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What will become of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo, Part 2 of reunion show airs Monday, 9 p.m. ET) now that cast members like Adrienne Maloof and (probably) Taylor Armstrong are departing? Ah, don't sweat it, RHOBH fans.
We'll still get to follow the adventures of those feuding sisters (Kyle and Kim Richards), that tabloid-baiting instigator (Brandi Glanville) and Lisa Vanderpump's extremely spoiled pooch (Giggy)! And naturally, new cast members are on the way, too. Last week's rumors speculated that Penny Lancaster (Rod Stewart's wife) and Dayna Devon (of TLC's Plastic Wives) would be joining the show. This week's rumor? How about a former soap actress with the most famous set of silicone-enhanced lips in the business? That's right: A recent tweet from Lisa Rinna implies that she's the latest 90210 resident being considered for a spot on the cast.
I am a Beverly Hills Housewife already- technically am I not?....#RHOBHbut am I a Real one...hmmmm— lisa rinna (@lisarinna) March 27, 2013
Rinna, 49, could be a good fit for the show, which isn't necessarily a compliment. Would you want to blend nicely into a series that exploits the petty disagreements of a group of outrageously self-involved ladies? But the former Days of Our Lives actress has accepted less classy opportunities to jump back in front of a TV camera. Most recently, she was a good sport when asked to sift through gelatin for money on NBC's All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
Truth is, we know she's suitable for RHOBH, because she's done the camera-trailing thing before. In her short-lived, 2010 reality show, TV Land's Harry Loves Lisa, she and hubby Harry Hamlin gave the world six episodes' worth of inane conversations and insights into their trivial rich-people problems. See the clip below, in which she's having tea with her friends, comedian Ross Mathews (of Chelsea Lately) and TV host Lara Spencer (of Good Morning America and HGTV's Flea Market Flip).
So, yes. Rinna -- whose "type of camping is at The Four Seasons" -- fits the Housewives mold, and her famous husband is a definite bonus. The only other prerequisite for the job is an ability to stir up drama -- or at least take the bait when others do. Though Rinna seems to be a nice person, she's also done her share of behaving badly for cameras. (She did do a stint on Melrose Place, people.) Lisa, if RHOBH is your next embarrassing TV endeavor of choice, you have our blessing!