I love how the “Hollywood” type deals always involve nice, round numbers. For instance, according to a new report, Bethenny Frankel was paid $1 million dollars (that’s 6 round numbers behind a 1) to return to “The Real Housewives of New York.” Word is, her co-stars are extremely pissed off upset that her check is bigger than theirs.
“Ramona is absolutely outraged that Bethenny is making a million dollars, especially after her failed talk show,” an insider reveals. “But Bethenny wasn’t going to come back earning less than any of the housewives, and held out to be paid the most.”
As we reported earlier, supposedly Bethenny isn’t bringing the drama this season like producers had hoped and she’s trying to “act like some sort of advice guru” on the show.
In Andy Cohen’s new book “The Andy Cohen Diaries” he wrote on July 11th that he had lunch at Bethenny’s house in the Hampton’s where she pitched the idea of “Bethenny Starting Over.” Andy writes, “But I had my own ideas and turned the discussion into the (seemingly insane at first but makes sense the longer you talk about it) idea of her coming back to RHONY; and I can’t believe it, but I think it worked. I made a lot of compelling arguments (good money, ensemble show, she knows what she’s getting into, it would certainly be a success ratings-wise vs. this season). She is seriously considering it, and I left feeling upbeat. It would be huge for that show to get her back. Huge!!!”
Did Andy say “good money?” Change that to “great money!” Are you excited for Bethenny to return to RHONY? Do you think she’s worth the $1 million paycheck? Tell us what you think.
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