Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast identified

The cast members of the recently announced and fifth Real Housewives series have been identified by an E! News report, which confirms some previous rumors. The cast includes:

  • Kim and Kyle Richards, who are “Kathy Hilton’s younger sisters,” and thus related to Paris Hilton.
  • Adrienne Maloof-Nassif, 48, whose “family owns everything from the Palms to the Sacramento Kings” and “is married to Dr. Paul Nassif, a plastic surgeon who has appeared on multiple episodes of E!’s Dr. 90210,” according to E!.
  • Camille Donatacci Grammer, who is Frasier star Kelsey Grammer’s wife. Whether or not Kelsey will appear on the show isn’t clear.
  • Lisa Vanderpump-Todd, who is a former actress who now “co-owns two restaurants with her husband, Kenneth Todd, and has two children, named Pandora and Max, and an adopted son, Cedric.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Revealed! [E! News]

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