Could another Richards sister be joining the “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Season 6 cast? Kyle Richards is finally addressing claims that her sister, Kim Richards, will be replaced by her elder sister, Kathy Hilton.
According to Access Hollywood, “that’s a rumor!” -- and it’s not the only untruth currently circulating about Kyle and her famous siblings. The "RHOBH" star says it’s not the first time this same story has surfaced suggesting Nicky and Paris Hilton’s mother, Kathy, would be promoted to full-time cast member.
“Every time I’m like, ‘What is this? Where do they comes from?’” Kyle said. The 46-year-old Bravo star added that she’s heard several “lies” about Season 6’s casting including one claiming she had been “fired and begging for my job.”
Kyle confirmed that there would be fresh meat on the upcoming season, but could not say who. She did, however, assure fans of the “Housewives” franchise that it would not be her fashion designer sister.
“You’ll know soon -- very soon,” she said. “They say, ‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’ There’s no smoke even. There’s nothing! I don’t know where they come up with these things.”
Nicky previously addressed the same rumors during an appearance on “Good Day New York,” where she echoed her Aunt Kyle’s statement that this was a recurring rumor. She told viewers that her 56-year-old mother was “absolutely not” appearing in Season 6 as more than just her usual role of “friend” of the “Housewives.” The 31-year-old added that that story “pops up once or twice every year since Kim [Richards] and Kyle [Richards] started the show.”
What is true, however, is that both Kim and fellow reality star, Brandi Glanville, are no longer with the franchise. Both have been fired by Bravo and their parent company, NBC Universal.
News of Kim’s exit surfaced on June 3. The “RHOBH” veteran was let go after her April 16 arrest in which she was charged with public intoxication, battery on a police officer and more. The network reportedly demanded she seek treatment for her alcoholism. She did so on April 26, but her stint was short lived. She has since checked into another facility and is said to be doing better.
Brandi’s firing is more fresh. Reports that she was fired from the show surfaced on the Web on Thursday. After just three seasons with "RHOBH," Bravo has reportedly decided to sever the ties with the controversial star over her “diva” ways.
The fate of the rest of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast remains unclear. It is not known when Bravo plans to announce its plans for Season 6.