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NEW UPDATE 6/3: Reports are leaking about Kim Richards not coming back to RHOBH. UM DUH! Kim is OFF THE RAILS and a huge financial liability for Bravo. And you know who else is? Brandi Glanville. Since Brandi was not at UPFRONTS, she is likely not being asked back at all or perhaps demoted. I mean Sonja Morgan has had some public drunk moments as well, but I think the fact that Brandi is not wealthy and has no storyline at all, Lisa Vanderpump (Andy’s favorite show pony) can’t stand her, and her lack of invitation to the Upfronts makes it clear, Neither Kim nor Brandi will be back next season.
Mystery solved regarding Kim Richards Upfronts photo! The photo of Kim Richards posted by Daily Mail was from a previous year. They have since taken down the photo. Which is good news. But I admit I really like the idea of Kim being there banging on the door trying to get in. Sorry for the confusion.
The Bravo Upfronts were held on Thursday and during the presentation, one of the speakers mentioned all of the “talent” that was there including 18 Real housewives. So of course I wanted to know exactly who was there and who was not. If your contract is not being renewed, you are not invited. just ask Sheree Whitfield. That does not mean if you are NOT there you are not being asked back. But it does mean if you are there you are going to be asked back.
So representing RHOA we have, Nene Leakes, Kenya Moore, and Kandi Burruss. Among those not present, Cynthia Bailey who was actually in NYC for an Operation Smile charity event today. I’d think if she were invited she would have not scheduled a charity event that day. Not looking good for Cynthia. Claudia is in LA hanging out at The Ivy hoping to get papped. Not a good sign for Cynthia. I haven’t seen a peep from Phaedra in two days. Guess the whole “look how cute Ayden is” thing didn’t quite work out for her. So that makes THREE.. The least number of housewives invited from any franchise.
The other interesting RHOA tea is that Patti Stanger was there. You know Kenya and Patti must have talked about James Freeman.
Representing RHONY we have the most housewives, Dorinda Medley, Bethenny Frankel, Luann De Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, Carole Radziwill were all in attendance. Which is normal because they are local and all currently airing. Nothing to see here except the usual photo divisions. Ramona and Sonja were together. Lots of people seemed to be photographing separately. Not a whole lot of Carole pictures. So that brings us to 11 housewives.
From RHOOC we have the veterans, Heather Dubrow ( whose husband,Terry Dubrow, was also there with Paul Nassif for Botched), Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador. BTW, y’all keep saying Shannon has had work done and her face looked weird. It looked perfectly normal to me. Lizzie Rovsek will still be on the show, but as a FOH. I didn’t see Heather in photos with Shannon. But that didn’t mean it didn’t happen. But….I’m gonna guess those two have not mended fences. Their filming is over. There was a new baseball wife whose husband relapsed during filming after a long sober stretch (Because, Bravo) and was replaced by another baseball wife so there will be some weird editing there. I hear the original will have some scenes left in as an FOH. So that brings us to 15 housewives.
From RHOBH we had Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards There is a lot of interesting tea here. These three were all photographed together.
Kim Richards was NOT included in any of the Bravo photos for the media. They sent us access to over 600 photos and not one of Kim. And yet the Daily Mail posted the one in the above gallery. I find that weird. Did she just show up, do the step and repeat and either leave or get told she was not on the list? The person discussing the Bravo presentation very clearly said we have these people, those people and 18 real housewives. Yolanda was not there because she is ill and just back from Germany where she got some sort of stem cell implantation. Eileen has a JOB or 15 mostly working on Young & The Restless right now, so her absence doesn’t mean much. But Brandi, is just home fucking around on Twitter all day. COULD IT BE? IS BRANDI GONE? #FingersCrossed But she may have not been invited because this is a sales call and Brandi’s reckless mouth was in play at the last Upfront went Andy admitted Brandi was drunkenly going after people, like Kenya.
In even more RHOBH news, TMZ is reporting that Kyle has visited Kim in her sober living house. And she is planning on attending Brooke’s wedding next weekend. I think it might be THIS weekend. I also think it will be in Cabo, Mexico but I have no source on that, that is just my take on things. All that said, There is not a single picture of Kim at Upfronts with ANY of her cast mates. And I don’t believe she was let into the event. TMZ also says alcohol is not an issue at the wedding because she “only drinks when she is alone.” Horseshit. We found out today Kim will do any drug she can get her hands on and the filming of RHOBH shows she films fucked up.
In other NBCu tea, E! is really big on their Bruce Jenner Story, trying to capitalize on the 17 million who tuned in to the Diane Sawyer special. E! is also thrilled with their new hit sitcom, The Royals.
It’s after 2 am here and I am sure there will be more Upfronts tea tomorrow. I pray I get to sleep in. I’ll get to it when I get to it. Between all the people on the Kim thread who suddenly are experts on drug testing after I have researched and talked to experts all day, and the people who don’t understand the concept that the Daily Tea posts are for off topic banter about the weather and whatever meant to decrease the number of emails I get, I’m exhausted.