It's no surprise that the Duck Dynasty cast would want a big raise from the network, as the show has been consistently blowing up the ratings – and viewer numbers continue to climb all the time. Their reruns bring in more viewers than first airings of any Housewives series in the franchise.
The cast – 9 adults and 11 children – will be getting 4-5x their original paychecks. Deadline Hollywood reports that members of the Robertson family will be raking in $200,000 per episode, which will be split among the show's stars. No word on how much the side players are paid – like Mountain Man, Justin Martin, and John Godwin. Things are a little unclear as to which family members are included in the $200,000, as rumors swirl that the main Robertson men are each earning a large chunk separate from this. So, it's possible the $200,000 is split between the side characters, wives, and kids.
VH1 continued to dominate Monday night withT.I. and Tiny (3.707 million) and Marrying the Game (2.994 million). Consider us impressed!
On Bravo, part one (of three!) of the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion garnered 2.128 million viewers, which is down from last week's season high of 2.386 million. Will you tune in next week to see Gretchen, Heather, Alexis, Vicki, Tamra, and Lydia hash out more of 2009's season 8's drama?
It appears that all isn't well in Vodkaville, and Real Housewives of Orange County'sVicki Gunvalson could be back on the receiving end of a law suit claiming fraud and breach of contract. The case, which was previously dismissed, is reportedly about to be re-filed by Vicki's former partner in Vodkas by Vicki, Robert Williamson, III. In it, major allegations are waged against the reality star and her off-again-on-again (off-again) beau Brooks Ayers.
Of course, it doesn't help matters that the relationship status between Vicki and Broke Brooks has gone from lukewarm to non-existent to down right contentious, at least those are the rumors! If this is the end of Vicki's vodkas, however are we going to get to taste Slade's bacon variety?
Joe and Teresa Giudice were back in court today to enter their official not guilty pleas.
The court hearing was short and the Giudices didn't utter a word. They once again didn't address the media as they made their way inside, surrounded by bodyguards. The courthouse also put up metal barricades to keep the media clear from the couple's path.
The Giudices have been charged with 39 counts of fraud, which include making false statements on loan applications, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, as well as bankruptcy fraud.
Updated: Their trial date is set for October 8th at 9am. Juicy's OTHER trial is October 28th.
Um… Kim Zolciak must have a side business we don't know about because she blows through money like she's Queen of Versailles. And we all know what happened to Marie Antoinette. Off with her wig!
The latest extravagant expenditure the Don't Be Tardy star is blowing money on is a custom designed Swarovski crystal studded makeup chair! "My makeup chair!!! Swaroski crystals baby! Thanks@charlesnealint," Kimwrote on instagram
Kim and the fam just moved into their refurbished mansion where she spent a mint renovating and redecorating. Kim bragged about having four kitchens and EIGHT fireplaces. In addition to spending her days thinking up ways to spend husband Kroy Biermann's money, Kim is also pregnant aaaagain! Baby no. 5!
Kim's makeup chair is below! I wonder if she keeps it in the wig room.
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Melissa Gorga is helping Teresa Giudice's kids stay occupied today as their parents are due back in federal court this afternoon. (We'll keep you posted after their hearing).
Melissa took Milania and Gabriella along to see the Broadway show "Annie" today – in celebration of Antonia's eighth birthday. Melissa Tweeted, "All ready to see Annie on Broadway! Happy Birthday @antoniagorga!!!"
Over the weekend Melissa and Joe were sharing photos from the Jersey Shore, where they were celebrating her big day with family at the beach and on boat rides.
Bethenny Frankel made the most of her time in Miami this week. Yesterday Bethenny hit up the beach in her teeny red bikini and did some filming for her upcoming talk show premiere.
Bethenny was at the beach and giving away free trips! She Tweeted, "Calling all my girls! I have a free trip to ny & tix to my show!!!! Come find me at the beach!"
Earlier in the day she was signing copies of her new book "Skinnygirl Solutions". After her whirlwind trip to Miami, Bethenny headed back to NYC to be a guest on Good Morning America and share some tips from her new book. She also proved (sort of) that she does eat carbs by posting a pic of herself grabbing a bagel on the way to the studio.