Below are way more before they were famous photos including one of Adrienne Maloof before plastic surgery, well before most of the plastic surgeries (she looked much nicer by the way), plus some high school photos of Taylor Armstrong, bikini shots of Kyle Richards and Lisa, Camille Grammer before she became a villain and a much younger foxier Kim Richards.
The same day TMZ reported Camille’s actions to quit the hit show might simply be a tactic to force Bravo to give her a good edit on the upcoming reunion show, she gave two new interviews to both PEOPLE magazine and the Ellen DeGeneres Show. In her PEOPLE interview, Camille opens up about the backlash she has received since doing the show.
“It’s like a runaway train that’s out of control,” Camille, 42, says of the negative feedback. “I’m going through this divorce in my private life, and this on top of everything else has been really hurtful. I don’t know where it’s coming from.”
And when it comes to the 4 nannies for her two kids controversy, Camille claims it was all estranged husband Kelsey Grammer’s idea. “Even the nanny controversy, I have to laugh about it, because that was Kelsey’s decision to hire the four nannies. And I’m taking all this heat for it,” says Camille. “It’s almost as if, on the show, he had nothing to do with our life together. We were married! We made these decisions together.”
And in her interview with Ellen DeGeneres, scheduled to air today, Camille, who was shown kissing her married friend Nick Stabile on the lips on Thursday’s episode of the BH Housewives, reveals how she discovered Kelsey was cheating on her. And no, it wasn’t through her medium BFF pal Allison DuBois.
“A mutual friend called me and said, ‘I don’t like what he’s doing to you and I don’t like the timing because you’re still in the middle of shooting a reality show.’ And then I called him that night and texted him. No answer from him,” Camille recalls. “I waited for three hours and then he called me and said, ‘I don’t want to be married anymore.’” She adds that she and Kelsey no longer speak, but communicate through text and email.
When it comes to her costar Kyle Richards, who she has repeatedly butted heads with all season, Camille reveals she and Kyle are friends, and get this, she even “loves” Kyle.
“I love Kyle, we do get along,” Camille insists. “We are friends, believe it or not. But at times, you know, our personalities just clash. So there’s one day we love each other and we’re laughing and going to dinner, and then two days after, we’re fighting about something ridiculous.” Let’s hope Kyle got the friendship memo.
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UPDATE – In the interview with Ellen, Camille adds that her only reason to do a 2nd season would be to redeem her image.”Right now, as everybody knows, I’m going through a divorce,” she says. “If I would do [another season], it would be to try to change my image – to try to change it around and have people see the other side of me that you don’t see on TV.”
On the 11th episode of this season titled ‘How to Behave,’ Camille sets out to mend her seriously shattered relationship with Kyle by inviting Kyle to a potentially cringe-worthy tennis-and-swimming get-together. Also, Kyle hosts a birthday party for Mauricio, but Taylor’s marital issues rise to the surface.
The episode airs tonight at 10/9c on Bravo. Also it seems there will only be 13 episodes of the BH Housewives this season as the season finale is scheduled to air Jan. 20. Part 1 of the reunion show, which was filmed on Tuesday, will likely air Jan. 27.
Watch What Happens Live – The show also returns tonight with its 4th season premiere and the guest will be none other than Bethenny Frankel!
And finally, the news of Camille Grammer quitting the Real Housewives of BH continues to make headlines. In fact, moments after TMZ confirmed the story yesterday, Camille became a trending topic on twitter. The official word from Camille yesterday was a statement released by her rep to PEOPLE magazine. “She has not made any decision yet about whether she’s returning to the show or not, said the rep. “She taped a very explosive reunion episode yesterday, where people are going to see a different side of her than they’ve seen before.”
Well folks, the latest today is a new TMZ report stating that Camille’s lawyer has gotten Bravo to let her out of her contract. Just as we suspected yesterday, TMZ is confirming that the reason Camille hired a lawyer is to help her get out of her contract with Bravo. See Bravo had the right to either pick up Camille’s contract for season 2 or cut her, but the contract did not allow Camille to walk away. Hence the reason Camille hired famed attorney Larry Stein to help her out.
According to TMZ, Stein made the argument that Bravo “misrepresented to Camille the way she would be portrayed and therefore she was fraudulently induced into signing on.”
Either way, Bravo has now allowed Camille out of her contract. Sources tell TMZ that Camille’s intention is to leave the show, but she won’t formally exercise that option until the reunion show airs later this month.
The best part of the story? The TMZ article goes on to imply that this might just be a negotiating ploy by Camille. To get more money from Bravo you ask? No, of course not. She already has $50 million. So is it to force Bravo to give her better inaccurate editing? Ding ding ding! The TMZ article adds, “The subtext — if Bravo has any hope of keeping Camille they better be nice in the editing bay.” Wowzers, you know what they say – once a vile woman, always a vile woman. Let’s hope Bravo doesn’t give in to Camille’s blackmail editing wishes.
