Camille made the revelation as she joined “Showbiz Tonight” on the red carpet for the Oscars preshow on Sunday for the CNN network.
“I am keeping the name Grammer. My children are Grammers, so I will remain Camille Grammer,” said Camille. And how did she feel about Kelsey getting remarried on Friday? “We were together for 14 years, it was very bittersweet for me,” she said. “But look where I am today.”
According to the paper, sources close to casting reveal 31-year-old actress Ayda Field was recently approached to join the cast of the Bravo series. Ayda just also happens to be married to popular British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams.
Sources add that Bravo called Ayda to offer her a spot on the show approximately two weeks ago. And while she hasn’t signed anything yet, it’s “very likely” she could be the next addition to the hit series.
Ayda, who got her first major acting break on NBC soap Days of Our Lives, lives in LA and her hubby, a best-selling British solo artist in the UK, is estimated to have a net worth of anywhere between $120 and $140M.
No word yet on who Ayda is meant to replace on the show but a report came out last week stating that Camille had quit the show for good. Kim Richards is also expected not to return. More pictures of Ayda below.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE KEEPING HER LAST NAME? AND ON AYDA POSSIBLY BEING A NEW HOUSEWIFE?
The ceremony took place Friday afternoon at the Longacre Theater in New York City, where Kelsey recently starred in the Tony-winning revival of the musical La Cage aux Folles.
“Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh were married today at a private ceremony for family and friends,” his rep said in a statement yesterday. The guests at the wedding included Kelsey’s grown daughter, actress Spencer Grammer, who read a poem, Kayte’s brother, who sang a song, and Kelsey’s 5-year-old son Jude (son with Camille). Kelsey and Camille’s daughter Mason, 8, reportedly didn’t attend the bash due to a talent show.
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests headed to the reception at the Plaza Hotel where they dined on a four-course dinner menu which accommodated the vegetarian bride and also included king oyster mushroom carpaccio, wild mushroom risotto, grilled filet mignon with blue potato gratin and bittersweet chocolate tart. The price? A mere $400 a plate. Wedding photos of Kelsey and Kate below.
It’s “bittersweet,” said Camille. “Kelsey and I spent 14 years together and built a great life for ourselves. We have two children, and they mean the world to me.”
“I do wish him well and I’ll miss him,” Camille added. “We spent many great years together and we’ve been through a lot. But at the end of the day, he’s made his decision and I’ll be fine. I’ve got a great support group, real and true friends and I’m moving forward with my life. I was sad and wanted to make things work but I’m completely fine now. I’m moving on.”
This report comes as a surprise as E! News just reported two weeks ago that Camille would be returning.
The Daily Truffle is however a very reliable source when it comes to RHOBH news considering it first broke the news of the Beverly Hills franchise back in 2009 as well as the news of some of the cast members back in January 2010, well before the show even started filming.
According to the blog, Bravo has already re-cast a new housewife to replace Camille, meaning at least one new housewife will be on the show next season. There might be more as Kim Richards is also a question mark when it comes to a second season.
The site does not name Camille’s replacement though TMZ stated earlier this month that Bravo was in talks with Jeanie Buss, Brandi Glanville, and Jennifer Flavin Stallone as possible replacements.
It’s also not clear if Camille quit the show or if Bravo fired her. TMZ reported last month that some Bravo producers were upset with Camille as she had a history of quitting the show and then having a change of heart. Sources told TMZ back then that “Camille walked off the show several times during the taping, saying she was “done with the show.” In at least one case, scenes had to be shot without her. But every time, Camille had a change of heart and returned.”
In fact, Camille herself admitted last week that she did indeed quit the show at one point during filming, though the TMZ story stated Camille has quit the show more than once.
And also last month, TMZ confirmed Camille got her attorneys to force Bravo to let her out of her contract aka she wanted to quit, only for her to change her mind once Bravo released her from having to do a second season. Perhaps Bravo was tired of the back and forth.
This news would also make sense as Camille was reportedly wanting to do a second season to repair her tainted image. However, things have been going Camille’s way in the past few weeks as other cast members have taken some heat away from her plus she has received two major entertainment gigs, including a guest spot on a CBS sitcom and her upcoming Oscars red carpet hosting gig for the CNN network.
So why ruin a good thing by coming back to the show and showing your true colors again? It seems Camille is wanting to play it safe by simply walking away from the show with some momentum on her side.
