Lisa Rinna Close To Inking Deal To Join Cast Of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

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Apr. 18 2013, Published 6:38 a.m. ET

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She could be moving from Melrose Place to Beverly Hills.

Days of Our Lives star Lisa Rinna is close to finalizing a deal to join the cast of Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a replacement for Adrienne Maloof, has learned.

The wife of actor Harry Hamlin "really, really wants to join the show," a source close to the 49-year-old, famous for her luscious lips, revealed.

Added the insider, "Producers had initially asked Lisa to become a part of the show when it first launched, but she turned it down because she decided to do her own reality show for TV Land."

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Harry Loves Lisa was ultimately canceled.

"Lisa was honored to have effectively been given a second chance and negotiations are going so well that both sides believe the deal could be closed very soon," the source added.

A production insider said executives believe Rinna would "stir up sh*t" with cast-members, particularly Brandi Glanville, who emerged as a standout of season three.

"She’s exactly the new life that the show needs," the source said.

"Lisa might come across as very sweet, but she isn't a pushover. She is also a very successful business owner and hopes to highlight her clothing boutique, Belle Gray, on the show.

"She has a lot of celebrity clientele and Bravo is hoping they will also agree to appear on camera."

The insider added Rinna isn’t afraid of the Housewives' “marriage curse” either, as she and Hamlin, 61, have been married for 16 years.

And her signature couldn't come soon enough for producers given filming has already begun, as we previously revealed.

Rinna also played Taylor McBride on the hit 90s show Melrose Place.



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