As we previously reported, the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are currently negotiating their contracts for season 5, and RadarOnline is reporting that Bravo wants new cast members to be real friends with the women. The network realizes that viewers want an authentic look into the lives of the ladies from 90210.
Other shows on Bravo like Shahs of Sunset and Flipping Out “resonate with viewers because they were all friends before the shows. Look at Shah’s, Reza Farahan, Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi and Asa Rahmati have been close for over ten years,” a show insider tells the site. “Flipping Out’s Jenni Pulos has worked for boss Jeff Lewis for over ten years. It results in an inside look into their lives.”
The source continues, “Producers want the new cast members of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to be friends with the ladies. Yes, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump had been acquaintances for several years before appearing on the show, but it wasn’t a friendship.”
“The only time the RHOBH ladies get together is when they are filming,” the source said. “These aren’t true friendships and it’s all for the show. It’s time that changed. Producers have asked the current cast for a list of names of their close friends that would be interested on joining the show.”
As we previously reported, Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster are rallying to get Mohammed Hadid’s fiancé, Shiva Safai to join the show.
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