Oh no they didn't: Bravo — a.k.a. "The Real Housewives" channel — just announced "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" will premiere on Oct. 14.
Apparently, "The Plastic Housewives" didn't clear legal.
And what a lineup, including Camille Grammer, Kelsey Grammer's soon to be ex-wife.
Frankly, the video preview attached here is so flat-out over the top that it looks like a spoof, which I guess is part of the point.
As one of my colleagues would say, it looks "craptastic." I can't wait for my RHofBH T-shirts!
Here's the full release:
BRAVO’S “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS” DELIVERS A WEALTH OF DRAMA, PREMIERING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, AT 10PM ET/PT
Cast Includes: Adrienne Maloof, Camille Grammer, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Taylor Armstrong
NEW YORK – August 31, 2010 – Building on the record-breaking success of
“The Real Housewives” franchise, Bravo is heading to one of the most
glamorous cities in the world for its newest installment, “The Real
Housewives of Beverly Hills.” The highly anticipated series premieres on
Thursday, October 14 at 10 p.m ET/PT. The series follows six of the
most affluent women in the country as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle
that only Beverly Hills can provide.
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” offers a glimpse inside the world
of luxurious wealth and pampered privilege, where being seen and who
you know is everything. These women are in the center of it all and they
have the mansions, the cars, and the diamonds to prove it. From
heiresses to entrepreneurs to a family of child actresses – “The Real
Housewives of Beverly Hills” deliver the star power and the drama.
Viewers can see interviews with the ladies on Bravotv.com and get a
sneak peak at the new series on: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-1/videos/welcome-to-beverly-hills. Bios and images are available on http://www.nbcumv.com/bravo.
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast includes:
· Adrienne Maloof – A savvy "no-nonsense" businesswoman, Adrienne
Maloof is an Albuquerque, New Mexico native who moved to the palm
tree-lined streets of Beverly Hills 15 years ago. Adrienne, her mother
and four brothers comprise the Maloof Family dynasty whose multi-faceted
sports and entertainment enterprise includes the Sacramento Kings,
Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Sweeping Palms Entertainment (film,
television & music) and Maloof Money Cup, the world’s largest
skateboard competition. Adrienne is also involved in several charitable
organizations within her community including the School On Wheels
program, the Good News Foundation, and the Camp Kindness program with
the Sacramento ASPCA. While business certainly plays an extremely
important role in Adrienne’s life, her true passion is family. Married
to prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif, she is a mom
through and through, raising her three young sons, Gavin (7) and twins
Christian and Colin (4).
· Camille Grammer – Camille is a multi-talented model, actress,
dancer, and advocate, who calls Beverly Hills her home. Grammer began
her career as a dancer on Club MTV. She was married to sitcom star and
icon, Kelsey Grammer, for 13 years. Together, they have a daughter,
Mason, and a son, Jude. Camille and Kelsey own a production company,
Grammnet Inc., which produces the shows “Medium,” “Girlfriends” and “The
Game.” She has appeared on both the big and small screens. Most
notably, in the Halloween episode of Frasier, in Betty Thomas’ “Private
Parts,” and Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry.” She has also appeared
as a dancer in several music videos. Grammer was featured in the HDTV
video dream sequence in David Niles’ Broadway show “Dreamtime” at The Ed
Sullivan Theater. Her hobbies include dancing, skiing, paddle boarding,
tennis, hiking, and collecting rare first edition books, such as Pride
and Prejudice, Works of Byron 1833, The Sound and the Fury, and the
works of William Faulker and Roald Dahl.
· Kim Richards – Kim Richards is a former child actress who is
best known as the "Disney Girl,” starring in such films as " "Escape To
Witch Mountain", and "No Deposit, No Return.” She also appeared in
various television series including "Nanny and The Professor," "James at
15,” “Hello Larry,” "Different Strokes," "CHiPS" and "Magnum PI."
After co-starring in the feature film “Tuff Turf” with James Spader and
Robert Downey Jr., Kim decided to go into early retirement and devote
her time to raising a family. Kim has four children Brooke (24), Whitney
(20), Chad (19), and Kimberly (15). Kim, who is currently single, is
the older sister to fellow Housewife, Kyle Richards and Aunt to Paris
and Nicky Hilton. She is currently working on various business endeavors
including a jewelry and water bottle line that donates proceeds to
charity. Kim loves the Beverly Hills lifestyle and says, "you can take
the girl out of Beverly Hills but you can't take the Beverly Hills out
of the girl.”
· Kyle Richards – This sassy California native was born in
Hollywood, California into an acting family. She landed her first role
at the age four in Disney's “Escape to Witch Mountain,” where she played
the younger version of her sister, child actress and fellow Housewife
Kim Richards. Her other sister is Kathy Hilton, mother to Nicky and
Paris Hilton. Kyle’s TV credits include “Little House on The Prairie,”
“Carter Country,” “Down To Earth,” and most recently “E.R.” Film credits
include "Halloween," and "The Watcher in the Woods." Kyle is an avid
cancer advocate and recently completed a 68 -mile bike marathon to raise
money to help fight the disease. Kyle is married to the love of her
life Mauricio Umansky, a high-end realtor with Hilton & Hyland
Realty. Her greatest passion is being a mother to her four daughters
Farrah (21), Alexia (14), Sophia (10) and Portia (2). Kyle believes "If
you obey all the rules, you'll miss all the fun."
· Lisa Vanderpump – This charming and witty Brit has only been in
the U.S. for five years but has already made her mark in Beverly Hills.
Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London but lived in Monte Carlo
and the South of France before moving to California. Married to her
husband Ken Todd for almost twenty-nine years, the couple has two
children Pandora (24) and Max (18), plus their four dogs that they also
consider their babies. While in Europe Lisa designed various homes,
yachts and all of twenty six bars and restaurants that the couple owned
in London. And Lisa hasn't slowed down now that she is in the states.
She currently owns two restaurants that she created, Villa Blanca a
celebrity hangout, which has been described as "the sexiest restaurant "
in Beverly Hills and Sur in West Hollywood. Design is her passion, but
she also writes a page each month for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine
and she has a skin care line, "Epione." Lisa says Beverly Hills is "an
oasis in Los Angeles" and loves the glamorous lifestyle this
"fantasyland" enables. Additionally, she is candid about the fact that
she spends every night in bed with a gigolo, also known as her
pint-sized pup Giggy.
Taylor Armstrong – Taylor Armstrong is a stunning Oklahoman
native who moved to Beverly Hills seven years ago. She is married to
venture capitalist Russell Armstrong and together, they have one
four-year-old daughter named Kennedy. This Midwestern girl knows how
powerful men in Beverly Hills work, so she makes sure that she is always
looking her best because she knows that something younger and prettier
can always come along and catch her husbands’ eye. Taylor is not just a
beauty; she has brains too and is passionate about both her business and
philanthropic work. She founded her own SAP firm, eImplement Inc. and
also volunteers for the 1736 Family Crisis Center. Taylor enjoys the
chic lifestyle Beverly Hills has to offer but doesn’t elude to the fact
that "beautiful women are a dime a dozen." Even though she has adapted
well to the luxurious lifestyle Beverly Hills offers, she has the "work
hard, play hard" attitude that has enabled her to maintain her own
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is produced by Evolution Media
("The Real Housewives of Orange County") for Bravo with Douglas Ross,
Greg Stewart, Kathleen French, Dave Rupel and Alex Baskin as executive
producers and Toni Gallagher as co-executive producers.