Brandi Granville knows she can get the sympathy vote from fans should her arch enemy LeAnn Rimes be invited on her reality show, The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills.
The country singer broke up Brandi's marriage to Eddie Cibrian and the whole world knows it, so the reality star doesn't see the problem in cashing in on an appearance from LeAnn on the show that brought her fame.
LeAnn poses at the Grammys 2013 (WENN)
According to RadarOnline.com, Glanville has told producers of the popular Bravo show that she'd know exactly how to deal with the situation should LeAnn become a cast member:
“Brandi is a very smart cookie and recognizes that if LeAnn were to join the cast, the audience would hate her even more. Brandi loves playing the victim and having LeAnn on the show would allow her to continue in that role as the long-suffering, spurned ex-wife".
Glanville went as far as to say that an appearance from LeAnn could boost her career:
“Brandi wants to become Bravo’s next Lisa Vanderpump or Bethenny Frankel and have her own spin-off show; having LeAnn join the cast will almost cement that desire. Viewers love Brandi and her book has seen a very strong debut,” the insider added.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are hotly pursuing Rimes to join the cast to heat things up.
“Executives at Bravo have told LeAnn that appearing on the show would be a great opportunity for her to get her side of the story out and no longer be seen in a negative light. However, she has continued to shut the offers down, claiming she doesn’t want the added drama in her life, that she has a flourishing music career, and that she just doesn’t need to do a reality television show,” a source previously revealed.
The housewife has reportedly even admitted that she thinks it's LeAnn's duty to appear on the show... because she owes her one!
“Brandi isn’t surprised that LeAnn has turned down the offer to be on the show, but she feels that the country singer owes it to her to sign on after breaking up her marriage.
Brandi has been adamant that her sons with Eddie Cibrian absolutely wouldn’t be a part of any filming with LeAnn. She would shield them from all of the drama, as she has always done".
We're not sure LeAnn will take the bait...