While rumors have been circulating about who's in and who's out when it comes to season three of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, tonight comes word about who made the final cut. According to Radar Online, the contracts have been signed, and the lineup is full of surprises -- not all of them good ones.
We already knew that Camille Grammer is out. What exactly happened is unclear -- if she was fired or left on her own accord -- but it is disappointing. I would have liked to see her come back for another season MUCH more than I would a few of the others who will be coming back.
Others like Taylor Armstrong! I simply can't believe that Bravo is bringing her back. I won't say I can't believe she's agreed to come back, because I can believe she'd do pretty much anything for a little publicity, but it's just wrong on so many levels after the suicide of her husband Russell Armstrong. Plus, she's just not even fun to watch because she's so needy and fragile.
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All of the rest of the cast -- minus Camille -- is coming back as well, including Kyle AND Kim Richards. Kyle is no big surprise, but Kim has been through so much with her substance abuse problems and rehab, I'm a little worried about her stepping right back into the spotlight again. However, she and Kyle together make for an interesting dynamic, so I can't say she won't make for good viewing at least.
Adrienne Maloof and Lisa Vanderpump will be returning as well, which is ... meh. I could take or leave them on the show, honestly. All their gads of money is fun to gawk at, but they don't drive a whole lot of drama to the show. I think at least one of them could have been sacrificed for some hot new blood.
Speaking of hot new blood, that's the best news when it comes to the contracts that have been signed -- Brandi Glanville is coming back for more. She's by far the best thing about the show, and I can't wait to see what more she brings.
As for any newcomers, the site says model Yolanda Hadid, wife of music producer David Foster, may be coming on board. With celebrity friends aplenty, she could be an interesting addition. Other reports say Diana Roque Ellis, a friend of Adrienne's, could spice things up. In any case, I can't wait to see how it all plays out.
How do you think the cast for season three of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is shaping up?
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