How Beverly Hills Stars Really Feel About Other Real Housewives

How Beverly Hills Stars Really Feel About Other Real Housewives
Lisa Vanderpump and NeNe Leakes
Tony DiMaio/Startraks; Sara Jaye Weiss/Startraks

10/14/2010 AT 12:00 PM EDT

When they're not shopping Rodeo Drive or lounging by their palatial pools, the stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills apparently tune into the other Bravo franchises.

"I love NeNe [Leakes]," Lisa VanderPump told PEOPLE at the QVC Presents Ffany Shoes on Sale event in New York on Wednesday. "She's fascinating television. She calls it how it is. I love her."

Paris Hilton's aunt, Kim Richards, favors Tamara Barney from O.C. "She's very outspoken and says what's on her mind. Yeah, she's had some difficulties – but haven't we all? She speaks her mind."

Native Oklahoman Taylor Armstrong says that she likes the cast of New York because of the energy in that city. "I like Jill [Zarin], Bethenny [Frankel], Kelly [Bensimon]," she says, "I like them all."



In fact, Kyle Richards, Kim's brunette sister, happens to know Frankel. "I've known her from L.A. for 20 years," says Kyle. "She hasn't changed. She makes me laugh. She has the same sense of humor. So I can relate."

Adrienne Maloof, whose family owns the celeb-friendly Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, says, "Jill Zarin is really the one I know from New York. She's great."

And what do Zarin and Maloof bond over? "Mutual friends," she says. "And I think she's spunky. Lively, a lot of fun."

Camille Grammer, whose split from husband Kelsey Grammer will play out on the show, isn't as familiar with the other Housewives. "Honestly, I don't watch the shows that much," she says. "I've only watched a few clips on Bravo.com. But probably Bethenny and Jill [are my favorites]."

While the women of Beverly Hills enjoy other Real Housewives shows, they say theirs will bring something new to the franchise.

"Our show is very different," explained Kyle Richards. "We're in the entertainment capital of the world. It has a different flavor to it."

Adds her sister Kim: "The homes look like hotels."

So, does that make the cast members of the other shows their poor country cousins?

"Oh, don't say that," Grammer says.

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