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.
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While her fate on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of New York was seemingly in limbo until recently, Sonja still needs to channel some creative money making schemes. Perhaps she should put her elegant Upper East Side townhome back on the market…oh, wait.
Sonja dished withTom Murro on returning to RHONY for the new season. Tom shared, "[first of all] Sonja looked smokin HOT! When I asked Sonja if she was happy to be back on the show, she said 'well, I am very happy, but hate being stuck in the Hamptons all summer because we shoot. I would rather be laying on a beach in San Tropez.'" We have to agree with Tom here, whatever Sonja's doing is working because she looks incredible!!
At the end of Jerry's performance he took a few questions from the audience. Heather Thomson asked him what his favorite sitcom was. Jerry deadpanned, ''you're really asking me what my favorite sitcom is?'' He then said "I'm pretty fond of myself.. but the greatest sitcom ever was The Honeymooners."
Rumor has it Sonja, 49, was there with her new 23 year old beau – Radar Online has that part of the story. Rawr Sonja!
Ramona and Mario Singer and Aviva and Reid Drescher were all attending, but not quite mingling, it seems.
According to Tom Murro, Ramona generously donated some of her Ramona Pinot Grigio for the event. "All the guests were commenting on how much they loved it, and of course Ramona was noticeably enjoying some herself." Of course.
When Tom caught up with Ramona, she gushed, "I loved the concert and such a great cause. It tremendous when celebrities use their fame for the good will of our planet ie rain forest etc. Sting and Trudie are an inspiration to us all, and it really shows how individuals can make a difference!"
There has been a lot of rumors swirling around the upcoming season, and filming has already been pushed back once to address casting concerns. Now that the RHONY cameras start rolling in a few weeks with a projected summer premiere, many are starting to buzz about just who will make the final cut.
How many Bravolebrities can you squeeze in at one event? Nearly all of them! The cast of Shahs of Sunset and part of the cast of The Real Housewives of New York were snapped on the blue carpet for the 2013 Bravo Upfront Presentations.