Brandi Glanville will not be fired by “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and these silly rumors are debunked below. Media outlets, such as “Us Weekly” are reporting that Brandi Glanville will either quit or be fired from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Logic dictates neither rumor is true. Sources confirm logic.
Leading with the story is, “Us Weekly”, a magazine which sources relate, fosters a long-standing relationship with both Kyle Richards and LeAnn Rimes. Both women are highly competitive with Brandi Glanville and known to leak negative stories to the media. In the past, LeAnn Rimes used the magazine to leak photos of her affair with Glanville’s then husband, actor, Eddie Cibrian. Is LeAnn Rimes stirring the pot due to Glanville’s recent successes? Or is Kyle Richards still trying to muddle Glanville’s reputation? Is Lisa Vanderpump in a snit about something?
The question is which of the troublemakers are ringing up “Us Weekly” this week? The current issue dramatically states, “Brandi Glanville might be getting the boot from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and Glanville “isn’t on good graces with cast members Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, or newcomer Lisa Rinna”. It then goes on to allege all manner of innuendo, such as, “Andy Cohen is fed up with her antics”.
Insiders disagree. Glanville is a favorite of Cohen’s. More importantly, she brings the ratings to Bravo, and in doing so, the money. No one fires a valued moneymaker. Cohen has made it known in not so subtle ways exactly which housewife he values most on RHOBH. For example, when Lisa Vanderpump was Cohen’s recent guest on WWHL, she attempted to disparage Glanville. She was interrupted and redirected by Cohen. Rinna was a guest on WWHL last evening and avoided any negative remarks about Glanville. It would seem, the order has been sent out. Enough is enough. After a few shaky weeks, Andy is publicly back in Glanville’s court. As the housewives cannot attack Glanville publicly, it would seem they are attempting to do so through the tabloids.
Whether Glanville wishes to stay on RHOBH or capitalize on other opportunities now that her star has risen is up for debate. What is unanimous regarding the three disgruntled “Housewives” is that they are a competitive lot threatened by Glanville’s popularity. What they don’t realize, is that if Glanville leaves, they may find themselves unemployed. No Glanville on RHOBH almost guarantees that RHOBH would surely fold. Would fans of the series tune-in to watch fake luncheons every Tuesday night? Probably not.
Kyle Richards has been proven to have no draw outside of RHOBH. Lisa Rinna’s last known gig was a series of commercials selling adult diapers. It is no secret Lisa Vanderpump relies on the drama of the wait staff on her RHOBH spinoff, “Vanderpump Rules” to draw an audience. Talking about her dogs, conversation with her maid, and tea with husband, Ken Todd are fine a few minutes each season, but do not make for good TV. Notably, the method chosen by Bravo to launch Vanderpump’s spinoff series, “Vanderpump Rules”, was a Glanville opening. Glanville brought the crossover audience to “Vanderpump Rules”, something Lisa could not do on her own.
The universal reason fans tune-in is too see Glanville, whether they love her, hate her, or somewhere in between, she is good TV. Much like her recent starring role on Donald Trump’s, “Celebrity Apprentice”, Glanville upped the ratings ante. Ratings on season 14 of NBC’s, “Apprentice” surpassed past seasons and were so impressive, NBC added three hours and rewrote the show to include a live finale featuring Glanville. Consequently, Glanville is said to be a favorite of businessman Donald Trump and he will likely bring her back in the next Apprentice All Star’s show.
Others in the entertainment business, such as NBC’s Steve Harvey have also caught on to Glanville’s ability to generate ratings. After appearing as a guest on, “The Steve Harvey Show” a few weeks ago, Glanville was again asked to return this week. Both appearances by Glanville were a ratings success and more appearances are rumored. The scuttlebutt in Hollywood is that Glanville may have options which her RHOBH co-stars can only dream.
Despite “Us magazine” latest story, the only logical issue pertaining to Glanville’s return to RHOBH, besides ratings, must be contracts. The whims of the stars and even producers are not relevant. Networks exist to produce shows that turn a profit. If RHOBH and Glanville are turning a hefty enough profit at Bravo, it is likely she will remain. The ultimate factor of who remains or goes on the RHOBH franchise are the stars’ individual contracts.
What terms did each “Housewives” agree to when they were hired, One-year, two-year, three-year, four-year, or five-year contracts? If it is a standard five-year contract, perhaps the obviously disgruntled Vanderpump will be gone next season. If that is the case, then Glanville is the sole ratings draw. Will and can contracts be renegotiated? Example: if Bravo extends six-year contracts, Vanderpump will likely be forced to remain. What type of contract did Brandi Glanville sign? Did she sign any contract at all? Only Bravo executives know the facts and the length of individual contracts and those contracts determine how long any “Housewife” remains on any housewife franchise, including, RHOBH.
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