Lisa Rinna’s loss is our gain.
via: Page Six
Denise Richards and Camille Grammer seemingly filmed for the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” — just two months after Lisa Rinna left the show.
Series OG Kyle Richards shared footage from a group dinner Friday night attended by Denise, Grammer and a camera crew.
Although neither woman was visible on Kyle’s Instagram Story, a place card for Denise was on the table. Grammer, meanwhile, shared outtakes from the evening on her own page.
“Off to dinner then dessert,” she captioned a slideshow of photos, one of them being a cocktail on Richards’ dining room table.
Grammer, who wore a pink and lime green ensemble, added, “Spring colors for a beautiful evening after months of rain.”
The development excited Bravo fans who have been eager to see both Denise, 52, and Grammer, 54, back on their TV screens.
“I’m not mad at this!!!!” one viewer commented on fan account @QueensOfBravo’s post, with another adding, “Was sad about Rinna leaving but I can’t wait for this omg.”
However, some viewers were skeptical that the cast — even with the addition of familiar faces — will be able to bring substantial drama without Rinna.
“Show is dead without Rinna. Next,” one person commented. Another chimed in to say, “These snooze fests won’t make up for Rinna being gone. Sorry.”
Rinna, 59, announced her departure from “RHOBH” in January following eight consecutive seasons.
“This is the longest job I have held in my 35 year career,” she said at the time. “And I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and all those involved in the series.”
The “Melrose Place” alum notably clashed with Denise and Grammer throughout her “Beverly Hills” tenure.
Rinna’s friendship with Denise crumbled during 2020’s Season 10 when the former perpetuated gossip that the latter had secretly hooked up with Brandi Glanville. (Denise has repeatedly denied a sexual relationship with Glanville ever took place.)
Rinna butted heads with Grammer the season prior during a heated debate about Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a President Trump nominee who had been accused of sexual misconduct. (Kavanaugh, who Grammer defended at the time, denied the accusations.)
Denise, who maintained a full-time position on “RHOBH” for Seasons 9 and 10, departed the series in the wake of her fracas with Rinna. Grammer, for her part, last appeared as a guest in Season 10.
Rinna’s absence has evidently made room for more alums to return, including her longtime foe Kim Richards.
The actress, 58, was spotted filming a scene Saturday with her younger sister, Kyle, 54, and Dorit Kemsley. The trio engaged in what appeared to be an intense discussion while hiking in Los Angeles.
Kim was among the original “RHOBH” cast, participating in Seasons 1 through 5 in a full-time capacity. Since then, she has appeared as a guest and was last seen in Season 10.
The next year, Kyle and Kim’s older half-sister, Kathy Hilton, joined the show in a “friend of the Housewives” role. However, it’s unclear whether the 64-year-old socialite — who has experienced a succession of ups and downs with her famous siblings — is participating in Season 13.
But “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum Cynthia Bailey will likely pop up once the show resumes airing. Page Six can confirm that she attended a party, captured by Bravo cameras for “RHOBH,” over the weekend. (“Entertainment Tonight” was the first to report Bailey’s involvement.)
Bailey — who divides her time between LA and Atlanta — teased a potential crossover when we caught up with her in July 2022.
“‘Beverly Hills’ comes up a lot, and that’s one of those situations where it would just have to be organic,” the model, 56, told Page Six at the time.
“I know Garcelle [Beauvais] … I know Kyle, I’ve worked with Dorit. … I feel like I know those ladies well enough that if it ever wanted to make sense, it can make sense.”