“We hear Kyle & Kim Richards, aunts of Paris Hilton, are signed to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … shhhhh!”
Though Bravo has not confirmed it, I’ve have heard several reports that at least one of Kathy Hilton’s beautiful sisters could very well be the belle of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which officially begins production in March!
Bravo has been deliberating between two groups of five hopeful Beverly Hills housewives since the Spring but I have just gotten word production will begin in March, which means its decision time!
“Bravo wanted to build the cast around some Hiltons, yes Kyle is one of them, I think Kim too … but it ain’t over till the fat lady sings ” – an anonymous source close to the project told The Daily Truffle
My source also tells me Lisa Todd, owner of Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills, and a close friend of Kyle, is in the running as well.
Sources also say it’s possible Kim will be cast or else she could be featured in sister Kyle’s scenes.
The source says: “Production officially begins in March and the cast has a 10 month commitment. Bravo is continuing with callbacks now for the remaining spots on the show.”
Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, sisters of Kathy Hilton, are also the aunts of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton! First Paris, then Kathy, even Nicky’s boyfriend David Katzenberg has a semi-scripted show on MTV now called “Hard Times”. It makes sense that Kathy’s sisters would follow.
Kyle Richards (born in Hollywood in 1969) is an L.A. native and is five years apart from Kim Richards (born 1964) and ten years apart from Kathy Hilton (nee Kathy Richards, born 1959).
Kyle has been on niece Paris’s two reality series The Simple Life and My New BFF. She is married to Mauricio Umansky, a realtor in Beverly Hills and Beverly Park, at Hilton and Hyland, the same place Paris’ dad Rick Hilton works.
Kim and Kyle were both accomplished actresses – here are some of my favorite credits …
Kim Richards: Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), No Deposit, No Return (1976) and Return to Witch Mountain (1978), Black Snake Moan (2006), Tuff Turf (1985), Meatballs Part II (1984), “Diff’rent Strokes” (1979), “Little House on the Prairie” (1974)
Kyle Richards: “ER” (21 episodes, 1998-2006), “Little House on the Prairie”, Halloween (1979), and episodes of “Love Boat”, “Fantasy Island”, and “Beverly Hills, 90210″. She also played the younger version of her sister’s character in “Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)”. Both sisters were on “Disneyland.”
Kyle and her husband Mauricio Umansky were living in Bel Air near Mulholland – the home is currently for sale for $2,925,000, lowered from $3,450,000.
Lisa Todd aka Lisa Vanderpump Todd co-owns Villa Blanca in Bev Hills with her husband Kevin Todd, a British restaurateur. Lisa is/was an actress; she appeared in “Baywatch” during the mid-1990′s.
If these two are in the show, we will likely be visiting them at their really pretty home in Beverly Park. Pictures of Lisa Todd’s house in Beverly Park:
Last year, we were told the network was still deliberating over two groups of five ladies that had been selected over the summer. Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County was cast in much the same process – asking casting directors to develop two story-lines around two different casts – and then letting Bravo executives and producers pick between the two.
I am guessing Bravo was so amped up about the Richards sisters (who wouldn’t be!), they have been working with them to develop an agreeable storyline and maybe even cater to their schedules. Bravo has been quiet about their unexpected delay in casting and it’s almost certainly something along these lines.
The network’s call backs for those extra three spots are still happening – I’ve heard reports on that I’ve been asked not to discuss tell the cast is solidified. But just for fun, here are some hints at the contending finalists – keeping them extremely vague and will NEVER reveal those not cast unless they email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me it’s ok. Best of luck ladies! – add us on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/dailytruffle
1. not caucasian (out of running – name will not be revealed)
2. has lots of brothers (cast!! cant mention named – per Bravo!) *UPDATE: This was ADRIANNE!
3. an L.A. native (out of running – name will not be revealed)
4. flies (out of running – name will not be revealed)
5. something O (out of running – name will not be revealed)
6. rhymes with Yale (out of running – name will not be revealed)
7. Brentwood dweller (out of running – name will not be revealed)
8. Has 3 names! (cast!! cant mention named – per Bravo!) **UPDATE: This was Taylor Ford Armstrong!!
9. as for the rumor spreading about Nicole Richie’s mother – none of our sources have reported this, yet.
Check back with us as this story develops.