Cute! But do we think these boys will be invited back to Reichen’s place in Maine THIS summer? Hmmmm…
Somewhere in New York City right now, cameras are rolling as The A-List: New York has begun shooting Season 2! Yes, as you read this somewhere in Manhattan, a camera crews is pointing their gear at either Reichen, Derek, Austin (his hubby Jake), Ryan, TJ, Mike Ruiz and Rodiney. They’re prepping to hit sassy charity events, capture drink-slinging squabbles, record dishy brunches serving gossip and mimosas and they’ll very likely be following some seriously different dynamics as the show gets underway for season two.
WANT SOME BIG CHANGES, MAYBE? HOW ABOUT…
DEREK + AUSTIN = BFFs
As we saw at the end of last season, former arch-enemies Austin and Derek are now total besties. So the drama we enjoyed/endured for 75% of last seaon as we watched them meet, fight and feud is no more (for now), but conversely we now have their combined forces of sass and mischief to contend with, and apparently they plan to direct this confabultion of aggro-queenery (my new favorite word!) towards a mutual foe. Or two. From the sound of things in the video below, fellow cast member Rodiney better be on his guard. And I guess Reichen, too… For that matter. Lordy, y’all!
OH, AND… ER…
REICHEN & RODINEY ARE OVER
Apparently, this sort of thing is very Season One.
The other big story from Season One was the ongoing slow burn of “we’re together/this isn’t working/I’m leaving/let’s do this” of the Reichen and Rodiney relationship. And at the season-ending Reunion, the pair attested they were gonna make it work. Er, not so much… This popped up on Facebook a couple of weeks back…
And then came Reichen’s nudie c*ck shots from his online camera action… Which I have no issues with. Hey–he’s a guy with a healthy libido looking for action. No biggie! And he’s not so concerned about it either. Which I like! Put it out there, Mister! And it definitely sends a message that he’s open for business, love & sex-wise, right?
Right now, the former couple seem to be friendly, which is nice. Will that change?
Also, having both of the show’s biggest man-ponies on the prowl and looking for love (or the next best thing) is bound to be entertaining. Frankly, either one of them could easily be the subject for new spin-off series a la The Gay Bachelor.
Reichen hit the White Party last week; and this is Rodiney’s latest Facebook shot. Both are looking good!!!
Maybe this season we’ll even see them spar for dates… If they both end up pursuing the same hot piece, now that would produce some TV drama! And it might provide a tasty gay grown-up remake of a teen classic, Little Darlings (Yep, that reference is ancient, but roll with it!). But does that mean Reichen is Tatum O’Neal and Rodiney is Kristy McNichol? And who gets to be Matt Dillon? (I know, I know… I’m 100 years old. Just look it up.)
AUSTIN & JAKE WILL REALLY BE TOGETHER?
At Logo’s NewNowNext Awards two weeks ago.
Jake’s in the U.S.! He’s got a visa. They’ve got rings! Will we actually get to go inside their relationship? Like, how is it for Jake being hitched to one of TV’s most outspoken and unpredictable wild boys? Can they make it work? And can we see lots of Jake, please? He’s adorable and appears oddly… sane!
And are we really gonna see Austin flaunt his man parts in Playgirl? He keeps promising!
MORE TJ, PLEASE…
Ryan and TJ at NYC’s Night of 1,000 Gowns a few weeks back. But of course, TJ makes the scene on his own, thanks very much!
So, I’m not sure how they’re labeling it this time around, but can’t we presume that TJ Kelly will have graduated a full-on cast-member and not just a sidekick this time around? Are we gonna see him dating? Or is he better served getting to just be the sassy commentator who shines and sparkles dishing up killer quotes putting everyone else’s drama in perspective… Whatever, it’s gonna work. It’s TJ!
RYAN & DESMOND +1?
Gaaaah, totally cute NY Times wedding photo.
I looove these two. They’re fab-looking, successful, and when I see them out around NYC they are so genuinely happy, I die. So will this season be about salon-meister Ryan Nickulas and his man having a baby? And might we see more of Desmond? Hmmmm, I’m guessing he’s more than happy to remain low-profile, but… Can we get a bit more of this power pair, just at least to be reassured that love and success and a happy marriage is really possible?
MORE MIKE RUIZ, MAYBE?
Ya know, no biggie… Just Mike Ruiz and freakin’ IMAN!!!!
Since Mike Ruiz is back for season 2 (hey, some of us were skeptical) does this mean we get to see more of him? What’s his role gonna be? I mean, he’s got plenty going on… He’s got a thriving celeb photo biz (He just shot Iman last week. Whoa!) And in two nights he’s having a big T-shirt launch party here in NYC at the Hell’s Kitchen boutique TAGG.
But what more can we get from Mike? Will we be privy to his relationship (which seems solid and sexy as hell with Martin Berusch) more? And while Mike is always very mature and above the squabblings of his younger castmates, might he get his hands a bit more dirty with drama this season? Come on, Mike! Show these kids how it’s done!
Mike and his ridiculously handsome husband, Martin
AND ABOUT DEREK’S LOVE LIFE…
So, I discovered in this little dishy bit from the Ifelicious bloggers, that Derek now has a steady man! And apparently he’s a bit older, English and foxy/successful. Attaboy!!! More about this, please! Watch the video below for the tip-off! The Derek man-dish begins at about 2:09.
NEW CAST MEMBERS?
And not long ago, the A-List producers were still casting for some fresh meat to join the brood this season? SO… Who’s the new blood? Isn’t there a real full-on woman joining the cast this season? Who’s she gonna be? And there’s going to be new man-blood pumping things up too, right?
I guess it’s now official… I’m ready for this guilty pleasure to return.
So, we’ve got these guys…
And these boys… Let the games begin!!!
OH, AND JUST ONE MORE SASSY PARTING SHOT: Someone’s been getting fit!!!!
To quote Alexis Mateo: “BAM!!!!” Go get ‘em, Austin!!!
And… Need a quick way to recap and catch up on all of last season’s A-List madness? Breeze through my quick video A-List New York recaps for every episode. (As recommended by Austin, above.) It’s The Easy A-List! Enjoy!!!