Many have wondered – especially me – just how much money do the ladies of Real Housewives get to act like such loons on national television. Oh, whoops – I meant: How much do they make to act like such classy examples of wealthy American women. Freudian slip!
Anyway, RadarOnline seems to have the answers I’ve been looking for. According to the sometimes right usually not site, Vicki Gunvalson – the OG of all Housewives everywhere – earns a whopping $450,000 per season to obsess about working and have various meltdowns.
I will say, like her or not, Vicki has more or less remained her same wacky self throughout the years and I don’t think she’s acting for the cameras… unlike some of the other grossly overpaid high earning reality stars! Like NeNe Leakes, for instance! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is reportedly the highest paid of all the women in the franchises – commanding an insane $750,000 per season.
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.
Last week it was reported that Brandi Glanvilleand Lisa Vanderpump had become onset divas and were causing drama during filming of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Now there’s no doubt in my mind that divatude took place. And there’s also no doubt in my mind that ALL the ladies are guilty of it at some point. I mean Real Housewives is like a sorority for adult women! C’mon, like we’re supposed to believe Splits Richards hasn’t thrown a tantrum or twenty?
According to RadarOnline’s now old news article, “Lisa told the other ladies to not talk to Brandi at all when she first joined the show last year. Towards the end of the second season, Brandi and Lisa did begin to get along.”
“However, during the current season, Lisa, who always likes to act like the mother hen of the show, has taken Brandi under her wing, and the two are now inseparable. The two have such huge ego’s, and their antics are driving the other ladies, especially Kyle and Taylor, absolutely nuts,” a show insider shared. This sounds like a case of Beverly Hills Ramonja! Eeks.
When Andy Cohen invited the Bravo Housewives to the release party of his book “Most Talkative”, he had to know that they’d help class up the joint, right?
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville took a liking to Andy’s father and decided the best way to show this was to…lick his face? Poor Andy’s dad. Not only did he have to endure this trashtastic behavior, but it’s now captured for the world to see and will haunt him for years to come.
Um- Yes, @BrandiGlanville licked my father’s face last night. What have I gotten my Dad into!? #MostTalkative
When a Twitter follower suggested that Brandi was being disgusting, she responded with: “no he wasn’t he tasted great! it was all in good fun.”
Share your thoughts – was Brandi being gross? Or just goofy?
Is she an alcoholic or isn’t she an alcoholic? Is she being phased out of the show or is she not being phased out of the show? Is she a member of the Ford dynasty or is she not a member of the Ford dynasty? There is an intervention planned. There is not an intervention planned. If all of this back and forth continues, I may have a meltdown Taylor Armstrong style.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills sources have been speculating for weeks about Taylor’s terrible drinking problem and the intervention her fellow cast mates were planning. The rumor mill has been a buzz over a drunken Taylor at Portia’s fourth birthday party and her booze-fueled meltdown during a recent spa trip. A source even told Perez Hilton, “The entire cast will be filming together this week and the plan is for the ladies to confront Taylor about her growing dependence on alcohol.”
Judging from the turnout for the launch of his new book, I don’t think Andy Cohen is “over” his Housewives.
Andy’s new book “Most Talkative: Stories From the Front Lines of Pop Culture” released this week and he celebrated in style – with all of his favorite Bravolebrity BFFs and his mom, Evelyn (seen above)!
And of course, it wouldn’t be a true Bravo event without some drama! Tamara Tattles got some juicy behind-the-scenes gossip – including rumors that many of the Housewives weren’t invited, despite Andy claiming they were ALL included. Also, Taylor Armstrong was reportedly enjoying the free booze – shocking, we know! You can get the rest of the dish here.
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The drama never seems to end with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast mate Brandi Glanville and LeAnn Rimes, the wife of her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian. Neither of the women really help the cause when they won’t stop bringing the other up on social media and in the press. The latest quote from Brandi on how horrible LeAnn is comes to us from NW HQ, an Australian magazine.
The Huffington Post reports Brandi will definitely be added to next season’s cast as a full-time Housewife and that filming with her kids had little to do with Bravo’s decision to hire her! “Bravo signed up Brandi, not her children,” an insider reveals. “They love her personality and willingness to talk freely about anything without having to consult managers and PR agents.”
“She for sure will be a full-time Housewife next season. Filming is going so well she might end up being the new star of the show,” the insider adds.
And the rumor that Brandi was fired for not being able to have her kids on film is just that a rumor! “In fact the opposite is true,” the insider shared. “In the past, cast members have tried so hard to get their kids on camera to make them famous and it has never worked out.”
The insider even alleges that Bravo finds family-centric storylines boring! “You never see Adrianne Maloof’s children and whenever the story line has focused on the kids, it has become dull very quickly. Anyone that tells you they do not want to be part of the show because they are protecting their children is simply not telling you the truth.”
Well, it seems that Brandi and Eddie are still working out the terms of whether or not their children will be featured in the show. At a recent soccer game for their son, Brandi and Eddie were seen arguing and Brandi threatened to take him to court over the matter! A witness describes their exchange as a “hostile confrontation.” See – that’s why Bravo wants her. She’s willing to engage in a “hostile confrontation” in public, at a children’s soccer game. Oh, lawd.