TELL US – IF THIS IS TRUE, IS IT BEST FOR CAMILLE TO LEAVE THE SHOW?
Following her cameo role on CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, Camille, 42, has now been tapped by CNN to serve as a fashion commentator to help cover the Oscars’ red carpet for CNN’s live Oscar arrivals special, ‘Showbiz Tonight: Road Gold.’
Yes, next Sunday on Feb. 27th, Camille will don a microphone alongside regular ‘Showbiz Tonight’ hosts AJ Hammer and Brooke Anderson, to candidly discuss the pre-ceremony parade of fashions.
“We can’t wait to get Camille’s unabashed take on Hollywood’s biggest night,” said a CNN exec producer of the network’s broadcast.
In other BH news, following reports that Kim Richards is likely leaving the show, Bravo has been actively casting for her maybe replacement.
It now seems Bravo might not have to look too far as actress Denise Richards (no relation to Kim), who appeared on Watch What Happens Live a while back, is actually voicing her interest in joining the show.
When UsWeekly asked Denise, 40 (she’s 40?), at a fashion show on Wednesday if she’d consider being a part of the Bravo cast, she answered, “Heck yeah I would! It’s one of my favorite shows!”
In fact, Denise already has favorites on the cast. “I have two,” said Denise. “I love Lisa [Vanderpump] and Kyle [Richards].”
Denise, who used to be married to Charlie Sheen and has two daughters with him, would definitely make great TV no? Here’s to hoping the Bravo honchos are paying attention.
And finally, Kyle Richards is currently on vacation in Mexico with her family and BFF Faye Resnick. And yesterday, Kyle tweeted the bikini photo of herself below with the caption – “Disclaimer: Had to buy this bathing suit. Forgot mine. Yes, I need more sunblock.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S NEW HOSTING GIG? WOULD DENISE MAKE A GOOD BH HOUSEWIFE?
Camille admits that while filming the first season of the hit show, things got so difficult, to the point that she decided to leave the show. “I don’t know if I can say this, but I quit at one point. I did,” said Camille. “Because it was too much. I didn’t know how much I could expose at the time. I was holding a lot back because I had known for a while that things were not right between my husband and I.”
So how long did she quit the show for? “I quit for, you know, a couple of weeks,” she said. “And actually Kelsey called me and said, “You have an obligation to do the show. You have to finish the show.” So I said, okay. He also asked me to come to the Tonys.”
When it comes to her current relationship with Kyle Richards, Camille reveals the two are in a better place. So had she ever fought with Kyle before filming the show? “I met Kyle only once before I started the show. I only knew her husband,” answered Camille. This seems to conflict with previous statements made on the show by Kyle stating the two were friends.
As for season 2, Camille reveals she is still undecided though E! News reported this week that she will definitely be returning.
In other news, Camille is now revealing she will not be in attendance for ex-husband Kelsey Grammer’s wedding to Kayte Walsh. Camille tells PEOPLE she wasn’t invited, and would not have attended anyways.
“I don’t want to be involved with the wedding, not at all,” said Camille. “But I don’t begrudge him his happiness.”
Camille adds that while 6-year-old son Jude will be at the wedding, 9-year-old daughter Mason will not be in attendance. “My daughter has a talent show that day that she’s been working on for two months now,” Camille said to PEOPLE. “I told her, ‘Mason, you can go. Please, if you want to go to your Daddy’s wedding, please do,’ and she said, ‘No, Mommy. I want to go to my talent show.’ “
Meanwhile, Kelsey, 55, was photographed soaking up some sun in Miami this week with his 29-year-old fiance Kayte. Some of those non cringe-worthy at all photos are below. Kelsey’s wedding to Kate is scheduled to take place by the end of this month.
And finally, Camille made a cameo appearance on CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says Thursday night while Kyle’s husband Mauricio Umansky also made an appearance on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing the same night.
Kyle, 42, gave a candid interview to NYMag this week during which she touched on a lot of issues. For starters, Kyle reveals she is undecided about doing a second season, while also revealing that many times, she wishes she “hadn’t gone on the show.”
The interview gets better as when asked if she works, Kyle answers that the show is her job. Kyle goes on to deny being angry or being a bully, and discusses the status of her relationship with sister Kim Richards. “The show has taught me to handle her in a different way,” reveals Kyle.
