Well, a very reliable source just confirmed EXCLUSIVELY to Reality Tea that the recently reported RHONJ salaries are not true! In fact – they're totally off base.
"All 5 RHONJ cast members, Teresa, Melissa, Caroline, Jacqueline and Kathy made the same amount this season – $600k. That wasn't always the case but for season 5 they are all on the same salary," our source shares.
Last night Sheree "She By SheBroke" Whitfield made her return to Bravo on WWHL. I am pleased to report she is just as She By SheDelusional as ever. Thank goodness that some things never change! Although it's too bad Sheree had a "falling out" with Lawrence because her weave was not looking super great!
Andy Cohen, who loves to get a rise out of his guests, played the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star a clip of Iyanla Vanzant discussing Sheree's appearance on her show. Iyanla did not mince words.
"I think when people are allowed to get away with bad behavior for a long time they become very brittle when you challenge them. And I also think when someone is controlling they can't surrender," Iyanla said of Sheree.
Melissa and Joe Gorga threw a lavish party for their only daughter and celebrated with the attendance of several of their RHONJ costars. Somewhere else in NJ, Teresa and Joe Giudice celebrated Gabriella's special day. No word on how many thousands of pounds of lace were deployed to throw the whole thing together.
Teresa says the same day affairs were a coincidence and simply a matter of churches choosing the dates of the celebrations. I'm assuming the Gorgas and the Giudices attend different churches. Teresa did not attendAntonia's celebration.
Antonia's event was held at The Brownstone. I hope they didn't serve BLK Water. Photos of Antonia's celebration are below! Teresapromises photos of Gabriella's Communion are coming soon!
Media outlets were reporting a ton of different stories about who wanted what and who was refusing to return. Carole Radziwill confirms her reason for dragging her feet was money – and feeling taken advantage of!
"I was paid more at ABC as an associate producer and that was in the 90s! :)," she added. At the last minute Princess Carole decided to return.
Tamra admits her recent gym "opening" which was featured on the show "didn't go as planned," but of course that's not her fault! "I had an unexpected guest and I wasn't speaking to her at the time. And she's threatening me and I thought it was very odd that she wanted to come to my party."
In light of a certain argument with a certain blonde who is often accused of being fake (ahem… Alexis Bellino!), Tamra says:"Being signed up for a reality show, there's the word 'real' in there."
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!