There seems to be a difference of opinion about the next season of Real Housewives of New York because three of the ladies are allegedly holding out for more money; but, is it possible that this is just Bravo’s way of saying they don’t want them back? Kristen Taekman has already been canned, but in true Real Housewives fashion, she is saying that she decided not to return.
The Inquisitr reported that Taekman has now been dragged into a situation by her pal, Brandi Glanville, that certainly ticked off at least one of the Real Housewives of New York, LuAnn de Lesseps, with rumors that she is a heavy cocaine user. Glanville reported on her podcast that Taekman told her that this is a regular thing while they are filming. The Countess can’t be pleased, and who wants to film with a gossip?
Reality Tea is reporting that the three housewives without a contract “are on strike.”
“LuAnn, Sonja and Ramona have banded together [in holding out for more],” claims an insider. “They have not come to terms. The negotiations are always down to the last minute, but now the show’s started filming.”
It seems they want to be paid what Bethenny Frankel is making, but Bravo isn’t budging. Bethenny, Carole Radziwill, and Dorinda Medley have all been seen filming, so they have gotten their contracts solidified.
“On the contrary,” an insider explains to Page Six that “Luann, Ramona, and Sonja are not currently filming for Season 8, ‘because they have not signed their contracts’ and it could put them at a serious disadvantage if they don’t sign soon because storylines will progress without them!”
Truly, many fans have had enough of Ramona’s childish behavior and whining, so she might want to get a contract before it is decided that the show doesn’t need her.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Taekman may be avoiding the reality show situation because she doesn’t want to discuss her husband, Josh, and his Ashley Madison cheating situation.
“The news comes just weeks after her husband Josh was exposed in August as a user of the Ashley Madison infidelity website.”
Taekman could be using the excuse that she wants to spend more time with her family to likely make sure that her husband is no longer stepping out on her. After denying that he was not a member of Ashley Madison, he has finally been outed and has come clean.
Fox News is reporting that jealousy over Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl success, and return to the Real Housewives of New York, has prompted the three stragglers into trying to hold out for more money. Sonja Morgan, in particular, has been in a financial pickle and likely needs the money the most. It seems the three women have been offered money that isn’t even close to Frankel’s big million dollar payday.
Sources are saying that the show can easily go on without the hold out trio, and there are already alternatives in mind, but it seems Bravo is interested in having de Lesseps return, but the network is not going to go out of their way for the other two.
Would you watch Real Housewives of New York without the three holdouts? Which one of them would you actually miss if they don’t return?
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