Going Through "Vanderpump Rules" Withdrawal? Check Out Tubi, Peacock and YouTube

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After the tenth and most tumultuous season yet of Vanderpump Rules -- which was extended once the #Scandoval controversy ignited a media frenzy and resulted in a combative three-part post-season reunion (pictured below) and an additional hour-long special (Vanderpump Rules: Secrets Revealed ) -- thousands of fans are undoubtedly experiencing withdrawal -- including me! What to do? As it happens, there are plenty of related viewing options available to anyone who wants to seek them out.

To begin with the most obvious, if you're one of those Vanderfans missing your weekly fix, you can always revisit past seasons of the show on Peacock -- or watch some of the most recent episodes with former cast members Jax Taylor and Britney Cartwright offering their insights (also on Peacock).

Meanwhile, Tom Schwartz (pictured below), the betrayed buddy and business partner of Tom Sandoval (the cad at the center of the #Scandoval) had been holding his own on Fox's summer reality series Stars on Mars (also available on Tubi). But after being deemed non-mission-critical this week, he was abruptly eliminated.

And Scheana Shay (below, center) can be seen performing a version of her single "Good as Gold" alongside friends Lala Kent (left) and Ariana Madix (the newly empowered "victim" of the #Scandoval, right) in a national commercial for Uber One.

Adriana is appearing in other commercials, as well. Plus, she appeared on stage (to thunderous applause) at NBCUniversal's Upfront Week presentation and will be seen portraying a police officer in the upcoming Lifetime movie Buying Back My Daughter.

But if you're looking for something completely different, there's always a deep dive into the past movie and television projects some of the cast were involved with, back when they were unknown actors just trying to start their careers (and pay the rent).

What's surprising is how many credits they collectively chalked up.

Lala Kent (above right) can currently be seen on Tubi in Pitching Love & Catching Faith (2015) as Heather, a sassy softball player out to make Tyler (Derek Boone) fall for her. Adding to her challenge is the fact he's never kissed a girl, despite being athletic, handsome and popular. Has Lala met her match? You'll have to watch and see. If romance isn't your cup of tea, try the 2015 Game of Thrones-like comedy Dudes & Dragons (Tubi) or one of the many thrillers Lala has appeared in, like 2018's The Row (Amazon), in which she stars as a college freshman trying to pledge a sorority with a dark secret. Some of her most recent credits shouldn't be too hard to track down, like Trauma Center (2019) which is available on YouTube. Other movies to look for include:

Vault (2019)
10 Minutes Gone (2019)
Spree (2020)
Hard Kill (2020)
The Estate (2020)
Out of Death (2021)

Current public opinion of Tom Sandoval (below) is as mixed as the many projects that fill his acting resume. This guy was busy. Tubi is currently streaming Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (one in the many in the low-budget Puppet Master franchise) in which Sandoval portrays a Nazi masquerading as an American involved in a plan to thwart the U.S. army circa WWII -- all while hunting and trying to kill a few demonic puppets. Available to rent on Amazon is the horror/thriller The Pit & The Pendulum (2009), a modern retelling of the classic Edgar Allan Poe tale, which sees the actor engage in a homoerotic wrestling match (in his underwear) that only one can survive.

You can also see Sandoval in these movies:

Playing with Fire (2008)
Alien Presence 2009 (Prime Video)
Behind Your Eyes (2011)
23 Minutes to Sunrise (2012) (AMC+)
Social Status (TV) (2015)
The Other Two (TV) (2019) (MAX)
Dying for a Baby (2019)
Scare Us (2021) (Tubi)
The Wrong Real Estate Agent (2022) (Lifetime)

Long before becoming queen of the restaurant business, Lisa Vanderpump (pictured at top) was popping up all over the screen in her native England. At 13 she appeared in the Glenda Jackson film A Touch of Class (Amazon) and in the 1975 Ken Russell blockbuster Tommy (Amazon) opposite Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed. She shared the screen with Jodie Foster in Bugsy Malone (Paramount +), before landing the juicy role of Anne in the 1978 horror movie Killers Moon (pictured below in highlight), now on YouTube. She appeared in numerous U.K. television series and dabbled in music videos, most notably as the video vixen in ABC's 1982 hit single "Poison Arrow," where she taunted a miniaturized lead singer Martin Fry and donned Grecian goddess garb as an arrow-wielding cupid.

After moving to the U.S., Lisa appeared on Silk Stalkings (Tubi) and in the fifth episode of Baywatch Nights (YouTube), titled Just a Gigolo. Since then, her roles have largely consisted of guest spots portraying herself on shows like The Comeback (Max) in 2014 and American Housewife (Hulu) in 2020. You'll find more of her performances in:

Kids (TV) 1979
The Wildcats of St Trinian's (Film) 1980
Leap in the Dark (TV) 1980
Sunday Night Thriller (TV) 1981
Storybook International (TV) 1981
Something in Disguise (TV) 1982
Arena (TV) 1983
Kelly Monteith (TV) 1983
Separate Lives (Tubi)1995

Her time at SUR, the restaurant at the center of Vanderpump Rules, was brief, but Laura-Leigh's impact on the show was major. Earlier in her career, Leigh had a few minor parts here and there, like in the John Carpenter 2010 film The Ward (YouTube), which saw her held at knifepoint by Amber Heard as she tried to escape a haunted psychiatric unit (pictured above). She had a fling with Jax Taylor in season 1 of the series and was famously schooled by Lisa Vanderpump after being busted having sex in the VIP restroom of SUR. She eventually left for the greener pastures of a film career, which includes appearing alongside Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sedakis in 2013's We're the Millers (Netflix). She can also be seen in these projects:

Lost Angeles (2012)
Tooken (2015) (Tubi)
Gossip Girl (2008) Episode: The Ex-Files (MAX)
Law & Order (2009) Episode: Lucky Stiff (Peacock)
Numb3rs (2009) Episode: Animal Rites (Paramount+)
Bad Girls (2012)
The Client List (2013) (Tubi)
Under the Silver Lake (2018) (Showtime)
Blue Bloods (2019) Episode: The Price You Pay (Paramount+)

Stassi Schroeder was no stranger to reality TV when she joined Rules. In 2005 she and her family participated in The Amazing Race: Family Edition (Season 8), which is currently available on Paramount+. She followed that with Queen Bees (pictured above) in 2008, as one of eight girls vying for the title of the same name.

Scheana Shay also dabbled in acting before Rules, beginning in 2007 with an uncredited role on the ABC Family series Greek. She parlayed that into one of her most notable appearances as Pizza Girl (above) on Jonas (Disney+), even appearing in the brothers' music video for their song "Pizza Girl." Also look for Scheana in:

The Hills (2009)
90210 (2010)
Victorious (2011)
Femme Fatales (2012)

Other deep Vanderpump dives will reveal Jax Taylor as an extra in season 4, episode 8 of The O.C. (Hulu) and a 2009 appearance dancing in a nightclub on Desperate Housewives (Hulu). Katie Maloney can be spotted in the opening of the 2009 movie He's Just Not That Into You (available to rent).

And who knows what else is out there?

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