Sorry, we're going to a need a minute. We aren't done laughing just yet...
Okay, there. Done. We think we're good.
We'd like to thank Kim Richards for allowing us a few moments of levity after a report in Life & Style this week stated that the troubled reality star is contemplating a return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
It makes sense, right?
She needs the money. She craves the attention. Of course she would want back on this Bravo franchise.
That's not what's funny.
This is what's funny: Richards allegedly wants a $1.5 million salary in order to return.
Uh-oh. We can feel a fit of laughter coming on once again.
Richards "believes she should get $1.5 million per season, with additional money for appearing at the reunion,” an insider tells the tabloid.
As those who watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online know, of course, Kim Richards was not even a main cast member last season.
She was considered a "Friend" of the show.
And, if Kim were to return next year, it would be under this same title.
“She wouldn’t even make $150,000 for that,” says the insider.
Richards, of course, has been responsible for her share of controversy and scandal over the years.
Her relationship with her sister is always in flux and Richards for arrested for trespassing last year. She seems to have a substance abuse problem.
But that's exactly what she thinks she has leverage, the magazine writes.
“Kim believes that there is simply no drama without her," the source alleges.
That may be accurate.
But it doesn't mean she'll get what she's demanding.
"Kim is absolutely delusional if she thinks producers are going to give her anywhere near [Lisa Rinna]’s huge paycheck,” the insider concludes.