We’ve got a couple of real big news items to report when it comes to the Real Housewives franchise.
First, as previously reported, NeNe Leakes will be surprising a few series regulars when she shows up on The Real Housewives Season 8 next year.
And now E! Online confirms that Bethenny Frankel will be headed to… The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?!?
Best known for her long-running role on The Real Housewives of New York City, of course, Frankel will fly to the West Coast for what E! describes as an upcoming “cameo” in Beverly Hills.
"Bethenny filmed a cameo this summer, when several RHOBH cast members were in the Hamptons. Bethenny has a home there.
"She and Kyle Richards are old friends so it made sense for them to see each other," a source tells E!.
According to this report, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast filmed in the Hamptons for numerous days, during which Frankel had a meal with Kyle and other stars.
"Bethenny was Bethenny," a second insider says. "She was very direct with everyone. She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind."
Frankel has known Kyle and Kim Richards for over two decades.
Speaking to Andy Cohen last year, she commented on the ongoing problems between the siblings.
"They’re in a town where money and attention and fame are really prevalent, and I think it’s like an alternative universe.
"They’re living this, but then they’re also living it in the press, on Instagram, on Twitter. It’s a really really murky, and I don’t know how they’re going to get out of it.
"Being on television together… it doesn’t seem like it’s going in a good direction."