Orange County can break off into the Pacific Ocean now, because a different part of California is taking over the “Real Housewives” franchise. Bravo has been improving the casts with every city the franchise lands in, and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” will be no different. These new pumped, filled, and primped women have not only been married at some point in their lives, but also have famous last names and affiliations. (For a minute there I thought Bravo didn’t know the definition of housewife.) This cast is filled out by a couple of Hilton aunts, a Maloof, and the wife of a Hollywood heavy hitter. Meet them after the jump.
- Camille Donatacci Grammer: Famous by marriage, Camille, 41, is the wife of Kelsey Grammer and a former Playboy model. She’s also the mother of a son and a daughter who were born via a surrogate because Camille has severe irritable bowel syndrome.
- Kim and Kyle Richards: This duo’s claim to fame? They’re Kathy Hilton’s younger sisters. Oh, and they have “acting backgrounds.” (Doesn’t everyone in Beverly Hills?) Kim, 45, has been divorced twice and has four children. Sister Kyle, 41, also has four kids, all daughters. Her latest obsession seems to be jacking Demi Moore‘s style.
- Adrienne Maloof-Nassif: This 48-year-old is part of the Maloof clan, which owns the Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas and the Sacramento Kings. Adrienne is also married to a semi-famous plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Nassif who sometimes appears on “Dr. 90210.” I expect the Beverly Hills housewives to top Lynne Curtin’s facelift tenfold. At least one woman should get Dr. Paul to suck the fat from her saddlebags and inject it into her lips.
- Lisa Vanderpump-Todd: This one-time actress-turned-restaurateur owns Villa Bianca in Beverly Hills with her husband, Kenneth Todd. They have three children, two biological and one adopted. And, of course, we can expect some scenes to be filmed in their restaurant, because Bravo likes nothing more than to give people publicity and make celeb wannabes flock to a location with the hopes of being on TV. I mean, even I got excited when I went past Zarin Fabrics in NYC for the first time. Why? To this day I don’t know.
I know I’ll be watching this one. Will you?