The latest cast news regarding The Real Housewives of New York City is reportedly incorrect. Following news of Bethenny Frankel’s return, and Dorinda Medley and Kristen Taekman’s alleged exits, a source told Real Mr. Housewife that no official cast news has yet been announced.
“No decisions have been made. None of the women have been informed of being fired. The rumors that have surfaced are simply that- rumors.”
Although Medley and Taekman may not have been fired from the show quite yet, some cast news has been correct. As the source explained, Frankel, who returned to Bravo for Season 7 after taking three seasons off, is expected to be a part of the Season 8 cast.
“The one obvious thing is that Bethenny Frankel will return. She has brought a spark back to the show that the viewers have connected with. Other than that, the cast has not been figured out.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, cast news regarding Season 8 of The Real Housewives of New York City was reported earlier this morning by Radar Online. According to their source, a few big cast news decisions had been made ahead of the upcoming installment.
“Bethenny has already been asked to come back, and she accepted. It was in her contract that if Bravo made the offer, that she would accept. The fact is, Bethenny loves being on television. Producers are hoping next season Bethenny will let her guard down even more and fight with the other ladies.”
The site went on to reveal that while Frankel would likely want close to $2 million for her return to the series for Season 8, Bravo was only expected to offer her $1.5 million — at the very most. As the site explained, The Real Housewives of New York City simply isn’t as popular as other franchises, including The Real Housewives of Atlanta, where Nene Leakes was reportedly making $1 million.
Radar Online claimed that while Taekman had been asked back to Bravo after her debut season, Season 6, she and Medley hadn’t brought enough drama to the table to garner themselves a Season 8 invite. However, as Real Mr. Housewife revealed, the cast news regarding those two women is untrue — at least at this point.
Because of the normal filming schedule for The Real Housewives of New York City, which typically begins in late fall, fans may not hear any cast news until later this year.
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