'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Starts Filming With Taylor to Be 'Phased Out'
'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Starts Filming With Taylor to Be 'Phased Out'
Gina Pusateri
Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
After much speculation on who would be returning for a third season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the departure of Queen Camille Grammer, insiders tell WetPaint that the new season has begun filming.

"The ladies have started filming," the insider said. "And yes, all the main women--Lisa, Kyle, Kim, Adrienne and Taylor--are back."

Brandi Glanville will be returning but it is still unclear in what capacity. As for Camille and friend of the housewives Dana Wilkey, they may make cameo appearances, but their roles will be quite limited.

An inside source at RadarOnline also claims that Bravo will continue to try and distance themselves from Taylor Armstrong.

"Producers reluctantly decided to sign Taylor for the next season and I think a lot of their decision was based purely on the fact that they felt bad just dumping her after all she went through last year," the source said. "But they are definitely looking to phase her out of the show gradually. The feeling is that Taylor won't really be bringing much to the table and that she's not needed anymore."

The insider went on to say that the producers don't think she is a sympathetic character anymore and due to the fact that she released a book almost immediately after her husband's suicide to "cash in" on his death, she has lost a lot of public sentiment.

"Last year, things with Taylor were very intense and got very dark," the insider at WetPaint said. "I think everyone who wants to see the show wants to get away from that so Taylor can continue recovering from the tragedy and focus on her daughter."

Besides the Taylor drama (or hopefully the lack thereof) this season, we can expect lots of drama between new frenemies Lisa Vanderpump and Adrienne Maloof. The two ended last season on a sour note at the reunion, and the competition will no doubt flair up between the two with Lisa's new TV show and Adrienne's shoe line.

As for the other troubled cast member, Kim Richards, she has promised not to shy away from addressing her alcohol addiction issues. She has said in previous interviews that she will continue to work hard at rehabilitation and hopes the documenting of her struggles will help others who face the same issues.

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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