Lisa Rinna

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Watch out, Joel McHale—the Real Housewives are invading Community.

We just hit the set and learned that Lisa Rinna will pop up on the recently renewed NBC seriesApril 29, and she's loving every minute of her over-the-top gig.  "I'm Shantal, a Real Housewife of Greendale County, I guess you could say," Lisa tells us.

Funny enough, Lisa is the first to admit her character is not such a stretch from, well, herself...

"She's too tan, she works out too much, you know the rest. It's me to a tee!" she tells us with a laugh.

The one difference between bronzed beauty Shatal and the incredibly toned Lisa? Harry Hamlin liked it so he put a ring on it! "Shantal likes to wear bling. [But] she is a single divorcée," says Lisa with a wiggle of her empty ring finger. "She likes attention from the men. Are you kidding me? It's so much fun!"

Which begs the question: How was it working with Joel, the funnyman with a heart of gold who just so happens to have poked fun at Lisa a time or two on his other hit series, The Soup?

Absolutely no hard feelings there! "Joel is a genius. Don't tell him, he'll get a big head," she says with a laugh. "He will get a big head, but he really is good. I was excited to work with him."

Thoughts on this brilliant Real Housewives-esque casting? Post your pretty little comments below and tune in Thursdays at 8 p.m. for more Community goodness.


For more celebs popping up on your favorite TV shows, glance through our TV Stunt Casting gallery.

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