I recently gave an update on the drama in Orange County. Since then I’ve received a bit of new information. As expected, Vicki, Tamra and Shannon have all signed their contracts. My latest information is that Kelly Dodd was negotiating her contract and her rep was being rather aggressive. The good news is that she seems to be satisfied with her offer now and WILL be coming back. YAY! I’m also hearing that part of her contract was asking Bravo to consider some of her actual friends to be one of the new housewives. I believe that Bravo is doing that. It’s honestly the least they can do after throwing her to the wolves in her very first season by casting her as Vicki’s new BFF.
Also, since Meghan lives in St. Louis now, as I suspected she will be back or a small number of events but will not be full time. As we know, Heather Dubrow is out.
So my latest intel is that there will be one brand new housewife, most likely brought in by Kelly. There will also be another returning housewife. Since there is just one, I expect it to be Gretchen. However, just today I was told that Lydia is a frontrunner for the returning spot. I told that source that they had lost their minds. Lydia quit the show and went far, far away from any attachment the show. I always saw her as someone with enough dignity and money to walk away from the check and never look back. I mean she announced to the world that being on the show WAS NOT GOD’S PLAN FOR HER!
She’s looking back. When I challenged my source, let’s just say receipts were provided. Maybe she thinks God wants her to help mentor Tamra’s professed Christianity?
The other potential returnee is Lizzie! For me, Lizzie could be the “friend of Kelly” they seem to really like each other and interact positively on social media. I’d LOVE Lizzie to come back. And if she comes back as Kelly’s friend, that means Gretchen or Lydia could still fill the other slot.
It’s all still very complicated at this point. There are two open slots. Just like the pass the peach game in Atlanta, there will be a lot of options filmed and we won’t know until much later who the two new housewives are.
But Kelly is BACK BITCHES!
I think. Probably. According to sources.
Are you as dumbfounded as me that Lydia is a possibility? I mean I liked Lydia. But Bravo never likes the nice civilized housewives. That is why they all claw each other’s eyes out every week. I remember Lydia leading a prayer group and having a pretty house and running a lifestyle magazine and just being nice. I’m not saying I don’t want her back. We could all use a sprinkle of fairy dust in these trying times. I’m just saying I would never have believed that Bravo would pursue her until I saw some receipts. Would you?
If we have to pick only two out of Gretchen, Lydia and Lizzie which two would you choose? Also what if Kelly’s friend is not Lizzie and you could only pick one? Then who is your choice?