The new stars of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills have a distinctive pedigree. They’re not just wealthy/trashy housewives as their name implies, and they’re probably not the types to release a pop single or a sex tape. Oh no. These womens got class. That’s because two of them are Hiltons by marriage (that would be Kyle and Kim Richards, sisters to Kathy Hilton), one of them is the ex-wife of Kelsey Grammer (Camille Grammer) and one of them has the best name we’ve ever heard, Lisa VanderPump. Rounding out the cast is Adrienne Maloof, wife of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, and Taylor Armstrong, who runs her own consulting business. But why focus on the boring un-famous women at the premiere when you have a whole busload of Hiltons in attendance, and a special appearance by LaToya Jackson, amirite?
The red carpet for the premiere of the latest installment of the Bravo franchise was like capturing the essence of Beverly Hills, what with the abundance of fake tanner, artificially arched brows and collagen lips (including Bobby Trendy‘s pouty, very dark lips). In a way, it makes us feel some hometown pride for our relatively real-looking housewives of New York. Of course we’re reserving judgment on the women themselves until after we see the show, which premieres on Thursday, October 14. At which point we’re sure we’ll be able to confidently and accurately label them with varying degrees of crazy.