Filming for The Real Housewives of New York has begun, but three housewives are refusing to film until Bravo opens up their wallet. Who are these three relentless negotiators? Page Six is reporting that Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and Luann de Lesseps are “demanding to get paid more” in the ritzy neighborhood of Bethenny Frankel.
Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill and Dorinda Medley have signed contracts for season 8. But the network hasn’t offered the remaining ladies the same courtesy.
The insider says this “could work against them,” adding that “Bethenny is close with Andy Cohen. She has a long list of friends she can just find to replace them.” And as far as current salaries go, the insider says, “the other women aren’t even close” to what Bethenny is earning from Bravo.
This occurred two years ago with the castmates of RHONY however, at the time, the women were united. Filming has reportedly begun with Carole Radziwill, (who is also close with Andy Cohen) Dorinda Medley as well as Bethenny.
“LuAnn, Sonja and Ramona have banded together,” another insider is saying. “They have not come to terms. The negotiations are always down to the last minute, but now the show’s started filming… The others are not filming because they have not signed their contracts.”
Last we heard, Heather Thomson and Kristen Taekman, have either quit are have not been asked to return. Who’s ready for Andy Cohen to make the call to Jill Zarin?