Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5: Cast, Plot, Filming Updates

March 10, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 5 will begin filming soon as season 4 wraps up.

People are wondering mostly about cast changes for the upcoming season, among other things.

Let’s check out what we know:

-At least two of the current cast members will likely not return because they’re not exciting enough. That would be Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia. “We’re told it became obvious Joyce and Carlton weren’t jiving during the reunion show taping earlier this month — all the other women had great chemistry … and Joyce and Carlton were clearly outsiders,” reported TMZ.

-Giraud later told the website that she’s not going to compromise her principles and the show and that she was actually thinking of leaving.

-Cast members Yolanda Foster and Lisa Vanderpump are actively lobbying for Shiva Safai, the fiance of Mohammed Hadid, to come onto the show. “Both Lisa and Yolanda are telling Shiva she needs to join the cast and they want her to appear on the next season,” a source told Radar Online. “Shiva is not only gorgeous, but she is a true class act. Everyone loves her. In fact, despite being divorced from Mohammed, Yolanda encouraged him to marry Shiva. Yolanda and Mohammed have remained very close after their divorce because they have three children together.

-The producers of the show are telling potential new cast members that they don’t need to live in the 90210 zip code or have a 310 area code–producers are willing to venture into the 818, specifically Calabasas. 

There’s no word yet on specifically when filming will start or when the season will be premiere.

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