Soap stars Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie, DAYS) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R; Kristen, DAYS) join Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the popular series’ fifth season.
Yolanda Foster, Brandi Glanville, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump all return for yet another season of over-the-top glamour and underhanded drama in Beverly Hills, premiering Tuesday, November 18 at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Lisa Rinna, a television veteran with credits spanning Days of our Lives, Melrose Place and Veronica Mars, is a longtime friend of Kyle and Lisa Vanderpump, brings her playfulness and outspokenness to the group. As one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, the actress, talk show host, New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur balances her various careers with being a wife and mother of two teenage girls. Rinna is married to actor Harry Hamlin. A longtime lover of fashion, Lisa recently launched her new collection Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna for QVC.
It’s through Rinna that new addition Davidson, whose three decade career in soaps recently earned her an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress this year, meets the other cast members.
Eileen Davidson’s professional credits extend beyond the realm of television, having co-authored four novels with mystery writer Robert Randisi. The series will chronicle her short-term return to Days of our Lives, where she reprised the role of villainess Kristen DiMera earlier this year, and her long-awaited, permanent return to The Young and the Restless as Ashley Abbott. When she’s not acting or writing, Davidson paints, surfs and plays piano and guitar. She’s married to Vincent Van Patten, a former child star, professional tennis player ranking 25th in the world, current host of “World Poker Tour” and the son of Hollywood legend, Dick Van Patten. Together they live in Malibu, where Eileen is mother to 11 year old Jesse and step mom to 21 year old Duke and 19 year old Vinny.
Season Five of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills picks up where we viewers let off. After a sudden and secret departure from Puerto Rico at the end of last season, Lisa Vanderpump is still wary of her formerly close friends, but is beginning to reconnect with Yolanda and Kyle. She has no interest in making amends with Brandi, who is also struggling to move past her own hurt. The ladies all come face-to-face at Kyle’s annual White Party and the over-the-top event is bigger and better than ever now that Mauricio’s real estate agency is selling houses upwards of $50 million. The social event of the season brings original Beverly Hills housewives Adrienne Maloof, Camille Grammer and Taylor Armstrong back together. As unresolved issues come to the surface, Brandi is faced with making amends with both Lisa and Adrienne at the same event.
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