Cast Blog: #PUMPRULES

Kristen on Confronting Ariana

Kristen dishes on breaking down in front of Ariana and learning to pick her battles with Tom the hard way.

Gay Pride is one of my favorite days of the year. It's like Christmas or Halloween when you live in West Hollywood. Everyone is celebratory and the energy is positive. If I volunteered to not be on the float at the parade, it meant I could actually go to the parade before work.

I may have had to leave early, but I got to rally with my G.B.F. (gay best friend) and support the LGBT community without wearing white spandex. Score. I also knew that it might add to the positive accord I was trying to build with Lisa if I sucked it up and came to work early. I made money and still had fun, so why not?

I wasn't initially aware that Ariana would be working at SUR after the Pride parade. I don't know if I actually thought I would get answers out of her, but if I wanted the rumors to stop, I felt I had to cut around all of the B.S. and just ask. Her theory on how the rumor got started is delusional. She also isn't in a position to be casting stones, but you'll just have to keep watching to find that out. . .

The text conversations between Tom and Ariana were upsetting to me because one of the rumors I had heard was that they had done something at Coachella. I thought it was ridiculous and didn't really entertain it, but when they were (in my opinion) flirting via text and talking about Coachella, it just made my mind reconsider that rumor.

Watching back, of course I felt extremely stupid and even humiliated breaking down in front of her the way that I did. It had been two years of brushing rumors and my gut feeling about the two of them under the rug. I wanted so badly for it not to be true that I finally just snapped.

Tom is my best friend and the love of my life -- the thought of him being with someone else physically or emotionally pained me more than I can articulate. Of course I didn't want to break up, I wanted him to tell me that it wasn't worth breaking up over. It was passive aggressive and I know he doesn't respond well to that kind of behavior. . .I just didn't know what else to do at that point.

A hard lesson learned is choosing my battles wisely and not reacting emotionally.

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Our Producer Was There for the Final SUR Send-Off

You won't believe what Shay had the nerve to do at the after party. 

I can’t believe it’s the season finale. What a wild ride we’ve taken this season!

This ‘50s themed photo shoot was just another amazing idea from Lisa. The shoot took place at the historic Pink Motel in the hot, hot valley just north of LA proper. It was over 100 degrees out there, and some of the cast almost passed out! Jax was a uncomfortable in that big leather jacket, and it didn’t help that he was also a little hungover. See him give us a recap of the shoot.

There was a pool on-site, but unfortunately it was empty! Our ever-resourceful cast took full advantage, however, by busting out their skateboards. James and Jeremy can totally rip. Check them out shredding the pool, and Jax trying to get the perfect kick flip.

The cast looked like they just wandered off the Grease movie set. Ariana and Katie really got into character. See them here trying to hitch hike away. They didn’t get offered any rides, but they did manage to get beeped at by a number of passing cars!


Also, check out Ariana doing her best Grease impression, and Katie giving us her best ‘50s style dance moves.

This..... @musickillskate #pumprules finale. Tonight. Photoshoot. Drama. #yourfavorite @bravotv

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Peter got into all the fun as well. He brought his very own flip knife! OK, it was really a comb. See him showing me his skills.

Lisa directed the shoot most of the day but did jump into the group picture at the end. The final photos would make a great SUR staff calendar! See the professional photos from the day.


Moving on to the final SUR party of the season. Don’t feel bad, it’s OK to shed a tear. Stassi almost, almost saw Jax. Will they finally face off at the reunion next week? No spoilers here! But back to the party--let’s just say that the drinks were flowing and everyone was (for the most part) having fun. Peter recaps the night for us.

Shay also got very daring. SO daring that he wanted to check something off his bucket list. This was to grab Lisa’s butt! Yes, oh yes, I filmed it. Had to. Sorry Lisa, but it was all in good fun.

Even after all the drama, there was a happy ending for Ariana and Tom. The couple that stays together…lives together! Tom gives a quick recap and tells us about his new roommate.

But as always, the real star of the night was the sex monster himself, Giggy. During a break in filming, Ken, Lisa, and Giggy came into our crew area to have some pizza. Did you know pizza is Giggy’s favorite food? Well its true! Check out the Pizza Puppy.

And that’s it! Its been so fun sharing all this behind-the-scenes gold. I will miss you all! But don’t worry--I will still be on Twitter tweeting all about the reunion. #Foyecrew @efoye OUT!

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