Producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills want Kyle Richards best friend, Faye Resnick, to join the cast next year, a new report indicates.
Resnick, best known for her involvement in the O.J. Simpson murder trial and a recurring player in the past on the Bravo hit, is high on the producers’ list.
Why? Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia are on the chopping block because they don’t bring the drama. Faye Resnick would not have that problem.
If you watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online for the awkward tension, screaming matches and conniving backstabbing … she’s your girl.
The ex-Playboy model is a noted nemesis of Brandi Glanville and Lisa Vanderpump, both of whom have labeled her “disgusting” in past episodes.
A source close to the hit show said: “Producers are seriously considering making a formal offer to Faye to become a series regular cast member."
"She has been a controversial in the past on the show and is a close friend and ally of Kyle. Plus, Faye isn’t afraid to stand up to the other ladies!”
“She is no shrinking violent and could be a great asset to the show."
Change is coming to the show after the season. In addition to Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia on the block, none of the women are signed beyond this year.
The veterans are demanding significant pay hikes, despite whispers that “boring” Kim Richards was on the way out, with sister Kyle ready to walk as well.
Both have begun negotiations, Radar reports, along with both Vanderpump and Glanville, who are at the center of an epic breakdown of their friendship.
Said one source: “Bravo loves the nucleus of these four women, even when they’re fighting with each other! They always bring drama and glamor to the show."
"The network has resolved that it wants to bring them all back.”
The approach to Faye Resnick is consistent with producers’ desire for an “authentic look” into the women’s lives. Love her or hate her … they all know her.
Bravo hit shows Shahs of Sunset and Flipping Out “resonate with viewers because they were all friends before the shows,” one production insider said.
It will come down to money, says the insider.
"How much is Bravo willing to fork over? Then again, she does have a very successful interior design business that could benefit from being promoted on the show.”
Would you like to see Faye as a regular?