Beverly Hills is a place where the action doesn’t stop just because it has cameras.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast proves that backbiting and legal woes take no hiatus. Stars returning Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff Kathy Hilton—along with newcomers Diana Jenkins and Sheree Zampino—are currently gearing up for the Bravo series’ season 12 premiere, but they just can’t seem to save their antics for the screen, whether they’re sending shady tweets or making off-hand remarks in interviews.

There are also the serious, off-screen events like Erika’s legal problems. In February she was fired by her estranged husband. Tom GirardiThe lawsuit was filed against Erika for fraud and embezzlement. However, she was later named in a separate suit. Erika continued to deny wrongdoing despite more trouble in April.

If you’ve been unable to keep up, don’t worry—we’ve rounded up everything you need to know ahead of RHOBHSeason 12.