The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ season ended a few months ago. Of course, the big news at the end of the season was that Queen Lisa Vanderpump had abandoned ship. Since then, an announcement came out that a few new cast members have been added–actress Garcelle Beauvais and party planner Sutton Stracke.
Garcelle says she is up to the challenge of her new role. Sutton believes that “it is an honor to be on the show.” You have to wonder, what does it take to actually become a Housewife? How is the final decision of who will be cast made? Recently, one big-name Hollywood celebrity dished on the possibility of becoming a Housewife someday.
Erika Jayne is one of the most enigmatic stars of the Real Housewives franchise. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills glam diva is amongst the most private–OK–maybe the most private of the Housewives. Getting real emotion, feelings or depth out of the sometimes volatile Erika is about as easy as getting a straight answer from your cable company.
One thing Erika is very open about, however, is her love of performing. Before becoming a Housewife, Ms. Jayne racked up eight number 1 hits on the US Dance Club Charts. Which is quite a feat, no matter how you look at it. Now, Erika is gearing up for a career accomplishment that might even eclipse her dance club success.
It could be said, where Housewives go, trouble often follows. Few Housewives have gotten themselves into as many legal pickles as former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards. In April of 2015, Kim was arrested for creating a disturbance at the Beverly Hills Hotel, with charges against her ranging from trespassing to battery on a police officer. In August of the same year, Kim was arrested for shoplifting at a Van Nuys Target. Kim eventually pled guilty in the Beverly Hills case and pled no contest to petty theft in the Target case.
In 2018, Kim settled a dog bite lawsuit with her former stylist. Kim was also sued in a second dog bite case. In her latest legal adventure (as far as we know!), Kim was sued by a ghostwriter for $9,999 in July of this year. The writer, Alison Kingsley Baker, claimed Kim owed her for services rendered. Now, there is an update in the case. And surprise, surprise–the case did not go in Kim’s favor.
We have come to learn many things about Lisa Rinna during her years as a Housewife. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star loves to stir the pot, deflecting from her own issues at all costs. She is a crafty expert at using others–like Kim Richards—to create storylines. We know she is crazy about her hubby Harry Hamlin. And Lisa loves to promote her daughters’ modeling careers.
Lisa also craves the spotlight, doing everything from performing desperate tabletop stripper moves to playing a vulgar Erika Jayne for Halloween. Mrs. Hamlin veers towards attention-seeking on social media, occasionally trolling controversy, like making fun of people observing Lent. Usually, though, her Instagram posts are all about Rinna. Often in a bikini. Sometimes showing off her questionable dance moves. Lisa takes occasional heat for her swimwear posts, but she has a surprising ally who celebrates her bikini love. None other than fellow exhibitionist Brandi Glanville.
Well, well, what do we have here? Does Kyle Richards have competition for the title of “Queen” on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Is the monarchy about to be overthrown? Let’s face it, the HBIC role is currently held by Kyle, but it seems to be by default. After Lisa Vanderpump quit the show, Kyle was blessed with the queen moniker by Erika Jayne at the Season 9 reunion. However, not one but two new cast members joining the ladies may keep Kyle’s reign brief. Garcelle Beauvais and Sutton Stracke are locked in and about to join the wild ride of reality television. At least the newbies are coming on board at the same time, so they have that in common. Another trait they share is being friends with Lisa Rinna.
Ah Rinna, what would we do without you? We would miss your at-home spa treatments. We would suffer in the wake of losing your knee-slapping hilarity. And I would personally miss the occasional appearance of Harry Hamlin. If you recall, Lisa is also old school friends with Denise Richards. They have shared appearances on television shows and maybe a boyfriend as well. This could lead to an interesting dynamic heading into the 10th RHOBH season. Now that Lisa could have a “team”, what does that mean for Queen Kyle? Is there a new sheriff in town after all?
Well, friends, it is that time again. It is time to start speculating over who will be staying, leaving, or joining the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast. “OG” Housewife Lisa Vanderpump ditched the Season 9 reunion, and quit the show, in the aftermath of “puppy gate.” I think it is fair to say that after last season, most viewers would like to see a cast shake-up.
Lisa Rinna was one of the stars who celebrated the fact that RHOBH would be down one Vanderpump. Rinna joined the show in Season 5 along with her bestie, fellow soap actress Eileen Davidson. Rinna has never been afraid to showcase her life for the cameras. Viewers learned that Rinna’s husband, Harry Hamlin, enjoys disappearing into the wilderness alone for fun. Rinna and Harry’s daughter, Amelia Gray, discussed her battle with anorexia on the show. That was truly an emotional moment.
It can’t be easy growing up with two famous parents. Being raised in a city where looks can get you almost anywhere and there is a heavy emphasis on appearance. Lisa Rinna has brought up two daughters in Los Angeles. Her lifestyle and marriage to Harry Hamlin have been featured since she joined Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Their children, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray, were then thrust into the public’s eye.
Piggybacking on the modeling success of Yolanda Hadid’s kids, Lisa found herself in the role of momager. Delilah and Amelia went from working in a deli to signing modeling contracts with a lucrative agency. They began traveling, showing up on catwalks, and participated in print campaigns. But these girls are young and perhaps weren’t ready to tackle a profession that lacks in… emotional stability. Now Delilah is sharing a bit of what she went through, as she tried to navigate life in the fast lane.
Exactly what happened on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season, aside from Lisa Vanderpump quitting? Oh right, Dorit Kemsley turned out to be the world’s worst dog owner. We cannot forget the pity party she held for herself. It lasted about 13 episodes. What else? The multiple lawsuits against Mauricio Umansky, Tom Girardi, and Dorit’s husband, PK Kemsley. We didn’t get to see much of those issues. But never fear, Camille Grammer showed up, and her truth cannon was locked and loaded.
Through all of the turmoil, Dorit wore approximately 190 different wigs and revealed a love for mesh clothing. At one point 1986 called and begged Dorit to stop. As the end draws near, Dorit shares her thoughts on the ups and downs of RHOBH.