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The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reality TV show will reportedly receive a drastic shake up following claims that the majority of cast members are facing the axe.
Bravo TV producers are reportedly fed-up with the same recurring drama and potential season four cast replacements have allegedly been discussed despite the current ratings hike, according to RadarOnline.com.
"The show has actually had record ratings during the third season, but producers feel that the fighting has just become too personal," a source told Radar.
Season three has centered around the ongoing feud between socialite Adrienne Maloof and former model Brandi Glanville, which began after the mother of two allegedly exposed Maloof's surrogacy secret. As a result of Glanville's revelation, Maloof and her now ex-husband Paul Nassif threatened to sue the single mother.
"Viewers want to see the ladies fighting about showing up to a party wearing the same designer, or not being invited to a swanky party. What viewers don't like is the constant threat of lawsuits between the ladies, how can they want to sue one another when they are on a reality show for heavens sake?" the source said.
"The show needs star power, glamor, excitement, not bickering and constant fighting — and that is what they want for the fourth season," the insider added.
Maloof, whose messy divorce from Nassif was finalized in November, has understandably had a difficult season and subsequently she is said to be in talks with producers about quitting the show, according to TMZ.com.
"The only cast members guaranteed to come back for the fourth season of the smash hit reality franchise are Brandi Glanville and Lisa Vanderpump," the source said, referring to the show's fan favorites.
"It's no secret that Adrienne Maloof and Taylor Armstrong were already on the outs – but the other ladies, including Paris Hilton's aunts, Kim and Kyle Richards, and Yolanda Foster are also on the chopping block," the source added.
Kim, who admittedly struggles with a drinking problem, appeared to be on the road to recovery at the beginning of season three however a preview of episode 15 suggests that the former child star may be headed for a re-lapse.
"Kim's addiction storyline has been exhausted and she doesn't bring anything to the show anymore," the source said.
Former model and mother of three Yolanda Foster has been described as "boring" by an insider who revealed that she too could face the axe.
"Yolanda was brought in as a super-rich trophy wife, but she's just been so boring to watch and doesn't add anything to the dynamic of the group," the source said.
Ironically Kyle has been responsible for causing much of the drama this season by inviting her friend Faye Resnick to appear on the show. However, producers believe that ultimately the mother of three is "replaceable."
"As for Kyle, she is easily replaceable. Producers are looking for over-the-top cast members and would love to have Lionel Richie's wife, Brenda and Sylvester Stallone's wife, Jennifer on the show," the source said.