Jené Luciani

The Real Housewives of New York City - Season 5

Aaahhh.. the tale of woe that that is Real Housewives of New York casting continues. Taping allegedly begins in three weeks for the much maligned show, but the cast still isn't finalized!

When only three of the five members from last year's cast appeared at the recent Bravo Upfronts, it was assumed that certain ladies had been handed their walking pumps. It then emerged that most of it came down to a numbers game and salary negotiations.

Ramona Singer is definitely returning next season, but according to a new report she was fighting tooth and nail for a big pay bump before being summarily shot down and was threatened with getting fired. 


Real Housewives of New York continues to be unsettled as new reports emerge that producers are looking to incorporate even more Housewives into the cast

First up, Page Six dishes that fashion-personality Jené Luciani could be headed to the cast next year! A source reveals that the underwear guru and author of "The Bra Book" completed a screen test for the series and has had cameras following her for two days. Too bad bra maven Jene wasn't around when Alex McCord was a member of the cast! 

“They went to a meeting for her lingerie-inspired handbag line, a pole-dancing fitness class, and met her 3-year-old daughter at her country home,” the source reveals. “They also took a tour of her vintage clothing collection.”