Makes you wonder if the story about Camille threatening to release some embarrassing sex tapes of she and Kelsey if he doesn’t cough up a large amount of money for her in their divorce is true after all.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST UPDATE WITH CAMILLE & TONIGHT’S EPISODE?
UPDATE – A preview clip of tonight’s episode has been added. Camille can be seen kissing the married Nick Stabile on the lips as his wife looks on. Enjoy.
Though Bravo has yet to officially confirm there will be a second season (very likely as the ratings have been great), a source close to production confirms to THR that Camille has decided she will not be returning either way.
Camille, 42, has found herself on the receiving end of a lot of backlash whether it be regarding her four nannies for two children, her crazy friendships with married tennis partner Nick Stabile and medium from hell Allison Dubois, and her now infamous feud with costar Kyle Richards.
In fact, Camille recently graced the cover of Life & Style magazine after being declared the most hated housewife ever. THR, a very reputable media outlet, does not give a reason for Camille’s decision to leave the show.
But we have to wonder if this could be also related to the reunion show which was taped yesterday (Tuesday) in Los Angeles. While Bravo attempts to keep the details of the reunion under wraps until it airs, below are the tweets from Andy Cohen and some of the housewives regarding the taping -
“Giggy and I just wrapped an INCREDIBLE reunion show! Wow” – Andy
“Omg. Such a long day! Too much to even begin to get in to :/… I feel like I’ve been shagged thru a hedge backwards :)” – Kyle
“Ok …all I can say is wow…it’s over! Goodnight fellow housewives,a lot to deal with today.sleep well everybody x x” – Lisa
“Good Morning! Yesterday was such an emotional day filming the reunion. Hoping for a sunny LA day to help shake off the blues.” – Taylor
Bravo has yet to announce the airing date of the reunion show but we will let you know once they do. And finally, the following blind item was posted on the CDAN website yesterday via Bravo Gossip -
“This controversial Real Housewives star is about to have some added drama in her life. The tabloids are working overtime to get a bunch of stories about our Housewife and her glory days as a hooker. Not anyone in New York or New Jersey.”
It seems to be referencing Camille Grammer, who is long rumored to have been a past escort. Yikes.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON CAMILLE QUITTING THE SHOW?
UPDATE – Hours after the HollywoodReporter first broke the news, TMZ is also confirming Camille has indeed quit the show. In fact, Camille has reportedly lawyered up and is now discussing a “settlement” with Bravo. We’re guessing the lawyering up is so that she can get out of her contract with the network.
As for the reason she is quitting, sources close to Camille reveal she is upset with the way she’s been portrayed on the show. And that she did the show because her soon to be ex-husband Kelsey Grammer wanted her to, but now that she’s a single mom, “circumstances have changed.”
UPDATE #2 - A rep for Camille tells PEOPLE “she has not made any decision yet about whether she’s returning to the show or not.” The rep adds, “She taped a very explosive reunion episode yesterday, where people are going to see a different side of her than they’ve seen before.” TMZ and THR are two highly reliable media outlets so we’re are going to go with what they are reporting. The comments of Camille’s rep probably has to do with legalities and the fact that she is still under contract with Bravo.
Allison seems to be taking a page from the book of her good palCamille Grammeras she also blames editing for her portrayal. Below is what Allison posted on her website -
“I aired in an episode of HW of BH that was to say the least, in my opinion, recklessly edited and was not representative of what actually happened that night nor who I am. I was there only as support for my friend Camille who had told me how painful her interaction with the other housewives was and it was making her physically ill. I’m very protective of my friends/family and was there to support my friend.”
Right, surely Bravo edited the electronic cigarette into her mouth as well as the awful things she said about people’s children going missing. Also interesting that the medium/psychic couldn’t foresee how this would all turnout for her.
Also speaking out is Camille’s other BFF/employee DD aka Dedra Whitt. It seems Camille deleted her last blog from the Bravo website (the dinner from hell blog) causing some fans of the show to question DD about it on her twitter.
“Just talked to her. she was tired of the abusive comments so she stopped,” tweeted DD replying to a fan who wanted to know why Camille hadn’t blogged in weeks. Another fan asked if Camille was upset about her portrayal on the show, DD replied, “I think she is upset about many things going on in her life!”
And finally, ever since Camille spilled the beans that her estranged husband Kelsey Grammer was planning to marry his fiance Kayte Walshin January without a prenup, many have been wondering why the rush? As Kelsey and Camille have only been officially separated for six months.
Kelsey responded this week stating that he and Kayte are simply in love and see no reason to postpone their wedding or happiness. However, a recent report by the NY Post speculates he’s in a rush to marry Kayte because she needs a visa to stay in the US. See Kayte is British and works as a flight attendant. Sources close to Kelsey however deny this is the reason. If it was, it would explain the rush no?
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UPDATE – As some of our brilliant readers have pointed out in the comments, Camille did indeed state during the dinner from hell episode that she did not inform Allison of her previous fights/arguments with Kyle, which contradicts what Allison is stating above.
