Rumors have swirled this week that Lisa Vanderpump is trying to get Kyle and Kim Richards removed from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. So is there any truth to the specualtion?

Not so, says Lisa, who tells Perez Hilton that the rumors couldn't be further from the truth.

The rumor is "absolute nonsense," Lisa says. "I didn't even want Adrienne [Maloof] off the show. Adrienne made that decision when she decided not to show up to the reunion. I thought Adrienne, her reality, made good television, so that's absolute nonsense."

"Also, whoever any Housewife wants off the show is totally irrelevant — Bravo makes those decisions," she points out.

Plus, Lisa says she would much rather have the Richards sisters on the show than any newbies.

"As far as wanting Kyle and Kim off the show, no, there's been a bond with us and for me," Lisa adds. "It's actually quite hard to integrate new people. You know, we were the original group  so absolutely not, 1000%." Sounds pretty emphatic to us!

So where does Lisa think these rumors are coming from?

"There's a lot of jealousy, a lot of competitiveness  all of these stories are pretty much coming from the same direction," she says. "I've been through it before and I guess I'll go through it again... but I'm calling bulls**t."

Many of the recent rumors about Lisa have originated on Radar Online, so we're guessing Lisa isn't a big fan of that gossip site these days.

We're just relieved that Lisa is putting these ugly rumors to bed! With Lisa seeming to make progress in her relationships with Kim and Kyle of late, we're just hoping we can watch their friendships continue to improve.

Source: Perez Hilton