The flailing Real Housewives of New York franchise is still in trouble. Following viewer complaints that the show had become “beyond boring”, and lacked drama, some housewives have become so afraid of losing their jobs that they’ve agreed to work for free.
An insider claims, “Every year they say people will be fired. They’ll put that out in the news because they always need new girls… the cast mates aren’t fired [yet].”
“They’re all not sure they have jobs,” the source added, insisting Countess LuAnn de Lesseps “is not getting paid this season.”
“She had to suck it up because they didn’t want to pay her. She just wasn’t bringing it. This year she got fearful so she threw Sonja under the bus,” says the source.
Kristen Taekman is also in trouble.“She says she’s a model,” says the source of the 36-year-old. “The models I know are old at 24! It’s sad, but true! She says she’s got a ‘modeling job’ for a workout video. [But] it’s not modeling job. [The person who hired her is] doing it to get his product promoted.”
Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan are safe, however, “When it’s time to do negotiations Ramona and Sonja would be the first to know.” The source says, “There is no show without Ramona and Sonja. Sonja is the funny sex pot, and Ramona’s the one who throws glasses.”
The final cast will come down to negotiations, adds the source, “It always comes down to the money.”