The Countess No More admits she is still battling with Bravo about re-signing for the sixth season and advises the network that they better recognize her worth!
“I’ve been an instrumental character on the show from the beginning, so I want to be a part of the new season,” LuAnnshares with In Touch. “I’ve been from the beginning and I love it.” And for her dedication LuAnn expects compensation. Other reports claim LuAnn was willing to accept a pay cut in exchange for returning to the show!
The ladies were in a standoff with Bravo last week and after harried negotiations reportedly all of them re-signed for the sixth season, which began filming today.
Pinot Singer, who washed up on the beach of yesteryear's fashions and wine dregs, alerted us on twitter that she and Sonja Morgan were putting their camera-ready faces on and getting ready to turtle time us to death. I. can't. wait.
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.
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!
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!
One SO SEXY party is just not enough! After throwing a big soiree in L.A., OK! had to show some East Coast love and throw a NYC-based one, too! And a few of our favorite reality TV drama queens showed up for the bash!
Sidenote: we know a lot of you are chomping at the bit, waiting for us to dish on Melissa's run in with the fine officers of New Jersey. We've got some inside explanation to what went down and will be sharing it later today!
Reality Tea readers, y'all are in luck! We've found a real estate steal for you if you're willing to relocate to New York City for pocket change. Making the pot even sweeter? You could purchase the estate from a bona fide Bravo reality star. Who wouldn't want to live like Sonja Morgan (toaster oven not included)?
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!