I am not yet believing the "taking the summer off" either, I think this MAY (again, just a guess) be something to throw the spoiler people off track, take them off guard.... I don't know. They don't want us knowing when filming begins/ends, it helped puddin and her team too much for this season, and look at the PERFECT boot list we had.
Is it too late to say that my info about July filming was unconfirmed! LOL I guess I took it as biblical, but maybe it wasn't, its all guessing here!!!