Adrienne Maloof reportedly out of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' along with Camille Grammer
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/04/2013
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will reportedly be missing a couple of familiar faces next season.
Adrienne Maloof will not be part of the Bravo reality show's fourth-season cast and former full-fledged castmember Camille Grammer will also not continue to make appearances during the next season, according to People.
Conflicting sources claim Maloof either decided to leave the show on her own or was fired.
"She was let go," a show insider toldPeople. "Producers were sick of her constant tardiness and her issues."
However, a Maloof source argued the 51-year-old reality TV star opted to call it quits herself.
"It was her decision to leave. Adrienne is very happy. The producers were begging Adrienne to come back to the show and the reunion right up until the last minute," said the Maloof source. "Housewives was part of her past. She's looking to the future."
Maloof also reportedly didn't make an appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recently filmed third-season reunion show due to her divorce from new ex-husband Dr. Paul Nassif that was finalized in early November.
"She's painted into a legal corner," the Maloof source told People. "Because of the judgement in her divorce proceedings she is limited in what she can say -- and she will be unable to defend herself. She's very unhappy about how the show tried to paint her and made her into their evil person for simply trying to protect her kids and family's privacy."
In addition, "She thinks [the show has] gotten silly and petty, and she's frankly ready to move on."
Grammer left The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' regular cast following its second season but continued to make some appearances throughout the third season.
"There were some good times and some not so good times, but it's very hard to live your life out on the screen," a source told People of Grammer, referencing her prominently featured divorce from ex-husband Kelsey Grammer during the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' first season.
"She is definitely a much stronger person now than when she started."
E! News reported earlier this monthThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is going to experience a shakeup in the season's cast. Producers were reportedly planning to get rid of original cast member Taylor Armstrong and phase in new ladies which may include Rod Stewart's wife Penny Lancaster for the fourth season.
According to the website,The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is set to begin filming by April and its cast members need three-weeks notice before taping begins. Therefore, the ladies should be receiving confirmation they'll be returning for the franchise's next edition any day now if they haven't already.