After months of rumors, E! has confirmed today that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will have two new cast members. Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia are joining RHOBH for Season 4 along with returning cast members Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, and Yolanda Foster. (Adrienne Maloof and Taylor Armstrong won't be regulars this season, as they were last.) So just who are these newbies? And will they be bringing the noise?
Joyce Giraud, 38, will be the youngest Housewife on the show. (She's the one pictured above.) She's a pageant girl at heart and won the crown of Miss Puerto Rico twice, which doesn't even seem fair, and was the runner up in 1998's Miss Universe pageant. She's used to being on camera, as well, and has had small roles on show such as Siberia and House of Payne. Married with two kids, Giraud seems like a natural addition to the Bravo series. She's rich, she's gorgeous, and desperate to become famous. Perfect.
Then there's Carlton Gebbia. Lo and behold, she too is a former actress and had roles on The Young and the Restless and, wait for it, Suddenly Susan. The best part of Gebbia is that she's British, which, as we've learned with Vanderpump, provides just the right amount of spice to the Beverly Hills plate. Plus, she's super rich like Vanderpump, too. Her husband is David Gebbia, owner of StockCross Financial Services, whose net worth is estimated to be $50 million.
Oh yeah, and did I mention she's a witch? In the Season 4 trailer, Gebbia admits to dabbling in the dark arts and to putting spells on people. I don't know where Andy Cohen finds these people, but I'm so happy he does.
Speaking of the trailer, the two and half minute clip gives us a glimpse that Kyle Richards is confronted about those rumors that husband Mauricio Umansky is cheating on her, and Vanderpump and Glanville get into it, big time, which is both awesome and awful. I love it/hate it when they fight.
Normally, new cast members signal that the show's on the decline, but from the look of things, this season actually might be terrific. If you like watching wealthy women in their forties argue like children, welcome to the club. This show is for you.
Now, if only they'd bring back Dana "These Sunglasses are $25,000" Wilkey ...
The show returns Nov. 4 on Bravo.