'RHOBH' cast promises season 9 is about more than just Dorit, a dog and a blog (Exclusive)

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Well, it is  about the dog, but also so much more, according to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast. The RHOBH ladies promise ET that season nine will start with the dog drama (a.k.a., Dorit Kemsley adopting “Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy” from Vanderpump Dogs, handing the dog off to another home and the dog winding up at a shelter, much to the dismay of Lisa Vanderpump… and the story somehow landing in a series of blogs) and then go places no one ever expected. ET spoke with the entire cast at their premiere party at Gracias Madre in Los Angeles.

“It's two seasons in one, by the way,” Lisa Rinna teases, with a sigh. “It's two seasons in one [and] it's gonna blow your f**king mind is what it's gonna do!”

“It's a very long season, too, so it's jammed packed,” Dorit spills. “There's also a lot of fun, there's a lot of new friendships, there's a lot of things that happen this season.”

“It's also about people coming together and really developing friendships, which I think is very cool,” Erika Girardi says. “And you'll see some friendships break in a way that you didn't think they would.”

“There's so many ups and downs!” Teddi Mellencamp says. “It's unbelievable. Complete difference from last year.”

Teddi admits she got in the mix a bit more this season because she felt more comfortable. She promises fans will see more Teddi this year, but not a “different Teddi” than on season eight, her first.

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Shereé Whitfield, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 1-4 and 9-10)

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Phaedra Parks, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 3-9)

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Michaele Salahi, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

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Jeana Keough, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 1-5)

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Lauri Waring Peterson, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 1-4)

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Jo De La Rosa, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 1-2)

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Kimberly Bryant, "Real Housewives Orange County" (Season 1)

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Tammy Knickerbocker, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 2-3)

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Quinn Fry, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Season 3)

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Gretchen Rossi, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 4-8)

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Lynne Curtin, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 4-5)

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Alexis Bellino, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 5-8)

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Peggy Tanous, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Season 6)

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Lydia McLaughlin, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Season 8, returned for season 12)

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Lizzie Rovsek, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Season 9)

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Heather Dubrow, "Real Housewives of Orange County" (Seasons 7-11)

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Alec McCord, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 1-4)

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Jill Zarin, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 1-4)

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Kelly Bensimon, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 2-4)

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Cindy Barshop, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Season 4)

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Aviva Drescher, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 5-6)

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Kristen Taekman, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 6-7)

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Heather Thompson, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Seasons 5-7)

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Jules Wainstein, "Real Housewives of New York City" (Season 8)

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DeShawn Snow, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Season 1)

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 1-5, friend on season 10)

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Lisa Wu-Hartwell, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 1-2)

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NeNe Leakes, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Seasons 1-7, returned for season 10)

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Kim Fields, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Season 8)

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Claudia Jordon, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" (Season 7)

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Jacqueline Laurita, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 1-5, 7)

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Caroline Manzo, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 1-5)

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Danielle Staub, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 1-2, returned as a friend for season 8)

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Teresa Aprea, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Season 6)

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Amber Marchese, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Season 6)

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Dina Manzo, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 1-2, 6)

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Nicole Napolitano, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Season 6)

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Siggy Flicker, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" (Seasons 7-8)

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Kathy Wakile, "Real Housewives of New Jersey"(Seasons 3-5)

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Taylor Armstrong, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 1-3)

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Adrienne Maloof, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 1-3)

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Camille Grammer, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 1-2)

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Carlton Gebbia, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Season 4)

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Joyce Giraud, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Season 4)

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Kim Richards, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 1-5)

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Kathryn Edwards, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Season 6)

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Yolanda Hadid, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 3-6)

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Brandi Glanville, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 3-5)

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Larsa Pippen, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Season 1)

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Cristy Rice, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Season 1)

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Lea Black, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 1-3)

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Adriana de Moura, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 1-3)

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Alexia Echevarria, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 1 & 3)

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Marysol Patton, "Real Housewives of Miami (Seasons 1-2)

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Lisa Hochstein, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 2-3)

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Joanna Krupa, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Seasons 2-3)

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Ana Quincoces, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Season 2)

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Karent Sierra, "Real Housewives of Miami" (Season 2)

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Cat Ommanney, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

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Stacie Scott Turner, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

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Katie Rost, "Real Housewives of Potomac" (Season 1)

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Mary Amons, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

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Lynda Erkiletian, "Real Housewives of D.C." (Season 1)

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Tiffany Hendra, "Real Housewives of Dallas" (Season 1)

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Katie Rose, "Real Housewives of Potomac" (Season 1)

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Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, "Real Housewives of Potomac" (Seasons 1-2)

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Eileen Davidson, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Seasons 5-7)

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Kathryn Edwards, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (Season 6)

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“The changes are so extreme, you just don't know what to expect,” she adds. “And it's just kind of whap, whap, whap, one thing after another. I can only say there's so much of a difference between last year and this year, that's what surprised me the most.”