Just in case you haven’t been keeping tracking of this divorce drama between the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars, TMZ reported this week that Camille will be getting $50 million in her divorce settlement from Kelsey.
“Kelsey is deeply in love with Kayte and can’t imagine spending the rest of his life with any other woman in the world. He knows she’s the one and wouldn’t insult her by asking her to sign a pre-nup even though his third divorce is going to cost him about $50 million,” a friend of Kelsey’s reveals.
Camille revealed earlier this month that Kelsey is planning to marry Kayte in January. The source adds, “Kelsey doesn’t care about the money. He never has. This is about being happy. Finding someone who is your best friend,” a friend tells me. “He doesn’t want to wait any longer.” Wowzers.
In other news, the NY Post is reporting today that Camille was originally supposed to receive $30 million from her divorce settlement but ultimately demanded $20 mil more and got it! “Because there is no prenup, Camille was certain she’d get up to $50 million, because she’s a partner in his TV company and entitled to half the money he made from shows, including ‘Frasier,’ while they were married,” says a source who adds that another reason Camille rejected the offer was because it didn’t include alimony or child support.
“She has accepted their marriage is over and that he wants to marry Kayte in January. Camille wants it all over, too. But what she can’t accept is how he’s parading around Kayte, who looks like the cat who swallowed the canary. Their public make-out sessions are really insensitive because of their kids,” adds the source. Let’s hope openly flirting with other people’s husbands on national television doesn’t count as being insensitive to the kids as well.
And there will be no new episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills tonight. It is scheduled to return next week with a new episode.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KELSEY NOT WANTING A PRENUP? PLUS CAMILLE DEMANDING $20 MORE? DO YOU THINK SHE DESERVES THE EXTRA $20 MIL?
In a new statement to PEOPLE magazine, Kelsey reveals he simply wants to marry his fiance Kayte Walsh because they are both in love. “Kayte and I are marrying because we are engaged, and we are engaged because we are in love and see no reason to postpone our happiness any longer,” he states.
Though Kelsey doesn’t reveal when the wedding will take place, he adds, “We are planning something we wish to be a private affair among several of our friends. Anything else is conjecture and false. Kayte and I are the only reliable source for this story. End of story.” Allrighty.
In other news, Camille, star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is probably thrilled to be gracing the cover of a national magazine this week though she might not be too pleased with the headline.
The new cover of Life & Style magazine poses the question, ‘America’s Most Hated Housewife?’ That answer was a yes according to a poll conducted by the mag, which has Camille collecting 52% of the votes, beating out fellow villains such as Danielle Staub and Michaele Salahi.
The story also attempts to dig deep into who the real Camille is. A former classmate of Camille’s reveals she used to be “nice, funny” and well liked, but changed for the worse after she met Kelsey on a blind date in 1996, and her money-hungry, materialistic side emerged. “She moved to the West Coast, and no one I know kept in touch with her after that,” says the classmate.
Camille and Kelsey would end up trying the knot a year later but Camille reportedly became more committed to the lifestyle than to her husband. A source adds that the relationship was clearly in trouble when they started filming the RHOBH. “Camille stopped having sex with Kelsey about a year before they broke up,” an insider reveals, adding that Kelsey now fears her next move.
In fact, Star magazine reported two weeks ago that Camille was threatening to release some embarrassing sex tapes of she and Kelsey if he didn’t give her a nice divorce settlement. Camille has since come out denying the story though a new TMZ report yesterday stated she now stands to receive $50 million from the divorce.
“Kelsey claims she shows pictures of the couple to the kids and blames Daddy for the mess,” adds the insider. You can read more about Camille in the latest issue of Life & Style.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KELSEY’S COMMENTS AND THE LIFE & STYLE COVER STORY?
See Camille and Kelsey never signed a prenup, meaning all of Kelsey’s earnings during the marriage are divided 50/50. Sources connected with the divorce tell TMZ that the couple accumulated a fortune in excess of $100,000,000 during their 13 years of marriage.
Most of that fortune was invested in real estate as the Grammers have homes in the Holmby Hills area of L.A., Malibu, Hawaii, the Hamptons, New York City and Colorado. According to a 2007 report by Luxist.com, Kelsey often buys and sells quickly his real estate purchases. The site adds that Kelsey put his Bridgehampton, New York mansion on the market for $16.1 million in 2007 after purchasing it for $8.517 million just a year earlier.
The story gets even better as “sources” tell TMZ that Kelsey was strapped for cash when he married Camille, who is apparently savvy in the business department and taught him a thing or two along the way. “They made a lot of smart decisions. They were really a good team,” says Camille a source close to the couple’s finances.
Camille and Kelsey are reportedly in the process of working out a financial settlement, which is being complicated by the fact that some of the properties, like the one in Hawaii, are in the toilet due to the economy. As reported yesterday, Kelsey is looking to hurry up the divorce process so that he can marry his fiance in January.
And to think just 14 years ago, Camille Donatacci was just an unknown up and coming soft-core porn star. She sure has come a long way. $50 million should definitely be able to afford her a new set of crazy-er “friends.”
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