RHOBH: Kyle Says Kim "Can Handle" Filming Around Alcohol

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Kim Richards is a broken bird, but even broken birds need to socialize.

After it was confirmed that Kim was leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to focus on her sobriety, photos surfaced of her shooting season six with Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Foster.

Both Kim and Brandi Glanville aren't part of this season's cast, though they will make an appearance here and there.  The two women replacing them are singer Erika Girardi and model Kathryn Edwards.

TMZ asked Kyle Richards about her sister, and if the former child star would be able to handle filming around alcohol.

"What do you mean?" Richards asked as she walked into her Beverly Hills store, Kyle by Alene Too.  "She's gotta live in the real world."

Tough love, Kyle.

"She'll be fine," Kyle added.  "She can handle it."

In April, Kim was arrested at the Beverly Hills hotel for public intoxication, resisting an officer, trespassing and battery on a police officer.

Following that, she was arrested for shoplifting at a Van Nuys Target in August.  A judge sentenced Kim to 300 hours of community service, 52 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and three years probation, in addition to continuing treatment for substance abuse.

Season six of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres December 1st at 9pm ET.

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