Thursday, April 25, 2024

Camille Grammer Off “Housewives”: Most Likely Part of $50 Million Divorce


Even Anderson Cooper is outraged: Camille Grammer is leaving “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” at the conclusion of this “season.”

No one can guess why? But it’s pretty obvious: Kelsey Grammer wanted her off that show.

Let’s rewind to last spring, and the Broadway opening of “La Cage Aux Folles.” Before the curtain went up, Camille and the “Housewives” camera crew invaded the Longacre Theater. For the first time ever, a crew was shooting in the orchestra section seating and the show hadn’t even begun! It was Bravo, and they were filming Camille and her plasticized cohorts from “Housewives.” It was tacky and unprecedented. Kelsey was not happy.

As recently as a few weeks ago I ran into Kelsey and his succeeding wife/girlfriend Kayte. We talked about the whole “Housewives” incident, as well as that same camera crew filming him at the “La Cage” opening night party. He had not been pleased.

Just before Christmas, Camille Grammer had according to reports rejected a $30 million divorce settlement. She felt she was owed $50 million for 13 years of marriage, no prepnup, and her share of Kelsey’s “Frasier” career. Now it seems like a deal may have been reached over the holidays. But part of that divorce agreement, no doubt, is a clause that gets Kelsey’s ex wife off the air. The Emmy winner has lots of projects in the future, including an offer to be in Sarah Jessica Parker‘s new movie. He doesn’t need ghosts of marriages past haunting him on TV. Camille will have to be satisfied with the 50 mil, and — as depicted in the already seen episodes–four nannies for two children.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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