“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” features child star Kim Richards, who was in the Disney “Witch Mountain” films in the 1970s.
Is Bravo willing to pony up enough cash to hire Keisha Knight Pulliam (Rudy on “The Cosby Show”) for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”?
Michelle Brown of Straight From the A, who has a solid track record sniffing out Atlanta housewife scoops, said the “House of Payne” actress has joined the cast for season five, taping now.
Bravo is staying mum on new cast members to date. We know for sure that Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks are back. Kim Zolciak, now that she’s pregnant again, is on the cast as well but may be limited in what she’ll be able or willing to do. Straight from the A has also reported that model Kenya Moore is a sixth “Housewife.” Pulliam would be a seventh. That’s the maximum number of cast members the “Housewives” franchise has ever had in a single season.
With “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” taping over, Pulliam is now attached to a new syndicated sitcom called “Mr. Box Office” also starring Bill Bellamy, Vivica A. Fox and Jon Lovitz. It has been greenlit for 104 episodes. If the show is shot in Los Angeles, it makes me wonder how she’d have time to shoot a reality show like “Real Housewives.” And she’s not a housewife to boot.
And for folks who wish Zolciak would just go away, she won’t. Her “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding” finale episode last Thursday drew an impressive 2.4 million viewers. She Tweeted a photo of her baby bump on vacation over the weekend with the family.
She told the Huffington Post she’d like her spinoff, like Bethenny Frankel. She said she was only close to Kandi on “Real Housewives” so her presence on the cast now is less and less relevant.
Kandi is on the cover of Vibe:
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk