If Lisa Vanderpump has her way, viewers will see two familiar faces in starring positions on Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. During an interview with Perez Hilton last week, Lisa talked about the upcoming season and the departure of her nemesis, Brandi Glanville.
When asked who she would bring back to the show if she had power to, Lisa mentioned Camille Grammer and Taylor Armstrong. Both Camille and Taylor were part of the Season 1 cast with Lisa. Both also made cameo appearances on the fifth season.
“Well, I’ve had a lot of fun with all of the girls. But I think Bravo is very smart, there’s a reason that the show keeps evolving and who know’s when you’ll get the chop. And I don’t think anyone’s place is certain any year. But I’ve really enjoyed Camille. Taylor went through a very hard time, so it’s nice to see her have some happiness now and be truly in love. And that’s how it should be, have a great time and move on; everything comes to an end at some point.”
Lisa’s answer echoed what she and Kyle Richards said on the Season 5 reunion, when they were asked who should return to the show, and they said Camille Grammer and Taylor Armstrong.
As for Brandi, Lisa maintained that she didn’t have anything to do with her departure from the show.
“I really didn’t have a problem with her this season like last season. So, no absolutely not, I would never say I want this person [off]. I might say I’m not sure if I’m coming back. It’s not in my interest to be after anybody’s job.”
Lisa pointed out that if she did have any control over casting, no one from Season 4 would have been brought back for the next season. By the end of Season 4, Lisa felt betrayed by the entire cast, with the exception of newcomers Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud, who were subsequently dropped by producers after completing their premiere season.
“As much as people think I control casting, and I’m responsible for someone being let go I have no control. It’s up to Bravo. I wish I did. After season four when I felt so beaten up trust me if I had control there would’ve been a couple of people who would have left earlier …just saying. But I have no control...Andy tweeted last week; there is no Housewife, who has ever been responsible for a Housewife being fired. It’s not the way it works and thank goodness or last season we would have had no cast at all.”
Joyce, who feuded with Brandi on Season 4, has actually commented on Brandi’s alienation from much of the cast and subsequent departure from the show. As the Inquisitr reported, Joyce, on Sunday, tweeted that it was karma. She also said that she would return to The Real Housewives of Bevelry Hills only if Lisa needed backup.
Lisa also revealed that she reached out to Brandi once she heard that she would not be returning.
“I did actually did reach out to Brandi I wish her well for the future. I had some horrible times with her where she really devastated me and I kind of came out of it the other side, a little bit kind of removed from the situation. Certainly it wouldn’t be in my interest to have her leave at all. And I really want to be very honest about that. I wish her well … people make different choices and some I couldn’t be supportive of that’s for sure. I wish her well, and I’ve sent her that message and she’s responded to me.”
On Friday, Brandi admitted that she was not asked back as a starring housewife for the upcoming season. She said that she was asked back for a recurring role, which she declined.
She also acknowledged that Lisa sent her an e-mail after the development. Brandi, however, thinks that Lisa reached out to her just so that she could say she did.
In response to a fan who asked her if Lisa Vanderpump runs the show, implying that it was Lisa who had Brandi Glanville demoted, Brandi accused Lisa of bullying.
“Don’t know but to talk s**t about me 4 not being back after all I have done &put up with from her is gross.Its senior bullying.”
[Photo by Alexandra Wyman / Getty Images]