Camille Grammer Left Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Because She's Too "Demanding"
She definitely left her mark on the Real Housewives franchise -- dinner parties with psychic mediums, anyone? -- but Camille Grammer's time among the ladies of Beverly Hills is over, as she confirmed to Us Weekly over the weekend.
"We couldn't get it worked out," the 43-year-old ex-wife of Kelsey Grammer told Us at Saturday's grand opening of the new Blizz Frozen Yogurt at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. "I've had so much fun with the franchise, but I guess the producers and I couldn't come to an agreement," she explained.
According to one insider, Grammer learned the news very recently -- this past Friday afternoon. "She got a call from producers telling her she wouldn't be returning to the show," the insider said. "There's nothing interesting left about her character. She refused to feature her boyfriend [Dimitri Charalambopoulos], and she didn't want to expose her kids [Mason and Jude] anymore."
Although the show's producers balked at Grammer's reluctance to share her life on what is, after all, a reality show, the former Playboy model (who floated the idea of being a "part time" housewife on the show) was still shocked when she learned the news on Friday. "Camille really didn't think there was a chance that they wouldn't ask her back, so she was pretty surprised and upset this weekend."
"She's demanding and complicated to work with," concurs a second source. "She's very careful about how she's portrayed, and didn't want to put herself out there without having a say in how she came across. She wants to move on in a positive direction in her life."
Still, partying with former costars Kyle Richards and Adrienne Maloof at Saturday's Blizz Frozen Yogurt bash, the reality of the situation hit hard, the second source adds. "Camille was bummed this weekend in Las Vegas being with the girls and realizing her involvement was over."
Adds a third source: "She was definitely in a funk this weekend."