The highlight of the interview however is when Kyle throws Taylor under the bus distances herself from costar Taylor Armstrong, who appeared to be her BFF on the show. “We’re friends. I mean, we’re not best friends. I think our relationship was made to seem bigger on the show. I’m friendly with her,” said Kyle of Taylor. Wowzers, guessing all the hand holding on the show was simply all for show? Excerpts from Kyle’s interview below -
What was with that medium? Do you think there was any truth to what the medium said about your marriage?
No. Even Camille will tell you she believes the medium was picking up on Camille. I’d never met that medium before, and I really don’t know why she was so angry. In her defense, the medium — I have done a reading with a friend and they were asking me all these questions that were all about my friend’s life. So, later, watching the show and knowing what we know now, it actually makes sense, she was picking up on Camille’s marriage. Even Camille said she thinks she was picking up on her life.
So you don’t think you’re an angry person?
I am not an angry person. Anyone who knows me knows I am not an angry person. I’m a very happy person. Everyone handles stress differently. Later, me and Camille were laughing about it. That look in her eyes, and her chest was all red — that’s how she handled it. Me, I had this look of, like, I was trying to be calm, and it comes off angry. I was angry at times, but I’m not a mean person. But it definitely looked like that. I saw that and even I was surprised by that.
How are things with Kim?
Kim and I are good now. It took a while, but we’re happy. That was the worst. We’re in a good place. We’ve put it behind us and we’re moving forward. We had a very rough time though … We didn’t talk for a while. I can’t remember how long, it felt like forever, but it was maybe six weeks. It was after we finished shooting. It was very difficult. We both needed to heal and discuss the things that had happened, off-camera. There were other things that led up to that moment. So it was a very difficult time. And it was difficult having that play out on television, because the viewers don’t judge you by your lifetime of history together. It looks like just a moment.
Are you kinder to her now?
Well I definitely feel that the show has taught me to handle her in a different way. She comes across as very meek and reserved on the show, but she’s really not. She has a very strong personality as well, and you don’t always see that on the show. Well, you didn’t see that on the show. So I think that it’s taught me that what I was doing [with Kim] wasn’t working. Now I don’t try to step in as much, and I let her be who she is. That’s one thing I learned from all this.
How did the rest of your family — Kathy, Paris, Nicky, and Rick — react to you and Kim fighting on the show?
When we first decided to do the show, we were all skeptical, but then we thought, Okay, it’ll be fun. Kathy said, “Don’t use any bad words!” And I was like, “Oops. Did that on the first episode.” But I promised her I was not going to use bad words, that I was not going to be like that. I swore. But obviously … Everybody was excited and they enjoyed watching the show, but of course the final episode was very upsetting for the whole family. That was very difficult for everyone to watch. We’d mended wounds already and moved forward, and then it was like, “Here it comes again, rearing its ugly head.”
Why didn’t they show up for your daughter’s graduation?
You know, I was disappointed that they weren’t there, but what can I say? They had business to do and they had to go. I was disappointed, but I know they were proud of her.
Would you do the show again now, knowing how it played out?
Many times, lately, I feel that I wish that I hadn’t gone on the show. There were a lot of fun times, though. My sister and I had a lot of fun together, too, believe it or not. They didn’t show everything. They only show whatever they choose to use, but we had a lot of fun filming. Unfortunately, the way it ended left me with a very sad feeling inside. I think some aspects of the show were really toxic and negative and it’s been very difficult. You bring that home, and then my husband says, “I don’t like to see you feeling down.” So sometimes I wish I really hadn’t done this, and sometimes I just think I’m going through a hard time and I’ll be okay.
Do you work?
Other than the show, you mean? This is what I’m talking about — people don’t think that the show is a job! It takes up just as much time as if you were filming a regular TV show. You’re filming every day, and I thought, Three months and then it’s done. But then you’re traveling and you’re doing press. You’re blogging. I did not realize it was going to be so time-consuming.
Are you going to do a second season?
I don’t know yet, to be honest. Once they announce it, I’ll decide, but I don’t know if I have it in me again. It’s been very emotionally draining. Until they announce it, I’m going to discuss it with my husband and my children and see how they feel, and if they’re on board, and I think I can handle it again, then yes I would. But if it’s brought about too much drama and problems in our lives, then we’ll probably just leave this behind us and move on.
So Taylor, apparently, lied about her name, and lied about Adrienne being her daughter’s godmother.
I didn’t know Taylor before the show. I know she said her name was Shanna, so I’m confused about her name. Maybe Taylor is her last name? I’m not sure why she changed her name. And with the godmother situation, I guess they discussed that off-camera. I think she told me they discussed it before the reunion and she asked, but Adrienne thought it would be better if it was a family member.
