Camille Grammer, the villain-turned-goddess of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, will not be returning to the Bravo series next season. There is some speculation that Bravo decided to get rid of her, but given what she told US Weekly, it sounds like they just didn't want to pay what she was asking.
I can't say too much at this moment, but we couldn't get it worked out. I love these girls. I really do. I've had so much fun with the franchise, but I guess the producers and I couldn't come to an agreement.
On the first season of the series, Grammer was very much the antagonist, frequently butting heads with fellow Housewife Kyle Richards. It was while filming that Camille learned her now ex-husband Kelsey Grammer was leaving her — creating some of the real-life drama that has made this particular franchise one of Bravo's most popular.
During the second season, Grammer was portrayed as the voice of reason, rarely fighting with anyone. She was also the Housewife who publicly brought up Taylor Armstrong's abuse allegations. (Taylor's estranged husband Russell Armstrong killed himself in August last year, shortly before Season 2 of RHOBH began airing.) Camille's transformation from evil to pure-hearted earned her the adoration of Real Housewives fans, many of whom began to call her "Saint Camille."
No word on Bravo's plans to replace Grammer. Last season, Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey were added to the cast as "recurring" Housewives. With Grammer on her best behavior, the responsibility of shit-stirring largely fell on Glanville's shoulders.