It looks like “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has lost yet another housewife. In early June it was announced that Kim Richards would no longer be appearing on the show, now Bravo has reportedly made the decision to oust one more integral member of the cast.
According to E! News, Brandi Glanville will not be returning to Season 6. Sources say the network decided to give the 42-year-old the axe as there is too much conflict between her and other stars of the show. Although Glanville is reportedly hurt by the decision, she respects it. E!’s source claims she is thankful to have had the opportunity to appear on the hit series at all.
Glanville was initially introduced to the show in Season 2. At the time she appeared as a “friend” of some of the other “Housewives.” Despite only popping up in a few episodes, Glanville clashed with numerous fulltime members of the cast, including Kim and Kyle Richards. The following season Bravo made the decision to make her a series regular and the drama continued. She stayed on the show until the most recent season, during which she bumped heads with nearly the entire cast over Kim’s sobriety.
Bravo has also decided to move forward with Season 6 without Kim. Following her April 16 arrest the network reportedly gave the longtime “RHOBH” star an ultimatum: seek treatment for her addiction or leave the show. Kim checked into rehab April 26, but left briefly to attend daughter Brook Brinson’s wedding. She was given a pass by the facility provided she returned by May 25. Kim failed to report on time. Despite checking into rehab, Bravo and their parent company NBC Universal have apparently decided to demote Kim to “friend” of the remaining cast.
Neither Brandi nor Bravo has commented on her rumored departure. It remains unclear at this time who may be filling the two vacant spots in the cast.