All of the Real Housewives series feature some pretty deplorable people, but Kim Richards and Taylor Armstrong may be among the very worst. It seems as though Bravo execs agree as the drunk and the shameless famewhore (even by Housewives standards) may be gradually "phased out" of the RHOBH next season.
The show is in the midst of a massive re-tooling following the exit of Camille Grammer, and producers are rumored to be getting rid of Kim and Taylor to make room for new cast members Yolanda Hadid and Marissa Zanuck. "The producers don’t want to concentrate on Taylor anymore. They want a fresh start and new storylines,” said a source close to the show, adding that Richards' "minimal" appearances will focus on a stint in rehab, after which she'll be phased out entirely.
Armstrong brought plenty of unwanted attention to the show last season with her shocking attempts to cash in on the suicide death of her husband. No word on whether Taylor's opportunism and Kim's alcoholism had anything to do with their departures.