It's your daily dose of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills gossip, and this time it has nothing to do with Brandi Glanville or Adrienne Maloof. It's the little things, right? I don't know if its technically "housewife" gossip…maybe "friends of housewife" drama.
Camille Grammer is dishing on ex-husband Kelsey's recent parenting snafus as well as her holiday plans. Also, there is some fun gossip about Yolanda Foster's predecessor in David's life who apparently really, really, really wants to be on the show. It's some fun stuff, y'all!
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Camille shares a lot in a recent interview with Glamour. She discusses her diminished role, her mother's health, and who she hangs out with behing the scenes. Check out an excerpt of what she has to say below!
You have a less involved role this season—do you like that?
I do. You know, it’s nice. I get a little bit of a break. I’m not in the middle of all the drama, but that doesn't mean I’m immune to it. Last year I had a good season, and this year you can tell I'm still the same person. But as the show progressed, I get a little feistier. There's just really one scene where Lisa [Vanderpump] and I have a little tiff, but if I didn't I’d disappear anyway. I stay calm until something really upsets me, and then I say "Enough's enough." I'm not always right, it's just my perspective and how I see things at the time. When I really feel it’s important to put my foot down, I will. Like last year with the whole Taylor [Armstrong] thing. You can tell I was shaking; I was nervous. You can hear my voice cracking. I was very upset with her, but very protective in the same way because we were all. There's this elephant in the room, and everyone keeps dancing around it.
Kyle was recently here to visit!
I love Kyle [Richards]. How much fun is she? I always tell people she’s a riot! She is one of the funniest people I’ve met. She’s a regular girl. She’s a girly girl.
So what's still to come this season on Real Housewives?
Again, I’m not there a lot because I’m a reoccurring housewife. So, you know, I show up at parties and events—I'm still in the process of finalizing my divorce, and my kids wanted to spend more time with me, so it's really about that. For me, it was the right choice for what was going on in my personal life. Because the first year it all went down, but this year I was like, I can't play all that out.
So what are your thoughts on Kelsey at the Playboy Mansion with his baby…
You know what, the Playboy Mansion is not something I would have done. We would have just stayed home—we were kind of homebodies, honestly. We were very private people. It wouldn’t have been something, I don’t think, he would have done. Or definitely, I wouldn’t have done it. But you know, it’s a new circumstance now.
Any holiday plans?
I’m flying my children, my parents, and my brother out to Hawaii. We go every year—my ex and I, we share a home there—and I’m going to spend the first week with my children, and then I’ll fly them to be with him. I'll stay in Hawaii another week—yay! Not so bad.
What do you think of the new housewife, Yolanda?
Yolanda brings a lifestyle—you know, she walks off of her jet—and then she says, "Oh, these women are so Beverly Hills." Yeah, you show up with your $20,000 Hermes bag, walking off a private jet, and you're making fun of us because we have dresses on? I think she’s more Beverly Hills than all of us. I really didn't spend that much time with her, so I wasn't there with her to make an opinion, but I can watch the shows and only judge from what I see. At first, you could see in the first few episodes we’re all like… "OK, snooze." But you know, we'll see. I know she’s friends with Lisa, so I’m sure that through the course of the season they'll be buddy buddy. And I’m just out there drifting along going, "OK, where do I belong this year?" It’s an uncomfortable feeling because I’m not there for the day-to-day drama, so when I do show up I have to ask, "What’s going on? Fill me in, girls!"
Do any of you hang out when the show's not filming?
I live all the way out in Malibu, so I’m in the boondocks. Because I don’t know Yolanda, I don’t hang out with her, but just the other night I saw Kyle, Kim [Richards], and Nene [Leakes]! I've seen Lisa out, but I don’t hang out with Lisa. I think she became really close with Brandi. I was closer with Brandi last year. I like Adrienne, but I haven’t seen her because she’s going through a lot. I empathize with her because what I went through the first season, she’s going through this season—a separation and a divorce while your’e shooting a reality show. You’re not thinking clearly, you’re just not. You’re upset; you’re fighting.
How do you prep for the show?
I don’t have a stylist, so I go out and purchase everything myself or I pull from places. Most of the time, I’m buying it myself. If I know certain events are going on, I’m preparing ahead of time. You’re basically somewhat producing your own vignettes and putting that together. If you throw a dinner party, you’re putting that together. I mean, I love shopping. What girl doesn't? I’m always thinking of the show when I’m buying clothes. You start getting conditioned that way. I was married to Kelsey what, 13 years? I don't think I bought as much clothes my whole marriage as I did just for this show, so I have quite the extensive wardrobe thanks to Housewives.
I have to say that, while I know they now get along, it's odd to see Camille on the Splits love train! Likewise, while Camille can't speak much on Yolanda, there is another lady lurking in 90210 who has plenty to say about the newcomer…David Foster's ex-wife Linda Thompson!
This woman's relationship history is something else, for sure! Before marrying David, she was Mrs. Bruce Jenner, and she once dated Elvis Presley. Now, according to the New York Daily News, Linda is furious at Yolanda for stealing her husband–and her spot on RHOBH!
A source tells the site that Linda "was campaigning hard, trying everything” to secure a place on season three. While she's been a staple in the background since the show's inception, the source reveals, “She’s tried everything to get in front of the camera at parties.”
The insider continues, “When [Linda] found out Yolanda was cast [on the show], she told everyone, ‘Not only did Yolanda take my husband, she also took my show!’ She was so desperate to get that role, but Yolanda got it.”
The source adds that after her initial disappointment, Linda hoped that Yolanda's good fortune may help her get on . The insider says, “Linda thought then at least with Yolanda on the show, as David’s ex-wife, maybe she’d get more screen time. [However, Yolanda] knew that Linda wanted the part and told Bravo that she didn’t want Linda near the cameras.”
Gracious! Who knew there was just as much drama behind the scenes? Oh, who am I kidding…
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