Last season, on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it seemed like Camille Grammer had problems with everyone. She fought with her costars, her ex-husband, even the producers about every little thing to do with her life and the show. While to some us this kind of behavior is considered annoying, to Bravo, it was considered ratings GOLD.
For that reason, it was a no brainer to ask Camille to come back for the show's second season. With her on board, the show would have its own personal touch of crazy drama that only she could provide. However, the cameras have already started rolling on the new season…and Camille isn't bringing her A game! Actually, we're hearing that Camille has taken a complete 180 turn and is acting "subdued" and is "really boring" during tapings.
And that is NOT what Bravo is paying for!
So, according to people on the production staff, producers have pulled Camille aside to let her hear the harsh truth - if she doesn't start stirring up trouble and causing scenes, its curtains for her! But, there is a conflict of interest. Part of Camille's, um, "charm" shall we say, from last season was her feud with now ex Kelsey Grammer. No one is quite sure what was agreed upon in their divorce settlement, but everyone's pretty sure the #1 condition for Camille to keep her $50 million is to keep her trap shut about Kelsey and his new bride. As someone on the productions staff points out:
"She is caught in a real dilemma. She wants the attention. But she's not stupid. She's not going to throw away $50 million for some stupid show. She is not going to act crazy and allow Kelsey to use that to argue for full custody of the kids."
Oh yeah, the kids. We forgot about that little tidbit too. Course she wouldn't want to lose her kids - who else does she have left???
Dare we say, we think Camille might be making a wise choice in trying to bring her drama level down a notch or two for the sake of her family. Still, for the sake of the viewers at home, it might be wise of Bravo to stir the pot more on their end. We know you have your ways of making things happen! Let's see you work your black magic, Andy Cohen.
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