So this is getting even MORE interesting than I expected!
Yesterday it was reported that the cast members of Real Housewives of New York are at a salary standoff with Bravo and demanding massive raises. To prove how serious they were the ladies banded together and collectively refused to sign the contracts extended for season 6, which is supposed to begin filming on Monday!
Bravo retaliated by giving the women until TODAY to sign – or consider themselves canned! New details have emerged about the standoff, including The Hollywood Reporter confirming that it's very serious and very real!
"I didn't know what I was getting myself into," Teresa says of deciding to put her family on television for Real Housewives of New Jersey. "There's good and bad that comes with it." Teresa says her cookbook (and her new food line) are definitely the good.
The bad? Exposing all her personal issues to the world; including her financial messes, her marital troubles and her family dysfunction!
However, Teresa is adamant everything is "good" with Joe Giudice, as he prepares for his trial and that the girls are all doing well. "We've been married 13-years and still going strong," she maintains.
It's already been reported that Pinot Singer got loaded and threatened to run off with the entire WWHL bar if Andy didn't pay her more, to which he laughed dangled a chilled pinot in front of her nose, and led her straight to his attorney's office where she signed on the dotted line. Translation: she tried to hold out for more money, was denied, and then finally agreed at the last minute to come back when Bravo didn't take the bait.
Well, now it seems ALL the ladies are making some big-time salary demands! And for the first time in recorded history the cast is getting along as they band together in a standoff with producers and Bravo! The show is supposed to begin filming Monday, but the cast is reportedly refusing to show up to work unless their salaries are upped according to TMZ!
Aaaahhh… Bethenny Frankel – the train of delusional denial keeps on chuggin', eh!
The former reality star who is in the midst of a "brutal" divorce (well, custody battle at this point!) to Jason Hoppy continues to pretty much deflect all of the marital problems onto her ex.
Bethenny cites Bryn as the only good thing that came out of her marriage and gives Jason no credit for putting up with her reality TV scheming butt. Let's break down the break up of a made-for-television spinoff marriage!
"My marriage made me feel like I was a bad person, like I was damaged, I was dysfunctional, I was never going to be happy," Bethenny recounts to People. "But I don’t believe that to be true. Yet there I was – in a relationship that made me feel that way." Bethenny doesn't believe she's damaged?
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is definitely filming for season 4. And among the rumors of who's been fired and who's been demoted, and who may be joining, the show must go on.
Some of the ladies spoke with Perez Hilton at a recent Race To Erase MS Event and shared what's been in the works. Surprisingly Kim Richards was present and claims she has "seen" the other women and gets along with all of them. Kim skipped the Bravo Upfronts which is usually a dead giveaway concerning who is axed for the upcoming season!
"Last year was a really tough year. The girls got too nasty and it was too much for me," shares Camille Grammer of her no regrets approach to departing the show.
Gretchen Rossi is apparently tired of being told she sucks. Well … stop sucking?
After complaining that Alexis Bellino has no right to be annoyed that people tell her what's wrong with her and instructing her to leave Real Housewives of Orange County if she doesn't like it, Gretchen is devoting a Bravo blog to lamenting that people aren't nice. Um… no – I did not make this up. But I did cackle with glee!
"I would like everyone that has had a negative thing to say on social media sites about this scene withSlade [Smiley]on I on the couch to listen up here. First of all let's be clear about something, Slade and I had been seriously discussing babies before Grayson's surgery and we had taken the first few steps to make that a reality for us," Gretchen says.
Adriana's publicist insisted that the license was nullified because of a typo (her maiden name is misspelled) and since the couple married on a whim they decided it was a blessing in disguise and opted to hold out on tying the knot. And then reality TV came along to splash out for a big ol' wedding!
Well some of Adriana's co-stars, you know the ones who don't like her, reportedly tried to use this lie as leverage to get her canned. I'm placing my bets on Joanna Krupa and the now defunct Karent Sierra!