Denise Richards to Join “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

For years, there has been talk of actress Denise Richards joining the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” But now, it’s official!

She’s going to do it!

“I am so excited to join the cast of [RHOBH] as I am a huge fan of the show,” Richards told People Magazine on Wednesday (Aug. 8). “I am looking forward to spending time with all the ladies… and hopefully meeting Boy George!!”

Boy George? Well, yes, the 47-year-old grew up on a little Culture Club, and Boy George happens to be managed by RHOBH’s cast member Dorit Kemsley’s husband Paul. Richards will also join current cast members Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave.

“Denise has been wanting to join the show for a long time,” a source told People Magazine. “She’s a huge Housewives fan and watches all of the shows. And she has close relationships with many of the women in real life, including Kyle and Lisa Rinna.”

And while the gates of Beverly Hills are a long way away from the little Chicago suburb she grew up in, we are sure that Richards will fit in quite nicely into the cast of the beautiful and powerful women.