They should change the name of the show to AWKWARD! With Kelly and Michael!
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While Camille Grammer is the only housewife to not be returning, we were surprised to hear that both Kim Richards AND Taylor Armstrong had signed back on after such a tumultuous season!
Though each woman has their own reasons for returning, it seems that Kim felt compelled to do so in order to help support herself AND her kids.
Reportedly, Kim was making $137,000 from the show and got a $10k raise after negotiating for this upcoming season.
"Kim truly didn't want to do another season because she is still extremely vulnerable and dealing with her sobriety."
Kim entered treatment last December and according to her sister, who EXCLUSIVELY told us last night at the NewNowNext Awards, she's "doing really well and she's feeling strong!"
SO good to hear!!! We hope she can remain on that path this season.
As for Taylor, she ALSO has decided to stick with the Bravo show to help support her daughter Kennedy and is making around $127,000 a season.
Wow…we totally thought they’d be earning more $$$, no?!
Season three is quickly approaching and Bravo is STILL looking to tap on TWO new housewives!
During our interview with Kyle last night, she shared with us which existing housewife SHE thought could take Camille's place!
"I'd have to say Nene! I think Nene should maybe move to Beverly Hills and be a real housewife of Beverly Hills!"
Um…GENIUS idea, Kyle! Andy Cohen, let's make that happen!!!
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