The Really Rich Housewives Of New York City Want More Money

There’s drama, drama, drama over the next season of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” While Kelly Bensimon, the newbie housewife-that-everyone-loves-to-hate, is officially on board, the original cast members––Bethany Frankel, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin (there was no mention of LuAnn de Lesseps)––are rumored to be stalling on signing their contracts for the third season because they’re holding out for six-figure deals. Aren’t these women already loaded?! I hope these six-figures are going to Creaky Joints, the arthritis charity the Housewives threw a benefit for last season.
Alas, the money is not. According to a New York Daily News source, the housewives want “a clothing allowance, money for hair and makeup, a set raise and a promised amount of screen time.” Have these women forgotten that they’re a dime a dozen? A Bravo insider claims the network is taking precautions and has been interviewing possible replacements who are just as attractive and well-connected. And they may be making the right move. Because after the criminal pasts and table flipping on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” who really cares about lame bickering over a tennis match and why Skinny Girl Margaritas got more wall space and… oh who am I kidding? I’ll watch whatever crap Bravo serves up. Even if idiotic Kelly Killoren Bensimon is the sole star of the show. [NY Daily News]