The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills began shooting its sixth season this week, and while some familiar faces will be back to hurl wine glasses at each other, some of the show's most infamous trainwrecks won't be participating in the drama.
The first casualty was Kim Richards, who provided some of last season's most memorable moments as a result of her worsening substance abuse issues.
Richards is in rehab at the moment, following an arrest for public intoxication and some drunken ugliness at her daughter's wedding.
Producers figured (correctly) that her struggles have crossed the line into full-blown depressing, so she'll be sitting this season out to get treatment.
Former fan-favorite Brandi Glanville got fired for reasons that aren't quite as clear. Like Kim she brought the drama. Also like Kim, she was reportedly a giant pain in the ass to work with. Sometimes that's all it takes.
Anyway, Radar Online is reporting that RHOBH has started filming, even though producers are still searching for new castmates to replace Brandi and Kim.
Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson were reportedly spotted shooting a scene yesterday, and sources say at least one of the ladies is thrilled with the recent personnel changes:
“Lisa is just happy Kim is gone, and is excited to do another season," says one insider. "There was so much buzz about her and it’s had a very positive impact on her career.”
It's nice to hear that Lisa is so happy with her new gig. Unfortunately, happy reality stars rarely make for entertaining television.