Brandi Glanville may have just quit The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. On October 12, a source told the New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l that Glanville was offered a paycheck of “around $15,000” per episode to return in a friend role but turned it down because she felt lowballed by Bravo.
“[Brandi Glanville] told me they asked her to come back, but the money is so small that she basically said, F you. They wanted her to be on just a couple of episodes, so it’s really not worth her while.”
Last month, during an appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show, Real Housewives creator Andy Cohen claimed he would “love to” have Brandi Glanville return to the show for Season 6. However, when asked whether or not it was a done deal, Cohen couldn’t confirm anything, explaining he simply hoped she would return.
— The Real Housewives (@RiotHousewives) October 10, 2015
Also during his interview with Stern, Cohen claimed Brandi Glanville’s return to the show would be a challenge due to her having “alienated” herself from the series’ star players, including Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, and Lisa Rinna. According to Cohen, “none of them want to be with [Brandi Glanville].” Still, after Brandi Glanville confirmed she was not asked back to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 in a full-time role, it was reported the network did want her to film a few scenes in order to “wrap up her story.”
When Brandi Glanville appeared on Howard Stern’s show months prior, she revealed she had been paid $16,000 per episode as a friend when she joined the show for Season 2. Then, when Bravo upgraded her role to full-time ahead of Season 3, she received a $500,000 per season paycheck.
— The Real Housewives (@RiotHousewives) October 2, 2015
Since Brandi Glanville revealed she was not asked to return full-time to the show, there have been a number of allegations made in regard to her exit. Although it was previously believed she would appear part-time along with friends Yolanda Foster and Kim Richards, it now seems as though fans will not see her on the show at all. In addition to the report regarding her shooting down Bravo’s lowball offer, there isn’t much time left when it comes to filming. In June, Brandi Glanville’s co-stars Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, and Eileen Davidson began filming Season 6, and a short time later, two new wives, Erika Jayne and Kathryn Eickstaedt Edwards, joined the show.
While Brandi Glanville may not be seen on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills any longer, fans of the reality star may soon see her on another series. Although the concept has yet to be confirmed by a network, Brandi Glanville has been speaking of her own show, and possibly one with Kristen Taekman of The Real Housewives of New York City, for months.
In a tweet shared over the summer, Brandi Glanville responded to a fan, who suggested she and Taekman star in a series of their own, claiming it was something that was happening. Since then, Taekman has been involved in an Ashley Madison scandal after her husband, Josh, admitted to having an account, but he failed to reveal whether he had actually cheated on his wife. As fans will recall, Brandi Glanville became famous after her former husband, Eddie Cibrian, publicly engaged in an affair with his now-wife, LeAnn Rimes.
Brandi Glanville’s co-stars are expected to return to Bravo later this year in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6.
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