UPDATE (7/15/2014): We hope you’re ready for this news, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans, because it looks like Lisa Rinna will be joining the cast after all! Multiple sources are confirming the news to E! News, though Bravo has yet to make the big announcement.
If you’ve got whiplash from the “will she, won’t she” back-and-forth of Lisa’s casting, you’re not alone. Initial reports (in the original story below) quoted Lisa’s involvement as being only one episode, though the former Melrose Place star has said in the past that she wasn’t too keen on joining the cast.
Back in May 2013, Lisa — who is married to Harry Hamlin — told E! News that “basically that was never gonna happen” when asked about her potentially joining the series. Sounds like homegirl had a change of heart, huh?
Original Story: We know the producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have been searching around for some new ladies for the show — old favorites like Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof have already signed on as recurring stars, but the show obviously needs a new element. Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia weren’t enough, the show needed someone someone truly fabulous. And, if the rumor mill is correct (and we hope it is), that fabulous person may be Lisa Rinna.
The former Dancing With the Stars competitor made an appearance at Kyle Richards’ Annual White Party, which was filmed for Season 5 of RHOBH, according to an insider. “Lisa has been to many of Kyle’s parties before, but she’s never been on camera,” the insider told RumorFix, “this time she was on camera just like the rest of the Housewives.” Since she was at the big shindig, Lisa will at least appear in one episode.
All our favorite Housewives made it to the party: Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, and Yolanda Foster. Yolanda’s ex Mohamed Hadid also made an appearance at the party — last we heard of him, he was on a double date with his girlfriend, Shiva, and the Gebbias. We wonder if Yolanda had any choice words for him at the party. All we know for sure is that we can’t wait to see it!
Do you want to see Lisa Rinna on RHOBH? Do you think someone else would be better? Sound off in the comments!