Diana Jenkins and Crystal Kung-Minkoff are reportedly facing firings ahead of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13.
Amid what is being referred to as “cast shake-ups,” it is being reported that both Diana and Crystal “are both on the chopping block” as producers of the long-running Bravo series consider whether or not to bring back their most controversial castmate: Lisa Rinna.
“They’re learning toward bringing [Kathy Hilton] back again as a friend because she’s a fan favorite. But they’re conflicted because Lisa is the show’s antagonist, and that is a critical role,” the source told Us Weekly in the latest issue of their magazine. “They are also taking the fan backlash [surrounding Lisa] into consideration.”
Dorit Kemsley‘s role is also said to be up in the air, with the report saying she “might” be demoted to a friend role.
Meanwhile, producers are allegedly considering the return of two very highly-talked about former cast members: Brandi Glanville and Lisa Vanderpump.
“There have also been talks about bringing back Brandi Glanville and Lisa Vanderpump,” but a final decision has “yet to be made,” the insider teased.
This news comes on the heels of claims from Star magazine that suggested both execs and fans were “clamoring for [Lisa’s] departure” after season 12.
“Nobody would be sorry to see Lisa go,” a friend told the outlet. “She’s obviously imploding and could use some time off.”
“She obviously learned that being such a pot-stirrer meant she would get more camera time and better storylines. She felt it gave her an edge to say what’s on her mind, and of course, the producers loved the drama it caused,” the insider continued of Lisa’s earlier moments on the show.
The source then said that Lisa would claim it was a “mutual decision” if she ultimately gets axed from RHOBH.
“She doesn’t intend to let them have the last say,” the source noted. “Lisa admits she wasn’t herself this season. Her mom had passed away, and she vented her grief at her costars, which she knows isn’t healthy.”