We told you before it was officially announced, folks: Denise Richards is joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
All of the Real Housewives are stars as part of the franchise, but Richards will be among those who were famous for years and years as actresses before they stepped into the world of reality television.
That is why she has reportedly secured a first-rate contract.
We have the details on that below ... along with a report from RadarOnline that says that producers are encouraging the other Housewives to not hold back on account of Richards' celebrity status.
Well, at least one of the actress' new costars is already prepared to throw down without pulling any punches.
There's drama afoot. Take a look:
So, Denise Richards is joining RHOBH's cast
Producers are banking a lot on Denise being a success on the show
By banking, we mean cash
It's reported that Denise is getting $1 million for her first season, and even a four-season guarantee.
That's music to her ears
Denise is apparently a huge fan of the series, but everybody likes money
And producers have a request for the cast
According to RadarOnline, "Producers have told them they want the drama and not to hold back," the insider says. "Basically, they don’t want them to be kissing her ass."
One cast member has already volunteered
"Erika has already stood up," RadarOnline's source says. "And said she’d treat Denise the same as anyone else.”
Erika Jayne is down to throw down
Erika is willing to do conflict with any celebrity. Per the insider: "She said, ‘If I don’t like her, I don’t like her.’"