Is Taylor a pathological liar?
Not that I’ve seen? I don’t know. We’re friends. I mean, we’re not best friends. I think our relationship was made to seem bigger on the show. I’m friendly with her. We got to know each other during filming. She was always very nice to me.
In the few years of doing this blog, I’ve never made mention of what I’m about to say here but this interview is without a doubt the best interview I’ve seen in a very long while. The reporter did an excellent job in asking all the right questions. A great in-depth interview. You can read the rest here at NYMag.com.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KYLE’S INTERVIEW AND HER COMMENTS ABOUT TAYLOR?
This is despite getting her lawyers to get her out of her contract with Bravo after being declared the most hated housewife ever. However things have since taken a turn in Camille’s favor as the actions & behavior of some of her fellow housewives have without a doubt overshadowed hers.
“Camille is coming back; she just wants the public to feel sorry for her a little longer because of the whole Kelsey [Grammer] thing, so she’s not announcing it yet,” reveals a Bravo insider to E!
And what about Kim Richards? “It’s 99 percent certain that she won’t do season two,” explains the source.
It seems Kim wants nothing else to do with the show following her major blowout with sister Kyle Richards on the season finale. “There is so much more going on than what was shown on TV,” dishes the RHOBH insider. “There was a lot of tension building up over the years, they have a complicated relationship.”
As for the status of Kim’s relationship with Kyle today, the source reveals they are still working on it. “Kim, Kathy [Hilton] and Kyle all love each other, but their dynamic is complicated,” adds the source.
As for who might be replacing Kim, TMZ reported a while back that Bravo is talking to Brandi Glanville, Jeanie Buss, and Jennifer Flavin Stallone. It has also been rumored that Bravo is looking to get rid of Taylor Armstrong though we’re not so sure Bravo or any network for that matter would want to get rid of their resident sh*t starter pot stirrer.
And airing tonight on Bravo at 10/9c is a special director’s cut of the now infamous dinner from hell. A preview clip of the ladies in the limo looking at Camille‘s porn photos from her past is below -
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED CAMILLE IS RETURNING? THOUGHTS ON KIM LIKELY LEAVING ? AND THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S DIRECTOR’S CUT?
Just in case that whole Bravo housewives thingy doesn’t quite work out, it seems Camille Grammer is looking ahead when it comes to her “career.”
According to TMZ, Camille filmed a cameo role on CBS hit show $#*! My Dad. And get this, Camille plays a character named “Camille” who stars on a reality show called “Real Divorcees of San Diego.” Camille’s method acting will reportedly be featured on the show’s season finale.
Camille, 42, is no stranger to acting, having starred in soft porn movies such as The Naked Detective and New York Nights. Some photos of Camille filming her guest spot are below.
TMZ also reports that Kelsey Grammer’s 27-year-old daughter Spencer Grammer tied the knot with James Hesketh yesterday at City Hall in New York City. Present at the wedding was Kelsey, 55, and his fiancée Kayte Walsh, 29. Spencer is also an actress and currently stars on ABC Family’s Greek.
And finally, the web was abuzz this week following a report by RadarOnline in which Spencer Pratt told the site that Heidi Montagwas actively pursuing joining the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Spencer even claimed they had a meeting planned with Bravo execs while Heidi took to her twitter page to declare – “Watch out Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Here comes Heidi.”
We didn’t report on the story because for one it sounded just as ridic as the story that came out last week claiming Camille might be joining the RHONYC cast. Plus we also had a ban on writing about the famewhores known as Heidi and Spencer unless the story about them ends up being pretty darn interesting and authentic, such as what you are about to read below.
This story immediately took an interesting turn when Andy Cohen first denied it earlier this week by tweeting a simple “Hell no” when asked if he would ever consider adding Speidi to the BH cast.
Things then took a turn for the better when Andy proceeded to let us know how he really felt about the two dingbats during the Thursday airing of Watch What Happens Live.
“Professionally, I’m not supposed to discuss any negotiations so I have to parse my words here,” said Andy on WWHL. “That trash is delusional and I would sooner stab … knives into my own eyes than see her on this network.” Andy then went on to award Heidi the “Jackhole of the Week.”
Mazel to you Andy. Mazel.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE’S ACTING GIG & ANDY’S COMMENTS? WOULD YOU WATCH SPEIDI ON THE RHOBH?