“It surprised me every day,” Kyle Richards shares. “I was actually surprised every single day... I honestly don't have any words [to describe it], ‘cause every day I was like, I didn't know what was gonna happen next and it doesn't feel good to live life like that.”

Now, it’s unclear what the drama is after the dog stuff blows up. We do know that Vanderpump essentially stopped filming with her co-stars part-way through the season, though continued to film on her own. She tells ET her new tagline (“You can stab me in the back, but whilst you’re there, kiss my a**”) is directed at her entire cast.

“It’s just how I was feeling,” Vanderpump admits. “You know, I think the taglines reflect your feelings of the season. So, that's what I wanted to say. And of course, sometimes Bravo say, 'Oh. You sure about that?' Yes, I'm really sure.”

Erika says her observation from season six, that Vanderpump is a “sniper from the side,” still stands in season nine.

“I said it the first time,” she doubles down. “I already said what I have to say, everyone else can pick up where I left off.”

Fans watched as Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, threw Kyle out of their home in a flash-forward that kicked off the season, a seemingly friendship-ending fight.

It's very upsetting,” Kyle laments. “It was upsetting in the moment. It's upsetting to watch. My husband still has not seen that, so it's very difficult. I care about both Lisa and Ken and I never imagined that it would get to that point and it's unfortunate.”

“Personally, it was a very difficult time in my life, especially around the beginning of filming,” Vanderpump shares. “So, I've chosen not to go back to that space, you know, and not to watch it.”

Still, Kyle says she hopes, one day, to reconcile with her once-close friend, but admits the ball is in Lisa's court.

“Well, it would be nice if you could see the person,” she admits, with a laugh.

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 15065 -- Pictured: Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo)
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INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Teddi Mellencamp arrives at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Teddi Jo Mellencamp (R) and Edwin Arroyave arrive to the 26th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park on March 4, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 15065 -- Pictured: (l-r) Erika Girardi, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/Bravo)
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MEGYN KELLY TODAY -- Pictured: Teddi Mellencamp and Megyn Kelly on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Edwin Arroyave and Teddi Jo Mellencamp are seen in Soho on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MVP/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Teddi Mellencamp at Steven Tyler and Live Nation presents Inaugural Janie's Fund Gala & GRAMMY Viewing Party at Red Studios on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28: Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Edwin Arroyave arrive to the Steven Tyler and Live Nation presents Inaugural Gala Benefitting Janie's Fund held at Red Studios on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 15: Reality TV Personality Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave attends 'The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' season 8 premiere party at The Doheny Room on December 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) TV personalities Camille Grammer, Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley attend the premiere of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' at Doheny Room on December 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 21: TV personality Teddi Jo Mellencamp attends the Dorit Kemsley Hosts Preview Event For Beverly Beach By Dorit at the Trunk Club on October 21, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - OCTOBER 21: Businessman Edwin Arroyave (L) and wife/TV personality Teddi Jo Mellencamp attend the Dorit Kemsley Hosts Preview Event For Beverly Beach By Dorit at the Trunk Club on October 21, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS -- Pictured: (l-r) Kyle Richards, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Lisa Vanderpump -- (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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“You know, I'm an easy, easy girl to repair things with,” Dorit shares, in agreement. “It just takes an apology or a conversation that's true and honest and real, and two people that want to. You know? And I'm always up for trying to repair something, always … I mean, I'm not exactly calling her to do it, but you have to also tune in and see the season, because there's a lot that happened. And I think having this conversation now, it's difficult to answer those questions when you haven't seen it.”

Dorit says the truth will come out episode by episode, and admits she didn’t acknowledge the various stories that spilled out into the blogs and fan sites while filming -- from the dog to questions over her and husband, PK’s, finances -- because she wanted the viewers to watch and judge everything for themselves.

“It's not really fair for us to play it out in the press, because ultimately you have to watch it,” she says. “It's a reality show, so you will see what really happened and I encourage the audience to tune in and see the real story and not, you know, someone’s agenda or something self-serving. Playing it out in the press, you know, everything is always a bit inflated, and it's one sided.”

As for what else we know we can expect on season nine: more time with Erika’s husband, Tom, and lots of time with new housewife Denise Richards and her boyfriend-turned-fiance-turned-husband, Aaron Phypers. Yes, the couple got engaged and married all in the first months of filming the season!

“It's complicated,” Denise says of their love story. “We met at his center ... I was a client.”

“We mixed business with pleasure,” Aaron adds.

As for how she’d sum up her first season as a housewife, Denise calls it “fun.”

“The timing was right and if I'm gonna do a show like this, I would want to be my true authentic self and be really honest and open,” she says. “And I'm in a great place to do that and so I thought, why not?”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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