Sooo… what is going on here? What tricks does ol' Le-Le have up her sleeves now?
Weeks afterBrandi Glanville came out in full-force accusing LeAnn Rimes of being addicted to adderall, alcohol, and pooper pills – all charges LeAnn adamantly denied – and mere days before Brandi's scandalous book blowing the lid off LeAnn andEddie Cibrian's scheming and homewrecking behavior hits shelves; LeAnn showed up at the Grammy's with some meat on her bones. Finally!
It's been much discussed how shortly after taking up with Eddie, LeAnn started SWF-ing the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star by shedding tons of weight, get identical boob implants, and directly copying from Brandi's wardrobe. LeAnn, formerly a normal-sized girl, kept up the charade for years.
The battle between Adrienne Maloof and Brandi Glanville rages on! In response to Brandi recently revealing that Adrienne's ex-husband Paul Nassif apologized to her over the lawsuit – and for some of his behaviors, Adrienne is speaking out and she is feeling anything but contrite!
“It’s the ultimate betrayal,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star tells Life & Style. “It’s extremely hurtful.” Apparently Brandi and Paul have forged something of a friendship in the last two months – even exchanging text messages – and Adrienne finds Brandi's motives to be extremely suspect!
“I believe getting close to Paul is a ploy on Brandi’s part to make herself more relevant," Adrienne elaborates. “I feel the sudden friendship with him was thought out and vindictive.”
The rumor is that Brandi outed Adrienne's marital problems and revealed that she secretly used surrogates to have her children. Adrienne has maintained that she carried and gave birth to her children herself. Adrienne has filed a lawsuit against Brandi which was allegedly settled or dismissed and she also reportedly sued Bravo and RHOBH's production company.
And in the middle of all that Adrienne divorced husbandPaul Nassif amid accusations of child and spousal abuse. I think it's fair to say things are a mess! Adrienne is now speaking out about Brandi's comments which she calls "hurtful."
If you watched the second season’s reunion (and I know you did), you’ll recall that Brandi was very vocal about Taylor’s memoir, claiming it exploited Taylor’s late husband Russell Armstrong’s suicide. Apparently, while on a spa trip to Ojai (a trip where several sources touted a Taylor + booze epic meltdown), Brandi announced her new book which chronicles, in part, her split to actor Eddie Cibrian who cheated on Brandi with his now wife Leann Rimes.
According to Us Weekly, once that tidbit was revealed by Brandi, “Taylor screamed that Brandi was a hypocrite.” Taylor, says another insider, “has been having drinking issues” while filming the current season.
Well, it looks as if one of the lovely ladies of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may not be returning next season! Rumor has it, Bravo has decided to add the very wealthy and well-connected socialite Marisa Zanuck to the cast.
The NY Post is reporting that Marisa–who previously appeared on HGTV’s Selling LA–will be adding Housewife to her résumé. Marisa comes with quite the prestigious background, the mother of two is married to famed producer Dean Zanuck, who is the grandson of Darryl F. Zanuck, co-founder of 20th Century Fox!
If you’re wondering how they were able to convince a woman of that pedigree to associate with the likes of Taylor Armstrong; Marisa unsurprisingly has a connection to Kyle and Kim Richards! Marisa is a real estate agent for Hilton & Hyland, which is owned by Rick Hilton who happens to be the husband of Kathy Hilton who, as you know, happens to be the sister of Kim and Kyle!
Marisa is in the photo above with her husband Dean! A larger image is below.
Marisa hasn’t confirmed her participation yet and a Bravo rep isn’t saying it’s a definite but she sounds like a pretty impressive choice to join the cast. In fact, according to RadarOnline Bravo hasn’t made any definite decisions on whose returning for season three – even though filming is slated to begin in three weeks!
“All of the women are waiting for the season three contracts, but Bravo hasn’t given them out yet and tensions are running very high with the anticipation,” an insider revealed. “They all have been scheduled to attend the NBC Upfronts in a few weeks, but they still don’t know if they’re going to be signed again or what the details even are.”
“All of the ladies are all hoping and expecting to be asked back,” the source said following last season’s very high ratings, but Bravo won’t tell them one way or another if it’s a definite. Previous reports have claimed Camille Grammer and Lisa Vanderpump may not want to return.
“They could all get together and make demands if Bravo drags their feet, but they all want to continue being on the show so they’re eager to resolve this peacefully and get their contracts soon,” the insider adds.
Here’s hoping they’re trying to class next season up and Bravo will be pink slipping some of the, um, less refined ladies. Or maybe, they are going the Real Housewives of New York route and doing a complete cast reboot. I can think of a few of these broads I’d like to see retire!
Moving onto a woman who will most likely be officially added to next season’s cast, spurned wife Brandi Glanville is planning to write a tell-all about her marriage to the philandering Eddie Cibrian! We-eh-ell… now that’s a Housewives book I may actually buy. And just when she seemed to be getting along with Eddie’s former mistress, now wife, LeAnn Rimes!
Brandi covertly announced the news via Twitter when she teased, “Brunch with my fav book agent Michael B and fav RHOBH boss Alex B.” Brandi wants you to know this is not another case of the Bravo Home Shopping Network. No, was planning to unleash her story long before reality television entered her life. It’s just that no one was interested in her story because no one knew who she was! Now that she has a little name recognition she’s picking up where she left off.
“mine has been a long time coming its about surviving divorce,no 1 wanted it until I got the show tho.Can’t speak 4 others,” she explained when fans questioned if she was just doing this because of Housewives.
No word on when Brandi’s book will actually be published or who’s actually writing it but let’s hope it fares better than Taylor’s attempt at non-fiction! If you want a good read, check out her reviews on Amazon. Scathing, to say the least!
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IS A MARISA A GOOD CHOICE TO JOIN RHOBH? WHO DO YOU THINK IS LEAVING THE SHOW? WOULD YOU BE READING BRANDI’S BOOK?