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"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast members are currently filming season four and a new report claims that so far, at least one new housewife has been added.
Joyce Giraud, who has been described as a "straight shooter," will reportedly join Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster, Kim and Kyle Richards and Taylor Armstrong in season four. Giraud is said to have been the second runner-up in the 1998 Miss Universe pageant and is now married to a prominent film producer.
"Joyce is going to make an excellent addition to the cast. She has it all: looks, brains … and Joyce is feisty. Joyce is married to successful movie producer, Michael Ohoven, and they have two young children together," a source told RadarOnline.com.
"Joyce is a straight shooter, so it will be very interesting to see how the rest of the cast reacts to her," the source added.
The news comes three months after veteran housewife Adrienne Maloof was axed from the hit Bravo TV show. Kyle, who is a good friend of Maloof, may also be leaving the show following reports that the mother-of-four feels "bullied" by her cast mates.
Vanderpump, Glanville and Foster allegedly banded together recently while filming upcoming scenes, to confront Richards over reports of an alleged extramarital affair involving her husband Mauricio Umansky and another woman. Kyle, 44, reportedly felt blindsided by her co-stars and threatened to quit the show.
"[Kyle was] so upset and disgusted after the confrontation, that she called producers of the show, and told them she wanted out," a source told RadarOnline.com.
In April, a Hollywood actress made explosive claims against Umansky, claiming the real estate agent admitted to being unfaithful in his 17-year marriage to Kyle. Glanville, who has had problems with Richards in the past, allegedly fueled more cheating claims.
"Brandi maintained she had solid information to prove that Mauricio has been cheating on Kyle. Kyle became extremely upset, and refused to listen to the girls. She felt especially betrayed by Lisa because they had once been so close," the source said.