Bill Cosby and the cast of the Cosby show are furious the rumors of Lil Rudy joining the cast of RHOA!

Is Bravo willing to pony up enough cash to hire Keisha Knight Pulliam for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”?

Michelle Brown of Straight From the A, ( normally has great Atlanta housewife scoops) says Keisha Knight Pulliam YES Rudy from “The Cosby Show” and “House of Payne” actress has joined the cast for season five, taping now.

 But folks close to Bill Cosby says the legend was furious at the rumors and so upset that he woke her up in the middle of the night to confirm that she would not join the ratchet show. “Bill and most of the cast say Keisha would never put herself in a situation that would damage her acting credibility by being on such a trashy and disrespectful show”, says a Cosby associate.

Bravo isn’t saying a word of course but insiders tell BMS, “There is a little truth to the rumor but Keisha wouldn’t be starring in the show, they want her to make guest appearances since she lives in Atlanta and knows the girls.”

Keisha is now attached to a new sitcomcalled “Mr. Box Office” also starring Bill Bellamy, Vivica A. Fox and Jon Lovitz. It has been greenlit for 104 episodes.

 The show will be shot in Los Angeles. That folks is a RED flag for us – because we’d have to wonder how the hell would Keisha have time to shoot a COMEDY in LA & then do this reality show in Atlanta. Not adding up folks!

Here’s what we can confirm and we’ve done this in the past but – Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks are back. BMS has also told you that model KenyaMoore is the 6th chic to join the show and of course Keshia would be the 7th.

 Kim Zolciak, who is preggers again probably won’t be seen as much again this season+her show “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding” finale pulled in an impressive 2.4 MILLION folks.