By Jen Heger – Radar Legal Editor
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast members want to make sure that they are shown in the most flattering way possible, and have input over how they are seen on the Bravo hit series, radio detection and rangingOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
In the most recent episode, the ladies were in Hawaii on vacation, and Kyle Richards told producers not to show her from the chest down while she was in swimwear.
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“Kyle is very self conscious about her body, especially compared to Brandi Glanville and Camille Grammer,” a show insider tells radio detection and rangingOnline.com. “Kyle told producers she didn’t want to be seen from the chest down. The group went on a sailing expedition, in which most of the ladies were in skimpy bikinis. Kyle was in a flattering black one piece bathing suit, and was only shown from the chest up.”
The Housewives receive screener copies of the upcoming episode a week before it airs, and one of the reasons is to make sure they are satisfied with how they look. “Make no mistake about it, all of the women are extremely concerned with their looks, they do live in the plastic surgery capital of the world. If the women aren’t happy with how they look, producers have enough time to edit and make changes to make them happy,” the source says.
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As radio detection and rangingOnline.com previously reported, during the recent reunion taping Kyle had a meltdown, when her sister, and fellow Housewife, Kim Richards’ recent rehab stint was discussed.
Kim was not there to defend herself as she was undergoing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, as she was forced to do by Bravo executives as radio detection and rangingOnline.com was first to report.
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The ladies hashed out the controversies from the second season that encompassed Russell Armstrong‘s tragic suicide and the fallout from Brandi calling Kim a “meth addict.”
“Once Andy [Cohen] brought up the fact Kim was absent because she was in rehab, Brandi immediately rolled her eyes. Things quickly escalated from there and Kim’s sister, and fellow housewife, Kyle jumped once again to her sister’s defense,” a show insider tells radio detection and rangingOnline.com. “Brandi was basically telling everyone, ‘see, I told you so, I wasn’t wrong, and I shouldn’t have to apologize for pointing out that Kim is a junkie’. There was no love lost between Brandi and Kim this season, and Kyle was relieved that her sister, wasn’t exposed to Brandi’s venom.
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“Brandi was out of control,” the source continues. “She was swearing at the other women and being obnoxious.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo on Monday nights.
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