The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast shake-up may be even more drastic than we originally thought. For weeks there have been rumors swirling that Adrienne Maloof was quitting the show and that Taylor Armstrong was getting the boot, but word is almost the entire cast will be replaced next season. Only two familiar faces are likely to return and you won't believe which ones survive the BH bloodbath.
According to Perez Hilton, Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville are the only stars who will definitely start filming again in a few months. It makes sense, I suppose. Lisa has another show on the network and the world does love her pooch Jiggy. And Brandi will say or do ANYTHING. Honestly, you never know what's going to come out of her mouth, which makes for good TV.
That means Yolanda Foster (arguably the season's biggest snooze anyway), Kim and Kyle Richards, and Camille Grammar will get the axe, along with Taylor. I have followed all of their boozy blow-ups religiously since this gilded city's debut, but it's probably time for a new batch of crazy anyway. Though I'm not quite sure how producers will top these lovely loons. They have provided some of the most memorable moments in Real Housewives history.
Adrienne & Paul's snarky jibes at one another had us predicting divorce years ago. We sat stunned as the kooky details of Camille's marriage to Kelsey Grammar were revealed. (Though I guess I am not too surprised about her claims that he liked to dress in drag.) Of course we knew something wasn't right with Kim long before she admitted she had a substance abuse problem. I could barely understand all those incoherent ramblings and she was the queen of emotional meltdowns -- before rehab, that is.
There were too many feuds to count, but I cherish the bout between sisters Kyle and Kim vs. new girl Brandi for teaching me a new term: "slut pig." I never knew there was such a thing. But the most jaw-dropping plot? We sat wide-eyed as Taylor's abusive marriage to Russell was exposed. Then the unthinkable -- he committed suicide reportedly in part because of the pressure and humiliation caused by the show.
It forced me to ask, did these people's lives implode because of the show or were they already so damaged they made the perfect reality TV stars? Either way, we just can't turn away. Surely producers will be on the hunt for more emotionally fragile, middle-age women desperate for 15 minutes of fame. Can't wait to see the lunacy of RHOBH 4.0 has to offer.
Who will you miss the most?
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