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Dorit Kemsley is reportedly set to return for ‘RHOBH’ season 13 – but her contract is complicated

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Dorit Kemsley will reportedly return for season 13 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, according to Internet chatter. However, according to a tipster, her new contract is complicated. Will Dorit be back as a full-time actress with a diamond? Will she be a friend of the show? Here’s what we know about the current RHOBA cast shake.

Lisa Rinna has made the official announcement that she will not be returning RHOBA after starring in the Bravo reality series for eight seasons. She joined the cast in Season 5 and became one of the franchise’s most controversial stars.

“This is the longest job I’ve held in my 35-year career and I’m grateful to everyone at Bravo and everyone involved with the series,” Rinna said in a statement, per People magazine. “It’s been eight years of fun and I look forward to what’s to come!”

Rinna’s exit is likely just the first in an expected one RHOBA Casting shakeup ahead of season 13. According to a tip sent to gossip site Bravo & Cocktails, two other full-time employees and a friend of the show won’t be back after the season 12 disaster.

The tipster claimed that “so much happens” in Beverly Hills during the break between seasons. As well as Rinna, the insider claimed that Diana Jenkins, Crystal Kung Minkoff and Sheree Zampino will also not be returning. Additionally, the source explained that Brandi Glanville would be returning as a full-time cast member and that Dorit would be on a “performance-based contract.”

“Lisa Rinna, Diana, Crystal and Sheree will not be returning. Brandi will be back as ft, to be announced on WWHL. Camille (Grammer) will be back as a friend from! Kyle (Richards), Erika (Jayne), Sutton (Stracke) and Garcelle (Beauvais) will be back full-time. Dorit (Kemsley) will have a performance-based contract. Kathy (Hilton) will be coming back as a friend of,” the source shared.

What exactly is a performance contract? That is unclear. We can only assume that she is paid per appearance as a guest star rather than being a full-time cast member or friend on the show. But we could be wrong. It’s possible she’ll be demoted to friend with incentive to work her way back to full-time occupation.

Bravo never makes their contracts public. But a decade ago there was a leak of a Friend of the Housewives deal, giving fans a glimpse of what these ladies are agreeing to when they sign on the dotted line.

Per Starcasm, the unpaid non-housewives who appear on camera also have to agree to strict terms. In return, they could appear on television. This applies to “friends” as well as family members and guests.

Signing a publication release form means that they:

filming for RHOBA Season 13 is reportedly set to begin in late January after being “paused” for a few months. Fans should expect an official cast announcement soon.

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