't feel bad for someone who wants to toast to themselves as "Hail to Queen Stassi" or whatever nonsense she said.

joanhut@att.net
joanhut@att.net

grow up Jax, Stassi is nuts. Do better with anyone else. She doesn't deserve you.

erinriley83
erinriley83

Jax started the fight. He gets there and say, Suck my C__K, Frank! I would get pissed at him too. 

barbienoken
barbienoken

I was expecting to see a "throw down" and instead (btw, I can't stand Frank) Frank pics up Jax and moved him like a piece of statuary. *ack* And you let him. Did he have his finger on a pulse that froze you or something?

 

It is a turn off watching Frank dog Jax about being 33 and leaching off of Stassi. But, then again, I watched Stassi unload her credit card when she and Frank checked into the HRH in Vegas.

 

 

CherylS27
CherylS27

Here is the thing,I agree that Stassi's friends were wrong in treating Frank like they did even it was for a good reason because it is her birthday.  However, can somene inform me what is so great about Stassi to where Jax would want her back, while Katie and Kristen who do get mad at what is going down pretty much get disrespected and ditched by Stassi, there is no apology by Stassi about the events that include her drunken actions.  As for Jax showing up, if he had put up money for the room then Stassi should reemburse for his expenses if than less than a day the invitation was revoked.   Jax started the fight and it was rude for Tom, Frank and Jax doing what they did ruined the party.  What Stassi did which pretty much blew off, disrespected and switched from having best friends Kristen and Katie to fliping them off and telling them how disappointed she is in them.  Stassi also states that she isn't making them choose sides but she wants them to believe her and a guy who has been around for a hot minute.  Everyone knows that this will spill over into the SUR working environment.  Jax maybe a 30 something year old guy who bartends and models but if he is happy with his life currently then why change if Stassi who maybe in her twenties is a waitress and models but with no asperiations to get a 9-5 job.  Jax maybe older but why enforce a lifestyle that Stassi wants upon someone when she isn't willing to do the same.   Stassi's birthday may have been ruined with Jax showing up but it continued with her acitons. As for Schena, regardless of her past, she seems to be the most sane person in that group of drama.  I don't know how Lisa puts up with all this because you know this spills over into the work environment.  Good luck Lisa, you are going to need it.

ummmm323
ummmm323

Do I like Stassi, no, not so much. But I couldn't help but feel bad for her last night. She invited all those people to Vegas to spend her birthday, and her friends could of cared less and just wanted what they wanted, and didn't care about the person who invited them. If they hated her, then don't go rrather than make her weekend miserable, along with yourselves. Her friends should have no say who she dates, and maybe shouldn't be so rude to the other person that she invited for HER birthday. And when Jax sat down, and Stassi got mad (which she had a right too, she didn't want her EX boyfriend there regardless of the reason. To have Tom sit there call her a b*tch, and all that stuff and then pour beer over her head was completely unbelievable. How has no one commented on that? If my boyfriend ever talked to my friend like that I would of been mad at him, and defended her. Not the other way around. It was none of his business and he should of stayed out of it and a lot of the other stuff wouldn't have happened. People need to realize whether they are a close "knit" family or not, none of them have boundaries. Big deal two people in your group didn't work out, but you don't need to make it any more awkward and inconvenient. I felt bad that everyone took Jax's side and did not care what she was saying. Bottom line, it was her birthday, and no one was forced to be there if they didn't want to be with her.

ogates
ogates

 @BeccaD jax is just in it for young tail--he is 30 or so and for me he is nauseating to watch--the shot after shot--the sexing Laura-Leigh while professing to "love" Stassi--ugh, ugh, ugh....

 

Tsandy
Tsandy

@WandaP I did this show to show people what it's like being an actor and musician out in LA. With one minute ur doing an interview, or red carpet event, then the next, ur trying to make it to Sur for ur shift. It's not my fault that Bravo decided to focus on the stassi/Jax drama or that we didn't have more episodes to show Kristen's nomination for best actress for ITV fest. Or the first time seeing myself on TV in a movie that won Best Feature, at the Canada International Film Fest. We only have 8 episodes. there are many other inspiring things that happened this summer that unfortunately can't make it into the show.

FlutterBy
FlutterBy

@CalleyCreed9 Lol...funnnnny....Tom reminds me of one of those cartoon characters in speedracer....he is too old to be a teen idol....so why the obsession with the hair?? And what is with his creepy side eye looks that he gives people...he was clearly raised by a woman....

Hulali
Hulali

Katie and Kristen areJax's friend too, and Stassiwas completely out of line to try and bring in Frank as her boyfriend just daysater thy broke upbecause of a rumor Frank to her.  Its just not fair. What is the shoe was on the other foot, and Jax went to Vegas with a new girl and all their friends?  Just beause it was her birthday doesn't ean she has the right to be so cruel to her frineds.  The only mistake Jax, Kristen, Katie and Tom made was going to Vegas in the first place.

9japride
9japride

@Mrs.L.2011 if my BFF ever threw a drink on my man, I would have done my best to slap the taste out of her mouth. She should have given Katie a chance to address it with her man or I salted him back without getting physical. Stassi was out of line because she was loving attention from Liar Frank. 

Ceci2468
Ceci2468

Exactly. Jax is 33 years old and has no direction. He's quite content with the way his life is going. He doesn't appear to be looking to change. I would say the odds are not in his favor.

joydiatribe
joydiatribe

 @Jaycee720

 Hot? Ha! I have spent most of this episode actually trying to work out how such an unattractive bunch of people have managed to land this gig. Seriously, hot they are not.

CaptainMurfy
CaptainMurfy

@barbienoken ROTFL! That's so funny and true!

tretre2012
tretre2012

 @barbienoken I thought it was someone from production that picked up Jax.  Frank was already at the cab. 

GreatLakes
GreatLakes

 @CherylS27 Um, it was someone's birthday weekend and they were trying to FORCE her ex on her, who was being disrespected?

Mrs.L.2011
Mrs.L.2011

@Hulali Still on Katie & Kristen's side? They owe Stassi a huge apology because whether they're friends with Jax or not, they were not good friends to her.

Mrs.L.2011
Mrs.L.2011

@9japride So what do you think now? Jax is a liar & purposely turned Stassi's friends against her. At least he manned up and finally told the truth, but everyone of those a-holes need to apologize to Stassi.

9japride
9japride

@Mrs.L.2011 I think Stassi's friends reacted as they should have, with the information they had. You don't make your friends accept a guy you are dating, then kick him to the curb as soon as you decide to start doing another guy. Of course they would side with Jax. It's unfortunate he lied though