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Denise Richards: I’m Coming for You, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!

Look out, all Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Someone who has dealt for years with Charlie Sheen is headed your way.

So she’s ready for anything!

Indeed, following weeks of rumors and innuendo, Denise Richards confirmed on Thursday via a statement to People Magazine that she has joined the cast of this long-running Bravo franchise.

“I am so excited to join the cast, as I am a huge fan of the show,” Richards said simply today, adding of the ninth season to come:

“I am looking forward to spending time with all the ladies… and hopefully meeting Boy George!!”

(Confused? Richards is referencing her close friendship with fellow star Dorit Kemsley, whose husband, Paul, is Boy George’s manager. For real!)

On future episodes of this wildly popular program, Richards will join Kemsley, Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave for a bunch of scripted drama and craziness.

And this won’t be her first time on reality television, either.

The actress actually starred on two seasons of It’s Complicated, a series that chronicled her life as the mother of two and the ex-wife of someone such as Sheen.

It ran on E! from May 2008 through July 2009 — and it wasn’t received too warmly by critics.

Wrote Variety at the time as a review:

“She’s traded on her sexuality to become one of those public figures who cavorts with other public figures, and we (or, at least, those of us inclined to watch and read about such fluff) are voyeurs.”

The series also earned a D from the Boston Herald, who summed it up, after critic Mark A. Perigard watched the first episode, as follows:

“Denise Richards’ life is one steaming pile of pig poop…Literally

Still, Bravo jumped at the chance to hire Richards.

“I love Denise Richards, wouldn’t it be so cool to see Denise Richards as a Housewife?” producer and talk show host Andy Cohen said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight last week.

At the time, he refused to confirm whether she’d actually be on the show, of course, simply teasing:

“The thing about it is, we don’t announce casting until the show’s about to come out. So, you’re not going to hear anything from me for a while.”

That much is true, we suppose: We still have not heard from Cohen on this casting.

But he and Richards’ new co-stars will likely comment on her addition soon.

An Illinois resident, Richards is likely best known professionally for having made out with Neve Campbell in the movie Wild Things.

She also appeared on episodes of Jane the Virgin, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and something called Vanity.

On the big screen, she last had a role in the film The Toybox, which featured family members who were killed off by their haunted RV.

Are you psyched for Denise Richards to be a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills?

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Denise Richards: Joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?!

Remember the days of Denise Richards: It’s Complicated? The series debuted about a decade ago. it also came to an end almost a decade ago. That’s life.

But it looks like Denise is poised to return to reality television — but this time, as part of a successful franchise.

Denise is poised to join The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

A source tells People that Denise Richards is in talks to join the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the series’ 9th season.

“It’s not final yet,” their insider tells them of the negotiations.

But the source says that “It’s very close.”

That’s great news for fans, and could be even better news for Bravo.

The insider says: “Everyone is really excited about the possibility of having her on board!”

You would think that Denise Freaking Richards joining the cast would take nothing more than her expressing an interest, but things aren’t always so simple.

“Denise,” a second insider reveals. “Has been wanting to join the show for a long time.”

Well, dang. What’s the delay?

“She’s a huge Housewives fan and watches all of the shows,” the source continues.

If you imagine that just being a huge fan is enough to get you on the cast, though, you should think again.

But Denise has more than just fame to make her a total shoe-in for the role.

For starters, she’s already part of that world.

“And she has close relationships with many of the women in real life,” the insider explains. “Including Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna.”

Lisa Rinna just celebrated turning 55 with a nude selfie, reminding everyone why she’s a delight. But why hasn’t Denise joined the show before now?

“The timing was never right for her in the past,” the source reveals.

Okay, so that explains it. Timing for Denise and for Bravo needs to line up just right. We can absolutely understand that.

Right now, however, it’s become clear to the showrunners that Denise is exactly what the show requires for its ninth season.

“But,” the insider says. “The producers needed to shake the dynamic of the show up.”

Reality shows can stagnate, and the easiest way to change that is by shuffling the cast. Real Housewives is well known for this.

The source points out that Bravo knew that they needed to make a change “after a season without much conflict.”

People mature and quash feuds, which is great for them. But it doesn’t make for good television.

Denise could really spice things up.

But Denise isn’t intended as any old change. She’ll be an interesting addition on her own.

“She’s going to be a great fit,” the insider states.

That’s no surprise. She’s no stranger to television.

The source reminds everyone: “She’s not afraid of the drama.”

We should think not — we’re talking about a woman who was married to Charlie Sheen.

“And she lives a glamorous, Hollywood life,” the insider says. “Which the show looks for.”

We hope that this deal doesn’t fall through.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 10 Recap: Kyle Richards Ignites a Feud

Once upon a time, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump were the best of friends. 

Nowadays, their friendship is in tatters, and they are doing everything and anything to showcase that for the cameras. 

When The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 10 got underway, Dorit Kemsley was busy trying to get back in good graces with Vanderpump. 

However, Dorit failed to come clean about trashing the SUR boss, and, well, the meeting went nowhere as a result. 

Enter Kyle, who was ready to reveal all to her former BFF. 

“What did she say, exactly?”, Vanderpump asks as she realizes she is in for a treat.

“Jealous and insecure, that you’re needy,” Richards responded.

“She said I’m jealous; I’m needy, I’m insecure… what else?” Lisa asked, before adding, “That really hurts my feelings.”

That was enough for Lisa to know that Kemsley was the one who had been stirring the pot. The two women vowed to confront Dorit for her actions. 

With the ladies attending a party in Dorit’s honor for her appearing on some magazine cover, it was only a matter of time before the action kicked into high gear. 

It was all civil initially, with the ladies toasting to Dorit’s success. You could tell Dorit was loving her ego being stroked. 

“I feel f—ed over,” said Kyle who was not amused that Lisa did not stick up for herself.

Dorit subsequently admitted that she was out of the event, and she was heading home. 

“I don’t want to be bothered with this s—,” Dorit snapped at the two women before heading off. 

Then, disaster struck when LVP offered to leave with Dorit. Kyle looked like she wanted to hurl her drink at Lisa and have the ground swallow her up. 

“I mean, it was one thing not to have my back inside,” Kyle explained in a confessional.

“But now Lisa is offering a ride to Dorit, who’s been gossiping about her? Lisa completely holds me to a different standard. Anytime I have ever said anything remotely unflattering; she has punished me.”

“It doesn’t matter what’s gone down,” Vanderpump responded.

“I believe Dorit, and my relationship and friendship supersedes anything that has been said. If she is insistent on going home on her own in a taxi, then I will be going with her.”

Dorit eventually agreed to get on the bus back to the hotel with everyone else, but Kyle was mad. 

“I don’t want you to cry,” Vanderpump admitted, but Kyle was not ready to back the eff down.

“Just leave me the f— alone, Lisa,” she says. “Leave me the f— alone.”

“I know for a fact that what Dorit has said upset Lisa and hurt her feelings,” Richards said in a confessional. “I’m not even mad at Dorit anymore; I’m confused by [Vanderpump’s] behavior.”

The ladies failed to resolve their differences and opted instead to retreat to bed. 

Will they fight another day? 

Hit the comments below. 

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills continues Tuesday nights on Bravo. 

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