'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' cast reportedly all coming back
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/08/2011
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' cast will reportedly be returning in its entirety for the show's second season.
Camille Grammer, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Taylor Armstrong, and Adrienne Maloof have all agreed to return for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' second season and begun filming scenes for the new season, RadarOnline reported Monday.
Grammer and Kim had both previously expressed hesitation about giving the show another go around.
In January, Grammer had said she would only return to the show if she could prove she's not really as bad as the first season made her out to be and claimed The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had depicted an inaccurate portrayal of who she really is. However, she had also denied reports that she'd already decided not to return for the show's second season.
"Camille was on the fence and really didn't know if she wanted all her business exposed for a second time especially after her painful divorce," a source told RadarOnline. "She thought about it and re-thought about it before coming to the conclusion that she'd return for a second season."
According to her sister Kyle, Kim had also been unsure whether she wanted to return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Bravo's January 20 broadcast of the show's first-season finale had featured Kyle revealing Kim's alleged alcoholism and disclosed that Kim had rejected her family's attempt to convince her to enter a rehab program.
"I don't know [if she'll be back next season]. I don't know yet," Kyle said during a February The Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance in which Kim had failed to appear with the rest of the Housewives.
Kim reportedly asked Bravo to give her a salary increase and make her The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' highest-paid cast member before she agreed to return for the show's second season.
"Kim went to the production team demanding more money for Season 2," a source told RadarOnline. "I believe she felt that since her drinking problem was exposed and some personal family issues were unearthed she'd use that as leverage to get more money. Who knows? Perhaps she needs the cash more than any other housewives."