The future of one Real Housewives franchise is not looking bright.
The second longest-running Real Housewives series, The Real Housewives of New York City, may soon come to an end. According to Starcasm, Bravo executives may pull the plug on the NYC installment if the ratings for the upcoming sixth season do not meet requirements.
“Insiders are worried,” a source told Naughty But Nice. “If this season does not do well in the ratings, I’m not sure if they will recast it or just face the fact that it is over.”
Previous attempts at recasting after the fourth season did little to improve ratings. And despite their lack of popularity, the current cast and the network had a tense stand off this past spring over salary.
The current cast members of the show, LuAnn de Lesseps, Carole Radziwill, Aviva Drescher, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Heather Thomson all reportedly rejected their individual contracts for season 6– claiming they were unhappy with their low salaries.
Both sides ended up compromising and filming proceeded. “The Housewives took the modest pay increases Bravo was offering for season 6 rather than continue to hold out for big raises and risk getting booted off the Big Apple version of the multi-city reality franchise,” Deadline reported.
The anticipated sixth season of the show is set to air this February. Season five ended in the fall of 2012, making this the longest gap between old and new episodes of the series in Real Housewives franchise history.
Someone call Sir Dwight Eubanks! A baby shower may need to be planned for one Real Housewives of Atlanta star!
On last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, star Kenya Moore opened up about her desire to be a mother in the future. Now, Kenya says she wants one this year!
“I plan on having a baby next year,” Kenya told Life & Style. “Within the next six months, I hope to be pregnant.”
Kenya plans on having a baby whether she finds Prince Charming or not! “I am going to do in vitro,” she revealed. “I just have to figure out whose sperm to use.”
“I have some options,” Kenya said. She even stated she is thinking about asking RHOA guest-star Miss Lawrence Washington to be a donor. “I wouldn’t mind having a modern family.”
“I want to give my baby the childhood I never had,” she said. “I want to be there for my children, and I want them to know they aren’t invisible.”
Speaking of Atlanta babies, former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kim Zolciak introduced her newborn twins to the world for the first time this week. The Don’t be Tardy star posted photos of the twins via Instagram.
“Baby Kaia up close!” the 35-year-old mother wrote alongside a picture of her newborn daughter. “She looks just like Brielle did!!” She also shared a photo of her youngest son, writing, “Kane‘s close up!! My life this morning KJ is soooo in love Kane weighs 10lbs he is my little ‘tank.'”
Kim and her husband Kroy Biermann welcomed their newborn twins on November 25th of last year. Kim and Kroy have two other sons together—K.J. and Kash. Zolciak is also the mother to daughters Brielle and Ariana from previous relationships. Kroy legally adopted the two girls after he and Kim wed on November 11th, 2011.
Filming for the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is officially underway!
Rumor has it, the two new additions to the cast, twin sisters Nicole and Teresa Napolitano are stirring things up! The sisters are reportedly not getting along with sister-in-laws Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga.
In addition, despite the rumored reconciliation, there has been no peace in New Jersey for the Manzo sisters.
An inside source revealed to TBBReality that a reconciliation between sisters Caroline and Dina Manzo has NOT happened.
“They [Caroline and Dina] have not kissed and made up. In fact, the ladies are still at war,” a source close to the production told New York Daily News.
“Don’t believe a word of it. They did not make friends,” a Manzo family friend told Confidenti@l. “She [Dina] has made zero attempt to be with the family.”
In fact, when Caroline’s beloved Jack Russell terrier, Austin passed away on Christmas Day, the two sisters did not speak about the matter.
Season six of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is expected to return to the small screen late this spring. The cast members began filming the first week of December.
The search for some new couples is on! Bravo has officially renewed it’s series Newlyweds: The First Year.
The series chronicles all of the trials and tribulations that arise between newlywed couples. Season two will follow four brand new couples through the highs and lows of their first year of marriage.
The first season of Newlyweds: The First Year, which averaged 1.3 million viewers, followed four couples– Alaska and Kimberly, Blair and Jeff, John and Kathryn, and Tarz and Tina.
While season two of the show will feature a brand new cast, some of the original couples are trying to extend their fifteen minutes of fame.
In a recent interview, season one cast member Tina Sugandh dished on her and her husband Tarz’s reality television future.
“We’re working on a few new business and entertainment opportunities,” she revealed. “All I will tell you guys is that you haven’t seen the last of us yet! We’re out there in ‘TV land’ taking meetings and starting up some sh*t…Stay tuned!”
“Enjoy it! It’s a ride!!!”, Tina advised the season two cast. “Don’t be afraid to put it all out there. Even if you look like an ass, who really cares? […] you could be helping people by being a totally open book.”
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