The times are certainly changing on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump quit the show and skipped the reunion. The “puppy gate” scandal spelled the death knell of the longtime friendship between Kyle Richards and Lisa. In case you have been living under a rock, here is a quick update. Dorit Kemsley adopted a dog from Vanderpump Dogs, and the dog nipped her husband PK Kemsley and their children. Rather than return the puppy like she was required to in the adoption contract, Dorit re-homed poor Lucy Lucy Apple Juice. Lucy eventually wound up in a kill shelter. Perhaps Dorit should have re-homed PK instead?
When an article about Dorit’s actions hits the tabloids, Lisa was blamed for leaking the story. Kyle went to Villa Rosa to tell Lisa that all the Beverly Hills Housewives believed that Lisa leaked the story and that she is a liar. The terrible argument between Lisa, Kyle, and Lisa’s husband Ken Todd resulted in Kyle being banned from Villa Rosa. “Goodbye Kyle!” Ken bellowed as Kyle was told to leave the premises. She is lucky that Hanky and Panky didn’t try to avenge their owner.
Lisa didn’t film with the rest of the cast, instead filming her thrilling kitchen renovation and charitable works. Lisa was also upset that much of her “philanthropic” work that was filmed for RHOBH ended up on the cutting room floor. I see why that might be disappointing after such an emotional season.
There have been a lot of rumors as to who will replace LVP for the upcoming season. Recently there was even a rumor that Kyle’s niece, reality television pioneer Paris Hilton, might join the show. That would be “hot,” as Paris used to say on her television show The Simple Life. Could former co-star, and Kyle’s sister, Kim Richards, step back in to help fill in for LVP? Being on the show fractured the already fragile relationship between the sisters, so that might prove difficult.
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In 2015, there were rumors that Kyle’s sister Kathy Hilton would be joining the cast. Of course, that didn’t happen. But Radar Online is reporting that Kathy, who is Paris and Nicky Hilton’s mother, is now reportedly in talks to hold a diamond as a full-time Housewife. Kathy has made appearances on RHOBH as an occasional Friend of the Housewives. On June 7, Bruce Bozzi, who is friends with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, posted a photo of Andy and Kathy at dinner together on his Instagram. Bruce captioned the photo, “Sign on the dotted line… a true diamond.” It seems that the news caught Kyle by surprise, as she commented “OMG!”
Can you imagine RHOBH without Kyle and her husband Mauricio Umansky? It turns out that Kathy passed on the opportunity to join the first season of RHOBH and suggested Kyle. In 2005, Kathy served as the hostess of the reality show I Want To Be a Hilton. No—I don’t remember it either. I’m sure it was riveting television.
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Kathy and Kyle have feuded in the past. One big issue is that Mauricio left Kathy’s husband, Rick Hilton’s, real estate company to start his own. The Agency became very successful, causing bad blood between the couples. Then, Kyle angered Kathy by developing the show, American Woman, which is “loosely based” on Kyle’s childhood. Kathy was furious, feeling that the show was exposing some family issues that should remain private. Kyle stood her ground. If Kathy joined the Beverly Hills ladies, there is bound to be fireworks between Kathy, Kyle, and Kim, if she makes an appearance.
For her part, Kathy is denying that she is joining the cast. She posted to Instagram, “Rumors of me joining the Beverly Hills Housewives would interfere with my real job of cutting hair.” In the clip, Kathy is seen giving someone a quick trim. Please stay out of the salon, Kathy. I think that having Kyle, Kim, and Kathy together on RHOBH could create a lot of drama. But I am not sure that their familial drama is enough to fill the void left by LVP.
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TELL US- SHOULD KATHY JOIN RHOBH? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE KYLE, KIM, AND KATHY ON THE SHOW TOGETHER? WHO DO YOU THINK SHOULD REPLACE LVP?
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