Bethenny Frankel apparently has a great suggestion for a new cast member in the next season of the Real Housewives of New York City. According to People, the reality star has expressed her opinion that producers should bring Martha Stewart to the hit reality series. Although her comments were supposed to be taken lightly, they come following the news that some of her co-stars are holding out for a higher salary.
“She doesn’t like me. She never really has,” Frankel told the host. “She’s consistent.”
As fans may recall, Frankel was a part of The Apprentice: Martha Stewart back in 2005, and she didn’t exactly get along well with the mogul. In fact, Frankel described Stewart as the “parent [she’s] always tried to get to love” her.
“We had a moment where we were going to do something on TV recently together … She just never misses the opportunity to say something negative about me or my products, so I think she should be a Housewife… She could get paid to rip me! You know what I mean? That’s good for drama.”
Despite her comments about Stewart, Frankel did manage to get second place on Stewart’s show. While she stated that her desire to impress Stewart used to bother her, she has since moved on with her life. “I gave up on that a couple years ago when I had my own show.”
Aside from the idea of adding Stewart to the show, the Real Housewives of New York is currently in production for Season 8. With that in mind, E! Online is reporting that a few of the cast members are still trying to iron out their contracts as filming for the new season has already begun.
“I love how it’s like GE buying something—it’s the big Housewives negotiation,” Bethenny Frankel commented in regards to her co-stars holding out for more money.
Speaking of the negotiations, Frankel went on to state that everyone on the show is replaceable at some point. While she did not say it directly, her comments definitely allude to the idea that some of the ladies may not be returning to the series if they don’t come to terms soon.
At point in time, it is not clear when the remainder of the ladies on the show will reach an agreement on their new contracts. If they don’t wrap up their negotiations with the network soon, then it might be a possibility that the show will look elsewhere for talent. However, this probably does not mean that Stewart will be joining the show any time soon, regardless of Frankel’s comments.
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