Beverly Hills is about to get a makeover.
Producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are looking to bring some new ladies into the mix, but are having trouble attracting serious contenders, a source exclusively tells E! News. As we exclusively reported, it looks like original castmember Taylor Armstrong is on her way out.
While none of the ladies have received an official pickup from Bravo, sources tell E! News that producers do not want Armstrong to return and that Adrienne Maloof might be exiting the reality hit as well, but the show's producers are hoping she sticks around, and brings her new man, Rod Stewart's son Sean Stewart, along with her!
"She is possibly not coming back," a source tells us of Maloof's uncertain future on the series. "The producers want her back, and they want to have Sean Stewart on the show too, as they feel like that relationship is ratings gold."
So why is Maloof reluctant to return? "The truth is that Adrienne is fed up of all the drama taking place with Brandi [Glanville]. She is considering not returning as she wants to concentrate on her businesses and she doesn't want to be pulled down into the whole mess with Brandi again," one source explains. "What happened over the last season with her kids has really upset her.
"Producers are trying, but I am not sure they are going to be able to persuade her to return," our source adds.
And Maloof isn't the only one frustrated with Brandi Glanville, as our source says producers are "upset" with her "because she's talked about her salary. None of the Housewives are allowed to discuss the money that they make from the show."
There's a strong possibility that Armstrong will be exiting the show, but not because she wants to. "The producers are being nice to her as they want her to leave the show gracefully and not turn on them and run to the press," a source spills. "But they definitely do not want her back."
But the show's current cast's drama isn't the only problem producers are dealing with. "They are having problems finding new members for the cast as barely any of the women they have approached want to do the show," a source reveals. "It's not fun anymore. It seems dirty and nasty. And not something real Beverly Hills women want to get involved in. The catfights are too nasty; it's not classy and not something they think will be good for them."
Our source adds, "There was a time when women around town were clamoring to do the show, now people are running scared from it; they have seen what it can do for people."
One Beverly Hills lady who might be joining the show? Dana Devon, the former host of Extra. "There have been talks," our insider confirms.
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